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Nitish will skip Sonia's meeting. This is how the BJP is interpreting it

Nitish will skip Sonia's meeting. This is how the BJP is interpreting it

Rediff.com25 May 2017

Speculation is rife that Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United is likely to support the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance's choice for the upcoming Presidential poll. This ties in with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar's refusal to attend the meeting of non-BJP parties called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on May 26. The meeting will discuss the presidential polls and the way ahead for the opposition to tackle the BJP.

BJP will use its Brahmastra in Bihar: Yogi Adityanath

BJP will use its Brahmastra in Bihar: Yogi Adityanath

Rediff.com19 May 2017

On May 2, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will step into Bihar and challenge the Nitish-Lalu order in the state.

Ground report: A year in dry Bihar

Ground report: A year in dry Bihar

Rediff.com5 Apr 2017

On April 5, 2016, the Nitish Kumar-led government imposed total prohibition in Bihar. M I Khan crunches numbers for the REAL picture since then.

Super 30 founder invited to speak at German university

Super 30 founder invited to speak at German university

Rediff.com24 Nov 2015

Anand will also interact with the Indian and German students at the Technical University of Chemnitz.

'Mindless display of money power in Patna is worrying'

'Mindless display of money power in Patna is worrying'

Rediff.com6 Aug 2015

Former Election Commission observer K J Rao says political parties are in a race to display money power by erecting hoardings and banners across Patna. MI Khan reports

BJP to extend support if Manjhi manages to get 30 JD-U MLAs: Sources

BJP to extend support if Manjhi manages to get 30 JD-U MLAs: Sources

Rediff.com6 Feb 2015

The BJP has offered support to Jitan Ram Manjhi if he assures the support of 30 JD-U MLAs in return.

70-year-old woman commits 'sati' in Bihar

70-year-old woman commits 'sati' in Bihar

Rediff.com14 Dec 2014

A 70-year-old woman allegedly revived an age-old tradition of sati by jumping into the funeral pyre of her husband in Bihar's Saharsa district.

Will become Modi supporter if Bihar gets special status: Manjhi

Will become Modi supporter if Bihar gets special status: Manjhi

Rediff.com15 Nov 2014

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi claimed on Saturday that he will become a 'supporter' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi if the PM would grant special category status to Bihar.

Chhath Puja comes to an end with holy dips, prayers to the sun

Chhath Puja comes to an end with holy dips, prayers to the sun

Rediff.com30 Oct 2014

The four-day long Chhath festival ended on Thursday with millions, braving the chill and taking a dip in the river to offer prayers to the rising sun.

BJP's approach to black money shows their black minds: Nitish Kumar

BJP's approach to black money shows their black minds: Nitish Kumar

Rediff.com27 Oct 2014

Following the disclosure of eight names in the black money case by the Centre, senior Janata Dal-United leader and former chief minister of Bihar Nitish Kumar questioned the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government's action on Monday and launched a scathing attack on the government.

Tight security as Chhath begins in Bihar

Tight security as Chhath begins in Bihar

Rediff.com27 Oct 2014

Millions of devotees, particularly married women, took a dip in the rivers, ponds and makeshift water bodies and offered prayers as the four-day-long Chhath began amidst tight security on Monday in Bihar.

Dalit boy burnt alive by upper caste man in Bihar

Dalit boy burnt alive by upper caste man in Bihar

Rediff.com16 Oct 2014

A 15-year-old Mahadalit was allegedly burnt to death in Bihar's Rohtas district by an upper caste man because the boy's goat grazed standing paddy crop.

It's a matter of pride, says Sushma at inauguration of Nalanda University

It's a matter of pride, says Sushma at inauguration of Nalanda University

Rediff.com19 Sep 2014

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj formally inaugurated Nalanda University in Bihar on Friday. Inaugurating the university, Swaraj called it a historic occasion for her as well as the country.

Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate Nalanda University on September 19

Sushma Swaraj to inaugurate Nalanda University on September 19

Rediff.com11 Sep 2014

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be visiting the NalandaUniversity on September 19 when it will be formally inaugurated.

More than 1,000 people from Bihar trapped in flood-hit Kashmir

More than 1,000 people from Bihar trapped in flood-hit Kashmir

Rediff.com10 Sep 2014

Even as Bihar continues its own rehabilitation after it was ravaged by floods, the state has offered Rs 10 crore for relief works for the flood-affected people in Jammu and Kashmir, besides supply of dry ration and boats.

Left without food, Bihar's flood victims loot food grains from state godown

Left without food, Bihar's flood victims loot food grains from state godown

Rediff.com1 Sep 2014

Hungry and desperate for food, over 100 flood victims in Bihar's Nalanda district broke into a government warehouse and looted food grain on Monday to protest inadequate assistance given to them by the government, officials said.

RJD-JD-U-Congress combine inches towards victory in Bihar bypolls

RJD-JD-U-Congress combine inches towards victory in Bihar bypolls

Rediff.com25 Aug 2014

Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in six seats while secular alliance comprising Rashtriya Janata Dal, Janata Dal-United and Congress is ahead in 4 seats of the total 10 assembly seats where bypoll was held on August 21.

Proud of my wife, says husband of trafficking victim who appeared on KBC

Proud of my wife, says husband of trafficking victim who appeared on KBC

Rediff.com22 Aug 2014

Shoieb Ahmad, an auto rickshaw driver from Bihar, is a proud husband. His wife Fatima Khatoon's struggle of being trafficked at the age of nine in the name of marriage and her struggle to gain her freedom, won her kudos from Amitabha Bachchan on the television quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati.

It's official: Nitish Kumar joins hands with Lalu, to contest elections together

It's official: Nitish Kumar joins hands with Lalu, to contest elections together

Rediff.com20 Jul 2014

And so it's official. After months of speculation and rumours swirling, it was confirmed on Sunday that Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United and Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal will contest the by-elections to 10 assembly seats in Bihar together.

Buddhists ask for Bodh Gaya to be dry, vegetarian zone

Buddhists ask for Bodh Gaya to be dry, vegetarian zone

Rediff.com16 Jul 2014

Buddhists and Hindus have joined hands demanding that Bihar's twin towns of Gaya and Bodh Gaya be declared vegetarian and a dry area.

BJP leader must apologise to all women for Bihar brides comment: Manjhi

BJP leader must apologise to all women for Bihar brides comment: Manjhi

Rediff.com7 Jul 2014

Following the Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress protesting against Haryana Bharatiya Janata Party leader O P Dhankhar's controversial remarks Bihari bride for Haryana boys, Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Majhi has said that Dhankhar should tender an apology to the women of the state.

Now, Bihar CMs to enjoy lifetime perks, increased salaries

Now, Bihar CMs to enjoy lifetime perks, increased salaries

Rediff.com2 Jul 2014

As chief ministers of Bihar they enjoyed the perks and benefits of being in power. And now, even though they no longer enjoy the power, Lalu Prasad Yadav, Rabri Devi, Nitish Kumar, Jagannath Mishra and Ram Sunder Das, will be entitled to retain a few benefits.

Year after blasts, Bodh Gaya to host Buddhist Conclave

Year after blasts, Bodh Gaya to host Buddhist Conclave

Rediff.com28 Jun 2014

A year after the holy Buddhist city of Bodh Gaya in Bihar was rocked by serial bomb blasts, the city is gearing up for the three-day International Buddhist Conclave in which 300 scholars, historians and Buddhists from across the world will participate. The conclave will be held in September, officials said on Saturday.

Bihar denied special status, Nitish Kumar calls for bandh

Bihar denied special status, Nitish Kumar calls for bandh

Rediff.com21 Feb 2014

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday called for a daylong 'Bihar Bandh' on March 1 to protest against denial of special category status to the state by the Congress led UPA government.