India  /  Published 30.03.19

Shashi Tharoor's "squeamish" tweet kicks off controversy

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor found himself on a sticky wicket Saturday as his tweet following a visit to the fish market here kicked up a row, with the ruling CPI(M) and BJP alleging he had insulted the...
By PTI in Thiruvananthapuram

North East  /  Published 30.03.19

Modi attacks opposition parties at Arunachal rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the people of Arunachal Pradesh to vote for a 'chowkidaar' who would provide security to the country even as he attacked Opposition parties, saying they ...
By PTI in Aalo

India  /  Published 29.03.19

Lines are drawn: jobs vs jingoism

The contours of the general election have further crystallised into two sharply differing narratives, etched aptly in Kurukshetra: jobs versus jingoism.Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday kept p...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 29.03.19

Bengal kick-off with NRC pledge

BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday said the National Citizenship Register (NRC) exercise carried out in Assam would be launched in Bengal to identify “infiltrators”, betraying the saffron camp’s plan...
By Anirban Choudhury in Alipurduar

North East  /  Published 29.03.19

Kim Gangte quits BJP, joins NPP

Former member of Parliament Kim Gangte, who resigned from the primary membership of the BJP’s Manipur unit on Wednesday, joined Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma-led National People’s Party (...
By Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh in Imphal


North East  /  Published 29.03.19

AASU mulls party rider on ex-members

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) is proposing that its leaders and members be barred from joining political parties till at least six months after quitting the organisation.The move follows AASU...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

India  /  Published 29.03.19

Modi protects the rich, Congress bats for the poor: Rahul

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he protects the rich while his own party bats for the poor, the weaker sections and the farmer...
By PTI in Yamunanagar(Haryana)

India  /  Published 29.03.19

CPM pledges Rs 18000 wage

The CPM on Thursday unveiled its election manifesto to reclaim India from creeping fascism with a lyrical challenge set to foot-tapping music that turned the BJP’s “abki baar Modi sarkar” slogan...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.03.19

Space shrinks for Dreze in Jharkhand

Economist Jean Dreze said on Thursday that he and two right to food activists were threatened with arrest and detained at a police station for two hours in BJP-ruled Jharkhand for trying to address a ...
By Our Bureau in Ranchi

West Bengal  /  Published 28.03.19

CPM Feluda for ‘Double M’ whodunnit

This election season, the CPM’s “Pradosh Mitter and Byomkesh Bakshi” are on the “Double M” trail.The Left party’s young turks are in whodunit mode on Double M — Narendra Modi and Mamata ...
By Sandip Chowdhury in Calcutta


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