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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.

  • Chief Minister Nitish Kumar skips International Yoga Day celebrations yet again

    Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today did not participate in an International Yoga Day event, which was inaugurated by Governor Satya Pal Malik and attended by top BJP leaders including Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, setting tongues wagging. With the matter snowballing into a political controversy, both the JD(U) and the BJP tried to play down the issue. The JD(U) said

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    CM Nitish Kumar demands special status for Bihar

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar put forth the demand for granting Special Status to his state. Addressing the fourth meeting of the NITI Aayog’s governing council; Kumar suggested replacing cooking food under the mid-day scheme with a direct benefit transfer.

  • Nitish Kumar wishes Lalu Prasad Yadav on his 70th birthday

    Patna (Bihar): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar wished Rashtriya Janta Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on his 70th birthday on Monday. After the 2015 assembly elections in Bihar, the JD(U) led by Nitish and RJD led by Lalu were running a coalition government.

  • Sushil Modi clears air on rift in BJP- JD(U) alliance

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a rift between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) over seat sharing, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Monday clarified that there is no such dispute between the National Democratic Alliance partners.

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    Bypolls 2018: JDU blames fuel price hike for defeat in Bihar

    Patna: After the Rashtriya Janata Dal wrested the Jokihat Assembly seat from the ruling JD-U in Bihar, a senior Janata Dal-United leader blamed rising prices of petrol and diesel for the drubbing. A day after Shahnawaz Alam won the seat by over 41,000 votes, JD-U General Secretary K.C. Tyagi on Friday said: “Rising price of petrol and diesel mainly angered people that led to our defeat in Jokihat and NDA elsewhere” in

  • Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar of halting ‘Special Category Status’ for Bihar

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for ‘halting’ Special Category Status (SCS) for the state. Speaking to ANI, Tejashwi said that Nitish is just pretending to work for the welfare of Bihar and asked him to resign from his post on moral grounds. “He is creating an image that he is working for Bihar but the BJP is at fault

  • Bihar Assembly bypoll: 18 pc votes recorded till 10 am

    Patna, Around 18 per cent polling was registered till 10 am today in the bypoll to Jokihat Assembly seat in Bihar, a top election official said. Tight security arrangements are in place to ensure free and fair polls to the Assembly seat, which fell vacant after the resignation of sitting MLA Sarfaraz Alam. The bypoll is being viewed as a test of strength between Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) and the RJD of Lalu

  • Injecting politics with extra fire and power

    With just about 12 months left for voting in the 2019 general election to commence, it is only natural that political activity is getting more and more frenzied. It is also natural that the opening shots of this long and gruelling election campaign are being fired by the opposition. Being in government and having control over the state, the ruling party has the relatively non-glamorous work of governance to focus on. Since

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