.Attur, Tamil Nadu, India
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy CM O Panneerselvam during the release of party's manifesto in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

  • Attur Assembly constituency is located in Salem district
  • The seat is reserved for Scheduled Castes candidates
  • Chinnathambi RM of AIADMK is sitting MLA of Attur

.Puducherry, India
Dr Kiran Bedi's removal comes after a continuing power feud between her and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@thekiranbedi)

  • Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has been given the additional charge as Puducherry
  • Earlier on Tuesday, Congress legislator A John Kumar resigned from his MLA post
  • The Congress government in Puducherry is in crisis ahead of the elections

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
BJP leader Suvendhu Adhikari said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee remembers Nandigram only before elections. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • 'I will defeat her by a margin of at least 50,000 votes or I will quit politics,' Suvendhu Adhikari said
  • He said the final decision to field candidates will be taken by the BJP leadership
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee earlier declared she will contest the election from Nandigram, Adhikari's bastion

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Sanjay Raut heads the tripartite Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ @sanjay__raut)

  • Sanjay Raut said that Sonia Gandhi effectively led the United Progressive Alliance
  • He said many regional parties in different states had fought against the BJP
  • He said non-BJP governments in various states are facing a lot of challenges

Tokyo 2020 Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori delivers a New Year's address in Tokyo (Photo credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Mori on Thursday apologised for saying women "have difficulty"
  • The comments were slammed as out-of-touch
  • Mori served as prime minister between April 2000 and 2001