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Shah wins in Gandhinagar by 5.57L votes, breaks Advani's record
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
BJP National President Amit Shah won the Gandhinagar seat held by veteran party leader LK Advani, beating nearest rival Congress' CJ Chavda by 5.57 lakh votes. With this, Shah broke the record of Advani, who had won the seat in 2014 by a margin of 4.83 lakh votes. Notably, Amit Shah was contesting Lok Sabha elections for the first time.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:08 pm on 23 May
BJP wins Gulbarga seat after 20 years as Congress' Kharge loses
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Leader of Opposition for Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has lost the Gulbarga seat in Karnataka to Umesh Jadhav, a rebel Congress leader who joined BJP, by 95,452 votes. Kharge, 76, had a track record of 11 straight wins, nine times for Assembly and twice in Lok Sabha. The BJP had won the Gulbarga seat only once in 1998.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 09:09 pm on 23 May
BJP wins in Indore for 9th straight time with highest-ever margin
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
BJP's Shankar Lalwani defeated Congress leader Pankaj Sanghvi in Indore by 5,47,754 votes, the biggest ever margin for the Madhya Pradesh Lok Sabha seat. Previously, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan won the seat eight times in a row from 1989-2014. The 76-year-old who won 2014 elections by a margin of 4.66 lakh votes, announced she wouldn't be contesting in 2019.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 09:31 pm on 23 May
Manoj Tiwari defeats Sheila Dikshit by a margin of 3.66 lakh votes
short by Ankush Verma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manoj Tiwari has defeated former Delhi Chief Minister and Congress' Sheila Dikshit from North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency by a margin of 3.66 lakh votes. Manoj Tiwari won the seat in 2014 with 45.23% of the vote. Dikshit did not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
short by Ankush Verma / 09:46 pm on 23 May
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath's son Nakul wins father's Chhindwara seat
short by Pragya Swastik / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's son Nakul Kamal Nath won the Chhindwara Lok Sabha seat on Congress ticket on Thursday by a margin of 37,536 votes. He defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate Nathansaha Kawreti from the seat. Nakul's father Kamal Nath had won the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections by a margin of 1,16,537 votes.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:23 pm on 23 May
BJP's Gautam Gambhir wins East Delhi LS seat by 3.91 lakh votes
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
BJP's Gautam Gambhir, fighting the Lok Sabha elections for the first time, defeated Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely by 3,91,222 votes to win the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat. AAP's Atishi, who was also fighting the general elections for the first time, received 2,19,328 votes and came third. In 2014, BJP's Maheish Girri had won the seat, defeating AAP's Rajmohan Gandhi.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:43 pm on 23 May
AIMIM President Owaisi wins Hyderabad LS seat for 4th straight time
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has won the Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat for the fourth straight time, beating BJP's Bhagavanth Rao by a margin of 2,82,186 votes. Asaduddin's father Sultan Salahuddin Owaisi had won the seat in 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 1999. Asaduddin won the seat for the first time in 2004 and then in 2009 and 2014.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:04 pm on 23 May
Sonia Gandhi wins Rae Bareli seat for the 5th time in a row
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi defeated BJP's Dinesh Pratap Singh by a margin of 1.67 lakh votes to win the Rae Bareli seat for the fifth straight time including once in a by-election. In 2014, she had defeated BJP's Ajay Agrawal by around 3.52 lakh votes. She had become MP for the first time in 1999 from the Amethi constituency.
short by Anmol Sharma / 08:58 pm on 23 May
Actor Sunny Deol wins Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat in his political debut
short by Pragya Swastik / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Actor Sunny Deol, who made his political debut on BJP ticket from Punjab’s Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, has won with a margin of 82,459 votes. He defeated Congress' Sunil Jakhar, who won the seat in the 2017 by-poll, necessitated after sitting MP Vinod Khanna's demise. Gurdaspur was represented by late actor Khanna four times - 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:39 pm on 23 May
Rajnath records BJP's 8th consecutive win in Lucknow constituency
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Home Minister Rajnath Singh received 6,33,026 votes and won the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 3,47,302 votes, recording his second successive win from the constituency. Lucknow seat has been a BJP stronghold for around 28 years. SP's Poonam Sinha, wife of Congress' Shatrughan Sinha, won 2,85,724 votes, while Congress' Acharya Pramod Krishnam got 1,80,011 votes.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:28 pm on 23 May
Cong's Milind Deora, endorsed by Mukesh Ambani, loses in Mumbai
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Shiv Sena's Arvind Ganpat Sawant defeated Mumbai Congress President Milind Deora from the Mumbai South Lok Sabha seat by a margin of 1,00,067 votes. In April, Mukesh Ambani and Uday Kotak had endorsed Deora for the elections. Meanwhile, Congress candidates Urmila Matondkar and Priya Dutt are trailing in Mumbai North and Mumbai North Central seats respectively.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:56 pm on 23 May
I'll be available for help & collaboration: AAP's Atishi to Gambhir
short by Apaar Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
AAP leader Atishi on Thursday congratulated Gautam Gambhir after the trends showed him winning the East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, and said, "I will always be available for help and collaboration." According to the trends, BJP's Gambhir is leading with a margin of almost four lakh votes against Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely, while Atishi is a distant third.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:25 pm on 23 May
Lagta hai picture baaki hai: Gambhir as Harbhajan congratulates him
short by Anmol Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
After off-spinner Harbhajan Singh praised Gautam Gambhir on winning East Delhi Lok Sabha seat, the cricketer-turned-politician tweeted, "Thanks a lot Bhajji paa...Ur wishes mean a lot to me." "Just hoping to make a difference to as many lives as possible. Saw a glimpse of you in IPL...the turn, the bounce everything is there...lagta hai picture abhi baaki hai," he added.
short by Anmol Sharma / 09:14 pm on 23 May
After 17 years, Congress' Jyotiraditya Scindia loses to BJP in Guna
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia has lost from his Guna Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh to BJP's Dr KP Yadav by over 1.25 lakh votes. Guna seat was held by Jyotiraditya's father Madhavrao Scindia from 1971-84 and 1999-2001 until his demise, following which Jyotiraditya won four straight times. Interestingly, Madhavrao's mother Vijaya Raje was a Guna BJP MP from 1989-99.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 10:10 pm on 23 May
Sushma ji said we talk bitterly, so she brought sweets: Pak Minister
short by Apaar Sharma / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said, "Sushma ji had a complaint that we sometimes talk in a bitter manner. She brought sweets today so we could also speak sweetly." Pakistan media reported External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Qureshi on the sidelines of a meeting in Kyrgyzstan, a day before the announcement of Lok Sabha election results.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:03 pm on 23 May
Raj Thackeray terms LS poll results 'beyond rationale'
short by Jigyasu / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Thursday took to Twitter and said that the Lok Sabha poll trends suggesting a victory for the ruling party are "beyond rationale". In another tweet, Thackeray said the results were "anakalniya" (incomprehensible). As per the trends in Maharashtra, BJP and allies are leading in 41 seats out of 48.
short by Jigyasu / 09:57 pm on 23 May
Union cabinet, Council of Ministers meet to be held tomorrow
short by Jigyasu / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
The Union Cabinet and Council of Ministers meeting will take place tomorrow (May 24) to recommend the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. After the Cabinet's recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution, President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha. The 17th Lok Sabha will be constituted before June 3.
short by Jigyasu / 09:56 pm on 23 May
Bangladesh PM sends congratulatory message to PM Modi
short by Jigyasu / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina sent a congratulatory message to PM Narendra Modi on his election victory. She said this "emphatic verdict is a reflection of the trust and confidence reposed on you by the people of the world's largest democracy". "My best wishes for your good health, continued success and long life," Hasina added.
short by Jigyasu / 09:45 pm on 23 May
Spotify asks users to reset passwords over security concerns
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
A Spotify spokesperson told TechCrunch that in an effort to combat fraudulent activity on its service, it "shared a communication with select users to reset their passwords as...precaution". Reportedly, some users got email from Spotify informing them their passwords had been reset “due to detected suspicious activity". Spotify recommended users to not use same credentials across various services.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 10:04 pm on 23 May
Govt plans ₹1,000 crore priority sector startup fund: Report
short by Arundhati Rawat / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) has reportedly planned to form an India Startup Fund with an initial amount of ₹1,000 crore. Reportedly, the proposal is to provide seed funds to 5,000 startups in priority areas like rural healthcare and clean energy solutions. Startups focussed on technologies like AI may eventually be covered by the proposed fund.
short by Arundhati Rawat / 09:35 pm on 23 May
Ancient ice found buried 1.6 km under Mars north pole
short by Kanishka Pandey / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
US-based scientists have discovered layers of ancient ice buried around 1.6 kilometres under the Martian north pole after studying data gathered by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Scientists said if melted, the polar ice would result in Mars being covered by at least five-foot-deep water. "That likely makes it the third largest water reservoir on Mars," researchers said.
short by Kanishka Pandey / 09:24 pm on 23 May
Adani Ports to set up 1st container port outside India in Myanmar
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) will set up its first container terminal outside India in Myanmar at an estimated cost of ₹2,000 crore. All requisite permissions have been received in the form of Myanmar Investment Commission permit, it said. APSEZ would be the first Indian company to set up a container terminal outside India, CEO Karan Adani said.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 09:37 pm on 23 May
India's crude oil imports jump 14% in April to 6-month high
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
India's crude oil imports jumped 14% year-on-year in April to 19.72 million tonnes, the highest since October 2018, government data showed. Oil imports from Iran had fallen 57% year-on-year in April after waiver from US sanctions on Iran ended recently, Reuters reported. The government had earlier this month said it will decide on Iranian oil imports post elections.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 09:52 pm on 23 May
Fortis investors move SEBI over delay in IHH open offer
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
Some minority shareholders of Fortis Healthcare have moved SEBI to direct Malaysia's IHH Healthcare to pay them interest for the delay in the open offer to buy additional 26% stake in Fortis Healthcare. The offer was to open for subscription from December 18, 2018, to January 1. However, IHH had to put the offer on hold following Supreme Court's order.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 09:28 pm on 23 May
ADB to provide ₹5,200 cr to electrify railway tracks in India
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / on 23 May 2019,Thursday
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday said it will provide $750 million (over ₹5,200 crore) long-term financing to electrify railway tracks in India. This is the largest single non-sovereign loan ever committed by the funding agency. Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) will use the loan to install electric traction equipment along about 3,378 kilometres of existing railway lines.
short by Shruti Maria Mahendar / 09:25 pm on 23 May
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