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Nitish Kumar assures writing to PM Modi to explore legal options for caste based census

Patna/UNI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday assured the opposition that apart from writing a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for caste based census he would also explore the legal options for it.

RJD mocks Nitish Kumar over NITI Aayog report that says Bihar most backward state

Delhi/IBNS: Bihar is the most backward state in the country, the Centre has said in Lok Sabha in response to a question by Rajeev Ranjan Singh, an MP of Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal United (JDU) and the party's leader in parliament.

Union Cabinet rejig: Nitish Kumar's JD(U) takes major u-turn; to accept PM's decision on berth allocation

Patna/IBNS: Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal today finally made a retreat from its stance of proportional representation in the Union Cabinet based on Lok Sabha seats won by a party.

Bihar: Nitish announces more relaxations in working hours and in the night curfew

Patna/UNI: Following a steep decline in fresh positive cases of coronavirus, the Bihar government on Tuesday announced that it will be relaxing the night curfew by an hour and increasing the working hours of the offices and business establishments from June 16 till June 22 in the state.

RLSP merges with JD(U)

Patna/UNI: Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) president Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday announced the merger of his party with Janata Dal (United).

Covid-19: Bihar govt gives Rs 71 lakh subsidy to distressed weavers

Patna/UNI: Bihar Industry Minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain today said the government has sanctioned Rs 71.20 lakh as subsidy to 712 weavers, who have been affected by the lockdown enforced during COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, backs Centre over agriculture laws

New Delhi/IBNS: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Bihar: 17 ministers take oath in the first cabinet expansion

Patna/UNI/IBNS: With induction of 17 new ministers in the Nitish Kumar government, the long drawn political uncertainties within National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over cabinet expansion came to an end today.

Nitish Kumar talks to Uttarakhand CM on glacier burst

Patna/UNI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and expressed solidarity of the people of Bihar with Uttarakhand in this hour of tragedy following the glacier burst in Chamoli district.

Nitish Kumar lashes out at critics linking Indigo official's death with law and order situation in Bihar

Patna/IBNS: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday lashed out at those trying to link the law and order situation in the state with the recent murder of Indigo Airlines official.

Nitish Kumar refutes claims of JD(U) MLAs remaining in contact with RJD

Patna/UNI: Amid reports of six MLAs of Janata Dal (United) joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday termed the claims that JD(U) MLAs remained in contact with the RJD as baseless.

Nitish Kumar should avoid suppressing farmers agitation: Left

Patna/UNI: Criticising Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for suppressing the farmer's agitation in the state, the left parties on Tuesday cautioned him from resorting to any such action aimed at suppressing the ongoing agitation of the farmers.

Nitish Kumar appoints close aide RCP Singh as JD(U) chief

Patna/IBNS: Rajya Sabha member Ramchandra Prasad Singh was elected the Janata Dal (United) chief by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the national executive meeting chaired by him here.

All eyes on JD (U) national exec meet after 6 MLAs join BJP in Arunachal Pradesh

Patna/UNI: As national executive meeting of the JD(U) chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar commenced here today, all eyes are now set on its next move after the six of its seven MLAs  switched over to BJP in Arunachal Pradesh.

JD(U) likely to contest West Bengal, Assam polls

New Delhi/UNI: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) is planning to contest the West Bengal and Assam polls, which are scheduled to be held in 2021.