Bihar Bandh

  • Nitish can place their demand for special status before Centre: Alvi March 2, 2014

    Reacting to the bandh call given by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over special state status, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said "Our government has given a lot of funds for Bihar's development but still if they feel the need for special status they can place their demand." ...
  • Trains hit, roads blocked in Bihar shutdown March 2, 2014

    Hundreds of ruling JD-U workers on Sunday disrupted train services and blocked roads at many places to enforce a statewide shutdown to press for a special status for Bihar. Police said Janata Dal (United) supporters halted over half a dozen long-distance trains, and as a result, passengers were stranded at Patna,...
  • CM Nitish Kumar enforces bandh in Bihar demanding special status March 2, 2014

    Patna: Demanding special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has given a state-wide bandh call on Sunday. He has slammed the Centre for granting special status to Seemandhra while ignoring Bihar. The CM will be holding a day-long dharna demanding special status to the state. He will set out on...
  • Bihar shutdown a daylong Satyagraha: Nitish February 27, 2014

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday said his call for a shutdown in Bihar March 2 is in line with Mahatma Gandhi's ideology, adding that it will be a daylong 'Satyagraha' to protest the denial of special category status to his state. "Our call for bandh is a daylong Satyagraha in...
  • CM urges people to protest peacefully against denial of special status to Bihar February 24, 2014

    Taking a leaf out of Mahatma Gandhi's book, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday urged people to go for civil disobedience to make March 2 'Bihar bandh' a success on the issue of denial of special category status to Bihar. "Gandhiji had launched civil disobedience movement to seek freedom for...
  • CPI, CPI(M) support Nitish's 'Bihar bandh' call on March 2 demanding special status February 22, 2014

    The Left parties - CPI and CPI(M) - on Saturday backed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's call for 'Bihar bandh' on March two next to protest against the Centre for ignoring his demand for grant of special status to the state and appealed to people to make the bandh a success. "We...
  • Nitish calls for state-wide bandh, demands special state status February 22, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has called for a state-wide bandh from March 2 to press the Centre to give the state special status. He said, "Seemandhra will get special state status and I do not have any problem with that. But somewhere they take decisions so early, somewhere they...
  • Bihar bandh hits normal life; BJP, JD(U) workers clash in many places June 18, 2013

    New Delhi: In the last few days, the ties between the BJP and the JD(U) have taken a turn for the worse. Both the parties have been talking potshots at each other. The BJP on Tuesday claimed that spontaneous support by people made 'Bihar bandh' called by it successful and...
  • Sharad Pawar condemns BJP-JD(U) workers clash June 18, 2013

    JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav has condemned the clash that took place between his party and the BJP workers in Patna. "We have gone our separate ways. We can't walk together. What's the point of fighting? They can do the bandh if they want," he said. ...
  • Bihar Bandh: BJP, JD(U) workers clash in Patna, many injured June 18, 2013

    After the bitter political breakup, an open war erupted between the JD(U) and the BJP in Bihar on Tuesday. The party workers of the BJP and the JD(U) clashed in Patna as the bandh called by the BJP got a mixed response. ...
  • BJP says bandh has been a success, calls its end of Nitish era June 18, 2013

    "Nitish Kumar claimed he would do all he can to stop this bandh. Now you can see that men and women of the BJP are being attacked. JD(U) is responsible for this violence," said BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. ...
  • Bandh called by BJP in Bihar an eyewash, says JD(U) June 18, 2013

    The Bihar Bandh called by the Bharatiya Janata Party two days after the Janata Dal United walked out of the National Democratic Alliance has been partially successful in some parts of Patna. ...
  • Nitish Kumar instructed JD(U) workers to attack BJP workers, alleges Mangal Pandey June 18, 2013

    Patna: 4:27 pm: "JD(U) workers even attacked BJP women protestors. JD(U) leaders identified women BJP workers and attacked them. All this was done under instructions of Nitish Kumar and senior JD(U) leaders," alleges Mangal Pandey. 4:20 pm: "BJP will launch a statewide protest against Nitish Kumar government, says Mangal Pandey. 2:30 pm:...
  • BJP calls for Bihar Bandh to protest 'betrayal of people' by JD(U) June 18, 2013

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party has called a Bihar Bandh on Tuesday to protest the "betrayal of the people" by the Janata Dal United, which walked out of the National Democratic Alliance on Sunday. A day after the JD(U) and the BJP broke their alliance, the two political parties were busy...
  • Bihar police gets transit remand of 'murdered' Bihar boy October 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The teenaged boy, whose purported murder had sparked off riots in Madhubani district of Bihar, has been handed over to the state police by a court here to take him back as a case of kidnapping was lodged against him. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Raghubir Singh gave Bihar...
  • Some people suffer from virus of impatience: Nitish October 16, 2012

    Patna: In a veiled attack on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav, whose party supported a Left sponsored Bihar strike, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said some people were suffering from 'the virus of impatience' to dislodge his government, but they would not succeed. "Like the virus of...
  • Boy whose 'death' triggered Bihar bandh found in Delhi October 16, 2012

    Patna: The schoolboy, whose alleged murder triggered large scale violence in Madhubani district of Bihar and prompted a statewide bandh by the opposition parties on Monday, was found in New Delhi along with a girl with whom he had reportedly eloped. Director General of Police Abhayanand told journalists in Patna that...
  • Bihar bandh: Lalu, Paswan detained October 15, 2012

    Patna: Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan were detained on Monday amidst the Bihar bandh as their party members continued to protest against the recent violence in Madhubani where two one youth was killed and several others injured in police firing. Shouting slogans...
  • Bihar bandh: 12 trains halted, highways blocked October 15, 2012

    Patna: Protesting against the recent incidents of violence in Madhubani after the murder of a student there, workers of Opposition parties, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), organised a Bihar bandh on Monday and halted 12 trains and blocked several National Highway routes across the...
  • Govt should rollback fuel price hike: LJP chief July 10, 2010

    Patna: The central government should rollback the fuel price hike, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan said here on Saturday during a statewide shutdown in Bihar. The price hike should be withdrawn in "people's interest", he said. The central government ended curbs on petroleum pricing and hiked the prices...
  • Bihar bandh hits train, road services July 10, 2010

    Patna: A strike called by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) to protest against the hike fuel prices hit train and road services in Bihar on Saturday. RJD and LJP activists stopped over a dozen long-distance trains at Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Hajipur, Bhagalpur and Darbhanga railway...