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Former Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav tests positive for COVID-19
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. "My corona test report has just come up positive. I've isolated myself and treatment has started at home," Akhilesh tweeted. He also requested people who came in his contact in the last few days to get tested and remain in isolation for few days.
short by Sumit Josh / 11:14 am on 14 Apr
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath tests positive for COVID-19
short by Apaar Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. "I am in self-isolation and fully following the consultation of physicians," he tweeted. He urged people who came in his contact to undergo COVID-19 test and take precaution. This comes a day after Adityanath isolated himself as some of his staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.
short by Apaar Sharma / 01:31 pm on 14 Apr
Foreign Secy Shringla tests COVID-19 -ve a day after 'inconclusive' report
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla tested COVID-19 negative on Wednesday after a false alarm on Tuesday. The 'inconclusive' result of the COVID-19 test on Shringla reportedly led to the cancellation of a meeting between French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and PM Narendra Modi. However, the Foreign Secretary later went for an RT-PCR test, which gave a negative result.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 04:06 pm on 14 Apr
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a dig at the Centre over its decision to fast-track approval for foreign-made COVID-19 vaccines. Gandhi tweeted, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Notably, Gandhi had earlier written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that approval of vaccines should be fast-tracked.
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:02 pm on 14 Apr
Rajasthan BJP leader apologises over remarks against Maharana Pratap
short by Ridham Gambhir / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
Rajasthan's BJP leader Gulab Chand Kataria on Tuesday apologised for his remarks against warrior king Maharana Pratap Singh. Speaking at a public event, Kataria said, "Our ancestors fought for 1000 years. The most recent example is Maharana Pratap. Was he bitten by a mad dog that he left his kingdom and went to...hills crying? Who had he done it for?"
short by Ridham Gambhir / 11:28 pm on 13 Apr
Repoll in booth 92 in TN’s Velachery, fresh voting on 17 April: EC
short by Sumit Josh / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Election Commission has ordered repoll in booth number 92 at DAV School in Tamil Nadu's Velachery on basis of returning officers and observers' report. The fresh voting will be conducted on April 17 between 7 am and 7 pm. This comes after three Chennai Corporation officials were suspended for transporting two EVM and VVPAT machines from the booth on two-wheeler.
short by Sumit Josh / 09:58 am on 14 Apr
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh was on Wednesday questioned for eight hours by CBI regarding the corruption allegations against him, an official said. As per the reports, Deshmukh denied the allegations and told the officers that they were an attempt to malign the state government's image. The allegations were levelled by former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 10:55 pm on 14 Apr
PM Modi careless in handling pandemic, must follow raj dharma: Cong
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The Congress on Wednesday accused PM Narendra Modi of being negligent and careless in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. "The Modi government has jeopardised the lives of Indians by its negligent conduct," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said. He added, "This is a national emergency happening and we know that the PM is busy campaigning, but he must follow 'raj dharma'."
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:19 pm on 14 Apr
Govt should've listened to Rahul's advice on COVID-19: Goa LoP
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Goa Leader of Opposition (LoP) Digambar Kamat has said if the Centre had listened to the "valuable" suggestions of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, then the COVID-19 situation would have been different today. Kamat added that Gandhi had warned the government on February 12, 2020 while categorically stating that coronavirus is an "extremely serious threat" to the people and economy.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 03:16 pm on 14 Apr
Kerala CM liable: Firos, whose allegation led to Jaleel’s resignation
short by Christina George / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
PK Firos, whose allegation of nepotism against Minister for Higher Education KT Jaleel led to his resignation, criticised Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday saying that the CM was also accountable for the issue. "The CM should make it clear why Jaleel was given relaxation while EP Jayarajan was not," he said.
short by Christina George / 10:58 pm on 13 Apr
Wish him all the best: Raut on Fadnavis' claim on toppling Maha govt
short by Christina George / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
A day after Opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis made claims about toppling the Maharashtra government, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said he wished Fadnavis luck in his endeavour. "There's an ideological battle in politics and we will fight it in elections. If they have set a new date for toppling the government, then we wish them all the best,' said Raut.
short by Christina George / 11:30 pm on 13 Apr
Punjab Deputy CM to be a Dalit if SAD is elected in 2022: Sukhbir
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said the Deputy CM will be from Dalit community if SAD is voted to power in Punjab Assembly elections next year. Badal said this after paying tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary in Jalandhar. "The Akali Dal is proud to follow the ideals of Dr BR Ambedkar," he tweeted.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 05:14 pm on 14 Apr
TMC delegation meets EC to complain against PM Modi, Amit Shah
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
A TMC delegation has met the Election Commission to complain about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee said ahead of the meeting, "We are going to highlight that Modi and Shah are creating differences...Drastic steps should be taken against Modi and Shah for violation of the model code of conduct immediately."
short by Navashree Nandini / 09:24 pm on 14 Apr
Arrange free food for migrant labourers: Mayawati to Centre, states
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday appealed to the Centre and state governments to make arrangements for free food and accommodation for migrant labourers and workers who are planning to return home amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. "I have also urged the Centre to provide every kind of support to the states," Mayawati added.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 05:56 pm on 14 Apr
PM Modi, CM Mamata are two sides of same coin: AIMIM's Owaisi
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
In an apparent dig at West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, AIMIM's Owaisi said that they are two sides of the same coin. Speaking at a public rally in poll-bound West Bengal's Asansol, Owaisi added, "There is no difference between Mamata and Modi...They are brother and sister. Both are making fools of people by their statements."
short by Navashree Nandini / 04:38 pm on 14 Apr
BJP MP appeals EC to postpone UP Panchayat polls amid pandemic
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
BJP MP Kaushal Kishore has appealed to the Election Commission (EC) to postpone the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Panchayat Election for one month keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation. Voting for the first of the four-phase UP Panchayat elections will take place on Thursday in 18 districts with ballot papers. Polling will be held from 7 am to 6 pm.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 06:39 pm on 14 Apr
EC must've banned Mamata only after noticing something wrong: Nadda
short by Navashree Nandini / on 13 Apr 2021,Tuesday
As the Election Commission banned West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours, BJP chief JP Nadda said that EC must have taken action only after noticing something wrong. He added, "EC is an independent body...But Mamata ji's stand is that if you listen to her then everything is fine but if you don't, then everything is wrong."
short by Navashree Nandini / 09:54 pm on 13 Apr
We had already removed them: Goa CM on GFP leaving NDA
short by Navashree Nandini / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
A day after the Goa Forward party announced that it is leaving the NDA in the state, Goa CM Pramod Sawant said that BJP had already removed them from the alliance. He added, "I don't know what were they waiting for. How does it matter if they withdraw now as they weren't there anyway."
short by Navashree Nandini / 04:44 pm on 14 Apr
BJP contributed to COVID surge in WB by bringing outsiders: Mamata
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accused BJP of contributing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state by bringing "outsiders" for campaigning during the Assembly polls. "We had managed to get hold of COVID situation, but they made it complicated," Banerjee said. She added that the Centre didn't respond to the state's plea to vaccinate a majority of people.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 07:34 pm on 14 Apr
Election Commission biased against Bengal CM Mamata: Shiv Sena
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
The Shiv Sena has alleged that the Election Commission was "biased" against West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after the poll panel recently barred her from campaigning for 24 hours over certain remarks made by her. Everyone has lost the sense of decorum (during campaign) in West Bengal, but Banerjee alone is being punished for it, Shiv Sena's mouthpiece Saamana read.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 02:21 pm on 14 Apr
BJP will not win even 70 seats in West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee
short by Athira Sasidharan / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee claimed that BJP will not win even 70 seats in the ongoing state assembly elections. "PM Modi...said the saffron party has already won 100 seats out of 135 seats where elections have been held. I can say that after the elections...BJP will not even get 70 out of total of 294 seats," she said.
short by Athira Sasidharan / 05:27 pm on 14 Apr
Telangana Cong seeks EC's intervention to stop poll malpractices
short by Sakshi Sharma / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) has sought immediate intervention of the Election Commission to stop the alleged distribution of money and liquor by the ruling TRS leaders in Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly constituency which is going to by-polls on April 17. TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy has written a letter addressed to Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar in this regard.
short by Sakshi Sharma / 06:45 pm on 14 Apr
BJP has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence: Rahul in WB
short by Deepika Bhatt / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in West Bengal, said BJP has nothing to offer except for hatred, violence and divisive politics. He added that BJP's slogan of building 'Sonar Bangla' is a mirage. "In every state, they say similar things like 'Sonar Bangla', but only offer dividing people on basis of religion, caste and language," he said.
short by Deepika Bhatt / 09:27 pm on 14 Apr
Anil Deshmukh to be questioned by CBI over corruption allegations
short by Ravi Dutta Mishra / on 14 Apr 2021,Wednesday
Former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Wednesday reached the DRDO guest house in Santacruz where he is due to be questioned by the CBI. The investigative body is probing allegations levelled against Deshmukh by Mumbai's ex-police chief Param Bir Singh who claimed that Deshmukh directed suspended API Sachin Vaze to collect ₹100 crore every month from bars and restaurants.
short by Ravi Dutta Mishra / 03:21 pm on 14 Apr
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