West Bengal polls second phase underway; COVID vaccination opens for people above 45 | Top Headlines

Here are the top headlines of the day: 1. West Bengal second phase of voting underway The most crucial phase of polling records over 50% voter turnout 2. Nandigram in focus as Mamata and Suvendu face the biggest test The high-profile Nandigram constituency is in focus where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is pitted against her one-time loyalist-turned-rival Suvendu Adhikari of BJP. 3. Assam voting in 39 constituencies underway Around 11% voting has been recorded in 39 assembly constituencies of Assam. 4. Opposition questions election motive behind Centre's withdrawal of interest rate order The interest rate cut order on PPF, other small savings schemes have been withdrawn by the government raising election manifesto question by opposition parties. 5. COVID vaccination for people above 45 years starts Amidst the surge in coronavirus cases, COVID vaccine administration for people above 45 years begins. 6. Karnataka minister KS Eshwarappa files 'direct interference' complaint against CM Yediyurappa Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RDPR) Minister K S Eshwarappa has vented to Governor Vajubhai Vala against Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa for his direct intervention in affairs. 6. SIT to take woman involved in Karnataka ‘sex scandal’ to crime scene today The sex CD scandal developed further as the woman involved in the tape will be taken by the probe agency to the crime scene today.