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  • Assembly polls: Race in Bihar BJP for chief minister candidate 9 hours 56 minutes ago

    Much ahead of the 2015 assembly polls in Bihar, several BJP leaders have staked claim to being nominated as the chief ministerial candidate. "There are many in the BJP, who are lobbying to be named as chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly polls," a BJP leader said. If an alliance of...
  • Bihar: Blast derails train's pilot engine, CM suspects Naxal hand 11 hours 45 minutes 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. ...
  • Bihar: Close shave for Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train after blast on track, no casualties 15 hours 54 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying 'brand Bihar' 4 days ago

    In a blistering attack on old companion BJP, Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed the party for destroying "Brand Bihar" through its tactics of spreading "rumour" and fomenting fear. "After eight years of hard labour we built brand Bihar symbolising good governance, economic progress, tight law and order situation and development in core...
  • Jehanabad rape: Bihar known for crime against women, says activist 6 days ago

    A middle-aged woman was stripped and thrashed by some unidentified men in Jehanabad district in Bihar. Reacting to the incident, activist Ranjana Kumari said that Bihar is known for crime against women. "We demand that inquiry should be ordered and Police officers present there must be suspended," she said. ...
  • Woman stripped, thrashed in Bihar in the presence of policemen 6 days ago

    Patna: A middle-aged woman was stripped and thrashed by unidentified men at a village in Bihar's Jehanabad district. The woman was assaulted in front of policemen who acted as mere onlookers. However, defending the policemen the IG said, "they did not have sufficient numbers to intervene but they made the...
  • BJP creates ruckus in Bihar Assembly 1 week ago

    Opposition BJP on Wednesday created ruckus in Bihar Assembly over denial of chance to one of its members to ask a question in the House. BJP members were on their feet right protesting the police lathicharge on fixed pay teachers on Tuesday. In the ensuing din the Speaker, who read out names...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls July 15, 2014

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and the JDU...
  • Large section of people in 5 states still do not use toilets: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A large section of people in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have neither built toilets at their homes nor use them as they continue to remain unaware about the benefits of using lavatories, the government said on Monday. Minister of State for Drinking Water...
  • JD(U) legislator shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD July 14, 2014

    Amid indications of a tie-up between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it. "I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tie-up with RJD against whose 'jungle...
  • Police arrests a suspected Maoist in Jamui July 13, 2014

    The Bihar Police on July 13 arrested a suspected Maoist from Bardiha forest area of Jamui district in a joint operation with CRPF's Combat Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) unit. Jamui Superintendent of Police (SP) Upendra Kumar Singh said a .315 bore rifle, six bullets, one transmitter, three umbrellas and a bag full of things of...
  • Patna Police quiz Bihar BJP MP over Rs 1.14 crore stolen from his house July 12, 2014

    Patna: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the Patna Police has starting questioning its MP from Bihar, Giriraj Singh, in connection with the recovery of Rs 1.14 crore in cash, jewellery and $600 that were reportedly stolen from his house earlier this week. The JDU, RJD as well...
  • Bihar government to provide plots to 25,679 landless Mahadalit families July 12, 2014

    Bihar government would provide three-decimal plots to remaining 25,679 landless Mahadalit families under a scheme launched five years ago, the Bihar Assembly was informed today. Out of 2.46 lakh landless Mahadalit families identified for getting three decimal plots for housing under a scheme launched in 2009-10, 2.21 lakh families have been...
  • All political parties rock Bihar Assembly, protest against Dhankar's controversial remarks July 8, 2014

    Bihar Assembly witnessed ruckus for the second consecutive day on Tuesday with members of all major parties trooping into the well on separate issues forcing adjournment of the House till recess. Right from the word go, the House saw members of JD(U), RJD, Congress and BJP rushing to the well to...
  • JD(U), RJD demand OP Dhankar's arrest; Assembly adjourned July 7, 2014

    The Bihar assembly was on Monday adjourned till noon over BJP leader OP Dhankar's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar to ensure that men in Haryana get married. The JD(U) and RJD legislators disrupted the proceedings and demanded his arrest. Expressing their anger, the legislators of the Janata...
  • Bihar: 'Snake' found in mid-day meal, 54 children taken ill July 5, 2014

    Sitamarhi: A total of 54 students of a government middle school in Bihar's Sitamarhi district fell ill on Saturday after eating mid-day meal in which a 'snake' was found. Sursand block development officer Vinod Kumar said the children Meghpur Middle School at Sursand developed symptoms of nausea and fell unconsciousness after...
  • Termination of membership of JD(U) rebels deferred July 5, 2014

    The decision on termination of the membership of four JD(U) dissident MLAs for anti-party activities was on Saturday deferred till July 12 with the Speaker of Bihar Assembly granting them additional time to submit replies to the notice. Gyanendra Singh Gyanu told reporters that he and three other JD(U) MLAs -...
  • Speaker calls for an all party meet over indiscipline in Bihar House July 4, 2014

    Taking note of the angry exchanges between ruling JD(U) and BJP legislators during discussion on Food Security Act in the Assembly on Thursday, an all party meeting has been called on Friday to avoid such a situation in the future for smooth functioning of the House. As the House sat for...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar State Road Transport Corporation to deposit Rs 4.9 crore July 3, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up Bihar government for not paying the dues of employees of Bihar State Road Transport Corporation (BSRTC) due to its fight with Jharkhand after bifurcation of the state and directed it to deposit Rs. 4.9 crore with its registry. The apex court expressed concern over...
  • Bihar minister Ramai Ram lands in trouble July 2, 2014

    Bihar minister Ramai Ram has landed in trouble with the state Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issuing him notice and directing him to submit reply on a complaint of ignoring treatment to his domestic help. State Human Rights member Mandhata Singh while hearing the complaint of Aranya Devi, directed the minister...
  • BJP legislators create ruckus in Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation July 2, 2014

    Opposition BJP legislators Wednesday created a ruckus in the Bihar assembly over poor law and order situation, disrupting the proceedings of the house. It is third consecutive day when BJP members attacked the government over its failure and cited irregularities in the implementation of the Food Security Act, acute power crisis...
  • Over 300 passengers looted on Janshatabdi Express heading from Ranchi to Patna July 2, 2014

    Patna: A brazen dacoity took place on board the Janshatabdi express in Jharkhand on Tuesday night. More than 300 passengers were looted on board the Janshatabdi express that was heading to Patna from Ranchi. More than 30 armed dacoits looted of gold worth several lakhs from passengers in the...
  • Now, ex-CMs can have 8 personal assistants for their entire life July 2, 2014

    Bihar government approved a proposal allowing all former chief ministers to keep eight personal assistants throughout their life, besides enhancing allowances of ministers, official sources said. The eight personal staff that leaders like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi could keep are a private secretary, two clerks, four peons and...
  • Bihar ex-CMs to keep eight personal assistants for life July 1, 2014

    Bihar government on Tuesday approved a proposal allowing all former chief ministers to keep eight personal assistants throughout their life, besides enhancing allowances of ministers, official sources said. The eight personal staff that leaders like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi could keep are a private secretary, two clerks, four...
  • CBI court rejects Lalu Prasad's plea to quash fodder scam cases against him July 1, 2014

    Ranchi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi has rejected former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad's petition to quash other cases of the multi-crore fodder scam against him. Lalu Prasad, the chief of Rashtriya Janata Dal, had petitioned the court that other fodder scam cases against him...
  • Bihar: Eight live bombs recovered from passenger train June 30, 2014

    Eight live bombs were on Monday morning recovered from a passenger train near Kishenganj, Bihar. ...
  • Bihar: 2 interns working with an associate of Gates Foundation thrashed, jailed for 'sexual assault' June 29, 2014

    Patna: Two young graduates of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, working with an associate of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation have been charged with sexual assault while conducting a survey at a hospital in Bihar. The families of the accused allege they are being framed. The two conducted...
  • Bihar Assembly pays tribute to Munde and others June 27, 2014

    Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday paid rich tributes to senior BJP leader and former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde and other departed leaders of various political parties on the first day of the over month-long budget session. The Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary read out obituary references about Munde and the...
  • Rajdhani accident: Can the Modi government bring railways back on track? June 25, 2014

    Bihar saw two train derailments on Wednesday morning, following which the possibility of a sabotage by the Naxals is being probed. In the first accident, 12 coaches along with the engine of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed killing four and injuring 10 while the second accident was reported 60 km...