New Delhi: The last Governor of Bihar Ram Nath Kovind became the 14th President of India on Thursday in a highly-politicized election between the NDA candidate versus the Opposition candidate as Kovind, the NDA candidate, walked away with nearly 66% of the votes leaving Congress leader Meira Kumar behind in a cloud of dust with 34% of the votes.
Patna: Nearly 12 days after the CBI filed FIRs against the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) bigwigs including Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav charging them on various cases of corruption, Bihar remained under a state of confusion despite Chief Minister Nitish Kumar having a closed-door meeting with his Deputy on late Tuesday evening.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said that the entire government bureaucracy and the police department in Bihar had split into two camps – one with allegiance to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while the other loyal to the Lalu camp thus bringing developmental works to a screeching halt while also creating a favorable atmosphere for the criminals.
Patna: With the state government virtually paralyzed by the politics of Bihar politicians, Patna High Court on Wednesday took strong umbrage of an inactive administration asking if it knew anything else besides engaging in vote bank politics.
Patna: Newly-elected Mayor Sita Sahu, during a meeting of the ward councilors in Patna on Wednesday, said that she would personally make rounds of the state capital to review cleanliness and water-logging as her ongoing effort to make Patna a clean city.
Patna: Former Chief Minister of Bihar and the leader of the Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar saying to save his chair, the Janata Dal – U leader had compromised with his so-called 'Zero Tolerance' policy against corruption.
Patna: Bihar legislators representing a host of political parties cast their ballots for their choice for the next President of India as polling began at the Bihar Assembly Library at 10:00 am on Monday morning in Patna.
Patna: Talking to the reporters after casting his ballot for the next President of India, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Monday blamed both the media and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi for growing chant for his resignation following corruption charges leveled by the CBI against him.
Patna: Janata Dal – U legislator Shyam Bahadur Singh had a few words for his party Nitish Kumar on Monday when he urged him to fire Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav saying Nitish should practice what he preaches when it comes to 'Zero Tolerance' against corruption.
Patna: Political grandstanding at its best, the candidates for the post of lecturers in various Bihar colleges in Patna on Monday staged a dharna outside the Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) office polishing the shoes of the passers-by saying this is what it had come to for those who had been waiting for months, and in some cases years, to get appointment letters from the government.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former movie star Shatrughan Sinha organized a function at Hotel Maurya in Patna in honor of the new Mayor of Patna Sita Sahu, Deputy Mayor Vinay Kumar Pappu and all the newly-elected ward councilors of the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC).
Patna: Police in Patna under Pirbahore police station on Saturday arrested a man in his mid-20s and charged him for molesting half a dozen under-teen girls in Sabzi Bagh area.
Patna: Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief and Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, talking to the media following a meeting of his party district presidents in Patna on Saturday, blamed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the current political standoff in Bihar saying the Janata Dal – U leader was only concerned with saving his chair and nothing else.