BIHAR

  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • Bihar extends helping hand to Nepal 3 hours 13 minutes ago

    Patna: Extending a helping hand to neighbouring Nepal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state government had decided to chip in with whatever assistance it could to provide succour to the earthquake victims there in addition to the aid by the Centre. Expressing compassion for the people of...
  • Earthquake claims 50 lives in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    Patna: As many as 50 people have been killed in Saturday's earthquake in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said and directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing. Addressing a press conference after presiding over a review meeting with secretary-level officials at...
  • Live: IAF C-17 aircraft with 225 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 13 hours 13 minutes ago

    Death toll in Nepal due to the devastating earthquake that hit the country, today rose to 1,900 with over 700 casualties in Kathmandu Valley alone. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on Saturday followed by several aftershocks and left a trail of death and destruction, flattening houses and buildings,...
  • Bihar bears Nepal earthquake brunt, toll 28 in the east Yesterday

    Patna: Bihar, still reeling under the devastation wrought by a killer nor'wester, bore the brunt of the massive temblor that shook the eastern and northeastern parts of the country on Saturday claiming at least 28 lives and leaving 202 injured. In West Bengal, three persons were killed and 69, including 43...
  • Earthquake: Death toll in Bihar rises to 25, 133 injured Yesterday

    Patna: At least 25 people were killed and 133 injured in roof and wall collapse in Bihar after a high intensity earthquake rocked several parts of the country and Nepal on Saturday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters that seven persons died in East Champaran district, while six others lost their...
  • Nepal earthquake: Over 50 dead in India including 47 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal Yesterday

    New Delhi: Over 50 people have died in India due to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. While 47 deaths have been reported in Bihar, eight people have died in Uttar Pradesh and three casualties are from West Bengal. According to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy...
  • Two injured in Bihar earthquake, CM Nitish Kumar cuts short visit to Delhi Yesterday

    Patna: Two persons were injured in the high intensity earthquake in different parts of Bihar, prompting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to cut short his visit to New Delhi. Two persons were injured in Samastipur and Bhagalpur districts respectively in a rush to run out from their houses during the quake which...
  • Nepal earthquake: PM Narendra Modi speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north and east India. "We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected,...
  • Working to reach out to those affected by earthquake in India, Nepal, assures Modi; to hold high level meeting Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding a high level meeting at 3pm in 7 RCR on situation arising out of earthquake. He spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north India. "We are in...
  • Nitish Kumar lauds PM Modi for 'very quick' response to killer storm 2 days ago

    Purnia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre's "very quick" response in the wake of the killer storm that battered the state claiming 55 lives. "I want to thank the honourable Prime...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday 2 days ago

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attacks Centre over Land Bill 3 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is the driving force of Janata Parivar constituent JD(U), on Thursday attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre over the Land Acquisition Bill and demanded its withdrawal at the earliest. Addressing a function on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Kuer Singh in Patna,...
  • Bihar: 42 dead, 80 injured as heavy storm ravages several districts, Centre assures assistance 3 days ago

    Patna: Heavy storm that ravaged three districts in Bihar has claimed over 42 lives and injured 80 people. Expressing concern, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and assured all assistance. Nitish said that there has been extensive damage to crops and electricity supply has been...
  • Heavy storm kills 32 people, injures over 80 in three Bihar districts 4 days ago

    Patna: At least 32 people were killed and over 80 injured after heavy thunderstorm hit three Bihar districts of on Tuesday night. The casualties and damages due to the storm have been reported from several villages of Purnia, Bhagalpur and Madhepura districts. "Thirty-two people are dead and over 80 injured...
  • Six students killed in road accident at Siwan in Bihar, angry locals torch ambulances over absence of doctors 6 days ago

    Siwan: In a tragic incident in Bihar, six students have been killed in a road accident in Siwan district. Two students have also been injured in the accident and have been admitted to a local hospital. The accident occurred when an auto rickshaw carrying students collided with a mini bus...
  • India, Canada to work together to eliminate Kala Azar in Bihar April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: India and Canada will partner in health innovations in India focusing on maternal, newborn and child health and Visceral Leishmaniasis elimination and will make an invest of US dollar 2.5 million. The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), funded by the Government...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 15, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JDU symbol April 15, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JDU and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol. The merger of six parties from the erstwhile Janata...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi late on Wednesday night April 15, 2015

    Rahul has been on leave since the 22nd of February, missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He will hold internal meetings on Thursday. He is expected to lead an anti-land ordinance rally on the 19th. Meanwhile there is a divide in Congress over Rahul taking...
  • Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar April 15, 2015

    Patna: A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders. Besides, Shah met over 100 BJP leaders and workers at the state guest house where he stayed...
  • Janata Parivar merger won't affect LJP-BJP tie-up in Bihar: Ramvilas Paswan April 15, 2015

    Indore: Union Minister Ramvilas Paswan on Tuesday ruled out any adverse impact due to the proposed merger of erstwhile Janata Parivar parties on the prospective alliance between his Lok Janshakti Party and the BJP in upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar. "The amalgamation of the constituents of Janata Parivar will not affect...
  • Eying Bihar elections, BJP, Congress celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti April 14, 2015

    BR Ambedkar's 125th birthday has turned into a tug of war between the BJP and the Congress who are both vying for the Dalit vote bank. In an all out war to capitalise the legacy of the father of the Constitution, parties are gearing up for the Bihar elections that...
  • Aditya Verma requests BCCI to grant membership to CAB April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday to grant the state body membership of the national governing panel. In a letter addressed to newly-appointed BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, Verma requested that the impasse engulfing cricket administration...
  • Congress' immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Jairam Ramesh April 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Congress' immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U. Speaking to PTI...
  • Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar April 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said. "We have found that educating girls is the best way to stabilise population. Data reveals that average fertility rate of...
  • Delhi: Bihar MP's son beaten up by neighbours, accused arrested April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Son of a Member of Parliament from Bihar was allegedly beaten up by three people. The victim says he was beaten up after an altercation over car parking. He also alleged the men threatened his aunt and cousin. The victim's hand was fractured in the scuffle. Sources said that...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar before end of April: Nitish Kumar April 6, 2015

    Patna: Describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad's announcement in favour of the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties as "a solid and effective" step towards the process, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a formal announcement will be made "much before the end of this month." "All the constituent parties...
  • Caste politics in Bihar: RJD workers 'purify' Ram Manohar Lohia's statue after Manjhi garlands it April 6, 2015

    Patna: Caste politics continues to dominate Bihar as Rashtriya Janata Dal workers performed a purification ritual after former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi garlanded the statue of freedom fighter Ram Manohar Lohia in Supaul. The Janata Dal United has hit out at the RJD for the move. "We condemn this move....