Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicAssembly elections 2021

Topic: Assembly elections 2021

Mamata Banerjee has sounded an alarm for Congress leadership. Now it is up to the party

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Sharad Pawar meets Prashant Kishor, fuels talks of an anti-BJP alliance for 2024 polls

Sharad Pawar holds closed-door meeting with political strategist Prashant Kishor for over 3 hours. Meeting is significant given Kishor helped TMC and DMK defeat BJP in assembly polls.

CWC holds off polls for Congress president, to focus on ‘saving every life’ amid Covid 2nd wave

CWC meeting Monday also discussed party's poor performance in the just-concluded assembly elections and Modi govt's handling of the Covid crisis amid the second wave.

Bengal has stopped BJP’s Ashvamedha yagna — and given India an opportunity

Even in the victory, Indians must admit that the factors responsible for the BJP’s humiliating defeat in Bengal and Kerala do not add up to a grand story of reclaiming democracy.

Poll updates: Mamata concedes defeat in Nandigram, happy Bengal ‘saved country’, BJP says it accepts mandate

Trinamool Congress wins in West Bengal, LDF in Kerala, DMK in Tamil Nadu and BJP in Assam. Here are the updates of the 2021 assembly election results.

Times Now suspends election results coverage Sunday, says institutions have ‘failed’

The news channel stated it will ‘refrain from covering poll related celebrations as a symbolic gesture’, adding that it will ‘carry flash news updates on the counting’.

TMC edge in Bengal, BJP win in Assam, LDF sweep in Kerala — what exit polls say

The exit polls predictions for four states and one UT were made Thursday. The results will be declared on 2 May.

BJP or TMC, we don’t know who’ll win Bengal, but we know who the loser is

While the EC has not really made itself proud in recent years, its conduct in the current assembly polls has established what it lacks — both a spine and teeth.

Poll rallies to Kumbh Mela — Modi-Shah’s conscience must take a look at latest Covid surge

There is a reason Modi forgets his Mann ki Baat on Covid safety at rallies and Kumbh Mela — it’s poll over people.

With barren land and no jobs, Singur now wants industry — and another ‘poriborton’ in Bengal

Singur, which votes on 10 April, is one of the keenly watched contests in West Bengal, with two important faces of the 2006 land movement fighting it out as BJP and TMC candidates.

On Camera

YourTurn

Was Djokovic a health risk in Australia? What did the country’s govt gain from his deportation

A federal court in Australia Sunday upheld the government’s decision to revoke the tennis player's visa, ending a 10-day saga in on the issue.

India adds to billionaires’ list, even as Covid worsens poverty in country, says Oxfam report

According to the global Oxfam Davos report of 2022, India added 40 billionaires to 142 last year during Covid crisis, whose combined fortune is more than the poorest of the population.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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