Bihar News

Eight Mahadalits converted to Christianity in Bihar

Eight poor Mahadalits, including a woman, converted to Christianity in a village in Bihar's Munger district, an official said Saturday.

Court files chargesheet against three in Bodh Gaya blast case

A court in Patna on framed charges against three people, including Haider Ali alias 'black beauty', for allegedly being involved in Bodhgaya serial blasts.

Bonhomie on display on opening day of Bihar Legislature

The opposition and ruling party members displayed bonhomie on the opening day of Legislative Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council on Friday which is expected to witness fireworks in view of the approaching poll next year.

Both Houses of Bihar Legislature condole Pakistan terror attack

Both Houses of Bihar Legislature on Friday condoled the death of Pakistan terror attack victims, 132 among whom were children.

Bihar panchayat bans jeans and mobiles for girls

A village panchayat in Bihar's Gopalganj district has, in a diktat, banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones as these increase the chance of the girls "going astray".

Two words will rather enhance your stature: Nitish to PM

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday "blamed" BJP for stalemate in Parliament and suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his words on controversial issues threatening secular fabric of the country would rather enhance his stature.

Properties of seven murder accused attached in Bihar

The properties of the seven accused who killed four Dalits for refusing to share fish caught by them in Bihar's Patna district, were attached on Friday, police said.

Mild tremors felt in several districts of Bihar, epicentre in Nepal

Patna: An earthquake of the intensity of 5.2 on the Richter Scale rocked several districts of Bihar on Thursday night.

The tremors were felt in Patna, Darbhanga, Araria, Munger, Supual and Madhubani among others. As per reports, the tremor was felt at 9:02 pm and it lasted for ten seconds.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal and contiguous areas in Bihar, Director State Meteorological Department A K Sen told PTI.

Nepal falls in seismic zone five and earthquakes have been experienced in the Himalayan country from time to time.
Darbhanga, Madhubani and other areas in the Kosi region contiguous to the country have suffered its impact in the past too, Sen said.

As of now no damage to life and property has been reported as yet.

Reports also said that the quake triggered panic among citizens in Patna and elsewhere as people ran out of their homes into open areas.

With Agency inputs

LN Mishra murder case: All four convicts sentenced to life imprisonment
LN Mishra murder case: All four convicts sentenced to life imprisonment

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday pronounced the quantum of sentence in the 40-year-old Lalit Narayan Mishra murder case and sentenced all four convicts to life imprisonment.

Converted Christians return to Hindu fold in Bihar

Three of the dozen Hindus who converted to Christianity in two Bihar villages have returned to the Hindu fold after they were threatened with a social boycott, an official said on Thursday.

Manjhi not in favour of big industries in Bihar

Three months after visiting London to seek investment, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he was not in favour of big industries or big capital in the state, and preferred development of small and medium industries instead.

States work on security guidelines for schools, Patna police for CCTVs

 Educational institutions in Patna were on Wednesday asked by police to install CCTV cameras as states worked on fresh security guidelines for them after the massacre in a Peshawar school that prompted the Centre to mull a new advisory.

Kingpin of AK-47 replicating gang arrested in Bihar

 The kingpin of a gang that earned fame among anti-socials for replicating AK-47 rifles besides manufacturing highly sophisticated pistols was arrested on Wednesday.

Security enhanced in Patna schools after Pakistan attack

Security was on Wednesday enhanced in all schools here and educational institutions were asked to install CCTV cameras in their premises in the wake of the terror attack in a school in Pakistan's Peshawar town.

Hindus 'converted' to Christianity in Bihar village

Five poor Hindus, including three women, reportedly converted to Christianity at Barohiya village in this Bihar district, but later said they had gone to attend a prayer meeting in a church.

RJD, JD(U), Congress jointly observe bandh over scuffle with MLA

Gaya: RJD, JD(U) and Congress Tuesday observed bandh in Gaya to protest against shopkeepers indulging in scuffle with RJD MLA Surendra Yadav in which he was injured after hot cooking oil was thrown at him.

Probe ordered after woman committed 'Sati' in Bihar

A probe has been ordered into a 70-year-old woman allegedly committing "Sati" by jumping into the funeral pyre of her husband on Saturday in a Bihar village, an official said on Tuesday.

Train hits car in Bihar, four killed

Patna: At least four people were killed on Tuesday and three severely injured when a train hit a car in Bihar's Nawada district, police said.

Four persons killed in car-train collision in Bihar

Four persons were killed and as many others injured when a car collided with the Howrah-Gaya Express at an unauthorised crossing in Nawada district of Bihar on Tuesday, leading to disruption of train services.

Lalu's daughter to get engaged to Mulayam's grandson today

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's youngest daughter Raj Laxmi will be engaged to SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandson Tej Pratap Yadav in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Two Maoists held in Bihar's Pavai

Two Maoists wanted in connection with murder of two chowkidars were on Monday arrested with arms and ammunition in the district, a senior police officer said.

Bihar man complains to police of job offer by Pakistan's ISI

Police have begun an investigation into alleged offer of a job by Pakistan's ISI to a member of an influential Muslim body here, police Monday said.

Patna HC stays suspension of PMC Commissioner

The Patna High Court on Monday stayed the suspension of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) commissioner by the government.

Freedom fighter and ex-Bihar MLC Indra Kumar no more

Freedom fighter and former MLC Indra Kumar passed away at his residence in Krishna Nagar here, his family said on Monday.

Manjhi's son-in-law says he serves him in personal capacity

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's son-in-law, who was recently removed as his Personal Assistant after it was found his appointment violated rules, was on Monday spotted in an official programme of the CM where he said he still rendered "service" to him in personal capacity.

Four fishermen shot dead in Bihar

Unidentified assailants shot dead four fishermen and injured another in a village here last midnight, a police officer said on Monday.

Four shot dead in Bihar for refusing to share fish

 Four people were shot dead in Bihar allegedly by a group of people belonging to upper caste for refusing to share the fish caught by them, police said Monday.

Woman revives 'Sati Pratha', jumps on husband's funeral pyre
Woman revives 'Sati Pratha', jumps on husband's funeral pyre

In what could take us back to the dark days of India when social evils were rife, a woman in Saharsa district of Bihar committed suicide by jumping on the funeral pyre of her husband, reports stated on Sunday.

Political see-saw between JD(U), BJP in Bihar

 A political see-saw was witnessed in Bihar this year with BJP sweeping Lok Sabha elections which led to resignation of Nitish Kumar as Chief Minister midway but he hit back by realigning with friend-turned-foe Lalu Prasad to counter the saffron juggernaut.

Bihar CM Manjhi says its too late to reform himself

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi whose utterances on various issues have at times put the ruling JD (U) in embarrassing situation, on Saturday said he was too old to learn.