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Bihar: ‘No-shoe rule fine, but we need better govt schools’
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

"I am okay with all these strict measures but the Board should also ensure better quality education in government schools, provide us good teachers like in private schools, who ensure that our syllabus is completed on time," said Aarti Kumari, a Class X student in Bihar.

Bihar government looks into ‘illegal’ temple behind Tej Pratap’s bungalow
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Building Minister Maheshwar Hazari said Tej Pratap could be charged with IPC sections for land grab and violation of Bihar Hindu Religious Trust (Amendment) Act, 2013.

Tej Pratap Yadav vacates ‘haunted’ bungalow
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Former health minister Tej Pratap Yadav has vacated the 3 Deshratna Marg bungalow allotted to him by the government, accusing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi of “unleashing ghosts” in the house to trouble him.

Shoes pile up outside Bihar exam centres, debate rages on board’s new no-shoes rule
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Nearly 17.7 lakh students are writing their Class X BSEB examinations at 1,426 centres across Bihar. Under the new rule, students cannot enter examination centres wearing shoes and socks; they can wear slippers.

ED attaches assets of IAS officer in National Rural Health Mission scam
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

ED sources said the current value of the attached assets would be about Rs 15 crore but it was calculated on the basis of the value on time of investment.

BJP offers Jehanabad bypoll seat to JD(U)
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

While the BJP is seen to have offered Jehanabad seat to keep Chief Minister Nitish Kumar interested in campaigning, multiple JD(U) leaders said on conditions of anonymity that this is a “tactical victory” for the party, and that the move has shown RLSP and HAM(S) their places in NDA

Muslim girls from Bihar show willingness to study abroad, but want clarity on dressing system and security
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Patna is among six Indian cities chosen for the Indo-US collaboration programme along with Delhi, Hyderabad, Aligarh and Kurnool.

UNFPA India chief, two others accused of harassment
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

In a letter to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, the complainant alleged that she was harassed for providing “evidence of misconduct by UNFPA staff, including religious intolerance, conspiracies on sexual harassment” at workplace.

Bihar prohibition law: Police not applying mind, causing difficulty to citizens, says Patna High Court
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

The Patna High Court, in a recent order, reprimanded Bihar police officers for not showing “application of mind” and “taking insensitive nature of action” while dealing with cases lodged under Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act.

Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar: NDA eyes 3, RJD 2, contest in 6th
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Four JD(U) MPs — Bashistha Narayan Singh, Anil Kumar Sahni and Mahendra Prasad aka King Mahendra — and BJP Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Dharmendra Pradhan complete their terms on April 2.

With Nitish Kumar and after Rajasthan loss, NDA faces bypoll test in Bihar
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

One Lok Sabha, two Assembly seats: JD(U) opts out of bypolls, late RJD MP’s son joins father’s party.

RJD national executive: Lalu Prasad Yadav names Rabri V-P; brings sons, daughter on board
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has brought his sons Tej Pratap Yadav and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and eldest daughter Misa Bharti in the national executive, the highest decision-making body of the party.

Bihar: 40% of kidnappings in 2017 for marriage, reveals police data
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Till November, 2017, number of “kidnapping for marriage” cases are 3419 out of 8,336 cases of kidnapping.

RJD leader meets Anand Mohan in jail
Sun, Feb 04, 2018

Calling it a personal decision to meet a convicted person, Tewary said, “Let me make it clear: it was solely my decision to meet Anand Mohan. I hold that he is innocent — we have worked together in Samata Party.”

Invite MPs, MLAs to govt events in their area: Bihar chief secy to officials
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

The move comes following complaints by several NDA legislators that they were not invited to such functions by the local administration.

BJP, JD(U) skip ally Upendra Kushwaha’s human queue, RJD leaders attend
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

RLSP chief Kushwaha had given a call to all political parties to form a “Manav kataar (human queue)” across the state in demand of improvement in the standard of education.

DGCA reports blame Pawan Hans for most of its chopper crashes
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Twelve major accidents involving Pawan Hans helicopters took place between 2010 and 2018, during which 55 people lost their lives.

Fodder scam: Political vendetta, says Tejashwi, Nitish Kumar targets Lalu Yadav in separate event
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Tejashwi Prasad Yadav called it political vendetta and said they would move a higher court to challenge the verdict.

Explosives at Bodhgaya: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama was not the target
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

The probe has also hinted at involvement of a terror group other than IM and SIMI, which were allegedly involved in the 2013 Bodhgaya blasts, the sources added. The case is likely to be probed by Bihar ATS.

If a party did not take part, it shows their mindset: Nitish Kumar on Bihar’s human chain
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

“Human chain anyway is a symbolic function. There is need for sustained campaign against social evils,” said the CM.

As bombs found, officials deny Bodh Gaya blast
Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Sources in the Bihar Police and intelligence agencies said the idea behind the low-intensity blast was to create panic, rather than cause damage, at a time when about 10,000 people, many from other countries, have gathered at Bodh Gaya.

Police say low-intensity bomb in Bodh Gaya was to create panic among tourists 
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Confirming the detection of the two live bombs, Magadh Range DIG Vinay Kumar said they will be defused in Niranjana river after being inspected by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

RJD to boycott human chain, seeks white paper on campaigns
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

The JD (U), however, said the “political untouchability” of the RJD on social issues would cost the party heavily.

No coercive action for not taking part in human chain: Patna HC to Bihar
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

The human resource department’s January 11 order says: “A human chain is being formed on January 21, 2018, to spread the message of putting an end to child marriage and dowry... This is a big occasion to encourage education among girls and spread the message of putting an end to social evils."

Raghunath Jha passes away at 79: Bihar leader whose 12 votes propelled Lalu to CM’s chair
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Jha, who was 79 when he died, was first in the Congress and a Jagannath Mishra faithful. Mishra, the Chief Minister of Bihar, and Lalu, then in the Janata Dal, were arch rivals. But Jha left the Congress when the party did not give him a ticket in 1985 and joined the Janata Dal

Death in stampede during Army recruitment: ‘Lost son because of mismanagement by Army, police’
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Rohtas Additional District Magistrate Om Prakash Pal said, “Barricading has been done from today. It should have been done from the first day.”

Two Lalu aides in same jail: JDU sees ‘feudal mind’, cops probe ‘false case’
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The duo, identified as Laxman Yadav and Madan Yadav, were sent to Ranchi jail for allegedly picking up a fight with a neighbour and snatching Rs 10,000 from him on December 23 last year.

RJD after Lalu Yadav conviction: Two parties look back to assess ahead
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

RJD notes how well party did in election after 2013 conviction, JD(U) claims that was because of Nitish Kumar.

It’s still too early to write Lalu’s political obit
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

The political future of the RJD will depend on whether Congress president Rahul Gandhi will create a large umbrella alliance against the BJP

Lalu Prasad sent to jail: Will emerge stronger, preparing for 2019, says RJD
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

After the meeting of RJD leaders, Tejashwi told reporters: “It was a historic meeting. Everytime Lalu Prasad has gone to jail, the party has emerged stronger..."

RJD to meet today, to discuss path without Lalu Prasad Yadav
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Talking about the Lalu Prasad Yadav’s sentencing, Purve said: “There are three types of courts — people’s court, God’s court and the judiciary."

Annual disclosure of assets: 22 of 28 Bihar ministers are crorepatis, Nitish Kumar ‘poorer’ than his son
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

At least six Bihar ministers have declared they possess licensed weapons.

Nitish Kumar was taller leader than PM Modi, now dwarfed by BJP, says former Bihar Speaker
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The former Bihar speaker told The Indian Express that Nitish Kumar had a stature bigger than PM Narendra Modi before joining the NDA, but he has been dwarfed now.

Bihar: 98-year-old gets masters in economics from Nalanda varsity
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

Vaish was brought upto the convocation dais in a wheelchair by his son Santosh Kumar and daughter-in-law Bharati S Kumar.

Ex-Speaker slams JD(U) ‘vendetta politics’, says Lalu Yadav gaining popularity after conviction
Wed, Dec 27, 2017

Choudhary said Lalu Yadav has always had a strong mass base and that Nitish Kumar had joined hands with him eyeing the same.

Bihar Liquor Law: At Mala Devi home, son braces for battle that lies ahead
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

On December 15, a Munger district court convicted Mala Devi (45) for manufacturing and selling country liquor, making her the first woman to face conviction under the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, 2016.