Free Press Journal
  • Tejashwi ideal replacement for Nitish as Bihar CM: Manjhi

    Patna : Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi said Monday that if Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar opts to quit office, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav would be an ideal replacement.

  • Nitish snub forces rethink on PM’s Fasal Bima Yojana

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Modi has been harping on the crop insurance scheme he launched as Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in his “Man ki Baat” and his video-conference dialogue with the farmers early this week, but he seems to have become wiser after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar scrapped it in his state to endorse the farmers’ stand that the insurance companies were making huge profit at their cost.

  • ‘Mahagathbandhan’ can be revived if Nitish cuts ties with NDA: Congress

    Gohil’s remarks come amid conflicting statements being made by the BJP and JD(U) over seat sharing for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In contrast, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had recently said that the doors of the ‘mahagathbandhan’ had been closed for Kumar.

  • Nitish rebuffs NITI Aayog CEO’s remark on Bihar’s backwardness

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday apparently rebuffed NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant’s comment blaming state’s like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Chattisgarh for country”s economic backwardness, saying the state was making rapid progress despite being in need of more assistance than it had so far been receiving.

  • Modi blasts Oppn for ‘dividing’ the country

    Describing the Madhepura Electric Locomotive Factory as a prime example of Make in India and a source of employment in the region, he said work on the project was first approved in 2007 but it began only three years ago when the NDA government came into the power. On Tuesday, the first engine rolled out of the factory.

  • Rahul attacks PM over delay in setting up of Lokpal, PNB fraud

    Ramadurga (Karnataka) : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of favouring the ‘super rich’ and questioned why he had still not appointed a Lokpal to fight corruption.

  • Fodder scam: Lalu, Jagannath get 5 years jail

    Ranchi : A special CBI court here on Wednesday convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad in the third fodder scam case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s.

  • Vijay Rupani sworn-in as Gujarat CM, Patel Dy CM; 18 ministers also take oath

    Gandhinagar : A 20-member, two-tier ministry headed by chief minister Vijay Rupani with Nitin Patel as his deputy took charge of Gujarat here on Tuesday with a galaxy of their party leaders including prime minister Narendra Modi party chief Amit Shah and chief ministers of 18 BJP ruled states in attendance.

  • Bihar: Rs 389 Crore Dam in Bhagalpur’s Kahalgaon collapsed a day before its inauguration

    Bhagalpur/Patna: Inauguration of the Ganga pump canal scheme tomorrow was cancelled after wall of the canal collapsed during trial run and inundated areas of a township today. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was scheduled to inaugurate the canal scheme, aimed at providing irrigation facilities in the state and neighbouring Jharkhand, tomorrow.

  • Bihar floods: State seeks Rs 7,636 crore assistance from Centre

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said a memorandum has been sent to the Centre seeking an assistance of Rs 7,636 crore on account of floods in 19 districts of the state that claimed 514 lives and left behind a trail of destruction.

  • Prime Minister gifts Rs 500-cr package for Bihar’s flood-hit

    Patna : After conducting a 50 minute aerial survey of the flood-hit regions in Bihar on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs 500-crore relief package for the state. Modi assured “all assistance” to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs two lakh to the kin of the victims and Rs 50,000 for those injured during the floods. “