Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicNitish Kumar

Topic: Nitish Kumar

Why Nitish replaced RCP Singh as JD(U) president after his induction as Union minister

At a national executive meeting of the JD(U) Saturday, Nitish Kumar appointed MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lalan Singh, as party national president.

Rajiv ‘Lalan’ Singh replaces RCP Singh as national president of JD (U)

Singh was elected new JD(U) president at the National Executive meeting chaired by Bihar chief minister and party leader Nitish Kumar in Delhi Saturday.

Nitish Kumar has agreed to take up issue of caste census with PM Modi, Tejashwi Yadav claims

The Centre's recent statement that a caste-based census would include only STs and SCs has triggered fresh demand for inclusion of OBCs, who dominate the political scenario in Bihar.

CM Nitish Kumar reiterates demand for caste-based census, says it will help in Bihar welfare

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said caste-based census must be done at least once, and through it, people in the state can gain benefits from various schemes.

IAS officer accuses CM Nitish Kumar, top officials of framing him in scam, files complaint

Sudhir Kumar was in jail for three years after being named in a recruitment exam scam in 2017. He was released on bail last year.

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.

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.

Chirag Paswan put hopes on ‘Bihar first, Bihari first’. He is now having to save LJP first

Chirag Paswan is forced to launch a fight not just to save his father Ram Vilas Paswan's legacy but also his party LJP, which is caught between two power centres.

Look beyond Chirag Paswan’s failure. Dynastic politics is what keeps regional parties afloat

What would happen to parties like SP, RJD and DMK if dynasties didn't exist? Insecure Indian politicians don't groom a second rung of leaders unless a family member is waiting in the wings.

Nitish Kumar evens score with Chirag Paswan ouster as LJP Parliamentary party leader 

The JD(U) had been working for months to isolate the LJP chief Chirag Paswan after he had hurt the party’s prospects in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections.  

On Camera

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The BBC Broadcasting House in London

BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

Defence

File image of German Ambassador to India Walter J. Lindner | Twitter | @AmbLindnerIndia

Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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