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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had warned of action against officials responsible for confusion over paddy procurement registration process. (HT file)

Bihar gets its act together for Paddy procurement after Nitish Kumar’s warning

By Rakesh Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 11:34 AM IST
  • There was no distress sale of paddy by farmers in Bihar this kharif season owing to several corrective measures, claimed a senior government official.
JD(U) has the most number of MLCs in Bihar Legislative Council(HT Photo)
JD(U) has the most number of MLCs in Bihar Legislative Council(HT Photo)

JD (U) likely to stake claim to Bihar Legislative Council’s chairman post

By Shilpa Ambardar, Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 09:40 AM IST
  • While NDA partners have started discussion on the issue, the JD (U) is likely to stake claim for the post reasoning that the Assembly Speaker’s post went to the BJP, said an NDA leader.
PMCH is Bihar's oldest medical college and hospital.(HT photo)
PMCH is Bihar's oldest medical college and hospital.(HT photo)

Bihar’s best medical college fights absenteeism amid bid to turn it world class

By Ruchir Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 09:09 AM IST
  • There is no ban on government doctors’ private practice in Bihar. As such, some doctors allegedly abstain from duty to attend to their private clinics or work as consultants in private healthcare facilities in return for handsome remuneration.
Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan congratulates Syed Shahnawaz Hussain after taking oath.(PTI)
Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan congratulates Syed Shahnawaz Hussain after taking oath.(PTI)

Nitish Kumar expands cabinet. Here's a list of new Bihar ministers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 03:12 PM IST
The cabinet expansion ahead of the state's budget session saw 17 new ministers being included in the cabinet.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)

New agri laws in farmers' interests, misgivings should be dispelled: Bihar CM

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 06:17 PM IST
He asserted that the controversy around the new laws will have no impact in Bihar where Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMCs) were done away with more than a decade ago and a viable alternative system put in place.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)

Cabinet expansion before budget session, says Bihar BJP chief

UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 10:35 PM IST
  • The CM has been running his government with 14 ministers, as against the permissible 36 members of the state Cabinet.
Students are showing ink marked in their fingers after cast their votes for Patna University Students Union (PUSU) election at Patna Women’s College in Patna( Photo Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)
Students are showing ink marked in their fingers after cast their votes for Patna University Students Union (PUSU) election at Patna Women’s College in Patna( Photo Santosh Kumar/ HT Photo)

Nitish fulfils poll promise, hikes cash incentive for girl students in Bihar

By Subhash Pathak | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:49 PM IST
  • The cash incentives will benefit about 3.50 lakh girls taking intermediate examinations and around 80,000 girls enrolled in different colleges in the state.
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)
Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at party office in Patna, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI23-12-2020_000051B)(PTI)

Protest against Bihar order suggesting protestors could be blacklisted

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • All the contractors, especially those engaged in the bidding for construction of bus stands, vegetable markets, would have to obtain a character certificate from the state police.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and deputy chief minister Tarkishore Prasad(PTI)

‘Something’s cooking’: Bihar DyCM fuels speculations after meeting RJD MLAs

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Bihar chief of the AIMIM said that the party MLAs want development of the Seemanchal region either by hook or by crook.
File photo: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(ANI Photo)
File photo: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.(ANI Photo)

2nd round of meeting between Nitish Kumar, RLSP chief leaves everyone guessing

By Vijay Swaroop | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 06:34 PM IST
  • The JD(U), which gave a below-par performance in the assembly elections last year, is exploring all options to expand its number and base.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI )
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI )

Bihar home department makes 1st move to remove dead wood from government offices

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 11:29 AM IST
  • The committees will meet every year in June and December to deliberate on the proposals to retire identified 'ineffficient' officials.
Differences between NDA allies on the formula to be used for division of Bihar Legislative Council seats has been a major stumbling block, claim leaders.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo/FIle/Representational)
Differences between NDA allies on the formula to be used for division of Bihar Legislative Council seats has been a major stumbling block, claim leaders.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo/FIle/Representational)

Nitish cabinet expansion: Bhupendra Yadav’s Patna visit raises hopes

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:40 PM IST
  • A senior BJP leader said that the matter would be amicably resolved soon as it was in the interest of all NDA allies.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar(ANI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar(ANI)

Bihar to spend over 20 crore on security of temples, walls at burial grounds

Written by Reena Sopam
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:02 PM IST
The move is aimed to address the issue of encroachment and illegal constructions over the burial grounds and near temples. Besides, there also has been a rise in incidents of thefts of idols from temples.
As a political slugfest ensued, the police clarified on Friday that “constructive criticism” wouldn’t fall afoul of the directive.(ANI )
As a political slugfest ensued, the police clarified on Friday that “constructive criticism” wouldn’t fall afoul of the directive.(ANI )

‘Objectionable’ social media posts against Nitish govt now a crime in Bihar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:21 AM IST
The order was issued by additional director general (ADG) of the economic offences unit (EOU) Nayyar Husnain Khan on Thursday. Individuals and organisations who post such content will invite “appropriate action” under the law, the order said.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is under fire over the recent directive against offensive social media posts.(HT_PRINT)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is under fire over the recent directive against offensive social media posts.(HT_PRINT)

‘Talibani’: Opposition slams Nitish Kumar over order against offensive posts

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:18 PM IST
  • A directive by the Bihar police said it was imperative that appropriate action should be taken against persons putting social media posts having offensive or abusive tenor.
Bihar government's decision for procurement of maize and pulses at MSP could be due to the farmers agitation in Delhi, says an expert.(ANI)
Bihar government's decision for procurement of maize and pulses at MSP could be due to the farmers agitation in Delhi, says an expert.(ANI)

Bihar seeks Nafed’s help for procurement of pulses, maize at MSP

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 03:04 PM IST
  • Last year, farmers of the Seemanchal region were compelled to sell maize at throw away prices against the MSP of 1850 per quintal.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media. (ANI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media. (ANI)

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar seeks help from state's diaspora for industrial growth

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Kumar underscored the fact that despite impressive progress registered in health, education and infrastructure, Bihar lagged behind when it came to industries.
Yadav has been criticising the Janata Dal(United)-led government in the state over the killing of the IndiGo employee.(PTI Photo)
Yadav has been criticising the Janata Dal(United)-led government in the state over the killing of the IndiGo employee.(PTI Photo)

‘Helpless and tired’: Tejashwi attacks Bihar CM after he loses his cool

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:57 PM IST
  • Kumar on Friday while speaking to reporters lost his cool at those who questioned him regarding the state of law and order in Bihar citing the death of IndiGo Patna station manager Rupesh Singh.
“Please do not mix up the issues of development and crime,” Nitish Kumar said and then snapped when reporters persisted.(ANI)
“Please do not mix up the issues of development and crime,” Nitish Kumar said and then snapped when reporters persisted.(ANI)

Nitish Fumes as journalists question him on murder case

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 06:35 AM IST
Nitish Kumar was talking about the improvement in infrastructure since he assumed power when he was interrupted by journalists who insisted that law and order has deteriorated, citing the murder of Rupesh Kumar Singh, an official of a private airlines, outside his residence in Patna.
Nitish said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI Photo/File/Representational )
Nitish said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI Photo/File/Representational )

Upset with questions on Indigo manager murder case, Nitish tears into Opposition

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:46 PM IST
  • Kumar attacked the Opposition led by RJD and suggested that they should look at the crime record when they were in power in Bihar.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has announced free Covid-19 vaccine for all citizens of the state(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has announced free Covid-19 vaccine for all citizens of the state(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: BJP calls Mamata’s free vaccine claim ‘bogus’

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 09:05 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) National President RCP Singh (R) greet newly elected party state President Umesh Kushwaha (C) during the second day of party state council meeting, in Patna.(PTI)
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD(U) National President RCP Singh (R) greet newly elected party state President Umesh Kushwaha (C) during the second day of party state council meeting, in Patna.(PTI)

Umesh Kushwaha appointed as new Bihar chief of JDU

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 08:13 PM IST
After being appointed as Bihar JDU chief Kushwaha said, "I will try to successfully fulfill my duty which I have received as State President. We will follow the basic mantra of our party, 'Development of all with justice."
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar based his confidence on development initiatives and programmes for social change.(PTI PHOTO.)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar based his confidence on development initiatives and programmes for social change.(PTI PHOTO.)

NDA will win over 200 seats in Bihar Assembly polls, says CM Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:11 PM IST
In view of the recent electoral reverses suffered by the BJP, the importance of JD(U) as an important ally in the state has only become pronounced with Union home minister Amit Shah’s statement that the NDA will be contesting the 2020 Bihar assembly elections under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.
The RJD poster at the party office in Patna which has been put up in response to a hoarding by the ruling Janata Dal (United).(HT Photo)
The RJD poster at the party office in Patna which has been put up in response to a hoarding by the ruling Janata Dal (United).(HT Photo)

Poster war in Bihar: RJD counters JD (U) claim on CM Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 09:45 AM IST
Main opposition party in Bihar Assembly, the RJD, has raised concerns about the law and order situation in the state.
A Janata Dal (U) hoarding outside the party office in Patna.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
A Janata Dal (U) hoarding outside the party office in Patna.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

JD(U) hoardings with catchphrases on CM Nitish Kumar spark political stir

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 03:07 PM IST
The hoardings, put at vantage points in the state capital Patna, appear to be a clear message to many, including the BJP, that the NDA should fight the assembly elections under the leadership of chief minister Nitish Kumar.
Flood victims alleged that several areas in Katihar have been long neglected by both the district administration and the Bihar government.(ANI)
Flood victims alleged that several areas in Katihar have been long neglected by both the district administration and the Bihar government.(ANI)

CM Nitish Kumar faces protests from flood victims in Katihar

Hindustan Times, Chandpur (Katihar) | By Aditya Nath Jha
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 03:17 PM IST
Several flood victims rejected relief material and demanded permanent solution from recurring floods, which have posed livelihood problems in several areas of Katihar.
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