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  • JD(U), RJD and Congress reach agreement for Bihar bypoll 4 hours 0 minutes ago

    JD(U), RJD and Congress have reached an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, going to bypoll next month, together. A final announcement of the alliance and seats each of them would contest would be made after former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returns to Patna from Mumbai on July 30. Coming...
  • Three of a family charred to death in Ubhwa village 9 hours 27 minutes ago

    Three persons, including a woman and two children, were charred to death in a village of Madhubani district when their house caught fire in the early hours on Saturday. Police officials said the incident happened at Ubhwa village while the three were sleeping in the house. One person suffered severe burn injuries...
  • Good news for mango lovers, coming soon a seedless variety of 'Aam' 10 hours 29 minutes ago

    Scientists have developed what could be the ultimate delicacy - a seedless mango which is finely textured and juicy, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavour when mature. "We have developed a seedless mango variety from hybrids of mango varieties Ratna and Alphonso," VB Patel,chairman of the horticulture department at the...
  • I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru: Sushil Modi 15 hours 14 minutes ago

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday described JD-U president Sharad Yadav as his 'political guru'. "I respect Sharad Yadav as my political guru," Sushil Modi said while speaking in the Legislative Council regretting Thursday's clash. Speaking about his relation with senior politicians, Modi said he had personal and political association...
  • Partial drought-like situation in Bihar, admits government 23 hours 12 minutes ago

    Observing that a partial drought-like situation has gripped Bihar, the state government on Friday said a slew of measures have been taken to tackle the calamity, including provisioning for Rs 776 crore to provide diesel subsidy to farmers for irrigation. "We are of the view that a partial drought-like situation has...
  • Illegal, fake drug racket rocks Assembly; BJP for CBI enquiry Yesterday

    An illegal drug racket busted recently in the state capital rocked the Assembly on Friday with opposition BJP demanding CBI probe into it alleging involvement of health department officials. Raising the issue during Question Hour, BJP MLA Vikram Kunwar asked how license was reissued to Hanuman Drug Agency in April when...
  • OBC, EBC scholarship issue disrupts Assembly Zero Hour Yesterday

    The non-availability of post-matric government scholarship to the students of Other Backward Castes (OBC) and Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) that had led to the now infamous clash between legislators in the Bihar Legislative Council yesterday, surfaced in Legislative Assembly on Friday leading to its adjournment. The issue raised by Leader of...
  • Illegal, fake drug racket rocks Assembly; BJP demands CBI enquiry Yesterday

    An illegal drug racket busted recently in the state capital rocked the Assembly on Friday with opposition BJP demanding CBI probe into it alleging involvement of health department officials. Raising the issue during Question Hour, BJP MLA Vikram Kunwar asked how license was reissued to Hanuman Drug Agency in April when...
  • Nitish kumar denies instigating JD(U)-BJP clash Yesterday

    Condemning the scuffle between the ruling JD(U) and BJP MLCs in the legislative council, former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thuesday expressed deep anguish over the incident and denied his role in the matter. He also urged the chair to rule in this regard otherwise he will be compelled to stay...
  • Decision on poll alliance with JD(U) will be taken after talks between 2 parties, says Lalu 2 days ago

    RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday favoured an alliance with JD(U) for the bye-election on ten Assembly seats but said a decision on this will be taken only after talks between the leaders of the two parties. "This is the right time for talks on poll alliance. We will take a...
  • Patna police lathicharged on students protesting against FIR of VC 2 days ago

    The Patna police lathicharged on students on Thursday who were protesting against the FIR lodged on students by the Patna University VC. The students had been agitating over allocation of seats in the Patna University hostel. ...
  • Maoists ask police officer's family to vacate house, blow it up using dynamite 2 days ago

    Maoist guerrillas on Thursday blew up the home of a police officer in Bihar to protest the killing of two people a few days ago in a gunbattle with police, an officer said. The home of inspector Kedar Nath Singh was severely damaged in the attack that took place in Aurangabad...
  • Woman accused of murder nabbed after escaping from hospital 2 days ago

    Sangita Devi, an accused in a twin murder case, who had escaped from Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in the state capital three days ago, was on Wednesday arrested from a railway station in her native Jehanabad district. "The police arrested her from a passenger train at Tehata railway station...
  • BJP, JDU MLAs come to blows in Bihar Assembly 2 days ago

    Patna: Some Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United MLAs came to blows in the Bihar Vidhan Parishad during a discussion on women safety on Thursday. The clash took place following a heated argument over questions raised by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Modi was the deputy chief minister and finance...
  • Nizamuddinpur woman stripped in public, now arrested for kidnapping 2 days ago

    The woman who was stripped and assaulted publically in Bihar for allegedly kidnapping and murdering two men was arrested Thursday, officials said. The arrest came three days after she went missing from a Patna hospital where she was undergoing treatment for the injuries. Sangita Devi, in her 40s, was stripped and assaulted...
  • Ending open defecation: Manjhi promises 1.2 crore toilets in 5 years 2 days ago

    Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. "As many as 40 lakh toilets have...
  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand 3 days ago

    A major accident was averted on the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. The presence of mind of the driver in the train ahead saved the lives of many passengers. ...
  • RJD MLA ends sit-in agitation for irrigation water 3 days ago

    After two days of protest over declaring Bihar as drought hit, an RJD legislator on Wednesday ended his fast, even as the Assembly decided to discuss in detail the issue through a special debate on Friday. RJD MLA from Jagdishpur in Bhojpur district, Dinesh Kumar Singh, who had been on dharna...
  • CM hints at Naxal hand in rail track blast, sets up a high-level probe committee 3 days ago

    Maoists blasted a portion of a railway track between Ismailpur and Rafiganj section in Bihar, leading to derailment of a pilot engine running ahead of the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express. Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi said the government has constituted a high level committee to inquire into the matter. He hinted...
  • 38-year-old woman's body found hanging from tree 3 days ago

    The body of a 38-year-old woman was found hanging from a tree in Dharhara village under Naugachhia sub-division of Bhagalpur district. The woman was identified as Anju Devi who was the mother of four children living in the village which was famous for its tradition of planting saplings for every female...
  • Bihar: Close shave for Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train after blast on track, no casualties 3 days ago

    Aurangabad: It was a close shave for the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train when the pilot engine running ahead of the train got derailed near Rafiganj station in Aurangabad in Bihar on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported so far but initial reports suggest that a bomb blast caused the derailment....
  • BHRC orders Rs 25,000 compensation to police atrocity victim 3 days ago

    The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Tuesday directed the state Home Department to pay Rs 25,000 compensation to the owner of a puncture repair shop, who was illegally confined and assaulted by a Station House Officer (SHO) for demanding repair charges. The incident occurred on November 18, 2013, when Vivek...
  • Bihar will sustain development with own resources: Minister 2 days ago

    Expressing scepticism that the Centre may slash central funds for Bihar, the state government on Tuesday vowed it will sustain development works by meeting deficit of funds with its own resources. "Let the Centre reduce our state plan or funds under any other head, we will sustain development works by meeting...
  • RJD MLA on dharna, BJP lends support 4 days ago

    An RJD legislator is on a indefinite sit in in Patna for the second day demanding release of water in the canal system for irrigation and declaration of the state as drought-hit and BJP has lent support to him on the issue. RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh is sitting on dharna...
  • Bihar Government to table Walia panel report on Kosi floods 4 days ago

    The Bihar government on Tuesday said it will table the Walia Commission report on the causes of embankment breach in Kosi River that had resulted in massive inundation 6 years ago in which over 250 people lost their lives, during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Assembly. The announcement was made...
  • 1137 teachers sacked over fake degree, invalid documents 4 days ago

    Bihar government on Tuesday said that the services of 1137 fixed pay teachers in schools have been terminated as they had acquired the job on the basis of fake and invalid documents and initiated action against those responsible for their appointment. This was told by state Education Minister Brishen Patel in...
  • After sit-in, now a 'sleep-in' protest by an MLA over water demand 4 days ago

    This is not a sit-in protest political activists or their leaders resort to. Taking the 'satyagraha' mantra a bit further, a Bihar MLA now launches a 'sleep-in' within the precincts of the state Assembly on a serious issue. Demanding water be discharged within the canal system in his area and drought...
  • Arms smuggler arrested in Bihar 4 days ago

    An arms smuggler was arrested from a house here under Town police station of Nawada district, the police said on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided the house and arrested Amit Kumar and seized 3.15 bore 55 cartridges from him. The smuggler used to purchase arms and ammunition from...
  • JD(U), RJD and Cong will together defeat BJP in bypoll: Nitish 5 days ago

    JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday said the party would contest the bypoll for ten Assembly constituencies together with RJD and Congress to defeat BJP. "JD(U) state executive has taken a decision to fight the bypoll for 10 Assembly seats next month together with RJD and Congress," he told reporters. "The party...
  • Former MLA Jagdish Chaudhary passes away 5 days ago

    Ex-MLA Jagdish Chaudhary died on Monday due to heart attack at a private hospital in the state capital, his family sources said. He was 72. Chaudhary is survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters. He had actively participated in the JP movement and later served as a member of the...