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Nitish Kumar Nitish Kumar Height: 1.73m DOB: 1 March 1951

Nitish Kumar is the Chief Minister of Bihar. He also served as a minister in the Union Government and belongs to the Janata Dal (United) political party. Owning responsibility for his party's poor performance in the 2014 general elections, on 17 May 2014, he resigned. However, in February 2015, he returned to office following a political crisis in the state. In November 2015, he won the state elections. On 10 April 2016, Nitish Kumar was elected as the national president of his party. On 26 July 2017, he resigned again as Chief Minister of Bihar over differences with the coalition partner RJD. Naming of Tejaswi Yadav (the deputy CM and Lalu Yadav's son) in an FIR by the CBI was the main cause of Kumar’s resignation. However, within hours, he joined the NDA coalition and secured a majority in the assembly. The very next day, he was CM, again. He belongs to a socialist class of politicians and learnt the lessons of politics from stalwarts like Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia. Between 1974 and 1977, he participated in Narayan's movement. Early life: Nitish Kumar was born in Harnaut, Nalanda district of Bihar. From Bihar College of Engineering, he got a degree in mechanical engineering in 1972. After graduation, he joined the Bihar State Electricity Board and later moved into politics.

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Tejashwi meets family of slain IndiGo manager

News | Jan 17, 2021, 11:00 PM IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on January 17 met the family of IndiGo airlines station manager Rupesh Singh who was shot dead outside his residence in the city on January 12.

Rupesh murder case: Nitish Kumar loses cool during press meet, snaps at journalists

News | Jan 15, 2021, 04:40 PM IST

Rupesh Kumar, 40, was the IndiGo's airport manager. He was sprayed with bullets while he was inside his SUV in Punaichak of Patna.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on murder of IndiGo manager in Patna

News | Jan 15, 2021, 12:48 PM IST

I spoke with DGP, a special team has been formed. Don't demoralise Police, if someone doesn't carry out their duty, action is taken. What used to happen before 2005? There was a lot of crime. Is it the same today?: Bihar CM on murder of an IndiGo manager in Patna & crime in state

Top 9 News: IndiGo station manager shot dead in Patna

News | Jan 16, 2021, 12:31 AM IST

Rupesh Kumar Singh, a manager with IndiGo airlines, who was shot at by unidentified bike-borne men in the Punaichak area of Patna on Tuesday.

Bihar prepared for COVID-19 vaccination: CM Nitish Kumar

News | Jan 05, 2021, 06:43 PM IST

Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on January 05 said that the state is prepared for COVID-19 vaccination and will be following the central guideline.

Nitish Kumar became Bihar CM on request of BJP, JD (U): Sushil Modi

Politics | Dec 28, 2020, 04:39 PM IST

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on December 28 said that CM Nitish Kumar agreed to become Chief Minister of Bihar on request of Janata Dal (United), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) leaders.

RCP Singh becomes new JD(U) president

Politics | Dec 27, 2020, 07:48 PM IST

RCP Singh, a close confidant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was on Sunday chosen as the new president of Janata Dal (United).

CM Nitish Kumar inspects Nature Safari, Zoo Safari in Bihar's Rajgir

News | Dec 19, 2020, 10:42 PM IST

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on December 19 inspected Nature Safari and Zoo Safari in Rajgir, Nalanda district of Bihar.

'Misconceptions' about agri laws leading to farmers protest: Nitish Kumar

News | Nov 30, 2020, 09:13 PM IST

Speaking on the on-going farmers' protest against new farm laws, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on November 30 stated that the protests are happening on account of misconceptions and dialogue should take place in the matter.

Nitish Kumar loses cool during Bihar Assembly session

News | Nov 27, 2020, 07:57 PM IST

Nitish Kumar gets furious during Bihar Assembly session as Tejashwi rakes up old murder charges.

Bihar: Ruckus in Assembly ahead of Speaker's election

News | Nov 25, 2020, 12:11 PM IST

Unruly scenes prevailed inside the Bihar Legislative Assembly ahead of the the Speaker's election. Speaker's election is slated to take place today.

JDU demands shifting of Lalu Yadav from RIMS director's bungalow

News | Nov 25, 2020, 12:20 PM IST

For the last few months, Lalu has been putting up at the bungalow allotted to the Director of RIMS, which is seen as a favour extended to the ageing and ailing leader by the Hemant Soren government in which the RJD is a partner.

Lalu Yadav trying to topple NDA govt in Bihar: Sushil Modi

News | Nov 25, 2020, 10:40 AM IST

The NDA retained the power in the just-concluded Assembly election by winning 125 seats, one three more than the halfway mark of 122 in the 243-member Legislative Assembly.

HM Shah to attend swearing-in ceremony of CM-designate Nitish Kumar

News | Nov 16, 2020, 05:54 PM IST

Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah arrived at party office in Patna on Nov 16.

Top 9: Nitish Kumar will take oath as Bihar CM,Tarkishore Prasad, Renu Devi to be deputy CMs

Politics | Nov 16, 2020, 10:03 AM IST

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising the BJP-JDU will take charge on Monday in Bihar. The new government will be headed by JDU president Nitish Kumar. This will be the Nitish's fourth consecutive term as the Chief Minister of Bihar.

Super 100: Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM today

News | Nov 16, 2020, 08:40 AM IST

Nitish Kumar will take oath today at 4:30 AM at Governor's House in Patna. This will be the Nitish's fourth consecutive term as the CM of Bihar.

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar Chief Minister on Monday

News | Nov 15, 2020, 10:22 PM IST

Nitish Kumar will take oath on Monday (November 16) at 4:30 AM at Governor's House in Patna. This will be the Nitish's fourth consecutive term as the CM of Bihar. The formal announcement of Nitish Kumar's as NDA leader in Bihar came after a meeting which was attended by senior NDA leaders in Patna.

Super 100 | Nitish Kumar elected NDA leader, to take oath as Bihar CM on November 16

News | Nov 15, 2020, 10:19 PM IST

Nitish Kumar is back as Bihar chief minister again. Sushil Kumar Modi will be his deputy. The duo will take oath for their respective posts at a swearing-in ceremony. The NDA in Bihar on Sunday unanimously elected Kumar as its leader in the state legislature, paving the way for his return as Chief Minister for the fourth consecutive term.

Party leaders will take decision on next Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar: Tarkishore Prasad

News | Nov 15, 2020, 08:31 PM IST

Tarkishore Prasad elected as the leader of the BJP legislature party in Bihar, informed Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with India TV, Prasad refrained to comment on the appointment of the next Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar. He said, "The leadership has not clarified who will be the Deputy Chief Minister. Therefore, I would like not to comment on the same."

Tarkishore Prasad elected as the leader of BJP legislature party in Bihar

Kurukshetra | Nov 15, 2020, 06:55 PM IST

Tarkishore Prasad has been unanimously elected as the leader of BJP legislature party in Bihar, party leader Sushil Kumar Modi said on Sunday.

"I have been given this responsibility and I'll carry out the duty to the best of my ability," said Tarkishore Prasad after being elected as leader of BJP legislature party in Bihar.

"I can't comment on it as of now," says Tarkishore Prasad when asked about the post of Deputy CM in Bihar.

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