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  • Bihar: People injured in earthquake marked with 'bhukamp' stickers in Darbhanga hospital 5 days ago

    Dharbhanga: Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) kicked up a row after it marked people injured in the quake with 'bhukamp' (earthquake) stickers on their forehead. Following outrage over the incident, the District Magistrate has initiated a probe. A relative of one of the patients said, "They must remove these...
  • Bihar extends helping hand to Nepal April 26, 2015

    Patna: Extending a helping hand to neighbouring Nepal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state government had decided to chip in with whatever assistance it could to provide succour to the earthquake victims there in addition to the aid by the Centre. Expressing compassion for the people of...
  • Earthquake claims 50 lives in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar April 26, 2015

    Patna: As many as 50 people have been killed in Saturday's earthquake in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said and directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing. Addressing a press conference after presiding over a review meeting with secretary-level officials at...
  • Bihar bears Nepal earthquake brunt, toll 28 in the east April 25, 2015

    Patna: Bihar, still reeling under the devastation wrought by a killer nor'wester, bore the brunt of the massive temblor that shook the eastern and northeastern parts of the country on Saturday claiming at least 28 lives and leaving 202 injured. In West Bengal, three persons were killed and 69, including 43...
  • Earthquake: Death toll in Bihar rises to 25, 133 injured April 25, 2015

    Patna: At least 25 people were killed and 133 injured in roof and wall collapse in Bihar after a high intensity earthquake rocked several parts of the country and Nepal on Saturday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters that seven persons died in East Champaran district, while six others lost their...
  • Nepal earthquake: Over 50 dead in India including 47 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 50 people have died in India due to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. While 47 deaths have been reported in Bihar, eight people have died in Uttar Pradesh and three casualties are from West Bengal. According to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy...
  • Two injured in Bihar earthquake, CM Nitish Kumar cuts short visit to Delhi April 25, 2015

    Patna: Two persons were injured in the high intensity earthquake in different parts of Bihar, prompting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to cut short his visit to New Delhi. Two persons were injured in Samastipur and Bhagalpur districts respectively in a rush to run out from their houses during the quake which...
  • Nepal earthquake: PM Narendra Modi speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north and east India. "We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected,...
  • Nitish Kumar lauds PM Modi for 'very quick' response to killer storm April 24, 2015

    Purnia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre's "very quick" response in the wake of the killer storm that battered the state claiming 55 lives. "I want to thank the honourable Prime...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday April 24, 2015

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attacks Centre over Land Bill April 23, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is the driving force of Janata Parivar constituent JD(U), on Thursday attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre over the Land Acquisition Bill and demanded its withdrawal at the earliest. Addressing a function on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Kuer Singh in Patna,...
  • Bihar: 42 dead, 80 injured as heavy storm ravages several districts, Centre assures assistance April 23, 2015

    Patna: Heavy storm that ravaged three districts in Bihar has claimed over 42 lives and injured 80 people. Expressing concern, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and assured all assistance. Nitish said that there has been extensive damage to crops and electricity supply has been...
  • Heavy storm kills 32 people, injures over 80 in three Bihar districts April 22, 2015

    Patna: At least 32 people were killed and over 80 injured after heavy thunderstorm hit three Bihar districts of on Tuesday night. The casualties and damages due to the storm have been reported from several villages of Purnia, Bhagalpur and Madhepura districts. "Thirty-two people are dead and over 80 injured...
  • Six students killed in road accident at Siwan in Bihar, angry locals torch ambulances over absence of doctors April 20, 2015

    Siwan: In a tragic incident in Bihar, six students have been killed in a road accident in Siwan district. Two students have also been injured in the accident and have been admitted to a local hospital. The accident occurred when an auto rickshaw carrying students collided with a mini bus...
  • Judicial appointments should conform to highest standards: President April 18, 2015

    Patna: The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday, describing an independent judiciary as the "cornerstone" of democracy. "The process of selection and appointment of judges should conform to the highest of standards....
  • Lok Janshakti Party leader faces case for vulgar pictures of Smriti Irani April 18, 2015

    Patna: A case was lodged against a Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader in Bihar's Samastipur district on Saturday for allegedly circulating vulgar pictures of union Minister Smriti Irani on WhatsApp messenger. "An FIR was lodged with us (over vulgar pictures of Irani) and it made LJP leader Umashankar Mishra as the...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurates centenary function of Patna High Court April 18, 2015

    Patna: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that elected representatives would have strong desire to go for populism which might affect individual rights and the duty of the judiciary is to show red flag to any infringement of fundamental rights of a citizen. Inaugurating the centenary celebration of the Patna High...
  • Janata Parivar merger won't have impact on Bihar polls: BJP April 15, 2015

    Patna: With six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar set to merge on Wedmesday, BJP mocked the proposed amalgamation, saying it would have "no impact" on the upcoming Bihar elections. "Merger experiments have flopped in the past and will meet the same fate this time too. It's beyond comprehension as to...
  • Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar April 15, 2015

    Patna: A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders. Besides, Shah met over 100 BJP leaders and workers at the state guest house where he stayed...
  • Janata Parivar merger won't affect LJP-BJP tie-up in Bihar: Ramvilas Paswan April 15, 2015

    Indore: Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday ruled out any adverse impact due to the proposed merger of erstwhile Janata Parivar parties on the prospective alliance between his Lok Janshakti Party and the BJP in upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar. "The amalgamation of the constituents of Janata Parivar will not affect...
  • Eying Bihar elections, BJP, Congress celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti April 14, 2015

    BR Ambedkar's 125th birthday has turned into a tug of war between the BJP and the Congress who are both vying for the Dalit vote bank. In an all out war to capitalise the legacy of the father of the Constitution, parties are gearing up for the Bihar elections that...
  • Congress' immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Jairam Ramesh April 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Congress' immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U. Speaking to PTI...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not pose any challenge to BJP: Murali Manohar Joshi April 11, 2015

    Patna: Veteran BJP leader and former Union Minister Murali Manohar Joshi on Saturday said Janata Parivar merger process would not pose any difficulty to the party. "The merger is yet to happen so there is not much to be said about it. It is just an effort by the Janata Parivar...
  • Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar April 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said. "We have found that educating girls is the best way to stabilise population. Data reveals that average fertility rate of...
  • Caste politics in Bihar: RJD workers 'purify' Ram Manohar Lohia's statue after Manjhi garlands it April 6, 2015

    Patna: Caste politics continues to dominate Bihar as Rashtriya Janata Dal workers performed a purification ritual after former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi garlanded the statue of freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia in Supaul. The Janata Dal United has hit out at the RJD for the move. "We condemn this move....
  • Smriti Irani asks women to be Lord Krishna on BJP's chariot April 5, 2015

    Patna: Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday appealed to women to play a key role in the Assembly polls due later this year like Lord Krishna did in Maharabharata. "I have no doubt that all of you (women) will play a decisive role in Bihar Assembly polls later...
  • Attending Narendra Modi's dinner part of tradition: Nitish Kumar April 4, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday sought to play down his attending a dinner being hosted by his political rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital saying it was "part of an old tradition." "It's an old tradition that the prime minister hosts a dinner for dignitaries...
  • Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish Kumar April 3, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on...
  • Janata Parivar merger will have no impact on Bihar polls: BJP April 2, 2015

    Patna: Stating that the new alliance would have no impact on the Bihar assembly elections, BJP on Thursday trashed the merger talks of Janata Parivar parties even as it put chief minister Nitish Kumar in dock for "meeting leaders convicted for scams". "Whatever merger or alliance of Janata Parivar parties happen,...
  • Unseasonal rains leave crops of mangoes, wheat, tobacco destroyed in Bihar April 1, 2015

    Patna: The unseasonal rains have caused havoc across the country especially for farmers in Bihar where large range of crops have been destroyed. From crops of mangoes, wheat to tobacco everything has been devastated. Dina Patel's last and futile attempt to save his tobacco crop was to dry them out in...