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Janata Dal-United National President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the state-level party workers meeting on preparation for the Legislative Assembly polls, in Patna on Sunday. | ANI

JD(U)’s Mission Dalit plan targets youth as Nitish comes under attack from Chirag, Tejashwi

As part of the mission to be launched in October with special focus on yuva voters, JD(U) will showcase work done by Nitish Kumar for Dalits via booklets, conferences & meetings.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy

Jagan Reddy govt to move top court over HC gag order in Amaravati land ‘scam’ & meet PM Modi

Andhra Pradesh High Court issued a gag order on reporting the ACB’s FIR against a formal legal officer and few others in relation to alleged irregularities in land purchases in Amaravati.
File image of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot | Photo: Facebook

It’s not over yet in Rajasthan. Sachin Pilot is back to ‘keeping pressure’ on Ashok Gehlot

From increasing frequency of his meetings with workers to raising Gujjar issues, Sachin Pilot is trying to build his own clout & augment his popularity, say political experts.
File image of Shiromani Akali Dal leader and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal | Photo: ANI

Why Harsimrat Badal’s resignation from Modi cabinet is a make-or-break moment for Akali Dal

Harsimrat Badal has resigned as Akali Dal is opposing Modi govt’s farm Bills. It wants to woo back its core supporters, the Jat-Sikh peasants.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

BJP-SAD alliance of 23 yrs in trouble as Harsimrat Badal quits Modi cabinet over farmer issue

Harsimrat Badal resigned from Cabinet to protest against the passage of three 'anti-farmer' bills. Of the three bills, one was passed Tuesday, while the others were passed Thursday.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal quits over Centre’s farm bills

Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal made the announcement in Lok Sabha during a discussion on two farm bills.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

How central govt projects help Nitish’s politics — AIIMS in Darbhanga only latest example

Right from his time as Union minister under PM Vajpayee, Nitish Kumar has shown the ability to use central projects to build his ‘vikas purush’ image and win polls.
LJP president and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Chirag Paswan meets Nadda, says BJP should get more Bihar seats than JD(U)

Paswan echoes BJP state unit, which has been pushing for more seats from the JD(U) even though the BJP high command has publicly backed CM Nitish Kumar.
Congress leader Randeep Surjewala addresses a press conference on P. Chidambaram issue at AICC in New Delhi

Mahabharata of Covid on but Modi govt missing, says Congress as infections cross 50 lakh

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala Wednesday sought the government's response on how the pandemic will be controlled and if it will blame god to evade accountability.
RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav (L) with Tej Pratap attend the 22nd Foundation Day of Rashtriya Janata Dal, in Patna | PTI

BJP, Congress, RJD & JD(U) leaders find common ground in Bihar — tickets for sons

At least 40 Bihar leaders cutting across party lines are seeking tickets for their relatives, a majority of them for their sons.

On Camera

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Army getting desperate over Imran Khan. Media airing Nawaz Sharif speech is a sign

The duo of General Bajwa and ISI DG Faiz Hameed have managed to drag the military deeper into politics, but their hybrid government formula is not working.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Map: Soham Sen | ThePrint

5 maps that tell you all you want to know about India vs China in Ladakh

From Depsang Plains in the north to southern bank of Pangong Tso, Indian and Chinese armies have nearly come face to face at numerous locations in eastern Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?