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.

NPR update in Bihar to begin on May 15, says Sushil Modi

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Nitish clears the air on JD(U)-BJP pact after Kishor-Sushil Modi spat

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar on Tuesday sought to present a united front on his party's alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying "all is well" in the NDA.

Manjhi to attend Soren’s swearing-in, give Owaisi rally a miss

Patna: HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi, on Saturday (December 28) announced that he will be giving the Sunday rally with Asaddudin Owaisi a miss as he will attend Hemant Soren's oath-taking ceremony.

How Manjhi-Owaisi friendship could be a “game-changer” in Bihar politics

Dalit leader and Hindustani Awam Morcha president Jitan Ram Manjhi has joined hands with All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi, a hardliner, as part of their strategy to form a "Dalit-Muslim" formula and gain more votes.

Bihar bandh against CAA evokes huge response, protests turn violent

Patna: The day-long Bihar bandh against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed countrywide National Register for Citizens (NRC) evoked tremendous response as people took to the streets in huge numbers to register their protests, bringing life to a grinding halt across the state on Saturday.

Anti-CAA bandh called by RJD rocks Bihar; rail, road traffic disrupted

Thousands of RJD supporters fanned out across Bihar on Saturday (December 21), disrupting rail and road traffic while trying to enforce a statewide shutdown in protest against the new citizenship law and the proposed NRC.

We guarantee that minorities will not get a raw deal: Nitish Kumar

Gaya: Facing criticism over his support to the amended citizenship law, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday (December 19) said he "guaranteed" that minorities will not get a raw deal "as long as we are around".


NGO owner Thakur, 18 others convicted in Bihar shelter home case

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday (January 20) convicted Brajesh Thakur and 18 others for sexual and physical assault on several girls in a Muzaffarpur shelter home.

New Zealand tour: Rahul to continue dual role, Dhawan’s bid doubtful

Bengaluru: India captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said the team will continue with KL Rahul as the wicketkeeper-batsman "for a while" as he lends massive balance to the side just like his illustrious namesake Rahul Dravid did during 2003 World Cup.

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Will look to put New Zealand under pressure from ball one: Kohli

Bengaluru: After clinching the three-match series against Australia in style with a winning boundary, India look a lot more confident for the tour against New Zealand starting January 24.




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Patna: The dawn-to-dusk shutdown call in Bihar against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register for Citizens resulted in massive protests across the state, triggering traffic jams, and cases of vandalism and arson on Thursday.

Train services affected, roads blocked during anti-citizenship law bandh in Bihar

Patna: In the state capital, activists belonging to pro-Left student bodies like AISF and AISA stormed the Rajendra Nagar Terminus and squatted on the tracks disrupting movement of trains for about half an hour early in the morning.

RTI gets reduced to marriage bureau as families seek info on prospective brides, groo...

Ram Shankar Sharma is quite worried about the fate of his graduate daughter, given the recent spurt in cases of bride families being duped by the groom's side over fake claims about their position and salary. So, instead of depending on information from local contacts, he has taken the Right to Information (RTI) route to get information about a ...

Prashant Kishor gets Nitish’s backing on NRC, Citizenship Act

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is not in favour of National Register of Citizens (NRC), and has reservations against the Citizenship Amendment Act, said his deputy in Janata Dal (United), Prashant Kishor. "He (Nitish Kumar) said that we are not in favour of National Register of Citizens (NRC). There is no problem per se with the Citizenship A...

In Nitish’s Bihar, only ministers get to see achhe din

The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has loosened the purse strings for his ministers. The cabinet meeting chaired by the JD(U) president on Tuesday decided that 33 ministers of his government will be given ₹23 lakh for purchase of cars and ₹40,000 for buying mobile phones. Till now, ministers were entitled to buy cars costing up to ₹12 lakh and mo...

In Bihar, HIV+ve patients fight the odds for survival

The Bihar government’s million-dollar awareness campaign on AIDS seems to have failed to eradicate stigma and discrimination against AIDS patients.

Rising rapes upend Nitish’s promise of ‘rule of law’ in Bihar

After 15 years of Nitish Kumar’s rule, law and order in the state seem to have become the worst casualty as is evident from the spate of rape cases in Bihar over the recent years.

Nitish Kumar to begin Bihar tour against climate change from Dec 3

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will begin his statewide Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali Yatra against climate change from December 3, officials said on Monday.

After Maharashtra, will JD(U), RJD join hands to oust BJP?

Senior RJD leader and former union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh claimed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may return to the Lalu Prasad Yadav camp once again. The two parties, the JDU and the RJD, have been in an alliance before the former broke away to join the NDA.

How Nitish’s smart city plans have doused fire on ‘litti chokha’ grills

‘Development with Justice’. That had been the catchphrase of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar which has helped him win the state elections with comfortable ease. The general masses which remained largely ignored during the previous 15-year-old Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) regime headed by jailed politician Lalu Prasad and his wife Rabri Devi want...

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 in the Kanji houses (cattle shelter homes) in Patna, Bihar, where over 800 animals have died in the last two years. The situation is so grim that the shelter homes are facing fodder shortage and lack of medi...

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

Patna: Ab tak 745 (745 so far). This is not the title of any Bollywood masala flick but the total number of cases filed against celebrities from various fields by a Muzaffarpur-based lawyer in Bihar. Sudhir Kumar Ojha recently hit the headlines after he filed an FIR against 49 celebrities including filmmakers Mani Ratnam, Shyam Benegal and Anurag Kashy...

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.

Sedition case against 50 celebrities dropped; case ‘lacked substance’

Muzaffarpur (Bihar): Police here on Wednesday (October 9) ordered the closure of a sedition case lodged against almost 50 acclaimed artists and intellectuals who wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year seeking his intervention in the rising incidents of mob lynching. Muzaffarpur SSP Manoj Kumar Sinha said that he has issued an order for the ...

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...

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.