Bihar News

JD(U), RJD merger is certain: Vashisht Narayan Singh

Bihar's ruling Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal will soon merge to counter the surging BJP, JD (U) state president Vashisht Narayan Singh Thursday said.

Manjhi abused power to defend son-in-law's appointment: Modi

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday accused Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi of abusing his powers to "exert pressure" on a senior official to issue a fresh circular to justify appointment of his son-in-law as his Personal Assistant after he has been sacked following a hue and cry by the Opposition.

Orphanage manager held guilty for sexual abuse of children in Bihar

A court in Bihar's Vaishali district on Wednesday held the manager of an orphanage guilty for sexual abuse of children at a home being run by him in a village under Patedhi Belsar block.

Bihar brings all SC, ST families under NFSA

In a major decision by the Bihar government on Tuesday all Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) families in the state were brought under the National Food Security Act (NFSA), with the exception of those who pay income tax or are government employees.

BJP alleges Rs. 341.32 cr revenue loss in Bihar

Alleging yet another scam by the JD(U) government, the BJP on Tuesday claimed that a staggering Rs. 341.32 crore revenue loss had been caused in tendering for liquor supply in Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles in Bihar between April 2014 to March 2019.

Councillor's election cancelled for hiding information in Bihar

State Election Commission has cancelled the election of a councillor of Sasaram in Bihar for hiding information about his children.

Businessman shot and robbed in Sitamarhi

      Sitamarhi: A businessman was shot at before he was robbed of Rs 2.1 lakh by miscreants at Sutihara More in Sitamarhi district of Bihar today.

Violence during anti-encroachment drive of NMCH

Locals fought pitched battle with security personnel to protest demolition of their houses by district administration as part of anti-encroachment drive of the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) land, here on Monday.

Take money and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl, booked
Take money and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl, booked

Patna: A case has been lodged against eight members of a panchayat, a village executive, in Bihar's Kishanganj district for asking a girl, who was raped, to take Rs.50,000 and undergo an abortion, police said Monday.

Timing, relevance of restructuring not appropriate: Bihar CM

 Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today cautioned against "haste" in restructuring Planning Commission and voiced anguish over the manner in which the meeting was called as if states have "merely to put their stamp" on the Centre's agenda.

BJP instilling fear of minority among majority: Nitish Kumar

 Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today charged BJP with making an effort to divide the society by instilling fear of minority community among the majority.

BJP dares Nitish Kumar to stop Modi's 'Ashwamedh horse' in Bihar

A day after senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar vowed to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Ashwamedh horse' in Bihar for next year's Assembly polls, the BJP on Sunday questioned the claim saying JD(U) has been leading a "tired" coalition government in the state for the past 18 months.

JD(U) for separate ministry to preserve the Himalayas

Stressing that hydropower projects in the Himalayan region will damage the fragile environment of the hills, JD(U) on Sunday demanded a separate ministry and a policy for the Himalayas.

Woman killed for dowry in Bihar

A 28-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her husband on dowry demand at Jogibigha in Nawada district of Bihar, police said on Sunday.

Lalu visits Mulayam in Lucknow with 'shagun' for daughter's wedding
Lalu visits Mulayam in Lucknow with 'shagun' for daughter's wedding

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav visited SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence in Lucknow on Sunday to perform the “shagun” ceremony to perform “shagun” ceremony ahead of his daughter Raj Lakshmi's wedding.

Nitish Kumar asks people to stop 'Ashvamedh horse' of BJP in Bihar

 Buoyed by efforts to reunite 'Janata Parivar', senior JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday appealed to the people to halt the 'Ashvamedh Horse' of the BJP when it comes to Bihar during the next assembly elections.

Bihar JD(U) leader Ram Badan Rai joins BJP

 JD(U) Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) cell president Ram Badan Rai on Saturday joined the BJP with his supporters.

Human Rights SP having links with Giriraj, Ranveer Sena removed

The Bihar government on Saturday removed Superintendent of Police of state Human Rights Commission, Amitabh Kumar Das, who had alleged links between Union minister of state Giriraj Singh and the outlawed Ranveer Sena, from the post.

NHRC notice to UP, Bihar govts over bonded labour

National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the District Magistrate of Mirzapur and Labour Commissioners of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar governments over rescue of 50 alleged bonded labourers from a brick kiln at Sinhar village area of Mirzapur.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu: BJP hits back at Bihar govt

 BJP on Thursday hit back at ruling JD(U) over the "perilous" condition of Mahatma Gandhi Setu, saying the state government was responsible for its present state.

RJD launches 'Halla Bol' against PM Modi

Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "world's biggest conman" who was duping people with false promises, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday launched a 'halla bol' movement against him.

Slain CRPF jawan cremated

The mortal remains of a CRPF jawan Radheyshayam Paswan, who was among the 14 jawans killed in a Maoist attack in Chhatisgarh earlier this week, was consigned to flames at Balua ghat on the banks of the river Ganga in Bhojpur district on Thursday.

Take Rs 50,000 and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl

A panchayat (village body) in Bihar has ordered a girl, who was raped by four brothers and is now seven months pregnant, to take Rs 50,00 and undergo an abortion, police said on Thursday.

Bihar blames Centre for dilapidated condition of bridge

A senior Bihar minister on Wednesday said that the Centre will be "squarely responsible" if road connectivity were to snap at any point of time due to dilapidated condition of the Mahatma Gandhi setu on river Ganga, said to be lifeline between north and south Bihar.

Rally for shifting crematorium from near Rajendra Prasad's memorial

 Hundreds of people demonstrated in the Bihar capital on Wednesday, demanding that an electric crematorium near India's first president Rajendra Prasad's memorial here be shifted, police said.

Katihar rape cases: Bihar will set up fast-track court, says Jitan Ram Manjhi

The Bihar government will constitute a fast-track court to hear the alleged cases of rape of minor girls in Katihar district, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Wednesday.

SP, SDPO removed over police beating of JD(U) student wing leaders

The axe fell on senior police officers of Bhojpur district with Superintendent of police and Sub Divisional Police Officer issued transfer order in the wake of alleged beating up two leaders of the JD(U)'s student wing for trying to climb the dais during former chief minister Nitish Kumar's 'Sampark yatra'.

SP, SDPO removed for police beating JD(U) student wing leaders

The axe fell on senior police officers of Bhojpur district with Superintendent of police and Sub Divisional Police Officer issued transfer order in the wake of alleged beating up two leaders of the JD(U)'s student wing for trying to climb the dais during former chief minister Nitish Kumar's 'Sampark yatra'.

Watch: JD(U) MLA Shyam Bahadur Singh's 'dirty dance' with a bar girl
Watch: JD(U) MLA Shyam Bahadur Singh's 'dirty dance' with a bar girl

In an embarrassment for the ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar, party MLA Shyam Bahadur Singh was caught on camera dancing with an alleged bar dancer at a function organised in his constituency Barharia in Siwan district.

Minor girls in Bihar battle rape and pregnancy
Minor girls in Bihar battle rape and pregnancy

In this age of rapid cultural and economic advancement, there are stories that touch our hearts and force us to think – is the world fair to everyone?