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Congress-created toolkit calls new COVID-19 variant 'Modi strain,' alleges BJP

Congress-created toolkit calls new COVID-19 variant 'Modi strain,' alleges BJP

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PM missing along with vaccines, oxygen, medicines: Rahul Gandhi

13 May 2021

PM missing along with vaccines, oxygen, medicines: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, alleging that he is missing along with vaccines, oxygen, and medicines during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what remains is the Central Vista project and the PM's photos.

NCSC asked to postpone Bengal visit inquiring into 'Dalit atrocities'

12 May 2021

NCSC asked to postpone Bengal visit inquiring into 'Dalit atrocities'

The West Bengal government has asked the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) to postpone its visit to the state to inquire into alleged atrocities against Dalits during post-poll violence in the state, citing the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and protocols.

Congress leader accuses UP CM Adityanath of fudging coronavirus numbers

12 May 2021

Congress leader accuses UP CM Adityanath of fudging coronavirus numbers

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu has trashed the state government's claims on managing the coronavirus pandemic and accused Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of fudging statistics of coronavirus.

Legendary Communist leader KR Gowri Amma passes away

11 May 2021

Legendary Communist leader KR Gowri Amma passes away

Kerala's veteran politician and member of the first Communist government headed by EMS Namboodiripad in 1957, KR Gowri Amma died in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday.

Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, slams the Congress over COVID-19

11 May 2021

Nadda writes to Sonia Gandhi, slams the Congress over COVID-19

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda today wrote a letter to his Congress party counterpart, Sonia Gandhi, over the COVID-19 crisis in India.

'Need to put house in order,' Sonia Gandhi tells Congress

10 May 2021

'Need to put house in order,' Sonia Gandhi tells Congress

Acknowledging the "disappointing" results and the Congress's dismal performance in the recently-held Assembly elections, chief Sonia Gandhi on Monday said the party must take note of "serious setbacks" and "put our house in order."

Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath as Assam CM tomorrow

09 May 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath as Assam CM tomorrow

Senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma is set to be the next Chief Minister of Assam replacing incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal at the top post.

Sonowal, Himanta Sarma reach Delhi amid suspense over Assam CM

08 May 2021

Sonowal, Himanta Sarma reach Delhi amid suspense over Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, notably the most influential Minister in the State Cabinet, today flew down to national capital Delhi to meet the top brass of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers

07 May 2021

Bed allocation scam: Tejasvi Surya apologizes for accusing Muslim workers

Facing the wrath of Bengaluru's civil society for "communalizing" an alleged bed allocation scam by the civic body, Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya visited the Bengaluru south zone war room on Thursday to apologize for his actions.

MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

07 May 2021

MK Stalin takes oath as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin today took oath as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the first time.

MK Stalin's CM oath-taking ceremony tomorrow; 34 cabinet ministers announced

06 May 2021

MK Stalin's CM oath-taking ceremony tomorrow; 34 cabinet ministers announced

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin on Thursday released a list of 34 ministers who will be part of his cabinet.

Union Minister's convoy allegedly attacked in West Bengal

06 May 2021

Union Minister's convoy allegedly attacked in West Bengal

V Muraleedharan, the Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, today alleged that his convoy was attacked by some supporters of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) during his visit to the state.

West Bengal post-poll violence: Centre forms 4-member fact-finding team

06 May 2021

West Bengal post-poll violence: Centre forms 4-member fact-finding team

Amid reports of violence continuing to emerge from West Bengal, following the Trinamool Congress's (TMC) win in the recent state Assembly elections, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday rushed a four-member fact-finding team to Kolkata and asked it to submit a report within 48 hours.

MHA forms four-member team to probe post-poll violence in WB

06 May 2021

MHA forms four-member team to probe post-poll violence in WB

The Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member fact-finding team to look into the reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal and also assess the ground situation in the state, the officials said on Thursday.

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal Chief Minister

05 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal Chief Minister

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today took oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term, after winning a bitterly-fought election held under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

04 May 2021

Government should save lives, not build house for PM: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday slammed the Centre over its Central Vista project.

West Bengal post-poll violence leaves dozen dead; Centre seeks report

04 May 2021

West Bengal post-poll violence leaves dozen dead; Centre seeks report

The Centre on Monday sought a report from the West Bengal government regarding the "post-election violence targeting Opposition political workers in the state."

Only way to stop COVID-19 is full lockdown: Rahul Gandhi

04 May 2021

Only way to stop COVID-19 is full lockdown: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the only way to stop the spread of coronavirus now was a full lockdown with the protection of the minimum income guarantee scheme, NYAY, for the vulnerable sections.

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

03 May 2021

Congress wants Karnataka HM to resign following Chamarajanagar hospital deaths

The Congress on Monday demanded the resignation of Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar after the death of 24 patients at a hospital in the Chamarajanagar district of the state due to an alleged oxygen shortage.

How Mamata Banerjee can retain CM status despite Nandigram loss

03 May 2021

How Mamata Banerjee can retain CM status despite Nandigram loss

Even as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) recorded a landslide victory in the recent West Bengal Assembly elections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost in the Nandigram constituency to her former aide-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a battle that went down to the wire.

TMC retains West Bengal; DMK unseats AIADMK; Left wins Kerala

02 May 2021

TMC retains West Bengal; DMK unseats AIADMK; Left wins Kerala

The counting of votes for the Assembly elections of four states and one Union Territory is currently underway and the figures from West Bengal have dominated headlines.

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

02 May 2021

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that no victory celebrations take place.

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC poised to retain West Bengal

02 May 2021

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC poised to retain West Bengal

The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has taken a comfortable lead in West Bengal, which witnessed one of the most high-octane campaigns in the last few weeks.

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.

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

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.

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

29 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Polling for last phase begins amid raging pandemic

Voting for the eighth and final phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal started this morning at 7 am, at a time when the state is struggling to stem the spread of coronavirus.

After TMC candidate's COVID-19 death, wife files complaint against EC

28 Apr 2021

After TMC candidate's COVID-19 death, wife files complaint against EC

The wife of Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Kajal Sinha, who died of COVID-19, has filed a complaint against officials of the Election Commission.

Economy, political system collapsing due to COVID-19: Raut

28 Apr 2021

Economy, political system collapsing due to COVID-19: Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said the economic, social, and political systems in India are collapsing due to the COVID-19 upsurge which has set the country back by at least 20 years.

Centre notifies amended GNCT Act; L-G now 'government' in Delhi

28 Apr 2021

Centre notifies amended GNCT Act; L-G now 'government' in Delhi

The Centre on Tuesday notified the amended Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021, redefining "Delhi government" as the Lieutenant-Governor.

Election Commission bans victory rallies on and after May 2

27 Apr 2021

Election Commission bans victory rallies on and after May 2

Winners of the Assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory can't take out processions on May 2 — the day results will be declared — and even after that, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

Akhilesh Yadav accuses Yogi Government of fudging COVID-19 death data

27 Apr 2021

Akhilesh Yadav accuses Yogi Government of fudging COVID-19 death data

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of fudging the coronavirus death toll, saying the rush at crematoriums contradicts the data.

Seventh phase of West Bengal polls underway amid coronavirus spike

26 Apr 2021

Seventh phase of West Bengal polls underway amid coronavirus spike

At a time when a raging COVID-19 wave is ripping India apart, the seventh phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal started today.

Centre morally and politically accountable for COVID-19 crisis: Anand Sharma

24 Apr 2021

Centre morally and politically accountable for COVID-19 crisis: Anand Sharma

Noting that accountability of government is integral to democracy, Congress leader Anand Sharma on Saturday said the Narendra Modi dispensation must be held morally and politically accountable for the death of COVID-19 patients due to shortage of oxygen and medicines.

PM Modi rebukes Kejriwal for breaking protocol during coronavirus meeting

23 Apr 2021

PM Modi rebukes Kejriwal for breaking protocol during coronavirus meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday pulled up Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for breaking the protocol during an important meeting on the raging coronavirus crisis.

Should have confirmed: BJP's Sumitra Mahajan on her death news

23 Apr 2021

Should have confirmed: BJP's Sumitra Mahajan on her death news

Former Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan wants current speaker Om Birla and the federal government to take note of the fake news about her demise.

Whom should I talk to about oxygen: Kejriwal asks Modi

23 Apr 2021

Whom should I talk to about oxygen: Kejriwal asks Modi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom he should contact in the central government about the massive oxygen shortage that has crippled the hospitals in the National Capital.

'Do khayega': BJP minister tells son seeking oxygen for mother

23 Apr 2021

'Do khayega': BJP minister tells son seeking oxygen for mother

At a time when people are running from pillars to posts looking for help for their infected family members, Union Minister Prahlad Singh Patel told a man that he would slap him.

Modi cancels Bengal poll visit tomorrow; to chair COVID-19 meetings

22 Apr 2021

Modi cancels Bengal poll visit tomorrow; to chair COVID-19 meetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced the cancellation of his visit to poll-bound West Bengal on Friday in light of the COVID-19 situation in the state.

West Bengal election: TMC worker shot at; party blames CRPF

22 Apr 2021

West Bengal election: TMC worker shot at; party blames CRPF

A worker of the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal was shot at on Thursday as the state voted for the sixth phase of the Assembly elections, the party said, blaming the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) for the incident.

Amid coronavirus surge, sixth phase of polling begins in Bengal

22 Apr 2021

Amid coronavirus surge, sixth phase of polling begins in Bengal

The sixth phase of polling began today at 7 am in West Bengal, at a time when the nation is struggling to control the spread of coronavirus.

Delhi government looted oxygen tanker, alleges Haryana Minister Anil Vij

21 Apr 2021

Delhi government looted oxygen tanker, alleges Haryana Minister Anil Vij

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday claimed that the Delhi government stole an oxygen tanker that was on its way to Faridabad.

'Monumental incompetence': Mamata slams Modi government's COVID-19 management

21 Apr 2021

'Monumental incompetence': Mamata slams Modi government's COVID-19 management

Slamming the Narendra Modi government for its "monumental incompetence" in COVID-19 management, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the Centre allowed the open market sale of coronavirus vaccines only after shipments to foreign countries that led to the depletion of stocks in India.

Rahul Gandhi calls government's COVID-19 vaccine policy 'discriminatory'

20 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi calls government's COVID-19 vaccine policy 'discriminatory'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over its COVID-19 vaccine policy, alleging it is discriminatory and that there is no vaccine guarantee for the weaker sections.

Sena MP thanks Centre for opening vaccination to every adult

20 Apr 2021

Sena MP thanks Centre for opening vaccination to every adult

Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi has thanked the central government for allowing everyone above 18 years of age to get vaccinated against COVID-19 from May 1.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

20 Apr 2021

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

20 Apr 2021

BJP's Devendra Fadnavis under fire after 22-year-old nephew gets vaccinated

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and current Leader of Opposition, Devendra Fadnavis, faced the ire of netizens after pictures of his nephew Tanmay Fadnavis, said to be about 22 years old, getting vaccinated surfaced.

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS after testing COVID-positive

19 Apr 2021

Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS after testing COVID-positive

Veteran Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was admitted to the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi on Monday.

Raut demands special Parliament session to discuss COVID-19 situation

19 Apr 2021

Raut demands special Parliament session to discuss COVID-19 situation

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday called for convening a special session of Parliament for at least two days to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

19 Apr 2021

Maharashtra BJP accused of illegally procuring Remdesivir; here's what happened

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak gets progressively worse in Maharashtra, the state is witnessing a fresh controversy over the alleged illegal procurement of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Government working to save lives, livelihood: Finance Minister

19 Apr 2021

Government working to save lives, livelihood: Finance Minister

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that she has taken inputs from various industry chambers on concerns of India Inc about the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government would continue to work with state governments to save lives and livelihood.

Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh's letter to PM Modi

19 Apr 2021

Harsh Vardhan replies to Manmohan Singh's letter to PM Modi

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday replied to the letter that former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had written to his successor, PM Narendra Modi, on the raging coronavirus crisis.

Not afraid of inquiry: Fadnavis on pharma firm-Remdesivir issue

19 Apr 2021

Not afraid of inquiry: Fadnavis on pharma firm-Remdesivir issue

BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, who is being targeted by the ruling parties in Maharashtra for objecting to Mumbai police's grilling of a pharma company's top executive over alleged stocking of Remdesivir vials, on Sunday said he was not afraid of any inquiry against him as he has not done anything wrong.

Resume talks with farmers: Haryana Deputy CM urges PM Modi

17 Apr 2021

Resume talks with farmers: Haryana Deputy CM urges PM Modi

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and urged him to resume talks with the farmers protesting the Centre's three farm laws.

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

17 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

As India finds itself unprepared to tackle a raging second wave of coronavirus, the fifth phase of West Bengal polls started today.

Five poll contestants test COVID-19 positive in West Bengal

16 Apr 2021

Five poll contestants test COVID-19 positive in West Bengal

At least five candidates of different parties contesting the ongoing assembly election in West Bengal have tested positive for COVID-19, a health department official said on Friday.