The divide between the two allies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) exhibited itself today through the absence of BJP representatives at a major state government programme. Binod Dubey reports.
Addressing Janata Dal(United) meetings of different party cells, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in a veiled attack on RJD rival Lalu Prasad on Monday appealed to mahadalits to keep away from elements seeking to divide them and stand united to give a befitting reply to them.
Two villages in Bihar are grappling with a tragedy in faraway Delhi - the horrific rape and torture of a five-year-old child. Bharathua, a corner of Muzaffarpur, is devastated. It had some claim to fame locally, but now, the accused, Manoj Kumar, has only brought it notoriety.
A philosophical Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday spoke publicly of 'uncertainties' that lay ahead of him. "I don't know what the future holds and what will happen next. But I will certainly fulfil my commitment to provide uninterrupted power supply to the state. Or else, I will not come to you seeking votes," he said.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today described roads as the USP of his government and expressed confidence that his government would significantly reduce travel times from all districts headquarters to state capital.
Mother-in-law of Manoj Kumar, who was arrested for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in Delhi, today said he should be hanged for the "bestial act", while his wife sought stringent punishment for him if the charge was true.
The wife of Manoj, the prime accused in the brutal rape of a five-year old girl in New Delhi, has declared her husband is innocent and demanded his release amid nationwide protests.
Over a period of 15 years after he was declared absconding in a criminal case, a man contested a Lok Sabha poll and two assembly elections, before ending up as the mukhia of a village panchayat in north Bihar.
Madhya Pradesh police havereached Bihar's Banka district to arrest a man accused of raping a 5-year-old girl in Siwni district in that state.
A village panchayat in Bihar on Saturday ordered the social boycott of the family of Manoj Kumar, 25, who allegedly raped the five-year-old-girl in Delhi, police said.
A 22-year-old man, accused of burtally raping a five-year-old girl in the national capital, was arrested in Muzaffarpur in Bihar on late Friday and was taken to New Delhi today, Ajay Kumar reports.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad today alleged that Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and then railway minister did not get the Godhra carnage probed at the behest of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
With a week of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar making turbulent noises against its alliance partner the BJP, a Cabinet committee delivered an olive branch to him by approving Rs.
12,000 crore as special plan for the state under the Backward Regions Grant Fund. HT
Many Muslims in Bihar are not impressed by chief minister Nitish Kumar's latest move to target Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for his allegedly communal politics. It is mere "doublespeak", they say, and has little to do with secularism.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met party leaders from Bihar and discussed various options of alliance in the state where the ruling NDA is in turmoil after chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar asked BJP to project a "secular" prime ministerial candidate for next Lok Sabha elections.