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Bihar cabinet expansion on Tuesday; focus on representation of backward classes

Updated on Aug 15, 2022 11:03 PM IST
Sources said the confabulations within the GA’s constituents on the new ministers and their portfolios have been almost finalised with the JD(U) expected to retain a good number of former ministers, who served in the last NDA government till recently.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav in Patna. (ANI file)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav in Patna. (ANI file)
By, Patna

6 cops suspended for providing special treatment to ex-MP and convict Anand Mohan

Saharsa superintendent of police Lipi Singh took the action on Monday, including a sub-inspector, four DAP jawans and an SAP driver, and ordered departmental proceedings against them
Anand Mohan (right).
Anand Mohan (right).
Published on Aug 15, 2022 08:57 PM IST

Independence Day: CM Nitish Kumar announces 10 lakh jobs for people of Bihar

Kumar was addressing people on the 75th anniversary of independence from the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Monday
Deputy CM Yadav was quick to welcome the announcement and called it historic. (File image)
Deputy CM Yadav was quick to welcome the announcement and called it historic. (File image)
Published on Aug 15, 2022 01:15 PM IST

BJP won't think of allying with Nitish Kumar in future: RK Singh

  • The BJP MP, who represents Ara Lok Sabha seat, also claimed that the 71-year-old will leader remain in his chair only until the RJD agrees to Tejashwi Yadav remaining the deputy CM, and not aim for the top seat of power.
Union power minister RK Singh. (File Photo)(ANI)
Union power minister RK Singh. (File Photo)(ANI)
Published on Aug 15, 2022 12:28 AM IST
PTI | , Patna

Congress to have three ministers in Nitish’s new govt

Nitish Kumar, who took oath as the chief minister along with his deputy Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on August 10, is set to expand his cabinet any time after August 15.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had met Congress’s interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi a few days back. (HT)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav had met Congress’s interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi a few days back. (HT)
Updated on Aug 14, 2022 10:18 PM IST
By, Patna

Lalu set to return to Patna on Aug 17, Tejashwi recalls father’s ‘brotherhood’ with Nitish

RJD’s state unit president Jagdanand Singh said Prasad has a scheduled programme of meeting party MLAs and functionaries on August 17 at 10, Circular Road.
Lalu Prasad. (Archive)
Lalu Prasad. (Archive)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 10:06 PM IST
By, Patna

Cyber fraud gang mastermind manages to flee after firing on cops in Bihar

Four of his accomplices were arrested and 1.22 crore in cash, five smartphones, three luxury cars, and liquor bottles were recovered
Police said the gang duped business people in the name of getting dealerships of an automobile firm. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said the gang duped business people in the name of getting dealerships of an automobile firm. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 14, 2022 01:57 PM IST

ML decides not join new Nitish cabinet

The CPI(ML) general secretary said the ouster of the BJP from power in Bihar as a “positive development for the whole country.
CPI(ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
CPI(ML) general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Patna on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 10:06 PM IST

Nitish cabinet likely to undergo first expansion on Aug 16

PATNA: The Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance (GA) government is set to undergo its first cabinet expansion on August 16, said a leader aware of the development
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar interacts with the media in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar interacts with the media in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 10:08 PM IST

In Bihar, The BJP of 2015 is not the BJP of today. But challenges remain

  • The BJP should not be surprised by his move. However, the party quickly get its house in order and put its ear to the ground in the state.
Nitish Kumar. (HT Photo)
Nitish Kumar. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 07:32 PM IST

Court issues arrest warrant against Bihar Congress MLA for non-appearance

Ajit Sharma was accused of displaying his banner on an electrical pole during the 2019 general elections, in violation of the model code of conduct
Representational image.
Representational image.
Published on Aug 13, 2022 01:08 PM IST

Tej Pratap shares nostalgic photo of Nitish Kumar with ‘brother’ Lalu Prasad

  • Former Bihar health minister and Lalu Prasad's elder, temperamental son Tej Pratap Yadav shared the photo amid a political turmoil in the state as a ‘betrayed’ BJP constantly attacked Nitish Kumar.
An old photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.(Twitter/@TejYadav14)
An old photo of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav.(Twitter/@TejYadav14)
Published on Aug 13, 2022 09:10 AM IST
Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Seven die in latest ‘hooch tragedy’ in Saran

With this, the death toll in a series of hooch tragedies that has struck parts of Saran since August 3 late evening climbed to 18.
The latest hooch tragedy took place at Audha and Bhuwalpur villages under the jurisdiction of Marhaura and Garkha police stations, respectively. (HT Photo)
The latest hooch tragedy took place at Audha and Bhuwalpur villages under the jurisdiction of Marhaura and Garkha police stations, respectively. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 09:17 PM IST
By, Patna

No PM ambitions, but will work for Oppn unity: Nitish

Kumar also made light of apprehensions of “misuse” of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate against the new dispensation in Bihar, which has achieved power after ousting the BJP, and said “those habituated to misuse will face public ire”.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar interacts with the media in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar interacts with the media in Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 09:17 PM IST
By, Patna

Saran hooch tragedy: Five persons die, four hospitalised in Bihar district

The hooch tragedy in the state has so far claimed 17 lives ever since it was first reported on August 3 in the district
The police have launched a probe into the matter. (File image)
The police have launched a probe into the matter. (File image)
Published on Aug 12, 2022 12:40 PM IST

Bihar: Burnt body recovered inside gunny bag from a passenger train in Katihar

Police said the man, about 35 years of age wearing a t-shirt and shorts, was first killed and then his face was burnt with acid to hide his identity
The body was recovered from a bogie of Katihar-Samastipur passenger train. (File image)
The body was recovered from a bogie of Katihar-Samastipur passenger train. (File image)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 11:52 AM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

No-trust notice against Speaker delays new govt’s trust vote

Speaker Sinha Thursday confirmed that chief minister Nitish Kumar had sent a letter asking for the House to be convened, but refused to speak on the no-confidence notice submitted against him by at least 50 MLAs of the ruling Grand Alliance (GA).
ihar Assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha with BJP legislators take part in Tiranga march outside the Bihar Assembly on Thursday (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
ihar Assembly speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha with BJP legislators take part in Tiranga march outside the Bihar Assembly on Thursday (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 09:54 PM IST
By, Patna

Key accused among 4 arrested in Saran hooch tragedy

According to police, those arrested have been identified as key accused Ramanand Manjhi, Dharmendra Rai, Mohan Rai, and Prakash Singh.
Twelve people had died in the Saran hooch tragedy. (HT Photo)
Twelve people had died in the Saran hooch tragedy. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 09:54 PM IST

No-confidence motion against speaker delayed Bihar assembly session

A JD (U) leader said normally one would have expected the speaker to resign as soon as the government changed
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha. (PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 11, 2022 04:26 PM IST

Barbs fly: BJP says Nitish wanted to become VP; JD (U) calls it rubbish

Lashing out at chief minister Nitish Kumar for the U-turn, senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that Kumar dumped the NDA after the party failed to oblige his ambitions to become the vice president.
JD(U) national president Lalan Singh addresses a press conference in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
JD(U) national president Lalan Singh addresses a press conference in Patna on Wednesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 10:43 PM IST

Bihar Speaker moves ‘to disqualify’ 30-odd members, GA MLAs shoot off a no-trust notice

Janata Dal (United) leaders, party insiders said, swung into action after they learnt that the Speaker had hurriedly convened a meeting of the five-member ethics committee, headed by former minister and BJP member Ram Narayan Mandal, on Tuesday and got a fresh report submitted on the chaos in the Assembly during the enactment of the Special Armed Police Act in March last year.
Assembly Speaker and BJP leader Vijay Kumar Sinha. (HT Photo)
Assembly Speaker and BJP leader Vijay Kumar Sinha. (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 10:43 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar’s Grand Alliance targets assembly speaker, says it’s a pre-emptive strike

JDU leaders said Bihar assembly speaker VK Sinha was sent the notice for a motion to remove him after it learnt that Sinha was planning to act against lawmakers of the RJD and Congress for disruptions in the assembly over the Special Armed Police Act in March this year
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with Tejashwi Yadav after taking oath again at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Wednesday. (ANI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with Tejashwi Yadav after taking oath again at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 08:03 PM IST

‘Those who won in 2014..’: Tejashwi by his side, Nitish Kumar jabs ex-ally BJP

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who was once rumoured to be holding prime ministerial ambitions, said he wasn’t in the race and just wanted the opposition to unite for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections
JDU leader Nitish Kumar embraces RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav after they took oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively, in Patna on Wednesday. (ANI)
JDU leader Nitish Kumar embraces RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav after they took oath as chief minister and deputy chief minister respectively, in Patna on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Aug 10, 2022 03:59 PM IST

Nitish after taking oath as Bihar CM: 'PM Modi won in 2014, but will he…'

On Tuesday, Nitish Kumar resigned as chief minister of the NDA alliance government and staked claim to form a new government with the RJD, the Congress and other parties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar(File)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 03:59 PM IST

Ahead of Nitish Kumar's swearing-in, BJP stages protest in Bihar | Watch

Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi Yadav will take oath as the chief minister and deputy CM at Raj Bhavan at 2pm today.
Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party chief Sanjay Jaiswal with senior leaders Ravishankar Prasad, Shushil Kumar Modi, Nityanand and others at a protest 'dharna' against the state's new 'Grand Alliance' government, in Patna, Wednesday. (PTI Photo) 
Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party chief Sanjay Jaiswal with senior leaders Ravishankar Prasad, Shushil Kumar Modi, Nityanand and others at a protest 'dharna' against the state's new 'Grand Alliance' government, in Patna, Wednesday. (PTI Photo) 
Published on Aug 10, 2022 12:39 PM IST

Swearing-in today: BJP out, RJD, Cong and others in, Nitish to stay as CM

A tweet from RJD’s official Twitter handle in the evening said the chief minister and his deputy will take oath of office at 2 pm on Wednesday and that Kumar’s resignation had been accepted by Governor Phagu Chouhan.
RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav with JDU leader Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav with JDU leader Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 10:21 PM IST
ByArun Kumar and Vijay Swaroop, Patna

RJD-JD(U) realignment: It began cooking after Nitish’s attendance at Tejashwi’s iftaar feast

Insiders said the script was authored by ailing RJD chief Lalu Prasad, central Congress leadership and Kumar himself, who were in touch for last the two months to form a new government in Bihar.
Security beefed up outside Nitish Kumar's residence in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Security beefed up outside Nitish Kumar's residence in Patna on Tuesday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 10:21 PM IST
By, Patna

Nitish Kumar met Bihar governor twice in 2 hours: How political drama unfolded

Nitish Kumar, who dumped the BJP-led NDA earlier in the day, will be heading a coalition of seven parties which is supported by an Independent.
JDU leader Nitish Kumar waves to his supporters after meeting Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan to form a new government in Patna, Bihar, (Santosh Kumar /HT photo)
JDU leader Nitish Kumar waves to his supporters after meeting Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan to form a new government in Patna, Bihar, (Santosh Kumar /HT photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 10:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Blatant lies’: Bihar BJP leaders blast Nitish Kumar for breaking ties

Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation as chief minister of the NDA government in Bihar earlier on Tuesday and submitted a support letter of 160 lawmakers to stake the claim to form the government with the RJD led-Mahagathbandhan.
Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference with state BJP president Sanjay Jaishwal after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar resigned, in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses a press conference with state BJP president Sanjay Jaishwal after Bihar CM Nitish Kumar resigned, in Patna on Tuesday.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 10:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
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