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Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka offer to host IPL 2020

17 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka offer to host IPL 2020

Sri Lanka have proposed to host the 13th edition of Indian Premier League.

IPL 2020 will be called-off, says an official

30 Mar 2020

IPL 2020 will be called-off, says an official

The Indian Premier League now faces a serious threat of cancelation as the coronavirus outburst continues to rise frantically.

IPL still possible if starts by May first week: Official

23 Mar 2020

IPL still possible if starts by May first week: Official

The upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League has been shrouded with speculations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

#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.

Lok Sabha Elections were disastrous for actress Swara: Here's why

13 Oct 2019

Lok Sabha Elections were disastrous for actress Swara: Here's why

The April-May polls didn't just keep candidates busy, but also personalities who decided to join electioneering. One such celebrity was Swara Bhaskar, whose opinions on the current state of affairs in India gets her trolled almost daily.

Congress' problem is that Rahul Gandhi walked away: Salman Khurshid

09 Oct 2019

Congress' problem is that Rahul Gandhi walked away: Salman Khurshid

Evidently, Congress is fighting for survival. The party faced its straight second defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in May, proving it is extremely far from reality.

Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi challenged, Allahabad HC issues notice

20 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi challenged, Allahabad HC issues notice

On Friday, the Allahabad High Court issued a notice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connection to a plea challenging his election from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat.

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

10 Jul 2019

Rahul Gandhi hits 10 million followers on Twitter

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit the mark of 10 million followers on Twitter today.

In Varanasi, PM Modi to launch BJP's membership drive

06 Jul 2019

In Varanasi, PM Modi to launch BJP's membership drive

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, on Saturday to launch BJP's nationwide membership drive.

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

02 Jul 2019

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.

PM Modi addresses first 'Mann Ki Baat' after retaining power

30 Jun 2019

PM Modi addresses first 'Mann Ki Baat' after retaining power

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the first episode of his signature 'Mann Ki Baat' radio show after returning to power for his second consecutive term as the Prime Minister.

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

29 Jun 2019

Tejashwi Yadav reveals why he'd been 'missing' after election results

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's younger son, Tejashwi Yadav, on Saturday put an end to speculations about him "going missing" after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

20 Jun 2019

Firm on resignation, Rahul Gandhi says party will decide successor

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who has been sulking since May 23 as his party was decimated in Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday confirmed that he hasn't changed his mind about quitting.

Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha

17 Jun 2019

Smriti gets longest applause while taking oath in Lok Sabha

2019 Lok Sabha elections marked the death of dynasty politics and showed that voters are done pleading allegiance to a certain family.

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

16 Jun 2019

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi holds first all-party meeting

Ahead of the first session of the newly-elected Lok Sabha, PM Narendra Modi held the first all-party meeting at the Parliament after reclaiming power at the Center.

Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

04 Jun 2019

Mayawati ditches mahagathbandhan, will contest assembly by-polls without SP

Before Lok Sabha elections, former rivals SP and BSP forged an unlikely alliance for 80 parliamentary seats of Uttar Pradesh.

Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning

29 May 2019

Sheila Dikshit plans 'dharna' to stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning

After a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections, Congress is going through a crisis. Party President Rahul Gandhi is adamant to leave his post and the rest of the members are trying hard to convince him.

Days after results, 2 Trinamool MLAs, 50+ councilors join BJP

28 May 2019

Days after results, 2 Trinamool MLAs, 50+ councilors join BJP

In a major setback to Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee, two MLAs of her party and over 50 councilors joined BJP on Tuesday.

West Bengal: BJP worker shot dead, two detained

27 May 2019

West Bengal: BJP worker shot dead, two detained

A BJP worker was shot dead in West Bengal's Bhatapara of North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night, forcing authorities to step up security in the area.

Stung by BJP's rise, Bengal CM Banerjee calls emergency meeting

25 May 2019

Stung by BJP's rise, Bengal CM Banerjee calls emergency meeting

The Bharatiya Janata Party pulled off the impossible these Lok Sabha elections. Not only did the party trump its 2014 tally in Lok Sabha, but it also made inroads in West Bengal, making dents in Mamata Banerjee's citadel.

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

25 May 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

Two days after results of Lok Sabha elections were declared, President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha on Saturday.

Among 10 super-rich candidates, 5 won; richest one lost deposit

25 May 2019

Among 10 super-rich candidates, 5 won; richest one lost deposit

Apparently, money didn't play a role in Lok Sabha polls this time, as several rich candidates had to bite the dust, revealed data of Election Commission.

Kashyap claims PM's follower threatened daughter, shares screenshot

24 May 2019

Kashyap claims PM's follower threatened daughter, shares screenshot

Ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is worried for his daughter after she received rape threats from someone who claimed to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi's follower.

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

24 May 2019

Election roundup: Big winners, losers and records broken

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will govern India for the next five years after India showered BJP with a stunning and historic mandate.

#Verdict2019: Counting for Lok Sabha elections begins

23 May 2019

#Verdict2019: Counting for Lok Sabha elections begins

The Election Commission started counting the votes for Lok Sabha polls today at 8 AM. In a few hours from now, the world will know who will form the next government in India.

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

22 May 2019

Before counting, Shah hosts dinner, PM Modi thanks NDA allies

As the nation braces itself for Lok Sabha elections' counting on Thursday, May 23, BJP moved to display its strength.

BJP-backed NaMo TV goes off-air after Lok Sabha elections

21 May 2019

BJP-backed NaMo TV goes off-air after Lok Sabha elections

For the Lok Sabha elections, which ended on May 19, BJP went all out as far as campaigning was concerned. NaMo TV, which was backed by the party, also became a part of the high-pitched campaign.

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

19 May 2019

In seventh phase of elections, PM Modi tests his fate

The final phase of 2019 general elections started on Sunday. Voters in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across eight states namely Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Chandigarh, got inked.

Top EC officer opts out of meetings over PM's clean-chits

18 May 2019

Top EC officer opts out of meetings over PM's clean-chits

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa has recused himself from all meetings of the Election Commission (EC) to discuss Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violations over his "minority decisions going unrecorded," reported NDTV.

Delhi's Muslim vote 'shifted' to Congress at last-minute: CM Kejriwal

18 May 2019

Delhi's Muslim vote 'shifted' to Congress at last-minute: CM Kejriwal

Delhi CM and AAP President, Arvind Kejriwal, has claimed that the Muslim vote in the national capital completely "shifted" to Congress at the last minute during the Lok Sabha elections.

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

18 May 2019

#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr

The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

17 May 2019

Explanation sought from 3 senior BJP leaders over pro-Godse remarks

Just two days ahead of the final phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP launched damage control after three senior party leaders and election candidates made comments favoring Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse.

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

16 May 2019

#Elections2019: Sonia Gandhi invites parties for 23 May 'Opposition Meet'

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would reportedly host an "opposition meeting" on 23 May, the day of the Lok Sabha election results.

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

16 May 2019

'Modi Code of Misconduct': Opposition on EC's WB campaign ban

After the Election Commission (EC) cut short the campaigning period for the last phase of elections in West Bengal, opposition parties have come together to support CM Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal: EC cuts short campaign period after #AmitShahRoadshow violence

16 May 2019

West Bengal: EC cuts short campaign period after #AmitShahRoadshow violence

In an unprecedented move, the Election Commission (EC) has cut short the campaigning time for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal by a day.

Election Commission to hold meeting over West Bengal poll violence

15 May 2019

Election Commission to hold meeting over West Bengal poll violence

The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday will hold a review meeting on Wednesday with West Bengal observers over the issue of poll violence in the state.

Amethi: Smriti alleges Rahul is 'capturing booths', Congress rubbishes claims

06 May 2019

Amethi: Smriti alleges Rahul is 'capturing booths', Congress rubbishes claims

Locked in a direct contest with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday claimed the former was indulging in booth capturing in Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, which went into polls.

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

24 Apr 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra talks about treason-case against Facebook

Facebook has been accused of interfering in elections in several countries and at the time of our Lok Sabha elections, the social media giant is facing a tough time in India.

Sunny Deol's decision to join BJP floods Twitter with memes

24 Apr 2019

Sunny Deol's decision to join BJP floods Twitter with memes

On Tuesday afternoon, Bollywood actor Sunny Deol, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal.

Twitter appoints former Network18 Digital CEO as India MD

22 Apr 2019

Twitter appoints former Network18 Digital CEO as India MD

Twitter has roped in Manish Maheshwari, the former CEO of Network18 Digital group, as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations.