Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicAssam Jatiya Parishad

Topic: Assam Jatiya Parishad

BJP & allies win landslide in Guwahati civic polls, AAP gets 1 seat, zero for Congress

BJP & Asom Gana Parishad won 58 out of 60 wards in municipal polls held Friday after 9-year gap. Lurinjyoti Gogoi-led Assam Jatiya Parishad got 1 seat.

Assam groups ready to resume anti-CAA protests next month, after Modi govt U-turn on farm laws

Assam’s anti-CAA stir had lost momentum after being halted due to exams and Covid. Outfits like AASU, AJP and Raijor Dal now intend to renew the agitation from 10-12 December. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
NI 13.08

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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