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Modi says Trinamool will fade away

Post Date: April 8, 2021

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's defeat is on the cards, as he coined a new slogan -- 'Chalo Paltai' (let us make the change) -- and urged the people to vote for the saffron party in the ongoing Assembly elections for a new and better...

Notice to Mamata for seeking votes on ‘communal’ ground


New Delhi: The Election Commission has issued a show-cause notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, directing her to submit a written clarification explaining her open demand for votes on communal grounds for her party Trinamool Congress in the ongoing Assembly elections in the state. In its order, the poll panel asked Banerjee to...

India surpasses US to become fastest Covid vaccinating country


New Delhi: India has surpassed the United States to become the fastest Covid-19 vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, the Union Health Ministry said. According to the ministry, the cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 8.70 crore. As on day 81 of the...

India registers over 1.26 lakh Covid cases in biggest spike ever


New Delhi: India registered 1,26,789 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours, setting another one-day record as the county battled the second wave of infections. The total deaths pushed to 1,66,862 with 685 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases since the first recorded infection in India in January last year now stands...

Arch of world’s highest railway bridge in Jammu and Kashmir, taller than Eiffel tower, completed


The construction of the arch of the world's highest railway bridge that soars 359 meters above the bed of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir was completed on Monday, with the Northern Railways terming the achievement a milestone. The 1.3-kilometre-long bridge aims to boost connectivity to the Kashmir Valley and it is being constructed at...

India tops global Covid charts, hits highest average daily tally


India' daily Covid-19 tally is now the highest in the world, surpassing Brazil and the US, as it recorded over one lakh cases in the last 24 hours. During the past one day, Brazil recorded 31,359 new Covid-19 cases, while US logged 34,282. Besides this, India, which now recorded an all time high of 1,03,558 new cases,...

Restoring India’s political middle ground


By Swati Ramanathan and Ramesh Ramanathan India’s political body has lost its balance. The middle has been overcome by vitriolic opponents. Debate is being replaced by narrative. The blame lies with two groups: Loyalists of the Narendra Modi government, but, equally, the growing club of the anti-Modi liberal clergy. Message has become secondary to messenger: “Which...

INDIA-PAK THAW? Not so fast


by K.S. Tomar Contrary to expectations, while taking a ‘political decision’ not to lift a ban on the import of sugar and cotton from India despite severe economic crisis, Pakistan government has re-emphasized the notion of ‘Kashmir Phobia’ which reigns supreme in the minds of army generals and politicians in Islamabad, thereby ignoring woes of people...

‘Thappad’ wins 7 accolades at Filmfare Awards 2021


New Delhi: The star-studded 66th Filmfare awards saw Anubhav Sinha's 'Thappad' recording the most wins with seven awards, followed by 'Gulabo Sitabo', winning six, both emerging as big winners of the evening. The ceremony which took place at the Goregaon Filmcity, Mumbai concluded with late actor Irrfan Khan bagging the Best Actor (Male) award, for...