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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...

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...

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...

RJD to boycott Nitish Kumar’s oath-taking ceremony

Tejashwi Yadav-led RJD will be boycotting the oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar which is scheduled at around 4.30 pm on Monday. RJD has said that it has decided to boycott the oath-taking ceremony as the mandate is against the NDA. RJD, on Monday, took to Twitter to announce its decision. It said: “The RJD boycotts...

Bihar Election Result: Updates

Bihar election is being seen as a litmus test for the ruling NDA at the Centre and the state. While the NDA was facing a lot of flak from the Opposition on several issues, PM Narendra Modi tried his best to woo the Bihar voters by making a host of promises including free COVID-19 vaccine....

53.51 % voter turnout in second-phase of Bihar election

The second phase of the Assembly elections was held in Bihar on Tuesday. Of the 2.85 crore voters in the 94 Assembly seats that went to polls on Tuesday, nearly 53.51 per cent of people exercised their voting rights. Voter turnout was 56.91 per cent in 2015. Among the 17 districts where elections were held...

PM Modi takes Pulwama route to draw votes in Bihar

Addressing an election rally in Bihar’s Chhapra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a dig at the Opposition for its conspiracy theories post the Pulwama attack. PM Modi said that Pakistan’s admission of its role in the terror attack has unmasked those in India who never cared for the “sons of Bihar” who lost...

Nitish Kumar will be in jail if LJP comes to power: Chirag Paswan

LJP chief Chirag Paswan, who has launched a series of attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the ongoing Bihar election campaign, on Sunday, launched a fresh salvo against him. Chirag Paswan, while addressing an election rally in Dumraon in Bihar’s Buxar, said Nitish Kumar will be behind bars if LJP comes to power...

Tejashwi Yadav takes a dig at Nitish Kumar in poll rally

Also While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy attacking the Opposition alliance in the run-up for Bihar election, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has launched a series of attacks on NDA’s chief ministerial candidate Nitish Kumar. During an election rally in Bihar’s Nawada district, Tejashwi Yadav said that Nitish Kumar was staying inside his home for...

Bihar: Approach road to bridge collapses within a month of inauguration, govt gets flak

The Opposition in Bihar on Thursday lashed out at Nitish Kumar-led NDA government after a bridge on the approach road leading to newly-constructed Sattarghat bridge over river Gandak was washed away by flood water, exactly 29 days after it was inaugurated by chief minister himself on June 16. Kumar had laid the foundation stone of...

Poster war erupts on Patna streets on Lalu’s birthday

Veteran politician and former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s seventy-third birthday ended up becoming a political slugfest on Twitter after a poster war erupted on the streets of Patna on Thursday. While Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) put up a poster greeting him on his seventy-third birthday, the rival Janta Dal United had put up...

NDA will get two-third majority under CM Nitish Kumar in Assembly polls: Amit Shah

Blowing the poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, Union home minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah on Sunday addressed a virtual rally of the party workers from the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Listing the achievements of the Narendra Modi government and attacking the opposition for “doing politics” over the COVID-19 crisis, Shah said...