Party over: Chirag Paswan’s uncle heads 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.

Patna bank heist: robbery in broad daylight

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Cattle, pigs and now waterlogging: Bihar’s health infra exposed

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.

More bodies found floating in Ganga, dozens buried on the banks

Decomposing bodies float in Ganga, spread panic about infection

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”.


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Party over: Chirag Paswan’s uncle heads 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.

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

Newdelhi: 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

Patna: 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.

Five die after drinking spurious liquor in dry Bihar

Muzaffarpur: Five persons have died allegedly after consuming suspected spurious liquor in the past three days in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar where sale and consumption of alcohol are banned. They died after drinking spurious liquor in Dargah village under Katra police station area, a relative of one of the victims, Khelawan Manjhi, said on Saturday. Se...

Growing unrest in NDA over ministerial berths leaves Nitish govt on razor edge

The present Nitish Kumar government in Bihar seems to be tumbling from one crisis to another. First, the Cabinet expansion got delayed by about three months due to severe internal contradictions. Now that the expansion has finally taken place, it has triggered revolt within the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Back from wilderness? Shahnawaz of BJP among 17 inducted in Bihar cabinet

Twenty years after he was sworn in as the youngest Union minister in the Vajpayee government, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain took the oath of office on Tuesday (February 9) as a cabinet minister in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s government in Bihar. Hussain (53), who was once a poster boy of the BJP, was one among the 17 new members to be sworn in as cab...

Lalu shifted to AIIMS-Delhi as health condition deteriorates

Ranchi: Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad was shifted to AIIMS-Delhi in an air ambulance on Saturday after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital here, officials said. Prasad (72), convicted in fodder scam cases, was undergoing treatment at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) here for multiple ailments. "La...

Bihar farmers uneasy about new laws, experts find them ‘pro-corporate’

Bihar's farmers, who are already under stress following the abolition of the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) Act 14 years ago, are now worried whether the new farm laws will aggravate their problems.

Lalu Prasad Yadav’s health deteriorates, to be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi

 Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad will be shifted to AIIMS-Delhi after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said on Saturday (January 23)

In Bihar, transgender people will soon be a part of the police force

In the last decade or so, the transgender community has gained much acceptability in society. First, the Supreme Court, in its landmark judgment of 2014, accorded them the third gender status. Now, in another major victory for the community, the Bihar government has decided to recruit them in police jobs.

Nitish makes ‘offensive’ posts against govt an offence, Tejashwi dares hi...

In a reaction to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s new and unprecedented order making “defamatory and offensive” comments on social media against the government, as an offence under cybercrime, RJD leader, Tejashwi Yadav has promptly fired the first salvo.

Tejashwi’s tough side: ‘Hum Tejashwi Yadav bol rahein hai, DM sahab’

In Bihar, politicians are known for their angry outbursts and antics – CM Nitish Kumar recently lost his cool when a reporter insisted with his query on the state’s law and order situation. This time, it is Tejashwi Yadav, the RJD leader, who has drawn social media attention. Yadav reached out to protesting teachers in Patna, who told him that t...

Have clue? then go help cops: Angry Nitish tells reporters on Patna murder

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar whose government has received severe backlash following the murder of an IndiGo airline executive in Patna, lost his temper when media personnel quizzed him on the incident on Friday (January 15). A visibly seething Kumar asked reporters where their allegiance was, while challenging them to help police solve the cr...
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