Patna: While the NDA leaders remain busy bragging about how the economy continues to grow under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and, in Bihar with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the driver's seat, hundreds of men and women stood in lines for hours to get their hands on two kilogram of pre-packed onions at the subsidized rate of Rs. 35 per kilogram.
Patna: The Patna High Court on Thursday came down heavily upon the Nitish government slamming it for not thinking the consequences of imposing prohibition in the state saying Bihar courts, as of last July, were burdened with 207,766 cases related to prohibition putting all 37 courts in a very precarious situation.
Patna: While the central government remains preoccupied with issues like National Register of Citizens (NRC) and other non-economic agendas and while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar continues to pitch for his 'Jal Jeevan Hariyali' scheme, people in Bihar and elsewhere are struggle to find onion that are selling at a price that is affordable only by those with very deep pockets.
Patna: Disregarding urgent issues affecting most people in the nation including a slowing economy, rise in unemployment, farmers' struggle, and rising cost of essential items like onion, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led a march in Patna on Saturday and sat on a dharna at the Kargil Chowk demanding apology from Congress Party on the recent Supreme Court upholding on the Rafale issue.
Patna: Former Central Minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha, with his anemic party popularity in Bihar following his defeat in the last Lok Sabha elections, announced his decision on Saturday to sit on a 'fast unto death' dharna on November 26 to coincide with the Constitution Day of India.
Patna: Despite a not so stellar record on the launching of new luxury bus services in Bihar that rarely remain operational beyond the first few months after their launch before ending up in the proverbial 'bus graveyard', the Bihar Transport Department on Thursday launched 11 spanking new buses on three routes to cover various parts of the city as well as beyond the boundaries of the state capital.
Patna: With a history of protest by students that invariably turns violent while Patna University is holding a meeting of its Senate, protestors representing various student unions, clashed with the police on Thursday as the powers that be huddled inside the Wheeler Senate Hall to discuss issues concerning the university.