Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

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Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

29 Jan 2020

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

In a development that will hardly surprise political observers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled poll-strategist Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma from Janata Dal (United), over their controversial statements in the last couple of days.

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur, 18 others, convicted

20 Jan 2020

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Owner Brajesh Thakur, 18 others, convicted

Brajesh Thakur, who ran a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur where minor girls were raped and assaulted, was held guilty by a Delhi court today.

Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

14 Dec 2019

Prashant Kishor asked to leave JD(U); will work with AAP

JD(U)'s vice-president Prashant Kishor is angry after his party supported the Citizenship Act and he has been continuously slamming his boss and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

19 Nov 2019

Bill Gates says he's impressed with Nitish Kumar. Here's why

World's richest man, Bill Gates said that he is impressed with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, a day after meeting him in Patna.

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

30 Sep 2019

Bihar floods death-toll climbs to 29; government seeks IAF support

In what has been termed a delayed withdrawal of the monsoon, the death toll climbed to 29 in flooded Bihar on Sunday.

Bihar rains: 17 dead; hospitals flooded, boats out on roads

29 Sep 2019

Bihar rains: 17 dead; hospitals flooded, boats out on roads

At least 17 people have died in Bihar, including 4 in Patna, after three days of incessant downpour threw normal life out of gear in the state. Moreover, homes and hospitals have been flooded.

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

05 Jul 2019

Union Budget 2019: Know what became costlier and what cheaper

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke for more than two hours in her maiden budget speech and promised a better future to countrymen.

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

23 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav installed 44 ACs in house, claims Sushil Modi

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi launched a fresh attack on RJD's Tejashwi Yadav over extravagant expenditure.

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

12 Jun 2019

Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

Bihar has been reeling under an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 53 children in the past 10 days.

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

07 Jun 2019

JD(U)'s Prashant Kishor may work for BJP's rival Trinamool

There are no permanent friends or foes in politics, as we saw in recently concluded general elections.

Amit Shah rebukes minister Giriraj Singh for 'Iftar party' dig

04 Jun 2019

Amit Shah rebukes minister Giriraj Singh for 'Iftar party' dig

BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday reprimanded Union Minister Giriraj Singh for taking a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his own party member Sushil Modi over an Iftar party.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expands Cabinet, ignores ally BJP

02 Jun 2019

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expands Cabinet, ignores ally BJP

On Sunday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expanded his Cabinet by inducting eight new members.

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

22 May 2019

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.

No summer elections: Nitish Kumar has a suggestion for EC

19 May 2019

No summer elections: Nitish Kumar has a suggestion for EC

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was among the early voters who cast their ballot on Sunday, the last phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence

26 Apr 2019

PM Modi files nomination from Varanasi in allies' presence

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in the presence of top BJP leaders and allies.

Bihar: Six of seven girls found hours after fleeing shelter-home

24 Feb 2019

Bihar: Six of seven girls found hours after fleeing shelter-home

Seven minor girls escaped from a care unit at Mokama town, Patna in the early hours yesterday following which six of them were found in Darbhanga district, police said.

Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Lalu flays Nitish Kumar over SC order

08 Feb 2019

Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Lalu flays Nitish Kumar over SC order

RJD national president Lalu Prasad has flayed his arch-rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over Supreme Court's order to transfer Muzaffarpur sex scandal to a POCSO court in Delhi.

#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats

23 Dec 2018

#RoadTo2019: Bihar seat-sharing done, BJP-JD(U) to contest on 17 seats

In an apparent show of strength, BJP President Amit Shah, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan announced the seat sharing agreement for Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Sunday.

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

26 Oct 2018

Shah: BJP, JD(U) to contest 2019 elections on equal seats

It has been confirmed that the BJP and Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on an equal number of seats.

Nitish Kumar appoints Prashant Kishor as Vice-President of JD(U)

16 Oct 2018

Nitish Kumar appoints Prashant Kishor as Vice-President of JD(U)

On Tuesday, poll strategist Prashant Kishor was appointed the Vice President of JD(U) by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, making him the second most powerful person in the party.

Nitish Kumar calls slipper throwing incident a 'publicity stunt'

15 Oct 2018

Nitish Kumar calls slipper throwing incident a 'publicity stunt'

Breaking his silence over a youth hurling a slipper at him recently, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar yesterday termed the incident "absurd" and "meant for publicity," ruing that there was "no value for good work".

Youth must join politics for public-service, not gains: Nitish Kumar

12 Oct 2018

Youth must join politics for public-service, not gains: Nitish Kumar

In a veiled attack on opposition RJD, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said youth, these days, enter politics by virtue of their family background to "serve their own interests".

Nitish Kumar condoles death of Jain monk Tarun Sagar Maharaj

01 Sep 2018

Nitish Kumar condoles death of Jain monk Tarun Sagar Maharaj

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his profound grief on the death of Jain monk Tarun Maharaj in Delhi on Saturday.

'One nation, one poll' good idea, but not implementable: Nitish

14 Aug 2018

'One nation, one poll' good idea, but not implementable: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that "one nation, one poll" was a good idea but not implementable in the forthcoming general elections.

Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

08 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur: Minister resigns amid reports of husband's ties with Brajesh

Manju Verma, Bihar's Social Welfare Department (SWD) Minister has resigned after allegations of her husband Chandeshwar Verma's involvement in the horrendous Muzaffarpur shelter home rape case.

Muzaffarpur shelter-home: Brajesh Thakur spend days at jail-hospital, not barrack

06 Aug 2018

Muzaffarpur shelter-home: Brajesh Thakur spend days at jail-hospital, not barrack

Brajesh Thakur, the prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror, is lodged at a hospital ward inside the Muzaffarpur district jail, and not the barracks, ET reports.

Bihar Social-Welfare-Minister should be sacked for Muzaffarpur shelter-home-scandal: NCP's Anwar

04 Aug 2018

Bihar Social-Welfare-Minister should be sacked for Muzaffarpur shelter-home-scandal: NCP's Anwar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) National General Secretary and MP, Tariq Anwar, demanded that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sack his Social Welfare Minister, Manju Verma, for the failure to prevent sexual exploitation at the state-funded shelter home at Muzaffarpur.

Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

04 Aug 2018

Three women JD(U)-spokespersons' open-letter to Rabri ahead of Tejashwi's sit-in

Three women spokespersons of ruling JD(U) in Bihar today wrote an open letter to former Bihar CM Rabri Devi asking her to expel from the party those involved in immoral acts.

Bailey Road caves in after heavy rain in Bihar

29 Jul 2018

Bailey Road caves in after heavy rain in Bihar

A part of the busy Jawaharlal Nehru Road, commonly known as Bailey Road, in Patna caved in due to heavy rains, officials said today.

Bihar govt recommends CBI inquiry into shelter-home sexual assault case

26 Jul 2018

Bihar govt recommends CBI inquiry into shelter-home sexual assault case

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today recommended a CBI inquiry into the alleged sexual exploitation of girls at a state-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district.

Bihar: 16 girls raped in shelter-home, police dig for buried-body

23 Jul 2018

Bihar: 16 girls raped in shelter-home, police dig for buried-body

The Bihar police started excavation in a shelter home of Muzaffarpur after it was alleged that a minor was killed and buried there.

Salary stopped, stay at official-residence allowed for 'rebel' Sharad Yadav

07 Jun 2018

Salary stopped, stay at official-residence allowed for 'rebel' Sharad Yadav

Rebel JD(U) MP Sharad Yadav will not be given a salary and other allowances, the Supreme Court ruled today, till the plea seeking his disqualification as Rajya Sabha member doesn't resolve.

Nitish Kumar: No permanent allies of this political opportunist

06 Jun 2018

Nitish Kumar: No permanent allies of this political opportunist

Stairway to power goes through many U-Turns and who knows it better than Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. He had once said, "I shall get power, by hook or crook, but once I have got the power I will do good work."

Explained: 'Special Category Status' demand of Bihar and Andhra

31 May 2018

Explained: 'Special Category Status' demand of Bihar and Andhra

In March, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu quit NDA after a standoff with the Center over the demand of giving Special Category Status (SCS) to his state.

Need to create awareness about Nipah virus: Bihar CM Nitish

29 May 2018

Need to create awareness about Nipah virus: Bihar CM Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar directed the health authorities to create awareness about Nipah virus at "panchayat levels" while laying the foundation stone of 301 health-related schemes worth Rs. 784cr in the state yesterday.

Bihar: Five persons, including two minors, killed in lightning strike

30 Apr 2018

Bihar: Five persons, including two minors, killed in lightning strike

Five persons, including two minor girls, were killed when a thunderstorm struck north Bihar's Madhubani district yesterday, police said.

PM Modi to address 20,000 Swachhagrahis in Bihar's Motihari

29 Mar 2018

PM Modi to address 20,000 Swachhagrahis in Bihar's Motihari

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Bihar's Motihari on April 10 to take part in the concluding ceremony of Champaran Satyagraha centenary celebrations, a district official said.

Kartik-Purnima tragedy: 3 dead, 10 injured in Bihar's Begusarai stampede

04 Nov 2017

Kartik-Purnima tragedy: 3 dead, 10 injured in Bihar's Begusarai stampede

At least three women have been killed in a stampede at Simaria Ghat in Bihar's Begusarai as hundreds gathered to participate in Kartik Purnima celebrations today.

Nitish Kumar attends PM's lunch after declining Sonia Gandhi

27 May 2017

Nitish Kumar attends PM's lunch after declining Sonia Gandhi

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has accepted the invite to lunch with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Lalu's benami properties - RJD, BJP workers clash in Patna

17 May 2017

Lalu's benami properties - RJD, BJP workers clash in Patna

Rashtriya Janata Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed outside the BJP office in Patna, in light of the recent raids by the I-T department on alleged benami properties tied to RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.