The BJP in Assam has said it will decide on the chief ministerial candidate only after the results of the state election are out on May 2. The BJP earlier this week announced the names of candidates for 70 seats in Assam.
The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines by India in collaboration with leading global institutions has "rescued the world" from the deadly coronavirus and the contributions by the country must not be underestimated, a top American scientist has said.
BJP leader and MP Gautam Gambhir who is likely to join party's campaign in poll-bound West Bengal on Sunday said he always felt at home in the state.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty today joined the BJP at a huge rally in Bengal, ending weeks of speculation. One of Bengal's most beloved actors, Mr Chakraborty, delivered iconic dialogues from his movies leaving the massive crowd in roars and applause. On his next step with the BJP, the actor said he will campaign for the party soon. "The campaign will begin on March 12. I will join. If you have watched Fatakeshto (film series), you would know," he told news agency ANI. Mr Chakraborty, 70, has starred in many Bengali movies as well apart from achieving superstardom in the 1980s for his roles in Hindi cinema. His unique dancing style and dialogue delivery catapulted him to fame. He is also the recipient of three national awards for acting. At the rally, Mr Chakraborty had a new dialogue for his audience. "Ami joldhorao noi, bele borao noi... ami ekta cobra, ek chobol-ei chhobi (Don't mistake me for a harmless snake, I am a pure cobra, one strike and you become a photograph."
The spread of COVID-19 in the country would remain at low levels if the vaccination coverage is expanded substantially, possibly by inoculating those above 30 years of age and without comorbidities, by end of May, an expert has said.
Two persons have been arrested for allegedly killing a pregnant 17-year-old girl and burying her body in the Sone riverbed in Jharkhand's Palamu district, police said on Sunday.
Mamata Banerjee's "Khela hobe (game on)", the anthem of Trinamool Congress rallies ahead of the Bengal election, received a sharp rebuttal from Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his mega rally in Kolkata today.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off his West Bengal Assembly poll campaign officially today by lashing out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly letting down the state that had placed much expectation in her.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and actor Mithun Chakraborty were seen on stage on Sunday at BJP's mega Bengal rally. PM Modi today reached Kolkata to address his first rally at Brigade Parade Ground after the announcement of the West Bengal Assembly poll schedule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off his West Bengal Assembly poll campaign officially today by lashing out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and promising a "Sonar Bangla" (Golden Bengal) if the BJP is voted to power. He attacked the state government for allegedly letting down the people who had placed much expectation in it.
Targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his public rally in poll-bound West Bengal, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said the Prime Minister has time to go to Kolkata but has no time to visit farmers in Delhi who have been protesting against farm laws since November last year.
The month-long second part of the Budget session of Parliament begins on Monday in the middle of a high octane campaign for assembly elections in four states and one UT.
A "rowdy" Indian passenger on board an Air France flight from Ghana via Paris to New Delhi forced the plane to make an emergency landing at Bulgaria's capital, according to a media report.
Actor Mithun Chakraborty ended days and weeks of speculation today by finally joining the BJP at a massive rally shortly before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival. One of Bengal's most beloved actors, "Mithun-da" delivered all the punchlines that could thrill the giant crowd waiting for PM Modi's speech at the Kolkata Brigade Parade Ground.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose ties with ally BJP have lately been strained, responded to a comment by Union Minister Giriraj Singh on "beating up officials" with thinly-veiled sarcasm.