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Topic2022 assembly election

Topic: 2022 assembly election

BJP turns to ‘Mission Shimla’ before Himachal polls, with pay hikes & thank you notes from CM

Fighting anti-incumbency, Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur is making numerous moves to 'lower the burden' on voters. Central BJP leadership too is keeping a close eye.

Lawyers, engineer, doctors, members of Anna Hazare’s crusade — meet ministers in Mann’s cabinet

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann's cabinet also reflects an interesting social mix — four of the ministers are Jat Sikhs, three Dalit Sikhs and three Hindus, including a Dalit Hindu.

Hijab verdict tramples on religious identity of Muslims, says Urdu press, backs appeal in SC

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Electoral bonds put over Rs 1,200 cr into parties’ kitties this poll season, govt data reveals

Bonds worth more than Rs 1,500 cr were sold in 2021. Figure was over Rs 5,000 cr in 2019, when general elections were held. No party-wise figures collated, says finance ministry.

First Punjab assembly session after AAP poll victory to be held day after Mann takes oath as CM

Bhagwant Mann will take oath on 16 March & a govt document has announced 17 March as day for the special one-day Vidhan Sabha session which will see legislators take oath & election of speaker.

Prodded by Bhagwant Mann, AAP Punjab MLAs rush to constituencies, focus on schools & hospitals

The CM-designate, in 1st address to MLAs after poll victory, had directed them to spend more time in their constituencies rather than in Chandigarh. Mann will take oath as CM on 16 March.

Victorious leaders, top ministers — BJP has clear contenders for CM post in Goa & Manipur

The party has incumbent CMs in Manipur and Goa — N. Biren Singh and Pramod Sawant, respectively — and plausible alternatives from second-rung leadership.

How NSE server ‘manipulation’ led to “wrongful gains” for 1 company, “wrongful loss” for others

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Money power, RSS ground support, dedicated cadres: How BJP won UP, according to Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Thanks to reduced UP majority, July’s Presidential election just got a little tougher for BJP

BJP-led NDA is now 1.2% away from the majority mark, compared to just 0.05% in July 2021. But sometimes-friendly parties like Jagan's YSRCP & Naveen Patnaik's BJD could fill gap.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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