Bengal Cut Money Tape haunts Didi; COVID spike continues | Top News

Here are the top headlines of the day: 1. Bengal vasooli gate explodes, and haunts Didi and Abhishek Banerjee. BJP has alleged that this is just tip of the iceberg. TMC hits back and rubbished BJP's claim. 2. 24 braves have been marytred in an ambush in Chhattisgarh. India salutes their supreme sacrifice. This after the braves were on a mission to counter the maoist in the area. 3. Politics over Maoist attack peaks, BJP says CM of Chhattisgarh is busy campaigning, whereas Congress hits back and questions about the whereabouts of HM Shah. 4. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray chairs a key cabinet meeting and will be deciding on whether to impose a lockdown in Mumbai or not. 5. Controversy has now erupted after the Election Commission has reduced the time of punishment for Himanta Biswa Sarma. This after he was barred for 48 hours to campaign ahead of the final phase of polling in state. The Congress party has now alleged that the EC is working under the Bhartiya Janata Party. 6. It is poll season in Kerala and a row has now erupted over SDPI supporting UDF candidate. 7. India witnesses single-day highest COVID spike once again, over 93,000 cases have recorded in the last 24 hours. 8. Times Now bigs win at the ENBA and wins the Best English News Channel of the Year Award.