Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicPolitical dynasties

Topic: Political dynasties

Beyond Badals and Amarinder, four political families look to regain lost glory in Punjab

Grandsons of eminent figures — ex-CMs Partap Singh Kairon & Beant Singh, ex-Union minister & Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar, Akali leader Gurcharan Tohra — are in fray in state polls.

2019 elections ended ‘dynasties’ only of Congress, BJP’s are well and truly thriving

Many in Congress like Rahul Gandhi and Scindia lost partly due to BJP’s anti-dynasty agenda. BJP’s own dynasts, however, romped home with massive wins.

Odisha’s Game of Thrones — whoever wins, these families will remain in power

At least half-a-dozen political clans in the state have family members in the 3 main political parties in the state — the BJD, BJP and the Congress.

How 5 families over 3 generations have controlled Haryana’s politics from day one

Hoodas, Chautalas, Bansi Lal, Bhajan Lal & Birender Singh have ruled Haryana since 1966. Fight continues as Gen Now join poll battle — some for control, some for survival.

How Karnataka responded to candidates from local dynasties

While Siddaramaiah’s son and K.H. Muniyappa’s daughter won their seats, law minister Jayachandra and son Santosh both lost. Bengaluru: Did giving tickets to the children...

When it comes to political dynasties, BJP is fast catching up with Congress

The BJP has slammed Rahul Gandhi for admitting the existence of dynastic politics but numbers show the ruling party isn’t free from the malaise either.

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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.