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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 with Union Home Minister and BJP national president Amit Shah

JD(U) & BJP need each other in Bihar election. So who gains from Nitish Kumar’s NRC move?

An opposition unity coupled with a strong anti-NRC movement in an election year will be the last thing Nitish Kumar would want.
Lalu Prasad Yadav with Nitish Kumar

Bihar polls months away but Lalu, Nitish have set stage for battle — online and offline

A battle of hoardings between ruling JD(U) and principal opposition RJD has begun in Patna, with the rivalry also playing out in the virtual world.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Nitish’s ‘double-engined’ NDA govt hits another bump, second AIIMS in Bihar is stalled

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said repeated attempts to turn Darbhanga Medical College into state’s 2nd AIIMS had been blocked by Union health ministry.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during Sankalp Rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna | PTI

Nitish Kumar loses upper hand with BJP as he concedes Rajya Sabha seat

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's decision to give Rajya Sabha seat to BJP, considered the junior ally in the state, has surprised even BJP leaders.
BJP's Sanjay Jaiswal | Twitter

Sanjay Jaiswal made BJP’s Bihar unit president, Satish Punia party’s Rajasthan chief

Political watchers believe Sanjay Jaiswal may help the BJP bring some harmony in its uneven tie-up with Nitish Kumar-led JD(U).
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

No Arun Jaitley or Prashant Kishor by his side, Nitish Kumar struggles to deal with BJP

The latest among the host of issues that have triggered rifts between the BJP and the JD(U) is the former’s demand for an NRC in Bihar.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during Sankalp Rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna | PTI

Opposing Modi govt on triple talaq and Article 370, Nitish Kumar signals a shift. Again

For a scenario where he is unable to save the alliance, Nitish Kumar is pre-emptively trying to save his political identity.
Tejashwi Yadav speaking at a rally

Tejashwi Yadav, forever middle-order batsman, is forced to open for RJD in Lalu’s absence

With RJD facing an existential crisis, 29-year-old Tejashwi Yadav battles BJP, uncle Nitish Kumar and his own family members.
A file image of PM Narendra Modi with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at the centenary celebrations of the Patna University | Getty Images

BJP wants to attack Nitish Kumar over Bihar encephalitis deaths, but just can’t do it

BJP has no one to blame for Bihar's encephalitis deaths because state health minister Mangal Pandey is a party leader.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram | PTI

India must stay prepared as it watches China’s ‘not so peaceful’ rise

India-China border dispute can be resolved by drawing a new map in the diplomatic drawing rooms. Xi can exit from the past, and India must show political will.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.