Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicBihar assembly 2020

Topic: bihar assembly 2020

Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar Chief Minister for the seventh time in 20 years

Kumar was administered the oath of office by Governor Phagu Chauhan, in the presence of leaders like Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP National President J P Nadda.

Nitish Kumar to take oath as Bihar CM today, Amit Shah, JP Nadda to be present

Having won 31 more seats in the election than its alliance partner JD(U), BJP is expected to appoint two deputy CMs as well, similar to its Uttar Pradesh government.

RJD says Rahul Gandhi was on picnic during Bihar polls, Congress blames ‘caste politics’

Senior RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari has held Rahul Gandhi responsible for the alliance’s miss in dislodging the NDA from power in Bihar. Congress isn’t taking kindly to this.

Nitish Kumar is defanged but BJP shouldn’t start celebrating yet

BJP's insistence on having its own nominee for assembly speaker and a replacement for Nitish Kumar's 'Laxman', Sushil Modi, indicate it wants to keep the CM under leash from Day One.

Mirror Now on NDA’s future in Bihar, Baba Ramdev’s gyaan on India TV, Aaj Tak discusses Mamata

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

End of the road for Nitish’s ‘Laxman’ in Bihar — Sushil Modi unlikely to return as deputy CM

CM-elect Nitish Kumar and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh skipped questions, but Sushil Modi himself hinted on Twitter that he will just remain a worker.

Polling staff & voters generated 160 tonnes of biomedical waste in Bihar elections

To ensure safety of voters & polling personnel amid pandemic, Election Commission had procured 18 lakh face shields, 70 lakh face masks and 5.4 lakh single-use rubber gloves.

‘Chhote Sarkar’ Anant Singh became a social media star without being on Twitter or Facebook

Anant Singh is no more the dreaded Bahubali of Mokama but someone whose media bytes are analysed for the sole purpose of making memes.

Grassroot presence and a ‘natural’ alliance — why the embattled Left did well in Bihar

CPI, CPI(M) & CPI(ML) Liberation won 16 Bihar seats under RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, showing fight despite the Left’s electoral marginalisation in recent years.

The emergence of Uddhav Thackeray 2.0 in Arnab Goswami’s arrest

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.