Articles about Bihar
15 Jun 2021
Day after coup, Chirag Paswan removed as LJP chief
Chirag Paswan was on Tuesday removed as the chief of the Lok Janshakti Party, a party founded by his father Ram Vilas Paswan.
14 Jun 2021
5 LJP MPs rally against Chirag Paswan, support uncle Pashupati
Five of the six MPs from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) have joined hands against their leader Chirag Paswan - leaving him isolated and marking a big development in Bihar's politics.
10 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 94K new cases, over 6,100 deaths
India on Thursday reported a little over 94,000 new COVID-19 cases as the daily test positivity rate stood at 4.69%.
10 Jun 2021
Bihar revises COVID-19 toll, confirms more than 9,000 deaths
Bihar on Wednesday added 3,951 backlog fatalities to its coronavirus death toll, taking the total number of deaths in the state to 9,429 since the pandemic began early last year.
22 May 2021
Waterlogged premises, garbage, pigs: Sorry state of Bihar's second-largest hospital
Darbhanga Medical College & Hospital (DMCH), the second-largest hospital and one of the oldest medical colleges in Bihar, is operating under terribly unhygienic conditions amid the second COVID-19 wave.
22 May 2021
420 doctors died of COVID-19 during the second wave: IMA
Four hundred and twenty doctors have died due to the coronavirus infection during India's devastating second wave of the pandemic, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has said.
20 May 2021
Complaint against Patna hospital where COVID-19 patient was 'sexually assaulted'
A police complaint has been filed in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 45-year-old woman COVID-19 patient at the Paras-HMRI hospital in Patna, Bihar.
20 May 2021
After black fungus, 4 'white fungus' cases emerge in Patna
In the past few days, four cases of a "white fungus" have been detected in Bihar's Patna, leading to fresh worries.
18 May 2021
COVID-19: 270 doctors died in second wave, shows IMA data
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday said the country has so far lost 270 doctors in the raging second wave of COVID-19, which is wreaking havoc across India.
10 May 2021
40+ decomposed bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found in Ganga
Several dozens of decomposing dead bodies were seen floating in the Ganga river in Bihar's Buxar district this morning, highlighting the unending trauma of India's catastrophic COVID-19 crisis.
05 May 2021
Rattled by COVID-19, Bihar put under an 11-day lockdown
An 11-day complete lockdown was imposed on Wednesday in Bihar where the authorities had a tough time ensuring compliance from people.
04 May 2021
Bihar goes into lockdown until May 15: CM Nitish Kumar
Bihar will observe a full lockdown until May 15, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced today amid spiralling coronavirus cases across the northern state.
14 Apr 2021
Bihar: As hospital prepares for minister's visit, coronavirus patient dies
While coronavirus cases and deaths are setting new records in India daily, a deplorable incident has been reported from Bihar.
12 Apr 2021
In grave error, Patna hospital wrongly declares man dead
A state-run hospital in Bihar's capital has courted controversy by declaring an alive patient dead and even handing out a death certificate to the family, prompting an inquiry into the incident.
10 Apr 2021
Bihar: State government imposes restrictions due to COVID-19 resurgence
Considering a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Bihar government on Friday decided that shops and commercial establishments will function till 7 pm, while schools, colleges, and coaching centers will remain shut for another week till April 18.
08 Apr 2021
Bihar police arrests six in Madhubani "massacre" case
Bihar police has arrested six people from near the Indo-Nepal border in Madhubani in connection with killing of five persons last month, an incident dubbed as a "caste-war" by the media, and a "massacre" by opposition.
24 Mar 2021
Uproar inside Bihar Assembly over new legislation; Opposition MLAs thrashed
A Bill introduced by the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar led to unprecedented chaos inside the Assembly on Tuesday, where cops were deployed to physically evict unruly Opposition MLAs. The marshals inside the Vidhan Sabha found themselves outnumbered.
09 Mar 2021
Bihar: Dead medical officer transferred, government says action taken
A medical officer in Bihar was transferred to another district in the Health Department even though he had died a month ago, the opposition told the state legislature on Tuesday.
01 Mar 2021
Bihar to offer free COVID-19 vaccines, even at private hospitals
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that COVID-19 vaccines across the state will be free of cost.
13 Feb 2021
Irregularities in COVID-19 testing emerge in Bihar, CM promises action
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday promised action on the glaring irregularities in the coronavirus testing in the state. The issue resonated in Rajya Sabha yesterday with parliamentarian Manoj Jha demanding a high-level probe.
12 Feb 2021
RJD demands high-level probe into irregularities in Bihar's COVID-19 testing
Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) demanded a high-level inquiry on Friday into the irregularities in COVID-19 testing in Bihar, after reports suggested glaring gaps between what is on paper and on the ground.
26 Jan 2021
Bihar's 'cycle girl' interacts with PM Modi
Cycle girl Jyoti Kumari, who had pedaled all the way from Gurugram to Bihar with her father seated on the carrier during the lockdown, found herself in the limelight again on Monday when she interacted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
26 Jan 2021
Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day
India is celebrating its 72nd Republic Day today and the entire program has been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
22 Jan 2021
Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government
Posting objectionable, anti-government content on social media platforms will now be considered cybercrime in Bihar, the state government announced on Friday.
19 Jan 2021
Rajasthan: 13-year-old sold twice for marriage; five arrested
A 13-year-old girl from Bihar was allegedly "sold" twice for marriage within 17 days, following which police has arrested five people on charges of human trafficking, including her mother.
08 Jan 2021
Bihar: 22 school students who tested COVID-positive now test negative
All 22 students at a Bihar school who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier on Friday have now tested negative, an official told the news agency ANI.
29 Dec 2020
Patna: Hundreds march toward Governor's house against three farm laws
To lodge a protest against three farm laws passed by the Centre in September, hundreds of people participated in a march in Patna. The terminal point of the march is the house of Governor Phagu Chauhan, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
28 Dec 2020
Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'
Less than two months after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was never greedy for the chair and that ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to make its own CM.
15 Dec 2020
Man loses bet, lets friends rape wife, pours acid later
In what qualifies as a horrifying incident, a man in Bihar allowed his friends to rape his wife after he lost a gambling bet. The victim, used as an object by her husband, later went through another ordeal as he poured acid on her, in a bid to "purify her," reports IANS.
23 Nov 2020
Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again
Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was one of the 23 signatories of the unprecedented letter written to party President Sonia Gandhi, has again given his opinion on the issues plaguing the grand old party, in the aftermath of poor performance in Bihar and other states.
19 Nov 2020
Bihar: Minister, accused of corruption, resigns hours after taking charge
Three days after taking the oath along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar's Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary tendered his resignation today.
19 Nov 2020
Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report
The rift in Congress, out in open after the recent debacle, took a new turn when sources close to leader Kapil Sibal said he hadn't been asked to campaign in Bihar, reports NDTV.
18 Nov 2020
No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future
After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.
16 Nov 2020
Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar CM for 4th straight term
Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar has been sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term on Monday.
16 Nov 2020
Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict
Following the Congress's abysmal performance in the recently concluded Bihar Assembly Elections and bypolls in the country, senior party leader Kapil Sibal said people don't see the Congress as an "effective alternative" anymore.
15 Nov 2020
Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow
Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced today after a meeting of its legislators.
15 Nov 2020
Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting
Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is set to return for a fourth term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.
13 Nov 2020
Bihar: Decision about CM left to NDA, says Nitish Kumar
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who suffered a major blow in the recently-conducted Bihar Assembly elections, declared he hasn't claimed the CM post and the decision will be taken by National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
11 Nov 2020
Dynasty politics biggest threat to democracy: Modi after Bihar win
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed a sea of supporters at an event celebrating the victory of the National Democratic Alliance in the recent Bihar Assembly elections and several bypolls.
11 Nov 2020
NDA keeps Bihar, RJD becomes single-largest party, Congress crashes again
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government in Bihar and Nitish Kumar will get another term at the Chief Minister's office. The results of the closely-fought elections, declared in the early hours of Wednesday, showed BJP handed over Bihar to Kumar, while his own party JD(U) fared poorly.