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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.

Chetan Chauhan, Former Cricketer And UP Minister, Dies Of COVID-19

Chetan Chauhan, Former Cricketer And UP Minister, Dies Of COVID-19

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday August 16, 2020, New Delhi

Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan, one of Indian cricket's most well-known openers, died on Sunday from COVID-19 related complications after being put on life support for nearly 36 hours.

PM Modi Becomes Longest Serving Non-Congress Prime Minister

PM Modi Becomes Longest Serving Non-Congress Prime Minister

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Thursday August 13, 2020, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday became the fourth-longest serving Prime Minister of India surpassing Atal Bihari Vajpayee's tenure. The feat also makes PM Modi the country's longest-serving Prime Minister not from the Congress.

Kamala Harris, First Asian-American Pick For Major-Party Ticket

Kamala Harris, First Asian-American Pick For Major-Party Ticket

Jeffrey Taylor, Bloomberg | Wednesday August 12, 2020

Kamala Harris made a career of straddling issues and rebranding herself while moving from prosecutor to legislator. Now the Democratic vice presidential nominee will have to rebound from her hard-nosed law enforcement record to become an agent of change in the age of racial justice protests.

Manoj Sinha, Veteran BJP Leader And Former Minister, Is J&K Lt Governor

Manoj Sinha, Veteran BJP Leader And Former Minister, Is J&K Lt Governor

Reported by Neeta Sharma | Thursday August 06, 2020, New Delhi

Manoj Sinha, a senior BJP leader and among the party's top choices for the post of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in 2017, is the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. The appointment was today confirmed by the Rashtrapati Bhawan, hours after former IAS officer Girish Chandra Murmu resigned.

Amar Singh, The Deft Political Player With Friends In Every Room

Amar Singh, The Deft Political Player With Friends In Every Room

Press Trust of India | Sunday August 02, 2020, New Delhi

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who died in a Singapore hospital on Saturday at the age of 64, skilfully navigated the intersection of politics and corporate world and then imbued it with a dash of filmy glamour as he struck a unique bond with socialist patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav to imprint his stamp on the coalition-era politics.

Somen Mitra, The Veteran Congress Leader's 5 Decades In Politics

Somen Mitra, The Veteran Congress Leader's 5 Decades In Politics

Press Trust of India | Thursday July 30, 2020, Kolkata

West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra, who died on Thursday, will go down in history as a leader who could make friends with rivals with the consummate ease of a political craftsman but failed to prevent a debilitating split in the party and presided over its gradualdecline.

Govind Singh Dotasara Appointed As Rajasthan Congress Chief

Govind Singh Dotasara Appointed As Rajasthan Congress Chief

Press Trust of India | Tuesday July 14, 2020, Jaipur

Once a practising lawyer, Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara's elevation to the post of the state Congress chief came almost 15 years after he contested his first election to become a member of a panchayat samiti in the state.