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Nitish Kumar demands special category status for Bihar


September 19th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 19 (IANS) In a rare political show, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar took to the streets Wednesday to demand a special category status for the state to hasten ... Read more...

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UPA may remain in power with others’ support: Mamata


September 19th, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Tuesday admitted that the UPA government could continue in power, even without her party's support, for ... Read more...

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Eleven killed, over 25 missing as boat capsizes in Bihar (Lead)


September 10th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 11 people, mostly children and women, drowned and over 25 people were missing after an overcrowded boat capsized in the Sone river in Bihar's ... Read more...

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Thakerays are ‘infiltrators’ in Maharashtra from Bihar: Lalu Prasad


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 9 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Sunday said Bal Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray and Raj Thackeray were originally Bihari, and that they were "infiltrators" in Maharashtra."Thackeray's ... Read more...

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Bihar village heads to get good governance tips


September 8th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 8 (IANS) After being lauded for good governance, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will give tips on this to nearly 2,000 elected rural representatives, including the 'mukhiyas' (village ... Read more...

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Raj Thackeray publicity-hungry: Nitish Kumar


September 2nd, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday said that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray is publicity-hungry and has nothing to do with democracy.Reacting to ... Read more...

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Bihar’s potatoes to be exported to Russia


August 31st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) Farmers in Bihar's Nalanda district are happy that potatoes grown by them through organic farming will be exported to Russia, an official said Friday.R.K. Sohane, director, ... Read more...

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President to visit Bihar early October


August 30th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Bihar in the first week of October to launch a road map on agriculture prepared by the state government, an ... Read more...

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Bihar faces urea shortage, seeks help


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 23 (IANS) Bihar has urged the central government to provide urea to overcome a serious shortage, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.The chief minister said he had written ... Read more...

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Ahead of Krishna visit, India, Pakistan MPs to talk peace, trade


August 22nd, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Ahead of talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan next month, a delegation of leading Pakistani MPs will interact with their Indian counterparts ... Read more...

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Bihar needs special status: Nitish Kumar


August 15th, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar hoisted the national flag here on Independence Day Wednesday and demanded a special category status for Bihar for its development."Bihar is developing ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate rail workshop in Bihar


August 9th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a railway coach maintenance workshop in Bihar's Nalanda district this month, an official said Thursday."The workshop at Harnaut is ready ... Read more...

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Team Anna cannot be alternative to BJP: Gadkari


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nitin Gadkari Friday welcomed Anna Hazare and his team's announcement to enter the political arena but stressed that it ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar opposes FDI in retail


July 31st, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Patna, July 30 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that he was not in favour of foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail in the state and virtually ... Read more...

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President to launch Bihar agriculture map


July 26th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will launch a road map on agriculture prepared by the Bihar government, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said Thursday.Nitish Kumar said he had ... Read more...

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Nitish meets Jaswant, pledges support


July 26th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Janata Dal-United leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday met NDA's vice-presidential candidate Jaswant Singh and expressed full support to him.Nitish Kumar, who ... Read more...

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Cop suspended for not cooperating in Assam youth’s death-probe


July 26th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 26 (IANS) A railway police official was suspended in Bihar's Bhagalpur district for failing to cooperate in a probe into the killing of a youth from Assam, police ... Read more...

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Nitish Kumar congratulates Pranab, invites him to Bihar


July 22nd, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 22 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Sunday congratulated Pranab Mukherjee on his election as India's 13th president and invited him to visit the state."I have congratulated ... Read more...

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Nitish, Modi don’t vote


July 19th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 19 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi did not vote in the presidential election Thursday -- as they are not members ... Read more...

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Bihar woman missing after selling child for Rs.62


July 16th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 16 (IANS) A poverty-stricken woman in Bihar's Araria district, who sold her four-month-old son for just Rs.62 to a Nepalese couple, is missing a day after her plight ... Read more...

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JD-U is with Jaswant Singh: Nitish


July 16th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post."The NDA is ... Read more...

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Nitish likely to support Ansari for vice president


July 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 11 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Nitish Kumar is likely to back Hamid Ansari for a second term as vice president if the ... Read more...

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BJP will not encourage desertions from JD-U in Bihar: Modi


July 10th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 10 (IANS) The BJP in Bihar will not allow leaders of alliance partner JD-U to join it, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said Tuesday, adding that ... Read more...

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Stand on president’s rule vindicated by Kalam: Nitish


July 2nd, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, July 2 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday said that his stand against the central government's decision to dissolve the Bihar assembly in 2005 was vindicated by ... Read more...

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Patnaik accuses Pranab of buying support


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 2 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has accused United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mukherjee of buying support of parties by doling out large sums ... Read more...

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Many chief ministers want FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


June 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Many chief ministers, including non-Congress ones, support the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ... Read more...

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Supported Pranab as NDA did not gain from 2007 contest: Sharad Yadav (Interview)


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The JD-U chose to break ranks with the BJP-led NDA to support a "sensible person" like Pranab Mukherjee, who was the UPA's candidate, as ... Read more...

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War rages in Bihar between BJP, JD-U (Bihar Newsletter)


June 23rd, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 23 (IANS) A vocal war is raging in Bihar between the two parties which rule the state -- the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).Chief ... Read more...

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Nobody has right to give fatwa on secularism: BJP


June 20th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launching a disguised attack on his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Bihar leaders in war of words over PM candidate


June 19th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 19 (IANS) Leaders of Bihar's ruling alliance traded charges Tuesday after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's comments about a "secular" prime ministerial candidate ignited an angry response from ... Read more...

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Stick to Gujarat please, Nitish tells Modi


June 11th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 11 (IANS) Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday politely told his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to mind his own business and not to comment about Bihar.After Modi said ... Read more...

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Bihar CM orders probe in Sitamarhi shooting incident (Lead)


May 26th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered investigations into a shooting incident in Bihar's Sitamarhi district early Saturday in which paramilitary troopers opened fire on a ... Read more...

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Angola workers crisis: Bihar asks PM to intervene


May 19th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 19 (IANS) Concerned over the safety of over 1,100 Indian workers, including those from Bihar, facing trouble in Angola, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Bihar village dreams big for its peacocks!


May 15th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Madhopur (Bihar), May 15 (IANS) A wave of excitement has swept Bihar's Madhopur-Gobind village, home to around 500 peacocks. For years, people here have proudly co-existed with the national bird, ... Read more...

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Lalu to march to Bihar’s villages ‘to expose’ Nitish


May 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Having stayed away from the rough and tumble of Bihar politics for more than one-and-a-half years, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad says he will ... Read more...

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