Rahul attacks EC, says its 'capitulation' before PM is 'obvious'

NEW DELHI: As the seven-phased Lok Sabha elections got over, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Election Commission (EC), saying its "capitulation before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his gang is obvious" and that the poll panel was not being respected anymore.

Sidhu’s out of turn outbursts amount to sabotage: Brahm Mohindra
CHANDIGARH: : Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra today criticized the Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his out of turn and untimely outbursts against the party leadership, the Chief Minister and the government, saying it amounted to sabotage.
Capt Amarinder Singh blames Sidhu for damaging Congress with ill timed remarks

PATIALA: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticised Navjot Singh Sidhu for damaging the Congress with his ill-timed comments against him and the party leadership in the state.

Polling begins for four seats in Himachal
SHIMLA: All the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh went to the polls amid tight security on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of general elections.
Voting begins in 59 seats in final phase of LS polls
NEW DELHI: Voting began on Sunday across 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spanning seven states and a Union Territory across north, central and east India in the final of the mega seven-phase electoral exercise.
State of Economy-IV: Farm distress among major challanges for new government

NEW DELHI: Once the high-voltage Lok Sabha polls come to an end, the new government will have a major challenge of getting rural economy back on the track, especially, in the wake of forecast of delayed, below normal monsoon this year with chances of drought parts of the country.

Amit Shah offers prayers at Somnath Temple

NEW DELHI: A day after campaigning ended for the last phase of Lok Sabha polls, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday offered prayers at the Somnath Temple in Gujarat.

Key constituencies in final phase of Lok Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: As campaigning for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in 59 parliamentary constituencies ended on Friday, over 10.

Microsoft to train 15,000 people on AI by 2022

SAN FRANCISCO: Software major Microsoft has decided to train and certify 15,000 workers on Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills by 2022, in partnership with education provider General Assembly (GA).

Mnuchin rejects subpoena for Trump's tax returns

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said that he will not comply with a congressional subpoena to turn over President Donald Trump's federal tax returns in six years, likely to trigger a court battle with the Congress.

More Air India flights to Dubai from early June

NEW DELHI: Seeking to fill the void created by Jet Airways' suspension of operations and peak summer travel demand, state-run Air India has added capacity on the busy Delhi-Dubai, Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Mumbai sectors.

Modi in Kedarnath, to visit Badrinath on Sunday

DEHRADUN: Five days before the election results, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday morning offered prayers at the Kedarnath shrine nestled in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand.

Clean chit to PM: Lavasa opts out of EC meetings

NEW DELHI: Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has decided to stay away from the meetings related to the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) due to his dissent on the clean chit given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, sources said.

Despite EVMs, EC officials can 'make or mar' poll results

MUMBAI: As the Opposition parties' apprehensions on glitches in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) continue to simmer, a new spectre looms large on the vote-count day of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, May 23.

ICC releases official 2019 World Cup song

LONDON: The International Cricket Council on Friday released the official song for the World Cup - named 'Stand By' - by LORYN and Rudimental across all streaming platforms.

Chunky Panday excited for his short film

MUMBAI: Actor Chunky Panday, who is gearing up for the release of his short film "Tap Tap", says it is one of the most interesting projects he has ever been in.

Chunky Panday excited for his short film 'Tap Tap'

MUMBAI: Actor Chunky Panday, who is gearing up for the release of his short film "Tap Tap", says it is one of the most interesting projects he has ever been a part of.

Smartphone bosses fight it out on social media in India

NEW DELHI: These are interesting times in the price-sensitive Indian smartphone market where one Chinese brand after another is entering the fray like winged insects swarming frantically at light sources during the rains -- only to disappear soon.

EC orders repolling in one booth in West Bengal

KOLKATA:The Election Commission has ordered repolling in one polling booth in West Bengal's Bankura parliamentary constituency on May 19, an official said.

Modi government dismantled India's economy: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday said that the Modi government will be shown the "exit door" by the people of India on account of an atmosphere of "fear, despair, division and economic devastation" and alleged that it had "dismantled" India's economy in five years.

SC took decision on Kolkata cop, not BJP: Minister

KOLKATA: The verdict on former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, was delivered by Supreme Court and it did not come from BJP headquarters, Union Minister Babul Supriyo said here on Friday.

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight

SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Modi sets off for Kedar-Badri darshan

DEHRADUN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived here in Uttarakhand on a two day visit.

Amazon Echo Show: Tell Alexa to show you things!

NEW DELHI: If you have got used to talking to Alexa on Amazon Echo smart speakers by now, the next step is to meet her in person, virtually.

Stop daydreaming, Punjab CM asks Akali Dal chief

CHANDIGARH: Deriding Sukhbir Singh Badal's efforts to turn the Lok Sabha elections into a battle for supremacy in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the Akali Dal President to stop daydreaming of getting back into the seat of power in the state.

Re-polling in seven booths in Kerala on May 19
NEW DELHI: The Election Commission (EC) on Friday directed its Kerala unit to conduct re-polling in seven booths in Kasaragod and Kannur parliamentary constituencies of the state on May 19 when 59 Lok Sabha seats across eight states will go to the polls in the seventh and final phase of polling.
3 killed, 4 injured in UP road accident

BULANDSHAHR: Three persons were killed and four injured when their van collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, police said.

Goa Congress slams BJP over failing to protect candidate

PANAJI: Following an attack on Sidharth Kuncalienkar, the BJP candidate for the Panaji Assembly bypolls, Goa Congress President Girish Chodankar on Friday slammed the BJP-led coalition government in the coastal state over its failure to protect its own candidate.

Big B reunites with technician of his 1989 film

MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is joyous that a Director of Photography's assistant who worked with him on his 1989 film "Main Azaad Hoon", is now working with him in "Chehre".

Curfew on in Bhaderwah, police deny cow vigilantes behind murder

JAMMU: Curfew continued for the second day on Friday in tension-ridden Bhaderwah town of Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, even as police denied cow vigilantes were behind the murder of a local resident.

Chandauli also faces prestigious battle in final phase

CHANDAULI (UTTAR PRADESH): After Varanasi, if there is any other Lok Sabha constituency that has the spotlight fixed on it in Uttar Pradesh, it is the adjoining Chandauli.

Diamond Harbour key to Mamata's nephew's control of party

DIAMOND HARBOUR (WEST BRNGAL): Diamond Harbour in West Bengal has become a key Lok Sabha constituency with the Trinamool Congress high command using the ongoing elections to reinforce Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and incumbent MP Abhishek Banerjee's position as the party second-in-command, even as the BJP continues its attacks on the "bua-bhatija" (aunt-nephew) duo.

Cadre choice: SC gives 2nd choice to IAS, IPS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday modified a Delhi High Court order that quashed cadre allocation of IAS and IPS officers of the 2018 batch, giving them choices of a second preference in choosing their cadre.

HC defers hearing on parties names with religious connotations

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday deferred the hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the Election Commission to review political parties having names with religious connotations or using symbols similar to that of the national flag.

'Ab ki baar, 300 paar', says Modi

KHARGONE (MADHYA PRADESH): "Ab ki baar, 300 paar" (This time, it will be 300 plus), thundered Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally here on Friday.

Varanasi voters being threatened: Mayawati

LUCKNOW: BSP President Mayawati on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modis men were bribing and threatening voters in Varanasi and questioned why the Election Commission is not keeping an eye on his Lok Sabha constituency like in West Bengal.

Modi better actor than Amitabh, says Priyanka

MIRZAPUR (UTTAR PRADESH): Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi fired a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him the worlds "greatest actor".

Uttar Pradesh's final phase is biggest of them all

LUCKNOW: The final phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will decide the fate of the country as well as the country's most populous state.

Faleiro cites Bible Commandment to slam BJP's Goa power grab

PANAJI: Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress General Secretary Luizinho Faleiro on Friday cited one of the Ten Commandments in the Bible - "Thou shalt not steal" - to blame the BJP for stealing the people's mandate in the 2017 state assembly elections.

Faleiro cites Bible Commandment to slam BJP's Goa power grab

PANAJI: Former Goa Chief Minister and Congress General Secretary Luizinho Faleiro on Friday cited one of the Ten Commandments in the Bible - "Thou shalt not steal" - to blame the BJP for stealing the people's mandate in the 2017 state assembly elections.

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