Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicPresidential polls

Topic: Presidential polls

1st tribal woman President — Urdu press hails Murmu win, decries failed attempt at oppn unity

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

India gets its 1st tribal woman President as Droupadi Murmu beats Yashwant Sinha

Murmu, the NDA candidate, got 2824 votes, compared to opposition candidate Yashwant Sinha's 1877. She will be sworn in on 25 July, a day after President Ram Nath Kovind's term ends.

Presidential polls underway, race to Rashtrapati Bhavan between Droupadi Murmu & Yashwant Sinha

A total of 776 MPs and 4,033 MLAs are expected to vote. A polling booth has been set up in the Parliament premises.

AAP backs Yashwant Sinha in upcoming Presidential polls

The party will support the opposition candidate, said Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh after a political advisory committee (PAC) meeting on Saturday. Voting for the Presidential poll will begin on Monday.

Yashwant Sinha files nomination for Presidential poll flanked by Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar

A former Union minister, Sinha is likely to launch his campaign on 28 June from Chennai and will also cover Kerala and Karnataka during his first round of campaigning.

Presidential Poll: TRS declares support for Yashwant Sinha, KTR to attend nomination filing

Hyderabad: In a major political development, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader KT Rama Rao on Monday announced that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has...

‘1st tribal president’ — Jharkhand ex-governor Droupadi Murmu is NDA pick for presidential poll

Murmu hails from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district. She started off as a teacher before entering state politics. She was sworn in as the first woman governor of Jharkhand in 2015.

ED questioning of Rahul Gandhi has breathed new life into Congress — in Urdu press this week

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

As Pawar & Abdullah say no, opposition to continue hunt for presidential pick at next meet

18 opposition parties that met in Delhi Wednesday couldn’t reach an agreement on one candidate. AAP, TRS, BJD and Pawan Chamling's Sikkim Democratic Front give meeting a miss.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.