Subhash Pathak is special correspondent of Hindustan Times with over 15 years of experience in journalism, covering issues related to governance, legislature, police, Maoism, urban and road infrastructure of Bihar and Jharkhand.
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The WHO stipulates that river water with more than 1000MPN/100ml faecal coliform bacteria should not be used even for irrigating crops
The Bihar CM said the NDA coalition will win more than 200 assembly seats and bag all 40 Lok Sabha seats under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The JD(U) whip came after at least five of its total 45 MLAs failed to turn up at a luncheon meeting organised at the house of party leader Shravan Kumar.
The party has decided to keep all its 79 members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) and eight members of legislative council (MLCs) together amid alleged bid by CM Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) to “woo” them for an easy win during the trust vote.
Rambali Singh was elected as a member of the legislative council (MLC) in June 2020 as an RJD nominee from the assembly quota and his term was to expire in 2026.
The Congress on Sunday shifted its Bihar MLAs to Hyderabad ahead of a floor test of the newly-formed NDA next week, party leaders aware of the details said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the nation cannot grow until social and economic justice to all in the society is not ensured
The previous Bihar cabinet had on January 18 approved the state budget session on February 5. However, that arrangement had to be revisited after the change in the government
ED has summoned Lalu Yadav and Tejashwi Yadav to its Patna office for questioning on January 29 and 30
Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will enter Bihar from Siliguri in West Bengal on January 29 and cover four districts in three days during which top INDIA bloc leaders may join him for public meetings.
The increase in voter list was mainly attributed to the addition of new electors in the age group of 19-29 years, while all other age-group segments saw a decline
EBCs account for around 36% of Bihar’s 13-crore population, as per the state government’s caste survey.
The Bihar government has approved a scheme to provide financial assistance of ₹2 lakh each to over 9.4 million poor families to create self-employment opportunities. The scheme aims to provide job opportunities to families with a monthly income of less than ₹6,000. The state industries department will implement the scheme, and beneficiaries will be selected through a computerised randomisation process. Additionally, the government has expanded financial aid for students from economically backward classes preparing for various exams.
The scheme, which will continue for five years, aims to provide job opportunities to 94,33,312 of the total 2,76,28,995 families assessed to be the poor by the caste-based enumeration. Monthly income of these families are less than ₹6,000 a month.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, commencing from Manipur on January 14, is likely to enter Bihar on January 24-25 from West Bengal, said Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh here at state Congress office Sadaquat Ashram on Thursday
The Congress on Sunday began the formal seat-sharing talks with its allies in Bihar, the Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
State transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal said the DMs and SPs have been asked told to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential services.
This was revealed in the customary assets declarations made by state chief minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers, which were made public on the government’s website late on Sunday evening.
Chandrika Yadav’s statement on Monday comes a day after deputy chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav said the DMK leader’s comments were reprehensible
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is believed to have talked to the Bihar CM following reports about Nitish Kumar’s unhappiness
Although biennial polls for six Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar are also due in March, none in the Congress party appears keen to contest it as current Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) chief Akhilesh Prasad Singh is aspiring for his re-election for the second term
“The project will facilitate supply of 135 litres of treated Ganga water every day for each person in Nawada. While the first phase of the project covering Rajgir and Gaya was successfully launched in 2022, the second phase to cover Nawada was launched on Friday,” a statement from the CMO said.
JD-U spokesperson K C Tyagi had attacked the Congress leadership, saying the results of assembly polls are a defeat of the Congress as the party never invited or consulted any of its allies in the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) alliance (INDIA) bloc
The policy also aims at raising the share EVs to 15% of the total vehicles sold and registered in the state by 2028
JD spokesman trashes the demand for release of Nitish Kumar’s health bulletin by former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi and Union minister Giriraj Singh.
Five workers from Bihar, who were rescued after being trapped in a collapsed tunnel in Uttarakhand for 17 days, have returned to Patna.
The Nitish Kumar government on Wednesday asked the Centre to include two recently amended laws, which increase the caste-based quota in Bihar from 50% to 65%, in the ninth schedule of the Constitution.
A top official said that the acts, which increased reservations to 65% in jobs and admissions, would enjoy immunity for judicial review if they are included in the specified schedule
All other bills passed by the state legislature during the winter session (November 5-10) have been approved by Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and returned to the government.
A senior official of the postal department said the police stations and district police headquarters in Bihar exchange around 2.50 lakh letters or office document every year and spend roughly ₹6 crore on it.