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Bihar Board suspends affiliation of 56 schools
Tue, Sep 27, 2016

BSEB is carrying out inspection of 212 schools that were granted affiliation over the last two years, when Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh was the Board chairman. S

Patna HC quashes engineer’s transfer order, rebukes Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav
Sun, Sep 25, 2016

The court also advised Yadav, son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, to gather knowledge of law and “not get influenced and persuaded” by others.

Stand by my words: Sushil Modi
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

He added that Nitish’s “frustration” after being “exposed” on the Shahabuddin issue had driven him to serve the legal notice.

Don’t let the martyrdom of my son go in vain, says father of Uri attack martyr
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Vidyarthi last visited the village two-and-a-half months ago. He had told his father that he would come home this Dussehra and help him renovate the ancestral home.

Uri terror attack: Martyr’s brother, says we will not eat till Centre takes action
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Harihar was upset a chowkidar broke the news to them. “The district administration should have has the basic courtesy to send a senior official to share our sense of grief and pride,” Harihar said.

Uri terror attack: In Bihar, blind father loses his second son
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

This is not the first such tragedy to hit the Singh family — in 1986, Jagnarain’s eldest son, Kamta Singh, a 23-year-old sepoy in the Indian Army, had died in a bomb blast in Bikaner.

RJD clarifies, says Rahul is PM material
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

The controversy started after RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that Nitish Kumar, Mamata Banerjee, Mulayam Singh Yadav and J Jayalalithaa were PM probables for 2019 battle, leaving Rahul out of his list.

Prashant Bhushan’s appeal shows how law is not taking its own course in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

Not starting the trial in the Rajiv Roshan case gave strong grounds for Shahabuddin's lawyer to plead that since there has been no pending trial, there was adequate reason to grant Shahabuddin bail.

Journalist murder suspect Mohammed Kaif seen with Lalu’s son Tej Pratap Yadav
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Pictures of shooter with Shahabuddin, Tej Pratap go viral.

‘Out of fear, no good lawyer stayed with us’
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Three sons murdered, father says he has nothing to fear, approaches SC against Shahabuddin’s bail

Shahabuddin: In run-up to bail, delayed trial, unused option
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

On May 20, 2016, Shahabuddin was transferred to Bhagalpur jail. And on September 7, Patna High Court granted him bail citing lack of progress in the Rajiv Roshan murder case.

Out on bail, Shahabuddin takes dig at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

“Everyone knows whom I have been with all these years, and whom I will remain with. Nitish Kumar paristhitiyon ke neta hai (a leader born out of circumstances),” he said, replying to a question.

Nitish govt facilitated Shahabuddin bail: BJP
Sun, Sep 11, 2016

"The government has to explain why it could not start trial in the Rajiv Roshan case even two years after his murder,” BJP legislature party leader Sushil Kumar Modi today said.

Slain journalist’s wife questions delay in CBI probe, meets Rajnath Singh
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

Police have not named incarcerated former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin in the case for lack of any corroborative evidence.

Bihar Board set to bring digital marking system
Fri, Sep 09, 2016

The new system will be introduced in the compartmental examination for Class X and Class XII students, set to be held in November.

Bihar education system clean-up: 88 schools penalised, more face probe
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

Inspection of the remaining 62 schools in the list will be completed within a fortnight.

Kedar Nath Singh vs State of Bihar: Once forgotten, now sedition case landmark
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

While the judgment has turned the Kedar Nath Singh case into a key reference point for sedition cases, the man himself is all but forgotten.

Bihar toppers scam chargesheet: Former board head, his ex-MLA wife and a college principal
Wed, Sep 07, 2016

The Indian Express profiles the three accused named as kingpins of the Bihar toppers scam in chargesheet filed by Patna police’s SIT.

Bihar toppers scam: SIT files 4,000-page chargesheet against 32
Tue, Sep 06, 2016

The chargesheet names 32 accused, including former Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) chairperson Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh.

Missing from Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar’s advisor Prashant Kishor
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

As Kishor has been busy with Congress assignment in UP, BJP rightly asks Bihar CM what advice Kishor has given to benefit Bihar government.

Nitish Kumar set to launch anti-liquor rally in Madhya Pradesh
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

Nitish will launch an anti-liquor cycle yatra from Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh on September 16.

Bihar: At flood camp in Raghopur, the first worry is always the meal
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Over 2,500 people from Raghopur and Hajipur assembly constituencies have been in relief camps for the last 15 days.

After hooch tragedy, Bihar’s anti-liquor machinery is burdened and breathless
Sun, Aug 28, 2016

Searching under car seats, looking out for bulging luggage at airport, opening deaddiction centres overnight, and chasing youngsters with a handful of breathalysers. A hooch tragedy later, Indian Express finds Bihar’s anti-liquor machinery burdened and breathless

Is Nitish more interested in national politics than the state of Bihar?
Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Talking problems in times of solutions is not new for the Bihar CM: for example, there was a lot of talk about desilting the Kosi after the devastating 2008 Kosi floods but everything was soon forgotten.

Floods: Finally, food from Bihar government
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

In a corner of Patna district, those who left flooded homes describe how they endured a week of hardship

Bihar ‘hooch’ deaths: Main accused held, 550 litres of country liquor seized
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

The prime suspected, identified as Nagina Pasi, allegedly sold the spurious liquor to most victims. He was arrested from Deoria district, just over 100 km away in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, a police officer said.

Gopalganj: Under RJD pressure, Nitish Kumar changes tune on deaths
Sat, Aug 20, 2016

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has asked CM Nitish Kumar to “sternly deal with the offenders”.

Gopalganj liquor tragedy: Prohibition without preparation spells trouble for Bihar CM
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

The Gopalganj hooch tragedy is just a small pointer to how Nitish Kumar's liquor zeal is misplaced and without preparation.

Gopalganj ‘liquor’ tragedy: ‘Police made us take body home on a bike, as if to show he was alive’
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

16 dead in Gopalganj ‘liquor’ tragedy; their families allege cover-up attempt by police, administration

Local brew to IMFL, all flow in dry Bihar’s hooch death district Gopalganj
Fri, Aug 19, 2016

There are also reports of liquor flowing in from Haryana, through the UP border. At least three people involved in smuggling IMFL into the area are reported to have political connections.

Footnote to Bihar prohibition story: 13 killed in suspected hooch tragedy
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

Gopalganj District Magistrate Rahul Kumar confirmed the deaths, but said the cause would only be known after post-mortem examination.

Bihar: 13 people die in suspected hooch tragedy
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

The probe is underway to confirm the cause of deaths.

GST passed in Bihar: Nitish could not have missed opportunity in his ‘national’ interest
Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Nitish took no time in announcing that a special session would be convened to pass the Bill and lend support to Centre's landmark move.

Bihar printers scam: Storekeeper ‘siphoned’ Rs 8.5 crore, probe on
Sat, Aug 13, 2016

The printer scam took place during the tenure of then state board chief Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, now prime accused in the scams and currently lodged in jail with 25 other accused.

Schools of scandal: ‘We left papers blank in exam hall, wrote at night’
Sat, Aug 06, 2016

There was special arrangement for students who had paid Rs 5 lakh each. We were given the answersheet with the same code as was given in the examination hall," said Rahul Kumar who stood third from the science stream.

What lies behind Nitish Kumar’s Prohibition 2.0 and its so-called ‘insane’ provisions?
Thu, Aug 04, 2016

The new law — Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016 — is broad-based and more stringent than earlier, probably more so than any comparable law in any state.