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  • Sharad Yadav faction to approach EC over JD-U symbol

    Patna: The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) faction led by Sharad Yadav is to approach the Election Commission to stake claim over the party symbol ‘arrow’, a party leader said.

  • Nitish Kumar-led JD-U faction joins BJP-led NDA

    Patna: The JD-U faction led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday joined the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the party’s national executive meeting here.

  • Nitish Kumar working as Amit Shah’s servant: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who was once a respected leader is now working as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah’s servant. Nitish recently walked away from the grand alliance with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress to join hands with the BJP last month to form government.

  • Nitish Kumar recommends CBI probe into Srijan scam

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has recommended a CBI probe into the Rs 1,000 crore Srijan scam in which government funds were transferred to private accounts between 2005 and 2013 when now Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi was the Finance Minister, an official said.

  • 17 pol parties attend Opposition meeting

    New Delhi : Rebel Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav’s efforts to unite opposition parties  got a major boost  today when several top leaders of Opposition parties gathered to attend Yadav’s ‘Sanjhi Virasat Bachao’ programme at the Constitution Club in Delhi.  Among them were former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, TMC leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Choudhary, Rashtriya

  • Sharad Yadav readies for show of strength

    New Delhi : Leaders from several opposition parties, including the Congress and the Left, are expected to attend an event on Friday, hosted by rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday.

  • JD(U) in crisis mode: 21 members close to Sharad Yadav suspended

    Patna : Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United JD(U) on Monday suspended 21 members, including former minister Ramai Ram, for six years on charges of anti-party activities. The suspended members are accused of supporting rebel leader Sharad Yadav, who has opposed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to tie up with the BJP.

  • JD(U) cracks whip on Sharad loyalists, 21 suspended

    Patna: The Janata Dal (United) today suspended 21 leaders, considered loyalists of Sharad Yadav who has opposed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to join hands with the BJP, for allegedly indulging in anti-party activities.

  • Can Ahmed Patel’s victory rejuvenate Congress?

    Is Congress party going down the hill? Is Congress party directionless? Is Congress party leaderless? Is there a fight between the old guard and the new guard? Can Congress party mount a challenge to Bharatiya Janata Party? Is Congress just a party of dynasts? The above questions are all pertinent ones, but Indian National Congress got a shot in arm when veteran leader and political secretary of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel managed

  • Nearly 2 million affected by floods in Bihar

    Patna: Nearly two million people have been affected by the floods in Bihar, including thousands who have been forced to evacuate from their homes, officials said on Monday. Over one million people were affected in the worst-hit districts of Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea and Katihar in last two days. “Thousands were displaced after their villages were inundated,” a Kishanganj district official said.

  • Flood-hit Assam and Bihar seek help

    Patna/Guwahati: The flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Sunday as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sought the help of the Army and the Indian Air Force in relief and rescue of thousands of people affected by the deluge, officials said.

  • I will never join hands with communalism, says Lalu

    Siwan (Bihar) : Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday referring to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a ‘falturam’ said that come what may, he would never join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is spreading communalism in the country, like the latter did.

  • Sharad Yadav faction to present itself as real JD(U) Kumar on alliance row

    New Delhi : Senior JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav is set to present his faction as the “real” party claiming that many of its state units are with him while the support for party president Nitish Kumar is confined to Bihar. The Yadav-led faction, which includes two Rajya Sabha MPs and some national office-bearers, has armed itself with letters of support from 14 state unit presidents, Arun Shrivastava, a close aide of Yadav

  • Yadav loses his job as JD(U) leader in the Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi : Nitish Kumar has struck. On Saturday, the JD(U) chief and CM of Bihar removed rebel Sharad Yadav from the post of the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha.  Yadav had publicly opposed the JD(U)-BJP alliance in Bihar, saying the people of the state voted for the Grand Alliance.

  • JD-U not just Nitish’s party, is mine too: Sharad Yadav

    Patna: Senior JD-U leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday hit out at current JD-U president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying the party is not Kumar’s alone but belonged to him too.

  • Amit Shah officially invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA

    Bengaluru: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Saturday announced that he has extended an invitation to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of joining the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

  • History will not forgive Nitish for going against mandate: Ali Anwar

    New Delhi: Suspended Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Ali Anwar on Saturday said that history will not forgive Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for going against the mandate of the people of Bihar, which was given in favour of the grand alliance. Anwar accused Nitish of sacrificing the nation for saving his government. “You (Nitish Kumar) sacrificed the nation to stay in power. History will not forgive. We will go across the

  • 7 arrested in NGO siphoning off over Rs 300 cr govt money

    Bhagalpur: Seven persons, including a bank manager, and officials of district treasury were arrested today in connection with a city based NGO siphoning off over Rs 300 crore government money meant for various schemes. Inspector-General (IG) (Economic Offence Unit) Jitendra Singh Gangwar heading the probe into embezzlement said seven arrests have been made so far.