Counting of votes underway in Odisha

  Bhubaneswar, Counting of votes for 21 Lok Sabha seats and 146 Assembly segments in Odisha began at 8 am on Thursday amid tight security, an official said. As many as 6,700 officials have been engaged in 63 centres across the state for the exercise, he said. Trends are expected to emerge after about an […]

DMK front leads in three LS seats in TN

Chennai, The DMK and its allies the Congress and MDMK were leading in three Parliamentary constituencies in Tamil Nadu, according to trends available from the Election Commission. While DMK surged ahead in Tirunelveli, its ally MDMK and Congress were leading in Erode and Virudhunagar respectively, according to the EC. The DMK fought 19 Parliamentary seats and […]

Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam

Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam

Srinagar, Two militants were killed Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Acting on a credible input about presence of ultras in Gopalpora area of Kulgam, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police spokesman said. “During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired […]

ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B

ISRO successfully launches earth observation satellite RISAT-2B

Sriharikota,  In a pre-dawn launch on Wednesday, Indian space agency ISRO scripted history by successfully launching earth observation satellite RISAT-2B that would enhance the country’s surveillance capabilities among others. As the 25-hour countdown which had began Tuesday concluded, the agency’s trusted workhorse, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C46) blasted off at 5.30 am from the […]

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo wins second term as president

Jakarta,  Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has been re-elected as president of the world’s third-biggest democracy, the elections commission said early Tuesday, beating rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general who has vowed to challenge any victory for the incumbent leader. The commission was expected to announce the official results of the April 17 poll on Wednesday in […]

Pragya calls Godse ‘patriot’, apologises later & retracts statement

Pragya calls Godse ‘patriot’, apologises later & retracts statement

Bhopal, BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday kicked up a row as she called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”, but apologised for it hours later and withdrew the statement. The BJP distanced itself from her statement saying it did not agree with her, as “Mahatma […]

PM should apologise over Pragya’s remark on Godse: Digvijaya

PM should apologise over Pragya’s remark on Godse: Digvijaya

Ujjain, Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh Thursday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah should apologise over Pragya Singh Thakur’s remark that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse was a “patriot”. Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur, who is contesting the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat against Digvijaya Singh, Thursday kicked up a row as […]

NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

NYC Mayor de Blasio is seeking Democratic nod for president

 New York City, May 16 (AP) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president, adding his name to an already long list of candidates itching for a chance to take on Donald Trump. The mayor announced his run with a video released by his campaign. “There’s […]

‘Modi wave’ coming from every home in India: PM, steps up attack on Cong

‘Modi wave’ coming from every home in India: PM, steps up attack on Cong

Ratlam(MP)/Solan(HP)/Bathinda(Pb),Crisscrossing three Hindi heartland states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said a ‘Modi wave’ is coming from every home in India and also escalated the attack on Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. As the row over Gandhi’s close aide Sam Pitroda’s ‘hua to hua’ (it happened, so what) remark on the […]

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