politics

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Swapan Dasgupta profile: BJP gives columnist and ex-Rajya Sabha MP ticket from Tarakeswar
politics

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Swapan Dasgupta profile: BJP gives columnist and ex-Rajya Sabha MP ticket from Tarakeswar

In 2015, Dasgupta was awarded the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to literature and education

Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, CV Shanmugam profile: AIADMK leader to contest from his bastion Villupuram
politics

Tamil Nadu Assembly election 2021, CV Shanmugam profile: AIADMK leader to contest from his bastion Villupuram

Shanmugam will be facing DMK's R Lakshmanan from the seat. Lakshmanan was also a former AIADMK Rajya Sabha member and recently joined the DMK

Kerala Assembly election 2021: Full list of 140 constituencies set to vote in single-phased poll on 6 April
politics

Kerala Assembly election 2021: Full list of 140 constituencies set to vote in single-phased poll on 6 April

According to an integrated list published on 20 March, there are a total of 2,74,46,039 voters eligible to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Assembly polls

Assam Assembly Election 2021: In Silchar, BJP's prestige is at stake as ousted rebel challenges official candidate
india

Assam Assembly Election 2021: In Silchar, BJP's prestige is at stake as ousted rebel challenges official candidate

Unless BJP does a last-minute wonder in electioneering, BJP is at disadvantage in Silchar

Assembly Elections 2021: Don't have a Voter ID card? You can still vote if you have these documents
politics

Assembly Elections 2021: Don't have a Voter ID card? You can still vote if you have these documents

Don't have your Electors Photo Identity Card or EPIC or Voter's ID? Here's a list of documents that a voter can used a photo identity proof to cast their vote

West Bengal Election 2021: Full list of 43 constituencies set to vote today in Phase 6
politics

West Bengal Election 2021: Full list of 43 constituencies set to vote today in Phase 6

The 43 Assembly seats are spread across four districts – Uttar Dinajpur, Nadia, North 24 Parganas, and Purba Bardhaman

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Voting for sixth phase today; steps to locate polling station
politics

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Voting for sixth phase today; steps to locate polling station

A polling station is a designated place where electors go to cast their vote. A polling booth, on the other hand, is set up by parties and candidates beyond a distance of 200 meters from the polling stations

'Common people will suffer': Rahul Gandhi says Centre's new COVID vaccination policy similar to demonetisation
politics

'Common people will suffer': Rahul Gandhi says Centre's new COVID vaccination policy similar to demonetisation

The Congress has termed the government policy, which allows manufacturers to sell vaccines directly to states and private hospitals, as 'discriminatory and inequitable'

Despite India-Pakistan 'engagement', Kashmiri separatist leaders still under lock and key
politics

Despite India-Pakistan 'engagement', Kashmiri separatist leaders still under lock and key

Despite the talks, in Kashmir the curbs persist on separatist leaders, with some of them who are lodged in New Delhi's Tihar Jail even complaining of being denied medical attention

Modi govt ignored COVID-19 crisis to hide lack of foresight, says Prashant Kishor
politics

Modi govt ignored COVID-19 crisis to hide lack of foresight, says Prashant Kishor

Kishor's statement came after Modi addressed the nation on Tuesday on the coronavirus situation amid a surge in cases

West Bengal Election 2021: BJP vice-president, TMC ministers in fray among 43 seats in Phase 6 today; date, time of polling
politics

West Bengal Election 2021: BJP vice-president, TMC ministers in fray among 43 seats in Phase 6 today; date, time of polling

This phase will witness the stiff competition between the ruling Trinamool Congress and its main rival BJP

Malda among worst-hit districts as communal polarisation and violence rises in West Bengal
politics

Malda among worst-hit districts as communal polarisation and violence rises in West Bengal

The number of Muslims slightly outnumber the Hindus in Malda, which has historically been a den of the Congress, largely because of the late Ghani Khan Choudhary

West Bengal polls: Will limit attendees to 500 at election rallies says BJP amid surge in COVID-19 cases
politics

West Bengal polls: Will limit attendees to 500 at election rallies says BJP amid surge in COVID-19 cases

The BJP's announcement comes on the heels of criticism from Opposition parties like the TMC and Congress, who pointed to the rising COVID-19 cases in the state

Urge EC with folded hands to curtail West Bengal poll schedule amid COVID-19 surge, says Mamata Banerjee
politics

Urge EC with folded hands to curtail West Bengal poll schedule amid COVID-19 surge, says Mamata Banerjee

The chief minister, implying that the EC may have decided against clubbing the remaining phases at the BJP's behest, requested the poll panel to prioritise public health at a rally in Uttar Dinajpur

COVID-19 second wave: Political parties shouldn't squander Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh's attempts to forge political consensus
india

COVID-19 second wave: Political parties shouldn't squander Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh's attempts to forge political consensus

The Congress' top leadership has signalled that it is seeking to make the first moves towards bringing about a political consensus

West Bengal polls: Built BJP credibility in Bengal, today people trust us, says Dilip Ghosh
india

West Bengal polls: Built BJP credibility in Bengal, today people trust us, says Dilip Ghosh

Was not into electoral politics before but RSS taught me to serve nation, says Bengal BJP chief

West Bengal polls: Top BJP, TMC leaders push ahead with big rallies despite record spike in COVID-19 cases
politics

West Bengal polls: Top BJP, TMC leaders push ahead with big rallies despite record spike in COVID-19 cases

In the past 24 hours, West Bengal registered its single-highest coronavirus spike with 8,419 new cases

Devendra Fadnavis 'not afraid of inquiry' after police questions Bruck Pharma’s Rajesh Dokania over Remdesivir row
india

Devendra Fadnavis 'not afraid of inquiry' after police questions Bruck Pharma’s Rajesh Dokania over Remdesivir row

Fadnavis visited the police station after pharma executive was questioned about Remdesivir vials being flown out of the country, triggering a political slugfest

West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee demoralised as BJP way ahead of TMC after five phases, claims Amit Shah
politics

West Bengal polls: Mamata Banerjee demoralised as BJP way ahead of TMC after five phases, claims Amit Shah

Shah, addressing a rally in Purba Bardhaman district, claimed that the TMC supremo will have to make an exit after losing the Nandigram seat to the BJP's Suvendu Adhikari

BJP trying to deny Maharashtra access to Remdesivir, claims NCP leader Nawab Malik
politics

BJP trying to deny Maharashtra access to Remdesivir, claims NCP leader Nawab Malik

Referring to the appearance of top Maharashtra BJP leaders late Saturday night at the BKC police station after a pharma firm director was grilled, the state minister said "something is fishy"