Patna: District Magistrate Kumar Ravi and other top officials in Patna on Monday held a meeting of concerned officials to review preparation for Chhath, one of the biggest religious Hindu festival in Bihar, that begins with 'Nahai-Khai' on October 31 and ends with the 'arghya' to the rising sun on November 3.
Patna: Apparently having bounced back from the severe backlash caused by epic water-logging in Patna just a few weeks ago and the embarrassment caused by his party’s drubbing in the just-concluded Assembly by-polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday laid the foundation stones of 32,781 new projects in Bihar with a price tag of over Rs. 1,359.27 crore.
Patna: Known for his over-the-top rhetoric, Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh on Friday described the victory of Kamarul Hoda, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) candidate who stunned his nearest rival and lone BJP candidate in the race Sweety Singh from Kishanganj constituency by a margin of over 10,000 votes, as a dangerous sign for the country.
Patna: The myth that the NDA was indestructable in Bihar with Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi ‘double engine’ doing its magic in the state came crashing down on Thursday when three of the four Janata Dal - U candidates and one Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate in the Assembly by-elections lost their bids by convincing margins.
Patna: Putting all elected leaders from Bihar to shame, former Member of Parliament from Madhepura Pappu Yadav on Tuesday took the matter in his own hand and took part in the fogging process to end the menace of mosquitoes in the state capital in the aftermath of epic flooding of the city due to a failed underground drainage system.
Patna: Hundreds of thousands of government bank employees on Tuesday took part in a day-long strike jointly called by the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) disrupting financial transaction across the state causing an estimated loss in transaction to the tune of Rs. 10,000 crore.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a hard-core proponent of 'Rath Yatras', a form of state-sponsored publicity machinery, on Sunday flagged off 'Rabi Rath Yatra' to spread awareness about the government's various schemes intended to improve agriculture in the state and consequently, raise profit for the farming community.
Patna: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) president and leader of the Communist Party of India Kanhaiya Kumar, during a press conference in Patna on Sunday, said that he had no problem accepting Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav as the face of the Grand Alliance in Bihar in the run up of the state Assembly elections to be held in 2020.
Patna: With state Assembly elections just a few months away, caste-based politics is once again rearing its ugly head as was evident on Sunday when senior Janata Dal – U leader R C P Singh, speaking at the statewide convention of the Lohar caste at Vidyapati Bhawan in Patna, pledged to get Scheduled Caste status for the Lohar community – a promise made countless times by politicians of all shades and colors.