Jun 10, 2021 10:59 AM IST
6,148 deaths in a day is the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities reported in 24 hours in any country, so far, in the pandemic. The United States of America had reported 5,444 daily COVID-19 deaths, a previous global record, on February 12.
- Mar 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST
The Tejashwi Yadav-led opposition launched a scathing attack on the Kumar-led NDA government after a police sub-inspector was killed and the village chowkidar sustained gunshot injuries in a shootout with liquor mafia in Majorganj area of Sitamarhi district last week.
- Mar 01, 2021 02:55 PM IST
Soon after the PM, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar were among the first leaders to receive the first dose of the vaccine.
- Jan 18, 2021 12:29 PM IST
The announcement means the BJP leader's return to electoral politics, from Centre to the state though, since 2014 when he lost the Lok Sabha election from Bhagalpur in Bihar.
- Nov 18, 2020 12:46 PM IST
The JD(U) has kept all important portfolios it had in previous dispensation, despite the BJP emerging as the bigger partner in the NDA in recently-concluded Bihar Assembly elections.
- Nov 16, 2020 05:59 PM IST
The leaders who took oath included six JD (U) leaders including Nitish Kumar and seven leaders, including the two deputy chief ministers, from the BJP. The two allies, VIP and HAM, got one ministerial berth each in the Nitish cabinet.
- Nov 16, 2020 12:01 PM IST
Nitish Kumar’s name for the top job was approved at a meeting of NDA held on November 15
- Nov 11, 2020 01:37 PM IST
The Bihar mandate may have given NDA another chance to rule the state, but it led to dip in the stature of the incumbent chief minister Nitish Kumar whose party Janata Dal (United) won just 43 seats and polled 15 percent votes, a dip from 71 seats and over 40 percent vote share in 2015 elections.
- Nov 05, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Bihar’s voter turnout has decreased from 62.6 percent in 2000 to 56.8 percent in 2015 assembly polls. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections it was 55.38 percent while in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it was 53.54 percent.
- Nov 03, 2020 08:14 AM IST
The RJD is contesting 56 of the 94 seats while the Congress is contesting 24. The CPI and CPI (M), part of the Grand Alliance recently, are fighting four seats each in the 94 going to polls today.
- Oct 30, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Like in earlier elections, the BJP has adopted the strategy of slotting PM Modi’s rallies for the next phase of election on the day of polling for the previous phase for maximum reach
- Oct 19, 2020 03:22 PM IST
Home to 10 crore people, Bihar is the third most populous state in the country after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.
- Oct 14, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is fighting multiple obstacles this election: anti-incumbency, a multi-party alliance in the Opposition and, importantly, resistance from alliance partners in the NDA
- Oct 13, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The two-minute-thirty-five-second song, supported by video clips and pictures, aims at reaching out to the electorate and counter the opposition parties, who were using popular Bhojpuri song "Bihar Me Ka Ba (What's up with Bihar)" by a young artist Neha Singh Rathore to target the NDA regime in Bihar.
- Sep 28, 2020 09:06 AM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar faces a 15-year anti-incumbency, and the JD(U)-BJP government has earned flak for its handling of the migrant crisis and the spread of COVID-19. However, the results of the assembly polls seem a foregone conclusion with a limp Opposition
- Sep 25, 2020 05:59 PM IST
The last assembly poll held in India was in Delhi in February 2020 before the pandemic set in. In between, polls have been conducted for Rajya Sabha and legislative council seats, involving a limited set of voters, not the general public.
- Feb 17, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Nitish Kumar stated that alcohol-free India was something envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi because he believed that liquor destroys lives
- Jan 31, 2020 01:13 PM IST
A BJP parliamentarian had allegedly urged the administration of Bihar’s West Champaran district to block Kanhaiya Kumar’s anti-CAA protest march
- Jan 29, 2020 01:12 PM IST
Ajay Alok’s response came in retaliation to Prashant Kishor’s tweet about Bihar Chief Minister and JDU leader Nitish Kumar’s “lies about why Kishor was inducted into the party”.
- Mar 04, 2019 04:03 PM IST
Their absence could be attributed to PM Modi’s Sankalp rally in Patna the same day. CM Kumar had gone to welcome the PM at the airport
- Dec 20, 2018 05:07 PM IST
Kushwaha's Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RSLP), which was earlier a member of the NDA, had won 2 seats in the 2015 Assembly elections in Bihar
- Aug 05, 2018 12:20 PM IST
The Muzaffarpur shelter home incident had surfaced in a social audit conducted by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
- Aug 05, 2018 11:02 AM IST
The ambitious 'Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana' will be run by three departments – education, health and social welfare.
- Sep 02, 2017 07:30 PM IST
JD(U) has two Lok Sabha members Kaushalendra Kumar and Santosh Kushwaha along with nine Rajya Sabha members including rebels Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar
- Mar 31, 2017 05:25 PM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced in the state Assembly that the state government would provide subsidy on power bill to consumers instead of power companies from 2017-18 fiscal.