The Dalai Lama congratulates Modi

The Dalai Lama congratulates Modi

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PTI | Dharamshala

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has congratulated Narendra Modi and the NDA on the “sweeping victory” in the Lok Sabha elections. “I pray you will be successful in meeting the challenges that lie ahead in fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the people of India,” he wrote in a letter....

4 new SC judges sworn in

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Four new judges of the Supreme Court were administered the oath of office by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Friday, taking their overall number to 31 -- the full sanctioned strength of the top court. Justices BR Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and AS Bopanna were administered the...

India declares JMB as terrorist organization

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

India on Friday declared the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), accused for the terror attack at a cafe in Dhaka in 2016, as a terrorist organisation. In a notification, the Union Home Ministry said the outfit has committed and promoted acts of terrorism and has been engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youths...

TMC pips BJP in star war!

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In terms of winning percentage registered by the stars from the glamour world, the TMC fared better than the BJP with 80 per cent of those it fielded winning at the hustings. The BJP had a strike rate of over 70 per cent while the Congress, the SP and the...

4 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs to move to LS

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Three sitting Rajya Sabha MPs of the BJP and one from the DMK would move to the Lok Sabha following their win in the parliamentary elections. In contrast, one sitting Rajya Sabha MP from the Congress lost. From the BJP, its chief Amit Shah, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti...

300 first timers in Lok Sabha

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The Lok Sabha this time will have 300 first-term members, compared to 314 in 2014, including cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Smriti Irani, sufi singer Hans Raj Hans and Bengali actresses Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan Ruhi. Irani emerged as a giant-killer after dethroning Congress chief Rahul...

Bihar tops in NOTA charts

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The NDA may have swept Bihar, nevertheless, the State topped the NOTA charts in India with over 8 lakh voters exercising that option in the State. It forms 2 per cent of the votes polled in the State. Daman and Diu (1.7 per cent), Andhra Pradesh (1.49 per cent) and...

17th Lok Sabha to see more women power

Saturday, 25 May 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The 17th Lok Sabha will witness close to 200 sitting MPs, from the Lok Sabha and returning to the House for another term. Among them, there are around 30 women parliamentarians. The Lok Sabha polls this time have seen the largest number of women being elected with their tally standing...

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Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer