Wednesday, 29 March, 2023
TopicPresidential Election

Topic: Presidential Election

V.V. Giri — how election of first ‘independent president’ changed Congress & India’s politics

When it comes to presidential elections changing the course of politics and economy, the impact of the 1969 contest continues to remain unparalleled.

‘Power of our democracy,’ says President Droupadi Murmu on remarkable journey to Raisina Hill

Murmu, the first tribal and second woman President, said her elevation to the post is not only her own achievement but that of every poor person in the country.

Droupadi Murmu takes oath as 15th President of India, the first tribal woman to hold office

‘My nomination is evidence that the poor in India can not only dream, but also fulfill those dreams,’ the new President said in her first speech in Parliament.

Jharkhand to Goa & MP, cross-voting for Droupadi Murmu exposes chinks in opposition unity

With more than 120 MLAs cross-voting for Droupadi Murmu in the presidential poll, non-BJP parties could face a challenge keeping their flock together ahead of elections in some states.

‘Mr Ballot Box’ ready to board — why EC books airline seats for presidential poll ballot boxes

Election Commission sends ballot boxes for presidential polls, accompanied by officers, to 14 states & UTs. The boxes get their own seats on flights, booked under name 'Mr Ballot Box'.

‘There should’ve been a consensus candidate’ — Yashwant Sinha after Mamata ‘softens’ on Murmu

The Opposition presidential nominee added that his candidature was not ‘symbolic’ and that politics around NDA pick Droupadi Murmu’s tribal identity would ‘not cut ice’.

Why is Mamata batting for NDA presidential pick Murmu? Bengal CM says her ‘chances are higher’

A day after the Trinamool chief’s remarks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that the NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu could become a ‘unifying factor’ for parties.

Up against central powers, a test of Uddhav’s acumen — Urdu press on Maharashtra crisis

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Choice is ‘bulldozer raj’ or Constitution, says opposition presidential candidate Yashwant Sinha

BJP under PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah is following 'undemocratic & dangerous' path, says former Union minister, who is confident all non-BJP parties will vote for him.

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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.