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Nitish alerts ruling alliance legislators against ‘BJP bid’

Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:48 PM IST

Taking exception to RJD MLC Sunil Singh’s recent media outburst against him, the CM accused him of hobnobbing with Union home minister Amit Shah to switch over his loyalty.

The meeting of ruling alliance legislators at Bihar assembly on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
By, Patna

Day One of Monsoon Session: In unity show, Nitish, Lalu’s sons share ride to House

The five-day monsoon session of the Bihar assembly began on a stormy note on Monday, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House minutes later.

At the Bihar Assembly on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:40 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar: Seven people injured over alleged land dispute in Supaul

The incident was reported from Jeevachhpur village where 2 groups clashed with each other following an altercation allegedly over crossing a field by a tractor

For representational purposes only. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 03:55 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

As BJP steps up campaign against Tejashwi, Nitish Kumar signals his stand

CBI filed a charge sheet against Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi Yadav in connection with the land-for-jobs scam, which dates back to 2004-09 when Lalu Prasad was railway minister

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar along with Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav on the first day of the monsoon session of Bihar Assembly, in Patna on Monday (PTI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 03:08 PM IST

Grand Alliance running well under Nitish Kumar; BJP jittery: Tejashwi Yadav

RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Tejashwi returned to Patna on Sunday evening amid war of words between RJD and JD(U) over the education department imbroglio that has continued for over a week

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap on the first day of the monsoon session of assembly in Patna on Monday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:33 AM IST

“Party leaders authorised me to decide”: Chirag on joining NDA

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) president Chirag Paswan said a decision on joining an alliance for the 2024 parliamentary polls will be taken after more meetings with party officials. Paswan had quit the NDA before the 2020 assembly polls in Bihar and fielded candidates against the ruling Janata Dal (United). The national working committee of the LJP (Ram Vilas) has authorised Paswan to decide on forming an alliance for the next polls.

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) National President Chirag Paswan during a meeting with Union minister Nityanand Rai, in Patna (Lok Janshakti Party Twitter)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:29 PM IST
By, Patna

Teachers’ recruitment exam: High court rules in favour of state, BPSC to go ahead with exams

The high court was hearing a bunch of petitions and the order for the same was uploaded on its official site by Friday evenin

Police personnel stop Central Teachers’ Eligibility Test and Bihar Teachers’ Eligibility Test qualified candidates during a protest , in Patna (Agencies)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:27 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar monsoon session to start today

The monsoon session of the Bihar assembly and state legislative council will be held from July 10 to 14 spanning five sittings

Police personnel march outside Bihar Vidhan Sabha in Patna (Santosh Kumar/ HT)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:24 PM IST
By, Patna

North Bihar to receive ‘extremely’ heavy rain till July 12: MeT

Northern districts of Bihar are expected to experience extremely heavy rain in the next 48 hours, with widespread rain across the state in the next few days. The state may see a rise in water levels, loss of life and property, and waterlogging. The MeT office has issued warnings for heavy rain and thunderstorms in certain districts. Bihar has received 28% less rainfall than normal so far this monsoon season.

It was a rainy Saturday in Patna. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 09:53 PM IST
ByMegha, Patna

JD-U junks talks of cracks in ruling alliance as RJD raises heat

Heated exchange that shows no sign of a let-up despite the intervention of chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD national president Lalu Prasad.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar in Rajgir on Saturday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 09:50 PM IST
By, Patna

Raj Bhavan restricts policy decision-making of 5 V-Cs nearing their tenure

As per the missive sent by Robert L. Chongthu, the principal secretary to the chancellor, the Raj Bhavan has directed that no policy decisions, appointments, or transfers should be made in these universities

Bihar Governor-cum-chancellor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2023 07:07 PM IST

Bihar: Speaker chairs all-party meeting ahead of monsoon session

Bihar legislative assembly Speaker Awadh Bihari Choudhary directed officials to ensure government replies to all questions during the upcoming monsoon session. Choudhary also chaired an all-party meeting, expressing confidence in positive discussions and debate on public issues.

Congress leaders stage a protest in Patna on Friday in support of party leader Rahul Gandhi after Gujarat High Court dismissed his plea seeking a stay on his conviction in a criminal defamation case. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 09:43 PM IST
By, Patna

NTPC commissions 660 MW unit of Barh plant in Bihar

Bihar will get 58% electricity (383 MW) share generated from the unit, while the remaining would be shared among the other beneficiary states, including Jharkhand, Odisha and Sikkim.

The NTPC plant at Barh. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 09:41 PM IST
By, Patna

Bihar school teacher dies by suicide at home

The 50-year-old teacher was recently posted as the principal in-charge of a middle school but he was yet to take charge

Police said his wife asked an acquaintance to check on her husband after he did not respond to phone calls (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 03:05 PM IST
ByPrashant Ranjan

Stormy monsoon session awaits Bihar assembly amid planned teachers’ stir

The education department had earlier ordered action against teachers participating in agitation for violation of code of conduct as laid down in the 2020 rules

The development sets the tone for a fiery monsoon session in the Bihar legislative assembly. (Teachers of Bihar | Twitter)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 02:53 PM IST

Bihar govt announces 4 lakh compensation to families affected by hooch tragedies

At a press conference, Krishna Paswan, joint commissioner, prohibition excise and registration department, said that the proposals for payment of compensation to selected families in East Champaran and Nalanda have been sent to the CM secretariat

In Bihar, a complete ban on liquor was imposed in the state in April 2016 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 01:38 PM IST

2 Sudanese women arrested in Bihar, didn’t have valid documents: SSB

SSB handed over both to Bhimnagar police of Supaul which registered a first information report (FIR) against the two women

One of the two women was taken to a local medical facility after complaining of uneasiness. She told health workers that she hadn’t eaten in two days (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 01:33 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Bengaluru Oppn meet will seal the deal: Lalu

The Bangalore meeting is a follow-up of the Opposition unity meeting in Patna held on June 23, which was attended by top leaders of 15 parties, including the Congress

Lalu Prasad (HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 10:22 PM IST
By, Patna

Amid ‘letter war’ in dept, education minister meets Nitish, Lalu

Senior ministers Bijendra Prasad Yadav and Vijay Kumar Choudhary, who held the education portfolio prior to Chandrashekhar, and ruling JD-U president Rajiv Ranjan alias Lalan Singh were also present at the meeting with the CM.

Bihar education minister Chandrashekhar (HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 10:17 PM IST
By, Patna

Bengaluru opposition meeting will be conclusive, will oust PM Modi: Lalu Yadav

The opposition leader’s meeting, including the Congress, the Left, and several regional parties will be held in Bengaluru on July 13 and 14. The leaders previously met on 23 June Patna which was attended by 15 parties to discuss the need for a combined opposition bloc to fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

RJD chief lalu Prasad Yadav (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 06:04 PM IST

Bihar education dept bans entry of minister’s aide after he sends them a stinker

Subodh Kumar Choudhary, director (administration) of the education department, also reprimanded the minister’s aide Krishna Nand Yadav, for what was described as a “mindless letter”

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav at a meeting to review working of education department along with minister Chandrashekhar (second from left) (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 03:07 PM IST

Few takers for 4-yr UG courses, PU reopens admission portal

Despite publication of three merit lists, prominent varsities in Patna have failed to fill sanctioned seats in the four-year undergraduate (UG) courses for the academic session 2023-27.

Patna University. (HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 09:44 PM IST
ByMegha, Patna

Bihar education minister lashes out at officials for ‘negative’ press

Though the minister hasn’t named any official, his anger is believed to be directed at Pathak, a senior IAS officer known for his outspokenness.

Bihar’s education minister Chandrashekhar. (HT file)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 04:31 AM IST
By, Patna

Refrain from projecting ‘Robinhood image’: Bihar minister to education secretary

In a note circulated to education department officials, the minister’s office lamented that information was being “selectively leaked” to make the official look good and malign the department’s image

Bihar education minister Chandrasekhar (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 06:02 PM IST

Y+ security for Manjhi’s son Suman, home dept official says no letter yet

Earlier, the Union government had provided Y plus security cover to former union minister Upendra Kushwaha and former Bihar minister Mukesh Sahni.

Santosh Suman with father Jitan Ram Manjhi after quitting the Nitish Kumar cabinet last month. (HT file)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 09:39 PM IST
By, Patna

Cabinet meeting: Setting up biogas plans in Bihar gets easier

The new policy, apart from other incentives, seeks to offer a capital subsidy of 15% or the maximum of ₹5 crore to the investors.

CM Nitish Kumar chaired the cabinet meeting. (HT)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 09:27 PM IST
By, Patna

Nitish Kumar meets Rajya Sabha dy chairman Harivansh N Singh; his party explains

Bihar minister and senior Janata Dal-United leader Ashok Chowdhary said the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh met the CM in his capacity as a party MP

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh speaking at the inauguration of the new Parliament building in New Delhi (ANI File Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 06:28 PM IST

Over 60 children fall sick after wedding feast in Bihar’s Khagaria

The condition of six children is said to be critical and a medical team is camping in the village to facilitate their treatment at the community health centre in Alouli

For representational purposes only. (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 03:30 PM IST
ByAditya Nath Jha

Teachers’ recruitment: State govt defends dropping ‘illegal’ domicile clause

Chief secretary Amir Subhani said the decision was taken to suit the constitutional provisions and judgments of various courts, including the Supreme Court.

A protest against dropping the domicile criterion for recruitment of school teachers in Bihar, in Patna on Monday. (Santosh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 09:58 PM IST
By, Patna

Lalu says Maharashtra can’t happen in Bihar

Lalu Prasad, leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), said that Bihar will mark the beginning of the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's regime. Prasad also criticized Modi for being corrupt and against reservation. He made these remarks at the release of a book on Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. Prasad's comments come amid speculation of a possible alliance between the RJD and JD(U) to counter the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Lalu Prasad releases a book on Nitish Kumar, in Patna on Monday. (Santosh kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 03, 2023 10:08 PM IST
By, Patna
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