Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicAssembly election

Topic: assembly election

Arrests, court battles, communal row — how TRS, BJP are going all out in Telangana bypoll

Both CM KCR and Union home minister Amit Shah have visited Munugode constituency & held big rallies, although the Election Commission is yet to announce the bypoll date

Icing on BJP victory cake is farmers’ protests, Covid didn’t affect UP voters

Election results reiterate that good governance and Narendra Modi are a winning combination. But for Congress, it's beyond redemption.

SubscriberWrites: UP’s political weather changing. Each constituency has a divergent story

The voter seems to have ultimately emerged as a victor in the campaign by parties in UP due to the rupturing of the big grand narrative, writes Nischai Vats.

EC allows campaigning between 6AM & 10PM in relaxation of restrictions in poll-bound states

Citing the rise in Covid-19 cases, the Election Commission had previously imposed a ban on physical rallies, roadshows and padayatras in the five poll-bound states on 8 January.

55% Indians favour postponing polls over Covid fears, up from 31% a fortnight ago, survey shows

Conducted by LocalCircles, the survey says that of those who seek a delay, 30% support a 1-2 month-long postponement while 25% prefer a postponement of up to 4 months.

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.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
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RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

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Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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