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(From left) Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, LJP’s Chirag Paswan and JD(U) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | wikimedia commons, Twitter

3 reasons why BJP disowning Chirag Paswan may not cut ice with Nitish Kumar

BJP is not ruling out Chirag Paswan’s return to NDA after Bihar election result. When was BJP so forgiving towards a leader hell-bent on damaging its electoral prospects?
File photo of Chirag Paswan

BJP lashes out at ‘vote-cutter’ Chirag Paswan, says party has no ‘B or C team’ for Bihar polls

The LJP’s recent criticism of Nitish Kumar, while praising PM Modi, has created speculation about a tacit alliance between the two parties to undermine the Bihar CM.
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan has not committed to staying in the NDA for the Bihar elections | Photo: ANI

Bihar poll nominations open, but neither Grand Alliance nor NDA can agree on seat-sharing

While RJD insists on offering Congress just 60 seats out of 243, NDA is unable to convince LJP president Chirag Paswan to take 20 seats and stay in alliance.
AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi in Patna Saturday | Photo: ANI

Why Owaisi, ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ of Bihar politics, is giving jitters to RJD-Congress

AIMIM has once again been labelled the ‘B team’ of BJP, but Owaisi says an NDA victory in Bihar polls will be the RJD-Congress’ fault.
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.
RJD leaders Tejashwi Yadav (L) with Tej Pratap attend the 22nd Foundation Day of Rashtriya Janata Dal, in Patna | PTI

BJP, Congress, RJD & JD(U) leaders find common ground in Bihar — tickets for sons

At least 40 Bihar leaders cutting across party lines are seeking tickets for their relatives, a majority of them for their sons.
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.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

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.