The Bharatiya Janata Party-JDU alliance has retained power in Bihar. Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar will head the government for another five years in the Hindi heartland. While the BJP has gained substantially this time, the JDU of Nitish Kumar faced the public’s anger. The BJP has secured 74 seats while the JDU has settled with just 43, meaning the saffron party is the ‘big brother’ this time. This is perhaps the first time when the BJP has an upper hand over JDU. Junior partners Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) and Vikassheel Insaan Party have won 4 seats each.
The Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has paused the measurement of television viewership ratings of news channels for a period of twelve weeks. Welcoming the decision, the News Brodcasters Association (NBA) said it was a bold move by the council.
The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 41 million, including more than 1,136,260 fatalities. More than 30,909,643 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday that “there is no doubt” that the winner of November’s presidential election should pick Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement.