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Sunday, May 19

NDA may win 267 seats; UPA 127 seats, predicts ABP exit poll

New Delhi, May 20: The BJP-led NDA is predicted to win 277 seats by ABP News-Nielsen survey, whereas, the Congress-led UPA is predicted to be restricted to 130. The exit poll has also projected a thumping win for the Mahagathbandhan of the

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu mocks exit polls, says most have gone wrong since 1999

New Delhi, May 19: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday mocked at the exit polls, saying they were not exact polls. Exit polls do not mean exact polls. We have to understand that. Since 1999, most of the exit polls have

Saturday, May 18

Himachal Pradesh: Over 53 lakh voters to seal fate of 45 candidates today

Shimla, May 18: Five MLAs, including a state minister, are among the 45 candidates trying to make it to Parliament from Himachal Pradesh where polling will be held Sunday, the last phase of voting in the 2019 elections. Among the 45

Meira Kumar, Paswan locked in direct contest in Bihar's Sasaram

Patna, May 18: Sasaram is gearing up for a direct contest from between the Congress leader Meira Kumar and BJPs sitting MP Chhedi Paswan. While the former Lok Sabha Speaker, contesting as the Congress candidate representing the mahagathbandhan (gran....

Thursday, May 16

Priyanka offers Namaz for votes: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, May 16: Union Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday scathing attack on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, saying that the Congress general secretary offered ''namaz'' in Amethi and then also visited the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Madhya Prades....

Former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar reports for duty at Home Ministry

New Delhi, May 16: Former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar reported for duty at the Home Ministry in Delhi today after the Election Commission relieved him as the additional director general of the Criminal Investigation Department ....

'Nathuramm Godse a deskbhakt': BJP asks Sadhvi Pragya to apologise for her remark

New Delhi, May 16: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday distanced itself from party leader Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur's latest remarks on Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuramm Godse. Speaking to reporters, Pragya Thakur, who is an accused in....

Weather forecast: Delhi rains to take backseat after 24 hours

New Delhi, May 16: Let us have a look at the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh on May 17. Bengaluru: May is the most intense pre-Monsoon month for the city of Bengaluru. In fact, the

Monday, May 13

Humsafar Express to replace Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express

New Delhi, May 13: The railways has decided to replace the Delhi-Allahabad Duronto Express with the Humasafar Express, sources said. The Humsafar express that will replace the Duronto will run four days a week instead of the triweekly run of the

J&K: Terrorists shoot at civilian in Shopian, injured a close aide of NC leader

Srinagar, May 13: Terrorists reportedly shot at a political worker in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian area on Monday. The incident took place at Chitragam Kalan in Shopian and the victim has been identified as one Sajad Ahmad Ganaie. Sajad Ahmad is

Sunday, May 12

Earthquake of magnitude 2.6 hit Palghar

Mumbai, May 12: An earthquake measuring 2.6 on the Richter Scale hit Maharashtra's Palghar today. The tremblor jolted areas around Palghar at 2:12 pm this afternoon. On May 3,  an earthquake of magnitude 4.2 struck Himachal Pradesh's Mandi dist....

Jammu: Suspicious youth detained outside Army camp

Jammu, May 12: A youth was detained and handed over to police for investigation after he was found moving suspiciously outside a military station here, a defence spokesperson said on Sunday.  The youth was confronted by the Army outside

Saturday, May 11

Weather forecast: Heatwave to abate soon as light showers in AP, Telangana for the next 3 days

New Delhi, May 07: The countdown to Southwest Monsoon 2019 has begun and with this, the curiosity about its onset has also doubled among people hailing from all fields. Monsoon first marks its attendance over Andaman and Nicobar Islands around May

I belong to caste of the poor: PM Modi responds to Mayawati’s ‘farzi backward’ jibe

Lucknow, May 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stepped up his attack on the Opposition alliance in Uttar Pradesh for raising questions on his caste, asserting that he belongs to the caste of all poor countrymen. "They have

Friday, May 10

AAP sends notice to BJP, Gambhir demanding apology

New Delhi, May 10: The AAP on Friday sent a notice to the BJP and its East Delhi Lok Sabha seat candidate Gautam Gambhir demanding an apology for the derogatory pamphlet allegedly circulated against Atishi Marlena, failing which "appropriate legal pr....

Sidhu in fresh EC trouble for his remarks against PM Modi

New Delhi, May 10: The Election Commission Friday issued a fresh show cause notice to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for prima facie violating the model code of conduct by making alleged disparaging remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Thursday, May 09

Modi's recent statements show he is 'cracking under pressure': Rahul

New Delhi, May 09: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent statements and interviews show that he is "cracking under pressure". Modi is right to be nervous about the election results, Gandhi said o....

Ready to return to India if not arrested till conviction: Zakir Naik

New Delhi, May 09: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has said he is ready to return to India if the Supreme Court gives an assurance that he would not be arrested till his conviction. "If there is an assurance from the Supreme

Wednesday, May 08

Rajiv Gandhi used warship INS Virat as ‘personal taxi’ to go on holiday: PM Modi

New Delhi, May 08: Escalating his attack on former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Narendra Modi on Wednesday claimed that the former prime minister used warship INS Virat as ‘private taxi' for holidaying. He was addressing his first 2019 poll

Cyclone Fani: Death toll rises to 41

Bhubaneswar, May 08: The toll in Cyclone Fani rose to 41 on Wednesday , while power restoration work is on full swing in the affected areas with additional skilled manpower being drawn from other states, an official said. The

Tuesday, May 07

Woman gangraped in Alwar: BJP calls it worse than Nirbhaya case

Jaipur, May 07: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday condemned the incident of gang rape in Alwar district and directed officials to take stern action against the accused. "The state government is committed for women safety. Nearly a

Jaitley labels Cong ‘cry baby’, says poll code does not limit free speech

New Delhi, May 07: Calling the Congress party the "cry baby" of this election, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the model code of conduct cannot encroach the right to free speech. He said that political parties have

Monday, May 06

Only have love for Modi who insulted a martyr: Rahul on PM's barb at Rajiv Gandhi

New Delhi, May 06: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that despite Narendra Modi insulting his father Rajiv Gandhi, he only had love for the prime minister. "He is the prime minister of the country, but insults a

Why Mufti thinks Modi’s brashtachar reference to Rajiv Gandhi will help Congress

New Delhi, May 06: People's Democratic Party leader Mehbooba Mufti on Monday gave a spin to Narendra Modi's Brashtachar No. 1 remark and said just like the controversial Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's, the Prime Minister's personal remarks on R....

Sunday, May 05

2018 IAS, IPS cadre allocation quashed by Delhi HC

New Delhi, May 06: The Delhi high court has quashed the Centre's cadre allocations of IAS and IPS officers of 2018 batch under the new policy and ordered a fresh cadre allocation. A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli

Who was that Q connection, Jaitley asks Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, May 06: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday wondered why Congress president Rahul Gandhi gets disturbed when integrity issues of his late father Rajiv Gandhi-led government are raised and the 'Q' connection in the Bofors gun-deal is qu....

Saturday, May 04

BJP leader shot dead by terrorists in South Kashmir: Report

Srinagar, May 05: Gul Muhammad Mir, a BJP worker, was on Saturday shot dead by suspected terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. The party has alleged that his security was recently withdrawn by the state administration, curren....

Opposition leaders condemn attack on Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, May 05: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slapped by a man during a roadshow in Moti Nagar in the New Delhi constituency, prompting a strong reaction from the AAP which alleged the BJP was behind the "cowardly act".

BJP will try to 'destabilise' Karnataka govt if it replicates 2014 LS feat: Minister

Bengaluru, May 04: Karnataka Forest Minister Satish Jarkiholi on Saturday alleged the BJP would try to destabilise the Congress-JDS coalition government in the state if it repeats its 2014 Lok Sabha polls performance. Noting that everything will depe....

Why is Ladakh seat important for BJP?

New Delhi, May 04: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made history in strategically important Ladakh parliamentary seat in 2014 general elections by winning it for the first time. In 2014, BJP candidate Thupstan Chhewang had defeated an Independent Gh....

Friday, May 03

Finance Ministry says economic growth may have slowed in 2018-19

New Delhi, May 3: The Indian economy appears to have slowed down in 2018-19 due to lower private consumption, tepid growth in fixed investment and muted exports, a finance ministry report has said. The Central Statistics Office (CSO), which released ....

ICSE, ISC results 2019 to be declared on Tuesday by this time

New Delhi, May 03: The ICSE and ISC results 2019 will be declared on Tuesday. The results once declared will be available on the official website. There is now confirmation on the dates on when the results will be declared. The

Wednesday, May 01

CJI Gogoi appears before panel probing sexual harassment charges against him

New Delhi, May 02: Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi appeared before the internal panel of the Supreme Court that is probing harassment charges levelled against him. No details of the proceedings were made known as the proceedings are being held

Nagaland Class 10, 12 result 2019 to be declared today, time awaited

New Delhi, May 02: The Nagaland Class 10, 12 result 2019 will be declared today. The results once declared will be available on the official website. It has been confirmed that the results would be declared on May 2.