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JD(U) heaps praise on Nitish


Happy over the Raghuram Rajan panel report for bracketing Bihar among backward states and thereby boosting its chances of getting the special status, ruling JD(U) on Thursday attributed the ‘success’ to chief minister Nitish Kumar who championed the cause.

Rabri may be RJD chief if Lalu jailed

The RJD is likely to install party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi as his temporary replacement in case he has to go to jail for the fodder scam case against him in which the date for verdic

Dengue outbreak in Bihar, 305 hit

With dengue showing an alarming spread across Bihar with 465 suspected cases recorded so far, of which 305 have been confirmed, hospitals are struggling to handle the constant rise in patients with de

Rabri likely to head RJD if Lalu jailed

The Rashtriya Janata Dal is likely to instal party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi as his temporary replacement in case he has to go to jail in the fodder scam case against him, in which the

‘Modi will bring no gain to BJP’

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kumar on Monday dismissed the BJP’s hopes of gaining more seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on a likely wave around Narendra Modi as the prime ministeria

BJP on path of destruction after Modi elevation: Nitish

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar Saturday said BJP was on the path of destruction, a day after Narendra Modi was anointed as its prime ministerial candidate, and asserted that India will never accept a “divisive” figure.

‘Tendulkar is still hungry to play’

Amid speculations on retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, former Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan on Wednesday said the veteran batsman still had hunger for runs and was the best judge when to call it a day.

Maoists chop limbs, kill farmer in Bihar

Suspected Maoists in Bihar on Thursday first chopped off a 50-year-old farmer’s limbs before shooting him dead allegedly for his refusal to pay a sum of money illegally demanded as “tax” by the rebels

Akhilesh confident of 3rd front govt at Centre

In a bid to maximise its number of MPs, Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party on Thursday knocked on Jharkhand’s doors with chief minister Akhilesh Yadav addressing a rally of SP workers in Ranchi an

Bihar floods leave 170 dead

With 20 districts in Bihar reeling under weeklong floods and the death toll reaching 170 amid reports that an estimated 55 lakh people have been affected statewide, protests against insufficient rescu

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