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BJP on path of destruction: Nitish

Disappointed at the BJP eventually nominating Narendra Modi as the NDA’s prime ministerial candidate, Bihar chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar on Saturday described the move as potentially destructive for the saffron party and said India’s people would not tolerate a “divisive” leader.

NIA takes Bhatkal to Darbhanga

Alleged terror mastermind and Indian Muzahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was on Saturday brought to Bihar’s northern Darbhanga town by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) sleuths in a highly secretive operation and taken to locations where he lived and befriended people.

Sushil asks LK to make way for Modi

The most direct and open call within the BJP to party patriarch L.K. Advani asking him to make way for Narendra Modi’s projection as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate came on Thursday from senior Bihar leader Sushil Kumar Modi, known for long for his pro-Advani leanings. In two back-to-back Twitter messages, the former Bihar deputy chief minister made an impassioned pitch for ending the current logjam in the BJP’s top echelons over a reportedly stubborn Advani blocking the Gujarat leader’s prime ministerial path.

Lalu son Tejaswi set for key RJD role

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tejaswi Yadav is likely to play a major role in the RJD to retain his family’s tight hold on the party as his father and former Bihar strongman faces political uncertainties due to the nearing verdict in a fodder scam case against him.

JD-U decision on alliance in Nov.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s announcement that the JD(U)’s alliance plans could be decided after October on Tuesday heightened the BJP’s anxieties about a Congress-JD(U) alliance being formed and spurred the saffron party to mount a renewed attack on Kumar on the issue of special state status.

‘Iron Man’ statue message to Modi?

While Narendra Modi’s ambitious, politically loaded `2,000-crore project of the world’s tallest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Parel in Gujarat is still in the making, his top rival in the quarrel of governance models, Nitish Kumar, has quietly unveiled a life-size statue of the Iron Man in his home district of Nalanda.

Bicycling babu gives fuel for thought

As the Central government desperately plans measures to curb fuel consumption to lighten the country’s import bill and shore up the rupee, a bureaucrat in Bihar who started bicycling to and from office to conserve fuel has turned into an inspiring example of for an increasing number of government employees and common citizens.

3 cops in Bihar punished for ‘misconduct’ in last 3 days

Three Bihar policemen have been punished by the department in the past three days for gross misconduct. While one sub-inspector was on Saturday forced into compulsory retirement for shielding a suspected dealer of explosives, two other sub-inspectors were suspended for illegally detaining a man for 20 days.

Akhilesh confident of 3rd front govt at Centre

In a bid to maximise its number of MPs, Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party on Thursday knocked on Jharkhand’s doors with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav addressing a rally of SP workers in Ranchi an

Maoists chop limbs, kill farmer in Bihar

Suspected Maoists in Bihar on Thursday first chopped off a 50-year-old farmer’s limbs before shooting him dead allegedly for his refusal to pay a sum of money illegally demanded as “tax” by the rebels

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