Bihar

Nitish Kumar to take a call on Tejashwi Yadav after Presidential Election 2017

The political crisis in Bihar is deepening over continuation of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in the Nitish Kumar cabinet after an FIR was lodged against him in a corruption case. The high voltage drama is likely to end on July 18 when Nitish is expected to take a final call on whether Tejashwi will continue in his cabinet or will he have to

Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav to hold separate meeting today

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav have called separate meetings of their legislators in Patna on Sunday. According to the reports, the meeting which is believed to be very crucial has been called in to discuss the presidential poll scheduled for Monday. Reportedly, the duo are also expected to express their opinion on the ongoing tussle over demands that Tejashwi Yadav should quit as

Swasti Nitya is the winner of India's Best Dramebaaz

Bihar’s Swasti Nitya, 12, clinched the ‘Acting Ka Keeda’ trophy as the winner of the second season of children’s acting talent hunt TV show India’s Best Dramebaaz on Sunday night. She said she was happy to have her family’s support. Talking to IANS after her win, Swasti, said that the most memorable moment for her in the show was when her name was announced as the winner, and that she

I pray Kanhaiya Kumar proves himself worthy of support he received: Shatrughan Sinha

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, who has often taken a position at variance with the party’s stand, on Saturday came out in support of arrested JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges, and said he is Happy that the court has granted him interim bail. “Happy about the grant of bail -although conditional- by the honourable court to Kanhaiya. I am pleased that he’s been released from

Spurt in crime in Bihar is opposition's perception: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has claimed the state has “witnessed a steady decline in crime” and termed the alleged spurt in crime graph as a “perception created by the opposition”. “Bihar has witnessed a steady decline in crime. Despite this, opposition is trying to create a perception through media and making statements that there is a spurt in crime,” he said while addressing a state executive committee meeting of

Amit Shah re-elected as BJP president today

Amit Shah was today re-elected as the BJP President. He is all set to start a new term as party chief. Shah’s current term ended Saturday and the new term will be his first full-term lasting three years. His election is virtually a formality, party sources said. Shah’s name has been proposed by some 20 leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath

Nitish Kumar rewards Bihar poll hero Prashant Kishor with cabinet minister rank

When Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad Yadav pulled off a stunning victory in Bihar assembly elections last year, they had to share the credit with 37-year-old Prashant Kishor, the man with the Midas touch. The Bihar government, Friday, announced that Kishor has been appointed as advisor to CM Nitish Kumar with cabinet minister rank. Kishor, a master strategist, was the brain behind the strategy to project Narendtra Modi as the face of good

Nitish Kumar bans sirens on VIP vehicles in Patna

It isn’t just Delhi that is taking on pollution. In Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday banned the use of sirens in vehicles, except in those of the Governor, the Patna High Court Chief Justice, fire engines and ambulances. The need for the ban arose after complaints came in regarding VVIP and VIP vehicles blaring their sirens while crossing hospitals and schools. The decision was taken by Nitish

I want Narendra Modi to tell me what my fault is: Rebel BJP leader Kirti Azad

Cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad clarified his position on Thursday morning, asking the Prime Minister what mistake he committed to attract suspension from the BJP for indiscipline and anti-party activities. The BJP on Wednesday suspended Azad, its MP for Darbhanga in Bihar, who defied orders to stop a tirade over alleged corruption in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) that finance minister Arun Jaitley had headed for more than a decade.

Congress wants BJP MP Kirti Azad to head Joint Parliamentary Committee

Amidst the party’s attack on Union Minister Arun Jaitley over an alleged scam within DDCA, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Thursday said that a JPC should go into the matter and former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad should head the panel. “If you want to discuss the role of Arun Jaitley in DDCA then ask Kirti Azad as to how many scams there were in DDCA,” Singh said outside

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces setting up of five new medical colleges

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced that five new medical colleges will be set up in Bihar as he worked to overhaul and strengthen health care infrastructure in the state. The medical colleges would be opened as per specifications of MCI (Medical Council of India) and all of them would have nursing colleges, Kumar said while reviewing the functioning of the state health department, according to an official statement. The Bihar

BJP gearing up for UP elections? Varun Gandhi meets Amit Shah

It seems that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started its preparation for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. At his residence, BJP party president Amit Shah has met MP Varun Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi. The meeting took place for nearly half an hour. Sources said that this time the saffron party would project CM candidate during the election campaign, unlike the other state elections. The party has already faced huge criticism