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Santosh Singh


As Pashupati Kumar Paras takes oath, nephew Chirag’s side moves court
Thu, Jul 08, 2021

Stating that the party had never been in contention for a Cabinet berth, LJP principal general secretary Abdul Khalique told The Indian Express, “We have no issues at Paras being made a (Union) minister. But he cannot be treated as an LJP minister.”

PM’s discretion but Paras can’t get LJP berth in cabinet: Chirag
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Reacting to speculation about Paras getting a cabinet berth, Chirag said, “As per rules, it is a political party that nominates its minister after the PM communicates his decision to a party president about including any of its leaders in the Union cabinet."

With yatra from Paswan turf, Chirag gets rousing welcome
Tue, Jul 06, 2021

As Chirag arrived in an open SUV, to a rousing welcome and soaked in rain, he immediately found himself in the middle of another shower — of marigold petals.

‘3rd division-pass’ govt: Lalu’s dig at Bihar govt over minister’s offer to quit
Sat, Jul 03, 2021

Bihar Social Welfare Minister Madan Sahni has offered to resign over his displeasure with the “bureaucratic dictatorship” in his department.

First time after bail, Lalu Prasad to address RJD workers virtually on July 5
Fri, Jul 02, 2021

A senior RJD leader said, “Even though Tejashwi Prasad Yadav has been leading from the front, Lalu-ji addressing the rank and file of the party would galvanise the cadre.”

Bihar: Two PHC employees terminated over fudged Covid test data
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

The government had earlier suspended nine health department personnel after The Indian Express reported widespread discrepancies in Covid data through a series of reports in February.

Tejashwi announces RJD plan to mark Ram Vilas Paswan birth anniversary
Tue, Jun 29, 2021

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, who has previously made remarks about his wish to see Chirag in the grand alliance, on Sunday said, “My father Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan come from the same socialist stream of politics. My father stood by Paswan-ji when he was alone.”

Bihar begins online lessons for students of Classes 1-5 today
Mon, Jun 28, 2021

While children in Classes 6-12 have been getting their lessons online, over 1 crore students studying in Classes 1-5 had not been covered under online teaching through Doordarshan channel.

After govt job quota, women get 33% seats in JD(U) state committee
Fri, Jun 25, 2021

The party’s decision to give 33 per cent of the posts to women in its organisation comes close on the heels of the state government’s announcement to allot 33 per cent seats to women in medical and engineering colleges.

Chirag prepares to launch Bihar yatra, Tejashwi asks him to join hands, points to 2010 RS seat
Thu, Jun 24, 2021

The RJD leader’s offer has come while Chirag is preparing to regain lost political ground by launching his Bihar yatra from Hajipur

After 2019 refusal, JD(U) now keen to join Union ministry
Tue, Jun 22, 2021

This comes amid Bihar Chief Minister and party chief Nitish Kumar's visit to Delhi on Tuesday, and speculation on a Union Cabinet reshuffle.

How Ram Vilas Paswan built his party around two generations of his family
Sun, Jun 20, 2021

With the LJP headed for a split and in the midst of a public family tussle, The Sunday Express tells the story of how Ram Vilas Paswan built his party around two generations of his family. Until, one day, the threads that bound party and family began unraveling.

Bihar Congress sees attempt to split party, JD(U) denies charge, seeks evidence
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Denying the allegations, JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar dared the Congress to present evidence of any such attempt by JD(U).

With ‘expulsions’ on both sides, LJP is split wide open
Wed, Jun 16, 2021

On Monday, Paras, himself an MP, had claimed support of four of the five remaining MPs of the LJP barring Chirag, and removed Chirag as the parliamentary party leader. Paras claimed he was "not breaking the party", but "saving it".

Explained: How Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP slipped away from his son Chirag Paswan
Mon, Jun 21, 2021

The dramatic developments in the LJP over the past two days have seen Chirag Paswan lose control over the party that his father, the late Ram Vilas Paswan, founded over two decades ago. How did this situation come about?

Uncle dumps Chirag Paswan, takes all LJP MPs, says wrong to have left NDA
Tue, Jun 15, 2021

The five MPs — Pashupati Kumar Paras (Hajipur), Choudhary Mehboob Ali Qaisar (Khagaria), Chandan Kumar (Nawada), Veena Devi (Vaishali) and Prince Raj (Samastipur) —met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday evening and again on Monday, saying that they have elected Paras as LJP parliamentary party leader and Kaiser as deputy leader.

Every NDA ally deserves power share, says JD(U)
Sun, Jun 13, 2021

The JD (U), which has 16 Lok Sabha MPs, has not been part of the NDA government at the Centre.

Brooms, threats, rumours: Bihar’s Tika Express runs into hurdles
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

Till June 9, just over 60 lakh people out of the estimated 3.19 crore (roughly 18%) in the 45-age group had been vaccinated in the state. The total number of those vaccinated in the state stands at 1.14 crore.

Bihar revises Covid toll, deaths jump to over 9,000
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

The addition saw India reporting the highest number of coronavirus-related deaths – 6,148 – on any day since the beginning of the pandemic last year.

Facing flak, Bihar rethinks plan to demolish Khuda Baksh library room for Patna flyover
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

Road construction department additional chief secretary Amrit Lal Meena said, “The BRPNNL (Bihar Rajya Pul Nirman Nigam Limited) decided to reduce the width of the proposed overbridge for a certain distance to ensure that the Lord Curzon reading not demolished.”

Bihar minister seeks action over ‘forced conversion’ of two girls, cops not so sure
Tue, Jun 08, 2021

In a letter to the Gopalganj DM and SP on June 4, BJP minister Ram wrote that one Yogendra Ram complained to police about his daughter being “kidnapped” by one Shahid Khan.

Under fire over Bihar’s poor SDG index rank, JD(U) reiterates special status demand
Mon, Jun 07, 2021

In a special category state, the Centre-state funding of Centrally-sponsored schemes has a ratio of 90:10, unlike a share of 60:40 or 80:20 in other states. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has been demanding special category status for the state since 2007.

NITI Aayog SDG index: ‘Bihar ranks top from bottom’; Lalu takes swipe at Nitish Kumar
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

The NITI Aayog’s SDG index evaluates the progress of states and Union Territories on various parameters including health, education, gender, economic growth, institutions, climate change and environment.

State medical, engineering colleges: Bihar plans 33% reservation for girls
Fri, Jun 04, 2021

The move to reserve seats for girls is being seen as another political masterstroke of CM Nitish Kumar to consolidate his "caste-neutral" constituency of women.

Surviving low oxygen, 18 days on ventilator, with brothers who never left her side
Wed, Jun 02, 2021

The brothers rented a room near AIIMS and bore the expenses for Rinku's treatment, even as Satish still kept away.