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  • COVID-19 | India reports record single-day deaths as Bihar revises tally after HC-ordered audit Jun 10, 2021 10:59 AM IST

    COVID-19 | India reports record single-day deaths as Bihar revises tally after HC-ordered audit

    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.

  • Amid criticism, Nitish Kumar vows to continue liquor ban in Bihar Mar 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST

    Amid criticism, Nitish Kumar vows to continue liquor ban in Bihar

    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.

  • Leading by example: Home Minister Amit Shah, EAM S Jaishankar take first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Mar 01, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    Leading by example: Home Minister Amit Shah, EAM S Jaishankar take first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    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.

  • What to make of ex-Union minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain’s shift from Centre to Bihar Jan 18, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    What to make of ex-Union minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain’s shift from Centre to Bihar

    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.

  • Nitish Kumar gets Home, BJP's Tarikishore Finance as JD(U) retains key portfolios in new Cabinet Nov 18, 2020 12:46 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar gets Home, BJP's Tarikishore Finance as JD(U) retains key portfolios in new Cabinet

    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.

  • Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, 14 ministers inducted in cabinet Nov 16, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, 14 ministers inducted in cabinet

    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.

  • Nitish Kumar to take oath as CM for 4th straight term; Amit Shah, JP Nadda to attend the ceremony Nov 16, 2020 12:01 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar to take oath as CM for 4th straight term; Amit Shah, JP Nadda to attend the ceremony

    Nitish Kumar’s name for the top job was approved at a meeting of NDA held on November 15

  • Bihar Election Results 2020: 5 things you should know about the verdict Nov 11, 2020 01:37 PM IST

    Bihar Election Results 2020: 5 things you should know about the verdict

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020 | 'Encouraging' voter turnout amid COVID-19: What it means Nov 05, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 | 'Encouraging' voter turnout amid COVID-19: What it means

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020: Tejashwi, four ministers of Nitish Kumar in fray in second phase today Nov 03, 2020 08:14 AM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: Tejashwi, four ministers of Nitish Kumar in fray in second phase today

    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.

  • Bihar Election 2020: 12 rallies in 4 days, will PM Modi’s campaign work for NDA this time? Oct 30, 2020 12:13 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: 12 rallies in 4 days, will PM Modi’s campaign work for NDA this time?

    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

  • Bihar Election 2020: Parties face virtual challenge as poll dates draw near Oct 19, 2020 03:22 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: Parties face virtual challenge as poll dates draw near

    Home to 10 crore people, Bihar is the third most populous state in the country after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

  • Bihar elections: BJP launches campaign song 'Ee ba' to counter Opposition’s 'Ka ba' Oct 13, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Bihar elections: BJP launches campaign song 'Ee ba' to counter Opposition’s 'Ka ba'

    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.

  • Bihar Assembly Elections: What’s new in the first biggest global voting exercise amid the pandemic Sep 25, 2020 05:59 PM IST

    Bihar Assembly Elections: What’s new in the first biggest global voting exercise amid the pandemic

    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.

  • Liquor-free India: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar bats for nationwide alcohol ban to fulfil ‘Gandhi’s wish’ Feb 17, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    Liquor-free India: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar bats for nationwide alcohol ban to fulfil ‘Gandhi’s wish’

    Nitish Kumar stated that alcohol-free India was something envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi because he believed that liquor destroys lives

  • Nitish Kumar dodges BJP to allow Kanhaiya Kumar’s anti-CAA protest Jan 31, 2020 01:13 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar dodges BJP to allow Kanhaiya Kumar’s anti-CAA protest

    A BJP parliamentarian had allegedly urged the administration of Bihar’s West Champaran district to block Kanhaiya Kumar’s anti-CAA protest march

  • Prashant Kishor is coronavirus of politics: JDU leader Jan 29, 2020 01:12 PM IST

    Prashant Kishor is coronavirus of politics: JDU leader

    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”.

  • Prashant Kishor apologises after NDA no-show to receive CRPF martyr's remains in Bihar Mar 04, 2019 04:03 PM IST

    Prashant Kishor apologises after NDA no-show to receive CRPF martyr's remains in Bihar

    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

  • BJP's loss is Congress' gain? Upendra Kushwaha's RSLP joins Mahagathbandhan in Bihar Dec 20, 2018 05:07 PM IST

    BJP's loss is Congress' gain? Upendra Kushwaha's RSLP joins Mahagathbandhan in Bihar

    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

  • Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Bihar govt suspends six officials Aug 05, 2018 12:20 PM IST

    Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Bihar govt suspends six officials

    The Muzaffarpur shelter home incident had surfaced in a social audit conducted by Mumbai-based Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

  • Nitish launches scheme for girl child post Muzaffapur sex scandal Aug 05, 2018 11:02 AM IST

    Nitish launches scheme for girl child post Muzaffapur sex scandal

    The ambitious 'Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana' will be run by three departments – education, health and social welfare.

  • No talks of JD(U) joining Union Cabinet, says Nitish Kumar Sep 02, 2017 07:30 PM IST

    No talks of JD(U) joining Union Cabinet, says Nitish Kumar

    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

  • Bihar to pay power bill subsidy to consumers: Nitish Mar 31, 2017 05:25 PM IST

    Bihar to pay power bill subsidy to consumers: Nitish

    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.

  • Nitish denies making U-turn on demonetisation Feb 13, 2017 06:32 PM IST

    Nitish denies making U-turn on demonetisation

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today stuck to his viewpoint that the outcome of the Centre's demonetisation exercise was disappointing and denied making any "U-turn" on the issue.

  • Water to every household within 5 years: Nitish Kumar Jul 21, 2016 07:38 AM IST

    Water to every household within 5 years: Nitish Kumar

    "Not more than 4-5 percent of people are getting tap water and even after implementation of all the approved schemes of PHED (Public Health Engineering Department), a maximum of 22 percent of the population of the state would get water from taps," Kumar said.

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