Bihar News

BJP to launch Parivartan Rath campaigns in Bihar

The BJP on Saturday said that the "movement for change" has begun in Bihar and announced four simultaneous 'Parivartan Yatra' as part of its campaign this month to cover entire state for the forthcoming Assembly polls to seek the mandate of public for it.

Nitish Kumar miffed over Modi govt's choice of Bihar Guv, says 'I was not consulted'
Nitish Kumar miffed over Modi govt's choice of Bihar Guv, says 'I was not consulted'

Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday voiced his displeasure over the appointment of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Nath Kovind as new Governor of the state, saying he was not consulted over the issue.

Assembly polls 2015: BJP to launch Parivartan Rath campaigns in Bihar

The BJP on Saturday said that the "movement for change" has begun in Bihar and announced four simultaneous 'Parivartan Yatra' as part of its campaign this month to cover entire state for the forthcoming Assembly polls to seek the mandate of public for it.

To connect with migrants, Nitish Kumar launches Delhi unit of Bihar Foundation
To connect with migrants, Nitish Kumar launches Delhi unit of Bihar Foundation

Facing one of the toughest electoral battles in his political career, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday reached out to migrants from the state in the national capital, inaugurating the Delhi Chapter of Bihar Foundation.

Ram Nath Kovind, Acharya Dev Vrat appointed Bihar, HP Governors

Senior BJP leader Ram Nath Kovind and Acharya Dev Vrat were on Saturday appointed as Governors of poll-bound Bihar and Himachal Pradesh respectively.

Poster war erupts in Gaya before PM Narendra Modi's visit

A poster war has erupted between ruling JD(U) and opposition BJP in Gaya ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the holy city to address a party rally scheduled for Sunday.

Maoists attack canal construction site, torch vehicles in Bihar

A group of armed Maoists attacked a construction site of a canal in Banka district of Bihar in the early hours Saturday, assaulting the workers and torching two excavator machines and a tractor.

Maoists call shutdown to protest PM Narendra Modi's Gaya rally

Maoists guerrillas have given a day-long shutdown call on Sunday in Bihar`s Magadh division to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s rally in Gaya ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls.

Poll panel reviews preparations for Bihar polls

Poll officials on Saturday met Bihar district and police officials to take stock of preparations for the the upcoming Assembly polls, an official said.

PM Narendra Modi's Bodh Gaya visit cancelled

Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s visit to Bodh Gaya during his trip to Gaya in Bihar on Sunday has been cancelled, an official said on Saturday.

Maoists attack canal construction site, torch vehicles

A group of armed Maoists attacked a construction site of a canal in Banka district of Bihar in the early hours of Saturday, assaulting the workers and torching two excavator machines and a tractor.

EC to brief media about Bihar Assembly elections today

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will address the media on the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar at 5 pm here on Saturday.

Nitish Kumar inaugurates ''Bihar Museum''

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday inaugurated the Rs 500 crore "Bihar Museum" here.

Bhagalpur riots probe panel blames then Congress government

The Bhagalpur Riots Probe Commission's report was tabled in the Bihar assembly on Friday by the government ignoring the noisy scenes created by the BJP.

CEC meets representatives of political parties in Bihar

An Election Commission (EC) team led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi arrived in the state capital on Friday on a two-day visit to assess preparations for the forthcoming Bihar Assembly Elections.

Patna HC takes stern view on RJD's Bihar bandh, asks if any leader was booked

Taking a stern view of Bihar bandh called by RJD late last month to press for publication of caste census report, the Patna High Court on Friday asked the state government whether any leader who had given the bandh call was booked.

Bihar Legislative Council adjourned sine die

The Bihar Legislative Council was adjourned sine die as the Monsoon Session came to an end on Friday afternoon.

Speaker rues disruption of business in Bihar Legislative Assembly

The final session of the 15th Legislative Assembly in Bihar ended on Friday after Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary adjourned the House sine die with a rider that not a single question could be taken up during the five day-long session.

Bihar polls: Will go to people with work, BJP will take help of jumla, says Nitish Kumar
Bihar polls: Will go to people with work, BJP will take help of jumla, says Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said the BJP will go to people in the forthcoming state Assembly Elections taking help of "jumla" (euphemism), but he will seek the people's mandate on account of his work.

JD(U) to make PM's 'DNA' remark on Nitish a poll issue

Seeking to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'DNA' barb against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a poll issue, JD(U) legislators on Friday enacted a skit in which a DNA test of the BJP revealed 1000 per cent increase in communalism and corruption under the NDA government.

Bihar can't grow without empowerment of women: Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said development of the state was not possible without empowerment of women.

Three held for murder of Bihar BJP worker

Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with murder of a BJP worker Avinash Kumar in this capital, police said.

Arms smuggler arrested in Munger

The police on Friday arrested an alleged illegal arms smuggler in Munger district and recovered two automatic pistols, four magazines and 50 cartridges from him.

Poll panel team in Bihar to review preparations

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, along with his team, arrived in Bihar capital Patna on Friday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming assembly polls, an official said.

Nitish hits at NDA leaders on 'DNA' barb

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday raked up the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'DNA' barb against him and hit out at NDA leaders for jumping in favour of the PM and making statements on the his behalf.

Bihar polls: RJD to organise nine rallies in support of Janata Parivar

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) will be organizing nine rallies in support of all the three parties constituting the Janata Parivar in Bihar, prior to the assembly elections, to give a fitting reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Lalu Prasad comes in support of Nitish in 'DNA' spat with BJP

Amidst spat between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and NDA leaders over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'DNA' comment on Kumar, RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday came in support of the Bihar CM.

BJP worker shot dead in Bihar, two arrested

A BJP worker was shot dead in the Bihar capital on Thursday, triggering protests by party leaders. Police said two of the assailants have been arrested while raids were being conducted to nab the third accused.

Six Maoists, including area commander, arrested in Bihar

The Bihar Police have arrested six alleged Maoist operatives, including an area commander, from two different places in Aurangabad district and claimed they were trying to commit a big incident there on the occasion of their bandh call across three states on Thursday.

Bihar Assembly fails to transact business due to pandemonium

Bihar Assembly failed to transact any business in the first half on Thursday with opposition BJP staging a strong protest in support of adjournment notices given to highlight agitation of nearly two dozen employees' organisations and also murder of a BJP leader in Patna.