Nitish Kumar: News

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.

22 Jun 2024

Bihar Police

5 arrested in Jharkhand in NEET paper leak case

Five individuals were arrested by the Economic Offences Unit (EOU) of the Bihar Police in Deoghar, Jharkhand, on Friday, as part of the ongoing investigation into the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) paper leak case.

Patna HC scraps Bihar government quota hike to 65% 

The Patna High Court on Thursday overturned the Bihar government's decision to increase the reservation quota for backward classes, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes in government jobs and higher educational institutions from 50% to 65%.

19 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates new Nalanda University campus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the new Nalanda University campus near the ancient university ruins in Rajgir, Bihar.

Ahead of Parliament session, NDA ministers' meeting at Rajnath's home

A group of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ministers are scheduled to meet at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence on Tuesday.

15 Jun 2024

Ayodhya

Yogi Adityanath to meet RSS chief after latter's 'arrogant' remark

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in Gorakhpur on Saturday evening.

Narendra Modi takes oath as PM for third consecutive time 

Narendra Modi took oath as India's Prime Minister for the third time on Sunday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

09 Jun 2024

Chandrababu Naidu

Ahead of Narendra Modi's swearing-in, opposition's warning to BJP 

On the eve of Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, leaders of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government would not last.

09 Jun 2024

Bangladesh

How will BJP accommodate JD(U), TDP in Modi 3.0 Cabinet 

All eyes will be on the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday (June 9) as Narendra Modi prepares to take the oath as prime minister for the third time at a grand ceremony.

08 Jun 2024

Chandrababu Naidu

JD(U) to get 2 cabinet berths, TDP 4: Report

The Janata Dal (United), led by Nitish Kumar, will be getting two portfolios in the new cabinet under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, NDTV reported, citing sources.

07 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi says Congress won't reach 100-seat mark, but it might 

Taking the stage at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress will not be able to cross the 100-seat mark even in 100 years.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's swearing-in shifted to Sunday evening

The swearing-in ceremony of incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi—initially planned for Saturday—was rescheduled to Sunday evening.

06 Jun 2024

Agnipath Scheme

NDA 3.0: BJP ally flags Agnipath resentment; may seek review

As the National Democratic Alliance gets ready to form the government for the third time with no party with full majority, Janata Dal (United)'s KC Tyagi voiced his party's intent to seek a review of the Centre's Agnipath scheme for armed forces recruitment.

06 Jun 2024

Delhi

What happened during Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav's in-flight meeting

A picture of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his former deputy Tejashwi Yadav seated together on a Vistara Patna-Delhi flight on the vote-counting day (June 4) of the Lok Sabha elections took the internet by storm.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Which world leaders will attend PM Modi's swearing-in?

The members of the National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday extended support to incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form the government for a third time.

06 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

'Act fast...': Nitish's advice to PM Modi on government formation

The members of the National Democratic Alliance on Wednesday extended support to incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form the government for a third time.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi may stake claim for government formation after NDA meeting

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance will likely meet President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday evening to stake claim to form the new government, reports said.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony likely on June 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Cabinet tendered their resignation to President Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday.

05 Jun 2024

Chandrababu Naidu

TDP chief Naidu says his party will remain with NDA 

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu said on Wednesday that his party will continue its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

TDP, JD(U) push for Speaker's post as insurance: Report

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Janata Dal (United)—key constituents of the National Democratic Alliance's third consecutive term—are pushing for the Lok Sabha Speaker's post, the Indian Express reported.

BJP falls short of majority: 2 coalition-era veterans emerge kingmakers

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared results for all 543 Lok Sabha seats on Tuesday.

05 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

BJP fails to get majority: Cabinet, NDA, INDIA meetings today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks to form the government for a third consecutive term after the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured a simple majority in the 543-member Lok Sabha.

03 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Bihar CM Nitish meets PM Modi ahead of results day

Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a day before the Lok Sabha election results are scheduled to be announced.

29 May 2024

Begusarai

Bihar: Schools remain open at 47 degrees Celsius, students faint 

Numerous students reportedly fainted and felt unwell due to the soaring temperatures amid an extreme heatwave sweeping across Bihar.

29 Apr 2024

Amit Shah

Shah's helicopter has 'narrow escape', government denies report

A video depicting Union Home Minister Amit Shah's helicopter departing from Bihar's Begusarai was initially reported as having a "narrow escape" on Monday.

04 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi campaigns for 'little brother' Chirag Paswan in Jamui 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned for Chirag Paswan on Thursday and said he was happy the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader had taken over the role of his father, Ram Vilas Paswan.

2024 polls: INDIA bloc finalizes seat-sharing for Bihar's 40 seats

The partners of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance have reached a consensus on the seat-sharing arrangement for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections in Bihar.

20 Mar 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of polls, Bihar's Pappu Yadav merges JAP with Congress 

Prominent Bihar politician Pappu Yadav on Wednesday merged his Jan Adhikar Party with the Congress in New Delhi.

19 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Union minister resigns over BJP's seat-sharing with nephew Chirag's party

Union Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras resigned from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet on Tuesday.

Lok Sabha polls: Mahagathbandhan in Bihar faces 'conflict' over seat-sharing

Even as the 2024 Lok Sabha elections near, the Mahagathbandhan alliance in Bihar is still struggling with seat-sharing arrangements.

NDA shares Bihar seat allocation for Lok Sabha polls

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Monday announced the distribution of seats among its coalition members in Bihar.

22 Feb 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

AAP, Congress finalize seat-sharing formula for Lok Sabha polls: Reports

The Aam Aadmi Party and Congress have reportedly reached an agreement on seat-sharing for the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi.

21 Feb 2024

Akhilesh Yadav

'All is well...': Akhilesh hints at seat-sharing agreement with Congress

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday indicated that seat-sharing discussions with the Congress for Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats were close to being finalized.

19 Feb 2024

Samajwadi Party

SP offers 15 Lok Sabha seats in UP to Congress

The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Monday said it will allocate 15 of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats to its Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) partner, the Congress, per NDTV.

17 Feb 2024

Kamal Nath

MP: Speculation rife on Kamal Nath, son joining BJP

Months after being removed as the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee chief, speculations are rife that senior Congress leader Kamal Nath is going to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Long over: Nitish on INDIA bloc, says was against name

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday claimed that the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc was already over.

16 Feb 2024

Lalu Prasad Yadav

Bihar: Lalu Prasad says 'doors always open' for Nitish Kumar

Days after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ditched Bihar's Mahagathbandhan alliance, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has said that "doors are always open" for his former ally.

15 Feb 2024

Farooq Abdullah

J&K: National Conference to contest Lok Sabha polls solo

Farooq Abdullah, the National Conference (NC) chief, has said that his party will not join the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

12 Feb 2024

Janata Dal (United)

Bihar: Nitish Kumar passes floor test with 130 MLAs' support

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sailed through the much-anticipated floor test on Monday as his government won a vote of confidence in the legislative assembly.

12 Feb 2024

Bihar

Bihar: RJD's Awadh Bihari Choudhary removed as assembly speaker

Awadh Bihari Chaudhary of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has been removed as the Bihar Assembly's speaker after failing a no-confidence motion moved by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Bihar: Nitish Kumar's government to face trust vote today

A floor test of the new Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be held on Monday.

31 Jan 2024

Bihar

Wanted another name for INDIA bloc, says Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Wednesday, said that he had urged the Congress and other members of the opposition bloc to not name the grouping Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA).

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 9th time

Nitish Kumar took oath as the Bihar chief minister for a record ninth time at Raj Bhavan in Patna on Sunday.

28 Jan 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress president's 'Aaya Ram-Gaya Ram' jibe after Nitish Kumar's exit

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Sunday and rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), ending the Mahagathbandhan rule in the state.

Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar chief minister 

Nitish Kumar has resigned as Bihar's chief minister, bringing an end to his 18-month ruling coalition with Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress.

Bihar: Nitish to resign today, BJP-JD(U) alliance on cards

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is expected to step down on Sunday and return to an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

27 Jan 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Congress reaches out to Nitish Kumar amid Bihar crisis

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge made several attempts to contact Chief Minister Nitish Kumar but was unsuccessful, according to senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh.

27 Jan 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

BJP tried to poach 7 AAP MLAs, offered money: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to overthrow his government by bribing Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs.

Bihar: Nitish may stake claim to form government by Sunday

Amid political unrest in Bihar, the Janata Dal-United (JDU) is set to hold a legislative meeting on Sunday.

Nitish to stay Bihar CM, deputies from BJP likely: Report

Nitish Kumar will be sworn in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a seventh time on Sunday with support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), NDTV reported.

25 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Nitish may skip Rahul's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Bihar: Report

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won't be joining Rahul Gandhi for Congress's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra when it enters his state on Monday (January 29), NDTV said.

24 Jan 2024

Bihar

Nitish takes a swipe at PM over Thakur's Bharat Ratna

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said that awarding Bharat Ratna to former state CM Karpoori Thakur was an old demand of the Janata Dal (United) or JD(U).

13 Jan 2024

Rahul Gandhi

INDIA leaders to discuss seat-sharing virtually today, Mamata to skip

The opposition Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc will hold a virtual meeting on Saturday to discuss seat-sharing with its constituents.

11 Jan 2024

Bihar

Bihar school uses benches as fuel for cooking, probe ordered

The Bihar Education Department is investigating claims that wooden benches for students were used as fuel for cooking mid-day meals at a government school in Patna district.

07 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to sound poll bugle from Bihar on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to launch his Lok Sabha election campaign in Bihar's Champaran on Saturday (January 13). He is expected to lead a rally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at Raman Maidan in Bettiah.