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  • Naidu seeks non-BJP coalition with Mamata

    Key opposition leader and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu has flown to Kolkata to meet Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to stitch a non-BJP coalition.

  • Mamata sees 3 cues in exit polls forecast

    Mamata Banerjee has rubbished exit polls forecast saying “they are gossips” and identified three reasons behind Modi’s victory prediction.

  • India: ‘Exit Polls Are All Wrong’

    Hours after exit polls on Sunday indicated a huge win for the National Democratic Alliance, Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor tweeted his reading of the prediction as something that can also turn out "all wrong".

  • Exit polls show Modi-led alliance likely to win majority

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies are likely to return to power for a second consecutive term after the parliamentary elections that ended today, according to different exit polls.

  • India votes in the final phase of election

    Millions of voters stand in queue in front of polling stations to exercise their franchise in the seventh and final phase of Indian parliamentary elections.

  • Modi completes meditation in Kedarnath cave

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi emerges from a cave in Kedarnath after spending a night of meditation in the temple town in Uttarakhand.

  • ‘Godse Killed Gandhi, Pragya killed His Soul’

    Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi yesterday said Mahatma Gandhi is above power and politics and people like Pragya Singh Thakur are killing the soul of India and the BJP should expel her from the party.

  • Voting in last phase of India polls tomorrow

    Voting in the seventh and final phase of India’s long-drawn parliamentary elections takes places tomorrow when Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party seeks a second consecutive term in power in the face of an unexpectedly tight contest.

  • India polls: Lawbreakers to lawmakers?

    India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has one unwanted lead in this month's general election race - according to data from an electoral watchdog it is fielding the most candidates among the major parties who are facing criminal charges. Its main rival, Congress, is just a step behind.

  • India’s Congress reaches out to opposition parties

    Congress has begun its outreach to opposition parties, indicating that the Prime Minister’s post will not be a sticking point even as Sonia Gandhi is seen to have launched an outreach with non-NDA leaders suggesting there should be detailed discussions ahead of the May 23 results.

  • 5 killed in gun battle in Indian-controlled Kashmir

    Indian troops and separatist militants clash in Indian-controlled Kashmir and five people are killed including a civilian, officials say, the latest casualties in a new phase of violence in the 30-year insurgency.

  • 2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal

    Two Indian climbers die near the summit of Mount Kanchenjunga in Nepal and a Chilean mountaineer was missing on the world's third highest mountain, their hiking company say.

  • Polls campaign cut short in West Bengal for security

    In an unprecedented action, India’s Election Commission cut short the election campaign in West Bengal citing “safety and security” of voters.

  • Soldier, 3 terrorists killed in gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir

    A soldier and three terrorists have been killed in a gunfight in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in India, police said.

  • Bangladesh urges India to withdraw anti-dumping duty

    Bangladesh’s Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has requested his Indian counterpart Suresh Prabhu to take necessary measures to withdraw anti-dumping duty on Bangladeshi products as they met on the sidelines of WTO ministerial meeting in India's New Delhi.

  • Candidates with criminal cases more than last 2 Indian polls

    The proportion of candidates with criminal cases against them in the ongoing parliamentary elections in India is more than in the previous two national polls, according to a report by election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) made public on Monday.

  • Indian voters complain of malfunctioning EVMs

    Complaints about malfunctioning EVMs were reported from several places of Delhi today as voting in the sixth and penultimate phase of Indian parliamentary elections is underway.

  • Voting in Indian elections reaches next-to-last phase

    Millions of Indians exercise their franchise as the long-drawn parliamentary elections entered its home stretch to winding down with voting in the sixth and penultimate phase underway across the national capital and six other states in another litmus test for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s re-election bid.

  • Georgian aircraft intercepted in India

    The Indian Air Force intercepts a Georgian AN-12 transport plane which entered the Indian air space from Pakistan, deviating from its flight path, the Indian defence ministry says.

  • Indian EC to match EVM results with VVPAT slips during vote counting

    For the first time in India’s parliamentary elections, the country’s Election Commission is to undertake exercise of matching EVM results with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine slips during vote-count of the ongoing polls on May 23.

  • 'Your slap will be a blessing,' Modi retorts after Mamata's attack

    Two days after Mamata Banerjee said she wanted to give him a "tight slap of democracy", Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his response while campaigning in Bengal.

  • West Bengal minister gets ‘life threat from Bangladeshi hitman’

    Food Minister of India’s West Bengal state Jyotipriyo Mullick claims to have received death threat from a Bangladeshi criminal and sought protection from police in this regard.

  • Indian SC rejects 50% VVPAT verification for EVMs

    India’s Supreme Court has rejected 50 per cent mandatory verification of electronic voting machines with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail during Lok Sabha elections of May 23.

  • 12 ‘Rohingyas’ held in India’s Mizoram for illegal entry

    Twelve suspected Rohingyas, believed to be victims of human trafficking, were arrested in India’s Mizoram for entering the north eastern state without valid travel documents, a police officer said today.

  • 5th phase polling underway in India

    Polling in the fifth phase of India’s parliamentary elections was underway across seven states today with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh among the political heavyweights in fray.

  • Electoral fate of Rahul, Sonia to be sealed by EVMs tomorrow

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi are among 674 candidates whose electoral fate will be sealed in Electronic Voting Machines tomorrow when voting takes place in the fifth phase of India’s parliamentary elections covering 51 constituencies across seven states.

  • Kejriwal served a slap during campaign

    Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is slapped by a man during a roadshow as part of campaigning in Moti Nagar locality of West Delhi in New Delhi parliamentary constituency.

  • Flight operations resume at Kolkata airport after 17hrs

    Flight operations have resumed at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport in Kolkata. The first departure since the closure of the Kolkata airport runway, in the wake of the extremely severe Cyclone Fani threat over the Bay of Bengal, was recorded at 09:57 hours, Saturday, when Air India AI 743 took off for Agartala.

  • 2 killed in cyclone in India

    Two people are killed as Cyclone Fani slams into eastern India with winds gusting at speeds of up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour.

  • Cyclone Fani: Special train for tourists in Odisha

    Indian Railways have announced a special train to aid in evacuation of stranded tourists as cyclone Fani inches closer towards Odisha.