Archive for July, 2015

BJP-led NDA wins 14 out of 24 seats in Bihar Legislative Council elections, deals a huge blow to JDU-RJD alliance

BJP-led NDA wins 14 out of 24 seats in Bihar Legislative Council elections, deals a huge blow to JDU-RJD alliance

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Patna: The attempts of Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal United and Congress coming together in Bihar to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance suffered a severe setback in the Bihar Legislative Council elections. Putting up a good show, the NDA won 14 seats in the Legislative Council elections while the Nitish Kumar led […]

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Jailed gangster Ritlal Yadav wins Bihar election against JD-U and BJP rivals

Jailed gangster Ritlal Yadav wins Bihar election against JD-U and BJP rivals

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ritlal Yadav, who was appointed the general secretary of the Rashtriya Janata Dal during the Lok Sabha polls last year, had entered the poll fray as an independent after the party declined to field him from the Patna seat which had gone to the JD-U quota under the seat-sharing formula. Amid allegations and counter-allegations between […]

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Will ban liquor if I retain power in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar

Will ban liquor if I retain power in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday vowed to introduce ‘total prohibition’ in Bihar, should he be returned to power in November after the assembly elections. The assurance came at a state -level workshop for women, christened ‘Gram Varta’, in response to a spontaneous demand from women self help groups (SHGs). Bihar has seen umpteen protests […]

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Bihar Alliance Tension Has Lalu Prasad Deciding to Skip Sonia Gandhi’s Dinner

Bihar Alliance Tension Has Lalu Prasad Deciding to Skip Sonia Gandhi’s Dinner

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA:  In what’s been seen as a signal of protest, Lalu Yadav will not attend an iftaar party on Monday hosted in Delhi by long-time ally Sonia Gandhi, the chief of the Congress party. As a sort of alibi, Lalu’s office says he is hosting his own iftaar dinner in Patna on Monday and will […]

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Shatrughan Sinha: Advaniji wanted me as Bihar’s chief minister twice

Shatrughan Sinha: Advaniji wanted me as Bihar’s chief minister twice

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Shatrughan Sinha on Sushma, Vyapam, Munde, and Bihar elections in Nov Are you in the race for the BJP’s CM candidate in Bihar? Not at all. Some people expected me to lead. LK Advaniji wanted me as Bihar’s chief minister twice. Atalji (Atal Behari Vajpayee) also wanted the same. But I have no desire, no […]

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Sons and daughters crowd Bihar poll space

Sons and daughters crowd Bihar poll space

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

With poll fever gradually taking over, it is time for ‘sonrise’ in Bihar this assembly election. Dynastic politics has resurfaced in Bihar with scores of senior politicians lobbying for seats for their sons and wards. Almost all parties have been besieged with requests. Many argue too that political parties ‘have to’ experiment with ‘fresh’ talent […]

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Bihar police recovers 100kg explosives

Bihar police recovers 100kg explosives

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

PATNA: A huge cache of explosives was recovered from a private lodge at Khemnichak under Ram Krishna Nagar police station area here on Thursday. Nine persons have been detained in this connection. Police said around 100kg explosives was recovered from one of the rooms on the first floor of the lodge and it belongs to […]

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Abducted boy sent back with warning in Jamui

Abducted boy sent back with warning in Jamui

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The boy was released with a message that all students should leave the residential school or face dire consequences.  A Class XI student, who was among the thirty Class X state board exam toppers from Jamui’s Simultala Residential School, was abducted at gunpoint from the school on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday. The […]

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Shahnawaz Hussain takes on Lalu, Nitish ahead of key Bihar polls

Shahnawaz Hussain takes on Lalu, Nitish ahead of key Bihar polls

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If Lalu Prasad Yadav keeps the political theatre in Bihar alive with his characteristic rustic humour, sarcasm and pun against political rivals, the latter is gearing up to give him a taste of his own medicine as the state readies for polls in September–October. Adding spice to the political debate is senior BJP leader Syed […]

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Eight Bihar policemen injured in roof collapse at police lines

Eight Bihar policemen injured in roof collapse at police lines

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Chapra: Eight policemen were today injured, three of them seriously, when the roof of a building at the police lines collapsed here in Saran district of Bihar. Saran SP Satyaveer Singh said there is a possibility that rain water seeped through the roof, weakening it, and it finally collapsed upon a false ceiling beneath as […]

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