Bihar

Political leaders celebrate Chhath in Bihar

As Bihar celebrated Chhath, a festival dedicated to the Sun god, political leaders of all hues took part into it, and in some cases, joined rituals at the house of a rival party leader.

Tribals opt for new livelihood to limit forest dependence

Reducing their dependence on Valmiki Tiger Reserve in north Bihar, local tribal women are being trained to adopt eco-friendly livelihoods and make new products by weaving grass.

Chhath festival concludes peacefully in Bihar

The four-day long Chhath festival ended peacefully Thursday morning in Bihar. Millions of people, mostly women, took a dip in the river to offer prayers to the rising sun, officials said.

Bihar celebrates Chhath with full fervour

All roads in the state led to the Ganga, Gandak, Kosi, Kamla, other smaller rivers, lakes and ponds, as lakhs of people travelled to the water bodies to offer Sandhya Arghya (Evening offerings) on the occasion of Chhath, a festival dedicated to the Sun God on Wednesday.

Some Muslims in Bihar celebrate Chhath too

Manjoor Mian, Nazma Khatoon, Ladli Begum and Mohd Nazir, all Muslims, have one thing in common -- they all celebrate Chhath, the most popular Hindu festival of Bihar.

Chhath ushers festive fervour, communal harmony in Bihar jails

Prisoners in different correctional homes across Bihar are making arrangements for celebration of the Chhath festival on Wednesday.

BJP observes anti-terrorism day on Gandhi Maidan blasts anniversary in Bihar

The Bihar unit of BJP on Monday observed anti-terrorism day to mark the first anniversary of terror attack at the Gandhi Maidan and accused former chief minister Nitish Kumar of being "solely responsible" for the incident which had claimed six lives and left scores of others injured.

Nitish meets JD(U) MPs, MLAs over his 'Sampark Yatra'

Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday interacted with party Parliamentarians, Legislators and office bearers over his 'Sampark Yatra' starting from November 13.

BJP approach over black money shows leaders 'black mind': Nitish Kumar

Janata Dal (United) on Monday made a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government over its affidavit on black money saying it reflected BJP leaders' "black mind" and mocked the party as "Bhrasht Jhoothi Party".

Patna traffic police gets first aid box to attend victims

In a noble step, the Patna police has armed traffic posts at important junctures of Bihar's capital with first aid box to attend to road accident victim on the spot.

Now, Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi joins Facebook

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who last week admitted that he is at sea when it comes to computers, has now joined Facebook, officials said on Monday.

Mobile phones, chargers, cash seized from Bihar jail

A haul of items, including 14 mobile phones, were Monday seized from the premises of a divisional jail in Sitamarhi district of Bihar, a police official said.

Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi reviews preparations for Chhath festival

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday directed cleanliness and electricity supply at river embankments and related water bodies among various other measures for the two-day '?hhath' festival next week.

OC suspended for 'misdirecting' Nitish Kumar's convoy

The Officer In-Charge of a police station here was today suspended on the charge of "misdirecting" the route of convoy of former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Nitish Kumar to hold 'Sampark Yatra' across Bihar from Nov 13

Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's 'Sampark Yatra' from November 13, apparently to launch campaign for the Assembly polls next year, will be a whirlwind tour where he will address 32 public meetings in as many districts.

Maoists blast house of rival in Bihar

Maoists blasted the house of one of their former members, a result of an ongoing rivalry among two different factions of left wing extremists, police said on Saturday.

Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush

 With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from Oct 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna Friday, said officials.

Tokyo varsity team celebrates Diwali with Super 30 students

For the students of Super 30, it was a special Diwali as a team from Tokyo University joined them in celebrating the festival of lights at the academy here.

Mob attacks police after man's death in Bihar

Angry over the death of a young man during a police crackdown on gamblers, a mob Friday attacked police personnel and set their vehicles on fire in Bihar`s East Champaran district.

Bihar allows donor of land to name school after person of their choice

 Bihar government on Wednesday gave its nod to a proposal to allow donor of land for establishment of a school name the institution after the person of their choice.

Irked by RJD leader's speech, Manjhi tries to walk away

A function to celebrate the 127th birth anniversary of the first chief minister of Bihar Sri Krishna Singh today witnessed an unpleasant scene when Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi tried to leave the dais as a local RJD leader spoke.

Nitish to launch 'Samparak yatra' from Nov 12

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar would launch a 17-day yatra (march) of the state from November 12 which would be a major event ahead of state Assembly elections due next year.

Bihar: Boy kills child with father's revolver

A 12-year-old boy playing with the revolver of his constable-father shot dead a child here on Wednesday, police said.

Bihar allows sale of 5 kg LPG banned after Bodh Gaya blasts

The Bihar government on Tues allowed sale of five kg LPG cylinders that were banned after Bodh Gaya serial blasts last year in which the use of unlicensed small gas cylinders was suspected.

BJP to fight Bihar Assembly poll with allies: Sushil Modi

Maintaining that marginalisation of regional parties in Maharashtra and Haryana must not be seen as a pattern, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said his party would contest the Bihar Assembly polls next year in alliance with LJP and RLSP.

Sushil Modi accuses Nitish Kumar of running crime protection bureau

Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday charged former chief minister Nitish Kumar with running corruption and crime protection bureau to ensure survival of a "fragile" JD(U) government in Bihar.

Firecrackers named after PM Modi rule Bihar market

Modi rocket, Modi chakri, Modi bomb, Modi phuljhari (sparklers) - firecrackers named after Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hot cakes in Bihar ahead of Diwali as their demand is more than the ones named after former chief ministers Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.

Nitish Kumar resorting to 'drama' to gain importance: BJP

Reacting to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's statement accusing BJP of betraying Bihar by turning back on its promise to accord special category status to the state, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra on Tuesday said that Kumar has resorted to 'drama' to gain some media importance.

Bihar shutdown disrupts rail, road traffic

A shutdown in Bihar on Tuesday to protest the arrest of three men for the alleged gang-rape of six Mahadalit women has hit rail and road traffic, police said.

Railways announces 300 special trains to Bihar for Chhath

Railways on Monday said it will run 300 special trains from different parts of the country to Bihar for devotees who want to attend the 'Chhath festival' later this month.