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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal speaks during a press conference, ahead of the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly Election in Nainital Sunday | PTI

Kejriwal assures unemployment allowance, job quota for locals in Uttarakhand if voted to power

Kejriwal said every youth would get employment if AAP comes to power in next assembly elections & also assured Rs 5,000 allowance to an individual from every family till they got a job.
Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann, with others, at an event in August | Twitter | @AAPPunjab

Former IPS officer, diplomat, activist, philanthropist — AAP’s hunt for its Punjab CM face

While party chief Arvind Kejriwal is reluctant to choose Bhagwant Mann, AAP's most visible face in Punjab, those the party wants don't seem interested in politics or AAP.
AAP leaders

AAP begins Tiranga Yatra in Ayodhya as it works to ‘spoil BJP game’, capture Brahmin vote

AAP, like BJP, SP and BSP, is looking to woo Brahmins who make up 12% of UP's population and are a significant vote bank. Party also plans series of 'Chanakya Sammelans' in run-up to 2022 polls.
Farmers protesting at Singhu border | Representational image | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

AAP, Akali Dal leaders object to ‘unfair’ farmers’ appeal to put Punjab poll campaign on hold

Campaigning for 2022 Punjab polls is expected to intensify before kharif harvest season next month, but farmers have requested it be suspended till polls are announced, to ensure focus on farm laws agitation.
A file photo of AAP Lok Sabha MP Bhagwant Mann. | Photo: ANI

Bhagwant Mann expected to meet AAP chief Kejriwal amid rumblings of rebellion in Punjab unit

Bhagwant Mann has openly shown his desire to be named CM candidate, but he is not AAP leadership’s first choice despite being Punjab unit’s president.
File image of AAP leader Sanjay Singh | Facebook

AAP will contest all seats in 2022 UP assembly polls on its own, Sanjay Singh says

Singh said the names of the candidates will be declared in the next 15 days and asserted his party will expose the 'fake nationalism' of BJP and showcase AAP's 'real nationalism'.
Aam Aadmi Party leaders during the party's Tiranga Yatra in Agra, on 29 August 2021 | Twitter/@msisodia

UP Police books Sisodia, 16 other AAP leaders for violating Covid norms at Tiranga Yatra

The FIR also mentions 500 unidentified persons who attended the event at Agra, part of AAP's election strategy for upcoming polls, for exceeding the permitted number.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the Kumbh Mela

AAP alleges corruption in organisation of 2019 Kumbh, cites CAG report

According to the CAG report, there were 'huge irregularities' in the expenditure of Rs 2,700-crore allocated for organising the Kumbh, AAP MP Sanjay Singh said.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with AAP CM candidate for Uttarakhand, Ajay Kothiyal wave to the supporters during the roadshow, in Dehradun on 17 August. | Photo: ANI

Ajay Kothiyal, the retired Army Colonel behind Kedarpuri & AAP’s CM face in Uttarakhand

Col (retd) Ajay Kothiyal, a Tehri district native and son of a former IPS officer, was decorated with Kirti Chakra, Vishisht Seva Medal and Shaurya Chakra.
Rakesh Asthana

‘Rakesh Asthana sent on special mission’ — Delhi assembly passes resolution against appointment

MHA named Rakesh Asthana as the new Delhi CP Tuesday, three days before his retirement as the BSF DG. AAP MLAs say this violates SC guidelines.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (file photo) | Bloomberg

If anybody can lead EU after Angela Merkel, it’s Super Mario

What gives Italian PM Mario Draghi so much authority is in part his technocratic and diplomatic manner. But it’s also his prior career as an economist.
The nose of a Boeing Co. 737-9 aircraft

Tamil Nadu firm bags Boeing contract to manufacture, supply aviation components

Aerospace Engineers won a long-time contract with the global aerospace giant and deliveries of the parts would begin early next year.


File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | Representational image | By special arrangement

China sets up new shelters for troops in forward areas near LAC in eastern Ladakh

Sources said the shelters were installed near Tashigong, Manza, Hot Springs and Churup among others, in response to India’s deployment in the region.

Does India matter? Yes, Kamala Harris’s ‘sermon’ to Modi reminds him why

Democracy is the most important of the 3 Ds Modi keeps listing. If that is damaged, India’s most powerful PM in five decades also gets publicly admonished, if gently, by US V-P.