Bihar News

Bihar launches ops as Maoists shift base due Jharkhand polls

Bihar Police has launched anti-Naxal operation amid intelligence inputs that Maoists from Jharkhand were shifting base to the state to escape the security dragnet in the wake of impending state assembly polls there.

Rahul Gandhi to educate Patna youth about Congress' legacy, policies today
Rahul Gandhi to educate Patna youth about Congress' legacy, policies today

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will spearhead the Samajik Sadbhav (social harmony) march here on Sunday with an aim to educate youth about the decades old legacy and policies of his party.

Nitish Kumar asks JD(U) workers to foil BJP 'divide and rule' policy

Accusing the BJP of being an expert in "misinformation campaign", senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday asked party workers to give a befitting reply to the saffron party's "divide and rule" policy in the coming Assembly elections.

Union Ministers hit out at Manjhi for remarks of barring them from Bihar

 Union Ministers from Bihar today took exception to Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's remarks that they will not be allowed entry if they failed to bring in desired assistance for the state.

Mob attacks NTPC guest house after death of student in Bihar

A school student died and his brother got seriously injured on Saturday when a bus belonging to NTPC hit them after which an angry mob attacked the PSU's guest house and torched 10 vehicles, besides damaging other goods at Dalmianagar in Rohtas district.

LS defeat due to lack of coordination between Govt, party

 Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday admitted that lack of coordination and distance between government and the party was an important reason for defeat of JD(U) in the recent general election saying it would not be repeated.

Manjhi orders speedy disposal of cases involving SC/ST

 The Bihar government on Friday issued direction that chargesheet should be filed in cases of atrocities against SC/ST within 30 days and the matter should be solved within 60 to 65 days.

Student gang-raped by six persons, four arrested in Bihar

 A higher secondary student was allegedly gangraped by six persons at Bihta, about 38 km from here, police said today.

Two top Maoists arrested in Bihar

Jamui: In a joint operation with CRPF, Bihar Police today arrested two Maoists in Jamui district of Bihar.

15 injured in bus accident in Hajipur

Hajipur: Fifteen persons belonging to a wedding party were injured today when the bus in which they were traveling overturned in Vaishali district of Bihar.

Man accuses wife, in-laws of harassment, forcing to convert

 A man has filed a complaint against his wife and in-laws accusing them of harassing him and forcing to convert to another religion.

Cong factionalism comes to fore at Indira anniversary function

 Factionalism within the Bihar Congress on Wednesday came to the fore at a function to mark the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi with warring groups organising separate shows here on the occasion.

I may become prime minister one day: Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi
I may become prime minister one day: Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday said he could become the prime minister one day.

Map row: Govt employee suspended, show-cause notice on engineer

Patna: In a damage control exercise, the urban development department of Bihar has suspended an employee and served a show-cause notice on an engineer in connection with a row over a map of India on its website showing Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh not as parts of the country.

Won't let you in if you fail to help Bihar's development: CM Manjhi to union ministers

Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday said the seven union ministers hailing from Bihar would not be allowed to enter the state if they fail to help in the state's development.

Quota for disabled persons: SC seeks response from Bihar, BPSC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from Bihar government and the BPSC on a plea seeking quashing of an advertisement for filling up 3,364 posts of Assistant Professors in various universities on the ground that it denied 3 per cent mandatory quota to disabled persons.

Nitish dismisses reports of efforts for RJD, JD(U) merger

Amid talks of chance of merger of JD(U) and RJD to take on BJP, former chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday dismissed any such efforts and said instead attempts were being made for wider unity among parties of old Janata Parivar.

Ram Kripal is not a court: Lalu

A day after Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav took a dig at Lalu Prasad saying he was not even eligible to contest mukhiya's post, the RJD chief on Tuesday asked Yadav whether he was a "court" to decide his eligibility to contest elections.

Allegations of wildlife trade at Sonepur fair, govt denies

Thousands of wild animals and birds are being illegally sold at the ongoing Sonepur cattle fair in Bihar, a wildlife conservation body today alleged, a claim which has been rejected by the state government.

Manjhi dismisses speculation about him joining BJP

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday categorically dismissed speculations about him joiningthe BJP.

RJD, JD-U merger likely ahead of Bihar Assembly polls

Bihar will witness the biggest political realignment of the decade ahead of the assembly polls in 2015 with likely merger of Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the ruling Janata Dal-United to counter the surging BJP.

Nitish to lead protest against Centre on special status

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar will lead a protest on October 20 against BJP's "injustice" and "betrayal" over providing special category status to the state as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Lok Sabha elections.

Nitish slams BJP for appropriating credit for other's work

 Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Sunday flayed rival BJP of trying to appropriate the credit for work done by others.

CPI-ML socio-economic survey shows majority families landless

 The CPI-ML on Sunday released an extensive socio-economic survey of Bihar, which shows 60.74 per cent families living in the rural areas of the state as landless and grossly deprived on human development indicators.

Bihar CM Manjhi sticks to remarks on SCs/STs being original inhabitants
Bihar CM Manjhi sticks to remarks on SCs/STs being original inhabitants

With his remarks about upper caste people being foreigners causing flutter within JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday stuck to his comment that SCs and STs are original inhabitants of the country.

BSF jawan commits suicide in Kishanganj

A BSF jawan deployed on Indo-Bangladesh border near Kishanganj in Bihar allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver.

25 kids ill after eating mid-day meal, 15 after eating wild fruit in Bihar

 At least 25 children fell ill Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, while 15 fell ill on the same day after consuming wild fruit in a village, officials said.

Manjhi to turn Modi supporter if Bihar gets special status

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said he will become a "supporter" of Narendra Modi if the prime minister grants special category status to the state.

4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant for Bihar announced

 Electricity-starved Bihar will get a 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Power Plant (UMPP) and Centre will allocate sufficient number of coal blocks for it, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Saturday.

Nitish attacks Modi for 'failing' to respect Vajpayee's work

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "failing" to respect good work done by senior party leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee by not inaugurating the NTPC unit at Barh, foundation of which was laid by the veteran leader.