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Rabri likely to head RJD if Lalu jailed

The Rashtriya Janata Dal is likely to instal party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi as his temporary replacement in case he has to go to jail in the fodder scam case against him, in which the

Rabri may be RJD chief if Lalu jailed

The RJD is likely to install party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi as his temporary replacement in case he has to go to jail for the fodder scam case against him in which the date for verdic

Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 305 hit

With dengue showing an alarming spread across Bihar with 465 suspected cases recorded so far, of which 305 have been confirmed, hospitals are struggling to handle the constant rise in patients with de

Bomb cases worry colleges in Patna

Rattled by an alleged incident of bombing by clashing student groups at a prestigious college in Patna, police and college authorities were on Monday engaged in evacuating the hostels, from where bombs were recovered, even as rising incidents of this kind worried both education and administrative authorities.

BJP slams Nitish pitch on special status

Buoyed by three senior leaders — one each from JD(U), RJD and BSP — joining the BJP in Bihar on Monday, the saffron party renewed its attacks on chief minister Nitish Kumar on his flagship poll issue of special status for the state, saying it may reduce Bihar’s share in central grants.

Eye on polls, JD-U plans Urdu billboards

Apparently seeking to further consolidate the ruling JD(U)’s Muslim support base in Bihar well before the Lok Sabha polls, the Nitish Kumar government is set to use Urdu in hoardings to publicise its welfare schemes and successes in the Muslim-majority areas.

Bihar celebrates, Nitish quiet

The BJP in Bihar on Tuesday celebrated Narendra Modi’s birthday with excitement by organising a yajna and cutting several cakes even as chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar refrained from wishing his Gujarat counterpart.

‘Modi will bring no gain to BJP’

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar on Monday dismissed the BJP’s hopes of gaining more seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on a likely wave around Narendra Modi as the prime ministeria

Left: Move exposes communal agenda

Even as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday called for a “strong leadership” at the Centre and “true secularism”, the Left parties unitedly slammed him and the BJP, saying the RSS and the BJP were trying to polarise the country along communal lines for electoral gains.

Powercuts signal trouble for Nitish

After proving a handy boon for the JD(U) on the day of Narendra Modi’s prime ministerial nomination by the BJP, a massive statewide power outage in Bihar caused by agitating employees has now signalled trouble for the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) government.

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