BIHAR

  • BJP faces a resurgent RJD in Seemanchal, Bhagalpur 21-04-2014 02:40 PM

    As the electoral battle in Bihar shifts to Seemanchal and eastern region of the state, the polarisation for and against Bharatiya Janata Party becomes more acute as there is the high concentration of Muslim voters in the seven seats for which voting will take place on April 24 in the...
  • Non-bailable warrant against RJD candidate 21-04-2014 01:25 PM

    Patna: The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Chapra court has issued a non bailable warrant against Lok Sabha MP Prabhunath Singh, who is the RJD candidate from Maharajganj in Bihar. Two cases were lodged against Singh - one for disrupting the government officers on duty and second for making anti-national statements....
  • JDU leader Shakuni Chaudhary says he will bury Narendra Modi 21-04-2014 10:40 AM

    Patna: Even as the Election Commission has acted against many leaders for delivering hate speeches but it seems that politicians are yet to learn their lessons. JDU leader Shakuni Chaudhary kicked up yet another controversy by saying that Narendra Modi would be buried while addressing a rally in Bhagalpur, Bihar...
  • Giriraj Singh sticks to his 'Modi baiters must go to Pakistan' remark 21-04-2014 07:50 AM

    Patna: Bihar Bharaiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh remains defiant and stands by his comment 'Modi critics must go to Pakistan' despite an FIR filed against him. "I said that there are some people who are supporting Pakistan. They are traitors. They don't want Modi to come to power. I...
  • Aditya Verma opposes BCCI's probe panel, Shastri's inclusion 20-04-2014 10:21 PM

    The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has dragged BCCI to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the board to the SC to probe into the case. Verma demanded a probe by either the Central Bureau of...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Ramvilas Paswan confident of winning Hajipur 18-04-2014 12:45 PM

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan, who recently joined hands with the BJP, is once again trying his luck from Hajipur in Bihar in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He filed his nomination papers on Tuesday. Paswan is pitted against sitting JDU MP Ramsundar Das and Congress's Sanjeev...
  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind 17-04-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily, Sachin Pilot, Jaswant Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Misa Bharti...
  • FIR filed against Lalu's daughter Misa for breaking voting machine 17-04-2014 05:27 PM

    Patna: An FIR was registered against RJD leader and Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti for allegedly breaking an electronic voting machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Pataliputra on Thursday. The incident happened at booth number 34 in Maner. The RJD, however, alleged that Misa was manhandled by BJP supporters...
  • Voting on in Bihar; Misa Bharti, Ram Kripal Yadav, Sushil Modi cast votes 17-04-2014 03:38 PM

    An electorate of 11,85,07,86 are exercising their franchise in 11,846 polling stations to decide the fate of 117 candidates in the Lok Sabha constituencies. Prominent among the candidates are actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, former Home Secretary RK Singh, Lalu Prasad's eldest daughter Misa Bharti and her two uncles Ramkripal Yadav and...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Lok Sabha Polls: Over 54 per cent turnout in Bihar 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    Patna: Over 54 per cent polling, almost 15 per cent more than the previous election, was registered in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar on Thursday in the second phase in the state. Elections held for Munger, Nalanda, Patna Sahib, Patliputra, Arrah, Buxar and Jehanabad seats registered 54.04 at the...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • LS polls: Star power, Nitish and Lalu's prestige at stake in Bihar 16-04-2014 05:51 PM

    A seat with star power in full play, another which is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's stronghold and a constituency where the richest candidate in the state is contesting will vote along with four others on April 17 in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Apart from Nitish Kumar,...
  • Bihar people have a radar that helps them identify wrong people: Rahul 16-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Kishanganj: While Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi continues the 'toffee model' attack on BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi, he made another 'radar' attack on him on Wednesday. Addressing a rally in Bihar's Kishanganj, Rahul said, "Modi doesn't know that every person in Bihar has a radar which helps them know...
  • LS polls: Record vote in Naxal-affected constituencies on April 10 15-04-2014 06:59 PM

    Defying threat to life, people living in 12 worst Naxal-affected Lok Sabha constituencies exercised their franchise in good numbers and polling in some of these areas was as high as 78 per cent on April 10. According to a report prepared by the Home Ministry, 56.40 per cent people cast...
  • Nitish Kumar's good governance is just hype: AAP's Munger candidate 14-04-2014 08:25 PM

    From a software engineer to a politician, Aam Aadmi Party's Munger candidate Sandeep Kumar says the biggest hurdle in cleaning up politics is the presence of criminal elements. The 28-year-old, who worked in Tata Consultancy Services and then went on to start a company in Delhi, jumped into politics from...
  • UP, Bihar will change fortunes of BJP: Ananth Kumar 14-04-2014 08:12 PM

    Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka would change the "fortunes" of BJP and help it secure majority but the government would be formed with NDA partners, party leader Ananth Kumar said on Monday. "There is a Modi wave in the country. There are three states which will change the fortunes of...
  • AAP's Nalanda candidate attacked by 25 people, admitted to hospital 14-04-2014 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: There seems to be no end to attacks on the members of the Aam Aadmi Party. AAP's candidate from Nalanda, Pranav Prakash, was allegedly attacked by unknown assailants on Sunday. He has sustained serious injuries and has been admitted to the hospital. Pranav has alleged that the he...
  • Aditya Verma demands CBI inquiry into IPL scandal 13-04-2014 03:27 PM

    Alleging a nexus between the Jharkhand State Cricket Association and all the accused in the IPL betting scandal, the unrecognised Bihar Cricket Association chief Aditya Verma has demanded a CBI or NIA inquiry into the scam. Verma, who took the IPL betting scandal to the Supreme Court which led to...
  • Congress declares candidates for 3 Assembly by-polls in Bihar 12-04-2014 10:46 PM

    The Congress in Bihar on Saturday declared its candidate for MaharajganjAssembly seat with a "hope" that ally RJD will not field its nominee but said if Lalu Prasad's party still decided to contest this and two other seats in thebypolls it was ready for a "friendly" fight. Congress has nominated...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Bihar 12-04-2014 10:41 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar visits various cities in Bihar to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Bihar has 40 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Rabri Devi and Misa Bharti, only mother-daughter duo in the fray 12-04-2014 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: We have more than half a dozen instances of father - son and husband - wife contesting in the Lok Sabha elections. But, we have only one instance of both mother and daughter contesting in the current Lok Sabha elections. Former Bihar chief minister and the RJD chief...
  • Bihar election yatra: A village near Patna has never seen electricity 12-04-2014 09:25 AM

    Election Yatra takes you to a village next to the Patna city in Bihar. CNN-IBN's Prabhakar Kumar reached there only to find that the villagers had never seen electricity in their homes. This in the India of 2014. ...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India 11-04-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice...
  • LS polls: 53 per cent voting recorded in 6 Bihar seats during 1st phase 10-04-2014 10:29 PM

    About 53 percent of the electorate voted in six Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar on Thursday even as two troopers headed for poll duty were killed in a landmine blast, officials said. "About 53 percent of the electors have voted. The polling was slow in the early hours, but picked...
  • High voter turnout in 91 seats in LS polls, crosses the 2009 mark 10-04-2014 09:53 PM

    New Delhi: Marking a considerably high voter turnout as compared to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, India voted for 91 constituencies in 14 states and Union Territories which went to polls in the third and substantial phase on Thursday, with Chandigarh witnessing the highest percentage of 74. The national capital...
  • A Billion Votes: High turnout in phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections 10-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Polling ends in all 91 constituencies in 11 states and 3 union territories for phase 3 of Lok Sabha elections. High voter turnout so far in Kerala, moderate in Delhi, UP and Bihar. ...