Wednesday, 10 August, 2022

Topic: AIMIM

India’s Hindi belt politics has a southern challenger — Asaduddin Owaisi

The ‘Hyderabad ke mohalle ka leader’ is now being dubbed as ‘nearly king-maker’. Taking him lightly will only cost the Opposition.

What the Owaisi phenomenon says about Indian Muslims & future of ‘secular’ parties

In episode 616 of ‘Cut the Clutter’, ThePrint’s editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta elaborates on the ‘paranoia’ among ‘secular parties’ over the rise of the Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM in Bihar.

AIMIM wins 5 seats in Bihar, but hasn’t made a big dent in Mahagathbandhan vote share

The AIMIM fielded 20 candidates in the elections to the 243-seat assembly, of which 14 were in the Muslim-dominated Seemanchal region.

Asaduddin Owaisi targets RSS over Mathura Idgah plea, says must remain alert

Owaisi said that the dispute between Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sangh & Shahi Idgah Trust was settled in 1968; he questioned the revival of the dispute.

BSP, AIMIM, RLSP’s new front in Bihar is eyeing Dalit-Muslim votes, could dent JD(U)

The BSP and AIMIM leaders say the idea behind the alliance is to converge the Dalit and Muslim votes, and present a 'solidarity of the marginalised'.

Owaisi’s AIMIM eats into ‘secular’ parties’ votes but not enough to help BJP win, data shows

Owaisi's AIMIM has made little to no dent in the 'secular' parties' votes in 2014 & 2019 Maharashtra assembly polls, 2015 Bihar polls, 2017 UP polls and 2019 Jharkhand polls.

Why Owaisi, ‘twinkle twinkle little star’ of Bihar politics, is giving jitters to RJD-Congress

AIMIM has once again been labelled the ‘B team’ of BJP, but Owaisi says an NDA victory in Bihar polls will be the RJD-Congress’ fault.

Opposition protests Question Hour suspension, govt says parties had agreed to it earlier

Opposition says govt trying to strangulate democracy by suspending Question Hour. Rajnath Singh says Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had given consent to it earlier.

Butchers set to be tested for Covid-19 ahead of Eid in Hyderabad

Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi tells ThePrint process will most likely start Tuesday. Those who test positive will be quarantined or admitted to hospital depending on symptoms.

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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.
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‘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.


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.