articles by Alok Kumar

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Nitish Kumar's tough tightrope walk: Keeping Bihar free of communal polarisation while balancing alliance with BJP

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has broken his silence. The JD(U) chief has sent out a strong statement to ministers from party ally BJP — that communal politics won't be tolerated.

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Senior JD(U) leader Uday Narain Chaudhary revolts against Nitish Kumar, says Lalu Prasad Yadav 'framed' in fodder case

JD(U) had already warned him of strict action for speaking against the party and its leader. However Chaudhary dared the party leadership to take action and him and vowed to continue raising his voice.

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Bihar woman dies after ambulance gets stuck in RJD bandh; Senior leader says 'such things happen during agitations'

A woman patient breathed her last in an ambulance stuck in a massive traffic jam during the Bihar bandh called by Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday.

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Nitish Kumar faces Opposition ire after massacre of Dalit family in Bihar's Bhagalpur district

The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has come under attack following the brutal killing of three members of a Dalit family in Bhagalpur district, with the police still clueless about the perpetrators of the crime

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GST: Yashwant Sinha again attacks Arun Jaitley for not 'applying mind', demands his resignation

Yashwant Sinha criticised the union government for claiming various achievements after demonetisation

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Bihar violence: One civilian dead, 25 injured as protesters clash with cops; Nitish Kumar orders probe

A local drug dealer Janardan Thakur was shot dead on Thursday evening when he was returning back home from his shop after performing Diwali Puja.

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Bihar is the oldest custodian of intellect, says Narendra Modi as he shares dais with Nitish Kumar

Narendra Modi said in Patna that he wanted to see Bihar among the developed states by 2022 and the Centre would provide all possible help in this regard.

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As Narendra Modi ignores Nitish Kumar's request for Patna University, Oppn says PM fooled Bihar CM

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar made a fervent appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for giving central university status to Patna University.

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Narendra Modi in Bihar: Lalu Prasad Yadav, Shatrughan Sinha give Patna University centenary celebrations a miss

Lalu Prasad Yadav, Shatrughan Sinha were invited on Friday to attend the centenary celebrations of Patna University, a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in Bihar

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Narendra Modi likely to push development agenda during Bihar visit on Saturday

The prime minister will also participate in the centenary celebration of Patna University.

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Bihar: 'Vikas purush' Nitish Kumar all set to wage war against social evils like dowry, child marriage

Come 2 October, Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, and you will see Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in a new avatar.

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Sonia Gandhi sacks Bihar Congress chief Ashok Chaudhary amid rumours of split in the party

Before his elevation Qadri was the vice-president of the Congress' Bihar unit.

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Bihar politics set for further churn, as BJP looks to expand its base at Nitish Kumar's expense

Nitish Kumar's return to the NDA ensured his continuance as Bihar chief minister, but events of the last two months have indicated that his JD(U) might lose its hitherto dominant position vis-a-vis the BJP

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Amid rumours of split in Bihar Congress, Rahul Gandhi summons MLAs, MLCs to Delhi for meetings

Amid speculation of a split in Bihar Congress, Rahul Gandhi summoned all Member of Legislative Assembly and Member of Legislative Council to Delhi on Wednesday for one-on-one chats.

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Cabinet reshuffle: 'AIADMK's indecisiveness, Shiv Sena's attitude prompted BJP to keep allies out,' say JD(U) sources

Senior BJP leader and state's health minister Mangal Pandey said that JD(U) was NDA's natural allies and rubbished reports of differences over portfolio allocation.

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Rocky Yadav found guilty: MLC's son convicted for killing 19-year-old Aditya Sachdeva in 2016

A local court in Bihar has declared Rocky Yadav guilty in the Aditya Sachdeva murder case

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Bihar politics: Lalu Yadav intent on projecting son Tejashwi as leader of non-BJP forces in 27 Aug rally

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is trying to project his son Tejashwi Yadav, as a leader of non-BJP forces in its 27 August ‘Desh Bachao - Bhajpa Bhagao’ rally in Patna.

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JD(U) rift deepens as Nitish Kumar, Sharad Yadav ready show of strength at parallel meets in Patna

Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav factions of JD(U) have resorted to poster wars and verbal jibes with each claiming to represent the real party ahead of its national executive meeting in Patna on Saturday

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Bihar floods death toll rises to 13 as heavy rains hit rescue ops; Nitish Kumar seeks IAF's help

North and North East Bihar is the worst affected as heavy rains in Nepal caused sudden rise in water levels in all the rivers flowing from Himalayas.

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Nitish Kumar to formally join NDA on 19 Aug; JD(U) likely to get two ministerial berths at the Centre

Bihar chief minister and JD(U) national president Nitish Kumar will formally announce joining the NDA at the party’s national executive meeting called in Patna on 19 August.