Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicAssembly Elections

Topic: Assembly Elections

Why political campaigns endure on despite being mired in paradoxes

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

CoWin tweaked so Modi photo won’t show on vaccine certificates in poll-bound states, says govt

Health ministry says filters applied to CoWin software to ensure PM Modi's photo doesn't appear on certificates after EC deems it violation of model code in poll states.

Modi’s centralisation of welfare delivery has a cost that BJP’s state leaders are paying

The disconnect between assembly and Lok Sabha election results for BJP were not due to a momentary surge of nationalism but rather a larger structural shift in Indian electoral politics.

ED, CBI, NIA and IT department have a lot at stake in upcoming assembly elections

Central investigation agencies are putting up valiant efforts yet again this election season. But they have always played an important role in Indian politics.

From West Bengal to Tamil Nadu, political competition is heating up. But no gain for voters

Political competition should ideally be an index of democracy impacting development positively but evidence suggests otherwise.

Farmers’ movement can’t and shouldn’t be apolitical. That’s not a democracy

From Champaran to Tebhaga, farmers’ movements have been political. But that took a turn in the 1980s-90s, when the chorus for ‘apolitical movements’ grew.

Zee News goes after ‘Confused Congress’, India Today on ‘legacy wars’ in Tamil Nadu

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

Why Congress must lose the assembly polls to stay united

Indira Gandhi had twice split the Congress to take on heavyweights. Sonia Gandhi knows Rahul or Priyanka can’t do that, yet.

EC to announce poll dates for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, West Bengal & Puducherry today

The terms of legislative assemblies of four states — Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and West Bengal — are coming to an end in May and June.

Voting on for Gilgit-Baltistan assembly election amid tight security

As many as 330 candidates, including four women, are contesting for 23 seats going up for grabs, according to polling officials.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

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.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

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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