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West Bengal Assembly elections, phase two: As it happened

The second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections began here on Sunday. 383 candidates including 33 women are in the fray for the 56 seats spread in seven districts.​ Here are all the LIVE updates:-

Tamil Nadu polls 2016: Left parties to release candidate lists on Monday

The Left parties-- CPI-M and CPI, contesting 25 seats each in the May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly poll, will release lists of candidates on Monday.

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016: Scenario, issues and key players

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016: Scenario, issues and key players

Who stands where in crucial 2016 West Bengal Assembly Polls?

Congress, Left parties trying to tarnish image of PM Modi: Kalraj Misra

Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was getting support of the entire country, Union Minister Kalraj Misra today alleged that Congress and Left parties were out to tarnish his image.

Sting operation: Left Front wants Election Commission to act against Trinamool Congress

In the wake of a sting operation claiming several leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress purportedly accepting bribe, the opposition Left Front on Monday demanded the Election Commission to initiate suitable action in the matter.

Kanhaiya had no meeting with Registrar on Feb 9: JNUSU

Kanhaiya had no meeting with Registrar on Feb 9: JNUSU

The JNU Students Union on Monday alleged that varsity Registrar Bhupinder Zutshi made a "false" statement before a probe panel that JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and other student leaders had a meeting with him (Zutshi) on the day of controversial Afzal Guru event.

'JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had objected to cancellation of permission for Afzal Guru event'

'JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar had objected to cancellation of permission for Afzal Guru event'

 JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar may have had information about the event held on February 9 in the university, as per reports on Sunday.

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar walks out of Tihar jail, gets rousing welcome

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar walks out of Tihar jail, gets rousing welcome

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar was released from jail on Thursday.

Pamphlet quoted by Irani not written by us: Mahishasura event organizer

 Anil Kumar, the organiser of the `Mahishasur Martyrdom Day` event in the JNU, on Friday said that the pamphlet which Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani read in the Parliament was not written by them.

Heated debate in Rajya Sabha over JNU row, Rohith​ Vemula's suicide; Smriti​ Irani's reply cut short

Heated debate in Rajya Sabha over JNU row, Rohith​ Vemula's suicide; Smriti​ Irani's reply cut short

For the second straight day, HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday made a strong defence of the government's actions with regard to JNU issue and suicide of Dalit student.

PM Modi wants BJP MPs to be aggressive in Parliament over JNU issue

PM Modi wants BJP MPs to be aggressive in Parliament over JNU issue

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told BJP MPs to be debate the JNU issue in Parliament aggressive, as per a media report.

This is why #BJPCountsCondoms is trending on Twitter

 BJP MLA from Ramgarh in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, Gyandev Ahuja courted controversy when he said that daily 3,000 used condoms, 500 used abortion injections, 10,000 cigarette 'pieces' among other things were found at JNU.

Several politician involved in narcotics syndicate in India used by ISI to fuel riff raff agitation: Subramanian Swamy

Several politician involved in narcotics syndicate in India used by ISI to fuel riff raff agitation: Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has said that Pakistan's ISI was using the narcotics syndicate in India to fuel riff raff agitation.

Delhi HC refuses to grant protection to Umar Khalid from arrest, asks him to surrender

Delhi HC refuses to grant protection to Umar Khalid from arrest, asks him to surrender

Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to grant interim protection from arrest till tomorrow to two JNU students, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, accused in sedition case.

JNU row: Police cautious in dealing with five accused; ​Bassi asks students to join probe

JNU row: Police cautious in dealing with five accused; ​Bassi asks students to join probe

Jawaharlal Nehru University vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar on Monday assured the teachers' association that the administration will not allow police inside the campus.

Police will act against 5 students of JNU as per law: Rijiju

The Centre on Monday said police will act as per law against five students, being looked for in a sedition case and who have now surfaced on the JNU campus after being on the run for over 10 days.

I am being targeted because I am a Dalit: JNUSU leader Rama Naga

JNUSU leader Rama Naga, who is one of the five students accused of sedition, on Monday said he is being targeted not for indulging in any "anti-national" activity but because he is a Dalit.

Afzal Guru row: JNU grants 7-day extension to probe panel

Jawaharlal Nehru University on Monday granted 7-days extension to the high-level committee set up by it to enquire into an event held in varsity campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

JNU row: Delhi Police verifying video clips, says Bassi

Delhi Police is "verifying" all video clips which it has used in the probe into the sedition case registered over the controversial JNU event, Commissioner BS Bassi said on Monday hours after briefing Lt Governor Najeeb Jung about the entire row and return of five students in the campus.

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi meets Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over JNU row

Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Monday met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and briefed him about the JNU row, for which the force drew severe criticism from several quarters.