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Nitish Kumar: Liberal darling in Bihar to 2019’s big political disappointment

CAA-NRC has focused attention on Nitish Kumar's 'idhar chala, main udhar chala; jaane kahan main kidhar chala' politics.
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‘BJP manifesto can’t become India’s Constitution’ — JD(U)’s Pavan Varma lashes out at ally

Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan Varma says his position in the party, which voted for new citizenship law, is untenable.

Floods, Encephalitis & Muzaffarpur shelter home: Has Nitish Kumar become a burden for BJP?

Union Minister and Begusarai MP, Giriraj Singh blamed the Bihar government this week for its inept handling of the floods and added people could not enjoy their puja festivities.
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Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) gets state party status in Arunachal Pradesh

The Election Commission said JD(U) is officially recognised as a state party in Arunachal and Bihar after the party won 7 seats in the 60-member assembly in the north eastern state.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

BJP & JD(U) to contest on equal number of seats for 2019 in Bihar, Nitish to be face of NDA

BJP & JD(U) to contest on equal number of seats for 2019 in Bihar, Nitish to be face of NDA
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Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United)

Nitish Kumar likely to ask Kishor to negotiate seat-sharing with BJP for 2019. 
Nitish Kumar and Amit Shah exchange greetings at the state guest house in Patna / PTI

How BJP won the day in Rajya Sabha — with a little help from Nitish Kumar

Sources say Amit Shah convinced Nitish Kumar to seek votes from Shiv Sena and BJD, without which they wouldn’t have won.

Meet Harivansh, the journalist who is now Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

The JD(U) MP was elected to the Upper House in 2014 after serving as editor-in-chief of the prominent Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar.

Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Has BJP upset its oldest ally SAD or is it appeasing JD(U)?

The election for the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman is set to take place Thursday, and there is palpable tension in the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance. The BJP has decided to back the candidature of JD(U)'s Harivansh Singh over SAD's Naresh Gujral, whose name was also in contention. The Akali Dal leaders are scheduled to have a meeting Tuesday to discuss the matter. ThePrint asks- Rajya Sabha deputy chairman election: Has BJP upset its oldest ally SAD or is it appeasing JD(U)? Akali Dal leadership is perfectly in sync with BJP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe Rajya Sabha MP, BJP There is not an iota of doubt that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is going to win hands down in the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman elections. The entire NDA, all the parties included, is on board with us. Even the Akali leadership is perfectly in sync with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). These are just rumours about allies being upset....
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Supreme Court must resist frivolous cases to check its mounting burden

Due to the growing tendency among our Hon’ble judges to remain in the limelight, the Supreme Court has started functioning more as a court of original jurisdiction rather than the court of last appeal.

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Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

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".

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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’.
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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.