Last updateFri, 22 Aug 2014 6am
Patna: Polling at ten constituencies in Bihar ended peacefully on Thursday with the voters' turnout said to be over 46 percent, officials in Patna said.
With 94 candidates in the fray, polls were held at ten Assembly seats in Bihar including Bhagalpur, Jale (Darbhanga), Chhapra, Mohania, Narkatiaganj, Rajnagar, Mohiuddin Nagar, Hajipur, Banka, and Parbatta following the vacancies caused by the recent Lok Sabha elections.
Patna: After being rebuked by none other than Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Janata Dal – U leader and Urban Development Minister Samrat Chowdhary cancelled his plan to visit the United Kingdom where he was to learn about solid waste management and sewerage treatment plant even as Patna remained mired with water-logging for the seventh day in a row with no sign of relief in sight.
Patna: Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, at a high-level meeting of district officials at his office on Wednesday, held Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) responsible for the current water-logging quagmire in the state capital saying the PMC had failed in all respects and the government may be forced to find an alternative to it.
Patna: A day after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav revealed that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ashwini Kumar Choubey used to sell his jail ration during the Emergency period, the BJP MP fired back at Yadav saying had an extra-marital affair with a woman and he had evidence to prove it.
Patna: An army team formed to review the water-logging situation in the state capital on Wednesday suggested demolishing the Shanichara Bridge in Rajendra Nagar and building a new one to allow free flow of drainage water to Sump Houses.
Patna: Governor D. Y. Patil in Patna on Wednesday administered the oath of office to Arun Kumar Verma after being appointed the new state Information Commissioner by the government of Bihar.
Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, campaigning in Bhagalpur on Tuesday, berated his former associates from college days like Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Sushil Kumar Modi and Ashwini Choubey calling them 'small time netas' who hovered around him for recognition.
Patna: Shakuni Chowdhary, who abandoned his long allegiance with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav last March only to join the Janata Dal – U, on Tuesday, called for former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's retirement from politics for going back to Yadav after decades of hurling insult at him.
Patna: Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday took strong exceptions to people referring to Lalu-Rabri regime as 'jungle raj' saying the term was derogatory because it was Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who gave voice to the weaker sections while also restoring their honor and pride in the contemporary society.
Hajipur: Janata Dal – U President Sharad Yadav, campaigning for the Assembly by-polls in Hajipur on Tuesday, came out in defense of Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's son saying there was nothing wrong in two consenting adults having a relationship.
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