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  • Bypoll results not indicator of things to come: Ram Vilas Paswan 2 days ago

    Patna: Downplaying August's bypoll results in Bihar in which the BJPled coalition fared poorly winning only four out of 10 seats, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it would be wrong to assume that the grand alliance of JD(U), RJD and Congress would come...
  • Minor dies after unqualified doctor operates with kitchen knife 4 days ago

    Patna: A child died after an unqualified doctor operated on her with a kitchen knife in Bihar's Purnea district, police said on Friday. "We have detained the accused doctor after the victim's relatives protested against his negligence and beaten him," a district police official said. Victim's father Prakash Pundit, resident of Dagarua...
  • Nalanda University revived after 800 years, Sushma Swaraj inaugurates varsity 4 days ago

    Patna: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowned as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army. Swaraj said it was a matter of pride for her to inaugurate the academic session of the university after...
  • 95 fall ill in Bihar after eating 'prasad' September 12, 2014

    Patna: At least 95 people, including children, were taken ill after eating 'prasad', food offered to deities in temples in Bihar on Friday, an official said. The incident took place in Darbhanga district's Bahadurpur block, about 200 km away. The medical condition of 20 of the 95 affected was stated to be...
  • Missing train traced after 17 days in Bihar September 12, 2014

    Patna: A train which went missing from one railway division in Bihar was finally traced on Thursday after 17 long days from another division, senior officials said. The GorakhpurMuzaffarpur passenger train "went missing" from Hajipur on the night of August 25 after the derailment of a goods train led to the...
  • Bihar: Woman locked up in bathroom for three years for dowry in Darbhanga September 8, 2014

    Darbhanga In a shocking case of human cruelty, a 25yearold married woman was allegedly kept confined here in a bathroom for the last three years by her husband and inlaws for not meeting their dowry demands, police said on Monday. The victim was rescued yesterday by police from a house in...
  • Bihar: Woman harassed for protesting husband's conversion to Islam September 8, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A dalit woman has lodged an FIR against seven persons for harassing her and family members for protesting her husband's conversion to Islam at Rampur Khurd in Sitamarhi district, police said on Monday. Yashoda Devi lodged the FIR against seven persons, including a former mukhia (village head) Jiaur Rahman, under...
  • Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi clarifies remark on black marketing by small traders September 4, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday clarified that he had never supported black marketing by small traders but merely said that those indulging in such activities out of ignorance must be treated sympathetically. "I never backed black marketing by small traders per se, but merely said that those...
  • Bihar CM sparks a row, says traders indulging in small scale black marketing will be pardoned September 3, 2014

    Patna: A comment by Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has sparked off a row. He was heard saying that traders indulging in small scale black marketing will be pardoned by the Bihar government as they are only doing this to help their families. "There are people who indulge in black...
  • Nalanda University hopes to attract students from across the world September 2, 2014

    The world's oldest university has reopened after 800 years as 15 national and international students enroll for classes at the Nalanda University in Bihar. Even though it is a far cry from the granduer of the past, the institution is taking baby steps to reestablish itself. ...
  • India's ancient Nalanda University reopens after 800 years September 2, 2014

    Rajgir: After more than 800 years, India's ancient University of Nalanda has reopened with 15 students enrolling in the university. The Union government has sanctioned Rs 2,700 crore for the project which is scheduled to be completed by 2020. The Nalanda University, an ancient international centre for learning in Bihar...
  • Patna: Protests over death of five people after trucks runs over them August 31, 2014

    Patna: Protests have erupted in the Agam Kuan area of Patna city after five people were run over by a truck as they were sleeping on the side of the road. The police had to resort to a lathicharge to control the crowd. The incident occurred outside a government...
  • Bypoll results: RJDJDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • Lalu Prasad unwell, taken to a Mumbai hospital for checkup August 25, 2014

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he was taken ill on Monday morning. Lalu was airlifted to Mumbai from Delhi following heart ailment, said party sources. He has been admitted in Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute. "This is...
  • Bihar bypoll results: NitishLalu formula works as RJDJDUCongress alliance wins 6 out of 10 seats August 25, 2014

    Patna: It was a big day for the grand alliance of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and the Congress in Bihar as it swept six out of the 10 assembly seats that went to polls last week. The BJP was brought down to four seats. These bypolls were being...
  • Bypoll results live: Setback for BJP; RJDJDUCong alliance wins 6 seats in Bihar, Congress wins 2 in Karnataka August 25, 2014

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday as counting of votes has begun. While all eyes are on the Lalu PrasadNitish Kumar alliance in Bihar, the BJP is keeping fingers crossed in MP and Karnataka while...
  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today; can the LaluNitish alliance dent BJP in Bihar? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The results for assembly bypolls held in four states Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared on Monday. Counting will begin at 8 am on Monday morning. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in...
  • Bihar eagerly waits Assembly bypoll results August 24, 2014

    Patna: The stage is all set for the results to assembly byelection on 10 seats on Monday, touted by political pundits as 'semifinal' before the fullfledged assembly elections scheduled next year. The counting centres are ready, and all eyes will be on them to know not only about the fate...
  • Bihar minister's son hospitalised after alleged ragging in school August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: A Bihar minister's son was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a Delhi hospital on Friday. The minister suspects that his son, a Class 9 student at Scindia School in Gwalior, was ragged. The Gwalior police have registered a suo motu case. A forensic team will be...
  • Peaceful balloting continues in Bihar bypolls August 21, 2014

    Voting for the byelection in 10 assembly constituencies in Bihar began Thursday on a peaceful note, officials said. Voters were seen queuing up to exercise their franchise in most of the constituencies after 7 a.m., officials said, adding there were no reports of violence. "Voting is underway and around eight percent polling...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi reviews flood situation as death toll rises to 16 in Bihar August 20, 2014

    Toll due to floods in Bihar rose to 16 with fresh deaths reported in Nalanda and elsewhere in the state even as the state government is preparing the details of damage due to inundation for acquiring central assistance. Two deaths were reported in Nalanda since on Wednesday while other cases of...
  • Over 50 per cent panchayats don't have banking service in the state August 20, 2014

    At a time when the Centre has launched an ambitious scheme to ensure that each family gets a bank account, the expansion of banks in Bihar has moved at snail's pace with over 50 per cent panchayats still to be covered by its service. Out of 8463 panchayats in Bihar, over...
  • Assembly bypolls to test strength of regrouped Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar August 20, 2014

    Bypolls to 10 Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 will establish whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's magic is still working in the state or that of Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar, who have claimed a winning formula in allying. The bypoll, the first major political event after the general elections...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 August 20, 2014

    Byelection to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • If Nitish Kumar has any selfrespect, he should quit politics: Senior JD(U) leader on Lalu's comment August 19, 2014

    A senior JD(U) leader on Tuesday launched a scathing attack at former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking him to quit politics over RJD president Lalu Prasad's remarks that Kumar had fallen on his feet for forging alliance. The remark was made by senior JD(U) leader Shakuni Chaudhary whose son Samrat Chaudhary...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi defends tieup with Lalu, rebuts BJP's 'jungle raj' remark August 19, 2014

    With the BJP accusing JD(U) of a return to "jungle raj" by joining hands with RJD, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday came in defence of Lalu Prasad and said "everybody corrects mistakes with time." "Everybody has some lacunae which is corrected with time...Its wrong to say 'jungle raj'," Manjhi...
  • Bihar floods: Death toll rises to 10 as rivers begin to recede August 19, 2014

    One more person died in floods in Patna district, taking the toll due to inundation in Bihar to 10 even as major rivers on Tuesday showed receding trend. One person drowned in the flood water in the Ghoswari block of rural Patna last night, Joint Secretary in Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • 3 railway officials suspended for negligence after accident kills 21 at Samera crossing August 19, 2014

    Three railway officials were suspended on Tuesday for negligence of duty a day after 21 people were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Bihar, officials said. Eight children and six women were among those killed in the accident. Two...
  • War of words intensifies between Lalu, Paswan August 18, 2014

    The war of words intensified between friendturned foes Lalu Prasad and Ramvilas Paswan as campaign for the bypoll gathers pace with the former assailing latter as "ungrateful", evoking a sharp response from Paswan in return calling the RJD chief as "expert of jails." Addressing a rally at Bhagalpur, Lalu Prasad moved...
  • 'Jungle Raj2' fast gripping Bihar: BJP August 18, 2014

    Expressing concern over spate in incidents of dacoity in running trains in recent months in Bihar, BJP on Monday alleged that the 'Jungle Raj2' was rapidly gripping the state, referring to the alliance between RJD and JD(U). At least six incidents of dacoity have taken place in running trains in Bihar...