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Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library in Patna | Photo: Wikipedia

‘Bulldozing heritage’: Bihar plan to partly raze 130-yr-old Khuda Bakhsh library sparks outrage

Khuda Bakhsh library is an ‘Institution of National Importance’ according to Parliament. Now, Nitish govt's plan for elevated road suggests knocking down its historic Curzon Reading Hall.
File image of Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan | Photo: ANI

Why BJP is still in a dilemma about ‘PM Modi’s Hanuman’ Chirag Paswan

Amit Shah had said LJP’s future as NDA member would be considered after assembly polls. More than 5 months later, JD(U) continues to humiliate Chirag, but BJP is quiet.
Nitish Kumar addressing a press conference | File photo: PTI

Nitish Kumar has changed. It’s as if Bihar has a whole new CM

Those who staunchly believe in democracy in their youth often turn into supporters of totalitarianism as they age. Bihar is seeing it.

PM Modi’s ‘andolan-jeevi’ days and Nitish Kumar’s ‘Delhi model’ of democracy

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar addresses an election meeting at Raghunathpur, in Siwan district, 20 Oct, 2020 | PTI

‘Dictatorial’ CM who’s ‘averse to criticism’ – what Bihar assembly ruckus reveals about Nitish

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has passed a spate of controversial laws, with the opposition alleging that he is bulldozing them through while being averse to building a consensus. 
A file photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | ANI

Nitish in spot over police bill proposing a special force with power to arrest without warrant

RJD says the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021, is a route to enforce Police Raj. Serving and retired police officers say it may lead to conflict between central and state agencies.
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar preparing for long haul — but his temper shows a man under siege

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Upendra Kushwaha (left) with Nitish Kumar at the merger of his RLSP with the Bihar CM's JD(U) | Photo: ANI

In RLSP merger, a Nitish message to BJP as he rebuilds ‘Luv-Kush’ alliance with Kushwaha

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha, former Union minister in Modi govt, becomes JD(U) parliamentary board chief. He says his future will be decided by Nitish Kumar.

Bihar minister involved in liquor trade, Nitish Kumar ‘weak & helpless’, says Tejashwi Yadav

The RJD leader challenged Nitish Kumar to take action against the BJP minister and alleged the Bihar CM seemed clueless whenever opposition raised any anomaly involving his govt.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Why an RJD MLA reached Bihar assembly with a stethoscope to check Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has repeatedly lost his temper during budget session. Opposition MLAs say he is frustrated with ally BJP, but JD(U) says he only wants to stick to due process.

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WPI inflation shoots up to 8-year high of 7.39% in March

The low base of March 2020, when the data was computed with a low response rate due to the nationwide Covid lockdown, also contributed to a spike in inflation in March 2021.

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CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Backed by disruptive tech, China tried push & shove tactics but India stood firm: CDS Rawat

At the Raisina Dialogue, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat says some countries seek to reshape rules that govern global order via geopolitics coupled with geo-economics.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.