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13 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "good governance" in the state.

11 Sep 2020

West Bengal

Sushant for Bihar-polls, Rhea for Bengal? Parties evoke regional cards

In poll-bound Bihar, the sensational Sushant Singh Rajput death case became a simmering issue, with the ruling NDA milking the tragedy to score political points.

Coronavirus not valid reason to defer Bihar polls: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea that sought to postpone Bihar polls, scheduled for October-November, saying that the raging coronavirus crisis is not a valid reason to put off elections.

24 Aug 2020


PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy

In a development that has taken political undertones in poll-bound Bihar, Prime Minister's Office on Monday tweeted that the PM-CARES Fund, short for Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, will finance two dedicated coronavirus hospitals in the state.

23 Aug 2020

Nitish Kumar

BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said the saffron party, the Janata Dal (United), and the Lok Janshakti Party, will fight the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls together.

22 Aug 2020

Nitish Kumar

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

In Bihar Assembly polls, the first large-scale elections to be held after coronavirus pandemic, people displaying high temperature, a symptom of the highly-contagious disease, and quarantined patients, will be allowed to cast their votes, the broad guidelines issued by Election Commission on Friday said.

19 Aug 2020

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.

ED confirms withdrawal of Rs. 15 crore from Sushant's account

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has confirmed that around Rs. 15 crore were withdrawn from one of the bank accounts of late Sushant Singh Rajput.

12 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India reports 60,000+ new cases; total reaches 23.28 lakh

On Tuesday, India reported a spike of over 61,000 coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has risen to 23.28 lakh while over 46,000 patients have died of the viral disease.

Sushant Singh Rajput's death: Centre accepts recommendation for CBI probe

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will reportedly probe the apparent suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

02 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 17.5 lakh with 55,000 new cases

India reported roughly 55,000 new coronavirus infections on Saturday. The nationwide tally reached 17.5 lakh while the death toll crossed 37,000.

28 Jul 2020


Bihar floods: Heavy rainfall predicted till August 1, relief unlikely

The Patna Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall till August 1 in Bihar, confirming that the state won't get relief from the floods anytime soon.

20 Jul 2020


Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

Perpetually considered as one of the most under-developed states in the country, Bihar is now burdened by the rise in coronavirus cases with at least eight districts set to become India's next hotspots.

16 Jul 2020

Rashtriya Janata Dal

Bihar: Days after inauguration, part of Rs. 264cr bridge collapses

29 days ago, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar inaugurated a bridge in Gopalganj. On Wednesday, a part of the structure, built after spending Rs. 264 crore, collapsed due to heavy rains, laying bare the terrible state of affairs in the country.

14 Jul 2020


Bihar: 75 BJP leaders, HQ staff test positive for COVID-19

In a shocking development, the headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Bihar's Patna emerged as the latest COVID-19 hotspot after as many as 75 leaders and office staff members reportedly tested coronavirus positive.

11 Jul 2020


Road named after Sushant Singh Rajput in Bihar's Purnea

A road and intersection have been renamed after late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput in his hometown of Purnea in Bihar.

09 Jul 2020

Karan Johar

Sushant's suicide: Bihar court dismisses petition against Karan Johar, others

A Bihar court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed against Bollywood bigwigs like Karan Johar, for allegedly abetting the suicide of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

08 Jul 2020


Lockdown in Patna from Friday; here's what will remain closed

In light of the rising number of coronavirus cases in Bihar's Patna, the district administration has decided to impose a week-long lockdown starting Thursday.

06 Jul 2020


Frogs as food: The heartbreaking tale of hungry Bhagalpur kids

The lockdown, imposed to stop the deadly coronavirus from spreading, had dire consequences — employees had to take pay cuts, laborers went out of work, businesses were shut, and uncertainty took over.

Bihar: Father of groom, who died of coronavirus, booked

A few days ago, a wedding in Bihar turned into a funeral as the groom allegedly died of coronavirus, two days after he tied the knot. And now, in a recent development, the groom's father Ambika Chaudhary has been named in an FIR registered by Patna district administration.

01 Jul 2020


Rajasthan: Groom's family to pay for treatment after "super-spreader wedding"

A lavish wedding ceremony in Rajasthan's Bhilwara has given sleepless nights to officials, who are toiling day in and out to keep coronavirus cases to a minimum.

23 Jun 2020

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

In what brings bad news for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), five MLCs of the party resigned to join JD(U), the party of rival Nitish Kumar, reports said on Tuesday. This development comes just days before the Bihar Legislative Council polls, which are scheduled for July 6.

22 Jun 2020


SSR's death: Complaint filed against Rhea Chakraborty in Bihar

A complaint has been filed against actor Rhea Chakraborty at a court in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

16 Jun 2020


Devastated by Sushant's death, his sister-in-law passes away

Devastated by actor Sushant Singh Rajput's sudden death, his sister-in-law passed away at their native city of Purnia in Bihar, according to reports.

29 May 2020


Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

Migrants' crisis: Video captures toddler trying to wake dead mother

At a train station in Bihar, a toddler was seen playing with the shroud covering his mother's body in a video that has now gone viral.

22 May 2020

West Bengal

Migrant workers serve notice to IIM-Ahmedabad over wages, institute responds

IIM-Ahmedabad was served a legal notice by migrant workers over non-payment of dues, a charge the top business school of India has denied, saying the money was paid.

20 May 2020

West Bengal

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

14 May 2020


UP: Bus runs over migrant workers, six die, two injured

In a tragic piece of news, six workers died and two were injured after being run over by an over-speeding state transport bus in Uttar Pradesh late on Wednesday night.

01 May 2020


With curbs, India could control new coronavirus cases by May-21

A paper by Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy has claimed India might make considerable gains in the next couple of weeks in the battle against coronavirus, and could potentially put a lid on new cases by May 21.

22 Apr 2020

Nitish Kumar

Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

An officer in Bihar was suspended after he issued a pass to a BJP MLA to bring his daughter home from Kota, an incident which left Chief Minister Nitish Kumar embarrassed and invited criticism from the opposition.

29 Mar 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Coronavirus: Migrant workers to face 14-day quarantine in UP, Bihar

Lakhs of migrant workers who are being ferried to their homes in spite of a nationwide lockdown will face a mandatory quarantine in their native states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, a report stated.

09 Mar 2020


This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

On Sunday, International Women's Day, newspapers across Bihar were plastered with advertisements for a new woman-led political party, Plurals.

12 Feb 2020

Tamil Nadu

'Atrangi Re': Sara, Dhanush to shoot in Bihar and Madurai

Bollywood director Aanand L Rai's next film, Atrangi Re, starring Sara Ali Khan, Tamil actor Dhanush, and Akshay Kumar, will be filmed in Bihar and Madurai.

29 Jan 2020


Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

In a development that will hardly surprise political observers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled poll-strategist Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma from Janata Dal (United), over their controversial statements in the last couple of days.

27 Jan 2020


Coronavirus: Rajasthan doctor placed in isolation after returning from China

Amid a global coronavirus scare, a doctor in Rajasthan has been placed under medical supervision after showing symptoms of an infection.

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

Nearly two years ago, the gut-wrenching horror meted to girls staying at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur sent shockwaves across the nation.

05 Jan 2020

Nitish Kumar

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced dates for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) this year.

21 Dec 2019


#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are raging across India, Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD called for a bandh in Bihar on Saturday. This shutdown adversely affected rail and road traffic.

20 Dec 2019

Nitish Kumar

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

JD(U) boss and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in his state. In fact, he asked why should even the process make an appearance in Bihar.

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