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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.
Anant Singh, Sunil Pandey and Surendra Yadav | Twitter

Accused of murder, rape, extortion — 11 dons & wives fighting Bihar polls from RJD & JD(U)

At least 11 dons or their wives have been handed tickets for the first phase of polls to be held on 28 October. A majority of them have bagged RJD or JD(U) nominations.
A file photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | ANI

Bihar CM and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar to begin virtual campaigning from Monday

Nitish will campaign in 11 constituencies Monday evening, followed by 11 Tuesday morning & 13 that evening. He will start travelling for campaigning Wednesday.
LJP president and Lok Sabha MP Chirag Paswan | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

LJP affiliates want Chirag Paswan in Modi cabinet after dad’s death, BJP says it’s PM’s call

Dalit Sena, created by Ram Vilas Paswan to carry out programmes for SCs, also wants a Rajya Sabha seat for his widow, Reena Paswan.
Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan has not committed to staying in the NDA for the Bihar elections | Photo: ANI

Bollywood to Bihar — LJP’s Chirag Paswan has 1 month to emerge from his father’s shadow

Some say Chirag Paswan doesn’t have a connect with his voters like Ram Vilas Paswan did. But he’s making all the right noises in Bihar before the polls.
Former BJP president Amit Shah with allies Nitish Kumar of JD(U) and Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP | File photo | PTI

The real Bihar election will begin after the results

The possibilities of new options, combinations and permutations might open up once the numbers are in
Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief Rajesh Ranjan, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha and AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owaisi. | Photo: ANI

At least 3 third fronts in Bihar, but NDA & Grand Alliance say this is only going to help them

The new fronts have been mostly created by leaders who failed to negotiate their demands either with Grand Alliance or NDA ahead of Bihar elections.
File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey joins JD(U), days after voluntary retirement

Outspoken former IPS officer Gupteshwar Pandey joined JD(U) in the presence of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who is also the president of the party.
Lalu Prasad Yadav with Nitish Kumar

When Nitish Kumar took over 1 Anne Marg from Lalu-Rabri, his aides saw ‘occult practice’ signs

In ‘The Battle for Bihar’, Arun Sinha writes about Nitish Kumar’s struggle to move into his official residence as chief minister, and the reluctance of Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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.

Why millions of women are going to quit their jobs due to Covid

Nearly 2 million women are considering taking a leave of absence or leaving the workforce altogether, according to the McKinsey ‘Women in the Workplace’ report.

Defence

Representational Image of a soldier in one of the canteen stores department | http://www.csdindia.gov.in/

Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
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.