Author - Tejram Sharma

2020 Census apportionment results delivered to President Biden


Kicker: It’ll help divide 435 House seats among states   The US Census Bureau announced April 26 that the 2020 Census shows the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281.  The US resident population represents the total number of people living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The resident population increased by...

BJP-led ruling alliance retains majority in Assam


Guwahati: The ruling BJP-led alliance, which returned to power in Assam for the second consecutive term, secured 11 seats less than the 2016 assembly polls. The BJP, the dominant partner of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), bagged 60 seats, similar to what it got five years ago. The NDA went on to finally win 75 seats...

Stalin set to be CM as DMK wins after 10 years in Tamil Nadu


Chennai: Building a strong narrative over the years against the AIADMK and BJP-led governments in Tamil Nadu and the Centre, DMK president M K Stalin reaped huge success in Assembly polls, recreating the 2019 magic when he won the Lok Sabha polls hands down for his party and allies. The DMK has won 127 seats,...

Mamata takes oath as West Bengal CM for third time


Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as chief minister of West Bengal for the third time at Kolkata’s Raj Bhawan on May 5. However, the 50-minute ceremony was marked by reports of post-poll violence and the absence of top opposition leaders. For the first time, no Left, Congress or Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

Corona ruined plans to train Indian athletes for Olympics


New Delhi: The second wave of Coronavirus in India has ruined plans to prepare top athletes for the Tokyo Olympic Games, says Adille Sumariwalla president of Athletics Federation of India (AFI). However, Sumariwalla points out that the top athletes gave a good account of themselves during the Federation Cup Athletics Championships in March. "It raised hopes...

ICC praises NZ after team’s jump in ODI rankings


Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has commended New Zealand on becoming the No. 1 side in One-day International (ODI) rankings, calling it a huge achievement for a country with just over 51 lakh people. The ICC tweeted, "No. 1 Men's ODI team: @BLACKCAPS; No.1 Men's Test batsman: Kane Williamson; No.1 Men's ODI bowler: @trent_boult;...

BCCI to move Australia players to Sri Lanka, Maldives

Post Date: May 6, 2021

Sydney: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) is looking to move Australian players involved in the postponed 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) to Sri Lanka and Maldives before sending them home, Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said on Wednesday. "What the BCCI is working to do is to move the entire cohort out of India where...

IPL bio-bubble bursts, Covid forces postponement


New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 was postponed indefinitely after at least four of the eight franchises reported positive Covid-19 cases of players/officials and "weren't that keen on continuing", leaving the Indian cricket board with no option but to stop it amid rapidly escalating pandemic in the country. At least half of the...

Facebook Oversight Board upholds ban on Trump’s accounts


San Francisco:  "The Board has upheld Facebook's decision on January 7, 2021 to restrict then-President Donald Trump's access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account," the Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) said in an announcement Wednesday. "Given the seriousness of the violations and the ongoing risk of violence, Facebook was justified in suspending Mr....