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Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik to contest from Hinjili and Bijepur in Assembly election

Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik to contest from Hinjili and Bijepur in Assembly election

Patnaik also announced the names of candidates for 9 Parliamentary Constituencies and 54 Assembly constituencies.

Mar 18, 2019, 15:45 PM IST
DMDK names candidates for Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu

DMDK names candidates for Lok Sabha election in Tamil Nadu

In a statement, DMDK founder Vijayakanth announced the candidature of R Azhagarsamy from Virudhunagar and Alagapuram R Mohanraj from Chennai North, while Dr V Ilangovan will fight from 

Mar 18, 2019, 15:35 PM IST
After Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav blames Congress for confusion over Lok Sabha seats in UP

After Mayawati, Akhilesh Yadav blames Congress for confusion over Lok Sabha seats in UP

Akhilesh's alliance partner Mayawati had also hit out at the Congress must not give the wrong impression by leaving seven seats vacant in the SP-BSP alliance.

Mar 18, 2019, 15:13 PM IST
Pramod Sawant to succeed Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM?

Pramod Sawant to succeed Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM?

Goa legislative assembly speaker Pramod Sawant is most likely to emerge as the successor to Manohar Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister, a source said.  Parrikar died on Sunday after suffering from a

Mar 18, 2019, 14:16 PM IST
BJP says new Goa CM will be by 3 pm, Congress delegation meets Governor Mridula Sinha

BJP says new Goa CM will be by 3 pm, Congress delegation meets Governor Mridula Sinha

A 14-member delegation of Congress had arrived at Raj Bhavan uninvited, to meet Governor Mridula Sinha to stake claim to the government in the state. 

Mar 18, 2019, 13:34 PM IST
Boat ride cannot ensure win: BJP reacts to Priyanka Vadra Gandhi's 'Ganga-yatra'

Boat ride cannot ensure win: BJP reacts to Priyanka Vadra Gandhi's 'Ganga-yatra'

Even as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra began her three-day-long Lok Sabha campaign from Prayagraj on Monday, an unperturbed Bharatiya Janata Party said she would be able to do little to ensure a Congress win.

Mar 18, 2019, 13:24 PM IST
All 14 Goa Congress MLAs to meet Governor to stake claim for government

All 14 Goa Congress MLAs to meet Governor to stake claim for government

The leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar told PTI that all 14 MLAs will be meeting the Governor to stake claim to form the government.

Mar 18, 2019, 13:01 PM IST
Allies GFP and MGP ready to have Goa Assembly in suspended animation if deadlock over CM continues

Allies GFP and MGP ready to have Goa Assembly in suspended animation if deadlock over CM continues

The BJP held meetings with the alliance partners but the talks have failed to yield any results.

Mar 18, 2019, 12:51 PM IST
Don't give wrong impression: Mayawati reacts to Congress leaving 7 seats vacant in UP

Don't give wrong impression: Mayawati reacts to Congress leaving 7 seats vacant in UP

"BSP-SP alliance is strong enough to defeat BJP. Congress is absolutely free to contest Lok Sabha election on all 80 seats independently in UP."

Mar 18, 2019, 11:52 AM IST
Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant frontrunner for CM post: Sources

Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant frontrunner for CM post: Sources

The Goa Assembly has a strength of 40 members but currently, there are 36 MLAs following the death of two BJP legislators, Manohar Parrikar and Francis D'Souza, and the resignation of two Congress

Mar 18, 2019, 11:50 AM IST
Two youth playing PUBG mowed down by train in Maharashtra's Hingoli

Two youth playing PUBG mowed down by train in Maharashtra's Hingoli

Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, popularly called PUBG, is an online multi-player game of South Korean origin which experts have said is highly addictive. 

Mar 18, 2019, 10:53 AM IST
JNU activist Umar Khalid's father to contest Lok Sabha election from West Bengal's Jangipur seat

JNU activist Umar Khalid's father to contest Lok Sabha election from West Bengal's Jangipur seat

Lashing out at all political parties, he said that be it Congress, Left or Trinamool Congress (TMC), none of the parties who ruled the state did anything for the constituency in the past decades. 

Mar 18, 2019, 10:47 AM IST
Manohar Parrikar to be accorded state funeral, Narendra Modi to reach Goa by 1:30 pm today

Manohar Parrikar to be accorded state funeral, Narendra Modi to reach Goa by 1:30 pm today

Remembering Manohar Parrikar as 'an unparalleled leader', the PM had on Sunday said that the late Goa CM was a 'true patriot and exceptional administrator' who was admired by all.

Mar 18, 2019, 09:59 AM IST
Chinese national arrested for flying drone over Kolkata's Victoria Memorial

Chinese national arrested for flying drone over Kolkata's Victoria Memorial

The arrested person, identified as Li Zhiwei, was first spotted by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and was later handed over to the Kolkata Police.

Mar 18, 2019, 08:50 AM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's 3-day 'Ganga-yatra' from Prayagraj today, Congress posters cover the city

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's 3-day 'Ganga-yatra' from Prayagraj today, Congress posters cover the city

Posters of the Priyanka and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi have been put up across the 140 kilometrer route through four districts of the state - Prayagraj, Bhadohi, Mirzapur and Varanasi.

Mar 18, 2019, 08:34 AM IST
After Manohar Parrikar's death, Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

After Manohar Parrikar's death, Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

Less than a day after Manohar Parrikar died, Congress staked claim to form the government in Goa.

Mar 18, 2019, 08:10 AM IST
BJP meeting with allies to name next Goa CM remains inconclusive, decision likely on Monday

BJP meeting with allies to name next Goa CM remains inconclusive, decision likely on Monday

Congress MLA Digambar Kamat rubbished reports of him joining the BJP and taking over as the CM.

Mar 18, 2019, 07:35 AM IST
No consensus yet on next Goa CM: BJP MLA

No consensus yet on next Goa CM: BJP MLA

Manohar Parrikar died on Sunday (March 17) at his residence near here after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year.

Mar 18, 2019, 07:32 AM IST
Manohar Parrikar's mortal remains to be taken to BJP office, last rites at 5 pm today

Manohar Parrikar's mortal remains to be taken to BJP office, last rites at 5 pm today

The funeral procession of the former defence minister will take place from Kala Academy in Panjim at 4 pm after which his last rites will be performed at Miramar at 5 pm.

Mar 18, 2019, 06:49 AM IST
IIT-B condoles death of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

IIT-B condoles death of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

In a statement, IIT-B said that the chief minister has come as "a shock to all of us at IIT Bombay".

Mar 18, 2019, 00:27 AM IST