Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for Puducherry Assembly elections on March 26. It was released by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Giriraj Singh. BJP announced nine candidates from the UT in the upcoming polls. Puducherry elections are scheduled to be held in a single phase, with the polling on April 6 and counting of votes on May 2.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh has lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her allegation that the Home Minister was interfering in the day-to-day working of the election commission. Singh said that CM Mamata was frustrated as she can sense that she is going to lose in the upcoming polls. He further questioned who the BJP leaders should approach if not the Election Commission. This comes after CM Mamata Banerjee in a rally in Bankura on Tuesday accused the Home Minister of interfering in the poll panel’s work and harassing government officials and politicians. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at PM Modi's rally at Brigade Ground in Kolkata. The DMK has allotted 25 seats to ally Congress for next month's elections in Tamil Nadu. The national party has also been allotted the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat that would go for bypolls following the death of Congress MP Vasanthakumar. Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday advised the people of his Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar to "beat up with bamboo sticks" those officials who appeared insensitive to their concerns. As the temperatures are soaring in the poll bound Bengal, West Bengal Agriculture Minister Tapan Dasgupta stoked a controversy by threatening voters that they would lose water and electricity if they did not vote for him in the elections. Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, walked out of the Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital.
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At least 10 people were killed and several injured after truck fell into a gorge in Uttar Pradesh’s Etawah. a DCM truck was headed from Pinahat of Bah tehsil with passengers who were going to hoist the flag at Lakhna temple. The accident took place on Udi-Chakar Nagar Road on Saturday. “Several people, in a DCM, were going to Lakhna. The truck lost balance and fell into a gorge. Some people were below the truck too. The rest have been rescued and are currently under treatment,” said BK Singh, SSP Etawah. Watch the full video for more.
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At least 10 people died after a bus filled with devotees fell into a gorge in Etawah of Uttar Pradesh on April 10. The bus was going from Pinahat in Agra to Lakhna temple in Etawah. The injured people have been shifted to a district hospital. Over 50 people were on board the bus. Further details are awaited.
Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad informed that the state has reported 12,787 fresh COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours. The total number of active infections in the state stands at 58,801. He said that 6,08,853 people have been recovered from the dreadful infection. 9,085 people have lost their lives in the state till date.
As second phase of vaccination of COVID-19 is underway in India, people flocked to the vaccination centre to get the jab. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the chief ministers of all states to..