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Not lobbying for my son, but he has right to seek party’s ticket: BJP MP Rita Bahuguna

There are speculations that Joshi's son is seeking Assembly polls from Lucknow Cantt, the seat that BJP's Suresh Chandra Tiwari had won in bye-election of 2019, after she vacated it.

UP MLAs quit BJP for selfish motives, we’ll go door to door & showcase welfare: OBC Morcha head

While BJP central leadership draws up strategy to counter series of OBC MLAs’ resignations, OBC Morcha has been tasked with localised measures to tackle the issue.

Aam Aadmi Party names Bhagwant Mann as its chief ministerial face for Punjab polls

While making the announcement, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that more than 93% of people chose Bhagwant Mann in their submissions for the party’s chief ministerial candidate.

Why expelled BJP minister, serial defector Harak Rawat is still a prize catch in Uttarakhand

BJP expelled Harak Rawat for engaging in ‘anti-party’ activities. At a tearful press conference later, he said he will now join Congress, of which he was a member from 1998-2016.

Tumult in TMC as Abhishek Banerjee differs with aunt Mamata’s line on Covid in Bengal

Abhishek’s ‘personal opinion’ was that religious/political events should be postponed, going against Mamata govt’s stance. This sparked war of words in TMC, leaders now gagged.

Before civic polls, Uddhav govt plans Rs 16.5-cr ad blitz ‘to promote 2 years’ achievements’

Publicity campaign comes ahead 10 civic body polls, including Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, and Nashik. Official says govt didn't do much on 2nd anniversary in November, doing it now.

Ravidas Jayanti & the Dalit vote — why Punjab parties got EC to shift polling date by 6 days

The EC Monday postponed Punjab assembly elections from 14 to 20 February, avoiding a date on which lakhs of voters would likely be out of state to honour Sant Ravidas.

AAP will announce CM candidate for Punjab polls tomorrow, Arvind Kejriwal says

Kejriwal had said that MP Bhagwant Mann was his choice for the chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming polls but Mann insisted that the people of Punjab should make this decision.

Amit Shah to begin statewide tour of UP from 22 Jan, no MP to be fielded in assembly polls

In UP, which goes to polls from 10 February, BJP leaders are requesting to field family members and relatives, but the party is likely to follow the one ticket-one family diktat.

Alliance with BJP final, Nishad party will contest 15 seats in UP: Sanjay Nishad

Nishad party president Sanjay Nishad Sunday said he will meet senior BJP leaders, including Amit Shah, in Delhi on Monday to finalise the constituencies.

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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