Bihar News

Congress for declaring cyclonic storm in Bihar a national calamity

Claiming that the cyclonic storm that has ravaged Bihar causing large scale destruction of life and property, the Congress on Monday asked the Centre to declare the incident a natural calamity and announce a package for relief and reconstruction works, besides waiving loan of farmers.

Paswan slams Nitish govt for 'sloppiness' in relief work

Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Monday charged the Bihar government with showing "sloppy" attitude to natural calamities like storms and earthquakes saying while the Centre was time and again promising to extend all help, the Nitish Kumar ministry was not utilising it.

Bihar power department personnel ready to visit Nepal

After restoring power in different quake-hit districts, personnel of Bihar power department are now waiting for government's instruction to visit Nepal and help the Himalayan neighbour in bringing back damaged lines.

Nepal quake: 66 dead in India, Bihar worst hit

Even as New Delhi is going all out to provide help to Nepal in its hour of crisis, the death toll in India from the April 25 earthquake and aftershocks has also inched up to 66 with Bihar reporting the highest causalities.

Three killed, 15 injured in Bihar as railing of roof caves in

Three persons, including two minor girls, were killed and 15 others injured after the railing of rooftop of a house collapsed as a crowd assembled at the spot to watch a marriage procession in Bihar's Buxar district, police said on Sunday.

Earthquake: Nitish Kumar assures support to locals in Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday assured his government`s support to the locals, who have taken shelter in various parks and grounds in Patna due to the fear of earthquake.

Eight aftershocks felt in Bihar in past 24 hours: MET

As many as eight aftershocks were fellt in Bihar in the past 24 hours since a high intensity earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale rocked Nepal, a MET official said on Sunday.

Bihar extends helping hand to earthquake-battered Nepal

Extending a helping hand to neighbouring Nepal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state government had decided to chip in with whatever assistance it could to provide succour to the earthquake victims there in addition to the aid by the Centre.

Bihar extends helping hand to Nepal

Extending a helping hand to neighbouring Nepal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state government had decided to chip in with whatever assistance it could to provide succour to the earthquake victims there in addition to the aid by the Centre.

Earthquake claims 50 lives in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar

As many as 50 people have been killed in yesterday's earthquake in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said and directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing.

Earthquake: Death toll in Bihar mounts to 51, over 170 injured

The death toll in Bihar due to yesterday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake mounted to 51 on Sunday amid reports of widespread damage to property and crops from various parts of the state.

Earthquake kills at least 35 in Bihar, rescue efforts on

At least 35 people were killed in Bihar as a massive earthquake struck Nepal and the adjoining areas in northern India on Saturday, officials said.

HC seeks Centre's reply on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution over anti-Bihari remark

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response of the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to implead the government in cases related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Sulabh to provide Rs 5 lakh assistance to man in storm-ravaged Purnea

Touched by the tale of a girl whose father had to mortgage land to conduct her marriage from their house which was damaged in the April 21 storm, sanitation group Sulabh International on Friday announced Rs 5 lakh assistance to the father to help him rebuild his dwelling.

Nitish Kumar praises PM Modi for 'very quick' response to Bihar storm

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had severed ties with the BJP for projecting Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate before the last Lok Sabha elections, on Friday praised and thanked him for "very quick" response to the state after the killer Nor'wester.

Mamata Banerjee rubbishes opposition's allegation on KMC poll

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday refuted opposition's charge of malpractices in Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election, saying that 32 companies of central forces would be coming for tomorrow's election to 91 municipalities across the state.

Death toll in storm in Bihar rises to 57

The toll in the killer Nor'wester storm in Bihar rose to 57 with three more deaths reported today, even as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday jointly conducted an aerial survey of the affected region.

Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of Bihar's storm-hit areas, death toll at 57
Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of Bihar's storm-hit areas, death toll at 57

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday afternoon arrived in Purnia district of Bihar to conduct aerial survey of areas affected by storm, which led to the death of at least 55 people.

Girl thrown out of running train by boyfriend, dies

A 15-year-old girl died on Thursday after she was allegedly thrown out of a running train by a person with whom she had eloped, the GRP here said.

Woman gets life term for killing infant by throwing in sewer

A woman, who killed her three- month-old daughter by throwing her in a sewer to get rid of her, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court which said it was a cold blooded and pre-planned murder.

RJD issues showcause Pappu Yadav

 RJD on Thursday issued show cause notice to its Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav for his alleged anti-party activities and sought reply within 15 days.

Storm leaves trail of destruction in Bihar's Purnia district

Mohammed Ashfaq and Saeeda Khatun of Harkheli village in Purnia district are seen wailing and invoking the almighty to return their children.

Centre assures help to Bihar to meet damage due to storm

 The Centre on Thursday assured all possible assistance to Bihar amid demands in the Lok Sabha for a special package to deal with the losses due to the heavy storm and rainfall in three districts that left scores dead and a trail of devastation last night.

 Storm toll rises to 54 in Bihar, maximum deaths in Purnea district
Storm toll rises to 54 in Bihar, maximum deaths in Purnea district

The toll in the killer nor'wester in Bihar rose to 54 as reports of 12 more deaths came from the 12 ravaged districts Thursday.

Mahaout trampled to death by elephant in Bihar

 A Mahout was trampled to death today by a raging elephant at a village in Bihar's East Champaran district, a police officer said.

Lpk Sabha expresses grief over deaths in Bihar in torrential rains

 Lok Sabha today expressed grief over the death of more than 40 people in Bihar due to heavy storm and torrential rains on Tuesday night.

Two killed in road accident in Jehanabad, Bihar

 Two persons were killed in a collision between a tractor-trolley and an autorickshaw at a village in Bihar's Jehanabad district, a police officer said today.

Sonia, Rahul asks Bihar Congressmen to join relief efforts in storm-hit state

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi have expressed deep anguish over the havoc caused by a tropical storm in Bihar and asked partymen to join relief efforts.

Bihar storm kills at least 42 people; PM Modi talks to Nitish Kumar, offers assistance
Bihar storm kills at least 42 people; PM Modi talks to Nitish Kumar, offers assistance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the situation arising due to storm in various parts of the state.

Bonanzas in Bihar for upper castes, contractual employees

With an eye to the forthcoming Assembly polls in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced Rs 10,000 incentive to students belonging to upper castes passing matriculation examination in first division, and regularisation of contractual employees.