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File photo of Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

‘Running Bihar politics from jail’ — BJP circulates audiotape accusing Lalu of luring NDA MLAs

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleges that Lalu is looking to topple Bihar government by promising NDA MLAs ministerial berths.
BJP leaders filing the Vijay Kumar Sinha's nomination papers for the post of assembly speaker at the Bihar secretariat in Patna. | Photo: Twitter/@tarkishorepd

BJP brings new state leadership to Bihar, names Vijay Kumar Sinha in Speaker post fight

After Sushil Kumar Modi and Prem Kumar, Nand Kishor Yadav also fails to make it to the party’s state leadership. Caste arithmetic has played a role in the equation.
RJD leader and Bihar's leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav | Photo: ANI

Tejashwi faces corruption charges, must not become Bihar opposition leader, says JD(U)

JD(U) leaders alleged that Tejashwi Yadav had not disclosed full details of cases in which he was named while filing his nomination papers, and urged the EC to take note of it.
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RJD says Rahul Gandhi was on picnic during Bihar polls, Congress blames ‘caste politics’

Senior RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari has held Rahul Gandhi responsible for the alliance’s miss in dislodging the NDA from power in Bihar. Congress isn’t taking kindly to this.

Nitish Kumar is defanged but BJP shouldn’t start celebrating yet

BJP's insistence on having its own nominee for assembly speaker and a replacement for Nitish Kumar's 'Laxman', Sushil Modi, indicate it wants to keep the CM under leash from Day One.
Don-turned-politician Anant Singh is the Bihar MLA with most criminal cases and most wealth | File photo: ANI

‘Chhote Sarkar’ Anant Singh became a social media star without being on Twitter or Facebook

Anant Singh is no more the dreaded Bahubali of Mokama but someone whose media bytes are analysed for the sole purpose of making memes.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

RJD didn’t buy Facebook, Google ads. It cost them Bihar

The BJP issued ads about Article 370, and CAA, and how the Mahagathbandhan was working against national interest.
File photo of Lalu Prasad Yadav | PTI

NDA won in Bihar by reminding people of ‘Jungle Raj’. But data shows it’s a myth

No matter what Nitish Kumar or BJP says, analysis of crime data of Bihar reveals the truth about Lalu Prasad-era ‘Jungle Raj’.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

How Tejashwi went from failed cricketer & a Lok Sabha disaster to almost chief minister

But for a poor show from the Congress, Tejashwi would’ve achieved his CM ambitions. It’s redemption for a politician whose credentials were questioned just last year.
A file photo of Congress supporters. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Congress drags down RJD-led Mahagathbandhan with its poor strike rate of 28%

The Congress leaders appeared to be blaming Asaduddin Owaisi’s All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen for 'cutting' the party’s votes.

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Trump and his team will leave lot of booby traps for Biden

Even if he’s off sulking, Trump has ample opportunity over the next two months to abuse his powers or throw sand in the federal machinery Biden will inherit.
Representational image of GST Bhavan. IRS officer B. Balamurugan has been posted in the Hindi Cell of the GST Chennai Outer Commissionerate since last year | Commons

Kerala and West Bengal choose Option 1 to meet GST implementation shortfall

On receipt of the choice of Option 1, Central govt has granted additional borrowing permission of Rs.4,522 crore to Kerala and Rs.6,787 crore to West Bengal respectively.

Defence

A Sea Guardian drone | Source: General Atomics

Indian Navy inducts two American drones on lease, could add more later

The two drones, flying with Indian Navy logo, are under the full operational control of the force and it will have exclusive access to all the information that the drone will capture.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint Team

What the amazing rise & sudden death of a ‘Holy Warrior’ tell us about Islam & politics in Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was the face of Pakistan’s radical Islamist politics. His sudden death, however, will not end the mass appeal of religious fundamentalism.