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Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad Visit; Congress to Make it a Grand Event

Wayanad:The District Congress Committee (DCC) in Wayanad is all set to make Congress president Rahul Gandhi's visit here on Friday a grand event. Sources close to AICC revealed that there is a possibility that...

Nipah hits Kerala again; government all set to fight

Cochin:As it is confirmed that the 23-year-old student, treated for high fever in a hospital at Cochin is affected by the Nipah virus, the state government is all set to fight the situation. The...

No decision taken over teaching Hindi in non-Hindi speaking States: Prakash Javedkar

New Delhi: Prakash Javedkar, on Saturday, clarified that no final decision had been taken on teaching Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states. He added that the recommendation submitted to HRD is just a draft decision and...

No Ghost Voters: ECI

New Delhi: There are no "ghost voters" in the Lok Sabha election as reported by certain media houses, said the Election Commission on Saturday. Media houses had brought out discrepancies in voting based on the...

‘Stop Hindi Imposition’, TN Opposition Parties Turn Against National Education Policy

Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government and opposition parties, on Saturday, opposed the three-language formula proposed in the draft National Education Policy 2019, which makes Hindi a compulsory language in non-Hindi speaking states. The draft policy was...

US Seeks Social Media Details from Visa Applicants

Washington: US State Department now wants to know the social-media user names, previous email addresses, and phone numbers of people applying for visas, part of the stepped-up screening of foreign visitors and immigrants. It's to vastly...

Cabinet Expansion; 8 JD(U) MLAs Appointed as Ministers in Bihar

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Sunday, appointed eight new Janata Dal-United JD(U) MLAs as Ministers in his Cabinet as expanding it. There are now 33 ministers in the Nitish Kumar Cabinet, up from 25...

Rajnath Singh Visits National War Memorial Before Taking Charge as Defence Minister

New Delhi:Union minister Rajnath Singh visited the National War Memorial in Delhi on Saturday before formally taking charge as the defence minister, paying tribute to soldiers who laid down their lives for the country...

US to End Preferential Trade Status for India by June 5

Washington: US president Donald Trump to end their preferential trade treatment for India by June 5. Trump had announced his intention to remove India from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program in early March."I...

Sonia Gandhi to be the Leader of Congress Parliamentary Party

New Delhi:The meeting of Congress party MPs at the Central Hall of Parliament, on Saturday, re-elected Sonia Gandhi as the chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP). Sonia, who represents Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli in...

Admiral Karambir Singh assumes charge as new Indian Navy chief

Delhi:Succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba, Admiral Karambir Singh assumed charge as the new Indian Navy chief. His tenure will continue till November 2021. Admiral Karambir Singh is the first helicopter chief to assume the position...

Nirav Modi approaches UK High Court for bail

Delhi:Nirav Modi, a fugitive economic offender, wanted in India for fraud and money laundering charges amounting to nearly $2 billion, applied for bail in UK High Court on Friday. The hearing of the case will...

6 women take oath, make it to Modi Cabinet

Delhi:The new cabinet which had sworn in has  6 women candidates. The three women ministers conferred Cabinet rank are Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Zubi Iran and Harsimrat Kaur. While three more women were conferred with the...

Jaganmohan Reddy transfers bureaucrats on first day in office

Andhra Pradesh:On the very first day after taking charge, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jaganmohan Reddy started transferring bureaucrats. While Director General of Police, RP Thakur was transferred to printing and stationery department, Anti-Corruption...

Modi cabinet: Amit Shah appointed Home Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in charge of Finance

Delhi:The president of Bharatiya Janata Party, Amit Shah was appointed as home minister in the new cabinet on Friday. Rajnath Singh who handled ministry of home affairs in the previous government will now be...

Arun Jaitley Opts Out Ministry in Modi’s Cabinet for Health Reasons

New Delhi:Union finance minister Arun Jaitley decides to be out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new cabinet. He has formally requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to assign him any role in the new...

Rahul Gandhi’s Resignation Will be Suicidal: Lalu Prasad Yadav

New Delhi:Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Tuesday, commented that "it will be suicidal if happens" on the step taken by Rahul Gandhi to offer to resign...

Don’t Quit, You Have Won People’s Hearts; Stalin to Rahul

Chennai:Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M.K. Stalin urges Congress president Rahul Gandhi not to quit from the seat. Stalin, on Tuesday, spoke to Gandhi on the phone and told him that he had won...

TDP Will Play Role of Constructive Opposition, Says Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh:Telugu Desam Party chief and outgoing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, on Tuesday, said that his party will play the role of a constructive opposition and extend co-operation to the new Jagan...

“The Fight was Between Modi and Rahul”, Aravind Kejriwal Analyses the Poll Defeat

New Delhi:Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, on Wednesday, said that party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha polls was a result of people’s perception that the main fight was between...

Congress to Stop Sending Mouthpieces in TV Debates for a Month

New Delhi:Following the defeat faced in the recent Lok Sabha polls and the prevailing uncertainty in the party leadership, the Congress has decided not to send any spokesmen for television debates. Party's media chief...

Ready to be Congress Leader in Lok Sabha: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi:Senior Congress leader and former UN secretary general Shashi Tharoor, on Monday, said that he is ready to take charge to be the Leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha if the...

Mamata to Attend Modi’s Swearing-in Ceremony

New Delhi:Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 30 in New Delhi. Mamata said that it is her constitutional...

Gautam Gambhir Defends ‘Deplorable’ Comment over the Attack on Muslim Man in Gurugram

New Delhi:Bharatiya Janata Party MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir defends his statement condemning an alleged attack on a Muslim man in Gurugram on Saturday. The cricketer-turned-politician had termed the incident "deplorable" on Monday. But, a section of...

“Ram’s work has to be done,” Mohan Bhagawat hints at Ram temple construction at...

Rajasthan:While addressing a crowd at Udaipur, Rajasthan, RSS chief Mohan Bhagawat said, "Ram's work has to be done," probably hinting at the construction of Ram temple at Ayodhya."We have to do Ram’s work and...

India Is Not Just About Hindi Speaking States; says Thalaivar Stalin to Modi

Chennai:Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin, on Saturday, said as a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is not just about Hindi-speaking states. It was in a letter written to the...

‘Many democratic nations degenerated into dictatorships’, says Rahul Gandhi

Delhi:Many democratic nations that are as young as India have degenerated to dictatorship said Congress president Rahul Gandhi, while paying tribute to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. Earlier during the...

Sons above party interest, Rahul’s criticism to senior congress leaders

Delhi:Congress president Rahul Gandhi criticised former Union minister P Chidambaram, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for placing their personal interests above the party during the Lok Sabha polls, PTI...

Will Not Step Back From Sacrificing for the Country, Says Sonia Gandhi

Rae Bareli:UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, on Sunday, said that she is ready to sacrifice everything to safeguard the basic values of the country, as she thanked the people of Rae Bareli for re-electing her."I...

Fake promises continues, will solve the problems of common people says Modi

Gujarat:Addressing the celebration rally at Ahmedabad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the election victory and the mandate given by people to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a huge responsibility. He also took the...

Pak PM Imran Khan Congratulates Modi Over the Victory

New Delhi:Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Sunday, congratulated Narendra Modi via phone for his victory in Lok Sabha elections. Khan's call to Modi came days after the cricketer-turned-politician congratulated Modi on Twitter.Pakisthan Foreign...

Jaganmohan Reddy Meets Modi, Discusses Special Category Status for State

New Delhi:YSR Congress President and Andhra Pradesh chief minister-designate Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Sunday in Delhi. Reddy, whose party achieved a landslide victory, winning 151 seats in the 175-member Assembly and...

50 percent MP’s in new Lok Sabha have criminal records

Delhi:As reports suggest, nearly half of the newly elected MP's of the 17th Lok Sabha, have criminal cases pending against them. Out of the 539 elected members, 233 of them have declared criminal charges...

Muslim Family in UP Names Newborn ‘Narendra Modi’

Uttar Pradesh:As Narendra Modi is again to be the Prime Minister, magnetised in his fame and charm, a family in UP's Gonda has named their newborn as 'Narendra Modi'. Mehnaaz Begum, the mother of...

Mamata Offers Quit, TMC Rejects

West Bengal:Two days after the results of the 2019 general elections were declared, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee said that she had offered to resign as Chief Minister of West Bengal, but the...

Muslim Votes Shifted to Congress in Last Minutes: Aravind Kejriwal

New Delhi:Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Aravind Kejriwal, on Friday, claimed that the Muslim votes in Delhi shifted to Congress in the last minutes of Lok Sabha polls.When he was...

Jaganmohan Reddy to Take Charge of Andhra on May 30

Andhra Pradesh:Jaganmohan Reddy, the leader of the YSR Congress Legislature Party, is all set to take oath as Andhra’s new Chief Minister on May 30 in Vijayawada. YSRCP sources have already declared the date of...

“India Wins Yet Again”, tweets PM Modi

New Delhi: After assuring NDA's victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, tweets, India Wins Yet Again. "Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins...

All Losers Are Not Losers, Says Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Thursday, said that all losers are not losers after admitting the victory of NDA in the Lok Sabha polls. She also congratulated...

Ramya Haridas of INC Rewrites Kerala’s Political History From Alathur

Trivandrum: Ramya Haridas of UDF has secured a massive lead in Alathur, where LDF had maintained a stronghold till then. Ramya's lead is closing at over 1.52 lakh when 50 per cent of counting...

Pragya Thakur Confirms Win in Bhopal

Bhopal: BJP's Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur confirms win in the Lok Sabha polls 2019 from Bhopal. She has kept on maintaining a higher number of lead from the beginning of counting, against Congress's Digvijaya Singh....

P.K. Kunhalikutty Strikes in Malappuram Crossing 2 Lakh votes

Malappuram: PK Kunhalikutty of the IUML, which is a Congress ally, is leading by over 2.21 lakh votes over CPM's VP Sanu and BJP's Unnikrishnan. The IUML is on course to retain the seat,...

Varun Gandhi Leads in Pilibhit; Hemraj Verma Trails

Uttar Pradesh: BJP's candidate in Pilibhit, Varun Gandhi has gained an advantage in the Lok Sabha elections 2019 against Samajwadi Party candidate Hemraj Verma, according to the recent trends. Varun has a lead of...

Maneka Gandhi Trails in Sultanpur

Uttar Pradesh: Union minister of women and child development, Maneka Gandhi is trailing from Sultanpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh against Bahujan Samaj Party’s Chandra Singh as counting of votes for the 2019 Lok Sabha...

BJP Leads Both the Seats in Tripura

Agartala: The BJP is leading in both the Lok Sabha seats in Tripura. BJP candidate Pratima Bhoumik of the West Tripura Lok Sabha seat has taken a comfortable lead of 1,22,865 votes against her...

Uttar Pradesh Covers Saffron

Uttar Pradesh: As the counting of votes is halfway done, it's getting clear that the BJP will emerge as the single largest party in Uttar Pradesh. The UP results will play a crucial role...

DMK-Congress Alliance Ahead in Tamil Nadu

Chennai: The DMK-Congress alliance in Tamil Nadu is leading in 37 of 38 seats up for grabs in the state, leaving just a single lead for the AIADMK-BJP alliance. In 22 crucial bypoll results,...

NDA Leads in Bihar

Patna: The ruling NDA is leading in 35 Lok Sabha seats among all the 40 seats in Bihar. Union Minister Giriraj Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Begusarai seat is ahead...

YSR Congress Leads in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh: As the counting of votes for 175 Assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh got underway, the YSR Congress Party is leading in most of the seats. Meanwhile, the Telugu Desam Party and the Jana...

Modi Secures Huge Lead in Varanasi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is surging ahead in Varanasi Lok Sabha seat with a lead of more than 20,000 votes. He is followed by SP’s Shalini Yadav who has over 11,000 votes....

BJP Maintains Lead in Himachal Pradhesh

Himachal Pradhesh: The ruling BJP is leading in all four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh. BJP leads in Himachal's Hamirpur and Mandi seats, with candidates Anurag Singh Thakur and Ram Swarup dominating their old bastions....

Shashi Tharoor Leads in Trivandrum

Trivandrum: The Congress-led UDF is sweeping Kerala at the moment, leading in all 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. Shashi Tharoor is leading in Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha seat after a few minutes of...

TRS Leads in Telangana

Hyderabad: The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) remains its lead in Telangana in 11 seats of all the 17 seats. TRS had won 11 seats in the 2014 general election, Congress won only 2. 

Tamil Nadu; DMK Stays in Lead

Tamil Nadu: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( DMK) is leading in Tamil Nadu as of the recent poll updates. While DMK surged ahead in Tirunelveli, its ally MDMK and Congress were leading in Erode...

Kerala; UDF Leads in All Seats

Trivandrum: Congress-led UDF is leading with a higher majority of votes in Kerala, where the Marxist party is in power. As per initial counting numbers, Congress party’s combine with UDF (United Democratic Front) is leading...

NDA Crosses 300 Seats in Lead

New Delhi: As the counting moves ahead, NDA has crossed 300 seats as of the updated now. NDA has a clear majority in states like UP, Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Karnataka. Now it's almost...

Smriti Leads in Amethi and Rahul in Wayanad

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough fight against BJP's Smriti Irani as she is leading in Amethi by over 5,000 votes, according to early trends. Meanwhile Kerala' s Wayanad is leading in favour...

BJP Gains in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is leading in 44 seats, the Congress in 8 seat. The BSP and SP alliance is now leading less than it was predicted in exit polls. The...

LS Poll Counting; BJP Leads

New Delhi: As the Exit Polls had predicted, after counting of votes has been started, BJP leads in a higher majority. According to the counted votes, BJP leads by 210 while UPA with 85...

The Woke Journal Starts LIVE Roll Out

Bringing all the latest updates of the LS polls 2019 to you, The Woke Journal starts LIVE roll out. The LIVE will get you an analysis on the results as the counting of votes...

Counting of Votes Amid Tight Security

New Delhi: The counting of votes of the LS elections 2019 will be amid tight security in the national capital and Chhattisgarh.Security has been beefed up in and around the counting centres in the...

Kummanam Rajashekharan Offers Prayers Before Counting of Votes Begin

Trivandrum: The BJP candidate from Thiruvananthapuram, Kummanam Rajasekharan, offers prayer at Ayyaguru Ashram, Thycaud, before counting of votes begin. The counting will get started by 8 am today. Kummanam is fighting against Congress's Shashi...

LS Poll Results; Counting of Votes to Begin at 8 AM

New Delhi: The most awaited Lok Sabha Election results 2019 will be declared today. The counting of the votes polled will begin at 8 am across 542 Lok Sabha constituencies at various counting booths....

Ignore Exit Polls; Priyanka to Congress Workers

New Delhi: Congress general secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Monday, asked party workers to ignore exit poll predictions and rumours of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning. "Dear brothers...

Opposition Parties Urge EC to Verify VVPAT Slips

New Delhi: Leaders of the 22 opposition parties, on Tuesday, met the Election Commission (EC) and demanded verification of VVPAT slips. They also demanded that if any discrepancy is found during VVPAT verification, 100%...

Chandrababu Naidu Meets Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy to Converge Against NDA

New Delhi: To kick start isolating NDA in the centre, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday, met the former prime minister and JDS supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. The...

Over 909 Posts Were Removed From Social Media During LS Polls: EC

New Delhi:The Election Commission has, on Sunday, revealed that over 909 posts on social media platforms had been removed during the LS polls. It has taken down 650 posts in Facebook, followed by Twitter (220),...

Mamata Banerjee Calls Exit Poll Predictions Mere ‘Gossip’

New Delhi:Soon after the Exit Poll results were released by Sunday evening, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee rejected poll predictions, which were in favour of BJP, as mere 'gossip'. She also urged the...

Mamata Asks EC to Ensure Impartial Poll in Bengal

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, on Saturday, asked the Election Commission to ensure peaceful and impartial voting in the state without any interference from the BJP-led central government. In the letter she wrote...

Modi’s Kedarnath Visit; TMC Alleges Poll Code Violation

Kolkata: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a visit to Kedarnath Temple amid Lok Sabha Elections 2019, Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress (TMC), on Sunday, alleged that M Modi's trip to Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand was a...

BJP Will Get Me Assassinated Like Indira Gandhi, Says Kejriwal

New Delhi:Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Aravind Kejriwal, on Saturday, made a mysterious claim that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might get him assassinated like Indira Gandhi. He also made...

Priyanka Gandhi Asks Modi to Disclose His Stand on Godse Issue

New Delhi:Priyanka Gandhi, Congress General Secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh, asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to disclose his political stand on Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. She was responding to the prime minister’s comment...

Will Never Forgive Sadhvi Pragya for Insulting Gandhi, Says PM Modi

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said that he will never forgive Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP's Bhopal candidate, for insulting Mahatma Gandhi by calling his assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot. "I will never be able...

PM World’s Biggest Actor, Says Priyanka Gandhi

Uttar Pradesh:Congress’ eastern UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Friday, said people have made the world’s biggest actor as their Prime Minister and that it would have been better if they had chosen Amitabh Bachchan...

Demonetisation; Modi Similar to Tughlaq, Says Ghulam Nabi Azad

New Delhi:Criticising the 2016 demonetisation move, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Thursday, compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 14th century Sultan of Delhi, Mohammad Bin Tughlaq, who is known for making bold decisions...

Election Commission is Biased, Says Aravind Kejriwal

New Delhi:Accusing the Election Commission over its order to ban campaigning in West Bengal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Aravind Kejriwal termed EC as 'biased'. He also asked why the poll panel ordered campaigning...

Godse Comment; Slippers Thrown at Kamal Haasan

Chennai:Three days after his 'Godse' comment, slippers were thrown at actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Wednesday evening while campaigning in Tirupparankundram assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. Earlier, he had said that "independent India's first extremist was...

EC Acts Under Pressure, Says Mayawati

Lucknow: A day after the Election Commission cut short the campaign period in West Bengal by a day, BSP chief Mayawati, on Thursday, accused the EC of acting under pressure from the Central government. She...

Campaign Cut Short in Bengal; Mamata Calls It A Gift to Modi by EC

New Delhi: After the violence brewed at BJP president Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday evening, the Election Commission has cut short the campaign for the last round of voting in Bengal. While the BJP hailed...

M.K. Stalin Denies Tamil Nadu BJP Cheif’s Claim of Talk with DMK

Chennai:Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M.K. Stalin on Tuesday criticised Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party chief Tamilisai Soundararajan’s claim that the DMK is holding talks with the saffron party, and dared her or Prime...