Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicLocal body polls

Topic: local body polls

Why Supreme Court allowed OBC quota in local body polls for MP, but not Maharashtra

Court had earlier directed MP and Maharashtra to complete ‘triple-test’ procedure to enable OBC reservations in local polls. This Wednesday it gave the green signal to MP alone.

BJP is no ‘alternative pole in Tamil Nadu politics’. Its local election results show why

Although the BJP has been heralded for its performance in Tamil Nadu's latest local body elections, the truth is far from it. DMK and AIADMK are way ahead.

Uma Anandan — lone BJP winner in Chennai municipal polls is ‘supporter’ of Godse & caste

BJP fielded 5,480 candidates across 12,838 seats in the Tamil Nadu urban local body polls. In the Chennai Corporation area, DMK won 153 out of 200 wards.

SC stays election to Maharashtra local bodies reserved for OBCs, says state ignored court norms

A bench of justices A.M. Khanwilkar and C.T. Ravikumar issued stay order based on petitions filed against a Maharashtra government ordinance in this regard, introduced in September.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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.