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Bihar panchayat polls: SEC focuses on sensitive polling booths

India, Aug. 12 -- Bihar panchayat election schedule is out and the State Election Commission (SEC) is focusing on polling booths with high vulnerability, and having a history of poll malpractices. So... Read More


Big DA hike on the table for Bihar govt staff

PATNA, Aug. 11 -- Bihar government employees are likely to get a substantial hike in dearness allowance (DA), from the existing 17% to 28%, on the lines of central government employees who got the ben... Read More


Party posters without image of JD(U) national chief trigger row

PATNA, Aug. 9 -- A controversy erupted in the JD(U) Sunday when large posters were put up at the party office and other places to announce the arrival of former JD(U) president and newly inducted Unio... Read More


Govt weighs in with test scales to rein in errant shopkeepers

PATNA, Aug. 8 -- In an effort to protect consumer rights, Bihar's agriculture department has launched an online process of receiving complaints against unscrupulous shopkeepers who tamper with weighin... Read More


Biometric plans for panchayat polls

PATNA, Aug. 6 -- The State Election Commission ( SEC) plans to use biometric technology in the upcoming panchayat polls in Bihar to check bogus voting and duplication of voters, the first such initiat... Read More


EC mulls use of biometrics in coming Bihar panchayat polls to check bogus voting

India, Aug. 5 -- The state election commission ( SEC) is all set to use biometric voting technology in the forthcoming panchayat polls in Bihar to check bogus voting. People aware of the development ... Read More


Chirag is the real leader of LJP, says Lalu

PATNA, Aug. 4 -- Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad on Tuesday backed Chirag Paswan, who was recently upstaged in his Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) by his uncle a... Read More


Tejashwi meets Nitish to push for caste census, says CM positive

PATNA, July 31 -- In a renewed push for a caste census, Bihar's leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, along with Congress and left leaders, on Friday met chief minister Nitish Kumar in the state... Read More


Tejashwi meets Nitish to push for caste census, says CM positive

India, July 30 -- PATNA In a renewed push for a caste census, Bihar's leader of Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, along with Congress and left leaders, on Friday met chief minister Nitish Kumar in th... Read More


Bihar should hold its own caste census, Tejashwi tells CM; Lalu too weighs in

PATNA, July 30 -- Bihar's leader of opposition, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), on Thursday said chief minister Nitish Kumar should lead a delegation of the state Assembly to ... Read More