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Modi congratulates Naveen on victory

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Thursday Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for winning the Assembly elections in the state for the fifth time. https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/1131503246953013248 “Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very...

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Live Updates: Results of Lok Sabha elections

Cakewalk for Akhilesh at Azamgarh Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav won from the Azamgarh seat, defeating Bhojpuri star and BJP candidate Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ by over 2.59 lakh votes. While the SP chief got 6,21578 votes, Nirahua received 3,61,704 votes. In 2014, the seat was won by SP...

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Mixed luck for actors at the polls

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Bhubaneswar : The glamour quotient had mixed results in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections this year. The big winner among stars is Odia actor and Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate Anubhav Mohanty who is about to defeat seasoned politician Baijayant Panda of the BJP who, when last reports came in, was trailing by a margin of around 1,30,000 votes. votes. Going by trends so far, the long-standing Parliamentarian from Kendrapara is...

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Live updates: BJD on a role in Odisha, Naveen set for fifth term

Vote counting in progress in Berhampur

12:05am- BJP’s Shankar Oram gets a majority in Biramitrapur Assembly segment. 12:01am-BJD’s Purna Chandra Swain wins Surada Assembly constituency seat by defeating BJP’s Nilamani Bisoyi by a margin of 13996 votes. 11:55pm-BJD’s Simarani Nayak defeats her close opponent in Hindol Assembly constituency—BJP’s Ashok Kumar Nayak— by a vote margin of 18905. 11:45pm-In Gunupur Assembly segment, BJD’s Raghunath Gomango defeats INC’s Purusottam Gomango by a margin of 6270 votes. 11:40pm-BJD’s Kishore Chandra...

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Cong will slip to third position: Niranjan

Bhubaneswar: A day before the announcement of results of simultaneous polls, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) chief Niranjan Patnaik Wednesday admitted that his party will slip to third position this time. Speaking to reporters here, Niranjan said he is in doubt whether the Congress will emerge as the principal Opposition party in the state Assembly. “The Congress will be the main Opposition party in the Assembly if the BJP joins hand...

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BDA installs LED screens for results day

Bhubaneswar: With the air of anticipation, predictions and excitement, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has made arrangements for easy and comfortable viewing of the counting process and live updates on results for the Capital citizens. While the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha has installed a 10X12 feet LED screen at Biju Patnaik Park (Forest Park), BDA has taken up the sitting arrangements for 400 people. “There is excitement among the people for...

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Mixed luck for actors at the polls

Bhubaneswar : The glamour quotient had mixed results in the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections this year. The big winner among stars is Odia actor and Kendrapara Lok Sabha candidate Anubhav Mohanty who is about to defeat seasoned politician Baijayant Panda of the BJP who, when last reports came in, was trailing by a margin of around...

Odisha mountaineer Kalpana Dash no more

Bhubaneswar: Ace Odisha mountaineer Kalpana Dash died above the balcony area on Mount Everest Thursday. Kalpana, along with Kanchhi Maya Tamang from Nepal and Liyamu Ma from China, made it to the summit point of Mount Everest around 12.55pm. She breathed her last near the balcony area while descending from the summit point, an official said. Hailing...

Naveen thanks people of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: All set to form the government in Odisha for the fifth time in a row, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik thanked Thursday the people, particularly women, for their overwhelming support to BJD in the Assembly polls. “I would like to express my deep gratitude to the people of our state who showered their blessings time and again...

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A major part of the results of Election 2019 is clear but still a lot is pending now at the time of going to print. The foregone conclusion is that Narendra Damodardas Modi is all set for a second term. The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have astounded a lot of people in this...

Oath-taking function of new government likely, May 29

New Delhi: The BJP parliamentary board Thursday passed a resolution hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership and thanking people for endorsing the party's agenda. All the newly-elected BJP MPs may meet Saturday to elect Modi as their leader, following which he will meet President Ram Nath Kovind to stake claim to form the new government, party sources...

BJP halt TRS juggernaut in Telengana

Hyderabad: The ruling Telengana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) suffered a setback in the Lok Sabha elections in Telangana, winning lower-than-expected nine seats as a resurgent BJP sprang a surprise emerging victorious in four constituencies Thursday. The Congress also put up a decent show, securing three seats in the state which has 17 constituencies. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s...

Congratulations pour in after Modi triumph

US President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan were among dozens of world leaders who congratulated Thursday Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his impressive victory in the general elections as they vowed to work with him to bolster the bilateral ties. Here’s what they said. Donald Trump:...

YSR Congress on course for landslide victory in AP

Amaravati: The YSR Congress virtually decimated Thursday the Chandrababu Naidu-led TDP and appeared on course for a landslide win in Andhra Pradesh with its candidates winning in 74 seats and leading in 76 others. The ruling Telugu Desam Party won in 12 seats and was leading in an equal number while actor-politician Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Jana Sena’ party...

Turncoats fare disastrously in elections

New Delhi: Jumping parties did not augur well for ‘turncoats’ as most of the 76 such prominent candidates are facing defeat on their respective seats, according to the Election Commission data. Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who joined Congress ahead of the Lok Sabha election, lost by 2.84 lakh votes from his nearest rival Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad...

UK lawmakers, industry body, hail Modi, BJP feat

London: The UK government Thursday welcomed India’s election results and the re-election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister. UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt said he looked forward to visiting India soon as he congratulated Modi after an inspiring election campaign. “Congratulations to Narendra Modi on your re-election! The world’s largest ever democratic exercise in history is an...

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