India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Friday August 28, 2015
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today joined the war of crores in Bihar, where assembly elections will be held by November this year. He has announced development schemes to be implemented over the next five years that he said would cost the state government Rs 2.70 lakh crore.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday August 27, 2015
BJP today indicated that it will finalise seat-sharing deal with is allies for the Bihar Assembly polls by the first week of September.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Thursday August 27, 2015
The dates for the Assembly elections in Bihar are yet to be announced, but ground level campaigns with a local flavour, featuring songs in Bhojpuri and Hindi, have already taken off, and promise to provide a foil to what promises to be an intense and high-decibel run-up to the polls.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava; edited by Mala Das | Tuesday August 25, 2015
Shatrughan Sinha, after a high hit rate in irking his party, has dared the BJP to punish him, with a warning on Twitter of a strike back.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Tuesday August 25, 2015
The BJP, which will launch what it calls phase two of its Bihar campaign this week, assesses that Lalu Prasad and his Rashtriya Janata Dal will be its toughest opponent in the Assembly elections due by November and not Nitish Kumar.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Surabhi Pandey | Monday August 24, 2015
With elections to the Bihar Assembly drawing closer, it seems all is not well within the National Democratic Alliance, which is taking on the combined might of Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav in the polls.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday August 23, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said he would soon "expose the truth" behind the Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the poll-bound state.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Friday August 21, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar says he will send a thank you note to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but only when his state receives anything more than a promise. PM Modi has pledged a mega package in central aid of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for Bihar and Mr Kumar was responding today to the BJP's criticism that he has not thanked the Prime Minister
Chennai News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Thursday August 20, 2015
In a rare public appearance this morning, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha was present at a function to officially rename Chennai's Adyar IV Main Road, to B Ramachandra Adithanar, in a bid to woo the Nadar community ahead of the state assembly elections next year.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 19, 2015
Union Minister and LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan today hailed the special package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Bihar, saying that it has 'silenced' their rivals.
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday August 19, 2015
A whole lot of bonhomie and frequent swipes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the coming together on a public stage of Arvind Kejriwal and Nitish Kumar in Delhi today. The two chief ministers held hands, hugged and showered praise on each other.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Wednesday August 19, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal has taken a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his DNA comment that has had Mr Kejriwal's good friend and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar very exercised.
India News | Written by Manish Kumar | Sunday August 16, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has announced that all the villages in Bihar will have electricity by November 2016.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Saturday August 15, 2015
The issue of special status for Bihar figured prominently in Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's address to the people at the Independence Day celebration in Patna today.
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Thursday August 13, 2015
A "chai pe charcha" held at the Delhi home of Nationalist Congress Party or NCP chief Sharad Pawar brought together opposition parties that want the defeat of the BJP in Bihar, where assembly elections will be held soon.
India News | Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Wednesday August 12, 2015
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the driving force behind a tea party today that brings together political parties determined to ensure a defeat for the BJP in Bihar, where assembly elections are due in the next two months.
India News | Reported by Rahul Shrivastava, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday August 11, 2015
With an eye to the coming assembly elections in Bihar -- in which the BJP is taking on a coalition of the JD(U), RJD and the Congress -- the government is actively considering not to reissue the land ordinance and let it lapse in due time, sources told NDTV.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Sunday August 9, 2015
Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a rally in poll-bound Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has accused the central government of reacting and responding only on Twitter.
India News | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Sunday August 9, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Gaya in Bihar today, his second visit to the state where elections are due later this year. He will be accompanied by BJP president Amit Shah and other party leaders from Bihar.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 9, 2015
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today voiced his displeasure at not being consulted over the appointment of Ram Nath Kovind as Governor of the poll-bound state while his party alleged there was an attempt by the Centre to "destabilize" the JD(U) government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday August 7, 2015
An Election Commission (EC) team led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi arrived in the state capital today on a two-day visit to assess preparations for the forthcoming Bihar Assembly elections.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Wednesday August 5, 2015
Here is the full text of the open letter written by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey, Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian | Saturday August 1, 2015
The latest political battle in Bihar as the state heads for Assembly elections is over special economic status for the state.
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Sunday July 26, 2015
A day the controversy over his meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP politician and former actor Shatrughan Sinha said while he was happy being with the BJP, he could not predict if he would be "thrown out tomorrow".