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Bypoll Results A Big Shot In Nitish Kumar’s Arm; Lalu And Congress Cut A Sorry Figure In Bihar

Bypoll Results A Big Shot In Nitish Kumar’s Arm; Lalu And Congress Cut A Sorry Figure In Bihar

In Kusheshwar Ashtan, JD-U candidate Aman Kumar Hazari defeated his nearest RJD rival Ganesh Bharti by a margin of 12,685 votes while Arun Kumar of RJD lost to Rajeev Kumar Singh of the ruling party by 1,722 votes in Tarapur.

03 November 2021
Lalu Yadav’s Bihar Gambit Gives Poll Ammunition To RJD, Congress, BJP

Lalu Yadav’s Bihar Gambit Gives Poll Ammunition To RJD, Congress, BJP

Ailing ex-CM Lalu Yadav’s ‘insult’ of Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das turns into a row amid signs of realignment of foes and allies in Bihar.

29 October 2021

With Lalu, TMC Taking Potshots At It, Congress Faces Trouble From Anti-BJP Regional Parties

The challenge that the Congress faces at present is it has to fight not just internal dissidence and the BJP but deal with anti-BJP regional parties, who are...

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

The removal of Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia’s works from the syllabi of a Bihar university causes a political furore and forces a hasty...

01 October 2021

Does Office Size Matter?

JD(U) and RJD fight a ‘space war’

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30 August 2021
Caste-Based Census: Why ‘Bharat Jodo’ Spirit, ‘Casteless India’ Vision Should Inspire Our Actions

Caste-Based Census: Why ‘Bharat Jodo’ Spirit, ‘Casteless India’ Vision Should Inspire Our Actions

The Bihar developments, with echoes in other states, have given rise to an interesting debate on social justice, affirmative action, merit, and age-old...


27 August 2021
‘Five Villages Or Face Mahabharat’: Bihar’s Own Little Yadav Family Epic

‘Five Villages Or Face Mahabharat’: Bihar’s Own Little Yadav Family Epic

It’s Krishna vs Arjun, says elder brother Tej Pratap, on his tiff with Tejashwi. Rivals mock them with a ‘Dara Shikoh-Aurangzeb’ analogy. Either way, the...


20 August 2021
Is Nitish Planning Another U-Turn, Or Is He Jittery About Bihar?

Is Nitish Planning Another U-Turn, Or Is He Jittery About Bihar?

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...


27 August 2021
Opposition Unity: Often Heard But Rarely Seen

Opposition Unity: Often Heard But Rarely Seen

Breakfast, dinner, virtual ­meeting, stalling Parliament…Opposition fixes up a unity show, but will it stick?


20 August 2021
Nitish, Tejashwi Find Common Ground On The Caste Census

Nitish, Tejashwi Find Common Ground On The Caste Census

Has India’s OBC population gone way beyond the 27 per cent counted in 1931? The only way to know for sure is to count again: Bihar’s political foes are one...


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18 July 2021
Disruptions Don’t Help Opposition, Says RJD's Manoj Jha Ahead Of Monsoon Session

Disruptions Don’t Help Opposition, Says RJD's Manoj Jha Ahead Of Monsoon Session

Prof. Manoj Kumar Jha, Rajya Sabha MP from Lalu Prasad Yadav’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), speaks on the follies of disrupting Parliamentary proceedings and...


17 July 2021
Chirag Paswan In No Hurry For An Alliance With Lalu Yadav’s RJD

Chirag Paswan In No Hurry For An Alliance With Lalu Yadav’s RJD

Chirag Paswan might have been ditched both by the BJP and the five MPs of his party at the moment, but the doors of immense possibilities in the future remain...


12 July 2021
RJD Leader Shyam Rajak Meets Ex-LJP Chief Chirag Paswan, Says Anti-NDA Alliance Needed In Bihar

RJD Leader Shyam Rajak Meets Ex-LJP Chief Chirag Paswan, Says Anti-NDA Alliance Needed In Bihar

Shyam Rajak said that LJP leader Chirag Paswan has met RJD chief Lalu Prasad


10 July 2021
Sushil Modi Did Not Become A Minister At Centre, But Why Is Lalu & Co Happy?

Sushil Modi Did Not Become A Minister At Centre, But Why Is Lalu & Co Happy?

It is widely believed that Sushil Modi’s ‘expose’ of corruption charges against Lalu Prasad’s sons led Nitish Kumar to walk out of the Mahagathbandhan...


16 June 2021
Chirag Paswan May Go With Tejashwi Yadav If BJP Does Not Bail Him Out

Chirag Paswan May Go With Tejashwi Yadav If BJP Does Not Bail Him Out

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...


11 June 2021
This Birthday, That Birthday ... A Tale Of Lalu Yadav’s Fluctuating Fortunes

This Birthday, That Birthday ... A Tale Of Lalu Yadav’s Fluctuating Fortunes

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav turned 74 on June 11.


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15 May 2021
Death Of A Don

Death Of A Don

A student leader shot, two brothers drenched in acid…mere entries in a dossier thick with crime and brute power. Shahabuddin may have been dear to RJD, but...


01 May 2021
In The Crime-Meets-Politics World, Shahabuddin Had Clout Like No Other Bahubali In Bihar

In The Crime-Meets-Politics World, Shahabuddin Had Clout Like No Other Bahubali In Bihar

Gangster-turned-politician and former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin died due to Covid-19 in Delhi on Saturday


01 May 2021
Delhi: Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin Succumbs To Covid-19

Delhi: Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin Succumbs To Covid-19

Shahabuddin was being lodged at Tihar jail and he had tested positive for the virus, last week.


07 May 2021
The NEWS

The NEWS

In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


16 April 2021
Draconian Shadow Of Sushasan

Draconian Shadow Of Sushasan

It’s come to this. Mr Good Governance passes a 'black law' in the dead of night—after a legislative day turned into a riot. Bihar wonders at the route...


24 March 2021
Bihar Police Bill Row: Tejashwi Yadav, Tej Pratap Taken Into Custody; Women MLAs Forcibly Evicted

24 March 2021
Watch: Violence Erupts Outside Bihar Assembly Amid Opposition’s Protest Over New Police Bill

Watch: Violence Erupts Outside Bihar Assembly Amid Opposition’s Protest Over New Police Bill

Opposition leaders in Bihar have alleged that they were attacked while protesting the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021, which seeks to give more teeth to...


24 March 2021
Watch: Violence Erupts Outside Bihar Assembly Amid Opposition’s Protest Over New Police Bill

Watch: Violence Erupts Outside Bihar Assembly Amid Opposition’s Protest Over New Police Bill

Opposition leaders in Bihar have alleged that they were attacked while protesting the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021, which seeks to give more teeth to...


13 March 2021
Ruckus In Bihar Assembly Over Minister’s Alleged Involvement In Liquor Sale

Ruckus In Bihar Assembly Over Minister’s Alleged Involvement In Liquor Sale

Tejashwi Yadav has been alleging that he suspected Ram Surat Rai's involvement in the illegal liquor trade


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