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647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Media,Politics
Mamata to maintain hold, may win 29 seats in West Bengal
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banarjee is expected to hold her grip over West Bengal, winning 29 seats out of total 42 in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. The fiery leader is, however, seen unable to stop rival BJP from making massive inroads in the eastern state and snap 11 seats, according to IANS-CVoter Exit Poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP set to make inroads into Odisha: IANS-CVOTER exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party is set to breach the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) bastion Odisha, according to IANS-CVOTER exit poll.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls not perfect for Lok Sabha elections
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) If exit polls are to be believed, the Narendra Modi government is coming back to power with full majority, but the predictions by poll survey agencies in the past have been found not to be close to the actual results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polls show BJP gaining, BJD sure of Odisha House majority
Bhubaneswar, May 19 (IANS) The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday exuded confidence to form the next government in Odisha, while the Congress hoped to better its 2014 performance.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Equities likely to rally; as exit polls give NDA a comfortable majority
Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Come Monday, the Indian equity market is set to rally on the back of Lok Sabha elections 2019 exit polls, most of which have predicted a comfortable majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
BSP-SP-RLD might not stop Modi juggernaut in UP: India Today-Axis exit polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The SP-BSP-RLD combine in Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum of 80 MPs to Lok Sabha, might not stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi's juggernaut in the state, the India Today-Axis My India exit poll predicted on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Bengal BJP upbeat, TMC mum on exit poll predictions
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party seemed gung-ho, while the Trinamool Congress remained mum and the Congress and the CPI-M were dismissive of the exit poll predictions on Sunday, which suggested that the BJP could win 16 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP may touch double digits in West Bengal: Neta-NewsX
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP could win 11 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, up from its 2014 tally of 2 seats, according to the exit poll conducted by Neta-NewsX.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP all set for dream run in Delhi, Haryana
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for a dream run in Delhi and Haryana, according to an exit poll on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
It's advantage BJP in small states: INS-CVoter Exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) It is advantage BJP in smaller and northeastern states in the Lok Sabha Elections, 2019 and the party along with its allies are likely to have considerable lead over rival UPA.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Neck to neck fight between BJP, TMC in WB: India Today-Axis exit poll
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The BJP, which had won just two out of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal in 2014, may bag 19 to 23 seats this time, according to an exit poll conducted by India Today-Axis.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Exit polls sign of voters' confidence in Modi: Goa BJP
Panaji, May 19 (IANS) The exit polls, which on Sunday largely predicted a majority for the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the Lok Sabha elections, were a sign of the voters' confidence in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, Goa BJP President Vinay Tendulkar said on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Goa,National,Politics
TRS rejects exit polls, says May 23 results will be different
Hyderabad, May 19 (IANS) With most exit polls on Sunday predicting a comfortable victory for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) said they were not accurate and did not reflect the true picture.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
NDA 292, UPA 127, predicts NDTV's poll of polls
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The poll of polls of exit polls done by NDTV predicted 292 seats for the BJP-led NDA, 127 for the Congress-led UPA and 123 for "non-aligned" parties.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Voting ends in bypolls to 4 Assembly seats in TN (3rd Lead)
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Polling in bypolls to four assembly seats in Tamil Nadu - Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram - came to end at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
70.43% voting recorded in Jharkhand (4th Lead)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 70.43 per cent polling for the three parliamentary constituencies where voting took place in the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Now, Hindu Mahasabha celebrates Godse's birthday
Aligarh, May 19 (IANS) The controversy over Nathuram Godse refuses to die down. The All India Hindu Mahasabha on Sunday celebrated the birthday of the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi with a "havan" here.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
US abortion row: Trump says he's pro-life
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has outlined a less restrictive view of abortion than what was recently passed by Alabamas Republican state government and said he is "pro-life".
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Politics
Polling in Punjab largely peaceful: CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Sunday by and large polling for all 13 Lok Sabha seats in the state was peaceful.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Mamata accuses BJP workers, CRPF of torturing people
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused BJP workers and central forces of "torturing people" during the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, saying she has never seen "such a thing before."
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Vijayvargiya doubts Kamal Nath's survival as CM
Indore, May 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya here on Sunday said he wasn't sure whether Kamal Nath would survive as the Chief Minister for 22 days after the Lok Sabha election results.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 46% percent turnout in Bihar at 4 p.m.
Patna, May 19 (IANS) A turnout of 46.28 per cent was recorded till 4 p.m. in polling to eight seats in Bihar in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state amid stray incidents of violence, EVM glitches and poll boycotts.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
EC seeks report after Tej Pratap's bouncers thrash mediapersons
Patna, May 19 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has sought a report from the Patna District Magistrate on the alleged thrashing of mediapersons by RJD chief Lalu Prasad's son and former Bihar Minister Tej Pratap Yadav at a polling booth here on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Punjab sees 57% voting amidst skirmishes (4 p.m.)
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Amid reports of skirmishes and snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs), nearly 57 per cent voting was recorded till 4 p.m. for Punjab's 13 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase of the general elections on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
64% turnout in Bengal amid sporadic violence, rigging (3RD LEAD)(3 PM)
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) A BJP candidate was attacked while the vehicles of another saffron party nominee and a party leader were vandalised allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers as West Bengal recorded 63.66 per cent polling till 3 p.m. on Sunday amid allegations of sporadic violence, rigging and EVM breakdowns.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
TDP seeks action against PM Modi
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday took strong objection to the telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's activities in Kedarnath and Badrinath, saying it was a "clear violation" of the election Model Code of Conduct as voters could be influenced during the last phase of Lok Sabha polls and attacked the Election Commission for being a "mute spectator".
2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ALERT: Tej Pratap's bouncers thrash cameraman, EC seeks report
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2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP-Trinamool clash in Kankinara, hurl bombs
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) The by-polls in West Bengal's Bhatpara Assembly constituency was marred by severe violence and bombings on Sunday, amidst clashes between workers of Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress at Kankinara in North 24 Parganas district.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
Saudi Arabia rules out war with Iran after Gulf attacks
Riyadh, May 19 (IANS) Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Sunday said that his country is not seeking to start a war with Iran but is ready to defend itself from any threat, following attacks in the Gulf region.
2019-05-19
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Politics
On polling day, Modi prays at Badrinath, Kedarnath (Round-up)
Dehradun, May 19 (IANS) After spending Saturday night meditating in a cave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines in Uttarakhand.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 20% voting in Karnataka's 2 Assembly seats(11 a.m.)
Bengaluru, May 19 (IANS) Over 20 per cent voting was registered in Karnataka's two Assembly segments -- Chincholi and Kundgol -- in the first four hours till 11 a.m. on Sunday, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
102-year-old voter casts ballot in Himachal
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Shyam Saran Negi, a 102-year-old voter who also participated in the 1951-52 general elections which were the country's first, cast his ballot on Sunday at a picturesque hamlet in Kinnaur district as elections were held to elect four members of Parliament from Himachal
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Poll Trivia,Politics
Nearly 32% voting recorded in Andhra re-polls
Amaravati, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 32 per cent voters exercised their ballots in seven polling stations as re-polling was underway in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor Lok Sabha constituency on Sunday amid tight security.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Stones pelted at BJP candidate in Kolkata, mediaperson hurt
Kolkata, May 19 (IANS) Stones were pelted at BJP's Kolkata North candidate Rahul Sinha near a polling station at Park Circus area here on Sunday. The leader escaped unharmed.
2019-05-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Dangal 2019,Politics
29.48% voting in MP LS polls (11 a.m.)
Bhopal, May 19 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh on Sunday witnessed 29.48 per cent voting in the first four hours of polling to the state's eight Lok Sabha seats in the seventh and last phase of voting in the ongoing general elections, an official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Politics
30.33% voting recorded in Jharkhand (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Ranchi, May 19 (IANS) Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 30.33 per cent polling till 11 a.m. for three Lok Sabha seats, an election official said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Vote to strengthen democracy: Himachal CM
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday urged people to vote to strengthen the democracy as the state's four Lok Sabha seats -- Shimla, Mandi, Hamirpur and Kangra -- cast their vote in the seventh and final phase of polling of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Nearly 13% polling in Himachal (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 13 per cent of over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out in the first four hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for four seats in the last phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Voters in Chandauli claim they were inked before polling
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh), May 19 (IANS) Residents of the Tara Jivanpur village here have alleged that some people forcibly applied ink on their fingers and gave them Rs 500 each on Saturday evening. They were told not to go for polling on Sunday.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: 30.33% voting in Jharkhand till 11 a.m.
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Polling official dies in Gorakhpur
Gorakhpur, May 19 (IANS) An official on election duty died inside a polling booth on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Poll Trivia,Politics
12.18% voting in Uttar Pradesh till 11 a.m. (2nd Lead)
Lucknow, May 19 (IANS) Only 12.18 per cent voting was recorded in the first four hours polling for Uttar Pradesh's 13 parliamentary constituencies in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections, according to a voter turn-out app.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
ALERT: Stone pelted at Bengal BJP candidate Rahul Sinha near Park Circus
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2019-05-19
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Brisk polling in TN Assembly by-elections
Chennai, May 19 (IANS) Brisk and peaceful voting was seen in the four Tamil Nadu Assembly constituencies -- Aravakuruchi, Sulur, Thiruparankundram and Ottapidaram -- on Sunday morning since polling began at 7 a.m.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Trump may pardon servicemen accused, convicted of war crimes
Washington, May 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has hinted that he is considering pardons for several American military members accused or convicted of war crimes, the media reported.
2019-05-19
Category: International, United States,Politics
Nearly 13% polling in Himachal (11 a.m.)
Shimla, May 19 (IANS) Nearly 13 per cent of over 53 lakh voters in Himachal Pradesh turned out in the first four hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for four seats in the penultimate phase of the general elections, officials said.
2019-05-19
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Politics
Australia PM Morrison wins come-from-behind poll victory
Melbourne, May 18 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison secured a stunning victory against the odds in Saturday's general election taking his Liberal National coalition to a third term in office.
2019-05-18
Category: International, United Kingdom,Politics
Voting on 59 seats on Sunday in last phase of LS polls
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Voting will be held in 59 constituencies across seven states and a union territory on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Jauhar' textbook row reaches Rajasthan CM's office
Jaipur, May 18 (IANS) The controversy over the removal of a picture of 'jauhar' or self-immolation by women from class VIII textbooks on Saturday reached the Rajasthan Chief Minister's Office with two Congress ministers locking horns on the issue.
2019-05-18
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Politics