Bihar News

Nitish Kumar should focus on his own promises to Bihar: Pradhan

Rejecting criticism that the Centre was repackaging old schemes in its assistance to Bihar, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to focus more on fulfilling his own promises of making it a surplus power state.

Status quo on Article 370 to be maintained: BJP

Allaying fears regarding its stand on Article 370, which guarantees a special constitutional status to Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Monday said "status quo on it will be maintained".

Bihar issues high alert after Nepal landslide

As the expected sudden release of massive volume of water from the blocked Kali Gandaki river in Nepal loomed, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called a high-level meeting of the Disaster Management Department officials over the emergency situation.

Nothing to worry about so far: Nitish on Janata merger

With RJD President Lalu Prasad insisting on roping in Jitan Ram Manjhi in the proposed Janata Parivar alliance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday sought to allay fears of any derailment in the merger process, saying there was nothing to worry about.

JD(U) says 'all is well' with RJD

Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Monday rubbished speculations of a rift between his party and the Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), saying both parties would fight the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections together.

Bihar police busts fake currency racket

With the arrest of two persons, Bihar Police today claimed to have busted a thriving Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racket that targeted rural people.

Two bike riders killed in Bihar

Two young men were killed after the motorcycle dashed into a tree near Pesh village in this district, police on Monday said.

Five Bihar districts on high alert following Nepal's Kali Gandaki River overflow threat
Five Bihar districts on high alert following Nepal's Kali Gandaki River overflow threat

The Government of Bihar has placed five districts on high alert following reports of a landslide in Nepal. The calamity has led to the formation of a lake in Nepal's Kali Gandaki River, according to reports.

Maoists torch tens of vehicles in Gaya to protest against police encounter
Maoists torch tens of vehicles in Gaya to protest against police encounter

Protesting against an police encounter last week that killed a woman ultra, Maoists set 32 vehicles on fire in Amas in Gaya district on Monday.

Bihar places five districts on alert after Nepal landslide

The Bihar government on Sunday sounded flood alert in five districts after a massive landslide, triggered by recent earthquakes, blocked the Kali Gandaki river at Benibazar in Myagdi district of Nepal, leading to accumulation of a huge volume of water there.

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan targets Janata Parivar, says LJP-BJP combine will win Bihar polls

Taking a jibe at the Janta Parivar merger, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said that the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine would emerge victorious in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.

Bihar Assembly polls: BJP to take Lalu-Nitish fight to people

With Assembly polls due later this year and the merger of 'Janata Parivar' parties virtually in doldrums, BJP has decided to take to the public the verbal duel of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD President Lalu Prasad when they were in opposing camps.

NDA will get maximum seats in Bihar polls, says Paswan

Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday exuded confidence that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will get maximum seats in the ensuing Bihar Assembly elections.

JD(U), RJD tie-up an "unholy" alliance: Venkaiah Naidu

Amid talk of JD(U) and RJD coming together ahead of the Bihar assembly elections, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday described the proposed tie-up as an "unholy and unworkable" alliance.

Three TMC workers injured in factional fight

Three Trinamool Congress workers were on Sunday injured when a clash broke between two groups of the party at Jamuria during which bombs were hurled, police said.

Castiesm is in the DNA of Modi, says JD(U) spokesperson

 Bihar`s ruling Janata Dal-United spokesperson Neeraj Kumar on Sunday said `castiesm` is in the DNA of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his call for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar is full of contradictions.

Bihar: Two killed in road mishap

 Two persons, including a child, were killed and 10 others seriously injured when a speeding auto-rickshaw rammed into a stationary truck on state highway- 59 near Son Bihat village in Darbhanga district of Bihar on Sunday.

Bihar Assembly polls: Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Morcha announces candidates
Bihar Assembly polls: Pappu Yadav's Jan Adhikar Morcha announces candidates

Pappu Yadav-led Jan Adhikar Morcha on Sunday declared the names of three candidates contesting upcoming polls in the state.

No alliance with JD-U in Bihar: BJP

The BJP would not join hands with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the state assembly polls, former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said here on Saturday.

1500 detonators recovered from a house in Bihar

As many as 1,500 detonators were recovered on Saturday from a house in Takia locality of Bihar's Rohtas district and one person has been arrested, a senior police official said.

Nitish meets Mulayam on differences over Manjhi

 After keeping away from a crucial meeting yesterday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday met SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and raised objections to RJD head Lalu Prasad's idea of bringing Jitan Ram Manjhi in their alliance, an issue that threatens to derail the grouping.

Gadkari, union minsters to tour Bihar to spread Modi govt's good work

 Bracing for crucial Bihar poll later this year, BJP on Saturday announced tours of several Union ministers including Nitin Gadkari next week to "spread among people good works" of Narendra Modi government in the past one year.

BJP leaders attending caste meetings in Bihar

 A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised people of Bihar to rise above caste politics, his party leaders were seen busy attending caste meetings in their preparation for upcoming Assembly poll.

Bihar polls: BJP will 'favourably consider' proposal for tie-up with Manjhi
Bihar polls: BJP will 'favourably consider' proposal for tie-up with Manjhi

 A day after ousted Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi sought time from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP on Saturday said the party would "favourably consider" any proposal from his side for a tie-up in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.

Minor girl gang-raped by hospital ward boys in Bihar

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two ward boys of a private hospital in Bansdeeh area here, police said on Saturday.

Crude bomb explodes in Bihar, 7 kids injured

Seven children were injured when a crude bomb went off in Bihar's Bhagalpur district on Saturday.

Doctors sweep Patna roads

Hundreds of doctors on Saturday took brooms in their hands and swept roads as part of a cleanniess drive in the city.

BJP will face crushing defeat in Bihar, worse than Delhi: Congress

Congress on Saturday said that the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will face a crushing defeat in poll-bound Bihar, which will be "worse than what it faced in Delhi Assembly polls".

BJP's opponents have turned desperate in Bihar: Arun Jaitley

"Desperate" rivals of BJP are cobbling together an "impracticable coalition" in Bihar to stop the saffron party from winning the Assembly polls due there later this year, key party strategist Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.

Pappu Yadav pitches for Third Front in Bihar

Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav on Friday rejected speculation of a tie-up with BJP and pitched for a Third Front against NDA as well as Lalu Prasad-led RJD in poll-bound Bihar.