Bihar News

Bihar CM Manjhi defends himself on controversy over age, assets

 A day after coming under scanner for alleged divergent figures about his age and assets in affidavits submitted on different occasions, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday stood by details submitted during last year's general elections.

Police busts 'Bournvita Gang' in Patna

 Three minors who are said to be associated with infamous 'Bournvita Gang' which had terrorised all and sundry on the roads of posh areas in the state capital were apprehended on Saturday.

Bihar: Three-year-old found hanging on tree, rape suspected

A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and found unconscious in naked condition hanging upside down from a tree at Banka in this district of Bihar on Saturday.

Take Rs 41,000, forget rape: Panchayat in Bihar tells victim

In a shocking incident, a panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a Mahadalit woman to pay her Rs.41,000 and asked the victim to not report the incident, police said Saturday.

Maoists blow up mobile tower in Bihar

Maoists blew up a mobile tower in Bihar`s Lakhisarai district and took a cabin man of a railway station hostage for four hours in Jamui district, affecting the movement of trains, police said on Saturday.

Bihar: Fishermen to get mopeds to deliver fresh fish to consumers

The Bihar government would provide mopeds to fishermen to help them rush fresh fish to consumers.

Case lodged against Manjhi for casting aspersion on judiciary

A court in Bihar's Samastipur district Thursday ordered the police to lodge an FIR against Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for allegedly casting aspersion on the judicial process.

Bihar youth killed for pasting posters defaming girl

A youth died and two were critically injured after being brutally beaten for allegedly pasting posters defaming a girl in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Thursday.

Bihar CM Manjhi exhorts Dalits to hold key to power

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday exhorted the Dalits to hold key to power or their progress was not possible.

Lalu to march to BJP hq demanding money in Jan Dhan accounts

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said he would lead a peaceful march to state BJP headquarters here on March 15 to demand that Rs 15,000 be deposited in every bank account as promised in the "Jan Dhan" yojna.

Will do everything to fulfill Nitish's dream of Metro Rail: CM

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today said his government would try to fulfill the dream of his predecessor Nitish Kumar, a Metro Railway in Patna, for which a DPR has been formulated.

Will do everything to fulfill Nitish's dream of Metro Rail: CM Manjhi

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said his government would try to fulfil the dream of his predecessor Nitish Kumar, a Metro Railway in Patna, for which a DPR has been formulated.

Obama's speech revealed Modi's true colours: Lalu

 RJD chief Lalu Prasad today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying his "divisive politics" was so apparent that the country, which gave Mahatma Gandhi to the world, is being sermonised by US President Barack Obama on the importance of religious tolerance.

Three held with weapons before looting bank in Nawada

 Three armed men, who had plans to loot a branch of a nationalised bank and abduct its manager, were arrested today in Nawada district.

NDA will fight Bihar polls under Modi: Paswan

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), an ally of BJP, on Wednesday described the saffron party as as "elder brother" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the face of NDA in the coming Bihar polls.

Bihar: RJD MLA's car attacked, legislator unharmed

RJD MLA from Madhepura Chandrashekhar survived an attack after some people stoned his vehicle near a village under Ghelar police station area in Bihar's Madhepura district, a police officer said on Wednesday.

Paswan says NDA will fight Bihar polls under Narendra Modi

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), an ally of BJP, Wednesday described the saffron party as as "elder brother" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be the face of NDA in the coming Bihar polls.

RJD MLA's car attacked, legislator unharmed

RJD MLA from Madhepura Chandrashekhar survived an attack after some people stoned his vehicle near a village under Ghelar police station area in Bihar's Madhepura district, a police officer said on Wednesday.

Gym to be set up in every village: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said that gymnasiums would be set up in every village for the development of youngsters.

Manjhi adopts village in Madhepura

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday adopted Teghraha-Bokhraha village in Madhepura district under 'Mukhyamantri Adarsh Gram Yojana.'

Sushil counters Nitish's 'conspiracy' charge in Azizpur arson

Days after senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar claimed 'conspiracy' behind the arson incident in Azizpur, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today challenged him to expose those involved in the incident.

BJP's Mission 185 in Bihar a day dream: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday termed the BJP's mission in Bihar to win 185 seats in the Assembly polls later this year as "Mungeri Lal Ke Haseen Sapne" (day dreaming).

Cong's four-day 'Chintan Shivir' ahead of Bihar poll starts

Congress on Tuesday began its four day- camp here to cement factionalism in the party and broadbase its support among people ahead of the Bihar elections due later this year.

Bihar honours police officer who arrested IM chief Yasin Bhatkal

The Bihar government Monday awarded Police Medal to Indian Police Service officer Vinay Kumar for his gallantry in arresting Yasin Bhatkal, chief of the banned Indian Mujahideen, in 2013, an official said.

Bihar activist demands Bharat Ratna for Mountain Man

In India's 66th year as a Republic, Bihar-based activist Rakesh Ranjan is trying to gather steam for his campaign to get the government to recognise as Bharat Ratna 'Mountain Man' Dashrath Manjhi. He hand-chiseled a road through a rocky hill to connect his inacessible village to the nearest town over 22 years of labour.

US national among two killed in accident

A woman from the United States was among two persons who were killed and four others got injured when their car rammed into a bus in Aurai area of Muzaffarpur district on Monday, the police said.

Bihar moving on the path of growth with justice: Manjhi

Accepting the guard of honour on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday asserted that the state was moving fast on the avowed path of "growth with justice."

Bihar celebrates Republic Day with joy

 The 66th Republic Day was celebrated across Bihar Monday with joy and enthusiasm amid tight security.

Urdu teachers to be appointed in all schools in Bihar

The Bihar government on Monday announced that it will appoint Urdu teachers in all state-run school in a bid to promote the language.

Manjhi 'a nominated CM, not an elected one': JD(U) spokesman

A day after he denied talk of any differences with senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday appeared to take a dig at his detractors, which prompted the party's spokesperson to advise him to "desist from saying such things" as "he was a nominated chief minister and not an elected one".