Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: JDU-BJP

Delegation of BJP-ally JD(U) meets Amit Shah to press for caste-based census

The JD(U) had passed a resolution in support of the caste-based census, a move with potentially wide political ramifications, in its national executive meeting Saturday.

Allies step up pressure on BJP to end deadlock with farmers, party says ‘treading cautiously’

JD(U) says govt should include MSP in laws, while AIADMK wants farmers’ concerns to be addressed and JJP in Haryana has urged the govt to add a line on MSP in the laws.

Tejashwi faces corruption charges, must not become Bihar opposition leader, says JD(U)

JD(U) leaders alleged that Tejashwi Yadav had not disclosed full details of cases in which he was named while filing his nomination papers, and urged the EC to take note of it.

Bihar results show BJP is getting closer to its last bastion in Hindi belt

In Bihar, BJP has come into its own but the party respects coalition dharma, Nitish Kumar.

Despite the sweet victory, Modi-Shah BJP has a Nitish Kumar-sized problem in Bihar

There is nothing that would irk Narendra Modi more than allowing a leader who seems jaded and not fully in control to lead the coalition.

‘Trumpism’ in Bihar, and the Indian ‘relatives’ of US VP-elect Kamala Harris

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Bihar election updates: PM Modi says democracy has won with blessings of the people

Counting for Bihar's 243 assembly seats stretches late into the night. BJP & RJD's vote share remain neck-and-neck, but trends show NDA has crossed halfway mark. Here are the day's updates.

BJP’s vaccine for Bihar and Trump’s ‘send you to Bihar’ promise

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Not just Tejashwi Yadav & Chirag Paswan, Bihar polls make-or-break for other dynasts too

While many lesser-known dynasts have joined the poll fray in Bihar, some fresh political entrants are also looking to gain ground through other routes.

Drama before BJP-JD(U) press meet, message to LJP loud and clear — Nitish is NDA’s CM face

BJP leaders say there is ‘resentment’ in the party over LJP’s stance. They also say if needed it will write to EC to stop non-NDA parties from using Modi’s photo in poll posters.

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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.


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.