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Bihar massacre case finally decided after 40 years
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Nearly four decades after an unlawful assembly of about 400 people attacked the members of a minority community, killing 14 people and leaving many injured as well as a number of houses burnt in 1974, the case attained finality with the Supreme Court upholding life imprisonment awarded to three accused.

Manjhi orders probe into temple purification incident
Patna(BiharTimes): Stating that he is not in the habit of telling lies chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday ordered a probe by divisional commissioner of Darbhanga and inspector general of police, Darbhanga zone, to jointly probe into the incident involving the washing of temple at a village in Madhubani district after his visit on August 18 last.

One-third of heart patients in Bihar are below 45
Patna,(BiharTimes): Ten per cent of urban and 20 per cent of rural people of Bihar are suffering from heart ailments. Incidentally one third of them are below the age of 45 September 29 is observed as the World Heart Day,

Manjhi’s temple row takes political twist as BJP leaders call him a liar
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Rajnagar temple episode involving the chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has acquired a political dimension after his ministerial colleague Nitish Mishra and the Janata Dal (United) MLC, Vinod Kumar Singh––both of whom had accompanied the CM to that temple on August 18––denied that any such thing had happened. They said that the CM was perhaps misinformed about the incident.

Temple washed after CM’s visit; pujari says it is routine matter
Patna,(BiharTimes): When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asserting in the United States that India is no more a land of snake-charmers and black magicians Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi claimed on Sunday that the idol and the temple in Rajnagar block of Madhubani district was washed after he was taken there.

'Rock star' Modi makes a big splash in US media
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rock star like reception by a rapturous Indian-American community at Madison Square Garden made quite a splash in the US media too ahead of his summit Monday with President Barack Obama.

After talks with Pappu Yadav doctors of Bihar agree to charge nominal fees from poor Patna,(BiharTimes): Doctors of Bihar on Saturday decided to charge nominal fees from patients belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL).

BJP reminded of illegality of Anant Singh’s mall much too late
Patna: Senior BJP leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday denounced the ruling Janata Dal (United) government in Bihar for the inauguration of a shopping mall by Mokama MLA, Anant Singh, notwithstanding an adverse order of the Patna Municipal Corporation and directives of the Building Tribunal.

Even today people treat me as an untouchable: Bihar CM
Patna, Sep 28 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday revealed that he is still treated as an "untouchable" by some "powerful people" as he is a poor Mahadalit, the most backward among the community.

Bihar governor’s son is Shiv Sena candidate in Maharashtra
Patna,(BiharTimes): The son of Bihar governor, D Y Patil, on Saturday joined the electoral race as a Shiv Sena candidate from the Karad South Assembly constituency.

Mahadalits return to Bihar village after assurance of security
Patna, Sep 28 (IANS) Nearly 300 Mahadalits who had fled their Bihar village after being threatened by upper caste men returned home Sunday following assurances of security and protection.

Leadership dominant in NDA, was 'very loose' in UPA: Vinod Rai
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) He stirred a hornet's nest with his explosive CAG report on the allocation of 2G telecom spectrum, but Vinod Rai, now retired, is sticking to his guns, saying leadership in the UPA-II government was "very loose", with parties pulling in different directions, but is dominant in the current National Democratic Alliance (NDA) dispensation.

Five of the diaspora in the limelight at Madison Square Garden
New York, Sep 29 (IANS) Four people of Indian-origin and another who has embraced India were the faces of diaspora's influence beyond science and technology in the US when they shared the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the VIPs at his Sunday community reception:

Modi suggests more reforms at UN, seeks greater role for India
United Nations, Sep 28 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his case for giving nations contributing troops to UN peacekeeping operations more say in decision-making at his meeting with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday as he pitched for more reforms in the working of the 193-nation world body to make it more effective. India currently contributes over 8000 personnel to UN peacekeeping operations in conflict spots around the world.

Narendra Modi is running the country like a dictator: Yogendra Yadav
Patna,(BiharTimes): Aam Admi Party leader and noted social scientist, Yogendra Yadav, said that the country does not have any minister other than the Prime Minister. Narendra Modi is running all the ministries. “Have you ever heard that there is an external affairs minister in India,” he said while delivering a lecture on the 10th death anniversary of the noted Socialist ideologue Kishan Patnaik.

Jayalalithaa jailed for four years for corruption, to quit
Bangalore, Sep 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was late Saturday sent to the Bangalore Central Jail after being sentenced to four years in prison and fined Rs.100 crore for corruption, dealing a huge blow to the charismatic former actor who had dreams of becoming the prime minister ahead of this year's Lok Sabha election.

Buddhist conclave begins in Bodh Gaya
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) The fourth International Buddhist Conclave was inaugurated Saturday in Bodh Gaya by union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik and Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

Man declared dead comes to life before cremation
Patna, Sep 27 (IANS) In a startling case, a young man declared dead in Bihar came back to life minutes before his cremation, his family members said Saturday.

Jaya in jail: The high and mighty are no longer immune
The belief in the years immediately after independence that there were two sets of laws in India - one for the rich and the other for the poor - is gradually being dispelled.

Three Bihar cadre IPS officers in race for CBI director post
Patna,(BiharTimes): Three Bihar cadre IPS officers are in the race for the post of director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The tenure of the present incumbent, Ranjit Sinha, is ending on December 2, 2014.

BJP should have sacrificed some seats to save alliance with Shiv Sena: LJP
Patna,(BiharTimes): The state Lok Janshakti Party chief, Pashupati Kumar Paras, on Friday said that as an elder brother the Bharatiya Janata Party should have sacrificed some seats to save the alliance with the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra.

LJP demands Bihar CM's resignation over Mahadalits' exodus P
atna, Sep 26 (IANS) Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP Friday demanded Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation following the exodus of hundreds of Mahadalits from their village after being threatened by upper caste men.

Mahadalit exodus: Bihar to develop Pura as model village
Patna, Sep 26 (IANS) Pura village, which witnessed an exodus by hundreds of Mahadalits who were threatened by upper caste men, will be developed as a model village, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said Friday.

BJP to hold 27,000 meetings in 17 days in Bihar
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) The BJP in Bihar Thursday launched a campaign to organise 27,000 public meetings in 17 days to reach out to the people of the state ahead of next year's assembly polls.

Hundreds of Mahadalits flee Bihar village after threats
Patna, Sep 25 (IANS) Their caste kinsman may be the Bihar chief minister but that brings no solace to hundreds of Mahadalits who fled their village in Gaya district and taken shelter in a government office after threats from upper caste men for protesting the killing of one of them.

NHRC notice to Bihar govt on medicine purchase scam
Patna,(BiharTimes): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has suo motu issued a notice to the Bihar government over the alleged irregularities in the purchase of medicine and equipment in the state.

High court indicts PMC for its failure to clear Patna of rain water
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Patna high court on Thursday indicted the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) Commissioner for the civic body’s failure to get the state capital rid of the waterlogging and garbage.

Probe ordered into death of Bihar newborns
Three newborns died at the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital here early Tuesday due to negligence and apathy of health officials concerned. The officials were responsible for supply of oxygen cylinders for critical patients.

Giving missed calls to women now amounts to stalking, will lead to jail in Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): CID inspector general (IG) (Weaker Section) Arvind Pandey on Tuesday issued a circular to all district superintendents of police (SPs) and government rail police (GRP) SPs asking them to ensure that police investigates and takes action against those who give missed calls to women/girls with utmost seriousness.

Take Rs.2 lakh and abort, Bihar panchayat tells raped girl
Patna, Sep 24 (IANS) A panchayat in Bihar has ordered a minor rape victim to take Rs.2 lakh and undergo abortion, police said Wednesday.

Railway cooperation on table during Modi's US visit
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) After Japan and China, India would seek to link up with the US in the railways sector, especially in manufacture of locomotives, during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to America.

Will begin coal block allocation on a clean state: Prasad
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said the government will begin the coal block allocation again on a "clean slate".

Need states' cooperation for a clean Ganga: Centre to SC
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Centre Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the government needs the cooperation of Ganga-basin states - Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal - for the successful execution of its project to clean the Ganga.

Buddhist Conclave to promote, package pilgrimage sites
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) To showcase the beauty of Buddhist heritage in India, the 4th international Buddhist Conclave will be held in Bodhgaya and Sarnath from Sep 26, the Ministry of Tourism said Wednesday.

Yuva JD(U) workers raise slogans against state party chief in presence of Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): A large number of Yuva Janata Dal (United) workers raised slogans and created unruly scene at the meeting of the party’s 187-member Political Affairs Committee in Patna on Wednesday

Manjhi narrates Bihar’s turnaround story at London School of Economics
Patna,(BiharTimes): The chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday said that the story of Bihar’s resurrection and the challenges in sustaining this resurgent growth can be better appreciated if one developed a good understanding of reasons for the state’s relative decline in India.

SuMo calls Manjhi’s trip to London useless
Patna,(BiharTimes): Even as some investors have shown inclination to invest in education and health sectors in Bihar former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi described chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s visit to London as a useless exercise.

Samrat Chaudhary may visit London to study drainage system
Patna,(BiharTimes): In August Bihar’s urban development and housing minister Samrat Choudhary had to cancel his visit to England as Patna was facing acute waterlogging.

The Nala Roads of Patna: Big, small and beautiful?
One may motor down to Kishanganj from Patna within six hours––as is being claimed––after the construction of East-West Corridor by the Union government.

Maoists to use poison against security forces in Bihar
Patna, Sep 23 (IANS) After using deadly weapons, Maoists are working to make use of poisonous substances from wild plants against security forces in Bihar, police said Tuesday.

He follows his father's path for selfless act
Patna, Sep 23 (IANS) Unlike many youth of his age, Chandan Kumar Singh in Bihar's Gaya town, has decided to follow his father's path of selfless service to offer 'pindadan' a Hindu ritual seeking salvation for the dead for hundreds of people he never knew or met.

'Modi visit offers golden opportunity to repair India-US ties'
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) As the US prepares to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a landmark visit this week, several commentators have suggested ways of what they call kick-starting the US-Indian strategic partnership.

Dumping BJP hasn't hurt Bihar: CM in London
London, Sep 23 (IANS/RAY) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has claimed that his party JD-U's stand of dumping the BJP last year, in protest against the latter appointing Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial candidate, has made no difference to the growth story in Bihar.

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