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

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
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
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Opposition claims the BJP is trying to outsmart the JD-U in Bihar and fissures within the alliance is growing.(PTI Photo)
Opposition claims the BJP is trying to outsmart the JD-U in Bihar and fissures within the alliance is growing.(PTI Photo)

New Year challenge for NDA to resolve key issues in Bihar

By Arun Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 07:47 AM IST
The BJP, on the other hand, seems to be in no hurry despite a truncated Nitish cabinet and the CM himself throwing the ball in the ally’s court when asked about expansion
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n many ways, Modi’s economic vision resembles that of the United Kingdom prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the United States President Ronald Reagan. Both faced an avalanche of opposition to their push for economic reforms(PTI)
n many ways, Modi’s economic vision resembles that of the United Kingdom prime minister Margaret Thatcher and the United States President Ronald Reagan. Both faced an avalanche of opposition to their push for economic reforms(PTI)

Farm stir: Latest attempt to stop Modi’s reforms

By Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 08:06 PM IST
The Opposition may continue to denigrate him, but millions see in the PM a rare determination and willingness to take risks and cleanse the rot
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Tamil Nadu BJP President L Murugan , CT Ravi National General Secretary and TN Incharge, and Tamil Nadu BJP deputy incharge Sudakar Reddy address a press conference in Chennai on Wednesday.(ANI)
Tamil Nadu BJP President L Murugan , CT Ravi National General Secretary and TN Incharge, and Tamil Nadu BJP deputy incharge Sudakar Reddy address a press conference in Chennai on Wednesday.(ANI)

We are the minor partners in TN, says BJP as AIADMK rules out power sharing

By Divya Chandrababu | Hindustan Times, Chennai
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 10:55 PM IST
BJP’s national secretary and Tamil Nadu in-charge CT Ravi initially said that the NDA coordination committee will take a call on a chief ministerial candidate before conceding that the decision would be of the majority party (AIADMK) in the alliance.
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In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK was the largest partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and naturally, the Chief Minister will be from that party, Ravi, BJP’s state incharge, told. In picture - PM Narendra Modi and actor Rajinikanth.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK was the largest partner in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and naturally, the Chief Minister will be from that party, Ravi, BJP’s state incharge, told. In picture - PM Narendra Modi and actor Rajinikanth.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

BJP says it may seek Rajinikanth’s ‘support,’ again asserts it leads alliance in TN

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | Chennai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:56 PM IST
Asserting that its alliance with the AIADMK was strong, BJP national general secretary C T Ravi, however, said the NDA was led by his party and ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ in the state as well, apparently indicating that it was not steered by the ruling party, the senior partner.
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Rashtriya Loktantric Party (RLP) chief Hanuman Beniwal in Jaipur.(HT Photo)
Rashtriya Loktantric Party (RLP) chief Hanuman Beniwal in Jaipur.(HT Photo)

‘Bye-bye. We’re quitting!’ RLP pulls out of NDA over farm bills says chief Beniwal

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 08:17 PM IST
While addressing farmers’ rally in Shahjahanpur in Alwar, Rajasthan, Beniwal said, “Bye-bye. We are quitting NDA. Nothing is above the pride of farmers in the country.”
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Earlier, RLP chief Hanuman Beniwal had threatened to quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) if the three farm laws were not repealed. But, he did not make any such announcement on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)
Earlier, RLP chief Hanuman Beniwal had threatened to quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) if the three farm laws were not repealed. But, he did not make any such announcement on Saturday.(PTI PHOTO.)

After threatening to quit NDA, ally RLP joins farmers’ protest at Shahjahanpur

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 06:28 PM IST
At about 3.00 pm on Saturday afternoon, hundreds of vehicles reached the border from Kotputli area of Jaipur rural. The RLP workers have put up a separate pandal on the highway next to the farmers supporting RLP.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar(PTI)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar(PTI)

Bihar cabinet approves proposal for creation of 103 new nagar panchayats

By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni | Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 03:47 PM IST
The State Cabinet has also approved a proposal for the expansion of 12 Nagar Nikay.
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Several Bihar Congress leaders are hoping for the review of party’s performance in Bihar polls to be held sooner than later.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Several Bihar Congress leaders are hoping for the review of party’s performance in Bihar polls to be held sooner than later.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

News Updates from Hindustan Times: Cracks begin to show as Congress delays review of Bihar poll results and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A police official demonstrates the functioning of the seized gutkha making machine in Bhosari.(HT PHOTO)
A police official demonstrates the functioning of the seized gutkha making machine in Bhosari.(HT PHOTO)

Four arrested for producing, selling gutkha using machine

By Shalaka Shinde | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 05:11 PM IST
The police seized gutkha worth Rs 1,65,720 and an Innova car worth Rs 6,00,000 from their possession
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Shukla, and the others, were booked under Sections 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of Indian Penal Code(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Shukla, and the others, were booked under Sections 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery) and 471 (using forged documents as genuine) of Indian Penal Code(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

CBI files chargesheet against principal of NDA

By Shalaka Shinde | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The principal named in the chargesheet is Om Prakash Shukla. He has been booked along with five others working as teachers at the premier defence training institute
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Beniwal said he and Bharaqtiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kailash Choudhary were attacked in Barmer over a year ago, but not even a first information report ( FIR) was lodged over the incident.(HT Photo)
Beniwal said he and Bharaqtiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kailash Choudhary were attacked in Barmer over a year ago, but not even a first information report ( FIR) was lodged over the incident.(HT Photo)

Call on NDA, RLP break-up on Dec 26, says Hanuman Beniwal

By Sachin Saini | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 05:57 AM IST
“I have never supported the farm bills…show me if there is any video. When the bills were introduced and passed in Parliament, I wasn’t there. I was not allowed because of a false Covid-19 report,” Beniwal, a poplar Jat leader, said on Sunday.
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Beniwal said that the party will launch a march towards Delhi on December 26 in support of farmers.(PTI Photo)
Beniwal said that the party will launch a march towards Delhi on December 26 in support of farmers.(PTI Photo)

NDA’s Rajasthan ally plans march to Delhi in support of farmers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 06:22 AM IST
“Immediately after completing local panchayat elections on December 12 we launched a march for Shahjahanpur and had given an ultimatum to the Centre. Today, the deadline has ended after which my party has decided that we will launch a march towards Delhi on December 26 in which two lakhs farmers will participate,” Rashtriya Loktantrik Party’s Hanuman Beniwal said.
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Hanuman Beniwal said that we are demanding that the government should implement the Swaminathan Commission recommendations so that farmers’ condition can be improved. (Photo@RLPINDIAorg)
Hanuman Beniwal said that we are demanding that the government should implement the Swaminathan Commission recommendations so that farmers’ condition can be improved. (Photo@RLPINDIAorg)

BJP ally Hanuman Beniwal to lead farmers’ march, quits 3 Parliament panels

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 09:10 PM IST
On BJP’s hard stance amid protests, Hanuman Beniwal said there is no farmer leader in the BJP and that’s why they are not able to understand farmers’ pain.
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The PM’s handling of the pandemic, emphasis on economic reform, the support given to the poor have struck a chord with the voters(PTI)
The PM’s handling of the pandemic, emphasis on economic reform, the support given to the poor have struck a chord with the voters(PTI)

Away from the noise, voters continue to repose faith in the BJP, writes Prakash Javadekar

By Prakash Javadekar
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 08:28 PM IST
From rural area to tribal areas, urban parts to cosmopolitan coastal landscapes, India is giving a message. Diverse electorates, diverse elections are giving the same message — that India’s prime issue in 2020 is development and only a Modi-led NDA can provide it
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There has been a buzz in political circles that the cabinet expansion had got delayed because of internal factors within the coalition with the BJP becoming the senior partner on the back of more MLAs.(PTI)
There has been a buzz in political circles that the cabinet expansion had got delayed because of internal factors within the coalition with the BJP becoming the senior partner on the back of more MLAs.(PTI)

‘No proposal from BJP on ministers’: Nitish Kumar on cabinet expansion

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), having 43 MLAs, is now a junior ally in the NDA coalition.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar is allowed to have a total of 35 ministers in his cabinet.(ANI Photo)

Delay in cabinet expansion of Nitish Kumar govt raises eyebrows

By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 09:34 AM IST
NDA insiders said the cabinet expansion was originally supposed to take place soon after the conclusion of the first session of the 17th assembly, held in the last week of November.
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No single government or political personality is to blame for this impasse; this problem has been in the making since Independence.(Bloomberg)
No single government or political personality is to blame for this impasse; this problem has been in the making since Independence.(Bloomberg)

Make inclusive changes in the agrarian sector

By Shashi Shekhar
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The impasse will end sooner or later, but will the problems that beset agriculture be solved?
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The government sources said Pawar in a 2010 letter to the then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that the agriculture sector needs well-functioning markets to drive growth, employment and economic prosperity in rural area of the country.(HT PHOTO)
The government sources said Pawar in a 2010 letter to the then Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit that the agriculture sector needs well-functioning markets to drive growth, employment and economic prosperity in rural area of the country.(HT PHOTO)

Pawar as agri minister sought amendment in APMC Act, role for private sector: Report

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 09:31 PM IST
Pawar is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on December 9 over the ongoing farmers’ protest against the new agrarian laws.
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Beniwal expressing support for Bharat Bandh on December 8.(@hanumanbeniwal/Twitter)
Beniwal expressing support for Bharat Bandh on December 8.(@hanumanbeniwal/Twitter)

BJP-ally RLP supports Bharat Bandh call, threatens to exit coalition

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:55 PM IST
The Rashtriya Loktantrik Party had earlier requested the Centre to alleviate the concerns regarding the newly passed farm bills.
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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during NDA legislature party meeting, in Patna in November.(File photo)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during NDA legislature party meeting, in Patna in November.(File photo)

NDA’s common minimum programme: Focus on 7 resolves, job generation

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 11:58 AM IST
NDA functionaries said the CMP has been necessitated as all the four alliance partners have spelt out their priorities through their manifestos
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In a letter e-mailed to the President, Badal listed his reasons for feeling “hurt and betrayed” by the government’s attitude and actions against the farmers.(HT Archive)
In a letter e-mailed to the President, Badal listed his reasons for feeling “hurt and betrayed” by the government’s attitude and actions against the farmers.(HT Archive)

Parkash Singh Badal returns Padma Vibhushan to protest ‘betrayal of farmers’

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:26 PM IST
In a letter e-mailed to the President, veteran Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal listed his reasons for feeling “hurt and betrayed” by the government’s attitude and actions against the farmers
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In another tweet, he said, “RLP is an alliance partner of NDA but its strength is youth and farmers, if prompt action isn’t taken than in the interest of farmers, I will have to reconsider being part of the NDA.”
In another tweet, he said, “RLP is an alliance partner of NDA but its strength is youth and farmers, if prompt action isn’t taken than in the interest of farmers, I will have to reconsider being part of the NDA.”

RLP chief Beniwal threatens to walk out of NDA over farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 02:38 AM IST
In a tweet, Beniwal appealed Union home minister Amit Shah that in view of the ongoing farmer agitation in the country, the three farm laws should be immediately withdrawn, all recommendations made by the Swaminathan Commission should be implemented, and dialogue be held with farmers in Delhi in the right spirit.
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Professor Ramesh Chand, member of NITI Aayog.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Professor Ramesh Chand, member of NITI Aayog.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Protesting farmers not ‘properly understood’ new farm laws, says Niti Aayog member

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 12:20 PM IST
The Niti Aayog member asserted that the new Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act has been tilted in favour of farmers.
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Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar speaks to the media in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar speaks to the media in Patna.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

Bihar polls: JD(U) assessment says LJP hit its chances in 36-40 seats

By Vijay Swaroop | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 11:27 AM IST
According to the JD(U)’s preliminary assessment, factionism, weak organisation in some places, lack of coordination with the BJP, and a perceived failure to counter the RJD’s promise of a million jobs also played their part in its poor show
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Bihar legislative council in Patna.(HT file)
Bihar legislative council in Patna.(HT file)

With 4 MLCs elected to assembly, Bihar Upper House has 17 vacancies to fill

By Arun Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:55 PM IST
These 12 seats are the ones nominated through the Governor’s quota on the state government’s recommendation. Ten members -- all from the JD(U) -- completed their term in May 2019 and the seats have remained vacant since
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The reason why the BJP likely to get the seat despite the LJP led by Chirag Paswan having a natural claim is said to be the objections raised by the Janata Dal (United) which is extremely upset with the 38-year-old Paswan scion who put up candidates against its nominees in the recent assembly election.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The reason why the BJP likely to get the seat despite the LJP led by Chirag Paswan having a natural claim is said to be the objections raised by the Janata Dal (United) which is extremely upset with the 38-year-old Paswan scion who put up candidates against its nominees in the recent assembly election.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

NDA likely to name BJP nominee for Rajya Sabha bypoll, LJP gets cold shoulder

By Vijay Swaroop | HIndustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 02:13 PM IST
The JD (U) is said to have raised objections to any claim by the LJP to the Rajya Sabha seat after Chirag Paswan badly damaged Nitish Kumar’s party in the Bihar assembly election.
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Vijay Sinha was Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Vijay Sinha was Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

BJP’s Vijay Sinha elected Speaker of Bihar assembly

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Patna
PUBLISHED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:49 PM IST
The opposition also demanded voting by secret ballot which was turned down by pro tem Speaker Jitan Ram Manjhi who went ahead with headcount after dissatisfaction was raised by the opposition over voice vote.
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RJD leaders including Tejashwi Yadav opposed the election of Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.(ANI Photo)
RJD leaders including Tejashwi Yadav opposed the election of Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.(ANI Photo)

RJD MLAs create ruckus in Bihar assembly, oppose voice vote in Speaker election

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:47 PM IST
The RJD-led Grand Alliance (GA) has fielded Awadh Bihari Choudhary as their candidate against the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) nominee Vijay Kumar Sinha for the post of the Speaker in the Bihar assembly.
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The fresh allegation by Sushil Kumar Modi against the incarcerated RJD chief of trying to destabilize the state government is likely to intensify the feud between the ruling and opposition parties in the state.(TWITTER/@SushilModi.)
The fresh allegation by Sushil Kumar Modi against the incarcerated RJD chief of trying to destabilize the state government is likely to intensify the feud between the ruling and opposition parties in the state.(TWITTER/@SushilModi.)

Jailed Lalu Prasad trying to lure NDA MLAs by promising ministerial berths: Sushil Modi

By Anirban Guha Roy | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 10:49 PM IST
The senior BJP leader also indicated the phone number from which the jailed RJD chief purportedly made calls, on his Twitter handle.
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