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Not warned by party: Manjhi
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Friday denied that he was warned by his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in the past few days.

JD(U) govt should seek fresh mandate: Sushil Modi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Claiming that it was the NDA which got the mandate to rule Bihar in 2010 Assembly election senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday reiterated that Jitan Ram Manjhi was made chief minister by Nitish Kumar to divert public anger against him.

Protest in Nepal over cancellation of Indian PM’s visit to Janakpur
Patna,(BiharTimes): Madhesis of Nepal under different banners took to streets at Janakpur, Gaur, Birganj and several other places close to the international border with Bihar on second successive day on Saturday to press the Indian government not to cancel the proposed visit of PM Narendra Modi to the holy places of that country.

Four held for gang rape in Bihar
Patna, Nov 21 (IANS) Four of the six men who gang raped a young student in Bihta near the Bihar capital were arrested Friday, police said.

Bihar woman leaves husband's house for lack of toilet
Patna, Nov 22 (IANS) A woman in a Bihar village has left her husband's house after he failed to construct a toilet. She has returned to her parents' house and made it clear that she will not return until the toilet is built.

Will a new national party really emerge?
Patna,(BiharTimes): After Janata Party in 1977 and Janata Dal in 1989 another attempt is being made to merge different political parties to fight the ruling party. While on the last two occasions the merger was made to unitedly taken on the Congress party this time the main aim is to combat the rise of the BJP.

Bihar has second highest number of rural homeless in India
Patna,(BiharTimes): With 34 lakh Bihar has the second highest number of rural homeless families in the country. West Begnal with 35 lakh families and Madhya Pradesh with 32 lakh families are placed first and third.Uttar Pradesh, which has the highest number of population in the country, has 25 lakh rural families without houses.

Now some JD(U) leaders come in favour of Manjhi
Patna,(BiharTimes): A day after the Janata Dal (United) national general secretary, K C Tyagi, asked Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to avoid giving controversial remarks a couple of party leaders have came out openly in favour of the latter.

JD-U leadership warns Manjhi over controversial remark
Patna, Nov 20 (IANS) Taking a serious note of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's controversial remarks in the past few days, ruling JD_U's national leadership Thursday asked him to avoid making such comments.

Bihar CM warns seven union ministers from state
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday said the seven union ministers hailing from Bihar would not be allowed to enter the state if they fail to help in the state's development.

I may become prime minister one day: Manjhi
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Wednesday said he could become the prime minister one day.

Trying to unite Janata Parivar: Sharad Yadav
Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) JD-U president Sharad Yadav Wednesday said moves were on to unite all constituents of the "Janata Parivar" to form a major political party to take on the Narendra Modi government.

RJD, JD-U won't merge: Nitish
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) won't merge ahead of assembly elections next year, former chief minister Nitish Kumar said Tuesday.

Magistrate at Asia's largest cattle fair shot dead
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) A Bihar magistrate posted in Asia's largest cattle fair at Sonepur was shot dead while he was returning home from work, police said Tuesday.

Villagers lock up school as children fall ill after mid-day meal
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Angry villagers in Bihar locked up a government school protesting against the mismanagement that led to more than 50 children falling ill after eating their mid-day meal, police said Tuesday.

RJD, JD-U likely to merge ahead of assembly polls
Patna, Nov 17 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) are likely to merge ahead of assembly elections next year.

Tracing politics in Manjhi’s interpretation of history

Patna,(BiharTimes): The Janata Dal (United) is caught in a  bind as to what should it do with chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Didn't protect Dalit family for vote bank: Bihar CM
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday revealed that the risk of losing at least 50,000 votes from a "powerful caste" had once forced him not to protect the honour of a poor Dalit family.

Secular forces must unite: CPI-M
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Sunday called for a unity of all secular forces to "save the country from communal forces".

Bihar woman deserts alcoholic husband at village meet
Patna, Nov 16 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman in a Bihar village Sunday deserted her alcoholic husband and refused to live with him at an open panchayat meeting, a village official said.

Manjhi to turn Modi supporter if Bihar gets special status
Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday said he will become a "supporter" of Narendra Modi if the prime minister grants special category status to the state.

Uninterrupted power to farmers in two years: Piyush Goyal
Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) The Narendra Modi government will provide "uninterrupted" electricity through dedicated feeders to farmers across India in the next two years, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said Saturday.

25 kids ill after eating mid-day meal, 15 after eating wild fruit
Patna, Nov 15 (IANS) At least 25 children fell ill Saturday after having their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar, while 15 fell ill on the same day after consuming wild fruit in a village, officials said.

JD-U leaders slam Manjhi for 'upper castes' remark
Patna, Nov 14 (IANS) At least six leaders of ruling JD-U, including ministers and legislators, have openly criticized their own Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for his controversial remarks that upper castes were foreigners and Dalits and Tribals were indigenous people of the country, and demanded his removal Friday.

Bihar fast-tracks Patna Metro rail project
Patna, Nov 14 (IANS) The Bihar government has decided to constitute Special Purpose Vehicles (SPV) in a bid to speed up the Patna Metro rail project, state Urban Development Minister Samrat Choudhary Friday said.

Bihar rights panels recommends police officer's transfer
Patna, Nov 14 (IANS) The Bihar human rights panel has recommended Superintendent of Police Amitabh Kumar Das's transfer for writing a letter on the commission's letterhead over Minister Giriraj Singh's alleged links with the outlawed Ranvir Sena.

Two court cases against Manjhi for controversial remark
Patna, Nov 14 (IANS) Two court cases have been filed against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi for his controversial remark that upper castes were foreigners and Dalits and tribals were indigenous people of the country, lawyers said Friday.

No BJP bigwigs at Patna airport to welcome Advani
Patna,(BiharTimes): Save state party chief Mangal Pandey no senior BJP leader was at the Patna airport to receive the former deputy prime minister, Lal Krishna Advani.

Achche Din of brooms have arrived, teases Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday came down heavily on the Swachch Bharat (Clean India) campaign of prime minister Narendra Modi.

BJP workers violate rule, rush to runway to greet Union ministers
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bharatiya Janata Party workers and supporters took the law into their hands when they rushed to the runway of the Patna airport to greet the three Union ministers, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Giriraj Singh and Ram Kripal Yadav. They arrived in Patna for the first time after becoming ministers in the Narendra Modi cabinet a few days back.

Patna HC orders sealing of a portion of Anant Singh’s mall
Patna,(BiharTimes): A division bench of Patna high court comprising Justice V N Sinha and Justice P K Jha on Thursday ordered the sealing of the disputed portion of the shopping mall of controversial Janata Dal (United) MLA, Anant Singh, that was opened in breach of order of the Patna Municipal Corporation on September 26 last.

When will Narendra Modi govt pay Rs 15-20 lakh to each individual, asks Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): The speeches made during the Lok Sabha election campaign by prime minister Narendra Modi come to haunt the BJP.

Manjhi is a pagal mukhiya mantri (mad CM), says JD(U) MLA
Patna,(BiharTimes): In the harshest criticism from anyone till yet after “the upper castes are foreigners remarks” the controversial Janata Dal (United) MLA, Anant Singh, on Thursday went to the extent of calling the chief minister as mad.

Modi fails on black money: Nitish
Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to bring back black money stashed abroad by Indians within 100 days of taking power, former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.

SC asks about steps to trace missing kids New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the Centre to spell out its position on the standing operating procedures (SOPs) formulated by the National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) on missing children and the steps taken to trace them.

Nand Kishore seeks Manjhi’s apology for ‘foreigner’ statement
Patna,(BiharTimes): The leader of opposition in the state Assembly, Nand Kishore Yadav, on Wednesday strongly criticized chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s statement that upper castemen are foreigners as they are Aryans, who have come from outside India. 

Upper castes have come from outside, says Manjhi 
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manhi once again stirred afresh controversy  on Tuesday by saying that that the Upper caste people had come from outside while the Schedule Tribes and Castes and poor and weaker section of the society are the original population of the country.

The Champaran conundrum for Manjhi, Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Nov 11-12 sudden trip to the two districts of Champaran by the chief minister Jitan Ram Manhji came as a big surprise to the political circle in Bihar as it just preceded Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar’s Sampark Yatra (Mass Contact March) on November 13.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads march in Bihar
Patna, Nov 12 (IANS) Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a Congressman and related to the family of late US president John F. Kennedy, led a procession of Buddhist devotees in Bihar Wednesday to propagate awareness on environment protection.

BHRC serves show-cause to its SP for writing letter about Giriraj’s links to Ranvir Sena
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Superintendent of Police of Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC), Amitabh Kumar Das, was on Tuesday served a show cause by the Commission for writing to the Special Branch of state police alleging links between Union minister of state for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Giriraj Singh and Ranvir Sena, the outlawed private army of affluent Bhumihars.

Rights panel notice to officer over allegation against Giriraj
Patna, Nov 11 (IANS) The Bihar Human Rights Commission(BHRC) Tuesday issued a show cause notice to a police officer for sending a report on the alleged links of newly inducted union minister Giriraj Singh to the outlawed Ranvir Sena to the special branch and sought an explanation from him.

Patna high court quashes reservation in state judicial services
Patna,(BiharTimes): A division bench of Justice Rekha M Doshit and Justice Ashwini Kumar Singh of the Patna high court on Tuesday quashed the government notification that provided for reservation to backward classes in judicial services in Bihar.

LNMU VC   behaviour resented
Patna: (BiharTimes) Teachers’ body of LNM ‘Varsity, Darbhanga has condemned the bahaviour of its Vice Chancellor, Saket Kushvaha in strong terms.

Bihar cheated in cabinet expansion by Narendra Modi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Monday that the people of Bihar have once again been cheated (thuga), humiliated and ignored in the expansion of cabinet by prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

Bihar’s true picture exposed as state cancels investment proposals worth Rs 2.25 lakh crore
Patna,(BiharTimes): In a move to root out non-serious or overly delayed investment proposals the state government’s cabinet sub-committee on industrial growth on Friday cancelled investment proposals worth more than Rs 2.25 lakh crore. Thus the total proposed investment in the state now would be reduced to less that Rs 60,000 crores.

C P Thakur upset over cabinet expansion
Patna,(BiharTimes): The cabinet expansion did not please all in the Bihar unit of Bharatiya Janata Party. 

Kundan Krishnan new Bihar ATS chief
Patna,(BiharTimes): In a major reshuffle the Bihar government on Monday made the Patna Zone IG, Kundan Krishnan, as the chief of Anti-Terrorist Squad replacing Paresh Saxena. In all 17 IPS officers were shifted.

Manjhi calls on ailing Patil in Mumbai, seeks his help to develop Bihta, Gaya
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday called on ailing state governor, D Y Patil, at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai and said that he would like to remember the latter not only as a former governor, but also as an educationist. 

FIR lodged against Sonepur fair organizers for horse, elephant races
Patna,(BiharTimes): A zero FIR was lodged in Delhi on Sunday against organisers of SonepurCattle Fair, including the Saran district administration, tourism department and horse and elephant owners by the India wing of Italy-based International Organisation for Animal Protection.

From Brahmin-Bania outfit to the party of Rajput, Bhumihar and Yadav
Patna,(BiharTimes): Till a few years back the Bharatiya Janata Party was considered as the outfit of Brahmins and Banias. Post May 2014 Lok Sabha election there is not a single minister of these two castes from the Hindi heartland state of Bihar––even after Sunday’s expansion.

Cabinet expansion: NaMo sacrifices quality over age
Patna,(BiharTimes): The compulsion of age might have forced prime minister Narendra Modi to prefer less experienced MPs from Bihar over more talented ones in his latest cabinet expansion. Former ministers like Dr C P Thakur, Shatrughan Sinha and Hukum Deo Narayan were overlooked in the name of preference for fresh blood though none of these seasoned politician are controversial figures.

Giriraj Singh, who supported Modi before he was PM

Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Giriraj Singh, MP from Nawada constituency in Bihar, once said that those opposing Narendra Modi have no place in India.

Tech-savvy Rajiv Pratap Rudy joins union ministry

Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) Senior BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy used to fly for a commercial airline. He is tech-savvy and is active on social networking sites such as Twitter. He is also known for his love for a good life.

Ram Kripal Yadav - Lalu's disciple now Modi loyalist

Patna, Nov 9 (IANS) BJP MP from Patliputra constituency in Bihar, Ram Kripal Yadav, known as the disciple of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Sunday got a berth in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's council of ministers.

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