Bihar Government: News

29 Aug 2023

Central Government

Inadvertent error: Centre's U-turn before SC on Bihar's caste survey

Hours after claiming sole right over conducting a census, the Centre revised its position on the Bihar government's caste-based survey, citing an "inadvertent error" in an affidavit filed previously before the Supreme Court.

SC refuses to stop Bihar caste-based survey, hearing next Monday 

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to halt the Bihar government's ongoing caste-based survey, India Today reported.

01 Aug 2023


Big win for Bihar government: Patna HC upholds caste-based survey

The Patna High Court on Tuesday dismissed the petitions challenging the caste-based survey being conducted by the Bihar government, ruling it valid and legal.

29 Jun 2023


Bihar: Education department bans T-shirts, jeans in offices

The Bihar government has directed the staff of its education department not to wear casual outfits and only wear formal clothes, PTI reported.

06 Jun 2023


Bhagalpur bridge collapse: Bihar government seeks clarification from construction company

The Bihar government has reportedly sought clarification from SP Singla Constructions after the Aguwani-Sultanganj bridge under construction on the Ganga River collapsed on Sunday.

05 May 2023


Know why NGT fined Nitish Kumar's government Rs. 4,000 crore

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) placed a Rs. 4,000 crore environmental compensation on the Bihar government for failing to scientifically manage liquid and solid waste.

04 May 2023


Patna High Court pauses Bihar's caste survey

The Patna High Court on Thursday passed an interim order staying the caste-based survey being conducted by the Bihar government.

SC agrees to hear petition against gangster-politician Anand Mohan's release

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a petition challenging the premature release of ex-Bihar MP and gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh from prison.

27 Apr 2023


Anand Mohan Singh walks free after Bihar government amends rule

Anand Mohan Singh, a former Bihar MP and gangster-turned-politician who was convicted of abetting the murder of a Dalit IAS officer in 1994, walked free in the early hours of Thursday.

26 Apr 2023


Reconsider release of Anand Mohan: IAS body to Bihar government

The Central IAS Association, the apex body of central civil services officers, urged the Bihar government to reconsider its decision to amend the prison manual, which will allow Anand Mohan Singh, convicted of killing an IAS officer, to be released.

Want condoms too?: Bihar women's panel chief to schoolgirls' query

The chairperson-cum-managing director (MD) of the Women Development Corporation (WDC) of Bihar, Harjot Kaur Bamhrah is facing public ire following her rather insensitive remarks at a workshop for girls in Patna on Tuesday.

06 Aug 2022


11 die after consuming spurious liquor in 'dry state' Bihar

Eleven people have passed away and 12 have become gravely ill, with many losing their eyesight, as a result of drinking spurious liquor in the district of Saran in Bihar, as per officials.

19 Jul 2022


Bihar: Man allegedly stabbed for supporting Nupur Sharma, police deny

A man from Sitamarhi, Bihar, has claimed he was stabbed for watching a video supporting ex-BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and posting it as his WhatsApp Status.

23 May 2022


Bihar: Nitish Kumar's caste census puts BJP on sticky wicket

The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, announced on Monday that his government would soon begin work on a caste census after receiving views from all parties.

16 May 2022


Bihar: JDU MLA Gopas Mandal's dancing video triggers 'behave' warning

In a video going viral on social media, MLA Gopal Mandal of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) was seen giving a flying kiss and throwing money in the air while grooving with a young woman.

11 Apr 2022


Bihar bridge theft: Government officer who reported the incident arrested

The shocking case of a recent bridge theft in Bihar's Rohtas district took an unexpected turn on Sunday.

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.

23 Jun 2019


Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.

15 Oct 2018


Nitish Kumar calls slipper throwing incident a 'publicity stunt'

Breaking his silence over a youth hurling a slipper at him recently, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar yesterday termed the incident "absurd" and "meant for publicity," ruing that there was "no value for good work".

28 Aug 2018


Bihar gangster arrested for Nepal business tycoon kidnapping

A Bihar-based gangster, who was wanted in a high-profile kidnapping case, was arrested in RK Puram, South Delhi on Saturday.

12 Aug 2018


Morning prayer now mandatory for students, staff in Bihar schools

The Bihar government has made it mandatory for students and staff of schools run by it to hold morning prayers in which state songs will be crooned using loudspeakers to instill discipline and punctuality among them.

26 Jul 2018


Bihar govt recommends CBI inquiry into shelter-home sexual assault case

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at a state-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district.

21 Jun 2018


Bihar wants 12.59% tax revenue under 11th FC recommendations

The Bihar government will urge the 15th Finance Commission to raise the allocation of tax revenue shared by the states on the pattern of the 11th Finance Commission recommendations, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has said.

10 Mar 2018


There's one primary school at every 1km in Bihar: Minister

The Bihar Government has been successful in setting up a primary school at every 1km while a middle and secondary school at every 3km and 5km respectively, the In-charge Minister (Education) Shravan Kumar told the Bihar Assembly yesterday.

27 Oct 2017


Bihar government to fire employees promoting dowry, child marriage

In another attempt to rid Bihar of social and civic malpractices, the Nitish-Kumar led government will now sack its employees if found demanding or promoting dowry and child marriage.

22 Aug 2017


How Bihar's Jeevika Didis are building toilets in rural areas

Open defecation has long been India's primary health and sanitation issue; most Indian states are struggling to become open defecation-free (ODF).

25 Nov 2016


56 schools and colleges lose affiliation to BSEB

56 intermediate colleges and schools lost affiliation to the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) due to lack of infrastructure, teaching and non-teaching faculty and alleged involvement in illegal practices.