Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: BJP

Gujarat garba season meets elections. BJP, AAP release political songs

From songs on Ram Mandir, sanatan dharma, Modi's life journey to Kejriwal's promises, politics has hijacked garba nights in Gujarat.

Clashes over ‘love jihad’, police action — garba venues turn political arenas in Gujarat, MP

Several alleged incidents of Muslim men trying to enter garba venues have stoked controversy in both states, where Bajrang Dal workers are making surprise checks during Navaratri.

‘Mama won’t spare you’: Year before MP polls, a ‘tougher’ Shivraj who suspends officials on stage

At public events, MP CM is acting against officials accused of not delivering services, especially welfare schemes. It's being seen as bid to showcase work, bolster image before polls.

Project Kejriwal in Gujarat is just new packaging of Modi’s ‘achhe din’

The BJP's ‘ek tak’ campaign led to it 25-year-long rule in Gujarat. Now it’s AAP's turn to say 'Ek moko Kejriwalne'.

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'

How Maldharis defeated Gujarat govt’s ‘black’ cattle bill—milky river, WhatsApp, boycott

‘Cattle didn’t come to the city, the city came in the way of the cattle,’ say Maldhari leaders who led the protest against the BJP government’s cattle control bill.

Why two key ‘cow constituencies’ are locking horns with BJP govt in poll-bound Gujarat

Cows overran streets last week during protest by charitable trusts over funds for gaushalas. Before that, govt withdrew cattle control bill after pressure from Maldhari community.

After Ganpati, a ‘mega Marathi Dandiya’ — BJP’s ‘Hindu festival’ push before BMC polls

Several Marathi artistes to perform at five-day celebration. Thackeray's Sena calls it attempt to get back Marathi voter base, BJP says 'not everything is for politics'.

Gujarat’s gung-ho about garba after 2-yr hiatus, but organisers, patrons peeved about 18% GST

BJP govt in state had defended the GST on tickets, saying it's been prevalent since 2017. While some organisers are passing on the tax to patrons, others are finding ways to dodge it.

Not buying peace, not driving a wedge—Real reason behind Mamata’s ‘clean chit’ to Modi

Most opposition leaders, except Rahul Gandhi, have come to accept the reality—that attacking Modi doesn’t bring votes. And so, they have all made their adjustments.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
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.


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'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.