West Bengal  /  Published 21.09.21

Clamour for rural polls in hills grows

The demand to hold panchayat elections in the hills is getting louder as all the major political parties, including the BJP and Trinamul, are voicing support for the rural polls last held in 2000. Hi...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

World  /  Published 19.09.21

Censorship finger at Telegram in Russia

Allies of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accused Telegram of censorship on Saturday after the popular messaging app followed Google and Apple in restricting access to their voting campaign in Ru...
By Reuters in Moscow

World  /  Published 18.09.21

Big Tech axe on Navalny app

An app created by allies of imprisoned Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny disappeared from Apple and Google stores on Friday as polls opened across Russia for three days of voting in a parliamen...
By AP/PTI in Moscow

Opinion  /  Published 18.09.21

Owaisi and the Bharatiya Janata Party

Asaduddin Owaisi is often called the B-team of the Bharatiya Janata Party by his political opponents. The implication is that the Hindutva politics of the BJP and the Muslim-centric politics...
By Asim Ali

India  /  Published 17.09.21

Aim to jab all in UP, Punjab

 Administering at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the eligible population in states like Uttar Pradesh and Punjab where assembly elections are scheduled to be held next year is on the prior...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi


India  /  Published 16.09.21

Gujarat: Cabinet takes oath

The BJP Thursday inducted 24 members, including 21 who debuted as ministers, into the four-day-old Bhupendra Patel-led ministry, discarding all ministers in the previous Vijay Rupani-led regime in Pri...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Ahmedabad

West Bengal  /  Published 16.09.21

Leaders raise pitch for panchayat polls in hills

Hill leaders are raising the pitch for panchayat elections in the region, a demand which could smoothen the path for the state government to hold the rural polls for the first time in two decades. An...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Opinion  /  Published 15.09.21

Letters to the editor: Uttar Pradesh assembly elections

Divisive tactics Sir — The poll bugle for the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections has officially been blown. Unsurprisingly, the incumbent chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, the most strident face o...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 15.09.21

Modi plays on fear in UP speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to people being “forced to flee leaving behind their ancestral houses” some “four-five years ago” as he laid the foundation sto...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 14.09.21

For BJP, Lenin is no bar

The BJP’s attempt to appropriate the legacy of freedom fighter Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh to woo the powerful Jat community ahead of the Uttar Pradesh elections is steeped in irony because the J...
By Pheroze L. Vincent


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