Bihar News

Neighbours kill Bihar couple, suspecting witchcraft

An elderly couple was killed by neighbours suspicion of practising witchcraft in a village in Bihar on Friday, police said.

Elderly couple shot dead in Bihar

An elderly couple was shot dead allegedly by distant relatives in a village under Bousi police station in Banka district, a police officer said on Friday.

JD(U) launches campaign song for upcoming Bihar Assembly elections
JD(U) launches campaign song for upcoming Bihar Assembly elections

Banking on catchy tunes and exuberant lyrics, JD(U) on Thursday released its campaign song 'Bihar mein bahaar ho, Nitishe Kumar ho' (Let there be prosperity in Bihar, let there be only Nitish Kumar) for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

CPI criticises beef ban, says BJP will suffer in Bihar polls

CPI on Thursday criticised the recent ban imposed by the BJP governments in Maharashtra and Haryana on beef saying "they have no business to enter into kitchen."

Nitish Kumar flayed for belated review of health, tourism sectors

The BJP on Thursday flayed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for laying emphasis on improving health services and tourism two months away from Assembly election when these two sectors were neglected during his stewardship.

Bihar murder accused running dhaba in Delhi arrested

A murder accused, hailing from Bihar and running a dhaba in Karol Bagh area here with a fake identity, has been arrested by Delhi Police's crime branch.

CBI makes surprise check at Barh Super Thermal Power Station

CBI and Vigilance Office of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) on Thursday carried out a surprise check at Barh Super Thermal Power Station in Barh area of Patna district following allegation of corruption in awarding contracts and extortion racket being run by locals in "connivance with influential people".

Nitish Kumar sounds poll bugle with 'Har Ghar Dastak'

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today began JD(U) campaign for upcoming Assembly elections through a programme called "Har Ghar Dastak" to seek feedback about the work done by the state government in the past.

1400 primary teachers resign in Bihar

Altogether 1,400 primary teachers have resigned from service in Bihar fearing government action over possession of fake educational degrees, a senior officer of the Education department said on Thursday.

Mob lynches three after they kill minor in Bihar

Three armed persons were lynched after they allegedly shot dead a boy and seriously injured his father near here, police said on Thursday.

Nitish Kumar announces 50% quota for backward classes in govt contracts

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced 50 per cent quota for OBC, EBC and SC/STs in all government contracts up to Rs 15 lakh and by removing the mandatory 75 per cent attendance cap for students to avail benefits of the state's uniform and bicycle schemes.

Present Bihar as 'brand' to attract tourists: Nitish Kumar

 With an aim to boost tourism in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday pitched for presenting the entire Bihar as a "brand" and said rebate would be given for bank loans to those investing in the tourism sector.

Jitan Ram Manjhi questions Nitish over implementation of his 34 agendas

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday questioned the Nitish Kumar government as to why it was implementing "modified" versions of his 34 agendas which were cancelled soon after he was removed from the post.

BJP parliamentary board to decide on CM face for Bihar: Shahanwaz Hussain
BJP parliamentary board to decide on CM face for Bihar: Shahanwaz Hussain

Fending off persistent queries from various quarters about its chief ministerial face for the crucial Bihar Assembly polls, senior BJP leader Syed Shahanwaz Hussain today said the party's Parliamentary Board will take a call on the issue.

Manjhi questions Nitish over implementation of his 34 agendas

 Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday questioned the Nitish Kumar government as to why it was implementing "modified" versions of his 34 agendas which were cancelled soon after he was removed from the post.

Bihar school director lynching: Six arrested

Six persons, including the main accused, were on Wednesday arrested for allegedly lynching the director of a school after bodies of two students were recovered from a ditch in Bihar's Nalanda district.

'Operation Smile' to trace missing children across Bihar from today

To unite 346 missing children with their parents, the Bihar Police will launch 'Operation Smile' across the state from Wednesday.

NDA launches joint campaign for Council poll in Bihar

Hajipur (Bihar), Jun 30 (PTI) The BJP along with its two NDA associates on Tuesday began a joint campaign for election to 24 seats of Legislative Council slated for July 7, which is billed as semi-

'Operation Smile' to trace missing children across Bihar

To unite 346 missing children with their parents, Bihar Police will launch 'Operation Smile' across the state from on Tuesday.

Sushil Modi meets Manjhi for joint campaign in Bihar Legislative Council polls

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday had a closed door meeting with former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi over political situation in the state and to draw strategy to win all 24 seats of Legislative Council elections scheduled next week.

Sushil Modi meets Manjhi for joint campaign in Council poll

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday had a closed door meeting with former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi over political situation in the state and to draw strategy to win all 24 seats of Legislative Council elections scheduled next week.

Two killed as 11000 KV electric line falls on them in Bihar

Two persons were electrocuted when a high voltage power line snapped and fell on them in Munger district of Bihar during the early hours today.

JD(U) seeks public apology from RLSP leader

The JD(U) on Tuesday asked Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) president Arun Kumar to tender a public apology for his "chest breaking" remark against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar or be prepared for legal action.

Bihar: Two killed as 11000 KV electric line falls on them

Two persons were electrocuted when a high voltage power line snapped and fell on them in Munger district of Bihar during the early hours on Tuesday.

Paswan makes 'jungle raj' barb at Nitish over Nalanda incident

Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Monday hit out at Nitish Kumar government over the Nalanda incident in which a school's director was lynched by a mob and said it was a reflection of the return of "jungle raj" in the state.

Don't target Nitish Kumar: Lalu Prasad Yadav tells NDA

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday warned the BJP-led NDA not to target Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

NHRC issues notice to Bihar govt over midday meal poisoning

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Bihar government over reports that at least 72 children fell ill after having their midday meal in two government schools in the state.

Prisoner escapes after throwing chilli powder at policeman in Bihar

An undertrial prisoner on Monday escaped after throwing chilli powder in the eyes of a policeman escorting him at a court in East Champaran district.

100 Bihar children ill after mid-day meal

 Nearly 100 children fell ill on Monday after eating their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar`s Madhubani district, an official said.

Lalu acts like 'Duryodhan' and 'Kansh': Pappu Yadav
Lalu acts like 'Duryodhan' and 'Kansh': Pappu Yadav

Expelled RJD leader Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Monday hit back at Lalu Prasad for calling him "Mir Jafar and Jai Chand" and said his former mentor acted like "Duryodhan" and "Kansh" for the Yadav caste.