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Who is Amarendra Dhari Singh? RJD’s Rajya Sabha pick that has raised eyebrows even in party

Most RJD leaders were surprised when Singh’s name was announced for the Rajya Sabha elections. They said they have never met him.
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Opposition unity in Bihar is being tested by Congress’ new love for Kanhaiya Kumar

RJD, the biggest party in Bihar’s grand alliance, has declared Tejashwi Yadav as its CM candidate. But there’s a reason why Congress hasn’t come on board yet.
File photo of Aishwarya Rai at her wedding with Tej Pratap Yadav.

Lalu’s samdhi quits RJD, says difficult to work with son-in-law Tej Pratap & Tejashwi 

Seven-time MLA Chandrika Rai admits to personal reasons for his decision. His daughter, Aishwarya Rai, is in the middle of bitter divorce proceedings with Tej Pratap Yadav.  
Lalu Prasad Yadav with Nitish Kumar

How Bihar CM Nitish kept in touch with Rahul, Lalu for months after forming govt with BJP

JD(U) may have firmed up its ties with BJP but its chief, Nitish Kumar, had made a bid to revive Grand Alliance in Bihar ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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Spate of rapes threatens to damage Nitish Kumar’s support base among Bihar’s women

To attack the Bihar CM, opposition has made law and order the main issue in this election year.
Lalu Prasad Yadav with Nitish Kumar

Bihar polls months away but Lalu, Nitish have set stage for battle — online and offline

A battle of hoardings between ruling JD(U) and principal opposition RJD has begun in Patna, with the rivalry also playing out in the virtual world.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

Jharkhand victory gives Lalu more comfort in hospital but RJD problems remain

The RJD chief has been hosting a stream of visitors in Ranchi but his party has to contend with squabbling allies in Bihar and marginal presence in Jharkhand.
JMM chief Hemant Soren on his way to filing nomination papers from Dumka, Jharkhand, last month

BJP looks set to lose Jharkhand as Congress-JMM-RJD alliance marches to majority

JMM-led alliance ahead in 44 seats, while BJP's leading in 26. Jharkhand could well become third state where BJP fails to get a majority on its own since Lok Sabha polls 2019.
CAA: Bihar bandh

RJD shutdown over anti-citizenship law disrupts rail, road traffic in Bihar

Hundreds of RJD supporters stormed railway stations and bus stands in Patna carrying sticks and party flags but were chased away by police personnel.
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‘Slapped, hair pulled, thrown out’ — Aishwarya Rai files FIR against mother-in-law Rabri Devi

Aishwarya, the wife of Lalu and Rabri's eldest son Tej Pratap Yadav, has alleged that she was assaulted and thrown out of their official residence in Patna.

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Despite Covid, China will spend more on defence in 2020 than it did last year

Actual Chinese military spending may be much higher. In 2019, China reported an official defence budget of just under $178 billion, but is estimated to have spent $261 billion.

Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
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PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.