Bihar News

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.

Nitish has become announcement minister, says BJP

Hitting out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for making a number of announcements, the BJP on Tuesday said he has turned into an "announcement minister" and asked him to "announce only such schemes that could be completed in the next four months" before the model code of conduct for the Assembly elections comes into force.

One killed, three injured in collision in Bihar

 One woman was killed and three of her family members were seriously injured when a car collided with a truck in Nalanda district of Bihar in the early hours on Tuesday, the police said.

Two kids drown in temple pond in Aurangabad

Two children lost their lives after drowning in the pond of a temple in Aurangabad district of Bihar, a police official on Tuesday said.

Mob violence after speeding truck mows pedestrian

 An angry mob on Monday set a truck on fire after it mowed down a person in Bodhgaya district of Bihar.

Maharashtra govt sends 53 runaway children back to Bihar

The Maharashtra government today sent 53 runaway children from Bihar back to their homes.

Eight Maoists held in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar

The security forces on Monday arrested eight Maoists following an encounter with them in Bihar's naxal-infested Muzaffarpur district, a police officer said.

Acrimony between RJD, JD(U) casts questions over merger

Days after announcement of merger of Janata Parivar, friction was visible among two of its important constituents JD(U) and RJD in the Assembly on Monday with latter pillorying Nitish Kumar government on various issues.

Road accident deaths trigger violent protest in Bihar

The death of five students in a road accident on Monday morning triggered a violent protest by the local villagers in Bihar's Siwan district, police said.

Jitan Ram Manjhi seeks punishment for Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Staying away from making any announcement about much touted formation of a new political party, former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday sought "punishment" for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for overturning his decisions taken for public welfare, and asked the people to "avenge it through ballot".

At least five children killed in Bihar road accident

 In a tragic incident, at least five children were killed in a road accident in Siwan district on Monday morning.

NCP's Tariq Anwar hits out at PM Modi over 'achche din'

The NCP on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his failure to ensure 'achche din' (good days) to the people and claimed that nothing has changed for farmers, youths and other sections of the society in the past one year.

JMM will contest Bihar Assembly Elections: Hemant Soren

The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) would contest the Assembly Elections in Bihar which is slated to be held later this year, Hemant Soren, the newly elected working president of the party said on Sunday.

Paswan slams Bihar govt on implementation of Food Law

About 1.11 crore eligible people have been left out under food law in Bihar, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Sunday, ticking off the Nitish Kumar government for not effectively implementing the legislation.

Lalu Prasad Yadav implores poor to stall BJP's juggernaut in Bihar
Lalu Prasad Yadav implores poor to stall BJP's juggernaut in Bihar

Virtually kick-starting the Janata Parivar's campaign for the Bihar assembly polls later this year, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday asked people to vote for the party comprising him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as it was the "real home" of poor.

LJP leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Smriti Irani on WhatsApp

A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger.

Judiciary must red-flag any populist decision: Prez at Patna HC centenary celebrations

The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy.

President inaugurates centenary function of Patna High Court

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said that elected representatives would have strong desire to go for populism which might affect individual rights and the duty of the judiciary is to show red flag to any infringement of fundamental rights of a citizen.

Six suspected Maoists arrested on extortion charges in Bihar

Six suspected Maoists were on Saturday arrested from Sheohar, Muzaffarpur and Sitamarhi districts of Bihar on the charges of alleged extortion.

Two children burnt to death, two others sustain burn injuries

Two children were charred to death and two others sustained burn injuries after a fire broke out in a hutment at a village in Bihar's Saharsa district Friday morning, an officer said.

Three precious idols stolen from temple in Bihar

Unidentified thieves stole three precious idols from a temple in Bihar's Supaul district, a police officer said on Friday.

Girl raped, nose chopped off by ex-fiance in Bihar

A girl was raped and part of her nose chopped off by her former fiance after she refused to marry him in a village in Bihar's Siwan district, police said on Thursday.

Bihar govt orders probe into Nepura village incident

The Bihar government on Thursday ordered probe by a senior officer into complaints of police and power board officials harassing citizens of Nepura village in Nalanda district recently on pretext of collecting electricity bill.

Nitish slams Amit Shah over remarks on sugar mills

Criticising BJP national president Amit Shah over his remarks on sugar mills in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that he is "ignorant" about facts.

Janata Parivar merger will prove destructive for BJP: Nitish
Janata Parivar merger will prove destructive for BJP: Nitish

Lashing out at the BJP for its comments on Janata Parivar merger, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said that the coming together of the six parties will prove to be "destructive" for the saffron party.

BJP 'tensed' about Janata Parivar merger: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is tense about the merger of the Janata Parivar, as reflected by their immediate reactions to the announcement.

Martial Arts Centers to open across Haryana

In Haryana, Martial Arts Centers would be opened in all districts and the first such center would be set up at district Mahendergarh where school students, girls and women of the district would be given self defense tips.

Ex-Bihar CM Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JD(U) symbol

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JD(U) and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol.

Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JD(U) symbol

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JD(U) and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol.

Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar

A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders.