Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicLalu Prasad Yadav

Topic: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Embracing Congress & BJP, doling out laptops — how Lohiaites have strayed far from his ideology

Mulayam Singh Yadav, Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav gained their political stripes with anti-Congressism but are now in the opposition fold alongside the party they once opposed.

‘He did what Aurangzeb didn’t’ — BJP turns up heat on Nitish over Muslim minister entering temple

Political observers feel the BJP, having parted ways with Nitish, is using its ‘tried and tested’ method of polarisation to bring down Bihar’s ruling Mahagathbandhan alliance.

Sons in Bihar cabinet, daughters wed to Mulayam kin — sprawling Lalu family tree spans party lines

Many of Lalu and Rabri's 9 children are in politics or married into political families. The eldest son-in-law has courted criticism for accompanying Tej Pratap to meetings.

Tejashwi to take call on RJD push for caste census as Lalu plans ‘gradual handover’ to son

Resolution at RJD meeting gives Tejashwi greater autonomy within the party, and even allows him to take some decisions on its policies without Lalu's approval.

CBI raids Lalu Prasad Yadav’s properties in fresh case over graft charges

The case was registered on the charge of taking land from aspirants in return for jobs in the railways during Yadav's tenure as the Union minister in the UPA govt.

Tej Pratap Yadav slaps ex-MLC candidate, has him thrown out during RJD Iftaar party

After the Iftaar party, Tej Pratap Yadav claimed that he held “secret talks” with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to revive the RJD-JD(U) grand alliance.

Buzz in UP BJP is about a new chief & ‘lights’ have been switched on for AAP govt in Punjab

AAP is said to be taking measured steps in this intra-party matrimonial alliance. It’s apprehensive the BJP might accuse it of promoting dynastic politics.

From Lalu’s guide to his man, foe & now ally – how Sharad Yadav’s career is tied to RJD boss

On Sunday, Sharad Yadav's Loktantrik Janata Dal merged with Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal. In 1997, differences with Yadav had led Lalu to break away from Janata Dal & form RJD. 

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 5 years in prison, fined Rs 60 lakh in fodder scam

The former Bihar chief minister had earlier been sentenced to 14 years in prison in four other fodder scam cases that first came to light in January 1996.

CBI special court convicts RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in multi-crore Doranda treasury case

The court had on 29 January completed hearing arguments in the case and reserved its verdict. Prasad had earlier been sentenced to 14 years in jail in four other fodder scam cases.

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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

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.
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