While Nalanda in central Bihar has a heavy concentration of Kumar’s Kurmi caste, Saran in north Bihar is dominated by the Yadavs and Rajputs. Will they go against the general mood that favours the BJP and its PM nominee Modi this time? That’s the big question.
The attack on Narendra Modi's rally in Patna was meant as a revenge for the recent Muzaffarnagar riots, the two men arrested have allegedly admitted. Avinash Kumar & Ashok Mishra reports.
The JD(U) ended ties with the BJP and walked out of the National Democratic Alliance today, exactly a week after the saffron party chose Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to spearhead its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. Mammen Matthew
and Ashok Mishra
report. VOTE: Who do you blame for the break-up of NDA in Bihar?
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar admitted for the very first time today, that the ‘political situation had turned difficult’ and a decision on the continuation of the NDA alliance in Bihar was now into the crucial discussions within his party. Mammen Matthew
& Ashok Mishra
report.A history of BJP, JD (U) alliance
The JD(U) is to take a final call on quitting the NDA over the weekend, but already, the process of computing and racheting up the party’s numbers in the Bihar assembly has begun. Ashok Mishra
The JD(U) is preparing for the 2014 polls very seriously. Nitish Kumar is making new friends and getting the estranged ones back, as he may have to decide to go it alone if Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is declared the NDA's PM candidate. Ashok Mishra
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s attack on Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi and his deadline to BJP for the announcement of a “secular” prime ministerial candidate has had the state BJP men seething. Nothing short of a pullout from the coalition in the state would please them, report Ashok Mishra & Anil Kumar.
Bihar government has decided to oppose the National Water Policy, 2012, as it believes the proposed move was tantamount to infringement of state's rights on its water resources. Ashok Mishra reports.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is keen on cobbling up an informal or formal alliance with chief ministers of underdeveloped states to shore up his demand that the Centre grant the 'special category state' status to Bihar, Ashok Mishra reports.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar's demand for special status to Bihar has evoked positive response from the intelligentsia and captains of trade and industry. Ashok Mishra reports.
MNS chief Raj Thackeray's comments about Biharis have put the spotlight on the state. But is Nitish Kumar's Bihar a place that people want to leave in large numbers? A look at how the state scores on over-all development. Ashok Mishra
and Vijay Swaroop
A senior minister from the Janata Dal (United) was pulled up for openly asking the Bharatiya Janata Party to declare Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar the NDA's prime ministerial nominee ahead of the next general elections.
The much-awaited centre of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) at Kishanganj has once again been put on hold by the Union law ministry till the outcome of the special leave petition pending with the Supreme Court. Ashok Mishra reports.
Former legislative council member Sanjay Jha, who belonged to the BJP, joined the Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday - an event that caused a further decline in ties between the two ruling allies of Bihar.
Manoj Kumar, a gold medallist-turned-farmer, started a club that energised the local economy and taught villagers to make high-yield, organic manure. Ashok Mishra reports.
By opening a primary school in a confiscated house of a suspended IAS officer, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
has set a model for others to follow. He tells Ashok Mishra
, that a strong precedent has been set for more such actions.
Bihar legislators will now get a pay package of approximately Rs one lakh per month from April 1.
A day after sweeping Bihar off its feet, the would-be 32nd chief minister, Nitish Kumar, staked his claim to form the next government on Thursday.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Lal Krishna Advani assured Muslims of a good and impartial government on Tuesday once the Nitish Kumar-led NDA government returned to power. Ashok Mishra & Vikas Pathak report.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi addressed her first poll rallies in Bihar on Monday, hitting out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.