Santosh Singh

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Bihar Diwas Function: No invite to Deputy CM, Tej Pratap upsets RJD
Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Another RJD leader added that even during Prakash Parv — the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, no chair was provided for the Deputy CM during the PM’s function.

BSSC paper leak: Cops claim Delhi trader is root of leak
Tue, Mar 21, 2017

The examinations — to recruit more than 13,000 clerks and assistants — were cancelled after questions, and answers, were found circulating on WhatsApp in second phase of the examination on February 5.

3-Day International Buddhist Conference: All religions should realise that truth is same says Dalai Lama
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

“All religious traditions should sit in harmony to know the truth which is always unchanged,’’ Dalai Lama said on the opening day of a three-day international Buddhist conference in Bihar’s Rajgir

Bihar House: BJP takes up kabristan-shamshan issue
Sat, Mar 18, 2017

The BJP claimed that the Bihar government has allocated Rs 700 crore towards developing kabristans, and sought Rs 2,500-crore allocation to develop crematoriums, taking into account the population of Hindus

RJD loses two Bihar Legislative Council seats to NDA
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The BJP’s Awadhesh Narayan, who is Legislative Council Chairperson, retained Gaya Graduates seat while the party’s ally Rashtriya Lok Samta Party won Gaya Teachers seat.

Bihar: Rabri Devi slams party leader’s remarks against Nitish Kumar
Thu, Mar 16, 2017

RJD Vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh blamed Nitish Kumar for “helping BJP (win) indirectly by not contesting’’ the UP polls.

Too much opposition to note ban was not needed: Nitish Kumar
Mon, Mar 13, 2017

"The poor had a sense of contentment that demonetisation would hurt the rich, but many parties overlooked this fact,” said Nitish.

UP election results: RJD accuses Nitish Kumar of helping BJP by not contesting
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi said, "Nitish Kumar should come back to the NDA fold to escape regular embarrassment at the hands of the RJD.”

Won’t be surprised if BJP, Nitish join hands again, says Ram Kripal
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Asked if the BJP has received such vibes from the Nitish camp, Ram Kripal said even though they had not got any feelers, the JD(U)’s “worsening relationship with the RJD can get Nitish closer to BJP sooner than later”.

We carried IEDs, Nepal experts planted them, says man arrested in Bihar 
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The NIA probe, however, so far has not been able to corroborate any of Paswan's claims, as made in the confessional statement.

BSSC leak: Another IAS officer under scanner
Sat, Mar 04, 2017

Police officials, however, have refused to reveal the name of the officer under the scanner.

As Nitish govt plans Champaran Satyagrah celebrations, family of Mahatma’s saviour Battak Mian hope promises will be fulfilled
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

The Bihar govt had promised to give the family 32 acres of land because of Mian's contributions to 1917 freedom struggle and also because he had lost a huge portion of his landed property during Satyagrah.

BSSC paper leak: Sudhir Kumar played key role, says SIT
Thu, Mar 02, 2017

Sudhir Kumar provided seven relatives question papers, say police.

For taking on Nitish Kumar, JD(U) removes its state vice-president
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Satish Kumar had asked Nitish why he had not consulted party leaders and workers before deciding not to contest UP polls and supporting demonetisation.

IAS officers in Bihar are angry, BJP, RJD smug. Here is why
Wed, Mar 01, 2017

An extraordinary ongoing protest has seen Bihar government officers wearing black badges to work in protest against a senior colleague’s arrest. But the issues are wider.

Repeal case: Officer in dock for BSSC paper leak, say Bihar IAS officers
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

While some officers said the arrest could not have happened without the knowledge of Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister refused to speak about the scam or the arrests.

Bihar boat capsize: Tourism, district officials blamed for deaths
Tue, Feb 28, 2017

The committee comprising an IAS and an IPS officer, which submitted its report recently, said none of the 28 private boats operating that day had licence to ferry passengers.

Nitish chacha to stay CM: Tejashwi Prasad Yadav
Mon, Feb 27, 2017

The ties between the Grand Alliance partners, RJD and JD(U), came under strain after Rabri’s remarks last Friday.

In Rabri’s call for Tejaswi, an RJD desperate to assert its position
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

Nitish Kumar's support to BJP's demonetisation has to do as much with his stand against corruption and black money as with keeping alliance partner Lalu Prasad his on toes.

People want Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi as CM: Rabri Devi
Fri, Feb 24, 2017

She was reacting to questions about growing chorus among RJD lawmakers for installing Tejashwi as the CM since RJD is the senior partner with 80 seats in Bihar’s ruling alliance.

Missing JNU student Najeeb’s mother in Bihar: ‘Centre ignoring pleas to find my son’
Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Najeeb went missing on October 15 last year, a day after an alleged altercation with some ABVP students on the campus.

Mohammed Shahabuddin’s sleeper class journey to Delhi
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Some of Shahabuddin’s supporters said that they would also board the train without tickets and pay to accompany the former MP.

Congress to contest council polls against Bihar allies
Sun, Feb 19, 2017

The RJD and Janata Dal-United (JDU) have fielded two candidates each for the four seats that have fallen vacant.

Lalu Prasad Yadav issues directions at Patna hospital, draws flak
Sat, Feb 18, 2017

The BJP criticised Lalu Prasad Yadav for playing “de facto health minister” and issuing instructions.

Out of Siwan, Shahabuddin will lose VIP prisoner status; kin of victims heave sigh of relief
Thu, Feb 16, 2017

Sources also claimed that the RJD strongman played a role in selection of party candidates in Siwan for the 2015 state polls.

Bihar paper leak: Chief Minister cancels exam, top official held
Thu, Feb 09, 2017

BSSC to hold fresh examination as the Chief Minister has cancelled the exam

Bihar: Beur police station staff removed over lax liquor ban imposition
Sat, Feb 04, 2017

Beur station was singled out for action following recurrent seizures in last few months and several complaints against it.

Oil drum for chair, old car as sofa: In this Patna Energy Cafe, scrap has pride of place
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The “Energy Cafe” at Vidyut Bhavan has been modelled from scrap collected from the state energy department’s dumping yard.

Bihar police raise alarm over use of AK-47 rifles for murders
Thu, Jan 26, 2017

The police suspect that the criminals may also be using AK-47 duplicates made illegally in Munger.

JD(U) pulls out of UP elections
Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Tyagi said JD(U) decided not to contest the UP polls to “ensure defeat of communal forces, and avoid a division of secular votes”.

Families flee as police theory of ISI link to Kanpur train derailments flounders
Wed, Jan 25, 2017

At Bakhri village under Adapur police station, Motilal Paswan’s mother Ramjani Devi, 65, is sitting on haystack spread on the ground outside her newly constructed six-room pucca house. Goats move all around her but she pays scant attention. With her son suspected of having caused the recent Kanpur train accidents that led to 142 deaths, […]

Top investigator on 2013 tragedy: How pesticide got into midday meal, killed 23 Bihar kids
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police exculpated the husband of the principal, who had bought the pesticide that made its way into the children’s meal.

To promote liquor ban policy, Nitish govt makes chain of ‘3 crore’ people
Sun, Jan 22, 2017

There was a negligible presence of common public even as the government claimed it expects the number of participants to be a world record.

Motihari men involved in Kanpur train mishap: Cops
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Undergoing interrogation by officers from three states, trio who were initially arrested for a local double-murder have confessed, say police

Nitish Kumar government plans literature festival focusing on women
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The event is in line with the state government’s bid to consolidate the women constituency.

Bihar: No renewal of licences for liquor units
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

The government had been under opposition pressure to take the decision. It had made liquor production tax-free in the state, prompting criticism.