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  • Bihar minister's son hospitalised after alleged ragging in school 6 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A Bihar minister's son was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in a Delhi hospital on Friday. The minister suspects that his son, a Class 9 student at Scindia School in Gwalior, was ragged. The Gwalior police have registered a suo motu case. A forensic team will be...
  • Bypolls for 18 assembly seats in Bihar, Karnatka, MP, Punjab underway Yesterday

    Patna: The by-polls for 18 assembly seats in Bihar, Karnatka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab began at 8 am on Thursday. In all the states, the election will be a test of the popularity of the Narendra Modi government that won a massive majority in the Lok Sabha polls. In Bihar,...
  • Bihar Legislative Council bypolls to be held on September 11 2 days ago

    By-election to two Bihar Legislative Council seats, which fell vacant following the resignation of sitting members, will be held on September 11, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The Siwan Local Authority Constituency seat fell vacant following resignation of Manoj Kumar Singh, while a general seat fell vacant after sitting MLC...
  • Bihar floods: Death toll rises to 10 as rivers begin to recede 3 days ago

    One more person died in floods in Patna district, taking the toll due to inundation in Bihar to 10 even as major rivers on Tuesday showed receding trend. One person drowned in the flood water in the Ghoswari block of rural Patna last night, Joint Secretary in Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • LJP's Chirag Paswan hits back, calls Lalu a 'retired comedian' 4 days ago

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party Vice President Chirag Paswan on Monday called Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad a retired comedian. In retaliation to Lalu's comment on his father and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, he said, "During polls, Lalu comes up with such jokes. He must know that he is...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • Rain fury in North India, 10 killed in UP, flood alert in Bihar 4 days ago

    Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc across north India. More than 30 people have been killed and thousands have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroy farmlands and crumble homes. Districts in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Assam have been the worst affected. In Uttar Pradesh, 10...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers 4 days ago

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...
  • Navy officer Lt Manoranjan Kumar's family says no to Shaurya Chakra, blames government for his death 5 days ago

    Patna: The family of Navy officer Lieutenant Manoranjan Kumar, who lost his life trying to save others during the mishap on board submarine INS Sindhuratna in February, has now refused to accept the Shaurya Chakra which was awarded posthumously to him. The family has blamed the government for negligence leading...
  • Bihar: Flood alert issued in 9 districts as water level rises in river Kosi 5 days ago

    Supaul (Bihar): Flood alert has been issued in nine districts in Bihar after the rising water levels of the Kosi river continued to trigger panic, flooding villages along its course. More than four lakh people in eastern India are likely to be affected. The National Disaster Response Force teams has...
  • Bill introduced to establish one more central university in Motihari August 14, 2014

    A bill to establish one more central university in Bihar at Motihari and rename the existing one in the state was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was introduced by HRD Minister Smriti Irani. The new central university at Motihari in East Champaran would be...
  • Accused of black magic, woman forced to eat human excreta, paraded naked August 13, 2014

    A woman in a village in Bihar's Katihar district was forced by some people to eat human excreta and was paraded naked after being branded a witch, police said Wednesday. Kania Devi, a middle-aged woman, was abused and beaten in Sakraili village, about 150 km from here, on suspicion of practicing...
  • Make categories for Bharat Ratna, bar PMs from the honour, suggests Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: As speculation around who will get the Bharat Ratna continues, Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson has suggested making separate categories for pre- and post-independence personalities. He has said that former prime ministers should be ineligible for the award. "I think the time has come when we should separate the categories....
  • Is politics destroying the credibility of the Bharat Ratna? August 11, 2014

    It's an award that has often sparked off a row. The highest civilian honour- the Bharat Ratna, this time too, has led to speculation that there could be multiple recipients and political parties are coming up with their own list of who should be given the award. ...
  • Lalu-Nitish share dais after 20 years, BJP says the duo is finished August 11, 2014

    Hajipur: Two of Bihar's tallest politicians - Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar - who were once close friends but parted ways two decades ago have joined hands again as they struggle to survive the massive onslaught of an aggressive Bharatiya Janata Party. Lalu...
  • Bihar: Lalu, Nitish to share dais during poll campaign August 11, 2014

    Patna: After a gap of 20 years, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, friends-turned-foes who have become friends again, will campaign together for the Assembly by-polls in Bihar from Monday. Both of them will hold five public meetings at Hajipur, Mohiuddinagar, Narkatiyaganj, Chapra and Mohania as part of...
  • Police bust inter-state truck loot gang, 10 arrested August 10, 2014

    The Bihar Police on Sunday arrested 10 persons and busted an inter-state gang involved in looting of trucks. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Patna, Manu Maharaj said, "Acting on intelligence inputs that a few criminals had assembled near a bridge under Gauri Chak police station in the district, we constituted a team under City SP Ashish Bharti...
  • Amit Shah afraid of alliance, says Lalu Prasad August 9, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad slammed Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah saying he was afraid of the alliance. Prasad said, "Amit Shah is afraid of the alliance so he is speaking like this. Nitish Kumar did not come from RSS or BJP, he was with us. We are...
  • Assembly bypolls: 94 candidates to fight it out for 10 seats August 8, 2014

    The stage for the electoral battle has been set as a total of 94 candidates from different parties are at loggerheads to compete for the 10 seats in the upcoming assembly bypolls in Bihar, a report published in TOI said. The elections for the 10 assembly seats will be held on August...
  • Bihar: Maoist attack in Aurangabad, no casualties so far August 7, 2014

    Aurangabad:A Maoist attack took place in Bihar on Thursday and a police team is engaged in a gunbattle with the rebels. This took place near a police station in the Aurangabad district on Thursday morning. No casualties have been reported so far. ...
  • Evacuation stops in three districts as Kosi flood threat abates August 5, 2014

    In view of easing of flood threat, following assurance from Nepal that accumulated water in Bhote Kosi will be released in a regulated manner, Bihar Tuesday decided to halt evacuation process in Supaul, Madhepura and Saharsa but the alert remained in force. The state government also asked 1.14 lakh people who...
  • Bihar flood alert: Villagers reluctant to move out from Kosi area August 4, 2014

    Supual (Bihar): One of the major problem coming in the way of evacuation of people from Kosi area in view of threat of flood from Nepal is to convince people to move out. Commandant of NDRF Vijay Sinha said that in the 25-30 villages in Bhatiyahi, in the bed of Kosi...
  • Bihar flood alert: Thousands moved to relief camps, C17 aircraft deployed August 4, 2014

    Patna: An alert has been sounded in eight districts of Bihar after the rise of the Kosi river. The rise came after a landslide in neighbouring Nepal. Water levels of the Kosi river rose after the Nepalese Army carried out low-intensity blasts to clear landslide debris which released a huge...
  • Nearly 200 missing after massive landslide in Nepal August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nearly 200 people were missing after a massive landslide in northeast Nepal that blocked Sunkoshi river, turning it into a huge lake and putting dozens of villages both in Nepal and India at risk of flash floods. A huge hill had suddenly collapsed on Saturday morning burying 100 homes before...
  • Kosi floods: Government prepared for all eventualities, says Ravi Shankar Prasad August 3, 2014

    As thousands of people start to get worried about the rising water level of the Kosi river in Bihar, triggering fear of a probable situation in 2008 when the state wide floods had rendered many homeless, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assuaged fears by saying that 117 relief shelters have...
  • Nepal landslide: Rain hampers rescue work, over 100 trapped under debris August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Fresh rainfall was hampering a search on Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far. According to...
  • Bihar evacuates thousands after Nepal landslide sparks fears of flash flood in Kosi August 3, 2014

    Patna/Kathmandu: Authorities on Saturday began evacuating thousands of villagers after efforts to clear a deadly landslide in neighbouring Nepal sparked fears of flash floods downstream, government officials said. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, killed at least nine people and buried dozens of homes. More than 100...
  • Bihar government orders immediate evacuation of people living along Kosi embankment August 3, 2014

    Bihar government has ordered immediate evacuation of people living along the embankment of Kosi in four districts as a 10-metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal by this evening or tonight, officials said. Describing the situation as "most alarming", Bihar Disaster Management Department (DMD)...
  • 176 child labourers rescued from Jaipur, united with their families in Patna July 31, 2014

    A total of 176 child labourers, rescued from various handicraft units in Jaipur, were brought to the state capital on Thursday by a team of Bihar government officials and members of civil society organisations. The child labourers, aged between seven and 16 years, were rescued last week by the Anti-Human Trafficking...
  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar July 30, 2014

    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...