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Punjab CM hints at changing Sidhu’s portfolio

Chandigarh: Hours after blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu’s inept handling of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the poor performance of the Congress in the urban areas, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday evening said he intended to change the minister’s portfolio. In an interview with a news channel, the Chief Minister said […]

TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh (File Photo/Facebook)

Chandrababu Naidu’s son defeated in Assembly polls

Amaravati:  Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N. Chandrababu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh was defeated in Assembly election. Lokesh, whom Naidu was grooming as his political successor, lost by 5,200 votes to YSR Congress Party’s A. Rama Krishna Reddy in Mangalagiri constituency in state capital region Amaravati. Though a minister in […]

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Chiefs of Grand Alliance partners in Bihar defeated

Patna:  There was such a Modi wave in Bihar this time that the chiefs of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and VIP – the three allies of the RJD-led Grand Alliance in Bihar – have been defeated in Lok Sabha polls. RLSP chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, who […]

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Will not work with bad intentions, will take everyone along: Modi

New Delhi: Accepting the resounding poll victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday promised that he will not work with “bad intentions” and that he would like to move ahead by taking everyone along, leaving behind the bitterness witnessed during the Lok Sabha campaign. Addressing the victory celebration at the party headquarters here, he said that […]

Malda: Actor and Trinamool Congress MP Dev alias Deepak Adhikari during election campaign in Malda on April 17, 2019. (File Photo: IANS)

Trinamool’s Dev defeats BJP’s Bharati Ghosh in Ghatal

Kolkata: Bengali superstar and Trinamool Congress candidate Deepak Adhikari (Dev) won West Bengal’s Ghatal Lok Sabha seat, defeating his BJP rival and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh. Dev defeated Ghosh by a margin of 107,973 votes. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Dev won the seat by defeating CPI candidate Santosh Rana by a margin […]

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We will introspect: MP CM Kamal Nath after Congress defeat

Bhopal:  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday accepted the results of the Lok Sabha election in which his Congress party suffered an emphatic defeat, saying the party could not convey its agenda to the people. Reacting to the victory of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance across the country, including in Madhya Pradesh, Nath […]

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Most dynasties face people’s wrath in LS polls

New Delhi:  If caste barriers fell in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, dynasties became the second casualty with many political families, mostly belonging to the opposition camp, failing to win the people’s mandate. Be it the Mulayam Singh Yadav clan in Uttar Pradesh, Lalu Prasad’s family in Bihar, the Hooda family in Haryana or the […]

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BJP candidates capture Gujarat with dreamlike margins, highest at 6.78 lakh

Ahmedabad:  The Bharatiya Janata Party in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gujarat once again captured all 26 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday while decimating the opposition Congress with BJP candidates improving their voteshare with dreamlike numbers, the highest margin being 6.78 lakh votes and the lowest at 1.25 lakh. If the Modi wave swept all the […]

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Zakir Musa, J&K’s most wanted militant, killed in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley’s most wanted militant commander, Zakir Musa, who headed the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind, was killed on Thursday by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Informed sources said the security forces started a cordon and search operation in Dadsara village of Tral area following information about the presence of […]