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  • Every Indian deserves chance to safe life: Rahul Gandhi on COVID-19 vaccine access Apr 07, 2021 12:26 PM IST

    Every Indian deserves chance to safe life: Rahul Gandhi on COVID-19 vaccine access

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi batted for a COVID-19 vaccine for all and said every Indian deserves a chance to a safe.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: EC issues notice to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over ‘Muslim vote split’ comment Apr 07, 2021 07:34 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: EC issues notice to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee over ‘Muslim vote split’ comment

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Polling happened in a single phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on April 6, while voters in Assam cast their votes in three phases. The next phase of voting in West Bengal will happen on April 10. Catch the latest updates of the poll campaign here

  • Assembly Elections 2021: Voting begins across 475 seats in four states, one UT Apr 06, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021: Voting begins across 475 seats in four states, one UT

    Assembly Elections 2021 - Phase 3: Voting, which began at 7 am, is being held in a single-phase in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. While Assam is voting in its final round, West Bengal is polling in its third phase.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 highlights | Polling for 3rd phase concludes in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, West Bengal and Assam Apr 06, 2021 07:15 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 highlights | Polling for 3rd phase concludes in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, West Bengal and Assam

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Voting is underway in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, and in parts of Assam and West Bengal. Catch the latest updates here

  • Congress raises Rafale deal again after French media claims of 1.1-million 'commission' Apr 05, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Congress raises Rafale deal again after French media claims of 1.1-million 'commission'

    Chief Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told a press conference here that the French news portal's report has proved that Rahul Gandhi's oft-repeated allegations of corruption in the deal were correct.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | EC imposes section 144 in all 31 Bengal constituencies going to polls in 3rd phase Apr 05, 2021 07:14 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | EC imposes section 144 in all 31 Bengal constituencies going to polls in 3rd phase

    Assembly Elections 2021 LIVE Updates: The next phase of voting will happen tomorrow. Catch latest updates of the poll campaign in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry here

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Congress seeks suspension of poll in Assam’s Tamulpur after ally's candidate joins BJP Apr 04, 2021 07:06 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: Congress seeks suspension of poll in Assam’s Tamulpur after ally's candidate joins BJP

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The next phase of voting will happen on April 6. Catch latest updates of the poll campaign in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry here

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Nandigram has shown glimpse of what will happen on May 2: PM Modi Apr 03, 2021 07:07 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | Nandigram has shown glimpse of what will happen on May 2: PM Modi

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The third phase of voting will happen on April 6. Catch latest updates of the poll campaign in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry here

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | 80.83%, 86.11% voter turnout in 2nd phase of polls in Assam, West Bengal, respectively: EC Apr 02, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights | 80.83%, 86.11% voter turnout in 2nd phase of polls in Assam, West Bengal, respectively: EC

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The third phase of voting will happen on April 6. Catch latest updates of the poll campaign in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry here

  • Assam Elections 2021 | How Muslims of the state, one-third of electorate, voted in 2016 and 2019 Mar 31, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    Assam Elections 2021 | How Muslims of the state, one-third of electorate, voted in 2016 and 2019

    In the last general elections, 70 percent of Assam's Muslims voted for the Congress, followed by 20 percent for the AIUDF, a post-poll study suggested.

  • Puducherry Election 2021 | Congress' V Narayanasamy rules out possibility of being CM; says will work to strengthen party Mar 31, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    Puducherry Election 2021 | Congress' V Narayanasamy rules out possibility of being CM; says will work to strengthen party

    Congress leader V Narayanasamy also alleged that the BJP wanted to create a Delhi-like situation in Puducherry and take power away from an elected government.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights |Mamata Ji has accepted her ship is sinking, says BJP Chief JP Nadda Mar 31, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights |Mamata Ji has accepted her ship is sinking, says BJP Chief JP Nadda

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The second phase of voting will happen tomorrow. Catch latest updates of the poll campaign in all four states and the Union Territory

  • Assam Election 2021: Congress asks EC to ban BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning Mar 30, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Assam Election 2021: Congress asks EC to ban BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma from campaigning

    Sarma is contesting the ongoing state elections on a BJP ticket from his constituency Jalukbari, that will vote in the final phase of the three-phase election, on April 6.

  • Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights |PM Modi targets Narayanasamy, says its unique that sitting CM not given ticket Mar 30, 2021 07:12 AM IST

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights |PM Modi targets Narayanasamy, says its unique that sitting CM not given ticket

    Assembly Elections 2021 Highlights: The second phase of voting will happen on April 1. Catch latest updates of the poll campaign in all four states and the Union Territory

  • Opinion: Fear of being a minority at home defines Assam’s complex ethno-nationalistic politics Mar 29, 2021 05:20 PM IST

    Opinion: Fear of being a minority at home defines Assam’s complex ethno-nationalistic politics

    Elections aside, the lurking fear that illegal immigrants will determine the state’s political future continue to the occupy Assamese mindspace

  • Congress lodges FIR against Sarbananda Sonowal, J P Nadda, 8 Assam newspapers over BJP advertisement Mar 29, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Congress lodges FIR against Sarbananda Sonowal, J P Nadda, 8 Assam newspapers over BJP advertisement

    The FIR was lodged with Dispur police station on Sunday night for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), provisions of Section 126A of the Representation of People Act, 1951 and the ECI's directives issued on March 26, APCC Legal Department Chairman Niran Borah said.

  • The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside Mar 29, 2021 10:49 AM IST

    The questions against electoral bonds must not be brushed aside

    The anonymity promised by electoral bonds have made it the most popular mode of donations to political parties. The law does not require political parties to mention the names of those contributing through these bonds.

  • Assam Election 2021: 37 candidates in Phase 2 have criminal records, 73 crorepati Mar 29, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    Assam Election 2021: 37 candidates in Phase 2 have criminal records, 73 crorepati

    There are 30 candidates contesting the second phase of Assam Assembly elections, who have declared serious criminal cases against themselves

  • Assam Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress urges EC to register FIRs against Nadda, Sonowal for ads predicting outcome of polls Mar 28, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Assam Assembly Elections 2021 | Congress urges EC to register FIRs against Nadda, Sonowal for ads predicting outcome of polls

    In a complaint to the Election Commission (EC), Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala, Ajay Maken and Mukul Wasnik sought directions and action against top BJP leaders for giving advertisements in newspapers claiming victory in all upper Assam seats.

  • BJP to win 26 of 30 seats in West Bengal, 37 of 47 seats in Assam in first phase of polling: Amit Shah Mar 28, 2021 03:27 PM IST

    BJP to win 26 of 30 seats in West Bengal, 37 of 47 seats in Assam in first phase of polling: Amit Shah

    Addressing a press conference at his residence here, Shah said the peaceful polling and the high voter turnouts are positive signs for the two states and thanked the voters.

  • Puducherry Election 2021 | Free vaccination for all, says Congress manifesto Mar 28, 2021 03:25 PM IST

    Puducherry Election 2021 | Free vaccination for all, says Congress manifesto

    The manifesto was released here on Sunday by former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily. The manifesto promised free vaccination against COVID-19 the expenses of which would be borne by the government.

  • Elections 2021 | Will Turkey's Hagia Sophia hurt UDF's prospects in Kerala? Mar 27, 2021 09:02 PM IST

    Elections 2021 | Will Turkey's Hagia Sophia hurt UDF's prospects in Kerala?

    The political ramifications of Hagia Sophia's reconversion into a mosque was felt as far as the Indian state of Kerala, which is around 5,600 km away. The IUML, an ally of the Congress, is accused of supporting the sixth century erstwhile church's reconversion into a mosque.

  • West Bengal Election 2021 | CPI(M), Congress "ideologically confused", says J P Nadda Mar 27, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    West Bengal Election 2021 | CPI(M), Congress "ideologically confused", says J P Nadda

    Chakarakkal forms part of Dharmadam constituency from where Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is seeking re-election. Referring to the Sabarimala women's entry issue, Nadda said the ruling CPI(M) and the Chief Minister had "tried to crush" the agitation, while Congress paid only "lip service" over the years.

  • Assembly Election 2021: Congress-Left-ISF alliance fighting for political relevance, hopes to be kingmaker Mar 27, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Assembly Election 2021: Congress-Left-ISF alliance fighting for political relevance, hopes to be kingmaker

    The Congress and CPI-M-led Left Front, which has been pushed to the margins of politics in Bengal after ruling it for 34 long years, has waived their ideological and political differences and came together for the second time after the 2016 assembly polls.

  • Society being divided on religious, cultural lines, elect govt that upholds constitution: Manmohan Singh Mar 26, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Society being divided on religious, cultural lines, elect govt that upholds constitution: Manmohan Singh

    In a video message, a day before the first phase of polling on March 27, former prime minister Manmohan Singh urged the people of Assam to vote for the Congress.

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