2019 GENERAL ELECTIONS
4 Indian-Americans win state, local elections in US
Indian-American Ghazala Hashmi, a former community college professor, created history by becoming the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Virginia State Senate, while Suhas Subramanyam, who served as the White House technology policy adviser to former president Barack Obama, has been elected to the Virginia State House of Representative.
Locked in power tussle, BJP and Sena try to win over Independent MLAs
Both the parties are now trying to enlist support of Independent MLAs, ...
In the last Lok Sabha polls, 86% of candidates lost deposits
As per the statistical report - which covered 542 parliamentary seats, excluding...
UK minister forced out in blow for Boris Johnson as election campaign starts
British PM Boris Johnson's minister for Wales Alun Cairns had been under pressure to resign after insisting last week he was unaware of evidence given by his former aide which led to the collapse of a trial in April last year. The row had threatened to derail the Conservative campaign in Wales which contains key seats that Johnson would need to win.
Twitter says UK PM Johnson's party misled public with "factcheck" account
British PM Boris Johnson and his party is said to have misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter handles. The Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office account, followed by nearly 76,000 users, changed its name to "factcheckUK" from its usual 'CCHQPress' and switched its avatar to a white tick against a purple background.
Aarey and PMC Bank crisis fail to impact BJP’s fortune
The results of the polls indicate that, despite all the protests from Bandra to Borivali , the Aarey factor didn’t play a role and the Sena-BJP combine won all seats from the western suburbs.
25,000 of 1 lakh overseas Indians registered in e-rolls voted in LS polls: EC
An expert committee of the Election Commission, working on the issue, had in 2015 forwarded the legal framework to the Law Ministry to amend the electoral laws to allow the overseas Indians to use proxy voting.
Maharashtra polls 2019: BJP-Shiv Sena announce seat-share
Despite differences, the BJP and Shiv Sena share the "common thread" of Hindutva and will retain power in Maharashtra after the October 21 A...
Bhupinder Singh Hooda to meet top Congress brass in Delhi for talks on forming govt in Haryana
Hectic political parleys are on with the BJP and the Congress locked in a tough contest on Thursday. There were no clear winners in the 90-member assembly, according to the latest trends.
Priority to keep BJP out of power: Maharashtra Congress spokesperson
Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant in a tweet said, "Congress' priority would be to keep BJP out of power." However, Congress' campaign committee member Sanjay Lakhe Patil criticised Sawant over his tweet.
Extending workers' safety code to small enterprises will hamper job growth, CII tells govt
CII has suggested government set up common facilities for establishments in a locality to avail on cost basis. Besides, it has suggested labour ministry revisit the penalties proposed for contraventions so that the focus is on compliance and deterrence. The industry body has sent its recommendations to the standing committee on labour.
Maharashtra Assembly polls: Voting is integral part of democracy, says CM Fadnavis
As polling is underway in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said that voting is a right and urged the people to exerci...
Actor Aamir Khan casts his vote, urges citizens to come out and vote in large numbers
Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan arrives to cast his vote at a polling booth in Bandra (West), says 'I appeal to all citizens of Maharashtra to come...
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari casts vote, says Fadnavis set to return to power
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and wife Kanchan cast their vote in Nagpur. Polling began on Monday morning in all 288 Assembly constituencies ...
Govt withdraws ‘Officer’s’ draft on amendment to Forest Act
Union environment minister Prakash Javadekar announced the withdrawal of the draft amendment to the Forest Act, 1927, ahead of Jharkhand elections—a state with high tribal population. The minister stressed that the Narendra Modi government was committed to protect the rights of tribals and forest dwellers.
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