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Asaduddin Owaisi: Modi won't retire, he has to be defeated politically

Asaduddin Owaisi interview: AIMIM leader on Prime Minister Modi’s retirement, the PM’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, INDIA alliance and other topics.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI FILE)
Updated on May 13, 2024 06:23 PM IST
ByBinoy Prabhakar

Give them a round of... uproar: Dhrubo Jyoti talks to Dalit stand-up comics

They’re looking to punch back (yes, they hear the quota jokes), tell some truths, be seen. They want their sets to be light fun too; maybe in the next stage.

Ankur Tangade, 25, draws from real life. One story she tells is about a friend who visited her home but refused to drink any tea, ‘because I’m a pure vegetarian’. “Do you think we eat mutton out of our cups?” Tangade asked.
Updated on May 10, 2024 03:34 PM IST
ByDhrubo Jyoti

In West Bengal, caste links with Hindutva

The BJP's political growth in Bengal is driven by the successful mobilisation of several lower caste groups, but the logic draws from the template of Hindutva

**EDS: HANDOUT IMAGE** Krishnanagar: BJP supporters during a public meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Lok Sabha elections, in Krishnanagar, West Bengal, Friday, May 3, 2024. (PTI Photo)(PTI05_03_2024_000113B)(PTI)
Published on May 07, 2024 10:10 PM IST

Do not seek vote on caste, religion, language basis: Mohali DEO to parties

The DEO directed all three assistant returning officers of Mohali district to keep a thorough watch on the campaigns being held by political parties

Referring to the guidelines of the ECI, issued on the subject, DEO Aashika Jain asked Mohali AROs to get such campaigns video graphed and if any evidence found that “caste” is being used for political and electoral purposes (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on May 04, 2024 09:00 AM IST
By, Mohali

How caste factor plays out in BJP, Congress lists

In the BJP’s case, 27% of the 432 candidates declared so far are from an OBC, while the proportion for the Congress is 24.8% of 294 candidates.

A shopkeeper displays a model of an Electronic Voting Machine in Kolkata. (AFP Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2024 09:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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