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  • Modi to counter Nitish, Lalu, Sonia at rally in Bihar today Sep 01, 2015 08:29 AM IST

    Modi to counter Nitish, Lalu, Sonia at rally in Bihar today

    The supremo of three parties launched a blistering attack on Modi and his government. Congress President Sonia Gandhi shared the dais for the first time with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and both targeted the Modi government for playing a 'cruel joke' on farmers.

  • Hope 'good sense' prevails on Cong over GST Bill: Comm Min Aug 31, 2015 09:01 PM IST

    Hope 'good sense' prevails on Cong over GST Bill: Comm Min

    The Commerce Minister also made light of the reported remarks of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar that good sense finally prevailed on Centre on the land bill issue.

  • PM's special package for Bihar,'mere repackaging': Bihar CM Aug 26, 2015 04:16 PM IST

    PM's special package for Bihar,'mere repackaging': Bihar CM

    Trashing the special package announced during the Prime Minister's visit to Bihar on August 18 as nothing but "narrate a fairy tale to the people of Bihar," Nitish Kumar said it was 'aakro ka mayajaal' (illusion weaved on the basis of statistics).

  • Nitish trashes Modi's package, says it's only "repackaging" Aug 18, 2015 10:02 PM IST

    Nitish trashes Modi's package, says it's only "repackaging"

    The bonhomie on display in the morning when Nitish Kumar had gone to receive Modi at the airport had vanished as he tore into the Prime Minister's claims about building a 'naya Bihar'.

  • Can Lalu-Nitish combine counter Modi wave in Bihar? Aug 18, 2015 05:07 PM IST

    Can Lalu-Nitish combine counter Modi wave in Bihar?

    Both sides have jumped into the election bandwagon with a lot of energy and elections haven't been called in the state yet, says Anil Padmanabhan, deputy managing editor, Mint.

  • Vice President, PM condole death of President's wife Aug 18, 2015 03:05 PM IST

    Vice President, PM condole death of President's wife

    "The Vice President joins the nation in offering condolences to the President on his bereavement," a statement by his office said.

  • PM pledges Rs 1.65L cr pkg at Bihar rally, takes on Nitish Aug 18, 2015 01:17 PM IST

    PM pledges Rs 1.65L cr pkg at Bihar rally, takes on Nitish

    In a big bang announcement during the rally, the Prime Minister announced a special package worth Rs 1.25 lakh crore, and an addition fund of Rs 40,000 crore for the poll-bound state.

  • Will give Rs 50,000 crore and much more to Bihar: PM Modi Jul 25, 2015 03:51 PM IST

    Will give Rs 50,000 crore and much more to Bihar: PM Modi

    On his maiden visit to Bihar after assuming power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said politics had hampered the development of the state and promised to give more than Rs 50,000 crore special package to the poll-bound state at the right time.

  • Deadlock on Land Bill impacting rural development: PM Jul 15, 2015 03:52 PM IST

    Deadlock on Land Bill impacting rural development: PM

    Ahead of the Parliament session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday reached out to parties appealing them not to come in the way of prosperity of farmers, saying the deadlock over the land acquisition Bill is seriously impacting rural development.

  • Some CMs who backed Land Bill before are now opposing: Govt Jul 15, 2015 02:54 PM IST

    Some CMs who backed Land Bill before are now opposing: Govt

    Addressing a press conference in the national capital following the Niti Aayog meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed that several Chief Ministers had earlier agreed the land bill amendments.

  • Cong CMs to skip Niti Aayog meeting over Land Bill Jul 15, 2015 07:57 AM IST

    Cong CMs to skip Niti Aayog meeting over Land Bill

    The meeting of all chief ministers from across the country has been convened by Prime Minister Modi to discuss the Land Acquisition Bill, which the Centre has struggled to pass in the Rajya Sabha.

  • How Bihar & UP polls can give rise to communal politics? Jul 14, 2015 12:35 PM IST

    How Bihar & UP polls can give rise to communal politics?

    The stage has been set for the rise of India's next mini-Jinnahs, with incalculable consequences for communal polarisation, this time precipitated by Muslim politicians, thanks to the failure of "secular" politics of the past 68 years.

  • Sonia Gandhi to hold Iftar party ahead of Monsoon session Jul 13, 2015 08:10 AM IST

    Sonia Gandhi to hold Iftar party ahead of Monsoon session

    With the 'who's who' of anti-BJP politics expected to be present, considerable significance is being attached to the get-together ahead of the Monsoon session, which is likely to be the most turbulent for the Narendra Modi government since it took office in May 2014.

  • Grand 'secular alliance' with Left in Bihar unlikely Jun 14, 2015 01:06 PM IST

    Grand 'secular alliance' with Left in Bihar unlikely

    JD(U) sources said their proposal to the Left parties had so far not elicited any positive response and they have indicated that they would be going to the hustings as a separate formation.

  • Nitish Kumar advocates taxation powers to panchayats Mar 16, 2015 08:20 AM IST

    Nitish Kumar advocates taxation powers to panchayats

    He pointed out that the panchayati raj system has been granted constitutional status through the 73rd and 74th amendments, and will keep getting stronger with time. "Many rights have been given to them, but their implementation will take some time.

  • Nitish starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill Mar 14, 2015 02:00 PM IST

    Nitish starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill

    Kumar came to the party office in the morning and after doing yoga and taking bath there, began the fast.

  • Rail Budget full of lofty ideas but no action plan: Nitish Feb 26, 2015 06:35 PM IST

    Rail Budget full of lofty ideas but no action plan: Nitish

    "Bhasan hai par karya yojna nahi hai" (its full of speech but san action plan), he said and apparently took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying "though the Budget was read by Suresh Prabhu it was prepared much earlier by somebody else."

  • Manjhi quits as Bihar CM ahead of trust vote, Nitish gains Feb 20, 2015 12:52 PM IST

    Manjhi quits as Bihar CM ahead of trust vote, Nitish gains

    The BJP announced support to Manjhi but he still did not have the numbers to win the trust vote after JD(U) and its allies like RJD and Congress rallied behind Nitish Kumar

  • After AAP's win, should regional parties be concerned? Feb 11, 2015 03:41 PM IST

    After AAP's win, should regional parties be concerned?

    The mistake is to assume that AAP‘s rise is a foregone conclusion. This is, by no means, certain, for a lot will depend on what it delivers in Delhi itself and how it manages perceptions.

  • Both Manjhi, Nitish claim majority in Bihar state assembly Feb 09, 2015 06:48 PM IST

    Both Manjhi, Nitish claim majority in Bihar state assembly

    Earlier in the day, Nitish met Bihar Governor to claim stake to form the government in the state with the support of 130 MLAs. In a show of strength, Nitish paraded JDU, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress MLAs to the Governor House in Patna.

  • Political crisis in Bihar, CM Manjhi refuses to resign Feb 09, 2015 08:22 AM IST

    Political crisis in Bihar, CM Manjhi refuses to resign

    Both the former and the present Bihar chief ministers will be meeting Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday. Nitish has already shown the governor the overwhelming support he enjoys within his party.

  • Learnings from Bihar by-polls: No easy walk for Amit Shah Sep 02, 2014 12:19 PM IST

    Learnings from Bihar by-polls: No easy walk for Amit Shah

    The BJP‘s losses – in Bihar, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh – can thus be read as the end of wave-like conditions that prevailed in May 2014. It is also about people wanting to ensure that there is a strong opposition to the BJP in states.

  • Lalu rushed to Mumbai following serious illness Aug 25, 2014 09:44 AM IST

    Lalu rushed to Mumbai following serious illness

    This is a crucial day for Lalu as results for the election 10 by-poll seats in Bihar will be out today.

  • Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today Aug 25, 2014 08:18 AM IST

    Results of bypolls in 4 states to be declared today

    These are the first assembly bypolls after the political realignment in Bihar. Ten assembly seats went to polls in the state after Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal United's Nitish Kumar stitched up an alliance to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party.

  • Third Front ready to take on Congress, BJP Feb 25, 2014 08:31 PM IST

    Third Front ready to take on Congress, BJP

    An amalgamation of 11 political parties, the Third Front on Tuesday claimed that India was not a two-party nation and people were willing to try out an alternative.

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