2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Balasaheb Thorat elected Maharashtra Congress legislature unit leader
AICC general secretary in-charge for Maharashtra Mallikarjun Kharge made the announcement at a meeting of the party MLAs. "The Congress president (Sonia Gandhi) has approved the name of Balasaheb Thorat as the Congress Legislature Party leader in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly," Kharge told the MLAs.
Turncoats take centrestage in Jharkhand polls
At least 18 political leaders with significant clout in their respective constituencies have sw...
Urban unemployment rate fell in January-March 2019, official data reveals
The numbers are likely to provide relief to a govt reeling under sh...
Polling for first phase begins in Jharkhand
A total of 37,83,055 electorate, including 18,01,356 women and five third-gender voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase across six districts.
BJP nominates Arun Singh, K C Ramamurthy for Rajya Sabha bypolls in UP, Karnataka
Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has nominated its Rajya Sabha candidate Arun Singh who is currently the BJP general secretary. The party also nominated Congress rebel K C Ramamurthy as its candidate from Karnataka.
Fed likely to defy history with rates steady through elections
Fed has changed policy in one direction or another in each of the last 10 presidential polling years.
47.18 lakh appear for direct railway recruitment exams
Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi said while 55,209 appeared for the test in regional languages in 2019, 46,62,406 appeared in 2018 and 876 appeared in 2018.
'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka election
The retired lieutenant colonel, nicknamed the "Terminator" by his own family, won 53-54 percent of the vote, his spokesman told AFP as Rajapaksa's main rival Sajith Premadasa of the ruling party conceded the race. "It is a clear win. We envisaged it. We are very happy that Gota will be the next president," spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said.
Haryana election 2019 results: Key highlights
Most TV news channels are showing a neck and neck fight so far with almost same leads for both BJP and Congress in the state.
Gold bull run over as prices all set to fall towards $1,420 level
Trade war has propelled gold about 15 per cent this year in the international markets.
Sri Lanka votes in eighth presidential election
A total of 15,992,096 Sri Lankans are eligible to cast their ballots in a contest that will witness a battle between a record 35 candidates. This is the highest number of contenders since the first presidential election which was held in 1982, and up from 18 candidates who contested the last one in 2015.
View: India has to fix structural problems because of the risk of growing old before growing rich
India has a 10-year window to grow really fast, put in place the institutions required to sustain growth before the demographic dividend slackens. Rathin Roy said in May, "India runs the risk of getting caught in the middleincome trap, of growth losing momentum because of its narrow social base, resulting in capping per-capita incomes at $12,000."
Was BJP Govt spying on citizens, political leaders ahead of 2019 elections, asks Congress
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked whether those sitting in the echelons of power are guilty of criminal offences and whether the government knew of the illegal spyware being deployed to spy on key persons. WhatsApp had informed the Indian government in September that 121 Indian users were targeted by the Israeli spyware Pegasus.
Maharashtra, Haryana election results 2019: Key factors that emerged
With Shiv Sena likely to ask for its pound of flesh in Maharashtra and Haryana heading for a cliffhanger, ET's Rakesh Mohan Chaturvedi analy...
Maharashtra election results: Key highlights and more
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance won an absolute majority in the Maharashtra assembly polls. Here are the highlights of the 2019 polls.
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