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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

‘Bihar bypoll losses & JD(U)-BJP taunts’ send disappointed Lalu Yadav back to Delhi

Ruling JD(U) retained both Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly seats in last week's bypolls. NDA leaders say Lalu Yadav’s campaign actually helped them.
File image of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar |

This is how Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is looking to regain his anti-corruption crusader tag

In his first stint in 2005, Nitish Kumar had forged image of an anti-corruption crusader. The first 2 years of his rule show 122 cases filed against officials accepting bribes.
JD(U) MLA Narendra Kumar Neeraj alias Gopal Mandal aboard the Patna-Delhi Tejas Rajdhani Express in his underwear and vests. | Photo by special arrangement

JD(U) MLA roams around Rajdhani coach in underwear, says ‘stomach upset’ when cornered

The incident took place Thursday aboard the Patna-Delhi Tejas Rajdhani Express. The MLA was seen roaming around the AC first class compartment clad only in his underwear and vests.
JD(U) national president Lalan Singh | PTI file

Don’t know why BJP’s panicking about caste census, it’ll help everyone, JD(U) chief says

In exclusive interview with ThePrint, Lalan Singh, national president of JD(U), a BJP ally, says if a caste-based census is held now, numbers of all communities will increase, not just backward classes.
JD(U) leaders Rajiv Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh (left), and RCP Singh; RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav | Photos via Twitter/PTI

Message from Patna poster wars: Caste trouble for Nitish, Tej Pratap ’embarrassment’ for RJD

While a Tej Pratap Yadav poster left out brother Tejashwi, the JD(U) poster war has highlighted fault-lines between party president Lalan Singh & Union minister RCP Singh.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Illustration: Soham Sen

Nitish, Tejashwi put aside differences to meet on caste census, give BJP the jitters

While the JD(U) and the RJD have long demanded a caste census, the BJP has tried to tap the Hindu vote-bank rather than go for caste-based politics.
Representational image of BJP flags | ANI

BJP ministers in Bihar have earned Rs 100 crore through transfer of officials, BJP MLA claims

2,000 state employees were transferred in Bihar between 23 June and 30 June. This has thrown up an alleged corruption scandal, with ruling BJP MLAs making allegations.
File photo of former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey | Facebook

From cop to katha vachak: Former Bihar DGP turns to religion post retirement

Ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, made headlines last year for lodging an FIR in Patna in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. He later quit service to join the JD(U). He now delivers sermons.

Nitish Kumar leaves for Delhi as speculations grow over JD(U) joining Union cabinet

Kumar's aide, Rajiv Ranjan Singh, dismissed speculations about his tour being linked with the cabinet reshuffle and said the CM was going to Delhi to get medical treatment.
File image of the late Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son, Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan | ANI

Look beyond Chirag Paswan’s failure. Dynastic politics is what keeps regional parties afloat

What would happen to parties like SP, RJD and DMK if dynasties didn't exist? Insecure Indian politicians don't groom a second rung of leaders unless a family member is waiting in the wings.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.