Congress tries to woo ‘castaway’ Kanhaiya for stronger roots in Bihar

Censured by his party, the Communist Party of India (CPI), in February this year and away from the political limelight ever since, former JN...
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Kanhaiya goes soft after CPI censures him, speculation over his next move

Although Kanhaiya maintained a silence over the censure motion, his 'lack of interest' in Bihar’s politics is intriguing

Nitish’s PM ambition could lead to new political equation in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has opened up the possibilities of a political realignment in the state by apparently reviving his dream to become the Prime Minister. RJD chief Lalu Prasad lends credence to the speculation over the new political equation in the state as he nodded in agreement when a media person recently asked in Delhi whether...

Bihar misses chance to take advantage of demographic dividend

Bihar's failure to exploit the demographic dividend and also check its high fertility rate has come into sharp focus after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his population control policy. According to the Sample Registration System-2018 report, Bihar's working age population (15-59 years) increased from 57.2 per cent to 59.7...

Join ‘existential fight’ against Golwalkar’s ideas, Tejashwi tells Chirag

'Our party has decided to celebrate Dalit messiah Ram Vilas-ji’s birth anniversary to commemorate his contribution to the state. I think this itself is self-explanatory,' Yadav said

After Sunny Leone, Malayalam actress Anupama ‘clears’ exams in Bihar

In 2019 Bollywood star and former adult actor Sunny Leone ‘topped’ the merit list released by the state Public Health Engineering Department for the post of junior engineers. The department later rectified the mistake

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A cornered Chirag ‘hurt’ by BJP’s silence on LJP crisis

'Hurt' at the BJPs silence while he battles challenges from within his party, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan, on Tuesday, said that his relations with the saffron party cannot remain 'one-sided' and he will consider all possibilities about his future political steps if attempts to corner him continue. In an interview with PTI, Pa...

Bihar drama continues: Chirag ousted, uncle Paras takes over LJP reins

The ouster of Chirag Paswan from LJP is complete – a little over eight months after his father and party founder Ram Vilas Paswan passed away. His uncle, Pashupati Kumar Paras, formally took over the reins of the Lok Jan Shakti Party on Thursday (June 17). Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has accepted Paras as the LJP floor leader in the House instead...

Chirag blames JD(U) for split in party; calls uncle ‘power hungry’

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader and MP Chirag Paswan has blamed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) for the split in his party.

BJP remains mute as uncle-nephew battle for LJP hots up in Bihar

Buzz is that Pashupati Kumar is likely to replace Chirag as the LJP president. The uncle-nephew tug of war for power in just a year after Ram Vilas Paswan's demise clearly indicates how fragile the family unity is.  

Chirag Paswan removed as LJP national president; his uncle likely to take over

The factional infighting in the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) came to a head on Tuesday (June 15) with the summary removal of Chirag Paswan as party national president. This was done at an emergency meeting held by the LJP national working committee.

Party over: Chirag Paswan’s uncle triggers split in LJP

Less than a year after former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s passing away, his party, the Lok Janshakti Party headed by his son Chirag Paswan, split on Monday (June 14). The party’s five MPs in the Lok Sabha have written to the Speaker asking him to consider them as a separate group.

In graphs: How Bihar’s data revision affects its COVID figures

Although each death is a personal tragedy, given India’s huge death toll – more than 3.63 lakh officially – the revision does not substantially change the overall scenario

JD(U), BJP vie for political mileage even as COVID cases pile up

The political one-upmanship, involving JD (U) and BJP, continued even when the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc in Bihar as both sought to score some brownie points. It all began with a face-off between Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and state BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal on the issue of imposition of lockdown. Jaiswal, a doctor himse...

Lalu Prasad gets reprieve, CBI drops probe into 2018 bribery case

Earlier this month Lalu was released from prison after the Jharkhand High Court granted him bail in the fodder scam case in which he was awarded jail term.

COVID scare: Panic in Bihar after bodies found floating in Ganga

Adding to the panic, some news channels went berserk, saying that about 100 bodies are washed ashore— something which officials termed “highly exaggerated”.

Bihar orders lockdown till May 15 as COVID cases surge

The announcement came within hours of the Patna High Court ordering the government to declare a lockdown, warning that otherwise it may have to step in

Mohammad Shahabuddin, jailed former RJD MP, dies of COVID-19

Jailed former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, 53, died of COVID-19 at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Hospital here on Saturday, the Delhi Prisons Department said. Shahabuddin, who was serving a life sentence in a murder case, was admitted to the hospital on April 20, it said. Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel said, "Information has been rec...

Bihar’s vaccination imbroglio gets no better as Sushil Modi says ‘pay for...

RJD legislator Bhai Birendra said Modi’s statement has no significance and that he just wanted to hog the media limelight. He said Modi should refrain from creating confusion at this critical time and hoped that the BJP would keep its poll promise of free vaccine for all at any cost

Nitish keeps playing ‘big brother’ as BJP faces leadership vacuum

Bihar Chief Minister and senior JD-U leader Nitish Kumar emerged from the fiercely contested last year’s assembly election virtually battered but unbowed. Even after his party slipped to the third position with 43 seats, Nitish is leaving no room for BJP to maneuver. The BJP bagged 74 seats in the election, 31 more than the JD-U tally. The BJP k...

Bihar Special Armed Police Bill draconian, says Tejashwi a day after House ruckus

The Bihar Special Armed Police Bill-2021, which the Opposition alleges gives special powers to the police to search and arrest anyone without obtaining a court warrant, was passed by the Assembly on Tuesday (March 23) amid uproarious scenes and violence. Security personnel dragged Opposition MLAs and manhandled them during a protest against the ...

It is a sour treat for Bihar farmers as two more sugar mills shut shop

Bihar’s sugar industry is passing through a tough phase: Two more sugar mills became non-operational this season, reducing the number of operational sugar mills to seven. This is a grim figure for a state that once contributed 28 per cent of the total sugar production of the country in early eighties. Its current contribution has dwindled to a mere...

Upendra Kushwaha returns to Nitish Kumar’s arms ‘in the interest of the nation’

Former Union minister Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) merged with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) on Sunday

Amid row over price, Nitish says COVID vaccine will be free for all in Bihar

Amid debate over COVID vaccine price and the cap over it, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday (March 1) announced that the shots will be given free of cost in the entire state.

This Bihar judge is winning hearts for his leniency to juvenile offenders

You don’t have to go far in search of a Frank Caprio, the kind US judge who metes out judgments taking into account personal situations of the undertrials — we in Bihar have our own homegrown man of justice.

Bihar’s liquor ban mired in implementation hiccups

Such has been the truth of ‘dry’ Bihar, where liquor flows in abundance and tipplers could be found consuming it even near a minister’s official residence right in the state capital.
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