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  • Will join hands with secular forces wherever required: Congress Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the Bihar Assembly by-poll results going in favour of RJD-JD(U)-Congress alliance, Congress on Wednesday said the party is ready to join hands with "secular forces" wherever necessary. "Years ago, Congress had in Shimla talked about alliances. That policy continues to hold. Wherever necessary, we will join with other...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries - one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra Kurla...
  • News 360: Meerut couple shows the way, adopts 12 HIV positive boys 3 days ago

    In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple has adopted 12...
  • Bypoll results: RJD-JDU and Congress win 10 seats, limit BJP+ to 8 in four states 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be losing ground just a few months after its stupendous showing in the Lok Sabha elections as it suffered major setbacks in the Assembly bypolls in three states - Bihar, Karnataka and Punjab. The party could manage to hold on to its...
  • The litmus test is whether RJD-JDU alliance will work or not: Political Analyst 4 days ago

    The results for assembly bypolls held in four states - Punjab, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka will be declared today. These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Political Analyst Manisha Priyam said, "the litmus test is whether RJD-JDU alliance will work or not. This alliance...
  • Lalu Prasad unwell, taken to a Mumbai hospital for check-up 4 days ago

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he was taken ill on Monday morning. Lalu was airlifted to Mumbai from Delhi following heart ailment, said party sources. He has been admitted in Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute. "This is...
  • Bypolls for 18 assembly seats in Bihar, Karnatka, MP, Punjab underway August 21, 2014

    Patna: The by-polls for 18 assembly seats in Bihar, Karnatka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab began at 8 am on Thursday. In all the states, the election will be a test of the popularity of the Narendra Modi government that won a massive majority in the Lok Sabha polls. In Bihar,...
  • If Nitish Kumar has any self-respect, he should quit politics: Senior JD(U) leader on Lalu's comment August 19, 2014

    A senior JD(U) leader on Tuesday launched a scathing attack at former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asking him to quit politics over RJD president Lalu Prasad's remarks that Kumar had fallen on his feet for forging alliance. The remark was made by senior JD(U) leader Shakuni Chaudhary whose son Samrat Chaudhary...
  • 'Jungle Raj-2' fast gripping Bihar: BJP August 18, 2014

    Expressing concern over spate in incidents of dacoity in running trains in recent months in Bihar, BJP on Monday alleged that the 'Jungle Raj-2' was rapidly gripping the state, referring to the alliance between RJD and JD(U). At least six incidents of dacoity have taken place in running trains in Bihar...
  • JD(U)-RJD alliance to safeguard people from divisive forces of BJP, RSS: Sharad Yadav August 18, 2014

    JD(U) President Sharad Yadav on Monday justified his party's alliance with Lalu Prasad's RJD for the assembly by-poll in Bihar after two decades saying it has nothing to do with individuals but has been forged for the sake of people to safeguard them from divisive forces. "The alliance is for the...
  • LJP's Chirag Paswan hits back, calls Lalu a 'retired comedian' August 18, 2014

    Patna: Lok Janshakti Party Vice President Chirag Paswan on Monday called Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad a retired comedian. In retaliation to Lalu's comment on his father and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, he said, "During polls, Lalu comes up with such jokes. He must know that he is...
  • Manjhi defends his son's alleged sexual escapade, says anybody can have a girlfriend August 16, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi who has come under attack from the BJP over reports of his son getting involved in alleged sexual escapade with a lady policewoman, on Saturday defended his son saying anybody could have a "girl friend". "Anybody can have a girl friend...there is no evidence of...
  • Police prevents RJD MLA from self-immolation bid August 15, 2014

    Heavy deployment of police prevented RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh from carrying out his threat to immolate himself on the Independence Day over his demand that the state government should declare drought in Bihar. Singh, already on a hunger strike since August 11 and forcibly admitted to Patna Medical College and...
  • Bihar CM Jitan Manjhi admits to paying bribe to get his power bill modified, blames Nitish August 14, 2014

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Manjhi has said that his mentor former chief minister of Bihar and Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar failed to bring down corruption in the state when the latter was in power. Manjhi said his family members had to pay a bribe of Rs...
  • RJD MLA on a hunger strike threatens self-immolation on Independence Day August 13, 2014

    RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh, who is on a hunger strike for the third day on Wednesday threatened self immolation on Independence Day if Bihar government did not declare drought in the state to help farmers tide over the problems due to scarcity in rainfall. "I will immolate myself on August...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi lauds Nitish, Lalu; says duo will generate political vitality August 12, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday showered praise on Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar describing them as "champion of social justice" and "symbol of development" respectively and said joining of two hands would generate a political vitality in the country. ...
  • Coming together of Lalu, Nitish show they are scared: Chirag Paswan August 11, 2014

    Lok Janshakti Party Vice President Chirag Paswan took a dig at the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United alliance saying, "They (Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar) have come together in a way that shows how scared they are of us. What they are doing is only drama. Ideology or development...
  • Lalu-Nitish share dais after 20 years, BJP says the duo is finished August 11, 2014

    Hajipur: Two of Bihar's tallest politicians - Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar - who were once close friends but parted ways two decades ago have joined hands again as they struggle to survive the massive onslaught of an aggressive Bharatiya Janata Party. Lalu...
  • Bihar: Lalu, Nitish to share dais during poll campaign August 11, 2014

    Patna: After a gap of 20 years, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, friends-turned-foes who have become friends again, will campaign together for the Assembly by-polls in Bihar from Monday. Both of them will hold five public meetings at Hajipur, Mohiuddinagar, Narkatiyaganj, Chapra and Mohania as part of...
  • NCP pledges support to JD(U), RJD and Congress alliance in Assembly bypolls August 9, 2014

    Nationalist Congress Party on Saturday pledged unconditional support to the Janata Dal-United-Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress alliance for the August 21 bypoll to 10 assembly seats in Bihar to keep the Bharatiya Janaat Party away from power. NCP General Secretary Tariq Anwar said the party is not contesting on any of the 10...
  • Amit Shah afraid of alliance, says Lalu Prasad August 9, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad slammed Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah saying he was afraid of the alliance. Prasad said, "Amit Shah is afraid of the alliance so he is speaking like this. Nitish Kumar did not come from RSS or BJP, he was with us. We are...
  • Assembly polls: Alliance to decide on CM candidate, says Jitan Ram Manjhi August 9, 2014

    Claiming that his comments about Nitish Kumar being the next Chief Minister if JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance came to power in the Assembly elections next year were "wrongly interpreted", Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said that the alliance leaders will decide the Chief Ministerial candidate. "If the Assembly polls due...
  • RJD asks leaders to avoid commenting on alliance leadership ahead of Assembly bypolls August 8, 2014

    The RJD has decided not to make any further statement on the leadership of the JD(U), Congress, RJD alliance in Bihar ahead of the byelections to the ten Assembly seats. The move comes after comments of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi that Nitish Kumar would be the Chief Minister if the...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi remarks on Nitish Kumar as next CM heats up politics August 7, 2014

    New alliance partners of JD(U) in the state, RJD and Congress on Thursday refused to buy the views of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi that Nitish Kumar should be the chief minister if the alliance secures majority in the Assembly polls next year, but Manjhi stood by his remarks. Manjhi's comment...
  • 94 candidates in fray for Assembly bypolls August 6, 2014

    A total of 94 candidates are in the fray for by-elections to 10Bihar Assembly seats to be held on August 21 after the last date of withdrawal of nominations got over today. Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak said altogether 104 persons had filed nomination papers to contest the by-polls of which eight of...
  • Assembly bypolls: JD(U), RJD and Congress state chiefs to campaign together August 6, 2014

    Though suspense continued whether Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar would share dais during bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, Congress on Wednesday said state presidents of the three parties would campaign jointly in the election. "It has been decided that state Presidents of JD(U), RJD and Congress will campaign in...
  • UPSC CSAT row: RJD MP Pappu Yadav throws paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another low in Parliament Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav threw paper confetti at Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday when she refused to entertain his request for raising the controversy over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT)...
  • JDU, RJD and Congress announce sealing the deal in Bihar July 30, 2014

    Patna: Seeking to buck the trend of recent Parliamentary election in which BJP decimated them, JDU, RJD and Congress on Wednesday announced alliance among the three for bypoll in 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, considered as semi-final before the crucial state poll in 2015. As per seat-sharing arrangements reached by...
  • Live blog: Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar press conference July 30, 2014

    Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad former Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar have joined hands after almost 20 years to fight a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United broke away its highly successful alliance with the BJP in 2013 and was routed in the...
  • Left parties form grand alliance in Bihar July 29, 2014

    Describing JD(U), RJD and Congress tie-up as "opportunistic", the three major Left parties in Bihar on Tuesday formed a grand alliance to contest Assembly by-polls on 10 seats in the state. As per seat sharing agreement, CPI(ML) will contest on five seats, while CPI(M) and CPI will fight on three and...