In continuing Modi surge, BJP claims Middle India

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has effected a redrawing of its support base that now spreads beyond the Hindi heartland to include at least 10 states that form its... Read more »

BJP retains all seven seats in Delhi

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Maintaining its hold over Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday won all the seven Lok Sabha seats here, with winning margins ranging between 2.2 lakh and 5.7... Read more »

Bengal verdict: BJP wins 13, Trinamool 15 seats

Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has won 15 Lok Sabha constituencies and is leading in seven while the BJP has bagged 13 seats and is leading in five. The... Read more »

SKM wins majority ending Chamling’s reign in Sikkim

Gangtok, May 24 (IANS) The Sikkim Krantikari Morcha won an absolute majority in the Sikkim Assembly polls, bringing the curtain down on two and half decades of Pawan Chamling led Sikkim Democractic Front... Read more »

BJP wins one Assembly seat in Karnataka by-polls

Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) In the twin Karnataka’s by-elections, the BJP wrested the prestigious Chincholi (SC) Assembly segment in the state’s northern region in Gulbarga from the Congress. BJP’s Avinash Jadav defeated Subash... Read more »

BJP reaps benefit of ‘rainbow like’ alliance in Assam

Guwahati, May 24 (IANS) The saffron surge which swept across Assam on Thursday along with the rest of the country seems to have made it clear that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 made... Read more »

BJP makes a clean-sweep in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 24 (IANS) The BJP has again made a clean sweep in Rajasthan by winning 24 seats, while the 25th seat has gone to its alliance partner, Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) in... Read more »

BJP hands crushing defeat to Congress in MP

BY CHANDRAKANT NAIDU  Bhopal, May 24 (IANS) The Congress humiliation is complete. Madhya Pradesh joined the other heartland states in bowing to Modi brand of “nationalism” by handing all but one of the... Read more »

BJP set to improve its performance in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, May 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to improve its Lok Sabha performance by penetrating into the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) bastion in Odisha. The BJP appeared to achieve... Read more »

DMK alliance routs AIADMK alliance in TN

Chennai, May 24 (IANS) Bucking the national trend that favoured the BJP, the DMK-led alliance on Thursday dealt a major blow to Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK-led alliance which comprised the BJP, as it... Read more »

Musa eliminated: Clamp down in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Hours after Kashmir’s most wanted militant commander Zakir Musa, who headed the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind, was killed, nocturnal protests broke out in parts of Srinagar, Pulwama... Read more »

SpaceX launches 60 Starlink satellites

Miami, May 24 (IANS) SpaceX has taken a giant leap towards making global Internet coverage a reality as its fifth Falcon 9 rocket of the year took flight, sending 60 Internet-beaming Starlink satellites... Read more »

Nadal, Federer set up potential semifinal at French Open

May 24 (IANS) Eleven-time winner Rafael Nadal and Swiss great Roger Federer are slotted in the bottom half of men’s singles and could meet in the semifinals of the upcoming French Open starting... Read more »

Four new Supreme Court judges sworn in

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Four new judges of the Supreme Court were on Friday administered the oath of office by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. With the swearing in of Justices B.R. Gavai,... Read more »

Trump sees ‘great things’ for US-India ties

BY ARUL LOUIS  New York, May 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said that he sees “great things” for India-US relations with the electoral victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the... Read more »

Onus on Williamson to lead NZ to first WC title

May 24 (IANS) If there’s one team which has remained consistent in the last four-five editions of the World Cup, it is New Zealand. Under Brendon McCullum, the Black Caps made it to... Read more »

UN looks forward to working with Modi

BY ARUL LOUIS  United Nations, May 24 (IANS) The UN looks forward to working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is set to begin a second term after his party’s election victory, according... Read more »

Boat accident leaves 6 dead, 12 missing in China

Beijing, May 24 (IANS) Six people have been confirmed dead and 12 others remained missing after a boat capsized on a river in southwest China’s Guizhou Province Thursday afternoon, the Xinhua news agency... Read more »

US files 17 new charges against Julian Assange

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US Justice Department has filed 17 new charges against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who is facing extradition from the UK. The latest charges accuse him of receiving and... Read more »

Alexander Zverev advances to semis of Geneva Open

May 24 (IANS) Top-seeded German Alexander Zverev edged past Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Geneva Open and stay in the running for his first title of... Read more »