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Only 250-300 families have sent judges to SC: Upendra Kushwaha
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

“I have been talking about reservation in the judiciary and media for a long time. Recently, the President of India also talked about negligible representation of women and Scheduled Castes in higher judiciary," said Kushwaha.

IRCTC scam: ED attaches Patna land of Lalu family
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Bihar Opposition leader and Lalu Prasad’s son Tejashwi Yadav, who is one of the persons named in a CBI FIR filed in July, and on the basis of which the ED registered a case, hit back, saying the central agencies were “under pressure to act”

Late Dhrupad maestro Pandit Ram Chatur Mallick’s kin fight to get back land
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

The eight-katha land is part of a 17-katha plot with a three-room house that was given over a hundred years ago to ancestors of Ram Chatur Mallick, winner of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Tansen Samman, who died in 1990.

Congress has no moral right to target BJP, says CM Nitish Kumar
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Nitish also said that there is no surprise element to the news that Rahul Gandhi is set to become the Congress president, as the top post in the Congress would always remain with one family.

Lalu Yadav attends Sushil Modi son’s wedding: ‘Told Tejashwi not to mix politics, such events’
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Sushil Modi had invited all guests through virtual invitation cards and had announced on the card that no dowry was taken in the marriage.

Sushil Kumar Modi’s WhatsApp wedding invite electrifies Bihar
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Bihar deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi’s usage of social media, even in the personal space, means that he has stolen a march on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

No pvt sector in Bihar to talk about quota: Sharad Yadav
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Taking a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Yadav sought to know the basis of the Chief Minister’s argument about such a quota when the private sector did not “exist” in Bihar.

Bihar’s teenage love story ends in two murders, honour and hate
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Between the tears and the tension, lies the story of what police say is Bihar’s first recorded case of “honour killing”.

Does Nitish really believe that Padmavati shoudn’t dance?
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

Tau Devi Lal, if he was alive today, may have had a thing or two to say about the Bihar chief minister

Law and order: Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav spar on Twitter
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Lalu hit back at Nitish’s, saying Nitish had betrayed the election mandate of 2015 and reminded people about a pending murder case against Nitish.

Sushil Kumar Modi, Tejashwi Yadav trade barbs in Bihar Assembly
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

Nitish Kumar was not in the House, but his deputy Sushil Modi took on Tejashwi Yadav, asking him to explain how he came to “own property worth Rs 1,000 crore at the age of 28”.

Bihar govt: Violence against women fell after prohibition
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

The report was released on Sunday by CM Nitish Kumar. The report is based on interactions with 2,368 people from the districts of Nawada, Purnia, Samastipur, West Champaran and Kaimur between April and November 2016.

Gujarat elections: JD(U) will contest Gujarat polls seriously, Nitish Kumar won’t campaign: K C Tyagi
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

"Hardik had shown camaraderie with our leader and met Nitishji in Patna, but he is now an ally of the Congress, which alone is responsible for denying rights of Patels. We will play up our strength rather than maligning others," K C Tyagi said.

Liquor chowkidars in Bihar: A day in the life of Rajballabh Ram
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

The creation of the post of Inspector General of Police (Prohibition) is part of the Bihar government’s efforts to strictly enforce prohibition, introduced in 2016.

Bihar teachers protest orders to take photographs of defecation
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Teachers’ associations, however, have said that while they support the ODF campaign, they find it “difficult” to comply with the instructions because it “insults teachers,” undermines “dignity” and could “endanger safety.”

Lalu spoke with Hardik, may visit Gujarat: RJD
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Lalu Prasad Yadav said on the opening day of the RJD national executive on Sunday that Hardik is in touch with Misa Bharati, a Rajya Sabha member and his eldest daughter, and Tejashwi Yadav, the Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly and his younger son.

BJP’s Bihar chief: Fingers, hands raised against PM Modi will be broken, chopped off
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Ujiyarpur Nityanand Rai added that his was an off-the-cuff statement and was not meant for individuals or Opposition parties.

Anti-dowry drive: Sushil Modi sets example
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Sushil Modi’s son Utkarsh, who works with an MNC in Bengaluru, is getting married to Kolkata-based chartered accountant Yamini in Patna on December 3

Bihar Congress leaders spar over Lok Sabha bypoll seat
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Ashok Kumar Choudhary, recently removed from post of Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president under a cloud of allegations of his proximity with the JD(U), said the Congress should stake claim for Araria.

Government rural watchmen to gather info on liquor in Bihar
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Liquor consumption and sale is banned in Bihar. The chowkidars are government watchmen at the panchayat level.

Nitish Kumar sees no reason for BJP to lose Gujarat election
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Nitish voiced his support for quota for Jats and Marathas.

Lalu Prasad Yadav files nomination for RJD chief’s post
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Lalu Prasad said he would keep accepting challenges and fight “communal forces”. “There is an Emergency-like situation in the country.

Cornered Nitish talks up reservation for national attention
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

All the BJP’s attention on Nitish Kumar has not lasted. As pragmatism returns to Patna, the BJP has started cold-shouldering him, if not snubbing him.

Need to review 50 per cent cap on reservation: Yashwant Sinha
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

Yashwant Sinha also targeted Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for allowing quota in outsourcing only recently, although the provision to do so had been in place since 1993.

What’s wrong if people talk of Tejashwi as CM face, says Lalu Prasad Yadav
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that his younger son and former deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav was “able” and “mature” to be the party’s CM nominee in the next state election.

Why didn’t Nitish Kumar bring quota in outsourcing in 2005: RLSP leader
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

The Bihar Cabinet last week approved a proposal to introduce reservations in all services being provided in the state through outsourcing.

President Ram Nath Kovind launches Bihar agriculture roadmap
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

On his first visit to the state after taking over as President, Kovind recalled his stint as Bihar Governor and said that one becomes a Bihari not just by birth but also by karma. “I carry a Bihar inside me,” he said.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar backs quota in private sector, calls for national debate
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

Nitish said: “One knows that I have never used bad language against my political opponents during my long political career. I also urge party spokespersons to not react to remarks made against me.... It shows nothing but one’s frustration with losing power.”

‘POCSO’, liquor cocktail, photo vs photo in Bihar war
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Besides Tejashwi, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, RJD national vice-president Shivanand Tewary and party MLA Shakti Singh Yadav addressed the media on Friday and showed the photo of the JD(U) MLC’s son with a girl.

Karnataka team in Bihar to study prohibition, its impact
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Liquor is the second highest revenue generator in Karnataka and the state government is not considering a liquor ban, senior officials said.

Is reservation in outsourced government jobs in Bihar just a political ploy?
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Reservation in outsourcing also suggests there would be very few or no vacancies for class III and class IV jobs in the future

Former Bihar Speaker Uday Choudhary invites Yashwant Sinha to speak on reservation
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Uday Choudhary told that the Nitish Kumar government had been “ignoring the causes of Dalits and no longer had a hold over the Mahadalit constituency”.

Leading JD(U) voice in Bihar speaks out: Nitish Kumar ignoring Dalits, BJP will ill-treat him
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

“I was always opposed to the JD(U) rejoining the NDA. It is a different BJP from the days of A B Vajpayee and L K Advani. The present BJP is different, and will keep snubbing and ill-treating Nitish."

JD(U) leader, accused in liquor case, expelled for posting photograph with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

"Had I imagined that posting my photograph with CM would cause trouble, I would not have done so," said the expelled JD(U) leader.

Mahadalit Vikas Mission scam: Four IAS officers among 10 booked by Vigilance
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

A senior police officer with Vigilance Investigation Bureau said the primary investigation showed that false and forged training data had been presented during 2010 and 2016.

Bihar Board classes 10th, 12 exam: BSEB plans 50% objective questions in 2018
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

All objective questions have to answered on OMR sheets to ensure transparency. Earlier, only science papers had 40 per cent objective questions.