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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.

Bihar boat tragedy: Did not know about kite-flying event, says CM Nitish Kumar
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Disaster Management Principal Secretary Pratyaya Amrit has been asked to look into the boat tragedy.

Behind Bihar boat tragedy: No security review, patrol boats diverted
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Apart from the local factors that led to the tragedy, officials said that no security review was conducted either by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar or his deputy Tejaswi Prasad Yadav, who is also the minister in charge of Saran district.

‘Overcrowding and hole in the boat made it sink in seconds’
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

Tourism Secretary Harjot Kaur attended a function and left by 2.30 pm.

Bihar boat mishap: ‘Patna administration owes us Rs 3.5 lakh, accrued over a year’
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

The death toll of the tragedy has climbed to 24 so far.

JD(U) lunch invite to BJP, Congress questions the party’s ‘urgency’ for invitiation
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

On Saturday, the JD(U) invited BJP leaders for a Dahi-Chura feast to be held at the residence of the party’s Bihar unit chief, Basistha Narayan Singh.

Money laundering: I-T probes co-op bank headed by RJD MLC
Sat, Jan 14, 2017

The accounts in the names of 50 labourers were allegedly opened after the government’s demonetisation move in November.

Share draft with all, Nitish tells law panel on civil code
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Nitish said that there was no need to hasten the implementation of UCC as the time was not right and no religious community had made any such demand.

First such invitation in 4 years: JD(U) invites BJP leaders for lunch
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

The invitation comes after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move.

Lalu Prasad applies for JP Senani pension of Rs 10,000
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The Bihar Home Department confirmed to have received an application from the RJD chief, who had been in jail for more than six months during the movement.

Lalu Prasad applies for JP Senani pension of Rs 10,000
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Lalu Prasad aide and RJD MLA Bhola Yadav too confirmed that the RJD chief had applied for the pension.

After PM’s pat, BJP backs Nitish Kumar’s prohibition agenda
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

JD (U) said Bihar BJP was forced to support the human chain campaign on prohibition because of the liquor ban getting widespread public support

BJP for electoral reform, probity in politics: Amit Shah
Wed, Jan 11, 2017

Shah said recent initiatives launched by the Modi government had been in consonance with Deendayal Upadhyay’s idea of antyodaya

Nitish Kumar plans grand Champaran centenary
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

The state government has requested the Centre to run special trains between Porbandar and Motihari so that people from Mahatma Gandhi’s native place can easily visit Champaran

Prakash Parv: Lalu Prasad seated with audience, RJD & Congress protest
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The JD(U) cited strict protocol for the limited number of chairs on stage, but the RJD and Congress said they felt slighted

After Nitish Kumar nod on note ban, PM Modi praises Bihar liquor ban
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

This was the first time that Modi had praised the prohibition policy imposed by the Bihar government last year.

PM’s Praise for Prakash Parv and prohibition boost Nitish, helps him keep Lalu in check
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

PM Modi praised Nitish Kumar for the arrangements for Prakash Parv and for his prohibition policy.

Nitish Kumar has assets worth Rs 56 lakh, many of his ministers are crorepatis
Fri, Jan 20, 2017

The CM has a car loan of Rs 3.79 lakh. His son, Nishant, has moveable and immoveable assets worth Rs 2.36 crore.

Had called Mulayam, Akhilesh; urged them to stay united: Lalu Yadav
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

Lalu, who is a relative of Mulayam, said differences between the father and son would have given an opening to the “undeserving”, and blunted the secular forces in UP elections.

Bihar prohibition: ‘Now that there is liquor ban, can Nitish Kumar ensure its success?’
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

Arya Mohan: Class 12 student; preparing for medical entrance