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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dipankar Ghose


Unlock 5.0 guidelines explained: What are the rules for schools, social gatherings and cinemas?
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

Unlock 5.0 guidelines: What new relaxations have been given, what is still not allowed? All you need to know.

Unlock 5.0 guidelines: Cinema halls can open, states to decide on schools from October 15
Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Unlock 5.0 Guidelines & Rules: Cinema halls and multiplexes allowed with 50 per cent capacity. States can allow social, cultural and religious gatherings attended by more than 100 people.

NCRB data: 7% rise in crimes against women
Wed, Sep 30, 2020

In terms of absolute numbers, Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of cases in both these categories. But Assam reported the highest rate of crimes against women (per lakh population), while Rajasthan had the highest rate of crimes against Scheduled Castes.

Bihar elections 2020: Nominations to begin, alliances undecided
Tue, Sep 29, 2020

While the LJP is likely to take a call on whether to stay in the NDA by Wednesday, the RJD on Monday offered 58 seats to the Congress against its demand of 80 seats.

After meeting with Shah, leaders from Ladakh call off poll boycott
Mon, Sep 28, 2020

The People’s Movement for Constitutional Safeguard, an umbrella body of the Ladakhi leadership, agreed to call off its boycott of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) elections scheduled for October 16.

Bihar elections: No clarity on seat share in Oppn camp, ticket hopefuls say time running out
Sat, Sep 26, 2020

Opposition leaders on the ground are worried about Seemanchal, a Muslim-dominated region which they see as a stronghold and where the AIMIM is seen to be making headway. Leaders involved in the negotiations, however, said there are disadvantages to announcing candidates too early.

Online nominations and masks: 3-phase voting in Bihar’s Covid election
Sat, Sep 26, 2020

The Model Code of Conduct stands enforced Friday onward for elections to 243 seats in the Bihar House.

Bihar Assembly elections 2020: Voting on October 28, November 3 and 7; results on November 10
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

The Model Code of Conduct stands enforced beginning Friday for elections to the state that has 243 seats.

Bihar Assembly polls 2020: EC guidelines for elections amid Covid-19
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

Bihar Assembly elections: This is the first major election to be held in the middle of the worldwide coronavirus crisis. Here are the guidelines that the EC has announced to minimise the risk of infection during Bihar Assembly polls

No running water in 72% of school toilets built by 7 CPSEs: CAG report
Fri, Sep 25, 2020

About 1.3 lakh toilets were constructed through seven CPSEs—NTPC, PGCIL, NHPC, PFC, REC, ONGC and CIL—at a cost of Rs 2162.6 crore.

In poll run-up, echoes of Bihar in Lok Sabha
Thu, Sep 24, 2020

While former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy (BJP) took the time to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, some MPs from NDA allies pressed for the need for more development work, especially specific roads.

Anurag Thakur now says PMNRF was Gandhi family’s ‘jaagir’
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Amid protests from Congress leader and deputy leader of House, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Gaurav Gogoi, respectively, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that if the Congress did not give answers, it does not have the “right to ask a single question on PM Cares Fund”.

Lok Sabha: Oppn parties in slugfest over state issues
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

While an aggressive Congress slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala over police crackdown against protestors in the state, the Opposition side saw divisions within, as TMC member Kalyan Banerjee tore into the Congress over the issue of migrant workers.

Can talk to China, why not Pakistan, people are dying: Farooq Abdullah
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

As some BJP MPs protested, Abdullah also asked, “Should we not have the same rights as the rest of the country?... If Hindustan is developing, should J&K not develop?... What if we are Muslims?”

Bihar elections: Chirag meets Nadda, bats for BJP fighting ‘more seats’ than JDU
Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Paswan has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, informing him of the political situation in the state, and the ostensible anti-incumbency against the JD(U) government of Nitish Kumar, sources said.

Agnivesh death ‘good riddance’: CBI ex-chief
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

The post was condemned by Bandhua Mukti Morcha, the organisation of bonded labourers Agnivesh had founded, while BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said that “Hindu tradition” means not discussing “negative things” immediately after death.

Bihar elections: No clarity on seat-sharing, differences over smaller allies emerging hurdle for Opposition alliance
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Sources said RJD and Congress are not on the same page on accommodating smaller parties like the Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP and Mukesh Sahni-led Vikas-sheel Insaan Party (VIP) and this divergence in views is proving to be a hurdle.

Manoj Jha files nomination for Rajya Sabha Dy Chairman post
Sat, Sep 12, 2020

Writes to fellow MPs, asks them to ‘stand up, be counted’.

Bihar: LJP authorises Chirag for call on tie-up with JD(U), decision on hold ‘after call’
Tue, Sep 08, 2020

The decision at the LJP's Bihar Parliamentary board comes after months of sniping by the party, in particular Chirag, against Nitish over his record of governance, and with communication lines between the two leaders shut for over a year.

Explained: How the LJP-JDU problem in Bihar may impact political alignments in future
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Bihar Assembly Elections: Chirag Paswan has publicly spoken of a total breakdown of communications between the Chief Minister and the LJP, and has revealed that they have not spoken for over a year.

Alliance or alone in Bihar: LJP to decide today
Mon, Sep 07, 2020

On the eve of the meeting, LJP president Chirag Paswan on Sunday wrote to Nitish, Chief Minister and JD(U) chief, asking him to ensure that family members of all SC/STs killed in the last 15 years are given employment.

Women cops can help stop J&K youth going astray: PM Modi
Sat, Sep 05, 2020

Speaking via video conference at “Dikshant Samaroh” of trainee officers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, Modi also praised the humane face of the police that has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bihar poll run-up: Amid RJD flood focus, JD(U) hopes Rs 960-cr relief will address anger
Sat, Sep 05, 2020

According to the government, 130 blocks in 16 districts have been hit by flood this year.

Bihar: Covid fear may hit urban voting, Oppn hopes to gain
Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Leaders across political lines agreed said that elections in these times could see a drop in voting percentages if the fear of coronavirus persists.

SC court order on sub-classifying SCs, STs: JDU says order a vindication, BJP wary, RJD wants data
Fri, Aug 28, 2020

For the BJP, which feels it has an edge over its political rivals at present, any discussion on categorising Dalits or OBCs would be a risk ahead of elections in Bihar, where caste issues have often played a significant role in polls.