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Bihar first NDA state to say no to NRC, new NPR format
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who on January 4 announced that the NPR exercise in the state would be conducted between May 15 and May 28, was present in the House Tuesday when the resolution was adopted unanimously.

Bihar: Ally Nitish Kumar says NPR should stick to 2010 format — no parent details
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Earlier this month, the Bihar government had written to the Registrar General of India, saying that the state has not received the format of questions for the proposed NPR.

With students in panel, Bihar schools to have POCSO cells for harassment complaints soon
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Every school will have to forward any complaint to the nearest police station if it merits a case to be registered under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Report shows sharp dip in water table across Bihar
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

About 10 districts, including Katihar and Begusarai, reported a dip of 17 feet to 25 feet in its water table and Patna too reported a 17-feet dip. The report also says the water table in the state has gone down from 10 to 200 feet in the last 10 years.

Prashant Kishor meets Kushwaha, Manjhi, Bihar Congress chief; fuels speculation of a front minus RJD
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

The leader said though the initial idea was to forge a front having all non-NDA parties, there could be new formulations if RJD continued its recalcitrant position, particularly its aversion to taking help from Kishor and also insistence on projecting Tejashwi as the CM face of the Grand Alliance.

Bihar varsity V-C Sanjeev Kumar Sharma under scanner for past probe
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

As per Central university norms for appointment of V-C, no Vigilance “examination” or probe into complaints of misconduct should be pending against a candidate for 10 years before appointment.

Opposition parties in Bihar back Prashant Kishor’s initiative
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Kishor has cited data from NITI Aayog, the HRD Ministry and the Bihar government to show how the state is poorly placed on count of 18 indices.

Prashant Kishor floats initiative for ‘alternative’ politics in Bihar
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

He said about three lakh people from all sections of society at the panchayat level had already registered with his initiative and another seven lakh members would be added over the next 100 days.

Prashant Kishor likely to float forum
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

While he has categorically ruled out collaborating with Tejashwi Yadav-led opposition alliance, Congress sources have confirmed that Kishor may play a key role for the party during the 2020 Assembly elections.

Tejashwi’s ‘hi-tech’, luxury bus owned by BPL card-holder, says Bihar minister
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Soon after the JD(U) made its allegations, the “bus owner” — Mangal Pal — said former RJD MLA Anirudh Prasad Yadav had got the bus registered in his name with a “promise of political favours”.

Bihar polls: RJD’s tough talk — only Tejashwi to lead alliance
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

The RJD said Sharad Yadav was in their national executive and has been playing his role in national politics. The party also put to rest speculation that it was planning to engage poll strategist Prashant Kishor for the state polls.

RJD leader Chandrika Rai set to join JD(U)
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Rai has claimed that other RJD leaders too were disenchanted with the current leadership and might join hands with Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar.

Kanhaiya Kumar: We elect govts not to save religion but for jobs, schools
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

Kanhaiya Kumar said he does not bother about some people throwing motor oil, ink, eggs or stones, but is recharged every day with the overwhelming crowd support.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: No red flag, social audit idea came up suddenly
Wed, Feb 12, 2020

Thakur knew people in position in Muzaffarpur district administration and was a member of the Bihar government’s accreditation committee — the government gave his newspaper advertisement without ever checking the number of copies it printed and sold.

BDO letter asks schools for field trainers for NRC first phase, Oppn hits out at Nitish govt
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

The letter asks principals if they were “opposing NRC under the influence of a particular political party”. The BDO, Satish Kumar, later withdrew it, citing a “typing mistake”, and also served a showcause notice to the assistant who had drafted the letter.

Day after Nitish warning, JD(U) expels Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma for ‘exceeding party line’
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Kishor and Varma had tweeted against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC on multiple occasions and urged Nitish to oppose the new citizenship law.

Nitish Kumar: Will urge Govt to drop NPR questions on parents’ birth
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

Speaking to reporters after a party meeting, Nitish said JD(U) MPs would take up the matter at the next NDA meeting.

Sushil Kumar Modi: ‘Did not anticipate such protests… maybe we were not able to convince people’
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

There have been pro-CAA gatherings....But media is not giving due space to them, said Sushil Modi.

Sharjeel Imam’s mother: My son doesn’t need to run from police
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

On Sunday, the police had conducted searches at Imam’s paternal village of Kako in Jehanabad district and had detained three of his relatives for several hours.

‘Life gives everyone a second chance’: Clinging to hope, they count the hours
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

At 6 am on February 1, Vinay, along with Mukesh Singh, 32, Akshay Singh, 31, and Pawan Gupta, 25, are slated to hang for the December 2012 Delhi gang rape.

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