Bihar to expedite ₹1,000 financial aid to ration card-holding families: Nitish

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday (April 3) said the process of providing financial assistance of ₹1,000 to every ration card-hold...

COVID-19 cases rise to 126 in UP; 5 more people test positive in Bihar

Lucknow/Patna: The number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 126 in Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Thursday.

Fleeing of COVID-19 patients, suspects poses serious challenge to Bihar

Patna: Coronavirus suspects in Bihar have been running away from hospitals at regular intervals, raising the fear of transmitting the virus in the community. In the past one fortnight, nine suspects — one of whom later tested positive — have surreptitiously fled from various hospitals in Patna, Bhagalpur, Araria, Gopalganj and Darbhanga.

Amid corona, Bihar hit by bird, animal deaths, triggers health scare

Deserted streets, farmlands and pathways and other open spaces present very horrifying scenes at this time in Bihar. While the surging coronavirus cases prompted the Indian government to enforce complete lockdown, a spurt in cows, bats, dogs and pigs in deserted Bihar has triggered panic. Confirming the outbreak of bird flu and swine fever, Biha...

Essential items go out of stock as black marketing touches a new high

Patna: Dilip Kumar Singh had switched on his television on Tuesday evening, curious about what Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to say in his address to the nation. The moment Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, Singh left his house without listening to the rest of Modi’s speech and went to the mar...

COVID-19: Bihar govt hospitals struggle with dearth of equipment

With not enough basic equipment like Personal Protection Masks (PPE), N95 masks, surgical masks, sanitizers, gloves, and even beds to cater for the increasing number of coronavirus positive people in Bihar, the government hospitals face a grim situation in such testing times.

Poor battle existential crisis as COVID-19 lockdown pushes them to the brink

Patna: Shambhu Nath earns roughly ₹800 per day. Dressed in a lungi (a loose garment similar to a sarong) and a kurta, Nath sells Jhala Mudhi (spicy puff) on the streets of Patna every day and was having a peaceful time until this weekend, when the Bihar government enforced a complete lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Kishor takes dig at CM, says he abandoned Bihar residents amid lockdown

Patna: Taking a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Wednesday (March 25) said amid the 21-day countrywide lockdown over the coronavirus outbreak, the CM abandoned “hundreds of poor people” from the state who are now trapped in Delhi and other parts of the country.


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Sarfaraz Ansari, a native of Masaurhi in Patna district of Bihar returned home from Dubai a fortnight ago with a cough, cold and fever. He picked up a fight with villagers when they asked him if he had reported his condition to state government authorities. Eventually, locals of his village reported the matter to the district administration whic...

Bihar reports first COVID-19 death, second positive case

Even as the number of coronavirus cases in the country touched 326, Bihar reported its first death due to the pandemic on Sunday (March 22), as a man with a travel history to Qatar died at the AIIMS here, hospital superintendent CM Singh said. The 38-year-old man, a resident of Munger district, was admitted to the hospital on Friday (March ) wit...

As COVID fails to scare CAA protesters, Hindu outfits now issue threats

As the coronavirus scare failed to make anti-citizenship law protesters end their dharnas in Bihar, Hindu outfits in the state have now resorted to issuing violent threats to the agitators who have been holding demonstrations for the last three months in support of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh.

COVID-19: Complaint filed against singer Kanika Kapoor in Bihar court

Muzaffarpur: A criminal complaint was filed against singer Kanika Kapoor before a Bihar court on Saturday accusing her of neglecting and disobeying an order issued by a public servant to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Shun bulls**t politics: JD(U) leader’s daughter names self CM nominee

Like a bolt from the blue, especially for seasoned politicians and age-old parties of Bihar, the UK-returned daughter of a former Janata Dal (United) MLC has declared herself the chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming state Assembly elections after floating a political party. Pushpam Priya Chaudhary, daughter of Vinod Chaudhary, who did he...

Official thrashed as prisoners turn violent in West Bengal’s Baruipur jail

Baruipur: A jail official was trashed as he tried to stop violent clashes between two groups of inmates of the Baruipur correctional home in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, officials said on Tuesday (March 3). Sub Jailer Shyamal Bhattacharya was beaten up when he intervened as clashes broke out between the two groups on Monday evening, they said...

JD(U) will contest Bihar polls with NDA, win over 200 seats: Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bring to rest the speculations of a rift in the NDA in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday asserted his JD(U) will fight the upcoming assembly elections as part of the NDA. He said the NDA was “united” in Bihar as he sought to dispel “confusions” arising from his recent meetings with RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

NRC will not be implemented in Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reiterated on Sunday (February 23) that the National Register for Citizens (NRC) would not be implemented in Bihar and only the National Population Register would be updated the way it was done in 2010.

India paying price for not sending Muslims to Pakistan: Giriraj Singh

Patna: Union Minister Giriraj Singh, who loves to wear his Hindu nationalism on the sleeves, has courted a fresh controversy, saying the country is paying the price for failing to send Muslims to Pakistan and bring Hindus to India after the Islamic state came into being at the time of Independence.

Won’t question Nitish for expelling me from JD(U), says Prashant Kishor

Patna: Political strategist Prashant Kishor opened up about the reason for his exit from the Janata Dal (United), and said that party boss and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is being badly treated by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Even as the Supreme Court’s recent ruling asking political parties to reveal and publish on media platforms details of their candidates with criminal records, promises to decriminalise Indian politics, Bihar politicians with criminal records have already found a way to circumvent such directions.

Bihari migrant woman emerges topper in Kerala’s Malayalam literacy exam

Kollam (Kerala): A 26-year-old Bihari woman has proven that language is no barrier as she emerged the topper in a literacy examination conducted in Kerala for migrant labourers.

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Court sentences Brajesh Thakur to life imprisonment

A Delhi court on Tuesday (February 11) sentenced Brajesh Thakur to life in prison for sexually and physically assaulting several girls in Bihar's shelter home in Muzaffarpur. Additional Sessions Judge Saurabh Kulshreshtha sentenced Thakur to life imprisonment for remainder of his natural life. The court had on January 20 convicted Thakur, who...

Thank you: Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma’s goodbye to Nitish

Patna: Bringing the curtains down on the rift between the top leadership in JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled the party’s vice president Prashant Kishor and national general secretary Pavan Varma. The two leaders, however, did not retort but bade goodbye with a “thank you” message.

JD(U) expels Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma for ‘anti-party activities’

Patna: Top Janata Dal (United) leaders Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma were on Wednesday expelled from the party for indulging in “anti-party activities”. Both leaders have been critical of the party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the NPR.

JD(U) split wide open: Kishor-Nitish spat draws in Amit Shah reference

Patna: The rift in the Janata Dal (United) widened on Tuesday (January 28) with party vice president Prashant Kishor replying to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's remark that he was inducted in the party at the instance of Amit Shah, asking, “Who would believe that you (Nitish) still have courage not to listen to someone recommended by Shah.”

Can leave party if he wants: Nitish Kumar on Prashant Kishor

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said Prashant Kishor, master poll strategist and the party’s vice president, is free to stay in or leave the party. Kishor, known as a close aide to Kumar, is one of the dissenting voices in the party who has been opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

JD(U) leader baffled over party’s call to ally with BJP for Delhi polls

Taking strong exceptions to Janata Dal (United) joining hands with the BJP for the forthcoming Delhi assembly polls, senior JD(U) leader Pavan Varma has shot of a letter to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar calling on him to provide “ideological clarity,” NDTV reported on Tuesday (January 21). Emphasising that he is “deeply perplexed” over the t...

The unthinkable is possible in Bihar — a BJP-RJD tie-up

Given JDU's repeated flipflops on CAA-NRC, the BJP in the state has threatened that it could break the tie-up with Nitish Kumar and form new alliance, even with RJD of Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi Yadav.

In recent asset declaration, Bihar ministers paint selves poorer than wives

Any idea about who is prospering by leaps and bounds under the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Bihar, headed by chief minister Nitish Kumar? The answer is — the wives of the ministers in Kumar's cabinet. Sounds weird, but that’s exactly what the details of assets declared by Bihar’s ministers on New Year’s Eve, have revealed. ...