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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna Monday | Photo: ANI

No Question Hour, Zero Hour as Bihar holds 1-day assembly session, the last before polls

Around 12 bills and the supplementary budget was passed by the Bihar assembly without a single question being asked.

A Haryana connection amid Mumbai-Bihar tussle in Sushant Singh Rajput case

There is a growing feeling in the Bihar BJP that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s action are linked to a phone call he received from Haryana.
Nitish Kumar addressing a press conference | File photo: PTI

Stirrings in a Hopeless Land

Finally, there's a new idea in Bihar: ink-in-the-pen vs oil-in-the-lathi.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

In poll year, Nitish is already under fire for Covid handling, now he has to tackle floods

At least 38 lakh people have been affected by floods in 12 districts of Bihar. CM Nitish Kumar has now ordered that Covid factor be taken into account while providing relief.
File photo of Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook

Bihar govt ‘willing’ to recommend CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

The JD(U)-BJP govt is looking to recommend a CBI probe based on the complaint lodged by Sushant Singh Rajput's father against actress Rhea Chakraborty.
Bihar IAS officer Pratyaya Amrit | @ANI | Twitter

This 1991-batch IAS officer, CM Nitish Kumar’s go-to man, will now lead Bihar’s Covid fight

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who is in an election year, has been under fire as Covid cases have been surging amid complaints over lack of medical facilities and doctors.
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Imran Khan in ‘Chinese arms’ on NewsX, Bihar’s Covid-flood double whammy on NDTV India

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Health Minister Mangal Pandey at a Covid ward in Patna | Photo: ANI

Why the usually cool CM Nitish Kumar is angry as Bihar struggles with Covid and now floods

CM Nitish Kumar reportedly lost his temper with principal secretary (health), at a time when Bihar's testing numbers are lowest in India & Covid cases surging.

Political side effects of masks, and Nitish Kumar gets an ‘opportunity in adversity’

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Why music’s last best hope lies in live-streaming

Live performances have been one of the few ways for musicians to make money after cheap streaming services undermined sales of most recorded music. And then Covid shut that down.
Representational image of a deserted market during the 2019 shutdown in Srinagar, Kashmir | Photo: PTI

Internet shutdowns, pandemic have cost Kashmir Rs 40,000 cr, 5 lakh jobs, says industry head

Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Ashiq Ahmad said the 2G internet currently available in the region is not enough for many businesses.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.