Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Jats

Jat votes in Rajathan — What Jagdeep Dhankhar’s nomination brings to table of BJP

Dhankhar will have to do a balancing act in the role of Rajya Sabha chairman, say BJP leaders; Jats in Rajasthan expected to take the cue from his vice-presidential nomination

‘Can’t study much, so badly need military job’: Story behind Agnipath protests in Agra region

In Jat-dominated Chaharbatti, where military service is a tradition, many say they're not prepared to face uncertainities that await them once they exit the armed forces after 4 years.

TV news is busy finding Pakistan and Muslim angle everywhere in polls

Akhilesh Yadav and Amarinder Singh gave Indian news channels the opportunity to feature ‘Pakistan’ in their headlines and debates. But not after a Top Gun moment.

‘Youth got swayed by BJP in 2017’, say many Jats in west UP’s sugarcane belt, RLD gains ground

Anger over sugarcane dues, electricity bills, stray cattle & inflation resonates across the region. Farmers say young Jats voted for Modi last time, but they have learnt their lesson.

BJP hopes repeal will earn poll reprieve in western UP, oppn to raise other farmer issues

Opposition leaders and political analysts say that more than farm laws, agitated farmers in the region are concerned about MSP, sugarcane dues, diesel prices and high power tariffs. 

After university in a Jat reformer’s name, Yogi to unveil ‘Gurjar’ icon Mihira Bhoja’s statue

The UP CM will unveil a 15-foot statue of the 9th century king on the campus of Mihir Bhoj PG College in Dadri, in what is being seen as a political move ahead of polls.

As PM Modi visits Aligarh to lay foundation of a university, BJP has a message for Jats

PM Modi is visiting Aligarh on 14 September for the foundation-laying ceremony of a state university named after Jat Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

Every soldier is a farmer in uniform. Insulting protesters will hurt those at borders too

Farmers from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and UP have sent their children to the Army for generations. But ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ has become just a rhetoric.

‘Backing farmers not anti-party’ — grandad’s legacy drives Jat dynast from BJP to join protest

Birender Singh is the grandson of Chhotu Ram, an illustrious farmer-politician who helped set up mandis in 1939 in united Punjab to regulate the sale and purchase of farm produce.

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb apologises for remark on Jats, Punjabis

Biplab Kumar Deb stirred up controversy Sunday when he said Punjabis and Jats are physically strong but less brainy while Bengalis are known to be very intelligent.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.