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Election Results 2019: Reeling From BJP Uppercut, Mamata Banerjee Calls Trinamool Meet Today

KOLKATA:  Forty-eight hours after the election results that brought Trinamool Congress’s tally in the Lok Sabha down from 34 to 22, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet party leaders and all candidates who fought the polls at her home at 3:30 pm today. Ms Banerjee has not spoken a word after the results, barring a tweet and two poems she ... Read More »

Smriti Irani, 2019’s Star Winner, Tweets Thanks: “New Morning For Amethi”

NEW DELHI:  Smriti Irani today tweeted a thank-you for Amethi, where her victory over Congress president Rahul Gandhi may be this election’s show-stopper. “A new morning for Amethi, a new pledge. You placed your trust in development, grateful to Amethi,” said the BJP leader. Rahul Gandhi’s defeat in Amethi – he won from the second seat he contested, Kerala’s Wayanad – ... Read More »

PM Modi In Uttarakhand, Sets Off For Kedarnath Shrine

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today arrived in Uttarakhand on a two-day official visit during which he will offer prayers at the shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. While PM Modi will visit Kedarnath today, he will offer prayers at Badrinath tomorrow before returning to Delhi in the afternoon. The prime minister’s visit to the holy shrine comes a day before the ... Read More »

“Terrorists Abound In All Religions”: Kamal Haasan Defends Godse Comment

CHENNAI:  Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan today said he was “not intimidated” by the backlash over his comment that Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse, “independent India’s first extremist”, was a Hindu. “Terrorists abound in all religions, none can claim that we are sanctimonious,” Kamal Haasan told NDTV, defending his remarks that even led to slippers being thrown at him at an election ... Read More »