Anand ST Das

Tejaswi Yadav to begin campaign against Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, NDA from Champaran on August 9; Congress unwilling to join

Tejaswi Yadav has chosen the Quit India Day of August 9 to begin his state-wide campaign against CM Nitish Kumar.

03 Aug 2017

RJD chief Lalu Prasad says Sharad Yadav will help unite non-NDA parties to take on Narendra Modi in 2019

Sharad described the meeting as a courtesy call and denied reports that he was preparing to form a new party.

03 Aug 2017

Truck carrying beef intercepted, three people thrashed in Bihar; Opposition attributes incident to BJP joining government

The incident sparked off a protest by the locals who blocked NH-84 between Ara and Buxar demanding the closure of the illegal slaughter house and action against SHO of Shahpur police station.

03 Aug 2017

JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav may form new party, will remain with ‘secular alliance,’ says aide

Sharad broke his silence with a series of tweets and telling journalists in New Delhi that he was unhappy with the Bihar development.

02 Aug 2017

Jharkhand government clears anti-conversion bill

Jharkhand’s BJP-led govt cleared the draft of an anti-conversion bill with provisions of jail term up to four years and fine up to Rs 1 lakh for those converting anyone’s religion through force.

01 Aug 2017

Nitish drops wannabe PM pretensions, Sharad calls alliance split unfortunate

 Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday dropped all pretenses to being an alternative to Narendra Modi and accepted that the BJP leader would again become PM in 2019 as there is “nobody in the co

01 Aug 2017

Lone Muslim minister in Nitish Kumar cabinet Khurshid Ahmad faces fatwa for chanting Jai Shri Ram, apologises

The fatwa was issued against Khurshid Ahmad by Mufti Sohail Qasmi of Imarat-e-Shariah, a prominent socio-religious organisation, calling for ostracising him from Islam and terminating his marriage.

31 Jul 2017

BJP set to defuse lalu & family with Nitish’s help

The resurgent BJP is strategising with all guns blazing to push the beleaguered Lalu Prasad Yadav and his politically ambitious family to the wall

30 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar’s 24-hr CM break

Bihar politics goes on rollercoaster ride with JD(U) chief taking a day’s break from CM post to return with a new ally, replaces Lalu’s RJD with BJP in new govt; mahagathbandhan is biggest casualty.

27 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar can quit if he feels burdened but Tejaswi Yadav will not: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Lalu Prasad Yadav made it clear that Nitish Kumar must take the crisis facing Tejaswi Yadav in his stride and keep running the government.

26 Jul 2017

Charge sheets against 9 for plot to blow up railway track in Bihar

According to the charge-sheet, the conspiracy to blow up railway tracks at Ghorasahan on September 30, 2016 was hatched in Pakistan and that the funds for it came from United Arab Emirates.

25 Jul 2017

Uneasy truce: JD(U) issues gag order on its leaders over Tejaswi issue; RJD targets Nitish

The ruling party’s state chief Vashistha Narayan Singh asked all the spokespersons to stop making statements on the party’s stand.

24 Jul 2017

Sell your wives if you have no money to build toilets: Miffed magistrate to Bihar villagers

Kanwal Tanuj, a 2010-batch IAS officer, was apparently incensed during a motivational speech he was delivering before hundreds of villagers.

24 Jul 2017

Nitish meets Rahul amid alliance trouble

The Bihar CM reportedly asked the Congress V-P to talk to Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tejashwi Yadav’s resignation.

23 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar meets Rahul Gandhi amid reports of rift at Bihar grand alliance

The Bihar CM drove to Gandhi's Tughlaq Lane residence here and discussed about graft charges against Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasdad's son, Tejashwi Yadav.

22 Jul 2017