Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicNitish Kumar

Topic: Nitish Kumar

In meeting in Patna, union minister Dharmendra Pradhan assures Nitish Kumar of CM post till 2025

Pradhan also believed to have assured Bihar CM that he would be link between BJP's central leadership & him — a role earlier played by Arun Jaitley, with whom Kumar shared a close bond. 

Prashant Kishor announces 3,000-km padyatra in Bihar, ‘will start a party if people want it’

Addressing press conference in Patna, Prashant Kishor says Bihar 'at the bottom of ladder in every index after 30 years' under Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar.

Why Nitish Kumar’s move out of ‘under-renovation’ CM residence has become talk of the town

Nitish Kumar shifted out of 1 Aney Marg hours after he met Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and a day after he attended an iftaar party hosted by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.

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.

Nitish attends RJD Iftaar party, shows he’s ‘not out of options’, as BJP downplays significance

Bihar CM, whose ties with partner BJP has been strained, was seen at Tejashwi Yadav's party Friday. Kumar last attended Iftaar party hosted by an RJD leader in 2016, when RJD & JD(U) were partners.

An alcoholic is not Indian but a mahapaapi, Nitish Kumar says after MLAs dilute liquor ban

The Bihar CM has come under severe opposition attack following several hooch tragedies. The opposition claimed 60 people died in the last few months of 2021.

Red-eyed, lost young men in Bihar’s Seemanchal show how Nitish Kumar’s alcohol ban backfired

In Bihar, the focus is still on curbing alcohol. But there’s a problem Nitish Kumar didn’t see coming – drug addicts, crime and a new ‘Generation Nowhere’.

Shark-remora bond defines BJP’s ties with allies. Bihar’s ‘Son of Mallah’ learns the hard way

From NPP in Manipur to BPF in Assam and now VIP in Bihar, BJP has maintained a track record of losing allies. And it is not bothered.

Mukesh Sahani, Bollywood set designer and BJP ally who set his political career on fire

Sahani once used to make sets for big Bollywood films. Then he rose in Bihar politics to become a minister. Now, his career is on the line after ally BJP didn’t take to his attacks kindly.

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'.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif | ShehbazSharif/Facebook

Pakistan’s being governed by London Sharif and Islamabad Sharif. But they’re not on same page

The disintegration of Sri Lanka is a warning. Ethnic divisions, economic mismanagement, and a horrendously uneconomic port— each has a parallel in Pakistan.
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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