BIHAR

  • Government to revive two fertiliser units, nod for Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline 10 hours 54 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved revival of two shut fertiliser plants in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at an investment of up to Rs 12,000 crore and by making use of 2,000-km proposed gas pipeline from Jagdishpur to Haldia. The urea plants at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Barauni...
  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • Two live high intensity bombs recovered from residential flats in Patna Yesterday

    Patna: Two high intensity live bombs have been recovered from residential flats in Bahadurpur area in Patna on Tuesday. Both the bombs were recovered after there was an explosion in a flat on Monday evening. Similar timers attached to the bombs were used in Patna and Bodh Gaya blasts earlier. The...
  • JDU, RJD, SP, JDS, INLD all set to merge ahead of Bihar polls: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar elections, Janata Dal United, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (Secular) and Indian National Lok Dal are all set to merge and form one political outfit. SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has the largest number of MPs in Parliament among the group, is...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha in conversation with Bihar school warden on 'mass cheating' 2 days ago

    Cyrus Broacha talks to a school warden over mass cheating in Bihar earlier this month. As shocking visuals of large-scale copying by students emerged where parents and helpers were seen scaling three to four storey exam centres to pass on chits to their wards, 515 students have been caught and...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 2 days ago

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on team India and its performance in the World Cup and Bihar mass cheating. ...
  • Over 1,000 impersonators held during police recruitment in Bihar 2 days ago

    Patna: After rampant cheating in Bihar's matriculation examinations made headlines, at least 1,000 people were arrested in the state as some other person impersonated them during the written examination and physical test for recruitment of police constables, a top police officer said on Sunday. So far...
  • A bank run by beggars, for beggars in Bihar town 4 days ago

    Gaya: A group of beggars in this Bihar town has opened their own bank, which they run and manage to provide financial security in times of crisis. Dozens of beggars, who have been depending for their survival on alms from hundreds of Hindu devotees at the gate of 'Maa Manglagauri Mandir'...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst all the drama in the Aam Aadmi Party, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Arvind Kejriwal on Friday in the national capital. This meet comes a day after Nitish Kumar had his first official meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss financial and development related...
  • Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi; raises issues regarding funding to Bihar 5 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 March 23, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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 March 19, 2015

    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...