Bihar Government

  • BJP requests EC to remove officials 'favouring' Bihar government 04-04-2014 11:51 PM

    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...
  • Men wrongly branded as terrorists by SSB threaten to commit suicide 20-02-2014 09:24 PM

    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...
  • IT city to be set up in Nalanda to create job opportunities: Nitish Kumar 19-02-2014 06:53 PM

    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,...
  • With CBI probe order, parents hope to find their abducted daughter 19-02-2014 01:38 PM

    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...
  • BJP accuses Nitish Kumar of giving small venue for Modi's rally 17-02-2014 08:41 AM

    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...
  • After AMU, Banaras Hindu University wants to set up a centre in Bihar 01-02-2014 12:46 PM

    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 off-campus branch of the AMU in the state's Kishanganj district, BHU has shown its willingness to set up...
  • AMU says it did invite Nitish for ceremony even as Bihar government claims otherwise 29-01-2014 09:21 AM

    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 Vice-Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah said the "confusion"...
  • Bihar government to sack 70 officers for accepting bribe 24-01-2014 02:30 PM

    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...
  • RBI Governor visits Kasturba school, hails Bihar government efforts 22-01-2014 03:06 PM

    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...
  • Bihar government to sack 2,500 teachers after they failed to clear competency tests 17-01-2014 03:00 PM

    The Bihar government has decided to sack over 2,500 contractual school teachers after they failed to clear two consecutive competency tests, officials on Friday said. "The education department has completed its formalities to sack those teachers who failed twice in competency test," an official of the department said. Bihar Education...
  • Bengal gangrape victim's parents to meet Nitish Kumar today, seek justice 13-01-2014 03:07 PM

    The parents of the 16-year-old girl who was gangraped and set ablaze in West Bengal arrived in the Bihar capital in the hope of getting justice in their home state. Officials said they would meet Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday. "We hope to get justice at least in my...
  • State government to construct 131 godowns for foodgrain storage 09-01-2014 12:13 AM

    The state government today approved a proposal for construction of 131 godowns to increase foodgrain storage capacity by 5.50 lakh metric tonne in Bihar, a senior official said. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination) Brajesh Mehrotra told...
  • 17-year-old cojoined twins Farah, Saba admitted to hospital twice in 5 days, critical 19-12-2013 08:26 AM

    Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins Saba and Farah, who are joined at the heads, were on Wednesday admitted to a hospital in Patna in a critical condition for the second time in five days, family sources said. "After Saba and Farah's condition deteriorated, they have been admitted to a hospital," said Mohammad...
  • Bihar government approves new surrender policy for Maoists 04-12-2013 09:24 AM

    Bihar government approved a new surrender and rehabilitation policy for Maoists, including Rs 2.5 lakh to top leaders who renounced arms, on a day seven policemen were killed in a land mine blast by the rebels in Aurangabad district. The Rs 2.5 lakh would be given for state, regional, central...
  • Bihar goverment attaches property of 21 Maoists 03-12-2013 04:02 PM

    In a crackdown on Maoists, Bihar government has attached the property of 21 ultras, mostly in naxal-affected Aurangabad district, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. A total of 39 cases were prepared by the state police headquarters for seizure of properties under the Act, out of which state government's go ahead...
  • Nitish Kumar should explain security lapse to people: BJP 25-11-2013 08:53 PM

    BJP on Monday took a swipe at Nitish Kumar, who presented the annual performance report of Bihar government in Patna, saying the Chief Minister should have also highlighted its alleged failure to combat terror attacks and sudden spate in Maoist activities in the state. In a statement issued in Patna,...
  • Bihar government soft on terror, says BJP 28-10-2013 05:22 PM

    The BJP on Monday condemned Sunday's serial blasts in Patna and charged the Bihar government of being "soft on terror". "We condemn the blasts...there should be an investigation into it," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley said at a press conference. Jaitley accused the Bihar government of "being soft...
  • Bihar gets Rs 100 crore to develop Gandhi circuit 27-09-2013 07:10 PM

    Bihar, which plans to develop a 'Gandhi circuit', has received Rs 100 crore from the Centre, officials said on Friday. "The state government has received Rs 100 crore from the Centre to develop Champaran districts, where Mahatma Gandhi launched his satyagraha movement against the British rule in 1917, as a...
  • Nitish Kumar seeks naming central universities after Budda, Mahatma Gandhi 26-09-2013 03:48 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday urged Vice President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for naming the new central universities in Gaya and Motihari after Gautam Buddha and Mahatama Gandhi with whom these places are associated with. Kumar made the plea to them to use their...
  • Teachers get salary in bank account, can also avail loan facility 10-09-2013 03:37 PM

    With an aim to do away with delay in payment of salary and harassment of teachers in the hands of panchayat and district boards, the Bihar government, in yet another innovative step, has made the facility for payment to their bank account with additional facility of loan. All the four...
  • Bihar govt hikes salary of 2.5 lakh contractual teachers by Rs 3000 per month 28-08-2013 10:42 AM

    There was good news for nearly 2.5 lakh contractual teachers in Bihar with the state cabinet on Tuesday approving a salary hike of Rs 3,000 per month from September for them. "The state cabinet hiked salaries of contract teachers by Rs 3,000 per month," Cabinet Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra told media...
  • BJP deplores Bihar govt's decision to turn down Modi's invitation to farmers 27-08-2013 10:01 AM

    BJP on Monday deplored the reported decision of the Bihar government not to respond to the invitation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to send 126 farmers from the state for global Agri summit in Ahmedabad next month. Describing the meet as "political", the Bihar government which initially had started...
  • LoC killings: BJP hits out at JD(U) ministers for not receiving bodies of slain soldiers 08-08-2013 02:48 PM

    Deploring the absence of JD(U) ministers at the airport to receive the bodies of four slains jawans, BJP on Thursday alleged that the Bihar government was insensitive to the martyrs. "None of the JD(U) ministers had turned up at the Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport in Patna on Wednesday night...
  • LoC killings: Bodies of 4 soldiers reach Patna 08-08-2013 10:13 AM

    Bodies of four jawans from Bihar who were killed in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir reached Patna on Wednesday. Bodies of Vijay Rai of Bihta in rural Patna, Shambhu Saran Singh (Bhojpur), Premnath Singh (Chhapra) and Raghunandan (Chhapra) were brought in Patna in an Air Force...
  • Bodies of four Army personnel killed in LoC firing reach Bihar 08-08-2013 12:45 AM

    Bodies of four jawans from Bihar who were killed in an ambush by Pakistani soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir reached on Wednesday. Bodies of Vijay Rai of Bihta in rural Patna, Shambhu Saran Singh (Bhojpur), Premnath Singh (Chhapra) and Raghunandan (Chhapra) were brought here in an Air Force special plane....
  • Wife of soldier killed in Poonch refuses compensation of Rs.10 lakh 07-08-2013 07:37 PM

    The wife of one of the five soldiers killed in Kashmir on Wednesday refused a compensation of Rs.10 lakh announced by the Bihar governmentand demanded "tough" action against Pakistan. Pushpa Devi, wife of Vijay Kumar Rai, said: "I will not accept the Rs.10 lakh till the Indian government takes tough...
  • Bihar: Mid day meal tragedy inquiry report blames school principal 19-07-2013 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: The inquiry report into the mid day meal tragedy in Chhapra in Bihar has blamed the school principal for the incident. The report, prepared by the Saran Police Commissioner, alleges criminal negligence by the school principal. The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource. Twenty...
  • Bihar: Children of mid day meal cook among the dead 19-07-2013 06:10 PM

    The husband of the cook who made that mid-day meal said that his wife was unaware of the contaminated mid day meal as she fed it to her kids on the fateful day. "She fed our kids in the school and all of them fell ill. Blood started coming out...
  • Delhi: 16 students fall ill after allegedly given iron pills in school 19-07-2013 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: Sixteen Delhi school students have been taken ill on Friday but the reason of their illness is still unknown. The parents claim that the children were given iron tablets in school on Thursday which might have reacted. The mid day meal scheme in the government schools have come...