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Shutdown near total in Bihar (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 20 (IANS) Millions were hit in Bihar Thursday as a shutdown called by political parties including the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and BJP against FDI in retail trade ... Read more...

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Bihar fears revenge attack after Ranvir Sena chief’s killing


June 7th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 7 (IANS) Fearing a revenge attack by supporters of slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', a fresh alert has been sounded in Bihar's Magadh region, police said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Encephalitis toll rises to 18


June 4th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 4 (IANS) Suspected encephalitis has killed three more children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts, taking the death toll in eight days to 18, officials said Monday.Nearly a ... Read more...

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Violence during Ranvir Sena chief’s funeral (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Violence erupted as thousands Saturday joined the funeral procession of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', who was killed a day earlier at Ara in ... Read more...

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Thousands join Ranvir Sena chief’s funeral


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 2 (IANS) Thousands Saturday joined the funeral procession of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh 'Mukhiya', whose killing in Bihar a day earlier sparked widespread violence.Singh, in his 70s, ... Read more...

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CPI-ML strike hits Bihar (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Life was hit in many parts of Bihar Thursday by a day-long strike the CPI-ML called to protest the killing of a village head and the ... Read more...

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Strike disrupts normal life in Bihar


May 10th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Normal life was hit in many parts of Bihar Thursday by a day-long strike called by the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) to protest the killing ... Read more...

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Farmers protest shortage of urea in Bihar


September 13th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 13 (IANS) Hundreds of angry and worried farmers in parts of Bihar took to the streets Tuesday to protest shortage of fertilizers, particularly urea, in the market that ... Read more...

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CPI-ML’s anti-corruption strike affects passengers


August 27th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 27 (IANS) Train services were hit in Bihar Saturday affecting several passengers during a strike called by the youth wings of the Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist (CPI-ML) ... Read more...

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Monsoon arrives in parched Bihar


June 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 18 (IANS) The wait for rains in drought-hit Bihar is finally over. With rains lashing Patna and several other areas, the weather office said Saturday that the state ... Read more...

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Bihar rights panel helps NRI abused by IPS


June 17th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 17 (IANS) The Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has rejected a police report filed in a case of alleged abuse of an NRI who overtook the vehicle of ... Read more...

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Cyclonic storm kills nine people in Bihar


May 21st, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 21 (IANS) A powerful cyclonic storm with high velocity winds and heavy rain hit Bihar Saturday, killing at least nine people, destroying property worth crores of rupees and ... Read more...

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Tenth round of Bihar panchayat polls concludes (Lead)


May 18th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 18 (IANS) The tenth round of Bihar panchayat polls Wednesday saw voter turnout of around 60 percent, officials said. Voting was largely peaceful, barring sporadic incidents of ... Read more...

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Power shortage sparks protests in Bihar


April 28th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 28 (IANS) Thousands of people took to the streets, shouted slogans, blocked roads and attacked government offices in over half a dozen towns in Bihar Thursday to ... Read more...

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Bihar’s marchers for land reforms now in Patna


December 28th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 28 (IANS) After passing through many villages and small towns, hundreds of poor and marginalised landless men and women who began a "land march" earlier this month arrived here ... Read more...

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Campaigning for final phase of Bihar Assembly polls concludes


November 7th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.7 (ANI): Election campaigning for the fifth and final phase of Bihar State Assembly elections for 35 constituencies concluded here on Sunday evening.Nearly half of the 35 constituencies spread ... Read more...

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Notification issued for fifth phase of Bihar polls


October 15th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Oct 15 (IANS) The Election Commission Friday issued the notification for the fifth phase of the six-phase Bihar assembly elections.In the fifth round due Nov 9, polling will be held ... Read more...

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Maoist strike begins in Bihar


July 7th, 2010 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 7 (IANS) Five trains were cancelled and buses went off roads in Bihar Wednesday as a two-day Maoist strike began amid tight security and fear of violence in the state, ... Read more...

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Maoist leader arrested in Bihar


June 7th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by ANI
Gaya (Bihar), June 7 (ANI): The Bihar Police arrested a Maoist leader in Bihar's Gaya District on Monday.Acting on a tip off, a team of local police personnel raided Alpa village under ... Read more...

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Storm kills 17 people in Bihar


May 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 7 (IANS) A powerful storm hit parts of Bihar Friday killing at least 17 people, destroying property and rendering hundreds homeless, officials said. A storm with high wind velocity and heavy ... Read more...

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Bihar police beat NRI, father for overtaking vehicle


April 20th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 20 (IANS) An NRI businessman from Russia and his elderly father were allegedly beaten by policemen in Bihar's Patna district for overtaking the vehicle of a probationer Indian Police Service ... Read more...

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Bihar set to witness hot summer


March 24th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 24 (IANS) Bihar is set to witness a scorching summer this year with several parts already recording temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, an official said Wednesday. "In the last two days, ... Read more...

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Children in Bihar appeal to Maoists not to target schools


December 21st, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 21 (IANS) Hundreds of poor school children in Bihar's Aurangabad district have appealed to Maoist guerrillas not to damage or target their schools as it impacts their education badly. In an ... Read more...

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Declare entire Bihar drought-hit: Lalu, Paswan


December 13th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 13 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan Sunday urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to declare the entire ... Read more...

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Eight suspected Maoists held in Bihar


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Dec 3 (IANS) Eight suspected Maoist guerrillas were arrested in Bihar's Aurangabad district, police said Thursday. The arrests took place during a joint operation involving police and the Special Task Force."The Maoists ... Read more...

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JD-U suspends three MPs


October 21st, 2009 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Wednesday suspended three MPs from Bihar for "anti-party activities", a statement here said. "JD-U president Sharad Yadav has suspended Lok Sabha MPs ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar suffers major setback in Bihar bypolls (Fourth Lead)


September 18th, 2009 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 17 (IANS) In a major setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the opposition alliance of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Thursday bagged nine seats ... Read more...

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Over 300,000 affected by floods in Bihar


September 11th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 11 (IANS) More than 300,000 people have been affected by flash floods caused due to heavy rains in drought-hit districts of Bihar, an official said Friday. Thousands of people in over ... Read more...

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After drought, Bihar villages hit by flash floods


September 8th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) Heavy rains have led to flash floods in nearly 100 villages in the districts of Gaya, Nalanda, Jehanabad and Nawada in Bihar, officials said here Tuesday. The areas ... Read more...

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Stray violence as Maoist strike evokes partial response


August 25th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Aug 25 (IANS) A two-day strike imposed by Maoists in five eastern Indian states to demand the release of two of its leaders evoked a partial response Tuesday and saw violence ... Read more...

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In Bihar, gun toting farmers guard water sources


August 21st, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 21 (IANS) Harendra Singh and his neighbour Prakash Mahto, both farmers in Bihar's drought-hit Arwal district, stand guard with guns at a canal - the only source of precious ... Read more...

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26 Bihar districts declared drought-hit (Lead)


August 10th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 10 (IANS) Twenty six of Bihar's 38 districts were declared drought-hit Monday in view of scanty rainfall that has badly hit transplanting of paddy seedlings and affected millions of farmers, ... Read more...

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Poll panel sends teams to Bihar to probe complaints


May 8th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Election Commission Friday deputed six teams of two officers each to look into the complaints received during the polling in various parliamentary constituencies in Bihar. "In ... Read more...

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Bihar issues shoot-at-sight orders ahead of polls


April 15th, 2009 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, Apr.15 (ANI): Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued across Bihar in the run-up to Thursday's first phaseelection in 13 out of 40 Lok Sabha constituencies.The state's borders with Nepal and neighbouring ... Read more...

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Maoists threaten to chop hands of voters in Bihar


April 8th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 8 (IANS) Maoist guerrillas have put up handwritten posters in Bihar's Gaya district threatening villagers that their hands would be chopped if they vote in the general election. "The hands of ... Read more...

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