Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has accused Bihar Labor Minister Vijay Prakash of making extortion demand from the owner of Shrenuj Group, the company that owned the only diamond cutting and polishing unit in Bihar, forcing them to shut down their operation and leave the state for good.

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Patna: Janata Dal – U leaders in Bihar, after propping Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as the next Prime Minister of India for the past week, were quick to shoot down any suggestion in the media that the JD-U was planning to break away from the Grand Alliance and was once again preparing to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) fold.

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Patna: A Patna court on Tuesday rejected a regular bail petition of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader and Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav who remains locked up at Patna's Beur Jail after being arrested in a case going back to January this year.

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Patna: Just hours after he claimed he got seriously hurt in a police lathi-charge in Patna and accused the Nitish government of trying to get him assassinated, Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader and MP from Madhepura Pappu Yadav on late Monday evening was arrested from his residence in Patna on a charge going back to January of this year.

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Raipur, Chhattisgarh: After succeeding in implementing prohibition in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar makes his move to expand his version of the 'Ram Rajya' to other states as he indulged in some self-praise saying only 3-4 women in Bihar asked him to stop the sale and use of alcohol in the state and he wasted no time in obliging them.

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Patna: Trying to put the humiliating defeat of his 'samadhi' and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the recently concluded state elections in Uttar Pradesh in the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the rearview mirror, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, in Patna on Sunday, said that he had a feeling that there was going to be a mid-term election in the country next year and all non-BJP parties should come together to end the 'fascist' government of Narendra Modi.

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Patna: In yet another feel-good bonhomie of people in high places like India's President Pranab Mukherjee, Governor Ram Nath Kovind, and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the intellectual community of Bihar gathered at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI) started by Shaibal Gupta under the banner of International Conference on Bihar and Jharkhand: Shared History to Shared Vision.

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Patna: People of Bihar will now be paying their electricity bill through their nose after the Electricity Regulatory Commission on Friday announced a hike in price by 55% making Bihar one of the most expensive states in terms of consumer power consumption.

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