Bihar News

EC publishes final voters list for Bihar

A total of 6,68,26,658 voters, which includes male, female and also third gender, would be eligible to exercise their franchise in the coming election to Bihar Assembly, according to the final voters list published by Election Commission on Friday.

Woman levels sexual assault charge against IPS father-in-law

 A woman has filed a case of sexual assault against her IPS father-in-law and lodged complaints of domestic violence and torture for dowry against her husband and in-laws family.

BJP slams Nitish over sole credit for achievements in Bihar

Slamming Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for taking sole credit for Bihar government's performance over the past decade, its former ally BJP on Friday dared him to contest the coming Assembly polls on his standalone achievements over the past 25 months.

Jitan Ram Manjhi continues to be recognised as unattached member: Speaker

Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi would continue to be regarded as unattached member notwithstanding Election Commission recognising his fledgling Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly Uday Narayan Choudhary said on Friday.

Huge cache of explosives recovered in Bihar

A huge cache of explosives, suspected to be belonging to Maoists, was today recovered by the Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar police from the district, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled rally here on August 9.

No special status to Bihar, says Centre in Lok Sabha

The government on Friday ruled out granting special category status to Bihar for increased central assistance, though there was a proposal to provide the state a special package.

Punish tipplers with brooms, says Bihar women's panchayat

A women's panchayat in a Bihar village has ordered women to punish with brooms people found consuming and selling liquor, while imposing a ban on liquor consumption, an official said on Friday.

Patna HC allows rebel JD(U) MLAs to attend Bihar assembly

The Patna High Court on Friday allowed four rebel JD-U legislators, who were disqualified by the Bihar assembly speaker, to attend the monsoon session next month.

Bihar to name college, science city after Kalam

The Bihar cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal to name Kishanganj Agriculture College and the proposed science city in Patna after late former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, officials said.

Additional sub-inspector held on graft charge in Bihar

 An additional sub-inspector of police was caught red-handed by a vigilance team today in Patna district while accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Bihar govt announces sops for teachers, doctors before polls

 The Bihar government today declared pay-scale based salary for its over 4 lakh contractual teachers and raised the retirement age of doctors working in the poll-bound state from 65 to 67 years.

Bihar govt names college, science city after APJ Abdul Kalam

Paying rich tributes to 'People's president' APJ Abdul Kalam on the occasion of his last rites, the Bihar government today named Agriculture College at Kishanganj and the proposed science city after him.

Rope made in Bihar jail used to hang Yakub Memon

A rope supplied by a Bihar jail was used to hang 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Thursday, an official said.

Now Pappu Yadav gets 'Y' category security

 Former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has been given 'Y' category security, over a week after former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was accorded the top 'Z-plus' security cover by the Centre.

BJP feels vindicated by Patna HC verdict on BCB: Sushil Modi

 A day after the Patna High Court banned use of pictures of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar or ministers in the 'Badh Chala Bihar' campaign, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today said his party's stance, that the JD(U) was engaged in self-publicity, stands vindicated with the judicial order.

Kalam's dream project 'Mobile Science Lab' works in Bihar

 Inspired by late former President APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'Mobile Science Laboratory' (MSL) vans are imparting knowledge in science to children particularly in rural areas of the state.

Nitish Kumar to hold 'Bihar Samman Sammelan' to reach out to migrants

Facing one of the toughest electoral battles in his political career, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will hold 'Bihar Samman Sammelan' across the country to reach out to migrants from the state.

Mob kills rape accused in Bihar village

A youngster, accused of raping a teenage girl, was beaten to death by a mob in a village in Bihar`s Samastipur district on Wednesday, police said.

Modi to address three rallies in Bihar next month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address three `parivartan` rallies (rallies for change) in Bihar next month to bolster BJP prospects in the coming assembly elections, party sources said here on Wednesday.

Shatrughan, Nitish exchange warmth at Patna Airport

Days after their meeting which triggered controversy, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar came across each other at the Airport here and exchanged greetings.

Nitish to hold 'Bihar Samman Sammelan' to reach out to migrants

 Facing one of the toughest electoral battles in his political career, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will hold 'Bihar Samman Sammelan' across the country to reach out to migrants from the state.

Farmer who pelted APJ Abdul Kalam with stones fasts to atone for his deed

Bhola Mahto has stopped eating ever since he heard that former president APJ Abdul Kalam had passed away and vowed that he would fast till Thursday when the departed leader would be laid to rest.

APJ Abdul Kalam's dream project 'Mobile Science Lab' works in Bihar

Inspired by late former president APJ Abdul Kalam, the 'Mobile Science Laboratory' (MSL) vans are imparting knowledge in science to children particularly in rural areas of the state.

RJD leader shot dead in Bihar's Vaishali district

A 45-year-old RJD leader was shot dead allegedly by unidentified assailants at Daudnagar in Vaishali district, police said on Wednesday.

Top poll official to visit Bihar on August 7

Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi, along with his team, will visit Bihar on August 7 to review preparations for the upcoming assembly polls, an official said here on Wednesdsay.

Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM recognised by poll panel

The Election Commission has recognised the Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) of former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi as a political party, the party said on Wednesday.

JD-U MLA files complaint against PM over 'DNA' remark

A Janata Dal-U MLA on Tuesday filed a complaint in a court in Bihar's Siwan district charging Prime Minister Narendra Modi with hurting the sentiments of the people of the state by questioning the DNA of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar four days ago.

No truck with Nitish-led secular alliance for Bihar polls: CPI

The six-party Left alliance would have no 'truck' with the Nitish Kumar-led secular alliance in the forthcoming Bihar Assembly poll and would release a common manifesto on September seven, the CPI on Tuesday said.

Patna HC bans CM, other ministers' publicity in 'Badh Chala Bihar' campaign

The Patna High Court on Tuesday ordered an interim ban on use of pictures of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers as well as any other publicity material in the state government's ambitious "Badh Chala Bihar" campaign.

Nitish names Kisanganj Agriculture college after APJ Abdul Kalam
Nitish names Kisanganj Agriculture college after APJ Abdul Kalam

Paying rich tributes to former president APJ Abdul Kalam, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday named the Kisanganj Agriculture college after him.