Why ‘caste-neutral’ women hold key in Nitish poll battle
Fri, Jul 31, 2015

In caste-ridden Bihar, women have been a loyal constituency for the CM Nitish Kumar.

‘Ram Vilas Dalit face wherever you go, Jitan Ram Manjhi can be Mahadalit face’
Wed, Jul 29, 2015

Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan discusses Bihar politics, Parliament standoff and caste census. Excerpts from interviews to Santosh Singh in Patna and Liz Mathew in New Delhi.

Ahead of polls, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar rolls out sops
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

The chief minister announced a regular pay scale for 3.5 lakh contract teachers from this month itself.

Lalu Yadav fasts over release of caste census data
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

PM Modi on Saturday sought to reach out to the Yadavas, Lalu's mainstay, by addressing them as 'Yadu Bhai' and introduced himself as a native of Lord Krishna's land.

Nitish Kumar rebuts Modi’s charges, says there is no clarity on special package for Bihar
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Meanwhile, RJD chief Lalu Prasad termed BJP as “Bharat Jalao Party”. “Modi is trying to create differences between me and Nitish,” he said.

PM Narendra Modi goes on the offensive against Nitish Kumar, plays development card
Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Narendra Modi targeted Nitish Kumar for allying with RJD, saying he was trying to drag the state back to the 'jungle raj', and asked the voters to reject such people as they "cannot be trusted" again.

‘Snakes and sandalwood’: Nitish Kumar meets Lalu Yadav, party plans bicycle campaign
Sat, Jul 25, 2015

The tweet was seen as a dig at the RJD chief, who had said after projecting Nitish as the CM face that he was ready for “vishpaan (drinking venom)” to defeat BJP.

Sabir Ali rejoins BJP, says his new party is ‘progressive’
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

Sabir Ali was expelled after his induction faced severe criticism within the party, especially from party vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi.

Bihar polls: No CM candidate, Narendra Modi is NDA’s campaign face
Fri, Jul 24, 2015

The first set of BJP hoardings, which have come up in response to CM Nitish Kumar’s campaign posters, pitch development along with a message 'Tez Vikas ki yahi pukar, abki baar BJP sarkar'.

Nitish Kumar kicks up storm with ‘sandalwood and snake’ tweet
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

The tweet created a flutter in political circles with Lalu Prasad expressing his displeasure. “It is Nitish Kumar who should explain the meaning of his tweet,” he said.

Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar set to share stage at launch of new IIT
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

The PM’s visit is being billed as NDA’s counter to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s high pitched poster campaign projecting him as the state’s pro-development face.

Ahead of polls, Nitish Kumar govt to release education sops 5 months early
Tue, Jul 28, 2015

While students of Class I to Class X get money to buy uniforms and avail scholarships, Class XI students get Rs 2,500 each to buy a bicycle.

Bihar Asssembly polls: RJD plans tonga poll campaign
Mon, Jul 20, 2015

The Lalu Prasad-led RJD party has decided to engage 1,000 tongas from the first week of August.

Sharad Yadav joins the debate, says ‘PM, CM have no caste’
Sun, Jul 19, 2015

Nitish, Lalu had targeted BJP over its claim of Modi being first OBC PM.

BJP chief Amit Shah flags off ‘rath yatra’ in Bihar, says wait for Narendra Modi’s vision
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Amit Shah and Paswan also targeted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for “meting out ill-treatment” to a stalwart politician like George Fernandes

In slow campaign, Congress, RJD play second fiddle
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The Congress has come out with its first hoarding ahead of the assembly polls while the RJD has decided its campaign would involve tongas rather than cars.

BJP’s high-tech ‘rath yatra’: 56-inch screens, old video clips of Lalu, Nitish
Thu, Jul 16, 2015

The BJP drive is a plan to counter Bihar government’s Jan Bhagidari Manch raths, rolled out in every district, to showcase Nitish government’s achievements.

Nitish Kumar’s publicity campaign manager trying to influence DMs, says Sushil Modi
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Sushil Kumar Modi dared CM Nitish Kumar to tell the 'full truth' behind the party’s publicity campaign led by Prashant Kishore.

Bihar govt plans education schemes for upper caste poor
Wed, Jul 15, 2015

The move comes at a time when RJD, JD (U) and Congress have asked the Centre to reveal the caste census report.

Lalu, Nitish dare PM Narendra Modi to release caste census data
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

The RJD chief, who formally launched his poll campaign by marching from Gandhi Maidan to Raj Bhavan on Monday, said: “We will intensify our battle for getting the details of caste census.

Bihar polls: Open to options if NDA offer not respectable: Jitan Ram Manjhi
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

BJP called it 'old pressure tactics' used to bargain at the time of election.

Ram Vilas Paswan can be a good CM, says BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha
Mon, Jul 13, 2015

Sinha said Paswan could be a good candidate for the top post because of 'his acceptability among all leaders and his long standing political career'.

Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar trash Amit Shah claims of Narendra Modi being ‘first OBC PM’
Sun, Jul 12, 2015

Nitish said the BJP president should have checked his facts before making such claims.

BJP gives JD(U)-RJD-Congress grand alliance rude shock in Bihar legislative council polls
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

The Congress managed to win one though it had put up candidates for four seats. The NCP did not win any.

Bihar: Abducted boy sent back with warning
Fri, Jul 10, 2015

The boy was released with a message that all students should leave the residential school or face dire consequences.

At NDA meet, Paswan trains guns on Nitish, Lalu
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

Paswan also defended Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the “suit-boot” jibe.

Bihar polls: CM Nitish begins ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign to reach out to 1 crore families
Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Starting the programme after offering prayer at Badi Patandevi temple, Nitish Kumar knocked the first door of one Krishna Sahu near Paschim Darwaza.

Nitish kumar’s poll bonanza for backward classes; 50% quota in Bihar govt contracts
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

Reacting to the Bihar Cabinet’s decisions, Manjhi said that Nitish Kumar was forced to emulate him because of his political compulsions.

Bihar lynching: Autopsy reports say students drowned, kin want CBI probe
Wed, Jul 01, 2015

The aggrieved parents trashed the “drowning report”, insisting that the 14-year-old victim from Pachwara knew how to swim.

Bihar lynching: A day later, villagers show no remorse
Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Villagers also trashed the drowning theory as they claimed that the boy from Pachwara knew how to swim, and that his clothes were found at some distance from the crime scene.

BJP counter to Nitish ads is mostly about Nitish
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Nitish has already taken on Narendra Modi head-on, saying, “Bahut hua jumlon ka vaar, phir ek baar Nitish Kumar (Enough of slogans, let there be a Nitish government once again)”.

Bihar: School director lynched after death of two students
Mon, Jun 29, 2015

Mob was angry over death of 2 kids

JD(U) MLA’s arrest: Worried about Yadav vote, Lalu Yadav made Nitish Kumar act
Fri, Jun 26, 2015

Lalu’s intervention came as the RJD chief became conscious of rebel Madhepura MP, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav,

NDA using terrorist groups in NE to destabilise Cong govts: V Narayanasamy
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

The Congress is in power in five of the eight Northeastern states — Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Manipur.

Bihar: JD-U MLA Anant Singh arrested in kidnapping case
Thu, Jun 25, 2015

During the search at his Patna residence, police found six empty magazines and blood-soaked clothes.

Lalu Yadav shares stage with Nitish Yadav, calls self indispensable
Wed, Jun 24, 2015

Lalu Prasad declared himself the 'Ganesha of Bihar politics', saying nothing moves in the state’s politics without him.