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  • Sushil Modi clears air on rift in BJP- JD(U) alliance

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a rift between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) over seat sharing, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Monday clarified that there is no such dispute between the National Democratic Alliance partners.

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    Bypolls 2018: JDU blames fuel price hike for defeat in Bihar

    Patna: After the Rashtriya Janata Dal wrested the Jokihat Assembly seat from the ruling JD-U in Bihar, a senior Janata Dal-United leader blamed rising prices of petrol and diesel for the drubbing. A day after Shahnawaz Alam won the seat by over 41,000 votes, JD-U General Secretary K.C. Tyagi on Friday said: “Rising price of petrol and diesel mainly angered people that led to our defeat in Jokihat and NDA elsewhere” in

  • Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar of halting ‘Special Category Status’ for Bihar

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for ‘halting’ Special Category Status (SCS) for the state. Speaking to ANI, Tejashwi said that Nitish is just pretending to work for the welfare of Bihar and asked him to resign from his post on moral grounds. “He is creating an image that he is working for Bihar but the BJP is at fault

  • Bihar Assembly bypoll: 18 pc votes recorded till 10 am

    Patna, Around 18 per cent polling was registered till 10 am today in the bypoll to Jokihat Assembly seat in Bihar, a top election official said. Tight security arrangements are in place to ensure free and fair polls to the Assembly seat, which fell vacant after the resignation of sitting MLA Sarfaraz Alam. The bypoll is being viewed as a test of strength between Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and the RJD of Lalu

  • Injecting politics with extra fire and power

    With just about 12 months left for voting in the 2019 general election to commence, it is only natural that political activity is getting more and more frenzied. It is also natural that the opening shots of this long and gruelling election campaign are being fired by the opposition. Being in government and having control over the state, the ruling party has the relatively non-glamorous work of governance to focus on. Since

  • Narendra Modi praises Nitish Kumar; vows to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s sanitation dream

    Bihar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lavished praise on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and also pledged to fulfil the sanitation dream of Mahatma Gandhi. “Bapu ke sapne ko pura karke rahenge,” Modi told a rally of some 20,000 ‘Swachhagrahis’ (cleanliness ambassadors) to mark the Champaran Satyagraha’s centenary celebrations here.

  • Ashwini Choubey’s son making mockery of Nitish Kumar: Tejashwi Yadav

    New Delhi: Amid Union Minister Ashwini Choubey’s son claiming to move an anticipatory bail plea against his arrest warrant in connection with the Bhagalpur clash, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday called out Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led government to not be a “coward”.

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    Bihar Diwas: Origin and how Bihar was carved out of West Bengal

    March 22 marks the formation day of the state of Bihar and is called as ‘Bihar Diwas’. Each year the Government of Bihar declares the day as a public holiday that applies to companies, offices, and schools that comes under the jurisdiction of the State and Central government. The day is celebrated by organising programmes and events including performances by Bollywood personalities and announcement of initiatives by the government. You will be surprised to know that the day is

  • Nitish Kumar government hatching ‘serious conspiracy’ against me: Tejashwi Yadav

    Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday accused Bihar’s Nitish Kumar government of hatching a “serious conspiracy” to derail his statewide ‘Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra’, claiming that his phone was being tapped and attempts were made to lace his food with “poisonous” substances.

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    Is this the end of the road for the Lalu Prasad Yadav in Indian Politics?

    India is world’s largest democracy and also a republic country, which excels in following the people’s mandate and is a throbbing example of a secular country. Last week in the Indian polity has been an exciting one as verdicts in some cases have opened up our democratic structure. First the acquittal of all the accused (ala Raja, Kanimozhi) in the 2G spectrum case by a CBI court and then relief for ex

  • Padmavati Row: Now, Nitish Kumar bans release in Bihar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ordered a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” in the state. The Chief Minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release after BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded it in a letter.

  • Centre withdraws Lalu’s ‘Z+’ NSG cover

    Patna/New Delhi : The Centre has withdrawn Lalu Prasad Yadav’s ‘Z+’ VIP security cover of NSG commandos, evoking an angry reaction from the RJD chief and his sons, who accused the NDA government of hatching a “conspiracy” to frighten him.