• Thu, Jul 27, 2017
  • Decision taken in interest of Bihar: Nitish

    Updated: Jul, 27, 201711:55 AM

    The decision to part ways with the RJD and join hands with the BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar and will ensure development and justice for the state, Nitish Kumar said after being sworn in as...
    Decision taken in interest of Bihar: Nitish
    Kumar resigned the post last night after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the then deputy CM. Whatever decision we have taken will be in the interest of Bihar and of its people. It will ensure development and justice. It will also ensure progress. This is a collective decision. I ensure that our commitment is towards the people of Bihar, Nitish Kumar told reporters.Kumar was sworn in as the chief minister of the state along side senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who will be his deputy in the new government, at the Raj Bhawan in Patna.
  • PM Narendra Modi congratulates Nitish on being sworn in as CM PM Narendra Modi congratulates Nitish on being sworn in as CM
    Updated: Jul, 27, 201711:48 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi on being sworn in as the chief minister and the deputy chief minister respectively and said he looked forward to working...

  • PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kalam's memorial in Tamil Nadu PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kalam's memorial in Tamil Nadu
    Updated: Jul, 27, 201710:59 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu and attend several other programmes, the second death anniversary of the former president.

  • Nitish to be back as Bihar CM, swearing-in today at 10 am Nitish to be back as Bihar CM, swearing-in today at 10 am
    Updated: Jul, 27, 201710:34 AM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unexpectedly resigned, but hours later joined hands with the BJP to reclaim the government in a stunning political manoeuvre that relegated his alliance partner RJD...

  • Tejashwi meets Bihar governor, says will move court against his decision Tejashwi meets Bihar governor, says will move court against his decision
    Updated: Jul, 27, 201709:45 AM

    Tejashwi Yadav met Bihar Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi to register protest over Nitish Kumar being invited to form his government ahead of RJD, which is the single largest party in the state Assembly.

  • Nitish Kumar quits, BJP to back him as next Bihar CM Nitish Kumar quits, BJP to back him as next Bihar CM
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201710:23 PM

    Legislators of NDA constituents and JD(U) will meet to elect Nitish as their leader, Modi said, without elaborating on when it would happen. He said the governor will be apprised of the decision soon.

  • Hills parties take out rallies, criticise Centre Hills parties take out rallies, criticise Centre
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201709:46 PM

    The GJM activists and those of other parties today on the 42nd day of indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling hills took out processions in its various parts, flaying the Centre for ignoring people's...

  • Centre concedes in Supreme Court on privacy, but terms it as 'vague' Centre concedes in Supreme Court on privacy, but terms it as 'vague'
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201709:12 PM

    The Centre, which conceded in the Supreme Court that the right to privacy may be held as a fundamental right with certain riders, today termed it as a vague and amorphous right which cannot be...

  • BJP against mid-term polls; Congress disappointed over Nitish resignation BJP against mid-term polls; Congress disappointed over Nitish resignation
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201708:42 PM

    The BJP today made it clear that it does not favour mid-term polls in Bihar even as the Congress expressed disappointment over the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and said it will strive to...

  • Right to privacy: Emergency-era sterilisation echoes in Supreme Court Right to privacy: Emergency-era sterilisation echoes in Supreme Court
    Updated: Jul, 26, 201708:39 PM

    The controversial sterilisation campaign during the Emergency era of 1975-1977 today found mention in the Supreme Court while it was deliberating on whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right...