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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar gestures at his supporters upon his arrival at the party office in Patna, Bihar, India, on Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihari NRIs congratulate Nitish Kumar, offer help in development of state

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 08:26 AM IST
A group of Indian-Americans, who trace their roots to Bihar, urged Kumar to identify education, health and industrialisation as focus areas of his government for the next five years.
Kumar took oath for his fourth consecutive term as chief minister on Monday. Devi and Prasad, both BJP leaders, replaced Modi, who was deputy CM for 11 years.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Kumar took oath for his fourth consecutive term as chief minister on Monday. Devi and Prasad, both BJP leaders, replaced Modi, who was deputy CM for 11 years.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)

Bihar: Nitish Kumar keeps Home, new deputy Prasad gets Sushil’s portfolios

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Chief minister Nitish Kumar retained the home, general administration, vigilance and a clutch of other portfolios. Deputy CM Renu Devi was given the portfolios of panchayati raj, other backward classes and extremely backward classes, and industries.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar ‘s cabinet has recommended holding a 5 day long inaugural session of Bihar Vidhan Sabha in November.(HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar ‘s cabinet has recommended holding a 5 day long inaugural session of Bihar Vidhan Sabha in November.(HT Photo)

5 day Bihar assembly session from Nov 23, Nitish Kumar will seek trust vote

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 10:29 PM IST
Former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s name has been recommended for the post of pro-tem Speaker.
Mewalal Choudhary at Monday’s swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in Patna.(HT PHOTO)
Mewalal Choudhary at Monday’s swearing-in ceremony at the Raj Bhawan in Patna.(HT PHOTO)

Nitish Kumar draws RJD fire for appointing scam-tainted Mewalal Choudhary education minister

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Mewalal Choudhary who joined the JD (U) in October 2015 was sacked briefly from the party in 2017 for alleged involvement in a corruption case when he headed the Bihar Agriculture University.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad during the oath-taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Monday.(PTI)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad during the oath-taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Monday.(PTI)

Meet Bihar’s new ministers: Nitish keeps home; JD(U) gets education, health goes to BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 04:07 PM IST
Deputy CM Tarkishore Prasad will be the new finance minister. Health portfolio also rests with the BJP.
Nitish Kumar taking oath as Bihar CM at Raj Bhawan, in Patna on Monday, November 16 2020 (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Nitish Kumar taking oath as Bihar CM at Raj Bhawan, in Patna on Monday, November 16 2020 (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

New Bihar govt holds first cabinet meet, approves 5-day legislature session

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:28 PM IST
The session, as decided in the meet, will begin from November 23. The cabinet also authorised chief minister Nitish Kumar to approve the draft of the governor’s speech to be made during the joint sitting of both the Houses.
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari said Sushil Kumar Modi was “cut off” from the NDA because he was not letting other leaders rise(ANI Twitter)
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari said Sushil Kumar Modi was “cut off” from the NDA because he was not letting other leaders rise(ANI Twitter)

RJD leader who criticised Rahul Gandhi has a theory why Sushil Modi isn’t Dy CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 02:09 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushil Modi was dropped from Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet and replaced as deputy chief minister by his party, after having served at the post since 2005.
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal with Deputy CMs Tarkishor Prasad and Renu Devi, Cabinet minister Mangal Pandey and other leaders at the party office in Patna on November 17.(PTI)
Bihar BJP president Sanjay Jaiswal with Deputy CMs Tarkishor Prasad and Renu Devi, Cabinet minister Mangal Pandey and other leaders at the party office in Patna on November 17.(PTI)

Bihar: With new faces in Cabinet, BJP keeps focus on young blood

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Ahead of the October-November elections, the BJP began strengthening the party at the grassroots level with younger faces
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at an election rally during of Bihar Assembly elections in Madhepura, Bihar, India on Wednesday November 04, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi at an election rally during of Bihar Assembly elections in Madhepura, Bihar, India on Wednesday November 04, 2020. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

‘Inhuman act hidden for political gains’: Rahul Gandhi on Bihar girl’s death

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:41 AM IST
The former Congress president was referring to the death of a 20-year-old girl from Vaishali district who died after being allegedly set ablaze by two men who attempted to molest her.
Kumar said based on the public’s decision, NDA once again formed the government.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Kumar said based on the public’s decision, NDA once again formed the government.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar chief minister for seventh time

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 06:58 AM IST
Two BJP leaders, Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, were sworn in as deputy chief ministers and 14 other ministers took oath, five from the Janata Dal (United), seven from the BJP, and one each from Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP).
Sushil Kumar Modi was quiet during the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar led new NDA government in Bihar,(ANI Photo)
Sushil Kumar Modi was quiet during the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar led new NDA government in Bihar,(ANI Photo)

Nitish says he’ll miss Sushil Modi, points to BJP for answers

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:13 PM IST
The BJP’s high command’s decision to replace him with a new face may have come as a surprise to several party leaders and also to BJP’s alliance partner, the JD(U).

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 pm: DRDO hospital in Delhi to get 250 more ICU beds by weekend and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2020 08:55 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 PM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar took oath on Monday as Bihar’s chief minister for a straight fourth term.(PTI)
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar took oath on Monday as Bihar’s chief minister for a straight fourth term.(PTI)

Top BJP leaders congratulate Nitish Kumar after he takes oath as Bihar CM for record 7th time

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Several BJP leaders have extended their wish to chief minister Nitish Kumar and the deputy chief ministers - Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi - after they were sworn in at Raj Bhawan in Patna.
Nitish Kumar refused to comment on Sushil Kumar Modi being replaced by two deputy CMs, said it was BJP’s decision. (ANI)
Nitish Kumar refused to comment on Sushil Kumar Modi being replaced by two deputy CMs, said it was BJP’s decision. (ANI)

‘Ask BJP,’ says Nitish Kumar on why Sushil Modi was dropped from Bihar cabinet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:54 PM IST
For the first time, Bihar will have two deputy chief ministers, and the BJP’s veteran leader Sushil Modi is not one of them.
Nitish Kumar takes oath as Chief Minister of Bihar at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Monday.(PTI)
Nitish Kumar takes oath as Chief Minister of Bihar at Raj Bhawan in Patna on Monday.(PTI)

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM for 7th time, gets two deputies from BJP

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi from the BJP were sworn in as deputy Chief Ministers while 12 others took oath as ministers.
Nitish Kumar was formally named the leader of the state’s ruling alliance at a meeting of the NDA MLAs on Sunday.(File Photo)
Nitish Kumar was formally named the leader of the state’s ruling alliance at a meeting of the NDA MLAs on Sunday.(File Photo)

‘NDA family will work together for Bihar’s progress’: PM congratulates Nitish

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:12 PM IST
Apart from Nitish Kumar, a host of leaders from the constituent parties of the NDA alliance took oath as cabinet ministers. The deputy CMs — Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi — also took their oath in the ceremony.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan , who has been opposing Nitish Kumar since the beginning of the election campaign, was one the first leaders to congratulate Nitish Kumar.(PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Chirag Paswan , who has been opposing Nitish Kumar since the beginning of the election campaign, was one the first leaders to congratulate Nitish Kumar.(PTI)

Chirag Paswan congratulates Nitish Kumar and BJP. But for two different reasons

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 06:40 PM IST
Taking a swipe at Nitish Kumar becoming the CM while his party individually finished third in the election, Paswan wished for a complete term for Nitish.
Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan administers the oath of office to Janta Dal-United National President Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief Minister at Rajbhawan in Patna.(PTI)
Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan administers the oath of office to Janta Dal-United National President Nitish Kumar as Bihar Chief Minister at Rajbhawan in Patna.(PTI)

Nitish Kumar forms government in Bihar, inducts new Cabinet. Full list of ministers here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 05:45 PM IST
Here is the full list of ministers inducted in chief minister Nitish Kumar’s cabinet.
Janata Dal-United National President Nitish Kumar takes oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar at Rajbhawan in Patna.(PTI)
Janata Dal-United National President Nitish Kumar takes oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar at Rajbhawan in Patna.(PTI)

Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, says ‘will work together’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:24 PM IST
During his previous terms, Kumar had taken oath amid large gatherings of dignitaries and common people at Gandhi Maidan.
The RJD slammed Nitish Kumar for claiming he did not want to become the chief minister but BJP insisted him.(PTI)
The RJD slammed Nitish Kumar for claiming he did not want to become the chief minister but BJP insisted him.(PTI)

‘BJP leaders grabbed my feet, started crying,’ RJD takes swipe at Nitish Kumar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 02:12 PM IST
Nitish Kumar earlier said he did not want to become the chief minister, but he was insisted by BJP leaders.
JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar greets after meeting with Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan, in Patna on Sunday.(ANI)
JD(U) National President Nitish Kumar greets after meeting with Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan, in Patna on Sunday.(ANI)

RJD to boycott swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar as Bihar CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:39 PM IST
Nitish Kumar will take oath as the chief minister of Bihar for the fourth consecutive term in Patna at a ceremony today. It will be held at around 4:30 pm.
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar with HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi, BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal, and VIP leader Mukesh Sahni in Patna on Sunday. Kumar will take oath as Bihar chief minister on Monday.(PTI Photo)
JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar with HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi, BJP state president Sanjay Jaiswal, and VIP leader Mukesh Sahni in Patna on Sunday. Kumar will take oath as Bihar chief minister on Monday.(PTI Photo)

JD(U) may get 12 ministerial berths, BJP 18: All eyes on Bihar cabinet formation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 09:56 AM IST
According to NDA leaders, the allocation of ministerial berths to allies is being done on the formula of allotting two berths for every seven seats the party has won. On that basis, the JD(U) can expect to get 14 ministerial berths against 20 for the BJP.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh(PTI photo)
Union Minister Giriraj Singh(PTI photo)

‘Status not determined by posts’: Giriraj Singh to Sushil Kumar Modi

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 07:21 AM IST
“Respected Sushil ji, you are the leader, you had the post of Deputy Chief Minister, you will continue to remain the leader of BJP in the future as well, nobody’s status is determined by the post he holds,” Singh tweeted in Hindi
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Nitish Kumar stakes claim to form govt, to take oath as Bihar CM today

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Kumar went to meet the governor at the Raj Bhavan around 2pm and staked claim for the formation of the new government in the state after being unanimously elected the leader of the NDA.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference in Patna, November 12(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference in Patna, November 12(SANTOSH KUMAR/HTPHOTO)

Nitish Kumar’s most challenging term

UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:47 PM IST
With a constrained mandate, the CM will have to deliver on both politics and governance
Sushil Kumar Modi has been serving as the deputy CM of Bihar since 2017.(ANI photo)
Sushil Kumar Modi has been serving as the deputy CM of Bihar since 2017.(ANI photo)

Sushil Modi to step down as deputy CM, Tarkishore Prasad might take over

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:54 PM IST
Sushil Kumar Modi thanked the BJP and the Sangh Parivar for the 40 years of his political life and said that he would discharge whatever responsibility would be given to him in a tweet.
NDA secured a majority in the recently-concluded election to 243-member Bihar Assembly by winning 125 seats.(ANI/Twitter)
NDA secured a majority in the recently-concluded election to 243-member Bihar Assembly by winning 125 seats.(ANI/Twitter)

Katihar MLA Tarkishore Prasad elected as BJP legislature party leader

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:25 PM IST
Earlier in the day, a meeting of the NDA was held where Nitish Kumar was named as the leader, paving the way for his return as chief minister for the fourth consecutive term.
The meeting was attended by all the 125 newly-elected alliance MLAs comprising BJP, JD (U), HAM-S and VIP.(HT Photo)
The meeting was attended by all the 125 newly-elected alliance MLAs comprising BJP, JD (U), HAM-S and VIP.(HT Photo)

Nitish stakes claim to form govt in Bihar, says swearing-in ceremony on Monday

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Nitish Kumar later went to the Governor’s house to hand over the letter for government formation and list of MLAs of the alliance. One independent candidate has also extended support to the NDA.
Nitish Kumar with NDA leaders ahead of the alliance’s meeting.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Nitish Kumar with NDA leaders ahead of the alliance’s meeting.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Nitish Kumar returns as Bihar chief minister, gets NDA nod at key meeting

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 01:35 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party, which fought the Bihar Assembly election along with the JD(U) as part of NDA, had promised that Nitish Kumar will be the chief minister if the alliance wins the electoral battle.
A hazy view of Red fort with reduced visibility as air quality deteriorates in Delhi.(ANI)
A hazy view of Red fort with reduced visibility as air quality deteriorates in Delhi.(ANI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Post Diwali Delhi’s air quality remains ‘severe’, may improve later today and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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