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Most exit polls project majority for BJP-led NDA

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Most exit polls project majority for BJP-led NDA

New Delhi, May 19 (PTI): Most exit polls forecast a majority for the ruling BJP-led NDA in Lok Sabha polls with varying numbers as the seven-phase polling in the general elections ended on Sunday. Two exit polls telecast by Times Now gave the NDA 296 and 306 seats, while they projected 126 and 132 for […]

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Assam: Bangladeshi man to return home after 23 years

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Assam: Bangladeshi man to return home after 23 years

Tezpur (Assam), May 19 (PTI): A mentally challenged Bangladeshi, who had crossed over to India accidentally over two decades ago, finally met his family in a jail here on Sunday, officials said. Azbdar Peada (55) had accidentally crossed over to India from Bangladesh 23 years ago, they said. Peada is fit now and he would […]

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Man kills three members of his family in Arunachal Pradesh

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Region  /  Comments Off on Man kills three members of his family in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, May 19 (PTI): A man allegedly killed three members of his family in Upper Subansiri district, a top police officer said Sunday. Director General of Police S B K Singh told PTI that Boda Motu killed his wife, elder brother and sister-in-law in Daporijo town of Upper Subansiri district using a machete on Friday […]

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LS polls come to close; nearly 64% voting recorded in last phase

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on LS polls come to close; nearly 64% voting recorded in last phase

New Delhi, May 19 (PTI): Voting for the marathon seven-phased Lok Sabha elections came to a close on Sunday as nearly 64 per cent turnout was recorded in the the last phase of polls in 59 seats, which also featured Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi. In the 2014 general elections, the highest ever voter […]

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Tej Pratap’s bodyguards bash up journalists at polling booth in Patna

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Tej Pratap’s bodyguards bash up journalists at polling booth in Patna

Patna, May 19 (PTI): Private security guards of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav on Sunday beat up a couple of photo journalists in the city after one of them allegedly smashed the windscreen of the former Bihar minister’s vehicle, enraged over the car crushing the toes of a fellow lensman. The incident took place at […]

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UNESCO includes Indian part of Kailash Mansarovar in tentative list of world heritage sites

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on UNESCO includes Indian part of Kailash Mansarovar in tentative list of world heritage sites

New Delhi, May 19 (PTI): UNESCO has included the Indian part of Kailash Mansarovar in its tentative list of world heritage sites, sources in the Culture Ministry said Sunday. It was in April that the Archeological Survey of India, which is under the Culture Ministry, sent the proposal mooted by the Ministry of Environment and […]

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Modi thanks EC for allowing shrine visit, Rahul terms it ‘drama in Kedarnath’

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Modi thanks EC for allowing shrine visit, Rahul terms it ‘drama in Kedarnath’

Kedarnath/New Delhi, May 19 (PTI): Amidst a controversy over his visit to Kedarnath and Badrinath shrines during ‘silent period’ for the last leg of polling, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday thanked the Election Commission for the permission, even as opposition parties cried foul over the much-publicised trip and alleged poll code violation. Congress chief Rahul […]

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Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Australian PM Scott Morrison declares victory; Bill Shorten steps down as Labor leader

Melbourne, May 19 (PTI): Australia’s ruling Conservative Coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday made a “miraculous” comeback in the general election, defying exit polls and devastating the opposition Labor Party, forcing its leader Bill Shorten to step down. Around 16 million Australians swarmed to the polling booths across the country on Saturday […]

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Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Geneva, May 19 (PTI/AFP): The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.

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Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 16

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  World  /  Comments Off on Bomb hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza Pyramids, wounds 16

Cairo, May 19 (PTI/AFP): An explosion struck a tourist bus on Sunday near Egypt’s famed pyramids, injuring 17 people including foreigners, security and medical sources said.

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