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Santosh Singh


Bihar: Impose President’s Rule, Lalu Prasad Yadav dares Centre
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Ram Vilas Paswan had said situation in state warranted central rule.

Nawada ‘gave’ 60 Dalit students scholarships, probe finds only 1 real
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Of 60 students given scholarships in 2015 for the session 2012-13, only one was found genuine by probe by the district administration following the intervention of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Until Tej Pratap finds his voice, he can count on Lalu Prasad
Mon, Feb 08, 2016

He spoke briefly when Nitish Kumar went to Mahua to campaign for him, and during his nomination when he pledged to make Mahua an industrial hub.

Elite drink for good sleep, so banning English liquor may be tough: Manju Verma
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

Verma later clarified that she had been talking in a general context. “I have not said anything wrong. Such things have been said before,” said the minister.

One arrested for killing Indore woman in Patna
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

The man has admitted to his involvement and said he committed the crime in fit of rage following a heated argument.

Bihar Cabinet withdraws clause on mandatory toilet at home
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Bihar Cabinet principal secretary Brijesh Mehrotra simply said, "The state cabinet has taken an important decision to drop 'no toilet at home, no panchayat poll' norm."

Nitish Kumar inaugurates bridge project, this time with Lalu Prasad
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

BJP targets govt, asks why was RJD chief invited to the event

Smart politics: Nitish takes on Modi for excluding Bihar, UP cities from first smart city list
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

This is the first sign of Centre-state confrontation, which in turn, would be taken as another political opportunity by JD (U) to showcase as a Nitish-Modi clash.

Nitish Kumar govt withdraws case against RJD chief Lalu Prasad
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Lalu had held the roadshow at Parsa Bajar under Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency, from which his daughter Misa Bharti had contested unsuccessfully.

The muscleman whom a mob snatched out of police station
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Awadhesh Mandal faces 46 cases including murder, has reputation for assaulting officials, docs, MLA wife

Prashant Kishor to be on panel to monitor schemes in Bihar
Tue, Jan 26, 2016

Besides Kishor, ministers and secretaries of key departments will be members of Bihar Vikas Mission.

Prashant Kishor advisor to Nitish Kumar: focus back on governance
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Prashant Kishore's brief is to seek time-bound implementation of government schemes.

Prashant Kishor appointed policy adviser to CM Nitish Kumar
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

Kishor was appointed to advise the CM on formulating plans and ensuring time-bound and effective implementation of development programmes and resolutions.

Gangs of Patna, back on radar after murder
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Amid a fresh police crackdown, a look at the Bihar capital’s extortion gangs and their leaders.

Nitish in the saddle, not quite
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Exactly two months after taking oath, Nitish is finding it difficult to be in control as Lalu asserts his numerical advantage.

Bihar: JD(U) MLA’s husband who was freed by partymen arrested again
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

The move came soon after Maranga police came under fire from the Opposition, media and police headquarters for releasing Mandal who faces 46 cases, including those of murder and under Arms Act provisions.

BJP slams Nitish govt move to drop case against Lalu, sons
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that the state government’s move to withdraw the case suggested “selective treatment” for the “big family”.

Nitish Kumar keeps election promise, rolls out 35 percent reservation for women
Wed, Jan 20, 2016

In the latest decision, the government said, the 35 per cent reservation extended to women on posts of police constable would now be extended to cover other state government vacancies, too.

JD(U) MLA’s husband held, supporters free him from police station
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Awadhesh Mandal, the husband of JD(U) legislator from Rupauli constituency in Purnea Bima Bharti, was arrested on charges of threatening witnesses of a murder case.

Bihar minister under fire as photos with snakes go viral
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

One photo shows Choudhary, also the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee chief, holding a snake at home. Another shows state Congress vice-president Subodh Kumar seeking his blessings.

Citing Pathankot, Lalu says ‘country not safe under PM’
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Lalu said the Grand Alliance would intensify its efforts to replicate the model in other states.

Smoke detectors
Sun, Jan 17, 2016

These days, lighting up in public places in Patna comes at a cost — besides the fine, a dressing-down from Choudhary and his team.

Bihar govt clarifies, tax on only costly packaged samosas
Sat, Jan 16, 2016

Cabinet on January 13 gave nod to impose VAT on selected luxury items, including clothes selling for over Rs 500 per metre.

Tej Pratap and Tejashwi, ministers c/o Lalu Prasad, 10 Circular Road
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Lalu has courted controversy more than once with back-to-back instances of apparent interference with Tej’s health department.

Engineers’ murder: Firms meet Tejashwi to allay fears
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

The Road Construction Department had called the meeting to allay the prevailing atmosphere of fear, and apprehension of a return of “jungle raj” in the state.

Nitish and Lalu, each on his own trip to Varanasi and beyond
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The RJD and the JD(U), partners in a coalition government, are trying to project their respective leaders for a larger national role ahead of assembly elections in Assam and West Bengal this year and in UP next year.

In Bihar, Lalu Prasad plays ‘proxy’ for son, tells hospital to hire back staff
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

Mamata staff are trained workers hired on contract and deputed in maternity wards.

Rahmani 30: They ride science dreams to milestone of excellence
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Rahmani 30’s students, in fact, have set the benchmark for the rest of Bihar. In mathematics, for instance, 10 of Bihar’s 35 qualifiers are from this institute.

Five Rajya Sabha seats, three parties spoilt for choice
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Bihar buzz is about Rabri and/or Misa from RJD, Sushil Modi or Shahnawaz Hussain from BJP, Prashant Kishor being weighed against outgoing JD(U) MPs

Nothing wrong in PM’s Pak stopover: Nitish Kumar
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

"This will help solve issues of dispute between India and Pakistan. Such initiative is good," Nitish said.

Eye on UP polls, JD(U) reaches out to Patel outfit
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

JD (U) national secretary general and Rajya Sabha MP K C Tyagi reached Varanasi on Thursday to address the conference, which will be held at Patel Dharmshala on Friday.

Scholarships head straight to bank accounts of Bihar schoolkids
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

For schools, the government order brings the challenge of opening up to 25 million bank accounts for students from 69,500 primary and middle schools and 4,500 secondary and higher secondary schools.

Lalu’s ‘surprise’ hospital check draws BJP flak
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Caught unawares, IGIMS director Dr NR Biswas rushed to the hospital and updated Lalu on facilities. Sources said the RJD chief later called up Tej Pratap to give his feedback.

JD(U) vs RJD over who’s national leader
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Both parties’ spokespersons insisted everything is fine with their alliance.

Nitish assets worth Rs 58 lakh, Tej Pratap owns BMW, Rs 15-lakh bike
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

Nitish, known for providing meticulous details of his property, has declared that he has six cows and two calves. He has cash worth Rs 40,566 while his son Nishant has Rs 7,034 in cash.

RJD boss Lalu Prasad to alliance spokesmen: Do not exceed bosses’ brief
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

The following Thursday, RJD vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said Nitish had to take responsibility for any law and order lapses, as it was the CM who has been in the "driving seat and RJD is on the backfoot".