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Prime Minister Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards a super-xxxxd victory for a second term in office.
"We have seen the results...We obviously very much look forward to working with Prime Minister Modi," Stéphane Dujarric said.
Modi-Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe are also expected to meet in second Japan-America-India or JAI format on sidelines of G-20 Summit.
This meeting in very early part of Modi’s second innings could chart Sino-Indian ties which has been stable since Wuhan Summit of 2018.
Jaitley, 66, has not been attending office for about three weeks now and was admitted to AIIMS for undergoing tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness.
The former police commissioner was granted protection from arrest for a seven-day period which is expiring on May 24.
J&K came under governor rule in June 2018, when the BJP pulled out of the then ruling coalition with the People’s Democratic Party in the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is delivering his victory address at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. Stay with TOI for live updates:
US President Donald Trump congratulated PM Narendra Modi on his "big" election victory, saying "great things" are in store for bilateral ties between the two nations with the Indian premier's re-election. "Congratulations to Prime Minister @NarendraModi and his BJP party on their BIG election victory!," Trump tweeted.
Some insiders feel the party's negative and highly-personalised attack on Prime Minister Modi in the poll campaign like 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' digs and too much talk about Rafale did not work and harmed the party at the hustings. The party's proposed "Nyay" (Nyuntam aay Yojna) scheme failed to enthuse voters.
Smriti Irani, whose meteoric rise in BJP saw her become the HRD and information & broadcasting minister before being divested of these portfolios, on Thursday emerged as a giant-killer — this time scripting a historic win by dethroning Rahul Gandhi in Congress's home turf. Irani continued to cultivate Amethi in the past 5 years despite her loss in 2014 to Gandhi.
Pointing fingers towards EVMs, the BSP supremo said, "Several shortcomings of conducting elections through EVMs have come to our notice and there is opposition to EVMs all over the country." She added that after this results, whatever confidence people had in EVMs will disappear.
Naveen Patnaik took over the mantle of his father as a novice upon his death in 1997. A little over two decades down the line, the once reluctant politician is all set to resume the reins of power for the 5th consecutive term, having led the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) to yet another emphatic victory.
Lok Sabha election results were most watched on ABP News, Aaj Tak Quartz
Indian election results are turning out to be a bumper for not only Narendra Modi, but also the country's television news channels. As viewers from around the ...
Lok Sabha: India general election results 2019 live BBC News
Between 11 April and 19 May, hundreds of millions of Indians voted for members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of parliament, which has 543 elected seats.
Shatraughan Sinha calls PM Modi his 'friend' Times of India
India News: Congress's Patna Sahib candidate Shatrughan Sinha, who lost to BJP's Ravi Shankar Prasad congratulated Prasad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
The Choice in India: ‘Our Trump’ or a Messier Democracy The New York Times
The results of India's parliamentary election will reveal not just a decision on Narendra Modi, but a deeper decision on what kind of government Indians want.
Rahul Gandhi's decisions led to divisions within opposition: CPM Times of India
India News: Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power Thursday as it led in 292 seats while the ...
Akhilesh and Maywati: Will the Mahagathbandhan survive till 2022? Times of India
India News: With the BJP on course for a comprehensive victory across the country, particularly in Uttar Pradesh where it has consolidated its lead, the writing i.
Pakistan conducts missile test but says it wants peace with India NBC News
Pakistan has signaled a willingness to open peace talks with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears set to return to power in New Delhi.
US briefing: India election, Trump's bank records and an extinction crisis The Guardian
Thursday's top story: Narendra Modi poised for landslide re-election in India. Plus, why are Republicans denying the wildlife extinction crisis?
As India’s longest election inches closer towards the grand finale, all eyes are on who will win.
The victory of BJP's Smriti Irani and defeat of Rahul Gandhi is not just the result of an electoral battle it is much more than that.
The BJP's tally of 71 in UP could only be dealt a minor dent by the opposition's alliance as the party had won or was leading in 60 seats.
Moily, who was the Karnataka Chief Minister from 1992 -1994, had also got elected as Chikkaballapur in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Irani polled 3,11,992 votes while Gandhi, who had been winning the seat since 2004, got only 2,73,543 votes.
In 2014, Modi won from Varanasi by a margin of 3.37 lakh votes. Varanasi has been celebrating the Prime Minister's victory since the morning with songs, dance and sweets.
The TRS could win only nine out of 17 seats while its ally AIMIM retained Hyderabad. The BJP wrested three seats from the TRS and retained one seat while the Congress also wrested two seats and retained one.
Tejaswi Surya was up against Congress candidate B K Hariprasad, a heavyweight who was defeated by Ananth Kumar in 1996. The 28-year-old lawyer secured a comfortable margin of 3,31,192 votes against Congress' Rajya Sabha MP.
The complainant had mentioned in the FIR that the actor was the son of her paternal aunt and that in January 1971 when the complainant was 18 years old, the actor allegedly made her join him on a movie set.
The BJP maintained its superlative performance in Chattisgarh too as the party has grabbed lead in 9 out of 11 seats in the state. The Congress is leading in just two seats. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP had bagged 10 se
The BJP did well to assuage the anger of voters on contentious issues like joblessness and land rights but the party deserves special credit for quelling down rebellions from its own party members.
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: West Bengal sends the third highest number of MPs in the Lok Sabha. A total of 466 candidates contested the Lok Sabha election 2019, the results of which will be declared today.
The main battle in Tamil Nadu was between AIADMK-BJP and DMK-Congress. In the lone seat of Puducherry, the All India NR Congress (AINRC) and the Congress are the only two parties.
The Union Territories of Goa, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and Daman and Diu combined have six Lok Sabha seats. For these seats, 51 Candidates are in the fray.
Kanimozhi got 5,61,666 votes from the constituency. DMK has won nine seats and leading in 14 out of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu to emerge as the leading party in the state
Surat is one of the 26 Lok Sabha Constituencies going to poll on April 23 in the state of Gujarat. Surat Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: BJP's Darshana Vikram Jardosh defeats Ashok Patel by 548230 votes
Malkajgiri is one of the Lok Sabha Constituencies that went to vote in Telangana in the Lok Sabha 2019.
Sabarkantha Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: BJP's Rathod Dipsinh Shankarsinh defeats Congress's Thakor Rajendrasinh Shivsinh by 268987 votes
Rajkot is one of the Lok Sabha Constituencies that went to vote in Gujarat in the Lok Sabha Election 2019. BJP's Kundaria Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai earns comprehensive victory against Congress's Kagathara Lalitbhai by 368407 votes
All the five assembly segments under Autonomous District- Haflong, Bokajan, Howraghat, Diphu and Baithalangso were won by BJP in the last elections.
Nizamabad is one of the Lok Sabha Constituencies that went to vote in Telangana in the Lok Sabha 2019.
Except for CPI(M)'s Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya who got 21.04 per cent of the votes polled in Jadavpur, no other Left Front candidate is likely to be able to achieve the required 16.6 per cent of the votes to retain their deposit money of Rs 25,000 each.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had reached out to his Narendra Modi on Twitter to congratulate him for the historic win in the Lok Sabha elections.
Out of the 10 flights that were diverted to other airports from Delhi, three flights each were of IndiGo and SpiceJet, the officials added.
The government should also look at privatisation - a politically sensitive issue - beyond being a source of revenue, Care Ratings said, adding such a measure will help in efficiency enhancement.
A gunfight reportedly broke out between militants and security forces at Dadsara village in the Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday.
The re-election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India for the second consecutive term has once again underlined the invincibility of BJP. The Modi-Shah juggernaut has once again delivered an emphatic victory for the party with BJP a getting a majority on its own. As Modi prepares to take charge for the second time, we take a look at BJP’s campaign strategy and Modi’s astute leadership that led to this historic victory. ?
The ruling party rejects claims of vote fraud and asks the opposition to "accept defeat with grace".
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump have used anti-immigration rhetoric to divide voters on national identity.
An Indian company had stored the data of 49 million Instagram users in an unguarded online database.
Determining the future course of India-Pakistan ties, which plunged to a low after a suicide attack at Pulwama in Kashmir killed 40 troops in February, is expected to be on the agenda of the new government in New Delhi.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi congratulated PMModi and his BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for their victory in the Lok Sabha polls as he conceded defeat, saying he accepted the people’s mandate.
Assembly Elections Results 2019: He is on the path to joining the ranks of Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling and West Bengal’s Jyoti Basu as five-time CM.
A significant development in Bengal was the reduction of the Left and the Congress into fringe forces.
Jagan went on a 3,640 km long padayatra across Andhra over the last 14 months to take his fight against Naidu’s TDP to the people.
Ravi Shastri took to social media to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his own inimitable way.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started using the prefix chowkidar on his Twitter handle around the time the election campaign began.
Federal Judge Amit Mehta, who was born in Patan, Gujarat, upheld the House Oversight Committee’s subpoena and ruled on Monday that Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, must turn over his financial records to Congress.
Though Indians are among the largest immigrant groups in Australia, they remain under-represented in the parliament. The May 18 polls were no exception.
Jain previously entered guilty pleas in February 2016 to one count of unlawfully dispensing a controlled substance and one count of health care fraud.
The building on campus bears no resemblance to the one Durga studied in but has been rebuilt on the same piece of land.
"The formal result is that each of these four appeals will be allowed," concludes the judgment handed down by Lord Justice Underhill, Lord Justice Hickinbottom and Lord Justice Singh.
Industry sources say 1 in 7 startups in South East Asia are started by Indians or Indian origin CEOs.
With slogans of 'Abki bar 400 paar', Modi supporters among the diaspora said they are confident that he will return to power for a second term.
A damning campaign by the Left that he could defect to the BJP if elected failed to stop N.K. Premachandran in his tracks, as the Revolutionary Social
The ‘None Of The Above’ (NOTA) option has got a vote share of 1.2%, that is, 3.98 lakh votes in the State Assembly elections. In the parliamentary con
The Indian prime minister’s mix of Hindu nationalism and economic development helped him win re-election on Thursday. In his constituency, though, the mix cuts both ways.
Jeffrey Gettleman travels to Kerala to see how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is using a controversy at one of India’s holiest shrines to win another five-year term.
Our reporter Jeffrey Gettleman traveled to Kerala to see how Prime Minister Narendra Modi used a controversy at one of India’s holiest shrines to win another five-year term.
Hindu nationalists rose to electoral significance from the debris of the mosque they demolished in 1992.
It’s a perplexing reality, as women have made it to the top much earlier than most of the Western democracies.
A journalist was allegedly slapped Thursday by PWP leader and MLC Jayant Patil at an election counting centre in Alibaug in Raigad district of Maharashtra.
Zakir Musa, one of the most wanted terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, has been killed in an encounter in Dadsara Tral area.
Actor-politician Hema Malini ruled the silver screen in the 1960s and 70s. She was popularly called the "Dream Girl" during her acting years. She is a BJP parliamentarian from the temple town of...
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday telephoned her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his victory in the general elections during which the two leaders pledged to...
Union Minister Giriraj Singh retained the Begusarai seat for the BJP by defeating his nearest rival -- CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar -- by a margin of over four lakh votes, results of the Lok Sabha...
Top Tamil actor Rajinikanth on Thursday congratulated DMK chief M K Stalin whose party is on course for a massive victory in the Lok Sabha election.
In a setback to the ruling TRS, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter K Kavitha was defeated in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency by the BJP on Thursday.
As counting of votes is underway for 542 Lok Sabha seats, Dharmendra, father of Sunny Deol who is the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) candidate from Gurdaspur, posted a picture of Sunny Deol shaking hand with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his Twitter account. Dharmendra wrote, "Faqeer Badshah Modi JI , Dharti puttra sunny Deol, Congratulations. Achhe Din Yaqeenan Ayen Ge (King Modi ji, son of soil Suuny Deol, congratulation. Good days will definitely come)". Actor-turned-politician Sunny Deol contested the election from Gurdaspur seat against Congress leader and sitting MP Sunil Jakhar from Gurdaspur. All 13 constituencies of Punjab went for voting in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections May 19. Minutes after posting the above tweet, Dharmendra tweeted again but this time to congratulate his wife, Hema Malini. The picture posted along the tweet shows Hema sitting with the PM Modi. "Hema, Congratulations. We love Mother India. We have proved in Bikaner and Mathura. We will keep our flag flying. always," he tweeted. Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini contested against Narendra Singh of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and local industrialist Mahesh Pathak of Congress from Mathura. Since morning, the social media is flooded with the tweets and posts by the B-town celebrities who are excited enough to witness the election results. The Lok Sabha polls that commenced on April 11 and wrapped up on May 19, saw approximately 900 million voters exercising their franchise and deciding the fate of 7,928 candidates across 542 seats in the country. Out of those candidates, 724 were women and four were transgenders.
While addressing a press conference on Thursday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for their tremendous victory in the Lok Sabha elections. He said, "I had said in the campaign that 'janata maalik hai' and today people have clearly given their decision. I congratulate the PM and BJP. Frankly, today is the not the day to discuss what I think went wrong because people of India have clearly decided that Narendra Modi is going to be their Prime Minister and as an Indian, I respect that." BJP leader Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi from Uttar Pradesh's Amethi parliamentary constituency.
As the trends show that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is heading for a gigantium win and set to return in the power again. Supporters of BJP celebrated the victory not only in India but across the world. People in Dubai celebrated BJP's victory wearing party's t-shirt and were chanting PM Modi's name. People in Australia's Perth also celebrated BJP's win by chanting PM Modi's name and dancing to the drum beat.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is a formidable alliance and will win 'Vidhan Sabha' (Assembly elections) election as well. He also took a jibe on Congress president Rahul Gandhi by saying, "Congress president Rahul Gandhi continued the Rafale issue even after Apex Court's verdict and Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report. The highest institution of the country has been disregarded by Rahul Gandhi and that is why people of the country have shown him his place." The LS polls were held in 7 phases from April 11 to May 19. According to Election Commission of India, 67.11 percent voters exercised their right to franchise, which is highest turnout in Lok Sabha polls since Independence.
Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi on Thursday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the victory in Lok Sabha elections. She said, "Plenty of congratulation for such a convincing victory. Country like India, more than a billion people need very strong leadership, a stable government with a vision ahead. We all look forward to his leadership now," said Bedi. The LS polls were held in 7 phases from April 11 to May 19 across the country. According to Election Commission of India, 67.11 per cent voters exercised their right to franchise, which is highest turnout in Lok Sabha polls since Independence.
The ongoing counting of Lok Sabha elections indicates storming 'Ghar Wapsi' of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Party's National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the victory. "This is going to be historic, unprecedented mandate for PM Modi, this has become a people's election and their one and only choice is Prime Minister Modi, the resulted indicate the very same thing that people have decided that they needed Modi again. The credit for this victory goes to Prime Minister Modi," said Madhav. The LS polls were held in 7 phases from April 11 to May 19. According to Election Commission of India, 67.11 percent voters exercised their right to franchise, which is highest turnout in Lok Sabha polls since Independence.
As counting of votes has begun for Lok Sabha seats, veteran actor Anupam Kher made a statement that India's future will shine with the results. As per his latest tweet, Kher posted, "Today, the future of India will shine even brighter on this festival of democracy. Jai Ho". Kirron Kher is Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Chandigarh parliamentary constituency. Anupam Kher held extensive election rallies in Chandigarh, while campaigning for his wife, who is fighting against former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal of the Congress party. Kirron, the actor-turned-politician, won the Chandigarh seat with a whopping 1,91,362 votes in 2014 general elections against Congress rival Bansal, whom she defeated by nearly 70,000 votes.
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.