Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: JD(U)

As Nitish stays absent, Speaker Sinha returns to Assembly & claims truce. But storm not over yet

Patch-up between CM Nitish Kumar and Speaker V.K. Sinha believed to have been brokered by central BJP leadership. The question of CM making an apology 'remains unresolved'.

Strong poll pitch by BJP, but rise of smaller parties likely to play key role in Manipur elections

Amid defections from BJP and Congress, and keeping in mind the complex political landscape of the state, experts believe smaller parties like the JD(U) and NPP have much to gain.

‘Officials don’t listen to me’, says Bihar minister as bureaucrats’ power irks Nitish’s allies

Ex-CM Jitan Ram Manhji supported minister Mukesh Sahani’s complaint in front of CM Nitish Kumar at NDA meeting Friday, in latest instalment of tussle over officials’ dominance in Bihar.

Cow vigilantes blamed as Bihar JD(U) worker assaulted on video for ‘eating beef’ is found dead

Khalil Ahmed went missing on 16 February, and his charred body was found on 18 February. Viral Instagram video shows him being beaten up by cow vigilantes. One suspect arrested.

Message to BJP? As Bihar appoints Muslim chief secretary, JD(U) says Nitish ‘doesn’t divide’

Amir Subhani is the only Muslim civil servant serving as chief secretary right now. BJP has said chief secretary's appointment is the chief minister’s 'prerogative'.

Give justice to minister, cries Opposition in Bihar as bureaucracy ‘insults’ ruling BJP MLA

Bihar minister Jibesh Kumar Mishra alleged that he was insulted by police personnel managing vehicular movement in assembly premises. Tussle over Bihar bureaucracy continues.

‘Bihar bypoll losses & JD(U)-BJP taunts’ send disappointed Lalu Yadav back to Delhi

Ruling JD(U) retained both Tarapur and Kusheshwar Asthan assembly seats in last week's bypolls. NDA leaders say Lalu Yadav’s campaign actually helped them.

This is how Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is looking to regain his anti-corruption crusader tag

In his first stint in 2005, Nitish Kumar had forged image of an anti-corruption crusader. The first 2 years of his rule show 122 cases filed against officials accepting bribes.

JD(U) MLA roams around Rajdhani coach in underwear, says ‘stomach upset’ when cornered

The incident took place Thursday aboard the Patna-Delhi Tejas Rajdhani Express. The MLA was seen roaming around the AC first class compartment clad only in his underwear and vests.

Don’t know why BJP’s panicking about caste census, it’ll help everyone, JD(U) chief says

In exclusive interview with ThePrint, Lalan Singh, national president of JD(U), a BJP ally, says if a caste-based census is held now, numbers of all communities will increase, not just backward classes.

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.