Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicNitish Kumar

Topic: Nitish Kumar

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'.

Turmoil in Bihar assembly even as speaker takes the Chair

Patna: The Bihar assembly on Wednesday morning was adjourned till 2 pm within minutes of commencement of proceedings as the opposition kept demanding an...

After Yogi’s UP win, Bihar BJP MLAs call for ‘bulldozer’ govt there too. Ally JD(U) not amused

BJP MLAs chant 'we should have a bulldozer govt too', later say they don’t want CM Nitish Kumar out. JD (U) says equation unchanged, as Nitish & PM Modi have an understanding.

Students’ Ukraine nightmare triggers furore over medical fees in Bihar, Nitish ‘can’t do much’

At Bihar's 6 private colleges, students have to shell out around Rs 1 crore for the five-year MBBS programme. This typically includes annual charges of Rs 10 lakh towards fees.

‘Officials don’t listen to me’, says Bihar minister as bureaucrats’ power irks Nitish’s allies

Ex-CM Jitan Ram Manhji supported minister Mukesh Sahani’s complaint in front of CM Nitish Kumar at NDA meeting Friday, in latest instalment of tussle over officials’ dominance in Bihar.

On Camera

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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