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‘Nitish Kumar & Amit Anand Are Masterminds’: Tejashwi Responds To BJP’s Attack Amid NEET Row

NEET-UG Paper Leak Row: Rashritya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav finally broke silence over the allegations regarding the involvement of his aide in the NEET-UG paper leak. This comes after RJD shared the picture of mastermind Amit Anand with Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Choudhary earlier today. Yadav, making a big claim in response to BJP's allegations on his aide, said that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Amit Anand are the masterminds in the paper leak row. The recent development occured after Bihar Deputy CM Vijay Sinha on Thursday claimed that Tejashwi Yadav's aide Pritam Kumar booked a room for one of the persons, Sikander Kumar Yadavendu, was arrested in the ongoing row over the NEET-UG paper leak. Yadavendu was arrested by the Bihar police for...
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‘Those who want to drag my name … ‘: Tejashwi hits back at BJP’s allegations linking him to NEET paper leak | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In his first reaction to the BJP's allegations linking him to the NEET paper leak cases in Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday called CM Nitish Kumar, an ally of the BJP, "mastermind" of the paper leaks.Hitting back at the Bihar deputy CM Vijay Kumar Sinha's charge, Tejashwi said whenever the BJP comes to power, the incidents of paper leaks happen and asked the government to call his PS or PA for the probe instead of "diverting" the issue from the kingpin."The INDIA alliance is united on this issue. We want the NEET exam to be immediately cancelled...The (BJP) have all the investigation agencies, they can call the PS or PA anyone for probe...They want to divert the issue from the kingpin...Those who want to drag my name or my PA's name, this will not benefit anyone...T...
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Patna HC Scraps 65% Reservations For Backward Classes, EBCs, SCs & STs

The Patna High Court on Thursday set aside Bihar government's two laws that increased the reservation for Backward Classes, Extremely Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, and Scheduled Tribes from 50% to 65%.  The high court set aside the Bihar Reservation of Vacancies in Posts and Services (Amendment) Act, 2023 and The Bihar (In admission in Educational Institutions) Reservation (Amendment) Act, 2023 as ultra vires and violative of equality clause under Articles 14, 15 and 16, the Bar and Bench reported. According to the report, the judgment was delivered by Chief Justice K Vinod Chandran and Justice Harish Kumar on a batch of petitions challenging the amendments brought in by the Bihar legislature in 2023. The Bihar government led by Chief Minister Niti...
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JD(U) MP: Muslims, Yadavs didn’t vote for me, won’t work for them | India News – Times of India

PATNA: A day after JD(U) Sitamarhi MP Devesh Chandra Thakur's comment against "Yadavs, Muslims and Kushwahas" for not voting in his favour in the election, the party on Tuesday distanced itself from the statement, saying it believes in equal treatment to all, even as villagers in Vaishali district put up posters warning the MP not to travel this route.The villagers also decided to observe a protest fast on Wednesday to seek suitable action against the JD(U) MP."Yah Yadav, Kushwaha aur Musalman ka gaon hai. Kripya is gaon ke sadak se sansad mahoday Devesh Chandra Thakur na jayen (This is a village of Yadavs, Kushwahas and Muslims. MP Devesh Chandra Thakur is advised not to pass through the village)," read messages on posters hung from walls and trees.Angry villagers also took out a prote...
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Bihar: Portion Of Padariya Bridge Collapses In Araria Before Inauguration — WATCH

A portion of a bridge on the Bakra River collapsed in Bihar's Araria on Monday. The construction of the Padariya bridge, connecting Araria's Sikhti block and Kursakatta block had resumed at a cost of Rs 12 crores, news agency IANS reported. VIDEO | A portion of a bridge on Bakra river collapses in Bihar's Araria. More details awaited. pic.twitter.com/hiLnY8NNfl — Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) June 18, 2024 More details about the incident are awaited. Bihar, Araria: The Padariya bridge, connecting Araria's Sikhti block and Kursakatta block, got submerged in the river during its construction. The construction of the bridge to connect the river to the bank resumed at a cost of 12 crores pic.twitter.com/dPv4brMTXa — IANS ...
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‘This Will Keep Happening In Bihar’ — RJD After Muzaffarpur Jobs Scandal Video Goes Viral

A jobs scandal in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has shocked the nation. A purported video of women being assaulted in a room has now gone viral. Reacting to the scandal, RJD MP Bhai Virendra said a handful of politicians were supplying girls in Bihar, and that this scandal was linked to them. He said this will continue if such people are not cornered. The matter came to the fore when one of the women approached the police. The complainant from Chapra filed a case at the Ahiyapur police station. So far, nine persons have been booked in the case, according to a report in The Indian Express.  What Is The Muzaffarpur Jobs Scandal? The case of rape of several girls on the pretext of giving them jobs came to light in Muzaffarpur on Monday, June 17. The case was reported...
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For ‘honour’, man slits daughter’s neck with cutter, watches her die | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: It was love at first sight for Amrita and Shubham (names have been changed to protect identities). They were of the same age and lived in the same neighbourhood in Bihar's Muzaffarpur. Amrita, a Class 12 student, met Shubham on the way to school and after classes too. However, their friendship was not acceptable to their families because they were from different castes.Amrita's family belonged to the Nai caste while the boy was from the Mallah community.In spite of the opposition, Amrita and Shubham's love only grew deeper. Rattled by this, the girl's family sent her to Delhi so that she would be far from the boy and not "ruin the family's prestige in society". Amrita's father also had a glass business in Delhi and thought she would be "in check" there.However, the two proved...
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Heavy Rainfall In Northeast, Heatwave In North India, Know IMD Weather Forecast For Coming Week

Weather This Week: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather alert for the coming days, predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya. This weather pattern is expected to persist over the next 4-5 days, as per. Additionally, a heat wave to severe heat wave conditions is likely to continue over many parts of northern India during the next 3-4 days before abating. Significant rainfall has been observed in various regions such as Meghalaya where Mawsynram received 64 cm of rainfall, and Cherrapunji 51 cm, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim where Alipurduar recorded 21 cm. Other regions such as Konkan & Goa, Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Prade...
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Nitish Kumar brought shame to Bihar when he touched feet of PM Modi: Prashant Kishor | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Political strategist turned activist Prashant Kishor accused Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar of compromising his integrity by "touching the feet" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain his position of power. Kishor made these allegations while addressing a public meeting in Bhagalpur on Friday as part of his 'Jan Suraaj' campaign."People ask me why I am now criticising Nitish Kumar, having worked with him in the past.He was a different man back then. His conscience had not been put up for sale," said Kishor, who managed Kumar's election campaign for JD(U) in 2015 and formally joined the party two years later.Kishor alleged that Kumar, who is the leader of the state, brought shame to Bihar by showing subservience to PM Modi at a recent NDA meeting in Delhi. "The leader ...
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Bihar Shocker! Cardboard Used As Makeshift Plaster On Fractured Leg. Video Goes Viral

A distressing instance of medical malpractice has emerged from the Muzaffarpur district of Bihar, where a man's fractured leg was bandaged with cardboard instead of a plaster cast. Nitish Kumar, who was injured in a motorcycle accident, was "treated" at a primary health care in the Manipur area of the state, as reported by NDTV on Thursday.  Here's What Exactly Happened Kumar, who had sustained a leg injury after falling from his motorcycle, was taken to the primary health centre in Manipur. Instead of receiving a standard plaster cast, Kumar's leg was bandaged with a piece of cardboard, as per the report.  Following this, Kumar was transferred to Shree Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur. Despite being admitted for five days, his family ...
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Under current provisions, special status for states unviable; Centre has option to release financial packages for Bihar and Andhra | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With a coalition government at the Centre, the demand for special status by states like Bihar and Andhra Pradesh is again in focus. Modi 3.0 will be under pressure from their two important coalition partners JDU from Bihar and TDP from Andhra Pradesh to grant special status to their states.However under the current provisions, special status for states does not exist.With the dissolution of 13th Planning Commission in August 2014, the 14th Finance Commission has not made any distinction between special and general category states.The government accepted the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission and from April 1, 2015, it hiked the tax devolution to states from Centre, to 42 percent from 32 percent earlier, and also added a new provision of revenue deficit grants to s...
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From HD Kumaraswamy​ to Chirag Paswan: BJP allies have been allocated these ministries | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi's top four ministers- Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman and S Jaishankar - retained their respective home, defence, finance and external affairs portfolios on Monday, five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) allies from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) have also been allocated important ministries.Among the newly appointed Union Cabinet members, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, has been assigned agriculture and rural development portfolios. Additionally, BJP president J P Nadda has been given the responsibility of the health portfolio, while Manohar Lal Khattar, the former chief minister of Haryana, will oversee the power portfolio.Here is a list of portfolios allocated to BJP's NDA allies in Modi...
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Video | Finland में 22 हज़ार भारतीय, इनमें क़रीब 300 Bihar और Jharkhand से अधिकतर करते हैं IT Sector में काम

  Finland में 22 हज़ार भारतीय, इनमें क़रीब 300 Bihar और Jharkhand से अधिकतर करते हैं IT Sector में काम, देखे फ़िनलैंड से हमारे संवाददाता उमाशंकर सिंह की ये रिपोर्ट... Source link
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Modi Ji cannot carry on ‘Mujra-Mangalsutra’ remarks anymore, says RJD’s Manoj Jha | India News – Times of India

PATNA: Launching a scathing attack on the NDA, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Manoj Jha said it was the first time he had heard the name of NDA in the last 10 years. "For the last 96 hours, the echoes of NDA-NDA have mesmerized me, as I don't remember when they held an NDA meeting or talked about NDA in the last 10 years. It was only about Modi, Modi and Modi.Democracy can't work like a narcissist, rather it demands the jewel of unity. Although NDA is establishing their government and we are in opposition too, I am happy that Modi's majoritarian nature will be limited," Manoj Jha said.Responding to the Congress' remarks of the NDA alliance being Nitish-Naidu dependent, he said, "This is Congress' analysis. But my point is that it doesn't matter who will establish their government or win th...
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Those Who Refused To Make Nitish INDIA Bloc’s Convenor, Now Making Offer To Make Him PM: JD(U)

JD(U)'s national spokesperson KC Tyagi on Friday said that the INDIA bloc, which "refused" to make Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar its national convenor, is now making offers to make him the prime minister.  “Such is the game of politics that those who had refused to make Nitish Kumar INDIA bloc’s national convenor have been now making offers to make Nitish PM," Tyagi said, according to The Indian Express. The JD(U) leader claimed that Nitish Kumar led the INDIA bloc because of the “ill-treatment” by the Congress and other parties, which is why the Bihar Chief Minister was “forced to return” to the NDA this January.  He further said that there is no question of the looking back and CM Nitish will strengthen the NDA. “There is no question of looking bac...
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CBI Files Conclusive Chargesheet Against Lalu Prasad Yadav, 77 Others In Land For Job Scam Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a conclusive chargesheet against former Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav and 77 other accused in the land for job case. This chargesheet also implicates 38 candidates. The CBI informed the court that the sanction from the competent authority is still awaited. Special CBI Judge Vishal Gogne has scheduled the matter for consideration on July 6, news agency ANI reported. Previously, on May 29, the court had directed the CBI to file its conclusive chargesheet, expressing displeasure over the delay despite ample time given. Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family members, including his wife Rabri Devi and son Tejaswi Yadav, are named as accused in this scam. On October 4, 2023, the court granted bail ...
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Chinese national arrested in Bihar for lack of valid travel documents | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A Chinese national was arrested in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district for allegedly lacking valid travel documents, according to police on Friday. The individual, identified as Li Jiaqi from Shandong province in China, was taken into custody on Thursday near Laxmi Chowk, within the jurisdiction of Brahmapura Police Station, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rakesh Kumar said.Authorities recovered a map of China, a mobile phone, and three small stone statues from Li's possession. The arrest was made on the grounds of his failure to produce essential travel documents, including a visa. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Foreigners Act.SSP Kumar mentioned that senior police officers are currently interrogating Li to determine the purpose of his visit to Indi...
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Nagi and Nakti bird sanctuaries designated ‘Ramsar Sites’ taking country’s recognised wetlands tally to 82 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday marked World Environment Day by designating Nagi and Nakti bird sanctuaries - both man-made reservoirs situated in the Jhajha forest range of Jamui district in Bihar - as its newest wetlands of international importance under Ramsar convention, taking the total number of such globally recognised wetlands in the country to 82.New additions of two wetlands made India joint third with China in terms of having the number of such ‘Ramsar Sites’. Currently, the highest number of such sites is in the UK (175) followed by Mexico (144). The number of Indian sites in the list has increased from 26 to 82 in the last ten years, of which 40 have been added in the last three years.The wetlands are land areas covered by water, either temporarily/ seasonally or permanently....
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What Naidu & Nitish want in exchange for supporting BJP. Special category status tops wish list

New Delhi: The push and pull of coalition politics is back in national stage with JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, one of the two kingmakers, placing his demands of a Bihar special package, greater share of cabinet berths among others for extending support to the Modi government, ThePrint has learnt.Telugu Desam Party chief N. Chandrababu Naidu, too, is keen on Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh among other conditions to guarantee stability, according to TDP insiders. As the BJP failed to achieve the magic figure of 272 in the Lok Sabha, Nitish and Naidu are now in the driver’s seat to put in their demands before the ruling party’s high command. The TDP and the JD(U) are the largest and second largest ally of the NDA with 16 and 12 seats, respectively. Show Ful...
Misa Bharti beats father Lalu’s former aide Ram Kripal in 3rd attempt, clinches Patliputra
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Misa Bharti beats father Lalu’s former aide Ram Kripal in 3rd attempt, clinches Patliputra

New Delhi: Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate from Patliputra seat Misa Bharti has defeated Bharatiya Janata Party’s Ram Kripal Yadav by a margin of more than 76,000 votes.This is the third round of electoral battle between Bharti and Ram Kripal, a former confidant of her father Lalu Yadav till 2014 when he was elected on a BJP ticket in the 2014 elections after quitting the RJD. Ram Kripal, once known as a close aide of Lalu’s, had quit the party right after Lalu had decided to field his eldest daughter from Patliputra in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Show Full Article Before the election, Ram Kripal had expressed confidence about his prospects from Patliputra because of his round-the-clock availability and accessibility to the public w...
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10 poll personnel among 14 dead in Bihar due to heatstroke | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In Bihar, fourteen people, including ten polling personnel, have succumbed to heatstroke within the last 24 hours, officials reported on Friday afternoon. According to a statement from the Disaster Management Department, the majority of these deaths occurred in Bhojpur, where five election duty officials died from heatstroke. Additionally, three election officials died in Rohtas, and one each in Kaimur and Aurangabad districts.“Three election officials died in Rohtas, and one each died in Kaimur and Aurangabad districts. Four other people died in various parts of the State,” the statement said. The process of granting ex-gratia payments to the families of the deceased has started.Bihar is currently experiencing extreme heat, with temperatures exceeding 44 degrees Celsius in s...
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Swing States | The Big Battle for Survival

A battle of epic proportions is on in election 2024 even as voting for the 543 seats of the Lok Sabha crosses the midway mark on May 7. And it’s playing out in three theatres of war—Maharashtra, West Bengal and Bihar. Collectively, they may contribute only a fourth to the total parliamentary strength, but the outcome in these three states will have far-reaching consequences for the nation. It will, for instance, determine whether the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cruises to a third consecutive majority, or huffs and puffs its way across the finish line. It is also a battle of survival for the regional satraps, who pose a formidable challenge to the dominance the BJP is striving for. They are what stands between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his place in history but, if they fa...
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Bihar | Tejashwi leads the charge

"Our approach is one of santushtika­ran (satisfaction), theirs (the Congress-led opposition) is tushtikaran (appeasement)...” In a 30-minute address replete with rhetoric and promises of a better tomorrow, at Munger on April 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not pull his punches. From Bihar’s “dark ages” under Lalu Prasad and his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to the Congress’s “ominous gaze” on the common man’s property (via the much hyped ‘inheritance tax’), the BJP’s campaigner-in-chief whip­ped up enough bogeys to make a strong pitch for the NDA. Source link