Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicAssembly election

Topic: assembly election

On EC recommendation, govt hikes poll expenditure limit for candidates ahead of assembly polls

Revised poll expenditure limit for candidates is Rs 40 lakh instead of Rs 28 lakh in big states, and Rs 28 lakh instead of Rs 20 lakh in smaller states.

2 officials of EC team that visited poll-bound states test positive for Covid-19

The officials are part of the team attached to the three election commissioners. At least one of them travelled to UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to review poll preparations.

PDP to fight upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, says Mehbooba Mufti

The PDP chief Sunday said that questions surrounding an alliance are premature but ruled out any alliance with BJP. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is far from normal, she added.

Kejriwal promises 300 free units, 24/7 electricity supply in Punjab if AAP wins 2022 polls

Chandigarh: AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised free electricity to every Punjab household that consumes up to 300 units of power...

Focus on infra projects, tour poll-bound states: Nadda tells ministers as BJP preps for 2022 polls

Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah & Nirmala Sitharaman were among those present at the meeting called by BJP president, where the party chalked out strategy for states going to polls next year.

India needs responsible leadership to wade through Covid crisis

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60% West Bengal voters want EC to either have single-phase polling or cancel all three

Forty-three per cent of the voters want political parties and leaders to suspend their election campaigns.

BJP fields Sreedharan from Kerala’s Palakkad, MPs Babul Supriyo, Swapan Dasgupta in Bengal race

Sitting BJP MPs Babul Supriyo, Locket Chatterjee & Swapan Dasgupta to contest Bengal polls. In Tamil Nadu, Mahila Morcha chief Vanathi Srinivasan will take on Kamal Haasan.

Why 8 phase assembly election for Bengal, questions Mamata, alleges EC schedule favours BJP

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee claims 'sources' told her the poll dates are similar to those BJP wanted, targets PM Narendra Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah for 'misusing' power.

Everyone on election duty to get Covid vaccine before polling day, says EC

Announcing the assembly elections dates for 5 states, the Chief Election Commissioner said voting will be allowed for an additional hour, keeping in mind Covid safety guidelines.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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