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When I was a Central minister, you played in my lap, Nitish to Tejashwi
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) On Day 3 of the ongoing Budget session in the Bihar Assembly, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar shared a light moment while pointing towards RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, saying when he was a Central minister during Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, Tejashwi had played in his lap.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bihar govt admits state's low standard of education
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government on Tuesday admitted that the level of education in the state is at a low level in nationwide rankings.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education,Politics
Couple robbed of Rs 6 lakh in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 23 (IANS) Unidentified bike-borne miscreants looted Rs 6 lakh cash from a couple in Jamshedpur on Tuesday, the police said.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar: Opposition slams govt over MSP in Vidhan Sabha
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) The Minimum Support Price (MSP) for paddy became a contentious subject in the Bihar Assembly on Tuesday with the opposition parties, including the RJD and the Congress, raising the issue on the floor of the House.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Tejashwi, Shreyasi lock horns over shooting range in Bihar assembly
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly, took on international shooter-turned-BJP MLA Shreyasi Singh in the House on Tuesday over the lack of a shooting range in the state.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
6 more killed on NH-31 in Bihar's Katihar
Patna, Feb 23 (IANS) Six members of a family lost their lives and three others critically injured after a an SUV rammed into a truck in Bihar's Katihar district on Tuesday. This was the second major accident on NH-31.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar minister Bablu's wife leaves LJP to join the BJP
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) received another setback on Monday when Nutan Singh, the party's only member in the Legislative Council, joined the BJP.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Rs 2.18 lakh cr Budget for 'Aatmanirbhar Bihar'
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Tar Kishore Prasad tabled the state Budget worth Rs 2,18,303 crore for 2021-22 in the Assembly here on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,Business/Economy,Politics
Tejashwi slams state budget, terms it pack of lies
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Tejashwi Yadav, the leader of opposition in Bihar Assembly, said that the state Budget tabled on Monday is nothing but a pack of lies, which lacks the vision to provide jobs to the youth of the state.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
4 arrested for cultivating opium in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 22 (IANS) Police arrested four people for cultivating opium in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Illegal gun factory unearthed in Bihar
Munger, Feb 22 (IANS) A joint team of the Special Task Force (STF) and police in Munger's Jalkund Pahar area unearthed an illegal gun factory and seized a large number of weapons and semi-manufactured weapons, said police on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tejashwi drives tractor to Assembly, says Centre harassing farmers
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) The opposition hardened its stand and intensified its tirade against the ruling National Democratic Alliance government before the presentation of the budget by Bihar Finance Minister Tarkishore Prasad on Monday. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav, drove a tractor to the Assembly to show his support for the farmers' agitation. He said the diesel and petrol prices are being hiked to harass the farmers.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Water tank collapses in Nitish's home block in Bihar
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ambitious project "Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal" received a jolt after an overhead water tank collapsed in Basti village under Harnaut block in Nalanda district on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Massive uproar in Bihar Assembly on Budget day
Patna, Feb 22 (IANS) Legislators of opposition parties staged a massive protest on the Budget day in the Bihar Assembly on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
5 killed in truck-auto collision in Bihar
Katihar (Bihar), Feb 22 (IANS) Five people were killed and five were critically injured in a truck-auto collision near Pothia police station in Katihar district of Bihar.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Death row convict Shabnam meets son, urges him to study
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 22 (IANS) The 12-year-old son of Shabnam Ali, a death row convict lodged in Rampur jail, has met his mother.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
A 'Love School' in Osho's name to come up in Bihar's Bhagalpur
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Prof Matuknath Chaudhary, who became known as "Love Guru" after his affair with a student less than half his age came out in 2006 and led to his sacking from a Patna college, has announced that he had decided to open a "love school" in his native village Jairampur in Bhagalpur district.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
Majority in favour of liquor ban in state: Nitish
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while talking to the media on deaths due to suspected poisonour liquore in Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj and Kaimur said that despite a section of people involved in the mess, majority of people of the state are in favour of liquor ban.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bihar ruling, oppn parties seek proper enforcement of prohibition
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) President, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, on Sunday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "non-implementation" of the prohibition laws in the state. Ruling NDA constituents such as Vikaasheel Insaan Party and the Hindustani Awam Morcha too questioned "ineffective" enforcement of the anti-liquor laws.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Nitish Kumar to start 'CM Samwad' in April or May
Patna, Feb 21 (IANS) The Chief Minister's Office in Bihar has started the preparations for 'CM Samwad' which is expected to start from April of May.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Muzaffarpur police on toes after 5 deaths due to spurious liquor
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Bihar police have pulled up their socks in the aftermath of the death of five people due to the consumption of spurious liquor in Muzaffarpur.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Village heads can't contest Bihar Panchayat polls if found tainted
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) Keeping in view the Panchayat elections of 2021, Bihar's Panchayati Raj ministry has issued a notification to disqualify the Mukhiya (village head) from contesting election if the person is involved in corruption in CM Nitish Kumar's ambitious "Har Ghar Nal Ka Jal" programme.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bihar: New JDU MLAs to deliver positivity on social media
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) The experienced members of the ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar are now teaching new MLAs how to use social media for maximum benefits. They will give tips to their juniors on delivering positive things to the public through social media.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bihar woman gives birth to boy while writing Class 10 exam
Muzaffarpur, Feb 20 (IANS) A pregnant woman in her early twenties, who went to appear for her class 10 exam at the Mahant Darshan Das Mahila (MDDM) College Examination Centre in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, suddenly started having labour pains. She was rushed to a hospital where she gave birth to a child in the evening whom she named 'Imtihaan'.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Rampaging students vandalise Patna properties
Patna, Feb 20 (IANS) A day after the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) cancelled the social science paper for Class 10, over 500 students went on rampage on Saturday morning in Patna's Boring Road area vandalising government and private properties leading to baton charging by police.
2021-02-20
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Common man has become used to fuel price rise: Bihar minister
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) Bihar Tourism Minister Narayan Prasad on Friday said that common people have become habituated to fuel price rise and inflation in the country.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Master plans in offing for 44 cities in Bihar
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) The Urban Development and Housing Ministry in Bihar has decided to prepare master plans for 44 cities in the state.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Lalu supporters disappointed after Ranchi HC denies bail plea
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) RJD supporters who had assembled in large numbers at the residence of former chief minister Rabri Devi returned home disappointed on Friday, after the Ranchi high court rejected the bail plea of former chief minister Lalu Prasad.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bihar: Fuel price hike storms Budget session on Day 1
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) The surge in auto fuel and LPG cylinder prices rocked the first day of the Budget session in Bihar on Friday with the opposition parties accusing the government of cheating the 'common people'.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Jharkhand HC turns down Lalu Prasad's bail plea
Ranchi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Jharkhand High Court on Friday rejected the bail petition of former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD President Lalu Prasad.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Tejashwi claims Nitish unaware of Bihar question paper leak
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) Rashtriya Janatad Dald leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday said the class 10 exam paper of the Bihar School Examination Board was leaked and Chief Minister and Education Minister of Bihar do not have any knowledge about it.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Huge blow to LJP as over 200 leaders switch to JD-U
Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) In a massive blow to the Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Bihar, over 200 leaders of the party switched over to the state's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Thursday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
As prices in India spiral, smuggling of fuel from Nepal rises
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) While the prices of petrol and diesel touched Rs 100 at some places in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, this situation is turning out to be a money making business for mafias active on the borders of India and Nepal.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National
IOC engineer commits suicide in Jharkhand
Ranchi, Feb 18 (IANS) An Indian Oil Corporation engineer committed suicide in Jharkhand on Thursday, police said.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar forest department searching for tigress that killed 3 people
Bettiah, Feb 18 (IANS) The forest department in Bihar is searching for a tigress that has so far killed three people including a couple in the Valmikinagar Tiger Reserve area of West Champaran district.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
Rail Roko protests hit train operations in Bihar
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) In support of Rail Roko call given by farmer leaders, opposition parties in Bihar organised massive protests at several places in the state on Thursday to disrupt train services.
2021-02-18
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
14 minors rescued from Delhi brought to Ranchi
Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Fourteen minors rescued from Delhi were brought to Ranchi on Wednesday, said a government official.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
2 Bihar labourers die in 'hooch poisoning'
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) Two labourers died on Wednesday and another fell critically ill after they consumed country-made poisonous liquor in Bihar's Gopalganj district.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Class 10 exams begin in Bihar amid tight security
Patna, Feb 17 (IANS) The class 10 exams conducted by the Bihar School Examination Committee began on Wednesday amid tight security. In order to prevent malpractices in the exams being held in two shifts daily, strict arrangements have been made by the Committee.
2021-02-17
Category: India, Bihar,National,Education
STF detains man in Bihar in connection with Jammu terror module
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) The Special Task Force (STF) of Bihar police has intercepted a person from Chapra district in connection with a terror module busted by Jammu police on February 7 after they arrested one Hidaitullah Malik, an alleged terrorist.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Politics heats up in Bihar after flurry of meetings
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) A round of political speculations has begun in Bihar following a flurry of meetings involving political leaders.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Bihar cops to be sacked if caught drunk
Patna, Feb 16 (IANS) The NDA government in Bihar is facing heat following Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's directives that the authorities are to terminate police personnel "found in a drunken state".
2021-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Man hacks wife, 2 daughters with axe in Bihar; woman dead
Siwan, Feb 16 (IANS) A man killed his wife and injured two daughters with an axe in Bihar's Siwan district near the Mufassil police station area.
2021-02-16
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bihar to combat air pollution with 24 new monitoring stations
Patna, Feb 15 (IANS) The Bihar government has come up with a comprehensive plan to check all forms of pollution in the state.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Environment/Wildlife
3 charred to death in Jharkhand fire
Ranchi, Feb 15 (IANS) Three people including a mother, daughter and granddaughter were charred to death after the paddy straw they were sleeping on caught fire in Jharkhand's Giridih district early on Monday, police said.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JD-U MLA, 2 others booked for ex-councillor's murder in Bihar
Patna, Feb 15 (IANS) A murder case was registered on Monday against Janata Dal-United's Valmikinagar MLA Rinku Singh and two others in Bihar's Bagha district in connection with the murder of former councillor Dayanand Verma, police said.
2021-02-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bihar official's house raided, money, jewellery seized
Patna, Feb 14 (IANS) Bihar Vigilance Bureau on Sunday raided the house of a director of the Agriculture Land Conservation Department in a case of owning disproportionate assets and made seizures.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Bihar,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Gurpreet Singh wins 50km race walk event in National C'ships
Ranchi, Feb 14 (IANS) Race walker Gurpreet Singh won the men's 50km race walk event at the 8th National Championships here on Sunday.
2021-02-14
Category: India, Bihar,Sports,Athletics
Politics over tainted ministers heats up in Bihar
Patna, Feb 13 (IANS) Politics is heating up in Bihar over the inclusion of allegedly 'tainted' leaders in the Nitish Kumar government.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Tej Pratap hits out at RJD Bihar President Jagdanand Singh
Patna, Feb 13 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad's eldest son, Tej Pratap Yadav, on Saturday lambasted his own party's seniormost leader Jagdanand Singh, calling him a dictator.
2021-02-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics