Bihar Dy CM Tejashwi Yadav asked to appear before court in IRCTC scam case

A Delhi court on Wednesday directed Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav to personally appear before it on the CBI’s plea seeking cancellation of his bail in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam. Granting time to Yadav’s counsel to file response, Special Judge (CBI) Geetanjali Goel … Read more

Bihar cabinet approves proposal for creating 7,800 new govt posts

The Bihar cabinet on Tuesday approved proposals for creating around 7,800 new posts in different departments of the state government, officials said. Among these are 7,595 additional posts of ‘surveyors’ and ‘amins’ in the Revenue and Land Reforms Department. Besides, 200 additional posts for two prisions in Arwal district, and Paliganj sub-division … Read more

At Bihar rally, Shah highlights India becoming 5th largest economy in world

Highlighting the country’s growth stride, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that India, which was ranked 11th on the list of the world largest economies in 2014, has today overtaken the UK to occupy the 5th position. Addressing a public rally here, Shah said, “This Amrit Kaal is the time … Read more

Phulwari Sharif case: NIA conducts searches at multiple locations in Bihar

In a latest development in the Phulwari Sharif case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday was conducting search operations at multiple places in Bihar, including Chhapra, Darbhanga, Arriya, Muzaffarpur and Patna. The raids were being held in connection with its probe into a suspected terror module allegedly linked to the Popular … Read more

Top headlines: Nitish resigns as Bihar CM; WhatsApp announces new features

Nitish Kumar resigns as Chief Minister of Bihar, breaks alliance with BJP Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Tuesday breaking his alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Kumar, earlier in the day, held a meeting with the JD(U) leaders to discuss his next future political moves. … Read more

congress: Bihar: Congress announces support to Grand Alliance stir against price rise

Estranged from the Opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar, the Congress on Saturday, however, announced its support to statewide protests proposed by the RJD-led coalition against price rise under the NDA rule at the Centre. BPCC president Madan Mohan Jha directed party workers to extend support to demonstrations which are scheduled across all districts on Sunday, … Read more

High uranium concentration in groundwater in Bihar worries authorities

The high concentration of uranium in groundwater in certain districts in Bihar has left the authorities worried and 100 water samples from ten districts have been sent to Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) center in Lucknow for scientific analysis, a top official said. Presence of uranium in drinking water is a matter … Read more

Normal monsoon in Aug-Sep, but Bihar, northeast to see deficit: IMD

India will receive normal monsoon rains in August-September, particularly in eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand regions that have received the lowest rainfall in 119 years, the weather office said on Monday. Rainfall in the east and northeastern regions, the rice bowl of the country, has been 45 per cent lesser than … Read more