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Hungry for 3 days, man kills himself

A poor, dalit man in Bihar’s flood-hit Kishanganj district on Saturday committed suicide after staying hungry along with his family for three days as relief material did not reach the school building where he and others had taken shelter.

Hemant to take oath today as J’Khand CM

With the President’s Rule in Jharkhand revoked, JMM leader Hemant Soren is set to take oath as the 12-year-old state’s ninth chief minister on Saturday. Two MLAs from the Congress and the RJD will also be sworn in as ministers along with him.

Soren Jr stakes claim in J’khand

JMM leader Hemant Soren on Tuesday staked claim to form Jharkhand’s next government with the support of the Congress and the RJD, claiming to have the assured support of 43 MLAs, one more than the magic number of 42 needed for a simple majority.

Soren does the maths, claims he has 42 mlas

The JMM, its eyes set on heading a new government in Jharkhand for which it got the support of the Congress and the RJD, on Saturday claimed to have the support of 42 MLAs even as it worked on garnering the magic number.

Modi: Nitish will be taught lesson

The BJP in Bihar finally got its much-sought “Modi touch” on Saturday evening as the party’s national poll campaign committee chief and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi directly spoke with 1,500 BJP workers via tele-conference from Gandhinagar for the first time and injected new enthusiasm in the BJP’s Bihar unit.

Modi Bihar foray to begin today


The BJP’s emerging icon and its national election campaign committee chief Narendra Modi’s long-thwarted foray into Bihar is set to begin on Saturday with his scheduled teleconference with 1,500 BJP w

JD-U attacks BJP on Ishrat Bihar roots

In an apparent attempt to give its support base among the Muslims an easy boost, Bihar’s ruling JD(U) on Thursday lapped up Ishrat Jahan’s newly revealed Bihar roots to attack its former ally BJP, whi

Maoists strike again, kill Jharkhand SP & 4 cops

The Maoists killed a superintendent of police and four police constables in Jharkhand’s Pakur district in a landmine blast followed by indiscriminate firing on Tuesday afternoon.

Cong suffering from ‘secularitis’: BJP

The BJP, seeking to shield its likely prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from increasing political attacks, on Tuesday accused the ruling Congress of deliberately creating an anti-Modi atmosphere and raising the communalism bogey to deflect the attention of the people and the Opposition from the UPA government’s failures.

13-year Bihar boy cracks IIT for 2nd time

A Bihar farmer’s 13-year-old son has become India’s youngest student to crack the tough IIT-JEE for the second consecutive year as he was unhappy with his rank last year despite the prestigious feat and sat for the tests again this year.

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