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'Sonia enquired about well-being': Lalu hints at Congress thaw before hitting trail for Bihar bypolls
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'Sonia enquired about well-being': Lalu hints at Congress thaw before hitting trail for Bihar bypolls

The RJD chief was addressing journalists before departing for election rallies in Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan Assembly seats, where bypolls are scheduled for 30 October.

Chirag Paswan invited to Union Budget session meeting but won't attend due to health reasons, says LJP
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Chirag Paswan invited to Union Budget session meeting but won't attend due to health reasons, says LJP

The LJP's membership in the NDA is being questioned because the party walked out of the alliance in Bihar and contested the Assembly polls against Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

Bihar education minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary resigns just days after taking oath of office
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Bihar education minister Mewa Lal Chaudhary resigns just days after taking oath of office

Chaudhary, who belongs to the JD(U), has been named an accused in a five-year-old case relating to alleged irregularities in the appointment of teachers and technicians at Bihar Agricultural University, where he was VC

'Doubting Thomases' suffering periodic pangs of anxiety: Congress' Salman Khurshid on Kapil Sibal's criticism
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'Doubting Thomases' suffering periodic pangs of anxiety: Congress' Salman Khurshid on Kapil Sibal's criticism

Khurshid, in a Facebook post, said if the mood of the electorate is resistant to the liberal values the party has espoused and cherished, it should be prepared for a long struggle rather than look for short cuts to get back into power

Bihar polls: BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav likely to be new Assembly Speaker
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Bihar polls: BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav likely to be new Assembly Speaker

Yadav, a seven-term MLA from Patna Sahib, has served as a minister in all the previous NDA governments in Bihar

Kapil Sibal's 'business as usual' remarks for Bihar polls hurt sentiments of Congress workers, says Ashok Gehlot
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Kapil Sibal's 'business as usual' remarks for Bihar polls hurt sentiments of Congress workers, says Ashok Gehlot

While several party leaders echoed Sibal's comments in an interview with a newspaper, Gehlot said that there was "no need" for Sibal to speak about internal issues in the media

Congress' Tariq Anwar says delay in finalising seat-sharing for Bihar polls affected Grand Alliance's tally
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Congress' Tariq Anwar says delay in finalising seat-sharing for Bihar polls affected Grand Alliance's tally

Anwar, Congress general secretary and a veteran leader from Bihar, said the results were "definitely below" the party's expectations and it was a setback to bag only 19 seats

Bihar, Manipur to vote amid COVID-19 pandemic; daily recoveries exceed fresh cases for fifth week, says Centre
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Bihar, Manipur to vote amid COVID-19 pandemic; daily recoveries exceed fresh cases for fifth week, says Centre

Meanwhile, Karnataka joined the list of states that have banned firecrackers during Diwali in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, as experts raise concerns about pollution in the air causing risk to patients

Smriti Irani tests COVID-19 positive, asks all recent contacts to get tested 'at earliest'
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Smriti Irani tests COVID-19 positive, asks all recent contacts to get tested 'at earliest'

The Union minister made the announcement on Twitter. She had attended several election rallies for the BJP in Bihar on Tuesday

Narendra Modi calls Tejashwi Yadav 'jungle raj ke yuvraaj', terms his promise of 10 lakh jobs 'hawa hawai'
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Narendra Modi calls Tejashwi Yadav 'jungle raj ke yuvraaj', terms his promise of 10 lakh jobs 'hawa hawai'

Addressing multiple rallies in Bihar, as 71 seats vote in phase one of the Assembly election, the prime minister cautioned against voting for the RJD and batted for Nitish Kumar-led NDA alliance

Nitish slams Lalu, says those producing 8-9 kids for sons can't give Bihar right ideals; Tejashwi hits back
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Nitish slams Lalu, says those producing 8-9 kids for sons can't give Bihar right ideals; Tejashwi hits back

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that by making such comments Nitish is also targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has 5-6 brothers and sisters, adding that the Bihar CM's comment was an affront to dignity of women

Maharashtra caps prices of masks, Calcutta HC modifies Durga Puja order; COVID-19 tally at 76.50 lakh
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Maharashtra caps prices of masks, Calcutta HC modifies Durga Puja order; COVID-19 tally at 76.50 lakh

The ministry said that 78 percent of the 54,044 new cases of COVID-19 registered in a span of 24 hours are concentrated in ten states and Union Territories

Chirag Paswan, in the running to inherit father's kingmaker legacy, gets unexpected ally in Tejashwi Yadav
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Chirag Paswan, in the running to inherit father's kingmaker legacy, gets unexpected ally in Tejashwi Yadav

The two young politicians, despite having positioned themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum, seem to have left enough maneuvering space to unite against a common foe — Nitish Kumar

Bihar polls: Yogi Adityanath rakes up Ram Mandir, J&K and Pakistan in rallies supporting Nitish Kumar
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Bihar polls: Yogi Adityanath rakes up Ram Mandir, J&K and Pakistan in rallies supporting Nitish Kumar

The BJP's star campaigner blazed through three Assembly segments with back-to-back rallies on the first day of his campaign in Bihar, commencing his speeches with roars of Vande Mataram and signing off with chants of Jai Shri Ram

Bihar polls: Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies from 23 Oct; Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur among first stops
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Bihar polls: Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies from 23 Oct; Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur among first stops

Bihar will vote for the 243-member Assembly in three phases — 28 October, 3 November and 7 November. Counting will be held on 10 November

Bihar polls: JD(U) names 115 candidates; Chandrika Roy contests from Parsa, ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey loses out
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Bihar polls: JD(U) names 115 candidates; Chandrika Roy contests from Parsa, ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey loses out

Pandey, who had hit the national headlines in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, may yet ontes the Valmiki Nagar LS bypolls or get a berth in the legislative council

I-T Department seizes Rs 1.25 cr cash in UP and Bihar raids on businessman and bank chairman
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I-T Department seizes Rs 1.25 cr cash in UP and Bihar raids on businessman and bank chairman

Though the CBDT did not identify those who were raided, sources said the businessman has links with a political party in election-bound Bihar

Bihar Assembly polls: JMM accuses RJD of 'political cheating', decides to go solo in seven seats
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Bihar Assembly polls: JMM accuses RJD of 'political cheating', decides to go solo in seven seats

JMM general secretary Supriyo Bhattachaya said the party will contest seven Assembly seats on borders with the state, but that the number could increase later

Bihar Assembly election: Hemant Soren meets Lalu Prasad Yadav, says JMM and RJD will fight polls together
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Bihar Assembly election: Hemant Soren meets Lalu Prasad Yadav, says JMM and RJD will fight polls together

RJD has already formed a mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Bihar with Congress, Upendra Kushwaha's RLSP and Mukesh Sahni's VIP

Ex-RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's condition worsens, put on ventilator
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Ex-RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh's condition worsens, put on ventilator

Singh, who has been admitted at AIIMS, Delhi for about a week after developing post-COVID-19 complications, resigned from the primary membership of the party on Thursday