Patna: The state House in Bihar on Tuesday approved the Goods and Service Tax (GST) through a voice vote thus becoming the first non-NDA state in the nation to ratify the Constitutional Amendment on GST.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while reviewing preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha movement in Champaran in Patna on Sunday, came up with an explanation for promoting use of alcohol in the first ten years of his rule in Bihar saying he was only trying to regulate the liquor business during his first two terms and when he thought the situation was well within control, he decided to impose prohibition in the state.
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.