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Assembly elections 2021: The RESULTS

Assembly elections 2021: The RESULTS

Rediff.com3 days ago

Mamata Banerjee fended off a spirited challenge by a resurgent Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal with a landslide victory for her Trinamool Congress on Sunday for a third consecutive term and the saffron party and the Left Democratic Front were poised to form government again in Assam and Kerala respectively while the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam stormed back to power in Tamil Nadu after a gap of 10 years.

ELECTION RESULTS: How did the heavyweights fare

ELECTION RESULTS: How did the heavyweights fare

Rediff.com4 days ago

As results pour in for the four states -- West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam -- and one Union Territory -- Puducherry - here's a glimpse at the leaders who are trailing and those who are leading.

Parties go on celebration spree, flouting COVID norms

Parties go on celebration spree, flouting COVID norms

Rediff.com4 days ago

Coronavirus safety norms have gone for a toss as party supporters in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal crowd main roads to celebrate their leads in the state elections. The Election Commission banned all victory processions after counting of votes in states where assembly polls were held to check the spread of coronavirus.

Watch Live! PM Modi addresses nation on Covid situation

Watch Live! PM Modi addresses nation on Covid situation

Rediff.com20 Apr 2021

Watch the address here, LIVE!

New restrictions in Maha from Wednesday. What's allowed and what's not

New restrictions in Maha from Wednesday. What's allowed and what's not

Rediff.com13 Apr 2021

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a statewide curfew for 15 days from 8 am on April 14 to contain the rapid spread of the coronavirus in its second wave. With Section 144 being imposed across the state, Thackeray essential services have been exempted from the restrictions. The curfew will be in place till 7 am on May 1.

Watch Live! PM Modi addresses nation

Watch Live! PM Modi addresses nation

Rediff.com8 Apr 2021

Watch the address here, LIVE!

The colours of Holi

The colours of Holi

Rediff.com29 Mar 2021

Even as the country registered over 68,000 fresh cases on Monday, the highest single-day spike this year, people across states continue to violate Covid-19 norms and carry out celebrations on the occasion of Holi. Previously Health authorities had warned that if people do not abide by Covid-19 protocols, the festivals of Holi and Shab-e-Baraat may turn into superspreader events.

SEE: Mamata targets BJP, recites Chandi Path

SEE: Mamata targets BJP, recites Chandi Path

Rediff.com10 Mar 2021

"You are repeatedly talking about 70-30 ratio. What are you doing? If you are trying to practise divisive politics here, it will not work. I do Chandipath before stepping out of home every day," she said, before going on to recite the Sanskrit shlokas.

Gadkari, Tomar among politicos who got jabbed o Saturday

Gadkari, Tomar among politicos who got jabbed o Saturday

Rediff.com6 Mar 2021

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Narendra Singh Tomar and Sadananda Gowda were among those who received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday.

PIX: Politicos who got jabbed today

PIX: Politicos who got jabbed today

Rediff.com5 Mar 2021

Union ministers Prakash Javadekar and Giriraj Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari were among those who got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the fifth day of the second phase of vaccination on Friday.

Nirmala, Kejriwal take COVID-19 vaccine

Nirmala, Kejriwal take COVID-19 vaccine

Rediff.com4 Mar 2021

Here's a look at just some of the bigwigs who took the anti-Covid jab.

Political bigwigs who took the Covid jab!

Political bigwigs who took the Covid jab!

Rediff.com3 Mar 2021

Here's a look at just some of the bigwigs who took the anti-Covid jab.

What the new OTT/social/digital media policy says

What the new OTT/social/digital media policy says

Rediff.com25 Feb 2021

The salient features of the new OTT/social media policy announced by the Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on February 25, 2021.

The beauty that lies below the water!

The beauty that lies below the water!

Rediff.com11 Feb 2021

The underwater world has never looked so magical, mysterious and mesmerising. These photographs are some of the stunning medal winners in the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 contest.

Here's all you missed from Aero India show on Day 1

Here's all you missed from Aero India show on Day 1

Rediff.com4 Feb 2021

The 13th edition of the Aero India Show kicked off at the Yelahanka Air Force station on the outskirts of Bengaluru on February 3. This is the first hybrid show, wherein 600 exhibitors are participating, 78 of whom are foreign companies.

Biggest blizzard in years blankets US east coast

Biggest blizzard in years blankets US east coast

Rediff.com3 Feb 2021

A massive winter storm has pummelled the United States' east coast, grounding flights, shuttering vaccination sites in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York and affecting 60 million people.

Watch Live! 72nd Republic Day parade on Rajpath

Watch Live! 72nd Republic Day parade on Rajpath

Rediff.com26 Jan 2021

The Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath this year will witness a number of changes including smaller marching contingents, shorter distance for the parade and fewer spectators compared to the previous years in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

The odd, odd world we live in!

The odd, odd world we live in!

Rediff.com25 Jan 2021

These eight images prove it's an odd, odd world!

PIX: Brace for an R-Day parade like no other

PIX: Brace for an R-Day parade like no other

Rediff.com22 Jan 2021

The Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath this year are likely to witness a number of changes including smaller marching contingents, shorter distance for the parade and fewer spectators compared to the previous years in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

PIX: Fireworks light up Washington to conclude Biden inauguration

PIX: Fireworks light up Washington to conclude Biden inauguration

Rediff.com21 Jan 2021

Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day's events from a balcony in the White House on Wednesday night.

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