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Chief minister Nitish Kumar arrives to attend a joint session of the Bihar Assembly in Patna on Thursday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Son of brother-like friend’: Nitish Kumar to Tejashwi Yadav’s sharp attack

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Reeling off charges, Tejashwi Yadav referred to the 1991 murder case - in which the CM has been given a clean chit - controversy over a book in the name of CM, the Srijan scam, among others.
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Vijay Sinha gestures towards the media after being elected as the Speaker of Bihar Assembly during the winter assembly session.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Vijay Sinha gestures towards the media after being elected as the Speaker of Bihar Assembly during the winter assembly session.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Speaker can now nominate members to senates of state universities

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 05:03 PM IST
There will be 10 senate members to be nominated from the Vidhan Sabha to the senate of each state university.
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Vijay Sinha was Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Vijay Sinha was Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

BJP’s Vijay Sinha elected Speaker of Bihar assembly

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The opposition also demanded voting by secret ballot which was turned down by pro tem Speaker Jitan Ram Manjhi who went ahead with headcount after dissatisfaction was raised by the opposition over voice vote.
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Voting for Govindganj constituency will happen on November 3(File Photo)
Voting for Govindganj constituency will happen on November 3(File Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: All you need to know about Govindganj constituency

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:49 PM IST
Govindganj was one of the two constituencies which were won by the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in the Bihar Assembly Election 2015.
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The report said 11 MLAs had declared cases related to murder, 30 related to attempt to murder and five declared cases of crime against women, including one of rape.(Image for representation)
The report said 11 MLAs had declared cases related to murder, 30 related to attempt to murder and five declared cases of crime against women, including one of rape.(Image for representation)

‘Outgoing Bihar assembly has 136 MLAs facing criminal charges’: Report

By Vijay Swaroop | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:08 PM IST
The report has brought to spotlight the Supreme Court order passed in February this year which made it mandatory for all political parties to publicise the details of candidates with criminal background.
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Former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi addressing the press conference at his residence in Patna. (File photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi addressing the press conference at his residence in Patna. (File photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Jitan Ram Manjhi’s party exits Grand Alliance ahead of Bihar Assembly elections

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 07:48 PM IST
Jitan Ram Manjhi-led Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) will no longer be a constituent of the Grand Alliance, said party’s spokesperson.
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The state-of-the-art Samrat Ashok International Convention Centre to the north of Gandhi Maidan was inaugurated in 2017 and is one of the iconic structures of the Nitish Kumar government.(HT PHOTO.)
The state-of-the-art Samrat Ashok International Convention Centre to the north of Gandhi Maidan was inaugurated in 2017 and is one of the iconic structures of the Nitish Kumar government.(HT PHOTO.)

Bihar assembly’s monsoon session to be held at convention centre to follow social distancing norms

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The brief four-day monsoon session, the last session of the 16th Assembly, is scheduled from August 3.
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Nitish Kumar has said nobody would be asked to furnish information such as places of birth of parents.(PTI)
Nitish Kumar has said nobody would be asked to furnish information such as places of birth of parents.(PTI)

Bihar assembly rejects NRC, says NPR to be rolled out with no new questions

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 10:09 PM IST
The proposed NPR will be carried out along with the house listing phase of the Census exercise from April 1 to September 30.
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Tejashwi Yadav will be the chief ministerial face in the Bihar assembly polls to be held later this year, according to the RJD.(HT PHOTO.)
Tejashwi Yadav will be the chief ministerial face in the Bihar assembly polls to be held later this year, according to the RJD.(HT PHOTO.)

Tejashwi to be CM face in Bihar Assembly polls, says RJD’s Jha

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:46 PM IST
Asked about political strategist Prashant Kishore’s role in the Bihar election, the RJD spokesperson said, “In 2015 if Nitish and Laluji had not come together, victory would not have been that big. Prashant is a face in studios in New Delhi these days.”
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Tejashwi Prasad Yadav who has remained aloof from state politics after RJD’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls this year, has avoided attending the house proceedings regularly as he is still unhappy with the interference of his siblings.(HT PHOTO.)
Tejashwi Prasad Yadav who has remained aloof from state politics after RJD’s drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls this year, has avoided attending the house proceedings regularly as he is still unhappy with the interference of his siblings.(HT PHOTO.)

Tejashwi’s absence from Bihar assembly puts RJD’s leadership void back in focus

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2019 07:34 PM IST
RJD legislators claimed Tejashwi was busy in court cases related to his alleged involvement in the IRCTC scam, being probed both by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate(ED).
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The BJP is keen on contesting at least two of the five Bihar assembly seats while the LJP is eyeing one seat.(PTI File)
The BJP is keen on contesting at least two of the five Bihar assembly seats while the LJP is eyeing one seat.(PTI File)

Seat sharing talks in NDA, GA for Bihar assembly by polls to be tricky affair

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 03:25 PM IST
The five assembly seats lying vacant after their incumbent MLAs got elected to the Lok Sabha are Darounda in Siwan, Nathnagar in Bhagalpur, Belhar in Banka, Simri Bakhtiarpur in Khagaria and Kishanganj.
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The RJD on Saturday announced that party leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls.(PTI Photo)
The RJD on Saturday announced that party leader Tejashwi Yadav will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the 2020 Bihar Assembly polls.(PTI Photo)

RJD backs Tejashwi as CM face for 2020 polls

By Anirban Guha Roy | Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2019 01:54 PM IST
The announcement was made during the party’s national executive meeting here, in the presence of senior party leaders Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav, former MP and RJD state President Ramchander Purve.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav speaking with media persons at Patna Airport, Monday July1,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav speaking with media persons at Patna Airport, Monday July1,2019.(Santosh Kumar / HT Photo)

Tejashwi Yadav absent from Bihar assembly, Chirag Paswan says RJD leader must quit as LOP

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2019 09:37 AM IST
Though Tejashwi Yadav returned to Patna on Monday after a month-long absence, he failed to appear in the assembly even on Wednesday.
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RJD president Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav Friday made his first appearance at the state assembly on the final day of the ongoing winter session but avoided crossing paths with brother Tejashwi Yadav.(File Photo)
RJD president Lalu Prasad’s elder son Tej Pratap Yadav Friday made his first appearance at the state assembly on the final day of the ongoing winter session but avoided crossing paths with brother Tejashwi Yadav.(File Photo)

Tej Pratap avoids crossing paths with brother Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar assembly

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 06:17 PM IST
Tej Pratap declined to answer queries about his ongoing marital strife but was quick to defend his party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RJD) frequent stalling of proceedings in the House, which on Friday too was adjourned till 2 pm within minutes of commencement.
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The Nitish Kumar government had introduced a complete ban on the sale and consumption of liquor on April 5, 2016.(HT File Photo)
The Nitish Kumar government had introduced a complete ban on the sale and consumption of liquor on April 5, 2016.(HT File Photo)

Murders are committed, does not mean law has failed: Nitish Kumar defends amended prohibition law

By Anil Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2018 11:31 PM IST
The Bihar assembly on Monday passed the Bihar Prohibition and Excise (Amendment) Bill, 2018 that seeks to rationalise the ‘harsh’ provisions of the existing law to protect the innocent from being harassed and to curb its misuse.
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