Nitish govt to impose 13.5% tax on luxury items; sweets, samosa to get costlier

The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday decided to impose 13.5 per cent tax on luxury items.

Govt notifies tax rebate for 21 backward districts in Bihar

Ahead of the assembly polls, the Centre has notified 21 districts of Bihar, including capital Patna, as "backward" areas for conferring income tax rebate of 15 per cent on setting up of new manufacturing plants and buildings.

Nitish govt to provide clothes to landless, poor

The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday approved a programme to provide clothes like dhoti, sari, blankets and sheets to landless and helpless sections of the society.

NHRC issues notice to Bihar govt over midday meal poisoning

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Bihar government over reports that at least 72 children fell ill after having their midday meal in two government schools in the state.

Nitish Kumar govt hikes DA for employees, pensioners

The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar on Tuesday announced a pre-election sop for government employees and pensioners by hiking Dearness Allowance by six to 11 per cent.

Bihar govt rubbishes BJP's claim of irregularities in RMGVY

The Bihar government on Wednesday rubbished BJP leader Sushil Modi's allegations of financial irregularities in replacing transformers under the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (RMGVY) and charged him with "deliberately putting spanner in development work."

Patna blasts were meant to terrorise people: Bihar govt

Bihar government on Wednesday said that the bomb blast and subsequent recovery of high power Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) here were part of a conspiracy to terrorize the city and extort money from the people.

Nitish Kumar launches energy projects worth Rs 3,241 crore in Bihar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday laid foundation stones and launched work of power projects worth Rs 3,241 crore on the occasion of 103rd 'Bihar Diwas' and asserted that the state government was "determined" to improve the power scenario in the state.

Tariq Anwar asks Bihar govt to hold exam in fair manner

Observing that reports of mass copying in matriculation examination has brought disrepute to Bihar, senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar on Sunday asked the state government to conduct the ongoing examination in fair manner to safeguard future of lakhs of examinees.

Nitish Kumar to meet governor to stake claim to form government

30 PM to stake claim to form the government.

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Exclusive: Katihar rape victim narrates her pain

About 12 incidents of rapes of underage girls have been reported in the last one year in Katihar.

Bihar will set up fast-track court to hear Katihar rape cases: 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.

Patna stampede: Bihar govt vows to punish people responsible for 'lapses'
Patna stampede: Bihar govt vows to punish people responsible for 'lapses'

The Bihar government on Sunday vowed to punish those responsible for "lapses" that led to the stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan here on October 3, leaving 33 people dead and 29 injured.

Patna stampede toll rises to 33, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan blames Bihar govt

With the toll in the stampede incident outside the Gandhi Maidan here going up to 33 on Saturday, Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan blamed the Bihar government for "lapses" that resulted in the tragedy, though it was denied by the city's district administration.

Bihar Govt to table Walia panel report on Kosi floods

The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly.

BJP wants Bihar govt to clear stand on SIMI

Taking note of confession by a SIMI activist about plot to kill Modi, BJP criticised Nitish govt for delay in replying the Centre`s note for a ban on the outfit.

Bodh Gaya blasts: BJP, Opposition parties attack Centre, Bihar govt

BJP and other opposition parties on Sunday accused the Centre and the Bihar government of failing to take steps to avert the terror strike at the Mahabodhi temple despite specific warnings of intelligence agencies.

Bihar asks Centre for helicopter to fight Maoists

Bihar govt has requested the Centre for a helicopter to carry out operations against Maoists, Water Resources minister told the Assembly.

No directive to schools to conduct surya namaskar: Nitish Kumar

Bihar govt, which landed into a controversy after school students were made to do `surya namaskar`, said there was no directive to do the `asana`.