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  • I provided electricity but Narendra Modi reaped votes: Nitish Kumar 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    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...
  • Bihar: 25 children fell ill after eating mid-day meal at government school in Gaya November 15, 2014

    Patna: At least 25 children fell ill on Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, while 15 fell ill on the same day after consuming wild fruit in a village, officials said. The 25 children complained of uneasiness after consuming their meal of khichri and chokha...
  • Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 156 cases detected November 7, 2014

    Patna: A dengue outbreak has gripped Bihar with 156 cases detected in different parts of the state, a health department official said. The state capital has registered the lion's share of the detected cases, with 131 patients admitted in various government hospitals like Patna Medical College Hospital, Nalanda Medical College...
  • Bihar imposes ban on tobacco November 7, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday announced a ban on tobacco and its products to ward off its ill effects on citizens. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced the ban on zarda, paan masala and other tobacco products on Tobacco Prevention Day. The CM also said that tax on tobacco...
  • Bihar CM under fire for nepotism, son-in-law quits job as PA November 6, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's son-in-law quit the job as the CM's personal assistant after opposition attacked the former over nepotism. ...
  • Bihar CM's son-in-law appointed as his PA resigns following criticism November 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was on Wednesday at the centre of a controversy over appointment of his son-in-law Devendra Kumar as his personal assistant, evoking sharp criticism following which Kumar resigned from the post. "I have sent my resignation to Chief Minister's personal secretary," Kumar, who was appointed...
  • Bihar Police files chargesheet in 10 hours in minor's rape November 4, 2014

    Patna: It took just 10 hours for Bihar Police to file a chargesheet in a minor's rape case in Bhagalpur district, police said on Tuesday. "We have filed a chargesheet in a record time of 10 hours after the rape of a girl was confirmed by a medical report," Bhagalpur Senior...
  • Bihar: Nitish, Manjhi cannot go together, says Paswan November 1, 2014

    Patna: Amid reports of differences between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar, LJP on Saturday accused Kumar of making mockery of a mahadalit Chief Minister and said the two could not go along. "Dono ek rah par chalne wale nahin hain (the two cannot walk...
  • Four rebel JD(U) MLAs disqualified from Bihar Assembly November 1, 2014

    Patna: Four rebel JD(U) MLAs were on Saturday disqualified as members of Bihar Assembly on a charge of working against the party during the recent by-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary handed over his ruling to the MLAs concerned, one of the disqualified MLAs...
  • Bihar: Boat capsizes in dam, 12 feared dead November 1, 2014

    Jamui: In a major tragedy, a boat capsized in the Garhi dam of Bihar's Jamui district on Saturday afternoon. Almost 12 people are feared dead in the accident. Bodies of six people have been fished out and further search operation is on. According to Officer In-Charge of Garhi police station Ram...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi denies having any differences with Nitish Kumar October 31, 2014

    Gaya: Amid reports of growing distance between Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister on Friday dismissed claims that he had any "difference" with his predecessor and blamed media for "triggering a controversy through wrong portrayal". "Mere aur Nitish Kumar me Choli Daman ka saath hain (we are...
  • Ramvilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha lead Run for Unity October 31, 2014

    Bihar: Union ministers Ramvilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha on Friday promoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative on Sardar Patel and led the run for unity in honour of the "iron man" in the state. Paswan's son and LJP MP Chirag Paswan and district level BJP leaders joined people from different walks...
  • SC pulls up Bihar, Chattisgarh officials for misleading figures of missing children October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The DGPs and Chief Secretaries of Bihar and Chattisgarh appeared before the bench of Chief Justice of India on Thursday in New Delhi after being summoned by the Supreme Court for non compliance of its order over the figures of missing children in their respective states. The apex court...
  • Dengue cases on the rise in Bihar: Health department October 26, 2014

    Patna: At least 50 dengue cases have been reported in Bihar till Sunday, health officials said. "Nearly 20 new dengue cases have been reported in the last three days in Patna and the total number of people afflicted with the disease rose to 50," said Sambhusaran Singh, a health department official. He...
  • Over 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar October 24, 2014

    Patna: With more than 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar till Friday, the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here has set up a separate ward for dengue patients and the state government has sounded an alert, officials said. "Nearly half of the dengue patients detected so far are from Patna...
  • First successful eye transplantation in Bihar October 22, 2014

    Patna: In the first successful eye transplantation in Bihar, a man from Begusarai got back his eye sight at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). IGIMS medical superintendent S K Shahi said that the eye sight of the 40-year-old was restored after a two-hour operation. Chief Minister Jitan Ram...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers October 22, 2014

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • Bihar CM defends his remark to chop off hands of doctors who don't work October 18, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has stirred controversy once again as he was heard threatening to chop off the hands of doctors if they didn't work. He has defended himself by saying that it was just a figure of speech. Manjhi had said, "I will cut off the hands...
  • Tradition of Nalanda University is firmly against divisiveness: Amartya Sen October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The recently revived Nalanda University will depend on its "old glory" while embarking on its new journey in which attempts will be made to learn across the barriers of regions and countries, Amartya Sen said on Thursday. "Integrated thought and profound global understanding marks tradition of Nalanda, which...
  • Bihar government seeks report on madrasa refusing to admit girls October 16, 2014

    Patna: In an IBN Network impact, the Bihar Home Department has stepped in after allegations that a government-aided madrasa in Bihar Sharif stopped admitting girls. The Home Department has sought a report from the state education department. The government-aided madrasa resumed admissions after its move created controversy. Madrasa officials had...