Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicBihar Assembly Polls

Topic: Bihar Assembly Polls

All hail the chief at Republic, Bihar ‘referendum’ on NewsX & Tiwari sings on News Nation

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

Nitish Kumar set to be sworn in as Bihar CM for 7th time as NDA holds off Tejashwi charge

NDA is set to go past majority mark of 122 in cliffhanger election, opposition to fall short by about a dozen seats. RJD & BJP see-saw for single-largest party status.

Crowd-pulling choppers, big rallies and promises — scenes from battleground Bihar

Both BJP-JD(U) and the RJD-led alliances have campaigned aggressively in the state that is going to third and last phase of the assembly polls Saturday.

How can Chirag return to NDA post polls after his anti-Nitish remarks, says JD(U) chief

In interview with ThePrint, JD(U) working president Ashok Choudhary also pooh-poohs Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of 10 lakh jobs, asking how he will get Rs 50,000 crore for it. 

Bihar’s Covid numbers are remarkable, but experts say it’s ‘very difficult to explain’ how

Poll-bound Bihar has the second lowest positivity rate in the country, and is testing over 1 lakh samples every day, with a case fatality rate of just 0.5 per cent.

Nitish Kumar ko gussa kyun aata hai, asks India Today, Mehbooba’s ‘sedition’ on News Nation

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

With each passing rally, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is losing his ‘Mr Cool’ image

Nitish has lost his temper at hostile sections of the crowd, and launched vicious attacks on his rival Tejashwi Yadav, his father Lalu and their family.

Nitish Kumar makes no mention of Chirag Paswan in Ram Vilas Paswan’s native assembly seat

Chirag Pawan has been hitting out at Nitish Kumar on a daily basis, but the Bihar CM has chosen not to react to him and maintained the same approach during his Saturday rally in Alauli.

It’s raining jobs in parties’ manifestos in Bihar but unemployed youth keep them on tenterhooks

Opposition says 25% IAS and IPS officers hailed from Bihar over the last decade but only 12% people between 15 and 59 have a regular income stream in the state.

RJD manifesto promises to scrap farm laws, Tejashwi explains 10 lakh jobs arithmetic

The Grand Alliance chief ministerial face also promises loan waiver to farmers in the state, and reduction in electricity tariff.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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