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Bihar CM explains PM Modi’s ‘repackaged myth’

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Bihar CM explains PM Modi’s ‘repackaged myth’

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has once again pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘special package’ worth Rs 1.25 lakh crore to the state is a “repackaged myth.” He reiterated his demand for special category status to the state supplemented with formula-based transfer of additional grants in aid in a fair manner. In […]

Why Modi’s MHRD can’t spare Rs 10 crores for Bihar’s best Women’s empowerment program

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Why Modi’s MHRD can’t spare Rs 10 crores for Bihar’s best Women’s empowerment program

Perhaps the largest of India’s women’s liberal education and empowerment movements, fuelled by the government if India in 1990, is being quietly throttled to death by the Narendra Modi government. Mahila Samakhya may end up singing its swan song even as it celebrates its silver jubilee year, with the centre first procrastinating, and then reluctantly […]

Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

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Musahar Marketing & Bihar Politics

‘Musahar marketing’ in the politics of Bihar is the new mantra. Some point out that emergence of Jitan Ram Manjhi on Bihar political scene has made the Dalit politics of the state ‘Musahar centric’. In the ensuing “game of political musical chairs,” poll pundits are knitting their brows over the ‘Musahar vote’. For the past […]

Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

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Celebrating Digital Bihar: the Nitish way!

“What Bihar thought yesterday, India thinks today”. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his government has already achieved several of the aspects of the ‘Digital India campaign’ launched on Wednesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with fanfare. One can say that Nitish Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to match or even surpass Narendra Modi’s […]

Bihar : war of words begins

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Bihar : war of words begins

With the election round the corner, high political drama in Bihar is taking its course. “A fierce war has been erupted within the NDA due to the emergence of strong political alliance of JDU, RJD and Congress. NDA is unable to figure out such state-level leader who can compete with popularity of Nitish Kumar,” says […]

Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

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Bridges of Bihar: Kosi Mahasetu

Since 2008, People in the Kosi belt fear devastation by floods. At that time the whole communication network was totally wiped out. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar then promised to ensure development of the entire region. A promise that took him four years to fulfil in the form of Baluaha Ghat bridge or ‘Kosi Mahasetu’. This […]

Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

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Advani’s ’emergency may happen again’ point has BJP scrambling

New Delhi, June 18: Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishna Advani  spoke and  his party BJP as well as their mentors  the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were rushing to deflect talk  that his comments about an Emergency-like situation were aimed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s style of governance. “At the present point of time, the forces […]

Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

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Central Government projects in Bihar running out of steam?

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reviewed the progress of the Centre- managed ‘big infrastructure projects’ in the state, and found that many of them appeared to be in ‘pause’ rather than ‘fast forward’ mode. At the review meeting, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar observed that though the state government had provided land for expansion […]

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