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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar felicitating RCP Singh at his appointment as JD(U) national president in Patna on 27 December. | Photo: Twitter/@jduonline

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) successor an ex-IAS officer who cleared UPSC before graduating

Ram Chandra Prasad Singh, a former IAS officer who took a plunge into active politics about a decade ago, is now JD(U) president. His proximity with BJP leaders will help.
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Natural disasters causing economic destruction can increase child marriages — study

In order to establish a causal relationship between natural disasters and child marriage, the researchers studied the 2008 Kosi floods in Bihar.
File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

Nitish says cabinet expansion waiting for BJP proposal, but BJP says CM playing ‘big brother’

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar says the cabinet will be expanded once he gets a proposal from BJP. RJD says Nitish has 'weakened' and surrendered before BJP.
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Nadda convoy attack & revenge talk deplorable, Bengal has suffered enough of culture of violence

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

No cabinet meetings, no expansion — why Bihar’s brand new Nitish govt is yet to get going

Opposition says Nitish is scared of ally BJP, but JD(U) says it’s not necessary to hold weekly cabinet meetings & cabinet expansion will happen after due consultations.
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Bihar isn’t ‘ruined’ by agri reform. This ‘branded underwear theory’ from 2010 shows why

During farmers’ protests, many have pitied or sniggered at Bihar for the state of its agriculture. But the facts are quite different, and have been since 2005.
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How Bihar recorded growth but Punjab lagged behind and why farm reforms are important

In episode 634 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta compares Bihar's growth after agricultural reforms in 2006 to Punjab's growth rate that has been declining.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav (left) and former Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi of the BJP | File photos: Wikipedia and PTI

Not just one BJP MLA, ‘Lalu Yadav tried to get Sushil Modi to switch over from NDA’

Modi’s aides say Lalu told ex-deputy CM that since he has been dumped by BJP, he should ‘come over’ to the RJD fold. Lalu’s party says allegations are concocted.
BJP leaders filing the Vijay Kumar Sinha's nomination papers for the post of assembly speaker at the Bihar secretariat in Patna. | Photo: Twitter/@tarkishorepd

BJP brings new state leadership to Bihar, names Vijay Kumar Sinha in Speaker post fight

After Sushil Kumar Modi and Prem Kumar, Nand Kishor Yadav also fails to make it to the party’s state leadership. Caste arithmetic has played a role in the equation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | File photo | PIB

2020 set to be the first year without a single foreign trip for PM Modi

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