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Tejashwi can be RJD’s choice, but alliance is yet to agree on CM face in Bihar, says Congress

Congress' Shaktisinh Gohil says every party has a right to put a leader’s face forward, but we will decide if the alliance benefits from one face, and who that will be.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora with Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra (Left) and Rajiv Kumar (Right) announces the schedule for the Bihar Assembly Elections 2020, at a press conference, in New Delhi, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 | Atul Yadav | PTI

7 crore single-use gloves, 46 lakh masks & 6 lakh PPE kits arranged for Bihar voters

The EC announced Friday that Bihar assembly polls will be held in 3 phases from 28 October and the results will be declared on 10 November.
Headquarters of the Election Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Election Commission likely to announce Bihar assembly election dates today

The EC has convened a press conference at 12.30 pm Friday. While the agenda has not been mentioned, the schedule for Bihar assembly polls is likely to be announced.
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.

BJP knows Nitish Kumar isn’t enough. So Sushant Singh Rajput is its invisible ally in Bihar

Nitish Kumar had a tried and tested campaign pitch of comparing his term with RJD’s ‘Jungle Raj’, but then came coronavirus, exposing his good governance claims.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Bihar voters fatigued by Nitish but he’ll be helped by goodwill for Modi, BJP assessment says

BJP’s ground-level assessment says CM Nitish Kumar’s popularity is declining and that he needed to be more aggressive in attacking Lalu Prasad Yadav to ensure NDA victory.
The full-page advertisement carried out by the LJP | ThePrint

Chirag Paswan takes out full-page ads, NDA leaders see it as an attack on Nitish Kumar

The ruling JD(U) is also worried as the advertisement comes days after the NDA inducted Jitan Ram Manjhi, whom the LJP sees as a counter to Paswan.
Supporters of BJP carry flags during a rally in Bhopal

Digital raths, travelling musical group – How BJP plans to campaign in poll-bound Bihar

The BJP has decided to rope in around 150 odd ‘digital raths’, which will have a large LED screen mounted atop vehicles, and station them at strategic places.
BJP president J.P. Nadda | Photo: ANI

BJP, JDU & LJP will fight upcoming Bihar elections together & win, says JP Nadda

The Bihar Assembly elections are due in October-November. However, the EC not taken a final call on poll dates due to Covid-19 & has sought suggestions from political parties.

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A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.


Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
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?