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IAS officer denied bail in Bihar Staff Selection case

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IAS officer denied bail in Bihar Staff Selection case

Patna:  A special court denied bail to former Bihar Staff Selection Commission Chairman Sudhir Kumar, arrested in a case involving the leakage of question papers of a clerical grade examination held by the Commission. (April 4) While turning down the bail plea of senior IAS officer Kumar, Vigilance Court judge Madhukar Kumar also denied bail […]

Nitish Kumar debunks check dam plan of National Waterways authority

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Nitish Kumar debunks check dam plan of National Waterways authority

Patna: National Waterways would do well to address the major problem of silt deposits along the Ganges, says Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He also questioned the wisdom of  building check dams which would further affect the flow of water. Boats need enough water to be able to traverse the length of the river! Bihar […]

Bihar’s Human Chain: Nitish – Lalu held hands for 45 minutes !

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Bihar’s Human Chain: Nitish – Lalu held hands for 45 minutes !

Patna: The optics was complete. The world’s ‘longest’ human chain was accomplished in Bihar,  primarily through  the use of government might, such as the education department browbeating colleges and schools into participation, and so on. Of course, Bihar witnesses another ‘spectacle’ in the face of deteriorating governance, but no matter. Bihar today claimed to have […]

Nitish nixes Uniform Civil Code

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Nitish nixes Uniform Civil Code

Patna:  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ducked the question of Uniform Civil Code. He has refused to tender his government’s opinion in response to a questionnaire sent by the Law Commission on the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). He said the questions asked as “leading” and framed in a manner to “force the respondent to […]

Prohibition solves Bihar’s problems: Nitish

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Prohibition solves Bihar’s problems: Nitish

Kisanganj (Bihar): Accidents, murders, kidnapping, all down because of the liquor ban, says the Bihar Chief Minister, he even claims that it has promoted ‘religious harmony’ Defending his total prohibition move prohibition as a “revolutionary step”, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today (8 December) claimed that the move has promoted communal harmony in the state, with […]

Nitish says Media misreads his good intentions

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Nitish says Media misreads his good intentions

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has alleged that ‘some media houses’ were out to murder him politically. According to NDTV, Kumar told his legislators in Patna, “some media houses are out to murder me politically.” But is it a case of attempted hara-kiri? A section of the media had reported that the Bihar chief minister’s […]

Is ‘Janus-faced’ Nitish losing support?

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Is ‘Janus-faced’ Nitish losing support?

Sir, While not being political, I must say there is a point made by the BJP. Nitish Kumar is indeed getting more double-faced by the day. The BJP’s Jharkhand unit has termed Bihar government’s decision of tax holiday to liquor factories in that state as “contradictory’ while demanding a ban on booze in other states. […]

Bihar CM will not ‘allow’ criticism of Prohibition

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Bihar CM will not ‘allow’ criticism of Prohibition

Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday( November 2)  said he is seeking ‘suggestions’ from the general public on how to make prohibition ‘more acceptable’. He also threatened that he would  ‘not allow anybody to indulge in unnecessary criticism of prohibition without any basis’. He categorically ruled out any dilution of prohibition, but hinted  that […]

Cops seize 3,000+ litres of booze in Bihar

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Cops seize 3,000+ litres of booze in Bihar

Following new and more stringent laws against consumption of liquor in Bihar, large volumes of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) was seized from two districts of Bihar on October 15. Seven persons were arrested, in stepped-up drive to enforce the prohibition in the state.  Police seized 3,286 litres of IMFL, smuggled from Haryana, in Nalanda […]

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