Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicUP elections

Topic: UP elections

UP MLAs quit BJP for selfish motives, we’ll go door to door & showcase welfare: OBC Morcha head

While BJP central leadership draws up strategy to counter series of OBC MLAs’ resignations, OBC Morcha has been tasked with localised measures to tackle the issue.

Amit Shah to begin statewide tour of UP from 22 Jan, no MP to be fielded in assembly polls

In UP, which goes to polls from 10 February, BJP leaders are requesting to field family members and relatives, but the party is likely to follow the one ticket-one family diktat.

Three factors that tells us who has an edge in UP elections under Covid cloud

EC has announced no physical rallies in the five states going to polls. Now it depends on which leader can go viral online like Modi.

Yogi govt to distribute free smartphones, tablets to 1 cr final-year UG, PG students in UP

The first phase of the scheme will roll out on 25 December. Final year students of MA, BA, BSc, ITI, MBBS, MD, BTech and MTech will be given preference.

Omicron threat, Opposition protest & PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat — Page 1 news from the Urdu press

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

‘Those who don’t have family will not care for people’ — Akhilesh Yadav’s veiled dig at Yogi

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav also hurled allegations on Yogi govt of leaking Teachers' Eligibility Test question papers deliberately and said they only tell 'damdaar jhooth' (big lies).

Modi flies in Rs 8,000 cr plane but can’t waive farmer loans, Priyanka Gandhi says in UP rally

Claiming that PM Modi's 'industrialist friends' earned Rs 10,000 crore daily, Gandhi promised Congress will waive farmers' debt if it comes to power in the upcoming UP polls.

Hardcore BJP voters in UP’s Baghpat don’t believe Modi’s ‘change of heart’, Yogi gets thumbs-up

Old RLD stronghold Baghpat started voting for BJP in 2014, but farmers are showing signs of coming back to Jayant Chaudhary’s party. Many still like UP’s Yogi Adityanath govt.

No possibility of CAA repeal, says minister Naqvi as farm laws U-turn revives demand

Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi says 'people have started playing minority politics around CAA', adding that 'it has got nothing to do with Indian citizens'.

Colleges, expressways, airports: Why BJP is looking east in UP with ‘Purvanchal Vikas Model’

PM has visited eastern UP 3 times over the last month, most recently to inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway. Home Minister Amit Shah also kicked off many projects on his tour this month.  

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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