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Tough Times Ahead for Nitish Kumar in Bihar

Nitish Kumar’s latest tenure will be very challenging because he will have to face not only an emboldened block of opposition parties but the restless and angry mood of the people who are no longer prepared to be ruled by old methods, writes Anish Ankur from Patna.   Political drama runs high in Bihar even […]


‘Development didn’t reach us due to our caste’: A Report from Bihar

‘GroundXero’ visited various constituencies which are going to poll on November 3, in the second phase of assembly elections in Bihar. Different localities, mohallas, and communities have different expectations from the political parties. They expect the political parties will raise their issues and concerns. Sometimes their grievances are heard, while most of the time, representatives […]


Changing Dalit politics in the electoral landscape of Bihar

In the 2020 Bihar elections, how Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) confronts the LJP’s challenge is being keenly watched by poll analysts. One question now everyone is asking is, will Chirag Paswan play the same role after the election which his father played during the 2005 assembly election? Ramvilas Paswan’s role in 2005 was instrumental in […]


Bihar Assembly Elections: Infighting Within Alliances

Bihar is the only Hindi speaking state of India where the BJP has never been able to win an election on its own strength. In the upcoming assembly election, BJP’s main enemy is not outside the NDA alliance but within the alliance. In BJP view without Lalu Prasad, Grand Alliance is not a big challenge […]


Bihar flood situation: No lesson learnt from the past 

Bihar is battling on two fronts – the virus and the flood. Lives and livelihoods already battered by the forced lockdown to contain the virus are now being further devastated by the annual flood. Anish Ankur reports from Patna about the flood situation in the state.     The fear of floods has begun haunting […]



Lightning took more lives than Coronavirus in Bihar 

More people have been killed by lightning strikes than by the Coronavirus in Bihar. Till now 134 people succumbed to Coronavirus infections in the last three and half months while lightning strikes took the lives of more than 200 people across the state in between June 25 to July 12, reports Anish Ankur from Patna.     […]


Kanhaiya Kumar led Anti-CAA/NRC movement has started impacting Bihar’s political scenario

The anti-CAA/NPR/NRC movement in Bihar has started impacting political developments in the state ahead of forthcoming assembly elections scheduled to be held later this year. Anish Ankur writes from Patna.     The anti-CAA/NPR/NRC movement in Bihar has started impacting political developments in the state ahead of assembly elections scheduled to be held in the […]


AES Deaths have Exposed Bihar’s Health System

Recent news of child deaths due to AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome) has started coming not from epicentre Muzaffarpur, but from Gaya – another main city of Bihar. The spread of AES from north to south is a matter of serious concern for the health department, which is already under fire for failing to contain AES […]