Wednesday, July 26, 2023


Milkmen delivering BJP message, ChatGPT, WhatsApp blitz— BL Santhosh’s masterplan for UP 2024

BJP organisational gen secy BL Santhosh came up with ‘innovative’ ways to expand reach and counter opposition narrative at a review meeting for UP Lok Sabha preparations last week.

‘Bid to capture BMC’ — Why BJP minister’s office at civic body HQ has Oppn up in arms

Mumbai (suburbs) Guardian Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha is 1st minister in 75 yrs to have an office at BMC building. Ex-BJP corporators allowed to use space for public outreach.

Annamalai to ride ‘simhavahanam’ across TN as he ‘exposes evil DMK’ in BJP’s 200-day yatra

With about 10 months to go for 2024 Lok Sabha polls, state BJP plans padayatra, set to start on 28 July from Rameshwaram in presence of Amit Shah, to reach voters across Tamil Nadu.

Punjab Congress objects to party allying with AAP at national level — ‘will have detrimental effect’

Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa has conveyed his objections to party high command, says any alliance with AAP will have 'detrimental trickle-down effect' on Punjab state unit.

Congress woos Dhirendra Shastri ahead of MP polls with mega event for controversial ‘miracle-maker’

MP Congress, led by Kamal Nath, organising 3-day kathavachan (discourse) programme involving Shastri in August in Nath’s home district Chhindwara. Congress says event not political.

JD(S) will contest 2024 Lok Sabha polls independently, says Deve Gowda

Amid the recent friendly relations with BJP, the JD(S) supremo maintained that the party will decide its future course of action based on the prevailing situation.

‘Like East India Company, Indian Mujahideen,’ Modi jibe at Oppn INDIA amid stir over Manipur

The Opposition has held up Parliament over demands for a detailed discussion on Manipur and a statement on it by the Prime Minister.

Congress MP slams BJP over delay in awarding ST status to 6 indigenous communities in Assam

Stating that BJP failed to fulfil poll promise made in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and 2016 state polls, Nawgong MP Pradyut Bordoloi says delay exposes party's ‘insincerity and indifference'.

2 ex-MPs, 2 former SP ministers among BJP’s 18 new inductions in UP from across parties

These include 11 from Samajwadi Party, 5 from Bahujan Samaj Party & 1 each from Congress & Rashtriya Lok Dal. Shalini Yadav, who fought against Modi from Varanasi in 2019, too, joins BJP.

‘Either President’s Rule in Manipur, or CM should go,’ says MP from BJP-led NDA ally MNF

PM Modi should have spoken on the Manipur issue much much earlier, says MNF Lok Sabha MP C Lalrosanga. He claims that he was indirectly told not to discuss it at NDA meeting.

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GDP to IIP—Indian statistical systems have bigger problems than ‘underestimating’ population

It is always a good idea to see if survey results are consistent with other indicators of the economy. The problems of measurement make it difficult to do this in India.

Gold listless as traders avoid big bets ahead of Fed decision

By Seher Dareen (Reuters) - Gold struggled for momentum on Wednesday as traders refrained from making big bets ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy decision due later in the day. Spot gold


File photo of Ajit Doval with Wang Yi | ANI

LAC tensions eroded trust says Ajit Doval, as China pushes for...

China's Wang Yi met NSA Ajit Doval in Johannesburg. Both sides agreed that the India-China bilateral relationship is significant not only for the two countries but also for the region and world.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...