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A file photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. | Photo: ANI

When Nitish’s health dept repeated 2017 ‘feat’ of Lalu family and brought govt hospital home

After a furore, Patna Medical College & Hospital superintendent withdraws order to post 6 doctors & 3 paramedics at CM's residence to treat his Covid-positive niece.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Ventilator-equipped hospital to be set up at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s residence

6 doctors, 3 nurses from the Patna Medical College Hospital will work in three shifts at the CM's residence to assure round the clock duty.
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Yashwant Sinha searches for relevance in Bihar, looks to make Third Front ahead of polls

Yashwant Sinha lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at a press meet and stressed the need for change in Bihar. A JD(U) leader called his supporters a ‘team of losers’.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with Tej Pratap and party leaders ride bicycles as they stage a protest against increase in fuel prices, in Patna on 25 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Can’t match BJP’s e-rallies, so Bihar opposition now wants EC to allow traditional rallies

Most opposition parties in Bihar lack the funds and manpower to hold virtual rallies. If the traditional rallies are restricted, it will mean ‘advantage to the rich parties’.
PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at Paliganj in Patna

Bihar election is more crucial for Modi than Nitish. So NDA is leaving nothing to chance

The BJP election machinery is in full-swing in Bihar, and for now, it’s advantage NDA.
File image of former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav and former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh | Photo: ANI

RJD ‘virtually dead’: 5 MLCs join JD(U), ex-Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh resigns

As 5 of 8 MLCs jump ship, Rabri Devi removed as leader of opposition in 75-member Vidhan Parishad. Defectors say ‘no activity and no hope’ in Lalu’s party.
BJP President Amit Shah and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar | PTI

The BJP should dump Nitish Kumar in Bihar, sooner the better

Nitish Kumar’s poor performance as chief minister is a drag on the BJP’s image in the state.

L-G overturning Kejriwal govt’s parochial move is judicious. Delhiites shouldnt have to suffer

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Nitish Kumar and Amit Shah exchange greetings at the state guest house in Patna / PTI

How BJP is leveraging its goodwill to ease pressure on Nitish over his Covid-19 handling

There is growing concern in the Bihar BJP that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s image has taken a beating over his handling of the Covid-19 crisis.
Union Home Minister and former BJP president Amit Shah | Photo: ANI

NDA will get two-third majority in Bihar assembly polls under Nitish Kumar: Amit Shah

In a virtual rally, Shah attacked RJD saying the growth rate of Bihar was just 3.9% when the party was in power, but it rose to 11.3% under the NDA.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
Representational image | Picpedia

Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.