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Tejashwi Yadav elected Mahagathbandhan legislature party head, claims NDA won by deceit

At a press conference Thursday, Yadav said the people's mandate was for a change but it was manipulated, and the NDA won by 'dhan, bal and chhal'

Bihar was Tejashwi’s to lose — and lose he did

Two months of campaigning did not make up for Tejashwi Yadav’s regular absenteeism from the ground.
CM Nitish Kumar after polling his vote in the Raj Bhawan compound | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Bihar election doesn’t reflect what is happening in India or in lives of Indians

We spend hours discussing how Nitish Kumar was cut to size and whether it was a mistake to allocate 70 seats to Congress. Then we switch to IPL.
File photo of Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

NDA won in Bihar by reminding people of ‘Jungle Raj’. But data shows it’s a myth

No matter what Nitish Kumar or BJP says, analysis of crime data of Bihar reveals the truth about Lalu Prasad-era ‘Jungle Raj’.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Nitish Kumar — ‘political wizard’ with no solo election win set to become CM 7th time

If Nitish Kumar completes this term, he will become the longest-serving Chief Minister of Bihar, breaking the record set by the 18-year tenure of Bihar’s first CM, S.K. Sinha. 
A file photo of Congress supporters. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Congress drags down RJD-led Mahagathbandhan with its poor strike rate of 28%

The Congress leaders appeared to be blaming Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen for 'cutting' the party’s votes.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. | Photo: Twitter

Yogi-Nitish duel on CAA is NDA’s ‘fixed game’ for Bihar, says Tejashwi’s party

In areas that have sizeable number of Muslim voters, alliance partners BJP and JD(U) are making contradictory statements ahead of the final phase of polling in Bihar.
Nitish Kumar and Narendra Modi at a rally in Bihar, Oct 2020 | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Bihar wants jobs. But Nitish Kumar suffers from ‘1974 batch syndrome’, say IAS officers

Jayaprakash Narayan’s followers learnt to lead movements but have struggled to respond to the aspirational class. They haven't gone beyond bijli-paani-sadak.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Twitter | @yadavtejashwi

‘Lalu aa jayega’ thought still haunts Biharis. Tejashwi can’t win youth with IAS ambitions

The JDU, too, like the BJP, believes in the politics of empowerment and Nitish Kumar as Bihar’s CM has worked on the vision of ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting at Raghunathpur, in Siwan district, 20 Oct, 2020 | PTI

‘Nitish hatao’ chorus grows louder in Bihar 

An increasingly large number of voters in Bihar are talking the language of change, ‘badlav’ and ‘parivartan’. 

On Camera

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison | Bloomberg

China’s soft power is failing in Australia, despite opening Confucius institutes all over

China finds that its trustworthiness among ordinary Aussies has plummeted from 52 per cent to just 23 per cent in two years.
Signage is displayed outside the IMF | Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg

India’s Covid-hit economy recovering, prioritise implementing support programs, says IMF

IMF says fiscal, monetary and financial sector measures gave much-needed support to the severely affected economy, including businesses, agriculture, and households.

Defence

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | File photo: ANI

Army chief Gen. Naravane to visit Saudi Arabia & UAE, in a sign of growing ties

Gen. M.M. Naravane, who will be the first Indian Army chief to visit Saudi Arabia, is also set to address the country’s National Defence College.

Shambles over farmers’ protest shows Modi-Shah BJP needs a Punjab tutorial

Modi-Shah BJP has tended to patronise Punjab & Sikhs, instead of being a respectful partner. Its strategy to tackle protests farm laws crisis has given Sikhs the good fight they love.