Bihar

Social media users criticising the Bihar govt may face police action

The Bihar government has issued an order directing action against social media users who publish offensive posts against the government. The Economic Offences Wing, the agency in-charge of cybercrimes in Bihar, has asked all state departments to report any wrong, defamatory post against ministers, MPs and MLAs, as well as government officials. Letter to state...

Congress asks Nitish Kumar to stay in touch with Opposition in Bihar after Arunachal episode

Following the humiliation faced by Nitish Kumar after 6 JD(U) MLAs switched over to BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, the Congress has warned the veteran politician to beware of the BJP’s “poaching skill”. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has asked Kumar to stay in touch with the opposition in Bihar as an “antidote to withstand the...

Bihar govt to ensure free COVID-19 vaccination in the state

Keeping its poll promise, the BJP-JD(U) alliance government has announced that the entire population of Bihar will be given free COVID-19 vaccine once it is available. A decision in this regard has been taken by the state Cabinet in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Notably, the Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday was...

1,655 kg of cannabis seized, 12 arrested in Bihar & Jharkhand

Twelve people were arrested in Bihar and Jharkhand last week and over 1,655 kg of cannabis was seized from them by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), officials in the central anti-narcotics agency said on Sunday. The contraband was seized from trucks with national permit and other vehicles, and in one instance, cannabis was concealed inside...

Complete lockdown in Bihar from July 16-31 to curb spread of coronavirus

The Bihar government on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown in the state starting Thursday to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi announced the same. He said there will be a total lockdown in Bihar from July 16-31 to contain the spread of COVID-19. On his official Twitter handle, Modi...

COVID-19 test results of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, deputy Sushil Modi to be out on Sunday

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi and several others are being tested for COVID-19 after they attended a function with Legislative Council’s Acting Chairman and BJP leader Awadhesh Narayan Singh who tested positive for the disease. Fifteen staff members of the Chief Minister’s Office are also being tested for the...

Voters over 65, COVID-19 patients, those in quarantine can vote via postal ballots in Bihar polls

Voters over the age of 65 years will be able to vote via postal ballot in view of the COVID-19 pandemic for the upcoming Bihar polls, the Election Commission said on Thursday. The state is scheduled for assembly elections October-November. The Commission said that the facility will also be extended to those infected with COVID-19...

83 people die as lightning strikes several parts of Bihar

At least 83 people  were killed and 30 others were injured in thunderstorms and lightning that struck several parts of Bihar on Thursday. The lightning also killed more than 15 cattle in Khagaria district. Large scale damage to property was also reported across the state.  In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences...

Govt’s priority is elections, not China, economy or coronavirus: Prashant Kishor

Poll-strategist Prashant Kishor On Friday took a dig at the Union government, accusing it of misplaced priorities amid India-China border tensions, the fight against coronavirus and economic slowdown. “Whether it’s the preparation for state elections or making arrangements for Rajya Sabha seats, the EFFICIENCY of our system & RESOLVE of our leadership is for...

Unable to bear Sushant’s loss, his ailing sister-in-law dies in Bihar’s Purnia

After suicide by Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, his family has been struck by another blow with his ailing sister-in-law Sudha Devi passing away in Bihar’s Purnia on Monday evening as she could not bear the loss of the actor. She was suffering from liver cancer. Sushant Singh was found dead on June 14 at...

Farmer killed, two others injured in Bihar after Nepal Police opens fire at border

Amid the ongoing border dispute between India and Nepal, a farmer from Bihar’s Sitamarhi district was killed while two others were injured in indiscriminate firing by the Nepal Police on Friday at the Indo-Nepal border, officials said. The injured have been admitted in the hospital and are said to be out of danger. According to...

Poster war erupts on Patna streets on Lalu’s birthday

Veteran politician and former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s seventy-third birthday ended up becoming a political slugfest on Twitter after a poster war erupted on the streets of Patna on Thursday. While Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) put up a poster greeting him on his seventy-third birthday, the rival Janta Dal United had put up...