Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
Topic2019 elections

Topic: 2019 elections

Distressed to see violence at US Capitol, peaceful transfer of power must continue — PM Modi

Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol when lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris' election victory.

Rahul Gandhi could do with some public display of humility

Rahul Gandhi cannot pretend 2014 and 2019 did not happen. To even begin to build a new image, he has to demonstrate humility.

Fake news is here to stay. But it can be countered easily, without sources & links: Study

Cow urine cures cancer. EVMs hacked. These are just some of the fake news that circulate on social media and WhatsApp. So, a new study tested correction methods.

BJP swept votes of armed forces because Congress scored a self-goal in its manifesto

BJP mopped up postal votes, mostly cast by military personnel, as Congress promise to review AFSPA in aftermath of Pulwama & Balakot appears to have backfired.

Modi’s anti-poverty schemes work. That’s why BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections

Vajpayee’s ‘India Shining’ defeat in 2004 made BJP shift its focus to the poorest, and Modi’s first five years saw anti-poverty schemes bring great success.

Bombay High Court issues notices to Gadkari & election commission over his election

A single-judge bench took up for hearing three separate election petitions alleging electoral malpractices in the poll process.

Just 8 EVM-VVPAT machines recorded vote mismatch in Lok Sabha polls, EC says human error

The Election Commission has launched a campaign to spread a message about the infallibility of the EVMs.

Haryana BJP eyes repeat of Lok Sabha feat, to deploy 3 lakh panna-pramukhs for state polls

In the Lok Sabha elections, 2 lakh panna-pramukhs were involved by the BJP to micro-manage the electorate.

BJP got 93% of the Rs 985 crore corporates donated to national parties in 2016-18

According to a survey by ADR, six national parties together received more money in 2016-17 & 2017-18 than the previous four years combined.

AAP’s Raghav Chadha challenges South Delhi election result in Delhi High Court

Raghav Chadha seeks setting aside of BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's election win for 'concealing FIR', wants himself declared the winner.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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