Santosh Singh


Bank officer who helped probe fraud is shot dead in Bihar
Wed, May 23, 2018

Alok Chandra (32), who hailed from Warsaliganj in Nawada, lived in a rented accommodation in Arwal with his wife and three-year-old son.

First time since alliance split, Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar share dais
Sun, May 13, 2018

While Lalu warmly shook hands with Nitish, Rabri Devi also exchanged greetings with the Chief Minister. Lalu’s daughters touched Nitish’s feet and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad joined his former boss for photographs together.

People reading too much into Bihar special category status demand: JD(U)
Sun, May 13, 2018

Congress leader said Bihar’s political “equations were still in fluid state and things would change before 2019 polls”. “What is happening now is mere political posturing,” said the senior Congress leader.

Tej Pratap wedding set to showcase Oppn unity, Mamata Banerjee to skip
Sat, May 12, 2018

On the attendance of opposition leaders, a senior RJD leader said, “Top leaders from some opposition parties are not able to come because of the elections in Karnataka but we will still have some very important leaders in attendance."

Bihar govt approves Rs 1 lakh aid for SC/ST aspirants clearing UPSC prelims
Wed, May 09, 2018

The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government Tuesday gave nod to the Mukhyamantri Anusuchit Jati Evam Anusuchit Janjati Civil Seva Protsahan Yojana to help bright aspirants focus on their studies without worrying about expenses.

JD(U) raises Bihar special status demand
Tue, May 08, 2018

JD(U) national spokesperson and principal general secretary K C Tyagi said: “There had been an all-party meeting in Patna on the matter. All political parties are unanimous. When a team of 15th Finance Commission visits Bihar in July, we will put forward our demand strongly.”

Karl Marx birth bicentenary: International conference to be held in Patna
Mon, May 07, 2018

The conference would discuss Marx's life struggle, his writings covering economics, history, sociology, political theory, literature and other social issues, his political activities, from continuation of his academic and political legacy to opening new frontiers of Marxism and also his lifelong collaborator Frederick Engels.

In Motihari, day after ‘news’, a fatal accident that wasn’t
Sat, May 05, 2018

On Thursday, as the fire had not been yet extinguished and relief and rescue teams had not reached by evening, there was no way the government could confirm or deny the reported death toll.

The (non-) story of a bus accident in Bihar: Where death toll went from two dozens to zero
Fri, May 04, 2018

As the bus fire had not been extinguished and relief and rescue teams were yet to reach, there was no way the Bihar government could confirm or deny the toll doing the rounds.

Former Bihar Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary quits JD(U), calls Nitish Kumar ‘anti-Dalit, undemocratic’
Thu, May 03, 2018

“One thing is sure — I am not joining BJP or its allies LJP or RLSP. But I am not averse to the Grand Alliance. Whether I will be with Sharad Yadav or Lalu Prasad, it is the same thing,” Uday Narayan Choudhary told The Indian Express.

Discharged from AIIMS, Lalu Prasad Yadav claims conspiracy
Tue, May 01, 2018

Lalu Prasad Yadav had earlier written to AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, requesting him not to move him back to Ranchi Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) under “pressure” from any political party or investigating agency, as he was “still unwell”.

Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Nitish Kumar to campaign for JD(U)
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

JD(U) has made it clear that it was in alliance with the BJP only in Bihar and had earlier contested against the saffron party in Gujarat and Nagaland Assembly elections. The party is contesting 34 Assembly seats in Karnataka.

India won’t be first to fire at a neighbour: Rajnath Singh
Mon, Apr 23, 2018

“Some forces are still trying to disturb us. But let me warn our neighbouring country that we would not open fire at them first, but if they open it, they may not be able to count bullets fired back by us," Rajnath Singh said.

Opposition leaders on stage, Yashwant Sinha says snapping ties with BJP
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Yashwant Sinha, a vocal critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleged that democracy was under threat under the present government. A former Union finance minister, Sinha has also criticised the government’s handling of the economy.

No one can take away quota, it is one’s right, says Nitish Kumar
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

"No one can take away reservation as it is one's right... When the earth faces a storm, politics will also face some of it. Such things go on... I am against corruption, crime and communalism and I cannot compromise with it,” Nitish said.

Ambedkar statue in Nawada village damaged, cops probe caste angle
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A couple of local women claimed they had seen armed people near the statue, but did not come out of their homes to find out what was happening. The Nawada administration promptly got the statue repaired.

Ram Navami violence: Bihar BJP leaders meet DGP, seek impartial probe
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

The state home department announced Rs 2,13,700 as compensation for damage to property in the Samastipur violence, Rs 25,30,000 for Aurangabad and Rs 8,50,000 for Nawada.

Aishwarya Rai, granddaughter of former Bihar CM Daroga Rai, to marry Lalu Prasad’s son Tej Pratap Yadav
Fri, Apr 06, 2018

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav is getting married to Aishwarya Rai, the granddaughter of former Bihar CM Daroga Rai and daughter of former minister Chandrika Rai.

How communal pot has simmered Bihar since Nitish Kumar’s NDA return
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Since July 2017, when the JD(U) led by Nitish Kumar broke its alliance with the RJD-Congress and went back to the NDA, there have been 200 incidents of communal tension, as many as 64 this year alone.

As communal heat rises, BJP allies in Bihar rally together
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Sources said Nitish has been upset at statements made by BJP leader and union minister Giriraj Singh and BJP state president Nityanand Rai during and after the Araria Lok Sabha bypoll.