Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: brahmins

BJP hasn’t sidelined Brahmin candidates on UP tickets. But Rajputs can’t be ignored either

On caste-wise representation in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, BJP seems to be finally paying attention to its past mistakes.

UP Brahmins ‘have grievances’, so BJP forms 4-member panel to woo them ahead of 2022 UP polls

The decision to constitute the committee was taken at a meeting of the party's Brahmin state leaders with the BJP’s Uttar Pradesh poll in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday.

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.

Why Congress lost Brahmin faces in UP, from Rita Bahuguna to Jitin Prasada & Lalitesh Tripathi

In last few years, several influential Brahmin leaders have left UP Congress, citing neglect. Lalitesh Tripathi, whose family was with party 'for 100 years', quit last week.

AAP begins Tiranga Yatra in Ayodhya as it works to ‘spoil BJP game’, capture Brahmin vote

AAP, like BJP, SP and BSP, is looking to woo Brahmins who make up 12% of UP's population and are a significant vote bank. Party also plans series of 'Chanakya Sammelans' in run-up to 2022 polls.

Not Left historians, Baghel’s father echoed Aryan Invasion Theory started by Brahmin elites

Nand Kumar Baghel, father of Chhattisgarh CM, was arrested for saying something Tilak, Nehru, Ram Mohan Roy said almost a century ago.

‘Who will you oppress?’ — how Twitter reacted to island for all the world’s Brahmins

In a series of tweets, a user, who is followed by PM Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, called for all Brahmins to move to an island away from India, says 'another Israel' has to be created.

DMK govt appoints trained aspirants of all castes as temple priests in Tamil Nadu

CM MK Stalin handed over appointment orders of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department to 75 people, marking appointments to 208 positions under various categories.

UP Brahmins in demand for votes. SP, BSP, Congress wooing them, BJP trying hard to keep them

The Congress, SP and BSP are going all-out to woo Brahmins, the community that has felt 'neglected and oppressed' under BJP's Yogi Adityanath govt.

Mayawati announces campaign to reach out to Brahmins, assures interests will be safeguarded

Mayawati said she was confident that members of the Brahmin community will not get misled by the BJP and will vote for the BSP in the upcoming elections in 2022.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.