No proposal to ban manufacture, use of plastic bags: Govt

There is no proposal to ban manufacture and use of plastic bags, but government is open to the idea of having a legislation to end use of such materials, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

JD-U opposes extension of AFSPA in Northeast

JD-U on Wednesday questioned in the Rajya Sabha the decision to extend Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Northeast, wondering as to why it is being done there despite massive protests in the region.

Will continue to speak my mind, says Bihar CM Manjhi

 Ignoring warnings and advice of his party JD-U over his controversial remarks in recent days, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sunday said that he will not bow before anyone and he would continue to speak as usual.

Trying to unite Janata Parivar: Sharad Yadav

JD-U president Sharad Yadav Wednesday said moves were on to unite all constituents of the "Janata Parivar" to form a major political party to take on the Narendra Modi government.

JD-U legislator Anant Singh says Bihar CM Manjhi is mad

Janata Dal-United legislator Anant Singh Thursday described Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi "mad" for reportedly calling upper castes as foreigners and demanded that Manjhi be sacked.

Nitish Kumar takes a dig at BJP for 'misuse' of social media

Recognising social media as an "influential weapon", senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar Saturday stressed greater usage of social media by his party but not like BJP which has turned it as "anti social" by belting out abuses on rivals.

Rebel JD-U MLAs move court, challenge Bihar Speaker's decision

Two days after their membership was terminated, four rebel JD-U legislators Monday filed a petition in the Patna high court challenging the decision of Speaker Uday Narayan Choudhary.

BJP, JD-U exchange barbs on Sardar Patel birth anniversary

 Accusing BJP of trying to appropriate the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by organising functions sponsored by the central government on the occasion of his birth anniversary, ruling JD(U) today said it should instead "remember Muzaffarnagar and Trilokpuri riots".

Bihar: Extortion case filed against JD-U legislator Anant Singh

A case of extortion has been lodged here against Bihar's ruling JD-U legislator Anant Singh, police said on Wednesday.

Lalu, Nitish happiness over bypoll win will be short-lived: Paswan

With a buoyant RJD, JD(U) and Congress planning to take their "secular alliance experiment" outside Bihar after the bypoll victory, LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan Friday said their happiness would be "short-lived" as they won by "fluke".

BJP, JD-U squabble in Bihar on claims of rift in ruling party

BJP on Sunday claimed that JD(U) in Bihar was headed for a split between two power centres led by the incumbent Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar even as the ruling party trashed the remarks saying they "lacked substance".

JD-U chief indicates alliance with RJD, Congress to continue even after Bihar Assembly by-polls

Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav, on Sunday indicated that his party will maintain its alliance, with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress, not just for the Assembly by-polls to be held next month, but will continue in future as well.

Budget a tale of broken promises: Opposition

The Opposition on Thursday voiced disappointment over the Union Budget saying it was in total contrast with the promises made by the BJP before coming to power.

Lalu Prasad Yadav, Nitish Kumar are Santa-Banta of Bihar: Giriraj Singh

Bihar BJP leader took a dig at RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar by calling them `Santa-Banta` of Bihar.

Row over Governors` removal: Congress attacks govt; JD-U wants debate

Congress Wednesday kept up attack on the government over removal of Governors appointed during UPA rule, saying its priority should be to combat inflation and not "shadow boxing" while JD(U) demanded a debate in Parliament over the very need of having Governors.

RJD defers decision on Rajya Sabha bypoll till Tuesday

RJD, which holds the key to outcome of bypolls on two Rajya Sabha seats, on Tuesday deferred its decision till tomorrow afternoon to firm up its stand on Thursday`s voting.

JD-U eyes RJD`s support in Rajya Sabha by-election in Bihar

The ruling JD-U in Bihar is now hoping to get support from the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) of Lalu Prasad to get its two candidates elected in the Rajya Sabha by-election.

Rebel JD-U legislators meet Sharad Yadav to vent resentment

Nearly half a dozen rebel legislators of Bihar`s ruling JD-U, expressing resentment over functioning of the party, Sunday met party president Sharad Yadav here and informed him about their stand and grievances, said a party leader.

BJP seeks Nitish`s resignation after rout in general elections

A buoyant BJP today demanded Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s resignation on moral grounds following the JD(U)`s rout in the polls.

Nitish can`t stall Narendra Modi from becoming PM: Sushil Modi

Buoyed by projections of a massive victory in Bihar in the Lok Sabha elections, BJP today said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will get very few seats and can`t stall Narendra Modi from becoming the Prime Minister.