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  • Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap files nomination from Hasanpur assembly seat Oct 13, 2020 10:06 PM IST

    Lalu's elder son Tej Pratap files nomination from Hasanpur assembly seat

    Tej Pratap who won last assembly elections in 2015 from Mahua seat in the Vaishali district, has relinquished it and shifted to Hasanpur this time.

  • Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar seeks voters support to carry forward developmental work in state Oct 13, 2020 08:24 PM IST

    Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar seeks voters support to carry forward developmental work in state

    Seeking to puncture the opponents claim on job creation, he said, during their 15 years rule a total of 95,734 people got recruitment in the government when even Jharkhand was part of it for the first 10 years.

  • Nitish Kumar launches poll campaign, ridicules RJD over '10 lakh job sanction' claim Oct 12, 2020 08:53 PM IST

    Nitish Kumar launches poll campaign, ridicules RJD over '10 lakh job sanction' claim

    Virtually addressing party workers and voters of 11 Assembly constituencies that will go to vote in the first phase on October 28, Kumar highlighted the achievements of his governments during his three terms as CM since 2005, and compared those with the work done during the 15-year rule before that.

  • Bihar election: Nitish Kumar to hit campaign trail today​ Oct 12, 2020 10:59 AM IST

    Bihar election: Nitish Kumar to hit campaign trail today​

    Leading the NDA's charge in the state, Kumar along with the BJP is aiming to retain power.

  • Secure the leadership of Bihar with Nitish: JP Nadda in Gaya Oct 11, 2020 04:59 PM IST

    Secure the leadership of Bihar with Nitish: JP Nadda in Gaya

    Addressing an election rally at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Gaya, Nadda listed the development works done by the NDA government at the Centre in the last six years in the state.

  • Bihar elections | Why BJP chose ex-Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis as its in-charge for the polls Oct 02, 2020 05:12 PM IST

    Bihar elections | Why BJP chose ex-Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis as its in-charge for the polls

    Sources said BJP chose Devendra Fadnavis to draw some political mileage ahead of Bihar polls considering heightened sentiments over the Sushant Singh Rajput case in the state. Fadnavis comes with a long organisational and electoral expertise. Some said he has been roped in for his negotiating credentials that can help the BJP in striking a deal with Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) over seat sharing.

  • Bihar Election 2020: ​Parties undecided on seat-sharing as polls draw close; negotiations tighten Sep 29, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020: ​Parties undecided on seat-sharing as polls draw close; negotiations tighten

    Despite no official stance, the Congress has asked its senior partner, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), that it wants to contest 75 seats, a source told Moneycontrol. For the ruling coalition, it is the Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) which is pushing to contest more seats.

  • 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.

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