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Political warhorse back in the saddle as electoral contest nears crescendo

An ubiquitous presence in Bihar politics, Prasad was not in Patna for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in which the RJD failed to open its account, and in the 2020 assembly poll, when it emerged as the largest party in state assembly, winning 75 of 243 seats.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav with party leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Rohini Acharya in Saran district on April 29. (PTI)
Updated on May 12, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Patna

Mukesh Sahani-led VIP in talks to join Bihar’s Grand Alliance, seeks 3 seats

VIP spokesperson Devjyoti said his party will align with the alliance that accepts its demand for reservation to the Nishad community in the scheduled caste category

Mukesh Sahani has not spoken about his party’s discussions with the RJD-led Grand Alliance (X/sonofmallah)
Published on Apr 02, 2024 09:54 PM IST

INDIA announces deal on seat-sharing in Bihar

Bihar's Grand Alliance announced seat-sharing pact allocating RJD 26, Congress 9, CPI-ML 3, CPI and CPI-M 1 each for upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Bihar RJD and Congress leaders announce the Grand Alliance’s seat sharing agreement Patna on Friday. (Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2024 06:46 AM IST
By, Patna

Three seats remain stuck in the craw for Mahayuti: Here’s why

Internal surveys of the BJP show even successful candidates who have won from Yavatmal, Buldhana and Amravati, may not this time around

The Mahayuti – an alliance of the BJP, Shiv Sena and NCP – to contest the upcoming LS polls. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 26, 2024 11:44 PM IST

Allies in tussle: CPI-ML-Liberation demands its due from Lalu’s RJD

The RJD and its ally, the Communist Party (ML-Liberation) share a love-hate relationship and nowhere is this more visible than during seat-sharing talks

Patna, Mar 11 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi and party leaders Abdul Bari Siddiqui, Syed Faisal Ali, CPI-ML leader Shashi Yadav file their nomination papers for the upcoming State MLC elections in the presence of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and others, in Patna on Monday. (ANI Photo)(Pappi Sharma)
Published on Mar 16, 2024 10:43 PM IST

Bihar: GA set to fast track seat sharing deal as Chirag puts his bet with NDA

On Wednesday evening, Paswan announced on X ( formerly twitter) that a seat sharing deal had been finalised with the NDA

Lok Janshakti Party (Ramvilas) chief Chirag Paswan. (HT file photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 11:02 PM IST

INDIA bloc leaders sound poll bugle, give ‘oust BJP’ call in Bihar rally

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi termed Bihar the political nerve center of the country, and said whenever there was a transformation, it began from Bihar

INDIA bloc leaders join hands during the RJD's 'Jan Vishwas Maha Rally' at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 10:34 PM IST

‘Let him come back’: On Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad says ‘doors are always open’

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad was responding to queries from journalists on the possibility of Nitish Kumar's return to the grand alliance.

RJD Chief Lalu Prasad with former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi during Budget Session outside of Bihar Assembly in Patna, Bihar, India, Thursday, 15, 2024. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 16, 2024 04:37 PM IST

Oppn looks to keep flock intact, says won’t give NDA a walkover in House

Legislators of the Grand Alliance in Bihar are staying in different parts of Patna to keep their numbers intact ahead of a crucial trust vote.

Police outside former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav’s in Patna India, on Sunday (Santosh Kumar/ HT)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 02:00 AM IST
BySubash Pathak, , Patna

Bihar floor test: 3 MLAs skip JD(U) meeting, Nitish says will prove majority

The NDA has 128 MLAs in the Bihar Assembly against 115 of the Grand Alliance. To achieve the majority mark, an alliance needs 122 MLAs

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar arriving at the residence of his cabinet colleague Vijay Choudhary in Patna on Sunday.
Published on Feb 11, 2024 09:14 PM IST

Nitish says 'here forever' after meeting Modi in Delhi: 'Beech mein do baar...'

Nitish Kumar met PM Narendra Modi in what was their first meeting after the JD (U) chief dumped the opposition INDIA bloc and joined BJP-led NDA last month.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on Wednesday.(PM Modi / X)
Published on Feb 07, 2024 08:42 PM IST

Nitish Kumar govt dissolves key panels set up under GA govt in Bihar

The decision to dissolve key commissions comes ahead of the floor test in the Bihar Legislative Assembly on February 12

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. (File)
Published on Feb 04, 2024 05:39 PM IST

Nitish Kumar's U-turn to boost NDA prospects in polls? What Bihar survey shows

Nitish Kumar's manoeuvre expected to benefit BJP in upcoming elections: Survey

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy Chief Ministers Samrat Choudhary and Vijay Kumar Sinha. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 05:40 PM IST

How surprised Sharad Pawar reacted to Nitish Kumar's exit from INDIA bloc

While Sharad Pawar wondered what led to the change of heart of Nitish Kumar, he said the public will teach a lesson to the JD(U) in the future.

(From left) RJD chief Lalu Prasad, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, NCP chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai. (HT photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2024 09:32 AM IST

‘Political turncoats like Kumar...’: Congress after Nitish quits Mahagathbandhan

Shiv Sena (UBT faction) leader Anand Dubey said that the BJP had asked Kumar to switch over as they had already assumed that it would be difficult for them to secure seats in Bihar

Nitish Kumar resigned as Bihar chief minister on Sunday (File Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2024 03:36 PM IST
BySaptarshi Das

Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM after meeting governor, set to join BJP-led NDA

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar submitted his resignation to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar on Sunday.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar hands over resignation letter to governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar.
Updated on Jan 28, 2024 12:25 PM IST

Mamata thinks Nitish Kumar's exit from INDIA bloc would be ‘good riddance’

A source close to Mamata has quoted her as saying that JD(U) leader and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s exit from the INDIA bloc would be 'good riddance'.

Mamata Banerjee(File photo)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 05:17 PM IST

Nothing surprising about Nitish turnarounds, but RJD says it will rebound

Will he? Won't he? A brief look at the Bihar CM's history of switching sides and staying in power

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Yadav.(ANI file)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 07:39 PM IST

JD(U), RJD engage in war of words over MLA’s poster on Ram Temple

The Bharatiya Janata Party said the RJD MLA’s poster was aimed at hurting Hindu sentiments with provocative remarks

Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Fateh Bahadur Singh. (File)
Updated on Jan 02, 2024 05:03 PM IST

Bihar: Jamui becomes hot seat for many claimants in NDA, GA ahead of LS polls

Though the Jamui seat is a sitting seat of Chirag Paswan, the HAM (S) led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has eyes on the seat amid speculations that the former may contest from Hajipur

Chirag Paswan. (File)
Published on Dec 17, 2023 05:01 PM IST

INDIA is ‘anti-alliance’, suppressing press freedom in Congress’ DNA: Thakur

Union minister Anurag Thakur lashed out at the Congress, claiming its leaders are ashamed of Sanatan Dharma and want to eradicate

Union minister and BJP leader Anurag Thakur (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 04:43 PM IST

Grand Alliance lashes out at BJP over Centre’s opposition to Bihar caste census

The ruling Grand Alliance in Bihar said that the central government’s opposition to the state government’s caste survey has exposed the double-standard of the Bharatiya Janata Party

The Union government opposed in the Supreme Court the Nitish Kumar government’s caste survey, asserting that only the Centre is empowered under the Constitution to carry out a census or any action akin to census. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 08:54 PM IST

Nitish Kumar to discuss teachers’ issues with GA leaders on Saturday

The meeting is significant as it will take place in keeping with the promise made by parliamentary affairs minister Vijay Kunar Choudhary. The minister had last month promised the chief minister will meet the agitating teachers, discuss and fulfil the justified demands of contractual teachers

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 03:04 PM IST

Bihar cabinet expansion delayed over lack of consensus in names for minister berths

One reason for the delay in the expansion could be attributed to the deliberations and consultations within the Congress over ministerial nominees

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had planned to expand the cabinet on July 24. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 04:00 PM IST

Grand Alliance running well under Nitish Kumar; BJP jittery: Tejashwi Yadav

RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi returned to Patna on Sunday evening amid war of words between RJD and JD(U) over the education department imbroglio that has continued for over a week

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap on the first day of the monsoon session of assembly in Patna on Monday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:33 AM IST

Evening brief: Lalu's swipe at PM as he clarifies 'get married' advice to Rahul

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. (ANI)
Published on Jul 06, 2023 05:19 PM IST

Nitish Kumar’s JD-U is jittery, in damage control mode, says HAM-S chief Suman

Hindustani Awam Morcha-Secular last week snapped ties with the Grand Alliance in Bihar and announced announced “in principle” support to the BJP-led NDA

HAM party founder Jitanram Manjhi and son, party president Santosh Kumar Suman at party's national executive meeting in Patna , Bihar on June 19 (HT File Photo/SAntosh Kumar)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 06:38 PM IST

LS poll a different ball game, no challenger to PM Modi in Opp: Bihar BJP chief

The BJP state president in an interview with Arun Kumar, said that the Karnataka assembly poll results will have no impact in Bihar or elsewhere, as the Lok Sabha election is an entirely different ball game.

Bihar BJP president Samrat Choudhary. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2023 10:17 PM IST

Bihar: Nitish Kumar congratulates Congress as GA hails Karnataka poll results

The results have given hope to the GA spearheaded by chief minister Nitish Kumar, to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Supporters during Congress party’s celebrations after their win in the Karnataka assembly elections. (PTI photo)
Updated on May 13, 2023 06:54 PM IST

Pay scale for 1.78 lakh teachers to be appointed through BPSC finalised

Under the new recruitment process, primary teachers (class 1-5) will have a basic salary of Rs.25,000 and the gross with dearness, house rent and medical allowances will come to around Rs.38,000, while for middle schools (class 6-8) the gross salary with Rs.28,000 basic will be around Rs.42,000

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 29, 2023 08:33 PM IST
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