BIHAR

  • Two trains collide near Patna; no casualty reported 5 days ago

    Patna: In a tragic incident, Anand Bihar-Guwahati Express and Bhojpur-Mokama shuttle train collided near Patna in Bihar on Friday morning. The accident took place at Barh railway station. Two bogies have been derailed in the collision. However, no loss of life has been reported yet. ...
  • Modi looks to Bihar for future of farming December 8, 2014

    Purnia: From his sleepy village in Bihar, Ram Narain arrives at Gulab Bagh market to sell a truckload of corn that will fetch him enough money to buy a motorbike for his son, school uniforms for his daughter and a gift for his wife. Narain and legions of farmers in the...
  • Delhi court convicts 4 people in 40-year-old ex-railway minister LN Mishra murder case December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday convicted four people in a case relating to the murder of former railway minister LN Mishra at a function in Bihar nearly 40 years ago. The court has fixed December 15 for hearing arguments on the quantum of punishment. The case relates to the bomb...
  • Take Rs 50,000 and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl December 4, 2014

    Patna: A panchayat in Bihar has ordered a girl, who was raped by four brothers and is now seven months pregnant, to take Rs 50,000 and undergo an abortion, police said on Thursday. "The victim along with her mother and informed me that four brothers of her village raped her seven...
  • Anil Kumar Sinha takes over as the new CBI Director, succeeds Ranjit Sinha December 3, 2014

    Newly appointed CBI chief Anil Kumar Sinha has taken charge. Sinha is a 1979 batch IPS Officer of the Bihar cadre and has become the first CBI chief to be selected by a PM-led panel. Anil Sinha was the special CBI director and succeeds Ranjit Sinha who retired on Tuesday. ...
  • Government probe team holds district administration responsible for Patna stampede November 29, 2014

    Patna: Lack of a detailed crowd management plan, poor civic amenities besides absence of district magistrates from duty were some reasons cited by the Bihar government probe panel for the October 3 stampede in the state capital in which 33 people were killed. "During our probe we found several deficiencies in...
  • 5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 28, 2014

    Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal protection organization shoots this video where one can see that the locals at the Gadhimai temple committee are easily...
  • Should animal sacrifice in the name of religion be stopped? November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. CNN-IBN asks...
  • Nepal gears up for the biggest animal slaughter 'Gadhimai festival' November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. The festival...
  • Complaint filed against Bihar CM Manjhi for 'upper caste' remark November 25, 2014

    Chapra (Bihar): A complaint was filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in a court in Saran district, charging him with sowing discord in society by questioning the origin of upper caste people. In his complaint, filed in Chief Judicial Magistrate Radheshyam Shukla's court, advocate Rajkishore Giri charged Manjhi with...
  • JDU may oust Jitan Ram Manjhi as Bihar chief minister November 24, 2014

    Patna: Speculation is rife in Bihar's political circles over the possible ouster of Jitan Ram Manjhi as the chief minister after he said his days in the office are numbered. The speculation gained strength a day after Manjhi said his days in office were numbered as his detractors in the party...
  • Bihar's royal family sends legal notice to Chetan Bhagat for insulting them in 'Half Girlfriend' November 24, 2014

    Buxar: The royal family of Buxar in Bihar has sent a legal notice to writer Chetan Bhagat claiming that they have been insulted in his latest novel, "half girlfriend". The royal family of Dumraon in Buxar district in Bihar has sent a legal notice to him demanding a public...
  • Bihar: JDU asks CM Manjhi not to make controversial remarks November 20, 2014

    Patna: The ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Thursday asked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi not to make any controversial statement in the wake of his latest one in which he had said that central ministers would not be allowed entry here if they failed to bring assistance to the state....
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid November 19, 2014

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • I may become prime minister one day, says Bihar CM Manjhi November 19, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that he could become the prime minister one day. "I may become the prime minister of the country like I became the chief minister," Manjhi said at an official function. Manjhi said he was being targeted by everyone because he belonged to...
  • Manjhi does it again, says he once refused to help a lady harassed by Yadavs due to vote bank politics November 17, 2014

    Patna: There seems to be no end to controversial statements from Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. After the upper caste remarks, Manjhi on Sunday openly admitted that he once refused to help a lady harassed by Yadavs due to vote bank politics. "A lady came to me in distress...
  • WB: 1st year student found dead near railway tracks in Howrah after being ragged by seniors November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: A first year college student from Bihar was found dead near railway tracks at the Uluberia station in Howrah, West Bengal on Sunday. The student was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim's father claimed that he was murdered and the body was...
  • Bihar: 25 children fell ill after eating mid-day meal at government school in Gaya November 15, 2014

    Patna: At least 25 children fell ill on Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, while 15 fell ill on the same day after consuming wild fruit in a village, officials said. The 25 children complained of uneasiness after consuming their meal of khichri and chokha...
  • Will become PM Modi supporter if he grants special status to Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi November 15, 2014

    Barh(Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday said he was ready to become the supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he granted special category status to the state and fulfilled other long pending demands. "If you fulfill your commitment to provide special category status to Bihar and other...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar government to trace 464 missing children November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Bihar government to trace 464 missing children in the state. The Bihar government told the apex court that out of 633 missing children, it has managed to trace 169 children. The court was hearing a petition filed by child right activist Kailash Satyarthi. ...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi dubs upper caste people as foreigners, BJP slams comment November 12, 2014

    Patna: Stirring yet another controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has termed upper caste people as 'foreigners and descendants of Aryan race', a remark for which the BJP has slammed him for 'stoking caste tension' in the state. "The upper caste people are foreigners and descendants of the Aryan race....they...
  • Bihar, UP, Bengal our focus states, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy November 11, 2014

    Lucknow: After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. "Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal are our focus states," Rudy...
  • Giriraj, Rudy, Ram Kripal Yadav from Bihar find berths in Union Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ram Kripal Yadav are amongst the 21 ministers who were sworn-in on Sunday in the Union Council of Ministers. ...
  • BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge: sources November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers will be expanded on Sunday as over 15 will take oath at around 1:30 pm at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital. Sources say that Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge. Rudy...
  • Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 156 cases detected November 7, 2014

    Patna: A dengue outbreak has gripped Bihar with 156 cases detected in different parts of the state, a health department official said. The state capital has registered the lion's share of the detected cases, with 131 patients admitted in various government hospitals like Patna Medical College Hospital, Nalanda Medical College...
  • Bihar imposes ban on tobacco November 7, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday announced a ban on tobacco and its products to ward off its ill effects on citizens. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced the ban on zarda, paan masala and other tobacco products on Tobacco Prevention Day. The CM also said that tax on tobacco...
  • Bihar CM under fire for nepotism, son-in-law quits job as PA November 6, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's son-in-law quit the job as the CM's personal assistant after opposition attacked the former over nepotism. ...
  • Bihar CM's son-in-law appointed as his PA resigns following criticism November 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was on Wednesday at the centre of a controversy over appointment of his son-in-law Devendra Kumar as his personal assistant, evoking sharp criticism following which Kumar resigned from the post. "I have sent my resignation to Chief Minister's personal secretary," Kumar, who was appointed...
  • Bihar Police files chargesheet in 10 hours in minor's rape November 4, 2014

    Patna: It took just 10 hours for Bihar Police to file a chargesheet in a minor's rape case in Bhagalpur district, police said on Tuesday. "We have filed a chargesheet in a record time of 10 hours after the rape of a girl was confirmed by a medical report," Bhagalpur Senior...
  • Bihar: Nitish, Manjhi cannot go together, says Paswan November 1, 2014

    Patna: Amid reports of differences between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar, LJP on Saturday accused Kumar of making mockery of a mahadalit Chief Minister and said the two could not go along. "Dono ek rah par chalne wale nahin hain (the two cannot walk...