Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicYogi Adityanath

Topic: Yogi Adityanath

The real numbers in UP civic poll results bring worrying news for BJP

Out of the declared 5390 nagar panchayat member seats, the BJP could win only in 662 wards.

BJP’s victory march continues in UP, wins 14 out of 16 mayor posts in civic polls

The victory comes at a time when the BJP is aiming to win all the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general election.

Talk Point: Does CM Yogi Adityanath’s statement on encounter killings reveal UP government’s official position?

A response by experts to U.P. CM Yogi Adityanath's controversial remarks that criminals would "either be sent to jail or killed in police encounters."

Encounters are not the way to punish criminals in a democracy

Every person whether he is a criminal or not has a right to be heard, therefore I won’t approve the idea of encountering, that is killing in a fake encounter.

Yogi’s remark on encounters will encourage police to take short cuts

Uttar Pradesh is notorious for police atrocities. The statement can encourage “encounter-killing” as a short-cut to detailed prosecution and trial.

Yogi Adityanath makes it explicit that some people have a licence to kill

Adityanath's statement makes it explicit that the BJP has very little regard for the law of this country, and that certain persons believe that they have a license to kill.

40 rallies in 14 days: Yogi begins his marathon campaign for civic polls

Yogi Adityanath is the first UP chief minister to campaign for local body elections, calls these polls a referendum on his 7-month-old government.

30 ministers, one day: BJP plans blitzkrieg in battle for Gujarat

Central ministers as well as CMs are set to address three rallies each on one day in a massive show of strength by the BJP in Gujarat.

Taj Mahal controversy is an extension of RSS’s ideological war

Ideological schizophrenia and a perverse reading of history projects the Taj Mahal as a symbol of hate and barbarism.

The shifting stance of RSS on India’s past means the debate on Taj Mahal isn’t over yet

It was in the book by the self-declared Hindu scholar P. N. Oak that the Taj Mahal controversy was first introduced in the 1960s.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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