Cheat Sheet

  • It Will Be Chief Minister VK Sasikala: 10 Facts On Her Journey
    More than a month after she took over as AIADMK General Secretary following Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's death, VK Sasikala was today elected legislature party leader, paving the way for her to become the Chief Minister. At a meeting of party legislators in Chennai, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam proposed Ms Sasikala's name as legislature party leader. Sixty-one-year-old Ms Sasikala, Ms Jayalalithaa's shadow in public for nearly three decades, later drove to the party headquarters where she was greeted by Mr Panneerselvam and senior party leaders.
  • PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi On Campaign Trail For UP Elections 2017: 10 Facts
    With barely a week to go before assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh is set to witness a host of political heavyweights hitting the campaign trail today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading the BJP campaign in the state, is expected to hold a rally in Aligarh, in Western Uttar Pradesh. Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will also address a public meeting in Western Uttar Pradesh - at Saharanpur. Later in the day, he will also lead a rally along with alliance partner and state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Kanpur.
  • Record 83% Voter Turnout In Goa, 75% In Punjab And Could Go Up: 10 Points
    A record 83 per cent voted in Goa yesterday, while Punjab saw a turnout of 75 per cent in polling that was extended beyond 5 pm, the Election Commission said on Saturday, adding that the figures could go up. Punjab's voter turnout is lower than last time's 78.06 per cent. Saturday's elections test the expansion plans of Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party, which debuts in both states. The assembly elections being held in five states all through this month and into March are also the first big electoral test for the ruling BJP since November's notes ban.
  • Chennai Oil Spill: Crew Of Both Ships Being Interrogated, Can't Leave City
    The crew of both ships which collided off Chennai last Saturday and caused a massive oil spill are being interrogated to fix the responsibility. Sources say both the ships and the crew will not be allowed to leave the Kamarajar port outside Chennai till the investigation into the incident is over. Chennai Port Trust Chairman P Raveendran said, "Action will be taken according to the polluter pays principle."
  • Punjab Elections 2017: The Many Faces Of Navjot Singh Sidhu In 10 Points
    Navjot Singh Sidhu spent months in negotiations with the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress before deciding on the latter as his next political posting. He joined in January and has since been a star campaigner for his new party, drawing mega crowds. Mr Sidhu was a BJP member of Parliament from Amritsar in Punjab for ten years before the party decided to field now union minister Arun Jaitley from the constituency instead in 2014, which eventually led to the cricketer-turned-politician quitting the party last year.

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