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Himanta Biswa Sarma, a former Congressman, is an important minister in the BJP government in Assam | Source: Wikimedia commons

Himanta Biswa Sarma meets JP Nadda & Amit Shah amid speculation over next Assam CM

Both Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Sarma were on Friday called to New Delhi by the BJP central leadership, apparently to discuss the leadership issue of the next government.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in March 2021 | Twitter @BJP4India

Indians scramble for help but Modi’s ministers busy thanking his ‘leadership’ for O2, ration

Social media is flooded with SOS calls pleading for oxygen & medical aid amid the second Covid wave, but Union ministers are thanking PM Modi — constantly.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Bengal is Modi-Shah’s biggest flop show. Indian politics won’t be the same after this defeat

Sunday’s result showed Modi’s popularity & Shah’s vaunted ‘Chanakyan’ strategy weren’t good enough for a regional satrap who possesses skill and will to fight.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during election campaign in Nandigram on 28 March 2021. PTI | Ashok Bhaumik

Didi is now the dada of Bengal. This is India’s ‘jhaal muri’ moment

Didi converted the humble wheelchair into a chariot or a throne fit for a queen. ‘Senti’ Indians loved it.

Amit Shah reviews Covid situation in Gujarat, visits 950-bed facility for patients

Shah was accompanied by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani to the facility, being set up with the help of DRDO. The home minister said a will also be set up in Gandhinagar.
File photo of Sheila Dikshit

Between out-of-depth Arvind Kejriwal and distracted Amit Shah, Delhi is missing Sheila Dikshit

Delhi's Covid management needs central intervention. But Modi and Amit Shah can't make it a priority because they are distracted by West Bengal.
Amit Shah during a roadshow in North 24 Parganas district,

Amit Shah holds roadshow in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district

Shah's vehicle passed through packed streets as people queued up on both sides of the road during campaigning.
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Amit Shah must desist from jeopardising India’s relations with Bangladesh for BJP’s gains

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public meeting at Baduria | Twitter/ANI

Mamata Banerjee seeks Amit Shah’s resignation over firing by central forces in Cooch Behar

Banerjee alleged that central forces shot people standing in a queue to vote & demanded Shah's resignation over the ‘cold-blooded & unprecedented’ incident.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a roadshow in support of BJP candidates ahead of the 3rd phase of West Bengal Assembly polls at Baruipur Paschim in South 24 Parganas, on 2 April 2021 | PTI

Amit Shah, Bengal, Mukhtar Ansari — TV news channels push everything but vaccine shot

Hindi news channels spent most of their time following Mukhtar Ansari's journey from Punjab to UP prison. Elsewhere, cameras remain fixated with Amit Shah’s bald pate.

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Nurses giving oxygen pump to coronavirus COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit (I.C.U.) at Ramakrishna Hospital | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

ICU for 70yr man or 30yr woman? Doctors, nurses are turning to psychiatrists in 2nd wave

Don’t advise India’s doctors and hospital staff to do yoga, meditation and exercise in the middle of the second wave of Covid. They need mental healthcare.
Health department officials at Majhgaon village in Chhattisgarh’s Bemetara district | By special arrangement

‘Worrying signs’: Covid hits rural India hard, it now has nearly half of all new cases

The total number of daily cases being reported across India is nearly 300 per cent higher as compared to last year, meaning they will exert pressure on rural health infrastructure.

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Last rites being performed at the Brar Square Crematorium in the Delhi Cantonment | By special arrangement

These soldiers are serving 24×7 to cremate veterans, dependents succumbing to Covid

From 4 pyres at Delhi's Brar Square cremation ground, the infrastructure is being raised to deal with 20 bodies at a time due to the increased Covid toll.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.