Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of the Congress party on Friday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Calcutta High Court seeking a CBI probe into the firing incident in Cooch Behar district's Sitalkuchi.
While in 2016, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) defeated the TMC in Darjeeling and Kurseong with a high winning margin of over 20 per cent, this time Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong are closely looked at as the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s Bimal Gurung, a champion of a separate statehood of Gorkhaland, has pledged support to the TMC.
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to enforce a statewide lockdown on Sunday to contain the spread of Covid-19. A fine of Rs 1,000 will also be collected from anyone found not wearing a face mask.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has said that migrant labourers who wish to return to the state must do so at the earliest. The appeal comes a day before the all-party meet to discuss the second wave of Covid-19 infections in the state.
Two of the 13 akhadas of seers participating in the Kumbh Mela taking place in Uttarakhand's Haridwar -- Niranjani Akhada and Tapo Nidhi Shri Anand Akhada -- on Thursday decided to opt-out of the event citing the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in the state.
Nearly 75 lakh more voters compared to the 2016 assembly polls are eligible to cast their votes in the ongoing elections. This is over one-tenth of the current electoral strength (7.34 crore) in the state.
The couple, Shivaji Lazarus and Prema, started the NGO in 2010. While Shivaji was a bus driver, who but had lost his job before the lockdown, Prema used to work as a business process outsourcing (BPO) staffer.
J&K Police on Thursday said a tweet being attributed to Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani calling for a strike on Friday is fake. Police said Geelani's family has confirmed that no strike has been called by him.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said on Thursday that China felt that doing a little bit of "shove and push" will help them compel nations to give in to their demands. He added that India stood firm on the northern borders, proving that "we will not get pushed".
A large crowd gathered to celebrate the Ugadi festival in Andhra Pradesh flouting all Covid-19 protocol even as the second wave of coronavirus pandemic has strengthened across the country in recent weeks.