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Muthuvel Karunanidhi Kanimozhi, Smriti Irani, Supriya Sule , Anupria Patel and Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Political parties think women are ‘weak’ candidates, but data doesn’t say so

On Women’s Political Empowerment Day, ThePrint looks at women candidature in Lok Sabha polls and what existing data tells us about their representation.
CISF women officers on duty | Facebook

No takers for women’s quota in CRPF, CISF or BSF as forces strive to fulfil Modi govt plan

Modi govt had announced 33% reservation for women in paramilitary forces but barely 5% of the personnel in these forces are women.   

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Congress leader Anand Sharma arrives for the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament

BJP poll losses led govt to bring upper caste quota bill, says Congress’ Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma tells government if it's is serious about welfare of weaker sections and women, it should extend session and bring Women's Reservation Bill.
Women CRPF during training | YouTube

Women to have 15 per cent representation in CRPF and CISF: Govt in Parliament

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also told Lok Sabha that Centre wants 5 per cent representation for women in BSF, ITBP and SSB.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.