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Elections
West Bengal  /  Published 10.08.20

State polls: BJP focus on north Bengal

The Bengal BJP has its eye on north Bengal, including minority-dominated Malda, ahead of the 2021 state polls. In the 2016 state election, the BJP won two Assembly seats out of 54 in the region, but ...
By Our Bureau in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 09.08.20

TMC bid to woo tribals

The Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday celebrated Biswa Adivasi Diwas or the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, across the state, including some areas in north Bengal. The sc...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 08.08.20

‘Politics’ whiff in Delhi audit in Bengal

Bengal’s ruling establishment is livid at the Centre’s decision to send a team to audit the state’s expenditure under the 100 days job scheme, with insiders saying it looked like Del...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

World  /  Published 06.08.20

Rajapaksa clan head for landslide win

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was poised to stage a political comeback on Thursday as his party took an unassailable lead and was set for a landslide victory in the twice-postponed genera...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.20

Water as political capital in Bihar

Bihar goes to the hustings in a few months. The primary issue seems to be rural livelihoods. This is a significant achievement for Nitish Kumar. Although law and order, public infrastructure and socia...
By Somnath Bandyopadhyay in

World  /  Published 01.08.20

HK postpones elections to 2021

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a September 6 election for the city’s legislature for a year because of a spike in novel coronavirus cases, dealing a blow to the pro-democracy op...
By Reuters in Hong Kong

Books  /  Published 31.07.20

Caste: The swing of Dalit votes

  “If we are attacked, we will hit back. We will not turn to the law, instead [we will] pay back in kind.” This is what young Dalit farmers in a district known for caste tensions in ...
By Sharmila Purkayastha in

World  /  Published 31.07.20

Trump suggests a delay in election

Since the pandemic began, Democrats have feared that President Trump would seek to cancel or postpone November’s general election. On Thursday, for the first time, Trump in a tweet suggested th...
By New York Times News Service in New York

World  /  Published 30.07.20

Biden unveils plans to tackle racism

Joseph R. Biden Jr. unveiled wide-ranging plans on Tuesday to address systemic racism in the nation’s economy, saying this year’s election was about “understanding people’s str...
By Thomas Kaplan and Katie Glueck in Wilmington, Delaware

India  /  Published 26.07.20

Manipur: Notice to 2 Congress MLAs for cross-voting in RS polls

The Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee has issued show-cause notices to two of its MLAs for allegedly cross-voting in favour of the BJP candidate in the recently-concluded election to the state's ...
By PTI in Imphal


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