Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicAssembly Elections

Topic: Assembly Elections

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.

Modi or Mamata, Rahul or Stalin, no election rally is following Covid rules despite surge

Thanks to the election season, rallies by all major political parties are seeing huge crowds gather but with no social distancing norms being followed & a majority of people without masks.   

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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