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A journalist for 21 years, Anirban covers RJD, legislature and government beats. Has extensive experience in covering elections and writes regularly on finance, land reforms, registration, excise and socio-economic issues.

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Tejashwi Yadav to attend Rahul Gandhi’s public meeting in Kaimur on February 16

This will be the first time in many years when a prominent RJD leader will be seen sharing the stage with a Gandhi in Bihar

Former Bihar deputy CM and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna on Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 10:04 AM IST

Oppn looks to keep flock intact, says won’t give NDA a walkover in House

Legislators of the Grand Alliance in Bihar are staying in different parts of Patna to keep their numbers intact ahead of a crucial trust vote.

Police outside former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav’s in Patna India, on Sunday (Santosh Kumar/ HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 02:00 AM IST
BySubash Pathak, , Patna

‘Will not resign’: Bihar assembly speaker Choudhary ahead of NDA’s floor test

The new Bihar government led by chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United), in coalition with the Bharatiya Janata Party, has said they would move a no-confidence motion against Choudhary to vacate his post

Bihar Assembly incumbent speaker Awadh Bihari Choudhary (Hindustan)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 07:30 PM IST

Election Commission team to visit Bihar on Feb 20 to review LS polls preparedness

According to people aware of the details, the team of ECI officials will comprise of chief election commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar & 2 election commissioners Anup Chandra Pandey and Arun Goel

The ECI team will also hold a meeting with representatives from major political parties. (File photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 10:43 AM IST

Bihar politics: Nitish Kumar's past detractors made deputies in new realignment

Experts, meanwhile, said the BJP’s choice of deputy CMs seems to indicate its plans to keep a check on the new govt

BJP leaders Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Sinha take oath as Bihar deputy chief ministers, at the Raj Bhawan in Patna on Sunday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 01:08 PM IST

Bihar political turmoil: JD(U) to meet on Sunday amid Nitish’s INDIA exit buzz

Leaders of the BJP in Bihar gathered to discuss the political situation in the state, amid indications that former ally, chief minister Nitish Kumar, was planning yet another volte face

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 09:01 PM IST

The ambitions of Rashtriya Janata Dal’s chief Lalu Prasad Yadav — and his family

As CM Nitish Kumar looks likely to join the BJP again, a look at Lalu’s “dynastic” hopes and dreams that Nitish recently decried

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his wife Rabri Devi with their family.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 07:26 PM IST

Nitish Kumar inches closer to exiting Bihar alliance; BJP ready

If Nitish Kumar makes the switch, as rumoured, it will be the fourth such move in the past decade and the second this term

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav during a Republic Day event at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 05:30 AM IST
By, , New Delhi/patna

Confusion in Bihar, says RJD. Not in Nitish Kumar’s mind, counters JD(U)

JD(U) boss Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Yadav are holding meetings with top leaders of their respective parties on Friday evening

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with RJD leader and deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav at a programme organised on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on Jan. 23 (PTI FILE)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 09:02 PM IST

Caste survey forced Centre to confer Bharat Ratna on Karpoori: Tejashwi

Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav expressed happiness over Bharat Ratna being conferred on Karpoori Thakur, stating it indicates BJP's pressure after caste survey.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad pays tribute to Karpoori Thakur on his 100th birth anniversary in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 09:35 PM IST
By, Patna

Doesn’t happen so quickly, Lalu says on seat deal

The RJD chief, when asked if he would attend the consecration ceremony of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya on January 22, replied in the negative. “No, I will not go,” he said.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad (HT file)
Published on Jan 17, 2024 09:38 PM IST
By, Patna

Lalu says wouldn’t attend Ayodhya consecration ceremony, seat sharing deal soon

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav underlined matters such as seat sharing ahead of the 2024 national polls are not decided in haste

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2024 04:34 PM IST

Talks among INDIA allies on seat-sharing not progressing: JD(U)

Things have not moved as the party had wanted, JD(U) leader and state finance minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said on Sunday.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (R) with his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav. (HT file)
Updated on Jan 15, 2024 05:44 AM IST
By, Patna

A history of scams: Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family, now in ED’s crosshairs

The RJD chief and his wife, Rabri Devi are the subject of several investigations. The former Union minister has been convicted in five cases. A recounting

The CBI registered the case against Lalu Prasad, his wife former Bihar CM Rabri Devi, and his son Tejashwi, who was the deputy chief minister(HT/File Photo)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 07:31 PM IST

Early RS, Council polls set to shift Bihar into top gear till LS elections

The announcement of polls for the Rajya Sabha and legislative council seats is expected to be made within a fortnight, which would mean that the nomination process will have to be held in early February and elections in a week thereafter.

Among the six Rajya Sabha members whose term is ending is former deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi of BJP. (ANI)
Published on Jan 10, 2024 09:14 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar aims for 100% Aadhar seeding of NREGS job card holders by Jan 15

The Centre had made Aadhar based payment system mandatory for all job card holders under MGNREGS from January 1.

Labourers work at a MNREGA site for excavation of a pond. (PTI)
Published on Jan 04, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Jamui becomes hot seat for many claimants in NDA, GA ahead of LS polls

Though the Jamui seat is a sitting seat of Chirag Paswan, the HAM (S) led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has eyes on the seat amid speculations that the former may contest from Hajipur

Chirag Paswan. (File)
Published on Dec 17, 2023 05:01 PM IST

Bihar government begins digital survey of crops

The digital survey was kicked off from the Badhshahpur in Sheikhpura in the presence of Sheikhpura district magistrate J Priyadarshini and senior district and state agriculture officials

Digital crop survey was launched from Sheikhpura (Twitter/@Agribih)
Published on Dec 01, 2023 02:32 PM IST

Eye on Yadav pie: Nityanand dares Lalu to field his son against him

War of words broke out between the two Yadav leaders on Tuesday when both were addressing separate gatherings in Patna to mark Govardhan Puja.

Union minister Nityanand Rai speaks to reporters in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 15, 2023 09:18 PM IST
By, Patna

Nitish apologises for his birth control remarks, unfazed BJP wants him out

The CM had on Tuesday used gestures and descriptive language while dwelling on the importance of education of women in birth control in the assembly, leading to a nationwide outrage.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar arrives at the assembly on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 09:19 PM IST

Nitish Kumar apologises for his birth control remarks, BJP demands resignation

The remarks – delivered in the state assembly – have since drawn widespread condemnation from women MLAs and the National Commission for Women

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar speaking to the media outside the state legislative assemgly on Wednesday. (HT/Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 11:57 AM IST

Decoding findings of Bihar's caste survey report

On Tuesday, the detailed results of the state's milestone and controversial caste survey were made public by CM Nitish Kumar.

Patna district magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh looks on as enumerator canvass information from residents for a caste-based survey in Bihar in July (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 06:22 AM IST

‘36.76% of households in Bihar have concrete houses with two or more rooms’

36.76% of households in Bihar have concrete houses (2+ rooms), 22.37% have concrete houses (1 room), 26.54% have tin shed houses, and 14.09% live in huts. Only 0.24% are homeless.

14.09% of Bihar’s population, or 38.99 lakh families, live in huts . (HT FILE)
Updated on Nov 07, 2023 10:30 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar politics: Govt keen to increase reservation in Winter Session. Will it?

There is a buzz in political circles that the GA government is keen to pass a resolution in the state assembly to increase the reservation limit from 50% to 70%

The Bihar state legislature building. (File photo)
Published on Nov 01, 2023 07:20 PM IST

Lalu at Bihar Cong HQ: No bump in electing INDIA leader

The RJD chief said a huge rally will be held in the state capital soon by parties opposed to the BJP.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad speaks at the Congress party function to mark the birth anniversary of Bihar's first CM Shri Krishna Singh at Sadaquat Ashram in Patna on Thursday. (HT photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2023 10:31 PM IST
By, Patna

President launches 4th agri road map, roots for organic farming

The President, who arrived in Patna in the morning on a three-day visit to Bihar, said implementation of the three agriculture road maps in Bihar since 2008 has increased productivity of paddy, wheat, maize and the state is also becoming a leader in production of mushroom, makhana, honey and fish.

President Droupadi Murmu during the inauguration function of Bihar’s 4th agricultural road map at Bapu Sabhagar in Patna on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2023 08:54 PM IST
By, Patna

President Murmu launches Bihar’s 4th agri road map budgeted at 1.62 lakh crore

Crop diversification, increasing production of oilseeds, millets, seeds production are the major sectors in focus in this current edition of the road map

A banner welcoming President Droupadi Murmu in state capital Patna where she launched the fourth agricultural road map for Bihar. (HT photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2023 07:32 PM IST

Bihar: President arrives today on 3-day visit

She will inaugurate the fourth edition of the state’s agricultural road map and attend convocation ceremonies at the two central universities in the state and at AIIMS Patna.

A banner welcoming President Droupadi Murmu in Patna. (HT photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2023 09:56 PM IST

LDF ally announces merger with RJD

The move has led the Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) to expand its base in Kerala, ahead of the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav (HT)
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 08:56 AM IST
By, Patna

Will take views of all parties on caste survey data, says Nitish Kumar

The meeting attended by 9 parties came a day after the results of the survey showed that OBCs comprise nearly 2/3 of Bihar’s population.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Vijay Kumar Sinha and other leaders during all parties’ meeting on Bihar Caste Census at the CM Secretariat on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 05:11 AM IST
By, Patna
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