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Child rapist kin face boycott in Bihar village

The arrest of the Delhi child rape accused in Bihar sparked outrage against perpetrators of such heinous crimes on Saturday as angry voices blamed them for frequently “sullying the state’s name outside”.

Nitish failed secularism test in 2002: Lalu

Even as relations between the Bihar’s ruling JD(U) and the BJP went further downhill on Wednesday after a senior JD(U) minister said both parties might contest the Lok Sabha elections separately, RJD

Bihar gives bullock, sparrow state status

The humble bullock, a fast dwindling breed of bovine in Bihar getting increasingly replaced by tractors used in agriculture and transport of rural goods, has now been bestowed with the exalted status

Nitish defends self, JD(U) dares BJP to walk out

Bihar’s ruling NDA allies, the JD(U) and BJP, engaged in brinkmanship on Tuesday, exchanging broadsides even as chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar defended himself against accusations over

JD-U gives BJP uneasy relief

Bihar’s ruling BJP leaders found partial relief in the vocal assertions made by ally JD(U) at its national summit in Delhi on Saturday and remained anxious about the regional party’s unbending position on Narendra Modi on the issue of secularism.

Patna ‘psycho’ sodomised, killed boys

In the third arrest in four months of criminals in Patna described as “psychopathic killers,” a man accused of sodomising at least two boys before killing them by crushing their heads with a stone was arrested a day after the discovery of a boy’s body spread shock waves across the Bihar capital.

Thakur remarks ruffle JD-U

Ideological conflicts between NDA allies BJP and JD(U) over Narendra Modi’s possible prime ministerial candidature became sharper on Friday, a day before the regional party’s national summit, as leaders of the two allies ruling Bihar combatively asserted their divergent views on public opinion about the Gujarat strongman.

JD-U snubs Modi, says Bihar model best

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s assertion of the primacy of his state’s model of development and his suggestion that it could be gainfully transplanted in Bihar with some modifications on Tuesd

Lalu son RJD’s ‘youth icon’

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tejashwi, known to many cricket-loving youth as a “non-playing player” in the IPL’s earlier editions, is set to reinvent himself as the party’s “youth icon” i

Maoists blow up rail tracks

A railway track was blown up and two trucks were torched by the Maoists in Bihar on Saturday while the police in Jharkhand arrested four Maoists, including a woman, after a three-hour exchange of fire on the first day of the Left-wing rebels’ two-day bandh across the two states.

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