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Exploring, evolving, learning - doing the news, senior sub-editor, India TV. Previously DNA India, NewsX

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Will highest polling booth in Spiti Valley, like 2019, witness 100 per cent turnout in 2024 too

India | Apr 18, 2024, 02:58 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh, which has a total of 4 Lok Sabha seats, will vote in the last phase on June 1. Results will be declared on June 4. The state houses India's highest polling booth in Spiti Valley's Tashigang town.

Union Minister Narayan Rane in New Delhi.

Narayan Rane, BJP's pick for Maharashtra's Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat, to face Shiv Sena-UBT's Vinayak Raut

Apr 18, 2024, 02:21 PM IST

Hot seats in Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Narayan Rane's elder son Nilesh had won the 2009 Lok Sabha election in the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency when the Rane family was part of the Congress. Nilesh was re-nominated by the Congress, but lost the 2014 Lok Sabha election against Vinayak Raut.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah exclusive interview.

'Yahan sirf Modi hi chalta hai': Amit Shah in Gujarat, says NDA will achieve 400-plus target | Exlcusive

Apr 18, 2024, 01:12 PM IST

Union Minister Amit Shah, who is the sitting MP from Gujarat's Gandhinagar, will file his nomination from the seat for one more time on Friday. Polling in Gujarat is set to take place in the third phase on May 7.

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Election Commission removes 5.41 lakh voters in Hyderabad from electoral rolls

Apr 18, 2024, 12:33 PM IST

Voting in Hyderabad is set to take place in the fourth phase on May 13 in the Lok Sabha elections. It's one of the hot seats in the upcoming polls which will witness a high-stakes election between BJP's Madhvi Latha and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.

Two BSP MLAs from Rajasthan join Shiv Sena-Ekanth Shinde

Big setback for BSP as both Rajasthan MLAs join Eknath Shinde's Shiv Sena: Who are they

Apr 18, 2024, 11:39 AM IST

In a big setback for Mayawati, the only two MLAs of the Bahujan Samaj Party in Rajasthan have joined Shiv Sena-Eknath Shinde's camp in Mumbai, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Polling in Rajasthan will be held in the first two phases.

Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections, Ajit Pawar

Ready to give better funds but people must press EVM button in party's favour, says Ajit Pawar, row erupts

Apr 18, 2024, 12:08 PM IST

NCP-Sharad Pawar and Shiv Sena-Uddhav have criticised Ajit Pawar's statement terming it a violation of model code of conduct ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Maharashtra will vote in the first five phases.

West Bengal, Murshidabad, Ram Navami, clashes

Blast in Bengal's Murshidabad during Ram Navami rally, Mamata blames BJP, alleges attack planned

Apr 18, 2024, 01:26 PM IST

According to police, a blast had also occurred during Ram Navami procession in Murshidabad in which one woman was injured. Cops are yet to confirm whether it was a bomb blast or something else.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Amit Shah to file nomination papers from Gandhinagar on April 19

India | Apr 18, 2024, 11:34 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Everything is set for the first phase of polling across 102 constituencies across 21 states and Union Territories on Friday. The counting of votes is set for June 4.

Lok Sabha elections 2024

UP has highest crorepati candidates in second phase of Lok Sabha elections: Check full list

India | Apr 17, 2024, 04:35 PM IST

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) is an analysis of criminal background, financial, education, gender and other details of candidates fielded in Lok Sabha elections. Polling in the second phase will take place on April 26.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi witnesses Surya Tilak ceremony

PM Modi watches Ram Lalla's Surya Tilak on his iPad after Assam election rally | Video

India | Apr 17, 2024, 01:59 PM IST

Ayodhya witnessed a rare divine event when the sun rays fell on Ram Lalla's idol marking the Surya Tilak ceremony on the occasion of Ram Navami in the grand Ram Temple.

BJP's Manoj Tiwari and Congress' Kanhaiya Kumar.

North East Delhi Lok Sabha Election 2024: BJP's Manoj Tiwari to take on Congress' Kanhaiya Kumar

Apr 17, 2024, 01:27 PM IST

Hot seats in Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Polling in all seven seats will be held in the sixth phase during the Lok Sabha elections. The BJP, except Manoj Tiwari, has replaced all the six sitting candidates in the national capital.

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Drunk man axes wife, two daughters to death in Jharkhand

Apr 17, 2024, 09:38 AM IST

The woman was disturbed by her husband's drinking habit and both used to have repeated arguments over it. According to police, this time, the argument took a violent turn when the man allegedly murdered his own wife and two minor daughters.

BJP leader Vijay Sampla with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

BJP leader Vijay Sampla, denied ticket from Punjab's Hoshiarpur, likely to join Congress, say sources

India | Apr 17, 2024, 09:19 AM IST

Punjab has a total of 13 Lok Sabha seats which will vote in the last phase on June 1. The key contest in the forthcoming polls in Punjab is likely to take place between the ruling AAP and BJP.

Surya Tilak, Ram Lalla, Ayodhya Ram Temple

Surya Tilak illuminates Ram Lalla's forehead in Ayodhya's temple on Ram Navami

Apr 17, 2024, 01:57 PM IST

The divine event marking the Surya Tilak of the Ram Lalla's idol in Ayodhya's Ram Temple on the occasion of Ram Navami was performed on Wednesday. The tilak was performed using scientific techniques.

Lok Sabha elections 2024

Lok Sabha elections 2024: 'Rahul Gandhi hesitant to contest from BJP-rules states', says Ghulam Nabi Azad

India | Apr 17, 2024, 11:43 PM IST

Lok Sabha Elections 2024: On the last day of the campaign for phase 1 in the Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi held various election rallies while Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav held a joint press conference.

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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: List of Muslim candidates fielded by NDA and I.N.D.I.A | Check all names

India | Apr 16, 2024, 07:08 PM IST

The high-stakes Lok Sabha elections are set to take place in seven phases starting from April 19. Apart from various factors which determine the result of elections, the selection of candidates holds a significant importance. Let's take a look at Muslim candidates fielded by NDA and I.N.D.I.A bloc.

PM Modi being felicitated by Maharashtra Chief Minister

NDA to defeat I.N.D.I.A bloc in Maharashtra, BJP likely to sweep Goa, predicts India TV-CNX opinion poll

Apr 16, 2024, 07:13 PM IST

India TV-CNX conducted an opinion poll to gauge the mood of the nation and predict which party may have an edge in Maharashtra in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Pollin in the state will be held in first five phases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Opinion Poll: NDA likely to win 393 seats, I.N.D.I.A bloc may not cross 100 mark

India | Apr 16, 2024, 07:23 PM IST

India TV-CNX conducted an opinion poll to predict whether PM Modi-led NDA will be able to cross the 400-plus seats mark in the upcoming elections or I.N.D.I.A bloc succeeds to bounce back. Follow all the updates here.

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BJP new list: Abhijit Das fielded against Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Udayanraje Bhonsle in Satara

India | Apr 16, 2024, 11:54 AM IST

The saffron party has released another list of Lok Sabha candidates comprising of four states. Apart from general elections, the party has also announced candidates for Odisha Assembly polls and Telangana and Uttar Pradesh Assembly bypolls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bihar.

'90 per cent of people who made constitution were sanatanis, it can never be changed,' says PM Modi in Gaya

Apr 16, 2024, 12:01 PM IST

I.N.D.I.A bloc has no vision and faith. They gather votes on the work done by Nitish Kumar and the central government. RJD was also in power in Bihar for so many years but they don’t dare to speak about their work. ‘Jungal raaj’ and ‘corruption’ are the other words for RJD, PM Modi said in Gaya.