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India  /  Published 18.03.21

Bihar governor nominates 12 MLCs

Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan on Wednesday nominated 12 MLCs — six each from the Janata Dal United and the BJP. They all took oath in the Legislative Council later in the day. Building construct...
By Dev Raj

Opinion  /  Published 08.03.21

Politics remains gender blind

A heartening aspect of Indian democracy has been the rise in turnouts of women voters. The results of the assembly elections in Delhi and Bihar in 2020 reinforce this claim. In Bihar, the National Dem...
By Omkar Poojari

Opinion  /  Published 22.02.21

A different shade: changing colours of repression

Governments are not benign, and the use of the law and regulatory agencies against inconvenient voices is not new. Although it has become a reflex action for journalists to invoke a comparison with th...
By Sevanti Ninan

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.02.21

Flak for Athawale’s statement inviting JMM to join NDA

Members of the ruling UPA in Jharkhand have criticised Union minister Ramdas Athawale’s statement inviting the JMM to join the BJP-led NDA to ensure the development of the state. Athawale, the ...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

India  /  Published 15.02.21

Kanhaiya meets Nitish aide, creates stir in NDA

Many eyebrows were raised in Bihar on Monday as news broke of a meeting between CPI's rising star Kanhaiya Kumar and Ashok Choudhary, a minister and key aide of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. A fie...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Patna


Opinion  /  Published 11.02.21

Dark before dawn: legacy of neoliberalism

When the National Democratic Alliance government under Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, several liberal intellectuals simply pooh-poohed the fears of many that we would face an assault on democrac...
By Prabhat Patnaik

India  /  Published 11.02.21

No age relief plan for EWS

The NDA government on Wednesday told Parliament that there was no proposal to offer age relaxation to candidates under the economically weaker sections (EWS) quota in jobs and admission to educational...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 01.02.21

Investors keep off bets before D-Day

Stock investors are not expecting any market-specific measures in the budget though sectoral reliefs across the economy may perk up specific scrips, the sombre mood reinforced by a more-than-2500 cras...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 31.01.21

Virtual university plan worry

The NDA government has announced plans to set up virtual universities that will offer programmes entirely online, causing concern among academics who say that global experience raises questions about ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.01.21

Tejashwi asks Nitish to control crimes

Leader of Opposition in Bihar, Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, attacked chief minister Nitish Kumar asking him to control crime instead of allowing people to be sacrificed at the hands of the criminals with de...
By Dev Raj in Patna


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