BIHAR

  • Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi; raises issues regarding funding to Bihar 15 hours 47 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Keeping aside their differences, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues regarding fund allocation. Nitish raised the demand for Backward Reserve Fund for Bihar for the development of the state. "We have made one thing clear that Bihar needs assistance because...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet PM Modi today, likely to raise issue of special status to Bihar 19 hours 1 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and is expected to raise the issue of special status to Bihar. The special status issue has been a long standing demand from the ruling JD(U). This is the first time that the two...
  • Bihar: Nitish government faces embarrassment over minister's remarks 2 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 2 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...
  • Watch: A tribute to Bihar's Mountain Man Dashrath Manjhi 2 days ago

    Dashrath Manjhi, a poor agricultural labourer, in Bihar's Gaya district literally moved a mountain for his wife and made life easy for his fellow villagers in Atri block's Gehlour. Manjhi single-handedly cut more than 300 feet of mountain to make a road from his village Gehlour to the next hamlet...
  • Only said cheating won't help students in competitive exams: Lalu Prasad 2 days ago

    Patna: On expected lines, a day after Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad said that his government would have allowed students in Bihar to cheat openly from textbooks, he claimed that he has been quoted out of context. Defending his statement, he said that he merely that said those who cheat...
  • Bihar all-party meet to write to PM Modi on loss due to Finance Commission 3 days ago

    Patna: An all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which was boycotted by the BJP, on Monday decided to "write" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the "estimated Rs 50,000 crore loss" to the state due to the 14th Finance Commission recommendations. The meeting attended by leaders from RJD,...
  • Minister decries deduction of education funds in Bihar 3 days ago

    Patna: Decrying slash of funds for the implementation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-Day Meal (MDM) schemes, Bihar education minister PK Shahi on Monday sought clarity from the Centre so that arrangements be made to continue the two schemes in the state. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced in...
  • Would have given books to students to cheat if RJD would have been in power: Lalu Prasad 3 days ago

    Patna: Known for his tongue in cheek comments, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad has stirred a controversy by supporting the large scale cheating during class 10 board exams in Bihar recently. Backing cheating in exams, Lalu said he would have given students books to cheat openly. "People were climbing...
  • Nitish Kumar unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas 4 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday. "The Empowerment Policy released here will provide education and employment opportunities to women in Bihar. It will ensure their participation in political, social and...
  • Bihar: Over 900 held in anti-cheating operation in matriculation exam 5 days ago

    Patna: A day after being reprimanded by the Patna High Court, the Bihar government on Saturday enforced a crackdown and apprehended over 900 people, including students and parents, from different exam centres in the state for cheating in the ongoing matriculation examination. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar admitted that reports of rampant...
  • Nitish Kumar exhorts young entrepreneurs to work in Bihar 5 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday exhorted young entrepreneurs to make Bihar their destination and said his government would draw a policy on the basis of input provided by them to promote industries. Making inaugural speech at Second Industrialists conference here, Kumar asked entrepreneurs to discuss with a team...
  • UP: Students assault professor for trying to prevent them from cheating in exams 5 days ago

    Jhansi: Soon after the mass cheating episode came to light in Bihar, yet another grim picture of cheating in examinations was witnessed in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. Students in Jhansi assaulted their professor for trying to prevent them from cheating in their college exams. A Samajwadi Party student leader was...
  • Bihar: 760 students expelled, 8 policemen arrested in mass cheating racket 5 days ago

    Patna: As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students during state Board matriculation exams in Bihar emerged, 760 students have been expelled over the mass cheating racket. Eight policemen have been arrested for aiding students in cheating. Visuals showed parents and helpers scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies 6 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Nitish government swings into action to stop cheating in matric exam 6 days ago

    Patna: Taken to task by the Patna High Court over large-scale copying in ongoing matriculation examination and widespread criticism, the Bihar government today swung into action and cancelled examination at four centres and took seven policemen into custody for aiding in cheating. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy...
  • Patna High Court takes government to task on cheating in matric examination 6 days ago

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Friday criticised the Bihar government over the issue of large-scale copying by students in the ongoing matriculation examination in the state and instructed it to forthwith stop the use of unfair means. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Justice Vikash Jain...
  • Patna HC criticises Bihar minister PK Shahi's comments that cheating can't be stopped 6 days ago

    Patna: Taking a strong view on Bihar HRD Minister PK Shahi's statement that the government cannot stop cheating in exams, the Patna High Court on Friday criticised the comments as "irresponsible". Shahi had put the onus on parents to stop cheating saying the administration alone cannot ensure 100 per cent...
  • Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi says he is still with JDU but hints at post-poll alliance with any party 6 days ago

    Unsure of his political future but keen to exploit the sympathy he gained as a Dalit leader, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to use his support base to drive a hard bargain with the current Janata Dal United leadership while keeping all his options open. Even as Manjhi...
  • Watch: Students copying from textbooks, being helped by invigilators 1 week ago

    In an yet another incidence of malpractices during examinations in the state of Bihar, CNN-IBN accessed visuals that show students copying during the exam. In the video students can be seen being helped by invigilators and other school staff. Visuals also show students openly referring to textbooks and using chits. ...
  • Bihar CM Nitish sides with Rahul Gandhi on 'snooping': slams BJP March 16, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday stood in support of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and questioned by "snooping" on him what kind of tradition the BJP government was establishing. "What do they want to know by snooping on Congress leader?" Kumar told reporters before leaving Legislative Council premises...
  • Bihar ATS to be trained at Gujarat Forensic Science University March 16, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Officials of the first batch of Bihar ATS, which came into being after the 2013 Patna bomb blasts, are set to hone their skills in probing such cases at Gujarat Forensic Science University based at Gandhinagar. "The first batch of the newly-formed Anti Terrorism Squad of Bihar will take...
  • Bihar: Manjhi skips Nitish's Trust Vote, BJP walks out of Assembly March 11, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar chief Minister and expelled Janata Dal United leader Jitan Ram Manjhi skipped the Bihar Assembly's Budget Session's inaugural day on Wednesday. The joint session of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council was addressed by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi followed by trust vote seeked by Chief Minister...
  • Nitish Kumar wins trust vote in Bihar Assembly with 140 votes in his favour, BJP stages walkout March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. Kumar got 140 votes in his favour. Bharatiya Janata Party, the main opposition party, staged a walkout just after the trust vote to register its protest. The...
  • Nitish Kumar to face trust vote in Bihar Assembly today March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar on Tuesday issued whip to party legislators, including the dissident group of MLAs led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi,...
  • 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." ...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi sits on protest fast against annulment of his decisions March 9, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, along with cabinet ministers of his erstwhile regime, on Monday sat on a protest fast at Gandhi Maidan against the Nitish Kumar government annulling decisions taken by his ministry. Along with a few rebel Janata Dal (United) MLAs, Manjhi and members of his...
  • 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...
  • Bihar Government to declare 'Women empowerment policy' March 8, 2015

    Patna: The Bihar government will declare the state policy for women empowerment on March 22 to ensure that women participate in mainstream development. Announcing the measure in a speech at a function in the state capital on the occasion of International Women's Day, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said, "The state policy...
  • Green signal for two big-ticket FDI proposals in Railways March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has finally given green signal to the two much awaited big-ticket FDI proposals for setting up diesel and electric locomotive plants in Bihar at a cost of Rs 2,400 crore. Ending the suspense over...