UP Elections: Price rise, unemployment pinches voters in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh

With the first phase of polling on January 10, women voters are expected to play an important factor in government formation and free ration and law and order is one that is on their minds.

10 Feb 2022

Divided by religion, united by poverty

Communal card commonplace in UP, but everyday issues gaining importance
 

10 Feb 2022

UP polls: Historic constituency of Hastinapur rues lack of development

This constituency has a reputation. Every party that won here formed the government in the state since Independence. Locals say this with a sense of pride.

09 Feb 2022

Maya’s charm wanes, rift among BSP support base 

Subdued campaign confuses supporters who may vote for rivals

09 Feb 2022

Farmer anger matters in close fight

Tikait’s call against BJP may swing votes; communal rift between Jats & Muslims narrower

08 Feb 2022

Neck and neck fight predicted between BJP and SP-RLD alliance in western UP

Despite ‘Punish BJP’ call by Rakesh Tikait and farmers' unaddressed concerns, a section of Jats would continue to pledge support to BJP.

07 Feb 2022

Poll pitch in Rajya Sabha debate on Motion of Thanks

Issues in election-bound states dominate talks in Parliament, Kharge accuses Centre of undermining democracy and right to protest

03 Feb 2022

Union Budget: Linking of rivers gets thrust amid concerns

During the Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the Ken-Batwa river interlinking project will be taken up at a cost of Rs 46,000 crore.

02 Feb 2022

Research and development budget of crucial institutions downsized

Budget for the country’s three scientific institutions was cut down by Rs 576 crore for the next fiscal year.

02 Feb 2022

More Congress leaders to leave party ahead of assembly elections: Sources

Exit of former union minister and general secretary RPN Singh has again brought focus on growing list of disgruntled Congress leaders, who feel sidelined in the party and look for better prospects.

27 Jan 2022

More trouble for Congress? A few other big guns mull exit from party ahead of state polls

Exit of former union minister and general secretary RPN Singh has again brought focus on the growing list of disgruntled Congress leaders, who feel sidelined and look for better prospects.

27 Jan 2022

After seven years of Namami Gange, now Centre mulls foreign model for river management

This comes when the National Mission for Clean Ganga has repeatedly said that the foreign river cleaning experiences are not suitable for the Ganga programme.

26 Jan 2022

Congress survey says AAP gaining fast in Punjab

The assessment also showed that the AAP was expected to gain in the Malwa region and that would help in the party balancing the party’s performance in the other two regions of Majha and Doaba.

23 Jan 2022

Star rating for faster green clearance to projects in environment ministry’s directive

This is intended as a mode of recognition and encouragement as well as for promoting improvements where needed,” said the ministry. 

20 Jan 2022

Draft amendments in Wild Life Protection Act face flak from experts

The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021, was tabled in the Rajya Sabha recently and sent to the parliamentary standing committee.

19 Jan 2022