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Bihar has best growth in Bimaru states

Bihar’s economic growth rate and decline in poverty between 2004-05 and 2012-13 have been the most impressive among “Bimaru” states and special category status would help sustain and promote the backward state’s growth, said industry body Assocham in a study report on Monday.

BJP seeks Nitish prosecution

Giving impetus to voices rising against Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for his alleged involvement in the `950-crore fodder scam via his alleged acceptance of a part of the ill-gotten money, the Opposition BJP on Saturday sought his prosecution in light of a confessional statement by the scam’s kingpin.

RJD workers meet in show of unity

With its charismatic supremo and main crowd-puller Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted for corruption and away in jail in Ranchi beginning a five-year prison term, the RJD on Friday held its first workers’ meeting after the shock, trying to put up a show of unity ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2014.

Lalu gets 5-yr jail, out of polls 11 yrs

In one of the most widely-awaited judicial pronouncements in recent times, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Thursday sentenced to five years in jail and fined `25 lakh in a 17-year-old case of the `950-crore fodder scam, becoming one of three sitting MPs set to lose their seats in three days.

Rift in RJD over Rabri becoming acting chief?

After a kneejerk bid to install jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi temporarily as the party’s national president, the party’s leaders on Tuesday appeared to

Prisoner No. 3312 seeks cable TV in ‘VVIP cell’

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Prisoner No.

Lalu convicted in fodder case, jailed, to lose seat

In a momentous verdict for Indian politics and the future of one of the nation’s top leaders, Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav was on Monday convicted and sent to jail by a special CBI

Wife, son confine man for 9 years

In a shocking instance of the extreme lengths some people can go to for availing themselves of the government’s welfare measures, a woman in Bihar kept her husband in confinement for nine years, havin

Nitish hails report; BJP cries betrayal

While Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday hailed the Raghuram Rajan committee’s report on backwardness of states, saying it would help Bihar get more Central aid, the main Opposition BJP att

Bihar BJP ex-mantris to be evicted?

With Bihar’s former BJP ministers continuing to be adamant on not vacating their spacious ministerial bungalows till fresh accommodation was provided, the JD(U) government is considering plans to forcibly evict them even at the risk of another showdown with the saffron party.

The expected electoral victory in Greece of Syrizia, an acronym meaning “radical coalition of the Left”, had made waves across financial markets.

US President Barack Obama, during his visit to India this week, intends to highlight the strategically essential US-India relationship and shore up support for a wide variety of shared policy interest