Education | Edited by Anisha Singh | Friday March 24, 2017
While addressing an International Conference 'Bihar and Jharkhand: Shared History to Shared Vision', President Pranab Mukherjee said that the state governments of these two states should focus on investing more in education sectorbeyond what is accepted norm so as to speed up their development plans.
Bihar | Friday February 24, 2017
Sudhir Kumar, a senior IAS officer who headed the Bihar Staff Selection Commission, was arrested on Friday for the leak of question papers in the recruitment examination conducted earlier this month. But Mr Kumar's arrest could turn into another row between the two civil services, IAS and IPS. In a statement, the Bihar IAS officers' association - ...
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Monday December 5, 2016
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today launched 'Lok Samvad', a public interface programme aimed at taking direct feedback from citizens on implementation of development works and gaining new ideas for strengthening 'sushasan' (good governance).
India News | Written by Suparna Singh | Thursday September 1, 2016
Prashant Kishor, the election strategist bestowed with a top government job in Bihar, has decided to sue Sushil Kumar Modi, the BJP's leader in the state, said sources.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday June 24, 2016
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday reiterated his demand that caste-based data of the Census of India 2011 should be made public to "ensure the empowerment of all those lagging behind in development".
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 18, 2016
RJD chief Lalu Prasad today demanded electrification of 36 riverine villages located on the embankment of river Ganga in Bihar's Patna and Saran districts to boost economic development there.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday February 12, 2016
After Bharatiya Janata Party lawmakers Shatrughan Sinha and Kirti Azad, BJP lawmaker RK Sinha lauded the chief minister's commitment to the development of Bihar.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday February 4, 2016
Seeking inclusion of Patna in the Smart City list, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar toady met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed various issues related to urban development in the state.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 3, 2016
Bihar government has been concentrating on the development agenda, despite the negative campaign launched by the BJP, said Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav today.
India News | Edited by Jatin Gandhi (with inputs from PTI) | Wednesday January 13, 2016
The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has put the humble samosa on a list of 'luxury items' that will now attract 13.5 per cent tax to fund development work.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday December 5, 2015
Citing the latest NITI Ayog report showing Bihar as the fastest growing state in terms of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) clocking a growth rate of 17.06 per cent in 2014-15, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said it has proved BJP leaders "wrong" on their claims about the state's development made during the Assembly poll.
Patna News | Indo-Asian News Service | Thursday November 26, 2015
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the long-awaited Patna Metro Rail project would be presented in the state cabinet for approval soon, Bihar Urban Development Minister Maheshwar Hazari said today.
Bihar | Written by Jatin Gandhi | Friday November 20, 2015
Nitish Kumar, 64, begins yet another term as Bihar's chief minister today. But, this time his role in Indian politics is unlikely to be confined to just engineering the state's development story.
Opinion | Reetika Khera, Jean Dreze | Wednesday November 18, 2015
Children have been out of focus in recent debates on public policy in India. Even when budget cuts threaten to undermine child nutrition programmes, the mainstream media barely takes notice.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 14, 2015
Having steered Bihar on the path of development for a decade now, Nitish Kumar has his task cut out as he begins his third innings as Chief Minister of the backward state while leading a coalition of his JD(U), Lalu Prasad's RJD and Congress.
Opinion | Mani Shankar Aiyar | Tuesday November 10, 2015
Bihar saw that Modi knows nothing about development and everything about dividing people and society.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 10, 2015
Senior Haryana minister Anil Vij today cautioned that the Bihar election outcome was 'ashubh' (ominous) for the country, claiming caste politics triumphed over India's unity, integrity and development in the eastern state.
Monday November 9, 2015
The victory of the Grand Alliance in Bihar is a reaffirmation of the trend that voters reward economic development, say analysts. "Under his watch, the 'Bihar miracle' has seen growth stepping up to an average of 9.5 per cent in FY06-15 from 5.3 per cent in FY95-05," said Indranil Sen Gupta of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Bihar | Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Monday November 9, 2015
BJP leaders who made comments that "deflected from our main theme of development" contributed to the party's humiliating defeat in Bihar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said to NDTV today.
India News | Monday November 9, 2015
BJP leaders who made comments that "deviated from our main theme of development" contributed to the party's humiliating defeat in Bihar, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said to NDTV today.
Opinion | Maitreesh Ghatak | Monday November 9, 2015
It once again comes back to the question of inclusive development, or sabka saath, sabka vikas. A slogan worth repeating until the cows come home. That is the real lesson of the Bihar elections.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 8, 2015
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the Bihar poll result was a verdict against "communal, divisive and anti-poor" forces and has exposed the hollowness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development poll plank.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Saturday November 7, 2015
BJP today expressed confidence of victory in the Bihar assembly poll for which vote counting would be taken up on Sunday and claimed people have voted for the development agenda of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India News | NDTV.com | Tuesday November 3, 2015
The fourth phase polling in Bihar assembly elections ended on Sunday with over 57 per cent voter turnout. The high stakes battle of Bihar has the 'grand alliance' of chief minister Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United, Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Congress pitted against the BJP and its allies. While Nitish Kumar seeks a straight third ...
Opinion | Shivam Vij | Saturday October 31, 2015
I don't know what the BJP is seeking votes in Bihar for: for the Ganga of development to flow in the state, to ban cow slaughter which has already been banned here since 1955, to save or disturb affirmative action for the lower castes, or to prevent fireworks in Pakistan.
Bihar | Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday October 25, 2015
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the BJP and its allies heading for a clear majority in the on-going Bihar elections and slammed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his "primitive development model".
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Friday October 23, 2015
Rejecting the Gujarat model of development, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today alleged that Gujarat has the largest population of malnourished women and said they do not need the model which "cannot adequately feed women population" in its own state.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Friday October 16, 2015
In an apparent change of tactic midway through the Bihar assembly polls, BJP has turned the focus more on its state leaders than its central leadership and decided to focus on a positive message of stability and development in its campaign.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Friday October 16, 2015
Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu today said that a favourable verdict for NDA in Bihar Assembly polls would be a push for development as it would boost its numbers in Rajya Sabha and help the passing of crucial reform bills.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Monday October 12, 2015
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today hit out at the Congress, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for backwardness of the Seemanchal region in the state and said his party will work hard for development of minorities and weaker sections.