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  • HC quashed four pending cases against Jagannath Mishra Yesterday

    The Jharkhand High Court on Monday quashed the four pending fodder scam cases against former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra on the ground that a person convicted in one case could not be tried in similar cases based on same witnesses and evidences. The court of RR Prasad, which had reserved the judgement after the conclusion...
  • JD(U), RJD and Cong will together defeat BJP in bypoll: Nitish Yesterday

    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...
  • Mobile networks in naxal-affected areas in 15 months, says Government Yesterday

    New Delhi: Mobile networks, under the Universal Service Obligation Fund scheme, in naxal-affected areas are likely to be set up in 15 months, the government said on Monday. Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Lok Sabha that the government was concerned about the coverage and quality of...
  • Police seize cash, valuables stolen from RJD MP Sadhu Yadav's house 2 days ago

    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...
  • Centre to help Bihar set up electronic goods manufacturing hub 3 days ago

    The Centre wants Bihar to have manufacturing hubs for electronic goods in the state to improve employment and revenue opportunities, said Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday. "We are ready to provide all help for establishing electronic manufacturing hubs as they will increase employment and...
  • People fear 'jungle raj' return after JD(U)-RJD tie up: BJP 4 days ago

    In a strong retort to senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar who said BJP was scared over a probable tie up between his party and RJD, the BJP on Friday said not them, but people are afraid over prospects of such an alliance. "BJP is not scared. But the prospects of this...
  • Aim to reach 100 pc rural tele-density in 3-4 years: Telecom Secretary 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Increasing telecom infrastructure at the village level and taking rural teledensity to 100 per cent will be the prime focus areas for Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg who took the charge on Thursday. "It will be prime objective to take broadband connectivity to village level, that is to increase telecom...
  • Mahatma Gandhi's ideals are the future for us: President 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi's ideals not only held our past but will guide our future too, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday as he conferred the Gandhi Peace prize on noted environmentalist-social worker Chandi Prasad Bhatt. The President, during the event held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, said the prize was an expression...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls 1 week ago

    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...
  • 'Mandal Train' is moving, those willing to board are welcome: Lalu July 15, 2014

    In an apparent reference to plans for new social engineering in national politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said "Mandal Express is moving" and those desiring to board could do so, lest they would miss it. "Mandal (those entitled to Mandal Commission report) is the need of the hour. It is in...
  • 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...
  • Mid-term polls possible in UP, BJP trying to destabilise Akhilesh government, says Beni July 14, 2014

    Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday said that there was a possibility of mid-term polls taking place in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP after its massive win in the Lok Sabha elections was "trying to destabilise" the Akhilesh Yadav government. "Mid term polls are possible...
  • 9,174 Indian websites hacked till May: IT minister July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad Monday said 9,174 Indian websites were hacked by various hacker groups from different parts of the world till May 2014. "These incidents included phishing, scanning, spam, malicious code, website intrusions etc. These attacks have been observed to be orginating from...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to present Gandhi Peace Prize on Tuesday July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will honour noted environmentalist and pioneer of the Chipko movement Chandi Prasad Bhatt with 2013 Gandhi Peace Prize July 15, a statement said on Monday. Bhatt has also been awarded with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for community leadership in 1982 followed by the Padma Bhushan -...
  • 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...
  • Congress should revisit their own procedures on TRAI, says Uma Bharati July 11, 2014

    The amended Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha by Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The TRAI Bill has to be amended to allow the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Defending the government, Uma Bharati said, "Tell the Congress to revisit...
  • Bihar Finance Minister's grandson was not kidnapped, but had left home on his own: Police July 11, 2014

    A new twist has suddenly popped up in the much media attended case of the abduction of the Bihar Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav's 11-year-old grandson who had gone missing on July 1. According to the police on Thursday, Manish Kumar, the grandson, was not abducted, but ran away on...
  • Rajnath Singh hails Budget, calls it most realistic July 10, 2014

    Home Minister Rajanth Singh hailed the Union Budget and called it most realistic. He said, "This Budget is poor friendly, women friendly, disabled friendly and farmer friendly. After looking at this Budget you can get a fair idea as to how the Narendra Modi-led NDA government wants to develop India....
  • DVC employees ignore request for talks, go ahead with stir July 9, 2014

    Employees of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on Wednesday went ahead with their agitation despite the management's invitation for discussions on their charter of demands. Leaders of DVC Shramik Union turned down the offer by DVC's HRD Officer KK Singh to visit Kolkata for talks on the pretext that "it was too...
  • Home Ministry has destroyed over 1.5 lakh files: CPM July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Citing media reports, a CPI-M member on Wednesday claimed in Rajya Sabha that the Home Ministry had destroyed over 1.5 lakh crucial files on the instruction of the Prime Minister, triggering uproar and adjournment of the House. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, P Rajeeve said that the...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is set to reject the Congress's bid for the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, said sources. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday conveyed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Congress doesn't have a case, sources added. "As a...
  • Our Railway Budget is for development: Ravi Shankar Prasad July 8, 2014

    Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said that their Railways Budget is for development. "This budget is good and will give a new direction," he said. ...
  • 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...
  • Finance Minister's 11-year-old grandson kidnapped on July 1, police keeps it under wraps July 7, 2014

    Bihar Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav's grandson has been kidnapped from Pipra block area of Supaul district of the state, police said. The incident happened on July 1 but it came to light on Sunday as the police had kept it under wraps to trace the kidnappers. Confirming the incident, Supaul SP...
  • Narendra Modi remembers Syama Prasad Mookerjee July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Syama Prasad Mookerjee, the founder of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the forerunner of the Bharatiya Janata Party, on his birth anniversary. He tweeted: "Tributes to our inspiration, Dr.Syama Prasad Mookerjee on his birth anniversary. His contribution to our nation is...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Trailer of Shweta Prasad's documentary film 'Roots' July 5, 2014

    Shweta Basu Prasad, the National Award-winning child star of such films as Iqbal and Makdee is all grown up now. The actress has in fact directed a documentary titled Roots, on the relevance of Indian classical music, for which she interviewed leading luminaries of the Indian music industry including Ustad...
  • Subramanium row escalates, Centre defends decision, Congress flays PM July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy surrounding former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium, who withdrew his name from the race for the Supreme Court judge came as a huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi government, refuses to die down. Even as Central government sources claim they do have a say in appointments of...