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Assam Assembly election 2021 to be held in three phases, poll results on May 2

Assam Assembly election 2021 to be held in three phases, poll results on May 2

The election to the 126-member state Assembly will be held in three phases from April 6, he first phase of election for 47 seats will be held on March 27, second phase for 39 seats on April 1 and

Feb 26, 2021, 17:52 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hikes minimum wages of labourers before poll code sets in

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hikes minimum wages of labourers before poll code sets in

"A total of 56,500 workers (40,500 unskilled, 8000 semi-skilled, 8000 skilled) will benefit from this. These wages are in parity with rural workers’ enhanced pay (MNREGA unskilled & semi-skilled

Feb 26, 2021, 16:22 PM IST
Meet Gulabi Gang, a women's association that enforces COVID-19 guidelines in Maharashtra

Meet Gulabi Gang, a women's association that enforces COVID-19 guidelines in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s Gulabi Gang, following the rules set by the government, charges offenders fines if found disobeying the correct protocol. They ask the offenders to wear their masks and use sanitizer

Feb 26, 2021, 15:35 PM IST
Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor pulls auto-rickshaw in protest against fuel price hike - WATCH

Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor pulls auto-rickshaw in protest against fuel price hike - WATCH

Kerala Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday protested against the rising fuel prices by “pulling an auto-rickshaw with a rope” in Thiruvananthapuram. Tharoor took to the streets in his constituency

Feb 26, 2021, 14:51 PM IST
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait may be arrested on March 8 in MP, know what’s the case

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait may be arrested on March 8 in MP, know what’s the case

A Madhya Pradesh court has issued an arrest warrant against Tikait in connection with a 2012 attempt to murder and rioting case in the state’s Anuppur district. Tikait had led a BKU protest against a

Feb 26, 2021, 14:34 PM IST
Gujarat municipal corporation polls: BJP wins one more seat in Kuber Nagar, Ahmedabad tally reaches 160

Gujarat municipal corporation polls: BJP wins one more seat in Kuber Nagar, Ahmedabad tally reaches 160

BJP’s Gitaba Chavda won the Kuber Nagar seat, defeating Congress` Jagdish Mohanani. An error in the counting of votes of the ninth round was reported earlier, which was referred to the State Election

Feb 26, 2021, 13:50 PM IST
Fact check: UP Police clarifies on mask checking campaign, terms social media post as 'fake'

Fact check: UP Police clarifies on mask checking campaign, terms social media post as 'fake'

The UP police, however, refuted the social media message and tweeted (in Hindi), and said that no such campaign of mask checking is being launched by it, nor has any such information been

Feb 26, 2021, 12:01 PM IST
Election Commission to announce assembly poll dates for 4 states, 1 UT today, press conference at 4.30 PM

Election Commission to announce assembly poll dates for 4 states, 1 UT today, press conference at 4.30 PM

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce the dates for the assembly elections in four states, including West Bengal, and the Union Territory of Puducherry on Friday. The poll panel will

Feb 26, 2021, 11:22 AM IST
ED conducts multiple raids in West Bengal's Asansol in connection with coal scam probe

ED conducts multiple raids in West Bengal's Asansol in connection with coal scam probe

The Enforcement Directorate is conducting multiple raids at various places in West Bengal's Asansol and adjacent areas in connection with its ongoing probe into the coal scam and cattle smuggling

Feb 26, 2021, 11:14 AM IST
After Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh might go ahead with 'lockdown' as COVID-19 cases surge

After Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh might go ahead with 'lockdown' as COVID-19 cases surge

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the coronavirus crisis is not yet over and pointed out that in the USA, over five lakh people have succumbed to the dreaded virus. ''But in India, under the

Feb 26, 2021, 09:42 AM IST
Six dead, several injured in blast in firecracker factory at Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi

Six dead, several injured in blast in firecracker factory at Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi

As many as six people were reportedly killed and several others injured in an explosion at a firecracker unit at Tamil Nadu's Sivakasi on Thursday. More than ten sheds where chemicals had been stored

Feb 25, 2021, 21:20 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi underlines support for farmers, says NDA aims to ensure their dignity

PM Narendra Modi underlines support for farmers, says NDA aims to ensure their dignity

For years, small businessmen and small farmers were ignored but the "NDA government has given topmost priority to these two sections," he said in his address at a public meeting in this western town

Feb 25, 2021, 20:04 PM IST
Foreign currency worth Rs.70.28 lakh seized from Dubai-bound passenger’s baggage in Chennai

Foreign currency worth Rs.70.28 lakh seized from Dubai-bound passenger’s baggage in Chennai

Based on intelligence, Air Customs officials intercepted Noormohamed Sultan, 60, of Kanchipuram, on Wednesday (February 24) when he was headed for security hold after clearing immigration, to board

Feb 25, 2021, 19:54 PM IST
Bengali actor Payel Sarkar joins BJP in presence of state party chief Dilip Ghosh

Bengali actor Payel Sarkar joins BJP in presence of state party chief Dilip Ghosh

Popular Tollywood actress Payel Sarkar joined the party in the presence of BJP's state unit president Dilip Ghosh and other senior leaders. On Wednesday, former India cricketer Ashoke Dinda joined

Feb 25, 2021, 19:32 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee nearly falls while driving electric scooter: WATCH

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee nearly falls while driving electric scooter: WATCH

Earlier, CM Banerjee rode a pillion on an electric scooter to the state secretariat Nabanna and was seen sitting behind state minister Firhad Hakim, who rode the battery-powered electric scooter.

Feb 25, 2021, 18:30 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir’s PDP, NC welcomes Indo-Pak agreement

Jammu and Kashmir’s PDP, NC welcomes Indo-Pak agreement

Both the regional parties of Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Democratic Party and National Conference, termed the fresh agreement between India and Pakistan over ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC

Feb 25, 2021, 18:11 PM IST
SHOCKING! 17-year-old girl drugged, raped by five youths in Haryana

SHOCKING! 17-year-old girl drugged, raped by five youths in Haryana

Three of the accused have been nabbed by the police while efforts are on to arrest two others, an official said. Among the three arrested, two are 18 years old while the third one is a juvenile, who

Feb 25, 2021, 17:55 PM IST
Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple issues new rules amid surge in COVID-19 infections

Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple issues new rules amid surge in COVID-19 infections

As per a new guideline, the temple administration said that people will be permitted only after the scanning of the QR code during entry inside the temple. If online booking is not made then an

Feb 25, 2021, 17:37 PM IST
Toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk gets protection from arrest till March 8

Toolkit case: Shantanu Muluk gets protection from arrest till March 8

Delhi Police has sought more time to file a detailed and comprehensive reply on the anticipatory bail plea of Shantanu Muluk in Delhi court. The court has directed the police not to take any coercive

Feb 25, 2021, 11:04 AM IST
BJP chief JP Nadda launches 'Lokkho Sonar Bangla' campaign in West Bengal

BJP chief JP Nadda launches 'Lokkho Sonar Bangla' campaign in West Bengal

The party will seek suggestions from two crore people in West Bengal for its election manifesto ahead of the Assembly polls. Through this campaign, the BJP will directly engage with the citizens of

Feb 25, 2021, 09:04 AM IST