Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: JD(U)

‘Work of psychopaths, no motive’ — mass shooting in Bihar’s Begusarai leaves cops stumped

1 person was killed during the shooting & 9 injured. The shooters are yet to be identified and arrested. BJP alleges crime on the rise in Bihar since grand alliance came to power.

Nitish Kumar rejects return of ‘jungle raj’ in Bihar; promises development ‘greater than ever before’

The JD(U)’s de facto leader reacted with obvious displeasure when asked about outbursts of MLA Bima Bharti, who was livid over the re-induction of colleague Leshi Singh in the cabinet.

Nitish in Delhi, Tejashwi as Bihar CM — RJD’s 2024 plan after fresh JD(U) tie-up

RJD leaders believe that, in his second stint as CM Nitish’s deputy, Tejashwi will be more assertive, unlike the previous tenure when his father, Lalu Prasad, was taking all the decisions.

Nitish’s Bihar is a magician’s worst nightmare & how the arrow slipped out of BJP’s hands

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

Show cause notice against RCP Singh proof of JD(U)’s ire at former minister’s public outreach?

The notice follows a report by two party leaders questioning alleged acquisition of land by Singh's family members, not mentioned in his election affidavits.

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'.

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Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering in Mysuru, Karnataka | PTI

Six reasons why Bharat Jodo Yatra isn’t simply a routine political ‘tamasha’

As in football, so in politics: Ball possession matters. So much so that even the troubles in Rajasthan couldn’t derail the positivity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.


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Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.