Beti Bachao campaign an eyewash: KC Tyagi

Janata Dal (United) National General Secretary KC Tyagi on Tuesday said the 'Beti Bacho, Beti Padhao' campaign, which was launched in Haryana, was an eyewash as Baba Ramdev's pharmacies are selling a medicine which allegedly helps in ensuring the birth of male child.

Acrimony between RJD, JD(U) casts questions over merger

Days after announcement of merger of Janata Parivar, friction was visible among two of its important constituents JD(U) and RJD in the Assembly on Monday with latter pillorying Nitish Kumar government on various issues.

Sharad Yadav meets J&K CM over lunch in Jammu

 Janata Dal (U) President Sharad Yadav on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, his former Janata Dal colleague who is now in alliance with BJP, over lunch here.

Padma awards be discontinued: Sachar

JD(U) president Sharad Yadav's controversial demand that Padma awards be discontinued has found support from Justice (retd) Rajindar Sachar, who had refused the honour in 2008.

Ex-Bihar CM Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JD(U) symbol

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JD(U) and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol.

Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JD(U) symbol

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JD(U) and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol.

Nitish takes a dig at BJP for mega show on Ambedkar anniversary

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took a swipe at BJP for hosting a mega show on the birth anniversary of dalit icon BR Ambedkar on Tuesday, alleging the saffron party was "masquerading" to win the votes of the weaker section in the state Assembly polls later this year.

Padma awards must be stopped: Sharad Yadav

After alleging that Padma awards are given to "dishonest" people, JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday stoked a fresh controversy by demanding that the practice be stopped as it "discriminates" against a vast majority of people.

Ex-Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi mulls floating party before Assembly polls

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who was forced to quit two months ago after falling out with the JD(U) leadership, on Monday said he was likely to float a political party and ruled out any pre-poll alliance for the state Assembly elections, due this year.

BJP accuses UP govt of giving only Rs 75 to 330 compensation to farmers

The BJP on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government has given meagre amount of Rs 75 to Rs 330 as compensation to farmers affected due to crop damage.

Nitish pitches for steps to ensure uninterrupted flow of Ganga

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday called for effective measures to ensure that the river Ganga flows uninterruptedly and suggested removal of silt at Farakka dam among the steps in this regard.

Sushil Modi attacks JD(U) over sharp fall in revenue generation

Apparently leaving no opportunity to find fault with the JD(U), former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday attacked the state government over the sharp fall in revenue collection after the ruling party broke away with the BJP in 2013.

Sharad Yadav had recommended Gurgaon doctor for Padma award

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, who made a controversial statement that Padma awards are given to "dishonest" people, had himself recommended the name of a Gurgaon-based doctor for the coveted honour in 2014.

Special assistance to Bihar is a question of its welfare: Nitish Kumar

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the special assistance to the state was "a question of its welfare and right", and his officers were following the issue after he submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently.

JD(U) seeks legal opinion to crack whip on MLAs opposing merger

JD(U) is seeking legal opinion to deal with its 10 rebel MLAs opposing the merger of splinter parties of erstwhile Janata Parivar, and one of them writing to Chief Election Commissioner urging him to allow to retain the party symbol and flag with them.

Attending Narendra Modi's dinner part of tradition: Nitish Kumar

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday sought to play down his attending a dinner being hosted by his political rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital saying it was "part of an old tradition."

Opposition attacks PM Modi, says actions belie claim of 'good intention'

Congress along with other opposition parties on Saturday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over remarks that he was working with "good intention" to address farmers' woes, saying his actions do not back his claim and dared him to waive farmers' loans.

BJP, JD(U) use Lalu's 'jungle raj' tag to attack each other

 Ahead of their crucial battle for power in Bihar, erstwhile allies BJP and state's ruling JD(U) on Friday used the "jungle raj" epithet, frequently employed to describe the Lalu-Rabri rule, to attack each other.

Merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week: JD(U)

The much-talked-about merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week as most of the major issues have been ironed out, JD(U) on Sunday said.

JD(U) digs in heels, says won't support Land Bill in present form

Amidst efforts by the NDA government to reach out to regional parties for securing their support for the controversial land Bill, JD(U) on Sunday said that no member of the Janata Parivar would support the proposed law in its present form.