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  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help 4 hours 56 minutes ago

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • Two live high intensity bombs recovered from residential flats in Patna 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    Patna: Two high intensity live bombs have been recovered from residential flats in Bahadurpur area in Patna on Tuesday. Both the bombs were recovered after there was an explosion in a flat on Monday evening. Similar timers attached to the bombs were used in Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts earlier. The...
  • Over 1,000 impersonators held during police recruitment in Bihar 2 days ago

    Patna: After rampant cheating in Bihar's matriculation examinations made headlines, at least 1,000 people were arrested in the state as some other person impersonated them during the written examination and physical test for recruitment of police constables, a top police officer said on Sunday. So far...
  • A bank run by beggars, for beggars in Bihar town 4 days ago

    Gaya: A group of beggars in this Bihar town has opened their own bank, which they run and manage to provide financial security in times of crisis. Dozens of beggars, who have been depending for their survival on alms from hundreds of Hindu devotees at the gate of 'Maa Manglagauri Mandir'...
  • Bihar: Nitish government faces embarrassment over minister's remarks 1 week ago

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Legislative Assembly when a senior minister made a controversial remark that sending a matter for vigilance probe would "drag" it for long. The remark was made by Transport and SC & ST Minister Ramai Ram while answering a question...
  • BJP attacks Bihar government for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits 1 week ago

    Patna: Opposition BJP on Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore...
  • Watch: A tribute to Bihar's Mountain Man Dashrath Manjhi 1 week ago

    Dashrath Manjhi, a poor agricultural labourer, in Bihar's Gaya district literally moved a mountain for his wife and made life easy for his fellow villagers in Atri block's Gehlour. Manjhi single-handedly cut more than 300 feet of mountain to make a road from his village Gehlour to the next hamlet...
  • Only said cheating won't help students in competitive exams: Lalu Prasad 1 week ago

    Patna: On expected lines, a day after Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said that his government would have allowed students in Bihar to cheat openly from textbooks, he claimed that he has been quoted out of context. Defending his statement, he said that he merely that said those who cheat...
  • Bihar all-party meet to write to PM Modi on loss due to Finance Commission March 23, 2015

    Patna: An all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which was boycotted by the BJP, on Monday decided to "write" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the "estimated Rs 50,000 crore loss" to the state due to the 14th Finance Commission recommendations. The meeting attended by leaders from RJD,...
  • Minister decries deduction of education funds in Bihar March 23, 2015

    Patna: Decrying slash of funds for the implementation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) schemes, Bihar education minister PK Shahi on Monday sought clarity from the Centre so that arrangements be made to continue the two schemes in the state. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced in...
  • Lalu Prasad Yadav says his government could have provided books in examination March 23, 2015

    Patna: With visuals of mass copying in ongoing matriculation examination drawing national condemnation for Bihar, RJD President Lalu Prasad has said had it been his government it would have allowed examinees to write answers from books. "Had it been my government we would have given books to examinees to write only...
  • Would have given books to students to cheat if RJD would have been in power: Lalu Prasad March 23, 2015

    Patna: Known for his tongue in cheek comments, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has stirred a controversy by supporting the large scale cheating during class 10 board exams in Bihar recently. Backing cheating in exams, Lalu said he would have given students books to cheat openly. "People were climbing...
  • Bihar: Over 900 held in anti-cheating operation in matriculation exam March 21, 2015

    Patna: A day after being reprimanded by the Patna High Court, the Bihar government on Saturday enforced a crackdown and apprehended over 900 people, including students and parents, from different exam centres in the state for cheating in the ongoing matriculation examination. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar admitted that reports of rampant...
  • Nitish Kumar exhorts young entrepreneurs to work in Bihar March 21, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday exhorted young entrepreneurs to make Bihar their destination and said his government would draw a policy on the basis of input provided by them to promote industries. Making inaugural speech at Second Industrialists conference here, Kumar asked entrepreneurs to discuss with a team...
  • HRD ministry to seek report over cheating in exams in Bihar March 21, 2015

    Patna: Minister of State for Human Resource Development Upendra Kushwaha on Saturday said his ministry would seek a report from Bihar government over reports of rampant cheating during board exams in the state. "The Union HRD ministry will seek a report from the state on the subject and give guidelines to...
  • Bihar: 760 students expelled, 8 policemen arrested in mass cheating racket March 21, 2015

    Patna: As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students during state Board matriculation exams in Bihar emerged, 760 students have been expelled over the mass cheating racket. Eight policemen have been arrested for aiding students in cheating. Visuals showed parents and helpers scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies March 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Nitish government swings into action to stop cheating in matric exam March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taken to task by the Patna High Court over large-scale copying in ongoing matriculation examination and widespread criticism, the Bihar government today swung into action and cancelled examination at four centres and took seven policemen into custody for aiding in cheating. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy...
  • Patna High Court takes government to task on cheating in matric examination March 20, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Friday criticised the Bihar government over the issue of large-scale copying by students in the ongoing matriculation examination in the state and instructed it to forthwith stop the use of unfair means. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Vikash Jain...
  • Patna HC criticises Bihar minister PK Shahi's comments that cheating can't be stopped March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taking a strong view on Bihar HRD Minister PK Shahi's statement that the government cannot stop cheating in exams, the Patna High Court on Friday criticised the comments as "irresponsible". Shahi had put the onus on parents to stop cheating saying the administration alone cannot ensure 100 per cent...
  • Bihar former chief minister Jagannath Mishra surrenders to CBI court March 19, 2015

    Ranchi: Former Bihar chief minister and fodder scam convict Jagannath Mishra on Thursday surrendered before a CBI court after being in a hospital on interim bail since his conviction in 2013. Mishra's surrender came on a previous direction by the Jharkhand High court that he should surrender to the lower court...
  • Heights of cheating, 515 students caught during matric exams in Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Cheating in the ongoing state Board matriculation exams in Bihar has literally scaled new heights. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught...
  • Nitish to meet PM Modi on financial issues of Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to take up financial issues of the state, the Assembly was informed on Thursday. Announcing this while replying to a debate of the budget, Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said personal equation between two individuals need not have a bearing...
  • Watch: Students copying from textbooks, being helped by invigilators March 19, 2015

    In an yet another incidence of malpractices during examinations in the state of Bihar, CNN-IBN accessed visuals that show students copying during the exam. In the video students can be seen being helped by invigilators and other school staff. Visuals also show students openly referring to textbooks and using chits. ...
  • Bihar minister faints during protest fast, rushed to hospital March 14, 2015

    Purnea: Bihar minister Lessi Singh on Saturday fainted during a protest fast against Land Acquisition Bill and was admitted to the Sadar Hospital in Purnea district. Civil Surgeon of Purnea SN Jha said Lessi Singh was out of danger, but was still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He said the...
  • Nitish Kumar to face trust vote in Bihar Assembly today March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar on Tuesday issued whip to party legislators, including the dissident group of MLAs led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi,...
  • Will hold a protest tomorrow against Nitish Kumar, says Jitan Ram Manjhi March 9, 2015

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi will be protesting against Nitish Kumar for reversing decisions taken by the previous government. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Manjhi said, "Tomorrow I will hold dharna against Nitish Kumar decision to reverse decisions taken by my government." ...
  • Nitish government not keen on real development of Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi March 8, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said the Nitish Kumar government should have accorded more priority on removing poverty than indulging in showpiece development projects. "Nitish Kumar believes more in pomp and show instead of development. He indulges in many things that are not needed with...
  • Bihar Government to declare 'Women empowerment policy' March 8, 2015

    Patna: The Bihar government will declare the state policy for women empowerment on March 22 to ensure that women participate in mainstream development. Announcing the measure in a speech at a function in the state capital on the occasion of International Women's Day, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "The state policy...
  • Patna High Court bans 'Dirty Politics' release March 3, 2015

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday banned the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" over some objectionable scenes, a government lawyer said. After hearing a petition seeking a ban on the release of "Dirty Politics", a division bench of the court ordered the concerned authorities not to release the film...