Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicUP assembly elections

Topic: UP assembly elections

Nominations of some Shiv Sena candidates in UP rejected illegally, says Sanjay Raut

Raut alleged that in 6 to 7 constituencies in Noida, Bijnor & Meerut, the respective district magistrates misused their powers and rejected the nominations of Sena candidates.

Potato prices crash, living costs rise, farmers distressed. But most Mathura voters forgive BJP

Mathura is part of UP’s struggling potato-farming belt, but its identity is deeply rooted in its status as Krishna Janmabhoomi, and Modi is still seen as saviour.

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'.

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Union home minister Amit Shah and BJP national president J.P. Nadda with Bihar BJP leaders at a core committee meeting in New Delhi | PTI

What Left parties’ decision to not join Bihar alliance means for India’s Dalits, women, MBCs

Top leaders of the Left are English-speaking 'upper' caste elites. And they won't let MLAs become ministers lest they should threaten their elite power.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.