Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicAssembly Elections

Topic: Assembly Elections

As 2022 UP polls draw near, local BJP allies flex muscles, seek role in Modi, Adityanath govts

The chiefs of two BJP allies in UP, Apna Dal and NISHAD party, met Amit Shah in Delhi Thursday, reportedly to remind the party of promises made to them.

We are ‘mere votes’ and politicians are ‘vultures’ — time to stop them trampling on our dreams

In this searing criticism of politicians and the ruling class, Bindu Sikand urges Indians to stand up to those in power and remind them that they exist because of us.

Up to 530% spike in poll states, 152% after Holi — the big culprits in India’s new Covid wave

Experts say these superspreader events have been the main reason behind the surge in numbers during the ongoing second wave of the pandemic.

Pinarayi Vijayan’s instincts show what smart politics can look like, even for Communists

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EC orders FIRs over celebratory congregations in anticipation of poll victories

The Election Commission had recently banned victory processions on the counting day to curb the spread of Covid-19. Counting of votes is underway in 4 states and a Union Territory.

IPL or Netflix, both are entertainment. Virtue signalling is anti-sport

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2020 marked the beginning of a new decade of fear, uncertainty and fight for survival

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

Bhadralok and the myth of casteless West Bengal politics

Mamata Banerjee tried to mitigate the impact of Muslim marginalisation but it was resisted by the BJP, resulting in the communalisation of political discourse.

Delhi HC seeks stand of Centre, EC on plea for compulsory masking during poll campaign

Former UP DGP Vikram Singh filed a plea seeking to debar campaigners and candidates from campaigning in the assembly elections for repeatedly violating mandatory Covid guidelines.

On Camera

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Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.