Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister

In a dramatic political turmoil, Nitish returns to the NDA fold, after cutting ties with the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ 
Hardnews Bureau Delhi

Huge consignments of liquor seized, six peddlers arrested in Bihar

Hardnews Bureau

Patna:  In the continuing drive against trans-border smuggling of liquor into ‘dry’ Bihar, police seized huge consignments of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and arrested six liquor peddlers

Bihar Liquor Ban: Prohibition to Repression

That is the unhappy progression of the Bihar Liquor Policy, with the new provisions being sought to be added by the zealous Mahagathbandhan
Shibu Kumar Tripathi Delhi

Bihar: Administration and Police at loggerheads

With suspension of 11 SHOs in Bihar, the government is facing another controversy in its quest for implementing prohibition
Shibu Kumar Tripathi Delhi

Ban on Booze: Short cut, fig leaf, knee jerk

Nitish Kumar’s anti-alcohol package may be a classic socially-themed blockbuster in the recognisable traditions of the Indian nation-state, but it is scarily disdainful of history and ground realities
Dhruba Basu Delhi

Why the victory of Bihar wasn’t about secularism

Using the discourse of secularism to garner votes on the basis of caste, and use it to consolidate a venal system of power is the most distasteful aspect of this triumph of secularism 
Rajat Datta Delhi 

Eleven reasons why BJP Lost Bihar

Our October Issue called the elections first, our cover story detailed how the Gathbandhan would reclaim the state. Here is a quick look at the main reasons that led to the defeat of the BJP in Bihar and the landslide victory of the unlikely, Grand Alliance
Hardnews Bureau, Delhi

Bihar Election: Campaign Strategies of Desperation

The elections in Bihar are nearing their close. KC Tyagi, Member of Parliament, Janata Dal (United), speaks to Hardnews about the prospects of the Grand Alliance in the ongoing Bihar elections
Abeer Kapoor Delhi

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