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In-Depth | Scindias, the BJP and the Congress: How history repeated itself with Jyotiraditya’s switch

POLITICS

In-Depth | Scindias, the BJP and the Congress: How history repeated itself with Jyotiraditya’s switch

While some saw the recent developments as Jyotiraditya Scindia’s bid to get a plum political position, others saw it as history repeating itself. Here’s a brief history of Scindias, the BJP and the Congress.

In-Depth | Delhi election result confirms advent of 'split-ticket' voting in India

POLITICS

In-Depth | Delhi election result confirms advent of 'split-ticket' voting in India

The assembly election result in Delhi falls into place like a piece of a puzzle, confirming that India has entered into a phase of split-voting

Delhi Election Result | 5 key takeaways: ‘Kaam ki rajneeti’, consolation gains for BJP and more

POLITICS

Delhi Election Result | 5 key takeaways: ‘Kaam ki rajneeti’, consolation gains for BJP and more

Delhi election result confirms an unfolding pattern that people across the country are voting differently at the Centre and in the states

Know Your Leader | Delhi Election: Manish Sisodia — the ‘de-facto CM’ widely regarded for educational reforms

POLITICS

Know Your Leader | Delhi Election: Manish Sisodia — the ‘de-facto CM’ widely regarded for educational reforms

With heavy-weight ministries such as Finance, Revenue, Power and Education under his command, Sisodia has emerged as what many call the “de-facto CM” of Delhi

Know Your Leader | Delhi Election: Manoj Tiwari — the singer-actor-turned-politician leading BJP’s charge

POLITICS

Know Your Leader | Delhi Election: Manoj Tiwari — the singer-actor-turned-politician leading BJP’s charge

Doing well in Purvanchali-dominated seats is a must for BJP. That's where singer-actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari comes into play

Delhi Election: How Purvanchalis influence polls in the Capital; what AAP, BJP and Cong are doing to woo them

POLITICS

Delhi Election: How Purvanchalis influence polls in the Capital; what AAP, BJP and Cong are doing to woo them

With a strong influence in over 1/4th of the seats in Delhi, parties are scrambling to get crucial support of the Purvanchali community

Delhi Election: How onion prices led to Swaraj govt’s defeat in 1998 — the last time BJP held reigns in national capital

POLITICS

Delhi Election: How onion prices led to Swaraj govt’s defeat in 1998 — the last time BJP held reigns in national capital

Here’s a tale of how the BJP in Delhi lost the 1998 Assembly election as an incumbent after facing voter anger of the rising onion prices

Delhi Election: Patparganj, New Delhi and beyond — key battles playing out in the Capital

POLITICS

Delhi Election: Patparganj, New Delhi and beyond — key battles playing out in the Capital

From Arvind Kejriwal's New Delhi seat to, Manish Sisodia's Patparganj and beyond — here are the key constituencies and interesting battles playing out in Delhi

Delhi Election: It's AAP vs BJP in the national capital; can Congress pull off a surprise?

POLITICS

Delhi Election: It's AAP vs BJP in the national capital; can Congress pull off a surprise?

Kejriwal’s AAP is hoping to not only retain power, but also improve its tally from last time. But, the BJP is confident of not only improving its tally, but also closing the gap by the time ballots are cast

Delhi Election: People voting differently at Centre and state levels — what it means for the national capital

POLITICS

Delhi Election: People voting differently at Centre and state levels — what it means for the national capital

People are increasingly voting based on local issues and factors such as who is on the ballot. They are drawing a clear distinction between state and central politics

Delhi Election | 80% respondents feel healthcare more accessible now; 61% prefer sending kids to govt school: Survey

POLITICS

Delhi Election | 80% respondents feel healthcare more accessible now; 61% prefer sending kids to govt school: Survey

About 86 percent respondents in Delhi showed satisfaction with the supply of electricity at their homes

1 in every 7 tweets sent to women politicians during 2019 Lok Sabha polls was ‘problematic’ or ‘abusive’: Amnesty study

POLITICS

1 in every 7 tweets sent to women politicians during 2019 Lok Sabha polls was ‘problematic’ or ‘abusive’: Amnesty study

Of all such tweets classified as “problematic” or “abusive”, the study found one-fifth to be containing sexism or misogyny

Explained | CAA protests: Can states actually challenge constitutional validity of central laws?

INDIA

Explained | CAA protests: Can states actually challenge constitutional validity of central laws?

Kerala and Chhattisgarh have challenged constitutional validity of CAA and NIA Act in the Supreme Court, respectively. The two cases have been filed by invoking Article 131 of the Constitution

In-Depth | Shaheen Bagh protest: 24x7 sit-in, ‘Dabang Dadis’ and a resolve to protect the Constitution

POLITICS

In-Depth | Shaheen Bagh protest: 24x7 sit-in, ‘Dabang Dadis’ and a resolve to protect the Constitution

For over a month, thousands of women have led a 24x7 peaceful sit-in at New Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh, seeking revocation of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and with a larger aim of protecting constitutional rights

Ideological shift or tacit support to BJP? MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s next move awaited

POLITICS

Ideological shift or tacit support to BJP? MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s next move awaited

Raj Thackeray is expected to make a major announcement regarding MNS’ strategy at a party conclave on January 23. Reports suggest the party may shift its ideological position to Hindutva

Delhi, Bihar assembly elections and Rajya Sabha polls: Key political developments to watch out for in 2020

POLITICS

Delhi, Bihar assembly elections and Rajya Sabha polls: Key political developments to watch out for in 2020

Developments around the Delhi and Bihar assembly elections are likely to dominate political headlines in 2020

Jharkhand Election Result 2019: How heavy losses in tribal-dominated seats led to BJP’s defeat

POLITICS

Jharkhand Election Result 2019: How heavy losses in tribal-dominated seats led to BJP’s defeat

The dismal performance in the tribal-dominated seats is being seen as one of the main reasons for BJP’s loss

In-Depth | Dislodging govts, shaking foundations and offering resistance — a short history of India’s student protests

POLITICS

In-Depth | Dislodging govts, shaking foundations and offering resistance — a short history of India’s student protests

Students across India hit the streets last few week to protest against the amended Citizenship Act. This wave of demonstrations has been called by some as the largest in recent years. But, India has a rich history of student activism

Jharkhand Assembly Election: How tribal votes can change the outcome and what it means for BJP

POLITICS

Jharkhand Assembly Election: How tribal votes can change the outcome and what it means for BJP

Tribals are politically very influential in Jharkhand. BJP is fighting hard to clinch a large chunk of these votes

United Kingdom General Election 2019: All you need to know about the ‘Brexit poll’ on Dec 12

WORLD

United Kingdom General Election 2019: All you need to know about the ‘Brexit poll’ on Dec 12

This general election’s outcome will impact the Brexit process and decide where the United Kingdom will head next

Jharkhand Assembly Election: 10 bellwether seats — whoever wins these, wins the polls

POLITICS

Jharkhand Assembly Election: 10 bellwether seats — whoever wins these, wins the polls

A quick look at the 10 bellwether seats in Jharkhand that have always voted for the party that eventually forms the government

Jharkhand Assembly Election: CM Raghubar Das faces ex-Cabinet colleague Saryu Roy in Jamshedpur East

POLITICS

Jharkhand Assembly Election: CM Raghubar Das faces ex-Cabinet colleague Saryu Roy in Jamshedpur East

CM Raghubar Das is not only fighting to retain the state, but also his constituency

In-Depth | Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: An anatomy of JNU students’ protest against fee hike

POLITICS

In-Depth | Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken: An anatomy of JNU students’ protest against fee hike

Jawaharlal Nehru University students have been protesting against hike in hostel fees. These demonstrations have shown the deep socio-economic divide in India and has led to questions over the nation’s education system

In-Depth | Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry and a precariously stacked house of cards

WORLD

In-Depth | Donald Trump's impeachment inquiry and a precariously stacked house of cards

Trump could be removed from office if at least two-thirds of Senators find him guilty. However, in a House controlled by Republicans — who are still largely backing him — such an impeachment is unlikely

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