Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicJanata Dal (United)

Topic: Janata Dal (United)

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.

Wives of ‘criminals’, dynasts — few surprises in RJD, JD(U) first list for Bihar polls

While the RJD has named 20 candidates, the first list of the JD(U) had 15 names. Their allies, the Congress and the BJP, respectively, are yet to release any candidate names.

Nitish Kumar: Liberal darling in Bihar to 2019’s big political disappointment

CAA-NRC has focused attention on Nitish Kumar's 'idhar chala, main udhar chala; jaane kahan main kidhar chala' politics.

‘BJP manifesto can’t become India’s Constitution’ — JD(U)’s Pavan Varma lashes out at ally

Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan Varma says his position in the party, which voted for new citizenship law, is untenable.

Floods, Encephalitis & Muzaffarpur shelter home: Has Nitish Kumar become a burden for BJP?

Union Minister and Begusarai MP, Giriraj Singh blamed the Bihar government this week for its inept handling of the floods and added people could not enjoy their puja festivities.

Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) gets state party status in Arunachal Pradesh

The Election Commission said JD(U) is officially recognised as a state party in Arunachal and Bihar after the party won 7 seats in the 60-member assembly in the north eastern state.

BJP & JD(U) to contest on equal number of seats for 2019 in Bihar, Nitish to be face of NDA

BJP & JD(U) to contest on equal number of seats for 2019 in Bihar, Nitish to be face of NDA

Prashant Kishor joins Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United)

Nitish Kumar likely to ask Kishor to negotiate seat-sharing with BJP for 2019. 

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


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France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.