Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicKolkata municipal polls

Topic: Kolkata municipal polls

Trinamool Congress sweeps Kolkata civic polls, BJP’s vote share slips behind that of CPI(M)

The BJP won just three seats in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls held Sunday, with its vote share having plunged 20 per cent from May’s Assembly polls.

‘I assumed it was a joke’: Mamata’s sister-in-law didn’t know she was getting civic poll ticket

ThePrint went on the campaign trail with Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s sister-in-law, Kajari — the newest political entrant from the family — ahead of the Kolkata municipal polls.

Mamata’s sister-in-law enters politics with Kolkata civic polls, opposition cries ‘dynasty’

Kajari Banerjee will be a TMC candidate in Ward 73, where Mamata lives. Opposition parties have denounced her selection as ‘dynastic politics’.

Another TMC vs BJP face-off coming soon as Kolkata holds municipal elections next month

BJP's appeal to hold polls in 112 civic bodies together is pending before Calcutta HC, but State Election Commission has gone ahead and declared the dates for KMC polls.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.