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  • Inside poll-bound Bihar’s eye-popping Covid-19 turnaround Sep 19, 2020 10:31 AM IST

    Inside poll-bound Bihar’s eye-popping Covid-19 turnaround

    State officials say Bihar is now carrying out 1.5 lakh tests a day against 17,000 daily tests in the last week of July. Despite the nine-fold increase in testing, the number of people testing positive each day has fallen from 17 percent in late July to just 1.4 percent now.

  • We believe in work, not publicity, says Nitish Kumar as battle for Bihar begins Sep 07, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    We believe in work, not publicity, says Nitish Kumar as battle for Bihar begins

    The 243-member Bihar assembly is expected to go to the polls in October-November as the term of the present assembly ends November 29.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi announces return to NDA ahead of Bihar polls Sep 02, 2020 10:33 PM IST

    Jitan Ram Manjhi announces return to NDA ahead of Bihar polls

    Dalits in Bihar are over 16 percent of the electorate and about 40 seats in the 243-member house are reserved for them, and in such a scenario Manjhi's comeback would be an advantage for the ruling alliance.

  • No party can form government in Bihar alone, alliance a reality: Sushil Modi Sep 01, 2020 04:46 PM IST

    No party can form government in Bihar alone, alliance a reality: Sushil Modi

    Modi said the NDA, under the state leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, would contest the elections unitedly and form the government against.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi meets Nitish Kumar amid speculations of return to NDA Aug 27, 2020 03:57 PM IST

    Jitan Ram Manjhi meets Nitish Kumar amid speculations of return to NDA

    The HAM chief, however, denied having any political deliberations with Kumar and asserted that the talks were centred around local issues and problems.

  • LJP may withdraw support to Nitish Kumar government in Bihar Aug 14, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    LJP may withdraw support to Nitish Kumar government in Bihar

    The LJP has said Singh's dig was aimed at a tweet of Paswan in which the party president had lauded Modi for his call to several chief ministers, including Kumar, to ramp up COVID-19 tests.

  • Nepal not cooperating in flood relief work: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tells Prime Minister Modi Aug 11, 2020 02:19 PM IST

    Nepal not cooperating in flood relief work: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tells Prime Minister Modi

    More than 74.20 lakh people of 16 districts in Bihar have been affected by the calamity, Nitish Kumar told Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput's death case | Should not be made scapegoat of political agendas, Rhea Chakraborty tells SC Aug 10, 2020 06:05 PM IST

    Sushant Singh Rajput's death case | Should not be made scapegoat of political agendas, Rhea Chakraborty tells SC

    She claimed that the "sad incident" of Rajput's death unfortunately occurred just in wake of elections in Bihar and this led to the issue of suicide being isolated and "blown out of proportion in media", causing extreme trauma and infringement of privacy of her rights due to the "constant sensationalisation" of this case.

  • Bihar govt decides to recommend CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case Aug 04, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Bihar govt decides to recommend CBI probe in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case

    "Bihar DGP (Gupteshwar Pandey) had a talk with the late actors father K K Singh today. DGP has informed me that the father has asked for a CBI probe into the case," Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said.

  • Lalu Yadav targets Nitish Kumar for not venturing out of home; Sushil Modi hits back Jul 18, 2020 07:58 AM IST

    Lalu Yadav targets Nitish Kumar for not venturing out of home; Sushil Modi hits back

    The jailed former chief minister, serving sentences in Ranchi in fodder scam cases, came out with a couple of tweets in his native dialect Bhojpuri to take potshots at Kumar.

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tested for COVID-19 after state's legislative council's chairman reported positive Jul 04, 2020 09:00 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar tested for COVID-19 after state's legislative council's chairman reported positive

    Bihar Chief Minister has sent his swab sample for COVID-19 test after Awadhesh Narayan Singh was found to be infected with the virus.

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sends swab sample for COVID-19 test Jul 04, 2020 08:45 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sends swab sample for COVID-19 test

    Besides the chief minister, samples of 15 staffers of the Chief Minister's Office have been collected for COVID-19 test, the sources said, adding results are expected Sunday.

  • Confident NDA will get two-third majority in Bihar polls under Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah Jun 08, 2020 07:24 AM IST

    Confident NDA will get two-third majority in Bihar polls under Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah

    Shah's statement at a first of its kind ‘virtual rally', in which he addressed the people of the state from the national capital using internet and broadcast mediums, will scotch whatever speculation there might have been over Kumar's stewardship as a section of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance leaders had been questioning his leadership.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Bihar reports rise in COVID-19 cases as migrants return from other states May 19, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Bihar reports rise in COVID-19 cases as migrants return from other states

    The state has observed a rise in the number of coronavirus cases after the 'Shramik Special' trains began arriving

  • Nitish Kumar for promoting clusters of agro products especially Makhana May 18, 2020 10:18 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar for promoting clusters of agro products especially Makhana

    The chief minister directed officials to pay attention to post harvest management besides ensuring availability of market for the agro products, an official release said.

  • I fear for Nitish Kumar's govt losing trust of migrant workers: Chirag Paswan May 13, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    I fear for Nitish Kumar's govt losing trust of migrant workers: Chirag Paswan

    Paswan accused the Bihar government of dragging its feet on the issue of migrants while states like the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh have started bringing its people back by bus-loads.

  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar welcomes revised central guidelines on movement of stranded people Apr 29, 2020 09:50 PM IST

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar welcomes revised central guidelines on movement of stranded people

    In a statement issued here, Kumar said revised guidelines will provide relief to students, tourists, pilgrims and migrant workers hailing from Bihar, who are stuck in far-off places across the country.

  • Bihar govt will take steps to help migrant workers stranded due to lockdown: Nitish Kumar Mar 26, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    Bihar govt will take steps to help migrant workers stranded due to lockdown: Nitish Kumar

    According to media reports, many such workers are losing their jobs in the wake of the virus scare and taking up an arduous journey back home on foot from places as far off as Rajasthan.

  • Nitish Kumar announces package over coronavirus lockdown Mar 23, 2020 08:08 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar announces package over coronavirus lockdown

    The amount will be directly transferred in their bank accounts, the chief minister said in an official statement.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Bihar govt to bear treatment expenses of COVID-19 patients: CM Nitish Kumar Mar 16, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Bihar govt to bear treatment expenses of COVID-19 patients: CM Nitish Kumar

    He also said that in the event of any death caused by the disease in the state, the next of kin of each deceased will get Rs 4 lakh as compensation.

  • RJD to hold training camp for its workers in Rajgir; NDA taunts Mar 04, 2020 11:11 AM IST

    RJD to hold training camp for its workers in Rajgir; NDA taunts

    Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, one the senior-most BJP leaders in the state, offered his take on his Twitter handle without mentioning by name the opposition party, its founder Lalu Prasad or his younger son Tejashwi Yadav.

  • Politics | Nitish Kumar gives a sneak peek into his election strategy Mar 03, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    Politics | Nitish Kumar gives a sneak peek into his election strategy

    The JD(U) leader’s strategy appears to be to retain the Hindu votes by riding piggyback on the BJP and, at the same time, winning over the minorities by passing the resolution against the NRC.

  • Bihar Assembly passes resolution to not implement NRC in the state Feb 25, 2020 03:39 PM IST

    Bihar Assembly passes resolution to not implement NRC in the state

    Earlier in the day, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had reiterated his opposition to "additional clauses" inserted in the NPR forms

  • Have asked Centre to drop contentious clauses from NPR forms: Nitish Kumar Feb 25, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Have asked Centre to drop contentious clauses from NPR forms: Nitish Kumar

    Replying to a debate on an adjournment motion moved by Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav and others, Kumar told the assembly that there should be "no confusion" regarding how the NPR exercise would be carried out in the state and that nobody would be asked to furnish information like places of birth of parents.

  • NRC will not be implemented in Bihar: Nitish Kumar Feb 24, 2020 08:36 AM IST

    NRC will not be implemented in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

    The Janata Dal (United) president had in December already made its stand clear that the NRC would not be implemented in the state, though the party supported the Centre's Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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