Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday gave a warm reception to India's Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari at the Patna Airport who arrived in the state capital on a two-day visit during which he will attend a number of events.
Patna: Five months after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar imposed total prohibition in Bihar formulating some of the toughest laws against law-breakers, Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday put his stamp of approval to the Bihar Prohibition and Excise Bill-2016 that has been described by many as 'draconian' and 'Talibani' that was patterned after the Islamic Sharia Law.
Patna: Just days after being dubbed as the future Prime Minister of India by one of his party leaders and a minister in the Nitish government, Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday played down the adulation bestowed upon him saying he was too inexperienced to become the PM of India but Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was certainly capable of becoming the Prime Minister.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former film star Shatrughan Sinha, at a function at a high school in Bakhtiarpur on Sunday, praised the Nitish administration for doing an 'outstanding' job in providing relief to the flood victims adding the Center was also doing a fine job helping the state fight the effects of the flood.
Patna: It was just a matter of time when the Nitish government would break its own prohibition laws after months of tough talking about sparing no one who either brought, sold, bought, possessed or consumed alcohol in Bihar, authorities in Nalanda on Thursday arrested Nalanda Excise Inspector on charges of 'conspiring' against a Janata Dal – U leader from whose house he recovered 168 bottles of alcohol during a raid on August 30.
Patna: Janata Dal – U leader and Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lallan Singh, tried to push back against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi who had earlier demanded the resignations of both him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for failing to provide adequate and timely relief to flood victims in Bihar.