Bihar News

15 killed as Bihar suffers another strong quake

Two high-intensity quakes rattled Bihar today, claiming 15 lives and injuring 36 in the incident of wall and roof collapses just weeks after the April 25 temblor that left 58 people dead in the state.

Tremors felt in Bihar

An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale was felt in Patna and other parts of Bihar this afternoon.

Bihar: Three policemen, truck driver killed in road accident

Three policemen and a truck driver were killed when the jeep in which the cops were travelling collided with the truck in Khagaria district, police said on Tuesday.

55 fall ill after eating 'prasad' in Bihar

At least 55 people, including children and women, fell ill after eating 'prasad' - an offering to deity - in a Bihar village, an official said on Tuesday.

JD(U), RJD to contest Bihar Assembly polls together: KC Tyagi

Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on Tuesday announced that his party along with the Rashtriya Janata Dal will contest the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls later this year.

No question of going back on Janata Parivar: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said there was no question of going back on the merger of six parties of the Janata Parivar.

Don't wish to see advice on Nepal visit through political glasses: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he did not want to rake up political controversy over Centre's advise against his visit to quake-ravaged Nepal to oversee the relief work.

Pappu Yadav sharpens attack on Lalu

Expelled RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Monday came down heavily on party president Lalu Prasad and said he was prepared for a 'no holds barred' battle with him.

Janata Parivar merger 'won't affect BJP': Sushil Modi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said the merger of Janata Parivar would not affect his party in any manner.

Police recovers huge cache of explosives from Maoist hideout in Bihar

A huge haul of explosives were recovered in a joint operation launched by the CRPF and Bihar Police in Naxal-infected Jamui district of the state on Sunday.

Eight minors drown in separate incidents in Bihar

 Eight minors drowned in separate incidents in Bihar on Sunday.

Lightning kills five in Bihar

 At least five people, including two children and a woman, were killed on Sunday when they were struck by lightning in Bihar`s Madhepura district, officials said.

Nine killed in separate road accidents in Bihar

 Nine people, including a Nepalese, were killed and six others injured in separate road accidents in Bihar, police said today.

PM Modi guided by 'power to poor' motto, says Ramvilas Paswan

Launching three major social schemes, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan said on Saturday the Narendra Modi government is working with the motto of "power to the poor".

My expulsion is technically wrong: Pappu Yadav

Expelled RJD MP Pappu on Saturday claimed that he could not be technically removed from the party as it is now part of the Janta Parivar headed by Mulayam Singh Yadav who can only take such an action.

Modi guided by 'power to poor' motto, says Paswan

 Launching three major social schemes,Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday said the Narendra Modi government is working with the motto of "power to the poor".

Private doctors go on 2-day strike in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Private doctors here went on a two-day strike beginning today to protest against the growing incidents of attack on them by people accompanying patients, and police inaction to nab the culprits.

Police station officer in-charge shoots himself dead in Bihar

Officer in-charge of Rajapur police station in Bihar's Buxar district allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver in wee hours Saturday, a senior district police officer said.

Couple killed for witchcraft in Bihar

An elderly couple has been killed by their neighbours for allegedly practicing witchcraft in a Bihar village.

Janata Dal merger process treading its own path: Nitish Kumar

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the process of merger of splinter parties into Janata Dal was "treading its own path."

'Expelled' Pappu Yadav attacks Lalu over show cause notice, says will take legal action if required
'Expelled' Pappu Yadav attacks Lalu over show cause notice, says will take legal action if required

A day after ousted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav was issued a show cause notice for his alleged anti-party activities, the Madhepura MP said on Friday that he has written to the Election Commission and have sought an explanation into the matter. He also rubbished the show cause notice sent to him by the party leadership and threatened to resort to legal action if required.

Jitan Ram Manjhi floats new party in Bihar
Jitan Ram Manjhi floats new party in Bihar

Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday formally launched a new party, Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM), which will contest all the 243 seats in the coming assembly polls.

Pappu Yadav attacks Janata Parivar, questions expulsion from party
Pappu Yadav attacks Janata Parivar, questions expulsion from party

Ousted Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Friday questioned the friendship between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav, further attacking the Janata Parivar after his expulsion from the party.

Criminal gangs in Bihar, UP active for Janata Parivar merger process: BJP

 Hitting out at the JD(U) government for rise in crime in Bihar, BJP on Thursday alleged that the criminal gangs of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh were working in tandem as the merger process underway among the Janata Parivar constituents of the two states.

22 child labourers rescued, two agents held in Bihar

At least 22 child labourers were rescued and two agents arrested on Thursday at Sasaram railway station in Bihar by the Government Railway Police (GRP), officials said.

Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav expelled from RJD, may join hands with BJP
Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav expelled from RJD, may join hands with BJP

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday expelled Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav for six years for anti-party activities.

No ransom paid for our release, says Bihar doctor

The Gaya-based doctor and his wife, who were freed on Thursday after being abducted six days back, on Friday denied any ransom was paid for their release.

Man held for making extortion call to BJP MLC

 A day after a BJP MLC Ashok Agrawal received a threat call, Katihar police on Wednesday arrested a man for being allegedly involved in the case.

Bihar's abducted doctor couple returns home after five days

Five days after being abducted, the doctor couple, Pankaj Gupta and Shubhra Gupta, on Wednesday returned home here in Bihar, Director General of Police P K Thakur said.

Two killed, as many injured in road accident in Bhabhua

Two persons were killed and as many injured today in a collision between two vehicles near Marahiya crossing in Kaimur district, a police officer said.