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Gulam Jeelani

Assistant News Editor

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Jeelani writes on politics, government and national affairs. A journalist for eleven years, he has worked for different print and digital publications in Lucknow and Srinagar, before moving to New Delhi in 2015.

How a Noida-based exam security solutions firm is using AI tools to manage crowds at the Kumbh

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How a Noida-based exam security solutions firm is using AI tools to manage crowds at the Kumbh

The AI-based police surveillance system consists of 310 CCTV cameras, 50 internet protocol-based public address systems and five variable message display boards, apart from the computers, all of which keep an eye on the three lakh devotees who, on an average, throng the ghats every day

Who is Sushil Chandra, the new Chief Election Commissioner?

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Who is Sushil Chandra, the new Chief Election Commissioner?

Chandra, who served as a revenue service officer for 38 years, was posted as the Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) from November, 2016 until February 2019 when he assumed the charge of Election Commissioner.

Was COVID-19 vaccines export also an 'oversight', asks Rahul Gandhi in letter to PM Modi requesting shots for 'everyone who needs it'

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Was COVID-19 vaccines export also an 'oversight', asks Rahul Gandhi in letter to PM Modi requesting shots for 'everyone who needs it'

Congress leader proposes moratorium on vaccine exports, ‘fast tracking’ approval of other jabs and giving states a greater say in procurement and distribution

Who is Mukhtar Ansari, the gangster-turned-legislator brought back to UP Jail from Punjab?

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Who is Mukhtar Ansari, the gangster-turned-legislator brought back to UP Jail from Punjab?

Ansari is the product of the criminalisation of politics that emerged in UP in 1980’s when the village panchayat and assembly polls were held under the shadow of dacoits

Explained: Here’s how the Chief Justice of India is appointed

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Explained: Here’s how the Chief Justice of India is appointed

In the absence of a constitutional provision, the procedure relies on convention. The outgoing CJI recommends his successor – a practice, which is strictly based on seniority

Who is Justice NV Ramana, the next Chief Justice of India

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Who is Justice NV Ramana, the next Chief Justice of India

Born on August 27, 1957 in an agricultural family in Krishna district’s Ponnavaram village of undivided Andhra Pradesh, the CJI was a student leader during Emergency in 1975 and lost a year because of his activism

The long history of raids by central agencies on Opposition leaders during elections

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The long history of raids by central agencies on Opposition leaders during elections

Income Tax officials raided the properties of DMK chief MK Stalin’s daughter Senthamarai and her husband Sabareesan in Chennai on April 2, four days ahead of assembly polls in Tamil Nadu where the ruling AIADMK-BJP combine is contesting against opposition’s DMK-Congress alliance. The NDA, and UPA in the past have faced allegations of misusing central agencies against political rivals.

Explained: The organisational structure of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

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Explained: The organisational structure of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh

The RSS has an unusual structure where the umbrella body oversees more than 100 affiliates dealing with diverse issues such as the economy, ex-servicemen, border areas, education, culture, charity, law, environment and social welfare with a focus on Hindu values and patriotism. A major difference from other organisations is a glass ceiling for married people.

Congress-led Mahajot alliance will form the next government in Assam: Bhupesh Baghel

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Congress-led Mahajot alliance will form the next government in Assam: Bhupesh Baghel

The feisty Chhattisgarh Chief Minister, who is party observer for the polls, says a `desperate’ BJP has taken three different positions on CAA in Assam, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu respectively; predicts 100-plus for grand coalition

Explained: All you need to know about NCT Bill and how it seeks to extend powers to Delhi L-G

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Explained: All you need to know about NCT Bill and how it seeks to extend powers to Delhi L-G

In simpler terms, the Bill, introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 15, seeks to enhance powers of the Lieutenant Governor over the elected government.

Meet Anil Deshmukh, the Maharashtra minister at the centre of Rs 100 crore bribery charges

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Meet Anil Deshmukh, the Maharashtra minister at the centre of Rs 100 crore bribery charges

The Home Minister is no stranger to controversy and his propensity for loose talk has embarrassed the MVA government in the past. Sources suggest that many of his colleagues now want him to go, to ease pressure on the government

Muslims taking to family planning faster than Hindus; Polygamy a myth: Former CEC SY Quraishi

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Muslims taking to family planning faster than Hindus; Polygamy a myth: Former CEC SY Quraishi

Published by Harper Collins, the 299-page book cites verses from the Quran to argue how Islam, contrary to the widespread belief within and outside the community, has been the frontrunner of the concept of family planning.

Yogi Adityanath’s ODOP scheme is preserving, promoting local art and crafts of Uttar Pradesh : Navneet Sehgal

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Yogi Adityanath’s ODOP scheme is preserving, promoting local art and crafts of Uttar Pradesh : Navneet Sehgal

In three years since its inception, the One District One Product, a flagship initiative of Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, has enrolled 80,000 artisans from across the state with 11,000 products available on Amazon.

Assembly Elections 2021 | Here's what happens to cash and goodies worth crores seized in poll season

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Assembly Elections 2021 | Here's what happens to cash and goodies worth crores seized in poll season

The status of money and other electoral inducements captured by authorities, once the ballot has been cast, remains largely opaque, despite petitions to the apex court and filing of several RTI queries

PC Chacko Interview | Congress headless, adhocism at the top hurting party

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PC Chacko Interview | Congress headless, adhocism at the top hurting party

PC Chacko, who sent his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former party president Rahul Gandhi, alleged that the seats in his home state were divided on the basis of factions and blamed the central leadership for failing to lead the party effectively.

Exclusive: PC Chacko to join Sharad Pawar's NCP today, will campaign for LDF in Kerala

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Exclusive: PC Chacko to join Sharad Pawar's NCP today, will campaign for LDF in Kerala

Chacko had last week announced his resignation from the Congress party, alleging group interest in deciding party candidates for the Kerala assembly elections.

West Bengal Election 2021 | Can Mamata's fractured leg do for TMC what Sharad Pawar’s rain-soaked speech did for NCP in 2019?

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West Bengal Election 2021 | Can Mamata's fractured leg do for TMC what Sharad Pawar’s rain-soaked speech did for NCP in 2019?

Experts believe that the injury may have turned a seeming BJP tide in the Chief Minister’s favour for now; feisty leader established her reputation as a `street fighter' in similar conditions in 1990 and 1993

Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP-JJP govt defeats Congress’ no-confidence motion in Haryana Assembly

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Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP-JJP govt defeats Congress’ no-confidence motion in Haryana Assembly

Leader of the Opposition and former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had said that the need to move a no-confidence motion had come because the BJP-JJP government had lost public confidence in the backdrop of protests against farm laws.

A 'low-profile' BJP leader and an 'organisation man', meet Tirath Singh Rawat, the new chief minister of Uttarakhand

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A 'low-profile' BJP leader and an 'organisation man', meet Tirath Singh Rawat, the new chief minister of Uttarakhand

Tirath's name was finalised in the meeting of the Uttarakhand BJP's legislature party held in Dehradun on March 10 to decide the successor of Trivendra Singh Rawat resigned as the chief minister after days of speculation about a leadership change

Explained: ‘Unpopular' or ‘non-performer’ - What led U'Khand CM Trivendra Rawat to step down a year ahead of polls

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Explained: ‘Unpopular' or ‘non-performer’ - What led U'Khand CM Trivendra Rawat to step down a year ahead of polls

There have been reports that a section of the BJP leaders from Uttarakhand were not happy with Rawat’s leadership. They believed that he may not be able to lead the party to success in the elections due in February 2022.

History repeats itself in Uttarakhand as Trivendra Rawat quits a year before his full tenure

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History repeats itself in Uttarakhand as Trivendra Rawat quits a year before his full tenure

Only one in the eight CMs have completed a five-year term in the state’s two-decade-long existence

Explained: Why the Supreme Court may revisit its 1992 verdict on quota limit

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Explained: Why the Supreme Court may revisit its 1992 verdict on quota limit

A reappraisal of the judgment could mean altering the structure of reservations that has been in place in the country since 1992

West Bengal Elections | TMC releases list of 291 candidates, Mamata to contest from Nandigram, vacates Bhowanipore

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West Bengal Elections | TMC releases list of 291 candidates, Mamata to contest from Nandigram, vacates Bhowanipore

The stae is witnessing a high-stakes battle between ruling TMC and the BJP. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is facing a tough challenge from the latter amid a series of defections from her party to the saffron party.

What VK Sasikala's move to 'step aside' from public life means for poll-bound Tamil Nadu

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What VK Sasikala's move to 'step aside' from public life means for poll-bound Tamil Nadu

Political equations seem to have changed overnight with the AIADMK-BJP alliance on a stronger wicket than the rival Congress-DMK combine, which is struggling to sew up a seat arrangement for the elections

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