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Bihar: State in Eastern India
Bihar is a state in eastern India. It is the third-largest state by population and twelfth-largest by territory, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi). It is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, and with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges, which flows from west to east. Three main cultural regions converge in the state: Magadh, Mithila, and Bhojpur.

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Bihar now passes resolution seeking caste-based Census

The Bihar assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution demanding a caste-based census in 2021. The move comes just two days after the 243-member House unanimously passed a resolution stating..
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Bihar becomes first NDA state to adopt anti-NRC resolution

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar clarified in the assembly that the Centre had sought feedback from all states on NPR, but he took the opportunity to also communicate his government’s stand on the NRC. “The..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar assembly adopts resolution to not implement NRC; Nitish Kumar seeks caste-based census

The Bihar assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to not implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state. The assembly also passed a resolution to implement the National Population..
IndiaTimes - Published

Have asked Centre to drop contentious clauses from NPR forms: Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to "additional clauses" inserted in the National Population Register (NPR) forms and said that the state government has written to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Either provide jobs to unemployed youth or join 'Berozgaari Hatao Yatra' with us: Tejashwi Yadav to Bihar CM

Yadav also accused the Bihar Chief Minister of "murdering the spirit of the constitution" by "killing reservation."
DNA - Published

Case filed against Waris Pathan, Giriraj Singh in Bihar court for controversial statements

A case was registered in a Muzaffarpur court on Saturday against AIMIM leader Waris Pathan and Union minister Giriraj Singh for making controversial statements. The case has been filed by one M Raju..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Bihar has Modi's blessings': Nadda's reach out message for BJP workers

Exhorting party workers in Bihar to spread the message that "BJP is synonymous with development", its national president J P Nadda on Saturday asked them to work towards ensuring the NDA's return to..
IndiaTimes - Published

India paid heavy price for failing to send Muslims to Pakistan in 1947: Union Minister Giriraj Singh

The controversial remark was made in Purnea district in the Seemanchal region of Bihar where he was trying to garner support in favour of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
DNA - Published

How Arvind Kejriwal model of development poses threat to BJP in upcoming state polls

After sweeping Delhi assembly election, AAP now plans to go national and also replicate the ‘Kejriwal model of development’ in other states. Also, several states have started emulating this model..
IndiaTimes - Published

Sharad Yadav rules himself out as CM nominee of opposition alliance in Bihar, bats for Tejashwi

Former JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday ruled himself out as a possible chief ministerial candidate for the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar, asserting that Tejashwi Yadav, who has already been..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Trying formula of 1990s' Bihar': BJP likens Prashant Kishor to musclemen

With many axes to grind against Prashant Kishor, the BJP on Wednesday launched a fresh attack against the poll strategist-turned-politician whom it likened to the musclemen who having previously..
IndiaTimes - Published

Prashant Kishor questions Nitish Kumar's development model in Bihar; JD(U) hits back

Election strategist-turned-politician Prashant Kishor on Tuesday questioned the Nitish Kumar government's development model, even as he sneered at the chief minister for making ideological compromises..
IndiaTimes - Published

Prashant Kishor launches outreach campaign 'Baat Bihar Ki', targets CM Nitish Kumar

Prashant Kishor on Tuesday launched the 'Baat Bihar Ki' campaign aimed at making Bihar one of the top 10 states in the country.
DNA - Published

Gandhi, Godse cannot go hand-in-hand: Prashant Kishor

Expelled Janata Dal-United Vice President and top election strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday launched a direct attack on Bihar Chief Minister saying ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and that of his..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ahead of Bihar polls, BJP attempts to reign in party leaders who make controversial remarks

A few days back, Union Home Minister Amit Shah had attributed controversial remarks made by some party leaders as one of the reasons for the BJP's defeat in Delhi polls.
DNA - Published

CPI, RJD workers 'purify' Ambedkar statue 'defiled' by Giriraj Singh in Bihar's Begusarai

CPI and RJD workers claimed that Ambedkar statue was "defiled" by Giriraj Singh, the Begusarai MP known for his hardline Hindutva.
DNA - Published

Unfulfilled promises: Pulwama martyrs' families in Bihar deplore government's empty words

In this edition, tales of unfulfilled promises and unmatched desolation from Bihar.
DNA - Published

Won't allow hate speeches during polls in Bihar: Chirag

Lok Janshakti Party, a key coalition partner in the ruling NDA disapproved "hate speech" by some of the BJP members during election campaign in Delhi.
IndiaTimes - Published

Let Sharad Yadav be face of Grand Alliance in Bihar: Upendra Kushwaha

Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Upendra Kushwaha on Thursday caused a flutter by proposing that veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav be projected as the "chehra" (face) of the Grand Alliance in Bihar..
IndiaTimes - Published

Muzaffarpur shelter case: 6 jailed for life

A Delhi court on Tuesday sentenced Brajesh Singh Thakur — who ran a children’s home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district where 44 girls were sexually exploited — and five others to imprisonment for..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nitish Kumar evades queries on Delhi poll outcome; rivals say Bihar will be next destination

"Janata maalik hai", uttered Kumar with hands folded above his head and the ghost of a smile playing on his lips as he sauntered past a posse of journalists tossing queries on the sidelines of a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress registers lowest vote percentage in Delhi

As per the latest Election Commission figures available, the AAP has garnered 53.65 per cent of the votes polled in the February 8 elections, the BJP 38.47 per cent and the Congress 4.31%. The Congress..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Janta malik hai': Nitish Kumar on Delhi poll results

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday side-stepped queries on the outcome of assembly polls in Delhi, where the coalition comprising his JD(U), BJP and LJP has been drubbed by the incumbent Aam..
IndiaTimes - Published

Proposed Indian Institute of Heritage & Conservation should be set up in Bihar, JD(U) MP RCP Singh demands in Rajya Sabha


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National narrative becoming Hindi-speaking: Shashi Tharoor

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said the south and northeast of India will become "irrelevant" in comparison to the north, as the national narrative is increasingly becoming a..
IndiaTimes - Published

CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar injured after stone pelting at his convoy in Bihar's Supaul

At the event in Supaul, he was addressing the anti-CAA protestors as part of the 'Save Constitution Morcha.'
DNA - Published

Kanhaiya Kumar's convoy attacked again in Bihar

The convoy of CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is on a state-wide tour of Bihar campaigning against the CAA, NPR and NRC, was attacked here on Wednesday evening, police said. On February 1, his convoy..
IndiaTimes - Published

‘No litchi link to kids’ deaths in Bihar’

Almost half of children who died due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur in mid-2019 had no history of litchi consumption, whereas majority of the rest were less than two..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi Court extends Sharjeel Imam's police custody by three more days

Imam was arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad on January 28 for allegedly making inflammatory speeches at the Jamia Millia Islamia University here and in Aligarh.
DNA - Published

Nitish Kumar emerges again as a survivor

From leaving a job at the Bihar State Electricity Board for his socialist ideals to booting out Prashant Kishor and Pawan Verma, on January 29, for a pragmatic approach to his politics, Bihar Chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi court sends JNU student Sharjeel Imam to 5-day police custody

A Delhi court on Wednesday sent JNU student Sharjeel Imam, arrested in a sedition case, to five-day custody under Delhi Police Crime Branch. He was arrested by the Delhi Police's Crime Branch from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Thank you and God bless you for retaining CM post: Prashant Kishor to Nitish after suspension from JD(U)

Soon after his expulsion from JD(U), Prashant Kishor on Wednesday took a dig at party president Nitish Kumar, offering him his best wishes to "retain" the chief ministership of Bihar. In a tweet..
IndiaTimes - Published

NPR faces fresh hurdle, Odisha and Bihar against seeking parents’ information

After rejecting any NPR in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar asked the Centre to remove the new questions related to the date and place of birth of parents in the NPR updation form as “they would create..
IndiaTimes - Published

Top News of the Day | Jan 28, 2020: Centre launches helpline for coronavirus, Sharjeel Imam arrested from Bihar and more

In top news of the day on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, the novel coronavirus scare continues to spread as India launches a 24*7 helpline. Anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam was also arrested today by the..
DNA - Published

Anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad

Anti-CAA activist Sharjeel Imam arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad
DNA - Published

JNU student Sharjeel Imam arrested by Delhi Police from Bihar


IndiaTimes - Published

'Inflammatory speech': JNU student Sharjeel Imam arrested in Bihar

The Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Sunday booked Imam, the co-ordinator of Shaheen Bagh protests, for his controversial "cut off Assam from India" speech that he allegedly made a few days ago.
IndiaTimes - Published

Police carry out raids in Bihar to nab JNU’s Sharjeel

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Sharjeel Imam has been booked for delivering inflammatory speeches in opposition to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register for Citizens..
IndiaTimes - Published

None like Sushil Modi in giving character certificate: Prashant Kishor

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday launched a blistering attack against Bihar deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi bringing to fore the widening differences between the two..
IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar: Patna college bans burqa in premises, backtracks later

The college issued a notice on Saturday informing about the introduction of a new dress code for the students.
DNA - Published

Sushil Modi gave certificate to Nitish after he became deputy chief minister, says Prashant Kishor

On Saturday, Kishor targeted the Bihar deputy chief minister tweeting, "There is no substitute to Sushil Modi in giving character certificate to people. Earlier, he used to speak on camera about Nitish..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will decide next course of action depending on Nitish Kumar's reply: Pavan Varma

Varma's comments came after Kumar, who is the chief minister of Bihar, snubbed him saying he is free to go wherever he wants and slammed him for raising his concerns over the party's stand on a host of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nitish Kumar writes to PM about Bihar ascetic on fast over Ganga rejuvenation

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, drawing his attention towards a female ascetic hailing from the state who has been on a fast for more than a month..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pavan Varma seeks 'ideological clarity' from Nitish Kumar on poll alliance with BJP beyond Bihar

JD(U) leader Pavan K Varma on Tuesday sought “ideological clarity” from Nitish Kumar on taking the alliance with BJP beyond Bihar to contest the Delhi election. In a letter, Varma said he was..
IndiaTimes - Published

1.08 crore families registered under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY in Bihar, Nitish reviews scheme


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Pavan Varma questions Nitish Kumar over BJP-JD(U) alliance in Delhi amid outrage over CAA

In what appears to be a widening rift in the party, senior Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan K Varma on Tuesday wrote a letter to party chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar questioning him on its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Light rains likely over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi in 24 hours

The weather department also predicted dense fog in isolated parts over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 24 hours.
IndiaTimes - Published

Bihar shelter owner among 19 convicted in child-abuse case

A special court on Monday convicted NGO owner Brajesh Singh Thakur and 18 others, including nine women, of committing or abetting sexual assault on 44 minor girls at a shelter run by the former in..
IndiaTimes - Published

We will be the cementing force for BJP and JD(U): Ram Vilas Paswan

Lok Janshakti Party founder Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday ducked queries about a viable seat-sharing formula for the ruling NDA in Bihar for the assembly elections later this year though he asserted that..
IndiaTimes - Published

5 crore form 18,034km-long human chain in Bihar

Over 5.16 crore people participated in the 18,034-km long human chain in the state to create awareness about conservation of water and increasing green cover, prohibition and the adverse impact of..
IndiaTimes - Published

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