Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicUP assembly elections

Topic: UP assembly elections

Field ‘at least 20’ Muslim candidates in UP, BJP’s Minority Morcha urges central leadership

In 2017 UP polls, BJP didn't field a single Muslim candidate. Minority Morcha chief Jamal Siddiqui says this time, 'we want more representation from community'.

What Yogi told Modi in their viral photo, and trickle-down effect hits India’s health sector

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

6 BSP MLAs, 1 BJP legislator join Samajwadi Party ahead of UP assembly polls

6 BSP MLAs Mujtaba Siddiqui, Hakim Lal Bind, Sushma Patel, Aslam Chaudhary, Hargovind Bhargava and Aslam Raini and BJP MLA Rakesh Rathore joined the SP Saturday  

Alliance with Samajwadi Party in UP polls first priority, says Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal

Shivpal Yadav broke away from the Samajwadi Party in 2018 and formed the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party, following a fallout with his nephew and ex-UP CM Akhilesh Yadav.

Yogi names Kangana Ranaut brand ambassador of UP’s ‘one district-one product’ scheme

The UP government has launched the 'one district-one product' programme with the aim to create product-specific traditional industrial hubs across 75 districts of the state.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.

Congress won’t form alliance with any party in 2022 UP polls, Salman Khurshid says

Senior Congress leader Khurshid said the party will contest in all 403 seats under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi but the CM candidate was not yet clear.

Shiv Sena will contest UP, Goa assembly polls next year, says Sanjay Raut

The Shiv Sena MP said that the party will field candidates in 80 to 100 seats in UP, while it will contest about 20 seats in the Goa Assembly irrespective of 'success or failure'.

UP Police books Owaisi for vitiating communal harmony, violating Covid norms

The FIR against AIMIM chief was registered Thursday at Barabanki police station. He is on a 3-day trip to UP, where his party will contest 100 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls.

Congress will forge alliances only with small parties for UP polls: State chief Ajay Lallu

UP Congress chief said the party will fight the polls under Priyanka Gandhi's supervision and a call on the issue of the chief ministerial face will be taken by the national leaders.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.

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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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