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  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar admitted to AIIMS for health checkup

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was admitted to the AIIMS here for a health checkup on Tuesday, a source at the hospital said. Kumar was admitted to the private ward of the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) around 8.30 am, the source said. The chief minister was admitted to the hospital with complaints of fever and problems in his eyes and knees. The exact diagnosis is yet to

  • Election strategist Prashant Kishor joins JDU ahead of Lok Sabha polls

    Patna: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor joined Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal (United) here on Sunday, party sources said. Kishor was inducted into the party by Kumar, who is also the national president of the JD(U), at the organisation’s state executive meeting which is underway at the chief minister’s official residence, the sources said.

  • CM Nitish Kumar flags off first ever best service Bihar-Nepal bus service

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday flagged off the first bus service between Bihar and Nepal. After flagging off the bus from Patna, Nitish said the initiative will strengthen the relations between Bihar and Nepal. The bus services were commissioned following the agreement between two regions.

  • Galvanising anti-BJP forces

    Even a motley alliance of RJD and Congress is sufficient to wreck electoral prospects of JD (U) chief and chief executive of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, who barely a year ago was perceived and projected as the political face of anti-BJP forces. But social acceptability of the grand alliance and more and more political parties expressing their willingness to join the alliance has provided an explicit indication that the 2019 election and more

  • After a video of woman being attacked went viral, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav says, “Bihar turned into monster raj”

    New Delhi: Reports of a woman being paraded naked in a Bihar town prompted Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday to allege the state has been transformed into a ‘jungle and monster raj’. A mob attacked, stripped and paraded a woman naked in a locality in Bhojpur district on Monday suspecting her for murdering a man. A video of the incident went viral on social media. The mob also torched a

  • Bihar shelter home case: CM Nitish Kumar blames ‘system’, rejects demand for minister’s resignation

    Patna: Crime has taken backseat to caste in the Muzaffarpur shelter home mass rape case. There has been clamour for the resignation of the social welfare minister, Manju Verma, whose husband is reported to have visited the shelter home. However, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ruled out her resignation, primarily because she belongs to the influential OBC — Kushwahas.

  • We are ashamed: CM Nitish Kumar breaks silence on Bihar shelter home rapes

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today expressed anguish over the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal and stressed on the need to develop institutional mechanisms to prevent such incidents from recurring. Speaking at the launch of ‘Mukhyamantri Kanya Utthan Yojana’, a scheme for welfare of girls, in Patna, Kumar said the alleged sex abuse of girls at the shelter home “has left us with a sense of

  • Bihar shelter home case: Horror unfolds in Muzaffarpur, all you need to know about the shocking case

    A horror unfolded in Muzaffarpur shelter home, in which at least 34 girls were sexually abused have shocked the entire nation. As the investigation by the CBI develops furthers, shocking facts have been revealed. It was also revealed that at least 11 women and four children were reportedly missing from another facility. On this, the second FIR against Brajesh Thakur, the man who runs the shelter home, was registered against him by

  • Will await BJP proposal on seat-sharing: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday he is awaiting the BJP’s proposal on seat-sharing for next year’s Lok Sabha polls and expects the process to be finalised soon. “I will talk with BJP leaders on seat sharing.A proposal on this matter will come from the BJP in three to four weeks,” he told media here.

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    New Delhi: Nitish Kumar to take final call after seeing what BJP President Amit Shah has to offer

    New Delhi: Nitish Kumar knows the danger of committing himself on the front foot even before a ball has been bowled at him. So, after the JDU national executive committee meeting in New Delhi on Sunday, his spokesperson refused to say anything definite on seat-sharing with the BJP but put out a subtle message that Nitish would take a final call after seeing what Amit Shah has to offer. “We aren’t helping or

  • Nitish Kumar: Destined to be perpetual No.2?

    The aphorism ‘know thyself’ was explained by Greek philosopher Socrates as a phrase which referred to an “unexamined life”. The renewed rumours about Nitish Kumars future plans provoke queries as to whether the Bihar Chief Minister has closely examined his life in politics.

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    Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar to introduce amendment law on liquor ban

    Patna (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said his government will present an amendment law on the liquor prohibition act in the upcoming monsoon session. Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that the ban has brought significant improvement in the state, however, the bill will end the scope for abuses of the law.