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Sumitra Mahajan new speaker of Lok Sabha

Sumitra Mahajan new speaker of Lok Sabha

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sumitra Mahajan has been unanimously elected the Speaker of India's parliament, officials say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior MPs from all parties proposed her name in the Lok Sabha (the lower house) on Thursday. Mahajan, 72, is an eight-term MP from Indore in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. A...

Modi grapples with cabinet forming challenge

Modi grapples with cabinet forming challenge

India's prime minister-to-be Narendra Modi was huddled in discussions with close aides and advisers on Sunday, finalising the names of people to join his cabinet and grappling with the crucial decision of who will be his finance minister. Two days after he won a thumping victory in the general election, there was little clarity...

Manmohan resigns

Manmohan resigns

After 10 years of eventful rule, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today bowed out of office, insisting that he had tried to do his best in serving the country and his tenure was an "open book", reports Times of India. Singh bid adieu as prime minister of two terms in a televised address where he...

Khaleda greets Modi

Khaleda greets Modi

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today greeted Narendra Modi, who is all set to be the next prime minister of India, as his party, BJP, has taken a big lead in the just concluded general election. Khaleda, also the former prime minister of Bangladesh, has sent the greeting message to Modi as well as the...

From tea vendor to PM

From tea vendor to PM

From vending tea at a village railway station set up by his father to the throne of prime minister in the world’s largest democracy, it has been a phenomenal journey for Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi. Born in a family belonging to a socially backward community of oil crushers in Mehsana district of home state of Gujarat, Modi, 63, used his humble roots to full advantage in this election contrasting it to the gilded upbringing of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty and its scion Rahul Gandhi who fronted the campaign for ruling Congress party, reports our New Delhi correspondent. Inspired by Gautama Buddha and Swami Vivekananda (whose real name was Narendra Dutta),...

Jamaat congratulates Modi

Jamaat congratulates Modi

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami today congratulated Narendra Modi, who is all set to be the prime minister of India. In a written statement, Jamaat acting ameer Makbul Ahamad greeted Modi and BJP for its landslide victory in the Lok Shabha election. “We congratulate Narendra Modi for his historic victory in the election. We hope that India will...

Modi hails landmark win

Modi hails landmark win

Incoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed a "landmark" election victory by his BJP party. Thanking supporters in his own constituency in his home state of Gujarat, Modi said they had written a new chapter in the country's history. Votes counted so far suggest the BJP is on course for the most resounding victory...

Indian markets rally on hopes of opposition’s victory

Indian markets rally on hopes of opposition’s victory

Indian shares hit a third consecutive record high while the rupee and bonds gained in early trade today after exit polls showed the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies winning a majority in the country's elections. Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi is set to become India's next prime minister, four major exit polls showed on...

Impulsive quit as Delhi CM a mistake: Kejriwal

Impulsive quit as Delhi CM a mistake: Kejriwal

Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Kejriwal admitted that his quit as Delhi Chief Minister was a wrong decision that results in widening communication gap with the people. At an interview with The Economic Times, a daily of India, Kejriwal said he mistimed the decision to resign, and that mistake meant AAP suffers a...

Kejriwal slapped again

Kejriwal slapped again

Arvind Kejriwal, the chief of the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP, was slapped today by an auto-rickshaw driver while campaigning in Sultanpuri, north-west Delhi. He was later seen praying at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat with a swollen left eye, reports ndtv. Kejriwal was in an open jeep when a man in a blue shirt...

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