When Nitish Kumar abandoned the Grand Alliance with RJD and Congress to join the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in August last year, opinions regarding his decision were divided. Some called it a political masterstroke, others called it a mistake; most were cynical. They felt this was perhaps another one of Kumar’s U-turns in his quest to use realpolitik to maintain power, and it could go either way.Maintaining power, as it is turning out, would be difficult. Once considered to be the Opposition’s pitch for Prime Ministerial candidature, Nitish Kumar now seems to be struggling for seats in a state he has ruled for the past 13 years. Kumar had broken his alliance with the NDA before the 2014 general elections, citing differences with PM Narendra Modi.In the elections that followed, Janata Dal (United), Kumar's party, was trounced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in Bihar, reducing the party to two seats while the BJP garnered 22. This was a change from … [Read more...] about Grand Alliance, NDA or go-it-alone: Options galore, but what is Bihar CM Nitish Kumar thinking?
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Asus has slashed the price of the Asus 6Z, aka ZenFone 6, and the Asus 5Z in India. Both the smartphones feature top-of-the-line specifications and have received a price cut up to Rs 7,000.The Asus 6Z was launched earlier this year for Rs 31,999 against the likes of OnePlus 7, Redmi K20 Pro, etc. The base variant with 6GB + 64GB RAM has received a Rs 4,000 price cut and is now available for Rs 27,999. The 6GB + 128GB variant is also available at a discounted price of Rs 30,999, down from Rs 34,999.The top-end model of the Asus 6Z with 8GB + 256GB storage has received a Rs 5,000 price drop and is now available for Rs 34,999.Close The Asus 5Z with 6GB + 64GB storage has a revised price of Rs 16,999, down from its previous discounted price of Rs 21,999. Asus has also slashed the price of the 6GB + 128GB and 8GB RAM models are also available at a discounted price of Rs 18,999 and Rs 21,999. related news Exclusive: Flaw left user data of 2 million Bounceshare customers vulnerable … [Read more...] about Asus 6Z, Asus 5Z get price cut up to Rs 7,000: New price, specifications, features