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

20 Dec 2019

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.

Bihar rains: 17 dead; hospitals flooded, boats out on roads

29 Sep 2019

Bihar rains: 17 dead; hospitals flooded, boats out on roads

At least 17 people have died in Bihar, including 4 in Patna, after three days of incessant downpour threw normal life out of gear in the state. Moreover, homes and hospitals have been flooded.

Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

29 Sep 2019

Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

Over 80 have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter several parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

24 Sep 2019

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.

Sharad finds Lalu's benami wealth legitimate: Sushil Kumar Modi

09 Dec 2018

Sharad finds Lalu's benami wealth legitimate: Sushil Kumar Modi

Bihar Deputy-CM Sushil Kumar Modi has claimed that Loktantrik Janata Dal founder Sharad Yadav is siding with the RJD as he finds nothing wrong in the alleged benami properties owned by its president Lalu Prasad's family.

Why does this Bihar town celebrate Independence-day for two days?

16 Aug 2018

Why does this Bihar town celebrate Independence-day for two days?

While all of us celebrated Independence Day yesterday, there is a place in India that celebrates the same with equal fervor and passion today too.

Sex abuse: Nine states including UP refused audit of shelter-homes

09 Aug 2018

Sex abuse: Nine states including UP refused audit of shelter-homes

The nation is shocked by tales of abuse which have emerged from children shelter homes in UP and Bihar. More disturbing is the fact that in both cases, officials reportedly turned a blind eye for long.

Bihar Social-Welfare-Minister should be sacked for Muzaffarpur shelter-home-scandal: NCP's Anwar

04 Aug 2018

Bihar Social-Welfare-Minister should be sacked for Muzaffarpur shelter-home-scandal: NCP's Anwar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) National General Secretary and MP, Tariq Anwar, demanded that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sack his Social Welfare Minister, Manju Verma, for the failure to prevent sexual exploitation at the state-funded shelter home at Muzaffarpur.

Bailey Road caves in after heavy rain in Bihar

29 Jul 2018

Bailey Road caves in after heavy rain in Bihar

A part of the busy Jawaharlal Nehru Road, commonly known as Bailey Road, in Patna caved in due to heavy rains, officials said today.

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

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.

Bihar: 16 girls raped in shelter-home, police dig for buried-body

23 Jul 2018

Bihar: 16 girls raped in shelter-home, police dig for buried-body

The Bihar police started excavation in a shelter home of Muzaffarpur after it was alleged that a minor was killed and buried there.

Bihar: Diesel subsidy for farmers hiked by Rs. 10/liter

22 Jul 2018

Bihar: Diesel subsidy for farmers hiked by Rs. 10/liter

Bihar government today hiked subsidy on diesel by Rs. 10/liter to Rs. 50 that will be given to farmers for irrigation purpose in view of the drought-like situation prevailing in the state.

Bihar: Women, children shelters to get transgender security guards

18 Jul 2018

Bihar: Women, children shelters to get transgender security guards

State-funded shelter homes for women and children in Bihar may get transgender security guards as the government has instructed authorities to prefer them during recruitment.

Bihar wants 12.59% tax revenue under 11th FC recommendations

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.

Bihar University girls can now report sexual-harassment to Raj Bhavan

15 Jun 2018

Bihar University girls can now report sexual-harassment to Raj Bhavan

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik asking girls studying in Bihar universities to report directly to the Raj Bhavan any complaints of molestation or sexual harassment on campuses has triggered a political spat between opposition RJD and ruling JD(U).

Paswan meets Shah; seeks ordinance on Dalit-crimes, special-status for Bihar

03 Jun 2018

Paswan meets Shah; seeks ordinance on Dalit-crimes, special-status for Bihar

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan today met BJP President Amit Shah, seeking an ordinance to restore the original provisions of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and called for ensuring reservation in promotion for the community.

40 more killed in thunderstorms across UP, Bihar, Jharkhand

29 May 2018

40 more killed in thunderstorms across UP, Bihar, Jharkhand

Another bout of thunderstorms hit UP, Bihar and Jharkhand yesterday, leaving 40 dead and many others injured, reports said.

Bihar: Maoists incidents come down to less-than-half since 2013

22 Apr 2018

Bihar: Maoists incidents come down to less-than-half since 2013

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today lauded the efforts of Nitish Kumar government in tackling Naxalism in Bihar, saying the number of Maoists incidents in the state has come down to less than half since 2013.

Modi in Bihar: Will flag-off Humsafar Express, launch locomotive factory

10 Apr 2018

Modi in Bihar: Will flag-off Humsafar Express, launch locomotive factory

PM Narendra Modi arrived in Motihari, Bihar today to take part in the concluding ceremony of the Champaran Satyagraha centenary.

How has two years of liquor ban changed Bihar?

05 Apr 2018

How has two years of liquor ban changed Bihar?

Bihar police conducted a raid every two minutes and seven people were put behind bars every hour in the last two years since the state banned alcohol.

Bihar communal violence: Union Minister's 'missing' son arrested

01 Apr 2018

Bihar communal violence: Union Minister's 'missing' son arrested

Arijit Shashwat, son of Union Minister Ashwini Choubey, was arrested late Saturday night in Patna.

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP worker, allegedly driving while drunk, surrenders

28 Feb 2018

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP worker, allegedly driving while drunk, surrenders

The BJP worker whose car mowed down nine children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has surrendered to police after four days on the run.

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP-JD(U) protecting party member, alleges opposition

27 Feb 2018

Bihar hit-and-run: BJP-JD(U) protecting party member, alleges opposition

Opposition parties in Bihar have kept up the pressure on the BJP, an ally of the ruling JD(U), over its 'lax' action on the hit-and-run case where one of its members was involved.

#ThatWas2017: Modi's consolidation to Rahul's makeover, Indian politics didn't disappoint!

30 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: Modi's consolidation to Rahul's makeover, Indian politics didn't disappoint!

Like a Hindi blockbuster, there is never a dull moment in Indian politics.

Kartik-Purnima tragedy: 3 dead, 10 injured in Bihar's Begusarai stampede

04 Nov 2017

Kartik-Purnima tragedy: 3 dead, 10 injured in Bihar's Begusarai stampede

At least three women have been killed in a stampede at Simaria Ghat in Bihar's Begusarai as hundreds gathered to participate in Kartik Purnima celebrations today.

Barber thrashed, forced to lick saliva for entering Sarpanch's house

20 Oct 2017

Barber thrashed, forced to lick saliva for entering Sarpanch's house

In an awful incident, a 54-year-old barber was beaten up and made to spit and lick his saliva off the ground in Biharsharif of Bihar's Nalanda, CM Nitish Kumar's home district.

Rs. 390cr Bihar dam breaks a day before inauguration

20 Sep 2017

Rs. 390cr Bihar dam breaks a day before inauguration

In a major embarrassment for the Bihar government, part of a Rs. 390cr dam broke just a day before inauguration, flooding parts of Bhagalpur.

Modi announces Rs. 500cr relief for flood-hit Bihar

26 Aug 2017

Modi announces Rs. 500cr relief for flood-hit Bihar

PM Narendra Modi has announced Rs. 500cr as relief for flood-hit Bihar after he undertook an aerial survey of the state along with CM Nitish Kumar.

Mahagathbandhan ends: Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister

26 Jul 2017

Mahagathbandhan ends: Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister

After a month of rift between CM Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav's camp, Nitish has resigned from his post of CM, which effectively means that the Mahagathbandhan has ended.

Reply against corruption charges or bear consequences: JD(U) to Tejashwi

16 Jul 2017

Reply against corruption charges or bear consequences: JD(U) to Tejashwi

The stand-off between Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad further intensified on Saturday with JD(U) leaders asking Tejashwi to furnish details against corruption charges or bear the consequences.

Health Ministry seeks alcohol exemption in Bihar for TB tests

14 Jul 2017

Health Ministry seeks alcohol exemption in Bihar for TB tests

The liquor ban in Bihar, its positive effects notwithstanding, has taken a toll on healthcare.

Tejashwi Yadav won't resign as Bihar's deputy CM: RJD

10 Jul 2017

Tejashwi Yadav won't resign as Bihar's deputy CM: RJD

With the corruption charges against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family refusing to die down, the Rashtriya Janata Dal came out openly with the fact that Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav would not step down.

CBI raids on Lalu: Is this the end of 'Mahagathbandhan'?

10 Jul 2017

CBI raids on Lalu: Is this the end of 'Mahagathbandhan'?

The future of Bihar's Grand Alliance became more uncertain after CM Nitish Kumar who has so far not commented on the CBI investigation on Lalu Prasad Yadav, postponed a public event.

First day, first show: Arnab's Republic exposes Lalu- mafia nexus

06 May 2017

First day, first show: Arnab's Republic exposes Lalu- mafia nexus

Arnab Goswami's much-anticipated venture, Republic, finally hit television screens on the morning of 'Super Saturday' May 6.

VIP culture over Sukma martyrs: Truck halted for Nitish's convoy

27 Apr 2017

VIP culture over Sukma martyrs: Truck halted for Nitish's convoy

A week after the central government banned beacons on vehicles to curb VIP culture, a vehicle carrying the body of one of the Sukma martyrs was halted to make way for CM Nitish Kumar's convoy.