With its fate hanging in balance, the Jitan Ram Manjhi government on Tuesday took a host of populist measures like reducing the mandatory attendance in schools to 55 percent from 75 per cent for SC/ST students to avail benefits like uniform, bicycles and free text books.
A 13-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death and his body hanged from a tree by a man over a petty issue at Dhiran Chapra village under Bela Police Station area in the district, police said on Thursday.
Shail Devi, who saved the lives of 10 persons belonging to the minority community during a recent arson in Muzaffarpur, today hoisted the tricolour at the Bihar Congress headquarters here on the occasion of 66th Republic Day.
Blaming the state government for communal riots at Ajizpur village in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial enquiry into the incident and Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of the victims.
Five police officials were suspended in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district Tuesday for negligence on duty in the light of killings of four people and arson in a village that later turned into a communal clash, police said.
In a shocking incident, two unidentified women allegedly kidnapped the newly born grandson of JD(U) MLC Dinesh Prasad Singh and BJP MLA Veena Devi from a well-known private hospital in Muzaffarpur in Bihar.