Bihar News

Will grant 3% quota to persons with disabilities: Bihar to SC

In some good news to persons with disabilities, the Bihar government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it will provide three per cent quota to such applicants in the appointment of 3,364 assistant professors in universities in the state.

Patna stampede: Probe team submits report

The panel probing the Dussehra day stampede here that left 33 people, mostly women and children, dead and over 30 others injured submitted its report to the state government.

Patna police busts racket promising foreign jobs

The Patna police on Friday busted a racket involved in cheating people in the name of providing jobs in foreign countries and seized seven passports.

Bihar CM urged for installation of statue of Chandapuri

A delegation of backward classes on Friday met Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and urged him to instal a statue of social worker and freedom fighter RL Chandapuri in the state capital.

After Jharkhand, BJP's focus would be Bihar: Hussain

After the completion of the Assembly Election in Jharkhand, the focus of BJP would be forming the next government in Bihar, a senior party leader said here.

Don't link politics with personal life: Tej Pratap Singh

 Amid a buzz that he was set to tie the knot with RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grand-nephew Tej Pratap Singh on Friday insisted that his personal life and politics should not be linked.

10,000 Patna High Court advocates abstain from work

Judicial work at the Patna High Court on Friday came to a halt with an estimated 10,000 advocates abstaining from work to protest lack of seating arrangements inside the court premises.

RJD distances itself from Pappu Yadav stir against doctors

With party Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav organising rallies doctors alleging that they are charging high fees, the RJD has distanced itself from it and said its not a party programme.

Naxal arms factory busted in Bihar

In a first such instance in the state, a joint operation launched by police and CRPF personnel on Thursday busted an arms manufacturing unit of Maoists and seized a cache of sophisticated weapons in Munger district of Bihar.

Patna Municipal Corporation suspension recommended

Unhappy over "sloppy" functioning of the Patna Municipal Corporation in dealing with problem of garbage and outbreak of dengue in the state capital, the Urban Development Department has recommended suspension of the civic body for six months.

Tripathi sworn in as new Bihar Governor

Veteran BJP leader and West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was on Thursday sworn in as the Governor of Bihar.

KN Tripathi sworn in as new Bihar Governor

Veteran BJP leader and West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was on Thursday sworn in as the Governor of Bihar.

BJP asks Nitish to explain 'betrayal' instead questioning PM

The BJP on Wednesday trashed senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar's allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had "gone back" on his promises, and asked him to talk about the "betrayal" of mandate of 2010 by breaking ties with the saffron party.

Manjhi taking Bihar back to bad days of Lalu Prasad: BJP

Opposition BJP on Wednesday trashed as "bundle of lies" the Jitan Ram Manjhi annual report card showcasing achievements of the government and charged it with "stealing" figures of previous NDA government to portray a "rosy" picture.

Man held in Bihar for attempting to rape daughter

A man was arrested here for attempting to rape his 14-year-old daughter, Bihar Police Wednesday said.

Dreaded gangster arrested in Bihar

Bhagalpur: A gangster with arms and ammunition was arrested from Naugachhia in Bhagalpur district, police said on Wednesday.

Wanted gangster arrested in Bihar

 A gangster with arms and ammunition was arrested from Naugachhia in Bhagalpur district, police said on Wednesday.

Nitish, Manjhi share dais to dispel reports of difference

Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar shared dais after more than two months on Tuesday to dispel reports of differences between them and launched a blistering attack on BJP.

Alliance to decide future CM after 2015 polls: Bihar CM

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday said he has no lust for power and the future person to take up office would be decided by the leadership of JD(U) and its alliance partners if the combine wins the 2015 Assembly polls in the state.

Manjhi terms no entry remark on central ministers 'sweet joke'

Under attack from BJP for his comment that seven union ministers from Bihar would not be allowed entry into state, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday retracted and termed the comment as 'sweet joke'.

Manjhi says he'll remain CM till next Bihar Assembly polls

Undeterred by a section of JD(U) leadership expressing displeasure over his recent controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said he would continue in his post till the Assembly polls in November next year.

Complaint against Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark

A complaint was on Monday filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people.

Rape-accused in Bihar dumped by wife

A woman in the Bihar capital has refused to live with her husband, arrested for alleged rape of a minor girl, police Monday said.

Maoists torch property of a company in Bihar

 Armed Maoists torched eight machines and a vehicle of a road construction company for not getting extortion money at Bagara Ghat in Muzaffarpur district, a police officer said on Monday.

JD(U) to remove Jitan Manjhi as Bihar's chief minister?
JD(U) to remove Jitan Manjhi as Bihar's chief minister?

Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered.

BJP leader shot dead in Bihar, violent protests follow

Patna: A senior state BJP leader, Srikant Bharti was shot dead in Bihar's Siwan district, triggering violent protests Monday by his supporters, police said.

Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi rebels against restrictions by party, say “won't take advice”

Rebelling against suggestions by JD(U) leadership to rein in his speech, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said he will do what he wants and "will not take anybody's advice".

Eight suspected Maoists arrested in Bihar

Eight suspected Maoists have been arrested allegedly with a haul of arms and explosives here, a police official said on Sunday.

No regrets over debacle in general elections, says Nitish Kumar

Asserting that he had given primacy to principle over coalition government while severing alliance with the BJP last year, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that he has no regrets over debacle in the general elections.

Will continue to speak my mind, says Bihar CM Manjhi

 Ignoring warnings and advice of his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in recent days, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday said that he will not bow before anyone and he would continue to speak as usual.