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Aditi Singh

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.
AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal offers prayers at Shri Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya, on 26 October 2021

‘Have donated for Ram Mandir,’ says Kejriwal after offering prayers at Ram Janambhoomi

Kejriwal, whose party is contesting the upcoming UP polls, had offered 'aarti' on the banks of the Saryu river Monday and said it was an honour to visit the birthplace of Lord Ram.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sweeps the ground at Indira Nagar in Lucknow Friday | ANI

How one visit from Priyanka Gandhi could bring Lucknow’s Valmiki Basti back to Congress fold

Residents of Valmiki Basti in Lucknow's Luv Kush Nagar say Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's visit made them feel special, and BJP, whom they voted for in 2017, hasn't fulfilled its promises.
Rahul Gandhi with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel (file photo) | Twitter/@bhupeshbaghel

Congress names Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel as senior observer for UP assembly polls

Chattisgarh CM Baghel had played a crucial role in the run up to the Assam assembly polls earlier this year, with his team carrying out extensive booth training of party workers.
Dharmendra Pradhan - Sanjay Nishad

Eye on Purvanchal, BJP ties up with Nishad Party for 2022 UP assembly election

The Nishad community comprises 22 sub-castes and comprise 14-17% of the population in districts like Mau, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Santkabir Nagar and Prayagraj.
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Kohli stepping down from T20 captaincy is wise. High workload hurt his form

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A file photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. | Photo: ANI

‘Abba jaan’ politics delights Indian news channels, dying kids in UP an afterthought

As per news channels' promotional videos and 'special features', it's all bright and beautiful in Yogi Adityanath's Uttar Pradesh. The state has been completely transformed.
AAP leaders

AAP begins Tiranga Yatra in Ayodhya as it works to ‘spoil BJP game’, capture Brahmin vote

AAP, like BJP, SP and BSP, is looking to woo Brahmins who make up 12% of UP's population and are a significant vote bank. Party also plans series of 'Chanakya Sammelans' in run-up to 2022 polls.
Farmers attend the Kisan Mahapanchayat, in UP's Karnal on 7 September 2021 | ANI

Facing Jat-Muslim unity in UP, BJP poll strategy targets farmers & caste equations

Farmers protest is providing common ground for Jats and Muslims, leading to a fragile but significant unity that could undermine BJP's efforts to return to power in Uttar Pradesh.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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