Anand S T Das

Found plucking mangoes, 10-year-old ​Bihar boy shot dead

The incident, which took place at Shergarh village under Gogri police station on Thursday, sparked outrage and protests in the area.

22 Jun 2018

In a snub to BJP, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, JD(U) leaders stay off Yoga Day event organised by government departments

Relations between the two parties, who realigned in July last year after a three-year break, are going through a crisis in recent months.

21 Jun 2018

Patna diary - Socio-political cricket team names, dangers of bottled water and Bollywood runs Bihar Marathon

The Bihar capital is getting ready for the state’s first full marathon on December 17.

27 Nov 2017

Patna Diary: Woollen clothes, air pollution, liquor and more in winter

Although the chill is yet to set in and the nip in the morning and evening air says that winter is around the corner, Patnites are bracing for the cold season.

17 Nov 2017

Bihar board’s model question paper has 79 typing errors

A model question paper for matriculation examinees released by Bihar State Education Board left both students and teachers shocked as it was riddled with typos – 79 errors in 10 pages.

17 Nov 2017

GST is rubbish, and Arun Jaitley must go: Yashwant Sinha

Veteran BJP leader Yashwant Sinha charged the current regime with resorting to lies on the note ban and the new tax regime.

10 Nov 2017

Only 18% candidates clear teachers’ eligibility tests in Bihar

The results came as yet another shock after a disappointing performance by students in matriculation and intermediate examinations in the state earlier this year.

22 Sep 2017

Canal wall collapses in Bihar before inaugural by CM Nitish

The wall of the canal collapsed when water from the Ganga forcefully hit it after the pump was switched on for trial run at Bateshwarsthan in Bhagalpur district.

20 Sep 2017

Wary Nitish hopes to gain  from simultaneous polls

With the NDA set to start consultations to hold the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and Assembly polls in several states simultaneously, Nitish Kumar’s consent for the experiment in his state has come as a shot.

17 Sep 2017

Congress mulls change of guard in Bihar unit

Congress is likely to replace its state president and leader of the legislature party as both leaders no longer enjoy the trust of the high command.

14 Sep 2017

Wary of ‘Lalu Factor’, Bihar Congress MLAs look to Nitish

A week before the massive anti-BJP rally of Opposition parties hosted by Lalu, Congress leaders in Bihar were puzzled.

03 Sep 2017

Defiant Sharad’s aim is to quicken Nitish’s fall

The split in JD(U) is staring its leaders, including party national president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in the face.

27 Aug 2017

Rs 350 crore funds siphoned off from two banks

Satischandra Jha, auditor of the NGO, Rakesh Jha, district administration officer and two bank officials were arrested.

11 Aug 2017

Nitish takes the moral high ground, hints at taking BJP help to form Bihar government

As Tejashwi Yadav, Nitish’s deputy, refused to step down after corruption allegations against him, the Bihar Chief Minister went ahead and put down his papers.

27 Jul 2017

Lalu & Nitish: Brinkmanship masters face a final test

Tejaswi Yadav’s refusal to resign as Bihar’s Deputy CM despite an FIR registered by CBI against him for alleged corruption has turned relations within the state’s vaunted grand alliance toxic.

23 Jul 2017