Patna: A day after he was heartily patronized by the Vishwakarma, or Lohar, community, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday was honored by the people of Kushwaha community who thanked him for imposing prohibition in Bihar and wished him full success in its implementation.
Patna: The leader of the opposition in Bihar Assembly Dr. Prem Kumar on Friday mocked the 'born-again prohibition evangelist' Nitish Kumar saying where was the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi when as the Chief Minister of Bihar, Kumar was opening liquor shops at each nook and cranny of the state between 2005 and 2015.
Patna: Slow but steady 'Talibization' of the state and enhanced moral policing continued in Bihar on Friday as the Principal of Magadh Mahila College, Patna's premier women's college, issued a new diktat defining a new dress code for students warning them of serious consequences if anyone was found in the violation of the new rules.
Patna: Much to the frustration of Chief Minister turned anti-alcohol evangelist Nitish Kumar, a senior member of his own alliance challenged the legality of the 'Talibani' liquor laws saying t impose fine and punishment on an entire family because one member of a family broke the prohibition laws was not only 'draconian' but also illegal.
Patna: Claiming ownership on the Shaheed Smarak just outside the state Assembly, Congress leaders led by Bihar Education Minister and Congress state President Ashok Chowdhary placed party flags in the hands of the seven martyrs who were gunned down by British soldiers on August 11, 1942 while fighting for the independence of India.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's flagship social policy of total prohibition that was shoved down the throat of Biharis on April 1 this year is now facing serious criticism by the same women who had earlier supported his policy saying the latest Excise Act blurred the line between a mature democracy and a dictatorship.