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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

Rahul says issue of resignation between him and working committee New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took full responsibility for the defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha elections and said the issue of his resignation was a matter between him and the Congress Working Committee. "I accept...

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Live updates: Odisha Lok Sabha and Assembly polls

Vote counting in progress in Berhampur

8:30pm-BJD candidate Amar Prasad Satpathy wins Barchana Assembly seat with a margin of 1485 votes against BJP candidate Amar Kumar Nayak, EC sources said. 7:58pm -BJD's Raghu Ram Padal is the likely winner in Koraput Assembly seat by defeating BJP's Krushna Kuldip. 7:28pm - BJD's Amar Prasad Satpathy is the likely winner in Barchana Assembly seat by defeating BJP's Amar Kumar Nayak. 7:20pm - BJD's Purna Chandra Swain is the likely...

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1301 candidates’ fate to be unveiled today

Bhubaneswar: The election results to be declared Thursday will decide the fate of 174 Lok Sabha and 1127 Assembly candidates including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Counting of votes for 21 Lok Sabha and 146 Assembly seats will be declared Thursday. However, election to Patkura Assembly seat has been put off. As the general election witnessed a straight fight between Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), all eyes are...

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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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Rahul says issue of resignation between him and working committee

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took full responsibility for the defeat of the party in the Lok Sabha elections and said the issue of his resignation was a matter between him and the Congress Working Committee. "I accept full responsibility (for the party's performance)," Gandhi said at a press conference here. Party leaders said...

Chandrababu Naidu resigns as Andhra Pradesh CM

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday resigned following his Telugu Desam Party's defeat in Assembly elections. Naidu sent his resignation to Governor ESL Narasimhan, who accepted it and asked Naidu to continue till alternate arrangements were made. The Governor is set to invite YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) to form the government. The YSRCP has...

Twitter recorded around 400 mn tweets in 2019 LS polls

Twitter recorded around 400 mn tweets in 2019 LS polls

New Delhi: Twitter India Thursday said conversations around the 2019 Lok Sabha elections grew 300 per cent from 2014 to reach 396 million tweets between January 1 and May 23. During the course of the six weeks of the election from April 11 till May 19, national security emerged as the most talked about election-related topic on...

Return of BJP: Social media bursts into memes, jokes

Return of BJP: Social media bursts into memes, jokes

New Delhi: Going berserk over the massive mandate received by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), users on various social media platforms Thursday began firing memes, jokes and GIFs, especially aimed to the Opposition and the Congress Party. Ever since the vote count commenced, netizens began their day with a video clip showing television journalist Arnab Goswami mistakenly...

BJP set for repeat act in Rajasthan

Jaipur: The BJP is all set for a clean sweep in Rajasthan again with the party bagging six seats and leading in 18 others in the Lok Sabha election results declared Thursday, barely five months after it lost to the Congress in the Assembly polls. BJP candidates Bhagirath Chaudhary (Ajmer), Kailash Chaudhary (Barmer), Subhash Chandra Baheria (Bhilwara),...

New SC judges to take oath Friday

New Delhi: Four new judges of the Supreme Court will take oath of office Friday, raising their number to 31, the full sanctioned strength. As per a circular issued Thursday by the apex court, Justices BR Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and AS Bopanna will be administered oath of office by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi...

Rahul Gandhi addressing the media at the AICC office in New Delhi, Thursday

Rahul, Priyanka concede defeat, congratulate Modi

New Delhi: Conceding defeat, Congress president Rahul Gandhi congratulated Thursday Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for their landslide victory in the Lok Sabha polls, and said his party will continue to fight the ideological battle with the saffron party. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, he said the Congress Working Committee will meet...

According to the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), five women and seven children were among the 14 civilians killed in Helmand province in the south May 20, and Kunar province in the east May 22.

14 Afghan civilians killed in two air strikes: UN

Kabul: Two air strikes have killed 14 civilians in Afghanistan in recent days, the United Nations said Thursday, as the US intensifies its air war across the country. According to the UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), five women and seven children were among the 14 civilians killed in Helmand province in the south May 20, and Kunar...

Yetchury takes full responsibility for CPIM’s ‘dismal’ show

New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury took responsibility Thursday for his party’s dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls. He stated that as the chief of the party, he was the ‘first’ person who was accountable for its poor show. Speaking at a press conference here after the trends showed that the Left Front was virtually...

Massive win for NC chief Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah won the election to the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency Thursday by trouncing his nearest rival by 70,050 votes, entering the lower house of Parliament for the fourth time. Abdullah polled 1,06,750 votes, while his his nearest rival PDP candidate Aga Syed Mohsin...

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