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In this file photo illustration taken on March 25, 2020, the Facebook app logo is displayed on a smartphone in Arlington, Virginia. (Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

Enact law to make Facebook, Google pay for news: BJP MP in Rajya Sabha

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 02:30 PM IST
"The government must make Google, Facebook and YouTube pay to print and news channels for the news content they are using freely," the former deputy chief minister of Bihar said, raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention.
A view of the Election Commission of India building, Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Election Commission of India building, Nirvachan Sadan, in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

Election Commission announces dates for legislative council by-polls in 3 states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:08 PM IST
These elections will be held on January 28 held between 9am to 4pm and the counting of votes will take place on the same day at 5pm, according to the election commission.
Medical staffers treat a Covid patient inside the emergency ward of a hospital in Bhagalpur, Bihar.(Reuters File Photo)
Medical staffers treat a Covid patient inside the emergency ward of a hospital in Bhagalpur, Bihar.(Reuters File Photo)

Bihar cabinet gives nod to free Covid-19 vaccine

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 02:45 AM IST
Ahead of the state election while releasing the BJP’s manifesto, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had on October 22 said the people of Bihar would be given free vaccines against Covid-19 once it was available for production on a mass scale.
Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, flanked by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputies Tarkishor Prasad, and Renu Devi receives the victory certificate at the Bihar Legislative Assembly after winning the Rajya Sabha bypoll on Monday.(PTI)
Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, flanked by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputies Tarkishor Prasad, and Renu Devi receives the victory certificate at the Bihar Legislative Assembly after winning the Rajya Sabha bypoll on Monday.(PTI)

Sushil Modi elected to Rajya Sabha, BJP now has 4 Bihar MPs in upper house

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Sushil Kumar Modi was elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed after the nomination papers of lone Independent candidate Shyam Nandan Prasad was rejected during scrutiny.
Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was declared elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Sushil Kumar Modi elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Bihar

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Sushil Modi was declared elected unopposed on the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers.
The BJP has nominated Sushil Kumar Modi for the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar.(HT FILE PHOTO)
The BJP has nominated Sushil Kumar Modi for the Rajya Sabha bypoll in Bihar.(HT FILE PHOTO)

My soul still inside Bihar govt, says former Deputy CM Sushil Modi

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:19 AM IST
Bihar’s former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has been replaced by Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi after the recent assembly election.
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Filing of nomination papers will come to a close on December 3. The last date for withdrawal of nominations is December 7 and voting is scheduled on December 14.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Grand Alliance likely to contest Rajya Sabha by-election in Bihar: Report

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The BJP-led NDA, of which the late leader’s Lok Janshakti Party has been a constituent, has fielded former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who will file his nomination papers on December 2.
It is sad to see a politician like Kumar, once so renowned for effective and honest governance that he was talked about as a potential prime minister, ending his career accepting humiliating subservience as a price for staying on in office(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
It is sad to see a politician like Kumar, once so renowned for effective and honest governance that he was talked about as a potential prime minister, ending his career accepting humiliating subservience as a price for staying on in office(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

The three messages from Bihar’s verdict, writes Mark Tully

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 09:19 PM IST
The results have resulted in three humiliations, all indications that opposition to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s hardline Hindutva policy is crumbling.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh(PTI photo)
Union Minister Giriraj Singh(PTI photo)

‘Status not determined by posts’: Giriraj Singh to Sushil Kumar Modi

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:21 AM IST
“Respected Sushil ji, you are the leader, you had the post of Deputy Chief Minister, you will continue to remain the leader of BJP in the future as well, nobody’s status is determined by the post he holds,” Singh tweeted in Hindi
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Nitish Kumar stakes claim to form govt, to take oath as Bihar CM today

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Kumar went to meet the governor at the Raj Bhavan around 2pm and staked claim for the formation of the new government in the state after being unanimously elected the leader of the NDA.
Sushil Kumar Modi has been serving as the deputy CM of Bihar since 2017.(ANI photo)
Sushil Kumar Modi has been serving as the deputy CM of Bihar since 2017.(ANI photo)

Sushil Modi to step down as deputy CM, Tarkishore Prasad might take over

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Sushil Kumar Modi thanked the BJP and the Sangh Parivar for the 40 years of his political life and said that he would discharge whatever responsibility would be given to him in a tweet.
NDA secured a majority in the recently-concluded election to 243-member Bihar Assembly by winning 125 seats.(ANI/Twitter)
NDA secured a majority in the recently-concluded election to 243-member Bihar Assembly by winning 125 seats.(ANI/Twitter)

Katihar MLA Tarkishore Prasad elected as BJP legislature party leader

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Earlier in the day, a meeting of the NDA was held where Nitish Kumar was named as the leader, paving the way for his return as chief minister for the fourth consecutive term.
The NDA made a comeback in Bihar after it won 125 seats out of the total 243 in this year’s assembly election. Out of its constituents, the BJP won 74 seats and was the biggest contributor to the alliance’s victory.(PTI Photo)
The NDA made a comeback in Bihar after it won 125 seats out of the total 243 in this year’s assembly election. Out of its constituents, the BJP won 74 seats and was the biggest contributor to the alliance’s victory.(PTI Photo)

‘Nitish to be CM, no confusion’: Sushil Modi after NDA win in Bihar polls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 02:40 PM IST
“I thank the people of Bihar that they expressed their faith in NDA for the fourth time. It’s not ordinary. In Indian politics there are very few CMs whom people trusted for the fourth time. They have given a clear mandate to NDA, there is no confusion,” Modi told news agency ANI.
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav after casting vote during the second phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav after casting vote during the second phase of Bihar assembly polls.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Top leaders cast votes, urge people to come out in large numbers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 11:50 AM IST
Here is what the leaders said after casting their votes in the Bihar assembly elections.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister exercised his voting right and cast his vote at polling booth no.49 at St Joseph High School in Rajendra Nagar.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister exercised his voting right and cast his vote at polling booth no.49 at St Joseph High School in Rajendra Nagar.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

One wrong vote will push Bihar towards jungle raj: Sushil Kumar Modi urges voters to be cautious

Patna | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Sushil Modi further hailed the NDA-led government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Bihar for bringing development and prosperity to the state.
People wait as Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav arrives to address a rally in Aurangabad this week.(PTI)
People wait as Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav arrives to address a rally in Aurangabad this week.(PTI)

Covid-19 threat to polls as top leaders test positive

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 03:04 AM IST
Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, former Union ministers Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and senior Congress leader and four-time Muzaffarpur MLA Vijendra Chaudhary announced they tested positive for Covid-19.
Modi said that his parameters are perfectly normal adding that he will be back soon for campaigning.(File Photo)
Modi said that his parameters are perfectly normal adding that he will be back soon for campaigning.(File Photo)

Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to AIIMS Patna

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 07:16 PM IST
“Tested positive for CORONA.All parameters perfectly normal.Started with mild temp.No temp.for last 2 days.Admitted to AIIMS Patna for better monitoring.CT scan of lungs normal.Will be back soon for campaigning,” Modi said in the tweet.
Security personnel stop Anil Kumar Sadhu, son-in-law of late union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, and his wife from entering Jai Prakash Narayan airport to receive the mortal remains of the late minister, in Patna on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel stop Anil Kumar Sadhu, son-in-law of late union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, and his wife from entering Jai Prakash Narayan airport to receive the mortal remains of the late minister, in Patna on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Ram Vilas Paswan’s daughter, son-in-law protest denial of entry inside Patna airport to receive his body

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:39 PM IST
“Why politics is being played on such a sad occasion? Why his daughter and family members are not allowed entry inside the airport?” Ram Vilas Paswan’s son-in-law told reporters.
Bihar assembly election 2020: Chief Minister and JD(U )leader Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference on seats sharing arrangements with the NDA for assembly elections in Patna(HT Photo/Parwaz Khan)
Bihar assembly election 2020: Chief Minister and JD(U )leader Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference on seats sharing arrangements with the NDA for assembly elections in Patna(HT Photo/Parwaz Khan)

Bihar assembly election 2020: NDA seat-sharing pact sealed, Nitish Kumar jabs ex-ally Chirag Paswan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reminded Lok Janshakti Party that its founder Ram Vilas Paswan had reached the Rajya Sabha with support of the JD (U)
Bihar elections 2020: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav will face-off in the state elections to be held in three phases, 20 October, 3 November and 7 November. The results will be announced on 10 November.(PTI)
Bihar elections 2020: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav will face-off in the state elections to be held in three phases, 20 October, 3 November and 7 November. The results will be announced on 10 November.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly election 2020: From Modi to Owaisi, 6 key faces in face-off between Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 01:49 PM IST
Bihar Assembly election 2020: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said public meetings in the run up of the election can only be held in designated locations identified by district authorities
BJP National President JP Nadda meets Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar regarding seat-sharing formula for the forthcoming assembly elections.(PTI Photo)
BJP National President JP Nadda meets Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar regarding seat-sharing formula for the forthcoming assembly elections.(PTI Photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: JP Nadda, Nitish Kumar hold seat-sharing talks

Patna | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 12, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Nadda, who was accompanied by party colleagues like Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, national general secretary and state in-charge Bhupendra Yadav and state president Sanjay Jaiswal, called on Kumar at his official residence 1, Anney Marg.
Bihar Governor Phagu Chouhan. (File photo)
Bihar Governor Phagu Chouhan. (File photo)

New statute for hiring assistant professors in Bihar varsities stirs old row

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 08:27 PM IST
In 2015, there was massive protest over the statute framed for appointment of assistant professors through the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) and the matter went to the court.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses 'Bihar Jan Samwad Rally' via video conferencing, at party headquarters in New Delhi, Sunday.(PTI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses 'Bihar Jan Samwad Rally' via video conferencing, at party headquarters in New Delhi, Sunday.(PTI)

At ‘non-election rally’, Amit Shah says NDA will win two-third majority in Bihar polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Assembly elections in Bihar where the JD(U), BJP and the LJP run an alliance government are due later this year.
File photo of Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
File photo of Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Centre should bear full expense of all centrally sponsored schemes for a year: Sushil Modi to Sitharaman

Patna, Bihar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:12 AM IST
Sushil Modi said the Centre should also bear the state’s shares as most states are not in a position to give their share of Centrally Sponsored Schemes because of the crisis due to lockdown in the country.
Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

Decks cleared for 7th UGC pay arrear to Bihar varsity teachers

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi said the modification would be carried out in a few days as per the revised recommendation of the department of education
Bihar Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had expressed happiness that the Centre has accepted the demand to allow stranded people to return to their homes.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Bihar Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had expressed happiness that the Centre has accepted the demand to allow stranded people to return to their homes.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Covid-19: Bihar Dy CM appeals to Centre for special trains to bring back migrants

Patna | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2020 05:59 PM IST
“I appeal GOI to allow special trains to bring migrants from distant places.#WelcomeBihar,” Sushil Modi tweeted today.
Bihar has so far refused to evacuate any of its resident stranded outside the state.(HT PHOTO)
Bihar has so far refused to evacuate any of its resident stranded outside the state.(HT PHOTO)

Bihar rejoices as Centre clears decks for migrants’ return

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 08:15 PM IST
The Union home ministry on Wednesday allowed migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country to return to their respective destinations with certain conditions.
Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna.(PTI)
Political strategist Prashant Kishor addresses a press conference, in Patna.(PTI)

Prashant Kishor questions ‘father-like’ Nitish Kumar, keeps his card close to his chest

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 04:20 PM IST
Prashant Kishor, in his interaction with media, seemed to question Nitish Kumar’s style of governance and ideological dalliance in an apparent bid to build a new narrative without disclosing his political leaning.
Patna, India-Jan 19, 2020: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Jal Purush Rajendra Singh and others participates in forming a human chain in support of 'Jal Jivan Hariyali Movement' against climate crisis, prohibition and social ills including dowry and child marriage, in Patna, India, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Patna, India-Jan 19, 2020: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar along with deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Jal Purush Rajendra Singh and others participates in forming a human chain in support of 'Jal Jivan Hariyali Movement' against climate crisis, prohibition and social ills including dowry and child marriage, in Patna, India, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar / Hindustan Times)

5 crore people form human chain across Bihar to champion environment cause

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 11:26 PM IST
Nitish Kumar said that while the government would work in mission mode, societal participation was more important to spread the message of spreading green cover and water conservation.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being garlanded in Sheohar, Bihar on Monday 23 December.(HT Photo)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being garlanded in Sheohar, Bihar on Monday 23 December.(HT Photo)

Post Jharkhand poll rout, BJP-JDU spar over ‘change in CM face’

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 12:32 PM IST
This is not the first time the BJP leaders have demanded for a change of face. While one section is pushing for its own candidate, others, prefer to go under the leadership of CM Nitish Kumar.
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