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Patna-March.14,2021-Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar felicitates to RLSP president Upendra Kushwaha after the party merged with JDU during Milan Samaroh at JDU office in Patna. Bihar India on Sunday March 14,2021.(Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)

12 nominated to Bihar Upper House; BJP, JD(U) get equal share of seats

By Arun Kumar, Patna
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 02:52 PM IST
The nomination to 12 seats of the legislative council was stuck due to lack of agreement on its distribution among the NDA constituents.
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha is cosying up to the JD(U)(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha is cosying up to the JD(U)(PTI)

Bihar political churning: RLSP to decide on merger with JD (U) on March 13

By Vijay Swaroop, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 07:34 AM IST
  • Kushwaha did not say anything on merger but recalled his association with JD(U) MP Bashistha Narain Singh and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan with other party leaders at his Delhi residence.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan with other party leaders at his Delhi residence.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT File Photo)

175 LJP functionaries join BJP; party disowns turncoats

By HT Correspondent, Bettiah
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:34 AM IST
  • A senior LJP leader, who quit the party, said the LJP was reduced to a drawing room organisation where even old party workers didn’t have access to Chirag Paswan.
Minister Ram Surat Rai was cornered by MLCs across party lines raising the issue of delay in land mutations in the state.(Courtesy- Livehindustan.com)
Minister Ram Surat Rai was cornered by MLCs across party lines raising the issue of delay in land mutations in the state.(Courtesy- Livehindustan.com)

Bihar: Minister promises action against officers delaying land mutation

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:52 AM IST
  • Responding to concerns expressed by members across party lines, the minister assured the Legislative Council that he would personally look into the issue of inordinate delay in land mutations.
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav rides a tractor during a protest against the new farm laws and fuel price rise amid the Budget Session of Bihar Assembly, in Patna, Monday,(PTI)
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav rides a tractor during a protest against the new farm laws and fuel price rise amid the Budget Session of Bihar Assembly, in Patna, Monday,(PTI)

Bihar assembly adjourned amid protests on fuel price hike, board exam paper leak

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:13 PM IST
  • The Speaker tried to impress upon members that the house was a platform for meaningful discussions and there was a time for raising all issues, however, it didn't help much.
The state poll panel is planning to hold Bihar panchayat polls in multiple phases.(PTI file photo)
The state poll panel is planning to hold Bihar panchayat polls in multiple phases.(PTI file photo)

Bihar panchayat polls: State poll panel moves HC over delay in procuring EVMs

By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:31 AM IST
  • The state election panel has been communicating with the ECIL since last year for the purchase of 15,000 EVMs but ECIL did not get the requisite clearances from the election commission of India, said an official.
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav created a flutter by hitting out at senior party leader Jagdanand Singh.(ANI Photo)
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav created a flutter by hitting out at senior party leader Jagdanand Singh.(ANI Photo)

People like Jagdanand reason behind my father's ill health, alleges Tej Pratap

By Vijay Swaroop | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:44 AM IST
  • RJD state president Jagdanand Singh, party leaders said on condition of anonymity, did not participate in the Azadi Patra campaign, inviting Tej Pratap’s ire.
JD(U) has the most number of MLCs in Bihar Legislative Council(HT Photo)
JD(U) has the most number of MLCs in Bihar Legislative Council(HT Photo)

JD (U) likely to stake claim to Bihar Legislative Council’s chairman post

By Shilpa Ambardar, Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 09:40 AM IST
  • While NDA partners have started discussion on the issue, the JD (U) is likely to stake claim for the post reasoning that the Assembly Speaker’s post went to the BJP, said an NDA leader.
Panchayat polls in Bihar will be held using EVMs this time. (PTI file photo)
Panchayat polls in Bihar will be held using EVMs this time. (PTI file photo)

Bihar panchayat polls likely in 9-10 phases, starting mid-March; no 2 child norm

By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:15 AM IST
  • The state government has no plans to implement the two child norm for candidates in the upcoming panchayat polls.
Students are showing ink marked in their fingers after cast their votes for Patna University Students Union (PUSU) election at Patna Women’s College in Patna( Photo Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Students are showing ink marked in their fingers after cast their votes for Patna University Students Union (PUSU) election at Patna Women’s College in Patna( Photo Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Nitish fulfils poll promise, hikes cash incentive for girl students in Bihar

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:49 PM IST
  • The cash incentives will benefit about 3.50 lakh girls taking intermediate examinations and around 80,000 girls enrolled in different colleges in the state.
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)

Protest against Bihar order suggesting protestors could be blacklisted

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • All the contractors, especially those engaged in the bidding for construction of bus stands, vegetable markets, would have to obtain a character certificate from the state police.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad(PTI)

‘Something’s cooking’: Bihar DyCM fuels speculations after meeting RJD MLAs

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Purnea
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Bihar chief of the AIMIM said that the party MLAs want development of the Seemanchal region either by hook or by crook.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI )
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI )

Bihar home department makes 1st move to remove dead wood from government offices

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:29 AM IST
  • The committees will meet every year in June and December to deliberate on the proposals to retire identified 'ineffficient' officials.
Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das' meeting with party workers in Patna on Tuesday, led to angry party workers expressing.their anguish over Congress' defeat in Bihar assembly elections as well as over ticket distribution.( (ANI Photo))
Congress in-charge Bhakta Charan Das' meeting with party workers in Patna on Tuesday, led to angry party workers expressing.their anguish over Congress' defeat in Bihar assembly elections as well as over ticket distribution.( (ANI Photo))

Congress in charge for Bihar meets party workers during padyatra to revive party

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:04 AM IST
  • The padyatra also assumes significance since Das had hinted that the state party unit would be revamped and prominent and popular leaders will be given responsibilities.
Differences between NDA allies on the formula to be used for division of Bihar Legislative Council seats has been a major stumbling block, claim leaders.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo/FIle/Representational)
Differences between NDA allies on the formula to be used for division of Bihar Legislative Council seats has been a major stumbling block, claim leaders.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo/FIle/Representational)

Nitish cabinet expansion: Bhupendra Yadav’s Patna visit raises hopes

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:40 PM IST
  • A senior BJP leader said that the matter would be amicably resolved soon as it was in the interest of all NDA allies.
The human chain event is being seen as a show of strength by the Opposition parties in Bihar.(PTI)
The human chain event is being seen as a show of strength by the Opposition parties in Bihar.(PTI)

RJD led Opposition plans massive human chain against farm laws on Jan 30

By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:39 AM IST
  • RJD state president Jagdanand Singh has already directed party’s district presidents to mobilise workers for the event.
Bhakta Charan Das meeting senior Congress leaders in Patna(Photo@INCBihar)
Bhakta Charan Das meeting senior Congress leaders in Patna(Photo@INCBihar)

Bihar’s Congress in charge’s task cut out amid murmurs of split

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:41 PM IST
  • Many Congress leaders believe that the new All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge for Bihar, Bhakta Charan Das, will have a difficult time renewing the organisation in the face of factional feuds in the state unit and a fear of split.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is under fire over the recent directive against offensive social media posts.(HT_PRINT)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is under fire over the recent directive against offensive social media posts.(HT_PRINT)

‘Talibani’: Opposition slams Nitish Kumar over order against offensive posts

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:18 PM IST
  • A directive by the Bihar police said it was imperative that appropriate action should be taken against persons putting social media posts having offensive or abusive tenor.
Bihar panchayat elections are likely to be held between March and May this year.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)
Bihar panchayat elections are likely to be held between March and May this year.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)

Multi post EVMs to be used in Bihar panchayat polls for the first time

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:46 PM IST
  • The use of EVMs in rural polls in Bihar is going to take place for the first time but many other states, namely Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala, have used voting machines for panchayat polls held in the last few years.
Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha has been the Bihar unit president for nearly three years and may not get an extension, say party leaders.(HT Photo)
Bihar Congress president Madan Mohan Jha has been the Bihar unit president for nearly three years and may not get an extension, say party leaders.(HT Photo)

Talk of new chief for Bihar Congress after appointment of party in-charge

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Former Union minister Subodh Kant Sahai, who campaigned intensively in Bihar during the elections, said a new team was needed to rejuvenate the organisation in the politically significant state.
Though BJP has all along been confident that the alliance was strong, some of the leaders within the party admit that Nitish Kumar could be playing his cards well to demonstrate his undisputed position in the state politics.(ANI)
Though BJP has all along been confident that the alliance was strong, some of the leaders within the party admit that Nitish Kumar could be playing his cards well to demonstrate his undisputed position in the state politics.(ANI)

Nitish Kumar plays his cards deftly, lays down contours of Bihar politics

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:27 AM IST
The Bihar CM’s meeting with leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav twice in the Assembly has added spice to various political theories doing the rounds, while the RJD leader too, with his somewhat mellowed approach, tried not to refute anything.
Rashtriya Janata Dal ‘sTejashwi Yadav kickstarted his 'Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal ‘sTejashwi Yadav kickstarted his 'Berozgari Hatao Yatra’ in Patna on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Tejashwi kicks off Bihar poll campaign says ‘tired’ Nitish ‘saving’ his job

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 10:04 PM IST
BJP in-charge of Bihar, Bhupendra Yadav, however, took a dig and said he (Tejashwi) was under the reserved category and looking for a job for himself.
BJP President JP Nadda meets Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the latter’s residence in Patna on Saturday.(ANI Photo)
BJP President JP Nadda meets Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, at the latter’s residence in Patna on Saturday.(ANI Photo)

Nadda meets Nitish Kumar in Bihar, Sushil Modi claims opposition rattled by ‘Unity’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:47 PM IST
After the debacle in Delhi and Jharkhand polls, elections for the 243-member Bihar assembly are going to be a litmus test for the BJP in particular and the NDA in general.
A political war of words erupted in Bihar over PM eating the Bihari cuisine, ‘Litti Chokha’ at Hunar Haat in Delhi.((Narendra Modi / Twitter ))
A political war of words erupted in Bihar over PM eating the Bihari cuisine, ‘Litti Chokha’ at Hunar Haat in Delhi.((Narendra Modi / Twitter ))

PM’s date with ‘Litti-Chokha’ rings election bell in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:14 AM IST
Opposition in Bihar questioned PM’s gesture while NDA praised it and mocked at the opposition’s unease.
(ANI)
(ANI)

Won’t question Nitish Kumar’s decision, says Prashant Kishor on expulsion from JD(U)

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 02:45 PM IST
Prashant Kishor was expelled from the JD(U) by party boss Nitish Kumar last month for his stand against the citizenship law.
RJD pushing for acceptance of Tejaswi Yadav as the grand alliance’s CM face in Bihar has also led to disquiet(PTI Photo/File)
RJD pushing for acceptance of Tejaswi Yadav as the grand alliance’s CM face in Bihar has also led to disquiet(PTI Photo/File)

‘Not a cheerleader’:Rift emerges in RJD with senior leader’s dissent

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 07:40 PM IST
The senior RJD leader, known for his straight forward approach, also made an oblique attack on RJD state president Jagdanand Singh saying “one cannot run a party by imposing one’s will”. He also asked if it was right for the party to alienate ordinary workers.
Kishor created ripples in Bihar politics by demanding larger seat share for the JD(U) in assembly elections next year.(PTI Photo/File)
Kishor created ripples in Bihar politics by demanding larger seat share for the JD(U) in assembly elections next year.(PTI Photo/File)

Prashant Kishor says JD(U) should get larger share of seats in 2020 Bihar polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 10:12 PM IST
After openly opposing JDU’s support to the CAA earlier this month, party vice president Prashant Kishor created fresh ripples in state politics on Sunday by stating JD (U) should get more seats in the forthcoming assembly polls.
JD(U) drew a parallel between Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi to dismiss a call for change in Bihar leadership.(HT Photo/File)
JD(U) drew a parallel between Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi to dismiss a call for change in Bihar leadership.(HT Photo/File)

‘Nitish like Atal and Modi’, JD(U) snubs BJP leaders seeking change in Bihar leadership

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 07:51 PM IST
Earlier, former union minister and BJP MLC Sanjay Paswan and union minister Giriraj Singh had suggested that Kumar should make way for a leader from the saffron party for the top post in the state, which led to a sharp response from the JD (U).
Nitish has written to Rajnath Singh objecting to the proposed closure of the Army officers training academy in Bihar(HT Photo/File)
Nitish has written to Rajnath Singh objecting to the proposed closure of the Army officers training academy in Bihar(HT Photo/File)

Nitish writes to Rajnath against proposal to close Army Officers Training Academy

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Kumar reminded Rajnath that the then defence minister AK Antony had given the second OTA to Gaya to protect the interest of the people in the region.
Prashant Kishor met Nitish Kumar in Patna over on Saturday to clear the air over his anti-CAB remarks.(PTI Photo/File)
Prashant Kishor met Nitish Kumar in Patna over on Saturday to clear the air over his anti-CAB remarks.(PTI Photo/File)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar turns down Prashant Kishor’s offer to resign

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 05:10 AM IST
Kishor had posted a series of anti- CAB tweets suggesting Nitish Kumar made a mistake by supporting the BJP on the bill leading to party’s embarrassment and calls for his ouster.
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