Articles about Bihar

Day after coup, Chirag Paswan removed as LJP chief

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.

5 LJP MPs rally against Chirag Paswan, support uncle Pashupati

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.

Coronavirus: India reports 94K new cases, over 6,100 deaths

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%.

Bihar revises COVID-19 toll, confirms more than 9,000 deaths

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.

Waterlogged premises, garbage, pigs: Sorry state of Bihar's second-largest hospital

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.

420 doctors died of COVID-19 during the second wave: IMA

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.

Complaint against Patna hospital where COVID-19 patient was 'sexually assaulted'

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.

After black fungus, 4 'white fungus' cases emerge in Patna

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.

COVID-19: 270 doctors died in second wave, shows IMA data

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.

40+ decomposed bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found in Ganga

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.

Rattled by COVID-19, Bihar put under an 11-day lockdown

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.

Bihar goes into lockdown until May 15: CM Nitish Kumar

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.

Bihar: As hospital prepares for minister's visit, coronavirus patient dies

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.

In grave error, Patna hospital wrongly declares man dead

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.

Bihar: State government imposes restrictions due to COVID-19 resurgence

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.

Bihar police arrests six in Madhubani "massacre" case

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.

Uproar inside Bihar Assembly over new legislation; Opposition MLAs thrashed

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.

Bihar: Dead medical officer transferred, government says action taken

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.

Bihar to offer free COVID-19 vaccines, even at private hospitals

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.

Irregularities in COVID-19 testing emerge in Bihar, CM promises action

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.

RJD demands high-level probe into irregularities in Bihar's COVID-19 testing

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.

Bihar's 'cycle girl' interacts with PM Modi

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.

Fewer spectators, no chief guest: India celebrates unprecedented R-Day

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.

Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government

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.

Rajasthan: 13-year-old sold twice for marriage; five arrested

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.

Bihar: 22 school students who tested COVID-positive now test negative

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.

Patna: Hundreds march toward Governor's house against three farm laws

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).

Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'

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.

Man loses bet, lets friends rape wife, pours acid later

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.

Congress' structure has collapsed: "Dissenter" Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks again

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.

Bihar: Minister, accused of corruption, resigns hours after taking charge

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.

Congress dissenters not asked to campaign in Bihar: Report

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.

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

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.

Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar CM for 4th straight term

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.

Congress not effective alternative anymore: Kapil Sibal after Bihar verdict

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.

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

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.

Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting

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.

Bihar: Decision about CM left to NDA, says Nitish Kumar

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).

Dynasty politics biggest threat to democracy: Modi after Bihar win

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.

NDA keeps Bihar, RJD becomes single-largest party, Congress crashes again

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.