Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicUttar Pradesh election

Topic: Uttar Pradesh election

Icing on BJP victory cake is farmers’ protests, Covid didn’t affect UP voters

Election results reiterate that good governance and Narendra Modi are a winning combination. But for Congress, it's beyond redemption.

Kirti Azad posts video claiming to show BJP leader chased in UP, but it’s from 2021 Bengal polls

The video, posted on Twitter with reference to BJP’s aim to cross 300 seats in UP, shows villagers chasing a politician with sticks & attacking his vehicle.

‘States did it first’: Modi justifies 2020 Covid lockdown, denies govt agencies misused for polls

In interview with ANI a day before UP elections, PM Narendra Modi speaks on issues including dynastic politics, farm laws, and BJP’s poll prospects.

Budget, poll campaigning, NYT report on Pegasus — what made Page 1 of Urdu press this week

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

Akhilesh Yadav ‘stranded’ in Delhi, says chopper not being allowed to fly to UP’s Muzaffarnagar

Terming it a 'desperate conspiracy' of the BJP, the Samajwadi Party chief said his helicopter was detained without being given any reason while a top BJP leader has taken off from Delhi.

Amit Shah visits families hit by ‘exodus’ in Kairana as he kicks off campaign in western UP

Shah embarked on a door-to-door campaign and met those who were allegedly forced to migrate during SP rule. This is Shah's first political programme in UP since poll dates were announced.

Akhilesh Yadav to make assembly polls debut from UP’s Karhal, was MLC when he served as CM

Karhal is part of Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency, where the sitting MP is Akhilesh's father and Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav. Akhilesh was CM from 2012 to 2017.

Five reasons why ministers are leaving Yogi Adityanath govt right before UP elections

Dara Singh Chauhan, Swami Prasad Maurya & Dharam Singh Saini were key to BJP's non-Jadav vote bank. Adityanath and his policies damaged this relationship.

Rebel UP Congress MLA ‘seen as sister by Priyanka Gandhi’ joins BJP in Rae Bareli

Aditi Singh's entry into BJP is being seen as a boost to the party in the Gandhi family bastion ahead of 2022 polls. She is daughter of late veteran Congress leader Akhilesh Singh.

Four Samajwadi Party MLCs join BJP in run-up to UP assembly election

The four sitting SP MLCs who have joined the BJP are Ravi Shankar Singh, Narendra Singh Bhati, C.P. Chand and Rama Niranjan.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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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