May 10, 2021 10:10 AM IST
The Congress had last week demanded transparency and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make public the details of all the relief material received by India from different countries.
- May 10, 2021 09:22 AM IST
As a chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal was known for his ‘zero-tolerance’ against corruption. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday described his tenure as one “unblemished without a single charge of corruption or any other allegation”.
- May 10, 2021 09:19 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee's new Cabinet will include veteran Trinamool Congress leaders such as Subrata Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee, Firhad Hakim, Aroop Biswas, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Sujit Bose and Shashi Panja
- May 10, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Kolkata, May 9 Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, on a request by the CBI, sanctioned the prosecution of Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mi..
- May 10, 2021 08:25 AM IST
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma will be administered the oath of office by Governor Jagdish Mukhi at 12 pm, though the names of ministers to be sworn-in with him is yet to be announced.
- May 09, 2021 04:19 PM IST
The rural elections witnessed the participation of nearly 9 crore voters, and the involvement of around 12 lakh government officials and security personnel in poll-related duties.
- May 09, 2021 01:12 PM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP Assam unit's 'master strategist' pips incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal for the state's top job
- May 09, 2021 08:47 AM IST
The BJP had not announced a chief ministerial candidate before the recent Legislative Assembly elections. This had led to speculation over the last week about who would become Assam’s next chief minister.
- May 09, 2021 07:23 AM IST
BJP's central leadership had summoned chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, both contenders for the state's top job, to New Delhi on May 8 for discussions on government formation.
- May 08, 2021 04:34 PM IST
Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that by defering the phases of the election, it would have led to a situation where they would be conducted under President's rule, this would have triggered sharper criticism about the poll panel favouring one party against another.
- May 08, 2021 12:34 PM IST
In 2016, the BJP had projected Sarbananda Sonowal as its chief ministerial candidate. This time, the party had said it would decide who would be the next Assam chief minister after the polls.
- May 08, 2021 08:47 AM IST
'With the decline of the Congress and the BJP less than welcoming, it is the regional parties that are offering them (minority politicians) the opportunity to win elections from general constituencies.'
- May 08, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's pillars of “getting Brexit done” and “leveling up” struggling areas in northern England and the Midlands have fueled a separatist drive in Scotland.
- May 07, 2021 06:25 PM IST
The accusation comes hours after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised the Narendra Modi government for executing the project, terming it a "criminal wastage", while asking the dispensation to focus on people's lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- May 07, 2021 03:54 PM IST
This is a time for India to be discriminating in accepting aid and exercising discretion can avoid regrets in future. Accepting aid with which controversial Indian origin politicians abroad are associated has its risks
- May 07, 2021 03:37 PM IST
It was the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots which effectively ended Ajit Singh’s political career. In his backyard of Western Uttar Pradesh, Jats and Muslims were pitted against each other in these riots, and his entire vote base switched to the BJP overnight
- May 07, 2021 03:22 PM IST
The meeting, to be held at the chief minister's residence, will be attended by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain, health secretary and all the district magistrates, the official said.
- May 07, 2021 02:49 PM IST
Addressing the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) meeting virtually, she said the battle against the pandemic transcends political differences and everyone has to fight it together as a nation.
- May 07, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Banerjee also said that the Centre hiked oxygen allocation for other states out of the total production in Bengal, despite its enhanced requirement.
- May 07, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rangasamy, who has become Chief Minister for the fourth time.
- May 07, 2021 01:39 PM IST
His remarks came after the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday showed a record 4,14,188 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day in India, raising the country's tally to 2,14,91,598. The active cases have crossed the 36-lakh mark.
- May 07, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Addressing the virtual meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party, she said the Congress Working Committee (CWC) would meet soon to review the assembly poll results.
- May 07, 2021 12:51 PM IST
The Modi government, she said, must urgently call an all-party meeting on the COVID-19 situation. She also demanded that standing committees be convened to ensure collective action and accountability to combat the pandemic better.
- May 07, 2021 12:10 PM IST
This is the first meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) after the Budget session of Parliament that ended in March.
- May 07, 2021 11:36 AM IST
The team, led by an additional secretary of the ministry, had arrived in the state on Thursday and held meetings with the chief secretary, home secretary and the DGP at the secretariat, officials said.