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  • Caste census demand poses a dilemma for BJP Aug 27, 2021 12:01 PM IST

    Caste census demand poses a dilemma for BJP

    It is imperative for the BJP to secure a major chunk of the OBC vote so as to maintain its winning streak. To do this, it needs the support of its regional allies who are rooting for the inclusion of caste numbers in the current census 

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar becomes first BJP ally to call for probe into Pegasus spyware row Aug 02, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar becomes first BJP ally to call for probe into Pegasus spyware row

    He also said that the matter should be discussed in Parliament as Opposition leaders have been “reiterating (for talks) for so many days."

  • Bihar Politics | Nitish Kumar has hit two targets with one arrow Jun 18, 2021 10:28 AM IST

    Bihar Politics | Nitish Kumar has hit two targets with one arrow

    The JD(U) is believed to be behind the ‘coup’ in the LJP. By cutting Chirag Paswan to size, Nitish Kumar has also sent a message to the BJP 

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sets target of vaccinating 6 crore people in six months Jun 11, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sets target of vaccinating 6 crore people in six months

    So far, 1.18 crore people in the state, which has a total population of about 13 crores, have received the jabs.

  • Bihar Politics | Why is Nitish Kumar so angry? Mar 18, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Bihar Politics | Why is Nitish Kumar so angry?

    Unlike his earlier terms as Chief Minister where he was powerful and in command, this time Nitish Kumar is surrounded by NDA ally BJP which is gaining momentum in Bihar

  • Bypoll Results | BJP consolidates its position, Congress has reason to worry Nov 10, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Bypoll Results | BJP consolidates its position, Congress has reason to worry

    The BJP has reason to cheer — the voters have not gravitated away from where they were a year ago during the general elections. The Congress seems to be failing election after election

  • Bihar Election 2020: On last day of campaigning, Nitish Kumar says this is his 'last election' Nov 05, 2020 06:33 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: On last day of campaigning, Nitish Kumar says this is his 'last election'

    Kumar, 69 contested his first assembly polls in 1977 as a candidate of the erstwhile Janata Dal from the Harnaut constituency, but lost the election.

  • Bihar Elections | 28 seats could decide Congress-JD(U) fate Nov 04, 2020 12:08 PM IST

    Bihar Elections | 28 seats could decide Congress-JD(U) fate

    These 28 seats account for 12 percent of House strength, and could play a crucial role in a tight election where opinion polls predict a JD(U)-BJP National Democratic Alliance (NDA) win while support for RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav seems to be swelling

  • Bihar Election 2020: PM Modi wraps up Bihar campaigning with two rallies today Nov 03, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: PM Modi wraps up Bihar campaigning with two rallies today

    During his election rallies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the Centre’s schemes, achievements of the Nitish Kumar government besides reminding voters of the “jungle raj”, referring to the 15-year-long Lalu-Rabri rule in the state.

  • Bihar Elections | 77 and 52 are magic numbers this election Oct 23, 2020 12:19 PM IST

    Bihar Elections | 77 and 52 are magic numbers this election

    The Bihar assembly election seemed a done and dusted affair a few weeks back—However, now it is interestingly poised with various indicators changing over the election campaign

  • What has Nitish Kumar’s economic track record been in the last five years? Oct 22, 2020 10:29 AM IST

    What has Nitish Kumar’s economic track record been in the last five years?

    It’s very likely that the economic disruption resulting from the pandemic, the lockdowns and the return of migrant labour would overshadow any earlier good work done on the economic front

  • Bihar Elections: How Ram Vilas Paswan's death will impact Bihar polls Oct 09, 2020 01:55 PM IST

    Bihar Elections: How Ram Vilas Paswan's death will impact Bihar polls

    It will also be interesting to see how BJP will treat Chirag Paswan after his father’s death, especially when he has walked out of NDA and has been critical of Nitish Kumar, the NDA's chief ministerial face.

  • Bihar Elections | LJP’s plans to go alone could cut both ways Oct 07, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Bihar Elections | LJP’s plans to go alone could cut both ways

    LJP’s Chirag Paswan, it is believed, has the backing of BJP’s central leadership, and they expect to win nearly twice the number of seats to the JD(U) and install a more hardliner leader in Bihar

  • Elections | How a weak JDU and RJD could change the Bihar’s electoral landscape Sep 11, 2020 10:36 AM IST

    Elections | How a weak JDU and RJD could change the Bihar’s electoral landscape

    If there is a possibility of a leadership change in Bihar, there is also hope that the results of the upcoming election could sow the seeds for a more transformative politics

  • Chirag Paswan to take final call on Bihar poll alliance, says Lok Janshakti Party Sep 07, 2020 05:22 PM IST

    Chirag Paswan to take final call on Bihar poll alliance, says Lok Janshakti Party

    Led by Chirag Paswan, who is the son of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, the LJP has been at odds with Nitish Kumar over several issues including Kumar’s recent decision to join hands with former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi.

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar reiterates: No question of NRC in the state Jan 13, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar reiterates: No question of NRC in the state

    The Bihar CM also said any talks on the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, should be done separately, and not read along with the NRC

  • Dussehra celebrations fail to hide rift between BJP leaders and Bihar CM Oct 09, 2019 12:12 PM IST

    Dussehra celebrations fail to hide rift between BJP leaders and Bihar CM

    The prominent BJP leaders who skipped the event are Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Pataliputra MP Ram Kripal Yadav, and state minister Nand Kishore Yadav, among others.

  • Lok Sabha Polls 2019 | The caste lines under NDA's candidate selection in Bihar Mar 27, 2019 09:50 PM IST

    Lok Sabha Polls 2019 | The caste lines under NDA's candidate selection in Bihar

    Of the six seats given to the LJP as a part of NDA's seat-sharing arrangement, Ram Vilas Paswan has kept three seats, all reserved category, for his family members

  • CBI not to probe into role of CM Nitish Kumar in shelter home rape cases: JD(U) Feb 16, 2019 08:56 PM IST

    CBI not to probe into role of CM Nitish Kumar in shelter home rape cases: JD(U)

    Special POCSO judge Manoj Kumar passed the order against five officials on February 16, a day after similar judgement was given with respect bureaucrats.

  • New airports to come up in Darbhanga and Purnia, announces Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Dec 25, 2017 10:36 AM IST

    New airports to come up in Darbhanga and Purnia, announces Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

    Kumar made the announcement at the golden jubilee celebrations of the Akhil Bharatiye Mithila Sangh at Talkatora Stadium

  • Credit Nitish for focus on growth, quality of life: Sen Jul 22, 2013 08:34 PM IST

    Credit Nitish for focus on growth, quality of life: Sen

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen says he prefer's the 'Nitish Kumar' brand of economics over Modinomics. As a big supporter of equitable growth, Sen says he believes there is a strong political and economic case for Bihar to be given special status in the Food Security Bill.

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