• Wed, May 22, 2019
  • NDA leaders meet ahead of Lok Sabha results
    BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday hosted a dinner for leaders of NDA allies that was attended by top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Shiv Sena...
    NDA leaders meet ahead of Lok Sabha results
    The dinner was followed by a meeting in which nearly two dozen allies facilitated Prime Minister Modi. All NDA partners came one after another and felicitated him with a shawl.The meeting took place just a few hours ahead of the dinner hosted by Shah at Delhi's The Ashok Hotel to discuss the prospective poll results and the post-poll scenario.Top leaders of the NDA were sitting on the dais with Modi, on whose one side was Shah and on other its was SAD's Parkash Singh Badal, the senior most leader of the alliance.Among those who attended the meeting were Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar, Radha Mohan Singh, Piyush Goyal, Giriraj Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Chaudhary Birendra Singh, Edappadi Palaniswami, O Pannerselvam, Uma Bharti as also Ram Vilas Paswan of Lok Janshakti Party.Delhi: Visuals from Ashoka Hotel...
  • EC rejects by 2-1 vote Lavasa's demand to record dissent note in its orders EC rejects by 2-1 vote Lavasa's demand to record dissent note in its orders

    Updated On: May, 21, 201909:37 PM

    The Election Commission on Tuesday rejected with a majority vote election commissioner Ashok Lavasa's demand that dissent notes should be recorded in its orders on model code violations, days after...

  • Budgam Mi-17 crash: IAF Commanding officer removed from Srinagar base, may face criminal charges Budgam Mi-17 crash: IAF Commanding officer removed from Srinagar base, may face criminal charges

    Sources said the CoI (Court of Inquiry) was also probing whether the helicopter crashed after being accidentally hit by the IAF's air defence system, which was on highest alert following the Balakot...

  • EVMs 'absolutely safe' in strongrooms: Election Commission EVMs 'absolutely safe' in strongrooms: Election Commission

    The Election Commission asserted that EVMs used in the Lok Sabha polls are absolutely safe in strongrooms, dismissing allegations that the voting machines used in the elections were being switched...

  • Rafale deal: Anil Ambani to withdraw defamation suits against Congress, National Herald Rafale deal: Anil Ambani to withdraw defamation suits against Congress, National Herald

    Anil Ambani's Reliance Group has decided to withdraw the Rs 5,000-crore civil defamation suits filed in an Ahmedabad court against Congress leaders and National Herald newspaper over their statements...

  • Arunachal Pradesh MLA, 10 others killed in militant ambush Arunachal Pradesh MLA, 10 others killed in militant ambush

    At least 11 persons, including Arunachal Pradesh legislator Tirong Aboh, were killed in an ambush by suspected Naga militants in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.

  • Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat carrying heroin worth Rs 6 billion Coast Guard seizes Pakistani boat carrying heroin worth Rs 6 billion

    In a major operation, the Indian Coast Guard on Tuesday chased and seized a Pakistani fishing vessel carrying 200 kg heroin, valued at a whopping Rs 600 crore, to be delivered to an Indian recipient,...

  • EC could have taken decisions quickly: Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy EC could have taken decisions quickly: Ex-CEC Krishnamurthy

    Former chief election commissioner TS Krishnamurthy said the poll body has done 'a good job' in conducting the Lok Sabha elections but could have taken decisions on certain complaints in time.

  • Opposition leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes Opposition leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes

    Updated On: May, 21, 201905:40 PM

    Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday and demanded verification of VVPAT slips of randomly-selected polling stations before the counting of the votes...

  • Pranab Mukherjee concerned over reports of alleged tampering of voters' verdict Pranab Mukherjee concerned over reports of alleged tampering of voters' verdict

    Updated On: May, 21, 201904:57 PM

    Joining the ongoing controversy over EVMs, former President Pranab Mukherjee expressed concern over the alleged tampering of voters' verdict saying the onus of ensuring institutional integrity lies...