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Rahul Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He also urged people who have come in contact with him in the recent past to get tested for the viral infection. Gandhi took to Twitter to inform people about his health status. He said, “After experiencing mild symptoms, I have...

RT-PCR tests cost Rs 700 in Gujarat, Rs 350 in Rajasthan: Amit Chavda

Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda has criticised the Vijay Rupani government for being unable to significantly reduce the charges for RT-PCR testing in the state, especially when the COVID-19 pandemic has gone out of control with queues getting longer outside hospitals and crematoriums. Chavda has said that the Rupani government has failed to manage the...

Rajasthan Congress hopeful of retaining two Assembly seats in bypolls

The Rajasthan Congress is hopeful of retaining the two seats it had won in the 2018 Assembly poll again in the bye-elections which concluded Saturday. While the party is confident of winning both Sahara and Sujangarh, it is in a neck-to-neck contest in the third seat Rajsamand which was held by the BJP. The polling...

Congress once again demands probe into purchase of Rafale jets after French media expose

The Congress party has once again demanded a probe into the alleged financial irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal with Dassault Aviation. The party renewed its demand for a probe in the Rafale deal after a French news portal’s expose alleging kickbacks to the tune of 1.1 million Euros by Dassault Aviation to an...

Priyanka Gandhi in isolation after husband tests COVID-19 positive, won’t attend poll campaign

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s husband Robert Vadra has tested positive for COVID-19 after which the couple has gone into self-isolation at their Delhi home. Following the development, Priyanka had to cancel her schedule for campaigning in poll-bound states, although she has tested negative. What Robert Vadra said Robert Vadra shared the update on his social...

Another blunder by Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has once again hit the headlines, albeit for the wrong reasons. The newly appointed chief minister, Rawat on Sunday said people should have produced more children to get extra ration during the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Rawat’s comment was in reference to Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Yojana under which authorities...

Chaos in Rajasthan Assembly over phone tapping allegations, BJP MLA suspended for a week

The Rajasthan Assembly witnessed chaos on Tuesday as the Opposition protested against the Speaker for rejecting two adjournment motions. These adjournment motions pertained to the alleged tapping of phones of the people’s representatives. A senior BJP MLA and a former minister Madan Dilawar was also suspended for seven days by the Speaker. On Monday, the...

Emergency was wrong and a mistake, accepts Rahul Gandhi

After decades of debate over the imposition of Emergency in India, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has accepted that the move by her grandmother and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was “wrong” and a “mistake”. Rahul Gandhi said this during a conversation with India’s former chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu. Notably, the Emergency was imposed by...

Gujarat Civic Polls: BJP leading, Congress a distant second

The counting of votes for the second phase of Gujarat civic polls began on Tuesday, with the ruling BJP emerging ahead of all other parties in the fray. The saffron party is leading in majority of the 81 municipalities. It is also widening the gap with closest rival Congress in district panchayats and taluka panchayats....

Gujarat Civic Polls: Results today, BJP optimistic of maintaining its dominance

The results of the second phase of local body elections in Gujarat will be declared today. Notably, in the second phase, elections were held for 81 municipalities, 31 district panchayats and 231 taluka panchayats. The BJP is confident of continuing its winning streak and once again assert its dominance in the local bodies which is...

After Bengal, Prashant Kishor to take care of Congress’ election campaign for Punjab

Even as the impact of poll strategist Prashant Kishor is yet to be seen in the Bengal Assembly election, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced that the renowned strategist has joined him as his principal advisor. The Punjab CM announced the same on social media. He tweeted, “Happy to share that @PrashantKishor has...

Priyanka Gandhi visits Assam on a 2-day poll campaign

Ahead of the Assembly election in Assam, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday reached the state. She started her two-day-long poll campaign by offering prayers at Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple. She was received at the Guwahati airport by state unit chief Ripun Bora and other party leaders. Clad in a red outfit, the prevalent colour...