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Ask Nitishji, replies Manjhi to a question on Amit Shah’s criticism of Bihar governmentPatna,(BiharTimes): The Janata Dal (United) national president, Sharad Yadav, held a close door meeting with chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and state party chief, Vashistha Narayan Singh at state guest house early on Saturday. Sharad reportedly asked Manjhi and Vashistha as to what is happening in the party.

Parliamentary board to decide on naming CM candidate for Bihar polls: Amit Shah Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) The BJP parliamentary board will decide on whether to name the chief ministerial candidate for the Bihar assembly polls later this year, party president Amit Shah said here Saturday.

BJP has put Advani in cold storage: Nitish KumarPatna, Jan 24 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar Saturday criticised the BJP for putting its senior leader L.K. Advani in "cold storage".

Vande Mataram should not be imposed: Minister Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha said Sunday that singing 'Vande Mataram' should not be forced on any one in the country.

Woman who triggered bomb blast in Bihar court identified Patna, Jan 24 (IANS) The woman who triggered the bomb blast in the premises of the Ara civil court in Bihar's Bhojpur district that killed two people has been identified, police said Saturday.

Two killed over land dispute in Bihar Patna, Jan 25 (IANS) Two people were killed Sunday in a village in Bihar's Banka district over a land dispute, police said.

Bihar CM seeks status report from all departments Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday sought status report on implementation of the programmes and policies of the government from each department.The CM Secretariat in a directive to all the departments has asked asked the latest report on the agenda of ‘susashan’ during 2010-15 and details of achievements against the set target during 2014.

Bihar on jungle-raj path after Nitish-Lalu deal: Amit Shah Patna, Jan 23 (IANS) Bihar was again on the path of 'jungle-raj', thanks to JD-U leader Nitish Kumar joining hands with RJD chief Lalu Prasad for the sake of power, BJP president Amit Shah said here Friday.

Manjhi continues to pat on his back, says his government is doing better than the pastPatna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday once again claimed that his government is doing better than that of the former chief minister Nitish Kumar.He said in Banka that in the past the government could not spend more than 30% to 45% of the budgetary allocation while “a poor man Manjhi” managed to spend 58% of the budget on welfare works.

Nitish visits Azizpur, suspects conspiracy behind riots Patna,(BiharTimes): Shedding the past policy of not visiting the troubled spot former chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday met the victims of Azizpur village in Muzaffarpur district.Later while talking to the media he suspected some conspiracy behind the killing of four Muslims after the body of a Sahni boy, Bharatendu Kumar, was recovered on Jan 18. Nitish also met his family members and assured that everything would be thoroughly probed.

Manjhi asked to maintain discipline: K C Tyagi Patna,(BiharTimes): The national spokesman of the Janata Dal (United), K C Tyagi, said on Friday that chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, had been advised to work while maintaining full discipline.

Two killed, over dozen injured in Bihar court blastPatna, Jan 23 (IANS) Three people, including a woman, a police constable and an undertrial prisoner were killed and more than half a dozen injured in a bomb blast in a Bihar court Friday, police said.

Bihar among states with very slow growth rate in Muslim population
Patna,(BiharTimes): With just 0.4 per cent Bihar is among the states which witnessed one of the slowest growth rate in the population of Muslims in India. The countrywide growth was 0.8 per cent. In 2001 the percentage of Muslim population in Bihar was 16.5 while in 2011 it increased to 16.9.

Amit Shah to kick off 'Mission Bihar' to woo EBCs
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah is set to kick-start 'Mission Bihar' here Friday to woo the extremely backward castes (EBCs) on the birth anniversary of former chief minister Karpoori Thakur.

Shyam Rajak denies any political meaning to his dinner party
Patna,(BiharTimes): Food minister in the Jitan Ram Manjhi cabinet on Thursday denied that he is in the race for the post of chief minister and that there is any political meaning to the dinner hosted by him on Wednesday night. In all 18 ministers reportedly took part in it.

Leaders wear Islamic skull caps only for show: Heptullah
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptuallah Thursday criticised former Bihar chief ministers Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad for wearing Islamic skull cap only for show as she said they have hardly worked to improve Muslims' socio-economic conditions.

Bihar sets up SIT to probe Muzaffarpur killings
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) Bihar Thursday set up a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe the death of five people in Muzaffarpur district four days ago which had triggered off a communal clash, officials said.

Counter BJP with social media, JD-U workers told
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) Leaders and workers of Bihar's ruling JD-U will use "social media" in a big way to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP ahead of the state assembly polls later this year, a party leader said here Wednesday.

28 tigers in Bihar reserve
Patna, Jan 22 (IANS) The number of tigers in Bihar's Valmiki Tiger Reserve has increased from 22 to 28, an official said Thursday.

Hindu widow saved 10 Muslims in Bihar riots
Azizpur, Jan 21 (IANS): A Hindu woman who saved lives of 10 Muslims in this village in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district during the recent clashes in which five people died is being hailed as a hero, officials said.

Bihar CM meets communal clash victims
Patna, Jan 21 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday visited Muzaffarpur district's Azizpur village, where three days ago a mob killed five people triggering a communal clash.

JD(U) to hold workers’ rally at Gandhi Maidan on Feb 15
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Janata Dal (United) will organize a big rally of party workers at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan on February 15.This announcement was made after the conclusion of the two-day (Jan 20-21) training programme organized at the residence of the former chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Nitish is a ‘nakalchi parikcharti’ says state BJP chief
Patna,(BiharTimes): Commenting on Nitish Kumar’s appeal to the Janata Dal (United) workers to take help of social media the state unit chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Mangal Pandey, said the former chief minister is a ‘nakalchi parikcharti’ (one who copies in exam) and those who copy in examination never pass.

Manjhi flays BJP for shedding crocodile tears
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party for shedding crocodile tears and foe politicizing the communal riots in Muzaffarpur village

Lalu opposes judicial probe into Azizpur riots
Patna,(BiharTimes): Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday opposed the demand for judicial inquiry into the communal riots at Azizpur village in Muzaffarpur district in which four people were killed last Sunday.

Nitish to campaign for AAP in Delhi election
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former chief minister Niatish Kumar will campaign for Aam Admi Party (AAP) candidates in the Assembly election for Delhi

Ram Kripal-Manjhi meet sparks off speculation
Patna,(BiharTimes): Union minister of state for drinking water Ram Kripal Yadav here on Tuesday called on chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.Though the meeting was stated to be official it sparked off speculation because it came only five days after Manjhi’s meeting with Sadhu Yadav, who too is considered close to the BJP.

Five policemen suspended over Muzaffarpur riots
Patna, Jan 20 (IANS) Five police officials were suspended in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district Tuesday for negligence on duty in the light of killings of four people and arson in a village that later turned into a communal clash, police said.

Muzaffarpur riots a fall-out of Nitish-Manjhi tussle: BJP
Patna,(BiharTimes): All senior BJP leaders, be it former deputy CM Sushil Modi, Union minister of state for skill development Rajiv Pratap Rudy and former Union minister Shahnawaz Husain, have said that the communal riots in Muzaffarpur village was the fall out of the power tussle between chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and former chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Manjhi to continue as Bihar CM, says Lalu
Patna, Jan 20 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday said Jitan Ram Manjhi will continue to be the Bihar chief minister, ending speculation that his days were numbered and he would soon be removed.

Narendra Singh softens stand, not to join BJP
Patna,(BiharTimes): Stating that he is not at all going to join the Bharatiya Janata Party in spite of provocation.

Jharkhand's ex-CM Koda summoned in coal block case
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, ex-coal secretary Harish Chandra Gupta and six people and a company were summoned by a special court here Tuesday in a coal block allocation case involving Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.

Muzaffarpur riots may compel political players to re-draw  their strategies
The communal riots in Muzaffarpur village on January 18 in  which several lives were lost came at the time of a great  political uncertainty in Bihar. 

Is Manjhi on way out? Yes, if media reports are to be  believed
Patna,(BiharTimes): Even as former chief minister Nitish  Kumar was on Monday afternoon, while talking to the  journalists, ruling out replacement of chief minister Jitan  Ram Manjhi some regional television channels were running  detail reports claiming that the latter is on way out.

Mangal Pandey blames Bihar government for Muzaffarpur violence 
Patna,(BiharTimes): A day after praising chief minister Jitan  Ram Manjhi the state BJP chief Mangal Pandey on Monday held the  deteriorating law and order situation in Bihar responsible for  violence in Azizpur village under Sariya block of Muzaffarpur  district.

Nitish condemns communal riots, says no question of removing  Manjhi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Stating that there is no question of  removing chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi from his post,  former chief minister Nitish Kumar strongly condemned the  communal riots in Azizpur village of Muzaffarpur district.

Myanmar vice president prays at Bodh Gaya
Patna, Jan 19 (IANS) Myanmar Vice President Sai Mauk Kham Monday visited Bodh Gaya and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, officials said.

Intense cold kills 15 in Bihar, schools closed
Patna Jan 19 (IANS) Intense cold in Bihar has claimed 15 more lives, pushing the total number of casualties due to inclement weather to 42, officials said Monday.

Death toll in Muzaffarpur riots reaches five, many missing
Patna,(BiharTimes): The death toll in the communal violence in Alitpur-Bhilwara village under Saraiya police station of Muzaffarpur district has reached five with many more people still missing. Several of those injured have been rushed to the SKMCH in Muzaffarpur town.

Raghuvansh urges Manjhi to include Paswans in Mahadalit list
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Union rural development minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Sunday called upon chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to include Paswan (or Dussadh) sub-caste of Scheduled Castes in the list of Mahadalit.

Three burnt to death as mob set ablaze 50 houses Patna,(BiharTimes):At  least three persons were burnt to death as a mob torch nine houses in Ajitpur village near Muzaffarpur district in Bihar following the recovery of an abducted youth’s corpse.

Vashistha calls on Sharad, says party chief upset over remarks of spokesmen
Patna,(BiharTimes): The state unit chief of Janata Dal (United), Vashistha Narayan Singh, said on Sunday that the party’s national president Sharad Yadav does not approve the statements given by the two state spokesmen of the party,Neeraj Kumar and Ajay Alok.

Bihar police to post SC/ST SHOs as per their population
Patna,(BiharTimes): Crime Investigation Department (CID) ADG (Weaker Sections) Arvind Pandey on Saturday sent a letter to all SSPs, SPs and Superintendents of Railway Police (SRPs), asking them to ensure posting of efficient SC/ST police officers as SHOs in proportion to the reservation granted to them by the state government.

Pappu Yadav backs Manjhi, asks BJP not to fish in troubled waters of JD(U)
Patna,(BiharTimes): Accusing the BJP, especially its leader Sushil Kumar Modi, of fishing in the troubled waters of the Janata Dal (United) Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Pappu Yadav on Sunday said that no effort whatsoever should be made to disturb chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi till the next Assembly election. In the same breath he added that it would not be wrong if Nitish Kumar is made the chief minister once again after the election.

Narendra Singh urges Sharad to call high-level party meet
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar’s agriculture minister Narendra Singh on Sunday asked the Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Tadav to call a meeting to discuss the issues arising after the statements made by the two spokesmen of Janata Dal (United), Neeraj Kumar and Ajay Alok.

Indian Oil Bihar refinery to raise capacity to 9 MTPA
Barauni (Bihar), Jan 19 (IANS) The capacity of the 50-year old Barauni refinery will be raised to 9 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Sunday.

Mangal Pandey praises Manjhi, says he is not weak
Patna,(BiharTimes): The president of Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Mangal Pandey, on Sunday said that if chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi wants to cross over his party may consider his plea.

Five Maoists arrested in Bihar
Patna, Jan 18 (IANS) Five wanted Maoists were arrested in Bihar's Jehanabad district Sunday, police said

Another JD(U) spokesman speaks his master’s voice; calls for resignation of two ministers
Patna,(BiharTimes): Hours after one JD(U) spokesman Niraj Kumar criticized chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi another party spokesman, Ajay Alok, asked two ministers of his cabinet, Narendra Singh and Nitish Mishra, to resign from their posts and join the BJP.

Sadhu hits back at JD(U), says Nitish was a murder accused
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former MP and brother-in-law of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday strongly hit back at the Janata Dal (United) spokesman Neeraj Kumar for calling him a symbol of ‘aatank’ and ‘bhay’ (fear).

JD(U) spokesman flays CM for meeting Sadhu Yadav
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Janata Dal (United) spokesman, Neeraj Kumar, on Saturday came down strongly on his own party chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi, for meeting former MP, Sadhu Yadav, who is now considered close to the BJP.

Maternal mortality rates come down in Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar has registered a decline of 11 points in the maternal mortality rate between 2011 and 2013. This is still the second highest rate in the country.Deaths of mothers that take place within 42 days of childbirth is defined as the maternal mortanlity. Registrar General of India report said that 208 mothers die in the state per one lakh live births. The overall figure per year in the state is 7,680.

22 IPS officers transferred
Patna,(BiharTimes): The state government on Thursday shifted 22 IPS officers, including superintendent of police of some districts and two IGs.Senior SP of Gaya, Nishant Kumar Tiwari, has been transferred and appointed as BMP-1 Commandant (Patna). He has been replaced by P Kannan, who was posted as AIG (Q).

Story by jailed former MP included in textbook
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) A story written in Hindi by former Bihar MP Anand Mohan, serving life term for the 1994 lynching of Gopalganj district magistrate G. Krishnaiah, has been included in a Class VIII text book.

Partial shutdown in Bihar over acquittals in Dalit massacre
Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) Road and rail traffic in Bihar was partly hit Friday during a shutdown called by the CPI-ML to protest against the acquittal of 24 people in the massacre of 22 Dalits in 1999.

Lalu vacates Delhi ministerial bungalow
Patna,(BiharTimes): Two months after an eviction order was passed in November 2014 the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday vacated the 7,000 sqm ministerial bungalow he had been occupying for last 13 years.After the heart surgery in August last year Lalu had sought an extension.

Option open for Manjhi, says SuMo
Patna,(BiharTimes): Departing from his past stand senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday said that his party has left all its options open in dealing with the emerging political situation in the state, especially involving chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Private Secretaries of Rudy, Giriraj appointed
Patna,(BiharTimes): Kundan Kumar, a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre and Sudhanshu Kumar, a 1996 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre have been appointed as Private Secretaries to Union Ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Giriraj Singh respectively.

We are not in a hurry, says Lalu
Patna,(BiharTimes): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said on Thursday that nobody is in a hurry for merger of the parties of Janata Parivar.

Man in Bihar tries to sell son for liquor, arrested
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) A man was arrested in Bihar's East Champaran district after he tried to sell his minor son to purchase liquor, police said Thursday.

Political churning at ‘dahi-chura’ parties
Patna,(BiharTimes): Prominent leaders of Rashtriya Janata Dal  and Janata Dal (United) attended the ‘chura-dahi’ parties  thrown by Lalu Prasad Yadav and Vashistha Narayan Singh on  Wednesday.

Shakuni Chaudhary questions merger of JD(U) with parties of  Janata Parivar
Patna,(BiharTimes): Janata Dal (United) leader Shakuni  Chaudhary on Wednesday questioned the very process of Janata  Dal (United) merging with the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Merged parties of Janata Parivar may pose a big challenge to  BJP: Upendra Kushwaha Patna,(BiharTimes): Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP)  president and Union Minister of State for Education Upendra  Kushwaha on Wednesday acknowledged that the merger of the  five parties of Janata Parivar would no doubt pose a big  challenge to the BJP and its allies in Bihar in the Assembly  election to be held later this year.

Merger causing trouble to some people, says Lalu
Patna,(BiharTimes): Taking a dig at the BJP the Rashtriya  Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that some  people are finding themselves in deep trouble over the merger  of the parties of Janata Parivar as it would change the  political scenario of the country.

Diesel price to go up by Rs 3.02 as Bihar makes upward  revision of VAT
Patna,(BiharTimes): The state cabinet on Tuesday decided to  make an upward revision of the value added tax (VAT) on  diesel. The state would now impose 18 per cent VAT on diesel  against the earlier rate of 16 per cent. 

State cabinet decision on diesel price
Patna,(BiharTimes): Trade bodies and opposition parties have  flayed the decision of the state cabinet to increase the VAT  on diesel. flayed

Bihar cabinet nod on tax exempt to ‘pk’
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Jitan Ram Manjhi cabinet approved a  government decision to exempt Hindi movie, ‘pk’, from  entertainment tax with retrospective effect from January 2  this year.

Dalits angry as Bihar massacre accused are acquitted
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Family members of the Dalits who were killed in 1999 in Bihar's Arwal district, allegedly by the outlawed, upper -caste militia Ranvir Sena men, are disheartened and devastated over the release of all the accused.

Bihar woman says man harassed her via 750 mobile numbers
Patna, Jan 14 (IANS) A woman in Bihar here has claimed that a man called her from 750 mobile phone numbers in the last six years asking her to accept him as her lover.

No merger at Bihar level, says Lalu
Patna,(BiharTimes): Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad  Yadav is of the view that the merger of the Janata Parivar parties would take at the national level and not at the Bihar level as is being highlighted in a section of media.

Bihar court acquits 24 accused in 1999 Dalit massacre
Patna, Jan 13 (IANS)Citing lack of evidence, a Bihar court Tuesday acquitted 24 people of the 1999 massacre of 22 Dalits, a government lawyer said.

RJD-JD(U) to merge before mega-merger of Janata Parivar, says  JD(U)
Patna,(BiharTimes): Now it appears to be clear from the  Janata Dal (United) point of view.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal (United) would merge  before the six parties of the Janata Parivar finally merge.  The indications in this regard were given by the national  president of the Janata Dal (United) Sharad Yadav and the  state unit chief Vashistha Narayan Singh.

Mulayam Singh not inclined to mega-merger, says Sushil Modi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on  Tuesday asked whether the RJD would merge with the JD(U) or the latter with the former; or whether both the parties would  dissolve themselves and come up with a new party.

Mission-185 will fail in Bihar, says Congress leader
Patna,(BiharTimes): The media incharge of the Bihar unit of  Congress Prem Chand Mishra said on Tuesday that the Mssion-185  would fail in Bihar as it had failed in Jammu and Kashmir,  Haryana and Jharkhand.

No need of Mahadalit CM for development of this section:  Shyam Rajak
Patna,(BiharTimes): Without taking anyone’s name food  minister Shyam Rajak said that it is not necessary that the  chief minister of Bihar should be Mahadalit for the  development of this section of the society.

I will continue to be Bihar CM, says Manjhi
Patna, Jan 12 (IANS) Jitan Ram Manjhi Monday said he will continue to be chief minister of Bihar.
On being told by the media at his weekly 'janata durbar' that some Janata Dal-United leaders wanted to oust him, Manjhi said he will continue to be the chief minister "for now".

Rabri-Lallan patch-up: Another instance of RJD, JD(U) coming closer
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and minister of road construction Rajiv Ranjan Singh alias Lallan Singh on Monday filed petitions in a local court here seeking closure of a case filed by the latter against the former.

Have stopped BJP’s bid to walk away with Mahadalit votes: Manjhi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Monday that he had stopped the BJP’s bid to walk away with the Mahadalit votes.Talking to the media on the sidelines of the Janata Darbar at his official residence the chief minister said that he had stopped BJP’s hands towards the Mahadalits (“haath ruk gaya hai”).

Will hold Amit Shah’s meeting on road if Miller School ground is denied: SuMo
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said on Monday that his party would commemorate the birth anniversary function of former chief minister Karpoori Thakur on January 23 at Beer Chand Patel Marg itself if the ruling Janata Dal (United) government refuses to give the Miller School or Veterinary College ground for this purpose. The party’s national president Amit Shah is to attend the function.

BJP to hold public rally in Gandhi Maidan on April 14
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bharatiya Janata Party will organize a public meeting at Patnas Gandhi Maidan on April 14 next.This decision was taken at the meeting of the core group from Bihar presided over by the party;s national president, Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.

Yet another assertion by Manjhi: CM presides over meet of SC, ST officials
Patna,(BiharTimes): For the first time in the history any chief minister of Bihar presided over the meeting of officials belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state Secretariat and that too on Sunday.

MoS Railways blames Bihar for delay in two bridges over Ganga
Patna,(BiharTimes): Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha on Sunday held the Bihar government responsible for the delay in construction of approach roads of rail-cum-road bridges at Digha in Patna and Munger.

Nitish postpones Sampark Yatra, says no change of CM in Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday postponed his Sampark Yatra and all political programmes of the Janata Dal (United) till the merger of all the six parties of Janata Parivar.

Bajrang Dal attacks Christian bhawan in Bihar town
Patna, Jan 11 (IANS) A group of Bajrang Dal activists Sunday attacked and vandalized the Christian bhawan (building) at a Bihar town, police said.

CMs' meet to speed up road links in Maoist-hit states
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Union Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari has convened a chief ministers' conference of eight states haunted by Left-wing extremism to resolve bottlenecks in speedy implementation of road projects being executed in remote areas of these states.

Girl born with parasitic twin struggling for survival
Patna, Jan 9 (IANS) Nine-year-old Lakshmi Tatma, who was born with a parasitic twin that was removed after a highly-publicised operation in Bengaluru in 2007, is again facing health problems that may threaten her life, her parents say.

Confusion time in Bihar politics
Patna,(BiharTimes): With the Assembly election nine months from now the political situation is extremely fluid in Bihar.Almost all the political parties, be it the ruling or the opposition, are unable to draw their strategy. The bigger the party in the state Assembly, the bigger is the challenge before them.

Judges do not do justice, they only pronounce judgement: Manjhi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that judges do not do justice, but they only pronounce judgement.Speaking at a seminar on Immediate Solution to Land Disputes in Patna on Saturday the chief minister quoted the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, who had once asked the judge in a case to do justice (nyay), upon which the latter said that he only pronounce judgement (faisla).

Dr C P Thakur comes to Manjhi’s rescue, welcomes him to BJP
Patna,(BiharTimes): Two days after the former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi strongly criticized both Jitan Ram Manjhi and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar former Union minister and senior BJP leader Dr C P Thakur on Saturday said something quite different.

Monks reprise Buddha's walk route after enlightenment
Patna, Jan 10 (IANS) Over 400 Buddhist monks Saturday took part in a 13-km 'heritage walk' in Bihar in a bid to revive the ancient route between Jethian and Venuvan which Gautam Buddha took after attaining enlightenment.

Sharad, Nitish meet Lalu in New Delhi
Patna,(BiharTimes): RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (United) leaders Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav held talks in New Delhi on Friday to chalk out the merger plan.Though they discussed the issue of merger they rejected speculation that their meeting was on leadership change in Bihar.

Manjhi terms Nitish Kumar 'Chanakya'
Patna, Jan 9 (IANS) At a time when speculation is rife that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will be removed, he Friday described former chief minister Nitish Kumar as 'Chanakya' of politics.

Sharp fall in Maoists’ violence in Bihar in 2014Patna,(BiharTimes): There has been a sharp decline in the Maoists’ violence in Bihar in 2014, especially in its second half, than in 2013. Most of the incidents occurred in the state in the first half, that is, during the Lok Sabha election.

Uncertainty taking its toll in Bihar: SuMo
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday said that the political tussle between chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor, Nitish Kumar, is taking a huge toll on the development and law and order situation in Bihar.

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