Bihar News

RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper in Lok Sabha, reprimanded

Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha Monday as opposition parties protested the conversion issue and RJD MP Pappu Yadav allegedly threw a paper at Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai

RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper in Lok Sabha, reprimanded

Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha Monday as opposition parties protested the conversion issue and RJD MP Pappu Yadav allegedly threw a paper at Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai

Madhubani police firing judicial probe report blames RJD, CPI

The judicial commission, which probed the Madhubani police firing on October 12, 2012, has held the RJD and the CPI responsible for escalating the "riotous situation" by resorting to vandalism and burning of government offices in the town.

Manjhi expresses displeasure over functioning of Savarna Aayog

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday expressed strong displeasure over tardy pace of work in preparation of report by a commission constituted for welfare of forward castes in the state.

Both houses of Bihar legislature disrupted over law and order

Both houses of Bihar Legislature on Monday witnessed an uproar, with the opposition BJP attacking the government over law and order situation which they alleged had nosedived after JD(U) joined hands with the RJD.

Police station chief shot dead in Bihar

A police officer was shot dead in broad daylight Monday by unidentified attackers in Bihar`s Saran district, officials said.

Bihar BJP MLA holds protest with umbrella

Taking cue from Trinamool Congress parliamentarians, a BJP MLA on Monday staged an agitation in front of the state Assembly with a black umbrella, demanding jobs for relatives of the four slain fishermen in Paliganj in Patna district.

Both houses of Bihar Legislature disrupted over law and order

Both houses of Bihar Legislature on Monday witnessed an uproar, with the opposition BJP attacking the government over law and order situation which they alleged had nosedived after JD(U) joined hands with the RJD.

Three children die under mysterious circumstances in Bihar

Three children were found dead under mysterious circumstances and another was hospitalised in a serious condition at Goraiya in this district on Monday.

Nitish Kumar takes on Mohan Bhagwat over re-conversions

 Former Bihar chief minister and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Sunday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat`s support for ghar wapsi (home coming) of Muslims and Christians to the Hindu fold "should be denounced by all".

Four weapons seized in Bihar

Four weapons, reportedly belonged to Maoists, were recovered from a house in Adgawana village in Nawada district on Sunday.

Undertrial commits suicide in Bihar jail: Police

An undertrial prisoner has committed suicide by hanging himself in Bettiah district jail, police said on Sunday.

Bihar alleges 20% cut in fund under MGNREGA

Accusing the NDA government in the Centre of "discriminating" with Bihar, the state government on Saturday alleged there has been about 20 per cent cut in release of fund under MGNREGA to it in the current year.

I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar

 Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played smart by reaping benefits of hard work Kumar had done in enhancing electricity supply in Bihar.

No time can be fixed for merger of parties: Sharad Yadav

 JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday said the proposed December-22 'Mahadharna' in New Delhi would be the "first solid step" towards merger of old Janata Parivar parties, but no timeline could be fixed for it.

Eight Mahadalits converted to Christianity in Bihar

Eight poor Mahadalits, including a woman, converted to Christianity in a village in Bihar's Munger district, an official said Saturday.

Court files chargesheet against three in Bodh Gaya blast case

A court in Patna on framed charges against three people, including Haider Ali alias 'black beauty', for allegedly being involved in Bodhgaya serial blasts.

Bonhomie on display on opening day of Bihar Legislature

The opposition and ruling party members displayed bonhomie on the opening day of Legislative Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council on Friday which is expected to witness fireworks in view of the approaching poll next year.

Both Houses of Bihar Legislature condole Pakistan terror attack

Both Houses of Bihar Legislature on Friday condoled the death of Pakistan terror attack victims, 132 among whom were children.

Bihar panchayat bans jeans and mobiles for girls

A village panchayat in Bihar's Gopalganj district has, in a diktat, banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones as these increase the chance of the girls "going astray".

Two words will rather enhance your stature: Nitish to PM

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday "blamed" BJP for stalemate in Parliament and suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his words on controversial issues threatening secular fabric of the country would rather enhance his stature.

Properties of seven murder accused attached in Bihar

The properties of the seven accused who killed four Dalits for refusing to share fish caught by them in Bihar's Patna district, were attached on Friday, police said.

Mild tremors felt in several districts of Bihar, epicentre in Nepal

Patna: An earthquake of the intensity of 5.2 on the Richter Scale rocked several districts of Bihar on Thursday night.

The tremors were felt in Patna, Darbhanga, Araria, Munger, Supual and Madhubani among others. As per reports, the tremor was felt at 9:02 pm and it lasted for ten seconds.

The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal and contiguous areas in Bihar, Director State Meteorological Department A K Sen told PTI.

Nepal falls in seismic zone five and earthquakes have been experienced in the Himalayan country from time to time.
Darbhanga, Madhubani and other areas in the Kosi region contiguous to the country have suffered its impact in the past too, Sen said.

As of now no damage to life and property has been reported as yet.

Reports also said that the quake triggered panic among citizens in Patna and elsewhere as people ran out of their homes into open areas.

With Agency inputs

LN Mishra murder case: All four convicts sentenced to life imprisonment
LN Mishra murder case: All four convicts sentenced to life imprisonment

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday pronounced the quantum of sentence in the 40-year-old Lalit Narayan Mishra murder case and sentenced all four convicts to life imprisonment.

Converted Christians return to Hindu fold in Bihar

Three of the dozen Hindus who converted to Christianity in two Bihar villages have returned to the Hindu fold after they were threatened with a social boycott, an official said on Thursday.

Manjhi not in favour of big industries in Bihar

Three months after visiting London to seek investment, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he was not in favour of big industries or big capital in the state, and preferred development of small and medium industries instead.

States work on security guidelines for schools, Patna police for CCTVs

 Educational institutions in Patna were on Wednesday asked by police to install CCTV cameras as states worked on fresh security guidelines for them after the massacre in a Peshawar school that prompted the Centre to mull a new advisory.

Kingpin of AK-47 replicating gang arrested in Bihar

 The kingpin of a gang that earned fame among anti-socials for replicating AK-47 rifles besides manufacturing highly sophisticated pistols was arrested on Wednesday.

Security enhanced in Patna schools after Pakistan attack

Security was on Wednesday enhanced in all schools here and educational institutions were asked to install CCTV cameras in their premises in the wake of the terror attack in a school in Pakistan's Peshawar town.

Hindus 'converted' to Christianity in Bihar village

Five poor Hindus, including three women, reportedly converted to Christianity at Barohiya village in this Bihar district, but later said they had gone to attend a prayer meeting in a church.