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Chhath festival concludes peacefully in Bihar
Patna, Oct 30 (IANS) The four-day long Chhath festival ended peacefully Thursday morning in Bihar. Millions of people, mostly women, took a dip in the river to offer prayers to the rising sun, officials said.

Mrs Manjhi prays for second term for her CM husband
Patna,(BiharTimes): On the occasion of Chhath chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s wife prayed that Manjhi become the chief minister of Bihar once again after the next year’s Assembly election.

Special team to probe 627 Indians with foreign bank accounts
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) The sealed envelope with the names of 627 Indians holding bank accounts overseas, against whom a probe is on to ascertain conformity with domestic tax laws, is to be passed on to a special team set up under the Supreme Court's direction.

JD(U) flays Centre for not paying compensation to Chhath passenger killed at New Delhi station
Patna,(BiharTimes): Janata Dal (United) spokesman Sanjay Singh on Tuesday asked as to why the Centre had not announced any compensation for the family of the passenger killed while boarding Bihar-bound train at New Delhi railway station on Saturday.

Modi greets nation on Chhath Puja
New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

Some Muslims too celebrate Chhath in Bihar
Patna, Oct 29 (IANS) Manjoor Mian, Nazma Khatoon, Ladli Begum and Mohd Nazir, all Muslims, have one thing in common -- they all celebrate Chhath, the most popular Hindu festival of Bihar.

Thousands in Bihar pray to setting sun on Chhath
Patna, Oct 29 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people, mainly women, marked the Chhath festival across Bihar Wednesday by fasting, praying, singing traditional songs and making offerings to the setting sun.

Chhath Puja to be public holiday in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Chhath Puja Wednesday will be a public holiday in Delhi, the government announced Tuesday.

Chhath, a time for migrants from Bihar to return home
Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of migrants from Bihar are returning to their homes to celebrate Chhath with their families and relatives. After a long journey, they are now happy and relaxed.

Vietnamese PM prays at Bodh Gaya, says Buddhism binds India, Vietnam
Patna, Oct 27 (IANS) Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Monday visited Bodh Gaya and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine.

Six children drown in Bihar
Patna, Oct 28 (IANS) Six children drowned in a pond in Bihar's Saharsa district Tuesday while cleaning its banks for Chhath festival, police said. Two other children are missing.

Now, Bihar chief minister joins Facebook
Patna, Oct 27 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who last week admitted that he is at sea when it comes to computers, has now joined Facebook, officials said Monday.

JD(U) flays BJP for observing Aatankwad Virodh Diwas
Patna,(BiharTimes): The general secretary and spokesperson of Janata Dal (United) Sanjay Singh and Neeraj Kumar had written a letter to prime minister Narendra Modi, criticizing the observation of Anti-Terror Day (Aatankwad Virodh Diwas) by the BJP on the first anniversary of Gandhi Maidan serial blasts. 

Nitish calls meeting of JD(U) top brass, but once again keeps CM away
Patna,(BiharTimes): Ahead of party’s Sampark Yatra (Mass contact March) senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar held a meeting with party MPs, ex-MPs, legislators, ex-legislators and other elected representatives on Monday. But once again chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi was nowhere in the scene though many of his ministers were present.

Nitish calls BJP Bhrasht Jhoothi Party, says it has been exposed on black-money issue
Patna,(BiharTimes): Attacking the Narendra Modi government for its failure to disclose the names of those having black money stashed in foreign banks former chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday called the BJP as Bhrasht Jhoothi Party and asked his party legislators and other leaders to expose its designs and the promises it made during the Lok Sabha election campaign.

BJP observes first anniversary of Hunkar rally blasts as Aatankwad Virodh Diwas
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bihar unit of Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday paid tributes to the victims of the serial blasts on the first anniversary of the last year’s Hunkar rally. 

SuMo asks Bihar govt to make public all probe reports
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday asked the state government to make public all the probe reports at the earliest and said that cases should be lodged against errant officials who have been named in the probe reports.
Does Manjhi fear Nitish Kumar, asks Sushil Modi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has asked whether chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi fears his boss, Nitish Kumar, in taking any decision.

Now Shatrughan backs SuMo as BJP’s CM candidate
Patna,(BiharTimes): A couple of days after asking the party to elect and announce its chief ministerial candidate Patna Sahib MP Shatrughan Sinha on Monday described former deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi as the leader acceptable to all in the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Chhath Puja begins in Bihar
Patna, Oct 27 (IANS) Millions of devotees Monday took a dip in rivers, ponds and makeshift water bodies, preparing traditional meal, offering prayers to the Sun and with this the four-day Chhath Puja started in Bihar.

Is Nitish listening? Manjhi wants next Bihar CM to be from Gaya
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday posed yet another challenge before his mentor Nitish Kumar when, while addressing a public meeting in his home turf, he said that he wants the next CM of the state to come from Gaya as chief minister post is crucial for the development of the district.

Nitish fires his ‘bullet’ at NaMo Express, blames it for cheating Chhath passengers
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chaos, confusion and disorder at New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar and other railway station, especially in the vicinity of the national capital have given enough ammunition to former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, to fire at the NaMo Express. 

Nitish quit CM post to avoid eye contact with PM Modi, but why now evading handpicked Manjhi?
Nitish Kumar has the credit to bring in a new culture in Indian politics. Politicians of rival parties do trade charges, yet when they meet in any public platform or in private they do exchange pleasantries, cut jokes and indulge in repartees. 

Nitish is supreme leader of JD(U), Manjhi only CM of Bihar: Bashistha
Patna,(BiharTimes): The president of the Bihar unit of the Janata Dal (United), Bashistha Narain Singh, said on Saturday that Nitish Kumar is the supreme leader of the party while Jitan Ram Manjhi is only the chief minister of Bihar.

Several injured in group clashes in Bhojpur village
Patna,(BiharTimes): Over 15 people, including half a dozen policemen, were injured in Sahar block of Bhojpur district on Saturday evening after clashes between two groups of people over immersion of idols in river Sone.

Five-phase polls in Kashmir, Jharkhand; results Dec 23
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five phases beginning Nov 25 and ending Dec 20. By-elections to three Delhi assembly seats will also be held Nov 25. Counting for all the seats would be held Dec 23, the Election Commission announced Saturday.

Tension in Bihar district over idol immersion
Patna, Oct 25 (IANS) Over half a dozen people were injured in Bihar's Bhojpur district Saturday after some unidentified people hurled stones at a procession carrying a Lakshmi idol for immersion, triggering clashes, police said.

Two held for raping woman in Bihar hospital
Patna, Oct 25 (IANS) Two men were arrested here Saturday for allegedly raping a woman in a hospital, police said.

BHRC orders probe into forged signature of CM Manjhi
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) on Friday ordered an investigation into the alleged forgery of the signature of chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on his official letter-head to recommend a name for appointment to the Commission.

Shatru asks BJP to announce CM candidate for Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): Patna Saheb MP Shatrughan Sinha said on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party should announce its chief ministerial candidate before the next year Assembly election.

OC suspended for misunderstanding Nitish’s convoy
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Officer In-Charge of Sadar Police Station of Vaishali district was on Saturday suspended on the charge of ‘misdirecting’ the route of convoy of former chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Man dies after falling from train in Delhi
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A man from Bihar slipped and fell to his death while trying to board an overcrowded train at New Delhi Railway station, police said Saturday.

Northern Railways runs extra train to Patna for Chhath rush
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) With Chhath Puja to be celebrated from Oct 27-29, the Indian Railways is making extra efforts to accommodate the hundreds of people heading home for the festival and ran an extra train to Patna Friday, said officials.

Over 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar
Patna, Oct 24 (IANS) With more than 30 dengue cases reported in Bihar till Friday, the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) here has set up a separate ward for dengue patients and the state government has sounded an alert, officials said.

Former Bihar minister P N Sharma passes away
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Bihar minister and Congress leader P N Sharma died here on Friday after prolonged illness. He was 89.

Why China does not want a boundary settlement with India
Recent transgressions by Chinese troops in the northern border areas of India and the protest note by the Chinese foreign office on road building in Arunachal Pradesh have again highlighted the fact that the Sino-Indian boundary issue remains to be settled, despite negotiations for nearly half a century.

Amit Shah appoints a Yadav as incharge of Bihar BJP without informing SuMo, Nand Kishore
Patna,(BiharTimes): The news is that Bhupendra Yadav, Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan, has been appointed as the Bihar incharge of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Mob attacks police after man's death
Patna, Oct 24 (IANS) Angry over the death of a young man during a police crackdown on gamblers, a mob Friday attacked police personnel and set their vehicles on fire in Bihar's East Champaran district.

Upset CM tries to walk away from Shri Babu’s birth function
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday tried to walk away from a function organized to commemorate the 127th birth anniversary of the first chief minister of Bihar, Shri Krishna Singh, at Garhpura in Begusarai district as a district-level RJD leader Urmila Thakur, while speaking on the occasion, took much longer time than allotted to her.

Why is Shri Babu’s birth anniversary so important?
Patna,(BiharTimes): As he was the first and longest-serving chief minister of Bihar there is nothing wrong in celebrating the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna Singh. But when the political parties indulge in any such exercise it is bound to have its objective. The BJP organized one such function on October 20, apparently to pay tributes to him, but actually to woo or keep intact its hold over the Bhumihar votebank

Has Manjhi poured cold water into JD(U) plan?
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s statement that “given the political situation, I will continue to be the chief minister when the next anniversary of Shri Babu is organized and that we will celebrate his anniversary at Gandhi Maidan on a grand scale next year” is being interpreted in different ways in the political circle of Bihar.

Nitish to launch Sampark Yatra from November 12
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former chief minister and senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar would launch a 17-day long Sampark Yatra (Mass Contact March) from November 12

Bihar ministers shun computer training
Patna, Oct 22 (IANS) Only one-third of Bihar ministers Wednesday turned up for a day long training programme in computers, tablets and smart phones to ensure high tech-governance in the state, officials said.

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