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Members of various Tamil organisations hold placards and raise slogans during a protest against the Pollachi rape case in Chennai

CBI files first chargesheet in Pollachi sexual assault case against 5 men

The agency alleged that the men acted as an organised criminal gang and were in regular touch with each other.

Smriti Irani, Gautam Gambhir, Pragya Thakur & Sunny Deol among first-time Lok Sabha MPs

Apart from several BJP candidates, other first-ever Lok Sabha MPs will include leaders from Congress, DMK and TMC.

Narendra Modi to be formally elected leader of NDA at MPs’ meet

The BJP said the meeting will take place in Parliament's Central Hall at 5 pm on Saturday, after which Modi is expected to address them.
Pedestrians walk past the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Sensex up 400 points buoyed by Modi’s win, rupee appreciates against dollar

The BJP has an absolute majority, putting PM Modi on course for a second term, and boosting the markets a day after counting for the Lok Sabha seats began.

Sonia Gandhi wins Congress bastion Rae Bareli

The Congress leader won by a margin of more than 1 lakh votes after SP-BSP alliance chose not to field a candidate in her constituency.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

Amit Shah, BJP’s Chanakya who mobilised a Modi army to build a bigger Modi wave

With BJP looking at winning more than 300 seats, Amit Shah is closer to fulfiling his promise of a 'panchayat to Parliament' party rule.
A view of Parliament building | Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Union cabinet to meet on Friday to dissolve 16th Lok Sabha

President Ram Nath Kovind will dissolve the present Lok Sabha after the Cabinet's recommendation is passed in the form of a resolution.

No one can counter PM Modi for next 25 years: Shiv Sena

The Uddhav Thackeray-led party had often criticized the BJP in the last five years but eventually sealed a fresh alliance with it ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

India wins yet again, says PM Modi as trends put BJP far ahead of majority mark

The BJP are headed for a landslide victory as they lead in more than 300 seats while the Congress trails far behind with 50 seats.

Working on economic agenda for new govt, says Niti Aayog boss Rajiv Kumar

Niti Aayog vice chairman Rajiv Kumar said the think tank is devising an economic agenda that will focus on sustainable growth and boosting private investments.

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.