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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For the CUSB, which was set up in 2009 and received the highest ‘A++’ rating from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in June 2023, it is another feather in the cap in a state where state universities are mostly unaccredited and struggling with late sessions and poor performance.
Intermediate education will now be imparted only in higher secondary schools from the new session starting April 1, 2024.
Two seats have gone to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) each, while one each went to the Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) and the Congress after scrutiny of applications
As Bihar’s agriculture minister, Sudhakar Singh in 2022 described officials in the agriculture department as thieves and flagged poor implementation of plans as a key concern
A delegation of teachers also met deputy chief minister Samrat Choudhary for a discussion on their broader issues and said the BJP leader assured them he would speak to the CM
Yadav started his political journey in 1978 when he became the councillor of the Patna Municipal Corporation and deputy mayor of Patna in 1982
Yadav had started his career as a Group-D employee in the Vidhan Sabha but quit his job after his sister Rabri Devi took over the state’s reins from Lalu Prasad
Teachers across the state have been holding protests against the riders of termination and transfer attached with the competency test
Yadav was accompanied by chief minister Nitish Kumar, deputy CM Vijay Kumar Sinha, parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary and other leaders
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wins trust vote in assembly, securing 129 votes in the 243-member assembly after the opposition walked out.
In the 243-strong assembly, a total of 129 members voted in favour of the motion of confidence in the new government.
Speaking on the trust vote, the Janata Dal (United) chief said he could not continue when he found out there was corruption taking place
JD(U) has asked its legislators to gather at minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary’s residence in Patna for a meeting on Sunday, while on Saturday there will be a feast and get-together at his Cabinet colleague Shravan Kumar’s home on Saturday.
The NDA has 128 legislators in the 243-member Bihar assembly while the RJD, Congress, and Left parties have 114 lawmakers in the House
It was Bihar CM’s first meeting with PM since the JD(U) supremo realigned with the BJP to form a new NDA government in Bihar on January 28.
Chirag Paswan has announced the names of 11 functionaries as party in-charge for as many Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, including four held by Bihar chief minister’s Janata Dal (United) and Begusarai, which is currently held by BJP heavyweight and union minister Giriraj Singh.
The Bihar teachers’ bodies and representatives are opposing the education dept panel’s recommendations of mandatory requirement of clearing the competency test for working teachers
This will be Kumar’s first meeting with the Prime Minister since his JD(U) returned to the BJP-led NDA on January 28 this year after deserting the RJD-led alliance in Bihar.
The committee has made it clear that the first competency test will be held on February 26 and after the publication of results, three more would be conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board
The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has dissolved four key commissions constituted during the previous Mahagathbandhan government.
The decision to dissolve key commissions comes ahead of the floor test in the Bihar Legislative Assembly on February 12
The Bihar cabinet at present has only eight ministers apart from the CM, while it could have up to 36.
When the political scenario keeps changing, as it has in Bihar, what does this mean for the officers of the state?
The first of the budget session will commence with the joint address to the two Houses by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar at the Central Hall, followed by the move to seek a trust vote by the Kumar-led government
A BJP functionary said that there was no point in allocating portfolios and then again reallocating them after Cabinet expansion
Though the Bharatiya Janata Party avoids using caste as a narrative, its choice of deputy CMs is a sign of astute social engineering
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Yadav, a former minister, is expected to replace Awadh Bihari Choudhary as the speaker
Will he? Won't he? A brief look at the Bihar CM's history of switching sides and staying in power
In Patna, one RJD leader confirmed that senior leaders of the party, including former Union minister Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav, met Lalu at his 10 Circular Road residence, but called it an “informal meeting”.
The official word from Nitish Kumar’s party JD(U) was that there is nothing wrong with the alliance, but it is clear that all is not well between it and the RJD
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 09:04 PM IST