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Assembly Elections 2021: Priyanka and Rahul kick off Congress campaign in Assam, Tamil Nadu
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Assembly Elections 2021: Priyanka and Rahul kick off Congress campaign in Assam, Tamil Nadu

After concluding his visits to Kerala and Puducherry, Rahul, at a rally in Kanyakumari, said that 'only a person who truly represents the Tamil people can be a chief minister of Tamil Nadu'

Bengal polls 2021: Plea in Supreme Court challenges EC’s decision to hold Assembly elections in 8 phases
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Bengal polls 2021: Plea in Supreme Court challenges EC’s decision to hold Assembly elections in 8 phases

The plea, filed by lawyer ML Sharma, said that the decision to conduct an eight-phase election in the state violates Article 14 (right to life) and Article 21 (right to life) of the Constitution

UNITYsat trio, SindhuNetra, SD Sat: Students built five of the payloads in ISRO's PSLV-C51 mission
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UNITYsat trio, SindhuNetra, SD Sat: Students built five of the payloads in ISRO's PSLV-C51 mission

25,000 names are being flown in SD Sat, in an effort to spread public awareness in India about space and missions to explore it.

Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao gets Bombay HC nod for release on cash bail instead of two sureties
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Bhima Koregaon case: Varavara Rao gets Bombay HC nod for release on cash bail instead of two sureties

Rao's lawyer Anand Grover, saying the procedure for obtaining sureties was taking time, had on 24 February requested that temporary cash bonds be accepted rather than solvent sureties

'Toolkit' case: Nikita Jacob moves Delhi court for anticipatory bail, plea likely to be heard tomorrow
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'Toolkit' case: Nikita Jacob moves Delhi court for anticipatory bail, plea likely to be heard tomorrow

Jacob has been booked for sedition along with climate activist Disha Ravi. They have been accused of being involved in sharing a "toolkit" related to the farmers' protest

ISL 2020-21: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hails Mumbai City's 'incredible achievement' of topping table
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ISL 2020-21: Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hails Mumbai City's 'incredible achievement' of topping table

Mumbai City beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the final league encounter of the ongoing ISL to win the League Winners Shield and book a place in the coveted ACL for the next season.

India vs England: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma go full throttle at nets as hosts train ahead of fourth Test
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India vs England: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma go full throttle at nets as hosts train ahead of fourth Test

Captain Kohli, his deputy Rahane and senior opener Rohit were seen batting at the nets in a video posted by the BCCI on Twitter.

PSL 2021: Islamabad United’s Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed tests positive for COVID-19
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PSL 2021: Islamabad United’s Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed tests positive for COVID-19

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said all remaining members of Islamabad United have tested negative.

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh hails India skipper Virat Kohli a 'modern-day hero'
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Former Australia captain Steve Waugh hails India skipper Virat Kohli a 'modern-day hero'

In his upcoming documentary, former Australia captain Waugh said that Kohli is loved by the fans for his attitude of not being intimidated by an opposition.

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Mumbai trounce Himachal by 200 runs; Saurashtra enter quarter-final despite loss
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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021: Mumbai trounce Himachal by 200 runs; Saurashtra enter quarter-final despite loss

Thanks to Shardul's hitting, Mumbai crossed the 300-run mark, but Tare's patient knock was equally important as he anchored the innings and supported the aggressors.

West Bengal polls: 'Support Mamata', Tejashwi Yadav tells Biharis in state ahead of Assembly elections
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West Bengal polls: 'Support Mamata', Tejashwi Yadav tells Biharis in state ahead of Assembly elections

After a meeting with Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat in Kolkata, the RJD leader said that the first priority of his party was to stop the BJP's progress in West Bengal

Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Kalapet constituency profile: Congress' MOHF Shahjahan won seat in 2016
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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Kalapet constituency profile: Congress' MOHF Shahjahan won seat in 2016

Shahjahan holds seven portfolios including Revenues, Industries and Commerce, and Transport in the V Narayamsamy's Cabinet

Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Lawspet contituency: Congress' VP Sivakolunthu won seat in 2016
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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Lawspet contituency: Congress' VP Sivakolunthu won seat in 2016

In the 2016 Assembly elections, Independent candidate Vaithianathan was defeated by Sivakolunthu by a margin of 6,449 votes

Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Kamaraj Nagar constituency: Congress won seat in 2011, 2016 elections and 2019 bypoll
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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Kamaraj Nagar constituency: Congress won seat in 2011, 2016 elections and 2019 bypoll

A John Kumar, who emerged victorious in the 2019 bypoll, tendered his resignation on 16 February, pushing the Congress government in the UT to the brink

Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Thattanchavady profile: DMK wrested seat from AINRC in 2019 bypoll
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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Thattanchavady profile: DMK wrested seat from AINRC in 2019 bypoll

The Thattanchavady constituency was considered to be the bastion of former chief minister and All India NR Congress founder N Ranagasamy.

COVID-19 in UK: Officials hunt for 'missing' person carrying Brazilian strain as experts sound alarm
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COVID-19 in UK: Officials hunt for 'missing' person carrying Brazilian strain as experts sound alarm

The variant that emerged in northern Brazil has been detected in six people in the UK, one of whom cannot be located after they failed to fill in their contact details on a form after taking a coronavirus test

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh confirms Prashant Kishor joined him as a principal advisor
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh confirms Prashant Kishor joined him as a principal advisor

The development assumes significance as the Punjab Assembly elections are due early next year. Currently, Kishor's firm I-PAC is helping the TMC in Bengal polls which is going to polls on 27 March

Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Indira Nagar constituency profile: Former CM N Ranagasamy won seat in 2016
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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Indira Nagar constituency profile: Former CM N Ranagasamy won seat in 2016

In 2011, Ranagsamy registered victory in two newly created constituencies — Kadirgamam and Indira Nagar and chose to withdraw from the latter.

Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Kadirgamam constituency profile: AINRC won seat in 2011 and in 2016 polls
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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Kadirgamam constituency profile: AINRC won seat in 2011 and in 2016 polls

In 2016, AINRC's NSJ Jayabal alias Ayyanar defeating Independent candidate S Ramesh by a margin of 3,802 votes

Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Ozhukarai constituency profile: Deputy Speaker MNR Balan is sitting MLA
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Puducherry Assembly election 2021, Ozhukarai constituency profile: Deputy Speaker MNR Balan is sitting MLA

Son-in law of former Chief Minister RV Janakiraman, Balan quit the DMK before the elections to join the Congress and garnered 14,703 votes