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Bihar Police Bill Row: 'Govt Enforcing Police Raj', Opposition Parties On Eviction Of MLAs

Mar 25, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The opposition leaders alleged that the BJP-JD(U) alliance has pushed through the draconian Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021 that empowers Bihar Police to conduct raids and arrests without warrants.

Nitish Kumar Leaves Gupteshwar Pandey In Cold, Picks Another Top Cop As Minister

Feb 10, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Gupteshwar Pandey had courted controversies over his remark to question the 'aukaat (status)' of Sushant’s girlfriend, actress Rhea Chakravorty, who was at the centre of a prolonged media trial in the case at the time.

Shahnawaz Hussain’s Return To Bihar Is BJP’s Big Investment For Next Polls

With a sizable population of minority voters, BJP hopes to make inroads in Bengal by making Hussain a minister in the adjoining state.

Nitish Kumar All Set To Expand Bihar Cabinet Today

Feb 09, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The state cabinet at present has 14 members, including the chief minister.

Grand Alliance In Bihar Shows Solidarity To Protesting Farmers, Forms Human Chains Against New Farm Laws

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.

21 January, 2021

Bihar Opposition Announces Week-Long Stir Against New Farm Laws

Outlook Web Bureau

Tejashvi Yadav declares that the stir would be as much against the Narendra Modi government as the Nitish Kumar government

08 November, 2020

Tejashwi’s Smart Move To Nitish’s Tactical Error: 10 Takeaways From Bihar Exit Polls

Giridhar Jha

Three exit polls predict a clear majority for Mahagathbandhan and Tejashwi Yadav as chief minister

13 October, 2020

Rejected By RJD-Congress Alliance, NCP To Go It Alone In Bihar Polls


Praful Patel said the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was ready to go with the 'Mahagathbandhan' (mega alliance) of the RJD-Congress in the eastern state, but it was not ceded a single seat by the opposition combine.

01 October, 2020

Bihar Polls: CPI(ML) Walks Away From RJD-Led Grand Alliance


CPI(ML) has announced its decision to contest the first phase of the Bihar Assembly polls by itself after the Left party and the opposition led Grand Alliance couldn’t agree on a seat-sharing formula.

05 January, 2020

'Do Hazar Bees, Hatao Nitish': Lalu Yadav's Slogan For Bihar Polls; BJP Reacts

Outlook Web Bureau

The former chief minister, who is lodged in a Ranchi jail in connection with fodder scam cases, also said the central government has given 'zero' to the dispensation in Bihar, referring to a recent NITI Aayog report.

04 June, 2019

'BJP-JD (U) Came Together Just To Betray People Of Bihar': Opposition Takes Aim At Ruling Coalition

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Tariq Anwar outlined JDU's missing representation from the Union Cabinet to assert that everything doesn't seem right between the two parties.


27 May, 2019

'Take Moral Responsibility': RJD MLA Asks Tejashwi Yadav To Quit As Bihar Opposition Leader

Outlook Web Bureau

A legislator from the Gaighat assembly seat in Muzaffarpur, Maheshwar Yadav also targeted jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad for turning the party into his own private fiefdom.

16 May, 2019

We Will Back Rahul Gandhi For PM Post: Upendra Kushwaha

Preetha Nair

In an exclusive interview to Outlook, RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha says his party will stay with the Grand Alliance and will support Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the PM post.

17 April, 2019

Lalu Yadav Met Arun Jaitley, Offered To Help Pull Down 'Mahagathbandhan' Govt, Alleges Bihar Dy CM

Outlook Web Bureau

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi alleged that RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and offered to pull down the 'Mahagathbandhan' government in Bihar

08 April, 2019

RJD Promises Reservation In Private Sectors In Party Manifesto

Outlook Web Bureau

Rashtiya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday released its election manifesto for the coming Lok Sabha polls, where it has promised reservation for the Dalits, OBCs, EBCs and tribals in the private sectors.

29 March, 2019

'Mahagathbandhan' In Bihar Announces Seats For Congress, RJD, Other Allies For LS Polls

Outlook Web Bureau

The 'mahagathbandhan' in Bihar on Friday announced the seats to be contested by each of the alliance partners -- the RJD, Congress, RLSP, HAM and VIP -- in phases three to seven of the general elections.

22 March, 2019

Lok Sabha Elections: In Bihar Mahagathbandhan, Congress Gets 9, RJD 20

Outlook Web Bureau

For Lok Sabha elections, the opposition Mahagathbandhan in Bihar on Friday announced the seat-sharing formula for the state's 40 Lok Sabha seats.


21 March, 2019

All Is Well In Mahagathbandhan, Claims Tejashwi, Says Candidates Will Be Announced After Holi

Outlook Web Bureau

Sharad Yadav, whose Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) is one of the constituents of the grand-alliance, was more specific on the date of announcement of candidates.

Photo Gallery

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.

PTI Photo

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.

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

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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.

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