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15-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Every house in Bihar has power : Nitish Kumar

Every house has been provided electricity in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Wednesday after hoisting the national flag to mark India's Independence Day.Nitish Kumar recalled that a few years ago he had promised to improve the electricity situation...

06-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar says 'no' to minister's exit over Muzaffarpur horror

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said there was no need for Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma to resign over the Muzaffarpur shelter home horror.Despite repeated demands for her resignation by the opposition and even by two Bharatiya Janata Party...

03-Aug-2018 Patna (Bihar)

No one will be spared in Muzaffarpur case : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that no one will be spared in the rape of 34 minor girls at a shelter home in Muzaffarpur district."I am ashamed of what happened in Muzaffarpur. I was pained by it," he said while speaking at a gathering here."I...

26-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar recommends CBI probe into shelter home rapes

Under pressure from opposition, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday recommended a CBI probe into the alleged rape of over 40 minor girls in a government-run shelter home in Muzaffarpur district.According to a statement issued by the Chief Minister's...

20-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Sena's decision on no-confidence motion internal matter : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that the Shiv Sena decision to abstain from voting on the no-confidence motion in Parliament is the NDA ally's "internal matter", adding his party JD-U will vote against the motion.The motion has been brought...

16-Jul-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Will await BJP proposal on seat-sharing : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday he is awaiting the BJP's proposal on seat-sharing for next year's Lok Sabha polls and expects the process to be finalised soon."I will talk with BJP leaders on seat sharing.A proposal on this matter will come from...

10-Apr-2018 Motihari (Bihar)

Narendra Modi blasts opposition for 'dividing' the country

Amid nationwide protests by Dalits after a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday accused the opposition of dividing the country."They (opposition) are creating hurdles...

27-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar announces scholarships for madrassa students

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday announced scholarships for students of government-affiliated madrassas. He also pledged to appoint Urdu teachers in all high schools."Students of government-affiliated madrassas will be provided scholarships," Nitish...

19-Mar-2018 Patna (Bihar)

Will not side with divisive politics : Nitish Kumar

Without naming its ally BJP, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he will not compromise with politics that divides society.The JD-U President told the media that his party will not compromise with the people who are trying to divide the society.On...

12-Feb-2018 Patna

It was JD-U's decision not to contest bypolls in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

JD-U president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the decision of his party not to contest by-elections to one Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats was taken by the state unit of the party and not him."It was a decision of the state unit...

05-Feb-2018 Patna

NDA will succeed in 2019 polls : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that the National Democratic Alliance, with which his Janata Dal-United has an alliance, will be successful in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls."There are some people who are telling different things about the likely...

01-Feb-2018 Patna

Nitish Kumar praises 'best' Budget, congratulates Modi, Arun Jaitley

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday hailed the Union Budget 2018-19 presented in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it is "good for the people, particularly the poor and farmers".He also congratulated Jaitley and Prime Minister...

26-Jan-2018 Patna

Republic Day celebrated in Bihar

Ignoring the morning chill and fog, Republic Day was celebrated across Bihar on Friday with joy and enthusiasm.Hundreds of thousands of people, particularly children and youths, participated in official functions in rural and urban areas of the state.Governor...

21-Jan-2018 Patna

Thousands form human chain against child marriage, dowry in Bihar

Thousands of people across Bihar formed a human chain on Sunday to protest against the social evils of child marriage and dowry.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Union Minister Giriraj Singh and former Chief...

12-Jan-2018 Patna

Villagers attack Nitish Kumar's convoy, dozen securitymen injured

Upset over lack of development, a group of villagers on Friday stoned Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's convoy in Buxar district, injuring nearly a dozen security personnel, an official said.The incident occurred in Nandan village during Nitish Kumar's ongoing...

08-Jan-2018 Jammu

Mufti Sayeed believed in peaceful resolution of issues: Nitish Kumar

Paying rich tributes to late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on his second death anniversary, Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar today said that the late leader always believed in peaceful resolution of issues rather than acrimony or discord.Delivering his speech of...

07-Jan-2018 Patna

Dalai Lama, Nitish Kumar jointly release book at Bodh Gaya

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar jointly released a book on Buddhism on Sunday at Bodh Gaya, the religion's holiest shrine."Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics" is the first of four volume work...

18-Dec-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar taunts Congress over defeat in Gujarat

BJP ally, Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Monday taunted the Congress, saying the party had claimed victory in Gujarat and it lost Himachal Pradesh too. He also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Banning liquor biggest example of practising secularism : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said banning liquor was the biggest example of practising secularism and urged the Congress and Left parties to announce such bans in the states governed by them."In all religions -- Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism...

28-Nov-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar bans release of 'Padmavati' in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ordered a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" in the state.The Chief Minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release after BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded it in a letter.The ban on "Padmavati"...

25-Nov-2017 Patna

Gujarat polls : Nitish Kumar not to campaign for JD-U

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President, will not campaign for his party's candidates in the Gujarat assembly polls.The party has decided to send its 20 star campaigners minus Nitish Kumar to Gujarat, a JD-U leader...

17-Nov-2017 New Delhi

EC grants JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol to Nitish Kumar faction

 In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and hence entitled to use the party's "Arrow" poll symbol.In its...

13-Nov-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar backs reservation for Jats, Marathas

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he favours reservation for the Jats and Marathas and voiced his support for the Women's Reservation Bill."I am a supporter of reservation for the Jats and Marathas," Nitish Kumar, who is also the Janata Dal-United...

07-Nov-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Nitish Kumar speaks to Manipur CM over attack on Bihari students

Taking serious note of an attack on students at the NIT-Imphal campus, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday spoke to his Manipuri counterpart N. Biren Singh and requested him to ensure the safety and security of students hailing from his state.He also...

06-Nov-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar backs reservation in private sector too

 Nearly a week after the Bihar Cabinet approved reservation in contractual appointments made by the state government through outsourcing, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he also favours reservation in private sector jobs."I favour reservation in private...

06-Nov-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar taunts Lalu for his 'samadhi' remark

 Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday taunted RJD chief Lalu Prasad, saying his prediction regarding the former's "samadhi" (grave) that it will come up in the Nalanda district, has made him happy."I am happy that my samadhi will come up in Rajgir. What...

28-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Nitish Kumar -led JD-U to contest Gujarat elections on its own

The Janata Dal-United faction of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced it will contest the Gujarat Assembly elections on its own, and not form an alliance with the BJP."We will contest the Gujarat Assembly elections on our traditional seats,"...

26-Oct-2017 Patna

Prayers to setting sun marks Chhath festival in Bihar

The festival of Chhath was celebrated with fervour across Bihar on Thursday, marked by fasting, praying, singing of traditional songs and making offerings to the setting sun.The four-day Chhath began on Tuesday when devotees, mainly women, took a dip in...

14-Oct-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar seeks more road projects in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday sought more road projects and bridges and direct road connectivity from the state to Varanasi."I request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build road connecting Buxar (Bihar) and Banaras (Uttar Pradesh) as the number...

09-Oct-2017 Patna (Bihar)

Sharad Yadav has left principled politics: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav had ditched principled politics, adding that his 'Sanjhi Virasat Bachao' event in Delhi was nothing but support to dynastic politics and corrupt leaders."Sharad Yadav should not...

04-Oct-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar, Mohan Bhagwat share dais at 'yagna' in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday took part in a "yagna" organised in Bhojpur district of Bihar to mark the 1,000th birth anniversary of Ramanujacharya on October 4 and addressed Hindu priests and devotees.Speaking...

04-Sep-2017 Patna (Bihar)

JD-U not neglected in Modi ministry rejig: Nitish Kumar

Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday refuted claims that his party was neglected in the rejid of the union council of ministers headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Kumar blamed the media for running speculative...

02-Sep-2017 Patna

No talks on joining Union Cabinet : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday that there has been no proposal as yet for his Janata Dal-United party to join the government at the Centre.Talking to reporters ahead of the much-awaited reshuffle and expansion of the Union Council of Ministers...

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