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The JDU-Congress-RJD grand alliance is in a tizzy because of the 'Owaisi factor' that has the potential to polarize the electorate on communal lines.
Posted by Anurag

Someday, you might hear about a mob of straight people lynching a person because, say, he is ‘rumored’ to be a homosexual.
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It remains to be seen whether the core caste groups of Nitish and Lalu can come together to take on a resurgent BJP after a decade of mutual hostility.
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Although Bihar has one of the lowest proportion of young people, unemployment for them is higher at 17.5% than the national average of 13%.

This investigation, that included analzying police records across 18 districts of Bihar, shows a three-fold spike in communal incidents in the last two years.

This community was completely ignored when electricity was provided in the nearby villages.
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Posted by Itika Singh

"I have no experience of being a student in Bihar, but plenty of being one in Delhi; and I don't need to look too far back to quote an instance of cheating."
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"It’s heartening to see the transformation taking place right before our eyes."
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These women form just the tip of the iceberg. There are many women throughout the country who have been married off before they could be legally married.
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Posted by Akhil Kumar

“All I want is a road, a school, and a hospital for our people. They work so hard. It will help the women and children in our village.”

Examine what? An examination makes sense if one has been taught or has had a chance at learning at least
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Emotionally vulnerable and physically weak, this woman in one of Bihar’s most backward districts was forced to have a painful delivery at home
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The political drama finally ended in Bihar on 20th February when CM Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned from his post before facing the trust motion in the House.
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The battle for supremacy in Bihar is truly exciting and intriguing.

This is a peculiar situation and a few basic questions regarding the instability and chaos in Bihar remain unanswered.

Manjhi is making attempts to outgrow from the shadows of his mentor and carve out his own constituency among the dalits.
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Will Nitish Kumar's move to have Manjhi as Bihar CM work?
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Posted by Artika Raj

With some solid space to MPs from UP and Bihar in his new and improved Cabinet, here's a look at how Modi plans to take over the 'Hindu belt' next.
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One would surely not like the unpleasant part of Bihar’s history to repeat itself. Let’s hope and prepare for the best.
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Less than 10% of Musahar children study, and dropout rates are nearly 100%.
Posted by Mayank Jain

It is time for Manjhi to be the leader Bihar needs right now, and just not the one that Bihar recognizes.
Posted by Amit Sharma

Any serious political writing on general election 2014 cannot be complete without a thorough analysis of Bihar’s political dynamics.

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