As Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in Patna this morning to power up his party's campaign for the Bihar Assembly elections due by October, his BJP's chief rival, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, threw him a challenge in comments loaded with sarcasm.
An armed man attacked and seriously injured Ejaz-ul-Haq, former Bihar minister who is also the brother-in-law of jailed gangster-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin at his residence in the state capital, the police said today.
In a populist move, the Nitish Kumar led Bihar government has decided to relax the required percentage of attendance for students to avail government schemes. Till now students in government schools needed to have a minimum of 75 per cent attendance in order to be eligible for schemes like free uniform, scholarship and bicycles.
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.
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.
Pappu Yadav, the Bihar lawmaker who allegedly misbehaved with an airhostess on board a flight yesterday is ready to apologise if his co-passengers think he behaved badly. Mr Yadav had allegedly threatened to hit an airhostess with his slippers when she refused to clean some spilled food, forcing the pilot to call for security on a Jet Airways flight from Patna to Delhi