Bihar News

Bihar govt orders probe into Nepura village incident

The Bihar government on Thursday ordered probe by a senior officer into complaints of police and power board officials harassing citizens of Nepura village in Nalanda district recently on pretext of collecting electricity bill.

Nitish slams Amit Shah over remarks on sugar mills

Criticising BJP national president Amit Shah over his remarks on sugar mills in the state, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that he is "ignorant" about facts.

Janata Parivar merger will prove destructive for BJP: Nitish
Janata Parivar merger will prove destructive for BJP: Nitish

Lashing out at the BJP for its comments on Janata Parivar merger, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said that the coming together of the six parties will prove to be "destructive" for the saffron party.

BJP 'tensed' about Janata Parivar merger: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is tense about the merger of the Janata Parivar, as reflected by their immediate reactions to the announcement.

Martial Arts Centers to open across Haryana

In Haryana, Martial Arts Centers would be opened in all districts and the first such center would be set up at district Mahendergarh where school students, girls and women of the district would be given self defense tips.

Ex-Bihar CM Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JD(U) symbol

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JD(U) and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol.

Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JD(U) symbol

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JD(U) and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol.

Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar

A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders.

RJD to mark Chandra Shekhar's birth anniversary in advance

With its merger into the Janata Parivar likely to be announced on Wednesday, RJD said it will celebrate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar on April 17, roughly two and a half months before the actual date July 1.

Janata Parivar merger won't have impact on Bihar polls: BJP

With six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar set to merge on Wednesday, BJP mocked the proposed amalgamation, saying it would have "no impact" on the upcoming Bihar elections.

BJP MLA passes away, Nitish announces state funeral

BJP MLA Bhupendra Narayan Singh died of heart attack at a private hospital in Delhi Tuesday night.

Child dead, 3 others taken ill due to suspected food poisoning

A two year-old child died and three others were taken ill on Wednesday due to suspected food poisoning at a village in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, a police officer said.

BJP MLA passes away, Bihar CM announces state funeral

BJP MLA Bhupendra Narayan Singh died of heart attack at a private hospital in Delhi on Tuesday night.

Bihar sounds high alert as police seizes Maoist arms

Bihar has sounded a high alert following Naxal attacks in Chhattisgarh and seizure of sophisticated arms, ammunition by the Special Task Force of Bihar Police from several districts in the state.

Maoists' training camp demolished in Bihar

A training camp of Maoists was demolished in Bihar's Nawada district on Wednesday, police said.

60 landmines recovered in Bihar; plan to attack security forces foiled

Police Tuesday unearthed 60 landmines connected in a series from Bhimbandh forest in Munger district, foiling an attempt by Maoists to attack security forces engaged in anti-Naxal operations in the area.

Rs 5,000 monthly pension for aged farmers: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs.5,000 for farmers aged 60 or above for their social and financial security.

Shatrughan says 'not invited'; factional fight exposed during BJP mega-event in Bihar

Factional feud within Bihar BJP came to the fore during the party's mega event here on Tuesday as local MP Shatrughan Sinha was not invited and a former minister was not allowed to sit on the dais while all other ex-ministers were there.

Nitish takes a dig at BJP for mega show on Ambedkar anniversary

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took a swipe at BJP for hosting a mega show on the birth anniversary of dalit icon BR Ambedkar on Tuesday, alleging the saffron party was "masquerading" to win the votes of the weaker section in the state Assembly polls later this year.

Amit Shah sounds Bihar poll bugle, attacks Nitish, Lalu
Amit Shah sounds Bihar poll bugle, attacks Nitish, Lalu

Sounding the bugle for Bihar Assembly polls due months from now, BJP chief Amit Shah Tuesday mocked at the proposed merger of the 'Janata Parivar' ahead of the elections, saying "zero plus zero remains a zero" and asserted nobody can prevent the saffron party from coming to power in the state.

Shatrughan Sinha a notable omission at Tuesday's BJP show in Bihar

When the top BJP brass including Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah will be here on Tuesday to sound the bugle for Bihar Assembly polls, Shatrughan Sinha, a prominent party face, will be missing from the scene.

Amit Shah, Rajnath to launch BJP Bihar poll campaign Tuesday

BJP president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would attend a party workers convention on Tuesday to sound the bugle for Assembly elections to be held later this year.

Nitish, Lalu criticise Sena leader's anti-Muslim call

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ally, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday criticised Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for demanding in an article that voting rights of Muslims should be revoked to stop vote-bank politics.

Ex-Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi mulls floating party before Assembly polls

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was forced to quit two months ago after falling out with the JD(U) leadership, on Monday said he was likely to float a political party and ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the state Assembly elections, due this year.

Two drones seized in Patna rally, two held

Two drones were seized while video recording a rally of the extremely backward classes here on Sunday and two people were detained in this connection, police said.

Nitish pitches for steps to ensure uninterrupted flow of Ganga

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday called for effective measures to ensure that the river Ganga flows uninterruptedly and suggested removal of silt at Farakka dam among the steps in this regard.

Sushil Modi attacks JD(U) over sharp fall in revenue generation

Apparently leaving no opportunity to find fault with the JD(U), former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday attacked the state government over the sharp fall in revenue collection after the ruling party broke away with the BJP in 2013.

Congress hints at tie-up with Janata Parivar forces in Bihar

Hinting at a tie-up with the merged Janata Parivar forces in the Bihar Assembly elections later this year, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh feels if the BJP is halted in the state then Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "goose is cooked".

Congress' immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Ramesh

Congress' immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U.

Janata Parivar merger will not pose any challenge to BJP: Joshi

Veteran BJP leader and former Union Minister Murali Manohar Joshi on Saturday said Janata Parivar merger process would not pose any difficulty to the party.