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

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

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

16 Apr 2021

BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time

Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus today. The 78-year-old gave an update about it on Twitter.

16 Apr 2021

'Tughlaqi lockdown,' 'ringing bells': Rahul slams Centre's anti-COVID-19 strategy

Taking a dig at the government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said its strategy to fight COVID-19 consisted of imposing a Tughlaqi lockdown, ringing bells, and singing praises to the Lord.

15 Apr 2021

Mamata asks EC to club 4 final Bengal election phases

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to hold the remaining four phases of the state Assembly elections in one day.

15 Apr 2021

Rezaul Haque, Congress candidate in West Bengal, dies of COVID-19

Congress candidate Rezaul Haque, who tested positive for COVID-19 two days ago, died at a hospital in Kolkata early on Thursday, the State Health Department sources said.

14 Apr 2021

CWC to discuss COVID-19 situation virtually on April 17

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will virtually meet on April 17 to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country, party sources said on Wednesday.

14 Apr 2021

BJP will not get even 70 seats in WB: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the BJP will not be able to win even 70 seats in the ongoing state assembly elections which many expect to be a cliff-hanger.

14 Apr 2021

Rahul takes swipe at Centre over fast-tracking approval for vaccines

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday cited a quote of Mahatma Gandhi to imply that the government's decision to fast-track emergency approval for foreign-produced anti-coronavirus vaccines had been prompted by his party's suggestions.

14 Apr 2021

Goa: After GFP leaves NDA, CM says 'they were removed'

A day after the Goa Forward Party (GFP) exited the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the party had already been removed.

14 Apr 2021

Congress launches YouTube channel 'INC TV' to combat "partisan" media

The Congress party today launched its own YouTube channel called INC TV on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti.

14 Apr 2021

UP CM Yogi Adityanath tests positive for COVID-19; self-isolates

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

13 Apr 2021

Banned from campaigning, Mamata Banerjee sits on dharna in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been at odds with the Election Commission since the Assembly polls started, sat on a dharna today to protest the polling body's decision to ban her from campaigning for 24 hours till 8 pm.

12 Apr 2021

Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee banned from campaigning for 24 hours

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Monday banned for 24 hours from campaigning for the ongoing state Assembly polls.

12 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi again pushes for COVID-19 vaccine for all

Batting for coronavirus vaccine for all, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it is the need of the country as everyone has the right to a safe life.

12 Apr 2021

Shameful that Delhi Police was allowed to torture Punjabis: Sidhu

In an apparent reference to an accusation by gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana that his cousin was beaten up by the Delhi Police, Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday said it was shameful that they were allowed to "torture" Punjabis in the state's domain.

11 Apr 2021

Forces opened fire in Cooch Behar to save lives: EC

The Election Commission said on Saturday that central forces had opened fire in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal to save lives.

10 Apr 2021

BJP, TMC spar over Cooch Behar deaths; PM blames Banerjee

After the fourth phase of Assembly polls in West Bengal was mired in violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a sharp attack on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress party.

10 Apr 2021

MP: BJP minister performs 'puja' to ward off coronavirus

Usha Thakur, the Minister for Culture and Tourism in Madhya Pradesh, was on Friday spotted conducting a puja at Indore Airport to ward off coronavirus. Ironically, Thakur herself was not wearing a mask.

10 Apr 2021

'Modi is hugely popular,' admits Prashant Kishor in viral clips

On Saturday, just as the fourth phase of Assembly elections started in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Amit Malviya shared clips of Prashant Kishor, the election strategist for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, wherein he admitted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is highly popular.

10 Apr 2021

Fourth-phase of Bengal polls begins; Union Minister, TMC heavyweights contesting

Voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am today. In this phase, 44 seats are up for grabs.

09 Apr 2021

Shah campaigns for actor Rudranil in Mamata's backyard

On a door-to-door electioneering drive, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday went around Kolkata's Bhabanipur assembly constituency, considered to be a backyard of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

09 Apr 2021

UP panchayat polls: Unnao rape convict's wife among BJP candidates

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's wife, Sangeeta Sengar, will be contesting the upcoming panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh.

09 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi writes to PM, asks to halt vaccine exports

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding an immediate moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine exports and opening up of the vaccination to "everyone who needs it."

09 Apr 2021

No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs

No FIR has been registered in connection against the four men who were caught carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in Tamil Nadu's Velachery on Tuesday, IANS reported.

09 Apr 2021

EC sends notice to Suvendu Adhikari over alleged hate speech

The Election Commission sent a notice to Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday for alleged communal undertones in a speech that he delivered in West Bengal's Nandigram last month.

07 Apr 2021

Raut slams BJP for changing stance on COVID-19 curbs

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday hit out at the opposition BJP for criticizing the Maharashtra Government after initially supporting it over the restrictions imposed by it to check the spread of COVID-19.

06 Apr 2021

TMC candidate Sujata Mondal attacked by BJP workers, alleges party

As voting progressed for the third phase of polling in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Sujata Mondal was allegedly attacked by workers of the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

06 Apr 2021

Six arrested for creating ruckus at UP minister's office

Six Samajwadi Party (SP) workers were arrested following a ruckus at Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla's local office in Ballia, police said on Tuesday.

06 Apr 2021

West Bengal: Poll officer takes EVMs to TMC leader's house

A polling officer in West Bengal was suspended after he took four Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and four Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) to the house of his relative, who is a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader.

06 Apr 2021

20 crore people from 4 states, 1 UT vote today

More than 20 crore people from four states and one Union Territory - West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry - are today voting to elect candidates for 475 Assembly seats, in what can be seen as the biggest election day in the country since the 2019 Indian general elections.

05 Apr 2021

Dilip Walse Patil to replace Deshmukh as Maharashtra Home Minister

Dilip Walse Patil will be taking over as the new Home Minister of Maharashtra, state Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray informed Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday.

05 Apr 2021

Bombay High Court orders CBI probe against Anil Deshmukh

The Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a preliminary probe into the corruption allegations against the Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

05 Apr 2021

Jaya Bachchan to campaign for Trinamool Congress in Bengal

Veteran film actor and Samajwadi Party (SP) Member of Parliament Jaya Bachchan is set to campaign for the ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) in West Bengal during the ongoing Assembly elections in the state.

04 Apr 2021

BJP to implement CAA in Bengal, not NRC: Kailash Vijayvargiya

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Sunday that the party had no plans to conduct the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise in West Bengal.

04 Apr 2021

West Bengal election: EC rejects Mamata's discrepancy claims at Nandigram

The Election Commission of India on Saturday rejected West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations of disruptions at a polling booth in Nandigram.

03 Apr 2021

EC bans crowded finale of open campaigning in Kerala

Election Commission has banned the usually crowded culmination to the weeks-long poll campaigning, a years-long practice, in Kerala reportedly because of an increase in COVID-19 cases.

03 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi questions US's silence on 'what's happening in India'

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the US administration's silence on "what's happening in India" during a virtual interaction with former US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Harvard Kennedy School professor, Nicholas Burns.

03 Apr 2021

BJP's Himanta Sarma challenges 48-hour campaign ban in Gauhati HC

Assam Minister and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Friday barred from election campaigning ahead of the third and final round of Assembly polls in the state.

02 Apr 2021

Robert Vadra tests positive for COVID-19; Priyanka Gandhi self-isolates

Indian National Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Friday said that she was self-isolating after being exposed to COVID-19.

02 Apr 2021

Assembly elections: Polling not disrupted in Nandigram, says Election Commission

The two observers of the Election Commission, deployed to report on the situation in West Bengal during the second phase of Assembly polls yesterday, made no mention of the chaos in Nandigram's Boyal.

02 Apr 2021

Assam: Repolling ordered after EVM found in BJP candidate's car

A day after a video allegedly showed an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) kept inside the car of Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate from Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul, the Election Commission has ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam.


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