Bihar India Politics 

RJD president Lalu Prasad takes a dig at Nitish Kumar and PM Narendra Modi

RJD president Lalu Prasad today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar were fooling the people of Bihar by not according central status to the Patna University (PU). Modi, who earlier in the day attended the centenary celebrations of the varsity here along with Kumar, said measures like grant of central status were a thing of the past. The prime minister said his government has taken “a step forward” towards making 10 private universities and 10 government ones world-class. “Both of them (Modi as well as Kumar)…

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Bihar India Politics 

Narendra Modi announces Rs 10,000 crore for 20 universities, projects in Bihar

Lamenting that no Indian university figures among the top 500 globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the government intends to unshackle these institutions and provide Rs 10,000 crore to 20 varsities to ensure that they are counted among the best in the world. Addressing a function on the centenary celebrations of the Patna University here, he said measures like grant of central status were “a thing of the past” and his government has taken “a step forward” towards making 10 private universities and 10 government one’s world class….

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Bihar India Social Uttar Pradesh 

Communal clashes break out during Muharram, Dussehra processions in UP and Bihar

Tension gripped the Parampurva area in Kanpur district after six persons were injured yesterday in a clash during a Muharram procession that saw members of two communities throwing bricks at each other and setting vehicles on fire, police said. The incident occurred when the procession deviated from its fixed route. Perturbed, some members of another community started throwing stones at it in Parampurva, Inspector General of Police (Kanpur zone) Alok Singh told the media. Two cars and four motorcycles were set ablaze during the clash, he said. Police resorted to…

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Bihar India Politics Scam 

389-Crore Bihar dam crashes hours before inauguration

Only a day before Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was to inaugurate a Ganga pump canal project in Bhagalpur on Wednesday, the embankment of the canal could not withstand the pressure of water released into it by five motor pumps and came crashing down. The incident has forced cancellation of the Chief Minister’s programme. While the water resources department has ordered a probe into the “alleged poor quality of embankment work”, the episode has left the state government red-faced prompting criticism by the opposition RJD. The 60-km Bateshwar Sthan pump…

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Bihar India Terrorism 

Here is how Bihar ATS captured 2008 Ahmedabad Serial blast accused Terrorist Taufiq Alam

The Bihar Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested one of the main suspects in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bombings from Gaya. Taufiq Alam, who was wanted in connection with the Ahmedabad bombings, managed to evade arrest for the past 9 years. He was captured by the ATS sleuths from a remote cyber cafe in Gaya. Alam’s two other associates have also been taken into custody. Sources close to ATS claim Alam and his associates who have links to Indian Mujahideen (IM) were nabbed from a cyber cafe when they were uploading…

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Bihar India Politics 

Nitish Kumar mocks Lalu Yadav for his Bhagalpur rally on Srijan ‘scam’

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar slammed Lalu Prasad for arranging a rally at Bhagalpur to clear himself from the Srijan “scam”. Nitish claimed it’s a “suicidal street play” and suggested the RJD supremo tod approach the judiciary for a court-monitored CBI investigation into the matter. “It was a suicidal street play (atmaghati nukkad-natak) which will cost him (Prasad) heavily,” he told the media regarding the public meeting of the RJD chief and his son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav at Bhagalpur on Monday. “Go to the Supreme Court or high court to say…

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Bihar India Politics Trending 

Lalu To Reject CBI Summon, Busy With Fodder Scam Cases

After Summoned by CBI officers in a land scam probe, Bihar politician Lalu Yadav has reportedly informed investigators that he won’t be present on Monday for questioning as he is too busy preparing his defence in three other fodder scam cases that have involved him. We all know, Lalu Yadav has already been charged in one case back in 2013 and it cost him his prestigious Lok Sabha seat and he was also disqualified from contesting any kind of election. The latest land scandal under CBI investigation initiated a large…

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