Will go to Kolkata, urge farmers to defeat BJP in polls, but will not support any party: Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday said he will go to Kolkata this week to urge farmers to defeat the BJP in the West Bengal Assembly elections, but claimed he is not supporting any political party. Farmers are distressed, and election will be discussed with them, Tikait said, adding that he is … Read more

In election year, BJP eyes new turf, Congress and others look at retaining strength

With the Election Commission announcing the dates for upcoming assembly polls for four states and one Union Territory, the crucial battle of 2021 has officially begun. In 2016, the BJP had worked hard and won Assam, which opened the gate for the party in the northeast. This time, the party has put all its might … Read more

Biden: COVID Plan ‘Built on Bedrock of Science’

Nov. 9, 2020 — President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Monday announced its coronavirus task force, a group of doctors and scientists that will advise the incoming administration on a way to try to stem the pandemic. “Dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is one of the most important battles our administration will face, and … Read more

Clear Election Winners: State Marijuana Reforms

Nov. 4, 2020 — Ballot measures to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona and New Jersey, and both recreational and medical use in South Dakota, are on their way to voter approval, CNN projected Wednesday. Results are still pending for Montana’s ballot measure on recreational marijuana and Mississippi’s medical marijuana measure. The initiatives are … Read more

Bihar Assembly Election Live Updates: Poll temperature set to rise as PM Modi, Rahul hit campaign trail today

The political temperature in Bihar is set to go up substantially as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi take a direct plunge in electioneering on Friday. The two leaders will address a series of rallies for their respective alliances in Bihar. Prime Minister Modi will address three rallies at Dehri-on Sone (Rohtas … Read more

Bihar election: Opposition questions BJP’s free Covid-19 vaccine claim, party responds

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its manifesto for Bihar election 2020, seeking to reach out to the people in the state with a promise of a free coronavirus vaccine and an assurance of 19 lakh jobs over the next five years, if the party is elected to power. Carrying the tagline ‘BJP hai to … Read more

Bihar: Slippers hurled at RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav at an election rally in Aurangabad

A video clip shows RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav sitting on the dais when two slippers are hurled towards him. While the first one misses him, the second one lands on his lap. The incident took place in Kutuma assembly segment where Tejashwi Yadav had gone to address a public rally. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi … Read more

In Bihar election opinion poll, NDA gets 6 percentage point lead over Grand Alliance

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprising the BJP, Nitish Kumar’s JD(U), Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) and Mukesh Sahni’s Vikassheel Insan Party (VIP) commands a 6 percentage point vote share lead over the principal opposition alliance of the RJD, Congress and Left parties. The Lokniti-CSDS opinion poll that revealed this data suggests that … Read more

Chirag Paswan’s LJP emerges as vote-cutter in Bihar election opinion poll

The Lok Janshakti Party, which is going solo in the 2020 Bihar Assembly election, will help the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) win by cutting the anti-incumbency votes, the Lokniti-CSDS Bihar Opinion Poll has predicted. The pre-poll survey, conducted by Lokniti-CSDS in Bihar between October 10 and 17, asked the voters who they are likely to … Read more