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Vedanta's Anil Agarwal mulls processing plant, varsity in Bihar

Responding to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's call for investment, Vedanta Resources founder Anil Agarwal today said he was planning to start a minerals processing plant and a world-class university at his home state Bihar.

150 cartons of country-made liquor seized in Bihar, one held

A total of 150 cartons of country-made liquor were seized and one person was arrested in this connection today from a market place under Guthni police station area in Siwan district, police said.

Siwan strongman Shahabuddin may walk out of jail after 11 years today
Siwan strongman Shahabuddin may walk out of jail after 11 years today

Siwan strongman and former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin is all set to walk out of jail after 11 years a day after Patna high court granted him bail in the much-publicised Rajiv Raushan murder case.

Ganga, other major rivers in Bihar flowing below danger mark

No fresh case of flood-related death was reported on Thursday in Bihar, where 213 lives have been claimed in the deluge even as most of the rivers continue to flow below the danger mark.

Social harmony will help strenghten our existence: Ansari

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari on Thursday reminded students that social harmony and respect for each other's thoughts will help strengthen our existence and survival.

Shocking! Illegal alcohol trader gets THIS punishment in Bihar – Watch Video
Shocking! Illegal alcohol trader gets THIS punishment in Bihar – Watch Video

The Bihar government had banned its sale after a huge public outcry.

Mulayam, a great grandfather now, Lalu a grandfather
Mulayam, a great grandfather now, Lalu a grandfather

Thursday rang in happiness and joy in the first family of Uttar Pradesh as Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Singh Yadav became father of a baby boy.

Bihar Governor finally approves Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill

The Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill, 2016 was formally approved by Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday, Raj Bhawan officials said.

RJD strongman Shahbuddin gets bail in brothers' murder case
RJD strongman Shahbuddin gets bail in brothers' murder case

The Patna High Court on Wednesday granted bail to controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahbuddin in a case of murder of a witness in the killing of two brothers in Siwan by bathing them in acid. 

Lalu should join Ram Temple agitation to become PM; Hindus will accept him as leader: VHP leader Pravin Togadia
Lalu should join Ram Temple agitation to become PM; Hindus will accept him as leader: VHP leader Pravin Togadia

VHP leader Pravin Togadia on Wednesday advised RJD chief Lalu Prasad to join the agitation for construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya if he wants to become the Prime Minister.

Fodder scam: SC to hear plea against Lalu Yadav today
Fodder scam: SC to hear plea against Lalu Yadav today

The fodder scam involved the embezzlement of about Rs. 9.4 billion from the government treasury of Bihar during Lalu Yadav's tenure as chief minister.

Bihar flood toll rises to 205, Ganga receding

Toll in Bihar floods rose to 205 with a fresh death reported on Tuesday even as the situation appeared to be easing with the water level of swollen Ganga flowing below the danger mark.

Property dealer shot dead in Bihar's Darbhanga

A property dealer was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants near a petrol pump under Bahadurpur police station area in this district today.

Bihar flood toll rises to 204

With six more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods on Monday went up to 204, even as the water level of the swollen Ganga continued to recede at many places except at Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district where the river is flowing above the danger mark.

Christian body Believers Church reaches out to flood-hit families in Bihar
Christian body Believers Church reaches out to flood-hit families in Bihar

A religious outfit called Believers Church has decided to provide relief materials to 4,000 families in flood-affected Bihar, its office bearer K P Yohannan said today.

Maoists torch six vehicles in Bihar's Gaya district
Maoists torch six vehicles in Bihar's Gaya district

Suspected Maoists torched half a dozen vehicles and machines of a private construction company on Monday in Bihar's Gaya district, police said.

Bihar flood situation improves marginally

With no reports of fresh deaths in Bihar floods on Sunday, the situation showed signs of improvement in the state as the number of affected people from the floods went down to 40 lakh from yesterday's 41.90 lakh in 12 districts.

VHP's Praveen Togadia hails CM Nitish Kumar for total prohibition in Bihar

VHP International Working President Praveen Togadia today hailed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for enforcing total prohibition in the state and said he would like to see a countrywide ban on consumption of liquor.

Liquor ban: VHP leader Praveen Togadia hails Nitish Kumar, says would like to see countrywide prohibition
Liquor ban: VHP leader Praveen Togadia hails Nitish Kumar, says would like to see countrywide prohibition

VHP International Working President Praveen Togadia on Sunday hailed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for enforcing total prohibition in the state and said he would like to see a countrywide ban on consumption of liquor.

Bihar flood toll rises to 198
Bihar flood toll rises to 198

The 19 fresh deaths were reported from five districts of Bihar.

What will poor eat - 'atta' or data? Lalu Prasad Yadav's dig after Jio ad features PM Narendra Modi
What will poor eat - 'atta' or data? Lalu Prasad Yadav's dig after Jio ad features PM Narendra Modi

Tthe Aam Aadmi Party and Congress attacked Narendra Modi after a full-page advertisement of Reliance's "Jio Digital Life" appeared in newspapers featuring the PM's photograph.

General strike hits normal life in Bihar

Normal life in Bihar was hit on Friday by the 24-hour nationwide strike major trade unions have called to protest the central government`s anti-labour and economic policies, officials said.

Bihar flood toll rises to 172; water level at many points in swollen Ganga river receded
Bihar flood toll rises to 172; water level at many points in swollen Ganga river receded

With four more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods on Thursday rose to 172 even as water level at many points in the swollen Ganga river receded.

Nitish govt 'totally failed' in giving flood relief: BJP

BJP on Thursday accused the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar of "total failure" in providing relief to flood victims, alleging that they were not getting food and medicine leading to a rise in death toll.

In a fitting tribute to 'Mountain Man', Suresh Prabhu wants to take railways to Dashrath Manjhi's village
In a fitting tribute to 'Mountain Man', Suresh Prabhu wants to take railways to Dashrath Manjhi's village

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had announced that he would explore if a rail line could be laid till Gehlore - 'Mountain Man' Dashrath Manjhi's village.

Newborns in flood-hit Bihar named after river Ganga

Parents of newborns in the relief camps of flood-swamped Bihar are naming their children after the river Ganga or even the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) that has come to their help.

Bihar floods: Toll rises to 165, 37.53 lakh people affected

With six more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods on Tuesday rose to 165, even as the swollen Ganga, whose water level started showing a receding trend, has affected 37.53 lakh people in 12 districts of the state.

Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: School Principal Meena Devi sentenced to 10 years imprisonment
Chhapra mid-day meal tragedy: School Principal Meena Devi sentenced to 10 years imprisonment

A Chhapra court on Monday sentenced primary school Principal Meena Devi to ten years imprisonment in connection with the 2013 mid-day meal tragedy.

BJP calls on Centre, Bihar to join hands to resolve flood-linked crisis

Floods in Bihar have claimed 156 lives so far, and affected the lives of lakhs of people in 12 districts. Given the extent of the damage to life, livestock, crops and property, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday appealed to both the Centre and the Bihar government to join hands to provide relief and rehabilitation to the people.

Bihar flood toll reaches 156, twins born on boat

With three more deaths reported on Sunday the toll in Bihar rose to 156 as there was no let up in the flood situation in the state while in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh the Ganga continues to flow above the danger level.