Top news stories – Everything you need to know on: May 3 2021

24,965,463
India total cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
274,411
India deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
21,174,076
India total recovered
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3,516,976
India total active cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm

India Covid 19 Stats:

24,965,463
Total cases
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
21,174,076
Recovered
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
3,516,976
Active
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm
274,411
Total deaths
Updated on May 17, 2021 2:14 pm

Mamata, Vijayan, Stalin: As Congress fades, regional satraps provide real opposition in 2021 assembly elections. Plus other top 35 news stories you need to know on May 3.

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Top News# 1 Kerala No Place For BJP, State Won’t Accept Communalism: Pinarayi Vijayan:

Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com and get news updates from India and around the world. © ndtv. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 2 Madhya Pradesh: 99% ‘Kumbh returnees’ test positive for COVID-19; 22 pilgrims untraced.:

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, many states mandated the COVID-19 test or quarantine for the returnees from Kumbh. © TimesNow. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 3 “I have never seen a more partial Election Commission, it did everything to help BJP….from allowing use of religion to scheduling poll and bending rules, EC did everything to help the BJP,” says #PrashantKishor:

The BJP is a formidable force and will be,” he said. © the_hindu. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 4 Rahul Gandhi Congratulates Mamata Banerjee For Soundly Defeating BJP:

We humbly accept the people’s mandate.Sincere gratitude to our workers & the millions of people who supported us on the ground.We will continue to fight for our values and ideals.Jai Hind. © ndtv. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 5 #May2WithArnab | TN polls: Kamal Haasan loses to BJP’s Vanathi Sreenivasan by 900 votes in Coimbatore South:

While Coimbatore South is an AIADMK bastion, AMMK’s R Doraisamy who had won the seat in 2011 on an AIADMK ticket is set to give the superstar a tough battle. © republic. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 6 #NDTVExclusive | Derek O’Brien, Leader, TMC on Trinamool Congress winning the #WestBengalElections2021

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The BJP campaigned aggressively to retain power in Assam, where it had won for the first time in 2016, beating the ruling Congress. © ndtv. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 7 Kangana Ranaut hails BJP’s show in West Bengal elections, highlights ‘2800 percent growth’:

Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment. © republic. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 8 TN polls: Kamal Haasan loses to BJP’s Vanathi Sreenivasan by 900 votes in Coimbatore South:

While Coimbatore South is an AIADMK bastion, AMMK’s R Doraisamy who had won the seat in 2011 on an AIADMK ticket is set to give the superstar a tough battle. © republic. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 9 #May2WithArnab | Suvendu Adhikari wins Nandigram from over 1700 votes, defeats Mamata Banerjee. Tune in to watch the latest updates here -:

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Top News# 10 An emotional day after fighting the world’s most destructive force, MO-SHA’s BJP. Filthy campaign aided by agencies and shameless EC. A momentous day for India & Bengal…Derek O’Brien said.

Follow live updates: #WestBengalElections2021:

At the time of publishing, according to the Election Commission website, the party was also leading in 63 places. © the_hindu. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 11 Amit Shah & JP Nadda accept Bengal verdict, say they’ll work as Opposition to CM Mamata #May2WithArnab:

The party leaders have mentioned that they will work in the state as the opposition and raise their voice for the rights of the people. © republic. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 12 #WestBengalElections2021 | BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya expressed surprise that leaders like Babul Supriyo and Locket Chatterjee are trailing.

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At the time of publishing, according to the Election Commission website, the party was also leading in 63 places. © the_hindu. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 13 #WestBengalElections2021 #ResultsWithTimes #ElectionsWithTimes

Mamata Banerjee wins Nandigram by 1200 votes, defeating BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

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Battleground Nandigram produced an epic poll confrontation on Sunday as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and former aide Suvendu Adhikari engaged in an attritional contest that went down to the wire, with both candidates alternatively leading and trailing through each round of counting. © timesofindia. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 14 Didi is now the dada of Bengal. This is India’s ‘jhaal muri’ moment

Shobhaa De @DeShobhaa writes in #ThePrintOpinion © ThePrintIndia. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 15 BJP has met its match in Bengal and lost: Shashi Tharoor

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My congratulations to @CMOKerala @vijayanPinarayi for his remarkable re-election, a first in 44 years. © timesofindia. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 16 Stalin-grad: The son rises after 10 years in Tamil Nadu

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CHENNAI: Soon after polling on April 6, DMK chief M K Stalin told the electorate to take precautions against Covid, wrote a letter to PM Modi demanding universal vaccination, and announced there would be no lockdown in Tamil Nadu after May 2 (counting day). © timesofindia. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 17 #Opinion: The Defeat Of PM Modi’s Cult Of Personality – by Rajmohan Gandhi:  © ndtv. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 18 Mumbai School Teacher Drives Rickshaw To Ferry Covid Patients For Free:

Dattatraya Sawant, a teacher by profession, drives an auto-rickshaw to ferry patients to and from hospital, Cobid centres and homes while maintaining all precautions like wearing a PPE kit and sanitising the vehicle. © ndtv. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 19 Result of Bengal assembly poll will have far reaching impact on Uttar Pradesh state election and the 2024 parliamentary election, said Yashwant Sinha:

Also Kailash Vijayvargiya and Dilip Ghosh”, the former member of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet told reporters here. © IndianExpress. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 20 Good morning. This is the #ExpressFrontPage for today. Read more news here:

The admit cards of the Inter (first and second years) are already out and over 10 lakh students are expected to appear for the intermediate exams this year. © IndianExpress. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 21 In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with PTI, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the PM and his government did not even acknowledge there was a problem and also did not act on scientific advice or evidence, while ignoring rising cases.:

New Delhi: In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with PTI, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the entire world is shaken by the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in India and there are queues everywhere, whether for oxygen cylinders, for life-saving medicines, for hospital beds and even outside crematoriums. © thewire_in. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 22 Contesting as an independent, he defeated his nearest rival Surabhi Rajkonwari of the BJP by a margin of 9,064 votes. #AssamAssemblyElections #AssamAssemblyPolls:

Activist Akhil Gogoi, in jail since December 2019 on charges of sedition and inciting violence during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act movement, has won from Sibsagar, once a communist bastion that the Congress took over in 2001. © the_hindu. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 23 Narendra Modi used India’s media elite for his own advantage. Sanjaya Baru explains how he did it:

As media adviser to the prime minister, though at a time when social media had not become so pervasive, I found that a dominant segment of the national media could easily be persuaded to be supportive of the PM given that many in the media value access to power and privileged information. © scroll_in. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 24 Mamata, Vijayan, Stalin: As Congress fades, regional satraps provide real opposition

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The ruling Left Democratic Front in Kerala won a historic second term in office, thanks to its level-headed and scrupulous management of the pandemic and CM Pinarayi Vijayan’s ability to withstand everything that a strident and combined Congress-BJP opposition threw at him. © timesofindia. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 25 In any other country death in a hospital due to lack of oxygen or unavailability of a ventilator would be cause of a multi-million dollar malpractice lawsuit.

We, in the lap and the land of the gods, are content to talk about ‘kismet’.:

And if that was not shocking enough – in the teeth of millions of people infected and at least two heads of prominent Akhadhas dying of COVID – that same state had started to advertise the Char Dham Yatra till the Uttarakhand high court intervention called a halt to the campaign. © thewire_in. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 26 #KeralaAssemblyElections2021 | Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is leading in Mattannur constituency, has reminded voters to abide by #COVID19 protocol and to witness LDF’s victory from their homes. Photo: Facebook/K.K. Shailaja. Live updates here::

The familiar arrangements in the bipolar order of electoral politics in the State were overturned with the LDF securing continuity of governance, a scenario captured by its campaign catchphrase ‘Urappanu LDF’ (It’s LDF for sure). © the_hindu. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 27 Rahul Gandhi wishes Mamata on ‘defeating BJP in Bengal’ as Congress fails to win a seat:

Mamata, who recently suffered an injury while campaigning in Nandigram – which she has blamed on BJP, has vowed to conduct her campaign on a wheelchair with the BJP calling it ‘sympathy politics’. © republic. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 28 #KeralaElections2021 | Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister, on the historic win of the CPM-led front

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The BJP campaigned aggressively to retain power in Assam, where it had won for the first time in 2016, beating the ruling Congress. © ndtv. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 29 Coimbatore South headed for a nail-biting finish as BJP’s #VanathiSrinivasan has a lead of 1,114 votes over MNM president #KamalHaasan at the end of 24th round, with two more rounds to go

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In Anna Nagar Constituency, at the end of 11th round, DMK candidate M.K. Mohan has got 28,114 votes and leading by a margin of 8,766 votes against AIADMK candidate Gokula Indira who has got 19,348 votes. © the_hindu. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 30 #NDTVExclusive | Derek O’Brien (@derekobrienmp), Leader, TMC says Mamata Banerjee has been like a mother to Bengal

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The BJP campaigned aggressively to retain power in Assam, where it had won for the first time in 2016, beating the ruling Congress. © ndtv. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 31 While addressing the media, #MamataBanerjee said she accepts the people’s verdict in Nandigram, but ‘suspects certain malpractices have taken place’. EC is yet to declare the final results.:

Banerjee, the sitting chief minister of the state, is all set to return to power in West Bengal, as per latest Election Commission trends. © TheQuint. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


Top News# 32 The warning about the new variant in early March was issued by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium, or INSACOG.

It was conveyed to a top official who reports directly to the prime minister, according to one of the scientists.:

The world’s second-most populous country is now struggling to contain a second wave of infections much more severe than its first last year, which some scientists say is being accelerated by the new variant and another variant first detected in Britain. © thewire_in. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 33 #WestBengalElections | Arrogance, Might, Money Power Lost In West Bengal: Kapil Sibal:

Track Latest News Live on NDTV.com and get news updates from India and around the world. © ndtv. May 3 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 34 In Coimbatore South, #MakkalNeedhiMaiam president #KamalHaasan has regained his lead, After Round 5, he is ahead of Congress candidate Mayura Jayakumar by 2,042 votes

#TamilNaduElections2021

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In Anna Nagar Constituency, at the end of 11th round, DMK candidate M.K. Mohan has got 28,114 votes and leading by a margin of 8,766 votes against AIADMK candidate Gokula Indira who has got 19,348 votes. © the_hindu. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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Top News# 35 #WestBengalElections2021 #ResultsWithTimes #ElectionsWithTimes

We won against money power, muscle power, mafia power: Mamata Banerjee

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Battleground Nandigram produced an epic poll confrontation on Sunday as Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and former aide Suvendu Adhikari engaged in an attritional contest that went down to the wire, with both candidates alternatively leading and trailing through each round of counting. © timesofindia. May 2 2021 Reported Here.


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