BIHAR

  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Special status demand to be a major poll issue for JD(U) in Bihar October 9, 2014

    Patna: Seeking to revive the special status demand as its trump card for the Assembly polls next year, JD(U) on Thursday decided to hold dharna at all the district headquarters on October 20 to pressurise the Centre to grant the status to Bihar. JD(U) would launch a series of programmes in...
  • Ten IAS officers transferred in Bihar in an administrative reshuffle October 7, 2014

    Patna: In a minor administrative reshuffle, the Bihar government transferred eight IAS officials and released two others for Central deputation, an official notification said. Sunil Kumar, who is an additional member of the Revenue Board with additional charge of inter-departmental enquiry commissioner, has made posted as Munger Divisional Commissioner and...
  • Patna stampede: Action against 8 doctors for absence when victims were brought to hospital October 7, 2014

    Patna: Days after 33 people were killed in a stampede in Patna, the Bihar government has acted against doctors for allegedly not being available when the victims were brought to the hospital. The Bihar government has suspended the Superintendent of the Patna Medical College and Hospital. It has also taken...
  • Janta Darbar to be called as part of investigation into Patna stampede October 7, 2014

    Patna: The high level probe team investigating the stampede at Patna's Gandhi Maidan will be holding an open 'Janta Darbar' on Tuesday as part of the probe. Home Secretary and ADGP will lead the 'Janta Darbar' where eye witnesses and general public can come forward and record their statements about the...
  • Patna stampede: BJP for slapping murder case against officials, govt says no October 6, 2014

    Patna: BJP on Monday demanded slapping of murder case against the transferred civil and police officers following the October 3 stampede that claimed 33 lives, while the Bihar government said the main opposition party was trying to politicising the incident. "Mere transfer is no punishment for these officials whose negligence...
  • Won't be a mute spectator to incidents like Patna stampede: Congress October 6, 2014

    Patna: Congress, which is supporting Jitan Ram Manjhi government in Bihar, on Monday said that it would not be a "mute spectator" on incidents like stampede that took 33 lives and left 29 injured and sought stringent punishment against officials found guilty in the probe report. "Human lives are precious....
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi stunned during surprise visit to hospital October 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was left fuming during a surprise visit in the evening to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) to meet the Dussehra stampede victims as he found doctors unavailable in the Emergency Ward and the place wearing a filthy look. The chief minister was angered...
  • Patna stampede: Bihar government removes four senior oficials, admits serious lapses October 5, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Sunday removed four senior official including the District Magistrate of Patna in the aftermath of the stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan during Dussehra festivities in which 33 people were killed and 29 injured. The Jitan Ram Manjhi government also vowed to punish those responsible for...
  • Patna stampede: Police failed to enforce safety measures despite 2 similar tragedies in the past October 5, 2014

    Patna: Almost like a ritual after every tragedy, the Bihar government has ordered a high level enquiry into the stampede which killed 33 people and injured 29 others at Patna's Gandhi Maidan on Friday. But the incident has yet again put the state police in the dock, which despite two...
  • Patna stampede: 24 hours after the tragedy, people still searching for their loved ones October 4, 2014

    Patna: A day after the tragic stampede during Dussehra festivities in Patna, many are still looking for their loved ones. Thirty-three people lost their lives and around 21 others were injured in the stampede at the Gandhi Maidan on Friday night. A 16-year-old girl named Priyanka is one those who is...
  • Patna stampede: CM Manjhi admits administrative lapses, assures punishment for culprits October 4, 2014

    Patna: Under attack from opposition parties over the stampede incident that killed 33 people and injured 21 others, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manhjhi on Saturday admitted that there have been lapses on the part of his team. Manjhi has also promised action it has come at a...
  • The black shadow of death won and snatched our loved ones, says Patna stampede victim October 4, 2014

    Patna: It was supposed to be an evening full of fun and excitement. The entire family was ready to witness the magnificent Dussehra celebrations at Patna's historic Gandhi Maidan. My friend Vinod Singh and I made the arrangements to take our families to Gandhi Maidan. We hired a tempo (autorickshaw)...
  • Patna stampede: Gandhi Maidan gates were reportedly shut October 4, 2014

    Several exit gates of the Gandhi Maidan where the stampede took place soon after teh burning of Ravana effigy were either shut or blocked and that is perhaps what led to the tragedy. ...
  • Families lose their loved ones in Patna stampede October 4, 2014

    Stampede at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna killed 32 people and left many others injured. Many people have also lost contact with their family members in the confusion that ensued. ...
  • Patna: Locals blame police as 33 killed in Dussehra stampede, high level probe ordered October 4, 2014

    Patna: At least 33 people have been killed and several injured in a stampede that took place during Dusshera celebrations on Friday night. Soon after the incident, the locals blamed the district police for keeping the exits shut after the celebrations which led to the stampede. The half-km stretch of...
  • Patna Stampede: Union ministers attack Bihar government October 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday sought to blame Bihar government over the Patna stampede incident, saying it failed to learn from the past and put in place measures to prevent the tragedy. "It is not only an unfortunate and regrettable incident but also...
  • Bihar temple purification case: Villagers attack probe team October 1, 2014

    Patna/Madhubani: Angry villagers on Wednesday allegedly attacked Darbhanga Divisional Commissioner Vandana Kini and zonal IG AK Ambedkar, who had gone to Madhubani district to probe whether a village temple located there was washed after the visit of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, police said. Two police personnel were injured in...
  • Bihar Minister runs for his life as mob attacks him October 1, 2014

    Sasaram (Bihar): In a shocking incident from Bihar, a state minister had to run for his life from an angry mob. The incident occurred at the Tara Chandi temple in Rohtas district of Sasaram, where state Culture Minister Vinay Bihari was chief guest at a programme. The poor sound quality...
  • What happened with Bihar CM Manjhi a matter of shame: Paswan September 29, 2014

    Food Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan condemned the incident of alleged discrimination against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. Paswan said, "Untouchability is a crime. If it has happened with Bihar Chief Minister, it is a matter of shame." ...
  • Temple was washed after I visited it, says Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi September 29, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has alleged discrimination against Mahadalits as a temple in Madhubani was washed and purified after he visited it. "A deep-rooted bias prevails against Mahadalits and those from the down-trodden sections of society....I have myself been a victim of caste bias," he said at a...
  • Missed call to women will lead to jail in Bihar September 24, 2014

    Patna: Give missed calls to women and cool your heels in jail. CID Inspector General (IG) (Weaker Section) Arvind Pandey on Tuesday issued a circular to all district Superintendents of Police (SPs) and Government Rail Police (GRP) SPs asking them to ensure that police investigates and takes action in such...
  • Bypoll results not indicator of things to come: Ram Vilas Paswan September 21, 2014

    Patna: Downplaying August's bypoll results in Bihar in which the BJPled coalition fared poorly winning only four out of 10 seats, Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday said it would be wrong to assume that the grand alliance of JD(U), RJD and Congress would come...
  • Cricket Association of Bihar moves Bombay High Court for review of BCCI rules September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Cricket Association of Bihar has filed a PIL in Bombay High Court seeking appointment of an independent Governance Review Committee to review the rules and regulations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleged that in recent times Cricket Board (BCCI) has...
  • WB: Court sentences 5 convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: A Barasat court in West Bengal on Friday sentenced five convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years. The girl from Bihar was gangraped twice in October last year and was set on fire. The victim's family alleged that girl was murdered for lodging police complaint. ...
  • Bihar CM sparks a row, says traders indulging in small scale black marketing will be pardoned September 3, 2014

    Patna: A comment by Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has sparked off a row. He was heard saying that traders indulging in small scale black marketing will be pardoned by the Bihar government as they are only doing this to help their families. "There are people who indulge in black...
  • Nalanda University hopes to attract students from across the world September 2, 2014

    The world's oldest university has reopened after 800 years as 15 national and international students enroll for classes at the Nalanda University in Bihar. Even though it is a far cry from the granduer of the past, the institution is taking baby steps to reestablish itself. ...