Bihar News

Maoist group owns up to Patna blast, Nitish orders probe
Maoist group owns up to Patna blast, Nitish orders probe

Security agencies went into a tizzy after a low intensity blast took place in Patna, late Monday. No casualties were reported from the site.

Low intensity crane bomb blast in Patna

A low intensity crane bomb blast took place in Patna on Monday night. However, no casualties have been reported from the blast site.

Widespread rain, thunderstorm lash Bihar

Widespread rains accompanied by gusts of over 50 km per hour lashed Bihar on Monday afternoon bringing down the soaring temperatures.

BJP attacks Nitish govt over law and order

Opposition BJP on Sunday pilloried Nitish Kumar government for "deteriorating" law and order situation alleging that organised crime has returned to the state from the day he took RJD's assistance in running the government.

ABVP bandh affects train services in Bihar
ABVP bandh affects train services in Bihar

Train services and road traffic were disrupted, vehicles damaged and shops forcibly closed at several places in Bihar today during a 24-hr Bihar bandh called by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

Over 1,000 impersonators held during police recruitment in Bihar

After rampant cheating in Bihar's matriculation examinations made headlines, at least 1,000 people were arrested in the state as some other person impersonated them during the written examination and physical test for recruitment of police constables, a top police officer said on Sunday.

LJP to go with BJP's decision on Bihar CM candidate: Ramvilas Paswan

A day after Sushil Kumar Modi was virtually endorsed as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in the Bihar Assembly polls due later this year, LJP on Saturday sought to fall in line saying it will go with whatever decision the saffron party takes on the issue.

Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar
Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track.

Bihar IPS officer in trouble for 'Jehangir bell'

A senior police officer in Bihar is in trouble for installing a "Jehangiri ghanta" or Jehangir's bell" at his official residence in Darbhanga district when he was posted there last year.

Ramvilas Paswan takes jibe at Nitish Kumar for meeting PM Modi

Union Minister and LJP president Ramvilas Paswan on Friday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who once nourished the ambition of becoming Prime Minister, is knocking the doors of the PM and he will soon be relieved of the chief minister's chair.

Janata parivar leaders discuss land bill

 Janata parivar leaders including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav met on Friday to chalk out joint protests against the controversial land bill.

Protest by ABVP aimed at "destabilising" govt: Minister

 Describing the ABVP workers' protest in the state capital as violent which left as many as 108 people, including 51 policemen, injured, Water Resources Development (WRD) Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary, today said that the stir was aimed at destabilising the JD(U) government in Bihar.

Nitish seeks development assistance of Rs 1.07 lakh cr from PM

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought special developmental assistance of over Rs one lakh crore from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pointing to an estimated 'loss' of Rs 50,000 crore to the state due to the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission.

Naidu slams Opposition parties for opposing Land Bill

With the deadlock over Land Acquisition Bill continuing in Parliament and no indication of any breakthrough, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday slammed opposition parties for "ganging up" and "working against the interest of farmers".

Modi-Nitish meeting a courtesy: BJP

The meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister in Delhi was one of courtesy and had Nitish Kumar displayed similar 'good sense' earlier Bihar would not had been in the political mire, BJP said on Friday.

Bihar: Ex-DAV school principal's arrest stayed

A local court Friday stayed the arrest of a former school principal in connection with a case charging him and three teachers of extorting money from some students, including a class XI student who had mysteriously disappeared from the school premises on February 28 and was found three weeks later.

Ruckus in Bihar Assembly over police action against ABVP

The BJP created a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly on Friday over police action against ABVP members and demanded action against police officers responsible for this.

Congratulated AAP, nothing else: Nitish Kumar after holding talks with Arvind Kejriwal

A day after holding talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Several injured as police lathicharge ABVP protesters in Patna

Police fired several rounds in air and lathicharged protesting ABVP workers who tried to reach state Assembly to protest deterioration in education system in the state.

Nitish Kumar welcomes Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday welcomed the government`s decision to confer the Bharat Ratna, the country`s highest civilian award, on former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Several injured as police lathicharge ABVP protesters in Bihar

Police fired several rounds in air and lathicharged protesting ABVP workers who tried to reach state Assembly to protest deterioration in education system in the state.

ABVP protest in Patna turns violent

Police opened fire in the air and resorted to a baton charge on Thursday to disperse ABVP members who pelted stones at the police during a protest near the Bihar Assembly here against the deteriorating education system, officials said.

Kirti Azad asks Nitish Kumar to rethink on alliance with RJD

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirti Azad on Thursday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cannot do anything without the support of ruling party at the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the Janata Dal (United) leader should rethink on his party's alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar
Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks special status for Bihar

Setting aside his hostility towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived here on Thursday to meet him and sought enhanced central assistance and special status for his state.

Bihar Central schools cancel X home centre exams for question leak

 Class X examinations held at home centres at central schools in Bihar were cancelled today in the wake of question paper leak and fresh tests will be conducted, the Central Schools administration said.

No government can run without RJD support: Lalu

RJD President Lalu Prasad's claim that no government can run without his party's support has touched off diverse political reaction in the state.

JD(U), BJP trade charges over Mahatama Gandhi Setu in Bihar Assembly

Ruling JD(U) and Opposition BJP on Wednesday traded charges over poor upkeep of Mahatama Gandhi Setu over river Ganga considered as gateway to North Bihar from state capital which is witnessing heavy traffic flow.

Jairam Ramesh trashes PM Modi's defence of Land Acquisition Bill

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for claiming that amendments in 13 laws under Land Acquisition Bill were brought by NDA to provide for compensation and described the Centre as anti-farmers.

Eye on Bihar, BJP to begin poll preparations early

After its poll debacle in Delhi, BJP is taking no chances with regard to Bihar which is slated to go for Assembly elections in some months and is set to begin preparations there early.

BJP attacks Bihar govt for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits

Opposition BJP Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose.