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Nitish Kumar


Uniform Civil Code can’t be imposed in rush: Nitish Kumar to law panel

January 27, 2017 12:59 am

Nitish said that in his view, the Uniform Civil Code must be seen as a measure of reform for the welfare of the people, and “not a political instrumentality to be hurriedly imposed” against their wishes

PM Modi returns demonetisation compliment, praises Nitish for prohibition

January 05, 2017 3:29 pm

The PM's remarks come at a time when the Bihar CM lauded the Centre's demonetisation move even as his party, JD-U, criticised it in Parliament.

Nitish Kumar 2016: Prohibition and support for demonetisation fuel his national ambitions

December 28, 2016 5:22 pm

The biggest issue he espoused in order to expand his constituency to the national level, was to pass a prohibition law in April this year – it was one of his main poll campaign promises in an effort to woo women voters.

50% reservation in Bihar judicial services, women quota remains

December 28, 2016 4:00 am

The reservation will include 21 per cent for EBCs, 12 per cent for OBCs, 16 per cent for SCs and one for STs.

Road mishaps in Bihar reduced by 19 per cent due to liquor ban: Nitish Kumar

December 22, 2016 5:33 pm

The Chief Minister also claimed prohibition has allowed people to spend on items like milk, sweets, clothes and furniture which is evident in hike in sale of these items.

Cashless economy not possible: Nitish Kumar

December 20, 2016 2:47 am

The Bihar CM, however, sought to link demonetisation benefits to put a check on liquor traders in prohibition state of Bihar.

Every Bihar household to be lit up by end of next year: Nitish Kumar

December 10, 2016 7:09 pm

Kumar also exhorted people to start practising rational use of electricity to avoid heavy power bills.

All of Bihar is mourning Jayalalithaa’s demise: Nitish Kumar

December 06, 2016 2:58 pm

Nitish Kumar declared a one-day mourning in the state as the nation is at a loss for words after AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa's demise.

After demonetisation, Giriraj Singh backs 'nasbandi'; Nitish Kumar calls it 'bakwaas'

December 05, 2016 9:55 pm

Giriraj Singh had come up with the idea and said that after "notebandi" (demonetisation), there is an urgent need to make laws for "nasbandi" (sterilisation) in the country.

Nitish Kumar on joining hands with BJP: No ghar wapsi, grand alliance in Bihar will last full term

December 03, 2016 5:29 pm

"As far as the Centre's approach against corruption through demonetisation is concerned, I am in support of such a move. It is up to all of you how interpret it," said Kumar.


Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar Chief Minister

November 20, 2015 5:41 pm

Nitish Kumar on Friday (November 20) took oath as Bihar Chief Minister along with 28 ministers, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s two sons Tejaswi and Tej Pratap, as the grand alliance government of RJD-JD(U)-Congress was sworn in at a mega ceremony attended by several top leaders from non-BJP parties.

Sonia, Nitish and Lalu launch joint attack against PM Modi at Swabhiman rally in Patna

August 30, 2015 6:22 pm

“The people of Bihar were misled (by BJP) during the Lok Sabha but they are not going to fall prey to such false promises this time,” said CM Nitish Kumar.

Nitish, Omar, Rahul at Sonia Gandhi's Iftar party

July 13, 2015 10:17 pm

Omar Abdullah, Nitish Kumar arrives at the Iftar party hosted by Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.

Nitish Kumar to be CM candidate for Bihar polls

June 08, 2015 4:44 pm

Nitish Kumar will be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the JD(U)-RJD combine in Bihar.

Nitish Kumar returns as Bihar Chief Minister

February 22, 2015 8:07 pm

63-year-old Nitish Kumar is back as the Chief Minister for the fourth time after he had quit on May 17, 2014 over JD(U)’s debacle in the general election.

Rumble in Bihar: Nitish takes his MLAs after Manjhi's rebellion

February 11, 2015 4:51 pm

Nitish camp is in Delhi to parade its MLAs before the President even as Patna HC stayed his election as leader of JD(U).


Bharat bandh: Protest turns violent in some states, politicians blame each other

June 18, 2020 2:39 pm

Led by the Congress party, a united Opposition called for a Bharat Bandh on Monday over rising fuel prices and falling value of the rupee. The protest turned violent in some states, causing damage to public property. While Congress President Rahul Ga

Bharat bandh: Protest turns violent in some states, politicians blame each other

June 18, 2020 2:39 pm

Led by the Congress party, a united Opposition called for a Bharat Bandh on Monday over rising fuel prices and falling value of the rupee. The protest turned violent in some states, causing damage to public property. While Congress President Rahul Ga

Nitish supporting JNU students is 'martyrs' disrespect: BJP

February 15, 2016 1:39 pm

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): In a biting reply to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his demand of proofs on JNU, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shrikant Sharma on Monday said why is Nitish quiet on killing of political leaders in Bihar. Sharma said his support to anti-national people residing in JNU is disrespect to the soldiers who died fighting for the country. He added that speaking on JNU issue is Nitish's way of covering up the intolerant activities of his state.

Nitish demands proof on Rajnath’s JNU remark

February 15, 2016 1:38 pm

Patna, Feb 15 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday demanded proof from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for putting the onus of Jawaharlal Nehru University row on LeT chief Hafiz Saeed. Kumar added that instead of making such baseless allegations, the people who raised anti-national slogans in the university must be identified. Kumar further stated that in 2019 General Assembly elections, people will throw them out seeing the way they are running the country.

Bihar CM Nitish holds ‘Janta Darbar’

February 08, 2016 10:40 am

Patna, Feb 08 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday interacted with people and heard their grievances at his ‘Janata Darbar’. Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav also attended the event and interacted with the people. Speaking at the event, Tejashwi said people of Bihar chose their party to serve them and this platform will help the Government in solving their problems in presence of many senior officials. He added that soon a law would be brought in the state where the officers who don’t solve the case in a time-bound manner will be fined.

No law and order problem in Bihar: Nitish Kumar

January 17, 2016 11:52 am

Patna, Jan 17 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state was not facing any law and order problem, adding that everything was under complete control of police. Nitish added that stern measures have been taken to curb organised crimes in the state. Lashing out at the opposition, Nitish said that people who faced a fiasco in the state elections were using different methods to destabilise the situation in Bihar.

Present situation in Bihar is revival of ‘jungle raj’: Nalin Kohli

January 17, 2016 11:50 am

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nalin Kohli on Sunday said that the present situation in Bihar seems to be a revival of “jungle raj”. He added that if Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar thinks that there was no law and order problem in the state, then he was mistaken. Kohli said people in the state were scared after so many incidents taking place every now and then.

PM Modi's trip to Pakistan was a good move: Nitish Kumar

January 08, 2016 11:56 am

Patna, Jan 08 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Pakistan was a good move and added that it was necessary for making relations with Pakistan positive. He stated the government needs to understand the internal situation of Pakistan and act accordingly. He further added that if the visit was strengthening the ties between the two nations then it should be allowed.

Decision 2015: Voters speak as Bihar votes in state polls

October 22, 2015 12:22 pm

As Bihar entered the second phase of polling today, there was a sense of disquiet within the BJP leadership. Party sources said its state machinery has not been able to sustain the momentum created by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rallies and is forced to rely on local leaders, largely from the upper castes.