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'In case of discrepancy, VVPAT count to be taken as final'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) It is the first time that slips of five VVPATs will be matched with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the Lok Sabha elections and the opposition parties have been insisting on carrying out the process at the beginning of the counting process in each constituency on Thursday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Dozens of migrants land in Italy's Sardinia'
Cagliari (Italy), May 22 (IANS/AKI) A total 54 migrants reached Italy's Sardinia island overnight aboard two boats, sources said on Wednesday.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Defence/Security
Bhawana Kanth is IAF's first combat-ready woman fighter pilot
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth is now the first woman fighter pilot to qualify for combat missions.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
EC rejects demand for counting VVPAT slips before vote count
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday rejected the Opposition's demand to count VVPAT slips before the commencement of counting of votes, saying that it didn't find it "feasible to accede to this demand."
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI's revised stress assets resolution circular soon
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India's revised stress assets resolution circular is likely to be out after lifting of the model code of conduct following conclusion of the general election.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Bengal Minister in spat with cop over party office location
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), May 22 (IANS) West Bengal Minister Rabindranath Ghosh on Wednesday courted controversy by getting involved in an altercation with Cooch Behar's Superintendent of Police Amit Kumar Singh, after police sought to shift a makeshift Trinamool Congress camp office, allegedly being set up within 100 metres from a counter centre.
2019-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Italian hostage released after 'complex' foreign op: PM
Rome, 22 May (IANS/AKI) Italian hostage Alessandro Sandrini has been freed from captivity "after a complex operation in foreign territory", Premier Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday after a jihadist group in northwest Syria announced Sandrini had been freed.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Hopeful Congress prepares for counting
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A day ahead of counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections, there was hustle and bustle at the Congress headquarters here with its functionaries making arrangements for media interactions on Thursday as the trends start pouring in.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Held 'informal' talks with Sushma, was offered sweets: Qureshi
Bishkek, May 22 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had an "informal dialogue" with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meet in the Kyrgyz capital on Wednesday, the Pakistan Foreign Office said.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,National,Diplomacy
'In case of discrepancy, VVPAT count to be taken as final'
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) It is the first time that VVPATs will be used in a Lok Sabha election and they have become an issue of intense political debate with opposition parties keen on their use in greater numbers and also on matching the count with EVMs before the counting process begins in each constituency.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Tight security for counting in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati, May 22 (IANS) The stage is set for counting of votes in Andhra Pradesh Assembly and Lok Sabha elections on Thursday amid tight security arrangements.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
On poll result eve, 'kingmakers' wait in the wings
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Regional satraps, all astute politicians and mostly from southern states, are positioning themselves to play kingmakers if the Lok Sabha results do not throw up a definite mandate.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Pawar in contact with BJD, TRS, others ahead of LS results
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Efforts for Opposition unity have again intensified ahead of the Lok Sabha election results on Thursday as NCP chief Sharad Pawar is in touch with several parties, including the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), and the YSR Congress.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Doubting EVMs is disrespecting people's mandate: Shah
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday hit out at the opposition parties for questioning the integrity of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said that their attempts were "tarnishing" the image of India and its democracy.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Italian hostage freed, says Syrian rebel group
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Kidnappers have "recently" released Italian national Alessandro Sandrini, the hardline militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, which largely controls the embattled northwest Syrian province of Idlib, said on Wednesday.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Italy,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Aspirin 'safe' for brain stroke patients: Study
London, May 22 (IANS) People who have suffered brain haemorrhage can take common medicines such as aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, suggest researchers.
2019-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech
IndusInd Bank net plunges over 62% in Q4 FY19 on IL&FS provisioning, bad asset quality
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Worsening asset quality pushed down IndusInd Bank's net profit over 62 per cent to Rs 360 crore in the fourth quarter of FY2019 and the gross non-performing assets (NPAs) rose to 2.10 per cent of gross advances, while net NPAs rose by 1.21 per cent as on March-end, 2019.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
Congress Seva Dal workers guard EVM strong rooms in Amethi, Rae Bareli
Amethi/Rae Bareli, May 22 (IANS) In the high-profile Lok Sabha seats of Amethi and Rae Bareli, represented by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi respectively, the party workers have been guarding the strong rooms since May 6, the day when the voting ended.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Over 25,000 personnel deployed for LS vote count in Bengal
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Bringing the climax to the high-voltage Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal - which has virtually become the ground zero of the current elections following the BJP's mega push to become a big player in the state - the authorities will on Thursday count the votes for the state's 42 seats, that could make a big impact in deciding the national outcome.
2019-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Violence has become common in West Bengal, says SC
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Violence has become common in West Bengal with some people fighting without any issue and these people who indulge in arson and rioting do not belong to any political party, the Supreme Court said on Thursday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Lok Sabha polls: Counting to begin on Thursday morning
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Counting of votes, the grand finale in the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections in 542 seats, will begin on Thursday along with state assemblies of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Denmark beat Indonesia 3-2 in Sudirman Cup 2019
Nanning (China), May 22 (IANS) Denmark and Indonesia both advanced to the last eight despite the former beating the latter 3-2 in Sudirman Cup 2019, here on Wednesday. And with this, England journey in the tournament came to an end.
2019-05-22
Category: International, China,Sports,Badminton
Pawar in touch with BJD, TRS, others ahead of LS results
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Efforts for Opposition unity have again gained strength ahead of the Lok Sabha election results as NCP chief Sharad Yadav is in touch with several parties, including the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), and the YSR Congress.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
IAF carries out second test of Brahmos fired from Su-30
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Indian Air Force on Wednesday carried out second test of air-launch version of supersonic cruise missile which was fired from a Sukhoi30 MKI fighter jet.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security
All arrangements in place for vote counting in Odisha
Bhubaneswar, May 22 (IANS) The Lok Sabha and Assembly election results on Thursday will bring the curtains down on a bitter contest in Odisha between several candidates, especially the three major political parties - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).
2019-05-22
Category: India, Orissa,National,Dangal 2019,Politics
No five star accommodation for MPs of 17th Lok Sabha
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Unlike the past, new members of the 17th Lok Sabha will not get accommodation in five star hotels but will be put up in the Western Court premises and bhavans of various states.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
4 killed, 12 injured in Mogadishu car bombing
Mogadishu, May 22 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 12 others injured in a car bomb attack in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, the police said.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Somalia,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Centre fears violence after counting of votes, alerts states
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday issued an alert to the states regarding the possibility of violence in different parts of the country in connection with the counting of votes on Thursday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
RBI may toughen NBFCs' access to public deposits
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The Finance Ministry may ask the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to put strong regulatory framework around NBFCs accessing non-bank public deposits, like pension and provident fund, as these are savings of the salaried class and must be kept away from avoidable risks like infrastructure NBFCs.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Business/Economy
SL expresses doubt over FDI target post Easter bombings
Colombo, May 22 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government has expressed doubts over achieving its Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) target for this year following the Easter bombings, the media reported on Wednesday.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
Controversy over EVMs continues, opposition asks workers to remain vigilant
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Ahead of the counting of votes on Thursday, the opposition parties have asked their workers to keep a strict vigil at places where Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are stored amid apprehensions that EVMs could be tampered with.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Dependence on few crops impacts food security: Vice President
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that the dependence on few crops affects food security and loss in diversity can also lead to lifestyle diseases.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
EU police bust dangerous crime gang, arrest 22
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) The police have busted a highly professional and dangerous international crime gang, raiding 40 properties and arresting 22 suspected members including the ringleader in a massive operation spanning five countries, the EU's police agency said on Wednesday.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Spain,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Diplomacy
Congress flays EC for rejecting VVPAT slip count plea
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Hours after the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected demand of 23 opposition parties to count the VVPAT slips, the Congress hit back saying the poll panel had become enfeebled and dubbed the electronic voting machines (EVMs) as "election victory machines".
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
'Modi cave' all set to become spiritual destination
Dehradun, May 22 (IANS) The cave at the Kedarnath shrine where Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditated overnight is all set to become a spiritual tourist destination.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics,Religion
Trade war harming 75% of US firms in China: Survey
Beijing, May 22 (IANS) More than seven out of 10 US companies in China (74.9 per cent) are being adversely affected by the ongoing trade war between China and the US, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
2019-05-22
Category: International, China,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Politics
Swiss young men's semen quality in 'critical state'
London, May 22 (IANS) Most young men in Switzerland have poor semen quality, a key determinant of male fertility, reveals a new study. Only 38 per cent of the Swiss men have semen values above the norms set by World Health Organisation (WHO) for fertile men, says the study published in the journal Andrology.
2019-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
Life terms to 5 RSS/BJP workers for CPI-M worker's murder
Kannur (Kerala), May 22 (IANS) Five activists of the RSS/BJP were on Wednesday convicted for the murder of a CPI-M worker in Kerala's Kannur in 2006 and sentenced to life imprisonment, while nine others including a top state RSS leader were acquitted.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Bengal BJP upbeat before counting, hopes to better exit poll tally
Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) A day before the 2019 Lok Sabha election results come out, the BJP's West Bengal unit on Wednesday seemed upbeat about its performance in the state, with a senior leader saying people's desire for an "alternative" to the ruling Trinamool Congress may propel them to an even better position than the exit polls predictions.
2019-05-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Dangal 2019
Mathura man's mission to save Yamuna
Mathura, May 22 (IANS) An innovative green crusader from Mathura, Pradeep Bansal, is out to save Yamuna from environmental degradation. The businessman has drawn attention of environmentalists and eco-activists who now want his experiment replicated in other towns along the banks of the river.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife
Focus in TN on 22 assembly by-election results on May 23
Chennai, May 22 (IANS) The results of the by-elections held in two phases in 22 assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu will be the focus in the state during Thursday's vote counting, rather than the outcomes of the Lok Sabha elections.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Duterte tightens grip on power after mid-term polls
Manila, May 22 (IANS) Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has consolidated his grip on power as his allies swept opposition candidates in the mid-term election, according to official results announced on Wednesday after several deferrals and accusations of lack of transparency.
2019-05-22
Category: International, Philippines,Politics
Want Assembly polls as early as possible: J&K Governor
Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that his administration wants elections to the state Assembly to be held as early as possible.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Jabra starts shipping 'Elite 85h' headphones
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Wednesday started shipping its "Elite 85h" headphones.
2019-05-22
Category: International, India,Technology
21K US women ordered abortion pills online in 6 months
London, May 22 (IANS) As many as 21,000 US women ordered abortion pills online in the past six months (between October 2018 and March 2019), according to figures revealed by Aid Access, a charity.
2019-05-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Sensex ends 140 pts higher, VIX at 4 yr high
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The benchmark Sensex managed to close 140 points higher on Wednesday amid record volatility as fresh nervousness gripped the market ahead of the general election results.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Business/Economy
Technology will play big role in security of country: NSA
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The security scenario of the country will become more challenging in the coming times and technology will play a key role in protecting the nation, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said here on Wednesday.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics,Defence/Security
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.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
I want to become a bankable actor: Sanya Malhotra
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In the last three years, actress Sanya Malhotra got to ride the waves of success as well as taste failure. The "Dangal" star says though box office collection is not in her hands, she would like to be a bankable actor.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,Bollywood,National
Longevity, welness the secret of a long life
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Longevity along with wellness is a process of moving towards a higher equilibrium of physical, mental and emotional well-being to lead a long and fulfilled life, while preventing disease, says a new book by Sujata Kelkar Shetty, a trained biological scientist.
2019-05-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Art/Culture/Books