BIHAR

  • Bihar: JDU asks CM Manjhi not to make controversial remarks 2 days ago

    Patna: The ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Thursday asked Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi not to make any controversial statement in the wake of his latest one in which he had said that central ministers would not be allowed entry here if they failed to bring assistance to the state....
  • Bihar CM threatens Union Ministers from state of ban on entry on failing to get aid 3 days ago

    Patna: Known for his controversial remarks, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday again evoked a sharp criticism when he charged the Centre with ignoring the interest of the state and said seven Union Ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired...
  • I may become prime minister one day, says Bihar CM Manjhi 3 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that he could become the prime minister one day. "I may become the prime minister of the country like I became the chief minister," Manjhi said at an official function. Manjhi said he was being targeted by everyone because he belonged to...
  • Manjhi does it again, says he once refused to help a lady harassed by Yadavs due to vote bank politics 5 days ago

    Patna: There seems to be no end to controversial statements from Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. After the upper caste remarks, Manjhi on Sunday openly admitted that he once refused to help a lady harassed by Yadavs due to vote bank politics. "A lady came to me in distress...
  • WB: 1st year student found dead near railway tracks in Howrah after being ragged by seniors 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A first year college student from Bihar was found dead near railway tracks at the Uluberia station in Howrah, West Bengal on Sunday. The student was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim's father claimed that he was murdered and the body was...
  • Bihar: 25 children fell ill after eating mid-day meal at government school in Gaya 1 week ago

    Patna: At least 25 children fell ill on Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, while 15 fell ill on the same day after consuming wild fruit in a village, officials said. The 25 children complained of uneasiness after consuming their meal of khichri and chokha...
  • Will become PM Modi supporter if he grants special status to Bihar: Jitan Ram Manjhi 1 week ago

    Barh(Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday said he was ready to become the supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi if he granted special category status to the state and fulfilled other long pending demands. "If you fulfill your commitment to provide special category status to Bihar and other...
  • Supreme Court directs Bihar government to trace 464 missing children November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Bihar government to trace 464 missing children in the state. The Bihar government told the apex court that out of 633 missing children, it has managed to trace 169 children. The court was hearing a petition filed by child right activist Kailash Satyarthi. ...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi dubs upper caste people as foreigners, BJP slams comment November 12, 2014

    Patna: Stirring yet another controversy, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has termed upper caste people as 'foreigners and descendants of Aryan race', a remark for which the BJP has slammed him for 'stoking caste tension' in the state. "The upper caste people are foreigners and descendants of the Aryan race....they...
  • Bihar, UP, Bengal our focus states, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy November 11, 2014

    Lucknow: After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. "Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal are our focus states," Rudy...
  • Giriraj, Rudy, Ram Kripal Yadav from Bihar find berths in Union Council of Ministers November 9, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party MPs Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Ram Kripal Yadav are amongst the 21 ministers who were sworn-in on Sunday in the Union Council of Ministers. ...
  • BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge: sources November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers will be expanded on Sunday as over 15 will take oath at around 1:30 pm at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital. Sources say that Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy will take oath as Minister of State with independent charge. Rudy...
  • Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 156 cases detected November 7, 2014

    Patna: A dengue outbreak has gripped Bihar with 156 cases detected in different parts of the state, a health department official said. The state capital has registered the lion's share of the detected cases, with 131 patients admitted in various government hospitals like Patna Medical College Hospital, Nalanda Medical College...
  • Bihar imposes ban on tobacco November 7, 2014

    Patna: The Bihar government on Friday announced a ban on tobacco and its products to ward off its ill effects on citizens. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced the ban on zarda, paan masala and other tobacco products on Tobacco Prevention Day. The CM also said that tax on tobacco...
  • Bihar CM under fire for nepotism, son-in-law quits job as PA November 6, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's son-in-law quit the job as the CM's personal assistant after opposition attacked the former over nepotism. ...
  • Bihar CM's son-in-law appointed as his PA resigns following criticism November 5, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was on Wednesday at the centre of a controversy over appointment of his son-in-law Devendra Kumar as his personal assistant, evoking sharp criticism following which Kumar resigned from the post. "I have sent my resignation to Chief Minister's personal secretary," Kumar, who was appointed...
  • Bihar Police files chargesheet in 10 hours in minor's rape November 4, 2014

    Patna: It took just 10 hours for Bihar Police to file a chargesheet in a minor's rape case in Bhagalpur district, police said on Tuesday. "We have filed a chargesheet in a record time of 10 hours after the rape of a girl was confirmed by a medical report," Bhagalpur Senior...
  • Bihar: Nitish, Manjhi cannot go together, says Paswan November 1, 2014

    Patna: Amid reports of differences between Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar, LJP on Saturday accused Kumar of making mockery of a mahadalit Chief Minister and said the two could not go along. "Dono ek rah par chalne wale nahin hain (the two cannot walk...
  • Four rebel JD(U) MLAs disqualified from Bihar Assembly November 1, 2014

    Patna: Four rebel JD(U) MLAs were on Saturday disqualified as members of Bihar Assembly on a charge of working against the party during the recent by-polls to two Rajya Sabha seats in the state. Speaker Udai Narain Chaudhary handed over his ruling to the MLAs concerned, one of the disqualified MLAs...
  • Bihar: Boat capsizes in dam, 12 feared dead November 1, 2014

    Jamui: In a major tragedy, a boat capsized in the Garhi dam of Bihar's Jamui district on Saturday afternoon. Almost 12 people are feared dead in the accident. Bodies of six people have been fished out and further search operation is on. According to Officer In-Charge of Garhi police station Ram...
  • BJP membership drive begins today; aims 50 lakh new members November 1, 2014

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party will embark on an ambitious membership campaign in Bihar from Saturday. It will aim at enrolling 50 lakh new members in the party. Bihar BJP president Mangal Pandey said that the membership campaign will be for 2015 to 2020 and it will start from state headquarters...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi denies having any differences with Nitish Kumar October 31, 2014

    Gaya: Amid reports of growing distance between Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister on Friday dismissed claims that he had any "difference" with his predecessor and blamed media for "triggering a controversy through wrong portrayal". "Mere aur Nitish Kumar me Choli Daman ka saath hain (we are...
  • SC pulls up Bihar, Chattisgarh officials for misleading figures of missing children October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The DGPs and Chief Secretaries of Bihar and Chattisgarh appeared before the bench of Chief Justice of India on Thursday in New Delhi after being summoned by the Supreme Court for non compliance of its order over the figures of missing children in their respective states. The apex court...
  • Delhi: Public holiday declared for government offices on Chhath October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A public holiday has been declared in the city on Wednesday on account of Chhath Puja, with the Delhi government issuing a notification in this regard. "The Lt. Governor of National Capital Territory of Delhi is pleased to declare Wednesday, the 29th October as a holiday in all government...
  • Railways facing difficulty to cope up with heavy rush in trains October 26, 2014

    Death of a man a near-stampede situation on Saturday at the New Delhi railway station led to a chaos at railway stations due to the heavy rush ahead of Chhat Puja. The chaos continued on Sunday as lakhs of migrant labourers return to their home towns in Bihar and Jharkhand...
  • Dengue cases on the rise in Bihar: Health department October 26, 2014

    Patna: At least 50 dengue cases have been reported in Bihar till Sunday, health officials said. "Nearly 20 new dengue cases have been reported in the last three days in Patna and the total number of people afflicted with the disease rose to 50," said Sambhusaran Singh, a health department official. He...
  • Over 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar October 24, 2014

    Patna: With more than 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar till Friday, the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here has set up a separate ward for dengue patients and the state government has sounded an alert, officials said. "Nearly half of the dengue patients detected so far are from Patna...
  • First successful eye transplantation in Bihar October 22, 2014

    Patna: In the first successful eye transplantation in Bihar, a man from Begusarai got back his eye sight at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS). IGIMS medical superintendent S K Shahi said that the eye sight of the 40-year-old was restored after a two-hour operation. Chief Minister Jitan Ram...
  • Bihar ministers learn to operate tablet computers October 22, 2014

    Patna: Catching up with the latest in information technology, Bihar ministers received training in computer and tablet computer operation but only a handful of them turned up at the workshop held for them. Inaugurating the day-long workshop, Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi told the ministers that no one could cheat...
  • Bihar CM defends his remark to chop off hands of doctors who don't work October 18, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has stirred controversy once again as he was heard threatening to chop off the hands of doctors if they didn't work. He has defended himself by saying that it was just a figure of speech. Manjhi had said, "I will cut off the hands...