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25-Mar-2019 Patna

LS polls fight between people & Modi : Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday said the Lok Sabha elections will be a fight between the people and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav said people have made up their mind to oust Modi. "If Modi as...

23-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Modi is rich men's chowkidar: Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saying he is the chowkidar of "rich-men" and he only protects and cares for the rich.Addressing a rally to launch the election campaign in Bihar's Purnea district, Gandhi said: "Modi...

22-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Grand Alliance announces seat sharing in Bihar

The Grand Alliance on Friday announced a seat sharing pact in Bihar under which the RJD will contest 20 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the Congress 9 while smaller parties will be in contention in the remaining constituencies.The announcement was made at...

20-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

No deadlock in Mahagathbandhan over seats : Tejashwi Yadav

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has denied reports of a deadlock over seats in the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) in Bihar, saying it has been finalised and will be announced after the Holi."The Grand Alliance is intact. There is no problem over seat-sharing....

16-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

3 killed in Bihar police encounter, 2 AK-47s seized

Three criminals were killed in a police encounter on Saturday morning in Bihar's Vaishali district, police said.Police has seized two AK-47 rifles and other arms.A Special Task Force team killed the criminals -- Manish Kumar Singh and two others -- who were...

15-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

LS polls: Congress to contest 11 seats in Bihar

The Congress will contest 11 out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, said Bihar Congress campaign committee Chairman Akhilesh Prasad Singh here on Friday."The Congress will contest 11 seats in Bihar. The party will send a list of the candidates' names to...

11-Mar-2019 Patna (Bihar)

BJP may deny ticket to half-a-dozen sitting MPs

A day after the Election Commission announced seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, more than half-a-dozen sitting BJP MPs, including Union Ministers in Bihar, are unsure about getting the party ticket this time.A senior BJP leader, who refused to be identified,...

10-Feb-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Priyanka's entry won't impact LS polls outcome : Sushil Kumar Modi

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday said Priyanka Gandhi's entry into politics will not have any impact on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections."Priyanka Gandhi will not be able to make any impact...

07-Feb-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish could become PM for not opposing 13-point roster: Tejaswi Yadav

Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday taunted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying he could become the Prime Minister for not speaking against Central government's 13-point roster to end reservation for SC/ST and OBCs."Nitish Kumar...

03-Feb-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Unity of like-minded parties must for Lok Sabha battle : Rahul Gandhi

Unity of "like-minded parties" was a must to defeat the Modi government in the Lok Sabha election, Congress President Rahul Gandhi declared on Sunday."Unity of all like-minded  parties is a must. We have to move together to defeat the BJP-led NDA," Gandhi...

03-Feb-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Rahul Gandhi qualified to become PM : Tejashwi Yadav

Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi was qualified to be the Prime Minister."Rahul Gandhi is capable and qualified to  hold the PM's post," Tejashwi Yadav said in his address at Congress 'Jan Aakansha'...

21-Jan-2019 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar to implement 10% reservation soon : Nitish Kumar

Bihar will soon implement the 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically weak sections in the general category, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday."We will implement the 10 per cent reservation soon. We are taking...

07-Jan-2019 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U has nothing to do with Ram temple, triple talaq : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that his Janata Dal-United (JD-U) had nothing to do with controversial issues such as building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya and triple talaq."Our stand on these controversial issues is old. There is no change...

26-Nov-2018 Patna (Bihar)

For BJP, Ram temple is only election issue : Rabri Devi

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi said on Monday that the issue of building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya was a mere election issue for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and that it will never build the promised temple.With Assembly polls in five states...

26-Nov-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Ram temple in Ayodhya is BJP agenda : Ram Vilas Paswan

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP)-led by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday made it clear that the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is not on the party's agenda.After similar statements by the Nitish...

22-Nov-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Name minister interfering with CBI probe : Tejashwi Yadav

Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday demanded the name of the Union Minister who interfered in the CBI probe in the fodder scam case that landed his father and former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad in jail.The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader alleged...

20-Nov-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Absconding former Bihar Minister surrenders

Former Bihar Minister Manju Verma, who was absconding for nearly three months in an arms case related to the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, surrendered at a court on Tuesday.Manju Verma surrendered in the Begusarai District Court after a lower court and the...

04-Nov-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nothing can stop Ram temple construction : Giriraj Singh

Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Sunday said that no power in the world could stop the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya."No power in the world can stop construction of Ram temple because people's patience is running out for it," the Minister told the...

29-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Ram temple is not on our agenda : JD-U

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD-U, which is part of the BJP-led NDA, on Monday said the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya is not on the party's agenda.The Janata Dal-United also made it categorically clear that it would accept the Supreme Court...

28-Oct-2018 Patna

Pro Kabaddi League : UP Yoddha beat Dabang Delhi 38-36

UP Yoddha registered their third win in the ongoing edition of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) as they defeated Dabang Delhi KC 38-36 in an inter-zonal challenge match here on Sunday.The contest saw four raiders, Naveen Kumar and Chandran Ranjit for Dabang and...

26-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

4 killed, 24 injured in Bihar road accident

At least four people were killed and nearly 24 injured after a bus overturned near here on Friday, police said.A bus, travelling from Patna to Bihar's Samastipur district, overturned after the driver lost control of the vehicle, Patna Senior Superintendent...

23-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

I will not contest polls : Prashant Kishor

Election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor, who is the new national Vice President of Bihar's ruling JD-U, said on Tuesday he will not contest any elections for the next 10 years to concentrate on bringing the state out of the "undeveloped" tag.He...

19-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Class 9 student gang raped, attempts suicide

A gang-raped Class 9 student was seriously injured on Friday after she leapt from a building and landed on high voltage wire in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, triggering mob violence, police said.The victim was battling for life after jumping from the roof...

11-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Woman kills self after husband dies in Bihar

A young woman committed suicide by jumping from the roof of a reputed private hospital here on Thursday after her husband died there, police said.According to police, Sanoj Kumar, husband of Priti Devi, was admitted to the hospital with infection in his...

05-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Tejashwi Yadav mocks Nitish over AK-47 in Bihar

Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday attacked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the spurt in crimes, saying the state has got the freedom to use the AK- 47 freely under his watch."1947 to AK47. In 1947 India got its freedom to be a sovereign country....

04-Oct-2018 Patna (Bihar)

2 killed in Bihar over water dispute

Two persons were shot dead and a Dalit woman was injured on Thursday during a caste-clash over water sharing for irrigation in Bihar's Nawada district, police said.The incident in Khaira village, about 150 km from here, has caused tension in the area. Security...

28-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

12 AK-47 rifles seized in Bihar

Police in Bihar on Friday seized 12 AK-47 rifles during a search operation in Munger district, a senior official said.Munger Superintendent of Police Babu Ram said the rifles were found inside a well in Bardaha.Earlier this month, half a dozen AK-47 rifles...

25-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Tejashwi Yadav mocks Sushil Modi over crime in Bihar

Bihar Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday assailed Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi for remarking that criminals should keep off crime during 'pitri-paksh' when Hindus pay homage to ancestors through food offerings in Gaya, a holy town...

24-Sep-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Bihar's law and order in bad shape: Upendra Kushwaha

RLSP chief and Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha on Monday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying that law and order in the state was in a bad shape.'Law and order is in bad condition and in a bad shape,' Kushwaha told the media...

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...

06-Sep-2018 Patna

Rail, road services hit in Bihar shutdown against SC/ST Act

Normal life in Bihar was affected on Thursday due to a nationwide shutdown called by dozens of upper caste groups to protest against the amended SC/ST Act, police said.Trains were forcibly halted, railway tracks, national and state highways were blocked in...

31-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Some in NDA don't want Modi as PM again : Upendra Kushwaha

RLSP chief and Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha on Friday said that some people in the BJP-led NDA did not want to see Narendra Modi as the Prime Minister again in 2019.Kushwaha refused to reveal the names of such people and said everything...

30-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

BJP to contest 20 seats in 2019 polls in Bihar

Seat-sharing formula for the 2019 general elections has been finalised by the NDA constituents in Bihar, with the BJP getting the lion's share of 20 out of the 40 Lok Sabha seats and the rest going to its allies including the JD-U, LJP and the RLSP, party leaders...

29-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Country heading towards dictatorship: Lalu Prasad

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said the country is heading towards dictatorship and that the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paving the way for the imposition of Emergency."Modi is afraid that he would be murdered. It hardly...

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...

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