Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: election

From Paharganj to Vivek Vihar, Sikh leaders in Delhi are renaming themselves to stand out

Welcome the new brand of Sikh leaders in New Delhi who are in a tearing hurry to add the name of their neighbourhood to their real names.

Most SC/STs would vote for Opposition unity in elections, survey shows

Voters in Maharashtra and Karnataka approved of the Opposition unity while Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan voters disapproved.

How elections happen in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Time to take lid off the biggest scam

Thanks to both Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif governments, the ‘AJK’ legislative assembly is completely toothless. Why have an election at all?

Voting in 53 UP districts for post of zila panchayat chairman begins

Chairpersons are elected from among elected members of zila panchayats of districts. Voting began at 11am and counting of votes will be held after 3pm, state election commission said.

Crowds at rallies don’t mean victory and have no bearing on how voters will vote

In 'How India Votes', CEO of Axis My India Pradeep Gupta writes that not even 10% of the crowd that claps and cheers for a leader will vote for him/her on the basis of what they hear at a rally.

‘Corona jihad’ to ‘holy dip’ – India’s TV channels shocked at Kumbh but it’s no ‘human bomb’

News channels’ coverage of Haridwar continued to dip in and out of Kumbh Mela. But no channel called this a ‘human bomb’ or ‘corona warfare'.

Common digital voter list can aid ground officers stuck with drawn maps, duplicate entries

Considerations to use voter information to make Covid-19 vaccine priority lists show the importance of voter list reforms on India’s 10th National Voters’ Day.

Why Amit Shah fights a losing election from the front

Amit Shah and his party work on elections both for the immediate and the long run. Vote shares are as important as seats.

EC should allow Biharis in Bengaluru to vote for state polls. US showed every vote matters

While ‘US should let our EC conduct its elections’ makes for feel-good conversation, democracies can no more be substituted across countries than engines across car models.

Counting underway for Rajasthan municipal corporation elections

A total of 2,238 candidates are in the fray for 560 wards of municipal corporations of Jaipur Heritage, Jaipur Greater, Jodhpur North, Jodhpur South, Kota North and Kota South.

On Camera


How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.