Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicState Elections

Topic: State Elections

Why ‘Santhosh man’ Arun Kumar was removed from Karnataka in BJP shake-up ahead of polls

Arun Kumar repatriated to RSS, allegedly after complaints that he remained under the shadow of B.L. Santhosh. Reshuffle sees new appointments for other poll-bound states too.

UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur elections are sliding into an entertainment sport

Where are the challengers or issues like unemployment, Covid? State polls show amnesia, but we must ask bigger questions that go beyond forecasting results.

Hyderabad municipal polls showed booth-level officers not doing their job properly

According to a study in 21 cities, not even a third of all booth-level officers could be contacted based on the phone numbers made available by the Election Commission.

Why I am not excited about Bihar election: Yogendra Yadav

Elections are now a routine exercise. It's all about the election machine and media management, and less about reflecting deeper political trends.

News channels’ election rat race & BJP eyes 2020 Delhi polls

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

The data NCRB left out, and Fadnavis & Khattar play a game they’re bound to win

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Delay in J&K state polls will not only help BJP now but also in its ‘Akhand Bharat’ story

Kashmir is a historical and ideological symbol for the BJP.

Congress can replicate the Chhattisgarh model of defeating the BJP

Chhattisgarh shows the way.

The Abhishek Bachchan of Indian politics has finally delivered a hit

Rahul Gandhi’s biggest gamble in Indian politics is to try and prove that nice guys don’t always finish last.

Modi voters know they bought an empty package. They won’t keep buying it

An unambiguous message to the BJP from the state elections: It’s time for you to go.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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

LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

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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