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08-May-2021 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee accuses Election Commission of directly helping BJP

Speaking on the first day of the Assembly after returning to power for the third time in a row, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday stroked a major controversy by accusing the Election Commission of India of directly helping the BJP during...

08-May-2021 Patna

Pappu Yadav demands FIR against Rudy for 'hoarding ambulances'

Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the four time MP and president of Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) has demanded an FIR against BJP MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy under the Epidemic Diseases Act. Yadav was the one who discovered more than 30 ambulances from the office of Rudy...

06-May-2021 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of instigating violence in Bengal

Hours after Union minister and senior BJP leader V. Muraleedharan alleged that his convoy was attacked by Trinamool Congress supporters in West Midnapore district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the saffron party of instigating...

05-May-2021 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM for 3rd time

Mamata Banerjee after taking her oath as West Bengal CM for the third consecutive time in an unembellished function at the 'Throne Room' in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday morning announced that handling the Covid situation in the state and tackling post...

02-May-2021 New Delhi

Mamata Banerjee emerges as contender on national political stage

After winning a bitterly-fought battle with the BJP to record her third successive victory in the West Bengal Assembly elections, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee seems to have emerged as a formidable challenge to the Centre's ruling party.With leaders...

02-May-2021 Chennai

Kamal Haasan loses in Coimbatore South to BJP's Srinivasan

Superstar and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder, Kamal Haasan lost the Coimbatore South seat by a margin of 1,500 votes against BJP women's wing national President, Vanathi Srinivasan.Congress candidate Mayura Jayakumar was relegated to the third position.With...

13-Apr-2021 Amaravati

Chennai South Korean Consul General calls on Andhra CM

Kwon Young Seup, Consul General of the Republic of South Korea at the Chennai Consulate met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and held discussions on cooperation and development of the state.Reddy and Young deliberated on Korean cooperation...

03-Apr-2021 Kolkata

BJP engineering communal strife to win polls : Mamata Banerjee

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused Mamata Banerjee of thwarting the pace of development in West Bengal, the Chief Minister accused the BJP of indulging in divisive politics and engineering communal strife to win the ongoing Assembly elections.Addressing...

01-Apr-2021 Guntur

Andhra CM takes Covid jab, urges people to take vax

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and his wife Y.S. Bharathi took the coronavirus vaccine on Thursday in Guntur town and initiated the statewide vaccination programme.Setting an example for the need to get vaccinated, the Reddys underwent...

30-Mar-2021 Nandigram (West Bengal)

Keep calm and vote for Trinamool, Mamata Banerjee tells Nandigram voters

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday appealed to the voters in Nandigram to keep their cool and vote for her party Trinamool Congress Banerjee is contesting from Nandigram against BJP's Suvendu Adhikari, her close aide turned adversary. Nandigram...

28-Mar-2021 Bhubaneswar

Sportstar honours Odisha as decade's Best State for sports promotion

In yet another landmark achievement for the state, renowned sports magazine Sportstar on Sunday honoured Odisha with Decade's Best State for Promotion of Sports for the period from 2011 to 2020. Odisha received the Sortstar Aces Award that honoured the...

23-Mar-2021 Patna

Nitish Kumar is the biggest liar : Tejashwi Yadav

After day long massive violence in and outside Bihar Vidhan Sabha, Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav in Bihar Assembly said that Cheif Minister Nitish Kumar is the biggest liar of the country."He is misleading the people of Bihar over Police Amendment Bill....

23-Mar-2021 Patna

Violence, lathicharge during RJD's Bihar Assembly gherao in Patna

The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday created a ruckus in the state capital Patna during the Bihar Assembly gherao programme. Amid this RJD protest march,  there was heavy stone pelting by the RJD workers forcing the police to use water...

23-Mar-2021 Patna

Tejashwi, Tej Pratap taken into custody after Bihar Assembly gherao

The opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal on Tuesday created a ruckus in the Bihar Assembly as they gheraoed the building here. The police took into custody Leader of Opposition RJD's Tejashwi Yadav and his elder brother Tej Pratap following heavy stone pelting...

22-Mar-2021 Kolkata

The BJP will not fulfil its promises : Mamata Banerjee

Dubbing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 'an outsider party' in Bengal, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked her party workers to be on alert during the upcoming assembly elections. She asked people to be ready with household utensils to...

22-Mar-2021 Chennai

I am not afraid of raids : Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, the actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) President, said he is not afraid of raids and that the Central agencies are threatening him.The MNM leader said the raids by the Central agencies would not find anything from his residence....

17-Mar-2021 Kolkata

Earlier CPI-M used to attack me, now BJP is at it : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday played the underdog card to woo the voters in the state's Junglemahal, saying that earlier she used to be beaten up by the Communists, but now it is being done by the...

17-Mar-2021 Chennai

Fighting against drug mafia to be my priority: Kamal Haasan

South Indian actor-turned-politician and president of the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), Kamal Haasan has said that his first priority once his party comes to power will be fighting against the drug mafia.Haasan, who is the richest candidate in the fray in the...

14-Mar-2021 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee, on wheelchair, leads 5-km long roadshow in Kolkata

A day after being discharged from the state-run SSKM Hospital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday took part in a roadshow here, along with her nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee.The ruling Trinamool Congress organised the 5-km-long event...

11-Mar-2021 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee in hospital with plaster cast on her leg

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was injured during her campaigning in Nandigram, was seen with a plastered leg lying in a Kolkata hospital after Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee, who is also her nephew, shared the picture on Twitter."BJP4Bengal...

09-Mar-2021 Chennai

Kamal Haasan's alliance set to begin poll campaign

With the seat sharing among the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) led by actor turned politician Kamal Haasan, Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi (IJK) and All India Samathuva Makkal Katchi (AISMK) having been successfully finalised, the front will now be actively commencing...

05-Mar-2021 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee to contest from Nandigram, take BJP head on

After announcing Trinamool Congress' list of 291 candidates for the high octane Assembly polls beginning this month, party supremo Mamata Banerjee made her intention clear on Friday that she will only contest from Nandigram in East Midnapore district, considered...

03-Mar-2021 Chennai

Kamal Haasan expects support from Rajini in Assembly polls

Superstar and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) supremo Kamal Haasan is expecting to get full support and blessings from southern movie icon Rajinikanth whose Rajini Makkal Mandram (fans' association) has as many as 65,000 units across the state.Rajinikanth had earlier...

29-Jan-2021 Patna

Mahagathbandhan to form human chain on Sat in support of farmers

Lending support to the farmers' movement, the various political parties which are part of the opposition Grand Alliance ('Mahagathbandhan') held a meeting on Friday where they discussed forming a 'human chain' across the country on Saturday.After the meeting,...

28-Jan-2021 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Centre ignoring my pleas on farmers, on fast from Jan 30: Anna Hazare

Social crusader Kisan Baburao alias Anna Hazare on Thursday lamented that the Centre is ignoring all his pleas on the farmers' demands, compelling him to go on another hunger strike from January 30.The 83-year-old anti-graft activist said that he had been agitating...

25-Jan-2021 Mumbai

Maha Governor has time for Kangana, not for kisan : Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra Governor has time to meet Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, but not the thousands of "kisan brothers" who have assembled in Mumbai in huge numbers from all over the state, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said here on Monday.Attacking Governor...

21-Jan-2021 Amaravati

YS Jaganmohan Reddy flags off 2,500 MDUs for doorstep ration supplies

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday flagged off a fleet of 2,500 'Mobile Dispensing Units' (MDUs) as part of the public distribution system, which will supply ration and quality rice at the doorstep of the beneficiaries across the...

18-Jan-2021 Mumbai

WB polls: Sena 'tiger' to take on Royal Bengal Tigress

Hoping to extend its 'territory' beyond Maharashtra, the ruling Shiv Sena has announced it will sound the poll bugle soon in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections due in another three-four months.The proclamation by party's Chief Spokesperson and MP Sanjay...

15-Jan-2021 Patna

Nitish inaugurates six-laned Digha road

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday inaugurated the six-laned road between R-block and Digha, built at a cost of Rs 379.75 crore.The 6.7-km stretch of road, boasting of state-of-the-art facilities, aims to ease massive traffic jams, providing much...

12-Dec-2020 Mumbai

Do not compromise on your ideology : Sharad Pawar at 80

Turning 80 here on Saturday, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar said that it is necessary to relentlessly work hard and pursue the ideology or philosophy one believes in, even as a host of bigwigs such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress...

11-Dec-2020 Mumbai

At 80, Maratha warrior Sharad Pawar going strong

It was a cool early morning on September 30, 1993, when the Latur earthquake rudely jolted a sleeping Maharashtra at 3.56 a.m.The same evening, this correspondent (then with Indian Express, Mumbai) was bundled by his Chief Reporter D. K. Raikar, onto an...

10-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Can Sharad Pawar take over as UPA chairperson from Sonia?

As the Congress gears up for elections to the party president's post, talks are going on informally within the constituents of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) about who will head it. The multi-party alliance was was formed in 2004 and Sonia Gandhi...

06-Dec-2020 Mumbai

Akalis' delegation meets CM Thackeray, bats for farmers, federalism

Indicating Maharashtra's eminence in national politics, a delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday met Maha Vikas Aghadi Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders, seeking support for the ongoing farmers' agitation and the cause of federalism.Led by...

23-Nov-2020 Hyderabad

Telangana Rashtra Samithi promises free drinking water in Hyderabad

Telangana's ruling party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Monday announced several promises including free drinking water to woo the voters in Greater Hyderabad civic polls scheduled on December 1.Releasing the manifesto, party president and Chief Minister K....

11-Nov-2020 Patna

Once mocked as 'navsakhiya', Tejashwi Yadav proves his mettle

He was mocked as a failed cricketer and often called a 'navsikhiya' (newcomer) during the 2020 election campaign, taunted for 15 years as 'jungleraj ka yuvraj' (the prince of rule of lawlessness), called a matric fail (one who didn't clear class 10), but...

05-Nov-2020 Mumbai

Uddhav Thackeray assures world-class facilities for entertainment biz

Maharashtra will create world-class facilities for giving a major boost to the entertainment sector and to enable it produce quality films and content, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Thursday.He said the government will soon consult all stakeholders...

05-Nov-2020 Chennai

Will contest in 2021 Assembly polls : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday said he would be contesting in the 2021 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and also seeking the support of fellow actor Rajinikanth.Speaking to reporters here Kamal Haasan, who had floated the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party, said...

05-Nov-2020 Patna

Chirag Paswan terms Nitish 'most corrupt Bihar CM'

Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Thursday said Nitish Kumar is "greedy", "would befriend anyone to remain in power" and thus the "most corrupt Chief Minister" Bihar has ever seen."He (Nitish Kumar) is the most greedy person and will do anything...

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