NITISH KUMAR

  • Bihar extends helping hand to Nepal Yesterday

    Patna: Extending a helping hand to neighbouring Nepal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said the state government had decided to chip in with whatever assistance it could to provide succour to the earthquake victims there in addition to the aid by the Centre. Expressing compassion for the people of...
  • Earthquake claims 50 lives in Bihar, says Nitish Kumar Yesterday

    Patna: As many as 50 people have been killed in Saturday's earthquake in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said and directed government officials to carry out relief work for the affected on a war footing. Addressing a press conference after presiding over a review meeting with secretary-level officials at...
  • Earthquake: Death toll in Bihar rises to 25, 133 injured 2 days ago

    Patna: At least 25 people were killed and 133 injured in roof and wall collapse in Bihar after a high intensity earthquake rocked several parts of the country and Nepal on Saturday. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told reporters that seven persons died in East Champaran district, while six others lost their...
  • Two injured in Bihar earthquake, CM Nitish Kumar cuts short visit to Delhi 2 days ago

    Patna: Two persons were injured in the high intensity earthquake in different parts of Bihar, prompting Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to cut short his visit to New Delhi. Two persons were injured in Samastipur and Bhagalpur districts respectively in a rush to run out from their houses during the quake which...
  • Nepal earthquake: PM Narendra Modi speaks to CMs of Bihar, Sikkim 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday spoke to chief ministers of Bihar and Sikkim amid efforts to get information about the situation after a powerful earthquake struck north and east India. "We are in the process of finding more information and are working to reach out to those affected,...
  • Nitish Kumar lauds PM Modi for 'very quick' response to killer storm 3 days ago

    Purnia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre's "very quick" response in the wake of the killer storm that battered the state claiming 55 lives. "I want to thank the honourable Prime...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday 3 days ago

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar attacks Centre over Land Bill 4 days ago

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is the driving force of Janata Parivar constituent JD(U), on Thursday attacked the BJP-led government at the Centre over the Land Acquisition Bill and demanded its withdrawal at the earliest. Addressing a function on the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Kuer Singh in Patna,...
  • Bihar: 42 dead, 80 injured as heavy storm ravages several districts, Centre assures assistance 4 days ago

    Patna: Heavy storm that ravaged three districts in Bihar has claimed over 42 lives and injured 80 people. Expressing concern, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and assured all assistance. Nitish said that there has been extensive damage to crops and electricity supply has been...
  • Heavy storm kills 32 people, injures over 80 in three Bihar districts 5 days ago

    Patna: At least 32 people were killed and over 80 injured after heavy thunderstorm hit three Bihar districts of on Tuesday night. The casualties and damages due to the storm have been reported from several villages of Purnia, Bhagalpur and Madhepura districts. "Thirty-two people are dead and over 80 injured...
  • BJP terms new Janata party an alliance of 'political warlords' April 15, 2015

    Kolkata: As the six Janata Parivar parties merged on Wednesday to become a single party, the BJP said it was a temporary alliance of "political warlords" which would have no impact on Bihar Assembly polls due later this year. BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar said the electorate were tired of the...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi terms merger 'great devastation', to seek JDU symbol April 15, 2015

    Patna: Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday described merger of Janata Parivar parties as "maha pralay" (great devastation), and said he and 17 other Bihar MLAs would remain in JDU and move Election Commission to retain the party symbol. The merger of six parties from the erstwhile Janata...
  • Congress' immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Jairam Ramesh April 12, 2015

    Hyderabad: Congress' immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U. Speaking to PTI...
  • Educating girls best way to stabilise population: Nitish Kumar April 11, 2015

    Patna: Bihar government is arranging facilities to provide higher secondary education to all girls as "educating girls is the best way to stabilise population", Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said. "We have found that educating girls is the best way to stabilise population. Data reveals that average fertility rate of...
  • Merger of Janata Parivar before end of April: Nitish Kumar April 6, 2015

    Patna: Describing RJD chief Lalu Prasad's announcement in favour of the merger of Janata Parivar splinter parties as "a solid and effective" step towards the process, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said a formal announcement will be made "much before the end of this month." "All the constituent parties...
  • Attending Narendra Modi's dinner part of tradition: Nitish Kumar April 4, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday sought to play down his attending a dinner being hosted by his political rival Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital saying it was "part of an old tradition." "It's an old tradition that the prime minister hosts a dinner for dignitaries...
  • Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish Kumar April 3, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on...
  • Janata Parivar merger will not take much time: Nitish Kumar March 28, 2015

    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 March 27, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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...
  • Bihar: Nitish government faces embarrassment over minister's remarks March 24, 2015

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government on Tuesday faced embarrassment in the Legislative Assembly when a senior minister made a controversial remark that sending a matter for vigilance probe would "drag" it for long. The remark was made by Transport and SC & ST Minister Ramai Ram while answering a question...
  • BJP attacks Bihar government for not providing land to 20,000 Mahadalits March 24, 2015

    Patna: Opposition BJP on Tuesday made a scathing attack at the Nitish Kumar government for failing to provide land to about 20,000 landless Mahadalits (poorest among Dalits) even after five years of the launch of a scheme brought out for this purpose. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Nand Kishore...
  • Bihar all-party meet to write to PM Modi on loss due to Finance Commission March 23, 2015

    Patna: An all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which was boycotted by the BJP, on Monday decided to "write" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the "estimated Rs 50,000 crore loss" to the state due to the 14th Finance Commission recommendations. The meeting attended by leaders from RJD,...
  • Nitish Kumar unveils Women Empowerment Policy on Bihar Diwas March 22, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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...
  • Bihar: Over 900 held in anti-cheating operation in matriculation exam March 21, 2015

    Patna: A day after being reprimanded by the Patna High Court, the Bihar government on Saturday enforced a crackdown and apprehended over 900 people, including students and parents, from different exam centres in the state for cheating in the ongoing matriculation examination. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar admitted that reports of rampant...
  • Nitish Kumar exhorts young entrepreneurs to work in Bihar March 21, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday exhorted young entrepreneurs to make Bihar their destination and said his government would draw a policy on the basis of input provided by them to promote industries. Making inaugural speech at Second Industrialists conference here, Kumar asked entrepreneurs to discuss with a team...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar talks to Punjab CM over recovery of five bodies March 20, 2015

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday took up the matter of recovery of bodies of five persons from the state with his Punjab counterpart Prakash Singh Badal and urged him to get the matter probed thoroughly. Kumar spoke to Punjab CM and his Deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on recovery...
  • Nitish government swings into action to stop cheating in matric exam March 20, 2015

    Patna: Taken to task by the Patna High Court over large-scale copying in ongoing matriculation examination and widespread criticism, the Bihar government today swung into action and cancelled examination at four centres and took seven policemen into custody for aiding in cheating. A division bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy...