This is no cock-and-bull story. A seven-year fight over a champion fighter cock ended this week with the warring parties settling it out of court. The trial began soon after charges were framed against the brothers. Rajesh Upadhyay reports.
The newly elected leader of the opposition of Bihar assembly, Nand Kishore Yadav slammed chief minister Nitish Kumar for breaking the coalition for his own prime ministerial ambitions and giving in to politics of convenience by joining hands with the Congress. Anirban Guha Roy
On a day when Nitish Kumar won the trust vote, the BJP struggled to keep its members together after some of the senior party leaders expressed their resentment over Nand Kishore Yadav's nomination as leader of the Opposition in the state assembly. Subhash Pathak
Around 111 passengers on board a Patna-New Delhi Air India Airbus 320 aircraft (AI 408) had a lucky escape when one of its engine allegedly caught fire, forcing the pilot to abort take-off at the eleventh hour in Patna on Wednesday afternoon (at 3.15pm).
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sailed through the confidence vote in the assembly today, after the split with the NDA, garnering 126 votes against the 122 needed for a simple majority amidst a walkout by the BJP legislators. Ashok Mishra
Ahead of the trust vote Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has sought in the assembly on Wednesday, friend-turned-foe BJP has said it is prepared to sit in the Opposition.
Six Bihar BJP MLAs are likely to resign in favour of Nitish govt, according to a TV report.The BJP MLAs today accused Nitish Kumar of betraying mandate and walked out of the House boycotting confidence vote moved by him. BJP to sit in Opposition
The resignations of the 11 ministers of the BJP from the Bihar government have raised concerns as to whether policy decisions taken under their charge will endure, Rai Atul Krishna reports.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar will seek a vote of confidence in a special assembly session convened today after the formal break-up of ties between his party, the JD(U), and BJP. Anirban Guha Roy
A self-styled Maoist commander believed to have planted an IED in the belly of a dead soldier in January this year was arrested today from a Patna hospital.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh “from the core of his heart” for calling him a secular leader and appreciating him for quitting the BJP and the NDA. Mammen Matthew reports.
Reports of clashes also came in from other parts of the state, as the BJP observed a statewide shutdown it has branded Vishwasghat Diwas (Betrayal Day) in reference to the acrimonious split. HT
Four of the six independent MLAs participated in the Janata Dal (U) meeting of legislators and senior party functionaries today, indicating that the Nitish Kumar government has managed the support of the 122 MLAs required to prove its majority in the assembly.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, when asked about the prospects of the JD(U) joining hands with the Congress, said on Monday it was premature to talk about it, HT reports.
Modi, the man the BJP kept away from successive election campaigns in Bihar over the past eight years or more, reportedly on Nitish Kumar's insistence, won't be in the state for another four months. Rai Atul Krishna
reports. Modi selected, but it's tough time for BJP