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RJD promises reservation, caste-based census in its manifesto

The Rashtriya Janata Dal released its manifesto 'Pratibadhta Patra', promising reservation for SCs, STs, EBC and OBCs in private sector and higher judiciary.
File photo of Tej Pratap Yadav | TejPratapYadavOfficial/Facebook

Men are also victims of patriarchy. Just ask Tej Pratap Yadav

The feminist movement will benefit by recognising the struggles of (at least some) men against patriarchy. Tej Pratap Yadav seems to be finally back in Patna for good, but with a new home. For most of November and December, he’s rarely been in Patna, and hasn’t stepped into the family home. He has spent most of this time going on religious pilgrimage in the Braj region in and around Mathura, and Varanasi, Bodh Gaya and other places. He has also made trips to the Birsa Munda jail in Ranchi, where his father Lalu Yadav is lodged. He has been steadfastly avoiding his mother Rabri Devi, his wife Aishwarya Rai, and his brother Tejashwi Yadav, who is three years his junior. Tej Pratap Yadav called up chief minister Nitish Kumar and demanded his right to separate accommodation as an elected member of the Bihar legislature. He had so far been living with his...
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Why political parties are scared of Lalu Prasad Yadav

Terminally ill and in jail, Lalu Prasad Yadav still scares his opponents.
A gathering of Congress supporters

Congress firms up grand alliance of five parties in Jharkhand

After its poor performance in the state in 2009 and 2014, the Congress expects a majority from this new alliance in the BJP-ruled state.
Lalu Prasad Yadav | Photo by Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images

Lalu Yadav has a new crowd-puller and his supporters are loving it

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Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on dharna to protest ‘murder of democracy’ in Karnataka

Sinha was joined by Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and MP Manoj Jha, as well as leaders from the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress and the Samajwadi Party.

On Camera

With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.

Jails give Covid-19 parole: Can overstretched govt track prisoners’ movement and behaviour?

Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Defence

Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Ready to operate beyond mandate to fight the pandemic: CDS Bipin Rawat

In interview to ThePrint, Rawat also says Quick Reaction Medical Teams (QRMTs) have been readied to mobilise at short notice to meet the requirements of civil administration.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.