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BJP’s RK Sinha may get Patna Saheb in Bihar, but other party MPs feel ‘gloomy’

BJP has given up five of its Lok Sabha seats to retain the alliance while Nitish Kumar has managed to 'settle' scores with some MPs in Bihar.
Prashant Kishor

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor is having a rough ride as JD-U vice-president

The political strategist made his mark in helping Nitish to the CM chair in Bihar but is finding his stint as a JD(U) politician far from rosy. 
JD(U) vice-president Prashant Kishor meets Shiv Sena chief Udhav Thackeray and Aaditya Thackeray | @PrashantKishor/Twitter

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor could guide Shiv Sena strategy in Lok Sabha polls

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets Prashant Kishor even as party keeps all options open, particularly with regard to its alliance with the BJP. 
Nitish Kumar in a catch-22 situation after pulling out of Congress-RJD-JD(U) allliance | PTI

JD(U) MLA Rishi Mishra quits party to join Congress

Rishi Mishra said it had become difficult for him to remain in an alliance which included the BJP.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

BJP minister in Bihar under fire after saying Priyanka Gandhi has no quality except good looks

The Congress-RJD combine in Bihar has demanded BJP minister Vinod Narain's removal from party for his attitude towards women.   
Mayawati

Media feasts on tasteless remark on Mayawati

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Upendra Kushwaha

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha stops short of announcing split with BJP

The BJP and the JD(U) offered the RLSP just two seats of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar
Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samta Party chief Upendra Kushwaha meets with expelled JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav in New Delhi | PTI

BJP ally RLSP’s chief Kushwaha meets Sharad Yadav, fuels speculation over his next move

Kushwaha objected to Amit Shah's proposal that both his party and Ram Vilas Paswan-led LJP contest fewer number of seats in Bihar in 2019 than in 2014.
BJP President Amit Shah and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar | PTI

There’s disquiet among Bihar’s BJP MPs after seat sharing with Nitish Kumar

At least 6 BJP MPs in Bihar fear losing their ticket because of seat sharing pact with Nitish Kumar.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and BJP president Amit Shah | AP Dube/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

BJP move to placate Nitish Kumar, upsets Bihar ally Upendra Kushwaha

RLSP leader Upendra Khushwaha is miffed at the possibility of fewer seats for his party, to address media later today. 

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

File photo of Mirage 2000 fighter jet | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Five IAF Spice 2000 bombs hit JeM camps in Balakot, govt satellite images show

High-resolution images procured by India show two JeM structures were hit by IAF in Balakot on 26 February.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?