Bihar NDA partners in a pickle as parties urge EC to defer Assembly polls

The Election Commission (EC) of India has, perhaps, never faced such a situation before. While it has started the process to conduct Assembl...

Modi’s address to nation wrapped subtly in Bihar poll flavour

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a brilliant strategist, and being so, he didn’t forget to lace his today’s address to the nation subtly with enough ingredients required to push the BJP’s agenda for the upcoming Bihar elections, due later this year.

Wedding ceremony sets off biggest COVID-19 infection chain in Bihar

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Hunger drives back to work migrants who made long journeys home

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Bihar shelter home cases: Recommended action against erring govt servants, CBI tells ...

New Delhi: The CBI has informed the Supreme Court that its probe into allegations of sexual and physical exploitation in 17 shelter homes in Bihar has been completed, except in two cases where further investigation is on, and they have recommended departmental action against "erring" public servants including district magistrates in several matters. The CB...

Bihar lightning: 83 dead; CM announces ₹4 lakh relief to kin of deceased

Bihar: As many as 83 people lost their lives due to lightning and thunderstorms in Bihar today (June 25). According to the Bihar State Disaster Management, 13 people died in the Gopalganj district. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a compensation of ₹4 lakh each to the families of the deceased. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed cond...

IMD predicts heavy rainfall in Bihar, govt reviews preparedness

Patna: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday (June 24) predicted that several districts in Bihar are likely to recieve heavy rainfall till June 29.

Border issue weakens Bihar’s ‘roti-beti’ bond with Nepal, brings fear of floods

The strained relationship between India and Nepal is proving disastrous for Bihar in many ways. The state which shares an 800 km-long border with Nepal has always maintained a peaceful relation with the neighbouring country, but the current situation seems to have turned the same neighbour into “rival”. The prevailing tension along the border co...

RJD in turmoil as 5 of its 8 MLCs join JD(U) ahead of Bihar assembly polls

Patna: In a major setback to Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), ahead of the Assembly polls in Bihar, five members of the legislative council have left the party to join Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United).

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Congress MLAs huddle in hotel as Gehlot leads power tussle

Jaipur/New Delhi: Congress MLAs were huddled to a resort near Jaipur on Monday after the morning meeting of its legislature party, during which the turning up of at least 100 party legislators served a respite to CM Ashok Gehlot, whose government is now under threat due an open rebellion by Sachin Pilot.

Retail inflation increases to 6.09% in June from 5.84% in March

The data released by the Union Ministry of Statistics on Monday (July 13) revealed that consumer price index (CPI) or retail inflation, an estimation of change in prices of a basket of goods and services, has increased to 6.09 per cent in June from 5.84 per cent in March.

Gullible and malleable: Pilot’s rebellion reveals Rahul’s tragic flaws

Why does Rahul Gandhi invariably get betrayed by the people who are his closest friends or aides? What is about him that has turned his life into a Julius Caesar-like tragedy with a Brutus in every act?

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Nepal obstructs Bihar’s flood-prevention works along border

In a move that may have a devastating effect during the monsoon in Bihar, Nepal has allegedly obstructed all works carried out by the state's water resources department to prevent flooding of its low-lying areas along the India-Nepal border.

PM to launch rural public work scheme to help migrants on Saturday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (June 20) is slated to launch a "massive" rural public works scheme to empower and provide livelihood opportunities to migrant workers who returned to their home states during the coronavirus lockdown. The Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan will be launched by the prime minister on June 20 through video in the ...

In power for 15 yrs, NDA banks on ‘Lalu’s Jungle Raj’ to win Bihar polls

“Jab tak rahega samose me aaloo, tab tak rahega Bihar me Lalu (Lalu will continue to thrive in Bihar politics, as long as potato stuffing is used in samosas), was how RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav once said, addressing an election rally in his home state in the late 90s when he was at the height of popularity. Samosa, a triangle-shaped deep-fried...

Polls more important than coronavirus: Kishor attacks Bihar CM

Patna: Taking a dig at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for launching an election campaign in Bihar amid the coronavirus pandemic, poll strategist Prashant Kishor said the move will be a threat for the public.

Owaisi’s bet in Bihar polls may divide Muslim votes, help BJP gain

With the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar only four months away, the political scene has been infused with sudden excitement with the announcement by Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi, head of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), that the party will be contesting at least 32 assembly seats spread across 22 of Bihar’s total 38 districts....

Irrigation to all agricultural land: Nitish’s first poll promise to Bihar voters

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a virtual meeting with Janata Dal (United) workers from Kaimur and Rohtas districts on Thursday (June 11) told them that the party’s chief promise to voters ahead of the Bihar Assembly polls, will be to provide irrigation facilities to all agricultural land in the state. The state is slated to have Assembly p...

Too many CM candidates make going tough for Bihar’s Grand Alliance

The idea of a “Grand Alliance” — a common platform for prominent Opposition players — was first mooted just ahead of the 2015 assembly elections in Bihar with the intent of putting up an united fight to the mighty BJP headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

BJP treads carefully lest COVID crises dampen Bihar poll prospects

Once bitten, twice shy – this seems to be the condition of the BJP, world’s largest party in terms of primary membership, which is treading very cautiously in Bihar after having lost a series of assembly elections in key Indian states, such as Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Delhi, in the last one year.

Amit Shah sounds poll bugle in Bihar, says NDA to win 2/3rd majority

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday sounded the poll bugle for Bihar, where assembly elections are due this year, while asserting that the ruling NDA alliance will win the elections with a two-third majority under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.

Political parties in poll-bound Bihar take virtual route for campaign

With Bihar Legislative Assembly elections just months away, political parties have started preparations for the impending contest and are taking a virtual turn and banking on social media platforms to reach out to voters due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Tejashwi launches fresh tirade on migrants issue, JD(U) hits back

Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday (June 6) slammed the Nitish Kumar government over a controversial circular on migrants, later withdrawn by the police headquarters, prompting the JD(U) to shed its reticence and cross swords with the opposition leader.

COVID-19 test centres in all districts by June 15: Bihar health minister

Patna: Around 5,000 coronavirus tests are being conducted at 26 Centres in Bihar and the number of testing centres have been increasing continuously, Health Minister Mangal Pandey said on Friday (June 6).

Political vulturism: Tejashwi slams Shah’s virtual rally amid COVID-19

Patna: A day ahead of Amit Shah's virtual rally to sound BJP's poll bugle in Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday (June 6) said electioneering amidst the coronavirus crisis in the country is nothing but "political vulturism."

Reform over punishment: Bihar courts set unique terms for bail amid COVID-19

Patna: Recently, a builder charged with forgery and cheating was granted bail by the Patna High Court on the condition of him lending his services to the state government in its fight against the pandemic for at least three months. 

Migrants in Bihar leave quarantine with condoms, contraceptive pills

Patna: Following reports of a sharp rise in institutional deliveries after March in Bihar, the State Health Society has started giving condoms and contraceptive pills to scores of men and women leaving the quarantine facilities amid the coronavirus-imposed lockdown.

Bihar govt closes migrants registration for institutional quarantine

The Bihar government has closed the registration of migrants returning to Bihar for putting them in 14-day institutional quarantine from Monday (June 2) as movement of people has opened across the country, a top official of the Disaster Management department said. So far 28 to 29 lakh migrants have returned to the state and of them, 8.77 lakh pe...

Migrant crisis: Painful visuals of baby’s bid to wake up dead mother

Muzaffarpur: Heart-wrenching visuals of a toddler trying to wake up his dead mother who was lying on the platform at a station in Muzaffarpur have been circulated widely on social media, highlighting the plight of migrant workers after the lockdown was enforced.

Trials or studies: Girl who cycled 1,200 km with father at crossroads

Kolkata/New Delhi: Bihar school girl Jyoti Kumari, who cycled 1,200 km with her injured father from Gurugram to Darbhanga, will appear for Cycling Federation of India trials once the lockdown ends even though finishing matriculation is her primary aim.

Oppn sees an agenda in BJP’s demand for online polls to Bihar assembly

With around 40 per cent of the population still using thumb impressions to get benefits of development schemes and the internet penetration rate as low as 22 per cent in Bihar, the BJP’s thrust on conducting the upcoming assembly elections online has triggered a political storm in the state.

61 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in Bihar; total cases rise to 2,166

Patna: Sixty-one more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Bihar, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state to 2,166, health department officials said.
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