Bihar

Nitish Kumar’s Cabinet expansion today; 31 ministers to be inducted

xpansioPatna: The Cabinet expansion in the Grand Alliance government in Bihar, led by Nitish Kumar, will take place on Tuesday. As many as 31 ministers are expected to be inducted in the Cabinet. According to reports, Tejashwi Yadav’s RJD is expected to get the maximum berths, 16, followed by Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), 11. Two MLAs...

Nitish Kumar returns as Bihar CM, will head new ‘Grand Alliance’

Patna: Day after severing ties with BJP and submitting his resignation as Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar returned to the office, this time leading a ‘Grand Alliance’ with Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) and other parties including Congress, CPI, CPIML and others. He took oath as the eighth CM of Bihar, while RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav...

Nitish Kumar may resign as Bihar CM today, seeks meeting with Governor

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister and JD9U) leader Nitish Kumar may hand over his resignation to Governor Phagu Chauhan on Tuesday. According to reports, he has sought the Governor’s appointment between 12.30 pm and 1 pm.  The JD(U)-BJP alliance is currently in power in Bihar. Nitish Kumar has been giving indications of a split with the...

Massive fire breaks out in Patna market; huge losses estimated

Patna: Massive fire broke out in Hathwa market of Patna in Bihar on Thursday. The fire resulted in huge losses to the traders in the area. The spot of the accident falls under the jurisdiction of Pirbahore police station. The fire was reportedly triggered by a short circuit due to rain in the city. It...

Day 2 of protests against ‘Agnipath’ scheme marked by violence in Bihar

Lucknow: The protests over government’s newly launched ‘Agnipath’ scheme which began on Wednesday continued on Thursday as well. Violent scenes were witness in Bihar where defence job aspirants protested against the scheme and disrupted traffic movement. Stone pelting was witnessed in Jehanabad, while Nawada reported burning of tyres at crossroads and...

Bihar Padyatra: Prashant Kishor’s strategic start to his political journey

He will be taking out a 3,000-km march from October 2 in Bihar; sets aside speculations of forming a new political party   New Delhi: Having been in the background of the election action, Prashant Kishor is ready to take the next step. In the next three-four months, he plans to meet eminent persons in...

Prashant Kishor ready for jump into politics? Tweet leaves a hint

New Delhi: Days after refusing to join Congress, master political strategist Prashant Kishore posted a cryptic message on Twitter, being interpreted as an indication of his plans to take the much-speculated plunge into politics. Bihar could be the place from where he is supposedly planning to flag off his journey, the tweet suggests. “My quest...

Lalu Prasad Yadav gets bail in fifth fodder scam case

Ranchi: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was granted bail by the Jharkhand High Court in the infamous fodder scam. This one was worth Rs 139.35 crore and related to fraudulent withdrawals from Doranda Treasury. Lalu Prasad had been found guilty by a special CBI court in the fifth fodder scam case in...

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad’s punishment in 5th case to be pronounced today

Ranchi: A CBI court that convicted former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav in the fifth fodder scam case against him will pronounce the quantum of his punishment on Monday. The verdict will be pronounced virtually on Monday afternoon. Lalu Prasad was convicted in the case last Tuesday, following which he was sent to Hotwar...

Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in 5th fodder scam; sentencing on Feb 21

Ranchi: A special CBI court in Ranchi in Jharkhand found RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav guilty of illegally withdrawing Rs 139.35 crore from Doranda treasury. This is the fifth fodder scam in which the former Bihar chief minister has been convicted. All these cases relate to the misappropriation of government funds allocated for cattle fodder...

Bihar: Empty liquor bottles found in Assembly premises

Patna: Empty bottles of liquor were found on the premises of Bihar Assembly, prompting the Opposition to launch an attack on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Tejashwi Yadav, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, demanded Nitish Kumar’s resignation as well as implementation of total ban on liquor in the state “If liquor is present in the...

Congress-RJD alliance in Bihar collapses; Congress to fight on all LS seats in 2024

Development comes after RJD’s decision to contest on Kusheswar Asthan in Bihar bypolls on October 30 Patna: In a major development in Bihar, the alliance between Congress and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has ended. The reason for this fallout is said to be RJD’s decision to field its candidate from Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly seat in...