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  • Merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week: Sharad Yadav 22 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The much-talked-about merger of Janata Parivar could be announced next week as most of the major issues have been ironed out, JD(U) on Sunday said. "The merger is bound to happen and it will happen sooner than later," JD(U) president Sharad Yadav said. Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose party has...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar Yesterday

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said there was no "cloud of uncertainty" over merger of old Janata Parivar splinter groups and that it was on track. "The merger vehicle of Janata Parivar is on track and the vehicle is on the run," Kumar told reporters after a conclave...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst all the drama in the Aam Aadmi Party, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will meet Arvind Kejriwal on Friday in the national capital. This meet comes a day after Nitish Kumar had his first official meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss financial and development related...
  • Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi; raises issues regarding funding to Bihar 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Keeping aside their differences, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed issues regarding fund allocation. Nitish raised the demand for Backward Reserve Fund for Bihar for the development of the state. "We have made one thing clear that Bihar needs assistance because...
  • Nitish Kumar to meet PM Modi today, likely to raise issue of special status to Bihar 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and is expected to raise the issue of special status to Bihar. The special status issue has been a long standing demand from the ruling JD(U). This is the first time that the two...
  • Most parties welcome SC decision on IT Act; JD(U), Shiv Sena disagree 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Most parties on Tuesday welcomed Supreme Court's move to scrap a provision that made posting offensive comments online punishable with jail term with Congress admitting to flaws in the law. JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav disagreed saying that though he respects judiciary, it was wrong to struck down the...
  • Nitish Kumar unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas 1 week ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unveiled Women Empowerment Policy to provide various opportunities to women and ensure their participation in development on 'Bihar Diwas' on Sunday. "The Empowerment Policy released here will provide education and employment opportunities to women in Bihar. It will ensure their participation in political, social and...
  • I will not seek vote if power situation doesn't improve in Bihar: Nitish Kumar 1 week ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he will not seek votes in the assembly elections to be held later in 2015 if he cannot improve the power situation in the state. Nitish Kumar, in his latest Facebook post, said he was reiterating the stand he had made three...
  • Former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi says he is still with JDU but hints at post-poll alliance with any party March 20, 2015

    Unsure of his political future but keen to exploit the sympathy he gained as a Dalit leader, former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is likely to use his support base to drive a hard bargain with the current Janata Dal United leadership while keeping all his options open. Even as Manjhi...
  • Nitish to meet PM Modi on financial issues of Bihar March 19, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to take up financial issues of the state, the Assembly was informed on Thursday. Announcing this while replying to a debate of the budget, Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said personal equation between two individuals need not have a bearing...
  • Opposition takes on government over Land Bill: As it happened March 19, 2015

    After organising protest march from the Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the unified opposition on Thursday is all set create trouble for Modi government in Rajya Sabha over the land bill. Earlier on Wednesday, Congress accused BJP of bulldozing the bill in Lok Sabha. ...
  • JDU chief Sharad Yadav's daughter defends her father's sexist remarks, asks why should he apologise March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: After Janata Dal United chief Sharad Yadav sparked a controversy in Parliament by commenting on the skin colour of south Indian women during the insurance bill debate on Friday, his daughter Suhasini Bundela has defended him. Speaking to CNN-IBN Suhasini said that her father has not said anything...
  • Oppose Land Bill in Rajya Sabha: Anna Hazare to opposition parties March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Monday appealed to the opposition parties to resist the government's attempts to pass the Land Bill in Rajya sabha when introduced in the Upper House. "Anna (Hazare) has written a letter to all the opposition parties to oppose the anti-farmer bill if it is...
  • Sonia, Manmohan, leaders of 10 parties to march against Land Bill on Tuesday March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving a message of larger opposition unity, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will march with leaders of at least 10 parties from Parliament House to President House on Tuesday and submit a memorandum against the new Land Bill. The march is being coordinated by...
  • Bihar minister faints during protest fast, rushed to hospital March 14, 2015

    Purnea: Bihar minister Lessi Singh on Saturday fainted during a protest fast against Land Acquisition Bill and was admitted to the Sadar Hospital in Purnea district. Civil Surgeon of Purnea SN Jha said Lessi Singh was out of danger, but was still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He said the...
  • Nitish Kumar starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill March 14, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday went on a 24-hour fast in Gandhian style here as part of JD(U)'s state-wide agitation against the Centre's land acquisition Bill. Kumar came to the party office in the morning and after doing yoga and taking bath there, began the fast. State JD(U)...
  • Sharad draws flak over comments on South Indian women, remains defiant March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Sharad Yadav was at the centre of a controversy over his comments on south Indian women with his detractors on Thursday terming it as "sexist" and "racist" but the JD(U) president remained defiant, saying he was only praising their beauty. Yadav, a best Parliamentarian awardee, said he was only...
  • Bihar: Manjhi skips Nitish's Trust Vote, BJP walks out of Assembly March 11, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar chief Minister and expelled Janata Dal United leader Jitan Ram Manjhi skipped the Bihar Assembly's Budget Session's inaugural day on Wednesday. The joint session of Bihar Legislative Assembly and Bihar Legislative Council was addressed by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi followed by trust vote seeked by Chief Minister...
  • Nitish Kumar wins trust vote in Bihar Assembly with 140 votes in his favour, BJP stages walkout March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. Kumar got 140 votes in his favour. Bharatiya Janata Party, the main opposition party, staged a walkout just after the trust vote to register its protest. The...
  • Nitish Kumar to face trust vote in Bihar Assembly today March 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will seek confidence vote at the onset of the budget session of the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday. The ruling Janata Dal (United) in Bihar on Tuesday issued whip to party legislators, including the dissident group of MLAs led by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi,...
  • Will hold a protest tomorrow against Nitish Kumar, says Jitan Ram Manjhi March 9, 2015

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitam Ram Manjhi will be protesting against Nitish Kumar for reversing decisions taken by the previous government. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Manjhi said, "Tomorrow I will hold dharna against Nitish Kumar decision to reverse decisions taken by my government." ...
  • Nitish Kumar blames BJP for release of jailed separatist leader March 8, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday blamed BJP for the release of jailed separatist leader Masarat Alam in Jammu and Kashmir and said that the saffron party was "responsible" for whatever was happening there. "The BJP is responsible for whatever is happening in Jammu and Kashmir today. We...
  • BJP, Congress and JDU attack AAP on expulsions March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP, Congress and JD(U) on Wednesday attacked Aam Aadmi Party in unison for expulsion of Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its Political Affairs Committee (PAC), alleging there is no internal democracy inside the AAP and the move will "hurt" people's sentiments. "Evicting Yadav and Bhushan from PAC...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists March 1, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday criticised Narendra Modi-led BJP government for giving benefit to a section of industrialists at the cost of ordinary people. "Nobody at the top is thinking about the people. They say one thing, do something else. They are out to please a few....
  • PM Modi meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at wedding of Lalu's daughter and Mulayam's grand nephew February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: In a rare glimpse of bonhomie and after a long time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday were seen sharing pleasantries with each other. The occasion was the wedding ceremony of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's daughter and Samajwadi Party supremo...
  • Nitish Kumar terms Land bill as black law; seeks recall February 25, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday described the controversial Land Acquisition bill introduced in Lok Sabha as a "black law" and demanded its immediate recall. "The Land Acquisition Bill is anti-farmer and pro-rich. it's a black law," Kumar said. "The Bill seems to have taken the heart out of...
  • Nitish Kumar reshuffles administrative setup in Bihar February 24, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday reshuffled the administrative setup bringing his trusted officials back to key posts who were shunted by Jitan Ram Manjhi. According to a notification issued by the General Administration department, 27 IAS officers have been transferred. Amir Subhani, 1987 batch IAS, was back as...
  • Comment on Mother Teresa shows prejudiced mindset of RSS: Nitish Kumar February 24, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment on Mother Teresa reflects the perverted mind of someone having "prejudiced mindset" and sought action on people making such assertions. "This reflects perverted mind of people making such statements," Kumar told reporters criticising the RSS chief over...
  • People questioned me over my decision to hand over charge to Manjhi: Bihar CM Nitish February 23, 2015

    After a bitter political battle with former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar's Chief Minster for the fourth time on Sunday. He said that people questioned him for his decision to hand over charge to Manjhi and accepted that appointing him as Chief Minister was...
  • Full list: Nitish Kumar's Cabinet in Bihar February 22, 2015

    Patna: The new Nitish Kumar-led JDU government in Bihar took oath on Sunday evening. The newly formed government have 22 ministers apart from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The complete list of Nitish Kumar's Cabinet and and department allocated to the ministers: Nitish Kumar: Cabinet Secretariat, Surveillance, Election, Home, General Administration, Energy, SC/ST...