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Logos for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), left, and the Indian National Congress (INC) party are displayed on a computer at the Boom Live office in Mumbai | Bloomberg

BJP to Congress, Shiv Sena and RJD — super Saturday awaits parties in assembly bypolls

It’s not often that bypolls hold so much significance and can change political dynamics in several states. That’s the beauty of the 30 October bypolls.
Farmers protest at the Haryana-Delhi border at Singhu | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Man’s body with a hand chopped off found near farmers’ protest site in Haryana’s Kundli

In a viral video clip, some Nihangs standing near the body can be heard saying the deceased has been punished for desecrating the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of Sikhs.
A file photo of Indian National Lok Dal leader Abhay Singh Chautala. | Photo: ANI

INLD sees Haryana bypoll as way back to relevance, but voters have no faith left in Chautalas

INLD has fielded Abhay Singh Chautala, whose resignation in January over farm protests necessitated the bypoll. The voting is scheduled for 30 October.

Paddy procurement to start in Punjab, Haryana Sunday, says Union Minister Ashwini Choubey

The decision came amid the protest by farmers in Haryana and Punjab against the government's decision to postpone procurement of paddy under MSP operation to 11 October.
File image of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar | Photo: ANI

‘Naam ka CM hai, kaam to ko ni kare’: Why there’s rising resentment against Khattar in Haryana

It’s not just farmers’ agitation against Modi govt’s 3 contentious laws that has queered the pitch for BJP. People on the ground see Khattar as ineffective at governance.

Police say Palwal farmer fed sleeping pills to kin before killing self, family disputes claim

Naresh, a farm worker, had Wednesday allegedly killed his wife, two children and niece before committing suicide.  
A woman being vaccinated against Covid in Haryana | Representational Image | ANI

Haryana’s tech-based healthcare approach could be a blueprint for our response to Covid-19

A project piloted by Deloitte and the Haryana govt in Karnal district resulted in a significant reduction in the number of fatalities from Covid-19.
Union minister Rao Inderjit Singh at a rally in Patauda village in Jhajjar district on 23 September 2021. | Photo by special arrangement

BJP confined to just Ahirwal in Haryana, Union minister says in hint at widening rift in party

Rao Inderjit Singh’s comment at a rally is seen as an attempt to put his hat in the ring amid talks in BJP circles about possibility of a change of guard in Haryana.
Om Prakash Chautala at an INLD meeting in Rohtak | Twitter/@OfficialINLD

JJP in bind over farmer protests, parent party INLD looks to revive itself in Haryana

State’s farmers are angry with the JJP, a breakaway faction of the INLD, for continuing the alliance with the ruling BJP, despite their protests over the farm laws.
Om Prakash Chautala at an INLD meeting in Rohtak | Twitter/@OfficialINLD

Chautala to propose anti-BJP & anti-Congress front with farmer protests as binding factor

Proposal will be made at rally on 25 Sept, which leaders such Mulayam, Deve Gowda & Farooq Abdullah are expected to attend. Also invited are Mamata, Pawar & Jayant Chaudhary.

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If Hong Kong wants zero Covid strategy to succeed, it must improve its quarantine rules

It’s increasingly difficult to find a clear, logical justification for policies, which at this point are defensive and rooted in fear. The govt must improve its quarantine system.
Motorists approach s a Bharat Petroleum Corp. petrol station in Chennai, India, on 1 July 2021| Representational image| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Plan to privatise Bharat Petroleum delayed as bidders struggle to find partners

The sale of state-run refiner-cum-fuel retailer BPCL would have fetched about $13 billion for the exchequer and other shareholders.


Security forces during an encounter with militants at Nar Khas area in Poonch, on 25 October 2021 | ANI Photo

15-day hunt for Lashkar infiltrators could end soon as forces zero in on Poonch forest caves

Nine soldiers have lost their lives in two separate incidents at the hands of Lashkar terrorists who are said to have infiltrated into India in late September/early October.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Aryan Khan isn’t a show to enjoy. NDPS is a weapon vengeful state could use on you or your kids

The draconian Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been handed over to people who are prone to misuse it. The story we see unfolding on our TV screens is of its blatant misuse.