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Nitish Kumar to take a call on Tejashwi Yadav after Presidential Election 2017

The political crisis in Bihar is deepening over continuation of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav in the Nitish Kumar cabinet after an FIR was lodged against him in a corruption case. The high voltage drama is likely to end on July 18 when Nitish is expected to take a final call on whether Tejashwi will continue in his cabinet or will he have to

Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav to hold separate meeting today

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav have called separate meetings of their legislators in Patna on Sunday. According to the reports, the meeting which is believed to be very crucial has been called in to discuss the presidential poll scheduled for Monday. Reportedly, the duo are also expected to express their opinion on the ongoing tussle over demands that Tejashwi Yadav should quit as

Spurt in crime in Bihar is opposition's perception: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has claimed the state has “witnessed a steady decline in crime” and termed the alleged spurt in crime graph as a “perception created by the opposition”. “Bihar has witnessed a steady decline in crime. Despite this, opposition is trying to create a perception through media and making statements that there is a spurt in crime,” he said while addressing a state executive committee meeting of

Nitish Kumar rewards Bihar poll hero Prashant Kishor with cabinet minister rank

When Nitish Kumar-Lalu Prasad Yadav pulled off a stunning victory in Bihar assembly elections last year, they had to share the credit with 37-year-old Prashant Kishor, the man with the Midas touch. The Bihar government, Friday, announced that Kishor has been appointed as advisor to CM Nitish Kumar with cabinet minister rank. Kishor, a master strategist, was the brain behind the strategy to project Narendtra Modi as the face of good

Nitish Kumar bans sirens on VIP vehicles in Patna

It isn’t just Delhi that is taking on pollution. In Patna, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday banned the use of sirens in vehicles, except in those of the Governor, the Patna High Court Chief Justice, fire engines and ambulances. The need for the ban arose after complaints came in regarding VVIP and VIP vehicles blaring their sirens while crossing hospitals and schools. The decision was taken by Nitish

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar announces setting up of five new medical colleges

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced that five new medical colleges will be set up in Bihar as he worked to overhaul and strengthen health care infrastructure in the state. The medical colleges would be opened as per specifications of MCI (Medical Council of India) and all of them would have nursing colleges, Kumar said while reviewing the functioning of the state health department, according to an official statement. The Bihar

BJP gearing up for UP elections? Varun Gandhi meets Amit Shah

It seems that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started its preparation for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. At his residence, BJP party president Amit Shah has met MP Varun Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi. The meeting took place for nearly half an hour. Sources said that this time the saffron party would project CM candidate during the election campaign, unlike the other state elections. The party has already faced huge criticism

Nitish Kumar's U-turn: Only `desi` liquor to be banned in Bihar from April 1

In a volte face, the Bihar government on Thursday announced that the state government will only ban country-made liquor from April 01, 2016. The government has also said that Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) will be made expensive to discourage people from buying it. However, Bihar Excise and Prohibition Minister Abdul Jalil Mastan told on Friday that the state government will ban all kinds of alcohol. “The government feels that alcohol

BJP playing politics over Ram temple: Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said BJP was playing ‘politics’ in the name of lord Ram. “BJP has been playing politics in the name of Ram and it has nothing to do with faith (shraddha) in him,” Nitish Kumar told media persons here in reference to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on the Ram temple issue. The chief minister said BJP was keen to keep alive the issue of

Modi govt worse than 'Suit Boot Ki Sarkar': Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday renewed his ‘Suit Boot Ki Sarkar’ attack on NDA government and said that government has completely failed to deliver on its promises. Addressing students at Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru, the Gandhi scion said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to deliver on its promises. “Idea of ‘Suit Boot Ki Sarkar’… essentially … if you look at the way the govt is oeprating.

No return of 'jungle raj' in Bihar, assures Nitish Kumar

There were fears that with the return on Lalu Prasad Yadav, Bihar may plunge back into the era when there was ‘jungle raj’ in the state. However, a day after taking oath as chief minister of Bihar for a third consecutive ‘full’ term, Nitish Kumar has sought to rubbish those fears. “There will be absolutely no compromise with the rule of law in the state,” Nitish told reporters today. “This

LK Advani, Shatrughan Sinha invited for Nitish Kumar's swearing-in ceremony

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani and saffron party MP Shatrughan Sinha have been invited for Nitish Kumar’s oath-taking ceremony as Bihar CM to be held here on November 20, as per media reports. The ceremony will be held at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan. Sinha has been publicly praising Nitish in recent times and has been at loggerheads with a section of BJP leadership. He has been openly criticising party’s Bihar poll