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Watch: Why Mithun Chakraborty Says, "Don't Call Me A BJP Leader"

Watch: Why Mithun Chakraborty Says, "Don't Call Me A BJP Leader"

Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday March 07, 2021, Kolkata

Actor Mithun Chakraborty, who joined the BJP on Sunday, said he does not fancy the title of a "leader", cannot reveal whether he will become Chief Minister, but can promise that if the party comes to power in West Bengal, "everything will be turned on its head in six months".

NR Congress Not Likely To Tie Up With BJP For Puducherry Polls: Sources

NR Congress Not Likely To Tie Up With BJP For Puducherry Polls: Sources

Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Sunday March 07, 2021, Puducherry

The BJP that managed to bring down the Narayanasamy-led Congress government in Puducherry with the help of three nominated MLAs from its party is seeing itself not so wanted by the All India NR Congress in the Union Territory, on who many say it attempted to thrust an alliance. NR Congress sources say its leader N Rangasamy wants to fight election alone.

Congress Ticket Aspirant Attacked In Assam Ahead Of Assembly Polls

Congress Ticket Aspirant Attacked In Assam Ahead Of Assembly Polls

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Guwahati

A Congress ticket aspirant was injured after he was attacked by supporters of another hopeful outside the venue of the Congress screening committee meeting in Assam on Sunday, sources said.

Congress, DMK Hold Seat-Sharing Talks For Puducherry Assembly Elections

Congress, DMK Hold Seat-Sharing Talks For Puducherry Assembly Elections

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Puducherry

Leaders of the Congress and its ally DMK here held first round of seat-sharing talks on Sunday for the April 6 elections to the Puducherry assembly but there was no outcome and they decided to continue the parleys soon.

Amarinder Singh Orders Immediate Action On 7-Point Agenda 2022

Amarinder Singh Orders Immediate Action On 7-Point Agenda 2022

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed all state departments to move aggressively for the realisation of the 7-point ''Agenda 2022'' unveiled by him recently.

Emergency Imposed By Indira Gandhi An "Outdated Issue", Should Be Buried: Sena's Sanjay Raut

Emergency Imposed By Indira Gandhi An "Outdated Issue", Should Be Buried: Sena's Sanjay Raut

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Mumbai

Terming the 1975 Emergency an outdated issue, which needs to be permanently "buried", Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut targeted the centre saying that the prevailing situation in the country is such that one can say the Emergency period was better.

Assam Jatiya Parishad Announces 2nd List Of 50 Candidates For State Polls

Assam Jatiya Parishad Announces 2nd List Of 50 Candidates For State Polls

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Guwahati

The newly-formed Assam Jatiya Parishad on Sunday announced the second list of 50 candidates for the three-phased assembly polls, with its president Lurinjyoti Gogoi contesting from one more constituency, Naharkatia.

"Congress Didn't Give Me Any Work In Gujarat Local Polls": Hardik Patel

"Congress Didn't Give Me Any Work In Gujarat Local Polls": Hardik Patel

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, New Delhi

Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel on Sunday slammed the functioning of the state unit after the party's humiliating defeat in the local body elections, claiming that no work was given to him in the polls and his opinion was also not sought for ticket distribution.

Anti-Terror Squad To Probe Death Of Man Linked To SUV Near Ambani Home

Anti-Terror Squad To Probe Death Of Man Linked To SUV Near Ambani Home

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Mumbai

Two days after the body of Mansukh Hiren, a car parts dealer linked to an SUV filled with explosives found near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai home last week, was found in a creek, the Maharashtra Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS) today registered a case of murder against unidentified people, an official said.

China And India Friends, "Not Rivals", Says Chinese Foreign Minister

China And India Friends, "Not Rivals", Says Chinese Foreign Minister

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, Beijing

China and India should stop "undercutting" each other, shed mutual "suspicion" and create "enabling conditions" by expanding bilateral cooperation to resolve the border issue, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday.

Party Will Contest 20-25 Seats In Goa Elections: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut

Party Will Contest 20-25 Seats In Goa Elections: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut

ANI | Sunday March 07, 2021, Panaji

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday announced that his party will contest at least 20-25 seats for the Goa Legislative Assembly election next year.

Will Fight Against Farm Laws Even If It Takes "100 Months": Priyanka Gandhi

Will Fight Against Farm Laws Even If It Takes "100 Months": Priyanka Gandhi

ANI | Sunday March 07, 2021, Meerut (Uttar Pradesh)

A day after the farmers' protest against the new farm laws entered its 100th day, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today told the farmers not to lose hope and assured that her party will continue to support their fight even if "it takes 100 weeks or 100 months."

Sikh Fighter Pilot Memorial In UK To Honour Indians Who Fought In World Wars

Sikh Fighter Pilot Memorial In UK To Honour Indians Who Fought In World Wars

Press Trust of India | Sunday March 07, 2021, London

The design for a sculpture of an early 20th century Sikh fighter pilot, cricketer and golfer from Oxford University has been approved for a new memorial to be erected in the England port city of Southampton in memory of all Indians who fought in the World Wars.

Vasundhara Raje Begins 2-Day Tour With Religious Tones, Political Message

Vasundhara Raje Begins 2-Day Tour With Religious Tones, Political Message

Reported by Harsha Kumari Singh, Edited by Divyanshu Dutta Roy | Sunday March 07, 2021, Jaipur

For her 68th birthday on Monday, Vasundhara Raje has made her resolution abundantly clear: To leave little doubt that the two-time Chief Minister, missing from the political front in Rajasthan for the last few years, is back in active politics.

'Anything For Kerala': 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan On Joining Politics At 88

'Anything For Kerala': 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan On Joining Politics At 88

Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Debanish Achom | Sunday March 07, 2021, New Delhi

Freshly minted BJP member and 'metro man' E Sreedharan has explained why he joined politics just before the election to the Kerala legislative assembly. He greeted Home Minister Amit Shah in Kerala today at an election campaign.