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Lalu Prasad Yadav with Nitish Kumar

How Bihar CM Nitish kept in touch with Rahul, Lalu for months after forming govt with BJP

JD(U) may have firmed up its ties with BJP but its chief, Nitish Kumar, had made a bid to revive Grand Alliance in Bihar ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Nitish Kumar | bihar.gov.in

Nitish Kumar has a message for dissenters Prashant Kishor, Pavan Varma — leave if you want

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s remarks come in the backdrop of repeated criticism by Prashant Kishor and Pavan Varma over JD(U)’s stand on Citizenship Amendment Act.
Senior PDP leader Muzaffar Hussain Baig

Padma awardee Muzaffar Baig, ‘Delhi pointman’ in J&K with links to Abdullahs, Muftis & Lone

A lawyer by profession, Muzaffar Baig once defended separatist ideologue Maqbool Bhat. Now the PDP founder has been given a civilian honour.
BJP MP from West Delhi Pravesh Verma being greeted by his supporters | ANI

BJP MP says Shaheen Bagh protesters will ‘rape, kill’ as party makes it Delhi poll plank

From Amit Shah and Giriraj Singh to Anurag Thakur and now Parvesh Verma, BJP leaders have been using Shaheen Bagh to polarise Delhi elections.
Devender Babli

‘Even Ravan had a fall’ — JJP MLA Babli continues attack on Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala

JJP MLA Devender Babli has alleged irregularities in the expenditure made under various grants during Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala's stint as Tohana MLA.
Ravi Shankar Prasad, India's minister of Electronics and Information Technology | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Ravi Shankar Prasad says Shaheen Bagh protest is against Modi and not just against CAA

With Delhi Assembly polls scheduled to be held on 8 February, the top leadership of the BJP has sharpened its attack on the Congress and AAP over the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh.
Home Minister Amit Shah with party candidate Manish Choudhary during an election campaign ahead of the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections, at Rithala constituency in New Delhi | PTI

Are you with Shaheen Bagh or not — Shah targets Kejriwal fortnight ahead of Delhi polls

Union minister Amit Shah, who is leading the BJP's Delhi campaign, challenged CM Arvind Kejriwal to 'go and sit' with the protesters of Shaheen Bagh and 'let Delhi decide'.
File photo of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How Amit Shah replaced Narendra Modi as BJP’s campaigner-in-chief for Delhi polls

Although PM Modi’s face is all over BJP’s campaign hoardings for 8 February Delhi elections, it's Amit Shah who has been taking the lead in holding public meetings.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah

RSS in Modi govt in numbers — 3 of 4 ministers are rooted in the Sangh

Of 53 BJP ministers in Modi govt, 38 have a Sangh background. In Modi’s first term, 41 of 66 BJP ministers who had taken oath in 2014 were from RSS.
Congress sent a copy of the Indian Constitution to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Congress sends PM a copy of Constitution, says ‘read when you get free from dividing nation’

Congress tweeted the message along with a picture of an Amazon receipt which stated that the copy of the Constitution was being dispatched to the Central Secretariat.

On Camera

File photo of the CBI M Nageshwara Rao

Ban foreign donations to Indian NGOs: Ex-CBI acting chief writes in RSS mouthpiece

About Rs 2 lakh crore in foreign ‘donations’ has been pumped into India in last two decades. Why do foreigners' have this unrequited love for Indians?

Homoeopathy for coronavirus: Is AYUSH commitment to alt meds healthy or promoting quackery?

AYUSH ministry issued a health advisory Wednesday for the prevention of coronavirus infections through homoeopathy and ayurveda.

Defence

Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane

Army will pull forces out of internal security duties in Northeast: Gen MM Naravane

Working on a plan for the next 18-24 months on how to draw down regular forces from security duties in Northeast, Army Chief General M.M. Naravane says.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.