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Close match in 78 seats could hurt both NDA and UPA

Close match in 78 seats could hurt both NDA and UPA

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A set of Lok Sabha seats which are expected to be closely contested is turning out to be the big variable ahead of the counting of votes on Thursday.



Voters optimistic about future ahead of counting: IANS-CVOTER (IANS Exclusive)

Voters optimistic about future ahead of counting: IANS-CVOTER (IANS Exclusive)

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A majority of voters remained optimistic about their future as around half of the respondents to the IANS-CVOTER poll tracker said their life will improve in next one year.

'Kab Tak Rokoghe' sums up the Indian political whirligig (IANS Special)

'Kab Tak Rokoghe' sums up the Indian political whirligig (IANS Special)

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) As the final countdown begins for Indias bitterly fractious polity, IANS cools down the rising temperature by bringing an exclusive Amitabh Bachchan poem -- one which says a lot about who we are, what we represent and our continuing struggles in the hurly burly of every day life. It also sums up the seven phase long grind and how both sides of the political divide slogged and slugged it out. May the best man or woman win.

Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) A gunfight took place on Tuesday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.

SC junks PIL seeking 100% verification of VVPAT slips

SC junks PIL seeking 100% verification of VVPAT slips

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a PIL which sought 100 per cent verification of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes on May 23 for the recently held Lok Sabha elections.

Modi's approval rating remained high throughout LS polls: IANS-CVOTER poll tracker (IANS Exclusive)

Modi's approval rating remained high throughout LS polls: IANS-CVOTER poll tracker (IANS Exclusive)

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Satisfaction level with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership remained high on May 19, the last day of polling, just as it was on April 11, the first day of the general election, according to IANS-CVOTER poll tracker.

KASHMIR'S CHANGING TERROR MATRIX-1: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death (IANS Invest

KASHMIR'S CHANGING TERROR MATRIX-1: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death (IANS Invest

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) As door 1 with Pakistan proxies supported by local hawks Hurriyat closes, door 2 with Islamic Caliphate written on it opens in what is a brutal cage match which has more or less eviscerated the lives of the Kashmiris in the Valley.

KASHMIR'S CHANGING TERROR MATRIX-1: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death (IANS Invest

KASHMIR'S CHANGING TERROR MATRIX-1: Islamic State enlarges footprint in Valley of Death (IANS Invest

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) As door 1 with Pakistan proxies supported by local hawks Hurriyat closes, door 2 with Islamic Caliphate written on it opens in what is a brutal cage match which has more or less eviscerated the lives of the Kashmiris in the Valley.

For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in warp and weft (Lead)

For weavers of Varanasi, there is sorrow in warp and weft (Lead)

Power thrills... and it also kills.

Varanasi, May 20 (IANS) While the rest of Varanasi preparing to re-elect Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this week, the weavers in the city are worried about power problems which has led to their dwindling business and livelihood problems.

Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister

Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister

Lucknow, May 20 (IANS) Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath succumbed to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state.

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