Both national parties see red as Naveen Patnaik changes the rules for counting of votes in panchayat polls. One side fears ‘rigging’, the other a domino effect.
YSR Congress Telangana leader Y.S. Sharmila tells M.S. Shanker that her party will storm to power in the 2023 assembly polls. Excerpts:
Panchayat polls are due in Odisha. How to ensure caste disaffection doesn’t throw a spanner in the works for BJD? Why, promise 27 per cent tickets to the backward castes…
They say Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, 54, was mediating with the regime. Why was he killed then? No one believes the police version among the Khasi-Jaintias…the black flags are out.
“Of hundreds of journalists in Manipur, (ask yourself) why are these two arrested every time? Talking about cow urine at a time of someone’s death is beyond morality and humanity.”
Quite remarkable, actually, that such a clarification was needed. But then this is Karnataka, where most BJP worthies are from the Janata or Congress—as HDK was happy to point out.
The manifesto was a painkiller, but reality will be a migraine for the ordinary Tamil. FM Palanivel Thiaga Rajan blames the AIADMK and hints at higher living costs all around.
A Rs 2,000-crore aid package for Dalits? No one in Telangana can really oppose that, except to ask ‘why only in Huzurabad?’ Good question. Bypolls, what else.
Odisha tries to do a Goa, get beach shacks across its 480-km coastline. Maybe a tourist-friendly idea, but they didn’t ask the seers at Puri.
Naveen Patnaik may not quite be up there with Sreejesh, but the former Doon goalkeeper is the one who saved India from hockey oblivion and took us to the Olympic podium at Tokyo.
Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there.
A deep passion for sports runs in the DNA of Manipur. But even after the silvery miracle of Mirabai Chanu, poverty and political isolation still haunt this nursery of Olympians.
Have you seen ‘Isaak Munda Eating’ on YouTube? The jobless Adivasi youth from Sambalpur who became a hit with his local cuisine videos now earns praise from the PM too.
For once, DMK and BJP are on the same page. A priest from Kanyakumari claims Stalin’s party won the elections only because of Christian charity. And that wasn’t all he said.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
How practical is it to aspire to be self-employed? Does it pay off for all those who venture? What are the pitfalls?
They don’t have jobs nor do they have direction. There is an increasing discontent among the youth of India
A more important role the government has in the matter of job creation is that of building an ecosystem conducive to creation of jobs
The nature of these political parties is slightly different from those of the past. They are now appealing on the basis of secularism and trying to organise all oppressed communities under their banner.