April 17, 2021 07:09 (IST)
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Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala tests COVID-19 positive   

New Delhi: Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala on Friday tweeted to confirm that he has tested COVID-19 positive.

Anurag Thakur asks Cong to clarify stand on its alliance with Communists in West Bengal

Hamirpur (HP)/UNI: Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur on Thursday blasted the Congress party for its 'policies of appeasement' towards the leftists and asked its leader Rahul Gandhi to clarify what was the real position of the party towards the Leftists.

EC adjourns byelection to Pipili Assembly seat in Odisha after Congress candidate dies of Covid

Bhubaneswar/UNI:  By election to the Pipili Assembly seat in Odisha scheduled to be held on April 17 has been adjourned following the demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj.

BJP MP Nishikant Dubey demands immediate arrest of Cong MLA Irfan Ansari for visiting temple

Ranchi/IBNS: Jharkhand Congress MLA Irfan Ansari's visit to a temple has offended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey with the saffron party member demanding the arrest of his political foe.

Assam: AIUDF shifts candidates to Congress-ruled Rajasthan fearing poaching by BJP

Guwahati/Jaipur/IBNS: The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)  on Friday shifted 18 of its 20 candidates, who contested the just-concluded Assembly elections in Assam, to Jaipur in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, fearing that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would influence and poach them.

We will form the next government in Assam by winning 90 seats: BJP

Guwahati/IBNS: After the completion of the assembly election in Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has claimed that the saffron party and its ally parties will form the next government in the state by winning at least 90 seats.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra opposes holding of CBSE examinations amid Covid-19 surge

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has opposed the conduct of central board examinations amid the massive surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Assam polls: Congress demands access to CCTV links of strong rooms

Guwahati/IBNS: The Congress party has demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) to provide access /link of the CCTV cameras of the strong rooms to the contesting candidates where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are kept before counting of votes.

Congress urges EC to provide CCTV surveillance of strong rooms to contesting candidates

Guwahati/UNI: Assam Congress has requested the election commission to provide access or link of the CCTV surveillance of strong rooms to the contesting candidates of all the constituencies to ensure the protection of the EVMS from rigging.

Will fight to minimize unemployment, struggles in daily life: Congress candidate in Sreerampore Alok Ranjan Banerjee

Kolkata: In the triangular fight for West Bengal, Sanjukta Morcha-supported Indian National Congress (INC) candidate in Sreerampore Assembly seat in Hooghly district, Alok Banerjee, has set his focus is on two major issues of the state- unemployment and daily struggle of the lower-middle-class and poor people, which are mostly "unhighlighted" by the two derby sides- Trinamool Congress and BJP.

Tamil Nadu polls: Congress leader tweets unusual image to mark end of campaign

Chennai/IBN: As Tamil Nadu gears up for Assembly polls on Tuesday, Congress leader Mohan Kumaramangalam tweeted an unusual picture to mark the end of the campaign in the state on Sunday.

Assam polls: Rahul Gandhi slams Election Commission with a two-worded tweet over EVM controversy

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi came down heavily on Election Commission with a two-word tweet after controversy erupted after polling officials were seen carrying an electronic voting machine (EVM) in a BJP candidate's car in Assam.

Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma banned from poll campaign over NIA threat to Congress

New Delhi/Guwahati: Assam Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has been banned from campaigning for 48 hours ahead of the third and final phase of the state assembly election, which is due on Tuesday.

Assam: EVMs allegedly found in BJP candidate's car in Patharkandi, Congress furious

Guwahati/IBNS: In a video which has been trending on Twitter since morning, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were allegedly found in a car of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Assam's Patharkandi, Krishnendu Paul.

76.76 pct voters' turn out recorded in Assam's second phase polling

Guwahati/IBNS/UNI: The eastern state of Assam recorded a voters turnout of  76.76 per cent in the second phase of Assembly polls till the end of the stipulated time that is 6 pm on Thursday.