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  • Kerala's legendary Communist leader KR Gouri Amma passes away May 11, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Kerala's legendary Communist leader KR Gouri Amma passes away

    KR Gouri, who was the revenue minister in EMS Namboodiripad ministry, is credited with playing a key role in bringing the revolutionary Agrarian Relations Bill

  • COVID-19 impact: CWC defers election for Congress president May 10, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: CWC defers election for Congress president

    Congress’ central election authority had proposed June 23 as the date of polling to choose the new Congress chief.

  • Aim to make Assam one among top five states: Himanta Biswa Sarma May 10, 2021 03:05 PM IST

    Aim to make Assam one among top five states: Himanta Biswa Sarma

    "We will start working from tomorrow to achieve this objective," Sarma told reporters here after taking oath.

  • Mallikarjun Kharge urges PM Modi to convene all-party meeting to collectively tackle COVID-19 May 10, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge urges PM Modi to convene all-party meeting to collectively tackle COVID-19

    Mallikarjun Kharge sent his set of six suggestions to tackle the crisis due to the pandemic and said the Prime Minister's Office alone cannot handle it.

  • Suvendu Adhikari elected as Leader of Opposition in West Bengal, Edappadi K Palaniswami in Tamil Nadu May 10, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    Suvendu Adhikari elected as Leader of Opposition in West Bengal, Edappadi K Palaniswami in Tamil Nadu

    Suvendu Adhikari, a former close aide of the Trinamool Congress supremo Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, had defeated her in the high-profile Nandigram constituency by 1,956 votes.

  • Strict measures taken to curb COVID spread, total lockdown to hamper livelihood: Mamata Banerjee May 10, 2021 01:19 PM IST

    Strict measures taken to curb COVID spread, total lockdown to hamper livelihood: Mamata Banerjee

    "We have taken strict measures, a total lockdown will hamper livelihood of people," Banerjee said, addressing a press conference at the state secretariat following the first cabinet meeting of her newly formed government.

  • People paying with lives for exercising franchise, will visit violence-hit areas: WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar May 10, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    People paying with lives for exercising franchise, will visit violence-hit areas: WB Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

    "The situation that arose out of post-poll violence is worrisome. I will be visiting the violence-hit areas in the state," Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar underlined.

  • Need to take note of serious setbacks in assembly polls, draw lessons: Sonia Gandhi May 10, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    Need to take note of serious setbacks in assembly polls, draw lessons: Sonia Gandhi

    The meeting of the top Congress body has been convened to deliberate and introspect on the party's poor performance in the just-concluded assembly elections.

  • 43 TMC leaders sworn in as ministers in Mamata Banerjee Cabinet May 10, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    43 TMC leaders sworn in as ministers in Mamata Banerjee Cabinet

    The list comprises of 24 cabinet ministers, 10 ministers of state with independent charge and nine ministers of state.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn in as Assam CM May 10, 2021 12:08 PM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn in as Assam CM

    Himanta Biswa Sarma's oath of office was administered by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi

  • 13 ministers to take oath with Assam's CM-designate Himanta Biswa Sarma May 10, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    13 ministers to take oath with Assam's CM-designate Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Sarma’s cabinet will have ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its alliance partners, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL).

  • Trinamool veterans, new faces to be inducted into Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet today May 10, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    Trinamool veterans, new faces to be inducted into Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet today

    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

  • Narada scam: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar sanctions CBI prosecution of top TMC leaders May 10, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    Narada scam: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar sanctions CBI prosecution of top TMC leaders

    Kolkata, May 9 Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, on a request by the CBI, sanctioned the prosecution of Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee, Madan Mi..

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma to be sworn-in as Assam's CM today May 10, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma to be sworn-in as Assam's CM today

    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.

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma to be Assam’s next chief minister May 09, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma to be Assam’s next chief minister

    Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP Assam unit's 'master strategist' pips incumbent Sarbananda Sonowal for the state's top job

  • Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to become Assam's next chief minister: Report May 09, 2021 08:47 AM IST

    Himanta Biswa Sarma likely to become Assam's next chief minister: Report

    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.

  • BJP to pick Assam legislature party leader today in presence of central observers May 09, 2021 07:23 AM IST

    BJP to pick Assam legislature party leader today in presence of central observers

    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.

  • Bomb kills at least 25 people near school in Afghan capital May 08, 2021 08:24 PM IST

    Bomb kills at least 25 people near school in Afghan capital

    The Taliban has denied responsibility for the bombing; the attack comes as US troops prepare to leave Afghanistan entirely by September 11 - the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma meets party chief JP Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi May 08, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma meets party chief JP Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi

    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.

  • An election win for Boris Johnson, but his strategies risk breaking up the UK May 08, 2021 08:13 AM IST

    An election win for Boris Johnson, but his strategies risk breaking up the UK

    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.

  • Modi govt failed people of India; convene all-party meet on COVID: Sonia Gandhi at CPP meet May 07, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Modi govt failed people of India; convene all-party meet on COVID: Sonia Gandhi at CPP meet

    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.

  • Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, seeks increase in supply of medical oxygen for COVID-19 treatment May 07, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, seeks increase in supply of medical oxygen for COVID-19 treatment

    Banerjee also said that the Centre hiked oxygen allocation for other states out of the total production in Bengal, despite its enhanced requirement.

  • N Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister May 07, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    N Rangasamy sworn in as Puducherry Chief Minister

    Lt Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Rangasamy, who has become Chief Minister for the fourth time.

  • COVID situation going from bad to worse; PM Modi, health minister refuse to own responsibility: Chidambaram May 07, 2021 01:39 PM IST

    COVID situation going from bad to worse; PM Modi, health minister refuse to own responsibility: Chidambaram

    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.

  • Congress performance in assembly polls disappointing: Sonia Gandhi May 07, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    Congress performance in assembly polls disappointing: Sonia Gandhi

    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.

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