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"No Effort To Incite Electorate": Mamata Banerjee On Central Forces Remark

"No Effort To Incite Electorate": Mamata Banerjee On Central Forces Remark

Edited by Shylaja Varma | Saturday April 10, 2021, Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee today said she did not try to incite or influence voters against central security forces with her comments at an election rally.

Congress Candidate For Odisha Bypoll Tests Positive For COVID-19

Congress Candidate For Odisha Bypoll Tests Positive For COVID-19

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 10, 2021, Bhubaneswar

Congress candidate for by-election to Odisha's Pipili assembly segment, Ajit Mangaraj, said on Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mamata Banerjee To Visit Site Of West Bengal Clashes Tomorrow

Mamata Banerjee To Visit Site Of West Bengal Clashes Tomorrow

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Saturday April 10, 2021, Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Sitalkuchi in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district tomorrow where voting had to be called off today after clashes left four people dead.

Jagan Mohan Reddy's Sister YS Sharmila To Launch Her Party In Telangana On July 8

Jagan Mohan Reddy's Sister YS Sharmila To Launch Her Party In Telangana On July 8

Written by Uma Sudhir | Saturday April 10, 2021, Hyderabad

YS Sharmila Reddy, the daughter of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy, has announced that she will launch her political party in Telangana on July 8, her father's birth anniversary.

Ruling BJP, Ally Slip To Shock Defeat In Tripura Tribal Council Polls

Ruling BJP, Ally Slip To Shock Defeat In Tripura Tribal Council Polls

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday April 10, 2021, Agartala

The BJP suffered a a massive defeat in the Tripura Autonomous District Council polls, where the party and ally IPFT won only nine of 28 seats; former Congress leader Pradyot Dev Burman's new TIPRA won 18 seats

'End Events By 11 pm': Assam Issues Covid Protocols For Rongali Bihu

'End Events By 11 pm': Assam Issues Covid Protocols For Rongali Bihu

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Saturday April 10, 2021, Guwahati

The Assam government has issued new guidelines to celebrate the festival of Rongali Bihu and other festivals because of the rising cases of COVID-19.

Election Commission Stops Voting In Sitalkuchi Seat In Bengal's Cooch Behar After 4 Dead In Clashes

Election Commission Stops Voting In Sitalkuchi Seat In Bengal's Cooch Behar After 4 Dead In Clashes

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Saturday April 10, 2021, New Delhi

The Election Commission today ordered adjournment of polls at polling station number 126 in West Bengal's Sitalkuchi Assembly constituency in Cooch Behar district amid reports of violence.

Congress's Jitin Prasada Gets Covid, BK Hariprasad Made Bengal In-Charge

Congress's Jitin Prasada Gets Covid, BK Hariprasad Made Bengal In-Charge

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 10, 2021, New Delhi

BK Hariprasad, the Congress' senior observer overseeing campaign management in West Bengal, will shoulder the responsibilities during the polls of AICC in-charge of the state Jitin Prasada, who tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

"Arrogant Government Allergic To Suggestions": Rahul Gandhi On Covid Surge

"Arrogant Government Allergic To Suggestions": Rahul Gandhi On Covid Surge

Press Trust of India | Saturday April 10, 2021, New Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called for giving money into the hands of common people during the second wave of coronavirus, but lamented that the "arrogant government" is allergic to good suggestions.

Punjab, Rajasthan Join Maharashtra In Red-Flagging Low Vaccine Stocks

Punjab, Rajasthan Join Maharashtra In Red-Flagging Low Vaccine Stocks

Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh,Mohammad Ghazali, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday April 10, 2021, Chandigarh

Punjab and Rajasthan have warned the centre of fast-depleting coronavirus vaccine stocks, even as a deadly second wave of infections - over 1.45 lakh were reported in 24 hours this morning - threatens to overrun India's creaking medical facilities

"Modi Government Mismanaged Covid, Exported Vaccine, Allowed Shortage": Sonia Gandhi

"Modi Government Mismanaged Covid, Exported Vaccine, Allowed Shortage": Sonia Gandhi

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Saturday April 10, 2021, New Delhi

Congress's interim chief Sonia Gandhi held a virtual meeting today with Chief Ministers of Congress-ruled states to take stock of the COVID-19 situation and preparedness as the country witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases.

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee's Car Attacked In Bengal's Hooghly Amid Polling

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee's Car Attacked In Bengal's Hooghly Amid Polling

Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan | Saturday April 10, 2021, Kolkata

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee's car - and those belonging to the press - were allegedly attacked by a mob of angry locals at polling booth No 66 in Bengal's Hooghly district on Saturday morning, where voting for the fourth phase began at 7 am

Uddhav Thackeray Calls All-Party Meet To Discuss Covid Situation In Maharashtra

Uddhav Thackeray Calls All-Party Meet To Discuss Covid Situation In Maharashtra

ANI | Saturday April 10, 2021, Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday called an all-party meeting via video conference to review the current COVID-19 situation in the state.

"<i>Didi</i> And Her Goons Jittery": PM vs Trinamool After 4 Dead In Clashes

"Didi And Her Goons Jittery": PM vs Trinamool After 4 Dead In Clashes

Reported by Akhilesh Sharma,Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Saturday April 10, 2021, Kolkata/ New Delhi

Four people have been shot dead in Bengal's Cooch Behar district after the BJP and Trinamool Congress workers clashed amid polling.

Madhya Pradesh Minister Performs '<i>Puja</i>' At Airport To Ward Off Covid

Madhya Pradesh Minister Performs 'Puja' At Airport To Ward Off Covid

Reported by Anurag Dwary, Edited by Arun Nair | Saturday April 10, 2021, Bhopal

The worrying surge in coronavirus cases seems to have forced politicians to seek divine intervention to ward off the threat posed by the deadly disease. For instance, Usha Thakur, the Minister for Tourism and Culture in Madhya Pradesh, was seen leadi