Changing Sides? Nitish To Meet Sonia On Friday

NEW DELHI: Are the winds of change blowing in Bihar? Amid infighting in the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), sources told The New Indian that Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar spoke to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi on Sunday evening. A source in the Congress also said that the Bihar CM has sought time from Sonia Gandhi […]

Nitish Skips PM’s NITI Aayog Meet

NEW DELHI: In a clear indication that all is not well between National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United), Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar skipped the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog chaired by Prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Sunday. Kumar, instead, participated in a government programme […]

NIA Arrests 4th Accused In CPI-Maoist Revival Case

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested another accused allegedly involved in revival of CPI-Maoist in the Son-Ganga Bindh region. A NIA spokesperson said that the anti-terror probe agency has arrested Rajesh Gupta, a resident of Bihar’s Rohtas district, in connection with its case related to conspiracy by CPI-Maoist cadres involving Central Committee […]

PFI Case: NIA Searches Multiple Locations In Bihar

PATNA: Days after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) registered a case in the suspected terrorist module of PFI in Patna’s Phulwari Sharief, the anti-terror probe agency on Thursday carried out searches at several locations in Bihar. A senior NIA official related to the probe told The New Indian, “Multiple teams of NIA are carrying out […]

More Dads In India Than Moms Want Sons; Daughter-Doting Parents Most In Meghalaya, Lowest In Bihar, Punjab, Raj

NEW DELHI: Indian family’s desire for sons over daughters, ostensibly to carry on the family lineage, remains strong even in this age. While various government efforts, including the central government’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, have helped spread awareness about the girl child, the age-old habits refuse to die soon. The recently published data from the […]

No Party Yet, Deal-Maker PK Settles For Padyatra

PATNA: After his multiple talks with Congress, Janata Dal (United) and the Trinamool Congress failed to clinch any deal in his favour, poll strategy group IPAC’s frontman Prashant Kishor seems to have finally settled for a go-solo career yet again at this stage. In a decision that was full of symbolism, Kishor on Thursday announced […]

Which States Are Saving Your Fuel Bill? K’nataka, Guj Or Delhi, Maha & WB

  NEW DELHI: The rising price of fuel has undoubtedly affected the life of the common people. With India having one of the highest tax rates for fuel, there has been a constant call for the reduction of taxes. Prominent states like Karnataka and Gujarat were among the first to reduce the rates in November […]

Bollywood Fleeced Him, Nitish Preserved Him: Mountain Man’s Son Speaks Of Fight, Grit & Honour

NEW DELHI: On a long, winding stretch – overlooked by the towering hills on the right — in Bihar’s Gehlaur, it is hard to miss Dashrath Manjhi’s bust. Manjhi, who once earned the sobriquet of mountain man of India, remains Gehlaur’s mentor, inspiration, guide and friend even 14 years after his death.  After all, the […]

RJD-JDU Slugfest Over Killing Of Bihari Labourers In Kashmir

PATNA/NEW DELHI: A day after two more migrant workers from Bihar were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar raised his concern over the incident and said that the attacks on the migrants were “intentional”. Kumar also spoke to the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to share his apprehensions. On Sunday, terrorists […]

Arrested Pak Spy Entered India Via Bangladesh 10 Years Ago; Was Planning Terror Attacks Between Dussehra And Diwali

NEW DELHI: A terror strike is said to have been averted in the national capital after Delhi Police in co-ordination with central security agencies arrested a Pakistan national, Mohammad Ashraf, alias Ali, with a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Ramesh Park area of East Delhi on Monday. Ashraf was said to be masquerading […]