Bihar News

Arms Act case: JD(U) MLA Anant Singh sent to judicial custody till July 20
Arms Act case: JD(U) MLA Anant Singh sent to judicial custody till July 20

Incarcerated JD(U) MLA Anant Singh was today remanded in judicial custody till July 20 by a local court in a case lodged against him under the Arms Act last month.

BJP has made Bihar legislative council elections a 'prestige issue': Nitish
BJP has made Bihar legislative council elections a 'prestige issue': Nitish

Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made the state legislative council elections a `prestige issue`, and added that he hoped the latter would not turn back on its words after the results were out.

Anonymous person threatens to attack Mahabodhi temple

An anonymous person has threatened to attack the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, a top district official said on Tuesday.

Nitish, Lalu, Manjhi bat for caste census data release

The Centre's decision to withhold caste-based census data has created a political row in poll-bound Bihar with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav demanding its immediate publication.

BJP, JD(U) spar over Legislative Council polls

The ruling JD(U) and opposition BJP on Tuesday accused each other of making the polls to 24 Legislative Council seats a "prestige issue" and claimed that the results would show the real situation on the ground.

Record 94 percent polling in Bihar council poll

Forty-four percent voters turned out during the first four hours of the ongoing polls to 24 Legislative Council seats in Bihar, billed as a virtual semi-final ahead of the crucial Assembly polls later this year.

Bihar Legislative Council polls to be held on Tuesday: EC

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday said polls to the 24 seats of Bihar Legislative Council will be held on Tuesday as scheduled in the light of the Supreme Court refusing to stay the polls and accepting EC's suggestion that tenure of the elected members be decided by draw of lots.

Bihar: Minor gang-raped, another raped in Purnia

A minor was allegedly gangraped by four men while another raped by a teenager in separate incidents in this district on Monday.

Bihar: Man killed, six of his family injured in mishap

A 30-year-old man was killed and six of his family were injured when two auto-rickshaws collided with each other near New Barauni Railway station on Monday.

Nitish, Lalu has toxic relations with Muslims, Dalits: Pappu Yadav

Jan Kranti Adhikar Morcha (JKAM) leader Pappu Yadav on Sunday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav have toxic relations with the Muslims and Dalits of the state.

No ties with Janata Parivar, Left stands united in Bihar

 Ruling out the possibility of alliance with Janata Parivar, Left parties on Sunday announced they will contest the crucial Bihar Assembly election as a "united" bloc.

Seat sharing to be a tough task for both alliances in Bihar

The battle lines may have been drawn in Bihar, but seat sharing in the rival alliances led by BJP and JD(U) for the upcoming crucial assembly election is likely to be quite a challenge with the constituents all set to strike a hard bargain.

Lalu, Nitish biggest enemies of Muslims, backward class: Pappu Yadav

Jan Kranti Adhikar Morcha (JKAM) leader Pappu Yadav on Sunday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav are the biggest enemies of Muslims and the backward classes in the state.

BJP offers sops to voters in Bihar ahead of council polls

Apparently sensing that the outcome of legislative council polls on July 7 may set the tone for the Assembly polls in Bihar later this year, the BJP on Sunday rained sops, including hikes in various allowances to representatives of three-tier panchayati raj institutions.

RJD to protest withholding caste Census data: Lalu

 Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday announced that his party would compel the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government to make public the caste-based Census data.

President, PM Modi greet Ramvilas Paswan on his birthday

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Union Food and Consumers Affairs Minister Ramvilas Paswan who turned 69 on Sunday.

Rods, knives, phone, jewellery found inside Bihar jail

A day after an undertrial prisoner was killed in Beur Central Jail in Bihar, police recovered from inmates five iron rods, six knives, a mobile phone, SIM cards, gold jewellery, and cash, officials said.

Will back Independents with 'clean record' in Bihar polls: Swaraj Abhiyan

Looking to be a part of the action in the run up to Bihar Assembly polls later this year, Swaraj Abhiyan, the group founded by expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, has said it will campaign against the "corrupt and candidates with criminal background".

Indian-Americans raise USD 75,000 for eye hospital in Bihar

Indian-Americans have raised USD 75,000 at a recent fund raiser in California to build a state- of-the-art 200-bed super speciality eye-hospital in Bihar.

Bihar court orders FIR against Sunny Deol, others

A court in Bihar on Saturday directed the authorities to file an FIR against actor Sunny Deol, director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi and writer Kasinath Singh, saying their movie "Mohalla Assi" hurt religious sentiments of people.

Suspected Maoist absconding for 23 years arrested in Bihar

In a major catch, a suspected veteran Maoist, who is accused in several cases of violence and absconding since 1992, was arrested from Patna rural district area today.

Lalu, Nitish indulge in caste politics: Ramvilas Paswan

 Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Saturday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD president Lalu Prasad of trying to divide the society by "indulging in caste politics" and asked NDA supporters to rise above it.

BJP ally RLSP not invited to NDA meet in Bihar

 Ahead of the Bihar assembly polls, BJP ally RLSP was on Saturday not invited to a meeting of the NDA in Patna, an RLSP spokesperson said.

Nitish allying with retrograde forces of 1990s: BJP

The BJP on Saturday attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for talking about vision 2025 for development of Bihar, but "allying with retrograde forces of 1990s".

Court admits defamation complaint of Sushil Modi's wife

A local court on Saturday admitted a defamation complaint against Bihar Health Minister Ramdhani Singh filed by the wife of senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi for allegedly saying that she was working as a professor on the basis of fake degrees.

Man held for attacking former Bihar minister alleges sexual abuse

A man who was arrested on Saturday for stabbing former Bihar minister Ejaz-ul-Haq, here, alleged that the latter had been forcing him to indulge in sex and he attacked him to take vengeance, police said.

Prisoner beaten to death in Bihar jail

An undertrial prisoner was beaten to death on Saturday in a clash between two groups of inmates in a jail here, prompting authorities to suspend two jail wardens.

Former Bihar minister attacked, main accused arrested

An armed man attacked and seriously injured Ejaz-ul-Haq, former Bihar minister who is also the brother-in-law of jailed gangster-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin at his residence in the state capital, the police said on Saturday.

SC annoyed with Bihar Govt on land acquisition matter

Annoyed over the dragging of a land acquisition case in Bihar for over a decade, the Supreme Court on Friday blamed the state government for taking it for a ride and said the Chief Minister should be given the best advise.

BJP questions JD(U)'s source of funds for poll campaign

Describing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's poll campaign theme 'Har Ghar Dastak' as a gimmick, the BJP on Friday questioned the JD-U's source of funds for the election campaign and claimed that the state government was intimidating corporates for the purpose.