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Elections explained


Explained: Article 244 (A), its relevance for Assam hill tribes, and the politics

March 31, 2021 10:13 am

What is Article 244(A) of the Constitution? How is it different from the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution? What is the BJP saying?

Fight for SC vote in West Bengal: 23% of state numbers, 127 seats

March 31, 2021 8:18 am

In the current West Bengal Assembly elections, the Trinamool Congress has fielded 79 SC candidates, 11 more than the total SC-reserved constituencies.

Explained: The Election Commission's new rule for polling agents, and TMC's objections to it

March 30, 2021 7:49 am

West Bengal Assembly elections: As per the EC's regulations, a political party can now nominate a polling agent for any booth within the assembly segment where he/she is a voter of.

Explained: Why political parties are invoking rhinos in Assam

March 30, 2021 6:55 am

Assam elections: It is common for every party contesting in Bokakhat and Kaliabor, the two constituencies that cover most of Kaziranga, to say that they will protect the rhino.

Explained: Why DMK keeps facing questions over 2006-11 term

March 26, 2021 10:26 pm

While the DMK is looking at a good chance of returning to power in Tamil Nadu, one apprehension constantly raised is the alleged violence and abuse of power under its regime in 2006-11.

Kerala minority scholarships: Ratio, rationale

March 26, 2021 7:46 am

While the UDF has not taken any stand, the IUML has asked for a white paper on the distribution of minority scholarships.

BJP Assam election manifesto: Balancing silence and old and new promises

March 26, 2021 12:28 pm

BJP Assam election manifesto: Titled Sankalpa Patra, it talks of a "corrected" NRC to "secure" Assam, protection of indigenous rights as well as developmental promises for women, youths etc.

Borphukan & BJP: 17th-century Ahom General as a 'Hindu', 'swadeshi' warrior

March 24, 2021 2:27 pm

Remembered as the greatest military hero of Assam, Lachit Borphukan was a general during the 17th Century period of the Ahom dynasty.

Amit Shah unveils BJP manifesto for West Bengal elections: Key takeaways

March 24, 2021 2:27 pm

With the announcement to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in West Bengal in the first cabinet, the BJP has addressed the longstanding demand of refugee communities in the state.

Explained: Why EPS is wrong in drawing a Karunanidhi comparison

March 24, 2021 2:28 pm

Contrary to what EPS hinted at, the power transition in the DMK after Annadurai’s death was peaceful and organic.