BIHAR

  • 1979 batch IPS officer Krishna Choudhary appointed as new DG ITBP Yesterday

    New Delhi: Senior IPS officer Krishna Choudhary has been appointed as the new chief of border guarding force Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The 1979-batch Bihar cadre officer is presently working as the Director General of the Railway Protection Force under the Railway Ministry. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Prime Minister...
  • Bihar: Three-year old found hanging on tree, rape suspected Yesterday

    Madhubani: A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped and found unconscious in naked condition hanging upside down from a tree at Banka in this district of Bihar on Saturday. The villagers brought the girl with serious injuries down from the tree after they discovered her on Saturday morning. She was rushed to...
  • Bihar: Panchayat member arrested for rape of 'mahadalit' woman Yesterday

    Katihar: A panchayat member was arrested on Friday for allegedly raping a 'mahadalit' (SC) woman in Katihar district, police said. The police also registered FIRs against four other accused. Police officials said that the panchayat was allegedly trying to hush up the case by ordering the accused to pay Rs 41,000...
  • Bihar to appoint Urdu teachers in all government schools: Jitan Ram Manjhi 6 days ago

    Patna: The Bihar government will appoint Urdu teachers in all government schools in the state to promote the language, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Sunday. "I have decided that at least one Urdu teacher will be appointed in every government school. Earlier there was a provision to appoint such...
  • Two dead, 17 injured in crude bomb blast in Arrah civil court in Bihar; two undertrials escape January 23, 2015

    Patna: Two people have been killed in a crude bomb explosion that took place on Friday morning in the Arrah civil court in Bhojpur district of Bihar. One woman and one police constable are among the people dead in the blast. While some eyewitnesses claimed the woman was carrying...
  • Bihar: Hindu widow saved 10 Muslims in Muzaffarpur riots January 21, 2015

    Azizpur: A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslims in this village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashes in which five people died is being hailed as a hero, officials said. Shail Devi, a frail widow in her early 50s, risking her own life, gave shelter to her...
  • Bihar: Police arrest 14 accused, situation under control after Muzaffarpur violence January 19, 2015

    Patna: Tightening the noose after a clash between two groups killed five people in Muzaffarpur, the Bihar Police has taken 14 people under arrest. The violence erupted as a mob on Sunday torched nine houses in a village in Muzaffarpur district following the recovery of an abducted youth's dead...
  • 3 burnt to death as mob torches houses in Bihar village January 18, 2015

    Muzaffarpur: Three persons were charred to death as a mob on Sunday torched nine houses in a village in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district following the recovery of an abducted youth's body. The body of 19-year-old Bhartendu Kumar was found near the house of Vikki, who is the main accused in the abduction...
  • Government plans to appoint 6-7 Governors in coming weeks: Rajnath Singh January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The government is planning to appoint new Governors in at least six states in the next 15-20 days, with Bihar, Punjab and Assam likely among these. "We are planning to appoint 6-7 new Governors in the next 15-20 days," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said. There are vacancies in Governors' posts...
  • Bihar: Idols worth Rs 1 crore stolen from temple January 17, 2015

    Katihar: Miscreants stole 'ashtadhatu' idols of Ram and Sita worth Rupees one crore from a temple in Katihar district of Bihar during the early Saturday morning. Falka Station House Officer (SHO) Satyanarayan Rai said, "The idols were around 90 year old and were worshipped by devotees, who thronged the temple...
  • BJP doubts Janata Parivar merger; sides with Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi January 15, 2015

    Patna: Amid talks of the merger of old Janata Parivar splinter parties, BJP on Thursday expressed doubt over the unification and hinted at siding with Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi in the power tussle with Nitish Kumar. "The contradictory assertions of senior leaders in the last one week is enough to...
  • BJP eyes three-fourths majority in Bihar, sets 'Mission 185' January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Gearing up for the Bihar Assembly elections due in 2015, the BJP on Sunday set an ambitious target of winning 185 seats in the high-priority state, where it had won 31 out of 40 seats in the last Lok Sabha polls. At a meeting of top leaders chaired by...
  • No substance in media speculation over Jitan Ram Manjhi's ouster: Nitish Kumar January 11, 2015

    Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Sunday scotched speculation about his successor Jitan Ram Manjhi's ouster saying there is no substance in it and the issue was not discussed with leaders of the Janata Parivar during his recent Delhi visit. "There is no substance in media speculation over Manjhi's...
  • Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi may be replaced, a decision likely in a couple of days January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst controversial statements made by by Bihar Chief Jitan Ram Manjhi in the recent past, there are speculations that he might be replaced. Sources said Manjhi's predecessor Nitish Kumar is unhappy with the controversial statements he has made ever since he became the Bihar CM and his style...
  • Shoe thrown at Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during his 'janata darbar' in Patna January 5, 2015

    Patna: In an embarrassment for Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, a man tried to throw a shoe at him during a janata durbar (public meeting) in Patna. He accused Manjhi of playing caste politics in the state. He was reportedly miffed over some past statements made by Manjhi. The attacker...
  • Bihar CM Manjhi stirs controversy by supporting Naxals' levy from contractors, businessmen January 5, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has stirred another controversy by supporting Naxals' levy from contractors and businessmen. "There is nothing wrong if Naxals are demanding levy from contractors engaged in construction of roads, bridge and building and businessmen," he said. He recalled that some time back when he asked three...
  • Bihar: 15 men loot four compartments of Tata-Chhapra Express in Jamui January 5, 2015

    Jamui: Four sleeper compartments of the Tata-Chhapra Express in Bihar's Jamui district was robbed by fifteen armed men around Sunday midnight. The robbers took away cash, jewellery and other valuables from the passengers. Passengers alleged that the guards on duty inside the train chose to hide instead of apprehending the...
  • Japanese woman rape: Tourism Minister calls it a shameful incident, says it's a dent on India's image January 4, 2015

    Gaya: Days after a Japanese tourist was allegedly raped by five men in Gaya, Union Tourism Minister said that the shameful incident is a dent on India's image. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said that he would take up the case with the Home Ministry as soon as possible. He also said...
  • Bihar: Two arrested for raping Japanese girl in Gaya January 3, 2015

    Gaya: A Japanese research scholar was allegedly abducted and raped by five men in Bihar's Gaya district. The accused have been arrested on Friday by a joint team of Kolkata and Gaya Police. "A joint team of Kolkata and Gaya Police arrested two brothers Zahir and Shahid from their house...
  • BJP's vijay rath will be stopped in Bihar: Nitish Kumar January 2, 2015

    Patna: Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said that BJP's victory run would stop in Bihar this year as it resorted to divisive tactics to cover up its failure in not keeping the poll promises. BJP's victory chariot would stop in Bihar. "BJP ka dheere dheere hawa nikal raha hai,...
  • After UP, Aamir Khan's 'PK' now made tax-free in Bihar January 2, 2015

    Patna: Aamir Khan's movie 'PK' will be exempted from tax in Bihar so that the poor can watch the film that exposes the fraud taking place in the name of religion, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced Thursday. Bihar became the second state after neighbouring Uttar Pradesh to take this step,...
  • Cold wave unabated in Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi's chopper unable to land December 28, 2014

    Patna: Bihar reeled under an intense cold wave accompanied by very dense fog on Sunday, reducing visibility to an extreme low, even as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's helicopter could not land in Sitamarhi district for an official programme. Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) of Pupri in Sitamarhi Akhilesh Kumar Singh said that...
  • Cold wave continues unabated in North India, mercury touching new lows December 28, 2014

    Shimla: Dense fog over the past couple of days has disrupted traffic in most Northern states. The North India cold wave continues unabated. Shimla attracts a lot of tourists in the season as they come for skating. "It is fun coming here and skating in winters. One has to come...
  • Bihar: Ajmer-Sealdah Express train runs over 5 men in Rohtas December 27, 2014

    Bihar: Five persons died after being run over by Ajmer-Sealdah Express train in Bihar's Sasaram district on Saturday. The incident took place near Kamahu railway station, where 4 railway contractors and one engineer lost their lives while doing repairing work on the railway tracks. Police has rushed to the spot. ...
  • Bihar: Locals thrash school principal for allegedly molesting minor girl in Nalanda December 27, 2014

    Patna: A school principal was thrashed by locals in the Nalanda district in Bihar after a class VI student accused him of molesting her. The police reportedly stood back while the principal was beaten and later took him into custody. The principal is already facing charges of making an obscene...
  • Bihar: 4 JDU MLAs disqualified for anti-party activities December 27, 2014

    Patna: Four Janata Dal United MLAs were disqualified on Saturday from the Bihar Legislative Assembly for anti-party activities, the Assembly secretary in-charge Hareram Mukhiya said. Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary passed the verdict in his court in the presence of four JDU MLAs against whom the ruling party had initiated proceedings for...
  • Conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have honoured UPA government: L K Advani December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday said it would have been an honour for the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the erstwhile UPA government conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He termed Vajpayee's tenure as "most outstanding" if one makes the balance sheet of all...
  • Bihar far behind in paddy purchase, says Ram Vilas Paswan December 25, 2014

    Patna: Union Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday claimed that Bihar was lagging far behind in the purchase of paddy in comparison to other states. "Paddy purchase is going on extensively in the country. Punjab has purchased 116 lakh tonnes of paddy till December...
  • Bihar: 45 detonators seized, minor boy injured in blast December 21, 2014

    Bhagalpur: The Police on Sunday recovered 45 detonators from a house in a locality coming under Adampur police station area in Bihar's Bhagalpur town even as a minor boy sustained injuries while fiddling with one of the detonators, a police officer said. Acting on a tip off, the Police raided the...
  • To prevent girls from 'straying', Bihar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles December 21, 2014

    Gopalganj: A village panchayat in Bihar has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones claiming that they increase the chances of girls "going astray". Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha panchayat in Hathua block of the district, Hathua Block Development Officer Jitendra Kumar said the...