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HP bypolls: Congress leading in all three assembly seats

Shimla, Jul 13 (PTI) Congress candidates, including Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhus wife, are in the lead in all three assembly constituencies in the state where bypolls were held earlier this week, officials said on Saturday. The counting of votes for the by-elections in Dehra, Hamirpur and Nalagarh, held on Wednesday, began at 8 am. Sukhus wife Kamlesh Thakur was leading by 1,815 votes against her nearest rival and BJP candidate Hoshiyar Singh in the Dehra assembly seat

13 Jul 2024 11:13 am
Punjab bypoll: AAP candidate Bhagat heading for victory from Jalandhar West seat

Chandigarh, July 13 (PTI) |AAPs Jalandhar West assembly bypoll candidate Mohinder Bhagat appears to be heading for a victory from the seat in Punjab as he was leading by more than 23,000 votes against his nearest rival and Congress nominee Surinder Kaur, officials said on Saturday. Bhagat, a leader of the ruling party in Punjab, was ahead by 23,240 votes after eight rounds of counting of votes that began at 8 am at the Lyallpur Khalsa College for Women here. There will be a total of 13 rounds of

13 Jul 2024 10:53 am
Cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels by 24% and cuts cholesterol by 18%

New Delhi, 13 Jul 2024 (GBNEWS): Cinnamon has been shown to deliver a one-two punch to diabetes and high cholesterol. The finding is encouraging because the two conditions often go hand-in-hand. Diabetes damages the lining of your arteries. This means its more likely that cholesterol will stick to them, making them narrow or even blocked. If you have diabetes, you will usually have lower levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and higher levels of LDL/non-HDL cholesterol. This is the bad type that rais

13 Jul 2024 9:39 am
Not aware of decision: Himanta on removal of Mahatmas statue in Assam town

Guwahati, Jul 12 (PTI) Two days after a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed for the construction of a clock tower in Assams Doomdoma town, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said he was unaware of such a move and would verify the facts. His comment comes after the Tinsukia administrations move to dismantle the statue drew widespread criticism. Sarma, reacting to a post by Mahatmas great-grandson Tushar Gandhi, wrote on X: I am not aware of this decision taken by the district administr

12 Jul 2024 12:43 pm
Maharashtra MLC Elections: Voting underway, 12 candidates in fray for 11 seats

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 12 (ANI): The voting for the Maharashtra Legislative Council Elections is underway at Vidhan Sabha for the 11 seats of the Council and will go on till 4 pm on Friday. A total of 12 candidates are in the fray. The elections come just months ahead of the Assembly elections slated to take place in the state later this year. Ahead of the Maharashtra Legislative Council elections, BJPs MLC candidate Pankaja Munde visited and offered prayers at Siddhivinayak Temple i

12 Jul 2024 11:44 am
Supreme Court grants Kejriwal interim bail in in ED case

New Delhi [India], July 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday granted interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the now scrapped excise policy case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). A bench headed by Justice Sanjiv Khanna referred to his petition challenging his arrest by the ED to a larger bench. Supreme Court while granting interim bail to Kejriwal in the ED case observed that the Delhi Chief Minister has suffered incarceration of 90 days and its conscious that he i

12 Jul 2024 11:27 am
At NATO summit, allies move to counter Russia, bolster Ukraine

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2024 (Reuters) The United States will start deploying longer range missiles in Germany in 2026, the two countries announced at a meeting of the NATO alliance on Tuesday, a major step aimed at countering what the allies say is a growing threat Russia poses to Europe. The decision will send Germany the most potent U.S. weapons to be based on the European continent since the Cold War, in a clear warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin. A U.S.-German statement said the epis

11 Jul 2024 11:34 am
Biden tells Hill Democrats he declines to step aside and says its time for party drama to end

Washington (AP): President Joe Biden, in a letter to congressional Democrats, stood firm against calls for him to drop his candidacy and called for an end to the intraparty drama that has torn apart Democrats about whether he should stay in the race after his dismal public debate performance. Biden wrote in the two-page letter Monday that the question of how to move forward has been well-aired for over a week now. And its time for it to end. He stressed that the party has one job, which is to de

8 Jul 2024 6:56 pm
Jobs, rural India likely to be focus of new Modi governments first budget, says Goldman Sachs

Mumbai, July 8 (Reuters): The first budget by Prime Minister Narendra Modis new government may tilt towards, but not pivot to welfare spending, with a focus on rural economy and job creation, economists at Goldman Sachs said in a note on Monday. The budget proposal for the financial year ending March 2025 will be presented on July 23, the government said over the weekend. Goldman economists expect the government to stick to its fiscal deficit target of 5.1% of GDP set in the interim budget but s

8 Jul 2024 6:51 pm
Keir Starmer officially becomes the new UK prime minister

After a ceremonial kissing of hands with King Charles III, Labour Leader Keir Starmer has become prime minister and can form a majority government. Starmer has led Labour to a landslide election victory, and becomes the first leader from the center-left party to win a U.K. national election since Tony Blair, who won three in a row starting in 1997. Top jobs in Starmers new Cabinet announced Several other top jobs in Prime Minister Keir Starmers new Cabinet have just been announced. David Lammy h

5 Jul 2024 8:55 pm
U.K. Labour Party sweeps to power in historic election win, but impatient voters mean big challenges

LONDON (AP): Labour leader Keir Starmer officially became British prime minister on Friday hours after his Labour Party swept to power in a landslide victory after more than a decade in opposition. Starmer was elevated to the nations leader after a private ceremony with King Charles III in Buckingham Palace. In the merciless choreography of British politics, Starmer is taking charge in 10 Downing St. shortly after Conservative leader Rishi Sunak and his family left the official residence and Kin

5 Jul 2024 8:45 pm
Hemant Soren sworn-in: Jharkhands new leadership amid controversy

Hemant Soren, the youngest Chief Minister of Jharkhand, embodies resilience and leadership. His career has been marked by significant challenges, including a five-month imprisonment related to a money laundering case, which he claims was politically motivated. Soren, who debuted in politics after his brothers untimely death, has consistently advocated for tribal rights and social welfare. From his initial days as a Rajya Sabha member to leading mass agitations against land amendments, his journe

4 Jul 2024 6:42 pm
Six arrested in connection with stampede in north India, police say

New Delhi, July 4 (Reuters): Indian police said on Thursday they had arrested six people in connection with the stampede at a Hindu religious event in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh this week in which 121 people were killed. The stampede happened on Tuesday in Phulrai Mughal Garhi village of Uttar Pradeshs Hathras district, where about 250,000 people had gathered to listen to preacher Suraj Pal Singh, also known as Bhole Baba. The organisers of the event had taken permission for a gathering

4 Jul 2024 6:36 pm
PIL in Supreme Court over multiple bridge collapse incidents in Bihar

New Delhi, Jul 4 (PTI) A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Bihar government to undertake a structural audit and set up an expert committee to identify bridges that can be either strengthened or demolished based on the findings. Ten incidents of bridge collapse have been reported in Bihars Siwan, Saran, Madhubani, Araria, East Champaran and Kishanganj districts in over a fortnight. Many have claimed that heavy rainfall might have contributed to the incidents. The P

4 Jul 2024 1:14 pm
Still not satisfied with efforts unless theres 100 pc peace: Supriya Sule on Manipur violence

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], July 4 (ANI): NCP-SCP leader and Lok Sabha MP Supriya Sule on Thursday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his speech in the Rajya Sabha about the efforts being made to normalise the situation in Manipur and said that they are still not satisfied with the efforts unless there is 100 per cent peace in the violence-hit state. We are still not satisfied unless there is 100% peace. Women are crying, children are devastated, family are distraught. How can you have p

4 Jul 2024 12:26 pm
Sexual harassment case: Raj Bhavan employee moves SC challenging immunity to Bengal Governor

New Delhi [India], July 4 (ANI): The woman staff member of the West Bengal Raj Bhawan, who had alleged sexual harassment by Governor CV Ananda Bose, has approached the Supreme Court challenging the immunity granted to the Governor under Article 361 of the Constitution. She has asked the apex court to decide whether sexual harassment and molestation form part of discharging or performing duties by the Governor, to grant him a blanket immunity under Article 361 of the Constitution. According to Ar

4 Jul 2024 12:03 pm
Kirodi Lal Meena resigns from Rajasthan Cabinet after BJPs electoral setback

Jaipr, July 04 (PTI): BJP leader Kirodi Lal Meena has stepped down from the Rajasthan Cabinet, his aide confirmed on Thursday. Meena had pledged to resign from his ministerial post if the BJP lost any of the seven parliamentary seats he was overseeing in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Following the partys loss of some seats, including his hometown Dausa, he fulfilled his promise. Kirodi Meena resigned as minister. He submitted his resignation to the chief minister 10 days ago, the aide stated. The

4 Jul 2024 11:36 am
Hemant Soren staked claim to form Jharkhand govt after Champai Sorens resignation

In a significant political shift, Jharkhands Chief Minister Champai Soren resigned on Wednesday, clearing the path for Hemant Soren to form the government. Hemant, who is currently out on bail in a money laundering case, was unanimously chosen as the legislature party leader by the JMM-led alliance. The dramatic day unfolded with Champai Soren tendering his resignation to Governor CP Radhakrishnan at Raj Bhavan. He cited the decision of the coalition partners, emphasizing the alliances unity. He

3 Jul 2024 8:58 pm
Union Cabinet reviews OROP Pension revisions

The Union Cabinet has recently reviewed a proposal to update pension amounts under the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, according to reliable sources. Under the OROP scheme, pensions are revised every five years. The most recent update took effect in July 2019. While the proposal was included in the agenda for Wednesdays Cabinet meeting, no official statement has been released as of yet. This report is given by Press Trust of India (PTI). The Sen Times holds no responsibility for its content.

3 Jul 2024 8:55 pm
Kamala Harris top choice to replace Joe Biden if he steps aside, sources say

Washington, July 3 (Reuters): Vice President Kamala Harris is the top alternative to replace U.S. President Joe Biden if he decides not to continue his reelection campaign, according to seven senior sources at the Biden campaign, the White House and the Democratic National Committee with knowledge of current discussions on the topic. Bidens fumbling, sometimes-incoherent and widely-panned first-debate performance against Republican rival Donald Trump last week set off a wave of panic within the

3 Jul 2024 8:53 pm
India stampede killed 121 in wake of massive overcrowding, police say

Phulrai Mughal Garhi, India, July 3 (Reuters): More than three times the permitted number of people attended a Hindu religious event in north India that culminated in a stampede, killing at least 121 people, authorities said on Wednesday, adding that most of the victims were women. About 250,000 people gathered for Tuesdays event in the Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh state, about 200 km (125 miles) from the Indian capital, New Delhi, despite permission being granted only for 80,000, an initia

3 Jul 2024 8:52 pm
Will continue to fulfil resolutions: JMM leader Hemant Soren after getting bail in land scam case

Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India], June 28 (ANI): After being released from jail on bail, former Jharkhand chief minister and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Hemant Soren claimed that a conspiracy was hatched against the party, but the JMM will continue to fulfil the resolutions it made. Speaking to the media on his bail on Friday, Hemant Soren said, I was kept behind bars for 5 months. We are seeing how the judicial process is taking years, not just days or months. Today, it is a message for the whole c

28 Jun 2024 8:43 pm
Crucial Clashes: India vs South Africa T20 Final

It is one such festivity which is enthusiastically celebrated with a lot of fervor as the T20 Finals near. The up-coming India-South Africa cricket match is assured to be one of the most interesting ones due to the talents and skills level between the two teams. Top Order Showdown: Rohit Sharma of India vs Kagiso Rabada of South Africa Rohit Sharmas Dominance Indias cricket team captain and opening batsman Rohit Sharma has the capacity of giving brilliant start and carry on the innings. Due to t

28 Jun 2024 5:30 pm
Bidens shaky debate has overseas allies bracing for Trump return

TOKYO/SEOUL, June 28 (Reuters): While the first U.S. presidential debate of the 2024 race dwelled little on foreign policy, a shaky performance by President Joe Biden will have Americas allies steeling for the return of Donald Trump, analysts say. Bidens supporters had hoped the debate would erase worries that he was too old to serve, but several lawmakers, analysts and investors said the event had given Trump a boost. Mr. Trump didnt win but Mr. Biden might have imploded, said Kunihiko Miyake,

28 Jun 2024 5:04 pm
Gemini AI expands in India amid controversies

Further availability for iPhone Users Amar Subramanya, Vice President of Engineering for Gemini AI Experiences said that iPhone users can look forward to having access to Gemini by using the Google app in the next few weeks. This expansion will increase the overall user base that can take advantage of this platforms sophisticated options. Finally, it can be summed up the successful First Year in India. Gemini has had a great first year run in India with wide range of users be it students or dev

18 Jun 2024 12:57 pm
Indias Modi prevails over allies in cabinet line-up

NEW DELHI, June 11 (Reuters): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has retained all key cabinet ministers in their portfolios in the new government, signalling that he still calls the shots despite having to rely on coalition allies for a majority in parliament. Modis Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fell well short of the majority mark on its own in the election that ended this month, but the government announced there will be no change in personnel at the four senior-most ministries finance, home

11 Jun 2024 1:40 pm
Ex-IAS officer calls for ED probe into June 4 Stock Market crash

This was further aggravated by the recent stock market crash on June 4 and has sparked off a lot of debate and hence there is a call by the enforcement directorate for investigation. The most prominent figure demanding a special investigation has been the former IAS officer Dr. Rajesh Sharma who has been demanding that a detailed investigation should be carried out so as to establish what led to the market to crash within a short span. Explaining the factors for the June 4 stock market crash Thi

6 Jun 2024 6:05 pm
Modi set to take oath for the third time on June 8 as allies pledge support

HYDERABAD/NEW DELHI, June 5 (Reuters): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis National Democratic Alliance formally named him on Wednesday to lead a new coalition government for a third straight term, a day after it regained power with a surprisingly slim majority. Modi, a populist who has dominated Indian politics since 2014, will for the first time head a government dependent on the support of regional allies whose loyalties have wavered over time, which could complicate the new cabinets reform

5 Jun 2024 8:16 pm
Naidus resurgence from arrest to electoral triumph in Andhra Pradesh

Three years ago, Nara Chandrababu Naidu stormed out of the state assembly in anger, vowing to return only as the chief minister. On Tuesday, he appeared poised to make good on that promise, leading his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to a resounding victory in the Andhra Pradesh assembly elections. According to recent figures, Naidus TDP was ahead in 135 out of 175 assembly seats. This marks a significant political comeback for Naidu, who was arrested months earlier in connection with an alleged corrup

4 Jun 2024 7:31 pm
Ridiculed for a decade, Indias Rahul Gandhi slows Modi juggernaut

New Delhi, June 4 (Reuters): Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi, mocked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters for a decade as an entitled dynast, marked a stunning comeback on Tuesday, emerging at the centre of an alliance that made deep inroads into ruling party strongholds. The scion of Indias fabled Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty, he embarked on two cross-country marches against what he called Modis politics of hate and fear, giving a jolt of enthusiasm to his Congress party a

4 Jun 2024 7:25 pm
PM Modi clinches Varanasi for Third Consecutive term

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has secured a remarkable third consecutive win in the Varanasi seat, defeating Congress candidate Ajay Rai. This hard-fought victory came with a margin of 1,52,513 votes, a notable decrease from the 4,79,505 votes in 2019 and 3,71,784 votes in 2014. During the last election in 2019, Modi defeated SPs Shalini Yadav with Congress Ajay Rai trailing as the runner-up. Similarly, in 2014, Modi outperformed AAPs Arvind Kejriwal by a significant margin. Despite the lower vic

4 Jun 2024 6:10 pm
Indian PM Modis alliance leads in majority of seats in early counting trends, TV says

NEW DELHI, June 4 (Reuters): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance raced to a clear majority in the 543-member lower house of parliament in early vote-counting trends on Tuesday, TV channels showed. The channels showed the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was ahead in more than 300 seats, with BJP alone ahead in 255. The opposition INDIA alliance led by Rahul Gandhis Congress party was ahead in 172 seats, with Congress alone ahead in 71. Based on

4 Jun 2024 10:20 am
CEOs made nearly 200 times what their workers got paid last year

New York (AP): The typical compensation package for chief executives who run companies in the S&P 500 jumped nearly 13% last year, easily surpassing the gains for workers at a time when inflation was putting considerable pressure on Americans budgets. The median pay package for CEOs rose to $16.3 million, up 12.6%, according to data analyzed for The Associated Press by Equilar. Meanwhile, wages and benefits netted by private-sector workers rose 4.1% through 2023. At half the companies in this ye

3 Jun 2024 8:47 pm
Indias Modi plans post-election reforms to rival Chinese manufacturing

New Delhi, June 3 (Reuters): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans a raft of business-friendly measures if he wins a third term this week, including pushing through regulations making it easier to hire and fire workers, according to two government officials familiar with the matter. As part of an election pledge to transform India into a global manufacturing hub, Modi wants to offer subsidies for domestic production modelled on recent packages for semiconductor firms and electric vehicle mak

3 Jun 2024 11:25 am
India battles deadly Heatwave: 27 fatalities and counting

A heatstroke in the eastern states of Bihar and Jharkhand over the past 24 hours, officials said on Friday. While 14 fatalities were recorded in Bihar, four were reported from neighboring Jharkhand, they added. Odisha government confirmed five deaths due to sunstroke over the past few days, with investigations ongoing into 18 suspected cases. In a statement by Bihars disaster management department, the majority of fatalities were reported from Bhojpur, where five officials on election duty died

31 May 2024 9:14 pm
Akhilesh Yadav appeals to Samajwadi Party workers to stay cautious, not get misled by BJPs exit polls

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 31 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday appealed to the party workers, office bearers and candidates to remain vigilant and not get misled by BJPs exit polls. In a post on X, the SP chief said, Just as you have been cautious throughout the elections, similarly you have to stay outside the strong room and be alert till you get the certificate on the day of counting. Akhilesh Yadav alleged that as soon as the elections are over, the BJPs media

31 May 2024 8:48 pm
Indias capital sees first heat-related death this year, media reports

NEW DELHI, May 30 (Reuters): Indias capital Delhi recorded its first heat-related death this year as temperatures reached record highs, media reported on Thursday. Parts of northwest and central India have been experiencing heat wave to severe heat wave conditions for weeks, and the temperature in Delhi reached a record high of 52.9 degrees Celsius (127.22F) in Mungeshpur neighbourhood on Wednesday. That reading may be revised however, as maximum temperatures in other parts of the city ranged fr

30 May 2024 12:05 pm
Indias critical monsoon rains hit mainland early

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, May 30 (Reuters): Monsoon rains hit Indias southernmost Kerala coast a few days earlier than expected on Thursday, the national weather office said, boosting prospects for bumper harvests that could spur farm and economic growth in Asias third-largest economy. Summer rains usually begin to lash coastal Kerala state around June 1 and spread across the whole country by mid-July, triggering the planting of crops such as rice, corn, cotton, soybeans and sugarcane. The monsoon, the

30 May 2024 12:00 pm
Jharkhand HC directs ED to respond to Former CM Hemant Sorens Bail plea

The Jharkhand High Court on Tuesday directed the ED to file a response to the bail petition moved by former chief minister Hemant Soren. Soren, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on January 31 in connection with a money-laundering case linked to an alleged land scam, filed the petition before the high court on Monday and requested an early hearing of the matter. Appearing on behalf of Soren before a bench of Justice Rongon Mukhopadhyay, senior advocate Kapil Sibal pleaded that the J

28 May 2024 8:15 pm
Out on bail, firebrand Indian politician poses fresh challenge for Modi

NEW DELHI, May 17 (Reuters) Firebrand Indian politician Arvind Kejriwal has hit the ground running since his surprise release from detention in the midst of a contentious general election, energizing the opposition as it challenges Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Supreme Court gave 55-year-old Kejriwal, who is also the chief minister of the national capital territory of Delhi, bail in a graft case on May 10 and he wasted no time in getting on the campaign trail. I have only one request from y

17 May 2024 4:12 pm
Indias retail inflation eases slightly in April, surge in food prices continues

New Delhi, May 13 (Reuters): Indias retail inflation rate eased slightly in April, partly due to lower fuel prices, although food prices remained elevated, government data showed on Monday. Annual retail inflation (INCPIY=ECI), opens new tab in April was 4.83%, down from 4.85% in March. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast April retail inflation at 4.80%. Food inflation, which accounts for nearly half of the overall consumer price basket, rose 8.70% in April, compared with a 8.52% rise in t

13 May 2024 6:54 pm
Indias election enters fourth phase as rhetoric over religion, inequality sharpens

HYDERABAD/SRINAGAR, India, May 13 (Reuters): India voted on Monday in the fourth phase of a seven-week long general election, as campaign rhetoric became more strident over economic disparities and religious divisions. The worlds most populous nation began voting on April 19 in a seven-phase election in which nearly one billion people are eligible to vote, with ballots set to be counted on June 4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a rare, third straight term in a contest which pits his Hin

13 May 2024 6:41 pm
Charges to be framed against Brij Bhushan Singh in Wrestlers Sexual Harassment Case

New Delhi, May 10 (PTI): A Delhi court on Friday ordered framing of charges against former Wrestling Federation of India chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in a sexual harassment case lodged by six female wrestlers. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Priyanka Rajpoot also discharged Singh in a complaint filed by one of the six women wrestlers. The court ordered framing of charge for criminal intimidation against Singh. It will formally frame the charges on May 21. It also or

10 May 2024 6:46 pm
SC grants Kejriwal interim bail till June 1 for campaigning in LS polls

New Delhi, May 10 (PTI): In a major relief to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Supreme Court on Friday granted him interim bail till June 1 to campaign in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and Dipankar Datta said Kejriwal, arrested in a money laundering case linked to the alleged excise policy scam, will have to surrender and go back to jail on June 2. The bench refused the request of senior advocate Abhishek Singhvi, appearing for Kejriwal, that the int

10 May 2024 3:41 pm
Israeli army tells Palestinians to evacuate parts of Gazas Rafah ahead of an expected assault

Jerusalem (AP): The Israeli army ordered some 100,000 Palestinians on Monday to begin evacuating from the southern city of Rafah, signaling that a long-promised ground invasion there could be imminent and further complicating efforts to broker a cease-fire in Gaza. The looming operation in the city where more than 1 million Palestinians are sheltering and a high number of deaths is feared has raised global alarm and Israelis closest allies have warned against it. On Monday, the United Nations

6 May 2024 7:55 pm
ED seizes Rs 20-30 crore cash from domestic help allegedly linked to Jharkhand Ministers Secretary

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday claimed to have recovered an estimated Rs 20-30 crore unaccounted cash during searches at the premises of a domestic help allegedly linked to the secretary of Jharkhand minister Alamgir Alam, official sources said. About Rs 3 crore cash was separately recovered by the central agency from some other premises being searched, the sources said. Videos and photos shared by the sources showed officials of the agency taking out wads of currency notes from large bag

6 May 2024 7:16 pm
India BJPs election videos targeting Muslims, opposition spark outrage

New Delhi, May 6 (Reuters): Animated videos shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modis party targeting opposition Congress and the Muslim community have evoked complaints and outrage, as the political climate in India heats up midway through its six-week long election. The videos, shared by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on social media platforms Instagram and X over the last ten days, depict the Congress giving disproportionate benefits to Indias minority Muslim community, at the cost of certai

6 May 2024 6:41 pm
What we learned from local votes ahead of looming UK general election?

London (AP): Millions of voters in England cast ballots Thursday in an array of local elections, the last big test before a looming U.K. general election that all indicators suggest will see the Labour Party return to power after 14 years in the wilderness. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was barely able to point to any big success for his Conservative Party, confirming that the electoral coalition that gave the party a big win in the 2019 general election has frayed, if not completely dissolved, in

5 May 2024 10:44 am
LS elections: Assam records 77.35% voter turnout in second phase of polls

Guwahati (Assam) [India], April 27 (ANI): Assam recorded 77.35 per cent voter turnout in the second phase of polls, which was held in five parliamentary constituencies in the state on April 26. According to the Election Commission, 77.35 per cent of voters in five parliamentary constituencies Silchar, Karimganj, Diphu, Nagaon and Darrang-Udalguri, came out to exercise their franchise in the second phase of polls. 80.56 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Nagaon parliamentary constituency, wh

27 Apr 2024 11:11 am
Trump 2.0: How U.S. allies are working to iron out the bugs

BERLIN/MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, April 24 (Reuters): Germany is waging a charm offensive inside the Republican Party. Japan is lining up its own Trump whisperer. Mexican government officials are talking to Camp Trump. And Australia is busy making laws to help Trump-proof its U.S. defense ties. Everywhere, U.S. allies are taking steps to defend or advance their interests in the event former President Donald Trump returns to power in November elections, an even chance based on recent opinion polls i

24 Apr 2024 4:18 pm