Panchayat Polls
India  /  Published 16.02.20

NC decides to participate in J&K Panchayat polls

The National Conference (NC) has decided to participate in the Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir next month but wants 'roadblocks' placed in its way to be removed so that it can campaign freely...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 06.10.19

A state of siege is not conducive to democracy

Elections are considered to be the life line of healthy, vibrant democracies. But polls in Kashmir have, over the years, raised serious questions about this inference. In May this year, when the rest ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 30.09.19

Rivals sniff BJP Kashmir plot

The Opposition parties in Jammu & Kashmir smell a BJP plot to grab control of panchayat institutions in the government’s decision to hold panchayat polls at a time when the state is in lockdown ...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 29.09.19

Panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir

Normality can wait in Kashmir but so-called grassroots democracy cannot.The administration of governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday announced elections to the second tier of panchayats in Jammu and Kashm...
By Our Special Correspondent in Srinagar

North East  /  Published 13.07.19

BJP wins 85% seats in polls uncontested

The ruling BJP won 85 per cent seats uncontested ahead of the July 27 panchayat polls.Speaking to reporters on Saturday, secretary of the state election commission (SEC), Prasenjit Bhattacharya, said,...
By Tanmoy Chakraborty in Agartala

Opinion  /  Published 06.06.19

Instagram may hide post 'likes' from followers

Sir — The popular social media platform, Instagram, might soon get rid of the feature in which the number of ‘likes’ a post gets is visible to one’s followers. Instead, a ‘private like count...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.05.19

‘BJP martyrs’ kin: promises not kept

The families of Trilochan Mahato and Dulal Kumar, BJP workers found hanging in Purulia villages in May and June last year in the aftermath of the Bengal panchayat polls, have said the party has extend...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

India  /  Published 19.04.19

Human shield shuns voting, but can’t skip poll duty in Kashmir

Farooq Ahmad Dar wants to shun elections, but the elections won’t let him.The man who had vowed never to vote again after being tied to an army jeep as a human shield during an election two years ag...
By Muzaffar Raina in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

The truth about Swachh Bharat

Sanitation in India is like the stone of Sisyphus. The closer to mythical freedom from open defecation sanitation statistics take us, the further we are from the truth. The harder the ministry of drin...
By Nitya Jacob and Sunetra Lala in

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.19

India needs to confront its leprosy problem

To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, goes the traditional wedding vow; that is, unless one of the partners contracts leprosy. The bacterial infection is, at present, a ground for divorce in...
By The Editorial Board in


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