Moderate voting in Bihar by-polls Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Voting in by-elections in 10 assembly constituencies in Bihar ended peacefully Thursday with a voter turnout of 46.42 percent, officials said.
Manjhi’s snub compels Samrat to cancel UK visit Patna,(BiharTimes): A day after coming down heavily on the Patna Municipal Corporation chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi virtually compelled the urban development minister, Samrat Choudhary, to cancel his trip to the United Kingdom, where he was going to study solid waste management system.
Speed up relief in flood-hit districts: Bihar CM
Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday ordered speeding up of rescue and relief operations in flood-hit districts of the state even as the situation continued to remain grim.
CM blames PMC for the hellish condition in Patna
Patna,(BiharTimes): Even as the Patna high court on Wednesday summoned the chief secretary Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, squarely held the Patna Municipal Corporation responsible for the waterlogging in the state capital, including his own official residence.
Shakuni flays Nitish as son remains in the Manjhi cabinet
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former minister and Janata Dal (United) leader, Shakuni Choudhary on Tuesday said that the former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar can no more provide the leadership to the party as he has lost his political clout and should quit from politics to save his face.
Sharad defends Manjhi’s son
Patna,(BiharTimes): The national president of the Janata Dal (United) Sharad Yadav on Tuesday defended the son of Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who stayed with a policewoman in a hotel for a night in Gaya.
SC imposes cost on 14 states over backlog of cases
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs.25,000 each on 14 states and a union territory for failing to respond to the Law Commission's report on a formula to clear the backlog of pending cases.
Bihar seeks Army help to de-waterlog Patna Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Having failed to clear the water-logging that has hit normal life in the state capital for the past seven days, the Bihar government Tuesday sought the help of the Indian Army to drain out the flood water, an official said.
Rajnath reviews flood situation with UP, Bihar CMs New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday spoke to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Chief Ministers Akhilesh Yadav and Jitan Ram Manjhi to review the flood situation in the two states and assured them full central assistance.
Bihar floods toll rises to 17 Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) With eight more deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll in Bihar floods has risen to 17, an official said Tuesday.
Three railway officials suspended in Bihar
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Three railway officials were suspended Tuesday for negligence of duty a day after 18 people were killed when the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Bihar, officials said.
Lalu-Rabri rule was not jungle raj, says Manjhi
Patna, Aug 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Tuesday said that there was no 'jungle raj' during the rule of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and later of his wife Rabri Devi in the state.
Talks off but Pakistani envoy meets Kashmiri separatists New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan continued its hobnobbing with Kashmiri separatists as its envoy Tuesday met hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and then moderate leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, a day after India called off foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan over the issue.
A Jodhpur community opts for gas-based cremations Jodhpur, Aug 20 (IANS) In another sign of changing times, the influential Oswal community has decided against using wood for cremating its dead to curb the felling of trees and to protect the environment. A gas-based crematorium will instead be used.
Water logging in Patna
18 killed as train hits tempo in Bihar Patna, Aug 18 (IANS) Eighteen people, including women and children, were killed and two others seriously injured when a tempo they were travelling in was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Bihar Monday, officials said.
Anybody can have a girlfriend, says Bihar CM Patna (BiharTimes) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi, on Satirday came out openly defending his son who was involved in lleged sexual escapade with a woman police officer.
Amit Shah announces new BJP team New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah Saturday announced his new team which includes B.S. Yeddyurappa, J.P. Nadda and Ram Madhav. Varun Gandhi was dropped.
Committed to development for all: Bihar CM
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday said the state will move ahead with "development for all" as he hoisted the national flag on Independence Day.
Let's build a new India, Modi says in I-Day address New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) In his maiden Independence Day address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to work for a new and clean India by shedding the "poison" of communalism and making the country the world's manufacturing hub.
Four killed in Bihar house collapse Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) At least four people -- three women and a child -- were killed when a house collapsed due to surging flood waters of a river in Bihar's Nalanda district early Friday, officials said.
Manjhi takes U turn on bribe giving issue Patna (BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday took a U-turn on Thursday from his earlier saying that corruption is widely prevalent in the state. He went ahead saying in a government programme that he as minister had to pay a bribe of Rs 5,000 to get recast an inflated energy bill of Rs 25,000.
I will unite Mulayam, Mayawati: Lalu Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad Thursday vowed to unite opposition leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Rain brings relief to Bihar farmers Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Millions of farmers in Bihar can now breathe a sigh of relief as heavy rains have brought hope of succour from the prevailing drought-like situation, an official said Thursday.
Will Lalu-Nitish reunion thaw ice between Maya-Mulayam in UP? Unlikely Lucknow, Aug 14 (IANS) Will RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's political embrace with arch rival Nitish Kumar in Bihar be replicated by Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh? Just days after the former Bihar chief minister suggested a similar patch-up in Uttar Pradesh to stop the Modi juggernaut, the proposal has no serious takers in the state, so politically divided are inflated egos and the caste matrix.
Patna's draft master plan in public domain Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Patna's draft master plan was put in the public domain Thursday for seeking suggestions and objections from residents, Bihar Urban Development and Housing Minister Samrat Choudhary said.
Maneka suggests measures to curb crimes against women New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi Thursday suggested measures to curb atrocities against women including victim protection programme and strengthening laws against perjury and child marriage.
Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi confesses paying bribe
Patna,(BiharTimes): This was big enough an embarrassment for Nitish Kumar when his own party chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that corruption was so rampant in his state that he had to pay bribe to get his work done. Kumar always made toll claim regarding his initiatives to contain corruption in government set up.
Eliminate corrupt officials, says Pappu Yadav Patna, Aug 13 (IANS) Corrupt officials and people's representatives who loot the country deserve death, and "should be eliminated either by Maoists or terrorists", Rashtriya Janata Dal parliamentarian Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav said Wednesday.
Bihar teachers get education degrees before birth! Patna, Aug 14 (IANS) Imagine getting a B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) degree before turning 21 or even before being born? Strange as it may sound, that's exactly what has happened in Bihar in at least 95 cases.
Judges' collegium system on its way out
New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Wednesday took up the Constitution (99th Amendment) Bill for debate, after the Lok Sabha passed it along with the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill, 2014 -- a move that created apprehension in the legal fraternity on possible government encroachment in judicial independence.
Lalu, Nitish are together again -- after 20 years
Patna, Aug 11 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar Monday came together at an election rally for the first time in two decades, with the former asking Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav to join hands in Uttar Pradesh to take on the BJP.