Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: BJP-JD(U)

Nitish’s ‘double-engined’ NDA govt hits another bump, second AIIMS in Bihar is stalled

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said repeated attempts to turn Darbhanga Medical College into state’s 2nd AIIMS had been blocked by Union health ministry.

Nitish Kumar loses upper hand with BJP as he concedes Rajya Sabha seat

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's decision to give Rajya Sabha seat to BJP, considered the junior ally in the state, has surprised even BJP leaders.

Sanjay Jaiswal made BJP’s Bihar unit president, Satish Punia party’s Rajasthan chief

Political watchers believe Sanjay Jaiswal may help the BJP bring some harmony in its uneven tie-up with Nitish Kumar-led JD(U).

No Arun Jaitley or Prashant Kishor by his side, Nitish Kumar struggles to deal with BJP

The latest among the host of issues that have triggered rifts between the BJP and the JD(U) is the former’s demand for an NRC in Bihar.

Opposing Modi govt on triple talaq and Article 370, Nitish Kumar signals a shift. Again

For a scenario where he is unable to save the alliance, Nitish Kumar is pre-emptively trying to save his political identity.

Tejashwi Yadav, forever middle-order batsman, is forced to open for RJD in Lalu’s absence

With RJD facing an existential crisis, 29-year-old Tejashwi Yadav battles BJP, uncle Nitish Kumar and his own family members.

BJP wants to attack Nitish Kumar over Bihar encephalitis deaths, but just can’t do it

BJP has no one to blame for Bihar's encephalitis deaths because state health minister Mangal Pandey is a party leader.

Encephalitis deaths: Political opportunism trumping governance in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar?

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited a hospital in Muzaffarpur Tuesday, as the number of children dying from encephalitis rose to 127.

The chief in chief minister

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has attracted the many backward castes, while embracing the BJP and its upper caste voters, and yet comforting the Muslims, and in the process devastating Lalu Prasad.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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.