Rajesh Kumar Thakur

Day one of Bihar Assembly: AIMIM legislator says ‘Bharat’ in oath; Tejashwi attacks Nitish again

Akhtarul Imam, the Kishanganj’s Amour MLA, reportedly refused to read the word ‘Hindustan’, written in his oath paper in Urdu and insisted to replace it by ‘Bharat’.

16 hours ago

In five years, Bihar deputy Chief Minister grows older by 12

But his 2020 election affidavit takes the cake. The deputy CM has declared himself as 64 years old, or growing older by 12 years in a span of five.

22 Nov 2020

Tainted with corruption, Bihar education minister resigns hours after taking oath

Mewa Lal Chaudhary, who was allocated the portfolio on Tuesday, a day after taking oath, sent his resignation immediately after assuming charge.

20 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar ensures Sushil Kumar Modi remains in Bihar 

Former chief minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was appointed as the Chairman of Bihar Legislative Council’s Ethics Committee on Thursday.

20 Nov 2020

Despite poll loss in Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi's departure may be a win for opposition RJD

Sources said that even CM Nitish Kumar is still peeved at the act of BJP meted out to a competent person like Sushil, whose association with the government was much needed now.

19 Nov 2020

Patna administration announces free Ganga water for Chhatha pooja devotees to control COVID-19

According to a rough estimate, more than 5 lakhs of devotees alone perform the Chhatha festival in Patna besides other suburban areas.

19 Nov 2020

No Muslim face in Nitish team, 57 per cent of ministers have criminal cases against them

In the recent elections, 19 Muslim MLAs, including eight from RJD, five from AIMIM, four from Congress and one each from BSP and CPI-ML (Liberation), were elected.

19 Nov 2020

Graft-tainted JDU minister is ‘clean’ Nitish Kumar’s first hurdle in Bihar

Mewa Lal Chaudhary figures among over 45 others as accused in a case of irregularities involving appointment of assistant professors when he was the V-C of the Bihar Agricultural University.

18 Nov 2020

Opposition boycotts Nitish, RJD says betrayal of mandate

Tejashwi, Chirag mock Nitish for being ‘nominated’ chief minister

17 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM for fourth consecutive term; Renu Devi first woman deputy CM

The NDA has secured a 125-seat majority in the 243-seat strong Bihar Legislative Assembly of which BJP won on 74 seats, JD(U) on 43 while eight seats were won by two other NDA constituents.

16 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar to begin seventh term as Bihar CM on Monday, Shah, Nadda to attend oath-taking ceremony

Earlier on Sunday, Nitish staked his claim to form the new government after handing the letter of support of 126 lawmakers to Governor Phagu Chauhan.

16 Nov 2020

Nitish — tough taskmaster, stubborn politician yet someone approachable 

The engineer-turned-politician, who embarked into politics in 1977 is said to be methodical and blessed with a sharp memory. 

16 Nov 2020

Will Bihar have two Deputy CMs? BJP's Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi emerge as top contenders 

Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, who were elected as the leader and the deputy leader of BJP legislature party on Sunday, are said to be in the contention for the posts.

16 Nov 2020

Rajnath to be central observer of party, NDA legislators’ meet today

Sources said that only after Singh’s meeting and collective consensus of legislators will there be clarity whether Kameshwar Chaupal will be the new Deputy Chief Minister or Sushil Kumar Modi.

15 Nov 2020

Buzz on BJP naming veteran Dalit leader Kameshwar Chaupal as Deputy CM

Chaupal is one of the 15 members of a trust set up on the directions of the Supreme Court to construct a Ram temple at Ayodhya.

14 Nov 2020