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Lok Sabha Bypoll: Simranjit Mann makes AAP bite dust in Punjab CM’s own turf

June 27, 2022 3:01:45 am

SAD(Amritsar) president wins election after 23 years

BJP’s Azamgarh winner Nirahua, Bhojpuri actor close to Yogi; Rampur victor Lodhi, ex-Azam Khan loyalist

June 26, 2022 11:19:55 pm

While the BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua bagged the Azamgarh constituency, the saffron party’s nominee Ghanshyam Singh Lodhi won from Rampur seat.

Newsmaker | Guddu Jamali, the BSP candidate who marred SP’s chances in Azamgarh

June 26, 2022 11:04:47 pm

In his campaign, the two-time MLA played up his ‘local’ status while painting his rivals from SP and BJP as ‘outsiders’.

Absent Akhilesh, strong BJP campaign & BSP: Why SP sank in Azamgarh, Rampur bypolls

June 27, 2022 1:12:24 am

For BJP, putting its entire might into the campaign paid off as Yogi Adityanath and almost his entire Cabinet canvassed for its candidates in both the seats.

Hashtag Politics | Emergency tweetstorm, fireworks put Cong in dock, draw parallels with BJP

June 26, 2022 9:01:34 pm

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said in a Hindi tweet that on that fateful day in 1975, the Congress “snatched the constitutional rights of every Indian overnight” imposing the Emergency.

Sangrur bypoll: 100 days after Punjab sweep, AAP thwarted in CM bastion by Moosewala, rage, inaccessibility

June 26, 2022 11:02:46 pm

Sangrur, the pocket borough of Chief Minister Mann, had catapulted him into the political stage by electing him with a record margin of over 2 lakh votes in the 2014 general elections.

Andhra bypoll: Construction magnate Mekapati Vikram Reddy retains Atmakur for YSRCP

June 27, 2022 1:13:23 am

Vikram succeeds his brother Goutham Reddy, the industries minister of Andhra Pradesh who died in February, as MLA from the constituency.

Newsmaker | Sangrur victor Simranjit Mann: SAD(A) chief who had last laugh on Bhagwant Mann turf

June 26, 2022 9:33:53 pm

Pushed to the margins of Punjab’s mainstream politics for over two-and-half decades, the 77-year-old pro-Khalistan leader and ex-IPS officer Simranjit Singh Mann’s stunning win is likely to boost the Panthic politics in the border state.

In Telangana, Rythu Bandhu dues set stage for TRS vs BJP, Cong battle

June 26, 2022 3:04:25 pm

The Opposition parties have called on farmers to hit the streets against payments delay.

The Sunday Profile | A Maharashtra rerun, and the Comeback Man: Devendra Fadnavis

June 26, 2022 3:09:40 pm

As MVA govt totters, one man standing firmer than ever is BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis. SHUBHANGI KHAPRE on how theformer CM prepared the ground

Newsmaker | Among first to take up cause of Gujarat riot victims, Teesta is fighting many cases

June 26, 2022 6:20:48 pm

Teesta was among the first activists to take up the cases of riot victims in Gujarat in 2002, finally leading the SC to set up a special investigation team to probe the post-Godhra riots, six years later, under former CBI director R K Raghavan.

Newsmaker | RB Sreekumar, a decorated cop on the wrong side of Modi govt

June 26, 2022 9:52:35 pm

Sreekumar, who became Gujarat DGP after retirement, wrote affidavits to the Nanavati Commission alleging govt agencies’ complicity in the 2002 riots. On Friday, the Supreme Court called into question his role in the accusations.

JD(U) thanks Nitish for caste census, miffed BJP claims equal credit

June 25, 2022 9:50:55 pm

Party leaders and workers across the state took out an "Aabhar Yatra" in all districts Saturday to thank Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Newsmakers of the Week | Rebel MLA Eknath Shinde, Presidential candidates Droupadi Murmu & Yashwant Sinha

June 25, 2022 9:03:56 pm

From rebel Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde who engineered a stunning split in the party, to RJD’s Anant Singh who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in an Arms Act case, here are the Newsmakers of the Week.

IPFT faction says NC Debbarma is acting as BJP’s B-team, announces merger with TIPRA Motha

June 25, 2022 8:15:05 pm

Stating that the IPFT suffered a split at least four to five times before, the outgoing leaders Saturday blamed NC Debbarma for creating an impasse which led to their departure.

GJM leader interview: ‘BJP won’t ever give Gorkhas a separate state …They’ve only taken our votes, not done anything’

June 26, 2022 7:43:10 am

The Bimal Gurung-led GJM is opposing the election and has likened the semi-autonomous body’s polls to a “stillborn baby”. Last month, Gurung wrote to CM Mamata Banerjee, urging her to defer the election.

Parallel lives: Shinde mentor Anand Dighe, Sena strongman and a thorn in Bal Thackeray’s side

June 25, 2022 8:59:10 pm

Just like Uddhav Thackeray marginalised Eknath Shinde in the Sena and govt affairs despite the latter’s unofficial No. 2 position in the party, Bal Thackeray also sought to sideline the Thane Sena strongman Dighe after getting wary of his rising popularity.

Why attack on Rahul Gandhi’s office in Wayanad is hurting CPM

June 25, 2022 9:04:21 pm

The attack sparked widespread protests from the Congress in all districts. While the ruling CPM distanced itself from the actions of its student wing, the damage was done.

Ex-AAP Uttarakhand CM face: ‘AAP has one-man decision-making policy, a single model it expects to work across country. It’s not possible’

June 26, 2022 7:38:49 am

Colonel (retired) Ajay Kothiyal welcomes Agnipath, says work culture of BJP similar to Army.

Manipur Oppn, civil society up in arms over Biren govt bid to make 1961 ILP ‘base year’

June 25, 2022 3:02:30 pm

The Inner Line Permit is an official travel document issued by the state government to allow the travel and stay of an Indian citizen in Manipur for a specified period of time.

Sharp edges in BJP-JD(U) ties soften, but bad blood between two leaders a dampener

June 25, 2022 10:18:21 pm

Bihar BJP president Dr Sanjay Jaiswal and JD(U) parliamentary board chairperson Upendra Kushwaha have held a grudge against one another for a long time.

AAP govt’s white paper on Punjab finances no different than Congress’

June 26, 2022 10:50:38 am

Out of the total amount, Rs 13,759 crore is towards non-payment of arrears of sixth pay commission.

Presidential polls: Eye on tribal votes in other states, BSP backs Droupadi Murmu; Mayawati slams Oppn

June 25, 2022 10:17:39 pm

BSP president Mayawati’s announcement boosts Murmu’s already significant chances of winning against the Opposition’s consensus candidate and former Union minister Yashwant Sinha.

Gorkhaland demand pushed to GTA poll margins as bread-and-butter issues flare

June 25, 2022 7:36:05 am

With local residents mainly concerned about burning issues like the lack of employment opportunities and basic amenities, which have worsened in the wake of the Covid pandemic, the long-standing demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland seems to have been relegated to the sidelines of the poll campaign.

As Sasikala announces tour, AIADMK doubts her stomach for a fight

June 24, 2022 10:35:44 pm

It may simply be a way for the ousted leader to ‘keep herself alive’ in public life, say party insiders.