Patna: Less than 24 hours after he resigned from his Chief Minister's post in Bihar, Janata Dal – U leader Nitish Kumar was once again back in the driver's seat after he was, for the sixth time in his life, sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar as part of his homecoming to the NDA coalition.
Patna: Shell-shocked by the sudden turn of events in Bihar's political landscape, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said that he would approach the Supreme Court against Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for not inviting his party to form the new government in Bihar in the aftermath of the resignation of Janata Dal – U leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday.
Patna: Stage has been set for Nitish Kumar to return to the NDA fold after a gap of nearly four years when he walked out of it only to join hands with his arch-enemy Lalu Prasad Yadav in a rather desperate attempt to strengthen his secular credentials in the wake of the meteoric rise of Narendra Modi, now the Prime Minister of India.
Patna: Things between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal – U, the 'bade bhai' and the 'chhotey bhai' of Bihar - went from bad to worse in a matter of hours as leaders from both parties, forgetting past 20 months of scratching each other's back, began hurling insults at each other just minutes after Nitish Kumar, in a politically-charged environment, tendered his resignation from the Chief Minister's post on Wednesday evening.
Patna: In a move that no one saw coming, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after battling his conscience for the past three weeks in the aftermath of CBI raid on Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members' properties, resigned from his post saying he could not go against his conscience that has always been against corruption in the system.
Patna: At a meeting of the party legislators in Patna on Wednesday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav said his son and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav had no intention of resigning from the Grand Alliance government since Chief Minister Nitish Kumar never did ask for his resignation in the first place.
Patna: Just when you think things between Janata Dal – U and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) were beginning to thaw in the aftermath of CBI charges against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav, out comes a statement from a party shill that further fuels the speculation that this Grand Alliance is on the verge of collapse.
Patna: The showboating over implementation of prohibition laws continued in Patna district on Monday when District Magistrate Sanjay Agrawal on Monday supervised the destruction by a steam-roller of nearly 30,000 bottles of both foreign and country liquors seized in the past few weeks from various parts of Bihar.
Patna: Jharkhand Chief Raghubar Das, attending a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) function in Patna on Sunday, dubbed Nitish Kumar as a puppet of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader saying Kumar was merely a 'dummy' whose strings were being controlled by his puppet master Lalu Prasad Yadav.
Patna: Women of Patna on Sunday took part in a scooter rally sponsored by the Bihar Women's Industry Association (BWIA) with the goal to promote psychological and financial empowerment of the women once considered the 'weaker sex' in the male-dominated society.
Patna: Seems like Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family, despite all the religious prayers and 'pujas' being organized at their places since the CBI raided Rabri Devi's house about two weeks ago, are not able to catch any break.
Sasaram: Two workers were killed and five others seriously injured when an under-construction railway over-bridge fell off from a large crane while being lowered by engineers just outside Sasaram railway station on Saturday.
Patna: An Excise team in Patna recovered 15 bottles of foreign liquor and seven bottles of country-made liquor during a raid at the Bankipore Bus Stand on Saturday morning.