A total of 13 ministers are expected to be sworn-in along with Chief Minister-designate Nitish Kumar in the oath-taking ceremony on Monday evening at the Raj Bhawan in Patna. Governor Phagu Chauhan will administer Nitish and others the oath of office and secrecy. The ceremony will be attended by Union minister Amit Shah, and BJP’s national president Amit Shah. This will be Nitish’s fourth consecutive term as the Chief Minister of Bihar. He will take oath as the Bihar CM for a record seventh time in a row. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi will not be a part of his Cabinet with the BJP announcing Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi to the deputy CMs.
World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstans president, it was a critical collapse of global cooperation.
LAC Border standoff: India, China agree to disengage from ‘some of the friction points’, says report
After the standoff that lasted more than six months in eastern Ladakh, it seems India and China are close to a breakthrough over disengagement on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), news agency ANI reported quoting defence sources. The development is in the process after the eight-round of Corps Commander level talks between the two sides held on November 6 in Chushul.