Vigilantes quiet as over 800 cows die in shelter homes in Patna

Patna: Cow vigilante groups who indulge in assaulting suspected cattle smugglers are strangely silent over the pathetic conditions of bovines kept ...

How the lust for fame landed a Bihar lawyer in deep trouble

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1 dead, 3 injured in fresh communal violence in Bihar’s Jehnabad

Jehanabad (Bihar): A day after a clash occurred between two communities during an immersion procession of idols of goddess Durga in Jehnabad, a fresh round of communal violence erupted in the Bihar city on Friday (October 11), claiming the life of one person and injuring three others.

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Bihar floods expose corruption in Nitish govt, says Tejashwi Yadav

Patna: Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, has attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the recent water-logging in the city, saying it not only exposed the failure of the drainage system but also the corruption involved in it. Yadav also termed as shameful Kumars blaming of natures fury and "Hathiya Nakshatra" (conste...

‘Doctors For You’ offering medical care, sanitary pads in flood-hit Patna...

Patna: As Patna reels under severe floods a group of Mumbai-based 'Doctors For You' (DFY), a team of doctors and medical staff, drawn from different parts of the country, are rendering yeoman service to provide relief and succour to the affected people. Camping in the middle of a street roundabout in the area worst-affected by the Patna flood, DFY, a n...

Mahananda boat capsize death toll rises to 9, over 20 missing

The death toll in the boat capsize in Mahananda river bordering West Bengal and Bihar rose to nine and on Saturday (October 5) after five more bodies were recovered by rescue teams and over 20 are still missing, a police officer said. The bodies were fished out from the river at Chanchal area in Malda district of West Bengal on Saturday morning...

3 drown, more than 20 missing after boat capsizes in Bihar

Katihar (Bihar): At least three people drowned while more than 20 others went missing after a boat carrying close to 80 people capsized in the Mahananda river in Katihar district, police said on Friday (october 4). Deputy Superintendent of Police, Barsoi, Pankaj Kumar said the incident took place on the Bihar-Bengal border at about 8.15 pm on Thursday night clos...

Experts blame climate change, unplanned growth for floods in UP, Bihar

New Delhi: As heavy rains pound several states across India throwing life out of gear, environment experts have blamed climate change and rising global temperature for an erratic rainfall pattern which has claimed over 100 lives. While some experts stress on reducing carbon footprint, some feel it is not a natural phenomenon but a result of unplanned const...

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The politics over autonomy of temple trusts in Karnataka

Temple management has always been a contentious issue in Karnataka. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been demanding the temple trusts to have a free hand, the Congress and other parties were up for greater control by the government.

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How flooding in Patna ‘sinks’ big development claims of Nitish govt

Patna: This crisis highlights the pathetic condition of the commoners, helplessness of the local administration and the claims of development of the ruling NDA government, which has been in power in the state for the past 14 years.

For bribe, Bihar’s corrupt officials will take goats, fish or shoes

Corruption comes in all shapes and sizes. Corrupt officials in Bihar will prove that to you, for they have gone beyond cash, apparently wary of another demonetisation, and are now known for taking goats, branded shoes and fish under the table, indicating how corruption in the state comes in various tastes. A viral audio clip of a police officer ...

Muslims, Hindus stand united in Jharkhand’s new anti-dowry movement  

Patna: Qasim Miyan’s happiness knew no bounds when the wedding of their daughter Shabnam Perveen was fixed with an educated local youth Saijul Ansari. But the joy gave way for despair when the boy’s family sought dowry. Miyan, who couldn’t afford their demand, however, object fearing the wedding may be called off. Subsequently, he borrowed from relativ...

To save skin, officials blame rats for ‘disasters’ in Bihar, Jharkhand

In Bihar and Jharkhand, rats don't just eat crumbs. They bring down crores-worth projects, sip on lakhs of seized liquor bottles and cause "disasters", destroying large tracts of farms and leaving common people helpless. Well, that is what officials in the two states would want everyone to believe, especially every time a graft comes to light an...

Once thriving, Bihar’s real estate, auto sectors grapple with economic distress

The economic slowdown that has slumped demand and production in many sectors, leading to job cuts, has severely affected the livelihood of lakhs of workers in Bihar.

With a friend like BJP pressing for NRC, Nitish doesn’t need enemies

The Narendra Modi-led BJP has not only denied the special status, but state party leaders are making moves — especially the demand for NRC updation in Seemanchal region of the state — that are slowly eroding Nitish’s key voter base — the Muslims.

Prashant Kishor calls NRC botched up; dissident JD(U) leader lashes out

In an embarrassment for JD(U), its national vice-president Prashant Kishor on Monday came under blistering attack from a dissident leader for calling the final NRC in Assam a botched up exercise. Kishor, a poll strategist-turned-politician who has been professionally linked to anti-NDA parties like YSR Congress in Andhra Pradesh and Trinamool Co...

Lord Shiva was of Bind caste, claims Bihar minister

A Bihar minister has claimed that Lord Shiva, also known as Mahadev (the greatest among gods), belonged to the socially and educationally backward Bind caste. The minister, Brij Kishor Bind left people bemused when he made a statement to the effect on Tuesday at a function organised here to felicitate the newly-appointed Governor Phagu Chauhan, ...

After initial opposition on Article 370, JD(U) strikes reconciliatory note

After opposing the Centre's resolution to revoke provisions of Article 370 and a bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir, NDA ally JD(U) has struck a reconciliatory note, saying the law that had come into force should be abided by all. Janata Dal (United) national general secretary Ram Chandra Prasad Singh said on Wednesday (August 7) that his party...

How rape cases against lawmakers paint a sorry picture of Bihar politics

From ancient scholar Chanakya to India’s first President Dr Rajendra Prasad to more recently Jayaprakash Narayan (JP), politicians from Bihar have always drawn respect for their exemplary statesmanship, dedication and honesty. But the current breed of lawmakers from the state have failed to live up to the reputation of these stalwarts and are soon ...

51 killed, nine injured in lightning strikes in Bihar, Jharkhand

Patna/Ranchi: At least 51 people were killed and nine others injured in lightning strikes in Bihar and Jharkhand, police said on Wednesday. Altogether 39 people have died across a dozen districts of Bihar, while 12 others lost their lives in four districts of Jharkhand. The deaths were reported since Tuesday night. In Bihar, Jamui accounted for the highest...

Probe against RSS could be last straw that may break Nitish’s ties with NDA

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seems to be heading towards a serious crisis in the wake of the Bihar police ordering an investigation into the activities of the RSS and its 18 affiliates. The BJP treats the RSS, its ideological mentor, as the “mother organization” and thus, it can be well imagined how much the investigation order has unsettle...

Death toll due floods in Assam, Bihar nears 150; over 1.15 crore affected

New Delhi: The flood situation in Bihar and northeast India showed little improvement on Friday (July 19) as over 1.15 crore people remained affected while the death toll due to flood and rain-related incidents neared 150. The southwest monsoon advanced into the remaining parts of west Rajasthan, thereby covering the entire country on Friday. Most regions ...

Rising mob lynchings highlight growing lawlessness in Bihar

Bihar has never been known for incidents of mob lynching, but in the last few months, such incidents have registered an alarming spike. This is despite efforts by the BJP-JD(U) alliance since it came to power in the state. For the past 14 years since chief minister Nitish Kumar came to power, the JD(U) leader has been seeking votes over the issu...

Cracks widen in JD(U)-BJP ties as Nitish goes after Sangh in Bihar

Has Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar gotten “suspicious” of the activities of the RSS, the ideological fountainhead of the BJP with whose support he runs his government in the state? The question is being hotly debated after a letter was issued by the Bihar Police Special Branch seeking details about the activities of the RSS and its 18 affiliates...

Bihar BJP leaders unhappy after cops seek info on 19 Sangh outfits

Patna: A letter purportedly issued by the special branch of Bihar police with directions for collecting details about functionaries of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and its affiliates has raised hackles of state Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and brought to fore the uneasiness in ties with ally JD(U). Home department officials were tight-lipped about...

Dependence on secularism, Mandal and Lalu have weakened RJD

Patna: There was a time when the vast sections of poor, Dalits, deprived sections of the society and people with “secular” looked impressed with the kind of politics pursued by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), a party headed by jailed politician Lalu Prasad. Such was RJD’s popularity that it ruled Bihar uninterrupted for 15 years. But currently, the party is b...

In Bihar, mangoes get mired in political controversy

Patna: The king of fruits came in the eye of a storm in Bihar on Wednesday (July 3) when a fancy variety of mangoes and its saplings were gifted to members of the bicameral legislature by the state government. The goodwill gesture, however, did not go down well with the Opposition, which accused the Nitish Kumar government of trying to divert the atten...

Was recuperating after surgery: Tejashwi on his absence

Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday accused the opposition and a section of media of "cooking up spicy stories" about his prolonged absence, claiming that he was convalescing after undergoing a "long delayed surgery" for a ligament injury. In a statement, the RJD heir apparent expressed his "wish to assure the people of Bihar as well as our sp...

Politician offers cash rewards for killing rapists as Bihar gets flooded by rape case...

The 15-year-old regime of husband-wife duo Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi was often likened to the proverbial “Jungle Rule”. This term was coined by the Opposition NDA after Bihar was rocked by a series of caste massacres—the deadliest being Laxmanpur-Bathe, Bara and Miyanpur in which 58, 37 and 34 villagers from different castes were killed respective...