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No Roadshow, Physical Rally During Rural Poll Campaigns In Odisha

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

In a notification, the Special Relief Commissioner Office said the state government does hereby lay down stipulations for elections to PRIs, 2022 as per the COVID guidelines issued by the State Election Commission.

Return Of The Maharaja: Ghulam Nabi Azad And BJP Fight Over Hari Singh's Legacy In J&K

Jan 11, 2022 Naseer Ganai

Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday constituted a committee to decide whether it should observe the birthday of the last autocratic Dogra ruler of J&K Maharaja Hari Singh. Here's why


BJP Seeks Deferment Of Bengal Civic Polls, Control On Number Of Pilgrims At Gangasagar Mela

State BJP spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya also urged the governments of other states from where pilgrims come in large numbers to the annual fair to impose some restrictions at their end.

Elections to four municipal corporations in Bengal on Jan 22

Dec 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The commission left out Howrah Municipal Corporation, amid the ongoing row between the Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over a bill seeking its bifurcation.


'SKM Not Contesting Any Election; Not Joining Politics': Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait made his comment in context of farmers’ organisations creating a political front to contest upcoming Punjab elections scheduled in February.

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18 December, 2021

Hong Kong: 'China Patriots Only' Election Defines Dramatic Changes

Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong: The city was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997, with a promise by China to keep Western-style freedoms for 50 years, demands for expanded democracy inspired protest movements in 2014 and 2019.


18 December, 2021

BJP may try to foment trouble during Kolkata civic polls, TMC must resist such bids: Abhishek

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Banerjee, who was addressing a meeting following a road show in south Kolkata, also warned party activists and leaders of action if found using "unfair means" for personal gains.


23 November, 2021

Supreme Court Refuses TMC’s Plea To Postpone Civic Polls In Tripura

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The bench said the DGP and the IGP shall take all steps to ensure that the election process is conducted in peace and orderly manner and without any disruptions, particularly on the date of polling leading up to the counting of ballots on November 28.


19 November, 2021

What Makes Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami A Man For Tomorrow

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Dhami said that he has been working 20 hours a day to bring things back on rails. "I meet everyone and have put all the protocols on the shelf. I make sure traffic is not stopped when I move and I do not allow security concerns to create a wall between me and the people.


17 November, 2021

BJP To Retain UP, But Seat Share Likely To Fall: Opinion Poll

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The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is set to retain power in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls but with a reduced seat share.


29 October, 2021

DDCA Elections: Rohan Jaitley Retains Top Post; Siddharth Verma Becomes Secretary

PTI

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s maternal uncle Pawan Ghulati will be the new DDCA treasurer. The counting concluded after Thursday midnight.


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25 October, 2021

Congress Accuses Facebook Of Influencing Elections In India, Seeks JPC Probe

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The Congress alleged that Facebook was acting as an ally of the ruling BJP and pushing its agenda.


21 October, 2021

Akhilesh’s Strategy: Wean Back Most Backward Castes From BJP, But Will That Be Easy?

Vikas Pathak

Observers feel that the smaller OBC castes, which were earlier with SP in significant numbers and shifted to the BSP to a reasonable extent in 2007, gradually shifted to the BJP over the last seven years.


09 October, 2021

Mehbooba Mufti Targets Centre Again, Says ‘Muscular Policy’ Used In J&K For ‘Political Dividends’

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The former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said the Centre is ‘outraged only in cases where hate politics can be lapped up to polarise people’.


08 October, 2021

Narendra Modi Will Be Elected PM Again In 2024 Elections: Amit Shah

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Home Minister Amit Shah said no other political leader in the world has completed 20 years in public office, except Modi.


19 September, 2021

Justin Trudeau Makes Final Appeal Ahead Of Canada Election, Says Canadians Need A Govt That Follows Science

Associated Press (AP)

Polls indicate Trudeau's Liberal Party is in a close race with the rival Conservatives and that it is unlikely on Monday to get the outright majority needed to govern without relying on an opposition party to remain in power.


21 July, 2021

‘No Time To Waste,’ Mamata Calls Up On Opposition Leaders To Start Preparing For 2024 Elections

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

'Democracy in danger. We have to start our planning for 2024 right now. But our phones are all tapped,' Mamata Banerjee said


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19 July, 2021

The Missing Middle: Note Banks Vs Vote Banks

Sachin Shridhar

The Political Parties do not see the Middle classes as an electorally decisive force and hence a silent indifference to it.


Photo Gallery

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.

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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
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