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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna Monday | Photo: ANI

No Question Hour, Zero Hour as Bihar holds 1-day assembly session, the last before polls

Around 12 bills and the supplementary budget was passed by the Bihar assembly without a single question being asked.
RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav | ThePrint

Only Lalu Prasad Yadav could have stopped Mandir politics again. BJP must be relieved

Even today, Lalu Prasad Yadav is the only politician with the ability to bring all secular forces together. Without him, BJP has a clear path in Bihar election.
The Election Commission of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

EC set to allow ‘mixed’ campaign for Bihar polls — combination of digital, physical rallies

Opposition parties in Bihar have expressed concerns about an all-digital campaign, given its limited reach. But EC says it’s yet to take a final decision.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar with Union Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah

Eye on Bihar polls, Modi govt moves to hike OBC creamy layer income ceiling to Rs 12 lakh

Apart from raising the creamy layer ceiling, the proposal also calls for including the salary in calculating the gross annual income of an OBC household.

Kejriwal’s ‘odd-even’ behaviour, and Amit Shah’s ‘poll bugle’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Modi-Shah rely on weakened Nitish Kumar: Risk averse BJP or no better option in Bihar?

Addressing a virtual rally in Bihar, home minister Amit Shah Sunday said that the NDA will retain power in the state under the leadership of chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Circus of ‘Unlock 1.0’, and ‘atmanirbharta’ is the new unemployment

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Bihar has a lot to lose due to Covid crisis, but Nitish Kumar is the most relaxed CM

JD(U) president and BJP ally Nitish Kumar has been remarkably unaffected by migrants' plight, months before the assembly election in Bihar.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (right) and Deputy CM Sushil Modi (back, centre) in Monday's video conference with PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Nitish may have ‘mismanaged’ Covid crisis, but here’s why he needn’t worry about fallout

Bihar's Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)-BJP govt is facing criticism for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, especially the state healthcare system and migrant crisis.
(From left) Influential Bihar politicians Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha and Mukesh Sahani | Photo: ThePrint Team

Once highly influential, these 3 Bihar leaders now find no takers ahead of polls

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha & Mukesh Sahani are still part of RJD-Congress grand alliance, 6 months before polls. But things are looking bleak for them.

On Camera

US ban on Chinese ownership of TikTok does no favours for Facebook, Google

By citing data privacy and foreign influence to justify its restrictions, the US has thrown a spotlight on issues that Silicon Valley’s social media giants have kept in the shadows.
Customers talk on mobile phones outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store | ThePrint,in

Vodafone Idea posts eighth straight loss, loses more subscribers

Vodafone Idea has so far failed to win better payment terms from the govt on the money it owes. Its net debt was Rs 1.2 lakh crore as of the quarter ended June.

Defence

Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Document saying sensitive Ladakh standoff likely to be prolonged removed from MoD website

In the official document, now taken down from its website, defence ministry also said Chinese aggression increasing along LAC and 'more particularly' in Galwan valley since 5 May.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.