Politics

EC Defers Bye-elections Due to Covid Surge

IPA Webdesk File photo of Election Commission of India. The The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday decided to postpone the bye-elections of parliamentary and assembly constituencies in various states and union territories due to outbreak of the second wave of Covid-19 across the country. “The Commission has...

May 5 · >

Mamata Takes Oath for 3rd Term, Promises To Stop Violence

IPA Webdesk Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee was sworn in as the chief minister of Bengal for the third time after a remarkable victory in the just-concluded assembly elections. Banerjee, who took the oath in Bengali, later said her first priority was to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. “I will...

May 5 · >

SP Takes Lead in UP Panchayat Polls, Strong Azad Debut

IPA Webdesk The Samajwadi Party is emerging as the frontrunner in the Uttar Pradesh rural polls with counting trends indicating on Wednesday that at least 742 candidates for zilla panchayat membership backed by the opposition party are either leading or have won the bellwether elections, compared to around 679 for the ruling Bharatiya...

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BJP Secures Zero Seats, Trails Behind in Palakkad and Nemom

The Bharatiya Janata Party has faced a crushing defeat in the state of Kerala after it secured no seats in the 2021 Vidhan Sabha Elections. The party has trailed behind in Nemom, its only sitting seat as well as the constituency of Pallakad, where ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan was...

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EC Rejects TMC’s Request For Recount in Nandigram After Suvendu Adhikari Declared Winner

The Election Commission has rejected the appeal of the Trinamool Congress for a recount at Nandigram, where CM Mamata Banerjee lost to Suvendu Adhikari. The Returning Officer said that the result will be officially declared after the VVPAT slips are tallied with the votes on the Electronic Voting Machines....

May 5 · >

In a First, Father-in-law Chief Minister and Son-in-law MLA in Kerala Assembly

In a first, a father-in-law and son-in-law duo will make their presence felt together in the Kerala Assembly soon and thus script a new chapter in its decades-long history. The 77-year old father-in-law is no one other than Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan while the lucky son-in-law is P A...

May 5 · >

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami Resigns, Governor Accepts It; Dissolves Assembly

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami tendered his resignation and that of his cabinet and Governor Banwarilal Purohit accepted it, the Raj Bhavan said here on Monday. “The Governor of Tamil Nadu accepted the resignation of Chief Minister Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami and his Council of Ministers, with effect...

May 4 · >

TRS Sweeps Municipal Polls in Telangana, BJP Comes 2nd

Ruling TRS has swept municipal polls in Telangana and the BJP got second position, while the Congress managed to get only third place. The TRS won the Khammam Corporation and bagged majority of the seats in the Warangal Corporation and other five municipalities — Kothur, Nakirekal, Sidhipet, Jadcherla and...

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Miss India 2015 Runner-Up Diksha Singh Fails to Leave Her Mark in UP Panchayat Elections

File photo of Diksha Singh | Image credit: Instagram Diksha Singh had to be satisfied with fifth position and she could get only 2,000 votes in the name of development. News18 New Delhi Last Updated:May 03, 2021, 21:22 IST FOLLOW US ON: Bollywood actress and Miss India runner-up Diksha...

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UP Panchayat Elections Take Ruling BJP by Surprise Ahead of 2022 State Assembly Polls

After the results of the state assembly elections in West Bengal, the Uttar Pradesh panchayat election results have again surprised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as it seems to be struggling in Ayodhya, Mathura and Varanasi, which is also the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However,...

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