Friday, 3 February, 2023

Topic: BJP

Sachin Pilot to Kanhaiya Kumar — in Delhi, Congress brings out big guns to reclaim lost MCD glory

Congress ruled MCD till 2007, but then started losing the polls. It was Sheila Dikshit-led Congress govt in Delhi which trifurcated MCD in 2012, to be reunified by Modi govt earlier this year.

Who are BJP & opposition’s favourite journalists? Study of retweets reveals preferences

In terms of media houses, BJP leaders engage more with Zee, Republic & Jagran groups, while opposition prefers NDTV & India Today, finds study by University of Michigan researchers.

Managing voters, doorstep services — the panna pramukh network BJP’s banking on for Gujarat poll

Through its network of such booth-level foot soldiers, who almost run a parallel administration system, the BJP micromanages voters, ensuring they come out to vote on election day.

Face of Gharwapsi in Chhattisgarh, Dilip Singh Judeo’s legacy being renewed by RSS-BJP

Prabal Singh Judev says his father did not get his due as he deserved to be chief minister. BJP is now feeling his relevance as it prepares for next year’s electoral battle.

Didi’s aide, Suvendu’s rival, organisational man — Akhil Giri caught in row for Murmu remark

Trinamool minister mocked President while lashing out at Leader of Opposition in Nandigram. Giri has sought apology after his statement drew widespread condemnation.

Not Advani’s Rath Yatra or Ayodhya, something else spurred BJP’s rise in late 1980s

In 'Who Moved My Vote', Goyal and Kaushik talk about how India began drawing inspiration and meaning of its own identity from the televised Ramayana in the '80s.

Our take on big tech layoffs, EWS quota, COP27 and govt controlling TV programming—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

BJP issues first list of 232 candidates, for Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls next month

It was the first time that the BJP gave religious and caste breakups of its candidates for any elections. The remaining 18 candidates will be announced later.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urges people to vote with ‘full understanding to weave the future of Himachal’

Polling began at 8 am amid tight security arrangements on Saturday. On Thursday, Sonia Gandhi lashed out at the BJP, saying said the state is saddled with a debt of Rs 70,000 crores.

BJP releases second list of candidates for Gujarat Assembly Elections

Earlier on Thursday, the BJP had announced the first list of candidates for 160 candidates out of the 182 constituencies for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections.

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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...


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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.