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Countdown to Bihar split in NDA begins

A few minutes of drizzle in Patna on Saturday eased the summer heat a little, but the political temperature soared feverishly as Bihar’s ruling NDA allies JD(U) and BJP breathlessly waited for a forma

BJP-JD(U) ties turn ugly as split nears

Bihar’s ruling allies JD(U) and BJP witnessed an ugly fall in their souring mutual relations and headed for a split on Friday as the BJP openly accused the JD(U) of trying to poach on its legislators

Maoist girls loot Patna train

Passengers of the Dhanbad-Patna Intercity Express, which was attacked by suspected Maoists near Kundhar halt in Jamui district

In a daring daytime attack on a train in Bihar, a Maoist squad comprising mostly girls on Thursday forcibly stopped the Dhanbad-Patna Intercity Express and shot dead three people — two policemen and a

25,000 SHGs ‘missing’ in Bihar, probe on

The “silent revolution” claimed by the Bihar government in the formation and expansion of self-help groups in the state may have become too quiet for comfort.

Nitish denies rift with NDA, BJP wary

Even as Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday denied any rifts between his party JD(U) and ruling ally BJP and refuted charges of he snubbing a BJP MP, stern advice came his way from BJP nationa

Kirti sulks at being ‘snubbed’ by Nitish

The barely veiled acrimony between Bihar’s ruling allies JD(U) and BJP resurfaced on Sunday with leaders of the two parties engaging in verbal spats after chief minister and JD(U) stalwart Nitish Kuma

Pappu Yadav is acquitted

Bihar don-turned-politician and former RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan, alias Pappu Yadav, was on Friday acquitted by the Patna high court of all charges in connection with the 1998 murder of CPI(M) legislator A

Nitish backs PC on backwardness panel

Ignoring ally BJP’s expressions of scepticism over the UPA government’s recent overtures towards granting special category state status to Bihar, chief minister and JD(U) strongman Nitish Kumar on Mon

Modi posters at Nitish venues test NDA ties

A fresh wave of posters asserting Narendra Modi’s suitability for the Prime Minister’s post that have come up on the roads and meeting venues of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s third leg of Seva Y

2 Bihar teens mirror life’s contrasts

Two 13-year-old boys in Bihar — Satyam Kumar and Suraj Kumar — have become the latest symbols of the extreme contrasts of life in the state.

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