COVID-19 updates: WHO says it is deeply concerned, confirmed cases in India rise to 2,032, surge attributed to Tabligh congregation
India saw the largest jump in cases in a day yesterday - 437. There are now 2,032 total cases and 58 deaths.
Lok Sabha election 2019; Phase 2: In Chhattisgarh, officials believe voters will defy Maoist threat, claim voter turnout will pip 2014 figures
Chhattisgarh: The first phase of polling in Bastar witnessed a 5 percent increase in overall voters' turnout this election in comparison to 2014 (59 percent). Even, in Dantewada, where the Maoists killed the sitting BJP MLA Bhima Mandavi and his four security personnel by triggering an IED blast on 9 April — two days ahead of the first phase of polling on 11 April, the polling recorded was 56 percent, which is 6 percent more than in 2014
Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh farm loan waivers: Politics of sops can kill an economy; fiscal indiscipline no pathway for poll wins
Farm loan waivers are not new to the Indian economy. In 2008-09, the UPA-I government announced a farm loan waiver of Rs 60,000 crore. It hit the exchequer, and not the banks, but it distorted the credit culture since it discouraged farmers from paying up their dues.
The Congress on Tuesday said Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh should resign and taking responsibility for the deaths of 350 cows in three cow sheds in the state