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Mamata Banerjee to extend support to caste census if all political parties reach consensus

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government will support a countrywide caste-based census, provided all political parties reach a consensus on the issue. She also clarified that she does not have a problem in accepting a caste-based census. Notably, Banerjee’s assurance came after a 10-party delegation from Bihar led by Chief Minister Nitish...

PM Modi to decide on caste-based Census, says Nitish Kumar after meeting

New Delhi: An 11-member delegation, led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the issue of caste-based Census. Besides Nitish, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, too, strongly called for the exercise. After the meeting on Monday morning, Nitish Kumar and Tejashwi addressed the media. According to the leaders, the caste-based...

LJP chief Chirag Paswan left alone at the top as 5 MP’s breakaway

Lok Janshakti Party’s chief Chirag Paswan has been left isolated at the top with five party MP’s writing to the Lok Sabha Speaker requesting to be treated as a separate group. Notably, the party has six MPs in the Lok Sabha including Chirag Paswan. The revolt against Chirag Paswan, who became the party’s chief after...

Bihar govt rakes up controversy after revising its COVID-19 death toll by 72%

The Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government has raked up a major controversy after it revised its COVID-19 death toll figure by 72 per cent on Wednesday. While the state had reported around 5,500 deaths till Tuesday due to the viral infection, the death toll jumped to 9,429 after the revision. The revision by Bihar also impacted...

Nitish Kumar announces lockdown in Bihar until May 15

With the COVID-19 situation in Bihar aggravating with each passing day, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced a lockdown in the state until May 15. The decision was taken by Kumar after thorough consultation with officials and ministers. The chief minister took to Twitter to announce the same. He said, “After a meeting with ministers...

Social media users criticising the Bihar govt may face police action

The Bihar government has issued an order directing action against social media users who publish offensive posts against the government. The Economic Offences Wing, the agency in-charge of cybercrimes in Bihar, has asked all state departments to report any wrong, defamatory post against ministers, MPs and MLAs, as well as government officials. Letter to state...

Is trouble brewing for Nitish Kumar govt in Bihar?

In what could be a fresh trouble for Nitish Kumar, Shyam Rajak, a former national general secretary of the JD(U) who joined the RJD ahead of the recently-concluded Bihar Assembly polls, has claimed that 17 MLAs from Kumar’s party are willing to shift to RJD. The development comes at a time when the JD(U) leadership...

Nitish Kumar appoints RCP Singh as JD(U) chief

After the poor performance of the JD(U) in Bihar Assembly elections and the recent humiliation after six party MLAs in Arunachal Pradesh defected to the BJP, Nitish Kumar on Sunday handed over the party’s leadership to Ramchandra Prasad Singh. Singh, a close confidante of Nitish Kumar, was chosen as JD(U) chief in the party’s national...

Congress asks Nitish Kumar to stay in touch with Opposition in Bihar after Arunachal episode

Following the humiliation faced by Nitish Kumar after 6 JD(U) MLAs switched over to BJP in Arunachal Pradesh, the Congress has warned the veteran politician to beware of the BJP’s “poaching skill”. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has asked Kumar to stay in touch with the opposition in Bihar as an “antidote to withstand the...

Loss of face for JD(U) as 6 MLAs defect to BJP

In a major loss of face for the JD(U), six of the seven MLAs of the party in Arunachal Pradesh have defected to the BJP. Following the development, the JD(U) has been left with just one MLA in the 60-seat Assembly. The fresh humiliation for the party comes after its poor performance in the Bihar...

Bihar govt to ensure free COVID-19 vaccination in the state

Keeping its poll promise, the BJP-JD(U) alliance government has announced that the entire population of Bihar will be given free COVID-19 vaccine once it is available. A decision in this regard has been taken by the state Cabinet in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Notably, the Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday was...

Bihar education minister Mewalal Choudhary resigns within 3 days of taking oath

Bihar education minister Mewalal Choudhary on Thursday resigned from the Cabinet within three-days of taking oath. The NDA government in Bihar under the leadership of Nitish Kumar was facing flak from the Opposition for making a tainted legislator as the education minister. Notably, Mewalal Choudhary is already entangled in a three-year-old corruption case and the...