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BJP's dream of changing Constitution was shattered, says Pawan Khera

On June 4 those who were dreaming of crossing 400 were reduced to 240, Khera said

BJP's dream of changing Constitution was shattered, says Pawan Khera
Updated On : 13 Jul 2024 | 7:04 AM IST

Stop using 'derogatory' language against Smriti Irani: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi calls for respectful discourse amid criticism of Smriti Irani following her defeat in the Lok Sabha elections

Stop using 'derogatory' language against Smriti Irani: Rahul Gandhi
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 4:39 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections cool down home sales in April-June quarter: Report

Consumer sentiment still 'extremely positive' about real estate investments, it says

Lok Sabha elections cool down home sales in April-June quarter: Report
Updated On : 11 Jul 2024 | 1:30 PM IST

Balancing act: How will Narendra Modi make India look strong globally?

Modi could even - and probably should - push his Russian interlocutors to make serious efforts to end the war

Balancing act: How will Narendra Modi make India look strong globally?
Updated On : 09 Jul 2024 | 9:19 AM IST

Results preview: Capital goods cos may see rise in profit, dip in orders

Order inflows expected to have declined in June quarter due to LS elections

Results preview: Capital goods cos may see rise in profit, dip in orders
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 11:10 PM IST

Not Khalistani supporter, should be released immediately: Amritpal's mother

The mother of jailed radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh, who took oath as a member of Parliament on Friday, said her son is not a Khalistani supporter and demanded that he be released immediately so that he can work on the issues on which he fought the elections. Meanwhile, celebrations broke out in Singh's native village Jallupur Khera in Amritsar and the Khadoor Sahib parliamentary constituency where people distributed sweets after he was administered oath. Singh and Kashmiri leader Sheikh Abdul Rashid, who were granted parole to take oath as members of the Lok Sabha, were sworn in as MPs amid heavy security in and around the Parliament complex. They took oath in the chamber of the Lok Sabha speaker after completing formalities. They were brought to the Parliament complex by security personnel this morning. Singh is lodged in a prison in Assam's Dibrugarh district for offences under the National Security Act. He was flown from Assam to Delhi on a four-day custody parole, for ..

Not Khalistani supporter, should be released immediately: Amritpal's mother
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 7:17 PM IST

Congress postpones programme to felicitate new Lok Sabha MPs from UP

Congress postponed its programme to felicitate the newly-elected Lok Sabha members from Uttar Pradesh that was scheduled for Friday. UP Congress chief Ajay Rai told PTI that the programme has been postponed but did not give any reason for the postponement. Party sources, however, said that they did not want the programme to be held in Lucknow on the day senior party leader Rahul Gandhi visited Aligarh and Hathras to meet the family members of the stampede that killed 121 people. The Congress, which had contested the recently-concluded Lok Sabha election with the Samajwadi Party, has won six seats from UP, which sends 80 MPs to the Lower House -- the highest for any state. Rai said that a fresh date for the programme will be decided soon. All party candidates who had contested the elections will be called for the programme, he said. Rahul Gandhi, who won the Lok Sabha elections from Rae Bareli seat, had earlier this morning visited the families of the stampede in Aligarh and ...

Congress postpones programme to felicitate new Lok Sabha MPs from UP
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 2:45 PM IST

Average vote share of LS poll winners in 2024 came down to 50.58% : ADR

The winners of Lok Sabha elections 2024 won an average of 50.58 per cent votes, down by 2 per cent as compared to the last general elections, according to an analysis by the poll rights body ADR. Among the elected MPs with declared criminal cases, 42 per cent won with a vote share of 50 per cent and above, the ADR report said. The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) have released a comprehensive analysis of the vote share in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024, examining 542 out of 543 constituencies. The Surat constituency in Gujarat was excluded from the analysis as its candidate was elected unopposed. Winners in the 2024 elections secured an average of 50.58 per cent of the total votes polled, a decrease from 52.65 per cent in 2019. Notably, 279 winners (51 per cent) achieved more than half of the total votes in their constituencies, while 263 winners (49 per cent) failed to reach the half-way mark. Among the major parties, the BJP had 75 out of

Average vote share of LS poll winners in 2024 came down to 50.58% : ADR
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 2:51 PM IST

CM Naidu scheduled to meet PM Modi, likely to discuss funds for Amaravati

Sources in the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) underlined that it was Naidu's first visit to the national capital after taking oath as the Andhra chief minister last month

CM Naidu scheduled to meet PM Modi, likely to discuss funds for Amaravati
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 2:22 PM IST

Ruling Coalition MLAs seek Delhi's aid against AINRC-BJP govt in Puducherry

A political crisis involving the ruling AINRC-BJP coalition is brewing in the union territory with a section of saffron party MLAs expressing displeasure against the government over issues including corruption, and have knocked on the doors of the national leadership with a plea to set things right before they 'become worse.' Among others, they want a reshuffle of the cabinet. Fissures within the local BJP unit also seem to have come to the fore with calls being made for replacing the incumbent UT head over the party nominee's loss in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections. BJP candidate, Puducherry Home Minister A Namassivayam lost to Congress' Ve Vaithilingam by a margin of over 1.36 lakh votes in the April 19 polls and murmurs are being heard in the saffron camp that the three-year old N Rangasamy-led government's 'deficient performance' also contributed to his defeat. A delegation of seven legislators belonging to the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and also a couple of nominated

Ruling Coalition MLAs seek Delhi's aid against AINRC-BJP govt in Puducherry
Updated On : 04 Jul 2024 | 1:31 PM IST

Govt to hike rural housing subsidies to $6.5 bn after poll setback: Report

The planned hike in housing subsidies is part of a broader government initiative to boost spending on rural infrastructure

Govt to hike rural housing subsidies to $6.5 bn after poll setback: Report
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 11:18 PM IST

Big boom in capital market, atmosphere of joy: PM on Lok Sabha polls result

PM Modi made the remark while replying to the debate on a motion in Rajya Sabha thanking President Droupadi Murmu's address to the joint sitting of Parliament

Big boom in capital market, atmosphere of joy: PM on Lok Sabha polls result
Updated On : 03 Jul 2024 | 2:54 PM IST

Lok Sabha polls marked end of communal politics in India, says Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said the 2024 Lok Sabha polls marked the end of communal politics in India, and were a moral victory for the INDIA bloc. Participating in the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the president's address, the Kannauj MP called June 4, the day the election results were declared, as the day of independence from communal politics for India. "The whole India has understood that INDIA is pro-India. This election is the moral victory of INDIA. It is a victory of positive politics. It is victory of PDA, social justice movement. 2024's message is also full of responsibility for the INDIA bloc," the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said. "June 4, 2024 was the day of independence from communal politics for India. In this election, communal politics has lost forever," Yadav said. "This election is a new era of positive politics, pro-Constitution people have won, the Constitution has won... It is the end of top-down politics," he said. Referring

Lok Sabha polls marked end of communal politics in India, says Akhilesh
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 12:14 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of dividing people; parts of his speech expunged

Leader of Opposition Rahul Gandhi launched a no-holds-barred attack on the BJP in the Lok Sabha on Monday, accusing the leaders of the ruling party of dividing people on communal lines, drawing massive protests from the treasury benches, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi slamming the Congress leader for calling the entire Hindu community violent. Besides Modi, who intervened twice, at least five cabinet ministers interjected during Gandhi's speech that lasted for about an hour and 40 minutes, with Home Minister Amit Shah demanding an apology from him. "It is not just one religion that talks about courage. In fact, all our religions talk about courage," Gandhi said in his debut speech as the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha that was watched by his mother Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from the visitors' gallery. The Congress leader was speaking during the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the president's address to a joint sitting of Parliament. Gandhi quoted ...

Rahul Gandhi accuses BJP of dividing people; parts of his speech expunged
Updated On : 02 Jul 2024 | 7:09 AM IST

No vision, direction in President's address to Parliament: Kharge

Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Monday said there was no vision or direction in the President's address to Parliament and attacked the ruling party for only giving slogans and not doing development works. Participating in the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the Rajya Sabha, Kharge said the President's speech has "ignored" the challenges faced by the country and has tried to hide the government's failure. He said there was no mention about the poor, Dalits and minorities in the President's address. Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said Opposition parties talk about the plight of common man, while Modiji does only 'Mann Ki Baat'. The Congress president also attacked the prime minister for not visiting Manipur, which has been burning from the last one year, and said he is an expert in only giving slogans. Accusing PM Modi of trying to divide society through his speeches during the polls, he said no prime minist

No vision, direction in President's address to Parliament: Kharge
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 1:24 PM IST

Highlights: BCCI announces cash prize of Rs 125 cr for Indian team for its T20 WC triumph

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Highlights: BCCI announces cash prize of Rs 125 cr for Indian team for its T20 WC triumph
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 4:21 AM IST

People have reposed faith in democratic system: PM Modi during Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said people had reposed their unwavering faith in the Constitution and the democratic system of the country by their participation in the 2024 general elections. The prime minister made the remarks in his Mann Ki Baat radio address, the first after the polls. The radio broadcast had had taken a break in February ahead of the general elections. "Today, I thank the countrymen for reposing their unwavering faith in our Constitution and the democratic system of the country," Modi said. He said the 2024 election was the biggest election in the world. "Such a big election has never taken place in any country in the world. More than 65 crore people voted in the election," the prime minister said. He congratulated the Election Commission and every person associated with the election process. During the radio address, the prime minister spoke of initiatives such as 'Ek Ped Maa Ke Naam' launched on the World Environment Day to plant trees. "I am glad

People have reposed faith in democratic system: PM Modi during Mann Ki Baat
Updated On : 30 Jun 2024 | 11:40 PM IST

PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' to resume today post Lok Sabha elections

Prime Minister Modi's monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast was last aired on February 25, after which it was stopped considering the Lok Sabha elections

PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' to resume today post Lok Sabha elections
Updated On : 30 Jun 2024 | 8:59 AM IST

Birla's comments on Emergency not apt, not suitable for LS Speaker: Pawar

NCP (SP) president Sharad Pawar on Saturday said the reference to Emergency made by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in his speech was not apt and did not suit the stature of his post. Addressing reporters here, Pawar also said the sops announced in the budget presented by his estranged nephew and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday, was just an effort ahead of the state assembly polls to project that they are doing something massive. Soon after his election as Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla on Wednesday set off a firestorm by reading out a resolution condemning the imposition of Emergency as an attack on the Constitution by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi. Referring to it, Pawar said, "The speaker's reference to the Emergency in his address did not suit the stature of the post. It has been 50 years since the Emergency, Indira Gandhi is no longer alive. So why is the speaker bringing up this issue now?" "Is it the role of the speaker to make a political statement? .

Birla's comments on Emergency not apt,  not suitable for LS Speaker: Pawar
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 2:11 PM IST

Amartya Sen's remark on 'Hindu Rashtra' has no relation with reality: BJP

The BJP on Thursday disapproved of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen's assertion that the Lok Sabha poll results showed India is not a Hindu Rashtra', asserting it had no connection with the actual picture on the ground. The saffron party said the eminent economist should see things from a neutral point of view. "Even if the NDA government does the best work in the world, Mr Amartya Sen will not appreciate that. He should have judged the situation in the country before the party came to power, and the current situation after all these years," senior BJP leader and its former West Bengal president Rahul Sinha told PTI. Sinha also accused Sen of being biased towards the ruling Trinamool Congress in the state. "He is making such remarks to please Mamata Banerjee (CM). I wish he could see things from a neutral point of view... People of India have voted for the BJP for their efforts to cleanse the system, making it corruption-free and taking the economy to greater heights. Sen's comments are

Amartya Sen's remark on 'Hindu Rashtra' has no relation with reality: BJP
Updated On : 28 Jun 2024 | 8:38 AM IST