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NCP leader Anil Deshmukh gets bail: What are the cases against him?

December 29, 2022 9:07 am

Anil Deshmukh was in Arthur Road jail in Mumbai for more than a year under the charges of corruption and money laundering. Here are the details of the cases against him.

Explained: The role of Odisha's health scheme in BJD's rural polls clean sweep

March 03, 2022 7:42 am

The Odisha government has distributed smart health cards to beneficiaries under its flagship Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. What is this scheme, and how does it compare to the Centre's Ayushman Bharat?

Explained: The tussle over the election of Maharashtra Assembly Speaker

December 28, 2021 9:24 pm

Why has the election been necessitated, and why is the Governor not consenting to the schedule proposed by the government? What do the Constitution and Rules of the Assembly say?

Explained: 5 challenges before new Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi

September 21, 2021 7:23 am

Charanjit Singh Channi becomes the Punjab Chief Minister at a time when the ruling Congress is ridden with factionalism, faces anger on the street, and has barely four months to get its act together before the state goes to polls. His work is cut out.

Electricity Amendment Bill 2021: Why are states like West Bengal opposing it?

August 13, 2021 2:58 pm

A look at the key provisions of the Electricity Amendment Bill 2021, and why they are raising concerns.

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?

Explained: After CJI's remarks on Uniform Civil Code, a look at its status, debate around it

April 03, 2021 10:24 am

Article 44 of the Constitution lays down that the state shall endeavour to secure a Uniform Civil Code for the citizens throughout the territory of India.

Explained: Why Congress moved a no-trust motion against Khattar govt when defeat was certain

March 16, 2021 12:48 pm

Haryana floor test: The ruling BJP-JJP alliance was in a comfortable majority with 55 votes while the Opposition could manage only 32 votes.

Explained: The political significance of Assam's tea garden workers

March 04, 2021 8:07 am

The tea tribe community — comprising 17 per cent of Assam's population — is a deciding factor in almost 40 assembly seats out of the 126. The community is spread over 800 tea gardens plus several unorganised small gardens of Assam — living mostly in residential quarters adjacent to gardens.

Explained: The results of Maharashtra's Legislative Council elections, in perspective

December 10, 2020 12:15 pm

The significance of the outcome is mainly on account of this being the first state-level election after the MVA came to power at the end of last year keeping the single largest party BJP from ruling the state.

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