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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav during an election rally in Nawada Friday. | Photo: ANI

‘What was PM doing when Bihar soldiers died’ — Rahul Gandhi raises Galwan issue at rally

Addressing his first Bihar election rally, Rahul Gandhi targeted PM Modi on the Chinese ‘invasion’ of India. Modi had earlier said he 'bowed' his head to soldiers who died in the Galwan clash.

Lalu will be out on bail on 9 November, Nitish’s farewell next day, says Tejashwi Yadav

Speaking at a poll rally, The RJD leader blamed the Nitish Kumar govt for failing to root out corruption, bring industries, jobs and check migration for livelihood.
A file photo of National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and his son Omar Abdullah, and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti after an all-party meeting in Srinagar. | Photo: ANI

J&K parties’ DDC polls dilemma — boycott & get marginalised or contest & accept Article 370 move

The Centre and the UT administration are preparing to hold the maiden DDC polls in J&K. Regional parties will have to decide their stand amid a dilemma over Article 370.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a gathering during an election rally, in Sasaram | PTI

Those with history of making Bihar ‘Bimaru’ won’t be allowed to return, says PM Modi

People of Bihar have given their message and all surveys show that the NDA government will retain power in the state, said PM Modi as he began his first Bihar poll rally.
File image of the late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son, Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan | ANI

Who are the Paswans? ‘Upwardly mobile, powerful’ Dalit group at centre of Bihar polls buzz 

Ram Vilas Paswan, who represented the community for five decades, died earlier this month, and there’s much guesswork on who the community will choose in his stead.
(From left to right) Gulrez Hoda, Dr Akhilesh, Ritu Jaiswal and Nikhil Anand. | Photo: Facebook/Twitter

Ex-World Bank official, journalist, cop-turned-professor — Bihar’s new crop of candidates

In a state used to seeing political dynasts and people with criminal backgrounds contest elections, a small group of candidates is trying to offer an alternative. Here’s a look at them.

Why Bihar’s ‘Sushasan Babu’ Nitish Kumar risks losing his reputation even if he wins

There is visible anger directed at the CM — with Nitish Kumar’s moniker of ‘Sushasan Babu’ giving way to terms such as ‘Paltu Ram’, ‘Paltu Kumar’, ‘Dal Badlu’.
RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally at Masaurhi in Patna | PTI

‘Even better than father Lalu’ — how Tejashwi 2020 is a stark contrast to Tejashwi 2019

Tejashwi Yadav is drawing huge crowds but there is also a marked change in his campaigning, with the RJD leader striking a chord with the electorate and exuding confidence.
Gorkha Janamukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung addresses a press conference in Kolkata on 21 October 2020 | Ashok Bhaumik | PTI

Trinamool welcomes GJM’s Bimal Gurung, but says no question of separate Gorkhaland

Mamata Banerjee govt has been clear on not supporting demand for a separate Gorkhaland state, the very basis on which GJM claims to have split from BJP-led NDA.
File photo | Jitin Prasada | Twitter/@JitinPrasada

‘T-20’ teams across UP for legal aid to Brahmins — Jitin Prasada’s bid to woo community

Congress leader Jitin Prasada says atrocities against Brahmins in UP have increased in last 3 yrs. Advisory panel of ex-civil servants will guide his Brahmin Chetna Parishad to help ‘victims’.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.