Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicJanata Dal (United)

Topic: Janata Dal (United)

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.

In poverty-stricken Bihar, every third candidate in first phase of polls is a crorepati

Crorepati candidates make up the majority of major parties’ candidates, reiterating the point that money and muscle power dominate Bihar elections.

Why Nitish gave Bihar ticket to ex-minister who lost post and party to Muzaffarpur scandal

Manju Verma resigned as social welfare minister after the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse scandal came to light in 2018. She will fight from Cheriya Bariyarpur.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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