Modi’s party set to lose power in crucial Indian state after alliance setback

LUCKNOW, India, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A coalition led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party was set to lose power in Bihar, the third most populous state in India, after its partner pulled out on Tuesday to start alliance talks with the opposition. Bihar sends the fourth most number of elected lawmakers to parliament and… Continue reading Modi’s party set to lose power in crucial Indian state after alliance setback

Jobless Indian youngsters accuse government of ‘playing with our lives’

PATNA, India, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Niranjan Kumar, the eldest son of a small farmer in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, was one of 12.5 million youngsters who applied for 35,000 jobs when the railways department started recruitment examinations more than a year ago. The mathematics graduate, 28, and his dormitory mates did not… Continue reading Jobless Indian youngsters accuse government of ‘playing with our lives’

Bihar man who was booked for taking 11 doses COVID-19 vaccine gets relief from arrest

Madhepura (Bihar) [India], January 17 (ANI): The 84-year-old man from Bihar, who was booked for taking 11 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, has been given relief from arrest under section 41 of CrPC. Deepak Chandra Das, Station House Officer, Puraini said that Brahamdev Mandal was booked for taking the COVID-19 vaccine 11 times by changing the… Continue reading Bihar man who was booked for taking 11 doses COVID-19 vaccine gets relief from arrest

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests positive for COVID-19

Patna, Jan 10 (PTI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has tested positive for COVID 19 and is in home isolation, his office said on Monday. The chief minister’s office shared the information on its Twitter handle, adding that the septuagenarian has urged people of the state to follow all measures which are part of the… Continue reading Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tests positive for COVID-19

India reports 8,895 new COVID-19 cases, 2,796 deaths as Bihar, Kerala clear ‘backlog’

New Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) India saw a single-day rise of 2,796 fatalities with Bihar carrying out a reconciliation exercise of its Covid data, pushing the country’s death toll to 4,73,326, while 8,895 new infections were reported, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Sunday. India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased… Continue reading India reports 8,895 new COVID-19 cases, 2,796 deaths as Bihar, Kerala clear ‘backlog’

Celebrations continue at UPSC first rank holder’s residence in Bihar’s Katihar

Katihar (Bihar) [India], September 25 (ANI): Celebrations are going on at Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) topper Shubham Kumar’s residence in Bihar’s Katihar after he achieved the first rank in Civil Services Examination-2020, declared on Friday. The family members and relatives expressed their happiness at this proud moment. “It is the happiest and proud moment… Continue reading Celebrations continue at UPSC first rank holder’s residence in Bihar’s Katihar

Arun Jaitley had given written assurance for caste-based census, claims Lalu

New Delhi [India], August 25 (ANI): Reiterating the demand of caste-based census, Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday claimed that BJP leader Arun Jaitley had given a written assurance on the matter. “When I was MP, other leaders like Mulayam Singh Yadav and Sharad Yadav along with me fought in Lok Sabha… Continue reading Arun Jaitley had given written assurance for caste-based census, claims Lalu

Bihar govt cancels leaves of doctors, health workers till April 5 amid COVID-19 surge

Patna (Bihar) [India], March 19 (ANI): In view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Bihar Health Department on Friday cancelled the leaves of all doctors and health workers till April 5. This order has come into force with immediate effect. On Wednesday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, following the interaction of Prime Minister Narendra… Continue reading Bihar govt cancels leaves of doctors, health workers till April 5 amid COVID-19 surge

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar calls for caste-based census

Patna (Bihar) [India], February 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday again voiced the demand for a caste-based census. “I have been demanding a caste-based census for very long. Not just me, I have sent the proposal to the Centre multiple times after getting it approved by the state legislative council and the… Continue reading Bihar CM Nitish Kumar calls for caste-based census

Umesh Kushwaha appointed as new Bihar JDU chief

Patna (Bihar) [India], January 10 (ANI): Former legislator Umesh Kushwaha has been elected as the Janata Dal (United) Bihar unit president. The announcement was made on the second day of the two-day meeting of the JDU state executive committee here. Kushwaha has succeeded Rajya Sabha MP Vashishth Narayan Singh. “Umesh Kushwaha will be the new… Continue reading Umesh Kushwaha appointed as new Bihar JDU chief