Bihar News

Bihar Legislature adjourned sine die

Patna: Both Houses of the Bihar Legislature were adjourned sine die Friday as its 178th session concluded today amidst speeches by Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary and Bihar Legislative Council Chairman Awadhesh Narayan Singh.

BJP slams Bihar govt for tardy implementation of Food Act

Lashing out at the Bihar government for tardy implementation of the Food Security Act in the state, the BJP on Friday claimed about 15 per cent beneficiaries have not been issued fresh ration cards to avail subsidised foodgrain.

BJP creates ruckus in both houses of Bihar legislature

Opposition BJP members on Friday created ruckus in both Houses of the Bihar legislature following rejection of their adjournment motion on various issues, prompting the presiding officers of the respective Houses to adjourn the session till post lunch.

Handpump poisoned in Nawada

Nawada: A water handpump was allegedly poisoned by some unidentified miscreants at Nemdarganj Bazar in Bihar's Nawada district Friday.

200 Mahadalits convert to Christianity in Bihar, probe ordered

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Thursday ordered a probe into the conversion of 40 Mahadalit families comprising 200 people to Christianity in his home district of Gaya.

Bihar Chief Minister orders probe into alleged conversion

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Thursday ordered a probe into the alleged conversion of over 60 persons, belonging to the Scheduled Caste, to Christianity on the occasion of Christmas at a village in Bihar's Gaya district.

JD(U), RJD leaders favour merger to take on BJP in Bihar

Senior JD(U) and RJD leaders Thursday spoke out in identical tones advocating for merger of the two parties at the earliest to jointly take on a resurgent BJP at the Assembly election next year.

One killed, two injured as car hits bystanders in Nalanda

 A car knocked down three people killing one and seriously injuring two others in Bihar's Nalanda district this morning, a police officer said.

Bihar suffered revenue loss Rs 1,403 crore in 2013-14: CAG

A Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Wednesday said Bihar government suffered a revenue loss of Rs 1,403.8 crore in 2013-14 due to various reasons including under-assessment and non-levy or short levy of taxes.

BJP flays Nitish for not accepting defeat as setback for alliance

BJP on Wednesday criticised JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar for refusing to accept as setback the Jharkhand debacle for the secular alliance and said the saffron party would repeat the good performance in Bihar in the Assembly polls next year.

Mobile phones and SIM cards seized from Khagaria jail

A dozen mobile phones and nine SIM cards were on Wednesday seized from different wards of a divisional jail in Bihar's Khagaria district.

Youth injured in IED blast in Bihar

 Lakhisarai: A 26-year-old youth was today injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in the Naxal-infested Lakhisarai district, around 145 km south west of the state capital.

Youth injured in IED blast in Bihar

A 26-year-old youth was on Wednesday injured when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded in the Naxal-infested Lakhisarai district, around 145 km south west of the state capital.

We won't repeat Jharkhand mistake in Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi

Rueing the absence of an alliance among opposition parties in Jharkhand assembly polls which BJP is set to win, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today said such a mistake will not be repeated during the assembly elections in his state next year to stop the saffron party.

PM shall speak on conversion as its 'Modi Sarkar': Nitish Kumar

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday insisted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should speak on "divisive" issues like conversion and felt Modi's 'silence' suggests utterances of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and others did have his "support".

RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper in Lok Sabha, reprimanded

Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha Monday as opposition parties protested the conversion issue and RJD MP Pappu Yadav allegedly threw a paper at Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai

RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper in Lok Sabha, reprimanded

Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in the Lok Sabha Monday as opposition parties protested the conversion issue and RJD MP Pappu Yadav allegedly threw a paper at Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai

Madhubani police firing judicial probe report blames RJD, CPI

The judicial commission, which probed the Madhubani police firing on October 12, 2012, has held the RJD and the CPI responsible for escalating the "riotous situation" by resorting to vandalism and burning of government offices in the town.

Manjhi expresses displeasure over functioning of Savarna Aayog

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday expressed strong displeasure over tardy pace of work in preparation of report by a commission constituted for welfare of forward castes in the state.

Both houses of Bihar legislature disrupted over law and order

Both houses of Bihar Legislature on Monday witnessed an uproar, with the opposition BJP attacking the government over law and order situation which they alleged had nosedived after JD(U) joined hands with the RJD.

Police station chief shot dead in Bihar

A police officer was shot dead in broad daylight Monday by unidentified attackers in Bihar`s Saran district, officials said.

Bihar BJP MLA holds protest with umbrella

Taking cue from Trinamool Congress parliamentarians, a BJP MLA on Monday staged an agitation in front of the state Assembly with a black umbrella, demanding jobs for relatives of the four slain fishermen in Paliganj in Patna district.

Both houses of Bihar Legislature disrupted over law and order

Both houses of Bihar Legislature on Monday witnessed an uproar, with the opposition BJP attacking the government over law and order situation which they alleged had nosedived after JD(U) joined hands with the RJD.

Three children die under mysterious circumstances in Bihar

Three children were found dead under mysterious circumstances and another was hospitalised in a serious condition at Goraiya in this district on Monday.

Nitish Kumar takes on Mohan Bhagwat over re-conversions

 Former Bihar chief minister and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Sunday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat`s support for ghar wapsi (home coming) of Muslims and Christians to the Hindu fold "should be denounced by all".

Four weapons seized in Bihar

Four weapons, reportedly belonged to Maoists, were recovered from a house in Adgawana village in Nawada district on Sunday.

Undertrial commits suicide in Bihar jail: Police

An undertrial prisoner has committed suicide by hanging himself in Bettiah district jail, police said on Sunday.

Bihar alleges 20% cut in fund under MGNREGA

Accusing the NDA government in the Centre of "discriminating" with Bihar, the state government on Saturday alleged there has been about 20 per cent cut in release of fund under MGNREGA to it in the current year.

I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar

 Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played smart by reaping benefits of hard work Kumar had done in enhancing electricity supply in Bihar.

No time can be fixed for merger of parties: Sharad Yadav

 JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday said the proposed December-22 'Mahadharna' in New Delhi would be the "first solid step" towards merger of old Janata Parivar parties, but no timeline could be fixed for it.