Vijay Swaroop, Hindustan Times

Vijay Swaroop

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Patna, BR, India

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Past articles by Vijay:

‘72% of ministers in Nitish’s new govt face criminal cases’

Chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav also have cases registered against them. → Read More

Suspense over RCP’s RS candidature; minister leaves Patna in a huff

Internal rumblings within the ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar became more pronounced Tuesday, the day the nomination process for the five Rajya Sabha seats from the state going to polls on June 10 began, with suspense hanging over ticket to union minister R C P Singh, who left for New Delhi in a huff after camping for days in Patna. → Read More

Shah trains guns at RJD at grand event to honour 1857 hero

Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday lashed out at the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the main opposition party in Bihar, reminding people of the “jungle raj” in the state before 2005 when the BJP-JD(U) combine wrested power from the RJD in assembly polls → Read More

Strip Muslims off voting rights, says Bihar BJP lawmaker

Hindustani Awam Morcha, which is part of Bihar’s ruling coalition, reacted sharply to the comments, saying he seems to have been mentally derailed → Read More

Council polls: BJP, JD (U) seal deal for 24 seats going to polls; Sahni sulks

As per the agreement, BJP would get 13 seats and JD(U) 11. From its quota, BJP will give one seat to its ally, the LJP (National) led by union minister Pashupati Kumar Paras. → Read More

BJP’s 1st response to ally JDU’s 50-50 formula for Bihar council seats is a ‘No’

Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal said 13 of the 24 vacant seats in the Bihar Legislative Council were with the BJP, an oblique counter to the demand from chief minister Nitish Kumar’s party that the BJP and JDU should both contest 12 seats each → Read More

RJD bait for Nitish: Will back if BJP pulls the plug

Main opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday offered its support to chief minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) if the latter’s ally Bharatiya Janata Party did not back it on the issue of special status for the state and a caste census. → Read More

NDA govt completes first year of fourth term in Bihar under shadow of pandemic

Asian Development Research Institute director Prabhat P Ghosh said managing the Covid-19 pandemic situation was the main concern of the state government during the year → Read More

In Bihar, all is not well in the NDA

Not a month has passed in the last eight months, since the NDA government was formed in Bihar, when a constituent of the NDA — the BJP, HAM-S and the VIP — has not voiced their dissent against the government. The fourth NDA constituent is CM Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) → Read More

LJP working committee removes Chirag Paswan as party chief

In a parallel meeting held at Paswan’s residence, all the five MPs who revolted against him were removed from the party | Latest News India → Read More

Bihar extends Covid lockdown by a week till June 8 but with some relaxations

On Sunday, Bihar reported 1,475 positive Covid cases, down from the 14,836 cases reported on May 5, the day the lockdown was announced. → Read More

Covid cases on decline, says Nitish Kumar, extends Bihar lockdown by 7 days

Bihar lockdown: There were 33 districts in the state with a positivity rate of more than 10% on May 10, according to Union health ministry figures. On Monday, there was only one district in this list: Bihar capital Patna. → Read More

Black Fungus declared an epidemic in Bihar

A notifiable disease is any disease that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. The collation of information allows the authorities to monitor the disease and provides early warning of possible outbreaks. → Read More

Bihar extends lockdown till May 25, test positivity rate dips to 8.9%

On May 4, the Crisis Management Group of the Bihar government had decided to impose a lockdown in the state, from May 5-15, amid a rise in daily Covid-19 cases. According to a Bihar health department bulletin on May 13, the state recorded 7,752 positive cases on Wednesday, the reports of which came on Thursday. → Read More

Bihar announces fresh curbs; night curfew from 6 pm to arrest Covid-19 surge

The government has decided to keep public transport (up to 50% of the capacity), industrial units, construction activities, e-commerce, health and health related services, carts used by fruit and vegetable vendors, agriculture and allied services, restaurants (take away system till 9 pm) out of the purview of the restrictions. → Read More

In latest blow to LJP, its lone MLC in Bihar joins BJP

MLC Nutan Singh became the latest LJP leader to jump ship. → Read More

Kanhaiya, LJP MP meet JDU leaders; fuel speculation

Kanhaiya’s meeting with the JD(U) leader comes at a time when the former JNU leader is facing heat from the party. → Read More

‘A courtesy call’: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on meeting with PM Modi

The meeting with the PM and Shah, immediately after the cabinet expansion in Bihar, assumes significance following the impending cabinet expansion at the Centre. Also, it is believed that Kumar in his meeting could have raised the issue of LJP’s continuation in NDA. → Read More

Nitish became Bihar CM on NDA’s request: Sushil Modi

PATNA A day after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said he had expressed no desire to become the chief minister and that his Janata Dal (United) party’s ally, the ... → Read More

BJP placates Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi says he will remain CM

On Sunday, Nitish Kumar had said that he did not have any intention of becoming the Chief Minister but was pressured into accepting the post after the Bihar assembly election. → Read More