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Subhash Pathak is special correspondent of Hindustan Times with over 15 years of experience in journalism, covering issues related to governance, legislature, police, Maoism, urban and road infrastructure of Bihar and Jharkhand.

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Bihar: Rebels redraw battle lines in five seats

The most keenly watched battle is playing out in Karakat in central Bihar, which votes on June 1 in the last of the ongoing seven-phase parliamentary elections in the country.

Bhojpuri actor and singer Pawan Singh. (HT)
Published on May 17, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By, Patna

Opp set to oust Modi govt: Kharge

Later, addressing an election rally in Samastipur, Kharge said Modi could become the prime minister of India only because Congress fought for its Independence.

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge in Patna on Saturday. (HT photo)
Published on May 11, 2024 09:47 PM IST
By, Patna

PM Modi has turned India into a centre of unemployment: Rahul Gandhi in Bihar

Addressing an election rally in Bihar’s Bhagalpur, Gandhi took potshots at the Modi government with issues such as unemployment and economic deprivation.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addressing an election rally. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2024 03:36 PM IST

Promised projects hanging fire, all bets off in Aurangabad

Farmers in Aurangabad rejoiced as Modi revived the Mandal dam project, but were disappointed when it was not mentioned in recent speeches, impacting the upcoming elections.

Locals in Aurangabad constituency discuss elections at a tea shop. (HT)
Updated on Apr 13, 2024 09:29 PM IST
By, Aurangabad

In Gaya, Manjhi faces son of man who trounced him in 1991

Former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, the NDA nominee, is pitted against RJD’s Kumar Sarvajeet, a former minister in Bihar govt.

The Mahabodhi temple at Bodh Gaya draws Buddhists from across the world. (HT file)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 09:13 PM IST
By, Gaya

Mukesh Sahni joins RJD-led alliance, VIP to contest 3 seats

Former Bihar minister Mukesh Sahni joins RJD-led Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, his VIP party to contest three Lok Sabha seats.

Tejashwi Yadav and Mukesh Sahni at their joint press conference in Patna on Friday. (HT photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2024 09:15 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar Board 10th Result 2024: 82.91% students pass, 51 bagged top 10 positions

A total of 51 students, 28 of them are boys, have been ranked the top ten students on the basis of marks they obtained in the matriculation examination.

Bihar Board 10th Result 2024: 82.91% students pass, 51 bagged top 10 positions(Santosh Kumar )
Published on Mar 31, 2024 06:12 PM IST
By, Patna

Pappu vows to fight from Purnea, Congress in a fix

The seat has gone to RJD as part of Lok Sabha seat-sharing pact of the Opposition alliance in Bihar also comprising the Congress, a party he had joined a little over a week ago.

Congress leader Pappu Yadav addresses the press in Purnia. (ANI)
Published on Mar 30, 2024 10:02 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha, , Purnea

Bihar: Congress awaits Lalu Yadav’s nod to finalise candidates for LS polls

BPCC chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh, who held two rounds of meetings with the RJD chief, said the seat-sharing talks with RJD was going well and it will be declared in a couple of days

RJD spokesperson Shakti Singh Yadav said seat-sharing talks is almost final. (File photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 04:46 PM IST

LS polls looming, Nitish leaves for 5-day UK visit

On Sunday, former minister and Rajya Sabha member-elect Sanjay Jha had announced that CM would be visiting Scotland in the UK to see the science city and meet the select group of businessmen

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with his cabinet colleagues at a function in Patna on Wednesday. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 06, 2024 10:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Ganga water unsafe even for bathing, says Bihar govt report on river pollution

The WHO stipulates that river water with more than 1000MPN/100ml faecal coliform bacteria should not be used even for irrigating crops

The report, based on sample checks at 98 points of several rivers including Ganga, Sone and Kosi in 27 districts showed excessive presence of faecal coliform bacteria in water. (Representative image)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 07:42 PM IST

NDA will win more than 200 seats in next assembly elections: Nitish Kumar

The Bihar CM said the NDA coalition will win more than 200 assembly seats and bag all 40 Lok Sabha seats under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with his deputies Vijay Kumar Sinha and Samrat Choudhary of the BJP in Patna. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 08:55 AM IST

Ahead of floor test, JD(U) issues whip, RJD moves MLAs to Tejashwi’s residence

The JD(U) whip came after at least five of its total 45 MLAs failed to turn up at a luncheon meeting organised at the house of party leader Shravan Kumar.

The newly-formed Nitish Kumar governement in Bihar is set to undergo a floor test in the assembly on February 12. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 12:45 AM IST

RJD herd to stay at Tejashwi’s house till floor test

The party has decided to keep all its 79 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) and eight members of legislative council (MLCs) together amid alleged bid by CM Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) to “woo” them for an easy win during the trust vote.

Former minister Chandrashekhar arrives at the residence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 10:13 PM IST
By, Patna

Rebel RJD MLC disqualified on party’s plea

Rambali Singh was elected as a member of the legislative council (MLC) in June 2020 as an RJD nominee from the assembly quota and his term was to expire in 2026.

Rambali Singh (ANI)
Published on Feb 06, 2024 09:41 PM IST
By, Patna

Congress now shifts MLAs from Bihar to Hyderabad

The Congress on Sunday shifted its Bihar MLAs to Hyderabad ahead of a floor test of the newly-formed NDA next week, party leaders aware of the details said.

Congress MLAs at Hyderabad airport on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Patna

India looking at people of Bihar for social, economic justice: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the nation cannot grow until social and economic justice to all in the society is not ensured

Rahul Gandhi waves at supporters during the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Kishanganj on Monday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 08:01 PM IST

Bihar: New NDA Cabinet authorises CM Nitish Kumar to convene next assembly session

The previous Bihar cabinet had on January 18 approved the state budget session on February 5. However, that arrangement had to be revisited after the change in the government

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Published on Jan 29, 2024 05:04 PM IST

Lalu Yadav, Tejashwi, summoned by ED, may miss Rahul’s Jan 30 Purnia rally

ED has summoned Lalu Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav to its Patna office for questioning on January 29 and 30

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav have been invited to the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra rally in Purnia on January 30. (HT File Photo/Santosh Kumar)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 09:53 PM IST

Nitish to attend Rahul’s Purnea rally on Jan 30

Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will enter Bihar from Siliguri in West Bengal on January 29 and cover four districts in three days during which top INDIA bloc leaders may join him for public meetings.

Rahul Gandhi and Nitish Kumar in Delhi last year. (ANI)
Published on Jan 22, 2024 09:36 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar adds 1.2 million voters in electoral roll released by state election body

The increase in voter list was mainly attributed to the addition of new electors in the age group of 19-29 years, while all other age-group segments saw a decline

The age-group of 20-29 has seen the maximum growth with addition of 1,60,61,649 new voters this year. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2024 04:52 PM IST

‘Jan Suraaj to field 75 EBC candidates in 2025 Bihar polls’

EBCs account for around 36% of Bihar’s 13-crore population, as per the state government’s caste survey.

Jan Suraj founder Prashant Kishor speaks at a function in Patna on Saturday to mark the birth centenary of former Bihar CM late Karpoori Thakur. (HT photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2024 09:05 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar cabinet approves 2L each to 9.4mn poor families

The Bihar government has approved a scheme to provide financial assistance of ₹2 lakh each to over 9.4 million poor families to create self-employment opportunities. The scheme aims to provide job opportunities to families with a monthly income of less than ₹6,000. The state industries department will implement the scheme, and beneficiaries will be selected through a computerised randomisation process. Additionally, the government has expanded financial aid for students from economically backward classes preparing for various exams.

Patna, Bihar, India - Aug . 02, 2023: Enumerator staff collect information from residents for a caste-based census in Bihar after Patna High Court rejected a petition against the survey, at Phulwari Sharif in Patna , Bihar,India, Wednesday, July, 02, 2023. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 17, 2024 07:20 AM IST

Cabinet clears 2 lakh self-employment scheme for ‘poor’ in caste survey

The scheme, which will continue for five years, aims to provide job opportunities to 94,33,312 of the total 2,76,28,995 families assessed to be the poor by the caste-based enumeration. Monthly income of these families are less than ₹6,000 a month.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with his deputy Tejashwi Yadav during distribution of appointment letters to the newly recruited teachers at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on January 13. (HT)
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 09:32 PM IST
By, Patna

Rahul’s ‘yatra’ to enter Bihar on Jan 24-25

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, commencing from Manipur on January 14, is likely to enter Bihar on January 24-25 from West Bengal, said Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh here at state Congress office Sadaquat Ashram on Thursday

The Congress press conference in Patna on Thursday. (HT photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 09:51 PM IST
By, Patna

Congress kicks off Lok Sabha polls seat share talks with Bihar allies

The Congress on Sunday began the formal seat-sharing talks with its allies in Bihar, the Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 04:44 AM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Alarm bells ring as truckers’ strike begins to bite

State transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal said the DMs and SPs have been asked told to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential services.

Buses parked at Bankipur Bus Terminal in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Published on Jan 02, 2024 09:47 PM IST

Sharp hike in value of Nitish’s assets; Tej Pratap has a super bike

This was revealed in the customary assets declarations made by state chief minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers, which were made public on the government’s website late on Sunday evening.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar pays tribute to his mother Parmeshwari Devi on her death anniversary, at Kalyan Bigha in Nalanda on Monday. (HT)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 08:56 PM IST
By, Patna

Apologise in 15 days, says Bihar Congress leader in legal notice to DMK’s Maran

Chandrika Yadav’s statement on Monday comes a day after deputy chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said the DMK leader’s comments were reprehensible

Former Union minister and DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 09:12 PM IST

Aide scotches speculation about Nitish’s perceived unhappiness over INDIA meet

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is believed to have talked to the Bihar CM following reports about Nitish Kumar’s unhappiness

Chief minister Nitish Kumar. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 04:42 AM IST
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