Politics

Polling Begins, Over 3 Cr Voters to Exercise Franchise Amid Covid Wave

UP Panchayat Election Live Updates: Over three crore voters will exercise their franchise in the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections on Thursday to be held across 18 districts in 51,176 polling booths. According to numbers shared by the Elections Commission, 3,16,46,162 voters will vote for the...

Apr 15 · >

Bengal Political Cauldron on Boil Over Cooch Behar Killings; PM, Mamata Spar

The killing of four people in CISF firing in Cooch Behar’s Sitalkuchi on April 10 further heated West Bengal’s political cauldron on Monday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claiming the incident was plotted by Union Home Minister Amit Shah with “full knowledge” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi, on...

Apr 15 · >

Sidhu Visits 2015 Kotkapura Firing Epicentre on Baisakhi, Demands Probe Reports Be Made Public

Close on the heels of the Punjab and Haryana High Court quashing the police probe into the Kotkapura firing incident, former cabinet minister and senior Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu visited Bargari, the epicentre of the sacrilege cases that triggered the firing. He took an indirect dig at Punjab...

Apr 15 · >

Kerala Minister KT Jaleel Submits Resignation Over Lokayukta Report Of Nepotism

Dr K T Jaleel, the Minister of Higher Education and Minority Welfare, has submitted his resignation to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday. He has submitted the resignation after Kerala Lokayukta found that the allegations of abuse of power, favouritism, nepotism and violation of oath of office are...

Apr 15 · >

Gorkha Problem to Be Fixed After BJP Comes to Power in West Bengal, Says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday gave assurance that a political solution to the long-drawn “Gorkha problem” in the Hills will be reached once the BJP forms government in West Bengal. Shah, during a public meeting here, said that the country’s Constitution is “vast” and has provisions for...

Apr 14 · >

Amit Shah’s Fresh Dig at Mamata’s ‘Outsider’ Remark

Taking on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her oft-repeated ‘outsider’ barb against him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accusing her of lack of knowledge, Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday said that it is the Trinamool Congress, Left and Congress who have to depend on outsiders....

Apr 14 · >

Punjab CM Rules Out Prashant Kishor’s Role in Ticket Distribution

Terming media reports as baseless, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ruled out any role of Prashant Kishor in finalisation of Congress tickets in the forthcoming assembly elections. “There is no question of it. Kishor has no say in the matter,” said the Chief Minister, amid reports...

Apr 14 · >

Explaining Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘Dalit Diwali’, ‘Baba Saheb Vahini’ Plans ahead of UP Polls

With less than a year left for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, political parties have started playing their cards to woo voters from different communities. Samajwadi Party president and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav is now making a push to charm Dalits. The SP leader last week...

Apr 14 · >

Cancel UP Panchayat Polls, Can Spread Covid Rapidly, Says BJP as 18 Seats Set to Vote Today

Several BJP MLAs and MPs, including Kaushal Kishor, have appealed to the Election Commission to postpone the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections stating that the polling could become a “super spreader” amid the recent surge in coronavirus cases in the state. The State Election Commission (SEC) had said in March...

Apr 14 · >

EC Orders Repolling at Velachery Booth After Corpn Staff Caught Carrying EVMs

Election Commission of India on Tuesday ordered repolling in ward no 92 in Velachery assembly constituency after three corporation workers were caught carrying EVMs and a VVPAT machine on a two-wheeler. “On the basis of report of Returning Officer, Observers and taking all material circumstances into account, the Commission...

Apr 14 · >