More bodies found floating in Ganga, dozens buried on the banks

Decomposing bodies float in Ganga, spread panic about infection

COVID scare: Panic in Bihar after bodies found floating in Ganga

Adding to the panic, some news channels went berserk, saying that about 100 bodies are washed ashore— something which officials termed “highly exaggerated”.

Bihar orders lockdown till May 15 as COVID cases surge

The announcement came within hours of the Patna High Court ordering the government to declare a lockdown, warning that otherwise it may have to step in

Mohammad Shahabuddin, jailed former RJD MP, dies of COVID-19

Newdelhi: Jailed former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, 53, died of COVID-19 at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital here on Saturday, the Delhi Prisons Department said. Shahabuddin, who was serving a life sentence in a murder case, was admitted to the hospital on April 20, it said. Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel said, "Information has been rec...

Bihar’s vaccination imbroglio gets no better as Sushil Modi says ‘pay for...

RJD legislator Bhai Birendra said Modi’s statement has no significance and that he just wanted to hog the media limelight. He said Modi should refrain from creating confusion at this critical time and hoped that the BJP would keep its poll promise of free vaccine for all at any cost

Nitish keeps playing ‘big brother’ as BJP faces leadership vacuum

Bihar Chief Minister and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar emerged from the fiercely contested last year’s assembly election virtually battered but unbowed. Even after his party slipped to the third position with 43 seats, Nitish is leaving no room for BJP to maneuver. The BJP bagged 74 seats in the election, 31 more than the JD-U tally. The BJP k...

Bihar Special Armed Police Bill draconian, says Tejashwi a day after House ruckus

The Bihar Special Armed Police Bill-2021, which the Opposition alleges gives special powers to the police to search and arrest anyone without obtaining a court warrant, was passed by the Assembly on Tuesday (March 23) amid uproarious scenes and violence. Security personnel dragged Opposition MLAs and manhandled them during a protest against the ...

It is a sour treat for Bihar farmers as two more sugar mills shut shop

Bihar’s sugar industry is passing through a tough phase: Two more sugar mills became non-operational this season, reducing the number of operational sugar mills to seven. This is a grim figure for a state that once contributed 28 per cent of the total sugar production of the country in early eighties. Its current contribution has dwindled to a mere...


What PM Modi told states, UTs after a top COVID review meet

He said necessary training should be provided to health workers in the operation of such equipment, and power supply should be ensured for smooth operation of such medical devices. Unlike the first wave of COVID-19 cases last year when rural India was not badly hit, the region has been seriously affected by the second wave in several states

Is Bhuvi not interested in playing Test cricket? What does he say?

Team India is set to take on New Zealand in the first World Test Championship (WTC) in England, but one name is missing from the list of the 24-member strong contingent: pacer Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.

COVID spike: IMA wants Kerala to go for virtual swearing-in ceremony

The Indian Medical Associ...

Cyclonic storm batters Kerala, flood alert issued




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More bodies found floating in Ganga, dozens buried on the banks

18 elephants found dead, lightning-hit suspected

Should we hang ourselves, asks Union Minister Sadananda Gowda

Upendra Kushwaha returns to Nitish Kumar’s arms ‘in the interest of the nation’

Former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) merged with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) on Sunday

Amid row over price, Nitish says COVID vaccine will be free for all in Bihar

Amid debate over COVID vaccine price and the cap over it, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday (March 1) announced that the shots will be given free of cost in the entire state.

This Bihar judge is winning hearts for his leniency to juvenile offenders

You don’t have to go far in search of a Frank Caprio, the kind US judge who metes out judgments taking into account personal situations of the undertrials — we in Bihar have our own homegrown man of justice.

Bihar’s liquor ban mired in implementation hiccups

Patna: Such has been the truth of ‘dry’ Bihar, where liquor flows in abundance and tipplers could be found consuming it even near a minister’s official residence right in the state capital.

Five die after drinking spurious liquor in dry Bihar

Muzaffarpur: Five persons have died allegedly after consuming suspected spurious liquor in the past three days in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar where sale and consumption of alcohol are banned. They died after drinking spurious liquor in Dargah village under Katra police station area, a relative of one of the victims, Khelawan Manjhi, said on Saturday. Se...

Growing unrest in NDA over ministerial berths leaves Nitish govt on razor edge

The present Nitish Kumar government in Bihar seems to be tumbling from one crisis to another. First, the Cabinet expansion got delayed by about three months due to severe internal contradictions. Now that the expansion has finally taken place, it has triggered revolt within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Back from wilderness? Shahnawaz of BJP among 17 inducted in Bihar cabinet

Twenty years after he was sworn in as the youngest Union minister in the Vajpayee government, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain took the oath of office on Tuesday (February 9) as a cabinet minister in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s government in Bihar. Hussain (53), who was once a poster boy of the BJP, was one among the 17 new members to be sworn in as cab...

Lalu shifted to AIIMS-Delhi as health condition deteriorates

Ranchi: Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad was shifted to AIIMS-Delhi in an air ambulance on Saturday after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital here, officials said. Prasad (72), convicted in fodder scam cases, was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here for multiple ailments. "La...

Bihar farmers uneasy about new laws, experts find them ‘pro-corporate’

Bihar's farmers, who are already under stress following the abolition of the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act 14 years ago, are now worried whether the new farm laws will aggravate their problems.

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health deteriorates, to be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi

 Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad will be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday (January 23)

In Bihar, transgender people will soon be a part of the police force

In the last decade or so, the transgender community has gained much acceptability in society. First, the Supreme Court, in its landmark judgment of 2014, accorded them the third gender status. Now, in another major victory for the community, the Bihar government has decided to recruit them in police jobs.

Nitish makes ‘offensive’ posts against govt an offence, Tejashwi dares hi...

In a reaction to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s new and unprecedented order making “defamatory and offensive” comments on social media against the government, as an offence under cybercrime, RJD leader, Tejashwi Yadav has promptly fired the first salvo.

Tejashwi’s tough side: ‘Hum Tejashwi Yadav bol rahein hai, DM sahab’

In Bihar, politicians are known for their angry outbursts and antics – CM Nitish Kumar recently lost his cool when a reporter insisted with his query on the state’s law and order situation. This time, it is Tejashwi Yadav, the RJD leader, who has drawn social media attention. Yadav reached out to protesting teachers in Patna, who told him that t...

Have clue? then go help cops: Angry Nitish tells reporters on Patna murder

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar whose government has received severe backlash following the murder of an IndiGo airline executive in Patna, lost his temper when media personnel quizzed him on the incident on Friday (January 15). A visibly seething Kumar asked reporters where their allegiance was, while challenging them to help police solve the cr...

Nitish under attack after IndiGo officer killed just 2 km away from CM’s home

The daring murder of an IndiGo Airlines official, just 2 kms away from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s residence in Patna, on Tuesday (January 12) evening, has triggered demand for the CM’s resignation. Even the BJP – an ally of the JD (U) in Bihar – has criticized the Chief Minister for “deteriorating law and order in the state”.

Arunachal episode poses an existential crisis for Bihar CM Nitish

This may be aptly called the beginning of the end. The fact is, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar currently faces existential crisis after his party, the Janata Dal United, was pushed to the third spot in the Bihar assembly.

BJP’s Bihar ally JD(U) not in favour of ‘love jihad’ laws

Patna: At a time when BJP ruled states are making legislation against conversion for marriage, the Janata Dal (United), an ally of the saffron party in Bihar, on Sunday asserted that such laws will create social hatred and division in the society which it does not approve of.

Man lynched over suspected cattle theft in Bihar

 A 32-year-old man was lynched to death, on Wednesday (December 16), over suspicion of cattle theft at Phulwarisharif, near Patna, in Bihar

‘Jungle Raj 2.0’ as BJP now slams Nitish for lawlessness in Bihar

Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar may have somehow passed the electoral test of Bihar but his "agnipariksha" is only just to begin.

Sushil Modi files RS bypoll nomination, Nitish hints at central role for him

Former deputy chief minister of Bihar and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the by-election to a Rajya Sabha seat in the state necessitated by the death of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.  Modi filed his nomination papers at the Patna commissioner’s office in the  presence of a host of leaders of the ruli...