Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar whose penchant for political grandstanding is legendary, thanked the people of Bihar for pulling off one of the biggest feats of his political life when a reported 2.5 crore people of the state formed what is being described as the 'world's longest human chain ever' across the state that is poised to find a place in the Limca World Record Book.
Patna: After being assured by the state government that it would not use any kind of force to punish school teachers and school children for opting out of joining the state-sponsored human chain as a mean to promote prohibition in Bihar, the Patna High Court on Friday gave a nod to the Nitish plan is being touted as the world's largest human chain ever.
Patna: Acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court Hemant Gupta and Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, hearing on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a private group called Forum for Public Interest Litigation, asked the Nitish-led state government to explain why it was encouraging school children to join in the proposed human chain in support of the prohibition as part of the government's propaganda program.
Patna: Unable to help himself stay out of a controversy, Matuknath Chowdhary, aka 'Love Guru' and a professor of Hindi at B N College in Patna, was suspended from his position following a video of him dancing with girl students in the classroom was given to Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.
Patna: Before leaving for Rajgir where he would hold a meeting of district officials on Tuesday, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday tried to wash his hands of the last Saturday boat tragedy saying he had no idea the tourism department had arranged a kite-flying event at the diara area on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday accused the Nitish administration of pussyfooting on the investigation of the boat tragedy that took the lives of at least two dozen people on Makar Sankranti day last Saturday.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday put the blame for Makar Sankranti boat tragedy squarely on the shoulder of the Nitish administration saying it was guilty of gross negligence for failing to make available adequate number of boats for more than a lakh people who had gathered in the Patna diara area to take part in a state-sponsored kite flying festival.
Patna: A day after a boat tragedy in the Ganges took lives of over two dozen people, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a meeting of top bureaucrats to deal with the public relations nightmare that threatens to undermine his brand coming out of a highly successful Prakash Utsav celebration that earned him worldwide accolade.
Patna: With search for more victims of the Makar Sankranti boat tragedy in Patna continuing on Sunday, the death toll rose to 25 after four more bodies were fished out by the divers a day after an overloaded boat capsized in the Ganges while returning to Patna from the diara area.
Patna: Central Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, like his party colleague Sushil Kumar Modi, blamed the Nitish administration for the Saturday boat tragedy in the Ganga that resulted in the death of 25 people including many children.