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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. Bihar is also the world's third-most populous subnational entity.

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Minor girl kidnapped, allegedly gang-raped in Bihar's Sitamarhi [Video]

Minor girl kidnapped, allegedly gang-raped in Bihar's Sitamarhi

A minor girl was kidnapped and allegedly gang-raped in Bihar's Sitamarhi district a week ago. The incident occurred in Parihar area. The accused also recorded the incident and circulated it. A..

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Death of MBBS student post vaccination is saddening: Bihar Health Minister [Video]

Death of MBBS student post vaccination is saddening: Bihar Health Minister

A final year MBBS student who was reportedly vaccinated in 1st week of February, died on March 1. Speaking on it, "Death of a doctor is saddening. The government is putting in all efforts (to contain..

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Robbers loot around Rs 20 lakh jewellery on gunpoint in Patna [Video]

Robbers loot around Rs 20 lakh jewellery on gunpoint in Patna

Three goons robbed a jewellery shop, stealing jewellery worth approximately Rs 20 lakh, from a shop on gunpoint in Bihar's Patna on March 02. The incident occurred in Kankarbagh area of Patna at Jyoti..

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Mamata to ties up with RJD | WB seat sharing discussed | Oneindia News [Video]

Mamata to ties up with RJD | WB seat sharing discussed | Oneindia News

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called on the Bengal Chief Minister at her office in Kolkata and the two reportedly discussed seat-sharing; Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that the entire state of..

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Covid vaccine: Will Union ministers pay or get it for free? RS Prasad reveals [Video]

Covid vaccine: Will Union ministers pay or get it for free? RS Prasad reveals

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his Cabinet colleagues had decided to pay for Covid-19 vaccine. The announcement came on the day that India expanded the inoculation drive to include those..

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Nitish Kumar takes first jab of COVID vaccine on his 70th birthday [Video]

Nitish Kumar takes first jab of COVID vaccine on his 70th birthday

As the second phase of vaccination drive began across the nation on March 01, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna today. CM Nitish took the..

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Bihar to get free COVID vaccinations even at private hospitals: CM Nitish [Video]

Bihar to get free COVID vaccinations even at private hospitals: CM Nitish

As the second phase of COVID vaccination drive started across the nation on March 01, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced that the vaccinations will be absolutely free in the entire..

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JDU workers celebrate CM Nitish Kumar's 70th birthday as 'Vikas Diwas' [Video]

JDU workers celebrate CM Nitish Kumar's 70th birthday as 'Vikas Diwas'

JDU workers are celebrating Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's 70th birthday as 'Vikas Diwas' across state. Workers first made offerings at the Mahavir temple, and later distributed the prasad among..

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With eye on Assam polls, Tejashwi Yadav planning to expand RJD [Video]

With eye on Assam polls, Tejashwi Yadav planning to expand RJD

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is planning to expand the reach of his party as he is thinking of contesting the upcoming assembly elections in Assam, adding that talks are on to join fight the state polls..

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Security forces neutralize landmine in controlled explosion in Gaya [Video]

Security forces neutralize landmine in controlled explosion in Gaya

Security forces neutralized landmine Sagarpur village in Bihar's Gaya. They destroyed it in a controlled explosion. No one got injured. Further details awaited.

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Rahul Gandhi won't be benefitted by politics of instigating one state against other: Sushil Modi [Video]

Rahul Gandhi won't be benefitted by politics of instigating one state against other: Sushil Modi

While speaking to ANI in Patna on February 26, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi spoke on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'North-South' remark. Modi said, "He (Rahul Gandhi)..

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Bihar man creates 'in-house' nests for birds [Video]

Bihar man creates 'in-house' nests for birds

A man from Bihar's Gaya found a unique way to show his love for birds. Tanzeel-Ur-Rehman built several nests for birds in his house and converted it into a natural habitat for them. He also installed..

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Watch: BJP MLA wants PM Modi to enact this new law to keep India 'secure' [Video]

Watch: BJP MLA wants PM Modi to enact this new law to keep India 'secure'

BJP leader and Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly Neeraj Bablu raised a demand for a new population control law in the country. Bablu said that he would approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this..

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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's first rally in Kolkata cancelled as police 'deny' permission

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Bihar resident arrested for terror links, brought to Jammu for questioning


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Jolt to LJP in Bihar as its 200 leaders and workers join JD(U)

Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) on Thursday received a major jolt in Bihar as its around 200 senior leaders and workers, led by its former state general secretary Keshav Singh, quit the..
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JeM planned terror attacks in Delhi; terrorists sourcing weapons from Bihar: J&K DGP


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Bihar aims for climate resilience and low carbon growth pathway with UNEP support


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RJD demands high-level probe into 'irregularities' in Covid testing in Bihar

Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) demanded a high-level inquiry on Friday into the alleged irregularities in the Covid-19 testing in Bihar, after reports suggested glaring gaps between what is..
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Bihar cabinet expansion to take place today, here's what to expect

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RJD says in talks with TMC to fight Bengal polls, Mamata's party denies

Bihar's main opposition party RJD said on Sunday that it is in talks with the Trinamool Congress to fight the upcoming West Bengal elections together, but leaders of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's..
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Fodder Scam: Jharkhand High Court defers bail of Lalu Prasad Yadav

Jharkhand High Court on Friday deferred bail of former Chief Minister of Bihar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) asked for more..
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UP, Karnataka, Bihar top the list in fortnightly Covid tests


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Lone LJP MLA in Bihar visits residence of key aide of Nitish Kumar


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Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad shifted to AIIMS Delhi as health deteriorates

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: The number of healthcare workers registering to take the vaccine showed a slow but inexorable rise on Saturday across Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Jharkand. In Tamil Nadu, however, the..
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'Tejashwi Yadav bol rahe hain': Phone call at teachers' protest in Bihar goes viral

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Most of the migrant workers come from West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.
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Lalu Yadav slams Bihar govt over increasing crime rate

Slamming the National Democratic Alliance government in Bihar, former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said crime has doubled in the state under Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's rule. Citing a..
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After a decent performance in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has set his eyes on Uttar Pradesh (UP) that goes to polls next..
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BJP in damage-control mode as JD(U) expresses ‘anguish’

In less than 24 hours after JD(U) publicly expressed its “anguish” over BJP inducting six of its seven MLAs into the party in Arunachal Pradesh, the saffron party on Monday went on a damage-control..
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Higher % of men drink in ‘dry’ Bihar than Maharashtra: Govt survey

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Sushil Modi, 2 others take oath as Rajya Sabha members

Three newly elected members of Rajya Sabha, including former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, took oath on Saturday.
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