Patna: In what is being seen as the government-sponsored price gouging, the Danapur Division of the East-Central Railways on Tuesday announced its decision to raise the price of platform tickets from the existing Rs. 10 per person to Rs. 50 at a dozen railways stations under its jurisdiction.
Patna: Known for overselling his influence on Bihar politics, former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi on Tuesday met with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar behind closed door giving rise to speculations of him once again getting ready to change his political allegiance.
Patna: Once a hallmark of the infamous Lalu Raj, 'Rangdari Tax', or extortion, is once again showing sign of a comeback in the Nitish Raj as, despite the administration's claim, crime, particularly murder, broad daylight robbery, and extortion continue to rise leaving the Chief Minister in a very awkward situation.
Patna: Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan, just a day after he slammed the Nitish administration on developmental issues during his ongoing 'Bihar First, Bihari First' statewide 'yatra', took a U-turn on Sunday saying his statements were taken out of context and there was no misunderstanding between his party and Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-U.
Patna: Apparently irked by his recent populist rhetoric that tends to put the Nitish administration in a not-so flattering light, Janata Dal-U leaders are firing back at the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief asking him not to talk trash about his allies that are likely to weaken the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of which both parties are part of.
Patna: Customers of the beleaguered Yes Bank at two Patna branches had a harrowing day on Saturday as hundreds of people stood in line outside the Exhibition Road and East Boring Canal Road offices to withdraw money in the aftermath of the bank's sudden financial troubles that led the government to put the bank on a 30-day moratorium while putting a limit on withdrawal to Rs. 50,000.
Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday put the blame for Delhi riots squarely on the shoulder of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and India's Home Minister Amit Shah saying this was typical of Shah to create disturbances in states where the BJP had failed to form the government.