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TopicAssam Assembly polls

Topic: Assam Assembly polls

Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn in as Assam’s 15th Chief Minister

Along with him, 13 other legislators were also sworn in as ministers. The BJP alliance is the first non-Congress govt in Assam to win elections for the second consecutive term.

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.

‘A test Rahul Gandhi failed’ — Congress drubbing in Kerala, Bengal will hurt party chief push

Rahul Gandhi's leadership has been questioned by many in Congress in the past year. The election debacle will further intensify resistance to him taking on the post of party president. 

Mamata Banerjee, Babul Supriyo, Dhinakaran, Sreedharan — the big losers this election

Several names, considered promising candidates for their parties, lost the seats they contested in 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam & Puducherry.

Assam win offers consolation to BJP on day of grand Bengal defeat & blow to Kerala, TN push

2021 assembly elections were a super-charged affair dogged by controversy from the get-go, primarily on account of the rallies convened by parties amid Covid.

Unused EVM found at counting centre in Assam’s Hailakandi

The unused EVM which had been kept in reserve on polling day, had inadvertently found its way to the counting venue. The govt release said no votes had been polled on the machine.

BJP takes lead in Assam — aided by infrastructure push and move away from ethnic identity

If the BJP wins in Assam, how it tackles the CM question between Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma remains to be seen.

Early trends show ruling BJP-led NDA leading in 22 seats in Assam

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and AGP chief and minister Atul Bora are leading from Majuli, Jalukbari and Bokakhat.

TMC edge in Bengal, BJP win in Assam, LDF sweep in Kerala — what exit polls say

The exit polls predictions for four states and one UT were made Thursday. The results will be declared on 2 May.

Who are Rajbanshis, caught in Shah-Mamata scrap & why they’re key for BJP in Assam, Bengal

Rajbanshi translates to people who belong to a king's family. The community is variously designated as OBC (Assam), SC (Bengal) and ST (Meghalaya).

On Camera

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.

RBI sets aside more money for rainy day, payout drops

The central bank approved the transfer of 303.1 billion rupees to the government from its surplus funds, a third of the 991.2 billion rupees it had given last year.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

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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