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BJP has the right proverb for Nitish Kumar and he has half the soldiers of Bihar

A carefree Nitish Kumar has started playing on his own terms—jolting leaders of his party and the BJP. Party officials are questioning his attitude.

NDA’s LK Advani makes room for BJP’s JP Nadda in new Parliament building

Suspended opposition MPs who were sitting on a dharna in Parliament House decided to have chicken for dinner. Now their photos and videos are all over social media.

Chandrakant Patil’s ‘heavy heart’ gets a soft message from BJP: ‘Know when to speak what’

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren supported NDA candidate Droupadi Murmu in the presidential poll with a 'heavy heart'. In the case of V-P, there is no such compulsion but he's said to go with NDA pick.

MPs are getting lost — in labyrinthine Parliament where departments have changed places

Jairam Ramesh's media outreach ended up at the door of a media man who had recently defeated Congress candidate to reach the Rajya Sabha.

Maharashtra drama has left a mark in Congress. MPs and MLAs now wish for ‘Ek aur Nath’

As the Monsoon Session of Parliament draws near, murmurs regarding reshuffle in Union Cabinet has begun. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and JD(U)'s RCP Singh can gain big.

‘Injustice’ in Telangana — it pays more to tear political posters down than to repair them

BJP's worried media department had to whisk Vasundhara Scindia away when they saw her mingling with reporters after the press briefing had concluded.

On Maharashtra, BJP only concerned with three Gs. Gujarat, Guwahati and Goa—connect the dots

Lalu and Yashwant Sinha never gelled well. The rift goes long back—when Sinha was a top bureaucrat and Lalu an emerging leader.

BJP is worried about a worker’s text message and Agnipath is putting ministers back on TV

Besides having to deal with smirking party workers, former BJP ministers are facing the heat of incumbent ministers getting rewarded for doing extra work for the party.

When BJP leader got a lesson on sanskaar from a fellow party CM

When Mamata Banerjee called for an opposition meet, Uddhav Thackeray refused to join, and Congress took a dig at the proposal.

A vacancy in BJP no one wants, Congress’ pain of outsourcing and saffronised ‘Saubhagya Nagar’

Supporters of actor Mithun Chakraborty are asking about the benefits of associating with BJP. The party's state unit is asking the same question back: 'what did we gain?'

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.