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Airports, stations gear up ahead of Modi oath taking

Wednesday promises to be even busier for officials at the Indira Gandhi International airport with leaders of the BIMSTEC nations, Kyrgyzstan, and Mauritius expected to arrive for the swearing-in.
Officials aware of developments said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is responsible for security at airports, held a meeting with officials of the external affairs ministry and the airport operator to discuss the modalities. (PTI photo).
Officials aware of developments said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is responsible for security at airports, held a meeting with officials of the external affairs ministry and the airport operator to discuss the modalities. (PTI photo).
Updated on May 29, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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Vote split behind AIADMK-BJP alliance loss in Tamil Nadu

The DMK, led by former party chief Karunanidhi’s son, Stalin, swept the elections, winning 37 of the 38 Lok Sabha seats that polled last month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami during a dinner meeting with National Democratic Alliance leaders in New Delhi(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi being felicitated by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami during a dinner meeting with National Democratic Alliance leaders in New Delhi(PTI)
Updated on May 28, 2019 07:46 AM IST
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Delhi govt to shut down coaching centres operating above fourth floor

The Delhi Fire Service director has been directed to “take strict action as per fire safety standards and guidelines to prevent recurrence of such accidents (Surat fire),” an official order issued by Home Minister Satyendar Jain said.
According to an official, Delhi government is focussing on high-rise buildings where coaching centres are functioning and inspecting whether these centres have functional firefighting equipments(HT Photo)
According to an official, Delhi government is focussing on high-rise buildings where coaching centres are functioning and inspecting whether these centres have functional firefighting equipments(HT Photo)
Published on May 27, 2019 09:39 PM IST
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‘All became Narendra Modi and led the campaign’: PM in Varanasi

The PM underlined that such large support from across the country was made possible because people had faith in the ‘Saaf Niyat, Sahi Vikas’ approach of the BJP government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, during a visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, during a visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi(PTI)
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:40 PM IST
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Trinamool dismisses PM’s allegations on killing of BJP workers in Bengal

The TMC leadership also claimed that not a single BJP worker has been killed in the state in political violence.
The TMC leadership also claimed that not a single BJP worker has been killed in the state in political violence.(ANI Photo)
The TMC leadership also claimed that not a single BJP worker has been killed in the state in political violence.(ANI Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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Free all youths unconditionally: NC MP

The NC winner from Anantnag alleged that hundreds, many juvenile, were arrested and locked up on mere suspicion by police after Musa’s killing.
Addressing NC workers in Anantnag town Newly-elected MP Justice (Retired) Hasnain Masoodi of the National Conference (NC)demanded immediate release of the youths without any blemish on their career so that they can rejoin the educational institutions(Twitter/@masoodi_hasnain)
Addressing NC workers in Anantnag town Newly-elected MP Justice (Retired) Hasnain Masoodi of the National Conference (NC)demanded immediate release of the youths without any blemish on their career so that they can rejoin the educational institutions(Twitter/@masoodi_hasnain)
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:25 PM IST
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BSP says it will continue supporting Gehlot Govt

BSP MLA Wajib Ali said that BSP’s will continue to support the Congress-led government in Rajasthan
CM Ashok Gehlot intrect with media person at his residence in jaipur on Wednesday(HT)
CM Ashok Gehlot intrect with media person at his residence in jaipur on Wednesday(HT)
Published on May 27, 2019 06:03 PM IST
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Sikkim gets new chief minister after 25 years, moves to five-day week

Immediately after being sworn in, the new chief minister declared a five-day week for the state government employees. Earlier, only the second Saturday of each month was a government holiday.
Prem Singh Tamang, popular as P S Golay, became the sixth chief minister of Sikkim when he was sworn in by governor Ganga Prasad at Gangtok’s Paljore stadium(Twitter/@amritdahal_09)
Prem Singh Tamang, popular as P S Golay, became the sixth chief minister of Sikkim when he was sworn in by governor Ganga Prasad at Gangtok’s Paljore stadium(Twitter/@amritdahal_09)
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:18 PM IST
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‘BJP workers being killed for their ideology in Bengal’: PM Modi

The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
The BJP’s landslide win in the parliamentary elections was also powered by its excellent showing in West Bengal.
Updated on May 27, 2019 05:46 PM IST
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‘Don’t fall for rumours’: Congress on reports of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation

Surjewala said the CWC saw the reverses in the Lok Sabha polls as an opportunity for radical changes and a complete organisational overhaul and authorised Congress president Rahul Gandhi for the necessary measures.
Resignations of state Congress chiefs have started coming in with Punjab and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents Sunil Jakhar and Ajoy Kumar quitting their posts. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Resignations of state Congress chiefs have started coming in with Punjab and Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) presidents Sunil Jakhar and Ajoy Kumar quitting their posts. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:09 PM IST
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On Yeddyurappa’s prediction for Karnataka, Siddaramaiah responds with a dare

In a series of tweets, Siddaramaiah said the people’s mandate was for continuation of the BJP-led government at the Centre and not for ‘toppling’ the state government.
Siddaramaiah asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving.
Siddaramaiah asserted that all Congress MLAs, including dissident leader Ramesh Jarkiholi, were with the party and nobody was leaving.
Updated on May 27, 2019 06:23 PM IST
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Muslims have shown confidence in Modi-led govt: Ali Daruwalla

He is the state coordinator and president of Muslim Rashtriya Manch for western Maharashtra affiliated to the RSS
Ali Daruwalla, state coordinator and president of Muslim Rashtriya Manch(HT PHOTO)
Ali Daruwalla, state coordinator and president of Muslim Rashtriya Manch(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 27, 2019 04:57 PM IST
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Narendra Modi in Varanasi Highlights| ‘Every house had a Modi’: PM on BJP’s poll sweep

After the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) landslide victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi on a thanksgiving visit on Monday.He marked his visit by offering prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple before heading to address party workers.Modi won the Varanasi parliamentary seat by a margin 4,79,505 votes, defeating his nearest rival Shalini Yadav of the Samajwadi Party.Follow highlights here:

PM Modi held a 5-km long roadshow as thanksgiving to the voters of Kashi(BJP / Twitter)
PM Modi held a 5-km long roadshow as thanksgiving to the voters of Kashi(BJP / Twitter)
Updated on May 27, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP’s rise in vote share in Pune dims Sena’s hopes of seat sharing

BJP nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants  
BJP nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants.(HT FILE)
BJP nominee Girish Bapat’s win with a record margin of 3.24 lakh votes in Pune and substantial lead in all six constituencies, has increased the tension among Shiv Sena aspirants.(HT FILE)
Updated on May 26, 2019 04:22 PM IST
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Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal elect most women MPs: 11 each

Overall, the 17th Lok Sabha will have the highest number of women parliamentarians ever at 78
One of the biggest victories in Uttar Pradesh was of BJP’s Smriti Irani over Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the Gandhi family bastion of Amethi.(AFP File)
One of the biggest victories in Uttar Pradesh was of BJP’s Smriti Irani over Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the Gandhi family bastion of Amethi.(AFP File)
Published on May 26, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Bengal Lok Sabha results show Mamata, 17 ministers trail BJP on home turfs

The Trinamool Congress is facing a serious challenge from the BJP in Bengal after the saffron party’s stunning performance in the general elections,
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at an election rally y in South 24 Parganas district.(ANI)
TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at an election rally y in South 24 Parganas district.(ANI)
Updated on May 26, 2019 03:51 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections results 2019- Dhinakaran questions EC over no votes polled for party

The AIADMK, which partnered the BJP for the general elections, managed to win just one Lok Sabha and won nine seats in the by-polls.
AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday said that he will file a complaint before the Election Commission regarding non-registration of votes in the polling booths(PTI File Photo)
AMMK leader TTV Dhinakaran on Sunday said that he will file a complaint before the Election Commission regarding non-registration of votes in the polling booths(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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‘Will leave AAP in 2020’: Alka Lamba on being removed from WhatsApp group

Lamba lashed out at Kejriwal and said why is she being held responsible for the party’s loss in Lok Sabha elections.
Alka Lamba won the Chandni Chowk assembly seat for the first time in 2013. Before joining Kejriwal, Lamba was part of the Congress women wing.(HT File Photo)
Alka Lamba won the Chandni Chowk assembly seat for the first time in 2013. Before joining Kejriwal, Lamba was part of the Congress women wing.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 02:06 PM IST
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BJP struggles to reclaim Amritsar after Sidhu’s exit.

Even after fielding Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri this time, the vote share improved slightly (around 40 per cent), but the party could not win the seat.
The average vote share of the saffron party during Sidhu’s tenure was 51 per cent, which came down to 36 per cent in post-Sidhu period.(HT File Photo)
The average vote share of the saffron party during Sidhu’s tenure was 51 per cent, which came down to 36 per cent in post-Sidhu period.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:35 PM IST
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Congress’ strong sacrilege pitch fails to dent Badal’s poll prospects

Sukhbir Singh Badal won from the Ferozepur constituency with the highest margin of 1.70 lakh in Punjab while his wife and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur scored a hat-trick from Bathinda.
Sukhbir defeated his rival Sher Singh Ghubaya of the Congress in all assembly constituencies of the Ferozepur seat.(HT File Photo)
Sukhbir defeated his rival Sher Singh Ghubaya of the Congress in all assembly constituencies of the Ferozepur seat.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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Lok Sabha election results 2019: BJD’s Chandrani Murmu, 25, becomes youngest Member of Parliament

Chandrani, a greenhorn in politics, reportedly says she would like to come up to the expectations pinned on her by the youth and women besides the tribals in her region.
In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha.(Amarendra Dhal/Facebook)
In a first, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha has become the youngest Member of Parliament to the 17th Lok Sabha.(Amarendra Dhal/Facebook)
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:50 PM IST
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Battle for survival looms for NCP

Another challenge the party is likely to face is to refrain its legislators and other senior leaders from switching to ruling parties.
The state NCP chief Jayant Patil has expressed suspicion over electronic voting machines (EVM).(HT File photo)
The state NCP chief Jayant Patil has expressed suspicion over electronic voting machines (EVM).(HT File photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:10 PM IST
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Congress faces uphill task to fix house

According to state leaders, the party will have to go for an overhaul, ahead of the Assembly elections, if it has to retain its position in the state, where the party was formed 133 years ago.
The party leaders feel that if the state unit is not revitalised, the loss in the ensuing Assembly polls would be bigger.(AFP File Photo)
The party leaders feel that if the state unit is not revitalised, the loss in the ensuing Assembly polls would be bigger.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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BJP moves on to mission Assembly

Barely twelve days after the last phase of general polls in Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis held an initiative to review the drought scenario across 139 talukas in 22 districts of the state through a conference- call. Over six days, he spoke to 27,449 government officials and village-level public representatives, to understand drought-related grievances.
In many ways, this initiative is indicative of how the BJP merges its government’s efforts with its organisational structure to reach out to the people. Beyond communication and electoral strategy, it’s the reach of the party’s organisation and administrative programmes that ensured BJP’s win in the state(Hindustan Times)
In many ways, this initiative is indicative of how the BJP merges its government’s efforts with its organisational structure to reach out to the people. Beyond communication and electoral strategy, it’s the reach of the party’s organisation and administrative programmes that ensured BJP’s win in the state(Hindustan Times)
Published on May 26, 2019 11:45 AM IST
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Mamata Banerjee sees foreign hand behind BJP poll win

Mamata expressed doubts over the results of seats and said some programming was done in many machines involving one lakh votes.
Banerjee said her party lost 5-6 seats by slender margins, mainly because of postal ballots.(ANI File Photo)
Banerjee said her party lost 5-6 seats by slender margins, mainly because of postal ballots.(ANI File Photo)
Published on May 26, 2019 11:44 AM IST
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Sena maintains its tally, not strike rate

The Uddhav Thackeray-led party’s performance, a repeat of 2014, has come primarily due to its decision to ally with BJP, observers said. The BJP and Sena won 41 of the 48 seats. The BJP bagged 23 seats
The synergy between the top leadership of the party is looking better than it was in 2014 after the BJP won a complete majority for the first time.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
The synergy between the top leadership of the party is looking better than it was in 2014 after the BJP won a complete majority for the first time.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on May 26, 2019 11:28 AM IST
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Amid face-off, Capt, Sidhu camp in Delhi to get audience

The CM blamed Sidhu for party’s “poor show” in urban areas, saying no development work was carried out in cities and towns by Sidhu’s department. Capt said he would be taking Sidhu’s report card to Rahul to make a case for change in his portfolio.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at the CWC meeting in Delhi(HTphotos)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit and AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at the CWC meeting in Delhi(HTphotos)
Updated on May 27, 2019 10:23 AM IST
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New Lok Sabha sees 9% rise in number of MPs with criminal charges

Of the total winners in 2019, 233 parliamentarians (43%) have declared criminal cases against them as compared to 185 (34%) in the Lok Sabha elected in 2014 and 162 (30 per cent) in 2009, say the findings based on the scrutiny of affidavits of 539 MPs.
Expressing concern over the growing number of politicians with criminal antecedents, Major General (retired) Anil Varma of the association said 159 (29%) new MPs have serious criminal cases related to rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crime against women against them.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Expressing concern over the growing number of politicians with criminal antecedents, Major General (retired) Anil Varma of the association said 159 (29%) new MPs have serious criminal cases related to rape, murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crime against women against them.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
Published on May 26, 2019 10:14 AM IST
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Long list of hopefuls from Jharkhand for a berth in Modi’s second cabinet

There are speculations that any one or two of the newly elected Koderma MP Annapurna Devi, Khunti MP Arjun Munda and Dumka MP Sunil Soren are reckoning to be included in the new cabinet.
BJP candidate Annapurna Devi after winning Koderma Lok Sabha seat in Koderma,(Bijay/ Hindustan Times)
BJP candidate Annapurna Devi after winning Koderma Lok Sabha seat in Koderma,(Bijay/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 26, 2019 09:06 AM IST
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