Deepak Joshi

Electoral battle looms as big test for parties

Oct 15 2018 | 9 hrs ago

Politicians across parties are beginning to gear up for the battle for elections to five state assembly elections scheduled later this year. Along with elections to five state Assemblies, by-elections to three Karnataka Lok Sabha are scheduled on November 3.

Poll season kicks off from Oct 16; results on Dec 11

Oct 06 2018

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Telangana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh Assembly elections will be completed before December 15. As per the schedule, counting of votes will be conducted on December 11.

Advantage BJP as Mayawati dumps Congress

Oct 03 2018

By aligning with Chhattisgarh Janata Dal (CJD) of Ajit Jogi, the BSP leader is testing the political waters in State for the first time. It may give her dividends as her alliance with Janata Dal (S) in Karnataka demonstrated

Election Commission May Announce Upcoming Assembly Election Dates Later This Week

Oct 01 2018

The Election Commission is currently putting last touches to its plans to conduct peaceful elections to the States, free of technical glitches that were witnessed during the three Lok Sabha by-elections in Uttar Pradesh.

SC avoids ruling on criminalisation of politics

Sep 25 2018

The decision of the apex court to declare the National Judicial Appointments Commission unconstitutional had evoked sharp reactions from the members of Parliament.

Tough as nuts Mayawati plays with a gambler’s instinct

Sep 24 2018

Mayawati is playing with a gambler’s instinct. She has suffered a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections last year. For her, it is winner takes all gambit.

Mohan Bhagwat rejects confrontationist and divisive politics

Sep 20 2018

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s three-day interface with a wide section of political establishment and the society marks an equally decisive shift as Vajpayee had sought to do in 1980.

The rise of non-ideological election managers

Sep 17 2018

Twitter warriors, Facebook champions and analysis fanatics have begun to emerge out of woodworks to claim their place in the political sun as the countdown for the great festival of Indian democracy gets into motion.

As 2019 approaches, politics making for strange bedfellows

Sep 14 2018

Indian politics slowly resembles a simulated war game. As the elections to the next general elections draw closer, newer permutations and combinations are being worked out.

Exclusive: Raghuram Rajan Sounds Warning On MUDRA, Kisan Credit Cards

Sep 11 2018

The credit targets are sometimes achieved by abandoning appropriate due diligence, creating the environment for future non-performing assets (NPAs).