Nitish Kumar
India  /  Published 07.12.21

Bihar set for caste census

Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the Bihar government was preparing to conduct the caste census and an announcement would be made after an all-party meeting.  “Full preparations ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.21

A 'backward' MP who flies jets

Footnote The BJP’s outreach to Delhi’s slum dwellers ahead of the upcoming municipal polls took an embarrassing turn this week. A photograph of the Tamil author, Perumal Murugan, was feat...
By Delhi Diaries

India  /  Published 04.12.21

MLA’s ‘sexist’ finger at Nitish Kumar

A woman MLA in Bihar has called out as “objectionable” Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s misogynistic reference in public to her appearance and intellect. Nikki Hembrom, the BJP l...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.21

Nitish Kumar, prohibition and Bihar

As little and as ordinary a thing as an empty bottle is found on the hallowed premises of the Bihar assembly. But that bottle isn’t an ordinary thing, nor a matter that can, by any yardstick, be...
By Sankarshan Thakur

India  /  Published 03.12.21

Nitish ‘nod to caste census’

Chief minister Nitish Kumar is said to have agreed to conduct a census to calculate the populations of different castes in Bihar, after the Centre rejected the state’s demand for such an exercis...
By Dev Raj in Patna


India  /  Published 02.12.21

Eyesight of 65 affected after surgery

At least 65 people have lost their vision after cataract surgery at a private eye hospital in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur city, with many being advised removal of the severely infected and blinded eye. ...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 01.12.21

Liquor bottles at Bihar Assembly

The Bihar Legislative Assembly was shocked as empty bottles and tetra packs of different brands of Indian-made foreign liquor were found inside its premises on Tuesday. The incident gave the Oppositi...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Opinion  /  Published 28.11.21

Bhajans in Delhi Assembly

Footnote Just when he may have expected applause for his handling of Covid-19, the Karnataka health minister, K Sudhakar, was criticized at a cabinet meeting for usurping major projects, including a ...
By Delhi Diaries

India  /  Published 27.11.21

Nitish with cops on liquor raids

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Friday lent support to the police who have been barging into wedding ceremonies in search of liquor without any warrant and women police officers or constables. H...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 26.11.21

Nitish abstinence mass oath plan

The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar is preparing to administer mass oaths for lifelong abstinence from liquor to all its employees at a time the dry state is beset with hooch deaths, but ally BJP has...
By Dev Raj in Patna


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