NITISH KUMAR

  • Nitish Kumar starts public interaction programme in Bihar 3 days ago

    Patna: After a gap of one year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday resumed his public interaction programme which aims at solving people's problem on the spot. After re-assuming the chair of chief minister on February 22, Kumar held his first "Janata Ke Darbar mein Mukhya Mantri" programme on Monday. Though...
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar slams Modi government for 'giving benefit' to industrialists 4 days ago

    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....
  • Bihar: Bhagalpur riots' probe panel submits report to CM Nitish Kumar 5 days ago

    Patna: The Bhagalpur Riots Probe Commission on Saturday submitted its report to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. The Chairman of the panel Justice (Retired) NN Singh met the CM and handed over the report to him, Principal Secretary, Home, Amir Subhani said in a statement. Subhani, who was present during report...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi forms 'HAM', alleges Nitish got Bihar Nivas washed with Ganga water 5 days ago

    Patna: After stepping down as the Bihar chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday formed a political front called 'Hindustan Awaam Morcha', acronymed 'HAM'. On the occasion, he also leveled serious allegations against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Making the sensational allegation, Manjhi said Kumar got the Bihar Nivas building in New...
  • PM Modi meets Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at wedding of Lalu's daughter and Mulayam's grand nephew 6 days ago

    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...
  • Sugar, kerosene, tea leaves for poor in ration shops in Bihar February 25, 2015

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced bonanza for the poor by including sugar, tea leaves and kerosene in the list of items to be provided through ration shops. The decision was taken at a review meeting of food and civil supplies department by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Cooperative Minister...
  • 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...
  • Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, says would seek Centre's cooperation for development of state February 22, 2015

    Patna: Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for congratulating him on becoming Chief Minister of Bihar for fourth time, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said political rivalry notwithstanding he would meet PM and seek Centre-State cooperation for development of the state. "Politically we can be face to face with each other. But, for...
  • Posters ridicule Manjhi, BJP outside Nitish residence in Patna February 22, 2015

    Patna: With senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar all set to take charge on Sunday as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth time and party workers in a festive mood, several posters and hoardings ridiculing former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and rival BJP have surfaced around his residence. In varied...
  • Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for fourth time February 22, 2015

    Patna: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar Chief Minister for the fourth time on Sunday, capping a fortnight-long political drama which ended in an anti-climax with rebel party leader Jitan Ram Manjhi resigning as chief minister shortly before the floor test on Friday sensing imminent...
  • Back as Bihar CM for the fourth time, Nitish Kumar has his task cut out February 22, 2015

    Patna: Back in the saddle for the fourth time in the politically important state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar is known as Chanakya in state politics for his carefully crafted behind-the-scene moves and his emphasis on growth and development. The soft-spoken senior JD(U) leader has his task cut out this time as...
  • Live: Nitish Kumar sworn-in as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth time February 22, 2015

    Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will get back the reins of Bihar on Sunday, capping a fortnight-long political drama which ended in an anti-climax with rebel party leader Jitan Ram Manjhi resigning as chief minister shortly before the floor test on Friday sensing imminent defeat. ...
  • High hopes from Nitish Kumar, he will develop Bihar again: JD(U) spokesperson February 22, 2015

    "Nitish Kumar had established the rule of law. People of Bihar have high hopes from him. Thankfully, the development process which had come to a halt will start again," said JD(U) spokesperson Neeraj Kumar. ...
  • Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar chief minister for the fourth time today February 22, 2015

    Patna: Senior Janata Dal United leader Nitish Kumar will get back the reins of Bihar on Sunday, capping a fortnight-long political drama which ended in an anti-climax with rebel party leader Jitan Ram Manjhi resigning as chief minister shortly before the floor test on Friday sensing imminent defeat. The swearing-in ceremony...
  • Nitish Kumar used and then threw away Jitan Ram Manjhi, says BJP February 22, 2015

    Patna: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accused senior Janata Dal United leader and Chief Minister-designate Nitish Kumar of using former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and then throwing him away when his "self-respect" awakened. It also urged Kumar to seek forgiveness from the people of Bihar for betraying their mandate...
  • Nitish should work on my agenda for welfare of poor: Jitan ram Manjhi February 21, 2015

    Patna: Asserting that he did not "back-stab" Nitish Kumar, expelled JD(U) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said he was prematurely pulled down from the chief minister's post by Kumar when he started bringing "mere slogans" of uplift of the poor to reality. Talking to...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi refuses to reveals who threatened him, his MLAs February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Outgoing Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refused to reveal who threatened him and his MLAs for supporting him and said "its for the police to find out who issued threats". Manjhi said, "I decided to quit as chief minister as I was being threatened. My supporters and I...
  • Mamata Banerjee to attend Nitish Kumar's oath-taking ceremony February 20, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar chief minister on Sunday. "Nitishji has invited me to his oath-taking ceremony on Sunday. Yes I am attending. Looking forward", Banerjee who is now in Dhaka on a three-day tour...
  • Nitish clearly felt threatened by Manjhi, says BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy February 20, 2015

    "Manjhi should have been allowed to work. What made Nitish ask Manjhi to resign. Was he working better than him? Nitish very clearly felt threatened by Manjhi," said BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. ...
  • Manjhi quits after high drama: Can Nitish Kumar regain lost ground in Bihar? February 20, 2015

    Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time on Sunday. Nitish met Bihar Governor Kasri Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form government in the state on Friday evening a few hours after Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned as Bihar CM without...
  • News 360: After controversy, Coast Guard releases video of Pakistan 'terror' boat February 20, 2015

    The Indian Coast Guard on Friday evening released a video of the Pakistan boat blown neat Gujarat coast on December 31, 2014. The whole episode came under scanner after Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali claimed that he ordered the blowing up of the boat. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay February 20, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Nitish Kumar does a Kejriwal, but will the Bihar voters follow Delhi? February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar's quick admission of his mistake in resigning as Bihar chief minister and apology to the people is a clear reminder that he has learnt a lesson from Aam Aadmi Party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Speaking to mediapersons in Patna on...
  • Nitish Kumar to return as Bihar CM for the 4th time on Sunday, gets three weeks to prove majority February 20, 2015

    Patna: Janata Dal United (JDU) leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar CM for the fourth time on Sunday. Nitish met Bihar Governor Kasri Nath Tripathi to stake claim to form government in the state on Friday evening a few hours after Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned as Bihar CM...
  • Nitish apologises to Bihar voters, Jitan Ram Manjhi quits as CM, BJP stumbles at the final hurdle February 20, 2015

    What promised to be high-voltage drama ended with a whimper as the main protagonist fled the battlefield even before the first shot was fired. Bihar Assembly was all set for a no-holds barred slugfest between friends-turned-rivals Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar with both sides claiming majority in the House...
  • NDA hits out at Nitish, Congress says Manjhi quit at BJP panicked February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: NDA on Friday accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of "sacrificing" a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP's "panic" behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its "conspiracy" in Bihar elections. "Nitish Kumar will have to...