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Reformist candidate leads in Iran presidential runoff vote

Iran’s reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian was leading in runoff presidential elections against ultraconservative Saeed Jalili, according to early results released on Saturday by the interior ministry. Officials have so far counted more than 11 million ballots for Pezeshkian and around 9 million for Jalili, electoral authority spokesman Mohsen Eslami...

Jul 6 · >

BSP Tamil Nadu chief hacked to death by attackers on bike

Tamil Nadu chief of the Bahujan Samaj Party was hacked to death by six bike-borne men near his house in Chennai on Friday. The six men attacked Armstrong when he was having a discussion with a few party functionaries near his house in the city’s Sembium area and then...

Jul 6 · >

Labour sweeps UK polls, Rishi Sunak’s party ousted

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s last-minute attempt to sway voters fell short as his Conservative Party lost the UK general elections. Ahead of voting, the Conservatives warned voters that opting for Labour would lead to higher taxes. Led by Keir Starmer, the Labour Party has crossed the majority mark of...

Jul 5 · >

Modi congratulates Starmer, praises Sunak’s ‘admirable leadership’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Keir Starmer on winning the UK elections and said he was looking forward to a positive collaboration with the Labour leader. He also had a message for outgoing prime minister Rishi Sunak. Starmer is set to replace Sunak as UK Prime Minister after...

Jul 5 · >

Hathras Satsang incident FIR has no reference to Bhole Baba

At least 121 people died after a stampede broke out at a religious event in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras last evening. The tragedy occurred during a ‘satsang’ of Bhole Baba aka Narayan Saakar Hari which was attended by over two lakh people. The site was overcrowded and there was extreme humidity....

Jul 3 · >

Allahabad HC expresses concern about large-scale conversations

Religious congregations where conversions are taking place must be stopped, the Allahabad High Court has said, adding that the country’s “majority population would be in minority” if such gatherings are allowed. The high court was hearing yesterday the bail petition of Kailash, who has been accused of taking people...

Jul 2 · >

BJP gears up to ‘expose’ Rahul’s performance as LoP

The BJP top brass has readied a strategy to expose Rahul Gandhi’s “lies” on the floor of the House and portray him as a politician who is diminishing the stature of the LoP post by his “irresponsible utterances”. Party insiders say this reflected in how Prime Minister Modi chose,...

Jul 2 · >

Akhilesh says defeated govt in power for first time

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav while addressing the Lok Sabha on Tuesday said, “For the first time, it feels like a defeated government is in power.” “I want to thank all the voters who prevented democracy from turning into autocracy,” Yadav stated. A day after the newly-appointed leader of...

Jul 2 · >

Modi asks NDA MPs to maintain decorum in house

A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s all-out attack on the BJP sparked a huge ruckus in Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked MPs of the ruling NDA to follow the rules of Parliament and ensure that their behaviour on the House floor is exemplary. The Prime...

Jul 2 · >

First FIR under new code filed against Delhi street vendor

The first FIR under the new criminal code Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, which came into force on Monday, was filed against a street vendor for obstructing a road near the New Delhi Railway Station. The FIR was filed under Section 285 of the new criminal code that states, “Whoever, by...

Jul 1 · >

Manjhi sees conspiracy in Bihar bridge collapses

Union Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is seeing a “conspiracy” in back-to-back bridge collapse incidents in Bihar. “Why have bridges started to collapse only after the Lok Sabha elections?” he wondered as he spoke to reporters in Gaya. “Why were such incidents not taking place 15 or 30 days before?...

Jun 30 · >

Stalin writes to PM, Rahul seeking NEET exemption for TN

 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin once again urged the Centre to exempt the state from the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admissions to medical colleges and also to do away with the system at the national level. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding exemption of...

Jun 29 · >

Buzz about leadership change in Manipur govt

On rumors about a possible leadership change in crisis-hit Manipur, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said that it was not in his hands and his focus is on solving the problem in the state. “Staying on as Chief Minister or resigning is not in my hands,” Mr Singh told...

Jun 29 · >

Ayodhya infrastructure break down points to a bad job

Six months after the grand opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the first round of showers has caused heavy waterlogging in the temple city, raising questions over its swift and massive infrastructure overhaul. The newly built Rampath road in Ayodhya which leads to the Ram Temple – has...

Jun 29 · >

1 soldier killed, 4 missing in tank mishap near China border

One soldier has been killed and four are missing after their tank met with an accident during a river-crossing exercise near the Line of Actual Control in Leh’s Daulat Beg Oldi area in the early hours of Saturday, officials said. A Junior Commissioned Officer, or JCO, is among the...

Jun 29 · >

Michelle Obama to replace Biden?

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will replace President Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has predicted. Cruz claims Biden will be replaced at the Democratic National Convention in August, just three months before the election. The prediction comes after the first presidential debate where...

Jun 29 · >

Opposition corners govt on NEET scam, both houses disrupted

Amid student protests over alleged irregularities in the medical entrance exam NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and other competitive exams, the opposition INDIA bloc raised  the issue in both houses of Parliament today. The Opposition tried to corner the government even though the day is dedicated to a...

Jun 28 · >

Minister says collapsed Delhi Airport canopy opened in 2009

The Delhi airport roof collapse that killed one and injured six was a “very serious incident” and the aviation regulation DGCA will look into the matter thoroughly, Civil Aviation Minister Ram Mohan Naidu Kinjarapu told reporters today. The canopy and a huge metal beam at the pick-up and drop...

Jun 28 · >
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