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How hard will be Mulayam’s blow to mega-alliance
 Patna,(BiharTimes): While Janata Dal (United) and RJD chiefs Sharad Yadav and Lalu Prasad are busy in fire-fighting mission and are still hopeful that they would convince Mulayam Singh Yadav, the decision of Samajwadi Party to part from the mega-alliance has posed a big challenge to both RJD and JD(U).

Samajwadi Party may form third front in Bihar
 Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party, which on Thursday quit the Janata Parivar to announce it will contest the Bihar polls on its own, may form a third front with like-minded parties, a senior party leader said.

SP walked out sensing a losing battle in Bihar: BJP
 New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said the Samajwadi Party walked out of the anti-BJP coalition in Bihar not due to disappointment over seat sharing among the Janata Parivar but also knowing that it's a losing alliance.

Mulayam walks out of Bihar alliance, Sharad says grouping intact
 Lucknow/Patna/New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Thursday walked out of the grand alliance of regional parties in poll-bound Bihar, charging the JD-U and RJD with not consulting them in seat distribution and humiliating them by doling it just five seats. JD-U chief Sharad Yadav however said the alliance was intact.

Raghunath Jha quits RJD, joins Samajwadi Party
 Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) Senior RJD leader and former union minister Raghunath Jha and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Ram Jeevan Singh have joined the Samajwadi Party, it was announced on Thursday.

BJP-JD-U continue sparring over DNA comment
 New Delhi/Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) The Janata Dal-United and the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday played out another round of trying to score political points over each other by interpreting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'DNA' comment in their own parlance.

Man kills daughters, three others, self
 Patna, Sep 3 (IANS) A man shot dead five people, including his two minor daughters, in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district before killing himself, police said.

Bihar polls: SP quits Janata Parivar, to fight alone
Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party on Thursday walked out of the Janata Parivar and decided to contest the Bihar elections on its own, a leader said here.

BJP does not want to create another Nitish within NDA
Big crowds at PM Narendra Modi’s rallies in Bihar have not papered over the turmoil within the BJP-led NDA in Bihar, which is yet to finalize its seat-sharing arrangement.

NaMo tried to raise BJP’s poll prospect through Saharsa, Bhagalpur rallies
Patna,(BiharTimes): Two of the five places––minus Patna––which prime minister Narendra Modi visited in 37 days fall in the belt where NDA performed badly and where it is still facing a very tough challenge.

Good riddance, says JD(U) as Anant Singh quits party
Patna,(BiharTimes): Jailed Mokama MLA of Janata Dal (United) Anant Singh on Wednesday resigned from the party. The resignation has been accepted by the state party chief, Vashistha Narayan Singh.

Pappu Yadav threatens to pull out Manipuris from trains in Bihar
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Expelled RJD parliamentarian Pappu Yadav on Wednesday threatened to pull out Manipuri passengers from trains running through Bihar and send them back to Manipur in protest against the violence against Bihari migrants in the northeastern state.

BJP adamant on contesting 160 seats in Bihar
 Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) The BJP said on Wednesday that it will contest not less than 160 of the 243 assembly seats in Bihar, leaving 83 to its three allies.

Patna railway station on alert after SMS bomb threat
 Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Security was tightened at Bihar's Patna railway station on Wednesday, after police received an unidentified SMS threatening that the station would be blown up.

Strike affects normal life in Bihar
 Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Normal life was hit in Bihar on Wednesday with thousands of workers in the government and private sector joining the nationwide strike protesting the central government's policies.

Oust communal, caste leaders, says Modi, Nitish hits back
Bhagalpur, Sep 1 (IANS) Attacking Bihar's ruling JD-U and its ally RJD, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday told the people of Bihar to defeat those who "spread the poison of communalism and casteism".

Modi spinning data from thin air, says Nitish
Patna, Sep 1 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of churning out data from "thin air".

Development must be the agenda in Bihar: Modi
Bhagalpur, Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that development should be the main agenda in the Bihar assembly polls.

Modi disappoints Bhagalpur's weavers
Bhagalpur (Bihar), Sep 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have impressed many who thronged his election rally here on Tuesday but weavers are a disappointed lot.

It does not behove PM to speak in such a way: Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): Commenting on Narendra Modi’s criticism of Bihar chief minister that he was not aware of the earthquake and that his government did nothing for the victims of Kosi relief of 2008 Nitish Kumar said on Tuesday that it does not behove (shobha nahin deta hai) the prime minister of the country to speak in such a way.

Government opens skill training centres at Bihar madrassas
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The central government on Monday launched skill training centres in three madrassas in Bihar as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' campaign.

Quota demands by Patels may have impact poll-bound Bihar
Though Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, have lent support to the movement of agitating Patels of Gujarat for their own political end, the state BJP is caught in an embarrassing position because it can no more sell the Gujarat model of development any more.

NDA meet discusses Bihar, no talks on seat-sharing
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah on Monday held a meeting with NDA's allies in Bihar to discuss the strategy for the coming state assembly polls, though the main issue of seat-sharing was not discussed.

Wrong Questions Seldom Get Right Answer
Have been seeing adversaries of BJP struggling with the right question they should ask.  BJP can be trapped at its own game of   playing development card without having right commitments to back it. Unfortunately, they are not being grilled appropriately with right question.  I would touch up on certain issues expose BJPs Special Package for Bihar. 

Bihar: A Case Of Special Status
The assertion that Finance Commission 14 (FC14) has allotted substantially more resources to Bihar compared to the allocation by Finance Commission 13(FC13) is not tenable at all. It is true that allocation by FC14 out of divisible pool is 136 percent more than what was allocated by FC13; but figures for allocation by FC13 and FC14 are not at all comparable.

HRD minister inaugurates academic session at IIM-Bodh Gaya
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday formally inaugurated the academic session of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Bodh Gaya in Bihar, officials said.

In Bihar, Nitish, Lalu and Sonia take on Modi
Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) Sharing a stage for the first time, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Lalu Prasad and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday denounced Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of failing to fulfil the promises made before the Lok Sabha election

Sonia Gandhi may attend 'Swabhiman' rally in Patna
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to attend the August 30 "Swabhiman" rally of the grand alliance of the RJD, JD-U, Congress and Samajwadi Party here.

No dance show, vulgar songs ahead of rally: Lalu
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Saturday said no 'naach-gaana' and playing of vulgar numbers from Bhojpuri musical albums would be held for party leaders and workers on the eve of the August 30 Swabhiman Rally at the Gandhi Maidan here.

Samajwadi Party to contest five seats in Bihar: Lalu Prasad
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad announced on Saturday that the Samajwadi Party (SP) of Mulayam Singh Yadav would contest from five seats in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls.

2 JDU and 1 RJD MLAs join BJP
Patna,(BiharTimes):: BJP got a boost ahead of Bihar elections on Saturday when a former minister along with other rebel JD(U) leader and one RJD MLA joining the party.

Don't give tickets to JD-U rebels, LJP tells BJP
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has asked the BJP not to give tickets to rebel JD-U legislators who have joined the saffron party or those planning to contest the coming assembly elections as Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) candidates.

Nitish Kumar ties rakhi to a tree to create environmental awareness
Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday employed a novel method to create public awareness on environmental protection by tying a rakhi on a tree on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan and urged the people to protect Bihar's green cover.

Neither Nawaz Sharif, nor Owaisi can ensure victory to grand alliance in Bihar: Giriraj
Patna,(BiharTimes): Terming Swabhiman (Self-respect) rally as Apmaan (Humiliation) rally Union minister Giriraj Singh said on Saturday that neither Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif nor All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-e-Muslimeen (AIMIM) supremo Asaduddin Owaisi would be able to ensure their victory in the coming Assembly election in Bihar.

Nitish unveils 2.7 lakh crore election-eve development plan for Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): A few days before the announce-ment of election dates Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday unveiled a massive Rs 2.70 lakh crore devel-opment plan for the state next five years.

Women to get 35 percent of government jobs, says Nitish
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) Thirty-five percent of all government jobs in Bihar will be for women if he formed a government again, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday, releasing a five-year "Vision Document".

Bihar poll the real test for Modi
Roughly 32,000 new voters enrolled in each constituency for this year's assembly election in Bihar may play a decisive role in determining the ultimate poll result. The presence of these new voters becomes important in the light of the fact that during the last two assembly elections in the state, the victory margins of many of the winning candidates ranged between 12,000 and 13,000 votes.

Nitish blamed for Patna non-inclusion in smart cities list
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday blamed the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government for not sending in the name of the capital city for inclusion in the smart cities' list.

Jharkhand at India’s heart Of maternal-care darkness
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS/IndiaSpend) This week, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced - quoting the World Health Organisation (WHO) - that India was free of maternal and neo-natal tetanus, the state of maternal health in the eastern state of Jharkhand indicates the long road still ahead in the country’s dark spots.

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