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Nitish warns of stir if status eludes Bihar

A day after the Raghuram Rajan-led special committee looking at the states’ backwardness criteria held its final meeting, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday reiterated his demand for special category status to the state and threatened to launch further agitation unless the demand is fulfilled.

BJP eyes JD-U’s dalit votebank in Bihar

Aiming to make substantial dents in the ruling JD(U)’s proven support base of mahadalit communities in Bihar, the Opposition BJP has begun working on an elaborate strategy well before the Lok Sabha polls, hoping to cement its ties with these marginalised communities.

Posters target Shotgun in Bihar

With the BJP in Bihar having sought disciplinary action against its leader and MP Shatrughan Sinha for his elaborate praise for chief minister Nitish Kumar, the actor-politician’s constituency on Thursday saw an eruption of posters targeting him.

Calls for ‘Greater J’khand’ revive

Encouraged by the Centre’s green signal for the formation of a separate Telengana state, Jharkhand’s old, contentious and almost forgotten demand for a “Greater Jharkhand” state once again raised its head on Thursday.

Acid attack and rape victims die

Two women in Jharkhand, brutally attacked in separate incidents, died on Wednesday after struggling for life at hospitals.

MLA plans to set up ‘army’ to fight crime

A ruling JD(U) legislator in Bihar has caused alarm and public anxiety by saying he plans to form a “private army” to put an end to the rising crime graph and Maoist activities in his constituency and

JD-U, BJP spar in House over deaths

Bihar’s ruling JD(U) and its ally-turned-Opposition party BJP on Monday engaged in an unseemly confrontation in the state Assembly over the mid-day meal tragedy as the BJP legislators, aided by those

Will Modi stand for LS from Nitish’s turf?

After launching a major campaign against Bihar’s ruling JD(U) right in chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar’s home district of Nalanda, the state BJP on Sunday invited Gujarat chief minister and saffron icon Narendra Modi to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from the Nalanda constituency.

JD-U mantri wants RSS ban

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s recent visit to Bihar sparked a fresh battle between former allies JD(U) and BJP as a minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet on Wednesday demanded a ban on the RSS and legal ac

Bihar headmistress held for midday meal deaths

Unnerved by a bitter Opposition attack for the school meals tragedy that claimed 23 young lives, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday strongly defended his government’s response and said the

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