Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicBihar elections

Topic: Bihar elections

India’s Hindi belt politics has a southern challenger — Asaduddin Owaisi

The ‘Hyderabad ke mohalle ka leader’ is now being dubbed as ‘nearly king-maker’. Taking him lightly will only cost the Opposition.

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.

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.

Almost 70% of MLAs in Bihar’s new assembly face criminal cases, up 10% from the last one

ADR analysis finds 123 out of 163 ‘criminal’ MLAs have serious charges against them. Number of crorepati MLAs has also gone up to 81% from 67%.

Bihar election ‘promises’, and Arnab Goswami’s ‘dare’ for Uddhav Thackeray

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Double-digit growth but high unemployment — challenge before Nitish Kumar’s new Bihar govt

Tejashwi Yadav's RJD offered 10 lakh new jobs, while Nitish’s ally BJP offered 19 lakh. Here’s how victorious NDA can set about fixing the problem.

Flowers, cut-outs and PM Modi’s speech — how BJP celebrated NDA’s Bihar victory in Delhi

The celebration was organised at the BJP's Delhi headquarters, and ThePrint's National Photo Editor Praveen Jain captured some scenes of jubilation.

Left parties allege irregularities in final stages of vote counting in Bihar

The three Left parties — CPI, CPI (Marxist) and CPI (Marxist-Leninist) — said they will take up the issue with the EC along with other partners of the Bihar Mahagathbandhan.

BJP became elder brother in Bihar by climbing up Nitish Kumar’s ladder, says Uma Bharti

BJP leader Uma Bharti also said RJD's Tejashvi Yadav was a 'good boy' and praised Congress Kamal Nath, saying he fought the MP bypolls ' very tactfully'.

BJP’s 19 lakh-job promise and Nitish Kumar’s ‘goods wagon’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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