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Amitabh Srivastava

Amitabh Srivastava

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The writer is a Senior Associate Editor with India Today Magazine.

By Amitabh Srivastava

Bihar shelter home case: Why SC has ordered CBI probe to move beyond the culprits

Bihar’s Social Welfare Department and decision makers will soon be under CBI’s scrutiny.

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2019 Lok Sabha polls: Why BJP is counting on Nitish to deliver victory in Bihar

In five of the past six Bihar elections, those who won – including BJP, RJD, and Congress – invariably had the JD(U) leader as their alliance partner.

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Is making Prashant Kishor national vice president of JDU a political masterstroke?

Kishor has a record of delivering massive mandates, whether it was for Narendra Modi, Nitish Kumar or Captain Amarinder Singh.

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Why BJP needs Nitish Kumar in Bihar

The JD(U) and BJP are likely to contest an almost equal number of seats in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Why Prashant Kishor could play the kingmaker in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The ace poll strategist has formally joined the JD(U).

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Bodh Gaya: The monk who turned predator

Bhante Sangh Priya has been sent to two weeks’ judicial custody for sexually abusing minor boys.

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Bihar shelter home case: How everybody compromised the 'system'

The Balika Grih which is at the heart of the shelter home sexual abuse horror was paid Rs 40 lakh a year by the social welfare department.

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Why NDA's real test begins in Bihar

Nitish Kumar's JD-U is unlikely to shy away from a hard bargain with the BJP over seat sharing.

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BJP has a plan to take on rebel Shatrughan Sinha in Bihar for 2019 general elections

The actor-turned-politician is likely to be backed by Lalu Prasad’s RJD in next year’s Lok Sabha elections.

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2019 Lok Sabha polls: How Nitish Kumar is rejigging his Dalit strategy

The Bihar CM has now extended all schemes for 'Mahadalits' in the state to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories as well.

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How a cafe owner in Bihar suffered for catching a terrorist

Anurag Basu who caught 2008 Ahmedabad blast masterminded Tauseef has been offered little security or financial assistance by the Bihar police.

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Bihar by-poll results are a rude wake up call for BJP and Nitish Kumar

Despite being seen as facing an existential crisis in Bihar, the RJD has performed well in the crucial polls.

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How Tejashwi Yadav is taking centre stage in Bihar politics

Despite Lalu Prasad being in jail and not available to guide him, his son has shown great political acumen.

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Why Bihar is turning into a hub for terrorists

Interrogations of LeT operative Abdul Nayeen Sheikh has helped the National Investigation Agency make two arrests from the state.

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Why Nitish Kumar is being hailed a hero in Kashmir

The Bihar chief minister doesn't face any corruption charges and is the only one among socialist politicians to have delivered good governance.

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Fodder scam: Conviction for Lalu Yadav could not have come at a worse time

The RJD leader is aware that his core vote-base of Muslims and Yadavs can be under strain if his judicial custody prolongs.

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How Sushil Kumar Modi walked the talk on fighting dowry

The wedding of Bihar deputy CM's son saw more than 700 people pledge not to give or take dowry in their children's marriages.

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Bihar's dark secret: Is the state becoming a safe hideout for most wanted terrorists?

Tauseef Khan, the prime suspect in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case was nabbed by a cyber cafe owner in Bihar’s Gaya district.

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What Nitish Kumar aims to achieve by moving against child marriage and dowry in Bihar

The move is politically risky for chief minister.

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How Bihar is rolling out the red carpet for the IT sector

Nitish Kumar has unravelled an ambitious vision to attract investors for IT and IT-enabled services in Bihar.

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How justice prevailed in the Rocky Yadav road rage case

Rocky Yadav and three others were accused of killing class 12 student Aditya when the four couldn’t overtake the latter’s car.

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Why Sharad Yadav revolted against Nitish Kumar

Nitish apparently lost his trust in Sharad during Jitan Ram Manjhi’s ouster as CM.

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How Nitish Kumar keeps Lalu Yadav in check

It's too much to expect the Bihar government to institute a case against RJD chief for patronising the criminals.

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It's clear Nitish Kumar won't defend Lalu Yadav - even if it breaks this Bihar government

The RJD chief is in a spot following a relentless attack from BJP leader Sushil Modi for allegedly acquiring properties worth several crores from colleagues.

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Will Modi take note of the rise of Sushil Modi?

The BJP appears to have bounced back to relevance in Bihar.

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Nitish Kumar is ruining powerful criminals of Bihar's happiness

Action has clearly spoken louder than words.

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Why Akhilesh and Mayawati could not stop Modi wave despite winning more votes than BJP

They could not see what Nitish Kumar saw in 2014.

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After a dark Diwali, a quiet Holi in jail for Rocky Yadav

Bail for the main accused in the killing of a Class 12 student in a road rage case in Gaya last year has been cancelled.

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Bihar cops claim to have solved question paper leak scam, but where's the money?

SIT sources have claimed that the leaked question paper reached nearly 1,000 candidates at Rs 5 lakh a piece.

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Latest scam in Bihar rips open credibility of competitive exam

Question paper along with answers were provided to nearly 1,000 BSSC aspirants for Rs 6 lakh each.

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