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24-May-2019 Surat

Surat fire toll rises to 23, two students on ventilator

The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.Two of the injured students were on ventilator and five admitted to intensive care units (ICU). The...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Will Riyaz Naikoo fill void created by Zakir Musa's killing?

Riyaz Naikoo, 33, who carries a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head, now replaces Zakir Musa as the most wanted militant commander in the Kashmir Valley after Musa was killed by security forces on Thursday.Although he is not affiliated to the Al Qaeda as Musa...

24-May-2019 Guwahati

India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold

Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.Additionally, Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold of the...

24-May-2019 Bhopal

Violent ideology of Gandhi's killer has won : Digvijaya Singh

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh, who contested and lost the Lok Sabha poll from Bhopal to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, on Friday said that the violent ideology of Mahatma Gandhi's killer had won in these elections.Speaking to reporters here, Singh...

24-May-2019 Surat

Devastating fire in Surat building claims 20 lives

With the fire brigade personnel pulling out more bodies from the charred remains of a coaching centre in a Surat building which caught a major fire on Friday, the death toll in the tragic incident rose to 20, while 16 other students were injured.As many as...

24-May-2019 Bhopal

Modi's vision is Rashtra Dharma : Pragya Thakur

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, who has won the Bhopal parliamentary seat on a BJP ticket, on Friday termed the massive mandate to her party in the Lok Sabha elections as "a victory of Rashtra dharma", which she said was a vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Thakur,...

24-May-2019 Kolkata

Five generals of BJP who made lotus bloom in Bengal

As the BJP made stunning inroads in the Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal, winning an unprecedented 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies, IANS takes a look at the top five generals of the saffron outfit in Bengal who helped the party cut deep into Mamata...

24-May-2019 Mumbai

'PM Narendra Modi': A hurriedly mounted hagiography

Director Omung Kumar's latest film "PM Narendra Modi" is a biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The narrative begins with a lengthy disclaimer which mentions it is a fictionalised piece of work. And over the 136 minutes of its runtime, those who are aware of...

24-May-2019 Srinagar

How a studious Zakir Rashid Bhat became the dreaded 'Zakir Musa'

The journey of Zakir Rashid Bhat, from a well-to-do middle class family of Noorpora village in Jammu and Kashmir's Tral area, to becoming 'Zakir Musa' or the most wanted militant in Kashmir reads like a Bollywood blockbuster.Seeing his father Abdul Rashid...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

BJP vote share in Odisha increases by almost 73%

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) vote share in Odisha in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections increased by almost 73 per cent with the party set to increase its tally to eight seats from the two it won in 2014.On Friday, the party confirmed its victory in five...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Saffron surge breaches Mamata bastion

Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal could not remain immune to the saffron surge that swept the country on Thursday, as the BJP demonstrated a spectacular performance in the Lok Sabha elections in the state where it hardly counted so far.In the state where 42...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

NDA gained most in rural east, UPA in rural south (Data Deep Dive)

The BJP made major gains in rural constituencies of east India and lost the most in rural north.A deep dive into the Lok Sabha election results brings out a clear picture of how the nation voted in a historic verdict in favour of Prime Minister Narendra...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Narendra Modi progenitor of Hindutva Plus

After smashing through all bastions in north and middle India -- from Haryana, Himachal, Uttarakhand and Delhi in the north to Bengal in the east, all the way up to Assam in the northeast, Hindutva has a new sheen, hue and connotation. It is a relentless drum...

24-May-2019 Patna

NDA sweeps Bihar with 39/40 seats, Mahagathbandhan routed

The rout of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which led the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar, has been the biggest shock in these elections.The Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has swept the state, bagging 39 of the 40 seats, while the...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Muslims and election: They also serve who only stand and wait

Indias 187 million Muslims deserve a round of applause for the diligent docility with which they have allowed themselves to be the "other" against which the divisions within Hindu society have been composed into an ever increasing expanse of saffron. In geological...

24-May-2019 Lucknow

'Royal' candidates bite dust in Modi storm

It is a royal victory for the BJP but royals in Uttar Pradesh have lost big, too.For the first time, almost all candidates in the opposition who belong to royal families have lost elections.In Pratapgarh, two royal candidates have lost elections. Rajkumari...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

In continuing Modi surge, BJP claims Middle India

The Bharatiya Janata Party has effected a redrawing of its support base that now spreads beyond the Hindi heartland to include at least 10 states that form its core.The results of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections show that Middle India is now firmly in the BJP's...

24-May-2019 Bhubaneswar

Two high-profile BJP leaders bite dust in Odisha

Amid celebrations in the BJP camp for the stupendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections, two of its high-profile leaders lost in Odisha.Former MP Baijayant Panda, who was contesting from the Kendrapara Parliament constituency, lost to actor-turned Rajya Sabha...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Resounding Modi wave as BJP secures 303

The BJP's resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections that saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi make headlines across national and international dailies and also paint a vast swath of the mainland saffron brought in its wake some outstanding results from a...

24-May-2019 New Delhi

Narendra Modi meets L.K. Adavni

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) victory in the Lok Sabha elections was possible because of the work done by party veteran L.K. Advani."The BJP's successes today are possible because greats like him spent...

24-May-2019 Jalandhar

LPU collaborates with Adani Group to make India Cleaner

Lovely Professional University has integrated Project Swachhagraha in the curriculum of 1st year students. ‘Trash the trash’ is the title of this innovative endeavour under the project. More than 6,000 students of the university, hailing from across India,...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

CWC rejects resignation, but Rahul insists on stepping down

The Congress Working Committee (CWC) on Saturday rejected offer by party President Rahul Gandhi to resign in the wake of the debacle in the Lok Sabha elections but he has been insisting that his resignation is accepted and has not withdrawn his offer to...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

Narendra Modi calls for removing fear among minorities

Accusing opposition parties of using minorities for electoral gains, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the BJP and his allies should remove the sense of fear among them as everybody needs to be taken along for the country's prosperity."Unfortunately,...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

2019 government elected on the basis of performance : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said the air strike in Pakistan's Balakot in response to the Pulwama terror attack was a reply to those who had dismissed the cross-LoC surgical strike of September 2016 as fluke.Speaking at the NDA Parliamentary meeting,...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

The Unifier-IV: Modi's Backward Janata Party

The evolution of the BJP under PM Narendra Modi has been stark, redefining and reimagined. Even as one seeks clues to covert and overt Hindu resurgence and revivalism, one cant run away from the fact of how a party predominantly of the forward castes --...

25-May-2019 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee offers to quit as CM, party doesn't endorse

Two days after her party suffered serious setbacks in the Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday offered to step down from the post.Banerjee said that she had expressed her desire to quit the Chief Minister's post at...

25-May-2019 Surat

Surat toll 23, state orders all coaching centres shut

Shaken out of stupor by the devastating fire in a coaching centre in a four-storey building here that claimed 23 lives, all of Gujarat's eight municipal corporations and scores of municipalities on Saturday ordered shutdown of all coaching centres running in...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

After thumping LS poll win, BJP sets eyes on Delhi Assembly

After bagging all the 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, the BJP has set its eyes on the Assembly elections slated early next year, with the party on Saturday exuding confidence of repeating the similar performance then.Delhi BJP chief and winner from North East...

25-May-2019 Mumbai

There's no such thing as bankable star : Diljit Dosanjh

Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming Punjabi film titled "Shadaa", says whether it is Bollywood or Punjabi films, the audience comes to watch a story and good characters rather than a star, so he does not believe in the...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

Congress leaders look tense as CWC meet ends

The Congress leaders, who participated in the CWC meeting on Saturday to discuss the party's abysmal showing in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections, wore grim look when they came out as the meeting ended.As the top decision-making body met at the party...

25-May-2019 New Delhi

Want to make PMO efficient, rather than effective : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) staff, thanked them for their support during his tenure and wished to make the PMO efficient rather than effective."In an effective way of working, step by step it is checked...

25-May-2019 Amaravati

God has punished Chandrababu Naidu : Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy

YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is set to take oath as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister next week, on Saturday said God has punished TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu for his misdeeds.Addressing the newly-elected legislators of his party,...

25-May-2019 Amaravati

Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy records highest victory margin in Andhra polls

YSR Congress Party leader Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who is all set to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh next week, was elected to the state Assembly with the highest margin of over 90,000 votes while Malladi Vishnu of his party won the...

25-May-2019 Amethi

What went wrong in Amethi for Congress?

What went so horribly wrong for Congress President Rahul Gandhi that he lost from his familys pocket borough Amethi Lok Sabha constituency?Ask local leaders and people and they cite reasons like Congress turncoats benefitting BJP's Smriti Irani and apparent...

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