Eye on UP polls, PM Modi to launch Ujjwala next week – Times of India

Eye on UP polls, PM Modi to launch Ujjwala next week - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime minister Narendra Modi is likely to launch on August 10 the second edition of ‘Ujjwala’, his government’s marquee social welfare programme for giving poor households access to clean cooking fuel, months ahead of the crucial UP assembly polls. Modi had launched the scheme in May 2016 from Balia district of UP, a … Read more

India says ‘polls’ in PoK cannot hide Pakistan’s illegal occupation, objects to CPEC reference in China-Pakistan statement | India News – Times of India

India says 'polls' in PoK cannot hide Pakistan's illegal occupation, objects to CPEC reference in China-Pakistan statement | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday rejected the recent “elections” held in PoK, while simultaneously rejecting a reference to the CPEC in a recent Pakistan-China joint statement, saying it lies in India’s territory that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan and which is resolutely opposed by India. The Indian response also covered the reference to Jammu … Read more

Attempt to Camouflage Illegal Occupation: India Slams Pakistan for Holding Polls in PoK

Attempt to Camouflage Illegal Occupation: India Slams Pakistan for Holding Polls in PoK

Slamming Pakistan for holding assembly elections in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), India on Thursday said it was nothing but an attempt by Pakistan to camouflage its illegal occupation and that it has lodged a strong protest with that country over the issue. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi asserted that Pakistan has no locus standi … Read more

Assembly polls 2022: EC may increase number of booths in view of pandemic | India News – Times of India

Assembly polls 2022: EC may increase number of booths in view of pandemic | India News - Times of India

NEW DELHI: The five state polls coming up next year, for which the Election Commission held the first preparatory meeting on Wednesday, may see polling booths increase by nearly 25,000 in UP, 11,000 in Punjab, 2,160 in Uttarakhand and 262 in Manipur, according to early estimates. The rise is on account of EC’s move to … Read more

Election Commission Meets CEOs of 5 States Due for Polls Early Next Year, Reviews Preparations

Election Commission Meets CEOs of 5 States Due for Polls Early Next Year, Reviews Preparations

Stepping up its preparations for the assembly polls in five states due early next year, the Election Commission Wednesday reviewed advance planning with the chief electoral officers of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. While the terms of the legislative assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand are scheduled to end on different dates … Read more

Let’s Go for Polls, Let the People Decide,’ Shivakumar Challenges BJP Govt in Karnataka

Let's Go for Polls, Let the People Decide,' Shivakumar Challenges BJP Govt in Karnataka

DK Shivakumar, KPCC President, questioned the government on its inability to give compensation to flood victims for the last two years. (File photo) The KPCC president was attacking the government, questioning its inability to give compensation to flood victims for the last two years. PTI Bengaluru Last Updated:July 25, 2021, 22:25 IST FOLLOW US ON: … Read more

After BSP, now SP Scrambles for Brahmin Support Ahead of 2022 UP Polls

After BSP, now SP Scrambles for Brahmin Support Ahead of 2022 UP Polls

As the UP assembly polls draw near, political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo Brahmin voters. Recently, Bahujan Samaj Party held a ‘Seminar for Enlightened Classes’ mainly focusing on the vote bank. Now, Samajwadi Party is following suit. On Sunday, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav called for a key meeting of Brahmin leaders … Read more

Mamata Clears Air to Prevent Possible ‘Sabotage’, Division of ‘Anti-BJP Force’ Ahead of 2024 Polls

Mamata Banerjee speaks in Bengal on Martyrs' Day.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday cleared the air that she is not in the race to become ‘the face’ of a united force (of Opposition parties) to take on the BJP in the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha Polls. While addressing ‘Ekushey July’ (Martyrs’ Day on July 21) speech virtually from her residence … Read more

Kerala’s First Transwoman RJ, First from Her Community to File Nomination for Assembly Polls, Found Dead

Ananyah Kumari Alex, 28, was found dead in her aparment in Kochi, Kerala

Anannyah Kumari Alex, Kerala’s first transwoman radio jockey, who also contested for the state assembly polls, was found dead at her apartment in Kochi on Tuesday evening. According to the Kalamassery Police, 28-year-old Anannyah was found hanging inside the bedroom of her apartment. Police suspect that it to be a case of suicide. “Prima facie, … Read more

UP polls: AIMPLB will not appeal for support to any party | India News – Times of India

UP polls: AIMPLB will not appeal for support to any party | India News - Times of India

LUCKNOW: President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and rector of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama, Maulana Raabey Hasani Nadwi on Monday clarified that neither him as head of the board nor the board itself will issue an appeal in favour of any particular political party ahead of UP elections. The senior cleric who … Read more

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