Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Topic: JD(U)

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.

Message from Patna poster wars: Caste trouble for Nitish, Tej Pratap ’embarrassment’ for RJD

While a Tej Pratap Yadav poster left out brother Tejashwi, the JD(U) poster war has highlighted fault-lines between party president Lalan Singh & Union minister RCP Singh.

Nitish, Tejashwi put aside differences to meet on caste census, give BJP the jitters

While the JD(U) and the RJD have long demanded a caste census, the BJP has tried to tap the Hindu vote-bank rather than go for caste-based politics.

BJP ministers in Bihar have earned Rs 100 crore through transfer of officials, BJP MLA claims

2,000 state employees were transferred in Bihar between 23 June and 30 June. This has thrown up an alleged corruption scandal, with ruling BJP MLAs making allegations.

From cop to katha vachak: Former Bihar DGP turns to religion post retirement

Ex-DGP Gupteshwar Pandey, made headlines last year for lodging an FIR in Patna in the Sushant Singh Rajput case. He later quit service to join the JD(U). He now delivers sermons.

Nitish Kumar leaves for Delhi as speculations grow over JD(U) joining Union cabinet

Kumar's aide, Rajiv Ranjan Singh, dismissed speculations about his tour being linked with the cabinet reshuffle and said the CM was going to Delhi to get medical treatment.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

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.
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