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Rita Bahuguna Joshi, Jitin Prasada, Lalitesh Tripathi

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.
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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.
File photo of Nand Kumar Baghel | Twitter

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.
A screenshot of the Twitter account that called for all Brahmins to move to an island | Twitter

‘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.
File photo of M. K. Stalin | @mkstalin/Twitter

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.
Satish Mishra

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.
File photo of BSP chief Mayawati | PTI

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.
The sindoor ceremony is a traditional part of many Hindu weddings | Wikimedia Commons

In Karnataka, ‘poor’ Brahmin bride to get Rs 25,000. But Rs 3 lakh if she marries a priest 

The money is part of two schemes launched by the State Brahmin Development Board, which was set up for the community last year by CM Yediyurappa. 
File photo | Jitin Prasada | Twitter/@JitinPrasada

‘T-20’ teams across UP for legal aid to Brahmins — Jitin Prasada’s bid to woo community

Congress leader Jitin Prasada says atrocities against Brahmins in UP have increased in last 3 yrs. Advisory panel of ex-civil servants will guide his Brahmin Chetna Parishad to help ‘victims’.
Posters for the four major parties' candidates for the Deoria bypoll | By special arrangement

Vote for any party, but only a Tripathi will win UP bypoll as everyone’s wooing Brahmins

The 3 main opposition parties SP, BSP and Congress fielded Tripathis for the 3 November bypoll, so ruling BJP had to give ticket to another.

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Why stablecoin, less volatile than Bitcoin, Ethereum, is here to stay

Stablecoins have begun to acquire mainstream appeal, clocking $3 trillion in transactions in the first half of 2021.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks through video conferencing during an event in New Delhi on 20 October 2021 | PTI

Decision on Air India will boost aviation sector: Modi on Kushinagar airport inauguration

PM Narendra Modi's comments come weeks after Tata group emerged as the winning bidder for Air India paving the way for disinvestment of the loss-making carrier.

Defence

Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande. | Photo: Nirmal Poddar | ThePrint

China has ramped up troops deployment, infra along LAC but so have we — Eastern Army commander

Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande says there has been a 'marginal increase' in patrolling activities in some areas along the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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