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Nitish govt now implementing cancelled decisions of Manjhi  cabinet
Patna,(BiharTimes): Though immediately after coming to power  again on February 22 last Nitish Kumar cancelled all the 34  decisions taken by the Jitan Ram Manjhi cabinet in its last  three meetings the chief minister is now one-by-one  implementing most of them.

Not in the race for the post of CM, says dejected Shatrughan  Sinha
Patna,(BiharTimes): Though he said that he is not in the race  for the post of chief minister BJP’s Patna Saheb MP  Shatrughan Sinha appears to be upset over the manner in which  he is being treated by his own party leadership.

Bihar can leap-frog in terms of development: Arvind  Subramanian
Patna,(BiharTimes): “Bihar is amongst the few states in India  that can leap-frog in terms of development,” said Government  of India’s Chief Economic Advisor, Dr Arvind Subramanian.  Speaking at the Economic Survey Outreach Session in Patna on  Friday he suggested that Bihar is bound to benefit from the  recommendations of 14th Finance Commission about the  devolution of fund from the divisible pool of taxes.


Manjhi meets Modi, fuels speculation of tie-up with BJP
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, fuelling speculation of a tie-up between his party and the BJP for the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar.

Raghuvansh keeps option of CM candidate open
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh said on Thursday that there is no doubt that Nitish Kumar is the chief minister of Bihar and nobody is going to remove him, but added that this may not be the case after the merger or alliance of the two parties.

Nitish has derailed Bihar, say two union ministers
Patna, May 28 (IANS) Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh and Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he has derailed the development process in the state.

Janata Parivar merger will certainly happen, says Shivpal
Patna, May 28 (IANS) The merger of the six parties of the Janata Parivar will certainly take place, Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Yadav said here on Thursday.

No respite from heat wave in Bihar
Patna, May 28 (IANS) There will no respite from the heat wave condition in Bihar in the 24 hours till Friday evening, with mercury touching 41.7 degree Celsius in Gaya district, the hottest place in the state and Patna recording 39.0 degree Celsius, met officials said Thursday.

Manjhi calls on PM, seeks CBI probe into paddy scam
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Thursday and demanded CBI probe into the multi-crore paddy scam in the state.

Lalu says Jayalalithaa type acquittal can bring him back in CM race
Patna,(BiharTimes): Though RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Wednesday that neither he nor any member of his family is in the race for the post of chief minister he dropped enough hint that in future his candidature can not be ruled out.

No rift between RJD, JD-U: Lalu Prasad
Patna, May 27 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said there was no rift between his party and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United (JD-U) over the merger of the Janata Parivar.

Maoists torch two buses in Bihar Patna, May 27 (IANS) Maoists burnt down two buses in Bihar's Sheohar district on Wednesday, police said.


Nitish ridicules selfie leadership of Narendra Modi
Patna,(BiharTimes): “The Prime Minister has more pictures than possibly all other Prime Ministers combined, and yes, he has more selfies than all the ministers in his cabinet put together. Apparently, some of this has created a new global recognition for India. Really? Is this the kind of agenda people voted for?

‘Charcha’ before Nitish’s ‘chai’ is ready for offer
Patna,(BiharTimes): Contrary to the media reports that Prashant Kishor, the brain behind Narendra Modi’s Chai Pe Charcha campaign, is in talks with Nitish Kumar reports from New Delhi say that the Janata Dal (United) has already chalked out a strategy for the CM and is working on it.

The long and short of JD(U)-RJD ties
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh repeatedly said that his party had established lead over Janata Dal (United) in 145 Assembly segments in the last year Lok Sabha election, therefore, it has much stronger claim at the time of seat-sharing arrangement.


Gadkari announces Rs.50,000 crore for Bihar roads
Patna, May 26 (IANS) Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday announced the provision of Rs.50,000 crore for development of roads in Bihar.


Modi government removed 'loot lobby': Naqvi
Patna, May 26 (IANS) Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government has succeeded in removing the deep-rooted 'loot lobby' and 'champions of corruption' from the corridors of power in Delhi.

Gadkari announces water-port in Patna
Patna,(BiharTimes): Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced on Tuesday that a water-port would be constructed along river Ganga in Patna to connect it with Kolkata through water way.

JD-U leader's bodyguard killed in parcel bomb blast
Patna, May 26 (IANS) The bodyguard of a Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader was killed on Tuesday in Bihar's Gaya district when a bomb - wrapped in a parcel - exploded at the politician's house, police said.<


No change in my or anyone’s tune, says Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday that neither has his tune nor of anyone else changed on the issue of merger of parties of Janata Parivar.Talking to the media after holding meeting with the officials and political leaders he said that at present there is no need for ‘chinta’ (worry). The situation is very much as it was.

Nitish best face for Bihar CM, says BPCC chief
Patna,(BiharTimes): The president of the Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee, Ashok Chaudhary, said that Nitish Kumar is the best face for the post of chief minister for the secular parties of Bihar.

Manjhi not acceptable to us: Vashistha
Patna,(BiharTimes): State Janata Dal (United) chief Vashistha Narayan Singh said that former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi may be acceptable to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad but not to his party.

Government to launch 'Nai Manzil' scheme from Bihar
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) In a move to woo minority voters, the BJP-led NDA government is all set to launch its 'Nai Manzil' scheme from poll-bound Bihar next month.

Two held with Rs.2 lakh in fake currency in Bihar
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Two members of a gang involved in printing fake currency were arrested on Monday in Bihar's Patna district along with counterfeit notes with a face value of Rs.2 lakh and a printing machine, police said.


Flood alert sounded in Bihar after landslides in Nepal
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Bihar government on Sunday sounded flood alert in advance in five districts of the north-western part of the state following the creation of a big lake after a massive landslides, triggered by recent earthquakes.

Maoists torch 32 vehicles in Bihar, enforce shutdown
Patna, May 25 (IANS) Maoists burnt 32 vehicles in Bihar's Gaya district to enforce a two-day shutdown beginning Monday to protest the killing of a woman Maoist leader, police said.

Special premium trains to run between Patna and Anand Vihar from May 26
Patna,(BiharTimes): To clear the rush of passengers Railways will run a couple of premium special train between Patna and Anand Vihar and Patna and Secunderabad fromMay 26. According to Danapur PRO R K Singh, (02365-02366) will run between Patna and Anand Vihar (Delhi) from May 26 to June 30.

JAM not to join hands with any party: Pappu
Patna,(BiharTimes): Expelled RJD MP Pappu Yadav said on Sunday that his party, Jan Adhikar Morcha (JAM), would not join hands with any other party for the coming Assembly election.

SuMo adopting NaMo’s strategy in playing caste card
Patna,(BiharTimes): All the top Bihar BJP leaders attended the Goswami Mahasamellan in Patna on Saturday, just a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to people of Bihar to rise above caste affiliations.

Castiesm is in DNA of Modi, says JD-U
Patna, May 24 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United spokesperson Neeraj Kumar on Sunday said 'castiesm' is in the DNA of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his call for an end to caste-based politics in Bihar is full of contradictions.


Salman Khurshid flays PM’s “ashamed of being born in India” remarks
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid said prime minister Narendra Modi’s remarks in China (as well as in South Korea) that “Indians were ashamed of having been born in India” till he took over will be remembered by Chinese for years to come.



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