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Mild earthquake hits West Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 4 : A mild earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale hit West Bengal-Bihar border region on Wednesday evening with its tremors being felt in north Bengal, officials said.
Bihar's Rajgir town declared polythene-free zone
Patna, Dec 4 : Rajgir, a Buddhist pilgrim town and a tourist destination in Bihar, has been declared a polythene-free zone after visitors complained of rampant littering and a dirty environment.
Follow Vajpayee, shun sectarian politics: NC to Modi
Jammu, Dec 3 : Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference Tuesday asked BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to take a leaf out of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's book and shun the path of sectarian and destructive politics.
7 cops killed in Bihar Maoist attack
Aurangabad, Dec 3 : At least seven policemen were killed in a land mine blast triggered allegedly by Maoists at Tandwa in Aurangabad district of Bihar on Tuesday, reports said.
Seven policemen killed in Bihar Maoist attack
Patna, Dec 3 : At least seven policemen were killed Tuesday in an ambush by Maoists in Aurangabad district of Bihar, police said.
Panchayat orders boycott of murder accused families in Bihar
Patna, Dec 2 : A village panchayat in Bihar Monday ordered social boycott of four men accused of abducting and killing a five-year-old-boy in Gopalganj district.
Bihar government gets ultimatum over doctor's killing
Patna, Dec 2 : Two groups of doctors here have given the state government till Wednesday to nab the assailants of a doctor killed late Saturday, failing which they might call an indefinite strike.
BHEL commissions first supercritical thermal unit in Bihar
New Delhi Dec 1 : State-run equipment major BHEL Sunday commissioned its first 660-MW supercritical thermal unit at NTPC's Barh power plant in Bihar.
Modi talks of 'Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat'
Jammu, Dec 1 : The BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Sunday said his party would carry forward the initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir on the principles of "Insaniyat, Jamhuriyat and Kashmiriyat" as envisioned by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Nitish Kumar accuses Congress, BJP of ignoring Bihar migrants in Delhi
New Delhi, Nov.30 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday hit out at the ruling Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the miserable plight of Bihar migrants here, and added that these two political parties have always ignored the migrants who come to the national capital ...
Maoists attack train, gun down three GRP jawans in Bihar's Munger ...
Patna, Nov.30 : Three jawans have been shot dead by armed Maoists on a passenger train in Bihar's Munger district on Saturday.
Maoists attack train, 3 jawans killed
Patna, Nov 30 : At least three Government Railway Police jawans were killed as Maoists opened fire on a passenger train in Bihar's Munger district on Saturday, reports said.
Hoping to teach medicine without MBBS degree
Patna, Nov 30 : Authorities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the Bihar capital are shocked that over 90 percent of applicants for teachers' posts at the institute did not have the mandatory MBBS degree, an official said Saturday.
Fodder scam: SC issues notice to CBI on Lalu's bail plea, defers ...
New Delhi, Nov 29 : The Supreme Court on Friday deferred the hearing on the bail plea of former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has been sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment in connection with the fodder scam case.
Minor boy arrested in Bihar with fake notes
Patna, Nov 29 : A minor boy was arrested with fake currency notes worth Rs.1.06 lakh in Bihar's East Champaran district. It is for the first time that a child has been caught with fake notes, officials said Friday.
Bihar RTI activist told to cough up Rs.1.34 crore
Patna, Nov 28 : Shiv Prakash Rai, who has been using the Right to Information to access government documents for scrutiny, was shocked when officials in Bihar told him that he would have to cough up Rs.1.34 crore to inspect documents on land registration.
Mystery disease claims 12 lives in Bihar
Patna, Nov 27 : A mysterious disease has left 12 people, including three women, dead in Bihar's East Champaran district in the past four days, officials said Wednesday.
Bihar puts records of 3.5 lakh teachers online
Patna, Nov 27 : Bihar has published the service records of nearly 3.5 lakh teachers at 70,000 government schools online, officials Wednesday said.
Over 10,000 Bihar teachers fail competency test
Patna, Nov 26 : More than 10,000 contractual school teachers in Bihar have failed a competency test, officials said Tuesday.
Fodder scam case: Lalu moves SC for bail
Ranchi/New Delhi, Nov.25 : Jailed former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Yadav, on Monday applied for bail from the Supreme Court in connection with the fodder scam case
Nitish Kumar may address Delhi voters
New Delhi, Nov 25 : Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar is likely to address election meetings to mobilise support for his party in poll-bound Delhi.
Mobile phones providing health services in Bihar
New Delhi, Nov 23 : The simple mobile phone is being used to provide a range of health services in some districts of Bihar, especially in maternal and child care, an expert said here Saturday.
1962 martyrs to be honoured during Sarhad ko Swaranjali programme
By Pradeep Kumar, Itanagar, Nov.22 : At least 100 veterans and families of martyrs of the 1962 Chinese aggression, from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, West Bengal and Assam (North Lakhimpur, Tezpur and Guwahati) have confirmed their participation in Sarhad ko Swaranjali ...
Bihar will have toilets-for-all: Chief Minister
Patna, Nov 23 : Re-affirming his commitment of toilets-for-all, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Saturday said that open defecation is an affront to human dignity and his government will ensure that this problem is addressed in an urgent manner.
Patna serial blasts toll rises to seven
Patna, Nov 23 : Death toll in the Patna serial blasts rose to seven after an injured man died in Bihar's Nalanda district, police said Saturday.
Delhi High Court notice to Raj Thackeray
New Delhi, Nov 22 : The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on a plea challenging his move seeking quashing of complaints registered against him for alleged hate speeches against people of Bihar.
Now Bihar school serves dead rat in mid-day meal
Patna, Nov 22 : A dead rat was among the things served up as part of the children's mid-day meal Friday at a government school in the Bihar capital, police said Friday.
CBI reports on plea to make Nitish accused in fodder scam
Ranchi, Nov 22 : The CBI presented its report Friday in the Jharkhand High Court on a petition seeking that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too be made an accused in the multi-crore-rupee fodder scam case.
Bihar ADM faces charges for sodomising minor
Patna, Nov 22 : A case has been lodged against a Bihar official for allegedly sodomising a minor boy of a reform home in Purnea district and authorities have started investigating the case, officials said Friday.
Bihar gets ATS, after Bodh Gaya, Patna blasts
Patna, Nov 22 : After serial bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, Bihar is set to have its own Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the state government has appointed its first inspector general (IG), officials said Friday.