Bihar: News

29 May 2024

Begusarai

Bihar: Schools remain open at 47 degrees Celsius, students faint 

Numerous students reportedly fainted and felt unwell due to the soaring temperatures amid an extreme heatwave sweeping across Bihar.

25 May 2024

Jharkhand

LS elections: Which states recorded highest, lowest voter turnout today

Polling for 58 Lok Sabha seats across six states and two union territories ended at 7:00pm on Saturday.

25 May 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's 'mujra' remark sparks row, opposition says 'treatment needed' 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ignited a political controversy after he accused the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc of performing "mujra" for the Muslim vote bank.

Bihar teachers face legal action over photo with RJD candidate

A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed against four government school teachers in Bihar for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) during an election.

18 May 2024

India

Bihar: Couple hangs themselves in custody; mob attacks police station 

A man and his 14-year-old wife allegedly committed suicide while in police custody in Tarabari village of Bihar's Araria district.

14 May 2024

Rajnath Singh

Senior BJP leader Sushil Modi dies at 72

Sushil Modi, the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has passed away at the age of 72.

13 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Will make Pakistan wear bangles...': PM attacks 'coward' opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit out at the Congress-led opposition bloc—the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance—calling its leaders "cowards" who were "scared of Pakistan's nuclear power."

12 May 2024

Children

Nearly 10,000 children wrongfully held in adult prisons in India

A recent study by London-based organization iProBono has uncovered that 9,681 children were wrongfully incarcerated in adult prisons in India from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2021.

05 May 2024

Delhi

Gangster-turned-politician Anant Singh granted parole ahead of Munger LS polls

Notorious gangster-turned-politician Anant Singh was released on 15-day parole from Beur central jail in Patna, Bihar, on Sunday.

Severe heatwave sweeps across India, prompting warnings and closures

India is grappling with an intense heatwave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 45°C on Monday.

29 Apr 2024

Amit Shah

Shah's helicopter has 'narrow escape', government denies report

A video depicting Union Home Minister Amit Shah's helicopter departing from Bihar's Begusarai was initially reported as having a "narrow escape" on Monday.

23 Apr 2024

Darbhanga

Indian Railways records highest-ever passenger numbers in April

The Indian Railways (IR) has reported a record-breaking 411 million passengers traveling by train across the country within the first three weeks of April, a report in the Hindustan Times said.

22 Apr 2024

East Central Railway

Bihar: RPF constable officer dies as fire extinguisher explodes

A constable lost his life on Monday while controlling smoke billowing out from an empty coach of a train at Bihar's Muzaffarpur railway station.

16 Apr 2024

Salman Khan

Salman Khan firing case: 2 men who opened fire arrested 

Two individuals, identified as Vicky Sahab Gupta (24) and Sagar Shrijogendra Pal (21) have been arrested by Bhuj Police and handed over to the Mumbai Crime Branch following a shooting incident outside Bollywood star Salman Khan's residence.

14 Apr 2024

Manoj Jha

'Eat fish, pig or elephant...why show?': Rajnath Singh to Tejashwi

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has criticized Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav over a video that shows Yadav consuming fish with Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) chief Mukesh Sahani.

13 Apr 2024

Bhagalpur

Tejashwi Yadav unveils RJD's manifesto for upcoming Lok Sabha elections 

Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav unveiled the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)'s manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.

12 Apr 2024

Amit Malviya

After NIA arrests Bengaluru blast suspects, BJP, TMC trade charges 

The arrest of two key suspects in the Rameshwaram Cafe blast case from Kolkata has sparked a political feud between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

12 Apr 2024

Manoj Jha

'Mughal mentality': Modi on opposition leaders eating non-veg during Sawan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has criticized opposition leaders for their non-vegetarian dietary habits during the sacred Hindu months of 'Sawan' and 'Navratri.'

12 Apr 2024

Guwahati

IIT-Guwahati freshman found dead in dormitory room; family alleges ragging 

A freshman at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Guwahati was found dead in his dormitory room on Wednesday evening.

07 Apr 2024

Congress Party

Never contested even class monitor election: Gourav Vallabh to Jairam

Former Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh indirectly criticized the party's general secretary, Jairam Ramesh, on Sunday, saying people who have never even contested a class monitor position are now leading the party.

07 Apr 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

BJP's concern grows over 165 seats in 8 states: Report 

The Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may experience electoral shortfalls in eight crucial states, including Maharashtra and several southern regions of India, the Lokmat Times reported.

03 Apr 2024

Sushil Kumar Modi

BJP's Sushil Modi battling cancer, won't contest Lok Sabha polls

Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Modi, has announced that he won't be able to campaign in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as he has been battling cancer for last six months.

30 Mar 2024

Jharkhand

Calling spouse 'bhoot,' 'pishach' not cruelty: Patna High Court 

The Patna High Court has ruled that derogatory name-calling like "bhoot" (ghost) and "pishach" (vampire) by an estranged couple does not constitute "cruelty."

24 Mar 2024

Holi

Bihar: Teacher training, exam during Holi, Good Friday triggers row

Bihar's Education Department has stirred political controversy by scheduling a training program for government teachers on Holi, a major Hindu festival.

24 Mar 2024

Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma to contest Lok Sabha election from Bihar?

The highly anticipated Lok Sabha election might mark Bollywood actor Neha Sharma's debut in politics, her father and Congress leader Ajay Sharma recently hinted.

20 Mar 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of polls, Bihar's Pappu Yadav merges JAP with Congress 

Prominent Bihar politician Pappu Yadav on Wednesday merged his Jan Adhikar Party with the Congress in New Delhi.

19 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Union minister resigns over BJP's seat-sharing with nephew Chirag's party

Union Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet on Tuesday.

19 Mar 2024

Delhi

Delhi is world's most polluted capital city again

Delhi was once again identified as the capital city with the poorest air quality, according to a new report by World Air Quality Report 2023 published by Swiss organization IQ Air.

18 Mar 2024

Nitish Kumar

Lok Sabha polls: Mahagathbandhan in Bihar faces 'conflict' over seat-sharing

Even as the 2024 Lok Sabha elections near, the Mahagathbandhan alliance in Bihar is still struggling with seat-sharing arrangements.

07 Mar 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

INDIA bloc attempts coup, offers seats to BJP's Bihar ally

The Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) has reportedly attempted a political coup in Bihar before the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

05 Mar 2024

India

Bihar: Woman mutilates boyfriend's genitals, dumps him on road

A woman allegedly mutilated her 25-year-old boyfriend's genitals and dumped his body on the road outside her home in Bihar's Buxar district on Saturday.

01 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi to arrive in West Bengal today for 2-day visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to tour West Bengal on Friday and Saturday and address rallies in Arambagh and Krishnagar districts.

22 Feb 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP, Congress finalize seat-sharing formula for Lok Sabha polls: Reports

The Aam Aadmi Party and Congress have reportedly reached an agreement on seat-sharing for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

16 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Lalu Prasad says 'doors always open' for Nitish Kumar

Days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ditched Bihar's Mahagathbandhan alliance, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that "doors are always open" for his former ally.

12 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: RJD's Awadh Bihari Choudhary removed as assembly speaker

Awadh Bihari Chaudhary of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has been removed as the Bihar Assembly's speaker after failing a no-confidence motion moved by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

12 Feb 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar's government to face trust vote today

A floor test of the new Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be held on Monday.

09 Feb 2024

Rabri Devi

Land-for-jobs scam case: Rabri Devi, daughters granted interim bail

Former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, and her daughters Misa Bharti and Hema Yadav, were granted interim bail on Friday by the Rouse Avenue Court in connection with the land-for-jobs scam case.

04 Feb 2024

Bihar Police

Video: 4 accused push police car after fuel runs out 

In a bizarre incident in Bihar, four accused were made to push a police vehicle in the middle of the road in the state's Bhagalpur district.

31 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Wanted another name for INDIA bloc, says Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday, said that he had urged the Congress and other members of the opposition bloc to not name the grouping Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA).

31 Jan 2024

Delhi

Delhi: Over 50 flights, 23 trains delayed amid dense fog

Delhi and its neighboring areas woke up to a dense fog on Wednesday — the third day in a row.

28 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 9th time

Nitish Kumar took oath as the Bihar chief minister for a record ninth time at Raj Bhavan in Patna on Sunday.

28 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Congress president's 'Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram' jibe after Nitish Kumar's exit

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Sunday and rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), ending the Mahagathbandhan rule in the state.

27 Jan 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress reaches out to Nitish Kumar amid Bihar crisis

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge made several attempts to contact Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but was unsuccessful, according to senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

27 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish may stake claim to form government by Sunday

Amid political unrest in Bihar, the Janata Dal-United (JDU) is set to hold a legislative meeting on Sunday.

24 Jan 2024

Nitish Kumar

Nitish takes a swipe at PM over Thakur's Bharat Ratna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that awarding Bharat Ratna to former state CM Karpoori Thakur was an old demand of the Janata Dal (United) or JD(U).

23 Jan 2024

Reddit

Discovering Bihar: Breaking stereotypes through candid conversations

In a heartwarming Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit, a resilient woman from a remote village in north Bihar took center stage.

23 Jan 2024

Bharat Ratna

Bihar ex-CM Karpoori Thakur to be awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously

Rising from humble origins in Bihar, Karpoori Thakur, a champion of social justice and backward classes, will be posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna.

Bihar school uses benches as fuel for cooking, probe ordered

The Bihar Education Department is investigating claims that wooden benches for students were used as fuel for cooking mid-day meals at a government school in Patna district.

09 Jan 2024

Rabri Devi

Land-for-jobs scam: ED chargesheet names Rabri Devi, daughter Misa Bharti

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has named former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi in its first chargesheet in a money laundering case linked to the Indian Railways land-for-jobs scam.

07 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to sound poll bugle from Bihar on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch his Lok Sabha election campaign in Bihar's Champaran on Saturday (January 13). He is expected to lead a rally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Raman Maidan in Bettiah.

01 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Is PM Modi's third term at Centre 'almost inevitable'?

Is Prime Minister Narendra Modi returning to power at the Centre for the third consecutive term after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?

31 Dec 2023

Pregnancy

Bihar: Police bust 'Pregnant Job Agency' racket; 8 arrested

As many as eight people were apprehended in Bihar's Nawada district for reportedly running a job agency to impregnate "unfortunate" women in exchange for a "handsome payment."

30 Dec 2023

Delhi

Dense fog continues to disrupt trains, flights in North India

Foggy conditions continued to disrupt train and flight schedules across North India, including the national capital, Delhi, and states like Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

29 Dec 2023

Janata Dal (United)

Lalan Singh resigns as JD(U) president, Nitish to take over

Rajiv Ranjan Singh, alias Lalan Singh, has resigned as the Janata Dal (United)'s national president at a national executive meeting in New Delhi.

DMK MP's 'Hindi speakers clean toilets' remark triggers political row

An undated video showing Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Dayanidhi Maran remarking that Hindi speakers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar clean toilets in Tamil Nadu has triggered a political controversy.

17 Dec 2023

Murder

Tension grips Bihar after priest shot dead, genitals chopped off

Tensions remain high in Bihar after a priest was found shot dead with his eyes gouged out in the state's Gopalganj district on Saturday. It is also learned that the genitals of the priest were chopped off.

Bihar's first EV policy: Know subsidies and tax benefits

The Bihar government has approved its first electric vehicle policy, to promote a transition from fuel-powered vehicles to zero-emission models.

18 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Sacred rituals and deep significance of Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja, a venerable Hindu festival, is celebrated with great fervor and devotion in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and the Terai region of Nepal.

15 Nov 2023

Rashmika Mandanna

Rashmika Mandanna deepfake video: Delhi Police questions 19-year-old from Bihar

The Delhi Police has questioned a 19-year-old Bihar native regarding a deepfake video featuring actor Rashmika Mandanna that recently went viral on social media.

15 Nov 2023

Subrata Roy

Subrata Roy's mortal remains to be brought to Lucknow

Subrata Roy, the founder and chairman of Sahara Group, passed away on Tuesday night at a Mumbai hospital following a protracted illness. He was 75.

10 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: JR Manjhi claims conspiracy to remove CM Nitish Kumar

Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi, on Friday, claimed that there was a conspiracy being hatched to remove Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from his post.

09 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar passes bill to increase reservation from 50% to 75%

The Legislative Assembly of Bihar unanimously passed the Reservation Amendment Bill on Thursday to raise the ceiling of reserved quotas in the state from 50% to 75%.

08 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar apologizes after population control remarks row

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar apologized on Wednesday for remarks he made on population control in the Bihar Assembly on Tuesday.

07 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

Bihar: Nitish Kumar proposes raising quota from 50% to 75%

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday proposed increasing the ceiling of reserved quota in the state from 50% to 75%, including the 10% reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS).

03 Nov 2023

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh cabinet approves caste census

The Andhra Pradesh cabinet approved a comprehensive caste census on Friday aimed at gathering data on the economic, social, and educational aspects of residents.

02 Nov 2023

Nitish Kumar

Congress more interested in assembly elections: Nitish on INDIA bloc

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stated on Thursday that the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) was formed to protect the country against those attempting to change its history.

29 Oct 2023

Congress Party

Bihar: Man found dead at Congress MLA's house, probe underway

The body of a man was discovered on Saturday at the house of Congress MLA Neetu Singh in the Nawada district of Bihar, reported India Today.

28 Oct 2023

Mahua Moitra

'No rule prohibits': Mahua Moitra on sharing Parliament login 

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Friday reportedly admitted to sharing her Parliament login and password with her businessman friend Darshan Hiranandani but asserted that "no rules prohibit it."

26 Oct 2023

Indian Railways

Indian Railways announces 283 special trains for Chhath Puja

In anticipation of the upcoming Chhath Puja, Indian Railways has revealed plans to introduce 283 special trains to accommodate the increased number of travelers and ease congestion.