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Bihar Assembly Elections 2020

Book Review: JP To BJP: Bihar After Lalu And Nitish By Santosh Singh

Feb 26, 2021 Ashutosh Kumar Thakur

As a new government takes office in Bihar, the book JP to BJP: Bihar after Lalu and Nitish looks closely at the process of saffronisation that has taken place in this landscape.

Who Will Gain If Kanhaiya Kumar Joins Forces With Nitish Kumar?

Feb 19, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Nitish wouldn’t mind the CPI’s young Turk lending him a hand but is Kanhaiya Kumar game?


Haven’t Received Any Proposal From BJP Regarding Cabinet Expansion: Bihar CM

The current state cabinet has only 14 members, including the CM, less than half of the sanctioned strength.

Sushil Kumar Modi Elected Unopposed To Rajya Sabha From Bihar

Dec 07, 2020 PTI

Sushil Modi was declared elected unopposed on the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers.


Sushil Modi Files Nominations For Bihar Rajya Sabha By-Poll

He filed his nomination papers at the Vidhan Sabha secretariat in presence of a host of leaders of the ruling NDA, including Bihar CM

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28 November, 2020

Chirag Downplays BJP Fielding Sushil Modi For Seat Won By Ram Vilas Paswan

PTI

Sushil Modi is likely to win uncontested unless the opposition Grand Alliance fields a candidate to challenge him


27 November, 2020

In Assembly, Tejashwi Tries To Get Even With Nitish

PTI

Does it suit a chief minister to make personal attacks, Tejashwi asks Nitish Kumar


26 November, 2020

Jharkhand Government Orders Probe Into Lalu Yadav's ‘Poaching’ Audio Clip

PTI

The jail IG said he ordered an inquiry after himself hearing the purported audio clip of the conversation between Prasad and the legislator.


26 November, 2020

RJD Left Embarrassed As Lalu’s Audio Clip, Enticing BJP MLA, Goes Viral

PTI

The purported call from Lalu, who is at Ranchi, serving sentences in a number of fodder scam cases, to Pirpainti MLA Lalan Paswan appears to have been made on Tuesday


25 November, 2020

BJP’s Vijay Sinha Elected Speaker Of Bihar Assembly

PTI

Ruling NDA's candidate Sinha won 126 votes in the Bihar Assembly


25 November, 2020

Sushil Modi Tweets A Phone Number In Poaching Charge Against Lalu Yadav

Outlook Web Bureau

Lalu Prasad Yadav was sentenced by a special CBI court in a number of fodder scam cases


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25 November, 2020

Lalu Prasad Trying To Poach NDA MLAs In Bihar, Alleges Sushil Modi

PTI

The RJD supremo is in Ranchi, where he has been sentenced by a special CBI court in a number of fodder scam cases.


24 November, 2020

Cong Stopped Me From Campaigning In Bihar Polls Because I Am Muslim: Husain Dalwai

Preetha Nair

Dalwai has alleged that other Muslim leaders from Maharashtra were also stopped from campaigning in Bihar.


23 November, 2020

Controversy Stirs As AIMIM MLA Insists To Replace Word 'Hindustan' With Bharat In Oath

PTI

The demand was made by Akhtarul Iman, state president of Asaduddin Owaisis AIMIM to replace the word Hindustan with 'Bharat' as it is in the Constitution


18 November, 2020

Bihar Opposition Attacks Nitish Kumar Over Corruption Charges On Cabinet Minister

PTI

Mewalal Choudhary appointed education minister despite being suspended in 2017


18 November, 2020

Bihari NRIs Congratulate Nitish Kumar, Offer Help In Development Of State

PTI

A group of Indian Americans from Bihar on Tuesday urged the chief minister to identify education, health and industrialisation as focus areas of his government for the next five years.


17 November, 2020

'Doubting Thomases': Salman Khurshid Hits Out At Kapil Sibal For Criticising Cong Leadership

PTI

Some senior Congress leaders including Kapil Sibal had called for introspection after the party's dismal performance in Bihar assembly polls


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17 November, 2020

Bihar Rejected 'Goonda Raj', Voted For Development: BJP Chief JP Nadda

PTI

Nadda also took a jibe at the Congress and said, ‘for us, our party is our family, while for some others their family is equivalent to their party.’


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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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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