Nitish Kumar

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Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

23 Jun 2020

Bihar: Five MLCs from Lalu's party join rival Nitish's JD(U)

In what brings bad news for Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), five MLCs of the party resigned to join JD(U), the party of rival Nitish Kumar, reports said on Tuesday. This development comes just days before the Bihar Legislative Council polls, which are scheduled for July 6.

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.

Coronavirus: Death toll reaches 41; Telangana confirms 6 fatalities

31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Death toll reaches 41; Telangana confirms 6 fatalities

The Ministry of Health on Monday said that 227 new coronavirus cases were reported in the past 24 hours, taking India's tally to 1,251.

Three tales of migrant workers that will tear you up

30 Mar 2020

Three tales of migrant workers that will tear you up

In the last couple of days, we have been bombarded with news reports about migrant workers' plight. With the nation going under the intense lockdown for 21 days starting last Wednesday, they stared at a bleak future, with empty stomachs.

Coronavirus: Migrant workers to face 14-day quarantine in UP, Bihar

29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Migrant workers to face 14-day quarantine in UP, Bihar

Lakhs of migrant workers who are being ferried to their homes in spite of a nationwide lockdown will face a mandatory quarantine in their native states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, a report stated.

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.

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.

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

08 Jan 2020

#BigTwist: CBI says no girl was killed in Muzaffarpur shelter-home

Nearly two years ago, the gut-wrenching horror meted to girls staying at a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur sent shockwaves across the nation.

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

05 Jan 2020

Bihar NPR to begin from May 15, says Deputy CM

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi has announced dates for the updation of the National Population Register (NPR) this year.

CAA-stir: Prashant Kishor questions Congress' absenteeism, gets slammed

21 Dec 2019

CAA-stir: Prashant Kishor questions Congress' absenteeism, gets slammed

On Saturday, JD(U) leader and poll-strategist Prashant Kishor asked Congress why isn't it on the streets protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

21 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: Bandh called by RJD brings Bihar to halt

As protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are raging across India, Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD called for a bandh in Bihar on Saturday. This shutdown adversely affected rail and road traffic.

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

20 Dec 2019

NRC won't be implemented in Bihar, declares CM Nitish Kumar

JD(U) boss and Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, has said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in his state. In fact, he asked why should even the process make an appearance in Bihar.

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: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

06 Oct 2019

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) slams "ally" Giriraj Singh

The devastation in Bihar, courtesy heavy rainfall, impacted the political corridors with Union Minister Giriraj Singh constantly slamming ally JD(U), led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

02 Oct 2019

Bihar floods: What happened in America, asks 'angry' Nitish Kumar

For the last couple of days, Bihar has been reeling under devastating floods. The situation in capital Patna served as a grim reminder that nothing is fine in the state.

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.

Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

29 Sep 2019

Floods ravage Bihar, Uttar Pradesh; death toll climbs to 80

Over 80 have lost their lives as heavy rains continue to batter several parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

24 Sep 2019

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

05 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How Indian politicians reacted

On Monday, India bore witness to history as the BJP-led Centre scrapped contentious Article 370, which granted autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.

'Super 30' declared tax-free in Rajasthan, Hrithik thanks CM Gehlot

19 Jul 2019

'Super 30' declared tax-free in Rajasthan, Hrithik thanks CM Gehlot

After Hrithik Roshan's recent release Super 30 was declared tax-free in Bihar, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also announced that no entertainment tax would be levied on the movie in the state.

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.

SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

24 Jun 2019

SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

While India focuses on becoming a superpower, its children are dying because governments didn't care to raise awareness about a deadly disease.

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: Encephalitis kills 128 children. Is anyone paying attention?

20 Jun 2019

Bihar: Encephalitis kills 128 children. Is anyone paying attention?

Bihar is reeling under a major health crisis, and with every passing day, things are only getting worse.

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

17 Jun 2019

Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

As Bihar continues to reel under rising mercury, all government and government-aided schools in the state have been ordered to remain shut till June 22.

Bihar #EncephalitisDeaths: Child dies during Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit

16 Jun 2019

Bihar #EncephalitisDeaths: Child dies during Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit

A five-year-old girl died of suspected encephalitis fever during Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit to Bihar's Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital.

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.

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

05 Jun 2019

What should India expect from new Home Minister Amit Shah

From 2014 to 2019, things have changed for PM Narendra Modi, for better. This time, he got a bigger mandate and he inducted his right-hand man Amit Shah into the Cabinet.

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 Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

30 May 2019

Before Modi takes oath, understanding how Union Cabinets are formed

Who will be a part of Narendra Modi's Cabinet, is a question which has kept political analysts busy since BJP got a thumping victory in 2019 general elections.

After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

27 May 2019

After dismal performance, Lalu's party may break ties with Congress

In Bihar, the RJD-Congress mahagathbandhan was supposed to stall BJP's rise, but it failed miserably.

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.

Happy with exit polls, Shah to host dinner for allies

21 May 2019

Happy with exit polls, Shah to host dinner for allies

BJP President Amit Shah is all set to host a dinner for NDA allies on Tuesday. The dinner, which can be seen as a show of strength, was finalized after exit polls gave a comfortable majority to NDA.

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.

Muzaffarpur shelter-home case: 11 missing girls may have been murdered

05 May 2019

Muzaffarpur shelter-home case: 11 missing girls may have been murdered

In a major development which is sure to make the Muzaffarpur shelter-home case bleaker, CBI told Supreme Court on Friday that 11 girls who had gone missing from the premises might have been killed.