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#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

21 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are raging across India, Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD called for a bandh in Bihar on Saturday. This shutdown adversely affected rail and road traffic.

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

29 Aug 2019

#DidiKeBolo: Youth "participate" in Mamata's outreach campaign, seek jobs (ironically)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an outreach program, titled Didi Ke Bolo, with much pomp and show.

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

23 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

07 Jun 2019

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

There are no permanent friends or foes in politics, as we saw in recently concluded general elections.

LJP, RLSP demand same number of seats as in 2014-polls

09 Nov 2018

LJP, RLSP demand same number of seats as in 2014-polls

Two NDA constituents, LJP and RLSP, have made it clear that the number of seats they wanted to contest for the next Lok Sabha election was the same as that of 2014.

Nitish Kumar calls slipper throwing incident a 'publicity stunt'

15 Oct 2018

Nitish Kumar calls slipper throwing incident a 'publicity stunt'

Breaking his silence over a youth hurling a slipper at him recently, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar yesterday termed the incident "absurd" and "meant for publicity," ruing that there was "no value for good work".

Amid denials, Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar's JD(U) today

16 Sep 2018

Amid denials, Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar's JD(U) today

Amid a string of denials, political strategist, Prashant Kishor, has finally joined Janata Dal (United) in the presence of Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar.

Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

04 Aug 2018

Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

Three women spokespersons of ruling JD(U) in Bihar today wrote an open letter to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi asking her to expel from the party those involved in immoral acts.

After criticism, Bihar dilutes anti-liquor laws

12 Jul 2018

After criticism, Bihar dilutes anti-liquor laws

More than two years after implementing stringent prohibition, the Bihar government is taking a step back, clearing at least five dilutions in the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Act.

Bihar University girls can now report sexual-harassment to Raj Bhavan

15 Jun 2018

Bihar University girls can now report sexual-harassment to Raj Bhavan

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik asking girls studying in Bihar universities to report directly to the Raj Bhavan any complaints of molestation or sexual harassment on campuses has triggered a political spat between opposition RJD and ruling JD(U).

Nitish Kumar: No permanent allies of this political opportunist

06 Jun 2018

Nitish Kumar: No permanent allies of this political opportunist

Stairway to power goes through many U-Turns and who knows it better than Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He had once said, "I shall get power, by hook or crook, but once I have got the power I will do good work."

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

28 Mar 2018

How many elections did Cambridge Analytica manipulate in India?

Cambridge Analytica (CA)'s net in India extends far wider than previously thought. Christopher Wylie, whistleblower, said it carried out "all kinds of projects" in different parts of India.

After TDP, ally JD(U) revives special status demand for Bihar

10 Mar 2018

After TDP, ally JD(U) revives special status demand for Bihar

TDP's "special category status" for Andhra ended in CM Chandrababu Naidu calling back his party's ministers, making a public show of protest. However, Naidu stopped short of leading his party out of the NDA.

Jitam Ram Manjhi quits NDA to join RJD-led Mahagathbandhan

01 Mar 2018

Jitam Ram Manjhi quits NDA to join RJD-led Mahagathbandhan

PM Modi might seriously want to consider BJP's position vis-à-vis its smaller allies. Now, in a serious jolt to NDA, former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has decided to ditch them and join the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan.

Is poll-strategist Prashant Kishor back with Team Modi for 2019?

26 Feb 2018

Is poll-strategist Prashant Kishor back with Team Modi for 2019?

Political strategists, though they play a key role, are often the unknown faces. They are associated with thankless behind-the-scenes jobs. However, this changed with electoral "chanakya" Prashant Kishor's success.

Tej Pratap vacates official bungalow after Nitish releases "ghosts"

22 Feb 2018

Tej Pratap vacates official bungalow after Nitish releases "ghosts"

RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has finally vacated his official residence, six months after he ceased to be a minister.

Nitish Kumar: Knew from the beginning that Mahagathbandhan won't last

14 Feb 2018

Nitish Kumar: Knew from the beginning that Mahagathbandhan won't last

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar claimed that he knew from the beginning that the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) with Lalu Yadav's RJD and Congress won't last for more than a year and a half.

Improved social media presence marks JD(U)'s 2019 LS elections' strategy

12 Dec 2017

Improved social media presence marks JD(U)'s 2019 LS elections' strategy

Taking cue from its ally BJP, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) will improve its social-media presence to reach a wider audience. Though JD(U) has social media accounts, they are not updated on a daily basis. Further, most of its leaders are not active users.

Rebel JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from RS

05 Dec 2017

Rebel JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar disqualified from RS

RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu disqualified rebel JD(U) leaders Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar from the house "with immediate effect."

JD(U) Election symbol: Nitish wins the "arrow"

17 Nov 2017

JD(U) Election symbol: Nitish wins the "arrow"

In a jolt to rebel leader Sharad Yadav, the EC has granted the election symbol "arrow" to the JD(U) faction led by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Further, it stated that the Nitish-faction is the "real" JD(U).

RS disqualification: Sharad Yadav gets 10 days to provide defense

28 Oct 2017

RS disqualification: Sharad Yadav gets 10 days to provide defense

Vice-president and RS Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has reportedly given JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav 10 more days to offer his defense regarding the disqualification application filed by JD(U) floor leader Ram Singh, due to Yadav's defection.

Aditya Sachdeva murder: JD(U) leader's son Rocky sentenced to life

06 Sep 2017

Aditya Sachdeva murder: JD(U) leader's son Rocky sentenced to life

Rocky Yadav, son of former JD(U) Legislative Council member Manorama Devi, has been sentenced to life for killing teenager Aditya Sachdeva.

JD(U) leader's son Rocky Yadav convicted in Aditya Sachdeva murder

31 Aug 2017

JD(U) leader's son Rocky Yadav convicted in Aditya Sachdeva murder

A Bihar court has convicted Rocky Yadav, son of former JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi, and three others in the murder of a student.

Sharad Yadav's rebellion in JD(U): His reinvention or doom?

29 Aug 2017

Sharad Yadav's rebellion in JD(U): His reinvention or doom?

JD(U)'s Sharad Yadav has announced he still stands with the "Mahagathbandhan" despite Nitish Kumar's decision to break away. This came after JD(U) joined hands with the NDA .

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join BJP's NDA coalition

19 Aug 2017

Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join BJP's NDA coalition

The Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) passed a resolution during its National Executive Meeting accepting the BJP's invitation to join the NDA coalition.

JD(U) suspends 21 Sharad Yadav loyalists for anti-party activities

14 Aug 2017

JD(U) suspends 21 Sharad Yadav loyalists for anti-party activities

The consequences of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's decision to rejoin BJP-led NDA have started to trouble the Janata Dal (United) party.

Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA

12 Aug 2017

Amit Shah formally invites Nitish Kumar to join NDA

It comes as no surprise that after supporting JD(U) to form a new government, now the Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has been invited by BJP president Amit Shah to join the ruling NDA.

Unhappy JD(U) leaders mull expelling Nitish. Party to split?

10 Aug 2017

Unhappy JD(U) leaders mull expelling Nitish. Party to split?

Trouble seems to have befallen JD(U) Chief Nitish Kumar. Despite warnings from party members and even senior leaders, the Bihar CM decided to join hands with the BJP.

Will the JD(U)-BJP alliance leave Nitish Kumar in the lurch?

28 Jul 2017

Will the JD(U)-BJP alliance leave Nitish Kumar in the lurch?

When the Bihar political crisis was ongoing, many JD(U) leaders expressed opposition to partnering with BJP. Some even threatened to leave the party if Nitish Kumar supported BJP.

Bihar: As Nitish Kumar woos BJP, trouble foments within JD(U)

19 Jul 2017

Bihar: As Nitish Kumar woos BJP, trouble foments within JD(U)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's growing closeness with BJP seems to have formed splits in not only the Mahagathbandhan, but also in his own party.

JD(U) says no to anti-BJP rally, tiff escalates

02 Jul 2017

JD(U) says no to anti-BJP rally, tiff escalates

The tiff between both JD(U) and RJD escalated further after the former refused to join Lalu's anti-BJP rally.

Rocky finally confesses to killing the teenager

14 May 2016

Rocky finally confesses to killing the teenager

Rakesh Ranjan alias Rocky— suspended JD (U) MLC Manorama Devi's son has confessed to shooting Aditya Sachdeva in a road rage case.

MLC Manorama Devi faces arrest, suspended from party

11 May 2016

MLC Manorama Devi faces arrest, suspended from party

MLC Manorama Devi, whose son Rocky was arrested with road rage killing charges, has reportedly gone into hiding after an arrest warrant was served to her for possessing liquor bottles.

JD (U) MLC's accused son arrested near Gaya

10 May 2016

JD (U) MLC's accused son arrested near Gaya

JD (U) MLC Manorama Devi's son-Rocky Yadav, accused of shooting Aditya Sachdeva dead for overtaking his SUV in Bihar's Gaya, was arrested on 10th May.