Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicJanata Dal (United)

Topic: Janata Dal (United)

Khan brothers — the new power that’s risen in Bihar from ashes of Shahabuddin’s criminal empire

Gangster-turned-politician’s widow says she feels threatened by Raees Khan & Ayub Khan, alleged ex-henchmen thought to be trying to claim Shahabuddin’s legacy in Siwan district.

After Yogi’s UP win, Bihar BJP MLAs call for ‘bulldozer’ govt there too. Ally JD(U) not amused

BJP MLAs chant 'we should have a bulldozer govt too', later say they don’t want CM Nitish Kumar out. JD (U) says equation unchanged, as Nitish & PM Modi have an understanding.

Seven-term Rajya Sabha MP from JD(U) Mahendra Prasad passes away at 81

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said Prasad's, founder of Aristo Pharmaceuticals, demise was a big loss to the society and politics.

Trinamool appoints former JD(U) MP Pavan Varma as national vice president

Varma was an adviser to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, but parted ways with the JD(U) in 2020 and later joined the TMC.

After caste census & ‘majboori ka CM’, Nitish call for Pegasus probe is latest rift with BJP

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's demand for a Pegasus probe comes a day after his meeting with INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala, which triggered a lot of interest in political circles.

Why Nitish replaced RCP Singh as JD(U) president after his induction as Union minister

At a national executive meeting of the JD(U) Saturday, Nitish Kumar appointed MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lalan Singh, as party national president.

Why BJP is still in a dilemma about ‘PM Modi’s Hanuman’ Chirag Paswan

Amit Shah had said LJP’s future as NDA member would be considered after assembly polls. More than 5 months later, JD(U) continues to humiliate Chirag, but BJP is quiet.

‘They create social hatred and division’ — JD(U) defies ally BJP on anti-conversion laws

JD(U) resolution passed ‘unanimously’ at a national executive meeting of the party, held two days after six of its MLAs joined BJP in Arunachal Pradesh.

Nitish Kumar — ‘political wizard’ with no solo election win set to become CM 7th time

If Nitish Kumar completes this term, he will become the longest-serving Chief Minister of Bihar, breaking the record set by the 18-year tenure of Bihar’s first CM, S.K. Sinha. 

Bihar election battle gets personal as Lalu daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai campaigns for Nitish

At a rally Wednesday, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar referred to the insult Lalu’s family allegedly lobbed at Aishwarya Rai, who has accused her in-laws of domestic violence.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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