Lok Sabha Elections 2019]
Airports, stations gear up ahead of Modi oath taking
Updated on May 29, 2019 10:34 AM IST
Wednesday promises to be even busier for officials at the Indira Gandhi International airport with leaders of the BIMSTEC nations, Kyrgyzstan, and Mauritius expected to arrive for the swearing-in.
Vote split behind AIADMK-BJP alliance loss in Tamil Nadu
The DMK, led by former party chief Karunanidhi’s son, Stalin, swept the elections, winning 37 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats that polled last month.
Updated on May 28, 2019 07:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chennai |MC Rajan & M Manikandan
Delhi govt to shut down coaching centres operating above fourth floor
The Delhi Fire Service director has been directed to “take strict action as per fire safety standards and guidelines to prevent recurrence of such accidents (Surat fire),” an official order issued by Home Minister Satyendar Jain said.
Published on May 27, 2019 09:39 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
‘All became Narendra Modi and led the campaign’: PM in Varanasi
The PM underlined that such large support from across the country was made possible because people had faith in the ‘Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas’ approach of the BJP government.
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Varanasi | HT Correspondent
Trinamool dismisses PM’s allegations on killing of BJP workers in Bengal
The TMC leadership also claimed that not a single BJP worker has been killed in the state in political violence.
Updated on May 27, 2019 11:07 PM IST
Kolkata |Press Trust of India
Free all youths unconditionally: NC MP
The NC winner from Anantnag alleged that hundreds, many juvenile, were arrested and locked up on mere suspicion by police after Musa’s killing.
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:25 PM IST
Indo Asian News Service |Indo Asian News Service
BSP says it will continue supporting Gehlot Govt
BSP MLA Wajib Ali said that BSP’s will continue to support the Congress-led government in Rajasthan
Published on May 27, 2019 06:03 PM IST
Jaipur |Press Trust of India
Sikkim gets new chief minister after 25 years, moves to five-day week
Immediately after being sworn in, the new chief minister declared a five-day week for the state government employees. Earlier, only the second Saturday of each month was a government holiday.
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gangtok | Pramod Giri
‘BJP workers being killed for their ideology in Bengal’: PM Modi
The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
Updated on May 27, 2019 05:46 PM IST
‘Don’t fall for rumours’: Congress on reports of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation
Surjewala said the CWC saw the reverses in the Lok Sabha polls as an opportunity for radical changes and a complete organisational overhaul and authorised Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the necessary measures.
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:09 PM IST
New Delhi | HT Correspondent
PMO has no records of income tax refunds of former prime ministers
To a query seeking details of income tax refunds of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, it refused to share the information, saying it was exempted under the Right to Information Act.
Updated on May 27, 2019 05:41 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
On Yeddyurappa’s prediction for Karnataka, Siddaramaiah responds with a dare
In a series of tweets, Siddaramaiah said the people’s mandate was for continuation of the BJP-led government at the Centre and not for ‘toppling’ the state government.
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:23 PM IST
Press Trust of India | HT Correspondent
Muslims have shown confidence in Modi-led govt: Ali Daruwalla
He is the state coordinator and president of Muslim Rashtriya Manch for western Maharashtra affiliated to the RSS
Updated on May 27, 2019 04:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune |Nadeem Inamdar
Narendra Modi in Varanasi Highlights| ‘Every house had a Modi’: PM on BJP’s poll sweep
After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) landslide victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on a thanksgiving visit on Monday.He marked his visit by offering prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple before heading to address party workers.Modi won the Varanasi parliamentary seat by a margin 4,79,505 votes, defeating his nearest rival Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party.Follow highlights here:
Updated on May 27, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP’s rise in vote share in Pune dims Sena’s hopes of seat sharing
BJP nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants
Updated on May 26, 2019 04:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pune | HT Correspondent
Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal elect most women MPs: 11 each
Overall, the 17th Lok Sabha will have the highest number of women parliamentarians ever at 78
Published on May 26, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
Bengal Lok Sabha results show Mamata, 17 ministers trail BJP on home turfs
The Trinamool Congress is facing a serious challenge from the BJP in Bengal after the saffron party’s stunning performance in the general elections,
Updated on May 26, 2019 03:51 PM IST
hindustan Times, Kolkata | Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
Lok Sabha elections results 2019- Dhinakaran questions EC over no votes polled for party
The AIADMK, which partnered the BJP for the general elections, managed to win just one Lok Sabha and won nine seats in the by-polls.
Updated on May 26, 2019 10:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chennai | HT Correspondent
‘Will leave AAP in 2020’: Alka Lamba on being removed from WhatsApp group
Lamba lashed out at Kejriwal and said why is she being held responsible for the party’s loss in Lok Sabha elections.
Updated on May 26, 2019 02:06 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
BJP struggles to reclaim Amritsar after Sidhu’s exit.
Even after fielding Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri this time, the vote share improved slightly (around 40 per cent), but the party could not win the seat.
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | Surjit Singh
Congress’ strong sacrilege pitch fails to dent Badal’s poll prospects
Sukhbir Singh Badal won from the Ferozepur constituency with the highest margin of 1.70 lakh in Punjab while his wife and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur scored a hat-trick from Bathinda.
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh |Vishal Joshi
Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJD’s Chandrani Murmu, 25, becomes youngest Member of Parliament
Chandrani, a greenhorn in politics, reportedly says she would like to come up to the expectations pinned on her by the youth and women besides the tribals in her region.
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:50 PM IST
New Delhi |Indo Asian News Service
Battle for survival looms for NCP
Another challenge the party is likely to face is to refrain its legislators and other senior leaders from switching to ruling parties.
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Faisal Malik
Congress faces uphill task to fix house
According to state leaders, the party will have to go for an overhaul, ahead of the Assembly elections, if it has to retain its position in the state, where the party was formed 133 years ago.
Updated on May 26, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Surendra P Gangan
BJP moves on to mission Assembly
Barely twelve days after the last phase of general polls in Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis held an initiative to review the drought scenario across 139 talukas in 22 districts of the state through a conference- call. Over six days, he spoke to 27,449 government officials and village-level public representatives, to understand drought-related grievances.
Published on May 26, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Ketaki Ghoge
Mamata Banerjee sees foreign hand behind BJP poll win
Mamata expressed doubts over the results of seats and said some programming was done in many machines involving one lakh votes.
Published on May 26, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Kolkata |Indo Asian News Service
Sena maintains its tally, not strike rate
The Uddhav Thackeray-led party’s performance, a repeat of 2014, has come primarily due to its decision to ally with BJP, observers said. The BJP and Sena won 41 of the 48 seats. The BJP bagged 23 seats
Published on May 26, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Swapnil Rawal
Amid face-off, Capt, Sidhu camp in Delhi to get audience
The CM blamed Sidhu for party’s “poor show” in urban areas, saying no development work was carried out in cities and towns by Sidhu’s department. Capt said he would be taking Sidhu’s report card to Rahul to make a case for change in his portfolio.
Updated on May 27, 2019 10:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | Sukhdeep Kaur
New Lok Sabha sees 9% rise in number of MPs with criminal charges
Of the total winners in 2019, 233 parliamentarians (43%) have declared criminal cases against them as compared to 185 (34%) in the Lok Sabha elected in 2014 and 162 (30 per cent) in 2009, say the findings based on the scrutiny of affidavits of 539 MPs.
Published on May 26, 2019 10:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow |HT Correspondent
Long list of hopefuls from Jharkhand for a berth in Modi’s second cabinet
There are speculations that any one or two of the newly elected Koderma MP Annapurna Devi, Khunti MP Arjun Munda and Dumka MP Sunil Soren are reckoning to be included in the new cabinet.
Published on May 26, 2019 09:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi | Bedanti Saran