Nitish Kumar

  • Kings & Queens: Can Nitish Kumar be the kingmaker in 2014 polls? 07-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Watch the political journey of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his role in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • News 360: Another Navy mishap, gas leak inside INS Kolkata kills 1 07-03-2014 08:30 PM

    Just weeks after a fire on board submarine Sindhuratna killed two Navy officers, another officer was killed in a gas leak on board India's most advanced destroyer ship, the INS Kolkata. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Jayalalitha calls Mamata, wishes luck for LS polls 07-03-2014 07:44 PM

    A day after AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa snapped her pre-poll alliance with the Left Front, sources have told CNN-IBN that she called West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and wished her for the coming Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Nitish can place their demand for special status before Centre: Alvi 02-03-2014 04:23 PM

    Reacting to the bandh call given by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over special state status, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said "Our government has given a lot of funds for Bihar's development but still if they feel the need for special status they can place their demand." ...
  • Would a Third Front government spell doom for India? 25-02-2014 10:52 PM

    A non-Congress and non-BJP alternative is back ahead of the general elections. Leaders of at least 11 political parties on Tuesday resolved to fight the Lok Sabha elections unitedly against Congress and the BJP with CPIM General Secretary Prakash Karat, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 25-02-2014 10:28 PM

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  • News 360: BJP woos Muslim voters, Rajnath apologies for 'mistake' 25-02-2014 08:33 PM

    The BJP it seems wants to leave no stone unturned to woo voters ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Party chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give...
  • A Billion Votes: 11 party-Third Front challenges BJP, Congress 25-02-2014 07:31 PM

    Announcing a non-Congress and non-BJP alliance, the Third Front wooed the electorate by making it clear that it would provide a secular, democratic and pro-development government after Lok Sabha elections. An amalgamation of 11 political parties, the Third Front on Tuesday claimed that India was not a two-party nation and...
  • News 360: Caste-based quota stays, says Sonia Gandhi 05-02-2014 08:40 PM

    The Congress has distanced itself from party leader Janardhan Dwivedi's statement on OBC quota. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has issued a statement affirming the Congress's commitment to caste-based quota. ...
  • Third Front will be forged before elections: HD Deve Gowda 01-02-2014 02:47 PM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, JDS leader HD Deve Gowda has admitted that he is in talks with Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee and also has the support of Left parties for a Third Front. ...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey 31-01-2014 11:02 PM

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  • A Billion Votes: Should serving police officers join politics? 31-01-2014 08:17 PM

    Satyapal Singh, who resigned as the Mumbai Police Commissioner on Friday, has admitted that he has offers from political parties. He, however, told CNN-IBN that he is yet undecided on joining any party. Speculation is rife that he is likely to contest the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket....
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 19-12-2013 11:28 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Drop case against Devyani, India to US 19-12-2013 08:52 PM

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday stuck to his stand that the case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn. "The Devyani case is unwanted. The first thing I want to do is to protect my...
  • Nitish hails BJP's demand of giving Bharat Ratna to Vajpayee 18-11-2013 11:50 PM

    After the Centre announced Bharat Ratna for Sachin Tendulkar and Prof CNR Rao, the demand for the highest civilian honour has been coming from all quarters. Interestingly, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar echoed BJP's demand of giving the award to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He added that activist...
  • Watch: Nitish Kumar launches a verbal assault on Modi 29-10-2013 09:00 PM

    The Janata Dal United (JDU) chief JDU chief on Tuesday took the fight to Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Narendra Modi and gave a point by point rebuttal on several key issues. ...
  • FTP: Is the Nitish government failing to maintain law and order in Bihar? 28-10-2013 11:17 PM

    As serial blasts hit Patna on Sunday, IBN18 Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether the Nitish Kumar government has failed to maintain law and order in Bihar. ...
  • Unfortunate that some people weaken fight against terror for votes: BJP 28-10-2013 04:36 PM

    BJP leader Arun Jaitley has said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar cannot escape responsibility by saying there were no intelligence inputs on Patna blasts. "We are still living in a vulnerable security environment. It is unfortunate that some people have weakened the fight against terror for the sake of...
  • Patna blasts: police suspect more IEDs at Gandhi Maidan, search on 28-10-2013 10:18 AM

    The serial blasts in Patna on Sunday have left 6 people dead and over 80 injured. The second suspect in the blast has succumbed to his injuries. The Bihar police is carrying out searches at Gandhi Maidan as they suspect more live IEDs could be found. ...
  • Patna Blasts: Is terror being used for Political gains? 27-10-2013 09:00 PM

    The devastation that has surfaced on the land of Patna has opened the debate as to whether heinous acts such as this are being used to gain Political advantage. ...
  • BJP's iron man Advani has now been left to rust, says Nitish Kumar 16-09-2013 03:36 PM

    NDA's former ally JDU's chief and Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took this opportunity to pass a remark on BJP's internal issue and said that senior BJP leader LK Advani who was known as the 'loh purush' of the party has now been left to rust. ...
  • Bhim Singh's statement on martyrs insensitive: Nitish Kumar 08-08-2013 03:58 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar reacted strongly to his minister Bhim Singh's statement that soldiers are meant to be martyrs. "It's a very unfortunate and insensitive statement from a member of our party. It was wrong. I called him immediately after I heard his statement," Nitish said. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-08-2013 11:57 PM

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  • Mid day meal: Schools continue to flout rules in Bihar 25-07-2013 04:17 PM

    Despite the tragic incident in Chhapra, where 23 students died after eating mid day meals, the Bihar government seems to have learnt no lessons. The students of a school in Patna are being forced to eat their meals on a railway track. ...
  • Nitish breaks silence, claims poisoning could not have been an accident 24-07-2013 11:20 PM

    More than a week after the deadly mid-day meal took 23 children's lives in Chhapra, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar broke his silence on Wednesday. Kumar claimed that the poisoning could not have been an accident. ...
  • News 360: Yechury's copy-paste remark over Modi visa row sets off political war 24-07-2013 11:00 PM

    The controversy over 65 Members of Parliament signing letter urging US President Barack Obama not to issue Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP poll panel chief Narendra Modi a visa has taken a new turn on Wednesday with nine MPs denying signing any letter. The MPs who have denied signing the...
  • Did Bihar government ignore HRD Ministry's warning on mid day meals? 18-07-2013 07:22 PM

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development had in April 2013 warned the Bihar government over problems faced by the mid day meal scheme in the state. Two reports prepared by independent agencies showed that students and their parents were not happy with the quality of food served at schools in...
  • Watch: People of Bihar say don't politicise the mid day meal tragedy 18-07-2013 10:53 AM

    The people of Bihar have spoken out strongly against politicising the midday meal tragedy that left 22 school children dead. "Strict punishment should be given to whoever is responsible. But it's wrong to blame the state government for this," said a Chhapra resident. "It's not just the families of the...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 17-07-2013 11:55 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Are mid day meal deaths a blot on Nitish's model of governance? 17-07-2013 11:41 PM

    While the Bihar government has alleged political conspiracy, opposition parties RJD and BJP have blamed Nitish Kumar of 'insensitivity'. ...