Bihar News

Ex-Bihar CM Ram Sundar Das passes away

Former Bihar Chief Minister and senior JD(U) leader Ram Sundar Das died here on Friday due to age-related problems. He was 95.

Jitan Ram Manjhi to observe protest fast on March 9

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday said that he along with ministers in his cabinet would observe a day-long protest fast at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on March 9 against Nitish Kumar government annulling decisions taken by his ministry.

Nitish Kumar justifies annulling Manjhi cabinet's decisions

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday justified his government annulling 34 populist decisions taken by his predecessor Jitan Ram Manjhi days before demitting office saying these were basically "non-decisions" as no laid down procedure was followed.

Bihar policemen not to play Holi in protest of govt's decision

About one lakh policemen in Bihar have decided not to celebrate holi along with their families tomorrow in protest against Nitish Kumar cabinet decision to annul the approval given by previous Manjhi government.

Nitish Kumar, PM Modi main rivals in Bihar's ''pichkari'' market

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are rivals not only in politics, but also in the `pichkari` market here as water sprinklers -- used to spray water on Holi -- with pictures of the two leaders are doing brisk business.

Wild tusker tramples six to death

 A rampaging wild elephant has trampled six persons to death in two districts of Bihar and seriously injured four others today.

Bihar cabinet stays Manjhi's 36 decisions

The Bihar cabinet on Wednesday stayed 36 decisions taken by the government of former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi last month, officials said here.

Nitish Kumar annuls 34 'out of turn' decisions by Manjhi Cabinet

The Nitish Kumar government on Wednesday annulled 34 populist 'out of turn' decisions taken during last three cabinet meetings by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi days before resigning.

Girl attacked with acid in Bihar

A college girl was on Wednesday attacked with acid allegedly by a man in Sitamarhi district of Bihar.

Bihar: Villagers clash with police over removal of shrine, 12 injured

A clash broke out between police and a mob of villagers over removal of a shrine in Naya Tola Olpura village in the district following which 12 people, including six policemen, were injured, police said on Wednesday.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to prove majority on March 11

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will prove his majority on March 11 in the state assembly, 17 days after he took oath of office, a JD-U leader said on Tuesday.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar starts public interaction programme

After a gap of one year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday resumed his public interaction programme which aims at solving people's problem on the spot.

Nitish Kumar to call all-party meet on loss due to 14th Financial Commission

Criticising BJP for celebrating the budgetary hike of 10 per cent of state's share in central taxes, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the percentage hike for Bihar was among the lowest three and he would soon call an all party meet to fight the "injustice".

Two liquor shop employees sustain burn injuries

Two liqour shop employees sustained severe burn injuries after the hut in which they were sleeping was set on fire by unidentified assailants at a village in Madhubani district of Bihar, a police officer said Monday.

Hardcore Maoist held in Aurangabad

A hardcore Maoist has been arrested from a locality under Goh Police Station area in Bihar's Aurangabad district, a police officer said Monday.

Paswan implores Opposition to support Land Bill

Union Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday implored the Opposition to ensure passage of the Land Acquisition Bill in national interest.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to fast against Land Acquisition Bill
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to fast against Land Acquisition Bill

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced a one-day fast -- and asked people across the state to join him -- in protest against the land acquisition amendment bill.

Bihar Niwas was washed with 'Ganga jal' for Nitish stay: Manjhi

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday stoked a controversy by alleging that Bihar Niwas in New Delhi was washed with 'Ganga jal (water)' after his visit so that his successor Nitish Kumar could stay there.

Ousted from JD (U), Manjhi forms new party 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha'

Ousted Janata Dal (United) leader and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday floated a new party, the 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha'.

BJP hails announcement of special assistance to Bihar

 The Bihar unit of BJP on Saturday hailed Union government for announcing special assistance, on the lines of Andhra Pradesh, which would provide several concessions for setting up new industries in the state.

Jitan Ram Manjhi launches front to ''expose'' Nitish Kumar
Jitan Ram Manjhi launches front to ''expose'' Nitish Kumar

Nearly a week after he was forced to quit as Bihar`s chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday launched a new political front to "expose the real face" of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Bihar Congress announces new team ahead of assembly poll

 The Congress on Saturday announced new party committees for Bihar with 15 vice presidents and 25 general secretaries ahead of crucial state poll later this year.

Sushil Modi takes on Nitish Kumar

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday hailed the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission as "a big gift for states like Bihar" and tore into Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claims that the state would financially suffer due to it.

Two Patna blast suspects being brought to Bengaluru for questioning

Two suspects in the Patna blast case are being brought from that city to Bangalore for questioning in connection with the December 28, 2014 blast here, a top police official said here on Thursday.

RJD MP Pappu Yadav meets PM Modi, sparks speculation

Upset over RJD's support to Nitish Kumar's bid to become Bihar Chief Minister, party MP Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, setting off speculation about his future course of action.

Class I girl dies after fight with classmates

 A six-year-old girl died and her elder sister was critically injured in a fight with two classmates of a government-run primary school in East Champaran district, the police said.

Seven-year-old raped, murdered in Bihar; accused arrested

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by a man in Bania village here and her mutilated body was today recovered from railway tracks, police said.

Woman beheaded, family members injured by relatives in Bihar

A 45-year-old woman's head was chopped off and three of her family members seriously injured allegedly by her relatives in Dakshini Daulatpur village in the district on Thursday, police said.

Railway Budget full of lofty ideas but no action plan: Nitish Kumar

Unimpressed with the Railway Budget presented in Parliament on Thursday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said it was full of "lofty ideas but without any action plan."