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Know what Asaduddin Owaisi has to say on split within Bihar's Mahagathbandhan

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NitishKumar walked out of themahagathbandhanafterRJDchiefLaluYadavcategorically said there was no chance ofTejashwiYadav resigning over the corruption charges.
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We are all shocked: CPI leader on Bihar developments
Expressing shock over the political developments in Bihar, the Communist Party of India (CPI) today said Nitish Kumar should have waited till the court verdict on corruption charges against Tejashwi Yadav. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar unexpectedly resigned yesterday, but joined hands with the BJP to reclaim the government in a stunning political manoeuvre that relegated his alliance partner RJD to the opposition. Kumar had a fall out with the RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Prasad and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the deputy chief minister in the previous dispensation. "It's an unfortunate, negative development. We are all shocked though we knew the crisis was deepening," CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy told PTI here. Kumar was sworn-in as the chief minister of the state alongside senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who will be his deputy in the new government, at the Raj Bhawan in Patna today. "We believe his urge for ..
We are all shocked: CPI leader on Bihar developments
Expressing shock over the political developments in Bihar, the Communist Party of India (CPI) today said Nitish Kumar should have waited till the court verdict on corruption charges against Tejashwi Yadav.
Nitish resigns, but not really: Bihar Game of Thrones starring BJP isolates Lalu?
Nitish Kumar on Wednesday stepped down as Bihar chief minister only to later stake claim to the CM chair, banking on support from the BJP. Have the dramatic developments in Bihar isolated Lalu Prasad Yadav politically?
Decision to join hands with BJP taken in interest of Bihar: Nitish Kumar
The decision to part ways with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and joining hands with the BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar and will ensure development and justice for the state, Nitish Kumar said on Thursday after being sworn in as the chief minister. Kumar resigned the post on Wednesday evening after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejaswi, who was the then deputy CM. "Whatever decision we have taken will be in the interest of Bihar and of its people. It will ensure development and justice. It will also ensure progress. This is a collective decision. I ensure that our commitment is towards the people of Bihar," Nitish Kumar told reporters. Kumar was sworn in as the chief minister of the state along side senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, who will be his deputy in the new government, at the Raj Bhawan in Patna. -PTI
Bihar political crisis: Nitish Kumar says decision to part with RJD taken in interest of state
The decision to part ways with the RJD and join hands with the BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar and will ensure development and justice for the state, Nitish Kumar on Thursday said after being sworn in as the chief minister. The post Bihar political crisis: Nitish Kumar says decision to part with RJD taken in interest of state appeared first on Firstpost .
Decision taken in interest of Bihar: Nitish Kumar
Kumar resigned the post last night after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the then deputy CM.
Decision taken in interest of Bihar: Nitish
The decision to part ways with the RJD and join hands with the BJP was taken in the interest of Bihar and will ensure development and justice for the state, Nitish Kumar today said after being sworn in as the chief minister. Kumar resigned the post last night after a fall out with the alliance partner RJD over corruption charges against Lalu Yadav and some of his family members, including son Tejashwi, who was the then deputy CM. "Whatever decision we have taken will be in the interest of Bihar and of its people. It will ensure development and justice. It will also ensure progress. This is a collective decision. I ensure that our commitment is towards the people of Bihar," Nitish Kumar told reporters. Kumar was worn in as the chief minister of the state along side senior BJP leader Sushuil Kumar Modi, who will be his deputy in the new government, at the Raj Bhawan in Patna.
Nitish to be sworn in as Bihar CM again today
New Delhi:Nitish Kumar, who on Wednesday resigned as Bihar Chief Minister and dumped the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP, will be sworn-in again as new Chief Minister on Thursday, informed sources said. They said that Nitish Kumar will take oath with at least 27 ministers at a simple ceremony at the Raj Bhavan. BJP sources also said Union Minister J.P. Nadda and BJP General Secretary Anil Jain will visit Patna on Thursday as observers to attend the BJP legislature party meeting. Nitish Kumar, whose resignation was immediately accepted by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, is expected to stake claim to form the new government on Thursday in which Sushil Kumar Modi is likely to return as Deputy Chief Minister. Sources said that the NDA and JD-U will have 14 ministers each in the new government. IANS
BIHAR CHANGE-OVER Lalu out, BJP in
Agency Patna: On a day of dramatic developments, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday, dumping RJD over corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, and looked set to join hands with the BJP to form a new government. Immediately after he stepped down, Kumar was offered support by the BJP, a former ally […]
Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM
PATNA, July 26 - Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned today, citing irreconcilable differences with ally RJD over corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, snapping an uneasy coalition cobbled together in the aftermath of the 2014 Lok Sabha poll debacle.
Nitish Kumar quits, BJP to back him as next CM
On a day of dramatic developments, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday, dumping RJD over corruption charges against his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, and looked set to join hands with the BJP to form a new government. Citing irreconcilable differences with the senior ally over corruption charges against Tejashwi, son of Lalu Prasad, Nitish […]
Nitish dumps RJD, Congress; to form government with BJP
In dramatic developments in Bihar, Nitish Kumar on Wednesday resigned as Chief Minister dumping the RJD and Congress to stitch a new alliance with BJP, which quickly announced support to a new government under him and said it will join it too.Nitish Kumar, whose resignation was immediately accepted by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, is expected...
Nitish Kumar quits as Bihar CM
Earlier today, Tejashwi and his father, political veteran Lalu Yadav, said that the 28-year-old will not quit as Deputy Chief Minister on the basis of that they claim is a fake case filed against him by the CBI.
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A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is possible with just attitude, karma': Venkaiah Naidu
[India] July 27 (ANI): National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is Possible with Just Attitude and Karma'. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Memorial. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram today. The inauguration took place on the occasion of second death anniversary of the former president. The prime minister also unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, offered floral tributes at his memorial and interacted with his family members. He then hoisted the national flag at the memorial designed and built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He also flagged off the 'Kalam Sandesh Vahini', an exhibition bus which would travel across the country before reaching Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 15, the birth anniversary of the former president. The Prime Minister has arrived at Mandapam for a public meeting. (ANI)
Venkaiah Naidu loves coining acronyms, and now he has one for APJ Abdul Kalam
NDA vice-presidential candidate Venkaiah Naidu today spoke at the inauguration of a memorial for former president APJ Abdul Kalam near Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu.
Modi invokes Tamil to captivate audience
"I considered it my privilege to come to the holy land of Rameswaram," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil to the delight of the gathering he addressed here after inaugurating a memorial for late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Modi invokes Tamil to captivate audience
"I considered it my privilege to come to the holy land of Rameswaram," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Tamil to the delight of the gathering he addressed here after inaugurating a memorial for late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam."Nanbargale, vanakkam! Indha punidha sthalamana Rameswaram nagarathuku vandadhai en baghyamaga karudhugiren," was...
PM Modi inaugurates Dr APJ Abdul Kalam memorial
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Madurai airport and was received by the TN Chief Minister E Palaniswami.
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is possible with just attitude, karma': Venkaiah Naidu
National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Vice presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on 27 July said that Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is Possible with Just Attitude and Karma'. He was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Memorial. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Memorial at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram 27 July. The inauguration took place on the occasion of second death anniversary of the former president. The prime minister also unveiled a statue of Dr. Kalam, offered floral tributes at his memorial and interacted with his family members. He then hoisted the national flag at the memorial designed and built by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He also flagged off the 'Kalam Sandesh Vahini', an exhibition bus which would travel across the country before reaching Rashtrapati Bhavan on 15 October, the birth anniversary of the former president. The Prime Minister has arrived at Mandapam for a public meeting. - ANI
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam stands for 'Anything is possible with just attitude, karma' Venkaiah Naidu
National Democratic Alliance?s (NDA) Vice presidential candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam stands for ?
PM in Rameswaram
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PM Modi inaugurates Abdul Kalams memorial
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated a memorial dedicated to former president A.P.J Abdul Kalam at Pei Karumbu near Rameswaram on his second death anniversary. He opened the memorial built in the hometown of the former president at a location where the mortal remains of the ‘missile man’ are buried. Modi, who also unveiled […]
After inaugurating Kalam memorial, PM Modi flags off new express train from Rameswaram to Ayodhya
Shortly after his arrival inMadurai, PM NarendraModion Thursday inauguratedAPJAbdulKalam Memorial atRameswaramin TamilNadu.
India marks APJ Abdul Kalam#39;s 2nd death anniversary; PM Modi inaugurates memorial
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a memorial in Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam#39;s home town Rameswaram as the nation marks the "Missile Man#39;s" second death anniversary.
Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu, inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameshwaram
Narendra Modi will inaugurate APJ Abdul Kalam's memorial in Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu The post Narendra Modi in Tamil Nadu, inaugurates APJ Abdul Kalam memorial in Rameshwaram appeared first on Firstpost .
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Failure of Nitish's zero tolerance policy in Bihar alliance made him resign JD(U)

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The Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) on Thursday said that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had made an alliance in Bihar for zero tolerance, whose failure made him resign.
Why Nitish Kumar junked Lalu Prasad Yadav to join hands with Narendra Modi
Nitish Kumar shared an uncomfortable relation with Lalu Prasad Yadav in the grand alliance. On many occasions, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav walked different paths in the alliance.
Rahul Gandhi accuses Nitish Kumar of betraying mandate, Bihar CM promises to give befitting reply at right time
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said that he will give a befitting reply to all the allegations made by Congress vice-president at the right time.
Lalu Prasad Yadav has no answers for his misdeeds
Lalu Prasad Yadav has no answers for his misdeeds: Sushil Kumar Modi
Nitish Kumar's resignation and swearing
From being part of the NDA to resigning over PM Modi's elevation, to joining hands with Lalu Prasad Yadav, to quitting the mahagathbandhan over corruption charges against Lalu, to joining hands with BJP again, Nitish Kumar has come a long way The post Nitish Kumar’s resignation and swearing-in: A timeline of who said what on Bihar’s political drama appeared first on Firstpost .
Will give befitting reply to Lalu: Nitish
Nitish Kumar maintained that his decision to join hands with the BJP was in the state's interest.
JD-U likely to be part of Modi Government
[India], July 27 (ANI): With the latest political development in Bihar, it is likely that Janata Dal (United) will become part of Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at Centre. JD-U leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday forged an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form government in Bihar. He took oath as Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi as Deputy Chief Minister. According to sources, Modi government may undergo a reshuffle by next month and JD-U could get one Cabinet berth and one Minister of State (MoS). Sources also said that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar could be included in the Cabinet. Neither Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor JD (U) has confirmed the news. (ANI)
JD-U likely to be part of Modi Government
With the latest political development in Bihar, it is likely that Janata Dal (United) will become part of Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at Centre.JD-U leader Nitish Kumar on Thursday forged an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form government in Bihar. He took oath as Chief Minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi as Deputy Chief Minister.According to sources, Modi government may undergo a reshuffle by next month and JD-U could get one Cabinet berth and one Minister of State (MoS).Sources also said that Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar could be included in the Cabinet.Neither Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) nor JD (U) has confirmed the news.
Congress alleges 'pre-planned conspiracy' between BJP, JD(U)
Congress on Thursday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)] hatched a pre-planned conspiracy to topple 'mahagadhbandhan' led Bihar Government. JD-U leader Nitish Kumar , who resigned as Bihar Chief Minister on Wednesday, again took oath as Bihar Chief Minister on Thursday with BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi taking oath as Deputy Chief Minister. Reacting on the new political development in Bihar, senior Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said that the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) should have been invited to form government in Bihar for being the single largest party in the state. Speaking to ANI here, Shakeel Ahmad said, "Nitish Kumar's party did not have more numbers than the RJD so the Governor should have asked others to prove their majority, but it was pre-scripted. From Delhi to Bihar, it is a planned conspiracy." He further said that Congress had supported Nitish as he was against Prime Minister Narendra Modi -led BJP Government. "We did not expect this from Nitish ji. Once he was against Modi ji and that time Congress supported him but he betrayed us," said Shakeel. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also alleged that BJP is using every tactic to break the Opposition. "Those who demanded votes in the name of secularism today have joined the ones who believed in dictorial politics," said Kharge Bihar is witnessing upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar resigned on Wednesday evening and termed his alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) as unnatural. Nitish Kumar and BJP leader Sushil Modi took oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively today. -ANI
Will give befitting reply to Lalu: Nitish
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Thursday that he will give befitting reply to the allegations made by RJD chief Lalu Prasad at an opportune time. He maintained that his decision to join hands with the BJP was in the state's interest."Will give befitting answers," Nitish Kumar told reporters when his response was sought on Lalu Prasad's...
Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM
Nitish Kumar took oath as Chief Minister on Thursday for the sixth time, in less than 24 hours after resigning from the post of Chief Minister of Bihar on Wednesday. Nitish unexpectedly resigned on Wednesday, breaking the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ after he walked out of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-Janata Dal (United) JD(U) alliance and joined hands […]
BREAKING: Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar Chief Minister amid rift with RJD
The development came hours after RJD President Lalu Prasad ruled out a resignation by his son Tejaswi Prasad Yadav as Bihar#39;s deputy chief minister in connection with a corruption case.
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Na na karte pyar: Akhilesh mocks Nitish's return to NDA

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Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav today struck a musical note to mock JD(U) president Nitish Kumar for again allying with the BJP to become chief minister. "Na na karte pyar tumhi se kar...
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Nitish takes oath as Bihar CM, Sushil Modi also sworn in as Deputy CM
Nitish Kumar and Sushil Modi swear in as Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister in Patna.
Nitish Kumar back as Bihar CM in 16 hours, Sushil Modi is his deputy
Nitish resigned yesterday, but later staked a claim to form a new government with the BJP's support.
Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar CM: Rahul Gandhi says JD(U) chief cheated mandate for selfish reasons
Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Nitish Kumar. In a tell-all press conference, Gandhi said that the JD(U) cheated the people of Bihar The post Nitish Kumar sworn-in as Bihar CM: Rahul Gandhi says JD(U) chief cheated mandate for selfish reasons appeared first on Firstpost .
JD-U MP voices dissent against Nitish's decision
A voice of dissent against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to join hands with the BJP surfaced on Thursday with senior JD-U leader and party's Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar Ansari expressing his opposition.
JD-U MP voices dissent against Nitish's decision
A voice of dissent against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to join hands with the BJP surfaced on Thursday with senior JD-U leader and party's Rajya Sabha MP Ali Anwar Ansari expressing his opposition."My conscience does not allow me support this step of his (of Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP)," Ansari, a leading Muslim face...
LIVE: Nitish Kumar returns as Bihar CM; he cheated us, says Rahul Gandhi
Live updates of Bihar Chief Minister#39;s swearing in ceremony.
Sushil Modi tweets, confirms to take oath as Deputy CM of Bihar
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi has confirmed the news that he would be taking oath of Bihar's deputy chief minister. He confirmed receiving invitation from Bihar Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi to take oath and be a part of Bihar Government. Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "Just received invitation from Hon'ble Governor to take Oath and be a part of Bihar Govt." Kumar and BJP leader Sushil Modi are expected to take oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on today at 10 a.m. Earlier, the news of Sushil Modi swearing in as the Deputy Chief Minister came from BJP Bihar president Nityanand Rai. "The Governor invited us for oath ceremony at 10 a.m. today. Two people are to take oath- Nitish Kumar as the Chief Minister and Sushil Modi as the Deputy Chief Minister," Rai told ANI. This will be the sixth time, when Nitish will take the oath as the Bihar Chief Minister. Bihar is witnessing upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar's resignation came in yesterday evening. However, RJD is claiming that it has support of more than half of the JD(U) MLAs and they have every right to stake claim to form government, as their party is the single largest party. (ANI)
Akhilesh Yadav fires a sardonic salvo on Bihar political upheaval
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday fired sardonic salvo on Bihar's political upheaval, where senior Janata Dal (United) [JD-U] leader Nitish Kumar has severed ties with Rashtriya Janata Dal ( RJD) and is ready to form next government with his former ally- the National Democratic Alliance ( NDA). Akhilesh Yadav mocked Nitish Kumar and said that the latter could not resist separation from his former ally. Yadav took to twitter and took a metaphoric jibe at Kumar in chaste Hindi. "Na Na karte pyaar tumhi se kar bethe, karna tha inkar, magar ikraar tumhi se kar bethe," tweeted Yadav. Bihar is witnessing upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar's resignation came in yesterday evening. Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi will take oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively on today at 10 a.m. This will be the sixth time when Nitish will take the oath as the Bihar Chief Minister. -ANI
"My conscience doesn't allow to support Nitish Kumar over alliance with BJP," JD(U) lawmaker Ali Anwar
Janata Dal (United) MP Ali Anwar expressed his dissatisfaction over party chiefNitish Kumar's decision to form alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP.
Nitish to take oath as CM
Mr Kumar will take oath as the Chief Minister of a new government with Sushil Modi as his deputy.
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Nitish Kumar sworn-in as CM: How events unfolded over the course of manic Thursday in Bihar

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Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar was sworn in as the chief minister of Bihar on Thursday, less than 24 hours after he stepped down from the post The post Nitish Kumar sworn-in as CM: How events...
Nitish Kumar's 15-year-long roller-coaster relationship with Narendra Modi
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have shared a love-hate relationship in different phases of their political journey.
Goa CM congratulates Nitish, says Bihar back on growth path
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today expressed the hope that under the new JD(U)-BJP government in Bihar, the state will be back on the path of development. Parrikar congratulated JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar for taking over as the chief minister of Bihar once again with the BJP's support. "Congratulations to Nitishkumarji and SushilModiji on taking oath as CM and deputy CM," Parrikar tweeted. "Under NDA government, Bihar will be back on development path," he said. Earlier in the day, the 66-year-old JD(U) leader was sworn-in as the chief minister of Bihar by Governor K N Tripathi at the Raj Bhawan in Patna. Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi was also sworn in, and will be the deputy chief minister. Kumar resigned from the post last night after breaking ranks with his allies -- Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD and the Congress. He quit his post following a fall out with the RJD over corruption charges against Yadav and his family members. Chief among them is Yadav's son, Tejashwi, ...
Goa CM congratulates Nitish, says Bihar back on growth path
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today expressed the hope that under the new JD(U)-BJP government in Bihar, the state will be back on the path of development.
NDA back in Bihar: Nitish sworn as CM, Sushil Modi his deputy
Patna: Nitish Kumar was today sworn as the Chief Minister of Bihar for the sixth time, a day after he resigned, dumped coalition partner Lalu Prasad’s RJD and joined hands with the opposition BJP to reclaim his post in fast-paced manoeuvres that redrew the political landscape of the state. Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered 66-year-old […]
PM Modi, Rajnath congratulate Nitish, Sushil Modi
[India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi who took oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to express his happiness and said he was looking forward to work together for Bihar's progress and prosperity. "Congratulations to @NitishKumar ji & @SushilModi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihar's progress & prosperity," he tweeted. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Nitish Kumar and said the JD-U leader's commitment to transparency is admirable. "Heartly congratulations to Nitish Kumar for starting new innings as Bihar Chief Minister. His commitment to transparency is admirable," he tweeted. He also greeted Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and said his support is important for taking Bihar to new height. "Congratulations to Sushil Kumar Modi for being sworn-in as Deputy Chief Minister. His support is important to take state to new height," he tweeted. Bihar Governor Kesrinath Tripathi administered oath to Kumar and Sushil Modi at Raj Bhavan. This is the sixth time, when Nitish has taken oath as the Bihar Chief Minister. With this, the political uncertainty in Bihar that loomed in on Wednesday after Kumar's resignation ended. Bihar witnessed upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar's resignation. Meanwhile, Kumar's former ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) cancelled its protest march to Raj Bhavan to oppose Kumar's swearing-in ceremony due to the probationary orders. (ANI)
PM Modi, Rajnath congratulate Nitish, Sushil Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Janata Dal (United) supremo Nitish Kumar and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi who took oath as Bihar Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to express his happiness and said he was looking forward to work together for Bihar's progress and prosperity. "Congratulations to @NitishKumar ji & @SushilModi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihar's progress & prosperity," he tweeted. Congratulations to @NitishKumar ji & @SushilModi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihars progress & prosperity. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 27, 2017 Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also congratulated Nitish Kumar and said the JD-U leader's commitment to transparency is admirable. "Heartly congratulations to Nitish Kumar for starting new innings as Bihar Chief Minister. His commitment to transparency is admirable," he tweeted. . . — Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 27, 2017 Bihar Governor Kesrinath Tripathi administered oath to Kumar and Sushil Modi at Raj Bhavan. This is the sixth time, when Nitish has taken oath as the Bihar Chief Minister. With this, the political uncertainty in Bihar that loomed in on Wednesday after Kumar's resignation ended. Bihar witnessed upheaval soon after Nitish Kumar's resignation. Meanwhile, Kumar's former ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) cancelled its protest march to Raj Bhavan to oppose Kumar's swearing-in ceremony due to the probationary orders. -ANI
PM Narendra Modi congratulates Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi, says 'looking forward to working with them for Bihar's prosperity'
Prime MinisterNarendraModion Thursday congratulatedNitishKumar minutes after the latter was sworn in as the Chief Minister ofBiharamid fast paced political developments in the state.
PM Modi congratulates Nitish Kumar on being sworn in as CM of Bihar
"Congratulations to @NitishKumar ji @SushilModi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihar#39;s progress prosperity," he tweeted
PM congratulates Nitish on being sworn in as CM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated on being sworn in as the chief minister and the deputy chief minister respectively and said he looked forward to working together for Bihars prosperity. "Congratulations to @NitishKumar ji & @SushilModi ji. Looking forward to working together for Bihars progress & prosperity," he tweeted. Kumar and Sushil Modi were administered the oath of office by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi at the Raj Bhawan in Patna today. Prodded by Kumar, the JD(U) had walked out of the NDA in July 2013, ending the 17-year-old alliance, after Narendra Modi was nominated head of the BJPs campaign committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Looking forward to working with Nitish: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar shortly after he took oath with the BJP as an alliance partner in his government. Modi said he was looking forward to working together for Bihar's progress.Modi also greeted Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader."Congratulations to...
Nitish Kumar swaps allies, takes charge after dramatic break-up
Nitish is back with the BJP, whose Sushil Modi was also sworn in; he gets his old post of Deputy Chief Minister back.
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Big win for Modi: Foreign media on Nitish Kumar-BJP alliance in Bihar

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The sudden political realignment in Bihar, home to more than 100 million people, means that Modi's party now rules - either alone or in coalition - in 17 of 29 states.
Nitish Kumars homecoming is BJPs loss; may arrest Narendra Modi-Amit Shah onward march in Bihar
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has always risen high in the company of BJP and not the other way round The post Nitish Kumars homecoming is BJPs loss; may arrest Narendra Modi-Amit Shah onward march in Bihar appeared first on Firstpost .
With Centre's aid Bihar development will gather pace: Nitish
After taking over as Chief Minister again, Nitish Kumar on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his greetings and said he has faith that with the central government's assistance development would gain pace in Bihar.
With Centre's aid Bihar development will gather pace: Nitish
After taking over as Chief Minister again, Nitish Kumar on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his greetings and said he has faith that with the central government's assistance development would gain pace in Bihar."Thankful to Prime Minister for his greetings. No compromise will be done on corruption. I have faith that with Centre's...
In big win for Modi, Nitish Kumar teams up with his ruling BJP
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a major political victory on Thursday when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joined forces with his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), further weakening the field of credible opposition candidates.
In big win for Modi, Indian state leader teams up with his ruling BJP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a major political victory on Thursday when the chief minister of a populous northern state joined forces with his ruling party, further weakening the field of credible opposition candidates.
Nitish thanks PM Modi for 'congratulating' him on his resignation
[India], July 26 (ANI): Nitish Kumar, who resigned as Bihar Chief Minister earlier in the day, has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'congratulating' him after his announcement. "Whole heartedly thank PM Modi for response through his tweet about our decision," Nitish tweeted. ???? ?? ?????? ???? ???? ?????? ???????????? @narendramodi ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?? ?? ??????????? ?? ??? ?????? ?????? ?? ???????. — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) July 26, 2017 The dissonance in the Bihar politics came ostensibly to the fore-front when on Wednesday evening Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned from his post, thereby, ending the 'mahagathbandhan'. Nitish handed over his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and confirmed it to the media even as he emerged after meeting him. "The Governor has accepted my resignation. I did everything a chief of a party in alliance should do. I myself have given away the post. Now, you will have to wait and see what happens next," he said. The development came hours after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav earlier in the day took a jibe at Nitish Kumar, saying he was aware of his longtime friend's party's - Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) - growing bonhomie with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Following this, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to "congratulate" Nitish. "Huge congratulations to Nitish Kumar that he quit in the name of going against corruption. The 125 crore people of India support him," he posted. ?????????? ?? ??????? ????? ??? ?????? ?? ??? ????? ????? ?? ?? ????-???? ????? ??? ?? ????? ?????? ???????? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ??? ??? — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017 ??? ??, ????? ??? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ?????? ?? ??? ???????? ??????? ?? ??? ???? ?????????? ?? ??????? ?? ???? ?????,?? ??? ?? ??? ?? ???? ?? — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017 While the Congress is disappointed with Nitish's decision, the BJP has welcomed the move. (ANI)
Nitish thanks PM Modi for 'congratulating' him on his resignation
Nitish Kumar , who resigned as Bihar Chief Minister earlier in the day, has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'congratulating' him after his announcement. "Whole heartedly thank PM Modi for response through his tweet about our decision," Nitish tweeted. @narendramodi . — Nitish Kumar (@NitishKumar) July 26, 2017 The dissonance in the Bihar politics came ostensibly to the fore-front when on Wednesday evening Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned from his post, thereby, ending the 'mahagathbandhan'. Nitish handed over his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and confirmed it to the media even as he emerged after meeting him. "The Governor has accepted my resignation. I did everything a chief of a party in alliance should do. I myself have given away the post. Now, you will have to wait and see what happens next," he said. The development came hours after Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav earlier in the day took a jibe at Nitish Kumar, saying he was aware of his longtime friend's party's - Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) - growing bonhomie with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Following this, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to "congratulate" Nitish. "Huge congratulations to Nitish Kumar that he quit in the name of going against corruption. The 125 crore people of India support him," he posted. - — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017 , , — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017 While the Congress is disappointed with Nitish's decision, the BJP has welcomed the move. -ANI
Nitish Kumar resigns as Bihar CM: Twitterati join PM in praising JD(U) leader
The Prime Minister congratulated Nitish Kumar for his decision, saying it was a big step in the fight against corruption.
Modi congratulates Nitish for his 'fight against corruption'
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Nitish Kumar for "joining in the fight against corruption" by quitting as Bihar Chief Minister, within minutes of the latter putting in his papers. In tweets, Modi said: "Many, many congratulations to Nitish Kumar for joining in the fight against corruption. The countrys 125 crore citizens welcome and support his move for honesty." , , — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017 He said that for the sake of Bihars bright future, "it is the need of the hour for parties to rise above political differences and fight unitedly against corruption". IANS
Modi congratulates Nitish after resignation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying in doing so he has joined the fight against corruption. Immediately after Kumar announced his resignation, Modi tweeted: "Congratulations! Mr Nitish Kumar for joining the fight against corruption." "1.25 crore people are welcoming and supporting his honesty," he said in a series of tweets. "For the bright future of the country, and especially Bihar, it is the need of the hour to rise above political differences and join the fight against corruption," Modi said. Kumar today resigned as chief minister, citing differences with ally RJD over corruption charges against Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, son of Lalu Prasad.
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India vs Sri Lanka: Scoreboard at stumps on Day 2

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Following is the scoreboard after the second day's play of the opening cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium here on Thursday.India: overnight 399/3Shikhar...
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Sri Lanka 38/1 at tea, trail India by 562 runs
Sri Lanka were 38 for one in their first innings, trailing India by 562 runs at tea on day two of the first Test here today. Brief scores: India 600 all out in 133.1 overs (Dhawan 190, Pujara 153, Pandya 50, Rahane 57; Pradeep 6/131). Sri Lanka 38/1 in seven overs (Tharanga batting 24, Umesh 1/19).
Sri Lanka 38/1 at tea, trail India by 562 runs
Sri Lanka were 38 for one in their first innings, trailing India by 562 runs at tea on day two of the first Test here today. Brief scores: India 600 all out in 133.1 overs (Dhawan 190, Pujara 153, Pandya 50, Rahane 57; Pradeep 6/131). Sri Lanka 38/1 in seven overs (Tharanga batting 24, Umesh 1/19).
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UPDATE 1-Cricket-Test Series Sri Lanka v India scoreboard
July 27 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at tea on the second day in the first Test between Sri Lanka and India on Thursday in Galle, Sri Lanka India 1st innings (Overnight: 399-3)S. Dhawan c Mathews b Pradeep 190 A. Mukund c Dickwella b Pradeep 12 C. Pujara c Dickwella b Pradeep 153 V. Kohli c Dickwella b Pradeep 3 A. Rahane c Karunaratne b Kumar
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India vs Sri Lanka: Cheteshwar Pujara's new
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Pichai, Cook support transgenders following Trump's ban

The Financial Chronicle 2 hours 56 minutes ago

PTI City: Washington US Tech giants, including Google and Apple, have come out in support of the transgenders after President Donald Trump banned the community from serving in the country's...
Trump to ban transgenders from US military despite vow to fight for LGBT community
A transgender ban would reverse Democratic former President Barack Obama's policy and halts years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook condemn Donald Trump's military transgender ban
Tech leaders reacted quickly in opposition to Trump's transgender ban in the military
Pichai, Cook rap Trump for banning transgenders in US military
San Francisco : Top tech honchos from Apple, Microsoft and Google have lashed out at US President Donald Trump over his tweet where he called for prohibiting transgenders from serving in any capacity in the US armed forces. While terming the decision discriminatory, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: "We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back. #LetThemServe". In a series of tweets, Trump had said that after consulting his Generals and military experts, he decided not to allow transgenders serve in the US military as it would result in tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Soon after Trump's tweets, tech industry leaders late on Wednesday took to Twitter and criticised the US President for his call to prohibit transgenders in military services, using "#LetThemServe" hashtag. Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to Twitter and wrote: "I am grateful to the transgender members of the military for their service. #LetThemServe." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on his profile that everyone should be able to serve their country, "no matter who they are." According to Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, "We honor and respect all who serve, including the transgender members of our military". This is not the first time tech leader have sided opposite to Trump to speak openly against his decision. They have openly criticised him for his decisions like infringing upon LGBTQ rights, immigration, offshoring of jobs, encryption and banning immigrants from few countries to enter the US. Last year Apple, Google, Microsoft and others tech giants slammed a North Carolina law that limited bathroom access for transgender people.
Pichai, Cook rap Trump for banning transgenders in US military
Top tech honchos from Apple, Microsoft and Google have lashed out at US President Donald Trump over his tweet where he called for prohibiting transgenders from serving in any capacity in the US armed forces.While terming the decision discriminatory, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted: "We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds...
Trump to ban transgender U.S. military personnel, reversing Obama
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, a move appealing to some in his conservative political base but creating uncertainty about the fate of thousands of transgender service members.
Donald Trump likely to ban transgender US military personnel, reversing Obama
The action, reversing Democratic former President Barack Obama`s policy, halted years of efforts to eliminate barriers to military service based on sexual orientation or gender identity
Trump to ban transgender U.S. military personnel, reversing Obama | Reuters
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President Trump bars transgenders from serving U.S. military
United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that transgenders, in any capacity, won't be allowed to serve the military saying that their inclusion would entail "disruption" in the military affairs. Trump, in a series of tweets, said that he arrived at this decision after holding consultations with military Generals and experts. "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military," he said. "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you," he added. Last year, former Defence Secretary Ash Carter had said that those transgender, who are already in the military can serve openly, and directed the officials to come up with a policy to allow transgender recruitment by July 1. But Defence Secretary Jim Mattis announced a delay in the implementation on June 30. According to an estimate by American think tank Rand Corporation, there were 2,450 out of the 1.2 million transgenders who are on active-duty service. -ANI
Trump bars transgenders from serving in US military
Announcing the decision on Twitter, Trump said the military would not "allow or accept" transgender service members, reversing a major last year#39;s decision of his predecessor Barack Obama.
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Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India: report

Mathrubhumi 3 hours 37 minutes ago

Dubai:Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said he considered using nuclear weapons against India after a terror attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001 dramatically peaked...
Musharraf considered nuclear strike against India during tensions after 2001 Parliament attack
After the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, Pakistan's former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf considered use of nuclear weapons against India.
I mulled using nukes against India: Musharraf
Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said he considered using nuclear weapons against India after a terror attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001 dramatically peaked India-Pakistan tensions.But he decided against it out of fear of Indian retaliation, a Japanese newspaper said.In an interview to the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun,...
Musharraf wanted to nuke India
Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily ''Mainichi Shimbun'' said.
Musharraf mulled using nuclear weapons against India: Reports
Pakistan's former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily 'Mainichi Shimbun' said. The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation. When tensions were high in 2002, there was a "danger when (the) nuclear threshold could have been crossed," the paper quoted Musharraf as saying. At the time, Musharraf had publicly said that he would not rule out the possibility of using nuclear weapons. Musharraf also said, however, that at the time, neither India nor Pakistan had nuclear warheads on their missiles, so it would have taken one to two days to make them launch-ready. Asked whether he had ordered that missiles be equipped with nuclear warheads and put into firing position, he said, "We didn't do that and we don't think India also did that, thank God" -- pointing, perhaps, to a fear of retaliation, the paper reported. The two countries subsequently avoided an all-out clash and tensions subsided. The then army chief Musharraf ousted the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a coup in October 1999. The army general served as president from 2001 to 2008. Musharraf has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan on pretext of medical treatment. He has been charged with involvement in the murder of the former two-time prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. Report India PTI Dubai Nawaz Sharif Benazir Bhutto Mainichi Shimbun Pervez Musharraf Pakistan Dubai Thu, 27 Jul 2017-05:20pm Date updated: Thursday, 27 July 2017 - 5:20pm Article Images: Pervez Musharraf PTI Short URL: dnai.in/eTQ3 Embargo: Syndicate: Hide lead image: Page views: 422 From Print Edition:
Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack: Report
Pakistan's former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily 'Mainichi Shimbun' said. The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation. When tensions were high in 2002, there was a "danger when (the) nuclear threshold could have been crossed," the paper quoted Musharraf as saying. At the time, Musharraf had publicly said that he would not rule out the possibility of using nuclear weapons. Musharraf also said, however, that at the time, neither India nor Pakistan had nuclear warheads on their missiles, so it would have taken one to two days to make them launch-ready. Asked whether he had ordered that missiles be equipped with nuclear warheads and put into firing position, he said, "We didn't do that and we don't think India also did that, thank God" -- pointing, perhaps, to a fear of retaliation, the paper reported. The two countries subsequently avoided an all-out clash and tensions subsided. The then army chief Musharraf ousted the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a coup in October 1999. The army general served as president from 2001 to 2008. Musharraf has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan on pretext of medical treatment. He has been charged with involvement in the murder of the former two-time prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. -PTI
Pervez Musharraf planned to use nukes against India after 2001 attack, claims report
Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily #39;Mainichi Shimbun#39; said.
'Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack'
Pakistans former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily Mainichi Shimbun said. The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation. When tensions were high in 2002, there was a "danger when (the) nuclear threshold could have been crossed," the paper quoted Musharraf as saying. At the time, Musharraf had publicly said that he would not rule out the possibility of using nuclear weapons. Musharraf also said, however, that at the time, neither India nor Pakistan had nuclear warheads on their missiles, so it would have taken one to two days to make them launch-ready. Asked whether he had ordered that missiles be equipped with nuclear warheads and put into firing position, he said, "We didnt do that and we dont think India also did that, thank God" -- pointing, perhaps, to a fear of retaliation, the paper reported. The two countries subsequently avoided an all-out clash and tensions subsided. The then army chief Musharraf ousted the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a coup in October 1999. The army general served as president from 2001 to 2008. Musharraf has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan on pretext of medical treatment. He has been charged with involvement in the murder of the former two-time prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.
'Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack'
Pakistan's former military dictator Gen Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. Musharraf, 73, also recalled that he had many sleepless nights, asking himself whether he would or could deploy nuclear weapons, the Japanese daily 'Mainichi Shimbun' said. The former president disclosed that amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament, he contemplated the use of nuclear weapons, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation. When tensions were high in 2002, there was a "danger when (the) nuclear threshold could have been crossed," the paper quoted Musharraf as saying. At the time, Musharraf had publicly said that he would not rule out the possibility of using nuclear weapons. Musharraf also said, however, that at the time, ...
`Gen Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 attack`
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Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 Parliament attack
Pakistan's former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf says he mulled the use of nuclear weapons against India amid tensions following the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, but decided against doing so out of fear of retaliation, according to a media report. The post Pervez Musharraf mulled using nukes against India after 2001 Parliament attack appeared first on Firstpost .
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1 billion people use WhatsApp daily

Asia Net India 5 hours 58 minutes ago

Messaging app WhatsApp said it has crossed the one-billion daily users milestone globally. “Just last year, we shared that one billion people around the world use WhatsApp every month. Now,...
Whatsapp officially has 1 bn active users
New Delhi: WhatsApp has garnered one billion daily active users around the world who transfer over 55 billion messages and one billion videos everyday, the company said on Thursday. The monthly active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp are over 1.3 billion and it supports 60 languages globally. Over 4.5 billion photos are shared around the world on WhatsApp every day. The introduction of video call, Status (Posts that disappear after 24 hours), two-step verification security and a revamp in design has helped WhatsApp attract more users since last year when it had just one billion monthly active users. Facebook recently updated the file sharing feature, letting users to share a file of any format. Users can also share multiple videos and photos at a time and send files up to 100MB size. Users can now easily make their text bold or italic and also send GIFs which they can choose from app's in-built gallery. Despite WhatsApp's move to adopt end-to-end encryption by default for its billion users around the world, rights groups have termed the policies of the instant messaging app too weak to protect user privacy from governments. Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion in early 2014.
WhatsApp claims to have over one billion daily users worldwide
The monthly active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp are over 1.3 billion and it supports 60 languages globally. The post WhatsApp claims to have over one billion daily users worldwide appeared first on Firstpost .
WhatsApp now has 1 bn daily users globally
WhatsApp has garnered one billion daily active users around the world who transfer over 55 billion messages and one billion videos everyday, the company said on Thursday.
1 bn videos, 55 bn messages a day: WhatsApp gets a boost from design revamp
Monthly active users are over 1.3 billion and it supports 60 languages globally
WhatsApp now has 1 billion daily users
WhatsApp has announced that it has over 1 billion daily active users, who are on the app out of a total of 1.3 billion monthly active users. The apps sees over 55 billion messages being shared every day, of which over 1 billion are video messages alone.
WhatsApp now has 1 billion daily active users worldwide
The most popular messaging app in the world, WhatsApp has announced that it now has 1 billion daily active users on its service.
WhatsApp users share 55 billion texts, 4.5 billion photos, 1 billion videos daily
WhatsApp reached another milestone with its user base. In its official blog made an announcement that it reached a user base of 1 billion daily users and a massive 1.3 billion monthly users of the app.
WhatsApp has 1bn daily active users globally
WhatsApp has garnered one billion daily active users around the world who transfer over 55 billion messages and one billion videos everyday, the company said on Thursday.The monthly active users of Facebook-owned WhatsApp are over 1.3 billion and it supports 60 languages globally. Over 4.5 billion photos are shared around the world on WhatsApp...
Whatsapp reaches 1 billion daily active users; Calculations
Facebook owned messaging service Whatsapp has recorded 1 billion daily active users, the company has announced, out of a total of 1.3 million monthly active user base. That means around 77% of Whatsapp’s monthly active users are active daily. That is staggering. Mark Zuckerberg also announced... ...
WhatsApp hits 1 billion daily active users
One billion people now use WhatsApp every single day. The Facebook owned messaging app has reached this milestone a month after it announced thatone billion people use WhatsApp every month. WhatsApp also announced thatusers are now sending 55 billion messages per day, 4.5 billion photos and 1 billion videos,and its now at 1.3 billion monthly … Continue reading "WhatsApp hits 1 billion daily active users"
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