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POLITICS

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Minimum education requirement, Zila parishad, Civic body polls, Panchayat Polls

Rajasthan: Minimum educational criteria for civic polls was elitist. Scrapping it is inclusive

The educational criteria introduced by the former BJP-led government has been cancelled by the new Congress-led government in Rajasthan. Common folk can breathe a sigh of relief as they get their right back.

POLITICS

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BJP, Local bodies poll, Panchayat Polls, Jammu and Kashmir Polls

Why local body election results in Kashmir are a game changer

While it is easy to dismiss local body elections as non-political, the fact is it gives the Central government direct access and reach to the grassroots.

POLITICS

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BJP, Jammu and Kashmir, Panchayat Polls, Kashmir local body polls

Why BJP's performance in panchayat polls is a welcome sign of change in Kashmir

The electorate has sent a powerful message - it wants change. Not more violence. And the older parties are irrelevant to its real issues.

POLITICS

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Governor satya pal malik, Militancy, Kashmir, Panchayat Polls

Panchayat polls announced, but is Kashmir ready for them?

With the Valley on edge, it will be a challenge to conduct the elections peacefully.

POLITICS

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TMC, Panchayat Polls, Mamata Banerjee, Bengal violence

Ma, Mati, Manush and murder? Why isn't Mamata Banerjee taking a firm stand on Bengal violence?

Didi cannot be the champion of liberalism and remain silent over gruesome murders at the same time.

POLITICS

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Trinamool Congress, Mamata Banerjee, Panchayat Polls, West Bengal

Bengal Panchayat polls verdict: What Mamata's win and BJP's inroads mean for 2019 polls

Some of her bastions have begun to show cracks and if not mended on time, they will turn into huge ravines, threatening to engulf her.

POLITICS

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TMC, Mamata Banerjee, Gram panchayat, West Bengal

Trinamool sweeps Bengal Panchayat polls, but victory isn't enough for Mamata Banerjee

BJP is now the Opposition.

POLITICS

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Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, West bengal panchayat polls, Panchayat Polls

13 die in West Bengal Panchayat polls violence. Is this the development Didi promised?

Two Left supporters were burnt to death a day before the poll at Kakdwip in the Sunderbans.

POLITICS

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Panchayat Polls, Political violence, West Bengal violence, Trinamool Congress

Why using violence to win West Bengal panchayat polls will come back to haunt TMC

The CPM in the state also paid heavily for it.

POLITICS

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Poll violence, Panchayat Polls, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

The shocking silence of liberals on panchayat poll violence in Bengal

The murderous attacks on opposition candidates have exposed the authoritarian character of Mamata Banerjee and the TMC.