New Delhi: Notorious gangster Mohammed Shahabuddin who was serving life term in connection with a number of criminal cases in Bihar died at a Delhi hospital on Saturday where he was moved to get treatment for Coronavirus.
Arun Kumar Singh, Bihar Chief Secretary, died at a local hospital in Patna on Friday due to complications arising from Coronavirus. A 1985-batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, Singh was appointed the Chief Secretary of Bihar only a couple of months ago on February 27, 2021.
Just when you thought Indian leadership could not get any worse than what it already is, comes Tirath Singh Rawat, the newest Chief Minister of Uttarkhand who, in less than two weeks of his tenure, had fired yet another head-scratching ‘fact’ when he said America had ruled India for 200 years causing immense damage to the country.
There was a time when Indira Gandhi toady and once-Bihar Governor D. K. Barua had created quite a national outcry when he made the infamous 1974 statement “India is Indira; Indira is India” as the former Prime Minister and Congress leader’s opponents regressed to clutching their pearls while condemning the level of sycophancy within the Congress party that existed at the time.
Seems like failed Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) Upendra Kushwaha is finally giving up on his dreams of becoming the Chief Minister of Bihar when he dissolved his party on Sunday and merged with his former party led by Janata Dal – U led by none other than his bête noire Nitish Kumar.
Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha, who has emerged as a vocal critic of his former party, on Saturday joined Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC). Election in West Bengal is to be held in eight phases starting March 27.
Don’t mess with Nitish Kumar unless you want to be at the receiving end of a long lecture on the Assembly decorum and etiquette. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Subodh Rai experienced it first hand on Monday when the Chief Minister told him to shut up and sit down until it was proper for him to speak.
Just days ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections that is scheduled to be held in eight phases starting March 27, the Bharatiya Janata Party roped in Bollywood’s ‘70s and ‘80s star Mithun Chakraborty to join the saffron party in an attempt to influence Bangla votes.
After hitting the ordinary people at the petrol pumps across the nation as price per liter of gasoline hit the Rs. 100-barrier for the first time in the Indian history, the Modi government hit ‘aam aadmi’ again on Friday when the Railway Ministry announced raising the price of platform tickets from Rs. 10 to a whopping Rs. 30.
In a stark reminder of Lalu Prasad Yadav’s failed and highly-ridiculed idea of setting up ‘Charwaha’ schools in Bihar in an attempt to raise the standard of education in the state, Education Minister Vijay Kumar Chowdhary said that Bihar will soon mandate mother tongue of the region as the medium of teaching in all elementary schools to give a boost to education.