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'.
Ajay Kumar, an agriculture department official, was killed and buried at a secluded spot along a river in Patna district following a tiff with a fertilizer vendor.
Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.PTI Photo
A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.PTI Photo
Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.PTI Photo
Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary
An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.PTI Photo
Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.
Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.
Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.
On BR Ambedkar's death anniversary, a look at the 'invisible' history of Dalit Bahujan women in Indian politics.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.