Arun Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor with Hindustan Times. He has spent two-and-half decades covering Bihar, including politics, educational and social issues.
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Umesh Kushwaha’s remarks came after Upendra Kushwaha said JD-U was not a party of any individual, but of crores of workers.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday dismissed his party JD-U’s parliamentary board chairman Upendra Kushwaha’s open letter to party workers, demanding immediate discussions on the “special deal” with the RJD
Chief minister Nitish Kumar was responding to Upendra Kushwaha’s open letter that called party leaders to meetings on February 19 and 20 to discuss what he has called a special deal between the JD-U and RJD
Janata Dal (United) leader Rajiv Ranjan rubbished Upendra Kushwaha’s claims as a figment of his imagination
Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ahsanuddin Amanullah have been appointed judges of the Supreme Court.
Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav said his party RJD has never demanded more cabinet berths and added that he is not aware if the Congress has done so
The former union minister said it was true that Nitish Kumar made him the parliamentary board chairman and amended the party constitution to make such a provision, but it was made meaningless and reduced to a mere “jhunjhuna (a child’s rattle)” by the way he was treated
He said he also respects Kumar and therefore wanted the chief minister to be alert and handle things well or else the party will be damaged
The Bihar BJP blamed the state’s Grand Alliance government’s “irresponsible approach” for the worsening condition of the labour force and small and marginal farmers.
Bihar BJP in-charge Vinod Tawde also said at the party state executive meeting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, and party president JP Nadda were clear in their mind that there could be no alliance with Nitish Kumar’s JD-U.
The current flare-up in the JD-U was ignited a few days ago when a picture surfaced of a few Bihar BJP leaders visiting Kushwaha at AIIMS in Delhi, where he was admitted for a routine check-up.
Other than Anand Kumar, the two others are Kapildeo Prasad, a weaver from Baswan Bigaha village in Nalanda, and Subhadra Devi, a Mithila artist.
The madrasas in Bihar face probe over the release of grant-in-aid on the basis of forged documents and the high court sought its completion in four weeks
Lalan Singh will go as the representative of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, a statement by Telangana minister said.
As per the ASER report, while the percentage of class 3-5 children, who could read class 2 level text was 32.8 in 2018, it came down to 30 in 2022.
Ghulam Rasool Baliyavi was speaking in reference to the now suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s comments on the Prophet last year, which had triggered violent protests
BJP workers have filed petitions against education minister Chandra Shekhar in 30 districts and soon will have it in all the 38 districts
The report, led by Pratham Foundation, has also flagged high prevalence of private tuition, which is nearly 2.5 times the national average and points to lack of quality education in the government schools.
The notice is being seen as an attempt to deflect attention from the row over education minister Chandrashekhar’s remarks that epic Ramcharitmanas promoted social discrimination and spread hatred in society
Though the VIB has so far filed over 1000 FIRs involving over 2,200 teachers, things have not moved further since the Patna HC ordered the probe in 2015.
The state education department last year put the onus of uploading their documents on the specified portal of the working teachers whose folders are missing, however, despite giving several deadlines, the process could not be completed.
Teachers’ promotions remained withheld in the colleges and universities due to an executive order by the department of education in July 2021, which was later suspended
Ten-time MP – seven times in the Lok Sabha and three times in the Rajya Sabha – Yadav was regarded as a tall socialist leader
Religious texts like Ramacharitmanas spread hatred just as ‘Manusmriti’ and Golwalkar’s ‘Bunch of Thoughts’ created social divide in different eras, the RJD leader had said.
Bihar’s eduaction minister Chandrashekhar claimed that religious texts like Ramacharitmanas spread hatred just as ‘Manusmriti’ and MS Golwalkar’s ‘Bunch of Thoughts’ created social divide
Chandrashekhar was speaking at the convocation ceremony of Nalanda Open University when he made the remarks. Bihar governor Phagu Chouhan was also present at the event.
Over 13.18 lakh students will take the practical exams across 1,464 centres, according to official data. The intermediate practical exams are scheduled from January 10-20.
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal, union minister Nityanand Rai, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Modi, including the party’s top brass met in New Delhi to discuss the preparation of the party’s progress report
This development came to light during the district-wide review of revenue collection by the mines and geology minister Ramanand Yadav two days ago.
Primary education director Ravi Prakash cited a Patna high court order and wrote to district education officers (DEOs) and district programme officers for compliance