In the Spotlight
Patna: A day after promising to turn Bihar into a health care paradise by setting up specialty, super-specialty, and multi-specialty hospitals across the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday hit the reset button on the tourism industry saying the entire state of Bihar should be used as a brand name to boost both domestic and foreign travels in the state.
Patna: Nearly a year and a half later when it first made the headline, Patna Doordarshan Assistant Program Director Ratna Purkayastha on Wednesday filed a police case against Janata Dal – U leader and Bihar Consumer Protection Minister Shyam Rajak for issuing threat to her if she did not succumb to his demands.
Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday asked his predecessor and successor Nitish Kumar to resign from his post after the Patna High Court rebuked him for spending Rs. 580 crore on a 'world-class museum' that neither Patna nor Bihar needed.
चुनावी-मौसम में बिहार के निजाम नीतीश कुमार जी का मिजाज भी बदला हुआ दिख रहा हैl आज नीतीश जी एक बार फिर से अपराध व अपराधियों के प्रति'जीरो-टोलरेंस' की बातें करते दिख रहे हैंl ऐसी प्रतिबद्धता अगर नीतीश जी की तरफ से उनके शासन के बीते हुए वर्षों में भी दिखती तो शायद आज बिहार की तस्वीर ही कुछ और होती !!
Emergency of 1975 in this country has many tell-tales. And they say that most authentic documentation of such saga is in the form of the report of Shah Commission. I haven’t read it and no opinion on it therefore. My truth is my own experience of 13 months of jail term in Muzaffarpur.
Recently actor Salman Khan made news, not for a role in a movie but for what he did in his real life 13 years ago one night after drinking alcohol: he drove a car (SUV), killed a man, injured four people, and fled the scene. His victims, male and poor, were sleeping on a sidewalk.
Posturing, lobbying or eventually infighting for the Chief Ministerial position within the BJP preceding the Fall Assembly election (2015) in Bihar does not bode well for the party.
The Bihar State Election Commission has restrained the Nitish government from using its video-based propaganda campaign, "Badh Chala Bihar" following a complaint lodged by the BJP.
Yesterday when I asked a senior but dissident and still in the party JD-U leader: "Will Nitish' image of a progressive man and popularity going to work in his favour?", he replied: "Nitish Kumar does not enjoy the support of any numerically and socially strong community in Bihar. He doesn’t even command a hundred percent faith and loyalty of his own Kurmi community which, anyway, is just a little over three percent of the population of Bihar.