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With slogan 'Kejriwal in Delhi', AAP gears up for Assembly polls

NEW DELHI: Days after coming third in the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday launched a slogan 'Kejriwal in Delhi' to gear up for the upcoming Assembly polls in the city.

Smriti Irani's supporter shot dead in Amethi

AMETHI: A former village head, known to be close to the newly elected BJP MP Smriti Irani, was shot dead in Baraulia village in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district on Sunday.

Surat fire toll rises to 23, two students on ventilator

SURAT:  The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.

Congress top decision-making body meets to discuss LS rout

MUMBAI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance across the country in the 2019 general elections.

Power agenda for new Indian government

CHANDIGARH: Indian power sector has grown tremendously in the in last decade than the preceding several decades but this is not enough. A model power sector in the country remains a pipe dream and benefits of surplus power generation capacity are negated by power distribution companies facing cash crunch.

Modi to meet mother on Sunday, visit Varanasi on Monday

NEW DELHI:  After the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his mother in Gujarat tomorrow to seek her blessings for the second term.

Yet again, Delhi elects only one woman to LS

NEW DELHI:  Once again, Delhi has elected only one woman to enter the Lok Sabha, keeping with a sort of pattern.

Mamata calls meeting to find out reason for LS setbacks

KOLKATA:  With her party seemingly rattled after the Lok Sabha setback, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened an emergent meeting on Saturday afternoon at her Kalighat residence in South Kolkata to review the results and come up with a road map for a turnaround ahead of the Assembly polls.

N-E India sends 3 women to Lok Sabha, one more than 2014

 AGARTALA / GUWAHATI:  North-east India, comprising eight states, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha -- one more than the 2014 general election. Of the three women, elected for the 17th Lok Sabha, two are new faces and belong to the BJP: Queen Oja (from Guwahati parliamentary seat) and Pratima Bhowmik (Tripura West).

Surat fire toll rises to 23, two students on ventilator

SURAT:  The death toll in the Friday's devastating blaze in Surat rose to 23 by Saturday, even as seven students battled for survival in hospitals, officials said.

Uttar Pradesh to face by-elections in 11 Assembly seats

LUCKNOW: A total of 11 MLAs have been elected to the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh this time and by-elections will be held in their constituencies.

Six Muslim MPs win from Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW:  In 2014, Uttar Pradesh did not have a single Muslim MP from the state but the scenario has changed this time and the state is sending six Muslims to the Lok Sabha.

Bengal sends 6 Muslims to Lok Sabha, 2 less from 2014

KOLKATA:  West Bengal is sending six Muslims to the 17th Lok Sabha -- two less than the last general election.

Several film celebs win in LS battle, some lose

NEW DELHI:  In the political 'dangal' of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, a slew of film celebrities including Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Kirron Kher, Manoj Tiwari, Anubhav Mohanty, Mimi Chakraborty and Nushrat Jahan emerged victorious.

Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at CWC meet on Saturday

NEW DELHI:  Amid speculation that Congress President Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to look into the reasons for the party's Lok Sabha elections debacle and decide on its further course of action to take on the BJP, which has grown in strength over the last five years.

Modi's mega swearing-in ceremony likely on May 30

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be sworn-in for the second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it, making it an event bigger than the 2014 when heads of governments of SAARC countries were invited, sources said here on Friday.

Customs official held for role in smuggling of gold

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Friday arrested a customs official in Kerala over his alleged role in facilitating smuggling of gold.

I'm no weatherman but what I predict happens: Paswan

PATNA:  BJP ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said that he is not a "mausam vaigyanik" (weatherman), as his rivals describe him, but he understands the pulse of the people and what he predicts after observation, actually happens.

Juvenile held for killing TikTok celebrity in Delhi

NEW DELHI:  The Delhi Police on Friday arrested a juvenile for his involvement in the killing of TikTok celebrity and gym trainer Mohit Mor.

Australian PM Scott Morrison calls Modi

NEW DELHI:  Australian Prime Scott Morrison called up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on winning the Lok Sabha elections and sought to boost bilateral ties, according to an official statement.

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