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Bihar floods leave 170 dead

With 20 districts in Bihar reeling under weeklong floods and the death toll reaching 170 amid reports that an estimated 55 lakh people have been affected statewide, protests against insufficient rescu

Solar power to empower Bihar village

A village in Bihar that lost its electricity connection 30 years ago and then never succeeded in getting the state government to reconnect power supply is all set to be electrified again, this time wi

Bihar farmers’ stir halts IIT-Patna work

When Jitendra Kumar, a farmer in Bihta near Patna, gave away five bighas of his farmland to the Bihar government at the rate of `52,000 per kattha some years ago, he had few regrets.

Riyaz, Iqbal are hiding in Pak, confirms Yasin

Bihar director-general of police Abhyanand said the state police had “a major role” in the arrest of Yasin Bhatkal and his close aide Asadulla Akhtar.

Discontent grips govt in J’khand

Two of the three Congress ministers inducted into Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren-led coalition government last week have caused massive embarrassment to both the party and the 44-day-old government with their candid public statements displaying bitterness and threatening tones.

AJSU leader, driver lynched

Deep-seated fear and hatred of Maoists in Jharkhand’s villages led to the lynching of a young Opposition leader and his driver by villagers who apparently mistook them for Left-wing rebels despite the hapless duo’s pleas to the contrary, the police said on Tuesday.

Nitish won’t let Bihar farmers go to Gujarat

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s steep political differences with his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi has deprived Bihar’s farmers an opportunity to gain the latest agricultural insights by attending a global farmers’ convention planned next month in Ahmedabad.

MP seeks conman’s protection

In a glaring example of political patronage of crime and caste, a sitting JD(U) MP from Bihar has formally sought police help for a trader eluding arrest after being accused of cheating investors of nearly `2 crores. The MP wants his protection because both he and the MP belong to the same caste.

RJD set to foil JD-U minority vote plans

The RJD, feeling marginalised after the ruling JD(U) seemingly improved its pro-Muslim image and the BJP emerged as Bihar’s main Opposition party, on Thursday deliberated on strategies to increase its Muslim votebank and taunted chief minister Nitish Kumar as a “new Muslim” bent on deceiving the minorities.

BJP’s ex-ministers asked to vacate bungalows

Eight of 10 former ministers from the BJP in Bihar are set to begin looking for new accommodation for themselves as the state’s Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government on Wednesday asked them to vacate their ministerial bungalows in Patna.

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