‘An example for daughters’: Union minister’s praise for Rohini after...

Union minister Giriraj Singh on Monday (December 6) showered praises on Rohini Acharya, daughter of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, who donat...
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Bihar: BJP’s Hindutva plank no match for Lalu-Nitish’s Mandal politics

From conducting caste census to demanding removal of 50% quota cap, JD(U)-RJD government is wooing backward castes ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls; BJP will have to rope in strong OBC, Dalit leaders to counter the move

Kishor’s warning to Bihar CM: Fulfill job promise or you will be gheraoed

Political strategist Prashant Kishor on Saturday (November 19) warned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying that he will be gheraoed if the JD(U) chief fails to fulfill his promise of providing "10 lakh government jobs" to youths of the state. Talking to reporters in Makhania village in East Champaran district, Kishor dared the CM to honour h...

‘Just a small chunk of flesh’: Lalu’s daughter on donating kidney t...

RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter, who has decided to donate a kidney to her ailing father, has said she was giving "just a small chunk of flesh" to him. Singapore-based Rohini Acharya is in her early 40s. She is the elder sister of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav. On Friday, she posted a series of emotional tweets in Hind...

Lalu Prasad’s daughter Roshni to donate kidney to her father

The RJD president, who has been suffering from multiple health problems, was advised a kidney transplant by his doctors

Nitish Kumar wants 50% quota cap scrapped, country-wide caste census

Sharing his views following the Supreme Court judgment on 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections (EWS), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday sought the removal of 50 per cent cap on reservations and a country-wide caste census. The apex court on Monday upheld the 10 per cent reservation to EWS persons in education and governm...

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RJD’s Ramvriksh Sada, Bihar’s poorest MLA, turns emotional on getting govt house

Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Ramvriksh Sada, a first-time MLA, turned emotional when he was allotted a government residence in Patna recently. The video of Sada, the poorest MLA in Bihar assembly who was given the keys of the government house by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, has gone viral on social media. “I am the poorest MLA in Bihar. Whene...

Nitish Kumar in touch with BJP, will switch sides if need arises: Prashant Kishor

Political strategist Prashant Kishor who is on a padyatra in Bihar, has claimed that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is in touch with the BJP and may join hands with the saffron party again if the need arises. The JD(U) has strongly dismissed the claim, stating that it was made to mislead people and spread confusion. Kishor, whose rally in Bihar is ...

Smarting over break-up, BJP keen to dent Nitish Kumar’s image

The BJP has stepped up its efforts to check the emergence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a ‘formidable’ national leader by denting his image as much as possible. Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s scheduled visit to Jai Prakash Narayan’s birthplace —  Sitab Diara in Bihar`s Saran district —  on October 11, on the occasion of his birth anni...

Nitish frowns upon CBI charge sheet filed against Lalu

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday (October 8) voiced his disapproval of the CBI charge sheet against RJD president Lalu Prasad, his new ally, in a case pertaining to the latter's tenure as Railway Minister. Talking to reporters in Patna before leaving for Sitab Diyara, birthplace of Jayaprakash Narayan on the occasion of the socialis...

Bihar agriculture minister Sudhakar Singh resigns after criticising govt

Bihar agriculture minister Sudhakar Singh, who often embarrassed the Nitish Kumar government by his outspokenness, tendered his resignation, his father and state RJD president Jagadanand Singh said on Sunday. Though the minister could not be reached for his comments after the drastic step, his father said Sudhakar Singh had lent his voice to the...

Prashant Kishor to embark on 3,500-km padyatra in Bihar from Sunday

Political strategist Prashant Kishor will embark on a 3,500 km padyatra in Bihar, from West Champaran district on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on Sunday as part of his Jan Suraj campaign. The yatra, which is likely to last for 12 to 18 months, is being seen as a precursor to Kishor’s formal entry into politics. The strategist, however, has...

Condom comment: CM Nitish hints at taking action against IAS officer

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday (September 29) hinted that action may be taken against senior woman IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bamhrah whose condom comment to a schoolgirl has caused a major embarrassment for his government. The officer has, meanwhile, issued a signed statement expressing regret over the controversy that arose after a...

‘Want condoms too?’: Bihar IAS officer to schoolgirl asking for sanitary pads

A senior IAS officer has courted controversy in Bihar over her “condom” comment to a schoolgirl during an event in Patna. In a video shared on social media, Harjot Kaur Bamhrah, chairperson and MD of the women and child development corporation (WCDC) is heard publicly mocking a schoolgirl for asking the government to provide sanitary pads. Wh...

To become PM, Nitish Kumar backstabbed BJP: Amit Shah

To become prime minister, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar backstabbed the BJP to join hands with RJD and Congress, Union Home Minister Amit Shah claimed on Friday. Asserting that the BJP would form a government with a full majority in the state, Shah alleged that Kumar did not have any ideology, so he gave up socialism in favour of caste-based...

Cancel Tejashwi Yadav’s bail for using threatening language: CBI tells Delhi co...

The CBI moved a Delhi court on September 17 asking for the bail granted to Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in the IRCTC scam case to be cancelled because he was using threatening language while talking about their officers. The court was told that Tejashwi Yadav had spoken about CBI officials in a manner that was intimidating while he...

Special status for ‘backward’ states if non-BJP govt comes to power: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday promised special category status to “all backward states” if the non-BJP alliance comes to power at the Centre. Kumar, who is trying to forge “opposition unity” after walking out of the NDA, he has been demanding special status for his state, Bihar. Nitish, the JD(U) leader who had snapped ties with ...

‘Jungle Raj’ image comes back to haunt Nitish as BJP sharpens its claws

As Nitish eyes the PM post and Tejashwi eyes the Bihar CM post, neither is in a mood to encourage or overlook corruption or crime, but the BJP is able to pick holes in the law-and-order situation

Nitish-Tejashwi can give Bihar what it needs most — an economic overhaul

If the JD(U)-RJD coalition wants to make an impact, it has to quickly focus on a radical agenda to industrialise the state, modernise its agriculture, and tackle major problems such as unemployment and poverty

With unique caste dynamics in Bihar, it may be Dilli Chalo for Nitish

The formidable emergence of the Yadavs, Kurmis and Koeris is being viewed as a revolutionary change; another game-changer in the state can be Nitish Kumar's move to national politics

Bihar minister, accused in 2014 kidnapping case, resigns amid protests

Bihar minister Kartik Kumar, an accused in a 2014 kidnapping case, has resigned amid protests by the opposition, officials said. Kartik Kumar, an RJD MLC, who became the state's law minister in the new Nitish Kumar government, resigned hours after being moved to a lesser significant Sugarcane Department on Wednesday night. The resignation has...

CBI raids not a blip as BJP looks to corner RJD-JD(U) alliance

The CBI raids on the premises of RJD leaders ahead of the floor test the Nitish Kumar government faced in Bihar assembly could be a mere coincidence but these raids may be seen as a first litmus test for the nascent RJD-alliance government.

Bihar floor test: Speaker resigns; CBI raids homes of 2 RJD leaders

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday (August 24) raided the residences of two senior leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as part of its probe into an alleged ‘land-for-jobs’ scam during the tenure of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav as the Railway minister. The raids come on a day when the Nitish Kumar-helmed JD(U) government ...

Nitish Kumar ‘strong’ PM candidate for 2024, says Tejashwi Yadav

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday (August 21) said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar might be a “strong candidate” for the Prime Minister’s post in 2024 elections. “I cannot claim to speak on behalf of the entire Opposition, however, if considered, respected Nitish ji definitely might be a strong candidate. For the last ...

Tejashwi issues code of conduct for RJD ministers; no new vehicles, promote namaste

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday (August 20) has issued a bunch of directives for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders inducted into the state cabinet, which ranges from not buying vehicles for themselves to promoting the tradition of namaste and adaab instead of making anyone touch their feet. Also, Bihar's new deputy CM adv...

72% of Nitish Kumar ministers have criminal cases against them: ADR report

Even as Bihar’s new law minister had to be present before the court in a kidnapping case,  on the day of his swearing-in ceremony as a cabinet minister, a poll rights body, the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), has found more than 70 per cent of the newly sworn-in ministers in Bihar have declared that they have criminal cases against them. ...
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