Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: SP

At first UP mahagathbandhan rally, Muslims, Jats, Dalits share seats, set allies on their way

Demographic at first joint rally of the SP-BSP-RLD alliance is exactly what the parties wanted. Question is, will that translate into votes?

In manifesto, SP promises separate tax bracket for ultra-rich, ‘humane approach’ in J&K

Samajwadi Party promises mahaparivartan (massive change) for social justice through promoting women self-help groups, a body to tackle farmer loans.

Supreme Court wants CBI to share status of probe against Mulayam Singh Yadav & his sons

The top court's bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta directed CBI to file its response in two weeks.

In Uttar Pradesh, the third Modi wave is as strong as 2014 and 2017

The SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, despite its strong caste arithmetic, is unable to woo any of Narendra Modi’s voters.

Congress merely wants to save itself, not defeat Modi: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav blames Congress for missing the grand alliance bus in Uttar Pradesh.

Gaurav Bhatia: A BJP talking head who is as much a talking point

Gaurav Bhatia is being hailed as a rising star on the BJP's spokesperson circuit, assuming a mantle that has gained much notoriety under Sambit Patra.

Bhim Army won’t support SP-BSP alliance in UP till Akhilesh clears stand on quota

Dalit outfit wants Akhilesh to promise support in writing, says action necessary as SP had vehemently opposed reservation in promotion bill in 2012.

BJP rebel Shatrughan Sinha likely to join SP, contest from a ‘city’ seat in UP

The actor-turned-politician could be fielded from Varanasi, Lucknow, Ghaziabad or Kanpur constituencies, all of which are held by BJP bigwigs.

Don’t expect miracles from me, strengthen party at booth level: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called on Congress workers to boost the booth level organisation of the party, and warned them against carrying out anti-party activities.

Opposition slams interim budget as ‘jumblebaz manifesto’

Parties, including Congress, NCP and BSP, hit out at the Modi government for making populist promises to appease the public in an election year.

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
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.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

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.