Politics

Priyanka Gandhi Bats for Online Exams, Says CBSE Irresponsible to Force Students to Take Exams

File photo of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The Class 10 exams would be held between May 4 and June 7 and those for Class 12 would be held between May 4 and June 15. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:April 09, 2021, 11:46 IST FOLLOW US ON: Congress general...

Apr 19 · >

EC Notice to Mamata Banerjee Over Remark on Central Armed Forces

The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee for her alleged statements against central armed police forces deputed on election duty in the state. The notice issued on Thursday night said Banerjee prima facie violated various sections of...

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No More Big Rallies in WB, Says BJP; Public Meetings by PM Modi, Other Leaders Capped at 500 People

Amid rising cases of Covid-19 across the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday announced that it will not hold any big rally or road show in poll-bound West Bengal with immediate effect. The decision by the saffron party comes days before of the end of campaigning for...

Apr 19 · >

‘Jai Shri Ram’ a Slogan of Bengal’s People and Not Coined by BJP, Says Amit Shah

Jai Shri Ram is a slogan of the people of Bengal fighting against injustices and not a political or religious rallying cry crafted by the Bharatiya Janata Party, home minister Amit Shah said on Monday. In an exclusive interview with News18, the senior BJP leader tore into the state’s...

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Oxygen, Vaccine Shortage, States’ GST Dues Raised in Meet Chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

File photo of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla During the meeting, leaders from Maharashtra raised the issue of shortage of oxygen, medicines and vaccines, according to the sources. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:April 19, 2021, 23:19 IST FOLLOW US ON: Shortage of oxygen, medicines, vaccines, and GST dues of...

Apr 19 · >

Campaigning Comes to an End for Sixth Phase

Curtain came down at 6.30 pm on Monday on the campaigning for 43 assembly constituencies of West Bengal which will go to polls on April 22 in the sixth phase of elections. In view of the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, the Election Commission (EC) has extended...

Apr 19 · >

‘Why is Covid an Issue Only in Bengal Polls, Not Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu:’ Amit Shah

The election season in the country is heading towards its climax even as the Covid pandemic appears to be gathering steam. In an exclusive, freewheeling conversation with News18, union home minister Amit Shah spoke his mind on the questions being raised about the campaigning in Bengal under the shadow...

Apr 19 · >

Is it Right to Export Covid-19 Vaccines, Put Countrymen at Risk, Asks Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday questioned the export of COVID-19 vaccines, and asked if it is right to do so and put the lives of countrymen in danger. He said vaccine shortage is a very serious problem during Corona times and is not a celebration. Gandhi also called...

Apr 19 · >

KPCC’s Kannur President Files Complaint Against CM Vijayan, Says Remark on Lord Ayyappa Violation of Model Code

File photo of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. Satheesan Pacheni requested the Chief Electoral Officer to take cognizance of this violation and appropriate action KPCC, Kannur president, Satheesan Pacheni has filed a petition before Chief Electoral Officer demanding action against chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleging he has violated the election...

Apr 19 · >

Oppn Leaders Seek Spl Parliament Session to Discuss Covid Crisis, Govt Slams Plea ‘Political Harakiri’

A number of political parties have sought a special two-day session of Parliament to discuss the grim pandemic situation in the country. More than 2,70,000 new cases were recorded in India in the last 24 hours. Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Manish Tiwari said an emergency session...

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