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Wednesday, August 17, 2022



Nitish Kumar Cabinet: Full list of ministers

August 16, 2022 2:16 pm

The Cabinet expansion comes days after JD(U) chief Nitish took oath as Chief Minister once again, with Tejashwi Yadav as his deputy, after parting ways with the BJP and re-joining the Mahagathbandhan alliance.

Bihar Cabinet Expansion Live Updates: RJD gets lion's share of portfolios; Nitish retains Home, Tejashwi gets Health

August 16, 2022 1:57 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.

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

JD(U), RJD pitch for Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi's Bihar template as Oppn national model against BJP

August 11, 2022 10:30 am

Talking to reporters in Patna on Tuesday after staking claim to form the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) government under his leadership, Nitish stressed on the point that that it will be now "seven Mahagathbandhan allies versus the BJP" in Bihar now.

Since last poll drubbing, Nitish offered many signs of coming closer to RJD

August 10, 2022 6:10 am

There was one showdown between the two in the Assembly last year, but Nitish deftly avoided any further face-off with the young RJD leader by remaining absent whenever Tejashwi was to speak in the House.

Patna Powershift: Mood swings among comma, question mark and exclamation mark

August 10, 2022 4:13 am

Saffron posters, with larger-than-life images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president J P Nadda stared down onlookers outside the office. Inside, functionaries of BJP's various wings were at work, although keeping a keen eye on the fast-changing political developments.

‘Corruption’ a deal-breaker for Nitish Kumar in 2017, but Lalu family still under graft cloud

August 09, 2022 8:26 am

Since the Bihar CM ended JD(U)'s alliance with RJD and went back to BJP, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been convicted in five fodder scam cases and his family is standing trial in two separate cases.

Nitish Kumar vs BJP: How the numbers stack up in Bihar Assembly

August 09, 2022 4:23 pm

The RJD had emerged as the single-largest party in the 2020 Assembly elections.

From his Man Friday to land deals signatory to scam accused, Bhola Yadav key Lalu aide to fall

July 28, 2022 9:13 pm

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Bhola, 53, and raided his premises in Patna and Darbhanga on Wednesday in connection with the “land for jobs” scam.

After Congress's criticism, RJD’s caution; estranged allies in choppy waters

July 25, 2022 12:28 pm

Congress spokesperson alleges RJD evokes ‘fear of BJP and RSS among Muslims’; Tejashwi Yadav's party reminds him, ‘We often contest polls as allies.'


After JD(U)-RJD patch-up, Nitish pays courtesy visit to ex-foe Lalu Prasad

August 17, 2022 10:27 pm

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday visited RJD national president Lalu Prasad, who returned to Patna from New Delhi after undergoing treatment due to a fall.

Rajya Sabha nominations 2016: Faces to look out for

May 30, 2016 6:19 pm

Parties like BJP, Congress, JD(U), RJD among other have revealed some of the names as their nomination for Rajya Sabha in 2016. Here are a few:


Doubling farmers’ income is government’s political stunt, says Lalu Yadav

February 29, 2016 4:35 pm

Patna, Feb 29 (ANI): Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said the ruling government’s statement of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, is just a political stunt to reserve their berth in the next general elections.He further asserted that the BJP-led Central Government will not win the 2019 polls.

Patiala court scuffle is attack on India’s democracy: Farooq

February 18, 2016 12:09 pm

Srinagar, Feb 18 (ANI): Condemning the JNU row, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (NC) Patron Farooq Abdullah said that the scuffle between lawyers and students outside the Patiala House Court is an attack on India’s democracy. Farooq added that the entire JNU row has been exaggerated and the Vice Chancellor should have handled it himself. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) founder Lalu Prasad Yadav accused the Delhi Police for being a mere spectator in the JNU row, alleging that they are acting on behalf of the Centre.

Take action against Sarfaraz, if there are evidences: Lalu Yadav

January 22, 2016 10:54 am

Patna, Jan 22 (ANI): Commenting on the Janata Dal-United MLA Sarfaraz Alam's molestation case, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said in his view, there should be quick action against Sarfaraz, if there is any evidence. He added that now the JDU has to decide how they want to proceed in this matter.

BJP answerable for Pathankot: Lalu Yadav

January 12, 2016 9:39 am

Patna, Jan 12 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Yadav on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed to safeguard the nation and the party was liable as to how the terrorists entered Pathankot’s highly secured airbase. He further said that instead of engaging in communalism, BJP should answer about nation’s security. He said that Pakistani former General Pervez Musharraf is not the government of Pakistan and held the Pakistani government answerable regarding the Pathankot terror attack.

PM Modi's visit to Pathankot significant: RJD

January 09, 2016 7:39 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Pathankot is of utmost importance and this decision has been highly appreciated. He stated that although this decision was good but the Prime Minister has failed in forming a coherent strategy for Pakistan. He added that there are many drawbacks regarding Pakistan which requires attention.

PM Modi failed to protect the country: Lalu Yadav

January 08, 2016 10:45 am

Patna, Jan 08 (ANI): Hinting at the Pathankot terror attack, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to protect the country. He also said that the centre only talked about law and order while the country remained unsafe in their hands.