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Oil firms high on alcohol ban in Bihar!
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Oil firms high on alcohol ban in Bihar!

The prohibition has freed up as much as 60 million litres of ethanol The Bihar government’s move to ban liquor sales in the state to curb alcoholism and empower women has turned out to be an opportunity for oil marketing companies (OMCs) to strengthen their ethanol blending programme (EBP). The prohibition by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has freed up as much as 60 million litres of ethanol. The Union petroleum ministry has accepted a proposal by the Bihar government and asked OMCs ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Nitish's total liquor ban challenged in HC Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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It's 'maha jungle raj' in Bihar, says Lalu's MP

Days after he ranted at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he is not a ‘PM material’, Rashtriya Janata Dal member of Parliament Mohammad Taslimuddin on Saturday said there is no sushashan (good governance) in Bihar as there prevails ‘Maha Jungle Raj’. "It is futile to talk of good governance, now it can be said that there is Maha Jungle Raj in Bihar,” Taslimuddin said. Training guns at Kumar’s ambition of becoming prime minister, ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago How Nitish's PM ambitions went up in smoke on May 19  Rediff.com1 day ago These Bihar legislators mock Nitish's 'rule of law'  Rediff.com2 weeks ago When Lalu's elder son became 'Bihar chief minister'  Rediff.com1 month ago
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Bihar government to recommend CBI probe into scribe murder

Bowing to the wishes of the family of slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, the Bihar government on Monday decided to recommend a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into his killing. "A decision has been taken to hand over the inquiry into the killing of a journalist of a vernacular daily at Siwan to the CBI at the request of his family. After completing the formalities, the recommendation for CBI investigation would be made today itself," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters in Patna. The ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago Another journalist abused, threatened in Bihar  Rediff.com6 days ago Outrage grows over scribe's killing, kin demand CBI probe  Rediff.com1 week ago
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'Chances of a smooth run of Parliament are remote'

‘The current prime minister delights in confrontation; his government is deliberately provocative.’ ‘As of now, there is zero chance of the GST getting passed in this session.’ ‘People seem to be underestimating the Congress’ resilience factor. We are like the Indian elephant: we take time to move.’ Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh tells Kavita Chowdhury that since the attitude of the ...
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Nitish declares Bihar a dry state

Four days after promulgation of partial prohibition in Bihar on April 1, the Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday decided to impose a total ban on alcohol in towns and cities. The decision to ban sale and consumption of India Made Foreign Liquor in municipal and town council areas with immediate effect was taken at a cabinet meeting, the chief minister said. The Nitish Kumar government had banned sale and consumption of country and spiced liquor in rural areas from April 1 this year, but had ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Nitish ends practice of gifts to MLAs after row  Rediff.com2 months ago
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Bihar announces quotas for third gender candidates in govt jobs

The government of Bihar has announced reservations for candidates from the the third gender community in government jobs, a move welcomed by transgenders as a leveler. M I Khan/ Rediff.com report from Patna. The Bihar government on Wednesday announced reservations in government jobs for eunuchs and transgenders, whom it had recognised as the third gender last year. The state government will also set up a welfare board for the people belonging to third gender. Bihar Social Welfare minister Manju ...
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Budget 2016 shows Modi is a reformer in retreat

The loss in Bihar has forced a change in NDA's market positioning, says Shekhar Gupta. Image: Modi’s isn’t a “minimum government, maximum governance” approach. Photograph: Reuters     The Narendra Modi government’s third Budget confirms that he is a reformer of government and not a liberaliser of economy. The most significant positive aspects of this Budget, for example, all lie in improving government processes. The most important of these are ...
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5 shooters involved in Bihar scribe's murder arrested

The accused say a close aide of former RJD MP Shahabuddin gave them a supari to kill Ranjan, reports M I Khan from Patna. Five shooters, including the main shooter Rohit Kumar, involved in the killing of senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan in Bihar’s Siwan district were arrested on Wednesday, Additional Director General (police headquarters) Sunil Kumar said. The Special Investigation Team and Siwan police have arrested the five shooters and the weapons (pistols) and three motorcycles used in ...
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'Congress losing due to 'rent a cause' approach'

In his analysis loaded with attacks on the Congress party’s poor show in the assembly elections 2016, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the results show a significant loss of public trust in the party. IMAGE: BJP supporters in Guwahati celebrate the party's historic win in Assam. The most important political analysis emerging from the results is a significant setback to the Congress party. It lost both the states of Kerala and Assam. In Kerala, it lost because its ...
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'Not passing the GST is a grave mistake'

United Progressive Alliance government had piloted the GST bill but Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states like Gujarat had opposed the draft. As Parliament session ended without passing the landmark GST bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday rued the Rajya Sabha not approving the biggest indirect tax reform measure since independence, saying states stood to benefit the most from it. The Prime Minister, who spoke in the Upper House as it bid farewell to 53 retiring MPs, noted that Rajya ...
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