Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: JD(U)

The reclusive pharma billionaire & globetrotter who has never lost a Rajya Sabha poll

'King' Mahendra, 78, is worth Rs 4,000 cr & has been Rajya Sabha member since 1985. It's his wealth & not legislative abilities that draws all parties to him.

Even a personal phone call from Amit Shah couldn’t keep Jitan Ram Manjhi in NDA fold

Former Bihar CM quits NDA and joins hands with RJD. He had been unhappy since his son wasn’t accommodated in the JD(U)-BJP ministry formed last year.

Parliamentarian of the Year: These are the two MPs leading the race

The award to be given for 5 consecutive years starting from 2013 to 2017; Tyagi’s nomination seems to be attempt by BJP to keep its ally JD(U) happy.

BJP wanted to make me a minister to support Nitish: Sharad Yadav

Cracks have only widened between Sharad Yadav and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar over the past few months, resulting in the party ousting him from its leadership

JD(U) feels snubbed but BJP plays down talk of trouble in Bihar alliance

CM Nitish Kumar openly expressed displeasure at the sudden cancellation of an event after Union minister R.K. Singh skipped it.

Sulking Sharad Yadav’s next move: Campaign to counter BJP’s “divisive” agenda

JD(U) leader won’t talk about his political plans but tells ThePrint about his mission to bring opposition parties together to promote inclusive and composite culture.  Anubhuti Vishnoi

JDU family feud: Nitish Kumar confident he can woo reluctant Sharad Yadav

Though sources tell ThePrint that Nitish Kumar remains hopeful he can woo Sharad Yadav, the JDU leader is plotting his escape.  Kumar Anshuman

Akhilesh Yadav scrambles to maintain Opposition unity after grand alliance falls apart

Following the upheaval in Bihar, Akhilesh Yadav is reaching out to opposition leaders to hold on to the dream of a united opposition for 2019.   Kumar Anshuman

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File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.


German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

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.