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What Shahnawaz Hussain’s shift to Bihar says about Muslim leaders’ options in BJP

Shahnawaz Hussain can pick up where Chirag Paswan had left off in ‘Mission Nitish Demolition’. The BJP can also ensure his induction as the sole Muslim face in Bihar cabinet.
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15-year-old deaf, mute girl allegedly gangraped, eyes damaged in Bihar’s Madhubani

Doctors say it is yet to be ascertained whether the girl, who is in critical condition, has completely lost her eyesight.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar felicitating RCP Singh at his appointment as JD(U) national president in Patna on 27 December. | Photo: Twitter/@jduonline

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) successor an ex-IAS officer who cleared UPSC before graduating

Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, a former IAS officer who took a plunge into active politics about a decade ago, is now JD(U) president. His proximity with BJP leaders will help.
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Natural disasters causing economic destruction can increase child marriages — study

In order to establish a causal relationship between natural disasters and child marriage, the researchers studied the 2008 Kosi floods in Bihar.
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Nitish says cabinet expansion waiting for BJP proposal, but BJP says CM playing ‘big brother’

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says the cabinet will be expanded once he gets a proposal from BJP. RJD says Nitish has 'weakened' and surrendered before BJP.
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Nadda convoy attack & revenge talk deplorable, Bengal has suffered enough of culture of violence

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

No cabinet meetings, no expansion — why Bihar’s brand new Nitish govt is yet to get going

Opposition says Nitish is scared of ally BJP, but JD(U) says it’s not necessary to hold weekly cabinet meetings & cabinet expansion will happen after due consultations.
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Bihar isn’t ‘ruined’ by agri reform. This ‘branded underwear theory’ from 2010 shows why

During farmers’ protests, many have pitied or sniggered at Bihar for the state of its agriculture. But the facts are quite different, and have been since 2005.
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How Bihar recorded growth but Punjab lagged behind and why farm reforms are important

In episode 634 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta compares Bihar's growth after agricultural reforms in 2006 to Punjab's growth rate that has been declining.

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Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli (left, centre) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (right, centre) with their respective delegations at a 2019 meeting in Kathmandu | Photo: ANI

Nepal’s NCP split came after visits of India’s top brass. China is worried

As soon as Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla completed his two-day visit to Nepal on 26 November, China’s Defence Minister Wei Fenghe landed in Kathmandu.

Success of India’s indigenous nuclear reactor at Kakrapar seen boosting clean energy goal

The 700 MW reactor of Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is India’s largest domestically-built nuclear reactor and NPCIL connected it to the grid last week.


A Rafale fighter jet of the IAF getting refuelled mid-air | File image | Credit: IAF

IAF to deploy Rafale, Sukhoi, Mirage 2000 combat jets during Indo-French air exercise

The Indian Air Force said its deployment will also include IL-78 flight refuelling aircraft as well as airborne warning and control system.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.