Day after BJP’s massive victory, all eyes now on govt formation

Day after BJP’s massive victory, all eyes now on govt formation

New Delhi: As the BJP swept to power with a spectacular performance for a second term, all eyes are now on government formation, amid speculation that several new faces including party president Amit Shah may be brought into the new cabinet. The council of ministers led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tendered their resignation which […]

China welcomes Modi-Imran exchange of greetings

China welcomes Modi-Imran exchange of greetings

Beijing: China Friday welcomed the exchange of greetings between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, expressing hope that two neighbours will continue to show goodwill, meet each other “half way” and resolve their differences through dialogue. Khan Thursday congratulated Modi on his electoral triumph and expressed desire to work with him […]

Lok Sabha to have more Muslim MPs as 27 emerge victorious

Lok Sabha to have more Muslim MPs as 27 emerge victorious

New Delhi: The number of Muslim MPs in the Lok Sabha has increased to a decade high of 27, up from 23 last time, with a dozen of them winning from Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal even as none of the six Muslim candidates fielded by BJP tasted victory. Registering an emphatic win, BJP-led NDA […]

Nearly 8000 voters opted for NOTA button in Baramulla

Nearly 8000 voters opted for NOTA button in Baramulla

Srinagar: About 8000 voters opted for the none of the above (NOTA) button in elections to the Baramulla Parliamentary constituency of Jammu and Kashmir which was won by National Conference’s Mohammad Akbar Lone. In Baramulla constituency of north Kashmir, 7999 voters pressed the NOTA button, an election official said. He said NOTA secured 1.79 per […]

Congress draws blank in 18 states and UTs

Congress draws blank in 18 states and UTs

New Delhi: The Congress has drawn a blank in 18 states and Union Territories — an indicator of its decimation in the Lok Sabha polls. This is the Congress’ second straight rout in Lok Sabha elections after it was decimated in the 2014 polls when the party ended up with a tally of 44 seats. […]

Two Indian men on way to Makkah reach UAE on bicycles

Two Indian men on way to Makkah reach UAE on bicycles

Dubai: Two Indian men have arrived in the UAE on cycles pedalling 3,800-kilometer across three countries, three months after they set out on a cycling adventure to visit Makkah in Saudi Arabia. Muhammed Saleem, 53, and his 42-year-old friend Rizwan Ahmad Khan are from Bangalore and have been cycling under the sun while fasting. They […]

Indian boy builds library to encourage people to read more

Indian boy builds library to encourage people to read more

Dubai: An Indian student in the UAE has put together a small library from book donation drives at his home and is encouraging people use it as he aims to inculcate the love of reading in youngsters who he believes spend more time using gadgets and playing video games. Kashinadh Pranesh, a nine-year-old student in […]

Ideology of Mahatma Gandhi’s killer has won: Digvijay

Bhopal: After losing to the BJP’s Pragya Singh Thakur in Bhopal Lok Sabha seat, Congress veteran Digvijay Singh said Friday that ideology of the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi has triumphed in the country. Thakur, a Malegaon blast accused, had created a stir during the campaign when she called Nathuram Godse, Gandhi’s assassin, a “patriot”. Later […]

Congress can never die, country needs it: Ashok Gehlot

New Delhi: The Congress can never die and the country needs it, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asserted on Friday and said the party will again reach out to people to ascertain the reasons for its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls. The senior Congress leader said the BJP played on emotions and sentiments of […]

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