Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicPresidential Election

Topic: Presidential Election

‘Power of our democracy,’ says President Droupadi Murmu on remarkable journey to Raisina Hill

Murmu, the first tribal and second woman President, said her elevation to the post is not only her own achievement but that of every poor person in the country.

Droupadi Murmu takes oath as 15th President of India, the first tribal woman to hold office

‘My nomination is evidence that the poor in India can not only dream, but also fulfill those dreams,’ the new President said in her first speech in Parliament.

Jharkhand to Goa & MP, cross-voting for Droupadi Murmu exposes chinks in opposition unity

With more than 120 MLAs cross-voting for Droupadi Murmu in the presidential poll, non-BJP parties could face a challenge keeping their flock together ahead of elections in some states.

‘Mr Ballot Box’ ready to board — why EC books airline seats for presidential poll ballot boxes

Election Commission sends ballot boxes for presidential polls, accompanied by officers, to 14 states & UTs. The boxes get their own seats on flights, booked under name 'Mr Ballot Box'.

‘There should’ve been a consensus candidate’ — Yashwant Sinha after Mamata ‘softens’ on Murmu

The Opposition presidential nominee added that his candidature was not ‘symbolic’ and that politics around NDA pick Droupadi Murmu’s tribal identity would ‘not cut ice’.

Why is Mamata batting for NDA presidential pick Murmu? Bengal CM says her ‘chances are higher’

A day after the Trinamool chief’s remarks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that the NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu could become a ‘unifying factor’ for parties.

Up against central powers, a test of Uddhav’s acumen — Urdu press on Maharashtra crisis

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Choice is ‘bulldozer raj’ or Constitution, says opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha

BJP under PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah is following 'undemocratic & dangerous' path, says former Union minister, who is confident all non-BJP parties will vote for him.

Yashwant Sinha — opposition presidential candidate is Vajpayee protege, staunch Modi critic

Sinha was announced Tuesday as opposition's pick for presidential polls. IAS-officer-turned politician, who was finance minister in Vajpayee govt, left BJP in 2018 and joined TMC last year.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

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.
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