Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: MLA

Defections are a threat beyond election results today. Here are five ways we can fix it

With Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur election results being declared, even the slightest change can rock the boat beyond salvation.

Why is Justice Akil Kureshi not in Supreme Court? A little bit more transparency, my lord

People have a right to know if government’s objections to appointments were driven by larger cause of justice or political considerations.

Probe into Dharme Gowda death on, necessary action will be taken, says Karnataka minister

Karnataka legislative council deputy chairman Dharme Gowda was found dead on a rail track in Chikkamagaluru district Tuesday, with police sources claiming he died by suicide.

Deputy chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council found dead, suicide note recovered

Dharme Gowda's note reportedly mentions the recent ruckus in the legislative council, which saw BJP-JDS and Congress members hurling abuses and pushing each other.

Hold off the Indian political ‘turnaround’ story, BJP still has the most MLAs by a distance

Even at the height of its dominance during the UPA-I era, the Congress did not have the nationwide strength of MLAs that the BJP now enjoys.

Kejriwal hires ‘start-up’ to rate his MLAs to decide if they can contest Delhi polls again

The external survey, which comes after AAP drubbing in Lok Sabha polls, will look at acceptability, knowledge, reputation of MLAs in their constituencies.

Kailash Vijayvargiya’s son, a BJP MLA, applies for bail in assault case

Akash Vijayvargiya was arrested after he was caught on TV cameras while assaulting the civic official while opposing demolition of an old house.

MPs, MLAs who are lecturers, teachers can continue teaching, will be paid salary: UGC

The UGC has also decided that when the MPs or MLAs attend legislative sessions, they will be marked present at their educational institutions as well.

AAP’s MLA Amanatullah Khan booked for allegedly assaulting a man

Supporters of AAP's Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan allegedly assaulted and threatened a man because for not supporting Khan

Study shows Indian politicians are spending less and less time in legislative assemblies

Politicians in India are expected to help their voters in practical matters by negotiating with the local administrative bureaucracy, attending local social functions, and networking with influential people.

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.