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Flood alert sounded in Bihar after landslides in Nepal
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bihar government on Sunday sounded flood alert in advance in five districts of the north-western part of the state following the creation of a big lake after a massive landslides, triggered by recent earthquakes.

Maoists torch 32 vehicles in Bihar, enforce shutdown
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Maoists burnt 32 vehicles in Bihar's Gaya district to enforce a two-day shutdown beginning Monday to protest the killing of a woman Maoist leader, police said.

Special premium trains to run between Patna and Anand Vihar from May 26
Patna,(BiharTimes): To clear the rush of passengers Railways will run a couple of premium special train between Patna and Anand Vihar and Patna and Secunderabad fromMay 26. According to Danapur PRO R K Singh, (02365-02366) will run between Patna and Anand Vihar (Delhi) from May 26 to June 30.

JAM not to join hands with any party: Pappu
Patna,(BiharTimes): Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav said on Sunday that his party, Jan Adhikar Morcha (JAM), would not join hands with any other party for the coming Assembly election.

SuMo adopting NaMo’s strategy in playing caste card
Patna,(BiharTimes): All the top Bihar BJP leaders attended the Goswami Mahasamellan in Patna on Saturday, just a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people of Bihar to rise above caste affiliations.

Castiesm is in DNA of Modi, says JD-U
Patna, May 24 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United spokesperson Neeraj Kumar on Sunday said 'castiesm' is in the DNA of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his call for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar is full of contradictions.

Salman Khurshid flays PM’s “ashamed of being born in India” remarks
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid said prime minister Narendra Modi’s remarks in China (as well as in South Korea) that “Indians were ashamed of having been born in India” till he took over will be remembered by Chinese for years to come.

JD(U) inducts Gaya don ahead of election
Patna,(BiharTimes): Keeping an eye on the coming Assembly election the Janata Dal (United) has inducted into the party fold the notorious strongman of Gaya, Bindeshwari Yadav alias Bindi Yadav. The party is likely to field his wife, Manorama Devi, to contest the coming Bihar Legislative Council election from the Gaya local bodies seat.

Lalu, Nitish play bargaining game as alliance talks flounder
Patna,(BiharTimes): With no possibility whatsoever of merger among the parties of Janata parivar Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has adopted a new political strategy to bargain his position vis-à-vis Lalu Prasad.

No alliance with JD-U in Bihar: BJP
Patna, May 23 (IANS) The BJP would not join hands with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the state assembly polls, former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said here on Saturday.

Encephalitis claims first victim in Bihar this year
Patna, May 23 (IANS) A child has died due to the deadly mosquito-borne disease Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district - the first in the state this year, an official said on Saturday.

Seven children injured in Bihar blast
Patna, May 23 (IANS) Seven children were injured on Saturday when a bomb they found in a field in Bihar's Bhagalpur district accidentally exploded, police said.

Indian politics to revolve around BJP, says Jaitley
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become the central pole of Indian politics and, in future, Indian politics will be guided along pro or anti BJP lines.

Lalu pops Manjhi's name, Nitish skips meeting
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav here on Friday proposed roping in former Bihar chief minister and Janata Dal-United rebel Jitan Ram Manjhi for upcoming Bihar assembly polls, according to sources.

Modi reaches out to Bihar ahead of assembly polls
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Ahead of Bihar assembly elections later this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that for the nation to progress, it was essential that eastern India, including the state, caught up with the western parts of the country

NDA graft-free government, boosting cooperative federalism: Jaitley
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) With one year of transparent, graft-free and decisive governance under the NDA, global business confidence in India is on the upswing and the economy poised to go on to a higher growth path, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

Centre says LG has last word in postings, Kejriwal attacks Modi
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) As the central government made it clear on Friday that lt.governor will have the last word in posting and transferring of bureaucrats in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "trying to run" the state through the backdoor, back-stabbing people of Delhi and seeking to protect the corrupt.

Ashamed of being Indian, or Bihari: NaMo, Nitish two sides of the same coin
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar may be right in criticizing prime minister Narendra Modi’s statement given in China and South Korea that earlier “Indians were ashamed of being born in the country until he took office”.

AAP not to contest Assembly election in Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will not contest the Assembly election of Bihar to be held later this year.

NaMo’s Chai Pe Charcha man now in Nitish’s tea-party
Patna,(BiharTimes): Prime minister Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar resemble each other in more than one way. Though they are critical of each other, they copy each other’s style of politics too

No assembly polls duty for striking Bihar home guards
Patna, May 22 (IANS) Bihar government has decided not to deploy the Home Guards, who are on strike for the past one week, on duty for assembly polls due later this year, an official said on Friday.

Charge framed against BJP MP in murder case
Patna, May 21 (IANS) A charge t was framed against BJP's MP from Bihar Satish Chandra Dubey and five others in a 15-year-old murder case, police said on Thursday.

Fear-struck Bihar inter-caste couple leaves village
Patna, May 22 (IANS) A couple in Bihar belonging to different castes has left their village fearing a threat to their life after a strongman had demanded Rs.50,000 as protection money to allow them to settle down, the head of a village body said on Friday.

Tiger kills five-year-old in Bihar national park
Patna, May 22 (IANS) A tiger mauled a five-year-old child to death in a national park in Bihar's West Champaran district, a forest official said on Friday.

Delhi Police reunite runaway boy with his Bihar family
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An 11-year-old boy from Bihar living in shelter homes in the national capital has been reunited with his family, Delhi Police said here on Wednesday.

JD-U disagrees with Lalu's invitation to Manjhi
Patna, May 21 (IANS) Bihar's ruling JD-U has expressed strong reservation over ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad's invitation to former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to join the Janata Parivar to defeat the BJP in the state assembly polls in later this year.

Ravi Mittal is new finance secretary of Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): Ravi Mittal, principal secretary, commercial-taxes department, is the new finance secretary of Bihar. He will, however, continue to hold the additional charge of commercial taxes department.Mittal replaces Rameshwar Singh, who, on Wednesday, was made adviser to the government (good governance), director general of Centre for Good Governance Society, Bihar. The latter had been the finance department since 2010.

BJP will win Bihar: Amit Shah
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday expressed confidence that his party will win the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.

Nitish denounces PM’s statement of ‘ashamed of being Indian’
Patna,(BiharTimes): Denouncing prime minister Narendra Modi’s statement in China and South Korea that earlier “Indians were ashamed of being born in the country until he took office” Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday: “I think every Indian feels proud of being born in India.”

Batch of Maggi ordered off-shelf, Nestle says safety norms strict
Lucknow/New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Amid concerns over "dangerous levels" of some substances in the popular snack Maggi noodles, the Uttar Pradesh food safety body on Thursday said its manufacturer Nestle was asked to recall the said batch, while the company assured it followed strict norms.

JD(U), BJP trade charge over farmer’s suicide
Patna,(BiharTimes): The suicide by a farmer of Bihta in Patna district took a political turn with the Janata Dal (United) secretary general, K C Tyagi, and state’s parliamentary affairs minister, Shrawan Kumar, squarely blaming the ‘anti-farmer’ policy of the Narendra Modi government.

Bihar: Protesting Home Guards halt trains, block roads
Patna, May 20 (IANS) Thousands of protesting Home Guards in Bihar forcibly halted dozens of trains and blocked major roads on Wednesday to protest the state government's failure to fulfil their demands.

Urban local bodies representatives to get allowances
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday gave its consent to the proposal to provide allowances, including daily allowance and travelling allowance, to the elected representatives of local urban bodies on monthly basis instead of on daily basis. Each ward councillor will get Rs 1,500 per month and Nagar Panchayat ward members Rs 1,000 per month with effect from April 1, 2015.

Farmer commits suicide in Bihar
Patna, May 20 (IANS) Worried over financial crisis, a farmer has committed suicide by consuming poison at a village near here, police said on Wednesday.

After merger, Janata Parivar discussing other issues: Sharad Yadav
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said merger of six parties of Janata Parivar has been already announced, now talks are on remaining issues.

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