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.
Articles by Anirban Guha Roy
Lalu issues 1st message after kidney transplant, says he is feeling better
His daughter, Misa Bharti, posted a video on Twitter on Tuesday in which the RJD chief thanked those who prayed for his good health and successful operation
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 03:05 PM IST
Bihar caps fund release for state schemes at 75% of outlay this fiscal
Move ostensibly to ensure funds are spent judiciously and not parked ahead of the closure of the books of accounts in March 2023.
Published on Dec 04, 2022 10:08 PM IST
Jagdanand Singh to continue as RJD’s Bihar chief
Singh was believed to have been upset after his son was forced to step down as a minister ostensibly under pressure from the party’s top brass following his repeated allegations of corruption in his department
Published on Nov 25, 2022 01:02 PM IST
Aaditya Thackeray meets Tejashwi, CM Kumar
Both young leaders, however, parried questions whether their interaction was part of efforts to form a larger opposition front ahead of the 2024 parliamentary polls.
Published on Nov 23, 2022 10:00 PM IST
Aaditya Thackeray meets Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar
The meeting came amid talks about major opposition parties joining hands ahead of the 2024 Parliament elections
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 08:41 PM IST
I-T sleuths search premises linked to Bihar minister’s kin
In total, 35 locations across the country, including in Patna, Bhagalpur and Delhi, were searched today, I-T officials said.
Published on Nov 17, 2022 10:13 PM IST
Kurhani assembly by-poll: GA names ex-JD(U) MLA as joint candidate, BJP yet to decide
The seat fell vacant after its sitting RJD MLA Anil Kumar Sahni was convicted in a case of forging leave travel allowance by a Delhi court in August this year.
Published on Nov 12, 2022 10:22 PM IST
Bihar to seek special assistance at pre-union budget meet
State’s finance minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said Bihar government would strongly put forth the demand for special assistance to the state even as the state government continues to demand special category status to be accorded to Bihar.
Published on Nov 10, 2022 09:43 PM IST
Nitish govt not fulfilling promises, says ally CPI-ML
CPI-ML(Liberation) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya said the GA government, having raised high hopes among people after its formation in August this year, had failed to take tangible steps for appointment of teachers, which had led to disenchantment among the youths.
Published on Nov 09, 2022 09:25 PM IST
Bihar: Nitish Kumar govt not fulfilling promises, says sympathiser CPI-ML
The CPI-ML is not officially a part of the Nitish Kumar-led grand alliance government despite extending support
Published on Nov 09, 2022 07:57 PM IST
Polling peaceful as Mokama , Gopalganj record 52.38% turnout
The by-poll in Gopalganj was necessitated after the death of former MLA and minister Subhash Singh while the Mokama seat fell vacant following the conviction of former MLA and strongman Anant Singh in an Arms Act case.
Updated on Nov 03, 2022 09:43 PM IST
Pollution watchdog cracks whip on brick kilns in Bihar, sets Jan deadline to switch to clean tech
Officials in the BSPCB said the survey findings based on ground verification have revealed that around 60% of the brick kilns have converted to clean technology while the rest 40% continue to manufacture bricks through old process, which is a major source of air pollution.
Published on Nov 02, 2022 10:03 PM IST
Assembly bypolls: Campaign ends in Mokama, Gopalganj; over to voters on Nov 3
In Mokama, there is a straight contest between GA-backed RJD candidate Neelam Devi, wife of former MLA and strongman Anant Singh, and Sonam Devi, wife of Nalin Ranjan Sharma alias Lallan Singh, a local leader with clout.
Published on Nov 01, 2022 10:38 PM IST
Nitish, Tejashwi to jointly campaign for Nov 3 assembly by-polls on Thursday
The by-polls are the first such electoral contest since Kumar parted ways with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and formed the government with the help of RJD, Congress, and the Left parties
Updated on Oct 26, 2022 09:17 AM IST
Shortfall in mandays to hit MGNREGS in Bihar from Nov
On Thursday, officials said, the RDD raised the issue of the need for additional mandays under the rural job scheme during a mid-term review meeting with officials of union ministry of rural development.
Published on Oct 20, 2022 09:09 PM IST
Seized ₹1.75 crore cash in searches at locations linked to Patna builder, associates: I-T
Income tax officials carried out at the searches at 32 locations in an operation that lasted five days
Updated on Oct 20, 2022 03:54 PM IST
Bihar: Firecrackers worth ₹6 crore seized by commercial taxes dept
Commercial taxes commissioner Pratima said strict action will be taken against the dealers for allegedly hiding their stocks and evading tax
Published on Oct 17, 2022 02:18 PM IST
Bihar opens nodal bank accounts for central schemes in line with Delhi’s directive
The new system, applicable from the current fiscal, has put the state governments under a close watch because of the stricter norms.
Published on Oct 14, 2022 09:25 PM IST
Funds under centrally sponsored schemes now under Centre’s close watch
The development comes with the state government now opening single nodal accounts for all central schemes in scheduled commercial banks on a recent directive from the union finance ministry
Published on Oct 14, 2022 05:14 PM IST
I’m on a holiday, says Jagdanand amid buzz of RJD looking for a new state president
The 77-year-old RJD veteran said he had taken a holiday after working continuously for three years and was just enjoying time with family and friends.
Published on Oct 12, 2022 10:03 PM IST
‘Am on leave’: RJD leader breaks silence, refuses comment on buzz of resignation
Jagdanand Singh, 77, who skipped the party’s national council on October 10, did not comment on reports that he had also resigned from the leadership role in the Bihar RJD unit
Updated on Oct 12, 2022 09:50 PM IST
At RJD national meet, Tej Pratap accuses own party man, says he was abused
Jagdanand Singh was supposed to leave for New Delhi two days back but his absence drew speculations again that the veteran RJD leader may resign from the post of state president in the coming days.
Updated on Oct 10, 2022 05:02 AM IST
Ahead of RJD national council meet, speculations rife over Jagdanand’s resignation
According to GA insiders, the RJD state president is expected to meet party national president Lalu Prasad in New Delhi in the next few days.
Published on Oct 06, 2022 10:56 PM IST
Bihar minister Sudhakar Singh resigns after making corruption allegations
Bihar agriculture minister Sudhakar Singh, who has repeatedly alleged corruption in his department, on Sunday tendered his resignation, his father and state Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Jagadanand Singh said on Sunday.
Updated on Oct 03, 2022 02:00 AM IST
‘BJP agenda’: Bihar agri minister resigns from Nitish cabinet
Bihar agriculture minister Sudhakar Singh did not comment on the reason behind his resignation, but his father and RJD state president Jagdanand Singh said he was probably not feeling comfortable pursuing the ‘BJP policies’ in the agriculture department
Updated on Oct 02, 2022 05:36 PM IST
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Upcoming Assembly by-polls first battle between GA, BJP in Bihar since change of govt
The Gopalganj seat fell vacant following the death of BJP MLA and former minister Subhash Singh while the Mokama seat fell vacant after its sitting RJD MLA, Anant Singh, was convicted in an arms case a few months ago and later disqualified as a member of the legislative assembly.
Published on Oct 01, 2022 09:55 PM IST
Tejashwi downplays RJD claim of CM bid in 2023
On Thursday, Jagdanand Singh had said that chief minister Nitish Kumar would make way for Tejashwi Yadav as the CM in 2023 as he himself steps up efforts to play a larger role in national politics ahead of the 2024 parliamentary polls.
Published on Sep 30, 2022 09:56 PM IST
Nitish will hand over CM post to Tejashwi in 2023: RJD
Nitish Kumar is expected to play a lead role in national politics ahead of 2024 parliamentary polls and preparations would start in 2023, said RJD’s state unit president Jagdanand Singh.
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 10:26 PM IST
‘Like a father’s desperate haste’: JD-U’s comeback on RJD leader’s 2023 prophecy
JD-U leader Upendra Kushwaha said the statement by RJD’s Jagdanand Singh statement is akin to a father desperate haste to get his son or daughter married fearing that something could go wrong
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 10:54 PM IST
Lalu elected RJD president for 12th term in a row
Prasad, 75, filed his nomination for the top post at the party’s office in New Delhi in the presence of top leaders.
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:20 PM IST