1. What’s the story?
Exit polls for Maharashtra and Haryana’s assembly elections are out – and it looks like BJP has done it again. Most major survey agencies and news outlets have predicted massive wins for BJP and its allies across the two states. Congress has almost been decimated. Counting is set to happen on 24th October, Thursday.
2. Where else should I keep my eyes on?
The Supreme Court, that’s where. In a dramatic move, the apex court of the nation has decided to transfer all cases related to the linking of social media and Aadhaar to itself. A significant ruling about right to privacy, digital citizenship, and the limits of Aadhaar might be in the offing.
3. What more?
Climate change and ways of tackling it are on everyone’s mind – and rightfully so. However, in our zeal to save the world quickly, we may be leaving the most vulnerable behind.
4. Anything else?
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has a new report on Indian prisons. And things look grim. Most current prison inmates have not yet been pronounced guilty by the court, and over 70% of them haven’t finished Class 10.
5. Is that all?
9th October 2019 will remain a historic day for Iran’s women. That was the day when, for the first time since 1981, female fans were officially permitted to enter the Azadi stadium and actively participate in watching a football match.
6. Before you leave…
Take a look at the “messy and angry” prospect of Ireland reunifying.