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RS elections: UP may surprise see tough fight for 11th seat, Bihar on watch for ally arithmetic
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RS elections: UP may surprise see tough fight for 11th seat, Bihar on watch for ally arithmetic

Given its numbers in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, the BJP can expect smooth sailing on seven Rajya Sabha seats on June 10. Taking that score to eight would need a special push

12-year-old Sonu Kumar is the centre of attention in Bihar; here’s why politicos are lining up to help him
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12-year-old Sonu Kumar is the centre of attention in Bihar; here’s why politicos are lining up to help him

The Class 6 boy complained to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a recent event about poor education in his school and his 'alcoholic' father

After overnight observation, Lalu Prasad Yadav discharged from AIIMS Delhi
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After overnight observation, Lalu Prasad Yadav discharged from AIIMS Delhi

The 73-year-old former Bihar chief minister was brought to AIIMS around 9 pm on Tuesday after the medical board of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences referred him to Delhi, as his health deteriorated in Ranchi

'His business':  Tejashwi slams Nitish over meeting with Prashant Kishor
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'His business': Tejashwi slams Nitish over meeting with Prashant Kishor

After the meeting, Kumar denied any political significance of his meeting with Prashant Kishor who was expelled from JD-U in 2020

JD(U) to fight UP polls independently after no response from BJP on alliance
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JD(U) to fight UP polls independently after no response from BJP on alliance

The party spokesperson KC Tyagi said that the JD(U) will hold a meeting in Lucknow on 18 January to decide on the number of seats it will contest

Bihar bypolls: All eyes on Nitish Kumar as the chief minister hits the campaign trail
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Bihar bypolls: All eyes on Nitish Kumar as the chief minister hits the campaign trail

After the Assembly elections last year, Kumar retained the Chief Minister's post, though his party suffered a major slump and its tally dipped to under 45 seats in the 243-strong Assembly.

'Maintain restraint in comments': JDU president tells parties on Yogi Adityanath's 'abba jaan' remark
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'Maintain restraint in comments': JDU president tells parties on Yogi Adityanath's 'abba jaan' remark

"Terms like 'unity in diversity' are used for our country. The country belongs to all. No remarks should be made that harm the country," said JDU president Lalan Singh

How the vest was worn: Scantily clad Bihar MLA on the loose in train says he just had to go
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How the vest was worn: Scantily clad Bihar MLA on the loose in train says he just had to go

Narendra Kumar Neeraj alias Gopal Mandal, the MLA from Gopalpur, who has earned notoriety for his controversial statements, went viral on Thursday when he was filmed inside a train only in his undergarments

Chirag Paswan blames JD(U) for split in LJP, rejects decisions of faction headed by Pashupati Kumar Paras
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Chirag Paswan blames JD(U) for split in LJP, rejects decisions of faction headed by Pashupati Kumar Paras

In his first interaction with the media after the split in the LJP, Chirag Paswan struck a combative note by describing himself as 'sher ka beta' (lion's cub)

Chirag Paswan ousted after 5 of 6 MPs elect Pashupati Kumar Paras as LJP's leader in Lok Sabha
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Chirag Paswan ousted after 5 of 6 MPs elect Pashupati Kumar Paras as LJP's leader in Lok Sabha

In February, over 200 LJP leaders had joined the Janata Dal United (JDU) in Bihar, including former state general secretary Keshav Singh

COVID-19 deaths in Bihar: 2,579 last rites held in Patna between 1 April-13 May, but govt reports just 2,092 deaths for state
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COVID-19 deaths in Bihar: 2,579 last rites held in Patna between 1 April-13 May, but govt reports just 2,092 deaths for state

Official accounts from various crematoriums and burial grounds point towards underreporting of COVID-19 deaths in Bhagalpur district, as well. A total 672 COVID-19 victims were cremated from 1 April to 16 May in just one crematorium while official records say only 162 COVID-19 patients died during this period

Meeting with Kanhaiya Kumar, LJP MP Chandan Kumar Singh not about politics, says Nitish Kumar
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Meeting with Kanhaiya Kumar, LJP MP Chandan Kumar Singh not about politics, says Nitish Kumar

Reports claimed that CPI's Kanhaiya, who is understood to be sore over the manner in which he has been treated by his party, was considering crossing over to the JD(U), a BJP ally

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)

RCP Singh, close confidant of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, chosen as new JD(U) president
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RCP Singh, close confidant of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, chosen as new JD(U) president

The chief minister, who was re-elected as the JD(U) president in 2019 for three years, relinquished the post in favour of Singh. The bureaucrat-turned-politician is the party's leader in the Rajya Sabha

JD(U) suffers setback in Arunachal Pradesh after six MLAs join BJP; NDA ally's strength drops to one
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JD(U) suffers setback in Arunachal Pradesh after six MLAs join BJP; NDA ally's strength drops to one

The JD(U), led by Nitish Kumar, had won seven seats in the 2019 Assembly election in the northeastern state and had emerged as the second largest party after the BJP, which had bagged 41 seats

Days after meeting Nitish Kumar, Upendra Kushwaha downplays speculation of reunion with JD(U)
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Days after meeting Nitish Kumar, Upendra Kushwaha downplays speculation of reunion with JD(U)

The 2 December meeting had triggered a buzz in political circles that Kushwaha may merge his RLSP with the ruling JD(U), and that he would be inducted into the Bihar Cabinet as a member of Legislative Council

BJP names Sushil Kumar Modi as candidate in bypoll for Ram Vilas Paswan's Rajya Sabha seat
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BJP names Sushil Kumar Modi as candidate in bypoll for Ram Vilas Paswan's Rajya Sabha seat

The ex-Bihar deputy chief minister's election to the Upper House of the Parliament is all but certain as the BJP-led NDA has a majority in the state Assembly

BJP’s Vijay Sinha elected Bihar Assembly Speaker with 126 votes; RJD candidate loses by 12 votes
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BJP’s Vijay Sinha elected Bihar Assembly Speaker with 126 votes; RJD candidate loses by 12 votes

Voting was marred by ruckus caused by Opposition members protesting the presence of Nitish Kumar on the grounds that he was a member of the legislative council

Tejashwi Yadav faces corruption charges, must not become leader of Opposition, says JD(U)
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Tejashwi Yadav faces corruption charges, must not become leader of Opposition, says JD(U)

The JD(U)'s demand came two days after party leader Mewa Lal Chaudhary resigned as Bihar's education minister over a corruption taint

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