Sat, Apr 17, 2021

  • Polling begins for three assembly seats in Rajasthan
    The polling in three assembly constituencies of Rajasthan began at 7 am on Saturday, amid tight security arrangements.
    Polling begins for three assembly seats in Rajasthan
    The polling will decide the fate of 27 candidates in Sahara (Bhilwara), Sujangarh (Churu) and Rajsamand (Rajsamand) constituencies where a total of 7,43,802 voters will be able to exercise their franchise at 1,145 polling booths.The polling will continue till 6 pm today. Counting will be held on May 2.''The polling began in the morning. All the measures as per the COVID-19 related guidelines are being followed in the polling,'' a spokesperson said.The bypolls are being held after the demise of sitting MLAs Master Bhanwar Lal Meghwal (Sujangarh), Kailash Trivedi (Sahara) and Kiran Maheshwari (Rajsamand).While Meghwal and Trivedi were Congress legislators, Maheshwari was a BJP MLA and both the parties have given tickets to their family members.
  • Polling for 5th phase of Bengal elections begins, fate of 342 candidates to be sealed Polling for 5th phase of Bengal elections begins, fate of 342 candidates to be sealed

    The polling for the fifth phase of West Bengal assembly elections began at 7 am on Saturday across 45 assembly segments amid tight security.

  • Editorial: Coasting on blind faith Editorial: Coasting on blind faith

    With the spike in cases reported from different states, it is apparent the second wave of COVID is rapidly outstripping the first.

  • 'Census' begins to identify indigenous Assamese Muslims 'Census' begins to identify indigenous Assamese Muslims

    A Muslim organisation -- Janagosthiya Samannay Parishad, Assam (JSPA) -- launched an online census of Assamese indigenous Muslims to differentiate them from the 'migrant Muslims'.

  • Rescue ops to locate missing fishermen on, 3 bodies recovered Rescue ops to locate missing fishermen on, 3 bodies recovered

    The Indian Navy recovered the bodies of three missing fishermen from the sea off the coast of Mangaluru in Karnataka on Friday.

  • Karnataka bans religious congregations, caps wedding guests Karnataka bans religious congregations, caps wedding guests

    Karnataka on Friday issued fresh Covid guidelines in the wake of the exponential spurt in Covid cases, banning all religious gatherings and limiting attendees at political gatherings in open spaces to...

  • Seizures in 4 poll-bound states, Puducherry cross ‘historic milestone’ of Rs 1,000 cr Seizures in 4 poll-bound states, Puducherry cross ‘historic milestone’ of Rs 1,000 cr

    Seizures of cash, liquor, drugs and freebies from the four states and Puducherry where Assembly elections are taking place have crossed the Rs 1,000 crore mark for the first time in any Assembly...

  • Covid: Maha cases record new daily high, second highest toll Covid: Maha cases record new daily high, second highest toll

    Soaring above the 60K range, Maharashtra on Friday recorded a new high of 63,729 infections and the second highest death toll of 398, with the state jumping past the 37-L mark, health officials said.

  • COVID-19 spread must be controlled without lockdown: Andhra CM COVID-19 spread must be controlled without lockdown: Andhra CM

    COVID-19 spread must be controlled without a lockdown, said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday in light of the increasing cases, while directing officials to focus on testing...

  • Plea in SC seeks Covid vaccination for 18 yrs and above Plea in SC seeks Covid vaccination for 18 yrs and above

    A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking direction to provide Covid-19 vaccine to people in the age group of 18 and above, citing exponential rise in Covid cases in the country.