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  • Bihar: Police arrest 14 accused, situation under control after Muzaffarpur violence January 19, 2015

    Patna: Tightening the noose after a clash between two groups killed five people in Muzaffarpur, the Bihar Police has taken 14 people under arrest. The violence erupted as a mob on Sunday torched nine houses in a village in Muzaffarpur district following the recovery of an abducted youth's dead...
  • 3 burnt to death as mob torches houses in Bihar village January 18, 2015

    Muzaffarpur: Three persons were charred to death as a mob on Sunday torched nine houses in a village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district following the recovery of an abducted youth's body. The body of 19-year-old Bhartendu Kumar was found near the house of Vikki, who is the main accused in the abduction...
  • Bihar: Idols worth Rs 1 crore stolen from temple January 17, 2015

    Katihar: Miscreants stole 'ashtadhatu' idols of Ram and Sita worth Rupees one crore from a temple in Katihar district of Bihar during the early Saturday morning. Falka Station House Officer (SHO) Satyanarayan Rai said, "The idols were around 90 year old and were worshipped by devotees, who thronged the temple...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi may be replaced, a decision likely in a couple of days January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst controversial statements made by by Bihar Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi in the recent past, there are speculations that he might be replaced. Sources said Manjhi's predecessor Nitish Kumar is unhappy with the controversial statements he has made ever since he became the Bihar CM and his style...
  • 6th accused arrested in gangrape of Japanese tourist in Gaya January 6, 2015

    Gaya: A sixth accused has been arrested in Kolkata on Tuesday in the alleged gangrape of the Japanese tourist in Gaya district of Bihar and will be produced in court. The accused was arrested after police questioned the other five accused who were arrested last week. The men posed as...
  • Modi rally serial blasts: NIA frames charges against 11 January 6, 2015

    Patna: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court on Tuesday framed charges against 11 accused, all suspected to be members of banned IM and SIMI, for the serial blasts at Prime Minister (then Gujarat Chief Minister) Narendra Modi's 'Hunkar Rally' at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on October 27, 2013. Six...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi kicks up controversy by justifying Maoists January 5, 2015

    Patna: In yet another controversial remark, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday sought to justify Maoists extorting levy from contractors who, he suggested, were indulging in corruption and looting the state. "I do not see any wrong in what they (Maoists) are doing by collecting levy from contractors engaged...
  • Shoe thrown at Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during his 'janata darbar' in Patna January 5, 2015

    Patna: In an embarrassment for Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, a man tried to throw a shoe at him during a janata durbar (public meeting) in Patna. He accused Manjhi of playing caste politics in the state. He was reportedly miffed over some past statements made by Manjhi. The attacker...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi stirs controversy by supporting Naxals' levy from contractors, businessmen January 5, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has stirred another controversy by supporting Naxals' levy from contractors and businessmen. "There is nothing wrong if Naxals are demanding levy from contractors engaged in construction of roads, bridge and building and businessmen," he said. He recalled that some time back when he asked three...
  • Bihar: 15 men loot four compartments of Tata-Chhapra Express in Jamui January 5, 2015

    Jamui: Four sleeper compartments of the Tata-Chhapra Express in Bihar's Jamui district was robbed by fifteen armed men around Sunday midnight. The robbers took away cash, jewellery and other valuables from the passengers. Passengers alleged that the guards on duty inside the train chose to hide instead of apprehending the...
  • Bihar: Two arrested for raping Japanese girl in Gaya January 3, 2015

    Gaya: A Japanese research scholar was allegedly abducted and raped by five men in Bihar's Gaya district. The accused have been arrested on Friday by a joint team of Kolkata and Gaya Police. "A joint team of Kolkata and Gaya Police arrested two brothers Zahir and Shahid from their house...
  • Cold wave unabated in Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi's chopper unable to land December 28, 2014

    Patna: Bihar reeled under an intense cold wave accompanied by very dense fog on Sunday, reducing visibility to an extreme low, even as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's helicopter could not land in Sitamarhi district for an official programme. Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) of Pupri in Sitamarhi Akhilesh Kumar Singh said that...
  • Bihar: Ajmer-Sealdah Express train runs over 5 men in Rohtas December 27, 2014

    Bihar: Five persons died after being run over by Ajmer-Sealdah Express train in Bihar's Sasaram district on Saturday. The incident took place near Kamahu railway station, where 4 railway contractors and one engineer lost their lives while doing repairing work on the railway tracks. Police has rushed to the spot. ...
  • Bihar: Locals thrash school principal for allegedly molesting minor girl in Nalanda December 27, 2014

    Patna: A school principal was thrashed by locals in the Nalanda district in Bihar after a class VI student accused him of molesting her. The police reportedly stood back while the principal was beaten and later took him into custody. The principal is already facing charges of making an obscene...
  • Bihar: 4 JDU MLAs disqualified for anti-party activities December 27, 2014

    Patna: Four Janata Dal United MLAs were disqualified on Saturday from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities, the Assembly secretary in-charge Hareram Mukhiya said. Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary passed the verdict in his court in the presence of four JDU MLAs against whom the ruling party had initiated proceedings for...
  • Enraged Patna Rajdhani Express passengers loot pantry car, create ruckus December 26, 2014

    Visual of passengers looting and vandalizing pantry car of Patna-New Delhi Rajdhani Express after they were not served food on board the train. ...
  • Bihar far behind in paddy purchase, says Ram Vilas Paswan December 25, 2014

    Patna: Union Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday claimed that Bihar was lagging far behind in the purchase of paddy in comparison to other states. "Paddy purchase is going on extensively in the country. Punjab has purchased 116 lakh tonnes of paddy till December...
  • Bihar: 45 detonators seized, minor boy injured in blast December 21, 2014

    Bhagalpur: The Police on Sunday recovered 45 detonators from a house in a locality coming under Adampur police station area in Bihar's Bhagalpur town even as a minor boy sustained injuries while fiddling with one of the detonators, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided the...
  • To prevent girls from 'straying', Bihar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles December 21, 2014

    Gopalganj: A village panchayat in Bihar has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones claiming that they increase the chances of girls "going astray". Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha panchayat in Hathua block of the district, Hathua Block Development Officer Jitendra Kumar said the...
  • I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar December 20, 2014

    Madhepura: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played smart by reaping benefits of hard work Kumar had done in enhancing electricity supply in Bihar. "Through hard work I ensured electricity in households for greater hours which facilitated watching television for a longer duration....
  • Two trains collide near Patna; no casualty reported December 12, 2014

    Patna: In a tragic incident, Anand Bihar-Guwahati Express and Bhojpur-Mokama shuttle train collided near Patna in Bihar on Friday morning. The accident took place at Barh railway station. Two bogies have been derailed in the collision. However, no loss of life has been reported yet. ...
  • Modi looks to Bihar for future of farming December 8, 2014

    Purnia: From his sleepy village in Bihar, Ram Narain arrives at Gulab Bagh market to sell a truckload of corn that will fetch him enough money to buy a motorbike for his son, school uniforms for his daughter and a gift for his wife. Narain and legions of farmers in the...
  • Take Rs 50,000 and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl December 4, 2014

    Patna: A panchayat in Bihar has ordered a girl, who was raped by four brothers and is now seven months pregnant, to take Rs 50,000 and undergo an abortion, police said on Thursday. "The victim along with her mother and informed me that four brothers of her village raped her seven...
  • Government probe team holds district administration responsible for Patna stampede November 29, 2014

    Patna: Lack of a detailed crowd management plan, poor civic amenities besides absence of district magistrates from duty were some reasons cited by the Bihar government probe panel for the October 3 stampede in the state capital in which 33 people were killed. "During our probe we found several deficiencies in...
  • Complaint filed against Bihar CM Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark November 25, 2014

    Chapra (Bihar): A complaint was filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people. In his complaint, filed in Chief Judicial Magistrate Radheshyam Shukla's court, advocate Rajkishore Giri charged Manjhi with...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • Bihar: JDU asks CM Manjhi not to make controversial remarks November 20, 2014

    Patna: The ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Thursday asked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi not to make any controversial statement in the wake of his latest one in which he had said that central ministers would not be allowed entry here if they failed to bring assistance to the state....
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid November 19, 2014

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • I may become prime minister one day, says Bihar CM Manjhi November 19, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that he could become the prime minister one day. "I may become the prime minister of the country like I became the chief minister," Manjhi said at an official function. Manjhi said he was being targeted by everyone because he belonged to...
  • Manjhi does it again, says he once refused to help a lady harassed by Yadavs due to vote bank politics November 17, 2014

    Patna: There seems to be no end to controversial statements from Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. After the upper caste remarks, Manjhi on Sunday openly admitted that he once refused to help a lady harassed by Yadavs due to vote bank politics. "A lady came to me in distress...