Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Topic: Politics

Viral clip of man distributing alcohol not from poll-bound Gujarat

This is not the first time the video has surfaced on social media with a false claim. Earlier in July, the same clip was shared by many users claiming that it was from Telangana.

The ‘shame weapon’ Pakistani politicians use is lethal, can give birth to a religious tyrant

Tempting as it is to see the leaked videos as just another element in the no-holds-barred power struggle, the sexual scandals have special significance.

‘The People of India’ — new book traces grassroots political actors, how they shape New India

Published by Penguin India, the anthology of essays curated by social scientists Ravinder Kaur and Nayanika Mathur, will be released on 15 November on ThePrint's Softcover.

Bihar, Haryana to Telangana—this is why Modi-Shah have high stakes in Assembly bypolls

The November 3 bypolls in six states may look inconsequential at first. But put them on the BJP’s chessboard to know what they mean for the party.

Imran Khan’s party wins 6 national, 2 provincial assembly seats in Pakistan bypolls, report says

Khan led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) contested seven of the eight National Assembly seats and has won six. The main opposition party also won two of three Punjab Assembly seats.

SubscriberWrites: India must make way for the young in politics

The parliamentary system of democracy with limited political space for younger aspirants cedes the leadership to undeserving dynasts, writes Nipul Seervi

CEO or showman? From Modi to Jayalalithaa, the roles political outsiders take up in India

In ‘The People of India,’ Srirupa Roy writes how since the 1980s, the CEO figure has been valorised as an effective political agent opposed to corruption and inefficiency in Indian politics.

Congress or BJP– Indian parties will have polls. But ‘eventually’ is a long time in India

Congress or BJP, dynasty and conspiracy cannot reign forever.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is planning to contest party president polls: Report

Elections for the post of Congress president is scheduled on October 17 and the results will be declared on October 19.

Ghulam Nabi Azad quits Congress, says Rahul destroyed ‘consultative mechanism’ in party

In a 5-page letter to Sonia Gandhi, Azad said her success as party chief hinged on her ability to listen to senior leaders, but her son encouraged ‘inexperienced sycophants’.

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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.