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  • Portfolios allocated in Bihar cabinet; Nitish Kumar keeps home, Tejashwi Yadav gets health, roads Aug 16, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Portfolios allocated in Bihar cabinet; Nitish Kumar keeps home, Tejashwi Yadav gets health, roads

    Nitish Kumar has also kept with himself general administration, cabinet secretariat, election and any other departments not assigned to others, said an official communication.

  • Party-wise list of ministers in new Bihar cabinet Aug 16, 2022 01:53 PM IST

    Party-wise list of ministers in new Bihar cabinet

    While Nitish Kumar and his deputy were sworn in six days ago on August 10, the remaining 31 ministers took their oath on Tuesday.

  • Bihar cabinet expands, 31 ministers inducted Aug 16, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    Bihar cabinet expands, 31 ministers inducted

    Among the ministers who took oath, 16 were from RJD, 11 from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U), two from Congress, one from ex-CM Jitan Ram Manjhi's Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and one Independent.

  • BJP top brass to hold meeting with party's Bihar core group today Aug 16, 2022 10:15 AM IST

    BJP top brass to hold meeting with party's Bihar core group today

    They are likely to deliberate upon the BJP's future course of action, and the strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, sources said, adding organisational changes may also come up for discussion.

  • BJP core committee in Bihar to meet in Delhi on Tuesday Aug 15, 2022 08:13 PM IST

    BJP core committee in Bihar to meet in Delhi on Tuesday

    The proposed meeting has been convened to discuss a number of issues that have been thrown up by the political upheaval in the state.

  • Union minister's party rules out possibility of a split post Bihar upheaval Aug 14, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Union minister's party rules out possibility of a split post Bihar upheaval

    The party’s state president Prince Raj held a press conference here to refute speculations, flanked on either side by two of the MPs, Chandan Kumar and Veena Devi.

  • UP parties welcome Bihar development, but no sign of similar realignment against BJP in sight Aug 14, 2022 12:29 PM IST

    UP parties welcome Bihar development, but no sign of similar realignment against BJP in sight

    The parties acknowledge that defeating the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, which send 80 members to Lok Sabha, is key to oust it from power at the Centre. But they remain shy of taking any initiative to unite forces against the BJP, more so considering the poor results of such alliances in the past.

  • Bihar | Had sought 4 central cabinet berths in 2019, BJP did not agree: Nitish Kumar Aug 12, 2022 08:17 PM IST

    Bihar | Had sought 4 central cabinet berths in 2019, BJP did not agree: Nitish Kumar

    The Bihar Chief Minister also asserted that the induction of his former close aide RCP Singh last year did not have his consent.

  • 'Jungle raj' has returned to Bihar, claims BJP Aug 12, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    'Jungle raj' has returned to Bihar, claims BJP

    BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said at a press conference that several people, including journalists, have been killed and a temple priest was beheaded since the two parties joined hands to form the government after the Janata Dal (United) snapped ties with the saffron party.

  • In a Bihar village, grooms are on sale for as little as Rs 50,000: Report Aug 11, 2022 02:03 PM IST

    In a Bihar village, grooms are on sale for as little as Rs 50,000: Report

    Saurath village in Bihar's Madhubani district is known for its annual groom market, where male guardians of women come looking for matches for them.

  • Nitish Kumar now in front row of opposition camp along with Mamata Banerjee to take on BJP: Shatrughan Sinha Aug 10, 2022 05:13 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar now in front row of opposition camp along with Mamata Banerjee to take on BJP: Shatrughan Sinha

    Sinha said the JD(U) leader has given the BJP a taste of its own medicine after it dislodged governments of opposition parties in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

  • Stung by Nitish Kumar's betrayal , BJP stages protest in Bihar Aug 10, 2022 01:26 PM IST

    Stung by Nitish Kumar's betrayal , BJP stages protest in Bihar

    The `Maha Dharna' (massive demonstration) staged in front of the party office at Birchand Patel Marg was attended by all BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar who vowed to expose the 71 years old JD(U) leader through agitations scheduled at district and block levels later this week.

  • Nitish takes oath as Bihar CM, Tejashwi Yadav as his deputy Aug 10, 2022 10:35 AM IST

    Nitish takes oath as Bihar CM, Tejashwi Yadav as his deputy

    Nitish Kumar administered the oath of office by Governor Phagu Chauhan at a simple ceremony inside the Raj Bhavan at 2 pm.

  • Congress likely to get 4 ministerial berths in new government in Bihar, say sources Aug 10, 2022 08:56 AM IST

    Congress likely to get 4 ministerial berths in new government in Bihar, say sources

    Nitish Kumar will be administered the oath of office Wednesday. They said Kumar spoke to both Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi soon after resigning as chief minister.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening Aug 09, 2022 06:16 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this evening

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  • Nitish resigns as chief minister of NDA govt in Bihar Aug 09, 2022 04:49 PM IST

    Nitish resigns as chief minister of NDA govt in Bihar

    He said the decision to sever ties with the NDA was taken by his party, the JD(U).

  • Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow, Tejashwi Yadav to be deputy Aug 09, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM tomorrow, Tejashwi Yadav to be deputy

    In the 243-member assembly, the RJD is currently the single-largest party with 79 MLAs. The JD(U) has 45 legislators, Congress 19 and the CPI(ML)-led Left Front 17.

  • Bihar political crisis: Tejashwi Yadav to accompany Nitish Kumar to meet Governor Chauhan Aug 09, 2022 12:28 PM IST

    Bihar political crisis: Tejashwi Yadav to accompany Nitish Kumar to meet Governor Chauhan

    Congress and the Left MLAs have given their letters of support to RJD's Tejashwi Yadav.

  • JD(U), RJD to hold parallel meetings amid soaring political temperatures in Bihar Aug 09, 2022 09:40 AM IST

    JD(U), RJD to hold parallel meetings amid soaring political temperatures in Bihar

    While the outcome will be known once the meeting is over, more than one of the prospective attendees denied the party's ties with the BJP having worsened to an extent to call for a realignment.

  • Will Nitish Kumar do a volte-face again? All eyes on Bihar Aug 09, 2022 07:09 AM IST

    Will Nitish Kumar do a volte-face again? All eyes on Bihar

    However, those appearing to be in the know of things in both parties insisted that notwithstanding hectic political activity that continued till late Monday evening, a dramatic realignment was not on the agenda of the meetings that will commence simultaneously, right across the street from each other.

  • Bihar to launch scheme for overall growth of handloom sector: Nitish Kumar Aug 08, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    Bihar to launch scheme for overall growth of handloom sector: Nitish Kumar

    An inclusive programme for overall development of the weavers working in different districts will soon be launched by the state government. People associated with the handloom sector will certainly be benefitted from this scheme, Kumar said.

  • Ex-Union minister RCP Singh quits JD(U), vents spleen against Bihar CM Aug 06, 2022 10:46 PM IST

    Ex-Union minister RCP Singh quits JD(U), vents spleen against Bihar CM

    Asked whether he now intended to join the BJP, the JD(U)'s alliance partner to which he has been accused of having grown too close, RCP Singh said he has not yet made up his mind.

  • Bihar government decides to release certain prisoners under special remission scheme Aug 06, 2022 01:12 PM IST

    Bihar government decides to release certain prisoners under special remission scheme

    A screening committee of the state home department has been instructed to review records of prisoners and identify eligible ones to grant the special remission, Bihar Law Minister Pramod Kumar told PTI.

  • High uranium in groundwater in Bihar leaves authorities worried Aug 06, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    High uranium in groundwater in Bihar leaves authorities worried

    Presence of uranium in drinking water is a matter of great concern in respect of public health, CGWB (Middle-East region) regional director Thakur Brahmanand Singh said.

  • Eleven die in hooch tragedy in dry Bihar; five held, SHO suspended Aug 06, 2022 09:45 AM IST

    Eleven die in hooch tragedy in dry Bihar; five held, SHO suspended

    Sale and consumption of alcohol were completely banned in Bihar by the Nitish Kumar government in April 2016.

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