Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Outcome of Australia polls boosts Adani's mining plans

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The outcome of Australia's federal election in which pro-mining coalition government has emerged as favourite to form the next government has given a boost to Adani's mining plans.... read..

LS polls: EC sets up Control Room to monitor complaints relating to EVMs

Politics | May 22, 2019 9:11:54 AM IST
A 24-hour EVM Control Room has been made functional here at Nirvachan Sadan to monitor complaints relating to Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Election Commission said.... read..

Punjab: Polling underway at 1 booth in Amritsar

Politics | May 22, 2019 10:41:54 AM IST
Re-polling for Lok Sabha elections is currently underway at booth number 123 in Amritsar.... read..

SC dismisses plea challenging appointment of special observers in Bengal polls (Lead)

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of two retired bureaucrats as special observer and central police observer in West Bengal in the recently-concluded general election.... read..

PM meets Council of Ministers, says LS polls were 'unique'

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday described the Lok Sabha elections as "unique" as he met his Council of Ministers at a meeting convened by BJP chief Amit Shah for thanking them for their work.... read..

Documentary on Lok Sabha polls announced

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
A documentary encapsulating the story of the Indian elections will soon make way to the Indian small screen.... read..

No wrong transportation of EVMs: Poll officials (Lead)

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
There has been no illegal transportation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Punjab, election officials here said on Tuesday.... read..

Sharply varying exit poll numbers in key states trigger uncertainty

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A general consensus appears to have emerged among political parties that the Bharatiya Janata Party will emerge as the single largest party in the Lok Sabha. However, the exit polls raise the question whether the party will have clear numbers, as in 2014,... read..

Poll results could be delayed: Ghaziabad official

Ghaziabad |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Results of the Ghaziabad Lok Sabha seat could be delayed on Thursday due to the tallying of EVM results with the VVPATs from five booths in every assembly segment, District Magistrate Ritu Maheswari said on Tuesday.... read..

Odisha 'swing': Exit polls embolden BJP, predict challenge to BJD

Bhubaneswar |Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
With the national exit polls showing Biju Janata Dal (BJD) losing ground to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha polls, it is likely that the number in the assembly would also come down posing a challenge for Naveen Patnaik, who is eyeing for the f... read..

Political ad spend hits Rs 27.7 cr on Facebook as polls end

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, political parties in India spent a total of Rs 27.73 crore on Facebook for posting political ads on the platform as the seven-phase general election ended on May 19.... read..

Ban suspect exit poll agencies: Goa Congress

Panaji |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Asserting that neither the Election Commission (EC) nor the state and Central governments could be trusted on EVMs and counting of votes, Chandrakant Kavlekar, Leader of the Opposition in the Goa Assembly, on Tuesday demanded a ban on exit poll agencies t... read..

Naidu meets Gowda, Kumaraswamy for post-poll alliance

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday discussed forging a non-BJP alliance after the results of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday with Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and Kar... read..

Mamata-Naidu meet over post poll strategies

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, who have been pivotal in stitching an opposition alliance against the BJP, met here on Monday to discuss the post poll strategies and their concerns over E... read..

ECI announces re-polling at a Kolkata booth

General News | May 21, 2019 10:41:50 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday ordered re-polling at a booth in Kolkata's Uttar parliamentary constituency.... read..

All exit polls wrong, far from truth: Sharad Yadav

Patna |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said all exit polls are wrong and far from the truth and that the reality will be out on Thursday.... read..

Don't believe exit polls: J&K Congress President

Srinagar |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Congress President G.A. Mir on Tuesday asserted that the exit polls should not to be believed and that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) would have the majority in the Lok Sabha polls.... read..

UP can be heading for mini-poll soon

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh could well be heading towards a mini election in the coming months if the results go the BJP way. A total of 13 legislators are seeking an entry into the Lok Sabha this time and if these candidates win, bye-elections are sure to be held in t... read..

Kamal Nath mocks exit polls as 'entertainment' polls

Bhopal |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Tuesday mocked the exit polls that predicted a majority for the National Democratic NDA in the Lok Sabha elections calling them "entertainment polls".... read..

SC junks plea against poll observers' appointment in Bengal

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea challenging appointment of two retired bureaucrats as special observers in West Bengal in the just held general elections.... read..

BCCI thanks poll panel for smooth conduct of IPL

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday thanked Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Minister of State for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore for helping in the smooth cond... read..

Re-poll in one Bengal polling station: EC

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
The Election Commission has announced re-polling in one polling station under Kolkata North parliamentary constituency on Wednesday, according to a notification.... read..

Priyanka's charm offensive failed in UP, if exit polls are right

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who joined active politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and was entrusted the charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, failed to impress the electorate enough to turn the tide in favour of her party, if the exit polls are to be bel... read..

Modi's approval rating remained high throughout LS polls: IANS-CVOTER poll tracker (IANS Exclusive)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Satisfaction level with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership remained high on May 19, the last day of polling, just as it was on April 11, the first day of the general election, according to IANS-CVOTER... read..

Exit polls can still go wrong: political experts

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
A day after exit polls predicted a majority for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, some political experts said the result was still not a foregone conclusion and that the Balakot air strike may not play a major role in the final poll outcome.... read..

Algeria: Army chief proposes independent body to oversee polls

Others | May 21, 2019 6:41:49 AM IST
Underlining that the ensuing presidential election will prevent Algeria from "falling into the trap of a constitutional void", the Army chief Lieutenant General Gaid Salah on Monday proposed the formation of an "independent body" to organise and oversee ... read..

Trinamool tries 'ice cream & snacks' tactic in Bengal bypolls

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has been accused of influencing voters by offering them "ice cream and snacks" and "free transport" to the polling stations in some areas during the assembly by-polls in Naoda and Kandi constituencies in Murshidabad... read..

Priyanka urges party workers not to believe in exit polls

Politics | May 21, 2019 7:11:47 AM IST
Amidst exit polls predicting a comfortable victory for the BJP-led NDA, Congress General Secretary in charge of UP East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, on Monday sent an audio recording to her party workers, urging them not to believe in the survey.... read..

BJP will go to any extent to win LS polls, says former Union Minister Kushwaha

Politics | May 21, 2019 5:41:57 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will go to any extent to win the Lok Sabha polls, said former Union Minister and RLSP president here on Tuesday and accused the ruling party of indulging in "result-capturing" through allegedly fixed exit polls.... read..

Bengal records 78% polling in last phase

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
The Election Commission on Monday said that an average of about 78.73 per cent votes were cast in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal across nine parliamentary constituencies on Sunday.... read..

EVMs have no role in exit polls: Jaitley's swipe at opposition

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday took a swipe at the opposition parties, saying the EVMs have no role in exit polls and if the results are in the same direction, their "fake" issue would also lose its non-existent rationale.... read..

After VP Naidu, Gadkari questions accuracy of exit polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
A day after Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu mocked the exit polls, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said the exit polls are not the "final decision" but indicate that the BJP will once again come to power.... read..

Pragya apologises for poll remarks, adopts silence

Bhopal |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, apologised on Monday for her statements during the poll campaign. She has also adopted silence.... read..

Opposition parties reject exit polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Terming exit polls in the past as "inconsistent" and "incorrect", the opposition parties have played down the predictions for the Lok Sabha elections, claiming that the actual results to be announced on May 23 would be different.... read..

More outperformance 'if' exit polls prove right: Brokerages

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Indian markets will move further ahead if the exit polls prove right, but investors must still be cautious till May 23 as exit polls have a mixed record, said various brokerage firms.... read..

How air pollution affects growth of trees

| May 21, 2019 2:11:59 PM IST
Air pollution is not just responsible for affecting human health, it can also affect the growth of trees, a recent study suggests.... read..

Don't lose confidence: Priyanka to Congress workers after exit polls

Politics | May 21, 2019 2:11:53 PM IST
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday asked her party workers to not lose confidence in the wake of exit polls predicting BJP's victory and at the same urged them to maintain vigil at strong rooms where the EVMs have been stored for ... read..

Several injured in West Bengal post-poll violence

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Several persons were injured in post-poll clashes between political parties in two districts of West Bengal, police said on Monday.... read..

2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014.... read..

Stopping BJP first priority, exit poll will prove wrong: Sanjay Singh

Politics | May 21, 2019 2:12:02 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said the exit polls will prove to be completely false and asserted that their priority is to stop the Bharatiya Janata Party from coming to power.... read..

Congress office wears deserted look after exit polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A day after the exit polls predicted a thumping victory for the BJP-led NDA in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress office in the national capital wore a deserted look.... read..

Amit Shah hosts dinner for NDA allies ahead of Lok Sabha poll results

Politics | May 21, 2019 10:42:03 PM IST
Leaders of NDA allies who fought the just concluded Lok Sabha elections together met on Tuesday here over dinner hosted by BJP president Amit Shah.... read..

BJP upbeat post exit polls, Trinamool circumspect

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Fresh from their exit poll high, the BJP remained jubilant a day after the elections ended in West Bengal, while the Trinamool Congress continued to turn a blind eye towards the predictions, although there was a mood of despondency.... read..

Exit polls: Nifty ends with largest point gain since 2008 (Roundup)

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Nifty on Monday advanced by a massive 421.10 points to 11,828.25, its largest gain since 2008, as exit polls showed the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance getting a comfortable majority in the just-concluded general election.... read..

Twitter records 5.6 lakh tweets on exit polls in 24 hours

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
As majority of exit polls predicted victory for the BJP-led NDA at the Centre, Twitter recorded nearly 5.6 lakh tweets related to exit polls in 24 hours, the company said on Tuesday.... read..

Exit polls make mixed predictions for Andhra Assembly polls

Amaravati |Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
While a majority of the exit polls predicted victory for BJP-led NDA at the Centre, they were divided on the likely outcome in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections which were held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha polls.... read..

Satta bazars too see BJP winning but gives fewer seats than pollsters

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Like most pollsters, various 'satta bazars' too have stuck to a BJP win in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections but expect the party tally to be fewer than predicted in the exit polls.... read..

Naidu meets Mamata in Kolkata to discuss post-poll strategy

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee met here on Monday to discussed the prospects of the post-poll alliance of the opposition parties against the BJP, sources said.... read..

Exit polls have been wrong many times earlier: Gehlot

Jaipur |Tuesday, 2019 1:20:53 PM IST
Contending that exit polls have proven wrong many times, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Monday said that Congress shall present a good performance in Lok Sabha elections as the results come out on May 23.... read..

Bengal BJP upbeat, TMC mum on exit poll predictions

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
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.... read..

BJP to gain, BJD may shrink to 2-6 LS seats: India Today-Axis exit poll

New Delhi |Monday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha could face a major setback in 2019 Lok Sabha elections as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to win 15-19 out of 21 seats in the state, according to India Today-Axis India exit poll.... read..
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