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#ThisHappened: Twitter highlights 2019's most tweeted about hashtags in India

10 Dec 2019

#ThisHappened: Twitter highlights 2019's most tweeted about hashtags in India

As the year is about to end, Twitter has started the celebrations, taking a look back at what happened over the last 12 months, how some of the most important conversations took shape in India.

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: Shah says Farooq Abdullah wasn't detained, he refutes claim

National Conference patriarch Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday alleged Union Home Minister Amit Shah lied in the Lok Sabha about his "detention" status.

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

06 Aug 2019

#Article370Scrapped: How is J&K internal matter, asks Congress; commits blunder

In what qualifies as one of the biggest gaffes of Congress in recent days, their Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday asked how was Jammu and Kashmir India's "internal matter" when the issue was being monitored by the UN.

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

15 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to strengthen the NIA.

Lok Sabha debates from afternoon to midnight, sets record

12 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha debates from afternoon to midnight, sets record

Lok Sabha MPs made a new record on Thursday when they discussed railways privatization till midnight.

Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

23 Jun 2019

Android or iPhone: Wondering which phone Amit Shah uses?

Political connotations aside, the current Modi 2.0 government is quite tech savvy and know their social media game well.

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

19 Jun 2019

Happy birthday RaGa: Seven gifts that Congress President (desperately) needs

Despite being the great-grandson of the longest-serving Prime Minister of India, the grandson of India's first woman PM, and son of the country's youngest state head, Rahul Gandhi isn't having the best of times.

Who is Om Birla, the new speaker of Lok Sabha?

19 Jun 2019

Who is Om Birla, the new speaker of Lok Sabha?

On Wednesday, BJP leader Om Birla was elected as the speaker of Lok Sabha. In the last tenure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the coveted post of the speaker was held by Sumitra Mahajan.

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

03 Jun 2019

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

If you recently signed up for a free laptop scheme under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name, you have been duped.

After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km

29 May 2019

After winning Amethi, Smriti visits SiddhiVinayak, walks barefoot for 14-km

A few days after her historic win in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, Smriti Irani walked barefoot for 14 kilometer to Mumbai's SiddhiVinayak Temple.

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

26 May 2019

This 25-year-old engineer is the youngest Lok Sabha MP ever

Today in wholesome news, a 25-year-old engineering graduate from Odisha is set to step into the Parliament, making history by becoming the youngest Lok Sabha member.

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

26 May 2019

After BJP's win, UP Muslim woman named son 'Narendra Modi'

After the Bharatiya Janata Party's landslide victory in the recently held 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a Muslim woman in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district has named her newborn son 'Narendra Damodardas Modi'.

Don't want to continue as Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee

25 May 2019

Don't want to continue as Chief Minister: Mamata Banerjee

After facing a setback in West Bengal in the recent 2019 Lok Sabha elections, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated that she doesn't wish to continue as CM.

'Slap on my face': Prakash Raj on losing Bangalore Central

23 May 2019

'Slap on my face': Prakash Raj on losing Bangalore Central

Actor and filmmaker Prakash Raj, who contested in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an independent candidate in Karnataka, isn't particularly happy about his loss and he is not hiding it either.

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

23 May 2019

Elections 2019: All candidates endorsed by Swara Bhasker are losing

Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker is known for never shying away from voicing her political opinions on Twitter.

Congress' Ratan Singh dies of heart attack at counting center

23 May 2019

Congress' Ratan Singh dies of heart attack at counting center

While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rejoices amid yet another huge majority for them in the Lok Sabha elections, tragic news emerges from Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), where Sehore district chief of the Indian National Congress, Ratan Singh, died of a heart attack.

When Arnab Goswami called Sunny Deol Sunny Leone on TV

23 May 2019

When Arnab Goswami called Sunny Deol Sunny Leone on TV

Counting of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections is underway, and everyone is either glued to their TVs, laptops or smartphones in excitement.

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

21 May 2019

PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls on May 23.

Vivek Oberoi trolled for Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai elections meme

20 May 2019

Vivek Oberoi trolled for Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai elections meme

While everyone's waiting for the results of the 2019 general elections on May 23, Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi is out here disappointing his measly fanbase.

Decoding PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi's election campaigns

18 May 2019

Decoding PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi's election campaigns

While this two-month-long election season awaits conclusion, campaigning for the seventh phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections wrapped up on Friday.

Apple is pushing 'incredible' iPhone6s with 'Made in India' badge

16 May 2019

Apple is pushing 'incredible' iPhone6s with 'Made in India' badge

Just as OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro continue to draw applause, Apple has switched to some good old fashioned marketing strategies to boost its sales in India.

Akshay Kumar trolled for old 'Toronto is my home' clip

05 May 2019

Akshay Kumar trolled for old 'Toronto is my home' clip

After offering clarification on the controversy around his Canadian citizenship, trolls dragged Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar yet again over his loyalty toward India.

I never denied I hold Canadian passport: Akshay Kumar

03 May 2019

I never denied I hold Canadian passport: Akshay Kumar

Ever since Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar did that apolitical interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, he has been trolled heavily on social media.

This McDonald's ad shows what happens when you don't vote

20 Apr 2019

This McDonald's ad shows what happens when you don't vote

McDonald's has established itself as a common household name in India and it is using its reach well.

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

19 Apr 2019

Youngsters compile 'The Pink List,' names LGBTQ-friendly Lok Sabha candidates

Days after the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking civil rights for the LGBTQ+ community, a group of three friends have kick-started an initiative to ensure queer issues get political precedence.

Priyanka Gandhi is excited woman pilot flew her, shares pictures

16 Apr 2019

Priyanka Gandhi is excited woman pilot flew her, shares pictures

On Monday, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was campaigning in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh and could not hold herself back from sharing her excitement of being flown there by a lady pilot.

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

15 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesSurvey: Youth happy with Modi, 70% think he would win

With general elections officially beginning last week, the eyes of the world are set on India.

Patna: 45-year-old man urges people to vote this elections

13 Apr 2019

Patna: 45-year-old man urges people to vote this elections

A 45-year-old man in Patna, Bihar, is doing his bit as a responsible citizen. These days, he is urging people to come out and vote during the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

11 Apr 2019

#LokSabhaElections: First phase voting begins, all eyes on 91 constituencies

The first phase of highly-anticipated general elections began on Thursday. In the first phase, citizens of 91 Lok Sabha seats will cast their votes. The constituencies include two union territories as well.

BJP has become India's preferred party, says PM Modi

06 Apr 2019

BJP has become India's preferred party, says PM Modi

On the 39th foundation day of the Bharatiya Janata Party, PM Narendra Modi today expressed confidence that its workers would be working day and night to ensure that the party and its allies are "blessed" by people in the Lok Sabha polls.

Elections 2019: Lazy Opposition, Modi's machismo and a lousy movie

05 Apr 2019

Elections 2019: Lazy Opposition, Modi's machismo and a lousy movie

The first phase of elections is six days away, and the ruling party hasn't even released its manifesto. That says it all about this elections.

Amul's latest comic featuring Rahul Gandhi sets Internet on fire

04 Apr 2019

Amul's latest comic featuring Rahul Gandhi sets Internet on fire

After Congress Party President, Rahul Gandhi, announced about fighting the Lok Sabha 2019 elections from Wayanad, Kerala, as well, leading Indian dairy company, Amul, could not stop itself from releasing a hilarious cartoon.

#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

02 Apr 2019

#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday criticized the Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections hours after it was released.

'Worried' Rahul Gandhi fled Amethi to Wayanad: Amit Shah

31 Mar 2019

'Worried' Rahul Gandhi fled Amethi to Wayanad: Amit Shah

BJP chief Amit Shah Sunday ridiculed Congress President Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency, saying he has "fled" to Kerala fearing that Amethi voters will seek an account of work done by him and his party over the years.

#MissionShakti successful; India now an elite space power: PM Modi

27 Mar 2019

#MissionShakti successful; India now an elite space power: PM Modi

In a surprise address on Wednesday, PM Narendra Modi has made an announcement about the country's successful "Mission Shakti" space operation.

After Air India, GoAir discontinues boarding passes with PM's picture

26 Mar 2019

After Air India, GoAir discontinues boarding passes with PM's picture

After Air India, GoAir has decided to discontinue their boarding passes featuring the pictures of PM Narendra Modi and Gujarat CM, Vijay Rupani.

#Elections2019: Rs. 540cr suspect cash, liquor, freebies seized across country

26 Mar 2019

#Elections2019: Rs. 540cr suspect cash, liquor, freebies seized across country

Suspect cash, illegal liquor and drugs worth about Rs. 540 crore have been seized across the country since parliamentary election schedule was announced by the Election Commission a fortnight ago, official data showed today.

Paralympian Deepa Malik joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections

25 Mar 2019

Paralympian Deepa Malik joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Noted Paralympian and Padma Shri recipient, Deepa Malik, joined the BJP in the presence of senior party leaders in Delhi on Monday.

Gadkari files nomination, says will win with a bigger margin

25 Mar 2019

Gadkari files nomination, says will win with a bigger margin

Union minister Nitin Gadkari today filed his nomination for the Nagpur Lok Sabha seat, where polls will be held on April 11.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rahul is illiterate, Kejriwal is power-hungry, says BJP MP

25 Mar 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Rahul is illiterate, Kejriwal is power-hungry, says BJP MP

Veteran politician and Member of Parliament from South Delhi, Ramesh Bidhuri is known for keeping his views straight and strong.