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End of an era: Argentina football legend Diego Maradona dies        Greg Barclay elected ICC's Independent Chair        Have great respect for Indian bowlers but our batsmen have seen them a lot: Langer        Rupee rises 6 paise to 73.95 against US dollar in early trade        Biden seeks swift Cabinet votes, but GOP Senate stays silent        As virus cases spike, financial outlook for world's airlines dims        Nivar makes landfall, weakens into severe cyclonic storm        Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71        India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; no. of active cases increases by 6,079        Left Govt moves ahead with projects having no central clearances: Chennithala        Kerala Cabinet decides to approach Governor to repeal new ordinance        Kerala reports 5,420 new COVID cases, 5,149 recoveries: CM        Cyclone Nivar : heavy rain lashes Chennai, suburbs, govt holiday today        UP okays ordinance against conversion for marriage, violators face up to 10 yrs in jail        Govts have to work as team to ensure vaccination drive is smooth, sustained: PM Modi        ICC nominates Kohli, Ashwin for Men''s Player of the Decade Award        Rohit, Ishant to miss first two Australia Tests, also doubtful for remaining two: BCCI source        India''s home series against England to feature four Tests instead of five        Odisha pay the penalty as Hyderabad keep first-ever clean sheet        Looking at India squad, Surya could have been there: Brian Lara        
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National News
Bihar assembly election Campaign ends for first phase
 
Patna: Prevailing Corona pandemic had its effect on Campaign for 71 of total 243 seats in the first phase of three-phased Bihar Assembly Elections, as it remained relatively calm, which ended this evening, where polling would be held on October 28. The private choppers of the political parties taking rounds from the state headquarter to different destinations carrying the top brass were grounded and the candidates were now busy indoor to door contact to ensure their victory. The stalwarts preferred aerial tour and avoided roadshows due to the COVID 19 pandemic which had its impact on the campaign and the leaders and the workers were mostly seen following the guidelines issued in view of the pandemic.

However, in the majority of the political meetings, the people were seen not even using masks and norm of social distancing was also not followed. The colourful and noisy campaign, convoy, wall writings, posters and banners and blowing of loudspeakers, have already become a matter of past following strict measures of the Election Commission (EC), which this time imposed various limits to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The prominent leaders who campaigned in favour of the NDA candidates included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Giriraj Singh, Nityanand Rai, R.K.Singh, Dharmendra Pradhan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP national president J P Nadda, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Bihar election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, in- charge of BJP political affairs in Bihar Bhoopendra Yadav from BJP while from Janta Dal ( U), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was handling the entire campaign with support of some of the prominent leaders of his party.

Everyone was feeling the absence of the veteran dalit leader Ramvilas Paswan, founder of Lok Janshakti Party ( LJP) who passed away after his illness when the election process was underway. His son and LJP National President Chirag Paswan MP, has taken the responsibility of campaign all alone for his party candidates. The LJP, despite being a partner of NDA at the centre, entered into the electoral battle at its own in Bihar triggering political row within the alliance. The main alliance partner of the Grand Alliance, the RJD was banking upon its leader Tejasvi Prasad Yadav who turned to be a crowd-puller in absence of his father and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav who is behind the bars.

At another constituent unit of Grand Alliance, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, National Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, In-charge of party affairs in Bihar Shakti Singh Gohil, MP Akhilesh Singh and others campaigned for the Congress candidates.


Nivar makes landfall, weakens into severe cyclonic storm
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away at 71
India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; no. of active cases increases by 6,079
Cyclone Nivar : heavy rain lashes Chennai, suburbs, govt holiday today
UP okays ordinance against conversion for marriage, violators face up to 10 yrs in jail
Govts have to work as team to ensure vaccination drive is smooth, sustained: PM Modi
Veteran Congressman and ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies from post-COVID complications
Veteran actress Vijayashanti likely to join BJP soon
COVID-19: Less than 50,000 daily new cases for 16 days
CBI arrests ex-Karnataka Minister Roshan Baig in IMA ponzi scam
''Love jihad'' serious problem, states should act: BJP
Amit Shah springs a surprise, walks on Chennai road to greet supporters
DMK launches 75-day campaign ahead of 2021 elections
Bineesh Kodiyeri remanded to judicial custody
Sonia Gandhi goes to Goa on medical advice
State government''s consent mandatory for CBI investigation in its jurisdiction: SC
Jammu and Kashmir HC orders release of separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat
No lockdown plan, may impose restrictions in marketplaces to prevent COVID-19 spread: Sisodia
Twelve civilians injured as militants lob grenade at security personnel in J-K's Pulwama
Two suspected JeM terrorists held in Delhi
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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KERALA NEWS
Left Govt moves ahead with projects having no central clearances: Chennithala
 Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Tuesday alleged that
Kerala reports 5,420 new COVID cases, 5,149 recoveries: CM
Ker FM hits out at ED over reported probe against KIIFB; Opp says he has "something to hide"
Kerala adds 5,294 fresh COVID-19 cases; Active cases 65,856
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