RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who called the JD(U) decision to support Kovind and not the combined Opposition candidate a “historic blunder”, took a swipe at the Chief Minister, wondering how Nitish Kumar could claim to be working for a “Sangh-mukt” (RSS-free) country by backing an “RSS man”.
Presidential election: The NDA has 48% — including 40% for the BJP alone — while 14% comes from AIADMK (5%), BJD (3%), TRS (2%), JD(U) (a little under 2%) besides YRSCP and INLD (2% together). The Congress holds just under 15% and is likely to go up to about 34% with support from its allies.
Prem Kumar and his younger brother Ronit wrote the Class X board examination together. Ronit scored 407 out of 500 — 81.4 per cent. Now, Prem dreams of becoming an engineer and then taking the civil services examination.
The board had faced criticism for not following the process for the Class XII toppers. The Class XII arts topper, Ganesh Kumar, 41, had faked his age. He was arrested and his result was cancelled. The board had delayed the Class X result by a fortnight to ensure verification of all toppers.
Ram Nath Kovind has always found a way to avoid confrontation with the state government, whether it was giving his assent to Nitish Kumar’s controversial liquor law criticised by the BJP for some of its draconian provisions or the appointment of vice chancellors and pro VCs.
BPCL’s Patna territory manager (retail) Manish Kumar wrote in the termination letter, “...it has been decided to terminate agreement dated 27.02.2017 entered between you and BPCL under reference with effect from 27.02.2017.”
Responding to the Bihar CM’s poser on if the UP government would announce 50 per cent reservation for women, Adityanath said: “Nitish Kumar loves talking about ‘aadhi aawadi (women)”, but why is he silent on triple talaq?
Nineteen of the 20 students of the Abhayanand Super 30 cleared the exam. Twelve of them ranked higher than 10,000 and stand a good chance of making it to the IITs. Shashi Kumar Modi emerged the topper of the batch, bagging the 258th rank
The police decided to question the school principal after arresting a Patna middleman on Saturday evening on the charge of helping Ganesh get enrolled for the exam from the Samastipur school. The middleman reportedly dropped hints about the principal’s involvement.