Santosh Singh


Bihar: Prashant Kishor appointed JD(U) vice-president
Wed, Oct 17, 2018

Announcing the appointment in New Delhi, Tyagi said that Kishor’s “expertise and experience would take the party to new heights”, and help the JD(U) reach out to social segments other than the traditional (OBC) support base.

Sushil Modi’s new book about ‘illegal’ assets of Lalu Prasad Yadav, his kin
Thu, Oct 11, 2018

The 198-page book, which will be released in Patna by Union Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad on Thursday, is said to be a compilation of facts mentioned by the Registrar of Companies about the 10 “sham” companies with which Lalu’s sons and daughters were associated

Muzaffarpur shelter abuse case: CBI finds skull, suspects it may belong to missing girl
Fri, Oct 05, 2018

Muzaffarpur Police had two months ago dug the front portion of the shelter home in search of the missing teenaged girl, reportedly from the National Capital Region, but had not found any evidence.

Bihar won’t get trade, industry without special status: Nitish Kumar
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

Pointing out that Bihar is a land-locked state, Nitish Kumar said, “Trade, industry and investment are possible in the state only if it gets the special category status. It is not fair that the state has to spend its funds in Central-sponsored schemes.”

Nitish Kumar meets JDU Kushwaha leaders, says party has taken care of community
Thu, Oct 04, 2018

The meeting comes at a time when NDA ally RLSP, led by Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, has been targeting Nitish. Kushwaha had recently said Nitish should vacate his chair for others and move to national politics.

Looking at Bihar special status demand sympathetically, says finance panel chief NK Singh
Wed, Oct 03, 2018

Asked whether Bihar can be granted the status, he said even earlier the Finance Commission did not deal with the issue of special category status.

AK-47 seizure from Bihar’s Munger: 60-odd rifles siphoned from MP ordnance depot, reveals probe
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

While Central Ordnance Depot at Jabalpur has not yet provided its record books on defective weapons to MP Police, preliminary probe has suggested laxity in security at the depot.

Tariq Anwar quits NCP over Sharad Pawar’s ‘defence’ of PM Modi
Sat, Sep 29, 2018

There is speculation that Anwar could join either the Congress or the RJD. “Congress is my parent party....That option is also open. But I haven’t taken a decision so far. I have not spoken to the leader of any party,” he said.

Nitish Kumar dials revamped service, specifies police response time
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

Nitish Kumar said that the police in cities or town areas should reach the site of crime or the incident in 20 minutes, and should not take more than 35 minutes in rural areas.

Bihar: No call from BJP on seat share, Kushwaha in a spot
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Kushwaha’s kheer remark had drawn a warm response from RJD leader and Leader of Oppposition in Assembly Tejashwi Yadav.

Ex-minister Madan Mohan Jha is Cong’s Bihar unit president
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Congress leaders, sources said, feel too many parties are vying for the OBC and Dalit vote-bank in Bihar — Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), Lalu Prasad’s RJD, Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP, and even the BJP.

Nitish Kumar announces plan to keep JD(U) leaders interested
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Another leader interpreted that by announcing reconstitution of boards and commissions, Nitish Kumar may be trying to counter “Prashant Kishor effect” and give due respect to some leaders who are waiting in the wings.

2019 Lok Sabha polls: Seat-sharing talks with BJP on, get to work, Nitish Kumar tells JD(U) workers
Mon, Sep 17, 2018

Nitish Kumar asked JD(U) leaders to focus on the party’s good governance plank, and remind voters about the work done for each section of society in health, education and social sectors.

Bihar: Tej Pratap sparks speculation on sibling rivalry
Sat, Sep 15, 2018

Tejashwi, the younger of the siblings and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly, attended Tuesday’s meeting, chaired by former Bihar CM and their mother Rabri Devi, as did other senior party leaders.

Nitish to police: Assess recent incidents in pockets with no communal history
Fri, Sep 14, 2018

After holding a law and order meeting on Wednesday, the CM sounded an alert ahead of Muharram and Dussehra.

Bihar government seeks more caste data on those arrested under liquor law
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

While the prisons department has directed jail superintendents, through an SMS, to undertake a caste survey of those booked under the liquor law, the home department has asked all jail superintendents in an internal WhatsApp group to give monthly details of top castes in each category.

Three lynched in Bihar: Cops say, victims had threatened villagers
Sun, Sep 09, 2018

According to Begusarai SP Aditya Kumar, they could have done little to save the three men from the mob.

For ‘violation’ of quota norms, ST panel notice to Motihari varsity V-C
Thu, Sep 06, 2018

This has come to the fore at a time when Arvind Kumar Agrawal faces the heat because of an attack on an assistant professor, allegedly instigated by a teacher known to be close to the V-C.

Humein yahan se nikalo: Child in Gaya told visiting monk
Sat, Sep 01, 2018

A case has been registered by Gaya Police on charges under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and various IPC sections against the man whose NGO ran the facility — another monk identified as Sanghapriye alias Sujoy Bhante, 49.

Upendra Kushwaha plays down kheer remark
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Upendra Kushwaha has been making overtures to the RJD and has reportedly been in touch with RJD leaders through the Congress. On Saturday, he had said, “Agar Yaduvanshiyon ka doodh aur Kushwanshiyon ka chawal mil jaaye to kheer ban sakti hai."