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Tuesday, August 16, 2022



Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's 20 lakh job promise: How it doesn’t add up

August 16, 2022 12:06 pm

Bihar CM may have bought some time, but with not more than 2-3 lakh jobs on horizon, and falling state revenues, the goal could prove a pitfall

Bihar Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: 31 Bihar MLAs, including Tej Pratap, sworn in; RJD gets lion's share of portfolios

August 16, 2022 1:10 pm

Bihar Cabinet Expansion Live, Bihar Cabinet Expansion News Live, August 16, 2022:  Sources in the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) said the party might get 15 ministers, ally Congress two ministerial berths, and the JD(U) 12 ministers.

Amid Bihar game of thrones, the aam aadmi speaks: let's talk jobs, price rise

August 16, 2022 7:01 am

Mehangai (price rise) and berozgari (unemployment) dominate conversations at village chaupals, and tea and paan shops

Bihar Cabinet: Nitish likely to retain Home, keep most ministers; RJD may get Finance & Health

August 16, 2022 10:15 am

Tejashwi’s party may receive 15 berths, JD(U) 12, and Cong two; insiders say RJD choices will reflect attempt to incorporate leaders other than Yadavs and Muslims.

Bihar's political experiment to meet same fate as that of 'Chacha-Bhatija' in UP: Dinesh Sharma

August 14, 2022 1:12 pm

"The countdown for 'rajnitik vanvaas' (political exile) of Bihar Chief Minister Kumar has started and it will complete in the next Lok Sabha elections," former deputy chief minister of UP, Dinesh Sharma said.

Sushil Modi writes: Nitish Kumar's delusional ambition, hubris are hurting the people of Bihar

August 14, 2022 5:38 pm

With his overtures to become the Vice-President rebuffed, Nitish wants to give his ambitions of a national political role another shot. He is overestimating his prospects

Back to 2024 polls drawing board after Nitish shocker, BJP turns Bihar focus to Dalits, EBCs

August 16, 2022 1:34 am

While Yadavs make up about 14 per cent of the state’s population and Muslims 17 per cent, the biggest chunk of voters, about 30 per cent, are said to be in the EBC group. Upper caste Hindus make up around 13-14% of the population and the rest are non-Yadav OBCs.

The Bihar Handshake: Nitish, Tejashwi and a shared purpose — taking on BJP in 2024

August 14, 2022 12:29 pm

Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav have come a long way since 2017, when they parted ways after two years of what had then seemed an unlikely alliance. Now, as Nitish’s JD(U) splits from the BJP and reunites with the RJD, Santosh Singh charts their journeys — two leaders separated by age, experience and politics, yet now joined by a shared purpose: taking on BJP in 2024

HC drops disciplinary proceedings against Bihar judge who concluded POCSO trial in a day

August 13, 2022 8:25 pm

The judge had approached the Supreme Court against the action. Hearing his plea on August 8, a bench of Justices U U Lalit and S Ravindra Bhat had orally told Advocate Gaurav Agarwal who appeared for the HC that it is advisable to drop the proceedings.

Explained: Why drought is looming over Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand & Bihar

August 15, 2022 8:14 am

Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar are going through their worst southwest monsoon on record. Rainfall deficits have been around 50 per cent so far, and efforts are on to save the farm season. The reason: ineffective low-pressure systems over the Bay of Bengal, and a southward shift of the east-west monsoon trough.


Nitish Kumar parts ways with BJP again, returns to Mahagathbandhan

August 09, 2022 10:48 pm

Soon after resigning as Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar met Governor Phagu Chauhan and staked claim to form a new government with the JD(U)-RJD led ‘Mahagathbandhan’. The grand alliance will take oath at 2 pm on Wednesday.

Violence erupts outside Bihar Assembly amid Opposition’s protest over Police Bill

March 24, 2021 11:05 am

Amid Uproarious scenes in the Assembly and heated protests outside by the Opposition against what it termed a “draconian” law, Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021 was passed in the State Assembly Tuesday and will now be tabled in the Legislative Council.

Acute crisis: AES deaths in Bihar expose cracks in health machinery

June 25, 2019 11:51 am

While doctors have identified malnutrition and low sugar levels as a common thread among all AES patients, the state of the district’s Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres make the battle against AES doubly harder.

Seemanchal Express derailment: At least 6 killed, several injured in Bihar train accident

February 03, 2019 6:29 pm

Seemanchal Express derails in Bihar: The 12487 Jogbani-Anand Vihar Terminal Seemanchal Express was running at full speed when the accident occurred, railway officials said.

Rumble in Bihar: Nitish takes his MLAs after Manjhi's rebellion

February 11, 2015 4:51 pm

Nitish camp is in Delhi to parade its MLAs before the President even as Patna HC stayed his election as leader of JD(U).


Amritsar train accident: Magisterial enquiry launched but political blame game takes the stage

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The Opposition is accusing Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of deputy Chief Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, for fleeing the site of the accident without checking on the victims.

Amritsar train accident: Magisterial enquiry launched but political blame game takes the stage

October 22, 2018 7:12 pm

The Opposition is accusing Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of deputy Chief Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, for fleeing the site of the accident without checking on the victims.

UP, Bihar migrants flee Gujarat after rape of 14-month girl triggers violence

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh are fleeing Gujarat after an alleged rape of a 14-month girl triggered violence against them.

Nitish supporting JNU students is 'martyrs' disrespect: BJP

February 15, 2016 1:39 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): In a biting reply to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his demand of proofs on JNU, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shrikant Sharma on Monday said why is Nitish quiet on killing of political leaders in Bihar. Sharma said his support to anti-national people residing in JNU is disrespect to the soldiers who died fighting for the country. He added that speaking on JNU issue is Nitish's way of covering up the intolerant activities of his state.

Nitish demands proof on Rajnath’s JNU remark

February 15, 2016 1:38 pm

Patna, Feb 15 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday demanded proof from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for putting the onus of Jawaharlal Nehru University row on LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. Kumar added that instead of making such baseless allegations, the people who raised anti-national slogans in the university must be identified. Kumar further stated that in 2019 General Assembly elections, people will throw them out seeing the way they are running the country.

Maoists torch tractor in Gaya

February 09, 2016 6:03 am

Gaya, Feb 09 (ANI): At least five Maoist rebels barged into a brick kiln in Bihar’s Gaya district and torched a tractor after its owner failed to pay Rs 1 lakh as "levy". The rebels threatened the kiln workers with their lives if "levy" was not paid regularly. The kiln owner said that Rs 25, 000 was paid monthly to the ultras until last two months when they started demanding Rs 1 lakh. Police have begun investigation into the matter. However, the Maoists claim to be fighting for the rights of peasants and landless labourers as they routinely call strikes, attack government property and target politicians and police.

Bihar CM Nitish holds ‘Janta Darbar’

February 08, 2016 10:40 am

Patna, Feb 08 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday interacted with people and heard their grievances at his ‘Janata Darbar’. Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav also attended the event and interacted with the people. Speaking at the event, Tejashwi said people of Bihar chose their party to serve them and this platform will help the Government in solving their problems in presence of many senior officials. He added that soon a law would be brought in the state where the officers who don’t solve the case in a time-bound manner will be fined.

Sarfaraz Alam should be thrown in jail: Tej Pratap Yadav

January 22, 2016 8:24 am

Patna, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the molestation case against Janata Dal-United (JDU) MLA Sarfaraz Alam, Bihar's Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav on Friday said he should be thrown in jail. An FIR was registered against Alam for misbehaving with a woman passenger on the Guwahati-Rajdhani Express on Sunday night.The case was filed at GRP police station in Patna, and Alam has been booked under sections 341, 323, 290, 504 and 354A of the IPC.