Patna: As of late Monday evening, nearly 210 people have died in Bihar due to extreme heat wave that has gripped the state forcing the administration to close all the schools and limiting office hours to 10:00 am after which, officials maintain, is not safe to be out in the sun.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, despite him saying on Saturday that party national vice president Prashant Kishor would clarify on Sunday why he chose to become the political strategist of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is a sworn enemy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), virtually gave permission to Kishor to go ahead and work for Banerjee while keeping his position in the Janata Dal – U as its national vice president.
Patna: Known for his incendiary utterances meant to divide the people on religious lines, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh received a well-deserved lecture from former party president and Narendra Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah after Singh made light of Iftar parties saying Hindus should be organizing Navaratri with more zeal instead of participating in 'dramas' like Iftar.
Patna: Senior Congress leader Akhilesh Prasad Singh, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday attributed the stupendous loss of the Grand Alliance in Bihar to failure to 'transfer votes' from one party to another resulting in splitting of votes that resulted in helping the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.
Patna: In what is being seen as a tit for tat against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership for snubbing Janata Dal – U during the formation of the new central government, eight JD-U leaders, at the behest of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, were added in the state cabinet with not one BJP leader in the latest expansion that took place on Sunday.