Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicCongress-RJD

Topic: Congress-RJD

Back in Patna, Lalu says NDA will ‘stampede’ after bypolls, RJD will ultimately form Bihar govt

RJD chief Lalu Prasad has returned to Bihar after 3.5 years, and will be addressing rallies in Kusheshwar Asthan and Tarapur, where bypolls are scheduled for 30 October.

Kanhaiya who? Why RJD will ignore ex-JNU student leader inducted by ally Congress

Kanhaiya Kumar joined Congress on 28 September in Delhi. He was earlier a member of CPI, and lost his maiden election from Begusarai in 2019.

Bihar gave Pyrrhic victory award to Nitish Kumar and best loser award to Tejashwi Yadav

Even after winning the Bihar assembly election, if JD(U) president and incumbent CM Nitish Kumar feels insecure and forlorn, he has only himself to blame.

How Tejashwi went from failed cricketer & a Lok Sabha disaster to almost chief minister

But for a poor show from the Congress, Tejashwi would’ve achieved his CM ambitions. It’s redemption for a politician whose credentials were questioned just last year.

Opinion polls put Modi-Nitish at ease till news headlines suck the joy out of NDA campaign

The contrast between surly incumbent Nitish Kumar and calm pretender Tejashwi Yadav has been neatly juxtaposed on TV, which has gone the extra mile in its coverage of Bihar election.

BJP-JDU will surely win Bihar election, but something did change in past 3 months

Considering the strengths and limitations of BJP, JDU, RJD and Congress, here’s the likely outcome of the Bihar assembly election.

Bihar poll nominations open, but neither Grand Alliance nor NDA can agree on seat-sharing

While RJD insists on offering Congress just 60 seats out of 243, NDA is unable to convince LJP president Chirag Paswan to take 20 seats and stay in alliance.

Why Owaisi, ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ of Bihar politics, is giving jitters to RJD-Congress

AIMIM has once again been labelled the ‘B team’ of BJP, but Owaisi says an NDA victory in Bihar polls will be the RJD-Congress’ fault.

No rallies or roadshows, Bihar digital election is on WhatsApp, Facebook — BJP’s home turf

Gone are the days of packed campaign rallies of Lalu Prasad Yadav. Today’s politics is about who can spread their message better on WhatsApp and Facebook.

Computer se andolan nahi hota: Congress on Shah and Gadkari’s ‘e-rallies’ in Bihar & MP

The Congress says that the BJP decision to hold virtual rallies in poll-bound Bihar & MP, where bypolls are due, is an attempt to escape the anger on the ground. 

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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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