Bihar News

Three prisoners escape from police lockup in Bihar

Three alleged criminals on Saturday escaped from a police station lockup in Munger district of Bihar prompting the police to launch a manhunt.

Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav meet Lalu Prasad

 Attempting a merger of the two parties as a prelude to larger Janata Parivar unity, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today held deliberations here and rejected speculation that their meeting was to take a call on leadership change in Bihar.

Maoist violence takes a waning trend in Bihar, claim police

Bihar police has claimed that it has been successful in containing the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) in the state with arrests of Maoists and recovery of explosives.

Jitan Ram Manjhi describes Nitish as 'Chanakya' of Bihar politics

Amid reports of unease in his relationship with senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday described Kumar as 'Chanakya' of state politics and dismissed reports of differences between them.

Manjhi says next Bihar CM should be a dalit

Patna: Amid heightened speculation about his removal from the post of chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi said he has knowledge that he will not return to the chair again but made a strong case that a dalit should be next CM of the state.

Nitish dismisses speculation about Manjhi's removal as Bihar CM

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday dismissed speculation that his going to Delhi was meant to discuss the fate of Bihar CM with party chief Sharad Yadav, RJD and SP leaders.

Nitish dismisses speculation about Manjhi's removal

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday dismissed speculation that his going to Delhi was meant to discuss the fate of Bihar CM with party chief Sharad Yadav, RJD and SP leaders.

Three rifles, 300 bullets destroyed by fire at Patna SSP's house

Patna: Three rifles and 300 live cartridges were destroyed in a fire which broke out at the official residence of Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jitendra Rana in the early hours Thursday.

Pappu Yadav sends notice to Sushil Modi for sullying his image

RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Wednesday served a legal notice to senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for "sullying" his image by describing him as a man of "criminal background".

Bihar minister flays CM for comments on rebel MLAs

Bihar Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shrawan Kumar on Thursday made light of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's statement welcoming Patna High Court order restoring membership of four rebel JD(U) MLAs and said Majhi often took back his own words.

Jitan Ram Manjhi launches 182 building projects

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for construction of state-of- the-art Bihar Police Headquarters and also launched 182 building projects in the state.

18 senior IAS officials shifted in major reshuffle in Bihar

 The Bihar government has effected a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy transferring 18 senior IAS officials.

Four more disqualified JD-U MLAs move court

Four more Janata Dal-United (JD-U) rebel legislators whose membership was terminated last month for their anti-party activities, Wednesday moved the Patna High Court challenging the decision of Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary.

Bihar increases maternity leave period, to give child care leave

In a major policy decision affecting the well-being of its women employees, Bihar government on Tuesday increased the duration of maternity leave to 180 days from 135 days, and also made provisions for 730 days of child care leave.

Patna HC set asides termination of 4 rebel JD(U) MLAs from Assembly

 In a jolt to the JD(U), the Patna High Court today set aside Bihar Assembly Speaker's November one, 2014 order terminating membership of four rebel MLAs under the anti-defection law after the ruling party had sought action against them over alleged cross-voting in the Rajya Sabha by-poll.

Modi rally serial blasts: NIA frames charges against 11

Modi rally serial blasts: NIA frames charges against 11

Patna HC restores Assembly membership of 4 JD(U) MLAs

The Patna High Court on Tuesday restored Assembly membership of 4 Janata Dal (United) MLAs, who were were disqualified last month from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities.

I will continue to bat till I get out: Bihar CM Manjhi

Using cricket parlance, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said he was playing a T20 match and would continue to bat, hitting the ball all around, till he gets out.

Bihar CM Manjhi kicks up controversy by justifying Maoists

In yet another controversial remark, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday sought to justify Maoists extorting levy from contractors who, he suggested, were indulging in corruption and looting the state.

Bihar next destination for resurgent BJP: Ramlal

Senior BJP leader Ramlal on Monday exhorted party workers to shift into poll mode and fan out through the state to woo the masses.

Man hurls a slipper at Bihar CM Manjhi during janta darbar in Patna

A day after he courted controversy by defending the Maoists'' levy from contractors in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Rasm Manjhi was once again in the news on Monday.

Bihar CM Manjhi court controversy, backs Maoists' levy on contractors
Bihar CM Manjhi court controversy, backs Maoists' levy on contractors

It seems Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi can't keep away from controversies. He triggered the latest one on Sunday by supporting the Maoists' levy from contractors and businessmen.

Dacoits loot train passengers of cash, jewellery in Jamui

Jamui: Dacoits swooped down on Chapra-Tata Express, looting cash, jewellery and mobiles worth over Rs 10 lakh from passengers in four sleeper coaches after forcibly stopping the train by taking the cabin man hostage near Dadnagar Halt here.

Nitish to address rallies in all 243 assembly constituencies

 Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar will hold 'Sampark' rallies in all 243 constituencies of the state starting from January 17, as part of his party's preparation for the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar.

Bihar CM Manjhi accuses ministers of doubting his ability

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday accused some of his cabinet colleagues of doubting his ability to perform and said he would deliver on his promises to the people.

Merger of Janata Parivar parties on track: Nitish Kumar

Senior JD(U) leader and former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that the proposed merger of Janata Parivar parties, including Lalu Prasad's RJD and Mulayam Singh Yadav's Samajwadi Party, was on track, though no deadline has been fixed for it.

20 kids being treated for suspected food-poisoning in Solapur

 As many as 20 students of a school at Korti in Karmala tehsil of the district were on Saturday admitted in the Primary Health Centre for suspected food poisoning.

Nearly 500 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Bihar

Nearly 500 Hindus, including women and children, converted to Buddhism Saturday in half a dozen villages in Bihar`s Gaya district, officials said.

Five arrested in Bihar's Gaya over kidnap, gang-rape of Japanese tourist: Police

The police have arrested five men in connection with the alleged abduction and gang-rape of a 23-year-old Japanese tourist, officials said on Saturday.

Governance will not be compromised even after merger: Nitish Kumar

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there would be no compromise over the issue of governance after merger of splinter Janata parivar parties even as his party initiated first step towards the process by endorsing assimilation of old Janata Parivar parties.