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Narendra Modi along with Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah performs the Ganga aarti in Varanasi on Saturday. Photo: Arunangsu Roy Chowdhury

Modi celebrates win with Ganga aarti

Narendra Modi received a rapturous welcome in Varanasi as he visited his constituency in a show of gratitude on Saturday, a day after the BJPs resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections.... »
The AAP office in Delhi wears a deserted look, a day after the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results on Saturday. Photo: Monica Tiwari

AAP took its home turf for granted, say partymen

The Aam Aadmi Party, which failed to bag even a single seat in Delhi in the parliamentary elections after putting up a spectacular show in the Assembly elections last winter, is being blamed by it... »
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Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Omar asks people to give reasons for NC’s defeat in LS polls

With National Conference drawing a blank in the Lok Sabha elections, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday sought to know the reasons from the people of the state for the reject... »
Security personnel at the Congress headquarters in New Delhi on Friday. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

Party bosses out of sight even as fans stream in to console Sonia

A funereal air hung over the All India Congress Committee (AICC) office at Akbar Road as votes for the Lok Sabha election were counted on Friday. In the early hours after the counting began at 8 a... »

2 killed in clash at PDP’s victory celebration in Kashmir

Informed sources said that 15 men were injured and later two died when a Police armoured vehicle overturned. »

Punjab saves AAP the blushes

Though the ruling Akali Dal-BJP combine managed to win six seats in Punjab, one more than its 2009 tally, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stole the show in the Lok Sabha election, taking almost 25 per c... »
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi exchange greetings at a meeting held in New Delhi. A file photo.

Jayalalithaa congratulates Modi on ‘magnificent victory’

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said she looked forward to ‘meaningful cooperation’ between his government at the Centre and her state »
A file photo of former Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Party will decide on Cabinet berth, says Yeddyurappa

"It is left to Narendra Modi and all India party leadership," Mr. Yeddyurappa told reporters here when asked whether he would be inducted in the Cabinet. »
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East
Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik greets Governor S.C. Jamir while staking claim to form the next government in Odisha, on Monday.

Naveen to take oath as Odisha chief minister on Wednesday

Odisha Raj Bhavan is all set to conduct the swearing-in ceremony of the new council of ministers under the leadership of Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday, a Governor’s Secretariat release said.“... »
A group of JD(U) legislators demonstrate against the resignation of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the latter's residence in Patna on Saturday. Photo: Ranjeet Kumar

Nitish quits as dissent brews in JD(U)

RJD could be part of new government: Sharad Yadav »
Trinamool Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the 34 elected MPs from her party from the State, in Kolkata on Saturday. Photo: Sushanta Patronobish

TMC will play big role in Lok Sabha: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday asserted that Trinamool Congress’ 34-seat tally in the State was a massive triumph and said her party will play a big role in the 16th Lok Sa... »
File picture of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Gogoi to submit resignation within a week

Owning responsibility for the party's poor showing in the Lok Sabha polls in the State, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said that he would tender his resignation within a week. »
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West

MNS debacle hurts Congress-NCP in Mumbai

Had the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), led by Raj Thackeray, performed in this election as well as it had in 2009, the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance would not have drawn a blank... »

Uddhav roars, throwing Raj out of the ring

Estranged cousins led a bitter, personal campaign as each tried to claim Sena supremo’s legacy »
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje waves at supporters after BJP's victory in the Lok Sabha polls in Jaipur on Friday. Photo: Rohit Jain Paras

BJP accomplishes ‘Mission 25’ in Rajasthan

Creating a history of sorts, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday swept Rajasthan, winning all 25 Lok Sabha seats there. The Congress was totally decimated with at least three Central Ministers, i... »
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi shows victory sign after arriving at the BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar on Friday. Photo: Vivek Bendre

There are no enemies in democratic politics: Modi

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday reached Vadodara for his first victory rally. He won Vadodara by a margin of 5.7 lakh votes. »
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Central
File photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Nitish Kumar quits as Bihar CM

The resignation comes a day after his party Janata Dal (United) suffered a drubbing in the general elections. »
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Kamal Nath, Scindia survive BJP wave in M.P.

Madhya Pradesh too rode the BJP wave, with the party winning all but two of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the State. In Guna, Jyotiraditya Scindia and in Chindwara, Kamal Nath, both Congress leaders a... »

BJP deals blow to Soren, Marandi

With the BJP almost sweeping the elections, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has failed the first major electoral test after taking over the helm of affairs of the JMM in Jharkhand.It... »

RJD gains in Bihar bypolls

In contrast to the Lok Sabha results, the outcome of the five Assembly by-elections in Bihar has swung the other way. The RJD was the real gainer, winning three out of the five se... »
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In the 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014, West Bengal has witnessed some interesting trends. Apart from the debacle of the Left and the ascendance of the Trinamool Congress (AITC), the other somewhat s... »