Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Manifesto

Politics in photos: Congress leaders launch manifesto with focus on jobs, farmers & NYAY

Top Congress leaders participated in the release of the party's manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.

Election Commission bars parties from releasing manifestos 48 hours before polling

In 2014, the BJP had released its Lok Sabha manifesto on the day of voting in the first phase.

Modi government’s next budget shouldn’t be excessively bold

But in all probability, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pack in several big-ticket, populist announcements before the election campaign formally begins.

Can Congress-BJP sway state polls with freebies or are they failing to read voters’ minds?

All major political parties in the state elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram have promised freebies and doles during the campaigns...

BJP manifesto for Rajasthan assembly polls promises 50 lakh private jobs in 5 years

The BJP manifesto also held out a possibility to farmers of doubling their income, helped by a new Rs 250 crore fund to encourage rural start-ups.

BJP is so smug that it hasn’t even released a manifesto for Gujarat

BJP feels people of Gujarat are familiar with Modi’s vision, and thus releasing a manifesto/vision document is a matter of custom, not consequential.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
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.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.