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No threat to NDA govt in Bihar, all matters being sorted out: RCP Singh

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:43 PM IST
The newly appointed national president of ruling Janata Dal (United) said that the party was nalysing the reasons for the “below par” results
Karnataka council deputy chairman SL Dharme Gowda’s body at the railway track.(Videograb)
Karnataka council deputy chairman SL Dharme Gowda’s body at the railway track.(Videograb)

Days after row, Karnataka House deputy chairman found dead

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By Venkatesh Babu
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 04:18 AM IST
According to the initial probe by the police, 65-year-old Dharmegowda, who belonged to the Janata Dal (Secular), appeared to have died by suicide, and an alleged death note found near his body was being examined.
JD(U) national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, however, downplayed the development. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
JD(U) national president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, however, downplayed the development. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Arunachal Pradesh: 6 JD(U) MLAs join BJP before local poll results

Hindustan Times, Itanagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:05 AM IST
The lone MLA from the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA), Kardo Nyigyor from Likabali constituency, has also joined the saffron party.
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)
Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.(PTI)

‘May extend issue-based support to BJP but no merger’: HD Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru | By Asian News International | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Kumaraswamy asserted that JD (S) took many welfare measures and the situation of committing suicide by merging itself with the other party has not come.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar speaks to the media after meeting Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan, outside Raj Bhawan in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Nitish Kumar stakes claim to form govt, to take oath as Bihar CM today

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Kumar went to meet the governor at the Raj Bhavan around 2pm and staked claim for the formation of the new government in the state after being unanimously elected the leader of the NDA.
Analysts believe that Vijayendra has his father’s knack of taking people along unlike his elder brother, Shivamogga MP BY Raghavendra, who is perceived to be more reserved.(Twitter)
Analysts believe that Vijayendra has his father’s knack of taking people along unlike his elder brother, Shivamogga MP BY Raghavendra, who is perceived to be more reserved.(Twitter)

BS Yediyurappa’s son emerges as new leader

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 08:17 AM IST
The community has tended to vote for the Janata Dal (Secular) and the Congress whenever the JD(S) fell out of favor. The BJP, meanwhile, has been seen as a Lingayat party due to the leadership of CM Yediyurappa.
The ‘Brahmos’ super sonic cruise missile.(HT file photo)
The ‘Brahmos’ super sonic cruise missile.(HT file photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India, Philippines to sign deal on BrahMos missile during summit next year and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Mahagathbandhan candidate Shashi Yadav shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote during the second phase of Bihar Assembly election at Chitkohra in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Mahagathbandhan candidate Shashi Yadav shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote during the second phase of Bihar Assembly election at Chitkohra in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: More women candidates but fewer winners

By Gilles Verniers and Samridhi Hooda
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Of the 84 women candidates who fought in the Bihar elections, voters only sent 26 of them to the state assembly
BY Vijayendra, Karnataka BJP vice president, and son of CM Yediyurappa who lead the party to victory in Sira. (HT Photo)
BY Vijayendra, Karnataka BJP vice president, and son of CM Yediyurappa who lead the party to victory in Sira. (HT Photo)

BY Vijayendra steps out of father BSY’s shadow, delivers Sira to BJP

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:27 PM IST
There is now a growing clamour for BY Vijayendra to contest the Basva Kalyan bypoll which is likely to take place in the next few months.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally for Bihar Assembly elections, in Madhubani district on Nov 3, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses an election rally for Bihar Assembly elections, in Madhubani district on Nov 3, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

Bihar to start counting votes as Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance projected to win

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 06:40 AM IST
Bihar election result 2020: Most exit polls have predicted an end for the ruling Janata Dal(United) or JD(U)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine and a resounding victory for the Grand Alliance (Mahagathbandhan) led by the RJD’s 31-year-old chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav.
Security personnel carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) as they leave for their election duty, ahead of the third and last leg of Bihar Assembly polls, in Muzaffarpur district on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Security personnel carry Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) as they leave for their election duty, ahead of the third and last leg of Bihar Assembly polls, in Muzaffarpur district on Friday.(PTI Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Congress’s Abidur Rahman looks to retain Araria assembly seat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 06:31 AM IST
While the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is looking to retain yet another term in Bihar under the leadership of chief and minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar, the Tejashwi Yadav led Grand Alliance is also confident of a win in the state.
Security personnel tying the EVMs and polling materials to be distributed to polling officials from one of the distribution centers set up for the third phase of the ongoing Bihar Assembly Election, in Muzaffarpur on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Security personnel tying the EVMs and polling materials to be distributed to polling officials from one of the distribution centers set up for the third phase of the ongoing Bihar Assembly Election, in Muzaffarpur on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Manohar Prasad Singh looks to retain Manihari for third term

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 06:10 AM IST
Bihar assembly elections 2020: A total of 286,683 electorates who will vote across 408 polling stations will decide the fate of the Congress MLA in Manihari.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing the crowd at an election rally ahead of the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, in Katihar, Bihar. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing the crowd at an election rally ahead of the third phase of Bihar Assembly Elections, in Katihar, Bihar. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

‘Nobody retires from politics’: JD(U) after Nitish’s statement

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 08:53 AM IST
The JD(U), NDA insiders said, went for a damage-control exercise after the coalition think tank realised that the statement could harm the alliance’s prospects in the third phase of polls scheduled for Saturday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during an election rally in Samastipur on Sunday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during an election rally in Samastipur on Sunday.(ANI)

Self-serving dynasts treat state, govt as personal properties: Modi in Bihar

PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Without naming the Congress and the RJD, Modi said that some parties were working for the welfare of their families instead of the development state.
The Bhorey seat will see a triangular contest as the CPI-ML, JD(U) and the LJP will fight it out in the second phase of the Bihar assembly elections on November 3.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
The Bhorey seat will see a triangular contest as the CPI-ML, JD(U) and the LJP will fight it out in the second phase of the Bihar assembly elections on November 3.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Bhorey seat to witness a triangular fight

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The seat comes under the Gopalganj district, hometown of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
In the first phase of polling, which saw 54% turnout, 71 constituencies went to vote.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
In the first phase of polling, which saw 54% turnout, 71 constituencies went to vote.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election: JD(U) hopes to retain Kusheshwar Asthan constituency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 03:10 PM IST
Janata Dal (United)’s Shashi Bhushan Hazari is the sitting MLA of the constituency.
This is the first mega state election to take place amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
This is the first mega state election to take place amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: What you need to know about Barh constituency

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:22 AM IST
The Barh seat is currently held by three-time winner Gyanendra Kumar Singh, alias Gyanoo, of the BJP. Singh will be facing Congress candidate Satyendra Bahadur.
Tejashwi Yadav has promised to give one million government jobs to people on his first day as chief minister(ANI)
Tejashwi Yadav has promised to give one million government jobs to people on his first day as chief minister(ANI)

The RJD shifts from an antagonistic discourse to ‘Sarvjan’ politics

By Anshul Trivedi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Appealing across caste-class lines is nothing new for Kumar but the Yadav scion’s promise is a tacit acceptance that the old vocabulary of the Mandal politics of caste will not yield positive results
Security personnel on their way to a polling booth on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections in Gaya district.(PTI)
Security personnel on their way to a polling booth on the eve of first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections in Gaya district.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Will this poll mark the return of RJD’s Nehaluddin in Rafiganj?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:44 PM IST
Rafiganj is among the Bihar’s constituencies which has never elected a leader from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
RJD leader and candidate from Raghopur constituency Tejashwi Yadav files his nomination papers for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.(PTI)
RJD leader and candidate from Raghopur constituency Tejashwi Yadav files his nomination papers for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.(PTI)

‘What about terror of unemployment and poverty’: Tejashwi Yadav hits back at Union minister’s remarks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 02:40 PM IST
Ahead of filing his nomination papers, Yadav leader took to Twitter to criticise former Janata Dal (United) which fought the last election state with RJD as part of Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance).
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a virtual election meeting for upcoming Bihar assembly election in Patna. ( Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addresses a virtual election meeting for upcoming Bihar assembly election in Patna. ( Photo by Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Bihar polls: Nitish Kumar vows ‘progress with justice’ in first rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anil Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 05:44 AM IST
Kumar used the opportunity to urge everyone to exercise in the election caution, noting that the three-phase exercise, spread over October 28, November 3 and November 7, was being held at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has not been contained fully.
Bihar chief minister and JDU leader Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference on seats sharing arrangements with the NDA for assembly elections, in Patna on Tuesday, October 06 2020. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
Bihar chief minister and JDU leader Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference on seats sharing arrangements with the NDA for assembly elections, in Patna on Tuesday, October 06 2020. (Photo by Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Bihar polls: Women, youth focus of JD(U) manifesto

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 01:24 AM IST
In the document titled “Saksham Bihar Swavalambi Bihar (Capable Bihar, Independent Bihar)’, which is the Saat Nishchay (seven resolves) 2.0 — a vision document for the next five years — the party proposed giving women a grant up to 50% of project cost, capped to a maximum of 5 lakh, for launching new entrepreneurship programme.
Asserting that it was impossible to maintain social distancing during an election campaign, Kumarswamy pointed out how he had come down with a fever after two days of campaigning in Sira assembly constituency. (Photo @JanataDal_S)
Asserting that it was impossible to maintain social distancing during an election campaign, Kumarswamy pointed out how he had come down with a fever after two days of campaigning in Sira assembly constituency. (Photo @JanataDal_S)

‘If they had common sense…’: HD Kumaraswamy on polls amid Covid

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Venkatesha Babu
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:53 PM IST
The JDS leader was referring to the assembly polls scheduled in Bihar as well as several bypolls across the country, including the RR Nagar and Sira assembly seats.

Bihar Assembly Elections: JD(U) releases list of candidates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 06:52 PM IST
JD(U) has released its list of candidates a day after BJP released its candidates.
The LJP had on Sunday announced its decision to leave the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar, (NDA) saying it cannot accept Nitish Kumar’s leadership.(Hindustan Times)
The LJP had on Sunday announced its decision to leave the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar, (NDA) saying it cannot accept Nitish Kumar’s leadership.(Hindustan Times)

Chirag Paswan makes important announcement as CM Nitish Kumar puts up united front with BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 06, 2020 06:31 PM IST
The Lok Janshakti Party leader highlighted the alleged corruption in Nitish Kumar’s ambitious Saat Nishchay Scheme, says guilty will be jailed when new governmentis formed.
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan along with party leaders after virtually walking out of the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar.(PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan along with party leaders after virtually walking out of the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar.(PTI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Only NDA partners can refer to Central schemes during campaign, says BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 01:09 PM IST
This is a clear snub to the Lok Janshakti Party that has opted to break away from the NDA and contest the Bihar elections on its own
A hawker selling T-shirts with Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United national president Nitish Kumar’s face printed on them outside party office, in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
A hawker selling T-shirts with Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United national president Nitish Kumar’s face printed on them outside party office, in Patna, Bihar.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Rivals NDA, Grand Alliance on verge of sealing poll pacts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi and Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 04:41 AM IST
The opposition alliance’s latest proposal is that the Congress will contest 70 seats, the Left parties, 29, and the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) of Mukesh Sahani, 11.
Acknowledging the issue, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had recently directed the officials to inform the masses, particularly youths, about authentic and credible information through official channels. (Photo @Jduonline)
Acknowledging the issue, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had recently directed the officials to inform the masses, particularly youths, about authentic and credible information through official channels. (Photo @Jduonline)

Low tele-density hits parties’ plan to reach voters ahead of Bihar polls

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Subhash Pathak
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 01:10 PM IST
In keeping with deteriorating dele-density (user of phone by per 100 persons in certain area), political parties are depending heavily on virtual rallies so that the electors can see their leaders live on large screens addressing them in their vicinity ahead of the polls.
BJP leaders believe that after distributing seats among allies, the BJP and JD (U) should get theirs on the 50-50 basis as was the case during the 2019 national polls. (Photo @byadavbjp)
BJP leaders believe that after distributing seats among allies, the BJP and JD (U) should get theirs on the 50-50 basis as was the case during the 2019 national polls. (Photo @byadavbjp)

BJP may soon begin seat-sharing talks with allies in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 02:21 PM IST
J P Nadda, the party chief, and BJP’s Bihar election in-charge, Devendra Fadnavis, and state in-charge Bhupendra Yadav will hold talks with chief minister Nitish Kumar and other top leaders of his Janata Dal (United), or JDU, in Patna next week.
Nitish Kumar did some good work in his first term (2005-2010) as every freshman does in his probation period. But in his successive terms, from 2010 onwards, he faltered in evolving any sort of inclusive development agenda for the state(ANI)
Nitish Kumar did some good work in his first term (2005-2010) as every freshman does in his probation period. But in his successive terms, from 2010 onwards, he faltered in evolving any sort of inclusive development agenda for the state(ANI)

How Nitish Kumar has halted Bihar’s progress, writes Tejashwi Prasad Yadav

By Tejashwi Prasad Yadav
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 07:13 PM IST
In the Lalu Prasad-Rabri Devi years, the state had an inclusive development agenda. Nitish set the clock back
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