Bihar News

BJP lashes out at Arvind Kejriwal for cosying up to Lalu Prasad

The BJP on Thursday slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about his newfound association with the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who was notoriously famous for corruption in Bihar.

Bihar polls: NDA seat-sharing deal likely by September first week

With its allies mounting pressure, BJP on Thursday indicated that it will finalise seat-sharing deal with them for the Bihar Assembly polls by the first week of September.

Nitish asks Gadkari to answers questions about his department

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday laughed away the challenge by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for a televised debate over Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package announced for the state and asked him to first answer questions related to his department which forms a bulk of the package.

'Religion census data release timed to secure gains for NDA in Bihar polls'

CPI(M) today charged that the release of census data on religion by the NDA government was "timed to derive electoral benefits" in the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.

Kejriwal pulls up PM Modi in Nitish's turf

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday continued his tirade against the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre and alleged that the nation has not benefitted from Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s `Swacch Bharat` initiative.

Bonhomie in Bihar: Nitish demands full statehood for Kejriwal's Delhi
Bonhomie in Bihar: Nitish demands full statehood for Kejriwal's Delhi

The increasing warmth of the ties between Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his counterpart from Bihar Nitish Kumar may heat up the matters in the wake of upcoming assembly polls in the state.

Arvind Kejriwal in Bihar, shown black flags at Patna airport
Arvind Kejriwal in Bihar, shown black flags at Patna airport

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reached Bihar Thursday morning to meet Janata Dal (United) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Sharad Yadav disapproves of stir by Patels for reservation

Taking a view divergent to that of his party colleague and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav on Wednesday disapproved of the agitation by the Patel and Patidar community in Gujarat for reservation under the Other Backward Castes (OBC) category saying that the Patels have been quite well off.

Passenger train mows down five people in Patna
Passenger train mows down five people in Patna

Five people were killed when Patna-Islampur passenger train ran over them at Rajendra Nagar Terminal in Bihar, reports claimed on Wednesday.

Nitish, Kejriwal to share dais on Thursday at Patna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal will share the dias at a function here tomorrow, an event considered important to boost Kumar's chances in the coming assembly polls in the state.

Bihar court grants bail to state Cong chief Ashok Choudhary

 A district court granted bail to Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary on Wednesday in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct in the 2010 assembly elections.

PM Modi's special package for Bihar, 'mere repackaging': Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said at least Rs 1.08 lakh crore or 87 percent of the special package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi "with an intent to win Bihar elections" was a "mere repackaging of old schemes".

PM Narendra Modi's Bihar package is mere repackaging: Nitish Kumar

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the bulk of the Rs.1.25 lakh crore announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as special package for Bihar was a "mere repackaging of old schemes".

BJP accuses Bihar CM Nitish of ill intentions

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday criticized Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he has `ill intentions` in not appreciating the special package by Prime Minister Modi.

High-level committee to probe Amit Shah being trapped in lift in Patna

Bihar government on Tuesday set up a high-level committee to probe how BJP national president Amit Shah got trapped inside a lift of the state guest house here four days ago.

Nitish lends support to Patel community's agitation in Gujarat

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday lent support to the agitation by Patel community in Gujarat demanding its inclusion in the OBC category and said the state government "could delay" it, but cannot 'turn a blind eye' over the issue.

Will expose BJP, AIMIM in Bihar: CPI

Stating that Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM contesting the upcoming Bihar polls would lead to communal polarisation benefitting BJP, CPI day said the Left Front will expose the "game" being played by the two parties.

Shatrughan virtually dares party to take action against him

 Virtually daring the party to take action, sulking BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha did not hide his disappointment at being "ignored" by the party leadership and at the goings on in the organization ahead of assembly elections in Bihar.

Bihar to probe Amit Shah getting stuck in lift

The Bihar government on Tuesday set up a high-level committee to probe how BJP president Amit Shah and three other party leaders got trapped in a lift at the state guest house here for around 40 minutes.

Shatrughan Sinha for expanding support base for toilet construction

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday suggested expanding support base for construction of toilets under Prime Minister model village project.

Paswan has revealed of his pain over opportunity to be Bihar CM: Sanjay Singh

Janata Dal (United) leader Sanjay Singh interpreted Ram Vilas Paswan`s comment on Tuesday of not wanting to become the chief minister of Bihar as his expression of pain.

BJP to contest 170 seats in Bihar

A day after two of its allies said seat sharing in Bihar must conclude within a week, a BJP leader announced on Tuesday that his party will contest 170 of the 243 Assembly seats.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction: Shatrughan Sinha's advice to BJP
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction: Shatrughan Sinha's advice to BJP

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday openly dared his party BJP to take action against him over his alleged proximity with Janata Dal (U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Manjhi elected HAM's president, resigns from JD-U

Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha`s leader, was elected national president of the party after resigning on Tuesday from the primary membership of the JD-U and from the Bihar assembly.

Jitan Ram Manjhi quits as legislator

Jitan Ram Manjhi, former Bihar chief minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha`s leader, resigned on Tuesday from the primary membership of the JD-U and also from the Bihar Assembly.

'No action against Shatrughan Sinha before Bihar election'

The BJP will not take any action against its defiant Lok Sabha member Shatrughan Sinha till after the Bihar election, a senior party leader said on Monday.

BJP to focus on package, development agenda in Bihar

 Running an aggressive campaign in the high stakes Bihar assembly elections, BJP will focus on the Rs 1.25 lakh crore package in its second round of electioneering and hopes to cash on voters who it feels are no longer swayed by issues like caste to trounce the Nitish-Lalu combine.

Pappu Yadav gets anticipatory bail

Jan Adhikar Party founder Pappu Yadav was on Monday granted anticipatory bail by a local court here in connection with a case lodged against him for allegedly disrupting public servants from discharging duties during a stir last month.

Nitish gives Rs 19,500 crore push to state infrastructure

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday laid foundation stones, inaugurated and dedicated development projects valued altogether at Rs 19,500 crore including a Rs 5,000 crore bridge over the Ganga near Patna.

Axing of India-Pakistan talks is government failure: Sharad

JD-U president Sharad Yadav on Sunday said the cancellation of the NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan reflected the failure of "our foreign policy".