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BJP hails JD-U rally, Opp. calls it a flop

The JD(U)’s Adhikar rally in Delhi on Sunday evoked wholehearted praise from the party’s Bihar ruling ally BJP while the state’s Opposition parties dubbed it both as a failure and a sham aimed at poli

Dissidence in Bihar unit of BJP comes out in open

Dissidence rife in Bihar’s ruling BJP since new state chief Mangal Pandey took over in January came out into the open on Saturday, presenting an unenviable shape of the state party unit in sharp contrast with its ruling ally JD(U), which put up a united face for its rally in Delhi.

Warily, Nitish thanks PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s tweet praising Bihar’s development during the state’s NDA regime brought only a terse expression of gratitude from chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday, indicating the JD(U) stalwart’s caution about the political implications of his words.

After acid attack, girls face apathy

Two acid attack victims in Bihar, both teenage sisters from a dalit community, had to face an utter lack of concern from the police and doctors in the harrowing aftermath of the attack on them by four local youths four months ago.
The two girls and their father, residents of a village in Maner near Patna, on Wednesday accused the police of trying to help the perpetrators and demanded justice and urged for financial help for their treatment.

AP blast suspect held in Ranchi

A terror suspect wanted in connection with blasts in several states, including the recent Hyderabad twin blasts, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in his home city of Ranchi in Jharkha

Sweet tidings swamp Nitish on 62nd birthday

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar is not particularly known for celebrating his birthday, but on Friday, when he turned 62, the socialist leader was greeted by a unusually varied bo

JMM MLA ‘hangs’ alcoholic from a tree

An elected people’s representative in Jharkhand took the concept of public welfare to grotesque heights on Saturday when he tried to discipline an alleged alcoholic by getting his hands tied from a tall tree branch and leaving him hanging there for hours.

JD-U re-elects vashisth as Bihar chief

Bihar’s ruling JD(U) on Monday handed a second term to its sitting state president Vashisth Narayan Singh in an ongoing effort by the party to woo the state’s upper castes and strike a perfect caste equation in preparation for major elections in the next two years.

‘Psycho killer’ in Bihar held for killing 3 women

A disturbed young man described as a “psychopathic killer” of women for allegedly killing three Patna women in the span of a month and brutally attacking over a dozen women in the Bihar capital in the past few months could not hide from the police for long.

Somali held at Bihar-Nepal border

A man of Somali origin claiming to be a German citizen and another from Hyderabad were detained and questioned by intelligence and police officials on the India-Nepal border in Bihar on Saturday in connection with their suspected links to the Hyderabad blasts.

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