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22-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

RLSP warns BJP to get rid of Nitish Kumar's JD-U

The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) on Saturday challenged its ally BJP to get rid of Nitish Kumar-led JD-U ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RLSP state president Nagmani said here.Nagmani's statement comes at a time when seat-sharing talks between Bharatiya...

18-Sep-2018 Hyderabad/Patna

7 arrested in Telangana honour killing case

Telangana Police on Tuesday said that they have arrested seven accused over the killing of a Dalit youth, who was hacked to death last week in a case of honour killing. The accused include a hired killer from Bihar.The police revealed that T. Maruthi Rao, the...

16-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Will bring bill on crime against women : Pappu Yadav

Jan Adhikar Party chief and expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav on Sunday said here that he will bring a private member's bill in the next Parliament session regarding crime against women."I will bring a private member's bill in the Lok Sabha to ensure freedom of...

10-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Rail, road traffic hit in Bihar during shutdown

Rail and road traffic was hit across Bihar on Monday due to a nationwide shutdown called by the Congress against the hike in fuel prices.The shutdown is being supported by the opposition Rashtryia Janata Dal (RJD), Left Parties and Hindustani Awam Morcha...

08-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Three suspected kidnappers beaten to death in Bihar

In a fresh case of street justice in Bihar, three suspected kidnappers were on Friday beaten to death by a mob in state's Begusarai district, police said.The incident took place near Goriya Dharamshala in Narain Pipar village under Chhaurahi block of the...

23-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

3 youths killed by train in Bihar

Three youths were killed on Thursday by a speeding train in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said."The victims were crushed to death by the Kamakhya Express while they were sitting on the railway tracks and were listening to loud music," a district police...

21-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

15 arrested after a woman beaten and paraded naked in Bihar

A day after a woman was thrashed and paraded naked by a mob in Bihar's Bihiya town in Bhojpur district, the police arrested 15 suspects, but denied that it was a case of mob lynching.S.K. Singhal, Additional Director General (police headquarters), said...

17-Aug-2018 Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur horror: CBI searches 12 places in Bihar

The CBI on Friday raided 12 places in Bihar, including former Minister Manju Verma's residence in connection with its probe into the Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases, an official said.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team conducted searches at...

15-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Every house in Bihar has power : Nitish Kumar

Every house has been provided electricity in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Wednesday after hoisting the national flag to mark India's Independence Day.Nitish Kumar recalled that a few years ago he had promised to improve the electricity situation...

12-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

2 Bihar shelter home women dead

Police in Bihar said on Sunday that two women from a shelter home died at a hospital here.A 40-year-old woman and an 18-year-old girl from the Asra shelter home here died on Friday night in the Patna Medical College and Hospital.Neither the police nor the Social...

11-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

CBI conducts search at Bihar shelter home

A CBI team along with officials from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) on Saturday conducted a search at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district where 34 minor girls were raped, police said.The CFSL team has collected scientific evidence...

11-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Lightning kills 6 in Bihar

At least six people were killed and three injured as lightning struck parts of Bihar on Saturday, officials said.According to the Bihar Disaster Management Authority, four people were killed in Munger district and two in Banka district.According to officials,...

06-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar says 'no' to minister's exit over Muzaffarpur horror

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said there was no need for Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma to resign over the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.Despite repeated demands for her resignation by the opposition and even by two Bharatiya Janata Party...

03-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

No one will be spared in Muzaffarpur case : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that no one will be spared in the rape of 34 minor girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur district."I am ashamed of what happened in Muzaffarpur. I was pained by it," he said while speaking at a gathering here."I...

30-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Six granted bail as CBI fails to file chargesheet

A special CBI court on Monday granted bail to six persons accused of abducting and murdering a school girl Navruna Chakravarty, after the investigating agency failed to file a chargesheet within 90 days, police said."The special CBI court in Muzaffarpur...

29-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

CBI begins probe into rapes at Bihar chidren home

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into the alleged rape of minors at a government-run shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, an official said on Sunday.According to police, as many as 34 girls housed in the Balika Grih shelter...

28-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

34 minors raped at Bihar shelter home : Police

As many as 34 minor girls housed in a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district have been raped as against earlier figure of 29, police said on SaturdayMuzaffarpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harpreet Kaur said: "It was not 29 but 34 girls...

28-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

14 get life, one a 10-year term for Bihar hooch tragedy

A Bihar court on Saturday awarded life imprisonment to 14 persons and 10 years in jail to one person in the 2012 hooch tragedy reported in Ara in Bhojpur district, a government lawyer said.Ara Additional District and Sessions Judge R.C. Diwedi on Tuesday...

26-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar recommends CBI probe into shelter home rapes

Under pressure from opposition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday recommended a CBI probe into the alleged rape of over 40 minor girls in a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur district.According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister's...

20-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Sena's decision on no-confidence motion internal matter : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the Shiv Sena decision to abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion in Parliament is the NDA ally's "internal matter", adding his party JD-U will vote against the motion.The motion has been brought...

19-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Probe call details of Lalu : JD-U

The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for "violating...

16-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Will await BJP proposal on seat-sharing : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday he is awaiting the BJP's proposal on seat-sharing for next year's Lok Sabha polls and expects the process to be finalised soon."I will talk with BJP leaders on seat sharing.A proposal on this matter will come from...

04-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Explore Patna like a local

Patna, beside River Ganga, is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. It is an urban city with all modern amenities. But just like all cities in India, it has a strong traditional, historical, mythological and socio-cultural and religious influences. Patna...

05-Jun-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Declare your son won't join politics, Tejashwi Yadav tells Nitish Kumar

Hitting back at the Bihar Chief Minister over dynastic politics taunt, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday asked Nitish Kumar to give an affidavit that his son will never join politics in future."If Nitish Kumar has any morality or will power, he should say...

02-Jun-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Farmers protesting for media attention : Radha Mohan Singh

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday said some farmers have been staging protests just for the sake of media attention.Talking to media persons here, Singh said: "There are crores of farmers in the country but only a few farmers have been...

17-May-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Tejashwi Yadav to stake claim to form government in Bihar

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday said he will meet Bihar Governor Satyapal Malik on Friday to stake claim to form the government as the leader of the single largest party in the state Assembly.The Congress in Goa and the RJD in Bihar on Thursday said...

15-May-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Don't hector on morality, Tejashwi Yadav tells BJP

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday asked the BJP not to give sermons on morality after the Congress and the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) agreed to form a government in Karnataka.The Bharatiya Janata Party taunted the Congress in Karnataka, saying it was trying...

21-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Yashwant Sinha announces end of his association with BJP

Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign...

10-Apr-2018 Patna

Bharat Bandh: Over a dozen injured in Bihar clash

Over a dozen of people were injured on Tuesday in a violent clash in Bihar during the "Bharat Bandh" called by various groups to protest against reservation policies, police said.Supporters, mostly upper castes youths, blocked roads and forcibly enforced...

10-Apr-2018 Motihari (Bihar)

Narendra Modi blasts opposition for 'dividing' the country

Amid nationwide protests by Dalits after a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the opposition of dividing the country."They (opposition) are creating hurdles...

07-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

RJD slams Nitish Kumar for forming four governments in four years

Bihar Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for forming four governments in as many years, saying he played with people's mandate."Four governments in four years can't be a mistake... It's playing with the mandate...

05-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar-led government is anti-Dalit : Jitan Ram Majhi

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday said the Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the state was anti-Dalit as most of the people arrested under prohibition laws were from the community."Nitish Kumar ki sarkar...

04-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

RJD dares Nitish Kumar to demand special status for Bihar

Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday dared Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to demand special status for the state from Prime Minister Narendra Modi."If Nitish Kumar is a strong leader, he should directly demand special category status for Bihar...

03-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar opposition protests police action against Dalits

The RJD, Congress and CPI-ML legislators protested in the Bihar Assembly on Tuesday against the police action on Dalits during demonstrations in the state the previous day.Soon after the last day of the budget session began, the opposition members trooped...

02-Apr-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Dalits protest in Bihar against order on SC/ST Act

Thousands of Dalit members on Monday staged protests across Bihar on Monday against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, disrupting rail and road traffic, police said.With posters, banners and flags, supporters of the Bhim Army and other Dalit...

27-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar announces scholarships for madrassa students

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday announced scholarships for students of government-affiliated madrassas. He also pledged to appoint Urdu teachers in all high schools."Students of government-affiliated madrassas will be provided scholarships," Nitish...

19-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Will not side with divisive politics : Nitish Kumar

Without naming its ally BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he will not compromise with politics that divides society.The JD-U President told the media that his party will not compromise with the people who are trying to divide the society.On...

17-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Anna Hazare taunts Kejriwal for apologising

Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's apology to a former Punjab minister for accusing him of being part of the "drug trade", social activist Anna Hazare on Saturday taunted the AAP chief, saying one should not do anything for which one has to tender...

14-Mar-2018 Lucknow/Patna

Shock defeat for BJP in UP, Bihar by-polls

In results that can set the tone for the 2019 general elections, the BJP on Wednesday received a severe drubbing in the Lok Sabha and assembly by-elections in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar losing four of the five seats, including the prestigeous Gorakhpur and...

07-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Rabri Devi demands removal of Bihar Chief Secretary

A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi served notice to Bihar Chief Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh, declaring him accused in the fodder scam, former Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Wednesday asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to...

05-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Grand Alliance will win bypolls in Bihar : Rabri Devi

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Monday claimed that her party RJD-led Grand Alliance will win by-elections to all the three seats, including one Lok Sabha seat, in the state even in the absence of her husband and party chief Lalu Prasad."Rashtriya...

03-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Maoists kill 2 in Bihar

Suspected Maoists have killed two brothers and attacked several others in a village in Jamui district of Bihar, police said on Saturday."The incident took place after the villagers of Pancheshwari had celebrated Holi. A group of more than two dozen armed Maoists...

28-Feb-2018 Patna

Manjhi's HAM quits NDA to join Grand Alliance in Bihar

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular (HAM-S) on Wednesday announced its exit from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and said it will join the Grand Alliance in the state, a party...

24-Feb-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Speeding vehicle kills 9 children in Bihar

Nine school children were killed and 20 injured when they were run over by a speeding vehicle in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Saturday afternoon, police said.According to district police officials, the incident took place near a school under Minapur block.Muzaffarpur...

21-Feb-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Will not invite NDA leaders to HAM functions : Jitan Ram Manjhi

Striking a discordant note, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said he will not invite any NDA leader to a party function since he was not extended the same courtesy.Manjhi accused the National Democratic...

19-Feb-2018 Patna

Four of marriage party killed in Patna road accident

At least four members of a marriage party were killed on Monday night near here as the bus carrying them overturned after driver lost control over the vehicle, police said.According to district police officials, more than two dozen members of the marriage...

19-Feb-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Haji Inayat Ali, Dy Speaker attend concluding session of CPA

Chairman Legislative Council Haji Inayat Ali and Deputy Speaker Legislative Assembly Nazir Ahmed Gurezi today attended the concluding session of the 6th CPA conference being held at Patna, Bihar.The conference concluded by hosting discussions on the topic ‘Separation...

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