Won’t question Nitish for expelling me from JD(U), says Prashant Kishor

Patna: Political strategist Prashant Kishor opened up about the reason for his exit from the Janata Dal (United), and said that party boss and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is being badly treated by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Even as the Supreme Court’s recent ruling asking political parties to reveal and publish on media platforms details of their candidates with criminal records, promises to decriminalise Indian politics, Bihar politicians with criminal records have already found a way to circumvent such directions.

Bihari migrant woman emerges topper in Kerala’s Malayalam literacy exam

Kollam (Kerala): A 26-year-old Bihari woman has proven that language is no barrier as she emerged the topper in a literacy examination conducted in Kerala for migrant labourers.

Muzaffarpur shelter home: Court sentences Brajesh Thakur to life imprisonment

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Thank you: Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma’s goodbye to Nitish

Patna: Bringing the curtains down on the rift between the top leadership in JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled the party’s vice president Prashant Kishor and national general secretary Pavan Varma. The two leaders, however, did not retort but bade goodbye with a “thank you” message.

JD(U) expels Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma for ‘anti-party activities’

Patna: Top Janata Dal (United) leaders Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma were on Wednesday expelled from the party for indulging in “anti-party activities”. Both leaders have been critical of the party president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the NPR.

JD(U) split wide open: Kishor-Nitish spat draws in Amit Shah reference

Patna: The rift in the Janata Dal (United) widened on Tuesday (January 28) with party vice president Prashant Kishor replying to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's remark that he was inducted in the party at the instance of Amit Shah, asking, “Who would believe that you (Nitish) still have courage not to listen to someone recommended by Shah.”

Can leave party if he wants: Nitish Kumar on Prashant Kishor

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said Prashant Kishor, master poll strategist and the party’s vice president, is free to stay in or leave the party. Kishor, known as a close aide to Kumar, is one of the dissenting voices in the party who has been opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

JD(U) leader baffled over party’s call to ally with BJP for Delhi polls

Taking strong exceptions to Janata Dal (United) joining hands with the BJP for the forthcoming Delhi assembly polls, senior JD(U) leader Pavan Varma has shot of a letter to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar calling on him to provide “ideological clarity,” NDTV reported on Tuesday (January 21). Emphasising that he is “deeply perplexed” over the t...

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In recent asset declaration, Bihar ministers paint selves poorer than wives

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NPR update in Bihar to begin on May 15, says Sushil Modi

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has said the updation process of the National Population Register (NPR) will be carried out in the state from May 15 to May 28 this year, notwithstanding the West Bengal and Kerala governments decision to put the exercise on hold in their respective states. Bihar senior BJP leader also said administr...

Nitish clears the air on JD(U)-BJP pact after Kishor-Sushil Modi spat

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar on Tuesday sought to present a united front on his party's alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying "all is well" in the NDA.

Manjhi to attend Soren’s swearing-in, give Owaisi rally a miss

Patna: HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi, on Saturday (December 28) announced that he will be giving the Sunday rally with Asaddudin Owaisi a miss as he will attend Hemant Soren's oath-taking ceremony.

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Bihar bandh against CAA evokes huge response, protests turn violent

Patna: The day-long Bihar bandh against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the proposed countrywide National Register for Citizens (NRC) evoked tremendous response as people took to the streets in huge numbers to register their protests, bringing life to a grinding halt across the state on Saturday.

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Gaya: Facing criticism over his support to the amended citizenship law, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday (December 19) said he "guaranteed" that minorities will not get a raw deal "as long as we are around".

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Patna: The dawn-to-dusk shutdown call in Bihar against the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the National Register for Citizens resulted in massive protests across the state, triggering traffic jams, and cases of vandalism and arson on Thursday.

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