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Melania Trump: The Reluctant First Lady

Melania Trump: The Reluctant First Lady

Agence France-Presse | Friday October 30, 2020, Washington

Melania Trump has been at the receiving end of criticism about everything from her words to her clothes. At times, she has seemed less than enthralled with life in the White House.

Luv Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha's Son, Among Young Leaders On Bihar Frontline

Luv Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha's Son, Among Young Leaders On Bihar Frontline

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Wednesday October 28, 2020, Patna, Bihar

Bihar is witnessing several young leaders this time on the frontline as it elects its next government in the three-phased polls, the country's biggest amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Actor-turned-politician Luv Sinha, following his father and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha's footsteps, is one such leader.

Jitan Ram Manjhi: National Democratic Alliance's Most Prominent Dalit Face

Jitan Ram Manjhi: National Democratic Alliance's Most Prominent Dalit Face

NDTV News Desk | Wednesday October 28, 2020

Jitan Ram Manjhi has spent the better part of his four-decades-long political career as a leader of parties in power. From the Congress to the undivided Janata Dal, and later its splinter groups - Lalu Yadav's RJD and Nitish Kumar's JDU - he has jumped from one party to another whenever a shift in power took place.

Chandrika Rai, Tej Pratap's Father-In-Law, Seeks 7th Win From Bihar's Parsa

Chandrika Rai, Tej Pratap's Father-In-Law, Seeks 7th Win From Bihar's Parsa

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Wednesday October 28, 2020, Patna/New Delhi

Former Bihar minister and six-time MLA Chandrika Rai, whose daughter Aishwarya has filed for divorce from Tej Pratap Yadav, Lalu Yadav's son, and who was a senior RJD leader, will now defend the Parsa seat as a JDU candidate

'Son Of Mallah': From Bollywood To Battleground Bihar

'Son Of Mallah': From Bollywood To Battleground Bihar

NDTV News Desk | Wednesday October 28, 2020, New Delhi

Mukesh Sahani's Vikassheel Insaan Party, or the VIP, is the newest entrant to the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar. The "son of Mallah or boatman", as Mr Sahani is known, has been given 11 seats by the BJP from its share of 12

Shreyasi Singh, Commonwealth Shooter, Is BJP Candidate From Bihar's Jamui

Shreyasi Singh, Commonwealth Shooter, Is BJP Candidate From Bihar's Jamui

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Shylaja Varma | Tuesday October 27, 2020, Patna/New Delhi

Shreyasi Singh, a Commonwealth Games gold medal-winning shooter, is a BJP candidate in the Bihar assembly election. The 30-year-old entered politics only recently and joined the BJP earlier this month.

Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP's Old Warhorse, Tested Amid Party's Twin Bihar Troubles

Sushil Kumar Modi, BJP's Old Warhorse, Tested Amid Party's Twin Bihar Troubles

Reported by Manish Kumar | Tuesday October 27, 2020, Patna/ New Delhi

Sushil Kumar Modi, Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, has been the quintessential organisation man with formidable clout as the BJP's tallest leader in the state.

Chirag Paswan: Bihar's New Mr Right

Chirag Paswan: Bihar's New Mr Right

Written by Manish Kumar | Monday October 26, 2020, Patna

Six years after his debut in politics, quitting a career in films that failed to take off, 37-year-old Chirag Paswan is becoming the mascot of right-wing politics in Bihar. Ditching the secular credentials of his father Ramvilas Paswan, a leader tempered in the JP movement of the '70s,

Bihar Assembly Election 2020 Candidate Profile: BJP's Niraj Kumar Singh

Bihar Assembly Election 2020 Candidate Profile: BJP's Niraj Kumar Singh

Edited by Debanish Achom | Monday October 26, 2020, Patna

BJP MLA Niraj Kumar Singh alias Bablu is contesting the Bihar legislative assembly election from Chhatapur constituency. He has been an MLA since 2005. Till 2015 he was with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's party Janata Dal United. But in August 2015 he rebelled against the JDU along with eight other MLAs and joined the BJP.

Tejashwi Yadav: Lalu Yadav's Savvy Heir Awaits Primetime Success

Tejashwi Yadav: Lalu Yadav's Savvy Heir Awaits Primetime Success

Written by Manish Kumar | Monday October 26, 2020, Patna

He may be leading an opposition front called the "Grand Alliance" that includes three major political blocs, but Tejaswi Yadav's arsenal in this election looks nothing like his opponent Nitish Kumar's.

Why It Is Nitish Kumar Versus Everyone In This Bihar Election

Why It Is Nitish Kumar Versus Everyone In This Bihar Election

Reported by Manish Kumar, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Saturday October 24, 2020, Patna

Nitish Kumar's "Sushasan Babu (Mr Good Governance)" tag is at stake as he fights for a fourth straight term as Bihar's Chief Minister. The heckling at his rallies and pro-opposition slogans raised during his tours should deeply worry his campaign managers.

Ram Vilas Paswan -- A Kingmaker Who Outlasted Many Kings

Ram Vilas Paswan -- A Kingmaker Who Outlasted Many Kings

Press Trust of India | Friday October 09, 2020, New Delhi

In politics people you support may forget you sometimes but if you attack a group, then they will never forget and forgive you, Ram Vilas Paswan once said in an informal get-together when someone prodded him on the secret of goodwill and warm equations he enjoyed across parties of contrasting ideological hues and communities.

Kapila Vatsyayan: A "Tireless Promoter" Of Arts

Kapila Vatsyayan: A "Tireless Promoter" Of Arts

Press Trust of India | Thursday September 17, 2020, New Delhi

With an insurmountable amount of research in the fields of arts, culture and civilisation to her credit, Kapila Vatsyayan epitomised being a "scholar" like no one else.

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Renowned Radio Astronomer Govind Swarup, Grieves His Death

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Renowned Radio Astronomer Govind Swarup, Grieves His Death

Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 08, 2020, New Delhi

Paying rich tributes to renowned radio astronomer Govind Swarup, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described him as an "exceptional scientist" while expressing grief at his death.

Called "Best PM India Never Had", Pranab Mukherjee Had Bipartisan Respect

Called "Best PM India Never Had", Pranab Mukherjee Had Bipartisan Respect

NDTV News Desk | Monday August 31, 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, the elder statesman of Indian politics, described by many as the "best Prime Minister India never had" , has died at 84. He had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been on ventilator since a surgery to remove a brain clot earlier this month.