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Key road link to Northeast snapped now, trucks line Bihar highway
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

No train has plied between Guwahati and New Delhi via Bihar with tracks under 2-3 ft water. Most trains to the Northeast are being terminated at Katihar. Now with the road link snapped, trucks are stranded on either side of the highway for up to 20 km.

Submerged and stranded, North to Northeast
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The States: 32 lakh hit by floods in Assam, 35 lakh in Bihar

Three more arrested in Bhagalpur NGO scam
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Welfare department nazir Mahesh Mandal was arrested for allegedly being a conduit for the NGO in siphoning government funds.

Removal as JD(U) leader in RS is love, blessing of Nitish Kumar: Sharad Yadav
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Sharad calls meeting of JD(U) leaders; war of words in party intensifies. The senior JD(U) leader, who has spoken out against Nitish’s decision to realign with BJP, did not elaborate on his next course of action, but said he had called a meeting of some JD(U) leaders from across the country later this month.

NGO scam: Former bank of Baroda manager arrested
Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Bhagalpur SSP Manoj Kumar said: “We have arrested a former manager of Bank of Baroda’s Ghanta Ghar branch in Bhagalpur, A K Singh, for conniving with Srijan in siphoning off money from the district administration’s bank accounts.”

NGO scam: Bihar seeks monthly updates on funds
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

While Sushil Modi said the probe had revealed siphoning of Rs 302 crore, investigators from the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) said the amount might go up substantially.

Sensed long ago something was cooking between BJP and Nitish, says Sharad Yadav
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

A disgruntled Sharad Yadav of the Janata Dal (United) is travelling through Bihar to interact with people and possibly chart a new political course, hurt that Nitish Kumar did not "call me even once before taking such a big decision" of aligning the party with the BJP.

Bihar NGO ‘siphons’ Rs 350 crore of govt funds, seven arrested
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Priya Kumar, NGO secretary and Manorama Devi’s daughter-in-law, is untraceable.

Sharad Yadav says two JDUs, one sarkari, other of workers
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

“There was a manifesto of Grand Alliance prepared by Laluji, Nitishji, Congress and me and there was another manifesto of BJP, of PM Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah. The people’s mandate was for five years. Can one think of another example where two manifestos are implemented?” said Sharad Yadav.

With little help from RJD, Sharad Yadav set to chart new course
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

The JD (U), that sensed Sharad's unease since the Grand Alliance split and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returned to the NDA fold, has been waiting for Sharad's public diatribe against Nitish Kumar to take any action against the veteran.

Lalu Yadav says JD(U) will try to disrupt Sharad Yadav’s programme
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Former Deputy CM Tejashwi Prasad Yadav launched an agitation against Nitish Kumar for “insulting” people’s mandate by joining hands with the BJP. Yadav will begin his programme from Sonepur.

With Rabri’s tilak, Lalu advice, Tejashwi Yadav to begin yatra on Nitish Kumar ‘betrayal’
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav will begin a Janadesh Apman Yatra from Motihari on Wednesday to step up RJD’s attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for “betraying” the mandate for Grand Alliance and joining hands with the BJP.

Nitish Kumar back in NDA, Bihar package on Centre table
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Narendra Modi's “special package” for the state was a major poll plank of the NDA in the state Assembly elections. But in March this year, the Bihar government said that only Rs 28,117.23 crore had been made available by the Centre.

Bihar Tuberculosis officers ring alarm bells: liquor ban hits supplies for tests
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

The Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act, passed in October 2016, bans the use of all types of alcohol, including methylated spirit and ethanol used for medical purposes and in labs.

Bihar minister asks for list of illegal abattoirs
Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Sources in the urban development department said there could be 140 to 170 illegal slaughterhouses in Bihar, most of them in Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea, East Champaran, Katihar and Rohtas districts.

BJP, Bajrang Dal in Bihar beef attack: ‘Our govt now’
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Ojha described Ranisagar and Bagahi, the only Muslim-dominated areas in the Shahpur assembly segment, as “the problem areas”. But, he said, the BJP’s top leaders in Bihar have asked him to ensure that “no untoward incident takes place”.

Bihar Council denies RJD request for Rabri as Leader of Opposition
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Bihar Legislative Council Deputy Chairperson Haroon Rasheed said, “RJD has just seven members as against nine members in the House of 75.” The RJD’s claim of being the largest Opposition party and seeking the position on “discretionary ground” was not considered.

First attack over meat in Bihar: 3 held, beaten up
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Speaking about the incident, Bihar Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Department Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras said, “We are getting the Bhojpur matter probed by the district administration."

Nitish Kumar is India’s biggest ‘Palturam’: Lalu Prasad Yadav
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

The RJD chief pointed out that Nitish did not want to share space on posters with him even before the 2015 Assembly polls.

Nitish Kumar ‘betrayal’ focus of Tejashwi Champaran yatra
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already confirmed her participation. The event is being seen as the first attempt to cobble together the Opposition after Nitish’s exit from the Grand Alliance.

Nitish Kumar says Narendra Modi ‘faces no challenger’ in 2019
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

In his first media interaction after returning as Chief Minister, Kumar said he was sure of the decision he had taken. “I would always say I lead a small party and cannot have big national aspirations.”

Kept out of Nitish Cabinet, Kushwaha, Manjhi upset
Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The sources said RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha was upset over denial of ministerial berth to his party MLA Sudhanshu Shekhar and HAM (S) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi was livid that his son Santosh Suman was not considered.

Most JDU faces retained in 28-member Nitish Cabinet: BJP gets 11, LJP one
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Manju Verma only woman, Khurshid Alam lone Muslim; Oppn RJD, Cong boycott oath ceremony

If RJD was corrupt, why did you come with us: Tejashwi asks CM Nitish Kumar
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

The fact remains you always need some party to carry you through. I wonder why your clean image does not work when you contest alone.”

Secularism no cover for corruption, says Nitish, as he wins trust vote
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

The Chief Minister also reminded the RJD of 2010 Assembly results when the party had been reduced to 22 seats. He also reminded Congress of its original position in state politics and how he got 27 seats in 2015 polls because of his face.

Sushil Modi back as Deputy CM, floor test in Bihar Assembly today; angry RJD seeks legal opinion 
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Tejashwi Yadav questioned the “haste” with which Kumar was invited to form the next government. RJD national spokesperson Manoj Kumar Jha said party was seeking legal opinion to challenge the Governor’s decision to invite the Kumar-led alliance to form the government.

Scripted well: A few hours that changed Bihar
Fri, Jul 28, 2017

On Wednesday, that script appeared straight out of a Bollywood potboiler, playing out over a few hours beginning in the evening, and ending past midnight. Nitish is learnt to have said, “The past is past. Let us work together with renewed energy and commitment, with zero tolerance for corruption.”

Hours after PM Modi tweets in praise, BJP and JD(U) join hands in Bihar, Nitish Kumar swearing-in today
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Elected as NDA leader at a hurriedly called meeting, Nitish Kumar will be sworn in on Thursday morning with BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi most likely to become his new deputy. Lalu Prasad, who perhaps saw it coming, called the arrangement a “setting of RSS and BJP.”

Delhi, Patna: Scenting opportunity after 2015 rout, how BJP rushes in
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

The CM, sources indicated, could retain Home, General Administration and Vigilance portfolios, and the JD(U) is likely to keep Education and Water Resources. The NDA, sources said, can get Health, Road Construction, Finance and Tourism.  

Lalu Prasad Yadav raking up case in vain: JD(U) on case against Nitish Kumar
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

It is alleged that then Janata Dal (JD) candidate Nitish Kumar and other leaders of his party — Dularchand Yadav, Dilip Singh, Yogendra Yadav and Baudhu Yadav — had allegedly disrupted polling at the booth. Singh was killed and four were wounded in firing after a clash with villagers.

Bihar political crisis: Nitish Kumar’s deal suggests BJP setting, says Lalu Prasad Yadav
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

“But he neither asked me about Tejashwi’s resignation, nor did he tell Tejashwi to do so. He only talked about explaining a few things before public. But there are some fine legal points which can be made only before the court or to investigating agency,’’ said Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Amid alliance crisis, RJD legislators meet today
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

JD(U) has hinted at the unease in conducting Assembly business and CM Nitish Kumar’s “discomfort with sharing space” with his deputy Tejashwi Yadav in the House.

BJP MP: Sushil Modi blocking return of Nitish to NDA
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

The remark comes at a time when ties between ruling alliance partners JD(U) and RJD are strained following corruption charges against deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and a slew of allegations made by Modi.

Lalu Yadav, his family on test with Central agencies closing in on them
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

From his wife to his nine children, the family has been as much a part of the Lalu story as his survival instincts. Both are now on test with Central agencies closing in on his family, reports SANTOSH SINGH

Bihar Grand Alliance: RJD says all is well, JD(U) sees Nitish Kumar gain
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

The JD(U), it appears, has decided to not press for Tejashwi’s resignation, at least till the CBI files a chargesheet against him

At new Patna cowshed, stray cows to get fodder, vet visits
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

In the wake of incidents of cow vigilantism, Nitish had taken a swipe at gau rakshaks, saying that they should try to take care of stray cattle