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National News
Sharad Yadav removed as leader of JD(U) in Rajya Sabha
 
(New Delhi, Aug 12, 2017, PTI): Janata Dal(U) Rajya Sabha members today removed Sharad Yadav, who opposed the party's decision to ally with the BJP in Bihar, as their leader in the House and replaced him with R C P Singh, a senior party leader said.

The MPs met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to hand him a letter appointing Singh as the leader of the JD(U) in the upper house, the leader said.

Singh is a trusted lieutenant of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

The JD(U) has 10 members in the Rajya Sabha. It had last night suspended its Rajya Sabha member Ali Anwar Ansari from the parliamentary party for attending a meeting of opposition parties convened by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Differences between Kumar and Yadav surfaced after the former snapped ties with the Congress and the RJD, and allied with the BJP to form a new government in Bihar last month.

Yadav, who is on a tour of Bihar, has said he still believes he is a part of the Grand Alliance with the RJD and the Congress. The JD(U) is not just Nitish Kumar's party, but also his party, he has said.

Yadav also claimed that the real JD(U) was with him and the one with Kumar was 'sarkari' JD(U).

In a related development, BJP president Amit Shah said in a tweet today that he had invited Kumar to join the ruling NDA.


Post demonetisation, separatists and Maoists feel 'fund-starved': Arun Jaitley
Kalinga Utkal Express derailment: 4 railway officials suspended based on prima facie cause of accident
ACB forced me to testify against BS Yeddyurappa: KAS officer
Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) passes resolution to join NDA
Positive result on merger in a day or two: Panneerselvam
Nitish, Sharad supporters clash outside CM's house
Adityanath targets Rahul, says Gorakhpur not a 'picnic spot'
12 people die of swine flu in Gujarat; toll rises to 242
Flood furry: Toll climbs to 153 in Bihar; Army called in for rescue operations
Nikolay Kudashev is Russia's new envoy to India
Gujarat Rajya Sabha election: One of two MLAs voted for BJP, admits NCP
Rajiv convicts case: HC pulls up TN govt
Independent candidate commits suicide after losing poll
Tripura CM Manik Sarkar receives death threat
British diplomat meets Uttarakhand CM Rawat
Army Chief Rawat to visit Ladakh; to review border security
Modi govt making 'unprecedented' efforts to serve poor: Shah
10-year-old rape victim delivers baby, put under observation
Encounter in north Kashmir
Delhi police gets hoax call to blow up high court
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
'Predator' star Sonny Landham passes away
 (Los Angeles, Aug 19, 2017): Sonny Landham, best known for starring in hit action films such as "Pre  
Bollywood's attitude towards women changed: Kareena
Kochiites give warm welcome to Sunny Leone
Daniel Craig to return as 'James Bond'
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years
 (Washington, Aug 20, 2017):The wreckage of a lost US warship has been found 72 years after a
Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Stand-up comedian, activist Dick Gregory dies
‘Pakistan’s Mother Teresa’ accorded state funeral
KERALA NEWS
Shukkoor murder: CBI re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders
 (Kannur, Aug 19, 2017, DG): The CBI has decided to conduct a re-investigation against CPI(M) leaders
Malappuram conversions: State didn't submit report, says Minister
Two new earthworm species found in Western Ghats
Oommen Chandy's idea not practical: Antony
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