About the hushed manner in which his wedding took place, he said, “It was an occasion for two families to get acquainted with each other. Had we invited lots of guests, all attention would have got diverted towards them.”
Union minister Nityanand Rai reiterated in the Rajya Sabha session that the census schedule will not include castes other than the SCs and STs.
Lalu and Paswan had forged an alliance against the NDA led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the 2010 assembly elections but their alliance could not get more than 25 seats in the 243-member assembly at the time.
Lok Janskahti Party’s embattled leader Chirag and RJD scion Tejashwi have declined to attach political significance to their previous meeting but it is being seen as a step closer to a possible alliance.
The Bihar developments, with echoes in other states, have given rise to an interesting debate on social justice, affirmative action, merit, and age-old caste-based inequalities.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar led a delegation of ten parties to impress upon the Prime Minister the need for a caste census to ameliorate the condition of the underdeveloped and marginalised sections of society.
A caste-based census will help in formulating various development plans effectively, Nitish Kumar said.
After breaking ranks with the BJP on issues such as caste-based census and demand for a probe into the Pegasus snooping, Nitish Kumar is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a delegation from Bihar.
Even though Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad Yadav fought with each other for a brief while for the railway portfolio in the UPA government, they otherwise shared a great rapport over the years.
The Bihar Assembly witnessed unprecedented turmoil on Tuesday and the police were called in to physically evict legislators who had laid siege to the Speakers chamber.
Water cannons were used to disperse the protesters.
Tejashwi Yadav has been alleging that he suspected Ram Surat Rai's involvement in the illegal liquor trade
While it is still unclear if the RJD will contest the Bengal Assembly polls, party leader Tejashwi Yadav said that he will campaign against the BJP in the state
Tejashwi Yadav said he has already spoken to Congress and will hold talks with the AIUDF later in the day to formalise the alliance.
Heaping scorn on veteran leaders and Lalu loyalists have even angered the RJD chief
Following Bihar's footsteps, the Uttarakhand police will also monitor social media posts that they think are 'anti-national' or 'anti-social'. This can have an impact on police verification for passports.
Tejashwi Yadav took part in the demonstration in front of the Buddha Smriti Park, a stone's throw from the Patna Junction, where he was joined by alliance partners.
Training his guns at state CM Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav questioned his silence on the legislations which 'hold out the spectre of reducing farmers to beggars'.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.