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  • Left parties form grand alliance in Bihar 14 hours 13 minutes ago

    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...
  • JD(U), RJD and Congress reach agreement for Bihar by-polls 3 days ago

    JD(U), RJD and Congress have reached an understanding to contest 10 Assembly seats in Bihar, going to bypoll next month, together. A final announcement of the alliance and seats each of them would contest would be made after former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar returns to Patna from Mumbai on July 30. Coming...
  • Decision on poll alliance with JD(U) will be taken after talks between 2 parties, says Lalu 5 days 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...
  • RJD MLA ends sit-in agitation for irrigation water 6 days ago

    After two days of protest over declaring Bihar as drought hit, an RJD legislator on Wednesday ended his fast, even as the Assembly decided to discuss in detail the issue through a special debate on Friday. RJD MLA from Jagdishpur in Bhojpur district, Dinesh Kumar Singh, who had been on dharna...
  • RJD MLA on dharna, BJP lends support 1 week ago

    An RJD legislator is on a indefinite sit in in Patna for the second day demanding release of water in the canal system for irrigation and declaration of the state as drought-hit and BJP has lent support to him on the issue. RJD MLA Dinesh Kumar Singh is sitting on dharna...
  • After sit-in, now a 'sleep-in' protest by an MLA over water demand 1 week ago

    This is not a sit-in protest political activists or their leaders resort to. Taking the 'satyagraha' mantra a bit further, a Bihar MLA now launches a 'sleep-in' within the precincts of the state Assembly on a serious issue. Demanding water be discharged within the canal system in his area and drought...
  • JD(U), RJD and Cong will together defeat BJP in bypoll: Nitish July 21, 2014

    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...
  • Police seize cash, valuables stolen from RJD MP Sadhu Yadav's house July 21, 2014

    A sum of Rs 39 lakh and other valuables stolen from former RJD MP Sadhu Yadav's house last month have been recovered and three persons arrested in this connection, police said. Acting on a tip-off about suspicious movement of one Kundan Kumar Sah near Yadav's residence in Saket Bihar Mitramandal Colony...
  • JVM, JD(U), TMC willing to foster ties with Congress: Pradip Balmuchu July 21, 2014

    Rajya Sabha member and former Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) President, Pradip Balmuchu on Sunday said three political parties, besides the current ally JMM, have expressed willingness to forge alliance with Congress for the assembly election in the state likely to be held in couple of months. "Apart from our natural...
  • JD(U), RJD to contest Bihar by-polls together July 20, 2014

    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...
  • By-election for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 July 20, 2014

    By-election for ten Legislative Assembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if the JD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will take place on August 21, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. The bypoll on ten Assembly seats have been necessitated after some members got elected to the Lok Sabha and resignation by...
  • 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...
  • Lalu deposes in two more fodder scam cases in Ranchi court July 14, 2014

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad appeared in a CBI court in Ranchi to record his statement in connection with two cases of the multi-million-rupee fodder scam. Appearing before Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge AK Rai, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief recorded his statement in one case related to fraudulent...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lackluster, uninspiring, unimaginative: Opposition on Rail Budget July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi government's maiden Railway Budget has failed to impress the opposition parties. The Budget which was presented by Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has been termed by the opposition parties as uninspiring and lackluster. "It is an uninspiring budget. It is like a service budget. States like...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • RJD marks party's 19th foundation day July 5, 2014

    The RJD on Saturday celebrated the party's 19th foundation day in all districts of Jharkhand with leaders pledging support to party supremo Lalu Prasad. "All leaders and activists of the party should continue to reach out and help the downtrodden and the deprived sections," party leader and Jharkhand Tourism Minister Suresh...
  • Bihar government to launch special drive against illegal sale of Oxytocin July 5, 2014

    The Bihar government on Friday announced that it would launch a special drive against illegal sale of the Oxytocin (RPT) Oxytocin medicine used to extract milk from cattle and in vegetables. Besides banning the open sale of Oxytocin (RPT) Oxytocin in the state on the direction of the Centre from March...
  • Jolt to JD(U) as senior leader Monazir Hassan quits party to join BJP July 1, 2014

    Ruling JD(U) in Bihar on Tuesday received a jolt when its senior leader Monazir Hassan resigned from the party to join BJP. "I have resigned from primary membership of JD(U) due to constant erosion of democracy within the party," Monazir Hassan told PTI. Though he did not name former Chief Minister...
  • CBI court rejects Lalu's plea to quash fodder scam trial July 1, 2014

    Lalu Prasad's plea to quash the trial of three cases against him in connection with the multi-million rupee fodder scam, has been rejected by CBI court on Tuesday. The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief said he has already been convicted and sentenced in one of the fodder scam cases. The other...
  • Bihar: Manjhi should be CM candidate, not Nitish, says rebel JDU MLA June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Sparking speculation about a possible split in the Janata Dal United (JDU), rebel MLA Gyanendra Singh met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday. Gyanendra Singh has expressed his wish that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi should be the CM candidate in the upcoming Assembly polls instead of...
  • Lalu Prasad hits out at the Modi government over Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani derailment June 25, 2014

    Patna: The political blame game over the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailment has begun with Former Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad slamming the Narendra Modi government for not taking any precautions. "This is gross negligence. From the day this government took oath, there have been accidents across the country....
  • Lalu slams Modi government for rail fare salvo on common man June 20, 2014

    Former railway minister and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad on Friday slammed the Narendra Modi government for announcing "big" hike in rail fare and freight, which he described as the "first salvo on common man". "The BJP befooled people in the general election by promising Achee din...They have fired the first salvo...
  • Congress hails Lalu-Nitish alliance, terms it as a 'good beginning' June 19, 2014

    Congress on Thursday hailed as "good beginning" the rivals Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar shaking hands after 20 years for Rajya Sabhya bypolls in Bihar saying it will be "great if a grand alliance happens" in future. The two parties coming together has led to the victory of two JD(U) candidates...
  • RJD to support JD(U) in Rajya Sabha bypoll June 18, 2014

    Ending days of speculation, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad announced his party's support to the ruling JD-U's two candidates in the Rajya Sabha by-election on Thursday. "RJD will support JD-U's two candidates in the Rajya Sabha by-election to defeat BJP's game plan," he said at a press conference after holding...