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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

Paswan appoints son to key post in LJP

Leaving behind a fledgling acting career in Bollywood movies that hovered below his high expectations, Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan’s son Chirag on Tuesday made his formal entry into the choppy but promising waters of Bihar politics by being appointed chairman of the party’s parliamentary board.

Bihar deaths: SIT probe on

Bihar’s school meal tragedy, in which 23 young schoolchildren died last week after consuming poisoned mid-day meals, became further embroiled in politics on Tuesday after a report by the ruling JD(U)’s fact-finding team supported the conspiracy theory put forward by chief minister Nitish Kumar and education minister P.K. Shahi.

‘Nitish-for-PM’ chorus worsens Bihar BJP crisis

The revolt within the BJP in Bihar worsened on Monday as some of the party’s rebel MLAs opposed to senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi and protesting the suspension of an MLA critical of him came out in open support of chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar.

JD-U dismisses Bihar BJP split charges

Even as Bihar BJP leaders on Tuesday accused former ally JD(U) of trying to engineer a split among the saffron party’s 91 MLAs, JD(U) leaders dismissed the charges, saying the issue of Mr Narendra Modi was at the root of the conflict.

RSS for a strong nation with Hindutva at core

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday identified Indianness with Hindutva and called for reform in society based on the “right ideology” so as to help the RSS fulfil its prime obje

A Modi revolt in Bihar BJP

In the first sign of open revolt within the BJP in Bihar since the party split up with long-time ally JD(U), a rebel BJP legislator deeply critical of senior leader and former deputy chief minister Su

FSL report confirms pesticide

With an FSL report on the death of 23 schoolchildren in Bihar confirming on Saturday that the mid-day meals served to the children had high quantities of the pesticide organo-phosphorus in them, the N

Mystery shrouds insecticide deaths

With the forensic report on samples collected from a government primary school in Bihar, where 23 children died after consuming insecticide-laced midday meals, yet to come, it remained unknown, four d

Modi to kick off campaign from Nitish’s home turf?

BJP stalwart and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is likely to begin his national campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls formally from his Bihar counterpart and JD(U) strongman Nitish Kumar’s home

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