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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Political Pulse


A timetable from 200 yrs ago: Why Benjamin Franklin is PM Modi's man for the hours

May 17, 2022 4:01 pm

One of America's founding fathers, Franklin had an advice for 5 am to 10 pm days, that Modi recommended to UP Cabinet; Franklin admitted it was hard to keep to it

Dr Charles Dias interview: 'There has been no such integration… SC/ST quota was given for 10 yrs, see situation even after 70'

May 17, 2022 10:41 am

Dias says nomination-based representation should be in place 'till community is uplifted', contests govt numbers

‘Good luck & goodbye’: After Jakhar, Congress wary of parting shots from Haryana rebels

May 17, 2022 10:22 am

An aspirant for a leadership role, ex-MP Bishnoi publicly declared that he was “angry”, as he could not find a place among the HPCC brass. He has since continued to be at loggerheads with the state party leadership.

Up in arms against Baghel govt's new protest rules, BJP holds 'Jail Bharo'; 2,000 detained

May 17, 2022 7:56 am

The BJP has called for a state-wide agitation against the Baghel government's bid to regulate protests and demonstrations, alleging that the Congress dispensation was trying to clamp down on dissent just like it had done at the national level by imposing the Emergency in mid-1970s.

Andhra Pradesh: Ruling, Opposition parties trade charges over ‘plight’ of farmers

May 17, 2022 1:47 am

Jagan Mohan Reddy lashed out at Jana Sena chief actor-politician K Pawan Kalyan who has taken up the ‘Rythu Paramarsha Yatra’ to meet debt-ridden farmers or families of farmers who died by suicide.

K-rail survey Kerala govt: No police force, GPS to demarcate boundaries

May 16, 2022 10:13 pm

Kerala Rail Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL) was told to demarcate the boundaries using GPS survey, erect stones only with land owners’ consent or fix the alignment by marking on permanent structures.

Less than one-fifth of Pandits under PM job package live in secure areas

May 17, 2022 7:49 am

The remaining are compelled to rent quarters outside the secure zones meant for them. They also travel long distances without security, on a daily basis, for work.

Under scanner for RPG attack: Babbar Khalsa, oldest and most organised Sikh militant outfit

May 16, 2022 8:06 pm

Babbar Khalsa, which had been banned under the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, is the oldest and most organised Sikh militant outfit since India's Independence.

Will BJP’s family politics stance block MLC route to cabinet for Yediyurappa son?

May 17, 2022 2:14 am

The former Karnataka chief minister is said to be not keen on his son’s candidature, though he was among the 15 possible nominees for the June 3 Legislative Council polls who were named at the BJP's core committee meeting last week.

Shivpal Yadav interview: 'Azam Khan is the senior-most UP MLA... Let him come out of jail. Talks will take place'

May 17, 2022 7:55 am

Veteran MLA talks about mistakes in ticket distribution in recent Assembly elections, the 'difference' between Akhilesh and his father