Bihar

No Republic Day Flag-Hoisting By Bihar Ministers Hints At Delay In Cabinet Expansion?

No Republic Day Flag-Hoisting By Bihar Ministers Hints At Delay In Cabinet Expansion?

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Friday January 22, 2021, Patna

The Bihar government today decided to not have its 13 ministers hoisting the Tricolour on Republic Day keeping in view the continuing Covid-19 conditions in the state. This, however, also signals that the much-delayed cabinet expansion may now happen only after January 26.

Shahnawaz Hussain, Mukesh Sahni Elected Unopposed To Bihar Legislative Council

Shahnawaz Hussain, Mukesh Sahni Elected Unopposed To Bihar Legislative Council

Press Trust of India | Friday January 22, 2021, Patna

BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain and Bihar minister Mukesh Sahni were on Thursday declared elected unopposed to the Bihar legislative council, an official said.

BJP Names Ex-Union Minister Legislative Council Candidate From Bihar

BJP Names Ex-Union Minister Legislative Council Candidate From Bihar

Press Trust of India | Saturday January 16, 2021, New Delhi

Former Union minister and BJP's national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain was named as the party's MLC candidate from Bihar today.

Bihar's Law And Order Situation "Will Improve Further", Says Nitish Kumar

Bihar's Law And Order Situation "Will Improve Further", Says Nitish Kumar

Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 23, 2020, Patna

Emphasising the need to modernise its police force, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the state government will make funds available from its resources apart from the Centre's support for the purpose.

3 Maoists Killed In Late-Night Gunfight With Security Forces In Bihar

3 Maoists Killed In Late-Night Gunfight With Security Forces In Bihar

Reported by Rajeev Ranjan, Edited by Nandini Gupta | Sunday November 22, 2020, New Delhi

Three Maoists were killed when a gunfight started during a search operation by the security forces Bihar's Gaya district late around midnight on Saturday.

Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sworn In As Pro-Tem Speaker Of Bihar Assembly

Former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi Sworn In As Pro-Tem Speaker Of Bihar Assembly

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 19, 2020, Patna

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has been sworn in as the pro-tem Speaker of the Bihar Assembly, according to a communication issued by the Raj Bhavan.

Nitish Kumar Is Chief Minister Again, 2 Deputies From BJP: 10 Points

Nitish Kumar Is Chief Minister Again, 2 Deputies From BJP: 10 Points

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Monday November 16, 2020, Patna/ New Delhi

Nitish Kumar has taken oath for a fourth straight term as Bihar Chief Minister. Among 14 ministers who followed were the BJP's Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi -- his two new deputies. The event was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief JP Nadda.. The NDA won the state election last week with a wafer-thin majority and got 125 of Bihar's 243 assembly seats, three above the halfway mark. Mr Kumar's Janata Dal United, however, delivered a dismal performance, wining 43 seats compared to the unprecedented 74 seats of the BJP, which has now become the big brother in the alliance.

For BJP In Bihar, 2 Deputy Chief Minister Posts, Speaker: Sources

For BJP In Bihar, 2 Deputy Chief Minister Posts, Speaker: Sources

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Monday November 16, 2020, Patna, Bihar

Nitish Kumar is set to be sworn in as Chief Minister for the fourth straight term but with the results this time downgrading him to second place in the ruling alliance, he is likely to have two deputies from ally BJP instead of one, say sources.

"Rahul Gandhi Was On Picnic During Polls": Tejashwi Yadav's Party Leader

"Rahul Gandhi Was On Picnic During Polls": Tejashwi Yadav's Party Leader

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday November 15, 2020, Patna

The first cracks in opposition amity after the stinging defeat in the Bihar elections surfaced on Sunday, with a senior leader of the Tejashwi Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) calling out the Congress for putting up a half-hearted fight.

Ahead Of New Bihar Government Formation, Nitish Kumar Tenders Resignation

Ahead Of New Bihar Government Formation, Nitish Kumar Tenders Resignation

Press Trust of India | Friday November 13, 2020, Patna

Decks were cleared today for the formation of a new government in Bihar with Nitish Kumar, who is set to return as the chief minister, handing over to Governor Phagu Chauhan the resignation of his ministry and the recommendation to dissolve the state assembly, officials said.

Over 7 Lakh Voters In Bihar Chose The 'NOTA' Option: Election Commission

Over 7 Lakh Voters In Bihar Chose The 'NOTA' Option: Election Commission

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 12, 2020, Patna

A little over seven lakh voters in Bihar used the 'none of the above' or NOTA option in the assembly elections, according to the Election Commission.

"Money, Muscle, Deceit Couldn't..." Tejashwi Yadav Slams PM, Nitish Kumar

"Money, Muscle, Deceit Couldn't..." Tejashwi Yadav Slams PM, Nitish Kumar

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday November 12, 2020, Patna/ New Delhi

Tejashwi Yadav: PM Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar could not stop RJD from emerging single-largest party despite using money, muscle power

"Real Winner Of Bihar Elections Is Tejashwi Yadav": Shiv Sena

"Real Winner Of Bihar Elections Is Tejashwi Yadav": Shiv Sena

ANI | Thursday November 12, 2020, Mumbai

In the statistical game, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has achieved victory in Bihar Assembly polls, however, the real winner is Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav, whose party has emerged as the single largest party in the state, Shiv Sena said on Thursday.

In Bihar, Numbers Show Slim Margin In NDA Victory

In Bihar, Numbers Show Slim Margin In NDA Victory

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Thursday November 12, 2020, New Delhi

Only 84,900 votes had helped Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gain a fourth straight term, shows data from the Election Commission a day after counting of votes in the state's recently concluded assembly election.

After Winning Bihar Assembly Polls, Bengal Is Prime Focus For BJP: Kailash Vijayvargiya

After Winning Bihar Assembly Polls, Bengal Is Prime Focus For BJP: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Press Trust of India | Thursday November 12, 2020, Kolkata

After clinching the Bihar assembly polls, West Bengal will be the "prime focus" for BJP where it has set a target of winning more than 200 out of the total 294 seats in the state elections due in April-May 2021, party national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Wednesday.