Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
Topic2021 Bengal election

Topic: 2021 Bengal election

Amit Shah to visit Bengal this month for 1st time since 2021 poll debacle, BJP expects boost

Shah is likely to meet state leaders during his Bengal visit next week, formulate a strategy and work to enthuse cadres after disappointing losses in state and civic polls.

India needs a party like CPI(M). But it finds no takers outside Kolkata colleges now

In ‘Gangster State’, political journalist Sourjya Bhowmick asks a burning question – will the Communist Party recover from 2021 Bengal election?

‘State in denial mode’ — Calcutta HC asks Bengal govt to register all post-poll violence cases

The court also noted that investigation of those cases that were registered had been 'slipshod' and the government was found to be on a wrong footing.

Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account permanently suspended after she calls on Modi to ‘tame’ Mamata

Actor Kangana Ranaut says Twitter has only proved my point, 'they're Americans & by birth, a white person feels entitled to enslave a brown person'.

Single seat in Bengal, dip in Kerala tally — why ‘Muslim parties’ didn’t do well this time

While ISF and AIMIM failed in Bengal, AIUDF-Congress alliance couldn't stop the BJP from retaining power in Assam. In Kerala, the IUML's performance has taken a beating.

‘Modi, Shah not invincible’: TMC win gives Uddhav govt a boost despite bypoll loss to BJP

The Maha Vikas Aghadi says Trinamool's win showed that the one way to defeat the BJP at a national level was to bring this strength of regional forces and non-BJP parties together.

Polling for last phase of West Bengal assembly elections begins amid Covid spike

Long queues were seen outside most polling booths since early morning. On Wednesday, the state registered its highest single-day spike of 17,207 Covid cases.

EC rules out change in Bengal poll dates, says not feasible to club remaining phases

Referring to concerns raised by TMC MP Derek O'Brien, the EC said it has limited the campaign period between 7 pm -10 am and extended the silence period to 72 hours.

BJP says no more ‘big rallies’ in Bengal, maximum 500 people at public meetings

The BJP said breaking the chain of coronavirus infection is much needed and it will leverage its 'massive digital footprint' to take across the message of its top leaders to the voters.

EC seeks report after voters allege central forces opened fire in Bengal’s South 24 Parganas

A senior election official said the CEO office received videos where villagers are seen alleging central forces of opening fire near a polling booth in Deganga constituency.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

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Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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