Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicHimachal assembly polls

Topic: Himachal assembly polls

‘Looks like govt not serious’ — BJP faces apple growers’ GST ire ahead of Himachal polls

Apple growers have threatened to boycott assembly election. Their demands include 100% duty hike on imported apples, MSP for their produce, and release of dues by state agencies.

BJP launches ‘Mission 2024’, identifies over 74,000 booths across India where it is weak

BJP sets 4-member panel called National Task Force is led by national vice-president Baijayant Panda. It is tasked with drawing up strategy to win these booths in next Lok Sabha polls.

BJP plans to drop 20% MLAs for upcoming Himachal polls, decision based on ‘performance review’  

BJP undertaking a massive performance review to help beat anti-incumbency. Party lost the Mandi Lok Sabha seat and three assembly constituencies in bypolls last November.

BJP set to retain Dharamshala & Pachhad seats in Himachal Pradesh

After the fifth round of counting, Vishal Nehriya was ahead with 8,162 votes in Dharamshala and Reena Kashyap with 1,543 votes in Pachhad.

जयराम ठाकुर: कृषि विशेषज्ञ, शौकिया अभिनेता, विशुद्ध भाजपाई

ठाकुर ने अखिल भारतीय विद्यार्थी परिषद के साथ राजनीतिक करियर की शुरुआत की थी और बढ़ते हुए 52 वर्ष की अवस्था में हिमाचल के मुख्यमंत्री की कुर्सी तक पहुंचे.

Make no mistake, it’s Modi who delivered Gujarat to BJP

The PM’s blitzkrieg-like campaign turned into a rescue act, albeit a successful one, and helped wrest the advantage from the opposition.

Win these 3 districts to win Himachal Pradesh

Kangra, Mandi, and Shimla districts are home to half of the 50 lakh voters of Himachal, and 33 of 68 seats. BJP is making a concerted push to gain ground.

In Himachal, independents and rebels may spoil Congress, BJP party

The state has a strong tradition of independents winning elections; of the 5 who won 2012 polls, 2 have been fielded by Congress & another by BJP this time.

‘Booster dose’ promised by politicians continues to elude Himachal pharma hub

Doon and Nalagarh assembly segments face infrastructure woes such as lack of rail link and four-laning of highway as well as non-functional container depot.

On Camera

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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