Bihar poll dates announced.

Patna: The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sunil Arora on Friday announced the dates for the upcoming Bihar elections with poll slated to be held in three phases on October 28, November 3, and November 7.

Bihar new DGP S P Singhal takes charge (file photo).

Patna: Bihar has now a new chief of police after the sitting Director General of Police (DGP) Gupteshwar Pandey took voluntary retirement from the service reportedly to pursue his political ambitions.

Nitish Kumar holding a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Like in the past three Assembly elections in Bihar, Chief minister Nitish Kumar, who is hoping to coast to victory to his record fourth term in the 2020 state polls, is back on his campaign mode offering sops to different social groups to ensure their votes while also announcing a slew of developmental projects, all of which curiously expected to be finished in the next five years.

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav holding a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday once again slammed the Nitish government in Bihar and the Narendra Modi government at the Center saying both parties were made up of liars and men without any principle or moral qualm.

Gupteshwar Pandey holding a press conference in Patna on Wednesday.

Patna: Following his sudden voluntary retirement from the Indian Police Service while serving as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey, at a press conference in Patna on Wednesday refuted rumors of him taking the retirement to fulfill his long-cherished goal of joining politics.

RJD leader Tejaswi Yadav and others paying tribute to late Raghuvansh Prasad Singh at party office in Patna on Sunday.

New Delhi: Just two days after he sent a hand-written note to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav notifying him of his decision to resign from the party after being in it for over three decades, senior party leader and former state minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) following complications arising from Coronavirus.

PM Narendra Modi holding virtual meeting with CM Nitish Kumar and other senior Bihar officials.

New Delhi: Just weeks away from the state Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a virtual meeting of the NDA leaders, declared incumbent Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the Chief Ministerial candidate and the face of NDA in Bihar.

RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (file photo).

Patna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh who remains hospitalized in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for Coronavirus-related complications, on Thursday tendered his resignation from the party saying he had had enough of the RJD after being a member of it for long 32 years.

Criminal-turned-politician Anant Singh (file photo).

Patna: Anant Singh, former Janata Dal – U leader with long criminal record on Thursday pledged his support to the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) saying he was firmly with Lalu Prasad Yadav and behind the candidacy of Tejaswi Yadav as the next Chief Minister of Bihar.

Shyam Rajak ousted from the JD-U (file photo).

Patna: In a rather unexpected move, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday expelled one of his diehard supporters and state’s Industry Minister Shyam Rajak after reports of him planning to leave Kumar’s Janata Dal – U in favor of his original party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) surfaced in the media.

As States race against each other to inch closer to development, Bihar is assumed to be one of the participants that is thought to be lagging. I’m acknowledging my bias here too, because I had similar notions about Bihar. It is the least literate state in India with a literacy rate of 63.82%.

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