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  • Nitish kumar denies instigating JD(U)-BJP clash 21 hours 58 minutes ago

    Condemning the scuffle between the ruling JD(U) and BJP MLCs in the legislative council, former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thuesday expressed deep anguish over the incident and denied his role in the matter. He also urged the chair to rule in this regard otherwise he will be compelled to stay...
  • Decision on poll alliance with JD(U) will be taken after talks between 2 parties, says Lalu 23 hours 27 minutes ago

    RJD president Lalu Prasad on Thursday favoured an alliance with JD(U) for the bye-election on ten Assembly seats but said a decision on this will be taken only after talks between the leaders of the two parties. "This is the right time for talks on poll alliance. We will take a...
  • BJP, JDU MLAs come to blows in Bihar Assembly Yesterday

    Patna: Some Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal United MLAs came to blows in the Bihar Vidhan Parishad during a discussion on women safety on Thursday. The clash took place following a heated argument over questions raised by BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Modi was the deputy chief minister and finance...
  • Bihar will sustain development with own resources: Minister Yesterday

    Expressing scepticism that the Centre may slash central funds for Bihar, the state government on Tuesday vowed it will sustain development works by meeting deficit of funds with its own resources. "Let the Centre reduce our state plan or funds under any other head, we will sustain development works by meeting...
  • JD(U), RJD and Cong will together defeat BJP in bypoll: Nitish 4 days ago

    JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday said the party would contest the bypoll for ten Assembly constituencies together with RJD and Congress to defeat BJP. "JD(U) state executive has taken a decision to fight the bypoll for 10 Assembly seats next month together with RJD and Congress," he told reporters. "The party...
  • JD(U), RJD to contest Bihar by-polls together 4 days ago

    Bihar's ruling JD(U) and RJD will contest by-elections to 10 assembly seats in Bihar together, it was announced on Sunday. Ending days of speculation, JD(U) state president Vashsisht Narain Singh made it clear that his party will contest the polls "along with the RJD to defeat the BJP". "Seat sharing will be...
  • Nitish Kumar accuses BJP of destroying 'brand Bihar' 6 days ago

    In a blistering attack on old companion BJP, Nitish Kumar on Saturday slammed the party for destroying "Brand Bihar" through its tactics of spreading "rumour" and fomenting fear. "After eight years of hard labour we built brand Bihar symbolising good governance, economic progress, tight law and order situation and development in core...
  • Bihar sets 2019 as target to free the state from open defecation July 17, 2014

    The Bihar government on Thursday admitted it has fallen way behind its target of constructing toilets and said a road map was being prepared to make the state free from open defecation by 2019. Against a target of constructing 12,12,716 toilets in 2013-14, only 1,61,646 toilets could be built in the state,...
  • Bihar to keep up eco growth despite centre's neglect: Nitish July 15, 2014

    Accusing NDA government of neglecting Bihar in both general budget and Rail budget, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the state's resolve to develop has not been dampened by the Centre's 'indifference'. "Our resolve to develop and bring Bihar on par with the country is not dampened by the...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls July 15, 2014

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and the JDU...
  • JD(U) legislator shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD July 14, 2014

    Amid indications of a tie-up between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it. "I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tie-up with RJD against whose 'jungle...
  • JD(U) legislator shoots off letter against tie-up with RJD July 14, 2014

    Amid indications of a tie-up between JD(U) and RJD for Bihar Assembly elections next year, a JD(U) legislator has shot off a letter to the party opposing it. "I have written a letter to state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh expressing strong reservation against the tie-up with RJD against whose 'jungle...
  • Patna Police quiz Bihar BJP MP over Rs 1.14 crore stolen from his house July 12, 2014

    Patna: In an embarrassment for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) the Patna Police has starting questioning its MP from Bihar, Giriraj Singh, in connection with the recovery of Rs 1.14 crore in cash, jewellery and $600 that were reportedly stolen from his house earlier this week. The JDU, RJD as well...
  • BJP, JD(U) MLAs stage protest at Assembly portico July 10, 2014

    The acrimony between JD(U) and BJP took an ugly turn on Thursday with some legislators of both the parties pushing, shoving and snatching posters and placards from one another at the portico of the Assembly, a little before the start of the day's proceedings at 11 AM. The incident occurred when...
  • BJP demands judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas July 9, 2014

    The opposition BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into police firing at Rohtas in which two persons were killed and nine others injured on Tuesday. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters that police firing on people reflected poor law and order situation in the state...
  • JD(U), RJD, Congress demanded Giriraj Singh's arrest and termination of Parliament membership July 9, 2014

    JD(U), RJD and Congress Legislators on Wednesday created ruckus in both Houses of Bihar Legislature over recovery of Rs 1.14 crore, 600 US dollars and ornaments stolen from the house of BJP MP Giriraj Singh and demanded his arrest and termination of Parliament membership alleging it as "black money". As the...
  • Criminal defamation case: Naqvi gets bail July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was granted bail by a Delhi court in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed against him by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali for allegedly linking him with arrested Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal. Naqvi appeared before Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain in...
  • Naqvi to appear in defamation case filed by Sabir Ali July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is scheduled to appear in a Patiala House court on Wednesday for hearing on the defamation case filed against him by former Janata Dal United leader Sabir Ali, for calling the latter a terrorist. After the annulment of his membership by...
  • Former JD(U) MLA Ramparves Rai dies of multiple organ failure July 8, 2014

    Former JD(U) MLA Ramparvesh Rai died of multiple organ failure on Monday night and was cremated on Tuesday in his native Saran district, family sources said. Rai, 50, died at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Monday night following multiple organ failure. Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and his predecessor Nitish Kumar...
  • FIR against Dhankar for 'Bihari brides' remark, government seeks data on girls sent to Haryana for marriage July 8, 2014

    A JD(U) MLA on Tuesday lodged an FIR in Patna demanding the arrest of Haryana BJP leader O P Dhankar for his controversial 'Bihari bride for Haryana boys' remark. Manjit Kumar Singh, JD(U) MLA from Baikunthpur in Gopalganj district, lodged the FIR against Dhankar under various sections of the IPC with...
  • Uproar in Assembly over 'Bihar girls for Haryana men' remark, case filed July 8, 2014

    A BJP leader's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar so that men in Haryana can marry triggered a storm in the Bihar assembly on Monday, with legislators disrupting the proceedings and demanding his arrest. A case was filed on charges of insulting the modesty of women, while...
  • Uproar over 'Bihar girls for Haryana men' remark, case filed July 7, 2014

    A BJP leader's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar so that men in Haryana can marry triggered a storm in the Bihar assembly on Monday, with legislators disrupting the proceedings and demanding his arrest. A case was filed on charges of insulting the modesty of women, while...
  • Uproar over 'Bihar girls for Haryana men' remark, case filed July 7, 2014

    A BJP leader's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar so that men in Haryana can marry triggered a storm in the Bihar assembly on Monday, with legislators disrupting the proceedings and demanding his arrest. A case was filed on charges of insulting the modesty of women, while...
  • JD(U), RJD demand OP Dhankar's arrest; Assembly adjourned July 7, 2014

    The Bihar assembly was on Monday adjourned till noon over BJP leader OP Dhankar's remark that his party would get girls from Bihar to ensure that men in Haryana get married. The JD(U) and RJD legislators disrupted the proceedings and demanded his arrest. Expressing their anger, the legislators of the Janata...
  • Lalu hints at contesting Bihar Assembly poll with JD(U) July 5, 2014

    With both the RJD and JD(U) decimated by BJP in the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday indicated at fighting the coming Assembly elections in Bihar with the JD(U). "If the vote share of both RJD and JD(U) in the recent Parliamentary poll in the state is combined...
  • Termination of membership of JD(U) rebels deferred July 5, 2014

    The decision on termination of the membership of four JD(U) dissident MLAs for anti-party activities was on Saturday deferred till July 12 with the Speaker of Bihar Assembly granting them additional time to submit replies to the notice. Gyanendra Singh Gyanu told reporters that he and three other JD(U) MLAs -...
  • Speaker calls for an all party meet over indiscipline in Bihar House July 4, 2014

    Taking note of the angry exchanges between ruling JD(U) and BJP legislators during discussion on Food Security Act in the Assembly on Thursday, an all party meeting has been called on Friday to avoid such a situation in the future for smooth functioning of the House. As the House sat for...
  • JD(U) will contest next Assembly polls under Nitish: Narendra Singh July 3, 2014

    Senior JD (U) Minister Narendra Singh on Thursday said former chief minister Nitish Kumar was "undisputed" leader under whom the party would go to the next Assembly polls. Singh's clarification came a day after he said any leader, including incumbent Jitan Ram Manjhi, can become chief minister if JD(U) returns...
  • Ruckus in assembly over non-availability of cards for Food Act July 3, 2014

    The Bihar Assembly on Thursday witnessed angry exchange between government and opposition BJP over non-availability of ration cards to over 18.19 lakh beneficiaries for the Food Security Act in the state so far. The matter was raised by JD(U) Manjit Kumar Singh through a short notice question. Replying to the question,...
  • Senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joins BJP July 2, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday got a shot in its arm when former MP and senior JD(U) leader Monazir Hassan joined the party and praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for development of minorities. "Narendra Modi has talked about inclusive development and the need for taking everybody along. He...