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Bihar: Minister, accused of corruption, resigns hours after taking charge

19 Nov 2020

Bihar: Minister, accused of corruption, resigns hours after taking charge

Three days after taking the oath along with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bihar's Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary tendered his resignation today.

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

15 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow

Nitish Kumar will become the Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) announced today after a meeting of its legislators.

Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting

15 Nov 2020

Nitish Kumar named Bihar CM at key NDA meeting

Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar is set to return for a fourth term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.

Bihar: Decision about CM left to NDA, says Nitish Kumar

13 Nov 2020

Bihar: Decision about CM left to NDA, says Nitish Kumar

JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who suffered a major blow in the recently-conducted Bihar Assembly elections, declared he hasn't claimed the CM post and the decision will be taken by National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Who will govern Bihar? Answer soon as counting begins

10 Nov 2020

Who will govern Bihar? Answer soon as counting begins

The counting of votes for the Bihar Assembly started at 8 am today, capping months of uncertainty on who will govern the crucial state for the next five years.

Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance

07 Nov 2020

Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance

The voting for the third and final phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020 has ended. The exit polls for the election have predicted a win for the Opposition-led Grand Alliance over the ruling National Democratic Alliance.

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

01 Nov 2020

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address four back-to-back rallies in the last leg of campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections.

Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

24 Oct 2020

Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav releases manifesto; hits at BJP's employment promise

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday released the party's poll manifesto, days before voting for the Bihar Assembly election is scheduled to commence.

BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

22 Oct 2020

BJP's big Bihar promises: Free coronavirus vaccine; 19 lakh jobs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released manifesto for poll-bound Bihar. Among the big promises were free coronavirus vaccine for all and an assurance of 19 lakh jobs to seekers.

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

21 Oct 2020

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

Bihar elections: JD(U)-BJP reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal; NDA snubs Paswan

06 Oct 2020

Bihar elections: JD(U)-BJP reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal; NDA snubs Paswan

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Tuesday announced the seat-sharing formula of its constituent parties for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

04 Oct 2020

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) have come up with a 50:50 seat-sharing deal, reports said on Sunday.

Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls

03 Oct 2020

Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Opposition alliance has announced Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav as its Chief Ministerial candidate.

Three-phased polls for Bihar, results on November 10

25 Sep 2020

Three-phased polls for Bihar, results on November 10

Bihar will vote in three phases and the results will be declared on November 10, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora declared on Friday. With this announcement, the Model Code of Conduct came into effect.

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

13 Sep 2020

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "good governance" in the state.

BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

23 Aug 2020

BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said the saffron party, the Janata Dal (United), and the Lok Janshakti Party, will fight the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls together.

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

22 Aug 2020

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

In Bihar Assembly polls, the first large-scale elections to be held after coronavirus pandemic, people displaying high temperature, a symptom of the highly-contagious disease, and quarantined patients, will be allowed to cast their votes, the broad guidelines issued by Election Commission on Friday said.

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

19 Aug 2020

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

17 Aug 2020

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.

Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

22 Apr 2020

Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

An officer in Bihar was suspended after he issued a pass to a BJP MLA to bring his daughter home from Kota, an incident which left Chief Minister Nitish Kumar embarrassed and invited criticism from the opposition.

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

09 Mar 2020

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

On Sunday, International Women's Day, newspapers across Bihar were plastered with advertisements for a new woman-led political party, Plurals.

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

07 Feb 2020

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

29 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son, Tejashwi Yadav, on Saturday put an end to speculations about him "going missing" after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

02 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap on Monday floated a new party "Lalu-Rabri Morcha" named after his parents as the Yadav family feud worsened.

Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav stakes claim to form govt; meets governor

18 May 2018

Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav stakes claim to form govt; meets governor

Following the political drama in Karnataka, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, along with the Congress, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), and CPI(ML) leaders met Governor Satya Pal Malik today and staked claim to form the government in Bihar.

Cambridge Analytica row: Rahul accuses BJP of peddling "fake news"

24 Mar 2018

Cambridge Analytica row: Rahul accuses BJP of peddling "fake news"

Congress and BJP have been engaged in a slinging match over hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA).

There's one primary school at every 1km in Bihar: Minister

10 Mar 2018

There's one primary school at every 1km in Bihar: Minister

The Bihar Government has been successful in setting up a primary school at every 1km while a middle and secondary school at every 3km and 5km respectively, the In-charge Minister (Education) Shravan Kumar told the Bihar Assembly yesterday.

Nitish nod to simultaneous LS-VS polls, but no 2019 elections

19 Sep 2017

Nitish nod to simultaneous LS-VS polls, but no 2019 elections

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar asserted that he would back PM Modi's idea of "one nation one election."

Is a split in Congress's Bihar faction imminent?

08 Sep 2017

Is a split in Congress's Bihar faction imminent?

Rahul Gandhi recently met 27 Bihar Congress MLAs and about 19 of them recommended that they should break the alliance with Lalu Yadav's RJD "for the time being."

RK Singh: Former bureaucrat who challenged ministers now becomes one

04 Sep 2017

RK Singh: Former bureaucrat who challenged ministers now becomes one

In the Narendra Modi-led government's recent cabinet rejig, Raj Kumar Singh, a former bureaucrat, has been appointed the minister of power, and new and renewable energy.

Nitish Kumar wins the floor test by 131 votes

28 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar wins the floor test by 131 votes

Nitish Kumar backed by BJP has claimed the support of 131 out of 243 members to win the floor test in the Bihar Assembly.

Elections over, exit polls an appetizer before final results

10 Mar 2017

Elections over, exit polls an appetizer before final results

Exit polls for the recently conducted assembly elections in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur have started coming in.