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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
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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

Shashi Tharoor clarifies Rahul Gandhi's comment on regional parties as allies upset
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Shashi Tharoor clarifies Rahul Gandhi's comment on regional parties as allies upset

In his address at his party's 'Chintan Shivir' in Udaipur, Rahul Gandhi had claimed that regional parties cannot fight the BJP and the RSS as they lack ideology

More drama in Lalu Yadav family as Tej Pratap 'shifts' to Rabri Devi residence
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More drama in Lalu Yadav family as Tej Pratap 'shifts' to Rabri Devi residence

The legislator visited residence of mother Rabri Devi on Tuesday evening, spent the night at her place and, according to party sources, announced that he will henceforth not be living at the bungalow allotted to him by the state government

Bihar bypoll: Tejashwi Yadav thanks voters after RJD wins Bochahan Assembly seat by 36,000 votes
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Bihar bypoll: Tejashwi Yadav thanks voters after RJD wins Bochahan Assembly seat by 36,000 votes

While NDA fielded Baby Kumari, RJD offered a ticket to Amar Paswan, son of Musafir Paswan. Geeta Kumari, daughter of former minister Ramai Ram, contested on the ticket of the Vikassheel Insaan Party

Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail plea of RJD's youth wing leader and Jamia student Meeran Haider
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Delhi riots: Court dismisses bail plea of RJD's youth wing leader and Jamia student Meeran Haider

Besides Meeran Haider, the police had also charge-sheeted various other accused, including former JNU student leader Umar Khalid

Sharad Yadav's LJD to merge with Lalu's RJD: From friends to foes to now allies, the see-saw ties between Bihar's two stalwarts
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Sharad Yadav's LJD to merge with Lalu's RJD: From friends to foes to now allies, the see-saw ties between Bihar's two stalwarts

After 25 years, veteran socialist leader Sharad Yadav and former Bihar chief minister Lalu are joining hands. While Lalu is currently in jail, the LJD-RJD merger is part of an effort to 'form a united Opposition'

LJD merges with RJD; first step towards formation of united Opposition, says Sharad Yadav
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LJD merges with RJD; first step towards formation of united Opposition, says Sharad Yadav

Sharad and Lalu Prasad Yadav have come together after a gap of 25 years. They had parted ways in 1997 when the latter had founded the RJD and Sharad Yadav along with Nitish Kumar launched the JD(U)

Nitish Kumar, BJP speaker’s war of words in Bihar Assembly: Are these worrying signs for NDA?
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Nitish Kumar, BJP speaker’s war of words in Bihar Assembly: Are these worrying signs for NDA?

The Bihar chief minister and Vijay Kumar Sinha clashed in the Assembly over what the BJP alleges were “wrongful” arrests of its supporters and the police’s misbehaviour with the speaker

Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to five years in jail, fined Rs 60 lakh
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Fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to five years in jail, fined Rs 60 lakh

The Rs 950-crore scam relates to the fraudulent withdrawal of public funds from government treasuries in various districts of undivided Bihar

Lalu Prasad Yadav: Lingering autumn of the patriarch who straddled the '90s with bluff and bluster
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Lalu Prasad Yadav: Lingering autumn of the patriarch who straddled the '90s with bluff and bluster

Today, elections come and go, controversial issues crop up and die down and there is not a squeak out of Lalu Prasad Yadav. His continuing entanglement with the law and resultant irrelevance is a cautionary tale

Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad convicted in Rs 139 crore Doranda treasury case
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Fodder scam: Lalu Prasad convicted in Rs 139 crore Doranda treasury case

The RJD supremo and former Bihar chief minister has already been convicted in previous four related cases, amounting to Rs 950-crore, and is currently out on bail

Dichotomy of democracy: When dynasts call themselves democrats and still no one calls them out
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Dichotomy of democracy: When dynasts call themselves democrats and still no one calls them out

Dynastic politics is endangering the concept of democratic socialism assured by the Constitution and it simultaneously aggravates corruption and authoritarianism in the political system

Need for caste-based census driven by social concerns, not political, claims Nitish Kumar
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Need for caste-based census driven by social concerns, not political, claims Nitish Kumar

The Bihar chief minister hinted that his government could consider holding a state-specific survey of castes though a census if there were no alternative left

Tejashwi missing from RJD event poster, his aide faces Tej Pratap flak as Bihar plot thickens
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Tejashwi missing from RJD event poster, his aide faces Tej Pratap flak as Bihar plot thickens

The BJP has taken an interest in this rift and has advised the RJD to make Tej Pratap the national president of the party

RJD silver jubilee: High and low points the Bihar party went through in last 25 years
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RJD silver jubilee: High and low points the Bihar party went through in last 25 years

The RJD was formed on 5 July 1997 by Lalu Prasad Yadav who broke away from the Janata Dal

Sanjay Raut says Opposition alliance at national level is 'incomplete' without Congress
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Sanjay Raut says Opposition alliance at national level is 'incomplete' without Congress

Raut's statements come days after leaders of eight parties — TMC, SP, AAP, RLD and the Left — met at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence to discuss various issues

RJD calls for Bihar bandh on Friday to eviction of Opposition MLAs from Bihar assembly
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RJD calls for Bihar bandh on Friday to eviction of Opposition MLAs from Bihar assembly

Some Opposition MLAs were evicted from the Assembly on Tuesday after they gathered around the Speaker's chamber in protest against the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill, 2021

Assam Assembly election 2021, Tinsukia profile: Constituency to witness two-way battle between BJP, RJD
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Assam Assembly election 2021, Tinsukia profile: Constituency to witness two-way battle between BJP, RJD

The constituency has traditionally been a Congress stronghold, but the party has left the seat to its ally, the RJD, for the 2021 election

Assam polls 2021: RJD joins Congress-led Grand Alliance; party to contest from Tinsukia seat in first phase
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Assam polls 2021: RJD joins Congress-led Grand Alliance; party to contest from Tinsukia seat in first phase

RJD Assam president Shonarul Shah Mustafa said that the party has fielded Hira Devi Choudhury for Tinsukia, which has a large number of Hindi-speaking people

West Bengal polls: 'Support Mamata', Tejashwi Yadav tells Biharis in state ahead of Assembly elections
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West Bengal polls: 'Support Mamata', Tejashwi Yadav tells Biharis in state ahead of Assembly elections

After a meeting with Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat in Kolkata, the RJD leader said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal