India: GA protest march against "anti-people" policies of Central, state gov

Patna, Nov 13 (PTI) The five-member Grand Alliance along with the Left parties on Wednesday took out protest march here against "anti-people" policies of both Central and the state governments, though RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav gave a miss to the stir.

RJD, the major constituent of the opposition grouping in Bihar, however, said Yadav could not participate in the "Aakrosh march" because of his engagements in the ensuing Jharkhand polls and also legal matters.

India: Man taking cattle to market lynched in Bihar

Katihar, Nov 13 (PTI) A man taking cattle to sell at a market in West Bengal was beaten to death in Bihar's Katihar district for allegedly refusing to pay extortion money demanded by miscreants, police said.

The incident took place on Monday evening when the man identified as Mohammed Jamal, his brother and another person were taking 18 cows and bullocks to the market at Kursel in Azamnagar, the police said.

India: No honking in my zone; says feral bull in Bihar

Hajipur (Bihar), Nov 7 (PTI) Incessant honking is one peeve motorists in India have learned to live with but makes this beast a raging bull in a china shop.

A bull in Bihar's Hajipur town has taken national and international media by storm with its fierce response to honking as furiously overturns cars and topples two-wheelers.

India: Drunk police SI held for harassing girl in Bihar police station

Samastipur (Bihar), Nov 1 (PTI) A police officer has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing a girl in an inebriated state at a police station in Bihar's Samastipur district.

Confirming the incident, Dalsinghsarai sub-division Deputy Superintendent of Police Kundan Kumar said the accused police officer, Vedanand Choudhary, was forwarded to Samastipur divisional jail on Friday.

India: 'Sadhvi' gang-raped in Bihar

Sheikhpura, Oct 28 (PTI) A 'Sadhvi' (holy woman) was gang-raped in Bihar's Sheikhpura district, police said on Monday.

According to SHO, Mahila Thana, Yashoda Devi, the incident took place late Sunday night near Phulchod village in the district while the 'Sadhvi' was on her way to her native village in Uttar Pradesh's Basti district.

The SHO said the woman had been staying at an ashram in Kakolat a tourist spot in Nawada district after renouncing the world.

India: Nitish launches over 35,000 schemes worth Rs 1,600 crore

Patna, Oct 26 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday launched around 35,000 schemes worth over Rs 1,600 crore, as part of his ambitions 'Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali' campaign that seeks to boost green cover and the water table in the state.

Foundation stones were laid for 32,781 schemes worth Rs 1,359.27 crore, while another 2,391 involving an expenditure of Rs 291.27 crore were inaugurated by Kumar at a function organised at the Samrat Ashok Convention Centre here.

India: FIR against Bihar BJP chief, for poll code violation

Kishanganj (Bihar), Oct 20 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged against Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal and Sweety Singh, the party's candidate for Kishanganj assembly bypoll, for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, an official said.

The FIR was registered at Sadar police station on Saturday evening following a written complaint by Kishanganj Sadar Circle Officer Shafi Ahmad, Sadar Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Shanawaz Ahmad Niyazi said.

India: Naxal terrorist arrested, arms, ammunition seized in Bihar

Munger/Patna, Oct 14 (PTI) One naxalite has been arrested and a huge cache of arms and ammunition were seized following an encounter in Maniyara forest in Bihar, a senior police officer said on Monday.

The encounter took place deep inside the forest located along the borders of Munger and Lakhisarai districts, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Manu Maharaj told PTI-Bhasha over phone.

It began on Sunday afternoon and continued till evening, he said.

India: BJP has nothing to do with sedition charges against

Patna, Oct 9 (PTI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday asserted that BJP had "nothing to do" with a sedition case lodged in Muzaffarpur district against nearly 50 renowned actors, filmmakers and intellectuals who had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention in the rising incidence of mob lynching.

In a statement issued here, Modi noted with dismay that the FIR was lodged upon the complaint of a "serial litigant" from the north Bihar town, who has filed countless petitions against well-known personalities "including myself".

India: Nitish Kumar elected JD(U) president unopposed for another term

New Delhi, Oct 6 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been elected unopposed as JD(U) president for another term, his party said on Sunday.

The party's national returning officer Aneel Hedge said Kumar was the only candidate for the post and was officially declared as its president after the time of withdrawal for nomination ended on Sunday.

Four sets of nominations were filed by groups of party leaders on Kumar's behalf.

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