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Explained: What UP panchayat election results mean for BJP and opposition

May 06, 2021 7:37 am

It was a massive election among just under 13 lakh candidates for some 8 lakh posts, including 3,050 zila panchayat wards, over 75,000 kshetra panchayat wards and over 7 lakh gram panchayat wards.

Explained: Just six women in new Assam Assembly, MLAs under 40 down by half

May 05, 2021 7:27 am

The BJP had fielded eight Muslim candidates, all of whom lost. That leaves the BJP-led alliance with no Muslim among 75MLAs.

Explained: Share of women, youth in new state Assemblies

May 05, 2021 8:02 am

The age and gender profiles of 3 of the newly elected Assemblies show that the share of women MLAs is unchanged in West Bengal, has grown slightly in Kerala, and fallen in Tamil Nadu. West Bengal has more young MLAs than earlier while the other two Assemblies have less than 10% MLAs under 40.

Kerala: LDF win could trigger change in all parties

May 03, 2021 9:02 am

How was electoral history rewritten in Kerala, and what are the key takeaways from Sunday's results?

West Bengal elections: How Didi won personality battle

May 03, 2021 8:41 am

On Sunday afternoon, without a wheelchair for the first time in a few weeks, it was Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who spoke to the people of the state as the victor. What are the factors that led to the result?

Tamil Nadu elections: DMK lessons in opposition, AIADMK missteps ahead of polls

May 03, 2021 11:40 am

The 2019 Lok Sabha victory was Stalin’s steppingstone in the road to power.

Assam elections: BJP silent on CAA, chose to focus on schemes and target AIUDF

May 03, 2021 9:03 am

In 2019, the BJP had faced violent protests in Assam, leading to five deaths in police firing, after the Centre passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Parliament.

Explained: How pending cane dues with sugar mill played role in NCP's defeat in Pandharpur

May 03, 2021 10:45 pm

Among multiple reasons being cited for Bhagirath's defeat are pending cane dues with the cooperative sugar mill managed by the Bhalke family, which managed to alienate voters.

Post on PM, RSS: What caused Facebook oversight body to reverse ban

May 01, 2021 9:34 am

Facebook’s Oversight Board has reversed a decision of the platform to remove a post that was critical of the RSS and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. What was the post, and why was the decision overturned?

Oxygen from Sterlite Copper: Permission, capacity, and the road ahead

April 30, 2021 8:40 am

The Supreme Court has allowed Vedanta Limited to operate its oxygen production units at the Sterlite Copper plant in Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu. A look at the oxygen crisis, how the case went to court and local concerns.