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Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'

28 Dec 2020

Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'

Less than two months after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was never greedy for the chair and that ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to make its own CM.

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

15 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced today after a meeting of its legislators.

Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance

07 Nov 2020

Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance

The voting for the third and final phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020 has ended. The exit polls for the election have predicted a win for the Opposition-led Grand Alliance over the ruling National Democratic Alliance.

Bihar: Nitish Kumar says 2020 polls are his 'last election'

05 Nov 2020

Bihar: Nitish Kumar says 2020 polls are his 'last election'

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday declared that the 2020 state Assembly elections will be his last.

Bihar election: Onions thrown at Nitish Kumar at Madhubani rally

03 Nov 2020

Bihar election: Onions thrown at Nitish Kumar at Madhubani rally

Onions were thrown at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a rally in Madhubani on Tuesday.

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

01 Nov 2020

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address four back-to-back rallies in the last leg of campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections.

Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

24 Oct 2020

Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday released the party's poll manifesto, days before voting for the Bihar Assembly election is scheduled to commence.

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

04 Oct 2020

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) have come up with a 50:50 seat-sharing deal, reports said on Sunday.

Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls

03 Oct 2020

Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Opposition alliance has announced Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav as its Chief Ministerial candidate.

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

13 Sep 2020

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies during treatment for post-COVID complications

Former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, on Sunday morning.

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

17 Aug 2020

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.

Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

23 Jun 2020

Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

In what brings bad news for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), five MLCs of the party resigned to join JD(U), the party of rival Nitish Kumar, reports said on Tuesday. This development comes just days before the Bihar Legislative Council polls, which are scheduled for July 6.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Akalis to not contest Delhi polls after differences with BJP

20 Jan 2020

Akalis to not contest Delhi polls after differences with BJP

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday announced its withdrawal from the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

29 Dec 2019

Hemant Soren takes oath as Jharkhand's CM for second time

Hemant Soren took oath as the Chief Minister of Jharkhand on Sunday, days after the coalition of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress, and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) swept assembly polls.

Jharkhand elections 2019: Counting begins; will BJP retain the state?

23 Dec 2019

Jharkhand elections 2019: Counting begins; will BJP retain the state?

Counting of votes for the 81-seated Jharkhand assembly began at 8 am today.

Contribute Rs.11, 1 brick for Ram Mandir: Adityanath in Jharkhand

14 Dec 2019

Contribute Rs.11, 1 brick for Ram Mandir: Adityanath in Jharkhand

A month after the Supreme Court allowed for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed Ayodhya site, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has asked every family in Jharkhand to contribute towards the temple.

Hyderabad encounter: What politicians said and why that doesn't help

06 Dec 2019

Hyderabad encounter: What politicians said and why that doesn't help

India woke up today to the news of an encounter in Telangana's Shadnagar, where the four accused in a Hyderabad veterinarian's rape and murder were gunned down.

Naxals blow bridge in Gumla as polling continues in Jharkhand

30 Nov 2019

Naxals blow bridge in Gumla as polling continues in Jharkhand

As the first phase of polling commenced in Jharkhand on Saturday, Naxals blew up a bridge in the Gumla district's Bishnupur.

Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors

01 Sep 2019

Lalu Prasad Yadav's health deteriorates; condition not stable, say doctors

The health condition of jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments at Ranchi's Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), has reportedly deteriorated.

Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

24 Aug 2019

Rahul Gandhi and other opposition leaders to visit J&K today

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday along with 11 other leaders from various opposition parties.

'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17

28 Jul 2019

'Jailed' Lalu Prasad spends only two-months in prison since Dec'17

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, who has been "serving jail term" at Ranchi's Birsa Munda Central Jail since Dec'17, has spent only two months of the last 19 months in prison.

After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look

23 Jul 2019

After Krishna avatar, Lalu Yadav's son dons Lord Shiva look

Former Bihar Health Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tej Pratap Yadav, (in)famous for his dress-ups and theatrics, donned the attire of Lord Shiva on Tuesday.

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

29 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son, Tejashwi Yadav, on Saturday put an end to speculations about him "going missing" after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

18 Jun 2019

"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

The fierce outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar has left many worried, but apparently, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't be less bothered.

Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

20 May 2019

Five successful IITians turned politicians you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes and globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

Prashant dares Lalu to disclose what transpired during their talks

13 Apr 2019

Prashant dares Lalu to disclose what transpired during their talks

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor dared RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today to tell the media what transpired during their talks, a day after former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi claimed that Kishor had met her husband with the proposal to merge the JD(U) and the RJD.

Fodder Scam: Supreme Court denies bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav

10 Apr 2019

Fodder Scam: Supreme Court denies bail to Lalu Prasad Yadav

The Supreme Court has rejected RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's bail plea in the multi-crore fodder scam cases on Wednesday.

#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

02 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap on Monday floated a new party "Lalu-Rabri Morcha" named after his parents as the Yadav family feud worsened.

Nephew of don-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin shot dead in Bihar

02 Feb 2019

Nephew of don-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin shot dead in Bihar

Nephew of mafia don-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin was shot dead late night yesterday, triggering tension in the Siwan town, Bihar.

IRCTC scam: Lalu Prasad, wife, son granted bail by Delhi-Court

28 Jan 2019

IRCTC scam: Lalu Prasad, wife, son granted bail by Delhi-Court

A Delhi court today granted bail to RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi Yadav in a money laundering case related to the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam.

Furious over RJD leader's murder, mob kills two in Nalanda

02 Jan 2019

Furious over RJD leader's murder, mob kills two in Nalanda

Violence erupted today in Bihar's Nalanda district, where a mob, infuriated by the murder of a local RJD leader, beat to death two people, one of them a minor boy, and left another critically injured, said police sources.

Opposition criticizes MHA order giving snooping powers to investigative agencies

21 Dec 2018

Opposition criticizes MHA order giving snooping powers to investigative agencies

Hitting out at the Home Ministry order authorizing 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer, the Opposition said it is unconstitutional and against fundamental rights.

'Krishna' Tej Pratap's back to slay BJP with 'sudarshan chakra'

17 Dec 2018

'Krishna' Tej Pratap's back to slay BJP with 'sudarshan chakra'

RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav made a surprise appearance at the party's office in Patna, Bihar, on Sunday and said he was all pumped up to slay Bharatiya Janata Party with sudarshan chakra.

Bihar: Suspended RJD MLA convicted of raping minor, sentencing soon

16 Dec 2018

Bihar: Suspended RJD MLA convicted of raping minor, sentencing soon

Bihar MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav was on Saturday convicted of raping a minor by a special Patna court. The case dates back to 2016 when the former RJD MLA from Nawada had raped the minor.

Lalu Prasad's health deteriorates, he can neither sit nor stand

18 Nov 2018

Lalu Prasad's health deteriorates, he can neither sit nor stand

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's health has deteriorated over the past few days, rendering the 70-year-old incapable of sitting or standing.

Lalu's son files for divorce 6 months after marriage

02 Nov 2018

Lalu's son files for divorce 6 months after marriage

In a setback for Lalu Prasad Yadav's family, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief's son, Tej Pratap Yadav, filed for divorce from his wife, Aishwarya Rai, on Thursday.

Youth must join politics for public-service, not gains: Nitish Kumar

12 Oct 2018

Youth must join politics for public-service, not gains: Nitish Kumar

In a veiled attack on opposition RJD, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said youth, these days, enter politics by virtue of their family background to "serve their own interests".

Bharat Bandh: 58 Congress activists taken into custody in Jharkhand

10 Sep 2018

Bharat Bandh: 58 Congress activists taken into custody in Jharkhand

Altogether 58 Congress activists were taken into police custody today in Jharkhand for forcibly trying to enforce the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the party.

Srijan scam: I-T department raids Sushil Modi's sister's house

06 Sep 2018

Srijan scam: I-T department raids Sushil Modi's sister's house

On Thursday, the Income Tax Department started search operations at eight places in Bihar, including the house of Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi's cousin, in connection with the Rs. 880cr Srijan scam.