Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicAssembly Elections

Topic: Assembly Elections

Sonia Gandhi asks Congress chiefs in 5 states to resign after poll drubbing

Gandhi's decision came two days after the CWC meet and is aimed at facilitating 'reorganisation' of the state units.

BJP wins UP, but rising prices & inflation still likely threat to Modi ahead of 2024 elections

UP, where Modi was star campaigner, is seen as a test of PM's popularity ahead of 2024 general elections. Win could strengthen his position & allow him space to implement hard-to-sell reforms

Jalandhar Cantt’s ‘election Olympics’ bucks Punjab trend, Congress’ Pargat beats AAP’s Sodhi

Sitting MLA and Punjab Sports Minister Pargat Singh beat anti-incumbency and polled 6,000 more votes than closest opponent and fellow hockey veteran Surinder Singh Sodhi of AAP.

‘Star campaigner’ Sonu Sood fails to charm Moga voters, sister Malvika loses by huge margin

Malvika, a well-known social worker, had replaced incumbent Congress MLA Harjot Kamal Singh as the Congress' candidate from Moga, after Singh switched to the BJP.

Labharthis can help Modi win UP. If that happens, PDS coverage is unlikely to shrink in India

Since UP did not procure enough food grains to meet its requirement of NFSA and PMGKAY, it depended on much-maligned farmers of Punjab and Haryana.

Govt bans website, social handles of channel linked to outlawed Sikh group

I&B ministry says foreign-based 'Punjab Politics TV' is attempting to disturb peace during the ongoing assembly elections.

70 yrs ago, UP & Punjab went to polls in free India’s 1st election. Here’s what it was like

India's first general and assembly polls were held between October 1951 and March 1952. The political milieu and campaigns in that era were a far cry from today. A look back.

Farm loan waivers are announced in election season. Karnataka worst offender

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra and Telangana announced 9 of the 19 waivers in two decades, unlike Bihar and West Bengal, the two less prosperous states.

Congress election rallies ‘on hold’ as party assesses Covid situation amid criticism

Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur are set to go to polls in February-March this year. Congress has a stake in all but one.

No question of any talks with TMC, AAP says no alliance with Mamata’s party for Goa polls

AAP's Goa in-charge Atishi says Arvind Kejriwal-led party is determined to give Goa a fresh alternative with 'good' candidates and form an 'honest and corruption-free' government.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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