Patna: Bolstered by the recent successes of various social and religious events including the Prakash Utsav, Kalchakra, and human chain to publicize prohibition in the state, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday held a high-level meeting with his officials to review preparation for the upcoming statewide celebration of the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's historical Champaran Yatra against the British regime.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, fresh from his return to Patna from his nearly two months long 'Nishchay Yatra' with only a final trip of Patna district left to complete the entire 38 districts, scoffed at those who were suggesting that he may go to Uttar Pradesh to campaign for Samajwadi Party in the upcoming Assembly elections.
Patna: Students aspiring to get admission in various medical colleges in Bihar on Thursday took out a protest rally against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) saying the new policies were going to adversely affect thousands of students who would now become ineligible under the new rules.
Patna: Puja organizers in Patna on Thursday immersed the idols of Goddess Saraswati in the Ganges amidst dance and songs to bring a peaceful end to the festival observed by millions of people across the state.
Patna: Grand Alliance leaders in Bihar, as expected, described the 2017 Union Budget as 'very disappointing', 'worthless', 'anti-poor', 'anti-Bihar', among other adjectives, saying Bihar had high hopes from the Narendra Modi-led NDA government but as the last two years, it had nothing for Bihar and everything for the rich friends of the Prime Minister.
Patna: Staunch Narendra Modi adversary and Nitish ally Lalu Prasad Yadav, agreeing with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on the 2017 Union Budget, declared that the budget had absolutely nothing in it that would be seen as beneficial to Bihar.
Patna: People in Patna on Wednesday celebrated Saraswati Puja with much enthusiasm as students across the state capital observed the festival at their schools and colleges praying Goddess Saraswati to give them wisdom and knowledge.
Patna: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi, at a press conference in Patna on Tuesday, threw a spanner in the Grand Alliance political narrative when he categorically ruled out special category status for Bihar saying the very concept of 'Special Economic Status' was rejected by both the Raghuram Rajan Committee and the Finance Commission.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ambitious 'Nischay Yatra' came to an end on Tuesday as the Janata Dal – U leader wrapped up his tour of 36 districts that he embarked upon on November 9, 2016 purportedly to seek feedback from the people of Bihar about various developmental works being done in the state.
Patna: Governor Ram Nath Kovind, who is also the Chancellor of all universities in Bihar, on Tuesday appointed temporary Vice Chancellors, or in official-speak, 'Acting Vice Chancellors' to eight universities in the state including Patna University.