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Taiwan makes history with Asia's first legal gay weddings

More than 300 same-sex couples registered their relationships on Friday, according to local authorities, including around 150 in the capital Taipei which boasts a thriving and vocal gay community.

24 May 2019 3:45 pm
Day after stunning defeat, 3 resignations land up on Rahul Gandhi's desk

Some more offers to quit are expected to follow as well but a Congress leader said the party may not rush into accepting the resignations.

24 May 2019 3:44 pm
Lok Sabha election results 2019: Why Jinnah is on the mind of BJP's newly-elected...

The BJP, despite the arithmetic advantage of the SP-BSP ‘mahagatbandhan’ won 64 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats, demolishing the alliance partners, which got 15 seats between them.

24 May 2019 3:35 pm
Facing criticism over Brexit , UK Prime Minister Theresa May to step down on June...

Theresa May took over as prime minister in July 2016 in the aftermath of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union, which resulted in a leave vote. The vote prompted David Cameron to resign as prime minister.

24 May 2019 2:48 pm
Opinion | Seven ways to unpack Modi's handsome victory

The story of Modi’s rise and rise cannot be told without chronicling the abject failure of the Congress and the complacency of its leadership. Even in the three states it won in the December assembly elections, the party was unable to consolidate its position

24 May 2019 1:54 pm
UP Congress chief Raj Babbar quits over party's one seat show in Lok Sabha polls

Of the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh, Congress managed to win only the Rae Bareli seat of Sonia Gandhi and Raj Babbar, who contested from Fatehpur Sikri ,lost by a margin of over 4,95,065 votes to BJP’s Rajkymar Chahar.

24 May 2019 1:12 pm
Boosting economy to bridging divide, PM Modi has his task cut out

As PM Modi takes charge for a second time, it is time for India’s political leadership to shift gears and turn on their governance lens.

24 May 2019 1:06 pm
Congress may fail to secure leader of the opposition post again

The Congress is unlikely to get the post of the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Lok Sabha for a second time in a row as it has yet again failed to get 10% seats in Parliament’s lower House.

24 May 2019 11:55 am
Lok Sabha election results 2019: Decoding polls in 10 questions

. The BJP has maintained its near dominance in the northern and western regions of the country. It has won all Lok Sabha seats in of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

24 May 2019 11:53 am
Lok Sabha elections 2019: 'The North Remembers', Smriti Irani after dethroning Rahul...

Actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani defeated Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi with a margin of 55,120 votes.

24 May 2019 11:29 am
Lok Sabha elections 2019: What the next 5 years hold for key leaders

Hindustan Times examines the political fortunes of the country’s top political leaders and what the verdict of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections means for them

24 May 2019 10:32 am
BJP's Amit Shah the strategist now emerges as leader of masses

On May 5, en route to Chandigarh, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah told this writer that he expected his party to win around 23 seats in West Bengal and 63 seats in Uttar Pradesh.

24 May 2019 10:32 am
Quietly, relentlessly RSS worked behind the scenes to power BJP win

For the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) big win is not only a referendum on the saffron party’s performance on national security and on economic and international fronts, but also a sign that its social engineering has been successful in coalescing Hindu votes.

24 May 2019 10:29 am
India's Most Wanted movie review: This Arjun Kapoor film about intelligence isn't...

India’s Most Wanted movie review: Arjun Kapoor plays it subtle in a well-meaning thriller too restrained to be memorable. The idea at its heart is good but there’s little that leaves an impact.

24 May 2019 10:05 am
ICC World Cup 2019: Who will win? England hot pick - Here's what the 10 captains...

The captains of all 10 teams picked their favourites to win the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019.

24 May 2019 9:15 am
Congress should give Rahul Gandhi decent retirement, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

The BJP was set to return to power as it led in over 300 seats while the Congress trailed far behind with about 50, according to trends released by the Election Commission for all 542 seats that went to polls.

23 May 2019 4:29 pm
Lok Sabha elections results 2019: PM Modi tweets 'India wins yet again' after BJP's...

Many more rounds of counting will happen, but as leads mirrored projections by many exit polls that predicted a second term for Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a big win, the Sensex soared to the 40,000-mark for the first time ever.

23 May 2019 4:26 pm
Lok Sabha election results 2019: With 100% strike rate, Nitish Kumar seals position...

Counting trends suggest Kumar’s party has secured all 17 Lok Sabha seats it fielded its candidates on, reiterating the JD(U)’s track record of successful poll alliances.

23 May 2019 3:38 pm
Lok Sabha election results 2019: Sonia, Priyanka head to meet Rahul Gandhi as Congress...

Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough battle in Amethi as BJP rival Smriti Irani is leading from the seat, though by a slim margin. However, he is leading from Kerala’s Wayanad.

23 May 2019 3:21 pm
Lok Sabha election result 2019: PM 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 as the BJP and its ally Apna Dal surged ahead of their rivals in 58 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.

23 May 2019 1:11 pm
Lok Sabha election result 2019: Ruling LDF stares at rout in Kerala, massive gains...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad gambit has also paid off and the ruling Left Front’s fears proved to be right.

23 May 2019 1:01 pm
Naveen Patnaik-led BJD looking at fifth term in Odisha Assembly as BJP makes impressive...

Assembly Elections Results 2019: If he forms the government, the 72-year-old Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik would have bucked the nationwide Modi wave for the second time .

23 May 2019 1:00 pm
Lok Sabha election 2019: SP-BSP-RLD alliance wrests back 7 West UP seats from B...

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP swept all 14 seats in the region, but this time its candidates felt the pressure of the caste calculus of the alliance.

23 May 2019 12:59 pm
Lok Sabha election results 2019: N Chandrababu Naidu's TDP staring at worst defeat...

The debacle has come at a time when Naidu was hoping to play kingmaker at the Centre by stitching up an anti-BJP alliance in the event of a fractured mandate at the national level.

23 May 2019 12:53 pm
Urmila Matondkar, trailing, alleges discrepancy in signatures on EVM form

The actor, who was trailing against BJP’s Gopal Shetty by over 1,45,991 votes, said a complaint was filed with the Election Commission in this connection.

23 May 2019 12:49 pm
Pakistan successfully test-fires ballistic missile Shaheen-II capable of hitting...

It said that the launch, having its impact point in the Arabian Sea, was witnessed by Director General Strategic Plans Division, Commander Army Strategic Forces Command, senior officers from the Army Strategic Forces Command, scientists and engineers of the strategic organisations.

23 May 2019 12:47 pm
From art lover to five-time CM, Naveen Patnaik is leader for all seasons

His lack of proficiency in Odia — the state was the first in the country to be carved out on the basis of language— has never been a stumbling block in his popularity. Since then, Patnaik has never looked back.

23 May 2019 12:44 pm
Lok Sabha election results 2019: Jagan Reddy likely to be sworn-in as Andhra Pradesh...

The YSRC is heading for a landslide victory by winning around 150 assembly seats out of 175 in the state.

23 May 2019 12:42 pm
Lok Sabha election results 2019: GST, demonetisation had no impact on the ground

Even though the Congress and other Opposition parties raised the two issues throughout the campaign, the results show that they failed to reap any political benefit out of it.

23 May 2019 12:21 pm
Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP, Congress-JD(S) combine in close fight in K...

Lok Sabha election result 2019: Three Congress veterans Mallikarjun Kharge (from Gulbarga), KH Muniyappa (from Kolar) and M Veerappa Moily (from Chikkaballapur) were all trailing their rivals from the BJP.

23 May 2019 12:12 pm
Lok Sabha election results: 2019 is more like 1977 and 1980 than 2014 elections

Lok Sabha election results: If the current trends hold , the 2019 verdict will have a close resemblance to the results of the 1977 and 1980 elections in terms of the dominance of one political party in India.

23 May 2019 12:12 pm
After huge win, PM Modi responds to Imran Khan's congratulatory tweet

Determining the future course of India-Pakistan ties, which plunged to a low after a suicide attack at Pulwama in Kashmir killed 40 troops in February, is expected to be on the agenda of the new government in New Delhi.

23 May 2019 12:00 pm
Sushma Swaraj congratulates PM Narendra Modi on 'big win' in Lok Sabha elections

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has tweeted her congratulations to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘big win’.

23 May 2019 11:44 am
'Love never loses, we will emerge stronger': Rahul Gandhi after poll defeat

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi congratulated PMModi and his BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for their victory in the Lok Sabha polls as he conceded defeat, saying he accepted the people’s mandate.

23 May 2019 10:51 am
Lok Sabha Election Results 2019:Decoding the role BJP chief Amit Shah played in...

A political fighter to the core, Amit Shah had requested the BJP election committee to allow him to fight from Amethi against Rahul Gandhi.

23 May 2019 9:56 am
'All losers are not losers', says Mamata as BJP makes deep cuts in Bengal

A significant development in Bengal was the reduction of the Left and the Congress into fringe forces.

23 May 2019 9:51 am
Lok Sabha election chatter on Twitter sees massive jump at 396 million tweets

Twitter was abuzz during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, with as many as 396 million tweets being sent out on the platform since January this year, recording a phenomenal jump over the previous general elections.

23 May 2019 9:22 am
In Andhra, YSR Congress' Jagan Reddy pummels Chandrababu Naidu

Jagan went on a 3,640 km long padayatra across Andhra over the last 14 months to take his fight against Naidu’s TDP to the people.

23 May 2019 9:13 am
Fighting to stay relevant, Chandrababu Naidu in tough battle with Jagan Mohan R...

While winning the high-stakes battle in state is a big challenge for Naidu, he is also very keen on winning a good number of Lok Sabha seats in the state in order to play a major role in establishing an anti-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government in the Centre.

23 May 2019 9:04 am
Lok Sabha elections 2019: For Karnataka coalition, a year of living dangerously

The alliance was forged in the confusion that surrounded the results of last year’s state elections.

23 May 2019 7:51 am
Lok Sabha election results 2019 |'I will take responsibility': Rahul Gandhi after...

Underlining that he did not want to “colour the mandate” by his analysis, Rahul Gandhi congratulated PM Modi’s on his huge win in the general elections and said the “people have decided”.

23 May 2019 7:50 am
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress, BJP go all out in mega publicity drive

The BJP sent out more than 90 million text messages and 110 million audio messages to voters and had its workers place phone calls to nearly 250 million as part of their campaign, according to a party spokesperson on condition of anonymity.

23 May 2019 7:47 am
Sushma Swaraj, Pak counterpart exchange pleasantries on sidelines of SCO meeting

Pakistani media reported that two leaders sat next to each other during a multilateral meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

23 May 2019 7:41 am
Lok Sabha elections 2019: UPA or NDA, Naveen Patnaik relevance can't be undermi...

In 2014, he bucked a nationwide Modi wave to win a record 117 of the 147 seats in the state assembly polls and 20 seats of the 21 seats in Lok Sabha polls.

23 May 2019 7:36 am
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Once 'invincible', Mamata Banerjee fiercely fighting for...

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Eight years and a couple of Lok Sabha and Assembly elections later, doubts have surfaced on whether Mamata Banerjee would be able to continue the entire five years till 2021 Assembly polls, if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manages to win anything close to the 22-23 seats Amit Shah set as a target.

23 May 2019 7:19 am
PM Modi drops chowkidar prefix on Twitter, urges all to do same

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had started using the prefix chowkidar on his Twitter handle around the time the election campaign began.

23 May 2019 7:11 am
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah pans Oppn for VVPAT demand rejected by Election...

Amit Shah slammed the opposition over doubts on EVMs, saying they are rattled by their likely defeat and are “tarnishing” India and its democracy by questioning the electoral process and the EC.

22 May 2019 6:00 pm
ICC World Cup 2019: 'I would be fearful' – Nasser Hussain on difference between...

Hosts England are billed as heavy favourites for couple of reasons — they are playing on home soil and also their consistent form over the last few years in 50-over format of the game.

22 May 2019 5:57 pm
At SCO meeting, India and Pakistan ministers sit next to each other

Swaraj arrived here in the Kyrgyz capital on Tuesday to attend the Foreign Ministers meeting.

22 May 2019 5:50 pm
Kerala boy with nose ailment gets operated for hernia; doctor suspended

When Danish returned from the operation theatre on Tuesday with a heavy bandage on his stomach and a free nose, his parents suspected something was wrong and made inquiries with the hospital staff.

22 May 2019 5:48 pm