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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.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

In poll year, Nitish is already under fire for Covid handling, now he has to tackle floods

At least 38 lakh people have been affected by floods in 12 districts of Bihar. CM Nitish Kumar has now ordered that Covid factor be taken into account while providing relief.
File image of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi | Photo: ANI

‘EC to decide’ — Deputy CM Sushil Modi now says Bihar polls could depend on Covid situation

After insisting that Bihar elections will be held as scheduled, even as oppn has been calling for a delay, Deputy CM Sushil Modi now says NDA will abide by what EC decides.
File image of Nitish Kumar. Source: @NitishKumar

How Nitish Kumar’s fight against corruption has unravelled in 13 years

In 2007, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar gave a rousing speech with a focus on fighting corruption. But in the years since, that fight appears to have lost its sheen.
The JD(U) posters targeting Lalu in Patna | By special arrangement

On Lalu’s 73rd birthday, JD(U) posters crop up listing ‘73 properties his family owns’

The JD(U)’s posters, however, are an indication of how Lalu Prasad remains relevant to Bihar’s politics despite his absence.
Nitish Kumar and Amit Shah exchange greetings at the state guest house in Patna / PTI

How BJP is leveraging its goodwill to ease pressure on Nitish over his Covid-19 handling

There is growing concern in the Bihar BJP that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s image has taken a beating over his handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
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

Allies JDU, BJP fight over rail institute now, after differences on Covid handling, migrants

Bihar CM and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar not happy with reports that Railways wants to shift British-era IRIMEE from Munger to Lucknow even as the ministry says it has no such plans. 
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Couldn’t have said it better — Prashant Kishor earns Congress, RJD praise for Nitish attack

While Congress leaders played up his association with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the RJD, which has never really liked him, had some warm words for the election strategist. 
Lalu Prasad Yadav with Nitish Kumar

How Bihar CM Nitish kept in touch with Rahul, Lalu for months after forming govt with BJP

JD(U) may have firmed up its ties with BJP but its chief, Nitish Kumar, had made a bid to revive Grand Alliance in Bihar ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

JD(U) leader claims Nitish Kumar said BJP was leading India into ‘dangerous space’

In a letter, JD(U) general secretary Pavan Varma has claimed that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar also confessed to him that the current BJP leadership had 'humiliated' him.

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Covid

School buses, closed rooms, droplets — Yes, coronavirus can spread through air

If you’re infected, droplets from your mouth or nose can contain the coronavirus, and early research suggests it can be viable for many minutes to hours.
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Wellness, watches & even weed — What the future holds for luxury retail

Covid has made 2020 the worst year for the global luxury market in modern history, but it is also why health is likely to be the ultimate luxury product in the next decade.

Defence

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 by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?