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Trump sees ‘filthy India’ and Kashmir ‘making headlines’ in Bihar

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People at Congress-RJD election rally ahead of the Bihar Assembly Elections in Hisua, Nawada on 23 October 2020 | ANI

More crorepatis join the electoral race in Bihar, with RJD and BJP fielding most of them

For a state with one of the lowest per capita incomes in India — Rs 43,822 against the national average of Rs 1,26,406, Bihar has over 600 crorepati candidates in its first two phases of polls.
RJD's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference ahed of the 2020 Bihar assembly election, in Patna on 23 October | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi, Nitish can’t understand Bihar issues, there’s a huge generation gap, Tejashwi Yadav says

Targeting PM Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said his party was only raising issues that mattered to the people, such as jobs for the youth and industry.
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.
PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at Paliganj in Patna

In his first Bihar rally, Narendra Modi shows Nitish Kumar his place

Narendra Modi’s pitch for Bihar: nationalism, Nitish, EBC vote.
(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.
File image of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi | ANI

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi tests positive for Covid-19

Modi asserted that his health parameters were fine and he was looking forward to hitting the campaign trail soon in the poll-bound state.
File photo of BSP chief Mayawat

Why Chandrashekhar Azad’s entry in Bihar polls should worry Mayawati

BJP's image among Dalits has suffered a dent due to Adityanath's Thakurwaadi image while Congress has failed to go beyond tokenism. This could help Mayawati, but for Azad's rise.
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Bonus for govt employees at taxpayer expense wrong. Everybody must sacrifice in this economy

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
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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.