• India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi’s border politics 20 May 2019 23:19 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi - a divisive prime minister The outcome of India's general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest - what does it …
  • India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi's border politics 20 May 2019 23:16 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi - a divisive prime minister The outcome of India's general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest - what does it …
  • Tampering with history: how India's ruling party is erasing the Muslim heritage of the nation's cities 20 May 2019 22:11 (MENAFN - The Conversation) For centuries many millions of Hindus have gathered at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Sarswati in northern India for the festival of Kumbh Mela. Their pilgrimage, which ends with a sacred bath in the Ganges, …
  • 'We Were Cheated By Delhi' 20 May 2019 22:02 SRINAGAR — Kashmir has witnessed just around 20 percent people exercising their franchise in general elections. This is being seen as yet another proof of the growing marginalisation of the mainstream political parties in the state. But the party which   …
  • Meet India’s Most Prominent Democratic Socialist 20 May 2019 21:36 Yogendra Yadav campaigns with third-party candidate Dharamvir Gandhi on the outskirts of Chandigarh, India. (Courtesy of the author) Last December, Yogendra Yadav, the leader of the left-wing Swaraj India Party, published an open letter addressed to the …
  • Politics from the pulpit 20 May 2019 21:20 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi listens as Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 17, 2019. Over the seven phases of voting staggered over six weeks, 543 …
  • Where’s the alternative? 20 May 2019 19:49 Imlisanen Jamir A good exit poll always surprises and most polls following the Lok Sabha elections which concluded on May 19 did surprise. If they are to be believed, the BJP-led NDA will return to power, with the Congress-led UPA expected to fall far …
  • A jibe that marked a new low in electoral politics 20 May 2019 19:33 Even as we eagerly await the verdict of the people on May 23, it is time to reflect on the nature of the political discourse this election season. We witnessed a new low in the campaign: the Prime Minister’s desperate fulminations against not just his …
  • Google's Huawei Android restrictions: here's what it means for you - TechRadar India 20 May 2019 19:19 The news that Google has blocked Huawei’s future access to Android updates – for both apps and timely security updates – not only casts doubt over the entire future of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s business, it also could have wide-ranging …
  • View: Fundamental shifts in India's electoral politics witnessed in the 2019 poll battle 20 May 2019 18:30 Electoral politics has been witness to a significant shift. Regardless of which way the results go on May 23, Election 2019 would have only cemented the factors underpinning this shift. And, in doing so, it has subtly, yet firmly, redefined the matrix on …
  • Hc grants anticipatory bail to Kamal 20 May 2019 17:44 By Chennaivision in Chennai News May 20, 2019 The Madras High Court’s Madurai bench has granted conditional anticipatory bail to Makkal Needhi Maiam founder and actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan. The relief was granted to him when his petition fearing arrest, …
  • India: The Reputation of the Election Commission Has Been Severely Tarnished 20 May 2019 17:44 Voters’ faith in the Election Commission has deteriorated this past election season. That does not bode well for democracy. The Election Commission of India. Credit: Reuters Sidharth Bhatia Government Politics Elections in India are a matter of pride. …
  • Vivek Oberoi Called Out By Sonam Kapoor And Twitter For Meme Featuring Aishwarya 20 May 2019 17:43 Actor Vivek Oberoi is being savaged on social media and has also earned himself a notice from the National Commission of Women after sharing a meme equating election exit polls to his past relationship with actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Oberoi, who …
  • Breakingviews - Modi win will underpin India's market exuberance - Reuters 20 May 2019 15:53 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi, India April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - Indian voters just gave the country’s stock market some support …
  • Sexual harassment charge filed against Tripura MLA 20 May 2019 15:29 Agartala, May 20 (IANS): Tripura Police have launched a probe after a tribal girl filed a complaint of sexual harassment against a legislator belonging to the ruling alliance partner IPFT, an official said on Monday. “We have launched an inquiry after a …
  • NRC: Rajnath, Sonowal review Assam situation 20 May 2019 15:29 New Delhi, May 20 (PTI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security scenario in Assam besides preparation to deal with any possible law and order situation which may arise after the publication of the final National Register of Citizens ( …
  • Global set-up is very scary, Indian market is expensive but I am fully invested: Manish Chokhani, Enam 20 May 2019 12:19 I wish more of Indians were invested in equity markets because if 50% of India is owned by the owners of businesses, 20-25% is owned by foreigners. Where are the Indians in the ownership hierarchy, said Manish Chokhani, Director, Enam Holdings, in an …
  • Market in a short term can’t push much higher sans earnings recovery: Jonathan Schiessl, IIFL 20 May 2019 12:19 Perhaps the market reaction today was a little bit premature but this is understandable after the last month or so, said Jonathan Schiessl, Fund Manager, IIFL AMC, in an interview with ETNOW. Edited excerpts: What a thumping standing ovation by equity …
  • Exit Polls Show Gains For BJP In Bengal: What It Means For Mamata Banerjee and TMC 20 May 2019 11:49 In what could be a tectonic shift in West Bengal’s politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to make inroads in the state according to exit poll results released Sunday. If one goes by the trends indicated by the exit polls, the BJP’s success rate …
  • ‘Congress Must Die,’ Says Yogendra Yadav After Exit Polls Predict Mammoth Victory For BJP 20 May 2019 11:48 Exit poll results Sunday predicted a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and majority for the BJP-led NDA government. Amid debate and speculation about the results, Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav created a controversy when he said the Congress …
  • '56 Exit Polls Proved Wrong In Australia, Wait Till May 23 For Real Results,' Says Shashi Tharoor 20 May 2019 11:48 After almost all exit polls predicted a comfortable majority for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday rejected the predictions, saying he would wait till May 23 for the "real results". "I …
  • Vivek Oberoi's Exit Poll Meme Involves Aishwarya, Salman And Abhishek; Sparks Row 20 May 2019 11:47 Bollywood Actor Vivek Oberoi sparked a controversy on Monday after he posted a meme involving his ex-girlfriend Aishwarya Rai, Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. The actor, who will next be seen playing PM Narendra Modi, in the latter's biopic, shared …
  • 5 things to know for May 20: Politics, India, Morehouse, Texas kidnapping, weather 20 May 2019 10:20 1. Politics2. India election 3. Morehouse College Graduating seniors at Morehouse College were already in a good mood. They were graduating from college, after all. Then their commencement speaker really made their day: He promised to pay off their student …
  • Mysteries Behind Indira Gandhi's Emergency Rule 20 May 2019 09:12 Just the other day on the election campaign trail, Rahul Gandhi yet again apologized for what is perceived to be his grandma's gravest political sin—putting India under the dark cloud of emergency rule. But very few people actually know even today what …
  • Geopolitics And Politics Dominate The News Flow 20 May 2019 08:05 Politics and geo-politics dominate the market narrative in Asia, with a further escalating war of words and actions between the US and China, which has seen Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) enter the fold, suspending some business activity with Huawei, with a number …
  • Next government must wake up to reality: India has fallen further behind China 20 May 2019 07:15 So the hurly-burly is done. Who has lost the battle and who has won is an answer that will stew in the voting machines for the next 48 hours as they are lined up for counting ballots. The results will bring to an end an enervating six-week election …
  • How to exorcise the ghost of Nathuram Godse, which pops up every now and then? 20 May 2019 06:23 NEW DELHI: We don’t need the ghost of Nathuram Godse to pop up at regular intervals to remind us of the singular contribution of Mahatma Gandhi, who earned freedom for India through a unique non-violent movement. We will be telling a lie to our children if …
  • Exit polls put Narendra Modi in box seat to lead India for five more years 20 May 2019 04:14 At least seven exit polls released by Indian media organisations Sunday night predicted that Modi's party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, and its allies would win at least 280 of the 545 seats in the lower house of Parliament, empowering them to …
  • Exit Polls Predict Doom For Congress 20 May 2019 04:14 With the last votes cast in the final phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election, the exit polls have unanimously screamed a landslide victory for the BJP -led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). If the exit poll projections actually convert into actual results – …
  • Spare the poll referee 20 May 2019 03:20 On Monday morning when you are reading this editorial, the last and seventh phase of polling in the Lok Sabha poll would have concluded a few hours earlier. Thank god, it is over after all. The Election Commission must complete the poll in fewer than seven …
  • The unpeople of India 20 May 2019 00:01 Muslims now have to live with the bleak truth that the most powerful political party and its ideological parent, with tentacles spread across the country, are pathologically hostile to Muslims. I fear for our future as a secular, multicultural country that …
  • BJP says 'Modi vs none' campaign worked well 19 May 2019 22:51 New Delhi: With the bitterly fought 2019 electoral battle ending on Sunday and the verdict just four days away, a confident BJP claimed that its ‘Modi Vs None’ campaign had “perfectly clicked” among voters. Exit poll predictions, with most of them seem to …
  • India decided? 19 May 2019 20:33 The closely contested gigantic electoral exercise came to an end with the seventh phase on May 19. In the parliamentary history of India, the current election was most widely spread out with over 39 days (April 11-May 19) with interplays diverse …
  • Are women leaders needed in the Naga Students’ Federation? Why? 19 May 2019 20:33 Some of those who voted YES had this to say: • Yes, we need women participation and beyond the post of women co-ordinator and cultural secretary. We need our women prepared to take a stand and also create environment for her to respond. The cultural …
  • Letters: Christianity in politics, Israel Folau and budget time 19 May 2019 18:55 Christian party idea has thorns There may be some long-term unintended consequences if Alfred Ngaro follows the footsteps of John Banks and Don Brash and leaves National to set up a National-leaning Christian party. Firstly, Labour can do exactly the same …
  • India’s Narendra Modi Appears Headed for Re-election, Exit Polls Show 19 May 2019 18:34 NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of the most powerful and divisive leaders India has produced in decades, appeared headed for re-election, according to exit polls released Sunday at the end of mammoth parliamentary elections. Mr. Modi seems to …
  • 'Exit polls do not mean exact polls,' says Venkaiah Naidu 19 May 2019 18:00 Amaravati: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu 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 gone wrong," the Vice-President …
  • India’s marathon vote ends, Narendra Modi on tenterhooks over second term 19 May 2019 17:39 Kolkata — Voting ended on Sunday in India’s most acrimonious election in decades that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power. As the final polling booths closed, a huge security cordon was thrown …
  • India Election: Exit Polls Indicate Modi Heading for 2nd Term 19 May 2019 16:52 NEW DELHI —  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will secure a second term in office according to exit polls announced after the country’s mammoth general election wrapped up on Sunday. Millions of voters cast ballots in the final stage of the election for …
  • Voting in India ends, counting to start 19 May 2019 16:04 Voting in one of India’s most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day yesterday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to retain his overall majority. The seventh and final round of voting ended the world’s biggest election with …
  • Gandhi, Godse And The Idea Of Deshbhakti 19 May 2019 15:12 The recent statement by Pragya Thakur describing  Nathuram Godse as a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot)  and the subsequent efforts by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to describe it as unforgivable indicates that India is not just in the cusp of a fierce ideological …
  • Will It Be A Saffron Surge In Bengal? 19 May 2019 15:12 The Lok Sabha Election of 2019 seems like an ideological ‘Waterloo’ for West Bengal with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) estimated to make an unprecedented electoral gain. Till 2014 BJP had been an insignificant electoral force, with a vote share …
  • India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term 19 May 2019 14:36 Some 900 million people were eligible to vote in India's multi-stage election KOLKATA - Voting ended Sunday in India's most acrimonious election in decades that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term …
  • Trade War, Australia, ‘Game of Thrones’: Your Weekend Briefing 19 May 2019 14:33 Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead. 1. The threat of an all-out global trade war has been quelled, at least for now. President Trump delayed a decision on whether to impose tariffs on automobiles imported from Europe, Japan and other …
  • Elections in India draw to a close amid bitter political rhetoric 19 May 2019 10:37 Elections for the final phase of the parliamentary or Lok Sabha elections drew to a close on Sunday as voters cast their ballots for 59 seats spread over seven states. Voting was also ongoing in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, in …
  • BJP mastered WhatsApp elections in India: Shashi Tharoor 19 May 2019 10:07 New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) mastered the art of influencing voters via social media platforms in Lok Sabha elections and WhatsApp has been their favourite medium simply because of its massive reach, Congress Party leader …
  • Curtain Comes Down on India’s Marathon Election 19 May 2019 08:23 NEW DELHI —  Tens of thousands of voters in eight states lined up at polling stations to cast ballots in the final round of voting that brings India’s marathon 39-day election to a close. Out of the 59 parliamentary seats up for grabs Sunday, the most high …
  • Negative politics wins the election for Australia's conservatives 19 May 2019 08:14 Scott Morrison speaks to supporters. Video: AFP Australia's conservative government held on to power at national elections thanks to a highly effective negative campaign warning voters against the centre-left Labor Party's large policy reform …
  • India village-fire victims blame election violence 19 May 2019 08:04 BOGAKHALI, India -- Riya Mondal could not stop crying. Standing in front of the burned-out shell of her family's home and adjacent appliance repair shop, she pointed to the blackened cage that once held her two beloved parrots. After a minute, she …
  • U.S.-style polarization has arrived in India. Modi is at the heart of the divide. 19 May 2019 07:44 LUCKNOW, India —  In their 31 years of marriage, Seema and Sanjive Khanna have fought many times, the way couples do, over the house or the children or their finances. But nothing has divided them as bitterly as Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the current …
  • Poor boy Modi becomes India's nationalist powerhouse 19 May 2019 07:38 By AFP NEW DELHI: Stern, sharp and shrewd, Narendra Modi fought his way off the streets to become one of India's most popular and polarising prime ministers. There is no middle ground between admirers and adversaries of the man -- now running for a …
  • Pakistan and India have cheap labour too, so how is Bangladesh surpassing them? 19 May 2019 07:30 Both India and Pakistan have cheap labour too, so why is it that only Bangladesh has taken massive strides when it comes to garment exports? PHOTO: IPS NEWS Lisbon, Portugal, is a scenic and hilly city which has preserved its old Christian traditions and …
  • India's bitter election comes to an end, with Modi's majority at risk 19 May 2019 07:01 Modi has campaigned acrimoniously. Photo: AFP Voting in one of India's most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day Sunday as Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrambled to hang on to his overall majority. Polls close at 6: …
  • Bigg Boss syndrome: How reality TV politics hides the real issues 19 May 2019 06:53 'Your father’s life ended as Bhrashtachari No. 1.' 'PM Modi is like a bride with bangles who pretends to work but does nothing. He (Rahul Gandhi) is running away to contest where the majority is the minority.' 'PM needs a tight slap of …
  • Commentary: Social media an indispensable tool in India's elections. That's where the trouble starts 19 May 2019 06:20 NEW DELHI: With India’s general election close to its conclusion, a crucial question needs to be revisited: What role have social media played in them? Conventional wisdom had it that, in the Indian context, one should always be skeptical about the reach …
  • Walls of dynastic politics have shown cracks: Yogi 19 May 2019 04:16 Gorakhpur, May 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cast his ballot here on Sunday and said the walls of casteism, regionalism and dynastic politics were now showing cracks. After casting his vote, Adityanath told the media: “If you work …
  • Intolerance in India Concerns Rights Groups 19 May 2019 02:10 WASHINGTON —  The spike in violent attacks against India’s Muslim minority has raised concerns among rights groups, which are urging the government to take more decisive measures to protect the country’s minorities. With an uptick in hate crimes against …
  • How My Hometown Became the Epicenter of India’s Religious Politics 18 May 2019 23:53 NEW DELHI — Ayodhya is a small, placid temple town in northern India, considered holy by Buddhists, Jains and Muslims, and believed by most Hindus to be the birthplace of Ram, one of Hinduism’s most revered deities and the protagonist of the epic poem the …
  • India elections 2019: Modi on ballot as polling ends 18 May 2019 23:15 Image copyright Getty Images Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi seat is up for grabs as Indians vote in the last phase of the general election. Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the main opposition Congress party are battling it out …
  • Amid US-China trade war, India needs to trudge smartly 18 May 2019 18:14 American imperialism is back, the old, Vietnam-war-era version, wielding its might in the pursuit of self-interest, regardless of norms and what damage it does to friend, foe or those not aligned as either. However, the context is vastly different, that of …
  • Kejriwal playing politics on serious matter of security, for cheap popularity: BJP 18 May 2019 14:59 New Delhi: The Delhi BJP on Saturday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of playing politics over the "serious" matter of security and making false allegations against it for "cheap popularity", after he claimed that there was threat …
  • People like Pragya Thakur are killing the soul of India: Nobel Laureate 18 May 2019 12:09 Category: India, Top Stories Posted by Younus Published: May 18, 2019, 4:59 pm IST Updated: May 18, 2019, 5:09 pm IST New Delhi: Pragya Singh Thakur is among people who are killing the soul of India said Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi today while …
  • As India’s Election Wraps Up, a Village Is Caught Between 2 Parties 18 May 2019 10:32 BOGAKHALI, India — Riya Mondal could not stop crying. Standing in front of the burned-out shell of her family’s home and adjacent appliance repair shop, she pointed to the blackened cage that once held her two beloved parrots. After a minute, she caught …
  • Berkeley University study of Islamophobia in India highlights plight of Muslims 18 May 2019 08:22 The last decade has witnesses intensified attacks on Muslim, Christian, Sikh and 'lower castes' in India, according to a study released recently by the University of California, Berkeley. This first of its kind report on the status of Islamophobia …
  • Godse killed Gandhi's body, people like Pragya Singh killing soul of India: Kailash Satyarthi 18 May 2019 07:48 By PTI NEW DELHI: Stressing that Mahatma Gandhi is above power and politics, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Saturday said people like Pragya Singh Thakur are killing the soul of India and the BJP should expel her from the party. His comments came after …
  • Godse killed Gandhi's body, Pragya killing soul of India: Kailash Satyarthi 18 May 2019 07:32 New Delhi: Stressing that Mahatma Gandhi is above power and politics, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi Saturday said people like Pragya Singh Thakur are killing the soul of India and the BJP should expel her from the party. His comments came after Malegaon …
  • The Overseas Friends Of BJP And Its Foreign Interference In India’s Elections 18 May 2019 07:28 How India’s Ruling Party Mobilizes  Indian-Americans to Win Elections! By Pieter Friedrich India is having its first national election in five years. Partisanship in India is no better than in the United States. Probably much worse. Political party choices …
  • Lesson to India from Singapore’s transformation: What Lee Kuan Yew knew 18 May 2019 04:49 By Sanjeev Sabhlok In less than sixty years Singapore has transformed from a poor developing country into one of the richest – its per capita income is now double that of Australia. Singapore will be in a class entirely of its own by 2050. People tell me …
  • Shatrughan Sinha didn't follow 'party dharma', taking politics lightly: Acharya Pramod Krishnam 18 May 2019 04:40 [India], May 18 (ANI): Congress's Lok Sabha candidate from Lucknow parliamentary constituency, Acharya Pramod Krishnam on Friday criticised party leader Shatrughan Sinha for not following 'party dharma' and taking politics 'lightly'. …
  • India elections Narendra Modi's fandom pers... 18 May 2019 03:05 Amid breathtakingly polluted air and a sun beating down through the smog, the crowd at New Delhi's Ramlila Ground would have been forgiven for being low-energy. But as they gathered over the course of a few hours the atmosphere only grew more festive. …
  • Women May Be Voting in Record Numbers in India. These 7 Say Why. 18 May 2019 01:39 A record number of women are expected to vote in India’s general election, and for the first time, they may account for half or more of the total votes cast — all at a moment when the country faces a slowing economy, societal divisions and environmental …
  • Debate : India-Bangladesh Relations in the Context of Recent Elections 17 May 2019 23:59 Indo-Bangladesh Relations to Deepen During Hasina’s Third Term (This article is part of the ORF journal) Joyeeta Bhattacharjee* Observer Research Foundation, 17 May 2019 Sheikh Hasina’s victory in the 2018 parliamentary election has made her the first …
  • World's largest election draws to a close as millions vote in India 17 May 2019 23:58 Millions have already voted in the first phase of India's giant general election. And millions are set to cast their votes on the last day of India's election - which will be the largest the world has ever seen - on May 19, which falls on Sunday. …
  • The anti-Modi: Rahul Gandhi’s unconventional bid to lead India 17 May 2019 23:12 NEW DELHI — In India’s bruising national election, only one major candidate is talking about love. Rahul Gandhi, the scion of India’s most famous political dynasty, has said that he bears his opponent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, no ill will. He has even …
  • Power, Policy Making Or Paisa: Why Are Bureaucrats Joining Politics? 17 May 2019 22:42 Many civil servants have given up lucrative careers to dive into the rough and tumble of electoral politics. But do administrators make able politicians? Few things are as prized in India as a career in the civil services. However, while thousands compete …
  • Work undone: How India fails its young job seekers 17 May 2019 21:37 Bengaluru/Mandya - Shehla Blossom moves from one workstation to the other, collating the hourly production of branded Arabian thobes being manufactured at an export-oriented garment factory in Mandya, a small town about 100km from Bengaluru in south …
  • Facebook shuts down an Israeli firm’s effort to influence politics in West Africa 17 May 2019 20:32 Facebook today said it detected dozens of Facebook accounts that were engaging in what it calls “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which is the company’s broad phrase for election interference and other forms of public manipulation via news and social …
  • Gulf crisis, India’s stakes 17 May 2019 18:58  External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj greets Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as he arrives for a meeting, in New Delhi. (PTI Photo) The geography, politics, security and stability of West Asia over the past century have always been about …
  • India a central theme in Queen Victoria 200th anniversary exhibition in UK 17 May 2019 18:55 By PTI LONDON: The 200th birth anniversary of Queen Victoria, the Empress of India during the British Raj era, will be marked with a special exhibition that explores her complex love affair with the country that was her colony. 'Victoria: Woman and …
  • Fought to protect India's institutions in poll; will win: Rahul Gandhi 17 May 2019 15:32 [India], May 17 (ANI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday asserted that the Lok Sabha elections were about protecting the institutions which give "voice to people of this great country" and said that his party has done "A-grade" …
  • India's ruling party takes election battle to West Bengal 17 May 2019 10:33 By JULHAS ALAM and EMILY SCHMALL Associated Press KOLKATA, India (AP) - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken his ruling party's fight to the state of West Bengal, where it hopes to retain a majority in staggered general elections …
  • Why did India’s devastating Cyclone Fani kill only 40 people -- not 10,000? Thank democracy and technology. 17 May 2019 09:32 May 17 at 5:00 AM Can democracy and technology help poor countries adapt to extreme weather events? If we look at how one extremely poor state in India managed to save so many citizens from this spring’s devastating cyclone, we might conclude that the …
  • India's Modi chooses woman facing terrorism charges as election candidate 17 May 2019 08:14 BHOPAL, India (Reuters) - For nearly a decade, Pragya Thakur was known mostly as the saffron-clad Hindu ascetic shuttling in and out of Indian courts, flanked by police, facing charges under an anti-terrorism law for plotting a bomb attack on Muslims. …
  • Countdown to May 23: A recap of India's tryst with Lok Sabha election 17 May 2019 05:55 Countdown to May 23: A brief recap of India's tryst with Lok Sabha polls India is awaiting a new government at the Centre and the 17th Lok Sabha in Parliament. Indian general election has traditionally been a true showcase of democracy -- where people …
  • Reclaiming the ‘soul of India’ a tall task for next government 16 May 2019 20:52 Sahay makes a pertinent and extremely worrying point virtually on the eve of the electoral season’s D-Day. Several critics classify authors who put together a collection of articles written over past few years as lazy. They argue this is the easiest way to …
  • Young Politicians, Different Politics: Meet the 10 politicians changing the face of Lok Sabha elections 2019 16 May 2019 15:07 They say ‘politics is no child’s play’. Well, it seems today’s young generation is politically aware and plans to change the face of Indian politics. Young professionals from diverse fields like doctors, engineers, actors, and cricketers are chucking their …
  • Sex Workers Lobby for Pensions and Health Services in India Amid Elections 16 May 2019 13:26 Asia & Pacific 15:05 16.05.2019(updated 15:18 16.05.2019) Get short URL India is holding general and legislative assembly elections in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, and Sikkim until 19 May. Sex workers are lobbying candidates …
  • We are not enemies, politics should not be like India vs Pakistan: Sukhbir Badal 16 May 2019 07:50 Panniwala Fatta-Expressing concern about political discourse hitting a new low in Election 2019, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal says politics should not become an "India versus Pakistan" situation. The chief of one of BJP's …
  • What Fashion Week attendees think about Australian politics 16 May 2019 06:35 Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size When Prime Minister Scott Morrison called the election for May 18, that faint scream you heard in the distance was likely from the offices of IMG, the fashion agency which organises Mercedes-Benz Fashion …
  • Exclusive Interview | South India felt the country was being run from Nagpur: Rahul Gandhi 16 May 2019 04:48 Express News Service Predictions about the election results may be swinging back and forth between a wild range of 150 seats, but in the middle of it all, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is exuding a quiet confidence. He resolutely parried off, like any …
  • Donald Trump Iran oil brinksmanship puts India in crossfire 15 May 2019 23:36 New Delhi — President Trump’s brinkmanship on Iranian oil has sucker-punched India, which is dealing with the potential cutoff of a primary energy supplier in the middle of a national election and a low-intensity trade war. The emerging Asian giant now …
  • A widow’s pathbreaking election bid highlights a deep crisis in rural India 15 May 2019 21:52 The cotton fields in this expanse of central India are parched and fallow, spreading to the horizon in shades of brown and beige. When the rains come, the farmers will begin their annual gamble — hoping for good weather, hardy crops and decent prices.  …
  • An eye-opening rap on politics 15 May 2019 18:46 Politics today is not merely a ritual of decision-making but a dynamics of myth-making. Myths provide the rationale, the ecological perspectives, the tacit frameworks and the symbols within which politics is located. Today one of the great myths and icons …
  • Only spoke 'historic truth: Kamal Hassan on India's first terrorist was Hindu remark 15 May 2019 14:16 The MNM leader alleged his speech was edited selectively and took a dig at his detractors. Madurai: Finding himself in the centre of a raging controversy over his "free India's first extremist was a Hindu" remark, Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder …
  • India elections — Narendra Modi's fandom persists despite spotty record 15 May 2019 14:12 Amid breathtakingly polluted air and a sun beating down through the smog, the crowd at New Delhi's Ramlila Ground would have been forgiven for being low-energy. But as they gathered over the course of a few hours the atmosphere only grew more festive.  …
  • India’s 6-Week-Long Elections Are So Big They’ve Become A Tourist Draw 15 May 2019 14:11 Villagers attend a campaign rally for India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in Ghazipur, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption toggle caption Lauren Frayer/NPR Villagers attend a campaign rally for India's …
  • For Mahamilavati leaders, families come first in politics, not state and people: PM Modi 15 May 2019 09:57 Express News Service PATNA: In a final assault on opposition ahead of the last phase of elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) ‘habituated to sycophancy’ and they don’t hear the pain and plights of poor people. …
  • His bust is the latest victim in Indian politics. Who was Vidyasagar? 15 May 2019 08:46 The usual blame game started immediately after the Miscreants entered the college and smashed the bust. Mumbai: A key figure in the Bengal Renaissance and the voice of widow remarriage in India, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s bust was smashed to pieces by …
  • India’s Women Still Struggle for Representation in World’s Largest Democracy 15 May 2019 08:30 GAINDAWAS, India — Swati Yadav had lost count of the number of village campaign stops she had made since her morning began — was it 27, or 28? She was doggedly stumping for a parliamentary seat through 100-degree temperatures in the northern Indian state …
  • Iran sanctions bigger concern for India than risk of Chinese dumping: Alastair Newton 14 May 2019 11:18 If Donald Trump were to sign up to a deal with China which was perceived as being a weak deal from the US perspective, the Democrats would be all over him, said Alastair Newton, Co-founder & Director, Alavan Business Advisory, in an interview with …
  • Zomato wants users to predict who India's next Prime Minister will be 21 May 2019 00:19 The 'Zomato Election League' is the newest variant of its 'Predict to Win' property. The 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw nearly 900 million people in India cast their vote. Many brands came up with marketing campaigns urging citizens to go out …
  • Shashi Tharoor rubbishes exit polls 20 May 2019 23:10 Thiruvananthapuram: While Shashi Tharoor, UDF candidate in Thiruvananthapuram, rubbished the exit polls predicting his defeat, NDA candidate Kummanam Rajasekharan feared that cross-voting had taken place to prevent the BJP's victory. Tharoor tweeted, …
  • Tampering with history: how India's ruling party is erasing the Muslim heritage of the nation's cities 20 May 2019 22:11 (MENAFN - The Conversation) For centuries many millions of Hindus have gathered at the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Sarswati in northern India for the festival of Kumbh Mela. Their pilgrimage, which ends with a sacred bath in the Ganges, …
  • 'We Were Cheated By Delhi' 20 May 2019 22:02 SRINAGAR — Kashmir has witnessed just around 20 percent people exercising their franchise in general elections. This is being seen as yet another proof of the growing marginalisation of the mainstream political parties in the state. But the party which   …
  • Curfew Lifted from Bhaderwah  20 May 2019 22:02 BHADERWAH—Curfew was lifted in the entire Bhaderwah town for the first time on Monday since its imposition last week following the killing of a person in a firing incident and subsequent violence, officials said. Bhaderwah Tehsildar Zeeshan Tahir said …
  • Meet India’s Most Prominent Democratic Socialist 20 May 2019 21:36 Yogendra Yadav campaigns with third-party candidate Dharamvir Gandhi on the outskirts of Chandigarh, India. (Courtesy of the author) Last December, Yogendra Yadav, the leader of the left-wing Swaraj India Party, published an open letter addressed to the …
  • Rahul Gandhi should realise Indian elections aren't a love-hate wrestling bout 20 May 2019 21:27 Rahul Gandhi hugged Modi.ANI If the verdict on May 23 is on the lines of the exit polls, Rahul Gandhi will be more lonely as he stands amid the deafening silence of his party's electoral graveyard. If the exit polls prove right, which is more likely …
  • Where’s the alternative? 20 May 2019 19:49 Imlisanen Jamir A good exit poll always surprises and most polls following the Lok Sabha elections which concluded on May 19 did surprise. If they are to be believed, the BJP-led NDA will return to power, with the Congress-led UPA expected to fall far …
  • TODAY in HISTORY: MAY 21 20 May 2019 19:49 Following are some of the major events to have occurred on May 21 Reuters 1904 – FIFA, football’s international governing body, was established in Paris. 1927 – Charles Lindbergh became the first pilot to fly the Atlantic solo, from Long Island, New York, …
  • Exit polls make waiting worth for both Telangana, Andhra Pradesh 20 May 2019 19:45 Hyderabad: With the excitement of the exit polls over, people and political parties are anxiously awaiting the final results which will be out in the next 48 hours. In AP there is more anxiety about the Assembly results where the exit polls have thrown up …
  • 'Result will be in consonance with exit polls' 20 May 2019 19:45 New Delhi: Slamming exit poll doubters, Union minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that when multiple exit polls convey the same message, “the direction of the result broadly would be in consonance with the message.” Most exit polls of the Lok Sabha …
  • Yogi Adityanath sacks Rajbhar from cabinet, minister hits back 20 May 2019 19:45 New Delhi: A day after seventh and the last phase polling for the Lok Sabha elections concluded and most exit polls predicted BJP led NDA retaining power with a thumping majority, NDA ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar was …
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan fears MP may turn into West Bengal 20 May 2019 19:44 Bhopal: Former chief minister and BJP national vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday condemned murder of a party worker allegedly by a Congress leader for voting for BJP in the Sunday’s elections in Indore Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh …
  • Move to topple Kamal Nath government begins 20 May 2019 19:44 Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh BJP has asked governor Anandiben Patel to call a special session of the state Assembly to hold a floor test of the Congress government led by chief minister Kamal Nath alleging that it had lost its majority. Speculation had been …
  • Exit polls have DMK, BJD rethink strategy 20 May 2019 19:44 Hyderabad: Following the predictions by exit polls which are highly favourable to the BJP-led NDA, some regional parties are changing their stand. In Tamil Nadu, DMK chief M.K. Stalin said that his party will decide who to support at the Centre only after …
  • Elections 2019: Amit Shah to host dinner for NDA allies today 20 May 2019 19:44 New Delhi: Upbeat over the exit poll predictions, the BJP has called a meeting of its NDA allies on Tuesday, which will be followed by a dinner hosted by party president Amit Shah. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be present on both occasions. …
  • Confident Chandrababu Naidu says he will retain power 20 May 2019 19:44 Vijayawada: Telugu Desam supremo and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu is very confident of retaining power in the state and reiterated that nobody can stop the TD’s victory. He said that in 2014, too, all the exit polls had predicted that the …
  • Phoolka requests Punjab CM to press for appointment of Chief Commissioner of Gurudwara Elections 20 May 2019 19:09 [India], May 20 (ANI): Senior advocate HS Phoolka on Monday requested Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh to meet Union Home Minister after the formation of a new government at the Centre and press for appointment of Chief Commissioner of …
  • Pranab Mukherjee praises Election Commission but favours new method of appointment 20 May 2019 18:37 NEW DELHI: Amidst controversy over the functioning of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in the current elections, former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday praised the role of the poll panel right from the first Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) …
  • View: Fundamental shifts in India's electoral politics witnessed in the 2019 poll battle 20 May 2019 18:30 Electoral politics has been witness to a significant shift. Regardless of which way the results go on May 23, Election 2019 would have only cemented the factors underpinning this shift. And, in doing so, it has subtly, yet firmly, redefined the matrix on …
  • New envoys to India, China, Japan appointed 20 May 2019 18:14 ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan approved on Monday appointments of over two dozen ambassadors in various countries including key capitals New Delhi and Beijing. The appointments were long due as several Pakistani missions were without envoys since the …
  • Exit polls predicting victory to DMK are ‘karuthu thinippu’: CM 20 May 2019 17:44 By Chennaivision in Chennai News May 20, 2019 All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam joint coordinator and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has turned down results of exit polls which projected victory to the DMK in Lok Sabha elections in …
  • India: Taking election reforms forward — and seemingly, too 20 May 2019 17:44 APWith the current poll processes are expected to come to a close long before the month-end, the Election Commission may need to address the two questions that elections 2019 has raised. N Sathiya Moorthy 20 May 2019  During the pendency first and currency …
  • India: The Reputation of the Election Commission Has Been Severely Tarnished 20 May 2019 17:44 Voters’ faith in the Election Commission has deteriorated this past election season. That does not bode well for democracy. The Election Commission of India. Credit: Reuters Sidharth Bhatia Government Politics Elections in India are a matter of pride. …
  • It’s time for annulment of Article 370 and 35A: BJP leader Ravinder Raina 20 May 2019 17:43 Jammu: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravinder Raina demanded that Article 370 and 35A of the constitution should be repealed at the earliest even though the results of the Lok Sabha elections are awaited. “In the lieu of Article 370 and 35A, big …
  • Satta bazars too see BJP winning but gives fewer seats than pollsters 20 May 2019 17:43 New Delhi: Like most pollsters, various ‘satta bazars’ too have stuck to a BJP win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but expect the party tally to be fewer than predicted in the exit polls. Satta bazars across various cities expect the BJP to win 238-245 …
  • Maharashtra Congress passes resolution to give CLP appointment rights to Rahul Gandhi 20 May 2019 17:42 Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday passed a resolution to give all rights to national president Rahul Gandhi to announce a new Congress legislative party (CLP) leader in the state Assembly. In the meeting of the Congress legislative …
  • Will India Continue Its Quest for Global Leadership? The US Should Hope So. 20 May 2019 16:55 If India retreats, the United States will lose a partner in Asia at a time when it can hardly afford to do so. By Sumona Guha for The Diplomat May 20, 2019 On May 23, India will have a new government, and the stakes are bigger than many foreign policy …
  • RBI to soon issue Rs 10 banknotes bearing sign of Governor Shaktikanta Das 20 May 2019 16:29 PTI| Updated: May 20, 2019, 09.29 PM IST BCCL The Reserve Bank will shortly issue Rs 10 denomination banknotes in Mahatma Gandhi (new) series bearing the signature of Shaktikanta Das, Governor, RBI said in a release. Reserve Bank of India Monday said it …
  • Army: Pakistan continuing with anti-India activities along LoC, China border peaceful 20 May 2019 16:24 The Army said Pakistan was continuing with its anti-India activities along the Line of Control. (File) The Army on Monday said that while Pakistan was continuing with its anti-India activities along the Line of Control by trying to infiltrate militants and …
  • Breakingviews - Modi win will underpin India's market exuberance - Reuters 20 May 2019 15:53 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to file his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi, India April 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi MUMBAI (Reuters Breakingviews) - Indian voters just gave the country’s stock market some support …
  • Over 1300 officials to be deployed for counting in Mizoram 20 May 2019 15:29 Newmai News Network Aizawl| May 20 Over 1300 officials will be deployed for counting of votes for Mizoram’s lone Lok Sabha seat and assembly by-poll on Thursday, officials said on Monday. The election machinery has fully prepared for the counting in which …
  • SRES in Meghalaya asks for DBT payments to MGNREGS beneficiaries 20 May 2019 15:29 Newmai News Network Tura | May 20 Taking into account various problems faced by MGNREGS beneficiaries in the plain belt areas, the State Rural Employment Society (SRES) has asked the district authorities to initiate transfer payments of all beneficiaries …
  • Will Narendra Modi win elections 2019? 20 May 2019 14:59 A total of 543 constituencies, seven phases spanned over a month, millions of voters, India’s battle for the ballot has reached its final stage on Sunday. All eyes are set on May 23 when the results of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 will be declared. What do …
  • Why Cleaning Up The Air Isn't An Election Issue In India 20 May 2019 14:11 "New Delhi, India - November 12, 2012. Daily street life in the early morning during extreme smog conditions. New Delhi air quality has plummeted over the last few years and is now considered some of the worst in the entire planet." iStock …
  • Ruling party leads Indian parliamentary elections 20 May 2019 13:55 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are seeking re-election after a landslide victory in 2014, DW reported referring to Times of India. National Democratic Alliance party is gaining, according to various polls, from 255 …
  • '1000% confident" TDP will win elections in Andhra Pradesh: Naidu 20 May 2019 12:45 [India], May 20 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he is "1000 per cent confident" that TDP will win the elections in the state. "I am 1,000 per cent confident that TDP will win the elections. I do not …
  • India Inc mum on exit polls; awaits actual results 20 May 2019 12:17 New Delhi, May 20 () Majority of India Inc Monday chose not to react to exit polls, giving a second term to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they await elections results on May 23. When reached out, major industry chambers Ficci, CII and Assocham declined …
  • Pakistan looking for options to resume peace talks with India 20 May 2019 11:00 Category: India, Pakistan Posted by Younus Published: May 20, 2019, 3:56 pm IST Updated: May 20, 2019, 3:58 pm IST Islamabad: In order to revive the severed diplomacy relations and to resume peace talks with India the Pakistan government is considering to …
  • LS Elections 2019: Exit Polls predict three key states hold BJP’s win for second time 20 May 2019 09:48 Category: India, Politics, Top Stories Posted by Younus Published: May 20, 2019, 3:06 pm IST Updated: May 20, 2019, 3:06 pm IST New Delhi: NDA’s win for the second consecutive term shall be widely decided by its performance in three key states UP, West …
  • Modi Appears Headed for 2nd Term as Last Polls Close in India 20 May 2019 09:45 TEHRAN (FNA)- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be headed for a second term as premier, with exit polls predicting a majority for his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the general elections. Results will be announced on May 23. The …
  • Indian elections: 5 tasks for the new government 20 May 2019 09:32 Creating jobs, strengthening the economy and improving ties with Pakistan are top priorities. Exit polls after the end of India's general election on Sunday showed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies retaining …
  • Polling in India is over, but the country is more divided than ever 20 May 2019 09:22 The wait has begun. Polling in India’s marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May 23. Private polling commissioned by Indian media outlets points to a second term for the incumbent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his …
  • Australian, Indian elections boost Asian shares, trade fears ease - Investing.com 20 May 2019 09:11 By Tommy Wilkes LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks slipped on Monday as concerns about an escalating fallout from a U.S. crackdown on China's Huawei Technologies offset a slightly more positive tone on trade. Asian shares managed to reverse some of …
  • Exit polls for the Indian elections are out — but they only tell you so much - CNBC 20 May 2019 08:37 Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi waves his hand after casting his vote during the presidential election, at the Parliament House on July 17, 2017 in New Delhi, India. Sonu Mehta | Hindustan Times | Getty Images Exit polls from India's month-long …
  • Australian, Indian Elections Provide Risk-On Flows On Mixed Asian Open 20 May 2019 08:05 Australian markets are getting a nice start to the trading the week after Prime Minister Scott Morrison surprised election analysts with Australians deciding to stick with conservative leader for a third term. The Australian currency opened 1% higher in …
  • India ends national election; vote count to be Thursday 20 May 2019 07:52 KOLKATA, India -- Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks. Vote counting begins on Thursday, and the election result will likely be known the same day …
  • Australian, Indian elections boost Asian shares, trade fears ease 20 May 2019 07:23 By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Asian shares clawed back some of last week's losses as investors cheered apparent election wins for conservative incumbents in Australia and India, while broader global trade worries eased after Washington …
  • India’s electoral marathon ends. Exit polls: Modi set for second mandate 20 May 2019 07:22 Yesterday the last phase of voting. The results will be released on May 23rd. Interviews outside the polls see the Prime Minister's Bharatiya Janata Party in clear advantage over Rahul Gandhi's Congress. The most bitter election campaign in Indian …
  • Final round of voting underway in Indian elections 20 May 2019 07:11 Indians are voting in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling campaign season with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party seeking reelection for another five years. The voting on …
  • Jaganmohan Reddy's YSRCP projected to form next government in Andhra Pradesh | India TV-CNX Exit Poll 20 May 2019 07:09 Image Source : PTI Andhra Pradesh Assembly Election 2019: Jaganmohan Reddy set to form next government YS Jaganmohan Reddy's YSRCP is likley to win big in Andhra Pradesh Assembly Elections 2019. YSRCP is projected to win anything between 100-110 seats …
  • Odisha Assembly: Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal set to return to power | India TV-CNX Exit Poll 2019 20 May 2019 07:09 Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (left) and Congress president Rahul Gandhi India TV-CNX Exit Poll 2019 has revealed that Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is likely to retain power in Odisha, the state which was recently battered by Cyclone  Fani. Odisha Chief …
  • Babul Supriyo remains unfazed by TMC attacks; to win Asansol, says India TV-CNX Exit Poll 20 May 2019 07:09 Image Source : PTI Babul Supriyo Bharatiya Janata Party leader Babul Supriyo is likely to win on West Bengal's Asansol seat. He contested against Trinamool Congress' Moon Moon Sen.  The BJP and the TMC in a bitter war of words, and perhaps war of …
  • May 23: A day to celebrate India’s democracy (Comment) 20 May 2019 06:22 On May 23, the seven-week long Indian election process will come to an end. The votes will be counted and a winner will be declared. No matter who wins, the real winner will be Indias democracy. I say this as an Indian American who has had the privilege of …
  • Exit polls suggest a win for Narendra Modi in world's biggest elections 20 May 2019 05:51 Most major exit polls, conducted by local media, put the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Modi, and its National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition as winning a clear majority when results are announced on May 23. Modi's BJP has been …
  • Exit Polls 2019: Modi magic set to sweep India again; NDA to win 365 seats 20 May 2019 05:40 NET Bureau Lok Sabha Elections Exit Poll Results 2019 Live Updates: The Narendra Modi government is all set to come to power in the country with even bigger margin than the 2014 elections. As per India Today-Axis My India Exit Poll, the Bharatiya Janata …
  • MARKETS LIVE: Sensex gains 900 pts, India Vix down 18%; bank stocks gain 20 May 2019 05:38 Benchmark indices were trading over 2 per cent higher on Monday as investors seemed buoyed by the prospect of a stable government after exit poll results predicted the return of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to power. Polling for the …
  • Lok Sabha polls 2019: Why do elections tend to influence the stock markets? 20 May 2019 05:38 Prior to any major election there is a lot of noise regarding the impact of the election outcome on stock markets. While it is generally perceived that elections do not matter in the long run, the truth is a bit more complicated than that. Interestingly, …
  • Modi's party confident after polls predict India election victory 20 May 2019 05:21 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said Monday that exit polls from the country's marathon election showed an "overwhelming" vote in favour of a second term for the Hindu nationalist leader. About 65 percent of India's 900 …
  • Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia 20 May 2019 05:11 Asian shares mixed; election results buoy India, Australia By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer May 20, 2019 12:58 AM BANGKOK Shares were mixed in Asia on Monday, with India and Australia leading gains for the region following elections that looked set …
  • Modi's party confident after polls predict India... 20 May 2019 05:05 Media polls said BJP and its allies would secure enough seats to form a new government. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said on Monday that exit polls from the country's marathon election showed an "overwhelming" vote in …
  • Ruling BJP confident after exit polls predict India election victory 20 May 2019 05:00 NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party said Monday (May 20) that exit polls from the country's marathon election showed an "overwhelming" vote in favour of a second term for the Hindu nationalist leader. About 65 per cent …
  • India TV-CNX Exit Poll: State wise seat projection 20 May 2019 04:29 Image Source : FILE NDA may get clear majority with 290-310 seats in LS elections, says India TV-CNX exit poll projection  The National Democratic Alliance at the Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, may get a clear majority within a range of 290- …
  • Exit polls put Narendra Modi in box seat to lead India for five more years 20 May 2019 04:14 At least seven exit polls released by Indian media organisations Sunday night predicted that Modi's party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, and its allies would win at least 280 of the 545 seats in the lower house of Parliament, empowering them to …
  • Asian shares mixed, India and Australia up on vote outcomes 20 May 2019 04:10 BANGKOK — Shares are mixed in Asia, with India and Australia leading gains following elections that look set to keep incumbents in office. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged up 0.3% as the government reported Monday that the economy grew at a better-than- …
  • Women turn out in greater numbers than in previous elections 20 May 2019 03:24 New Delhi: As the Lok Sabha polls closed with the conclusion of the seventh and final phase on Sunday, data for the first four phases show that women turned out in far greater numbers to vote this time than they did before. While the average turnout of men …
  • India's marathon election ends, vote count begins Thursday 20 May 2019 02:37 Photo: Rajesh Kumar Singh, AP Election officers seal an electronic voting machine at the end of polling in Varanasi, India, Sunday, May 19, 2019. Indians voted in the seventh and final phase of national elections, wrapping up a 6-week-long long, grueling …
  • Modi projected to win polls in India 20 May 2019 02:34 Modi projected to win polls in India NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi’s ruling alliance led by right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win a majority in Indian parliament in the mammoth Indian general elections that ended on Sunday, exit polls show. …
  • India Votes in Last Leg of General Elections 20 May 2019 01:33 India Votes in Last Leg of General Elections VARANASI, India – Around 100 million people were called to cast their vote on Sunday in eight regions of India in the seventh and final phase of the general elections that began on April 11 and in which the …
  • India’s mega election ends 19 May 2019 23:01 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to return to power with an even bigger majority in parliament after a mammoth general election that ended yesterday, exit polls showed, a far better showing than expected in recent weeks. Modi faced criticism …
  • Polls Are Closed in India’s Election: What Happens Next? 19 May 2019 22:48 After 39 days of polling involving as many as 900 million voters, balloting in India’s vast parliamentary election came to a close on Sunday, starting a countdown to the announcement of final results on Thursday. The first batch of exit polls predicted …
  • TS, AP Assembly, Lok Sabha elections - exit poll results: YCP set to dethrone TDP, TRS to win majority of LS seats 19 May 2019 21:54 Representational image for Andhra Pradesh electionsFacebook The exit poll results show that Jagan Mohan Reddy's YCP would snatch power from Nara Chandrababu Naidu's TDP in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and will also win large number of Lok Sabha seats. …
  • JDU to emerge big winner in Bihar; NDA likely to win 32 seats | India-TV CNX Exit Poll 19 May 2019 20:45 JDU to emerge big winner in Bihar; NDA likely to win 32 seats The India TV-CNX Exit Poll has predicted a massive win for the NDA in Bihar with a total of 15 seats for the BJP and 13 seats for the Janata Dal United.  However, JDU will emerge stronger than …
  • ‘Why can’t nationalism be a poll issue? India is in safe hands’ 19 May 2019 20:19 The BJP has no intention of toppling the Madhya Pradesh government, says Chouhan. Three-time former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and BJP national vice-president Shivraj Singh Chouhan is confident that the BJP would definitely form the next government at …
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP To Win 6 Seats In Delhi, Predicts Poll Of Polls 19 May 2019 20:09 The BJP had won all seats in Delhi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. (File) New Delhi: The BJP will sweep the Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, winning 6 out of 7 seats, the poll of polls -- an aggregate of exit polls -- predicted on Sunday. The Congress will win a …
  • Incumbent leader at top of polls as epic election in India ends 19 May 2019 19:43 By Julhas Alam and Ashok Sharma Published 12:41 pm PDT, Sunday, May 19, 2019 TOPSHOT - Indian voters queue to cast their votes in the Ghoramara island around 110 km south of Kolkata on May 19, 2019, during the 7th and final phase of India's general …
  • Indian general elections conclude, Modi gov't poised for re-election 19 May 2019 19:13 (MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) NEW DELHI, May 19 (KUNA) -- India's Election Commission said on Sunday evening that in the seventh and last phase of General Elections around 61.13 percent of the eligible voters cast their votes in 59 …
  • After May 23, India has to reset ties with key powers 19 May 2019 18:35 The next Indian Prime Minister has to loosen the China-Pakistan alliance by a combination of rewards and punishments. On May 23, the Indian public’s electoral mandate will emerge. The shape of the next government may also become clear. That largely depends …
  • India’s Narendra Modi Appears Headed for Re-election, Exit Polls Show 19 May 2019 18:34 NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi, one of the most powerful and divisive leaders India has produced in decades, appeared headed for re-election, according to exit polls released Sunday at the end of mammoth parliamentary elections. Mr. Modi seems to …
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Most exit polls predict BJP-led NDA government will return to power 19 May 2019 18:09 (Image Courtesy: IANS) New Delhi, May 19 (IANS): The BJP-led NDA is set to return to power, according to most exit polls released on Sunday, with Congress-led UPA expected to fall far short of numbers to reach the half-way mark in the Lok Sabha elections. …
  • Exit Polls Suggest Modi Likely to be Re-Elected India's Prime Minister 19 May 2019 18:03 Asia & Pacific 20:00 19.05.2019(updated 20:01 19.05.2019) Get short URL Current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who won a landslide victory in 2014, is now facing a rival in the form of Rahul Gandhi and his Congress Party. Exit polls suggest that …
  • India's 17th general elections polling ends 19 May 2019 17:49 The polling process for India's 17th general elections came to an end Sunday, with the final set of more than 50 parliamentary constituencies going to polls in the seventh and final phase, Trend reported citing Xinhua. The elections took place in seven …
  • BSP-SP-RLD might not stop Modi juggernaut in UP: India Today-Axis exit polls 19 May 2019 17:17 New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The SP-BSP-RLD combine in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum of 80 MPs to Lok Sabha, might not stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s juggernaut in the state, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll predicted on Sunday. According …
  • Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections exit poll results LIVE: YCP set to dethrone TDP 19 May 2019 17:06 Representational image for Andhra Pradesh electionsFacebook The exit poll results show that Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSR Congress Party (YCP) would snatch power from Nara Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and will …
  • India Election: Exit Polls Indicate Modi Heading for 2nd Term 19 May 2019 16:52 NEW DELHI —  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will secure a second term in office according to exit polls announced after the country’s mammoth general election wrapped up on Sunday. Millions of voters cast ballots in the final stage of the election for …
  • India elections: Exit polls indicate reelection for PM Modi 19 May 2019 16:33 India's National Democratic Alliance, led by the Bharatiya Janata Party of pro-Israel Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seems headed to win the general election, according to a number of exit polls. Another poll does not give the alliance a majority. …
  • Pakistan considering appointing NSA to resume backchannel diplomacy with India 19 May 2019 16:32 By PTI ISLAMABAD: The Imran Khan-led Pakistan government is actively considering appointing a National Security Advisor to revive backchannel diplomacy with India to iron out issues hindering the resumption of peace talks between the two nuclear-armed …
  • Volvo Cars bullish on India’s long-term potential 19 May 2019 16:31 In its quest to fuel growth in India, Volvo Cars is betting on electric and hybrid vehicles, which it sees as game changers. The Swedish luxury car-maker clocked 30 per cent year-on-year growth in 2018, selling 2,638 units — primarily led by the XC60 and …
  • India concludes marathon seven-phase election, results on May 23 19 May 2019 16:12 India has concluded its marathon seven-phase national elections, the country's Election Commission has announced. The vote count is scheduled four days later on May 23. The voting on Sunday wrapped up the six-week-long campaign in which Prime …
  • Exit polls show India's Modi-led coalition likely to win majority 19 May 2019 16:12 Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling alliance led by right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win a majority in parliament in the mammoth Indian general elections that ended on Sunday, exit polls show. Several early exit polls released by …
  • Best photos from world's largest elections 19 May 2019 16:05 01 / 42 /news/india/best-pictures-from-lok-sabha-elections-2019/eventshow/69400358.cms01 <p>A supporter of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wears a mask of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and waits for his …
  • India’s mammoth election by the numbers 19 May 2019 16:04 KEY FIGURES FROM INDIA'S ELECTION, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST: 902 million - This is the number of registered voters in the 2019 election, up from about 814.5 million in 2014. This is significantly larger than the entire population of Europe. 67 - The …
  • Voting in India ends, counting to start 19 May 2019 16:04 Voting in one of India’s most acrimonious elections in decades entered its final day yesterday as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to retain his overall majority. The seventh and final round of voting ended the world’s biggest election with …
  • Neck to neck fight between BJP, TMC in WB: India Today-Axis exit poll 19 May 2019 16:03 New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP, which had won just two out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in 2014, may bag 19 to 23 seats this time, according to an exit poll conducted by India Today-Axis. The exit poll predicted that the Trinamool Congress, which …
  • Exit polls 2019: BJP may return to power in India 19 May 2019 15:54 Muscat: As the seventh and final phase of polling ended in India’s 2019 Lok Sabha elections, several exit polls are pointing to incumbent Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) return to power with a comfortable win in 300 …
  • Indian elections: Modi on track for decisive victory, exit polls suggest 19 May 2019 15:54 India’s prime minister and his allies are on track to decisively win a second term, according to exit polls released after voting officially ended on Sunday night in the country’s marathon six-week elections. Sampling by six pollsters showed Modi’s …
  • Exit polls cheer India's ruling party; markets set to rally 19 May 2019 15:51 MUMBAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Indian equities, rupee and bonds are set to rally on Monday after almost all exit polls suggested that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was likely to secure a clear mandate at the 2019 …
  • BJP expected to pick up 21-25 seats in Karnataka: India Today-Axis exit poll 19 May 2019 15:27 New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despite its loss in 2018 assembly polls, the BJP is likely to win about 21 to 25 out of Karnataka’s 28 seats, the India Today-Axis My India Exit poll predicted on Sunday. The BJP, which had won 17 seats in Karnataka in the 2014 Lok …
  • Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections 19 May 2019 15:27 New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but the predictions by poll survey agencies in the past have found not to be close to the actual results. Riding on ‘Modi …
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2019: What History Of Exit Polls Says About Their Accuracy 19 May 2019 15:12 With just hours to go before the voting for the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 concludes, TV channels are preparing to unleash numbers and figures on the electorate. Days before the Election Commission of India (EC) declares the …