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After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

21 Oct 2020

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

Bihar elections: JD(U)-BJP reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal; NDA snubs Paswan

06 Oct 2020

Bihar elections: JD(U)-BJP reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal; NDA snubs Paswan

The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Bihar on Tuesday announced the seat-sharing formula of its constituent parties for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

04 Oct 2020

BJP-JD(U) reach 50:50 seat-sharing deal in Bihar, say reports

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Janata Dal (United) have come up with a 50:50 seat-sharing deal, reports said on Sunday.

Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls

03 Oct 2020

Tejashwi Yadav announced as Opposition's CM candidate for Bihar polls

Ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections later this month, the Opposition alliance has announced Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav as its Chief Ministerial candidate.

Three-phased polls for Bihar, results on November 10

25 Sep 2020

Three-phased polls for Bihar, results on November 10

Bihar will vote in three phases and the results will be declared on November 10, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora declared on Friday. With this announcement, the Model Code of Conduct came into effect.

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

13 Sep 2020

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "good governance" in the state.

BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

23 Aug 2020

BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said the saffron party, the Janata Dal (United), and the Lok Janshakti Party, will fight the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls together.

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

22 Aug 2020

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

In Bihar Assembly polls, the first large-scale elections to be held after coronavirus pandemic, people displaying high temperature, a symptom of the highly-contagious disease, and quarantined patients, will be allowed to cast their votes, the broad guidelines issued by Election Commission on Friday said.

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

19 Aug 2020

Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic

Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

17 Aug 2020

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD

Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.

Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

22 Apr 2020

Embarrassed after MLA brings daughter home, Nitish Kumar suspends officer

An officer in Bihar was suspended after he issued a pass to a BJP MLA to bring his daughter home from Kota, an incident which left Chief Minister Nitish Kumar embarrassed and invited criticism from the opposition.

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

09 Mar 2020

This London-based woman is running for CM in Bihar elections

On Sunday, International Women's Day, newspapers across Bihar were plastered with advertisements for a new woman-led political party, Plurals.

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

07 Feb 2020

Who is Kameshwar Chaupal, Ram Mandir trust's Dalit member?

Months after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a trust in the Parliament for the temple's construction.

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

29 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son, Tejashwi Yadav, on Saturday put an end to speculations about him "going missing" after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

02 Apr 2019

#Elections2019: Lalu's son Tej Pratap announces new party 'Lalu-Rabri Morcha'

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap on Monday floated a new party "Lalu-Rabri Morcha" named after his parents as the Yadav family feud worsened.

Cambridge Analytica row: Rahul accuses BJP of peddling "fake news"

24 Mar 2018

Cambridge Analytica row: Rahul accuses BJP of peddling "fake news"

Congress and BJP have been engaged in a slinging match over hiring the services of controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA).

Nitish nod to simultaneous LS-VS polls, but no 2019 elections

19 Sep 2017

Nitish nod to simultaneous LS-VS polls, but no 2019 elections

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar asserted that he would back PM Modi's idea of "one nation one election."

Is a split in Congress's Bihar faction imminent?

08 Sep 2017

Is a split in Congress's Bihar faction imminent?

Rahul Gandhi recently met 27 Bihar Congress MLAs and about 19 of them recommended that they should break the alliance with Lalu Yadav's RJD "for the time being."

RK Singh: Former bureaucrat who challenged ministers now becomes one

04 Sep 2017

RK Singh: Former bureaucrat who challenged ministers now becomes one

In the Narendra Modi-led government's recent cabinet rejig, Raj Kumar Singh, a former bureaucrat, has been appointed the minister of power, and new and renewable energy.

Nitish Kumar wins the floor test by 131 votes

28 Jul 2017

Nitish Kumar wins the floor test by 131 votes

Nitish Kumar backed by BJP has claimed the support of 131 out of 243 members to win the floor test in the Bihar Assembly.

Elections over, exit polls an appetizer before final results

10 Mar 2017

Elections over, exit polls an appetizer before final results

Exit polls for the recently conducted assembly elections in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur have started coming in.