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  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar 17 hours 40 minutes ago

    Patna: Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JDU, RJD and Congress on Wednesday announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll in 2015. As per seat-sharing arrangements reached by...
  • Nawada jailor, 3 others booked in undertrial burning case 19 hours 30 minutes ago

    An FIR has been lodged against the jailor of Nawada jail and three others following the death of an undertrial Rupesh Paswan, who was allegedly set on fire inside the jail on Sunday, police said. Paswan's mother Chandmuni Devi lodged an FIR with the Nawada Town police yesterday accusing the jailor...
  • Live blog: Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar press conference 19 hours 57 minutes ago

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar have joined hands after almost 20 years to fight a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United broke away its highly successful alliance with the BJP in 2013 and was routed in the...
  • Woman has acid thrown at her for demanding money back from muscleman 20 hours 39 minutes ago

    A woman died of severe burn injuries after a village muscleman allegedly threw acid on her in Katihar district, police said. Dayawati Devi used to deposit money with one Kalu Singh at Ragamatia village. When she demanded her money back, Singh got angry and allegedly poured a bottle of acid on...
  • Delhi police recovers 1 kg stolen gold from Gaya Yesterday

    Delhi Police on Tuesday raided a village in Gaya district of Bihar and arrested a man who had stolen 1 kg gold from a jewellery shop in New Delhi. The gold was also recovered from the arrested person. Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nishant Kumar Tiwary said the raid by...
  • Left parties form grand alliance in Bihar Yesterday

    Describing JD(U), RJD and Congress tie-up as "opportunistic", the three major Left parties in Bihar on Tuesday formed a grand alliance to contest Assembly by-polls on 10 seats in the state. As per seat sharing agreement, CPI(ML) will contest on five seats, while CPI(M) and CPI will fight on three and...
  • Bihar: 12 kawariyas killed after being crushed by bus on NH2 bypass 2 days ago

    Aurangabad: Twelve kawariyas, five of them were women, were killed after a speeding container ran over them on the New Delhi-Kolkata NH 2 bypass in Aurangabad district of Bihar on early Tuesday morning. Six others were injured in the tragic accident. The heavy vehicle lost control and ran over the...
  • 5 cops injured as an SUV rams into Speaker's escort jeep 2 days ago

    Five policemen were injured when a vehicle hit Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary's escort jeep on NH-83 in Bihar's Jehanabad district on Monday, a police officer said. The incident took place at Irki village as a police jeep escorting Chaudhary on way to Jehanabad town from Barabar hills was hit by a...
  • Bihar: Motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh minister meets with an accident 2 days ago

    Aurangabad (Bihar): A motorcade carrying Chhattisgarh Home Minister Ram Sewak Paikra and his supporters met with an accident near Aurangabad. The minister himself is unharmed but over a dozen of his supporters travelling along with him have been grievously injured. The injured are being treated at Aurangabad Sadar hospital. The...
  • Large quantity of detonators, wires seized 2 days ago

    A large quantity of detonators and wires were seized on Monday from Vasa village in the Rohtas district, police said here. Acting on a tip off, a police team raided a dilapidated house in the village under Mufassil police station and found 13,900 detonators and wires in four sacks, Superintendent of...
  • Boy drowns, another goes missing in a river 2 days ago

    A boy drowned and another went missing in a river in Bihar's Banka district on Monday, an officer said. A 15 year-old boy Kundan Bhagat alias Chhotu drowned, while his friend Shivam Bhagat alias Brajesh (14) went missing after they accidentally slipped in deep water while taking bath in Chanan river...
  • NDA leaders attend Iftar party by Ram Vilas Paswan 3 days ago

    Several NDA leaders attended the Iftar party organised by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at the state headquarters of the Lok Janshakti Party. Paswan greeted and welcomed everybody on the occasion and prayed for development and prosperity of the nation as well as Bihar. Rashtriya...
  • Four of a family killed in road accident 3 days ago

    Four persons belonging to a family were killed on Sunday and three children seriously injured when the vehicle they were traveling in dashed against a stationary container carrier in East Champaran district of Bihar. Police officials said the accident happened near Wattganj village under Piprakothi police station of the district. Piprakothi Station House...
  • Maoist involved in killing of two CRPF personnel held 3 days ago

    A hardcore Maoist allegedly involved in the killing of two CRPF personnel during the recently held Lok Sabha elections was arrested on Sunday from a forest area of Munger district in Bihar, police said. Arrested Maoist Bipin Mandal was a named accused in the attack on CRPF personnel in Munger on...
  • NDA leaders attend Iftar party organised by Ram Vilas Paswan 3 days ago

    Several NDA leaders on Monday attended the Iftar party organised by Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan at the state headquarters of the Lok Janshakti Party here. Paswan greeted and welcomed everybody on the occasion and prayed for development and prosperity of the nation as...
  • Two detained with Rs 31 lakh Nepalese currency 3 days ago

    The Bihar police on Sunday detained two persons carrying Rs 31 lakh in Nepalese currency at the Ghodasahan Bazar in East Champaran district. Ghodasahan Station House Officer (SHO) Lalit Kumar said the two persons have been identified as Upendra Jaiswal and Vijay Kushwaha, who are residents of Gaur in Rautahat district...
  • Four killed, 20 others injured in a bus-jeep collision 4 days ago

    Four persons were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between a bus and a jeep in Bhojpur district on Saturday, the police said. The accident took place near Ekauna village when the bus, on its way to Ara from Sahar, collided head on with the jeep going to Belaur...
  • JD(U), RJD and Congress reach agreement for Bihar by-polls 4 days 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 4 days 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' 4 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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...