Bihar News

Patna railway station on alert after SMS bomb threat

Security was tightened at Bihar's Patna railway station on Wednesday, after police received an unidentified SMS threatening that the station would be blown up.

BJP seeks report card of 25 years from Lalu, Nitish, Congress

Launching counter-attack on Nitish Kumar who sought Centre's report card on performance in one year, BJP on Wednesday said the Chief Minister along with 'secular alliance' partner RJD and Congress should furnish account of their work over the past 25 years in Bihar.

These Bihar teachers will leave you in splits with their knowledge level
These Bihar teachers will leave you in splits with their knowledge level

Bihar has once again grabbed attention. No, not due to the upcoming Assembly elections, but for its poor education system. A reality check done on some schools in Bihar reveals that the state has not achieved much in improving the miserable condition of education.

Congress clears the air on why Rahul didn't share dais with Lalu

Congress Wednesday dismissed speculation that Rahul Gandhi will not share dais with RJD chief Lalu Prasad in poll-bound Bihar.

Bihar AAP activists not happy with Kejriwal support to Nitish

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's decision to extend support to his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar in the upcoming Assembly election has not gone down well with AAP activists in the eastern state, with some of them even contemplating to quit the party.

Daily life stays normal in Bihar; banking services hit

Daily life was not much affected in Bihar on Wednesday, while banking services in the state were partially hit during the country-wide strike called by ten central trade unions.

'Chhote Sarkar' Anant Singh, Bihar's jailed ruling JD(U) legislator, quits
'Chhote Sarkar' Anant Singh, Bihar's jailed ruling JD(U) legislator, quits

A jailed legislator from Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Anant Singh, resigned from the party on Wednesday.

PM's Bhagalpur rally disappointing, directionless: Congress

 Congress today termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Bhagalpur as "disappointing and directionless" and said it was a "flop".

Election Commission likely to announce Bihar poll dates within few days

 The Election Commission is likely to announce the schedule of the high-voltage Bihar Assembly polls later this week or early next week.

Nitish trying to cheat Bihar with parallel package: PM Narendra Modi
Nitish trying to cheat Bihar with parallel package: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday continued his campaign blitzkrieg in Bihar where he mounted a counter attack on Nitish Kumar for "cheating" the people with his Rs 2.7 lakh crore development vision.

Top quotes from PM Narendra Modi's Bhagalpur rally
Top quotes from PM Narendra Modi's Bhagalpur rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a mega rally in Bhagalpur of poll-bound of Bihar. Here are the top quotes from the rally:

PM Modi should stop chest thumping and making new promises every day: Nitish Kumar
PM Modi should stop chest thumping and making new promises every day: Nitish Kumar

Escalating his war of words with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kunar on Tuesday slammed him for making new promises every day and misleading the people of Bihar by repackaging old schemes of the state government and including it in the recently announced special package for the state.

Bihar polls: PM Narendra Modi to woo voters in Bhagalpur today
Bihar polls: PM Narendra Modi to woo voters in Bhagalpur today

Days after the 'Swabhiman' rally of the grand alliance of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Samajwadi Party and the Congress combine tried to woo voters in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will address a rally in Bhagalpur to win votes for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Bihar Assembly polls 2015: BJP will win despite JD(U)-RJD-Cong alliance, says Smriti Irani

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday said the JD(U)-RJD-Congress and SP Secular Grand Alliance will not work in the forthcoming Bihar Assembly elections and "BJP will win despite all their efforts".

Former Bihar minister Mohidur Rahman dead

Senior Congress leader and former minister Mohidur Rahman died in his residence at Chandradei in this district of Bihar following prolonged illness.

Illegal arms factory busted in Nawada, four held

 An illegal arms factory was busted today and four persons held in this connection from a village in Bihar's Nawada district, a police officer said.

BJP will get a majority in Bihar : Sushil Modi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday said his party would definitely get a majority in the Bihar assembly polls."We will definitely get a majority; there is no doubt about that. We can see a wave, and by the time, the election arrives, this wave will turn into a storm," Modi told media."The announcement of the election schedule has not been made as yet. We will soon discuss about seat sharing," he added."More than ten lakh people attended Prime Minister`s three rallies. They could hardly manage to get 50,000 to one lakh people in their rally of yesterday. They misused public money and still the number could not exceed 50-60 thousand," Modi said."Nitish and Lalu know that the people of Bihar want a change. There was no excitement in yesterday`s rally. People have made up their mind for change. All the parties in the alliance will fight the election and we will be successful in Bihar," he said.In the wake of the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar, the grand alliance of the JD (U), the RJD and the Congress had organized the `Swabhiman Rally` at Patna`s Gandhi Maidan on Sunday.The alliance leaders led a centralised attack on Prime Minister Modi`s policies and the Centre in their respective speeches. 

NDA allies to announce Bihar seat sharing soon

NDA allies on Monday put up an united front amid vocal demands being made by some parties on their share of seats in Bihar polls but the crucial issue of seat-sharing was not discussed at their maiden joint meeting chaired by BJP president Amit Shah.

PM Modi's decision on Bihar chief ministerial candidate will be final: Manjhi
PM Modi's decision on Bihar chief ministerial candidate will be final: Manjhi

Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said that there are many able leaders in the NDA who can be selected as chief ministerial candidate for the state, but added that the final decision would be made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Skill development scheme for madrasa students to be launched today

Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will on Monday in Patna jointly launch the first pilot project as part of a skill development programme for madrasa students.

Sonia Gandhi praising Lalu Yadav's regime in Bihar a 'cruel joke': RS Prasad

Describing the 'Swabhimaan Rally' as a 'failure', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi praising former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav's regime in the state was a 'cruel joke'.

Sonia, Nitish, Lalu target PM Modi in Bihar's Swabhiman rally; Mulayam gives it a miss
Sonia, Nitish, Lalu target PM Modi in Bihar's Swabhiman rally; Mulayam gives it a miss

Coming together for the first time ahead of the Bihar assembly polls, top leaders of the 'grand secular alliance' including Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday claimed victory on the vexed land bill as they tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi over "unfulfilled promises' and "insult" to Bihari pride.

Grand Secular Alliance's Swabhiman Rally a big flop: Paswan

Describing the 'Swabhiman Rally' of the Grand Secular here on Sunday as a "big flop" due to low turnout, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president and Union Food Minister Ramvilas Paswan claimed the NDA will sweep the Assembly polls in Bihar with a three-fourth majority.

LJP claims Sonia Gandhi was insulted at 'Swabhiman Rally'

The LJP on Sunday claimed Congress president Sonia Gandhi was 'insulted' by the organisers at the Grand Secular Alliance's 'Swabhiman Rally' at Gandhi Maidan by making her speak before the leaders of JD(U) and RJD.

BJP accuses Sonia Gandhi of telling 'lies' to attack the Centre

After Sonia Gandhi shared dais with Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar at a rally in Patna, BJP on Sunday hit back saying the "promoters of politics of family rule, opportunism and corruption" have come together to target it and accused the Congress chief of telling "lies" to attack the Centre

JD(U) sets up 80 counters in rally venue for DNA collection

The JD(U) has set up 80 counters around Gandhi Maidan for collection of DNA samples of people coming to rally of secular alliance here on Sunday as part of its "Sabdhwapsi" (take back word) campaign.

JD(U) sets up 80 counters in Swambhiman rally venue for DNA collection

 The JD(U) has set up 80 counters around Gandhi Maidan for collection of DNA samples of people coming to rally of secular alliance here on Sunday as part of its "Sabdhwapsi" (take back word) campaign.

2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: Mega rally in Patna today; Sonia Gandhi to attend
2015 Bihar Assembly Elections: Mega rally in Patna today; Sonia Gandhi to attend

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will on Sunday attend the rally of grand secular alliance in Patna, ahead of Assembly Elections in Bihar.

Two rebel JD(U) leaders, one RJD MLA join BJP

 BJP got a boost ahead of Bihar elections on Saturday with former state minister along with other rebel JD(U) leader and one RJD MLA joining the party.

Samajwadi Party to participate in Patna rally featuring Sonia, Lalu on Sunday without chief Mulayam
Samajwadi Party to participate in Patna rally featuring Sonia, Lalu on Sunday without chief Mulayam

Ending the suspense, Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday decided to participate in the rally of grand secular alliance in Patna tomorrow but its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav would not attend it.