Why caste will be a critical factor in the Gujarat elections

Why caste will be a critical factor in the Gujarat elections

While jobs and development have been the focus of political parties during campaign rallies, the fate of Assembly elections in Gujarat will mainly be dependent on the caste factor. This time the state saw the rise of three young political leaders all representing different castes— Patidar leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor and Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani—all of who have made quite an impact in run-up to the Gujarat polls.
Repolling on Sunday in six booths of Gujarat second phase

Repolling on Sunday in six booths of Gujarat second phase

The re-polling was ordered on Friday late night, citing technical reasons, and the EC annulled the polling data that was present in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).
Mehbooba Mufti: J&K needs healing touch policy, change in discourse

Mehbooba Mufti: J&K needs healing touch policy, change in discourse

"Those in the Army and other security forces feel that they have done their job to a great extent. Now, there is a need for a healing touch policy for the political process to take over," Mehbooba Mufti said.
Shashi Tharoor responds to Amuls rodomontade toon

Shashi Tharoor responds to Amul’s ‘rodomontade’ toon

Amul on Friday released a new topical, this time on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, whose language skills have often left Twitter befuddled and in awe.
From reluctant prince to party chief: Rahul spells hope for Congress

From ‘reluctant prince’ to party chief: Rahul spells hope for Congress

Once dubbed the "reluctant prince", Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over the reins of the Congress, signalling not just the coming of age of the heir apparent, but a generational cha​​nge in the 132-year-old party.
Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang inducts six new ministers

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang inducts six new ministers

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Friday inducted six new faces into his cabinet in the place of six others who had been removed recently. The new ministers were also sworn in and Governor PB Acharya administered the oath of office and secrecy to them at Raj Bhavan here.