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Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav has sought bail in a fodder scam case claiming to have served half of his sentence.(PTI Photo)

34 months or 42? Conflicting claims on Lalu’s jail stay adds twist to bail plea

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Bedanti Saran | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:32 PM IST
Lalu Prasad moved bail application in the third and the last case on the ground that he had completed half (42 months & 28 days) of the seven years sentence awarded to him in the case.
Lalu Prasad was shifted from the paying ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) to the director’s bungalow on August 5.(PTI)
Lalu Prasad was shifted from the paying ward of Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) to the director’s bungalow on August 5.(PTI)

Storm over bribe phone calls ends Lalu Prasad’s VIP bungalow stay

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 07:42 AM IST
Jharkhand’s IG (Prisons) confirmed that Lalu Prasad has been shifted to the ward and added that only RIMS authorities could comment on it further.
Banks, which expect to recover their money by disposing off properties attached by ED, are also suffering, the people added on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
Banks, which expect to recover their money by disposing off properties attached by ED, are also suffering, the people added on condition of anonymity.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

Attachments up to Rs 40k-crore remain pending as key tribunal stays headless

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:55 AM IST
Worse still, it has only one member, out of a sanctioned strength of four members and a chairman. This member, GC Mishra, formerly a top bureaucrat in the law ministry is its acting chairman.
The support base of RJD and JD(U) have dictated the varying governance priorities of the two parties in power(AP Dube/Hindustan Times)
The support base of RJD and JD(U) have dictated the varying governance priorities of the two parties in power(AP Dube/Hindustan Times)

In Bihar, how caste shapes politics and governance

By Poulomi Chakrabarti
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 06:38 AM IST
What do the results say about social balance of power? Though most parties attempted to reach out beyond their core social base, there were some predictable patterns
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is suffering at several ailments and was admitted to RIMS in December 2018 before he was shifted to the Kelly’s bungalow four months ago.(HT Photo)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is suffering at several ailments and was admitted to RIMS in December 2018 before he was shifted to the Kelly’s bungalow four months ago.(HT Photo)

Lalu Prasad stays in bungalow, allottee in guest house; BJP questions ‘irony’

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Gautam Mazumdar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 01:40 PM IST
BJP state president Deepak Prakash questioned Lalu Prasad’s continued stay at the bungalow of RIMS director.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addressing a press conference at JDU office in Patna, Bihar on Thursday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addressing a press conference at JDU office in Patna, Bihar on Thursday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

You got it wrong, Nitish Kumar tells scribes when asked about ‘last poll’ remark

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 07:20 AM IST
Nitish Kumar, who has been in power since 2005, appeared unhappy over projections of a strong anti-incumbency during the elections and predictions of a rout of the ruling dispensation.
Bihar, Oct 14 (ANI): RJD candidate Tejaswi Yadav with brother Tej Pratap Yadav show victory sign after filing his nomination papers from Raghopur assembly seat ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Vaishali on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Bihar, Oct 14 (ANI): RJD candidate Tejaswi Yadav with brother Tej Pratap Yadav show victory sign after filing his nomination papers from Raghopur assembly seat ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Vaishali on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

The age factor behind Grand Alliance setback

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa and Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 03:54 AM IST
Among candidates in age-groups 36-50 and 51-65, the NDA and the MGB candidates have a broadly similar strike rate (seats won as a share of seats contested).
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with his mother Rabri Devi shows a victory sign after casting their vote for the second phase of the Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Patna.(ANI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav along with his mother Rabri Devi shows a victory sign after casting their vote for the second phase of the Bihar Assembly Election, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Patna.(ANI)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Tejashwi Yadav gets largest party, but not crown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:13 AM IST
The Tejashwi Yadav of 2020 did not win — because the Tejashwi Yadav of 2015 had got it right. Caste matters in Bihar, and the very caste-religious coalition that makes the RJD such a powerful force also signals the limits of its rise.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav interacts with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during ‘Shradh Karma’ function of former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, at Lok Janshakti Party office, in Patna.(HT file photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav interacts with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during ‘Shradh Karma’ function of former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, at Lok Janshakti Party office, in Patna.(HT file photo)

Nitish Kumar or Tejashwi Yadav? Verdict day in Bihar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Patna | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 05:48 AM IST
Exit polls have given either a decisive lead or an edge to the Mahagatbandhan (Grand Alliance) of Opposition parties led by Tejashwi Yadav, and shown the Nitish Kumar-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) struggling to retain power.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.(PTI file photo)
RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Prasad Yadav.(PTI file photo)

RJD chief Lalu Prasad wishes Tejashwi on birthday; says Bihar will give him gift on counting day

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:47 PM IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who is serving a jail term in Ranchi in fodder scam cases, Monday wished his younger son Tejashwi Yadav on his 31st birthday, saying the people of Bihar will give him a gift on Tuesday, when state election results are announced.
Nitish Kumar addressing an election rally, Kishanganj, Bihar, November 4(SANTOSHKUMAR/HTPHOTO)
Nitish Kumar addressing an election rally, Kishanganj, Bihar, November 4(SANTOSHKUMAR/HTPHOTO)

The uncharacteristic Nitish Kumar of 2020

By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 09:51 PM IST
Youngest though among his peers from the socialist school, Kumar bore in comparison the maturity of an elder. Erudition was his strength, the economy with words a salience that saw him spotless in the dust and grime of politics. Curt maybe he was at times — but never crass.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses during a campaign for the second phase of Bihar Assembly polls, at Bidupur Raghopur in Vaishali district, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.(PTI photo)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav addresses during a campaign for the second phase of Bihar Assembly polls, at Bidupur Raghopur in Vaishali district, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.(PTI photo)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: RJD bastion set for triangular contest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 05:12 AM IST
All eyes in Bihar on Tuesday will be trained on one assembly constituency in particular -- Raghopur in Vaishali district. This where the political heir to Rastriya Janata Dal founder Lalu Prasad, his younger son and the party’s chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, is fighting for re-election to the House.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addressing an election rally during Bihar Assembly Elections in Bhagalpur, Bihar on October 31, 2020.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addressing an election rally during Bihar Assembly Elections in Bhagalpur, Bihar on October 31, 2020.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Will RJD delay salaries, stop development work to fulfill 10-lakh jobs’ promise: Nitish Kumar

Patna | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 07:37 AM IST
Tejashwi Yadav has promised he would sanction 10 lakh government jobs in his very first cabinet meeting if the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ is voted to power.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a gathering during an election meeting in Raghopur on Oct 31, 2020.(PTI)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a gathering during an election meeting in Raghopur on Oct 31, 2020.(PTI)

No cakewalk for Tejashwi Yadav as Raghopur lines up for triangular contest

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:31 PM IST
For Tejashwi Yadav, the stakes are high in the Raghopur seat as it’s a matter of prestige for the star campaigner of the RJD to win this seat as the face of the grand alliance.
File photo: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
File photo: RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.(Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)

Lalu, Rabri’s native villages on boil over Nitish’s remarks

Hindustan Times, Gopalganj | By Avinash Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had asked people what development can be expected from people producing “eight-nine children for a son”, referring to Lalu and Rabri Yadav.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addressing the gathering at an election rally for of Bihar Assembly Elections in Shivhar, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar addressing the gathering at an election rally for of Bihar Assembly Elections in Shivhar, Bihar on Friday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: BJP, Nitish Kumar intensify attack on Opposition

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 12:54 AM IST
Describing the RJD rule as a tale of missed opportunity, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said, “Neither Lalu Prasad nor his wife Rabri Devi did anything for the empowerment of women, even after lording over the affairs of the state for 15 years.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the crowd during a campaign rally to garner support for NDA candidates in Bihar Assembly Elections, at Veterinary ground in Patna, Bihar on Wednesday.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the crowd during a campaign rally to garner support for NDA candidates in Bihar Assembly Elections, at Veterinary ground in Patna, Bihar on Wednesday.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: PM Modi takes on Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar, invokes Ram temple

Hindustan Times, Patna/Muzaffarpur/Darbhanga | By Arun Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 07:41 AM IST
PM calls young RJD leader prince of ‘jungle raj’; polling goes off smoothly in first of three phases
BJP National President JP Nadda addressing a public rally in support of NDA candidates ahead of Bihar Assembly polls.(PTI File Photo)
BJP National President JP Nadda addressing a public rally in support of NDA candidates ahead of Bihar Assembly polls.(PTI File Photo)

No anti-incumbency in Bihar, says BJP chief JP Nadda

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 07:18 AM IST
On the first day of polling in the three-phase elections for the state assembly (results will be out on November 10), Nadda expressed confidence that people would repose faith in Nitish Kumar, whom he described as “Sushasan (good governance) Babu”.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses the gathering during an election rally in Hajipur, Bihar on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses the gathering during an election rally in Hajipur, Bihar on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Generational shift in Bihar’s political arena?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 04:40 PM IST
For the record, in Wednesday’s polling, 52% of the candidates were less than 40 years old, according to an analysis done by the Association for Democratic Reforms. The absence of three veteran leaders who have dominated Bihar politics for the last three decades reaffirms this perception.
BJP chief JP Nadda says he is indebted to Bihar for the political exposure he got in his initial days.(PTI)
BJP chief JP Nadda says he is indebted to Bihar for the political exposure he got in his initial days.(PTI)

‘We don’t believe in abandoning allies’, says BJP chief JP Nadda

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Kunal Pradhan
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 09:07 AM IST
The president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, JP Nadda says Nitish Kumar faced a problem when he went with Lalu, so even after winning the election (in 2015) he eventually left that alliance, and whenever he has been with the BJP, the pace of development picks up.
PM Modi said that Bihar had come a long way in the last 15 years under Nitish Kumar’s leadership to become aspirational due to its march from darkness to light.(PTI)
PM Modi said that Bihar had come a long way in the last 15 years under Nitish Kumar’s leadership to become aspirational due to its march from darkness to light.(PTI)

‘Jungle raj ka yuvraj’: PM Modi’s frontal attack on Tejashwi Yadav

Hindustan Times, patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 04:58 PM IST
This is the first time the PM attacked Tejashwi directly for the image of lawlessness and corruption Bihar epitomised 15 years ago during the regime of Tejashwi’s parents – Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi – and said that the people of Bihar, having suffered it, would know it better than him.
The electoral strategy of stitching together a plurality of minority and some caste groups has maxed out. PM Modi recognised the change(ANI)
The electoral strategy of stitching together a plurality of minority and some caste groups has maxed out. PM Modi recognised the change(ANI)

Bihar symbolises a larger shift in politics | Opinion

By Baijayant “Jay” Panda
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:25 PM IST
This is driven by new aspirations, demography, information flows, and the PM’s popularity
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav.(ANI File)
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav.(ANI File)

Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Lalu scion Tej Pratap grabs eyeballs in Hasanpur, plays flute

Hindustan Times, Samastipur | By Bishnu K Jha
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Yadav has promised to set up a medical and degree college in Hasanpur, saying the area’s development has been neglected during chief minister Nitish Kumar’s 15-year rule
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district.(PTI)
Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) President Chirag Paswan addresses a rally ahead of Bihar assembly polls, in Buxar district.(PTI)

Bihar campaign reaches fever pitch as first phase draws near

Hindustan Times, Patna | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 06:49 AM IST
Another rival of his is Chirag Paswan, son of the late Ram Vilas Paswan, founder of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) , who has pulled the party out of the National Democratic Alliance in Bihar citing ideological differences with the Bihar chief minister.
Migrants from Bihar and UP carry their belongings as they wait to board a Shramik train in Chennai on June 17.
Migrants from Bihar and UP carry their belongings as they wait to board a Shramik train in Chennai on June 17.

Anger over unemployment, migrant crisis could sway Nitish’s vote bank

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop, Patna
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:57 AM IST
Since 2005, when Nitish Kumar came to power, the EBCs – who together form roughly a quarter of the electorate -- have backed the Janata Dal (United) but this time, anger over the government’s handling of the migrant crisis and the pervasive unemployment is making many reconsider their political choices.
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani underscored the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani underscored the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

Smriti Irani enters electoral battleground in Bihar; invokes Durga, Laxmi

Bihar | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The Union minister asserted that economic growth and peoples well being was ensured in Bihar only after the RJD- Congress combine was ousted from power.
Nitish Kumar is promising to hike motivation money for girls on completion of graduation to Rs 50,000 if he is voted back to power.(HT Photo/Representtive)
Nitish Kumar is promising to hike motivation money for girls on completion of graduation to Rs 50,000 if he is voted back to power.(HT Photo/Representtive)

Nitish banking on well-nurtured women constituency in tough electoral test

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Nitish Kumar is credited with introducing prohibition in the state, a very bold decision, keeping the women electorate in mind.
Mayawati said that Nitish Kumar failed miserably in helping the migrants come home and also failed in providing them livelihood after return.(PTI)
Mayawati said that Nitish Kumar failed miserably in helping the migrants come home and also failed in providing them livelihood after return.(PTI)

Gave 15 years each to Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, time for change: Mayawati

Hindustan Times, Bhabua | By Prasun K Mishra
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Mayawati alleged that the Dalits, mahadalits, tribals and weaker sections in Bihar had also not got the proper benefit of reservation. The seats of their quota were still vacant in the state, she added.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in a poll rally accused the Nitish Kumar government of failing to root out corruption, bring industries, provide employment and check migration for livelihood.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in a poll rally accused the Nitish Kumar government of failing to root out corruption, bring industries, provide employment and check migration for livelihood.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Lalu coming out on bail on Nov 9, Nitish’s farewell next day: Tejashwi

Hisua | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The state is voting in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7, and the results will be announced on November 10.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at his residence in Patna, Bihar, India, on Thursday, August 13, 2020.(Photo: Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav addresses a press conference at his residence in Patna, Bihar, India, on Thursday, August 13, 2020.(Photo: Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Will Tejashwi Yadav team up with Nitish Kumar post-polls? He answers

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 10:04 PM IST
Pointing to the swelling crowds at his rallies, the RJD leader claimed that three-time chief minister Nitish Kumar is worried as the numbers at the rallies indicate people have made up their minds to replace the present dispensation.
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