Bihar News

Earthquake kills at least 35 in Bihar, rescue efforts on

At least 35 people were killed in Bihar as a massive earthquake struck Nepal and the adjoining areas in northern India on Saturday, officials said.

HC seeks Centre's reply on MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution over anti-Bihari remark

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought a response of the Centre on a plea seeking a direction to implead the government in cases related to MNS chief Raj Thackeray's prosecution for allegedly making anti-Bihari remarks in 2008.

Sulabh to provide Rs 5 lakh assistance to man in storm-ravaged Purnea

Touched by the tale of a girl whose father had to mortgage land to conduct her marriage from their house which was damaged in the April 21 storm, sanitation group Sulabh International on Friday announced Rs 5 lakh assistance to the father to help him rebuild his dwelling.

Nitish Kumar praises PM Modi for 'very quick' response to Bihar storm

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who had severed ties with the BJP for projecting Narendra Modi as Prime Ministerial candidate before the last Lok Sabha elections, on Friday praised and thanked him for "very quick" response to the state after the killer Nor'wester.

Mamata Banerjee rubbishes opposition's allegation on KMC poll

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday refuted opposition's charge of malpractices in Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election, saying that 32 companies of central forces would be coming for tomorrow's election to 91 municipalities across the state.

Death toll in storm in Bihar rises to 57

The toll in the killer Nor'wester storm in Bihar rose to 57 with three more deaths reported today, even as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday jointly conducted an aerial survey of the affected region.

Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of Bihar's storm-hit areas, death toll at 57
Rajnath Singh conducts aerial survey of Bihar's storm-hit areas, death toll at 57

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday afternoon arrived in Purnia district of Bihar to conduct aerial survey of areas affected by storm, which led to the death of at least 55 people.

Girl thrown out of running train by boyfriend, dies

A 15-year-old girl died on Thursday after she was allegedly thrown out of a running train by a person with whom she had eloped, the GRP here said.

Woman gets life term for killing infant by throwing in sewer

A woman, who killed her three- month-old daughter by throwing her in a sewer to get rid of her, has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court which said it was a cold blooded and pre-planned murder.

RJD issues showcause Pappu Yadav

 RJD on Thursday issued show cause notice to its Madhepura MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav for his alleged anti-party activities and sought reply within 15 days.

Storm leaves trail of destruction in Bihar's Purnia district

Mohammed Ashfaq and Saeeda Khatun of Harkheli village in Purnia district are seen wailing and invoking the almighty to return their children.

Centre assures help to Bihar to meet damage due to storm

 The Centre on Thursday assured all possible assistance to Bihar amid demands in the Lok Sabha for a special package to deal with the losses due to the heavy storm and rainfall in three districts that left scores dead and a trail of devastation last night.

 Storm toll rises to 54 in Bihar, maximum deaths in Purnea district
Storm toll rises to 54 in Bihar, maximum deaths in Purnea district

The toll in the killer nor'wester in Bihar rose to 54 as reports of 12 more deaths came from the 12 ravaged districts Thursday.

Mahaout trampled to death by elephant in Bihar

 A Mahout was trampled to death today by a raging elephant at a village in Bihar's East Champaran district, a police officer said.

Lpk Sabha expresses grief over deaths in Bihar in torrential rains

 Lok Sabha today expressed grief over the death of more than 40 people in Bihar due to heavy storm and torrential rains on Tuesday night.

Two killed in road accident in Jehanabad, Bihar

 Two persons were killed in a collision between a tractor-trolley and an autorickshaw at a village in Bihar's Jehanabad district, a police officer said today.

Sonia, Rahul asks Bihar Congressmen to join relief efforts in storm-hit state

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi have expressed deep anguish over the havoc caused by a tropical storm in Bihar and asked partymen to join relief efforts.

Bihar storm kills at least 42 people; PM Modi talks to Nitish Kumar, offers assistance
Bihar storm kills at least 42 people; PM Modi talks to Nitish Kumar, offers assistance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the situation arising due to storm in various parts of the state.

Bonanzas in Bihar for upper castes, contractual employees

With an eye to the forthcoming Assembly polls in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced Rs 10,000 incentive to students belonging to upper castes passing matriculation examination in first division, and regularisation of contractual employees.

Agricultural input subsidy to natural calamity hit farmers in Bihar

Crops in an area of about 14 lakh hectares were damaged due to cold wave, unseasonal rains and hailstorm in Bihar in February-March this year, which also took 20 lives, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday.

Man kills wife, shoots self in Bihar

A 49-year-old man allegedly shot dead his wife and later killed himself at Bhabbhia Bhai village in the district, police said on Wednesday.

PM Modi mourns loss of lives in Bihar storm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed his grief over the loss of lives due to storms that struck three districts of Bihar - Patna, Purnia and Madhepura - late on Tuesday night.

Bihar storm: Rajnath Singh assures Nitish Kumar of Centre's assistance

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and assured him of all the possible help after the state was struck by a deadly storm late last night.

Building collapses in Delhi's Moti Nagar area, one killed

A building collapsed in Moti Nagar area of Delhi on Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring nine others.

Two youths shot as they protect sister against harassment in Bihar

A youth was killed while his brother was battling for life after being shot by miscreants when they duo tried to stop them from harassing their sister in a village in Nalanda district of Bihar.

Storm kills four, disrupts traffic in Purnia

Four persons were killed in a severe storm in Purnia that uprooted trees, destroyed crops and disrupted traffic.

Two dead, eight injured in bus accident in Ara

Two persons were killed and eight others seriously injured when a bus carrying a marriage party fell into a roadside ditch in Bhojpur district of Bihar today.

Couple crushed to death by car in Bihar

A couple was crushed to death by a speeding car on the National Highway 31 near Salempur village in Nalanda district of Bihar Wednesday.

Two youths trying to protect sister against harassment shot in Bihar

A youth was killed while his brother was battling for life after being shot by miscreants when they duo tried to stop them from harassing their sister in a village in Nalanda district of Bihar

Bihar storm: At least 42 dead, over 80 seriously injured
Bihar storm: At least 42 dead, over 80 seriously injured

At least 42 persons perished in the severe Nor'wester which ravaged 12 districts of Bihar last night, state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said on his return after an aerial survey of the affected areas.