Articles about Nitish Kumar
Nitish Kumar is a political leader and president of the Janata Dal-United (JDU) and six-time Chief Minister of Bihar. Kumar did his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Patna. He won in the 1985 Bihar elections from Harnaut, thus gaining entry into the state legislature, and became a Lok Sabha MP from Barh in 1996. In 1999, he founded JDU and aligned with the BJP, putting up an impressive performance in the Lok Sabha elections that year. He also served as a union minister in the Vajpayee Government. Kumar briefly became the Chief Minister of Bihar in 2000. He came to power again in 2005 and served a full term as CM till 2010. He was re-elected in 2010 and served till 2014. In 2015, he became CM for the fourth time in alliance with RJD and INC. However, due to differences with RJD, he broke the alliance and joined the BJP-led NDA, thus being sworn in as CM for the fifth time in 2017. In the 2020 state elections, the BJP-JDU alliance won the majority, with Kumar starting his sixth innings as the Bihar CM.
03 Sep 2021
Bihar MLA on train in undergarments scandalizes co-passengers
The opposition in Bihar on Friday found fresh ammunition against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) after a video of a party MLA traveling by a New Delhi-bound train in undergarments went viral.
02 Aug 2021
BJP ally Nitish Kumar demands probe into Pegasus scandal
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday backed the Opposition's demand for a probe into the alleged Pegasus snooping scandal.
14 Jun 2021
5 LJP MPs rally against Chirag Paswan, support uncle Pashupati
Five of the six MPs from the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) have joined hands against their leader Chirag Paswan - leaving him isolated and marking a big development in Bihar's politics.
10 Jun 2021
Bihar revises COVID-19 toll, confirms more than 9,000 deaths
Bihar on Wednesday added 3,951 backlog fatalities to its coronavirus death toll, taking the total number of deaths in the state to 9,429 since the pandemic began early last year.
04 May 2021
Bihar goes into lockdown until May 15: CM Nitish Kumar
Bihar will observe a full lockdown until May 15, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced today amid spiralling coronavirus cases across the northern state.
08 Apr 2021
Bihar police arrests six in Madhubani "massacre" case
Bihar police has arrested six people from near the Indo-Nepal border in Madhubani in connection with killing of five persons last month, an incident dubbed as a "caste-war" by the media, and a "massacre" by opposition.
24 Mar 2021
Uproar inside Bihar Assembly over new legislation; Opposition MLAs thrashed
A Bill introduced by the Nitish Kumar-led government in Bihar led to unprecedented chaos inside the Assembly on Tuesday, where cops were deployed to physically evict unruly Opposition MLAs. The marshals inside the Vidhan Sabha found themselves outnumbered.
01 Mar 2021
Bihar to offer free COVID-19 vaccines, even at private hospitals
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that COVID-19 vaccines across the state will be free of cost.
13 Feb 2021
Irregularities in COVID-19 testing emerge in Bihar, CM promises action
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday promised action on the glaring irregularities in the coronavirus testing in the state. The issue resonated in Rajya Sabha yesterday with parliamentarian Manoj Jha demanding a high-level probe.
08 Feb 2021
Slain Indigo airlines manager's family meets CM; demands justice
Slain Indigo airlines station manager Rupesh Kumar Singh's family members on Sunday met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and sought justice for the deceased, asserting it was difficult to digest the police's road rage theory in the murder case.
22 Jan 2021
Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government
Posting objectionable, anti-government content on social media platforms will now be considered cybercrime in Bihar, the state government announced on Friday.
28 Dec 2020
Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'
Less than two months after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was never greedy for the chair and that ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to make its own CM.
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.
18 Nov 2020
No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future
After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.
16 Nov 2020
Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar CM for 4th straight term
Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar has been sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the fourth straight term on Monday.
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.
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.
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).
11 Nov 2020
NDA keeps Bihar, RJD becomes single-largest party, Congress crashes again
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form a government in Bihar and Nitish Kumar will get another term at the Chief Minister's office. The results of the closely-fought elections, declared in the early hours of Wednesday, showed BJP handed over Bihar to Kumar, while his own party JD(U) fared poorly.
10 Nov 2020
Bihar election: RJD single-largest party; NDA maintains slight lead
The results of the 2020 Bihar election are yet to be declared.
10 Nov 2020
Bihar elections: NDA crosses half-way mark, BJP emerges single-largest party
A long-time dream of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was fulfilled on Tuesday after it emerged as the single-largest party in Bihar, where counting of votes began at 8 am.
10 Nov 2020
Bihar elections: JD(U) member concedes defeat, blames coronavirus
In a surprising development, KC Tyagi, the spokesperson of JD(U), conceded defeat just a couple of hours after counting of votes began in Bihar.
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.
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.
07 Nov 2020
Bihar polls: Final phase begins, PM says "set new record"
The third and final phase of Bihar polls began on Saturday, with voters queuing up at 78 of the total 243 Assembly seats to choose the next Chief Minister.
05 Nov 2020
Bihar: Nitish Kumar says 2020 polls are his 'last election'
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday declared that the 2020 state Assembly elections will be his last.
03 Nov 2020
Bihar election: Onions thrown at Nitish Kumar at Madhubani rally
Onions were thrown at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a rally in Madhubani on Tuesday.
03 Nov 2020
Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray
The second phase of Bihar's Assembly polls began today amid high-security and restrictions, levied considering the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
28 Oct 2020
Voting begins in Bihar; PM says, "Follow coronavirus-related precautions"
The high-stakes Bihar polls began today as voters of 71 out of the total 243 seats chose their pick, amid restrictions levied due to coronavirus pandemic.
27 Oct 2020
Munger: Police clashes with Durga worshippers; 1 killed, many injured
A man was killed while several others were injured amid clashes during the immersion of Goddess Durga's idol in Bihar's Munger on Monday.
27 Oct 2020
Lalu Yadav's son Tejashwi responds to Nitish's "eight-nine" children jibe
Turning the big battle for Bihar personal, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday took potshots at RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for having nine children, in a quest for a son.
26 Oct 2020
Amend or abandon GST: Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP-led Centre
Uddhav Thackeray, the disgruntled former ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), launched a sharp attack on the Centre on Sunday, saying that the GST system has failed and it should either be amended, or the old system should be brought back.
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.
22 Oct 2020
Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi tests positive for COVID-19; hospitalized
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Thursday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
01 Oct 2020
No clean chit to Deepika, Shraddha, Sara, others: NCB
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has denied claims about giving a "clean chit" to Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and others in connection with an ongoing drugs probe related to fellow actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.