Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

02 May 2021

Counting of votes begins for four states and one UT

This morning, the counting of votes began for Assembly elections that were recently held in West Bengal, Puducherry, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Assam.

29 Apr 2021

#ExitPolls: Tight race in Bengal; DMK to sweep Tamil Nadu

With the completion of the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal election on Thursday, Assembly polls in five states/union territories have concluded.

25 Feb 2021

President's rule imposed in Puducherry after Congress government falls

Days after the fall of the Indian National Congress-led government in Puducherry, President's rule was imposed in the union territory.

24 Feb 2021

Puducherry: President's rule likely as BJP, allies won't stake claim

Days after the Congress government collapsed in Puducherry, the Union Territory is all set to get President's rule as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies won't stake claim to power, reports NDTV.

22 Feb 2021

Puducherry: Congress' Narayanasamy resigns as CM after losing majority

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy has resigned from the top post of the Union Territory today after failing to prove that his government enjoys the majority in the Assembly.

18 Feb 2021

Puducherry floor test on Monday as Congress government 'loses majority'

The Indian National Congress-led government in Puducherry will face a floor test on Monday, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said on Thursday.

16 Feb 2021

Kiran Bedi removed as Puducherry L-G: Rashtrapati Bhavan

Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi was on Tuesday evening removed from her post, according to a press communique by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

31 Jan 2021

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Arjun among players selected for MCA camp

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun Tendulkar is among the 100 players selected by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) for the probable players' camp for the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021.

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.

12 Dec 2020

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccines will be provided for free in the state.

08 Dec 2020

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

03 Dec 2020

Cyclone Burevi to cross Pamban soon; alert in TN, Kerala

The cyclonic storm named Burevi in the Bay of Bengal is expected to reach Pamban island off the Tamil Nadu coast soon, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

02 Dec 2020

Cyclone Burevi likely to hit Tamil Nadu on December 4

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday forecasted that the cyclonic storm Burevi is likely to cross Tamil Nadu early on Friday (December 4).

01 Dec 2020

EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

The Election Commission is willing to extend the option of postal ballot voting to non-resident Indians (NRIs) and has approached the government for the same, Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

26 Nov 2020

Nivar weakens into "severe cyclonic storm;" rains lash Chennai, Puducherry

Late last night, Cyclone Nivar made landfall near Puducherry, but it is learned to have weakened. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said this morning that the cyclone would further weaken and become a cyclonic storm.

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar: Chennai airport shuts operations tonight; trains canceled

Ahead of Cyclone Nivar's landfall on the eastern coast of the Indian peninsula, operations at the Chennai airport have been suspended from 7 pm Wednesday till 7 am the next day.

25 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar to hit TN, Puducherry tonight; rains lash Chennai

Cyclone Nivar, which has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm, is approaching Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and is expected to hit the southeast coast by midnight.

23 Nov 2020

Cyclone Nivar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday: Details here

South coastal Andhra Pradesh is expected to be hit by Cyclone Nivar by Wednesday, November 25. On Monday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the depression is still 600 km south-southeast of Puducherry.

18 Nov 2020

No organizational presence: Now, Chidambaram worries about Congress' future

After Kapil Sibal, another senior leader has expressed concern over Congress' substandard performance in Bihar elections and by-polls, saying that the party lacks organizational presence.

17 Nov 2020

Tamil TV actor hacked to death in Chennai

Tamil television actor Selvarathinam was murdered on Sunday by a group of men in Chennai, allegedly for having an affair with a married woman.

21 Oct 2020

After Bihar Assembly polls, major reshuffle likely in Congress

After the upcoming Assembly elections in Bihar, the Indian National Congress is reportedly expected to announce another organizational reshuffle.

14 Oct 2020

Aishwarya Rai may star in 'Andhadhun's Tamil remake

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan might star as one of the leads in the Tamil remake of 2018 hit Bollywood movie Andhadhun.

08 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 68.3 lakh with 78k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 78,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 68.3 lakh cases.

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

26 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 32.31 lakh; over 59,000 dead

On Tuesday, India reported 66,000 new coronavirus infections bringing the nationwide total to 32.31 lakh. Over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 59,629.

21 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 29L with over 68,000 new cases

India on Thursday reported a massive spike of over 68,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 29.04 lakh. The death toll also neared 55,000 with almost 1,000 more fatalities.

13 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 24 lakh after record single-day spike

India on Wednesday reported roughly 67,000 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest single-day spike so far. The nationwide total has reached 23.95 lakh while the death toll crossed 47,000 with over 900 more fatalities.

27 Jul 2020

Tamil actor Vijayalakshmi attempts suicide, hospitalized

Actor Vijayalakshmi, who predominantly appears in Kannada and Tamil films, allegedly attempted suicide on Sunday.

09 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: With over 25,000 new cases, India witnesses record spike

India on Wednesday reported a record spike of over 25,000 new cases. The nationwide tally now stands at 7.69 lakh COVID-19 cases, while the death toll rose to 21,147.

07 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 7 lakh; over 20,100 dead

India reported over 22,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday—the fifth consecutive day that daily new cases rose above 20,000. The nationwide tally stands at 7.2 lakh, including over 20,000 deaths.

28 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 5.29 lakh after record spike

On Saturday, India detected roughly 20,000 new coronavirus infections—the biggest single-day spike yet.

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Puducherry CM's office shut as staff tests positive

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said on Saturday that his office would be temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The CM's office will now remain shut for two days for sanitization.

26 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.91 lakh after another record spike

India on Thursday reported roughly 18,000 new coronavirus infections, marking yet another record single-day spike.

24 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Cases reach 4.56 lakh; biggest spikes in Delhi, Telangana

India reported over 15,000 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the total past 4.56 lakh. Nearly 460 new deaths in the past 24 hours also took the death toll to 14,485.

19 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 3.81 lakh after record single-day spike

India on Thursday hit another record spike as almost 14,000 new coronavirus infections were detected nationwide.

18 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India registers 3.67 lakh cases after biggest spike yet

India on Wednesday reported roughly 13,000 new coronavirus infections in the biggest single-day spike yet.

15 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Over 9,500 dead; total cases cross 3.32 lakh

India on Sunday reported over 11,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally to 3.32 lakh. The death toll also rose to 9,522.

12 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses UK as COVID-19 cases near 3 lakh

India on Thursday recorded over 11,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now reached 2.98 lakh, while the death toll has crossed 8,500.

09 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Over 7,400 dead in India; Mumbai tally crosses 50,000

India on Monday reported 9,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 2.66 lakh. The death toll due to COVID-19 also climbed to 7,476.

03 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

India on Tuesday recorded over 8,800 new coronavirus infections marking its highest single-day jump.

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