Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicJharkhand assembly election

Topic: Jharkhand assembly election

Why Priyanka Gandhi made a surprise last-minute dash to Jharkhand 

It was a rare poll appearance for Priyanka Gandhi who has only addressed a handful of rallies outside Uttar Pradesh — the last one being in Assam on 14 April.

Elect a govt that listens to students, waive farm loans: Priyanka Gandhi at Jharkhand rally

Priyanka Gandhi hit out at the BJP over the student protests across university campuses in the country and urged Jharkhand to elect a govt that will listen to students.

Toilets without doors, incomplete houses — govt schemes in Jharkhand a job half done

Tribal belts have been special focus of CM Raghubar Das. But govt schemes especially announced to benefit tribal people have been patchily implemented.

Modi dares Congress to say it is prepared to give Indian citizenship to all Pakistanis

Hitting back Congress over the citizenship law protests, PM Modi accused the party of spreading lies and creating an atmosphere of fear for Muslims.

Raghubar Das — Modi-Shah pet, ‘arrogant disciplinarian’ battling own party to return as CM

Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das faces factionalism in BJP and charges of being "arrogant" from party workers but is backed by Modi and Shah.

In Jharkhand polls, parties woo tribal voters with slogans, statues but don’t understand them

The slogan ‘jal, jungle, zameen’ (water, forest, land) has been central to affirming tribal identity in Jharkhand. And no local election speech omits it.

Jharkhand poll battle in Gangs of Wasseypur land is a story of murder, family feud & clout

BJP's Ragini Singh & Congress candidate Purnima Singh in Jharkhand's Jharia polls are the wives of two cousins — one was killed, the other in jail facing charges of the murder.

PM Modi accuses Congress and its allies for stoking unrest over citizenship law

Addressing a rally in Jharkhand, the prime minister lashed out at the Congress and its allies and blamed them for the unrest and arson in parts of the country over the controversial legislation.

Tribals vs non-tribals — how the Jharkhand elections are likely to be decided

BJP has played a delicate game of wooing non-tribals as well as reaching out to tribals who haven't converted to Christianity. It faces a tough challenge in Jharkhand polls.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
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.

Defence

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.
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