Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee hold a rally today; India records single-day spike in COVID | Top News

Here are the top headlines of the hour:

1. The Second phase of Polling is a battle of prestige in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee versus Amit Shah in Nandigram today.

2. Nandigram is witnessing a massive political uproar in West Bengal elections. Massive show of strength by both Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Home Minister Amit Shah.

3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Kerala, where he said that the people in Kerala wish for a change, Bhartiya Janata Party promises that change. Voting for Bhartiya Janata Party means voting for development.

4. A massive poll controversy erupts in Tamil Nadu. Congress says PM Narendra Modi's poster missing in BJP poll campaign. BJP counters with proof.

5. India records the highest single-day tally since October. 8 states account for over 84 percent caseload in terms of the COVID crisis. State governments impose stricter curbs.