Bihar News

Several injured as police lathicharge ABVP protesters in Patna

Police fired several rounds in air and lathicharged protesting ABVP workers who tried to reach state Assembly to protest deterioration in education system in the state.

Nitish Kumar welcomes Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday welcomed the government`s decision to confer the Bharat Ratna, the country`s highest civilian award, on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Several injured as police lathicharge ABVP protesters in Bihar

Police fired several rounds in air and lathicharged protesting ABVP workers who tried to reach state Assembly to protest deterioration in education system in the state.

ABVP protest in Patna turns violent

Police opened fire in the air and resorted to a baton charge on Thursday to disperse ABVP members who pelted stones at the police during a protest near the Bihar Assembly here against the deteriorating education system, officials said.

Kirti Azad asks Nitish Kumar to rethink on alliance with RJD

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad on Thursday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cannot do anything without the support of ruling party at the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the Janata Dal (United) leader should rethink on his party's alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar
Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar

Setting aside his hostility towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived here on Thursday to meet him and sought enhanced central assistance and special status for his state.

Bihar Central schools cancel X home centre exams for question leak

 Class X examinations held at home centres at central schools in Bihar were cancelled today in the wake of question paper leak and fresh tests will be conducted, the Central Schools administration said.

No government can run without RJD support: Lalu

RJD President Lalu Prasad's claim that no government can run without his party's support has touched off diverse political reaction in the state.

JD(U), BJP trade charges over Mahatama Gandhi Setu in Bihar Assembly

Ruling JD(U) and Opposition BJP on Wednesday traded charges over poor upkeep of Mahatama Gandhi Setu over river Ganga considered as gateway to North Bihar from state capital which is witnessing heavy traffic flow.

Jairam Ramesh trashes PM Modi's defence of Land Acquisition Bill

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that amendments in 13 laws under Land Acquisition Bill were brought by NDA to provide for compensation and described the Centre as anti-farmers.

Eye on Bihar, BJP to begin poll preparations early

After its poll debacle in Delhi, BJP is taking no chances with regard to Bihar which is slated to go for Assembly elections in some months and is set to begin preparations there early.

BJP attacks Bihar govt for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits

Opposition BJP Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose.

Nitish govt faces embarrassment over minister's remarks

The Nitish Kumar government Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Legislative Assembly when a senior minister made a controversial remark that sending a matter for vigilance probe would "drag" it for long.

Nitish worried over attack on places of worship in country

Expressing concern over attacks on places of worship in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday said "everybody has the freedom to pursue his religion and maintaining it is the responsibility of the state."

Two bikers killed in Bhagalpur

Two bikers were killed Tuesday in a road accident on NH-31 near Nagarpada village in Bihar's Navgachhia police district, a police officer said.

One killed, girl injured in firing by dacoits in Bihar

A man was killed and a minor girl injured in firing by armed dacoits who looted cash and jewellary worth Rs 12 lakh from a household in a village in Bihar's Nalanda district, a police officer said Tuesday.

Three of family shot dead in Bihar

Three members of a family were shot dead by a group of assailants apparently over a property dispute at Kishunpur village in the district Tuesday.

Bihar all-party meet to write to PM on loss due to Finance Commission recommendations

An all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which was boycotted by the BJP, on Monday decided to "write" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the "estimated Rs 50,000 crore loss" to the state due to the 14th Finance Commission recommendations.

Court accepts mutual compromise petition of Rabri, Lallan

A district court here on Monday accepted a mutual compromise petition of former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and state minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan in a defamation case Singh had filed against her.

Crackdown on cheating continue, over 300 arrested in Bihar

The Bihar government on Monday continued to crackdown on cheaters and people aiding in copying at matriculation examination by arresting more than 300 across the state and realising penalty of Rs 4.16 lakh.

BJP to boycott all party meeting called by Nitish Kumar

Opposition BJP on Monday decided to boycott the all party meeting called by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar this evening on "loss" accruing to Bihar due to recommendations of 14th Finance Commission, accusing the CM of "playing politics" in view of coming Assembly poll.

Bihar Assembly Speaker warns members against use of mobile inside House

 Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary today took strong exception to members using mobile phones inside the House during Assembly proceedings and strongly warned against it.

Why to climb like lizards for cheating, I'd have allowed books in exams: Lalu
Why to climb like lizards for cheating, I'd have allowed books in exams: Lalu

Even as the pictures of kins of examinees climbing up the walls to help their wards cheat in exams remain fresh in people's minds, showing the state of Bihar in a bad light, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief and former CM Lalu Prasad Yada on Monday blurted out another controversial remark.

Nitish unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday.

Congress' 'Buddha to Gandhi' march attacked, several injured

Several persons were injured when miscreants attacked Congress' 'Buddha to Gandhi' march in Jehanabad district of Bihar on Sunday.

Congress' 'Buddha to Gandhi' march attacked in Bihar, several injured

Several persons were injured when miscreants attacked Congress' 'Buddha to Gandhi' march in Jehanabad district of Bihar on Sunday.

Bihar School Examination Board cancels Hindi Paper-I exam scheduled for Monday

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has cancelled the matriculation examination for Hindi Paper-I that was scheduled for tomorrow.

Nitish Kumar launches energy projects worth Rs 3,241 crore in Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday laid foundation stones and launched work of power projects worth Rs 3,241 crore on the occasion of 103rd 'Bihar Diwas' and asserted that the state government was "determined" to improve the power scenario in the state.

BJP questions Nitish Kumar's sincerity to promote entrepreneurship

A day after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar proposed to set up a three-member committee to promote entrepreneurship in Bihar, BJP on Sunday questioned his sincerity after joining forces with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, saying his name is enough to make investors "fear-stricken".

Nitish launches energy projects worth Rs 3,241 crore in Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday laid foundation stones and launched work of power projects worth Rs 3,241 crore on the occasion of 103rd 'Bihar Diwas' and asserted that the state government was "determined" to improve the power scenario in the state.