Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicAssembly election

Topic: assembly election

Democracy or ‘negative feedback’? Why BJP held secret ballot to shortlist HP poll contenders

BJP state unit's media in-charge says ballot held as opinion of party workers matters. But senior leader claims it was done after surveys showed many MLAs 'not on strong wicket'.

Arrests, court battles, communal row — how TRS, BJP are going all out in Telangana bypoll

Both CM KCR and Union home minister Amit Shah have visited Munugode constituency & held big rallies, although the Election Commission is yet to announce the bypoll date

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.

SubscriberWrites: UP’s political weather changing. Each constituency has a divergent story

The voter seems to have ultimately emerged as a victor in the campaign by parties in UP due to the rupturing of the big grand narrative, writes Nischai Vats.

EC allows campaigning between 6AM & 10PM in relaxation of restrictions in poll-bound states

Citing the rise in Covid-19 cases, the Election Commission had previously imposed a ban on physical rallies, roadshows and padayatras in the five poll-bound states on 8 January.

55% Indians favour postponing polls over Covid fears, up from 31% a fortnight ago, survey shows

Conducted by LocalCircles, the survey says that of those who seek a delay, 30% support a 1-2 month-long postponement while 25% prefer a postponement of up to 4 months.

On EC recommendation, govt hikes poll expenditure limit for candidates ahead of assembly polls

Revised poll expenditure limit for candidates is Rs 40 lakh instead of Rs 28 lakh in big states, and Rs 28 lakh instead of Rs 20 lakh in smaller states.

2 officials of EC team that visited poll-bound states test positive for Covid-19

The officials are part of the team attached to the three election commissioners. At least one of them travelled to UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa to review poll preparations.

PDP to fight upcoming assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, says Mehbooba Mufti

The PDP chief Sunday said that questions surrounding an alliance are premature but ruled out any alliance with BJP. The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is far from normal, she added.

Kejriwal promises 300 free units, 24/7 electricity supply in Punjab if AAP wins 2022 polls

Chandigarh: AAP leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal promised free electricity to every Punjab household that consumes up to 300 units of power...

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.