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  • Jio launches 5G services in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand; extends reach across 5 more states Jan 14, 2023 10:10 PM IST

    Jio launches 5G services in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand; extends reach across 5 more states

    The telecom major further extended its 5G reach across Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

  • Bihar govt initiates auction process for glauconite, iron ore mines worth Rs 20,000 cr Jan 14, 2023 04:49 PM IST

    Bihar govt initiates auction process for glauconite, iron ore mines worth Rs 20,000 cr

    The government held a meeting with several stakeholders recently to initiate the auction process, Additional Chief Secretary-cum-Mines Commissioner Harjot Kaur Bamhrah said.

  • Trying to set up one engineering and medical college in each district: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Jan 10, 2023 09:49 AM IST

    Trying to set up one engineering and medical college in each district: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

    The government's aim is that the boys and girls of Bihar do not need to go outside to study engineering and medicine, the JD(U) leader said.

  • Four PFI members chargesheeted by NIA in Bihar Jan 07, 2023 07:50 PM IST

    Four PFI members chargesheeted by NIA in Bihar

    They were charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

  • CBI searches in 9 Bihar cities over ineligible foreign medical graduates being allowed to practise Dec 29, 2022 09:59 PM IST

    CBI searches in 9 Bihar cities over ineligible foreign medical graduates being allowed to practise

    The agency had registered an FIR on December 21 against 14 state medical councils and 73 foreign medical graduates who were allowed to practice medicine in India without qualifying the mandatory Foreign Medical Graduate Examination (FMGE)

  • LJP leader Chirag Paswan meets Home Minister Amit Shah, seeks dismissal of Bihar government Dec 28, 2022 03:31 PM IST

    LJP leader Chirag Paswan meets Home Minister Amit Shah, seeks dismissal of Bihar government

    Chirag Paswan submitted his party's memorandum to Shah in which he alleged that the liquor mafia is flourishing in Bihar under official patronage

  • Rise in active COVID-19 cases in Bihar; no need for panic, says expert Dec 28, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    Rise in active COVID-19 cases in Bihar; no need for panic, says expert

    The state, which had zero active case till Sunday, now has 14, with Gaya accounting for 12 of these.

  • Bihar’s prohibition is not working. Historically it seldom does Dec 22, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Bihar’s prohibition is not working. Historically it seldom does

    Many states in India have introduced and then rescinded prohibition after struggling with the aftermath of such an action, including the ravages of death and various instantaneous ailments due to the consumption of illicit liquor

  • Bihar bridge snaps into two, collapses in water | Video Dec 20, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    Bihar bridge snaps into two, collapses in water | Video

    A bridge constructed across Burhi Gandak River in Bihar snapped into two on Sunday morning.

  • Bedlam continues in Bihar Assembly over hooch tragedy on final day of session Dec 19, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    Bedlam continues in Bihar Assembly over hooch tragedy on final day of session

    The administration has, so far, confirmed only 30 deaths though most unconfirmed reports put the number in excess of 50.

  • Nitish govt draws flak over refusal to compensate victims of hooch tragedy Dec 18, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    Nitish govt draws flak over refusal to compensate victims of hooch tragedy

    The administration has confirmed 30 deaths since Tuesday night, following suspected consumption of spurious liquor, making it the biggest hooch tragedy in the state since it went dry over six years ago.

  • Bihar hooch tragedy: NHRC to depute its probe team for on-spot inquiry Dec 18, 2022 08:43 AM IST

    Bihar hooch tragedy: NHRC to depute its probe team for on-spot inquiry

    Officials said on Saturday that eight more died allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in two districts of Bihar.

  • NHRC notice to Bihar govt, state police chief over Saran hooch tragedy Dec 16, 2022 05:10 PM IST

    NHRC notice to Bihar govt, state police chief over Saran hooch tragedy

    The sale and consumption of alcohol was completely banned in Bihar in April 2016, though its "implementation has been patchy," the NHRC observed in a statement.

  • Saran hooch tragedy rocks both Houses of legislature; toll rises to 30, BJP stages Raj Bhavan march Dec 16, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Saran hooch tragedy rocks both Houses of legislature; toll rises to 30, BJP stages Raj Bhavan march

    Saran District Magistrate Rajesh Meena told PTI over phone that the number of people who have died since Tuesday night has climbed to 30.

  • Bihar hooch tragedy: 'Jo piyega, woh marega,' says CM Nitish Kumar as death toll climbs to 26 Dec 15, 2022 03:08 PM IST

    Bihar hooch tragedy: 'Jo piyega, woh marega,' says CM Nitish Kumar as death toll climbs to 26

    "Jo piyega woh marega" (those who drink spurious alcohol will die), thundered Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who stood his ground maintaining that prohibition was "not my personal wish but a response to the cries of the women of the state".

  • Nitish Kumar drops hints he may pass on mantle to Tejashwi Yadav Dec 13, 2022 04:50 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar drops hints he may pass on mantle to Tejashwi Yadav

    The septuagenarian JD(U) supremo, once again, ruled himself out as a prime ministerial candidate for the next Lok Sabha polls even as he maintained that a "united opposition" could defeat the Narendra Modi-led BJP in 2024.

  • Bihar starts preparations for meetings of G20 'engagement groups' Dec 03, 2022 01:03 PM IST

    Bihar starts preparations for meetings of G20 'engagement groups'

    The process of finalising cultural events showcasing the state’s rich cultural heritage and tourist attractions has begun, the official said.

  • Bihar to launch action plan for tackling rising air pollution Nov 30, 2022 06:55 AM IST

    Bihar to launch action plan for tackling rising air pollution

    Talking to reporters, BSPCB chairman Ashok Kumar Ghosh said consistent efforts are needed for a few years to see visible improvement in the air quality of the state.

  • Umesh Kushwaha gets re-elected as JD(U)'s Bihar chief Nov 27, 2022 06:25 PM IST

    Umesh Kushwaha gets re-elected as JD(U)'s Bihar chief

    Kumar, the de facto leader of the party, expressed delight over Kushwaha being "unanimously" (sarv summati se) chosen for a second consecutive term.

  • Thieves dig tunnel, steal entire train engine in Bihar Nov 26, 2022 07:07 PM IST

    Thieves dig tunnel, steal entire train engine in Bihar

    An entire diesel engine was stolen part by part from a railway yard in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said on Friday.

  • Bihar CM will be gheraoed if he fails to fulfil job promise: Prashant Kishor Nov 20, 2022 09:24 AM IST

    Bihar CM will be gheraoed if he fails to fulfil job promise: Prashant Kishor

    Nitish Kumar had in August also asserted that the new government would like to exceed the employment generation target.

  • Both Nitish & Tejashwi will campaign for JD (U) candidate in Kurhani by-poll:  Bihar JD(U) Chief Nov 19, 2022 12:17 PM IST

    Both Nitish & Tejashwi will campaign for JD (U) candidate in Kurhani by-poll: Bihar JD(U) Chief

    BJP has fielded Kedar Prasad Gupta against JD(U)’s Kushwaha, the two-time MLA from the constituency.

  • Labourer dies as part of under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar Nov 19, 2022 09:11 AM IST

    Labourer dies as part of under-construction bridge collapses in Bihar

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief over the loss of life in the incident that occurred in Bhagan Bigha area under the Wena Police Station limits on Friday, a senior officer said.

  • Congress to launch state-wide padayatra in Bihar from December 28 Nov 14, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    Congress to launch state-wide padayatra in Bihar from December 28

    Rahul Gandhi, however, is unlikely to take part in the state-wide padayatra in Bihar.

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar emphasises on girls' education to check population growth Nov 12, 2022 09:57 AM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar emphasises on girls' education to check population growth

    The Bihar chief minister also warned of action against teachers who fail to perform their duties.