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Nitish Kumar says, crime rate in Bihar has come down after liquor ban

Patna (Bihar) [India]: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the crime rate in Bihar has come down after the liquor ban and he stands against liquor. Speaking to media persons here, Kumar said, “Some people have turned against me because I ordered a liquor ban and I am serious about it. Those who are against it, feel bad. It is a different matter. They might have their own opinion. But we listened to the people – both men and women. I stand against liquor.”“The crime figures have not increased. If something happens, action is taken. Administration and Police are active and action is being taken wherever something is happening,” he said. “At some places, other incidents have occurred, an incident of Naxals have been reported from one location. It is being probed. It is a different matter but the incidents of general…

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Nitish Kumar announces Rs 2 lakh aid for kin of Uttarakhand rain victims from Bihar

Patna (Bihar) [India] : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for families of 10 people from the state who died in Uttarakhand rains.“Ten people from West Champaran have died in Uttarakhand rains. The resident commissioner is in constant touch with the state government. Financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased from the CM Relief Fund,” he said while addressing the media. Speaking about the administration of over 100 crores COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country, he said, “It is a really nice achievement.”India achieved the landmark of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday.On Bihar’s vaccination drive, Kumar said, “Around 6.5 vaccine doses have been administered in the state out of which over four crore people have received their first dose. We are looking forward to administering…

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Nitish Kumar : Transforming ‘Bihar’ is a Big Challenge!

By KSHVID NEWS DESK WITH INPUTS FROM AGENCIES. Nitish Kumar is the current and the 22nd Chief Minister of Bihar. He is associated with Janata Dal (United) party. He is the second longest-serving CM of Bihar. He is associated with Janata Dal (United) party and has also served as a minister in the Union Government of India. Let us have a look at his early life, education, political career and more.  Nitish Kumar: Birth, Family, and Education Nitish Kumar was born on 1 March 1951 in  Bakhtiarpur, Bihar to Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh (Father) and Parmeshwari Devi (Mother). His father was an ayurvedic practitioner. Nitish Kumar is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Bihar College of Engineering (present-day NIT Patna). Before entering into politics, he was associated with Bihar State Electricity Board.  Nitish Kumar: Political Career In his early years, Nitish Kumar was associated…

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Caste Census is must : Nitish

New Delhi [India]: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that the caste census is the need of the hour, adding that it is pro-development and help policymakers prepare welfare policies targetting the backward castes. “Caste census is a legitimate demand and a need of the hour. It is pro-development and will help policymakers prepare welfare policies targeted at the backward castes,” Nitish Kumar told media.“We have our reasons to believe why it is correct. With a caste-based census, we will have exact information about people. We will be able to make better decisions on bringing forward the people who are backward. Just because the 2011 socio-economic-caste census was not done correctly so it does not mean that a caste census should not take place now. We will hold a meeting with all parties in Bihar over this matter,” he added. The debate…

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PM now has to take a call on caste-based census

Following the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday over caste-based census in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said now the prime minister has to take a call on the matter. New Delhi [India], August 23 : Briefing mediapersons after the meeting, Nitish Kumar said, “The Prime Minister listened to all members of the delegation on caste census. We urged Prime Minister to take an appropriate decision on it. We briefed him on how resolutions have been passed twice in the state Assembly on caste census.” “Recently a minister from the central government gave a statement that the caste-based census will not be conducted. This made us anxious. Following this, all parties in Bihar including the Opposition met on the issue. It was then proposed to meet Prime Minister on the issue,” he added.The Bihar Chief Minister said it is Prime…

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Caste census: 10-party Bihar delegation led by CM Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), RJD and other political parties from Bihar are pressing for a caste-based census. They are saying that the exercise will not only benefit Bihar, but the whole country. New Delhi, India, August 23 : A delegation of leaders from 10 political parties, including Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Legislative Assembly, Tejashwi Yadav on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand a caste-based census. Kumar’s JD-U, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar, is in favour of a caste-based census. He has been advocating for a caste-based census in the country.  “The Prime Minister listened to all members of the delegation on caste census in the state. We urged the PM to take an appropriate decision on it. We briefed him on how resolutions have been passed twice in the state assembly…

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Nitish Kumar to meet PM Modi over caste-based census

Patna (Bihar) [India]: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss the caste-based census. “I had sought an appointment with the PM to meet him along with a delegation from Bihar to conduct the caste-based census. Many thanks to the respected Prime Minister for giving time to meet on August 23,” Nitish Kumar said in an official statement.Nitish’s Janata Dal (United) is an ally of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bihar and favours caste-based census. The state Chief Minister has been advocating for a caste-based census in the country and had thus sought an appointment with the Prime Minister. “The demand of the caste census is not just the demand from Bihar but other states also. Our party MPs had written a letter seeking time to meet the Prime Minister. The opposition parties in Bihar…

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Pegasus row: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar demands probe, JD(U) first BJP ally to do so

The opposition has been demanding a discussion in Parliament on the Pegasus row and its leaders have been giving adjournment notices every day. Patna, Bihar, India, August 2 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar seems to have struck a chord similar to the Opposition parties’ narrative on the Pegasus row. Kumar has favoured discussing the matter in Parliament and called for a detailed probe. “A probe should be done, indeed. We have been hearing about telephone tapping for so many days, the matter should be discussed (in Parliament). People (opposition) have been reiterating (for talks) for so many days, it should be done,” the Bihar CM said. Both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have failed to transact any significant business, except passage of some bills, amid continued protests by Opposition parties over the Pegasus since the Monsoon session of Parliament commenced on July 19. …

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Nitish meets Chautala in Delhi

New Delhi [India]: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday met Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala in Delhi. JD(U) principal general secretary KC Tyagi was also present in the meeting.“I have respect for Chautala ji. We have longstanding ties. I had told him that once I will be in Delhi I will meet him. There is no political agenda for this meeting,” Kumar told reporters here. Asked about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s effort of forming a united front against the BJP, Kumar said, “I have no information on that matter. I remain busy with the affairs of Bihar.” Notably, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was in Delhi earlier this week to hold meetings with several leaders of Opposition parties. Meanwhile, Janata Dal (United) leader Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is “PM material”…

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Never demanded for particular berths

Amid charges levelled by opposition against JD(U) of its surrender before the BJP leadership during cabinet expansion, the party on Thursday denied having ever demanded any particular number of berths in union cabinet, saying its relation with BJP was based on mutual trust and the NDA government headed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was functioning well in Bihar. Patna : State JD(U) president Umesh Kushwaha told media persons here that his party had never demanded for quota or any particular number of berths in union cabinet as it was purely prerogative of Prime Minister to decide. Our leader or any one else in the party had not ever demanded for particular number of ministers fromJD(U) quota in government at the Centre, he clarified while responding to a specific query regarding Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who had rejected symbolic representation inunions cabinet, demanding for proportional…