BIHAR GOVERNMENT

  • Bihar: Nitish government faces embarrassment over minister's remarks 5 days ago

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Legislative Assembly when a senior minister made a controversial remark that sending a matter for vigilance probe would "drag" it for long. The remark was made by Transport and SC & ST Minister Ramai Ram while answering a question...
  • BJP attacks Bihar government for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits 5 days ago

    Patna: Opposition BJP on Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore...
  • Will hold a protest tomorrow against Nitish Kumar, says Jitan Ram Manjhi March 9, 2015

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi will be protesting against Nitish Kumar for reversing decisions taken by the previous government. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Manjhi said, "Tomorrow I will hold dharna against Nitish Kumar decision to reverse decisions taken by my government." ...
  • Nitish government not keen on real development of Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi March 8, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday said the Nitish Kumar government should have accorded more priority on removing poverty than indulging in showpiece development projects. "Nitish Kumar believes more in pomp and show instead of development. He indulges in many things that are not needed with...
  • What Jitan Ram Manjhi has done is not 'rebellion' but a 'fraud', says Nitish Kumar February 15, 2015

    Patna: Attacking Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, his mentor and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday alleged that what he has done was not "rebellion" but a "fraud". "Manjhi ne jo kuch bhi kiya hai woh bagawat nahin balki dhokha hai (whatever Manjhi has done is not rebellion...
  • Bihar Governor accepts resignation of 20 cabinet ministers February 8, 2015

    Patna: In a late evening decision, Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday accepted the resignation of 20 ministers of the state cabinet, who had put in their papers on Saturday. "His Excellency has accepted the resignations of 20 cabinet ministers, which were submitted to him yesterday. The decision has...
  • Nitish Kumar to stake claim to form government in Bihar today, CM Jitan Ram Manjhi set to resign February 8, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will stake claim on Sunday to form the government in Bihar after 97 MLAs of his party unanimously elected him as the Legislative Party members are going against their own Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who has been putting up a tough resistance. Without...
  • Bihar: Nitish Kumar to stake claim to form government on Sunday after JDU MLAs elect him as their leader February 7, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar wil stake claim to form government in Bihar on Sunday. The leader was unanimously elected as leader of the Legislative party. Out of 111 JDU MLAs 97 were present at the legislative party meeting in Patna on Saturday and their decision paves the...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 AntiHuman Trafficking...
  • Ending open defecation: Manjhi promises 1.2 crore toilets in 5 years July 24, 2014

    Pledging to construct 1.21 crore toilets over next five years covering all households in Bihar, the state government today vowed to end the practice of defecation in open places by 2019 as a token of tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary. "As many as 40 lakh toilets have...
  • Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying 'brand Bihar' July 19, 2014

    In a blistering attack onold 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...
  • Now, exCMs 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 exCMs 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...
  • Rich display of heritage begins at 'Bihar Mahotsav' April 26, 2014

    Amid strains of thumri, colourful folk performances and aroma of traditional cuisine, the threeday 'Bihar Mahotsav' kicked off in the national capital. The festival organised jointly by Department of Art, Culture and Youth, Government of Bihar, Sangeet Natak Akademi and Bihar Lalit Kala Akademi opened on Friday evening with the rendition...
  • BJP requests EC to remove officials 'favouring' Bihar government April 4, 2014

    BJP in Bihar on Friday requested the Election Commission to remove few state government officials alleging that they have been 'favouring' the ruling JD(U) in the election process. A BJP delegation, led by party general secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy and deputy speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly Amrendra Pratap Singh, alleged that...
  • Men wrongly branded as terrorists by SSB threaten to commit suicide February 20, 2014

    A cycle repair shop owner and a mason in Bihar on Thursday said they were wrongly branded terror suspects by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) without any evidence. A police inquiry too found they had no terror links. Jameel Akhtar and Majid Sai claimed innocence and threatened to commit suicide if...
  • IT city to be set up in Nalanda to create job opportunities: Nitish Kumar February 19, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said his government will set up an IT city in the state's Nalanda district that will help create job opportunities. "Bihar government has decided to set up an IT city...," the chief minister said in Patna after inaugurating projects like state data centre, portal...
  • With CBI probe order, parents hope to find their abducted daughter February 19, 2014

    The Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday began a probe into the abduction of a school girl who was whisked away from her home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur town, police officials said. "A day after the CBI filed an FIR in the abduction of the school girl, investigation has been started in...
  • BJP accuses Nitish Kumar of giving small venue for Modi's rally February 17, 2014

    Accusing the Bihar government for allotting a "small" ground for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Muzaffarpur on March 3, BJP on Sunday expressed fear that there could be law and order problems due to limited capacity of the venue. The Muzaffarpur district administration has deliberately alloted a small...
  • After AMU, Banaras Hindu University wants to set up a centre in Bihar February 1, 2014

    After Aligarh Muslim University, now Banaras Hindu Universityis keen to open a centre in Bihar, officials said on Saturday. Two days after Congress president Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of an offcampus branch of the AMU in the state's Kishanganj district, BHU has shown its willingness to set up a...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise January 29, 2014

    Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday rejected Bihar government's claim that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was not invited to the foundation stone laying ceremony of its centre in Kishanganj on January 31 and said the institution held him in high respect for his support. AMU ViceChancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion" could...
  • Bihar government to sack 70 officers for accepting bribe January 24, 2014

    The Bihar government has decided to dismiss 70 corrupt officers, and more will be sacked in the coming weeks, an official said on Friday. Chief Secretary AK Sinha has given the go ahead for the dismissal of the 70, an official in the Chief Minister's Office said.Official sources told IANS that...
  • RBI Governor visits Kasturba school, hails Bihar government efforts January 22, 2014

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday visited a model girls school in Jehanabad predominately for weaker section and praised Bihar government for the effort. Accompanied by World Bank officials Rajan visited Kasturba Gandhi Balika school in Jehanabad, around 60 km from state capital Patna, to have a...