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Modi's party claims victory in Indian election Modi's party claims victory in Indian election

Election Commission data show the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests around 300 out of 542 seats in Parliament


Lok Sabha Election results: BJP crosses 300 Lok Sabha Election results: BJP crosses 300

The counting of votes is under way for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Exit poll predictions are coming…


India election results 2019: Benjamin Netanyahu congratulates PM Modi on election victory Netanyahu congratulates Modi on polls victory

  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday became the first world leader to congratulate…


Woman of 102 suspected of care home murder in France Woman of 102 suspected of care home murder in France

The 102-year-old was "in a very agitated state, confused, and told the carer that she had killed someone"


Missouri weather: Tornado kills three people in Golden City Deadly tornadoes batter Missouri, kills 3

Extensive damage has been reported around the state, and thousands are believed to be without electricity


West Bengal: TMC ahead in 25 seats, BJP in 16 seats West Bengal: TMC ahead in 25 seats, BJP in 16 seats

The Congress is leading in one constituency, while the Left is yet to take a lead in any of the 42 constituencies


Police: 2 die in small plane crash near Indianapolis 2 die in small plane crash near Indianapolis

He says the plane crashed shortly after taking off, and the two people who were on board died


Pakistan successfully test-fires ballistic missile Shaheen-II capable of hitting India Pakistan successfully test-fires ballistic missile Shaheen-II

The Pakistan Army says in a statement that the launch was aimed at ensuring operational readiness of the Army Strategic Forces Command


India election result:  Modi’s mother greets supporters amid slogans of ‘Har, Har Modi’ Modi’s mother greets supporters amid slogans

Prime Minister Modi was leading in Varanasi by a margin of 169,000 votes, according to Election Commission trends 


BJP set to return to power as Modi wave sweeps most of India BJP set to return to power as Modi wave sweeps most of India

The Congress Party is ahead only in one seat in Uttar Pradesh


BJP leading in both Lok Sabha seats in Tripura BJP leading in both Lok Sabha seats in Tripura

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the CPI (M) had won both the Lok Sabha seats in Tripura


Trump to get royal treatment on Japan emperor visit Trump to get royal treatment on Japan emperor visit

The official highlight is Trump’s state visit early Monday with Naruhito and a banquet that night at the imperial palace


Rahul Gandhi in tough battle with Smriti Irani in Amethi Rahul Gandhi in tough battle with Smriti Irani in Amethi

The Congress has not lost the seat in the last three decades, except in 1998


Mass Koran reading in Malaysia to mark sacred date Mass Koran reading in Malaysia to mark sacred date

Some sixty per cent of Malaysia’s 32 million population are Muslim, although the country also has significant Hindu, Buddhist and Christian communities


Election Results 2019: Sonia Gandhi leads in Rae Bareli, Smriti Irani leads in Amethi Sonia leads in Rae Bareli, Smriti Irani leads in Amethi

Irani had at the time of writing got 51.16 per cent of the votes counted. Gandhi had only 42.08 per cent of the votes


NDA candidates ahead in 35 LS seats in Bihar NDA candidates ahead in 35 LS seats in Bihar

NDA constituents JD(U) and BJP are leading in 15 seats each followed by the LJP in 5 seats


Ahead of poll results, Mamata Banerjee plays Rabindra Sangeet on piano Ahead of results, Mamata plays Rabindra Sangeet on piano

  Hours before the counting of votes are to start declaring the verdict of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections,…


BJP ahead in all 10 LS seats in Haryana; Hooda trailing BJP ahead in all 10 LS seats in Haryana

  The BJP was leading in all the 10 seats in Haryana as per early trends available with the Election…


Suicide car bomb kills at least 9 in Somalia's capital 9 killed in Somalia suicide car bomb blast

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast in Mogadishu


India polls: Trinamool Congress leading in 23, BJP ahead in 18 in West Bengal TMC leading in 23, BJP ahead in 18 in West Bengal

TMC candidate Moon Moon Sen is trailing in Asansol


Theresa May faces pressure after Andrea Leadsom resigns UK PM faces pressure after minister resigns

The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down on Wednesday night over the PM's Brexit policy


Madhya Pradesh: BJP leading in 23 seats, Congress in 4 Madhya Pradesh: BJP leading in 23 seats, Congress in 4

Congress candidate Nakul Nath, son of CM Kamal Nath, is ahead of BJP's Nathanshah Kawreti in Chhindwara seat by a margin of 1,520 votes


Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam

Acting on a credible input about presence of ultras in Gopalpora area of Kulgam, security forces launched a cordon and search operation


Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted Modi's party has commanding lead as Indian votes are counted

Election Commission data by late morning showed the Bharatiya Janata Party leading in contests for 291 out of 542 seats in the lower house of Parliament


India elections 2019: Voters to find out if Modi returns as PM India to find out if Modi returns as PM

Counting begins in a bitterly fought election seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi


Counting of votes in mega India election begins Counting of votes in India election begins

As many as 5 exit polls projected the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is all set to retain power at the Centre


UN backs end to UK control over Chagos Islands UN backs end to UK control over Chagos Islands

Mauritius says it was forced to give up the Indian Ocean group - now a British overseas territory - in 1965 in exchange for independence


Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta Indonesia post-election protests leave six dead in Jakarta

A majority of the protesters came from outside of Jakarta," said Muhammed Iqbal, a police spokesman


Pahang's former ruler Sultan Ahmad Shah passes away Pahang's former ruler Sultan Ahmad Shah passes away

Pahang declares May 23 a state holiday, 40-day mourning period for Sultan Ahmad Shah
 


Afghan official: Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian in Afghanistan

Ten civilians and five policemen are also wounded in the explosion


Trump names woman as head of US Air Force Trump names woman as head of US Air Force

Barbara Barrett, 68, served as the US ambassador to Finland from 2008 to 2009 under the George W Bush administration


5.8-magnitude earthquake shudders Andaman and Nicobar islands 5.8-magnitude earthquake shudders Andaman and Nicobar islands

The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes


ISRO launches super surveillance satellite ISRO launches super surveillance satellite

The RISAT-2 has been actively used by India to monitor activities in camps across the border in Pakistan to thwart infiltration bids by terrorists


Two militants killed in encounter in J&K’s Kulgam Two militants killed in encounter in J&K

Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site of encounter


Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US defence chief
Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US

Tension has risen sharply, with the US deploying military assets to the Gulf to tackle the unspecified threats


Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes Dozens arrested after violent Indonesia clash

Protests in the capital Jakarta started peacefully on Tuesday but soon turned violent, with cars set on fire and people throwing firecrackers at police


Philippine mid-terms: Duterte consolidates grip on power Duterte tightens control over Philippines

The win gives him sweeping power to push his agenda including constitutional changes and reintroducing the death penalty


North Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism N Korea calls Biden 'fool of low IQ' over Kim criticism

There was no immediate reaction from the Biden camp, possibly due to the late hour in the United States


6 dead in Jakarta riots after announcement of official election results 6 dead in Jakarta riots after election results

At least 20 people accused of provoking riots have been arrested following official results showing President Joko Widodo had been re-elected after last month's election

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