Friday, May 24, 2024

North India

AAP and Congress can win at least 10 of Punjab’s 13 seats: Aditya Menon on Lok Sabha elections in Punjab

Aditya Menon, journalist and political analyst, says that the AAP and Congress can win at least 10 of Punjab's 13 seats, even though both parties are contesting separately.

‘They were villagers who went to pick Tendu leaves, not Maoists’: In Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur, families question “encounter that killed 12 Maoists”

On 10 May, the Police Superintendent of Bijapur, Jitendra Kumar Yadav, claimed to have killed 12 Maoists, most of whom carried a collective prize money of 41 lakhs. Two days later, villagers and activists from the region alleged that it was a fake encounter and the people killed were not Naxals but merely villagers from Pedia village who had gone to the forest to pick Tendu leaves.

UP: BJP worker’s son arrested after viral video shows him casting eight votes

Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer Navdeep Rinwa said police arrested a Bharatiya Janata Party worker’s son was arrested on Sunday...

Can BJP keep UP’s Lucknow seat?

The Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency of East Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls in the upcoming phase of the 2024 general election on May 20th, Monday. The capital city of Uttar Pradesh has traditionally been the strong Bharatiya Janata party bastion for over the last two decades with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh representing the seat as an elected Member of Parliament and seeking a third term, this time.

Lucknow: The complex web of caste dynamics and political intrigue

In Lucknow, the complex interplay of caste dynamics has a significant impact on electoral outcomes and is central to the major political parties' strategy. The city embodies the broader socio-political landscape of Uttar Pradesh, given the influence wielded by the leading caste groups.

Interview | Lucknow’s INDIA alliance candidate Ravidas Mehrotra speaks to Maktoob

Ravidas Mehrotra, the Samajwadi Party candidate in the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency, speaks to Maktoob’s Ghazala Ahmad about his election promises, the need for the INDIA alliance, the price hike and unemployment in the country, the anti-CAA protests and state crackdown in Lucknow, and PM Modi’s hate campaigns against Muslims.

Hate speech: “Learn from Yogi Adityanath where to run bulldozer,” says PM Modi

The BJP’s star campaigner who have been delivering abusive and hate speeches against Muslims in his election speeches, further said that the opposition parties must take tuition from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to learn “where to run bulldozers.”
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“No sufficient ground”: 11 Muslims labeled as terror group supporters granted bail after 598 days in UP

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday granted bail to 11 Muslim men arrested by the Anti Terrorism Squad for allegedly being involved with the banned organization Al Qaeda and its Indian counterparts.

Supreme Court orders release of NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha in UAPA case, calls his arrest illegal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday declared NewsClick founder and veteran journalist Prabir Purkayastha's arrest and his remand in a case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 illegal, Live Law reported.
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Jamaat-e-Islami calls action against voter suppression targeting Muslims, other marginalised

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has condemned the "disturbing incidents of voter suppression targeting Muslims and marginalized sections during recent elections in India," urging the Election Commission to investigate the alleged incidents.

Delhi Court frames sexual harassment charges against BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh

A Delhi Court on Friday framed sexual harassment charges against BJP MP and former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Singh with respect to five women wrestlers.
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SC grants interim bail to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal till June 1

The Supreme Court Friday granted interim bail until June 1 to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who was arrested on March 21 by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the alleged excise policy scam.

Hathras UAPA case: Student leader Masud Ahmed walks out of jail after spending 3.5 years in prison

Student leader Masud Ahmed who was arrested along with Malayali journalist Siddique Kappan and others in the Hathras UAPA-ED case in October 2020, walked out of jail on Wednesday night.
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In Sambhal, UP Police accused of voter suppression

The third phase of Lok Sabha Election 2024 was completed in Uttar Pradesh with multiple allegations levelled by the voters of Sambhal constituency of being driven away, lathi-charged, and...

Three MLAs withdraw support to BJP govt in Haryanaa, Congress demands Assembly election under President’s rule

In a major setback for the BJP government in Haryana, three independent MLAs who were backing the Nayab Singh Saini-led BJP government have switched their allegiance to back Congress candidates in the Lok Sabha elections.
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Supreme Court defers order in Arvind Kejriwal’s interim bail plea

The Supreme Court Tuesday deferred its order in Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s interim bail plea. The court is likely to hear the matter day after tomorrow.

SC says it may consider granting interim bail to Arvind Kejriwal in view of Lok Sabha elections

The Supreme Court on Friday said it may consider granting interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Admi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, arrested by the Enforcement Directorate under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), in view of the Lok Sabha polls.
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