Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicRajya Sabha polls

Topic: Rajya Sabha polls

Last ‘resort’ for Tories abandoning Boris & no full-page ads to pronounce them Mann and wife

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Congress expels Bishnoi from party posts, ensures his comrade Surjewala’s free pass to Rajya Sabha

Party functionaries claim Randeep Surjewala, a known Hooda detractor, didn't want to risk contesting from Haryana, and was hence given a safe seat to contest from in Rajasthan.

3 states, thrice the trouble: Why Congress struggles won’t end in Punjab, Haryana & Rajasthan

While Congress appears to be imploding in Punjab, intense factionalism has surfaced in the Haryana and Rajasthan units in the run-up to the 10 June Rajya Sabha polls.

Training camp on voting? BJP shifts Rajasthan MLAs to resort days before Rajya Sabha polls

Move comes days after Congress sent its legislators to an Udaipur resort in an apparent bid to avoid poaching. Five candidates in fray against four Rajya Sabha vacancies in state.

BJP unlikely to get Rajya Sabha majority, any setback in 2022 polls will even hit current tally

BJP currently has 93 MPs in the Rajya Sabha, which has a total strength of 245. The halfway mark for a majority is 123.

BJP set to win 10 Rajya Sabha seats amid drama in Gujarat and Manipur

Of the 24 Rajya Sabha seats up for grabs Friday, Congress is set to win 5 and BJP 10 if the Election Commission rejects the former’s objections in Gujarat.

Cross-voting, turncoat MLAs allowed to vote: How BJP won lone Rajya Sabha seat in Manipur

The victory is a shot in the arm for the BJP govt in the state that was thrown into a crisis after nine ruling coalition members, including four ministers, resigned Wednesday.

Manipur Congress moves to remove assembly Speaker, says he’s behaving like BJP MLA

The notice comes after Speaker Y. Khemchand advanced proceedings on disqualification of 7 Congress MLAs, who crossed over to the BJP, to 18 June from 22 June.

‘Season’s sale’ in Rajasthan and the Chinese balloon air pump for Nepal

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On Camera

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SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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