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Nitish makes fresh demand for grant of special status to Bihar

Last Updated: Monday, December 16, 2013, 01:02

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said his demand for grant of special category status to Bihar is not "an alm from the Centre" but a right and he will not rest till the Centre grants it.

Special status to Hyderabad-Karnataka region notified

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 23:22

Karnataka Governor notified special status to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region in the state conferred under Article 371J of the Constitution.

CPI backs Nitish on special status for Bihar

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 21:20

Apparently seeking to rope in JD(U) in the proposed Third Front, CPI on Friday backed Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s special status demand and said the incentive was required to tide over the economic backwardness of Bihar.

Nitish seeks special status for Bihar, private investments

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 20:08

Making a strong pitch for according special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the state cannot sustain its double-digit growth rate without private investments.

Narendra Modi’s Patna rally: BJP to seek special package for Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 18:29

Charging Nitish Kumar with failing to secure special status for Bihar, BJP said it will raise demand during October 27 rally to be addressed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

JD(U) should openly announce alliance with Congress: Sushil Modi

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 19:48

BJP`s Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday ridiculed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for celebrating Raghuram Rajan panel report despite the fact that it crushed Bihar`s aspiration for special status.

End 'Special Category' status for states: Rajan Committee

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 17:33

The Raghuram Rajan Committee for evolving a composite development index of States has suggested doing away with the "Special Category" criterion for providing additional assistance to poorer States.

Gujarat not the most developed state, claims Raghuram Rajan panel report

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 13:08

The six-member Raghuram Rajan committee said in its report on Thursday that Odisha, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are the least developed states in the country.

`Goa, Kerala, TN most developed; Odisha, Bihar, MP lag behind`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 13:02

The six-member Raghuram Rajan Panel has said in its reports that Odisha, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are the least developed states in the country.

Govt against giving special status to Goa

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 18:57

Government opposed resolution to provide special status to Goa for regulating the influx of foreigners and migrants to the state and protecting the economic and cultural interests of its citizens.

Nitish Kumar awaiting Centre`s action on special category status

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 15:35

Nitish Kumar remained unmoved by union government`s assertions that special category status for Bihar was under consideration and said he was waiting for Centre`s action on it.

Nitish urges Sibal to advocate Bihar special status demand

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 20:33

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today made a strong demand for special category status to the state and urged Union Law and IT minister Kapil Sibal to forcefully advocate his plea.