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File image of former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh | Photo: ANI

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh — Lalu’s conscience keeper and the driving force behind NREGA

Former Union minister and veteran Bihar leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, who resigned from the RJD Friday, died Sunday morning. He was 74 years old.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh announced on 10 September that he has quit RJD | Commons

Many in RJD old guard are feeling left out, but they’re not blaming Tejashwi Yadav

Veretan RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh quit Thursday. There are other senior leaders like Singh who too feel isolated & have stopped going to the party office.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Bihar voters fatigued by Nitish but he’ll be helped by goodwill for Modi, BJP assessment says

BJP’s ground-level assessment says CM Nitish Kumar’s popularity is declining and that he needed to be more aggressive in attacking Lalu Prasad Yadav to ensure NDA victory.
Janata Dal-United National President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the state-level party workers meeting on preparation for the Legislative Assembly polls, in Patna on Sunday. | ANI

Nitish begins Bihar campaign with 15 yrs vs 15 yrs theme, brings up Lalu’s ‘Jungle Raj’ days

During his 3-hour speech, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar attacked Lalu by comparing statistics of their regimes in the fields of education, health, unemployment, and law and order.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

BJP-JD(U) accuse Lalu of meeting ticket-seekers in violation of jail rules, RJD says rubbish

NDA claims Lalu Yadav was shifted to a bungalow from RIMS so he can meet ticket-seekers. Ranchi responds by boosting security, orders posting of magistrates and guards and limiting entry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi feeding the peacocks | Twitter: @narendramodi

Modi feeding peacocks stirs a row in poll-bound Bihar as RJD recalls 2017 Lalu episode

BJP had demanded action under wildlife protection laws against Lalu Prasad when 2 peacocks were brought to his residence in 2017. RJD now accuses BJP of double standards.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

BJP-JDU back to harping on Lalu’s Gabbar image & Jungle Raj but it’s unlikely to work in 2020

NDA says it is natural to remind people of the ‘dark days’ of the Lalu regime, but RJD says Nitish Kumar should, instead, focus on what he has done in the last 15 years.
A file photo of Akhilesh Yadav, president of the Samajwadi Party

Opposing Ram in 1990s was easy. Yadavs’ secularism will be tested with Krishna in 2020

BJP's Krishna janmabhoomi movement in Mathura will be an agni-pariksha for cow-belt leaders such as Tejashwi Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav.
RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav | ThePrint

Only Lalu Prasad Yadav could have stopped Mandir politics again. BJP must be relieved

Even today, Lalu Prasad Yadav is the only politician with the ability to bring all secular forces together. Without him, BJP has a clear path in Bihar election.
RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav | ThePrint

Lalu Prasad tests negative for Covid-19, 3 of his attendants test positive

Of the three attendants who tested positive for the viral disease, two have gone for home isolation, and one has been placed under quarantine at the hospital.

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Are you anti-national, seditious, or simply inconvenient? Your bookshelf holds the answer

Indians today should ditch the books that Sharjeel Imam, Akhil Gogoi, Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar read and stick to Chetan Bhagat.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?