Election 2014 | Edited by Nadim Asrar | Tuesday March 4, 2014
In Nitish Kumar's Bihar, Narendra Modi today welcomed latest ally, Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag, to the BJP-led NDA - he called it the National Development Alliance - and also used their shared stage to take several swipes at the Bihar Chief M...
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday March 3, 2014
Narendra Modi today returned to arch rival Nitish Kumar's turf Bihar for a rally that showed off his latest ally, Ram Vilas Paswan, a past critic who returned to the BJP-led alliance last week, 12 years after walking out over the 2002 communal violen...
Monday October 7, 2013
Lauding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for changing perception about Bihar, industry body Assocham today backed the demand for grant of special status for industrial development of the state.
South | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 2, 2013
Rejecting the Raghuram Rajan Committee report for "skewed" allocation formula, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has said it was a "thinly disguised attempt to provide an intellectual justification to deliver resources to a potential political...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday October 1, 2013
Congressmen find it remarkable that none of Narendra Modi's tweets yesterday reflected the day's biggest political development - Lalu Prasad being sent to jail in a fodder scam case.
India | NDTV.com | Thursday September 19, 2013
I am glad to be back here again. It feels great to share my thoughts with people living in different parts of the world. I am happy to share that an important decision has been taken to further boost the girls' education in Bihar and I find it most a...
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday July 6, 2013
In another instance of Congress reaching out to Mr Nitish Kumar, the Union Rural Development Ministry has approved Rs 4,130 crore for the construction of 5,700 km of rural roads, highest allotment for the state in the past 12 years.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday June 10, 2013
With Pakistan cricketer-politician Imran Khan showering praise on Nitish Kumar and willing to emulate "Nitish model" in his party ruled Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Bihar Chief Minister today expressed gratitude towards him and said the state was winning ...
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 26, 2013
A World Bank team today called on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and discussed overall development in Bihar and progress of those schemes being sponsored by the international lender.
India | Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Monday May 13, 2013
They don't name each other, but barely a day passes without either Narendra Modi or Nitish Kumar taking a swipe at the other. These are designed to undermine the other while highlighting their own achievements and no attack goes unanswered.
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday May 5, 2013
Patna's dream of a Metro train may come true by 2016 if the state urban development minister is to be believed. The project is set to cover a distance of 40-km stretch at a cost of Rs. 8,000 crore, said Prem Kumar.
India | Edited by Shamik Ghosh | Tuesday April 23, 2013
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has tabled its report on the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act or MGNREGA. The government's auditor has pointed out shortcomings in implementation and said work was abandoned mid-way in m...
India | Written by Sutapa Deb | Tuesday April 16, 2013
At every public platform, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his administration have flaunted economic data to show how effective policies and governance have created a resurgent Bihar.
India | Manish Kumar | Tuesday April 9, 2013
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi suggested today that his model of development for Gujarat can be tweaked to help states like Bihar. Unsurprisingly, the tip has not gone down well in Bihar, where Mr Modi's party, the BJP, runs the government wit...
India | Edited by Surabhi Malik | Tuesday April 9, 2013
Nitish Kumar, who is evaluating his partnership with the BJP, will not be pleased. In Kolkata today, Narendra Modi suggested that his Gujarat model can be modified to benefit states like Bihar.
India | NDTV.com | Sunday March 17, 2013
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today addressed a rally at Delhi's Ramlila grounds to demand special status for his state.
Monday March 4, 2013
MNREGA workers will now get more money with Centre revising their wages from April 1 under which the maximum daily wage of Rs 214 has been fixed for Haryana while Bihar, Sikkim, Tripura, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh will get the minimum of Rs 135.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday December 27, 2012
Unfazed by the Planning Commission disapproving his demand to grant special category status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made a strong pitch for it, accusing the Centre's Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) for not considering the issue with...
Wednesday December 26, 2012
In a huge turnaround, Bihar has emerged as the fastest growing state in the country with figure of 10.9 per cent, overtaking Gujarat whose growth has dipped.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Friday November 30, 2012
Bihar has remained polio-free for over two years, thanks to the state government's committment supported by development partners in the polio eradication programme, a health official on Friday said.