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1,400 fake-degree holding teachers quit fearing govt action
Patna,(BiharTimes): Over 1,400 primary school teachers have resigned from service in Bihar fearing government ac-tion over possessing fake degrees.

C P Thakur puts pressure on NaMo with win or lose statement
Patna,(BiharTimes): In an apparent bid to pressurize the central leadership to announce the chief ministerial candidate for Bihar former Union minister and senior BJP leader Dr C P Thakur on Thursday cautioned that if the party contest the Assembly election projecting Narendra Modi as its face, the responsibility of its victory or defeat would be on the Prime Minister.

Amit Shah reshuffles incharge of state BJP units, cells
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Friday retained 19 incharge of state party units and appointed/reshuffled 17 others, apart from appointing incharge of seven party cells/morchas.

'Hema Malini never inquired about our child'
Jaipur, July 3 (IANS) The distraught father of the two-year-old girl, who died in a car crash with actor Hema Malini's sedan, is inconsolable, while the injured mother is constantly asking "Chinni kahan hai?", not knowing her daughter is dead. The family is even more hurt that neither the actor nor her aides bothered to ask about their well-being though, they say, the accident was caused by her speeding car.

Cambodia's protest delays Ramayan temple work in Bihar
Patna, July 3 (IANS) Cambodia's protest over the design of 'Virat Ramayan Mandir' in Bihar - touted as the world's largest Hindu temple - put a spanner in the launch of its construction, leaving lakhs of devotees across the state and outside disappointed.

EC told to state 24 Bihar councillors' term by draw of lots
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to file an affidavit stating that upon the election of 24 members of Bihar legislative council, their term would be decided by draw of lots as one-third of these members had to retire every two years.

Neighbours kill Bihar couple, suspecting witchcraft
Patna, July 3 (IANS) An elderly couple was killed by neighbours suspicion of practicing witchcraft in a village in Bihar on Friday, police said.

In bulk of rural India, Rs.5,000 is highest monthly wage 
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) For nearly 75 percent of the 17.9 crore (nearly 180 million) households in rural India, the monthly income of a highest-earning member is less than Rs.5,000 ($83), even as 40 percent are landless, toiling as manual casual labourers, as per latest official data.

Nitish launches ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign of JD(U)
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday launched ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ programme of the ruling Janata Dal (United) in the state capital.

Anant Singh, Sunil Pandey may join LJP
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Janata Dal (United) may have to pay for the action the state government has taken against two of its controversial legislators Anant Singh and Sunil Pandey.

After Anant Singh, now Sunil Pandey under police scanner
Patna,(BiharTimes): After Anant Singh another JD(U) MLA belonging to the same caste, Narendra Pandey alias Sunil Pandey, is under scanner.

Manjhi questions Nitish cabinet’s decision to implement his 34 agenda
Patna,(BiharTimes): Strongly flaying the chief minister Nitish Kumar former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday questioned the decision of the state cabinet to implement, what he said ‘modified’ versions of 34 decisions taken by his government in the last three cabinet meetings.

DD woman programme executive receives threat letter
Patna,(BiharTimes): A senior woman programme executive with Doordarshan, Ratna Purkayastha, on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Gandhi Maidan police station in which she said she had received an anonymous letter threat-ening to eliminate her if she did not take back a case she had filed against state food minister, Shyam Rajak, in 2013.

Three killed by lightning in Bihar
Patna, July 2 (IANS) At least three youths were killed and four seriously injured on Thursday when they were struck by lightning in Bihar's Katihar district, police said.

Nitish cabinet restores Manjhi govt decisions
Patna,(BiharTimes): The Nitish Kumar cabinet on Tuesday, once again, restored the decisions taken by the Jitan Ram Manjhi government in its last days. 

School director lynching: Six arrested, case lodged against 400 
Patna,(BiharTimes): Six persons were arrested and FIR against more than 400 lodged on Wednesday for leading a violent protest at Nirpur village in Nalanda district after the bodies of two boys of the schools were recovered from a pond on the school campus.

Case filed against RLSP MP Aurn Kumar for his remarks against CM
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior Jehanabad district leader of Janata Dal (United), Chandrika Parasad Yadav, on Tuesday filed a case against Jehanabad MP Arun Kumar for his chest-breaking (‘kaleja tod denge’) remarks against chief minister Nitish Kumar. The case was filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Daya Shankar Singh.

66 SAP personnel sacked
Patna,(BiharTimes): The state police headquar-ters on Tuesday terminated the contract of 66 personnel of Special Auxiliary Police on charges of indiscipline and breaching rules of employ-ment.

Lalit Modi issue: Congress tells PM to speak up, more documents surface 
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj remained at the centre of a political storm on Wednesday as new documents released allegedly showed that former IPL chief Lalit Modi offered a job to her husband Swaraj Kaushal.

SuMo calls on Manjhi, discusses council poll
Patna,(BiharTimes): Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday called on former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi at the latter’s residence. Among other things they chalked out plan to jointly campaign for the coming election for 24 seats of the legislative council.

Events of last five days confirm return of Jungle Raj: SuMo
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Tuesday that what had happened in Bihar in the last five days validate his party’s stand that there is Jungle Raj in Bihar.

Do not give ultimatum of strike, Nitish tells doctors
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asked doctors not to threaten him with any ultimatum of strike as it has no validity whatsoever.

US-based doctors' group promoting veganism in India
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A lot of Hollywood actors were already doing it but when closer home Bollywood icon Aamir Khan recently announced his plans of turning vegan, many became curious. While some may express doubts, a doctors' group from the US has ini
tiated an India tour to propagate the benefits of a vegan life.

War against medical negligence yet to be won: Kunal Saha
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) His relentless fight might have taken away the 'untouchable shield' from doctors guilty of medical negligence, but Indian American doctor Kunal Saha insists there are miles to go to cleanse the Indian healthcare system - plagued by corruption and inefficiency.

Disgruntled Yadav quartet resolve to defeat Lalu, Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): Four disgruntled Yadav leaders of Bihar on Sunday met under the banner of Mandal Vichar Manch at the residence of former MP, Ranjan Yadav, to unanimously pass a resolution to campaign against candidates of the RJD-JD(U) alliance.

Protest in Bihar over lynching of school director
Patna, June 29 (IANS) A day after the director of a private residential school in Bihar's Nalanda district was lynched by villagers, hundreds of angry protestors on Monday blocked traffic and demanded action against those involved, police said.

Don't target Nitish, Lalu tells NDA
Patna, June 29 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Monday warned the BJP-led NDA not to target Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

100 Bihar children ill after mid-day meal
Patna, June 29 (IANS) Nearly 100 children fell ill on Monday after eating their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's Madhubani district, an official said.

BJP now plays Kayastha card ahead of Assembly election
Patna,(BiharTimes): Ahead of the Assembly election the Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stone unturned to play caste card. After wooing extremely backward castes, Yadavs and Dalits the saffron party is now playing Kayastha card.

Bijendra denies Piyush Goyal’s statement on power situation in Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): State electricity minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav on Sunday denied the statement of Union power minister Piyush Goyal that the Centre provides 98 per cent of Bihar’s power needs.

Nitish decries use of foul language against him
Patna,(BiharTimes): Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday directly held the Bharatiya Janata Party responsible for the ‘kaleja tod denge’ remarks of the state Rashtriya Lok Samata Party chief Arun Kumar made a day earlier.

Bihar school director lynched
Patna, June 28 (IANS) The director of a private residential school in Bihar's Nalanda district was beaten to death by villagers on Sunday after the bodies of two missing students were found in a pond nearby, police said.

Has BJP conceded Round One to Nitish?
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) After months of 'will it? will it not?', the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has declared that - by political implication - Narendra Modi still remains its best bet in the Indian electoral arena.

Second Green Revolution needed, says Modi
Ranchi, June 28 (IANS);Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid stress on the need for second Green Revolution in the country.

Pappu Yadav, now a new darling of media
After Nitish Kumar, and for a brief period Jitan Ram Manjhi, it seems that the Madhepura MP, Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, is emerging as a darling of the media, especially the electronic channels.

CM face: State NDA leaders leave it upto PM Patna,(BiharTimes): Though the RLSP national president and Union minister Upendra Kushwaha had thrown his hat in the race for the chief ministerial candidate of the NDA and had said that the BJP, LJP and his party should contest 102, 74 and 67 seats respectively the state unit chiefs of these three parties on Saturday agreed that it should be the prime minister Narendra Modi who should take call on the CM face of the alliance.

Kaleja tod denge, state RLSP chief Arun Kumar warns CM Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): Jehanabad MP and state president of Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, Arun Kumar, on Saturday accused chief minister Nitish Kumar of harassing and torturing innocent men, women and children of a particular caste in Mokama-Barhaiya region of Bihar.

Pappu leads march to Raj Bhawan, seeks CBI probe into Barh murder case
Patna,(BiharTimes): Braving rain expelled RJD MP from Madhepura, Pappu Yadav, on Saturday led a march to Raj Bhawan in protest against the Barh abduction-cum-murder case.

BJP’s mysterious silence over Anant Singh episode
Patna,(BiharTimes): If a one-man army of Pappu Yadav can protest so strongly against the incident in Barh and RLSP MP Arun Kumar can warn Nitish Kumar of dire consequences why is the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders not speaking against the Mokama don.

Stray incidents during VHP sponsored Jehanabad bandh
Patna, June 27 (IANS) VHP activists on Saturday pelted stones at a Jan Shatabdi express train in Bihar's Jehanabad district to enforce a shutdown called to protest the police firing on people, police said.

Not working under pressure from anyone: Nitish
Patna,(BiharTimes): Without taking anyone’s name chief minister Nitish Kumaron Friday de-nied that his government takes decision under pressure from someone.

Bihar to train 3 lakh teachers with World Bank aid
Jun 26 (IANS) The Bihar cabinet Friday formally approved a proposal to train three lakh school teachers with financial help from the World Bank, officials said.

One child dies after polio vaccination in Bihar
Patna, June 27 (IANS) A child died and six others fell ill on Saturday in Bihar's Vaishali district after allegedly being administered polio drops, an official said.

Jungle Raj won't return to Bihar: Nitish
Patna, June 26 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asserted on Friday that "jungle raj" will never return in Bihar as long as he is at the helm.

Ranjan quits JD(U) over alliance with RJD
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Pataliputra MP Ranjan Yadav on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the Janata Dal (United) in protest against the party’s alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Nitish’s role in protecting Anant Singh should be probed: Manjhi
Patna,(BiharTimes): Stating that Anant Singh should have been arrested the day he threatened to eliminate the then chief minister (that is, he himself) the president of Hindustani Awam Morcha, Jitan Ram Manjhi, sought probe into the role of chief minister Nitish Kumar in protecting the Mokama MLA.

Manjhi appeals to Dalits to throw out Nitish government
Patna,(BiharTimes): Dubbing the coming together of chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad as an unholy alliance former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday called upon all the 22 Dalit castes to join hands to keep the Janata Dal (United)-Rashtriya Janata Dal combine away from power.

Anant Singh’s supporters go on warpath in Barh, Mokama
Patna,(BiharTimes): Hundreds of supporters of controversial Janata Dal (United) MLA Anant Singh went on warpth in Mokama and Barh on Thursday to protest against his arrest.

50 Bihar kids fall ill after eating mid-day meal
Patna, June 25 (IANS) At least 50 children fell ill on Thursday after eating their mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's Patna district, officials said.

Nitish’s ‘blue-eyed’ boy creates problem for ‘thankful’ Lalu

Patna,(BiharTimes): ‘Bahubali’ Janata Dal (United) MLA, Anant Singh, has created a problem for both the Bade Bhai and Chote Bhai of Bihar politics.

JD-U legislator Anant Singh arrested in murder case

Patna, June 24 (IANS) Bihar Janata Dal-United legislator Anant Singh was on Wednesday arrested in connection with a kidnapping-cum-murder case, police said.

Cabinet nod for JP memorial in Bihar
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The government on Wednesday decided to set up a national memorial at the birthplace of social activist Jai Prakash Narayan at his birthplace in Bihar.

Six new IIMs to come up across India
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the proposal to set up six new Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) across the country.

Nearly two dozen students injured in Bihar's school stampede
Patna, June 24 (IANS) Nearly two dozen students and a teacher were injured in a Bihar school stampede triggered by fear of an earthquake when a portion of a classroom roof fell on Wednesday morning, an official said.

Bihar court bomb blast mastermind held in Delhi
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The mastermind behind the January 23 bomb blast at a court in Bihar was arrested in Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

Bihar CM writes to PM, again seeks special category status
Patna,(BiharTimes): Reacting to Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s lecture in California (the United States) on the issue of Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday wrote another letter to prime minister Narendra Modi demanding speedy action on the state government’s demand of special category status and special financial assistance.

Anant Singh taken into custody?
Patna,(BiharTimes): The controversial Janata Dal (United) MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh, was on Wednesday afternoon reportedly taken into police custody. However, the report has not yet been officially confirmed.

Opposition, allies flay ‘bahubali’ Mokama MLA
Patna,(BiharTimes): The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar appears to be cornered as its controversial MLA, Anant Singh, has come under fire from both friends and foes.

Outgoing Patna SSP names JD(U) MLA Anant Singh in murder case
Patna,(BiharTimes): Hours after his transfer from the post of SSP Patna, Jitendra Rana, on Tuesday told the newspersons that the Mokama Janata Dal (U) MLA, Anant Singh, is involved in a murder case in Barh.

Backstabbers or arm-twisters: Are Kushwaha, Ram Vilas playing into some BJP leaders’ hand
Patna,(BiharTimes): With the BJP central leadership hinting that it would go to the election without naming any chief ministerial candidate started the arm-twisting by allies like Rashtriya Lok Samata Party and Lok Janshakti Party. Though the two parties have not a single MLA in the current Assembly yet RLSP’s Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday dropped a bombshell by claiming that the BJP should not contest more than 102 seats as it did in 2010 election and should leave 74 and 67 respectively for the LJP and RLSP.

BJP caught in ‘Jungle Raj’, ‘anti-development Nitsh’ dilemma
Patna,(BiharTimes): Whenever the media raises questions about the languages used by them against each other in the past Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad get embarrassed. In the same way the BJP leaders are finding it difficult to sketch an anti-development image of the present Bihar chief minister.

Anybody who helps a 'bhagoda' is wrong, says BJP MP
New Delhi/Jaipur, June 23 (IANS) A day after union minister Nitin Gadkari dismissed charges against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje of helping former IPL chief Lalit Modi, a Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian said "anybody who helps a bhagoda (fugitive) is wrong".

Vikas Vaibhav made new Patna SSP
Patna,(BiharTimes): The state government on Monday transferred eight IPS officers, including the SSP of Patna.

72 Bihar school children fall ill after mid-day meal
Patna, June 23 (IANS) At least 72 children fell ill on Tuesday after having their mid-day meal at two government schools in Bihar, officials said.

Maoists call for shutdown, torch tractors in Bihar
Patna, June 23 (IANS) Maoists called for a two-day shutdown beginning Tuesday in Bihar over the killing of their men and burnt down eight tractors and set ablaze a mobile tower in separate incidents, police said.

Patna HC grants bail to BJP MLA, two former MPs
Patna,(BiharTimes): The single bench of Justice Gopal Prasad of the Patna High Court on Tuesday granted bail to 14 persons, including two former MPs and a sitting BJP MLA, in a case related to an attack on Sitamarhi Collectorate and subsequent police firing in which five persons were killed in 1998.

JD(U) seeks review on EC’s ban on Badh Chala Bihar
Patna,(BiharTimes): Janta Dal (United) secretary general K C Tyagi and former diplomat-turned-Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Kumar Varma on Monday

Nitish, Lalu share dais for first time after projection of CM candidate
Patna,(BiharTimes): For the first time after the last August campaign for the by-election to 10 seats chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad shared dais.

Stop supporting Nitish, Lalu: SuMo warns officials
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former deputy chier minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday warned the officials who are supporting chief minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.

Monsoon finally reaches Bihar
Patna, June 22 (IANS) The much-awaited monsoon entered Bihar on Monday with rain lashing several parts of the state and bringing much-needed relief to people, particularly farmers, a weather official said.

Patwatoli keeps upto the expectation: Girl among 12 who crack IIT
Patna,(BiharTimes):  More than a dozen students again cracked from Patwatoli locality of Manpur block of Gaya district cracked the joint engineering exam of IIT this year. For the first time a girl from this locality also cleared the examination.

BJP leader's wife sues Bihar health minister for defamation
Patna, June 22 (IANS) Former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi's wife on Monday filed a defamation case against state Health Minister Ramdhani Singh who alleged that she used fake degree certificates to get a professor's job in a government college.

BJP's C.P. Thakur ready to be Bihar CM candidate
Patna, June 22 (IANS) In a move likely to put the BJP in a dilemma, senior party leader and former union minister C.P. Thakur on Monday said he was ready to be chief ministerial candidate in the run-up to the Bihar assembly elections.

Manjhi vacates 1 Anne Marg residence after performing Yoga
Patna,(BiharTimes): Four months after resigning from his post former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday vacated 1 Anne Marg bungalow, the official residence of Bihar CM, hours after performing Yoga on the occasion of International Day of Yoga.

Ram Vilas charged with demanding money for council ticket
Patna,(BiharTimes): Independent candidate for the Bihar legislative council from Hajipur, Rajesh Kumar, on Monday charged the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan with allotting ticket after taking money from the candidate.

RLSP’s challenge to BJP, declares Upendra Kushwaha as CM nominee
Patna,(BiharTimes): On the day the BJP chief Amit Shah is in Patna drawing his party’s electoral strategy the national executive of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, in an unanimous resolution on Sunday, declared party chief and Union minister of state for human resources development, Upendra Kushwaha, as the chief ministerial candidate of the National Democratic Alliance.

Weak Lalu recalls how Yadavs backed non-Yadav leadership in the past
Patna,(BiharTimes): Whether Lalu Prasad will end up becoming a kingmaker or will he be compelled to play second fiddle to Nitish Kumar in the changed post-fodder scam verdict scenario?

The ‘modia factor’ yet to generate momentum in Bihar
After the victory in any election the victors often walk away with all credits and no objective assessment was made about the weakness of the winning party or individual.

Narendra Singh episode: Manjhi urges Ram Vilas not to raise old issues
Patna,(BiharTimes): Responding to LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan’s opposition to the entry of five Hindustani Awam Morcha MLAs, including Narendra Singh, into the NDA former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday urged the Union food minister not to raise the old issues keeping in mind the bigger battle against the combine of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad.

Ram Vilas stonewalls entry of HAM leaders into NDA, calls Narendra Singh ‘gaddar’
Patna,(BiharTimes): In another embarrassment to the BJP Union food minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday stonewalled the entry of five leaders of Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha into the National Democratic Alliance.

Bihar minister denies government violating Model Code of Conduct
Patna,(BiharTimes): Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD) minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary on Saturday denied that that Badh Chala Bihar was violating the Model Code of Conduct as election to 24 local body seats of the Bihar legislative council is schedule on July 7

Tomar sent to one-day judicial custody
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) A court here on Sunday sent former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, accused in a fake degree case, to one-day judicial custody.

Garuda's population now 500 in Bihar
Patna, June 21 (IANS) The population of Garuda, an endangered species of the stork family, has risen to nearly 500 in Bihar following conservation measures, forest officials said here.

EC stays Nitish's 'Badh Chala Bihar' campaign Patna, June 20 (IANS) In a setback to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, the state Election Commission (EC) on Saturday stayed the high tech 'Badh Chala Bihar' campaign after a complaint by the BJP.

Yoga day marks start of new era: PM
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday joined thousands practising yoga at the Rajpath here and said the International Yoga Day on June 21 was the start of a new era for training the human mind for peace and harmony.

Amit Shah avoids practicing yoga in Patna
Patna June 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah attended a yoga camp held here on Sunday, but left hundreds of people disappointed by not performing any asanas.

Can’t a Bihari teach yoga, asks Nitish on Amit Shah’s arrival
Patna,(BiharTimes): Commenting on the arrival of the BJP president Amit Shah to Patna to lead a yoga campaign at Moin-ul-Haq stadium Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar asked as to whether there is no Bihari left for this job.

Bihar declares all its districts disaster-hit
Patna, June 20 (IANS) The Bihar government on Saturday declared all the 38 districts in the state as disaster-hit in the aftermath of the heavy damage to standing crops caused by thunderstorms, unseasonal rain and hailstorms in the past two months, officials said.

C P Thakur fkays Advani’s statement on Emergency
Patna,(BiharTimes): Former Union minister Dr C P Thakur on Friday became the first BJP leader of Bihar to flay the Emergency-like situation statement of the party patriarch, Lal Krishna Advani.

Case against Modi, Shah, RSS chief over 'religious colour' to yoga
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A case was filed on Saturday against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in a court in the Bihar capital for giving a "religious colour" to yoga, thereby hurting people's sentiments.

Case filed against BJP MP for calling Sonia, Rahul names
Patna, June 20 (IANS) A case was filed on Saturday against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ashwani Kumar Choubey for making offensive remarks about Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi, a Bihar government lawyer said.

Bihar government orders staff to wear khadi
Patna, June 19 (IANS) The Bihar government ordered its employees on Friday to attend their office dressed in 'khadi' at least two days in a week, officials said.

SuMo seeks apology from Ramdhani within seven days
Patna,(BiharTimes): A day after health minister Ramdhani Singh’s allegation senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday sought an unconditional apology from him (the minister) within seven days for accusing his wife, Jessie George, of producing fake certificates to get a job in Teachers’ Training College under Patna University.

LJP fields Ranjit Don in Bihar Legislative Council polls
Patna, June 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) ally, the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), has fielded Ranjit Singh alias Ranjit Don, as its candidate for the biennial elections to the Legislative Council of Bihar, officials said on Friday.

Yoga needed for pot-bellied rich, not poor: Lalu Prasad
Patna, June 19 (IANS)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday said there was no need for the poor to practice Yoga and it is actually meant for those who have eaten funds of poor and became rich and super rich.

24 Bihar school children fall ill after mid-day meal
Patn June 19 (IANS) At least 24 children fell ill on Friday after eating the mid-day meal at a government school in Bihar's Khagaria district, officials said.

Lalu-Nitish alliance will fail in Bihar polls: Paswan
Bengaluru, June 19 (IANS)
Union Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday that the political alliance of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad is bound to fail in the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar.

Bihar demands helicopter for anti-Maoist operations
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Bihar has asked the central government for a helicopter and two battalions of paramilitary troopers for operations against the Maoists ahead of the upcoming assembly polls, an official said on Friday.

Advani views find unlikely support from Nitish, Kejriwal
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani's fear of return of the Emergency was seized upon by opposition parties, including the Congress, Janata Dal-United and AAP, on Thursday to train guns against the Narendra Modi government.

Nitish backs BJP’s ‘Marg Darshak’ Advani on his statement on Emergency
Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday strongly supported the concern of BJP “supreme leader and member of Marg Darshak Mandal” Lal Krishna Advani that Emergency-like situationcould emerge again in the country.

Nitish violated poll code of conduct: Bihar BJP leader
Patna, June 18 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday lodged a complaint against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "violating" the Model Code of Conduct for the biennial elections to the legislative council and alleged misuse of government funds and resources.

So why's this Modi worried in Bihar?
Patna, June 18 (IANS) BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi - better known these days as SuMo to rhyme with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's NaMo - is seemingly a worried man ever since his party made it clear that there won't be a chief ministerial candidate ahead of the Bihar assembly elections.

Lack of toilet forces bride to leave in-laws' home
Patna, June 18 (IANS) Lack of toilet facilities compelled a newly-wed woman in Bihar village to leave her in-laws house and return to her parents home, an official said on Thursday.

I will join active politics again: Lalu Prasad
Patna June 17 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said he would rejoin active politics the day the court acquits him in the multi-crore fodder scam.

Bihar minister alleges Sushil Modi's wife used fake degree
Patna June 17 (IANS) Bihar Health Minister Ramdhani Singh on Wednesday alleged that wife of senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi used fake degree certificates to get a government college job.

If Manjhi is Vibhishan, is Nitish himself Ravan, ask BJP leaders, former CM
Patna,(BiharTimes): While former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi said that he is proud of being referred to as Vibhishan as the latter supported Ram and went on to thank Nitish Kumar for doing so senior BJP leaders on Tuesday asked if the chief minister himself is Ravana.

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