JD(U) president Nitish Kumar took oath as Bihar chief minister for a fourth straight term today at a ceremony which was attended by top BJP leaders including Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda. Along with Nitish Kumar, BJP leaders Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi also took oaths. They are expected to serve as his deputies. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising the BJP-JDU will take charge in Bihar from today.
South Korean President Moon Jaein apologized for the first time Monday for the killing of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed in its responsibility to safeguard a citizen.
The situation remains calm at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since the Moscow pact between Indian and Chinese foreign ministers but Indian Army is preparing for a long haul as winters are about to set in in the region. Top government sources told WION, “No major aggressive activity seen in last 5-6 days by Chinese at LAC.”
While younger people make up the bulk of the protests pushing for Lukashenko’s resignation after the August 9 vote that the opposition sees as rigged, many retirees also have joined the daily demonstrations.