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Mamata move to contest from Nandigram revives her streetfighter image, will help TMC: Party leaders
Mon, Jan 25, 2021

The symbolism of contesting from Nandigram would be a reminder of who she is, TMC leaders said.

TMC wary of BJP using its ‘outsider’ plank to woo non-Bengali voters
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Senior TMC leaders said they were aware that the BJP is attempting to turn the narrative to their favour by using it to win over the non-Bengalis.

New year brought achievement with made-in-India vaccines: PM Modi
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

Speaking at the 75th jubilee of the National Physical Laboratory under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Prime Minister said that every Indian was indebted to India’s “scientists and technicians.”

Time to build MNCs, spread India influence in world: Narendra Modi
Sun, Jan 03, 2021

How India managed the Covid-19 pandemic should be a subject of “documentation and research”, the Prime Minister said at the virtual foundation stone laying for the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur.

India’s management of COVID should be subject of research: PM
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Modi said, “I want to ask you, other IIM’s and other business management schools to study how the country worked during the Corona pandemic with technology and teamwork. How steps were taken for the protection of 130 crore people."

Covid compelled people to accept importance of migrant labour: PM Modi
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

“Without them how difficult it is to run industries. People folded their hands and said, ‘Come Back Come Back’. What Corona did was that for those who did not accept the importance of our migrant labourers, it compelled them to do so,” the Prime Minister said.

Bhagalpur: ‘The ration helped us survive the pandemic… The children didn’t go hungry’
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

As per the government order passed in July after the Express report on the struggles of the community, cognizance of which was also taken by the NHRC and the Chief Justice of the Bihar High Court, two months worth of ration was distributed immediately

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar hits back as TMC MPs seek his removal
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

The MPs wrote that the Governor has “failed to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, and repeatedly breached law declared by the Supreme Court” while “openly supporting a political party”.

TMC MPs write to President Kovind, seek removal of Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Wed, Dec 30, 2020

"From the seat of the highest Constitutional office in the state, Governor Dhankhar has been inducing divisive politics, just because ruling parties at the Centre and state are political opponents," the memorandum read.

RJD fishes in Bihar’s troubled waters, talks of Nitish Kumar for PM in 2024
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

Maintaining that they are keeping a close eye on the developments in Bihar, senior RJD leaders said it is “clear that the BJP is asserting its authority” over Nitish Kumar in the Bihar alliance as well.

Experiment with laws for a year or two, change if needed: Rajnath Singh
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

“Let this Act be implemented once. For one-two years, experiment according to this Act and see. If you think this is not a profitable Act for farmers, I can say with certainty, knowing the Prime Minister’s intentions, whatever amendments are necessary, we will be ready to do them all.”

Shakti Vahini email blocked, NCPCR writes to Yahoo
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Shakti Vahini said they have lost access to all their data of the past two decades and have had to stop all work.

Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP: Key Nandigram lieutenant to Mamata’s nemesis no. 1
Sun, Dec 20, 2020

Even as BJP made vast inroads into Bengal in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, what it found in Adhikari is a powerful face, one that signals its intent to not just fight the 2021 Assembly polls, but win.

Ahead of Amit Shah meeting: Two more MLAs quit, TMC claims ‘deserters’ are no loss
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

Suvendu Adhikari and several other TMC leaders at various levels of the party are expected to join the BJP at a public meeting presided over by Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.

UP plans afoot, but Punjab remains key focus for AAP
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

Since the easing of the lockdown, with three-term Delhi MLA Jarnail Singh as AAP in-charge in the state, the focus has been to strengthen the organisational base in Punjab, said senior party leaders. One of the ideas behind Singh’s appointment was to shed the “outsider” tag the AAP seemed to carry in the state.

VHP plans drive to raise temple building funds
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

VHP’s Champat Rai said there would be several states in which every household will be contacted, and literature is being printed in Indian languages.

PM Modi doubles down on farm laws, says are opening new possibilities
Sun, Nov 29, 2020

In his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' address, Modi said that through these laws, demands of farmers had been met, which at one point of time or the other had been promised by every political party.

CJI Bobde: Tech reliance during Covid-19 has led to new inequality
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

The CJI was speaking at an event organised by the Supreme Court to commemorate Constitution Day that was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Bengal polls: ‘Insider-outsider’ to be key theme of TMC campaign
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

The party, they said, will push the idea that the BJP, which is being seen as its primary contender as it tries to retain power in the state for the third time, has brought in “people from outside” who do not understand Bengal.

Manoj Kumar Jha: ‘We will be vigilant, demanding, and will hold this govt to account’
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

RJD’s Rajya Sabha MP Manoj Kumar Jha was one of the party’s key strategists for the Bihar Assembly polls.

Bihar election results: 1st to 3rd phase, BJP made up for lost ground, RJD slipped
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

The results were even more surprising for the Mahagathbandhan as it was in the third phase, with its high number of Muslims, that it hoped to make gains.

RJD’s social engineering tactics shows mixed results
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

On Tuesday, as results trickled in, a senior party leader said, “Barring leaders with individual clout, many of these seats did not come off for us. There will be time for analysis, but in the first two phases, we won 90 seats. It is the third phase where we fell very short, with less than 30 seats when we expected 50."

RJD alliance falls just short, alleges miscount; EC says all in order
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

The RJD, Congress and CPI (M-L) approached the Election Commission in Patna Tuesday night to lodge complaints, alleging irregularities in declaration of results.

Bihar election result analysis at 11.30 am: NDA looks set to cross majority mark, RJD underperforms
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

So far, while the Congress is performing slightly under par with leads in only around 20 of the 70 seats it is contesting, the Left is doing well, with leads in 12 to 15 of the seats allotted.

Bihar election results today: JD(U)-BJP holds on to hope, RJD upbeat
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

The long electoral battle for the Bihar Assembly draws to a close on Tuesday, when the results for the 243 Assembly seats will be announced.