Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicNitish Kumar

Topic: Nitish Kumar

‘Action will be taken,’ says Nitish Kumar at IAS officer over ‘condom’ remark at schoolgirls

IAS officer Harjot Kaur Bumrah has been slapped with a notice for her 'insensitive' conduct at a state-level workshop organised in collaboration with UNICEF for school girls.

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.

Special status to ‘all backward states’ if non-BJP alliance comes to power, says Nitish Kumar

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, who snapped ties with the BJP & joined the seven-party opposition 'Mahagathbandhan', made the remark in reply to a query from journalists in Patna.

Pulled up for dig at govt, RJD minister walks out of Bihar cabinet meet. ‘Stunned’ Nitish dials Lalu

At a public meeting Saturday, Agriculture Minister Sudhakar Singh said officials of his dept are thieves & he's ‘choron ka sardar’. BJP takes swipe at Nitish, says Lalu runs the show.

Prashant Kishor retorts to Nitish’s ‘BJP’ taunt with 4 pics of Bihar PM & Modi, then deletes tweet

Photos showed Nitish bowing before PM. 'He (Kishor) does not know ABC of what we have done in Bihar', the Bihar CM had said during his trip to Delhi earlier this week.

‘No run-outs this time’: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar wins floor test with deputy Tejashwi Yadav

Kumar manoeuvred his way out of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA coalition two weeks ago and revived his old alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav’s RJD.

Our take on CBI raid on Sisodia, BJP’s Congress-ification and Bilkis Bano—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

‘Pol-khol’: Bihar BJP plans rallies to ‘expose JD(U) lie factory’ about alliance split

Justifying its split with BJP, JD(U) has claimed that PM Modi inducted then party leader R.C.P. Singh into Union cabinet without Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's consent.

Harivansh need not quit as Rajya Sabha dy chair, says JD(U) as Bihar switch alters House equations

Speculation about his fate had been rife, especially given that the Rajya Sabha numbers have become a little more evenly stacked ever since Nitish Kumar's exit from the NDA.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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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