Koidyeri and Pinarayi

Sabarimala temple issue led to LS poll debacle, admits CPM

Thiruvananthapuram: After the Lok Sabha poll drubbing in Kerala, where the LDF could ..

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Deviating from party policy led to defeat, says VS
Not projecting Sabarimala issue in election affected results: CPM state committee
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Congress forms panel to probe Abdullakutty praising Modi on FB
Shashi Tharoor

Rahul best person to lead party, premature to write Cong's obituary: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is the best person to pull the Congress out of its predicament following the setback in the Lok Sabha polls, ..

Sreedharan pillai

BJP national leadership not pleased over Kerala unit’s performance

New Delhi: BJP national leadership has stated that they are not completely satisfied with the performance of BJP Kerala unit in the ..

Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan

Mimi and Nusrat arrive in Parliament, pose for pictures; gets mocked by RGV

New Delhi: Excitement was clearly visible on the faces of actress-turned-politicians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan on Monday, when ..

Shashi Tharoor

Ready to be Congress leader in Lok Sabha: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that he is ready to take the responsibility of the Leader of the Congress ..


BIMSTEC leaders, Kyrgyzstan Prez, Mauritian PM invited for Modi's swearing-in

New Delhi: India has invited the leaders of BIMSTEC countries, Kyrgyzstan President and Mauritian premier for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ..

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Issues in BJP did not lead to defeat in Pathanamthitta: K Surendran

Kozhikode: BJP state general secretary K Surendran said that reports stating his defeat in Pathanamthitta Lok Sabha constituency was ..

rahul gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to visit Wayanad in first week of June

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress President Rahul Gandhi would visit Wayanad in the first week of June to thank the electorate for his record ..

Kerala MPs

Tharoor, Kodikunnil, Murali considered for post of Cong parliamentary party leader in LS

New Delhi: Congress leaders from Kerala are being considered for the post of parliamentary party leader in the Lok Sabha. Since Rahul ..


BJP will not use Sabarimala issue during bypoll campaign

Thiruvananthapuram: Following the setback in Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has decided not to use Sabarimala women entry issue while ..

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi takes back offer to resign

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took back his offer to quit as the Congress President, a proposal he made during the Congress Working ..


BJP, allies may get majority in Rajya Sabha next year

New Delhi: After its overwhelming success in the Lok Sabha, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is expected to get a majority ..

priyanka gandhi

Rahul blames trio of placing sons before party; Priyanka says he fought alone

New Delhi: Amid rumblings within the party after a disastrous performance in the Lok Sabha polls, Congress chief is said to have accused ..


Maldives likely to be Modi's first destination for bilateral visit after poll victory

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to travel to the Maldives early next month, in his first bilateral visit after ..

Sumalatha Ambareesh

Will decide on supporting BJP after consulting supporters, voters: Sumalatha

Bengaluru: Multilingual actress and independent candidate from Mandya Lok Sabha seat, Sumalatha Ambareesh, who defeated Chief Minister ..


CM asked to stop renaissance activities: Vellappally Natesan

Alappuzha: SNDP Yogam general secretary Vellappally Natesan said that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had asked him to stop renaissance ..

ramya haridas

'That was not my FB post'; Ramya Haridas discloses her real FB IDs

Kozhikode: Congress MP of Alathur, Ramya Haridas has responded against the messages circulated through a fake Facebook account in her ..

Ramesh Chennithala

No need for Rahul Gandhi to resign: Congress leaders in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Coming out in support of the AICC chief, Congress leaders in Kerala said there was no need for Rahul Gandhi to ..

Pinarayi Vijayan

After massive LS debacle, Pinarayi Vijayan govt has muted 3rd anniversary

Thiruvananthapuram: Shaken by its severe drubbing in Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government in Kerala observed ..


We will now begin a new journey to build a new India: Modi

New Delhi: All set for a second term as prime minister, Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government will now begin "a new journey ..


Political opponents misled devotees, LDF lost traditional votes: A Vijayaraghavan

Thiruvananthapuram: LDF convenor A Vijayaraghavan said that the front lost traditional votes it had been receiving during elections ..

Mullappally Ramachandran

LDF govt is a disaster like the floods: Mullappally Ramachandran

Kozhikode: KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran said that the LDF government led by Pinarayi Vijayan was a disaster like the floods ..

modi and kovind

PM Modi to meet Prez in evening to stake claim to form new govt

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday evening to stake a claim to form the ..


Sabarimala issue did not affect polls; No plans to change style: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan stated that the Sabarimala issue has not affected the Lok Sabha Elections. If Sabarimala ..


LDF don’t get devastated in failures; will go ahead: Kodiyeri

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that the LDF get neither devastated in failures nor overjoyed in ..


LDF trailed in assembly constituencies of 16 ministers; Pushed to 3rd in two places

Kozhikode: In the UDF wave in the state during the Lok Sabha Elections, the LDF lost the assembly segments from where 16 members of ..

Election Commission

EC likely to meet on Saturday to finalise list of winning LS candidates

New Delhi: With the last of the Lok Sabha election results pouring in Friday, the Election Commission is likely to meet on Saturday ..

Union Cabinet meeting

Day after BJP's massive victory, all eyes now on govt formation

New Delhi: As the BJP swept to power with a spectacular performance for a second term, all eyes are now on government formation, amid ..

Pinarayi Vijayan

Sabarimala row; Pinarayi Vijayan's style blamed for Left rout

Thiruvananthapuram: Ruling CPM on Friday gave enough indications that the Sabarimala issue and even Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's ..

Narendra Modi and Ram Nath Kovind

President accepts PM's resignation, asks him to continue till new govt assumes office

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind Friday accepted resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked him to continue till a new ..

UDF celebration

Rahul wave, minority consolidation & Sabarimala helped UDF sweep Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: As Kerala witnessed a clean Congress-UDF sweep in the Lok Sabha polls, a host of factors, including the presence ..

o rajagopal

BJP did not benefit from Sabarimala protests; UDF reaped rewards: O Rajagopal

Thiruvananthapuram: Nemom MLA O Rajagopal said that BJP could not benefit from the Sabarimala protest in the Lok Sabha polls but UDF ..

Rahul Gandhi

Resignations pour in ahead of CWC, Rahul may offer to quit as party chief

New Delhi: After a humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, top Congress leaders will deliberate on party losses at a meeting of ..

Sreedharan pillai

CM should own moral responsibility and resign: Sreedharan Pillai

Thiruvananthapuram: BJP state president P. S. Sreedharan Pillai demanded that chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan should resign taking ..

P Jayarajan

No anti-government wave, says P Jayarajan

Kannur: CPM leader P. Jayarajan stated that LDF suffered a setback in the Lok Sabha elections as a result of the campaign among the ..

Saritha Nair

Saritha Nair gets 569 votes in Amethi

Lucknow: Independent candidate Saritha S. Nair secured a total of 569 votes in Amethi constituency where she contested against Rahul ..


Only 3 MPs to represent CPM in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: When the Lok Sabha election results come out on Thursday, CPM faced a major setback in most of the states where they had ..


‘NOTA’ is not a silly figure in Kottayam

Kottayam: Though the Election Commission of India did not encourage voting for NOTA (None Of The Above) in the Lok Sabha polls, the ..

shashi tharoor

With ‘floccinaucinihilipilification’, Tharoor claims hat-trick win from capital

Thiruvananthapuram: This Lok Sabha election season was eventful for Shashi Tharoor who is the UDF candidate and sitting MP of Thiruvananthapuram ..

Kodikkunnil Suresh

Kodikunnil Suresh likely to administer oath to Modi

Kottarakkara: Mavelikkara MP Kodikunnil Suresh is likely to get the opportunity to administer the oath to all MPs including prime minister ..


BJP hands crushing defeat to Congress in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: The Congress humiliation is complete. Madhya Pradesh joined the other heartland states in bowing to Modi brand of "nationalism" ..


UDF sweeps away Left in Kerala whitewash, BJP draws blank again

Thiruvananthapuram: With counting of votes almost done in Kerala, the Congress-led UDF had won or was winning 19 of the state's ..


UDF gained upper hand in 121 assembly seats in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: UDF rode the Rahul wave to had LDF a demoralising defeat in Kerala. UDF gained the upper hand in 121 out of the ..

Rahul Gandhi

Wayanad voters wonder if Rahul as oppn MP will be able to develop it

Kalpetta: Voters of Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency wondered if Rahul Gandhi as opposition MP would be able to develop it, as local ..

Alphons Kannanthanam

Alphons Kannanthanam fails to make it to Lok Sabha

Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister Alphons Kannanthanam Thursday failed in his maiden bid to enter the lower house of Parliament from ..

N Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu quits as AP CM after TDP's loss in Assembly polls

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday resigned from his post following the TDP's loss in the Assembly ..

Anto Antoney

No surprise as Pathanamthitta elects Anto Antony

Pathanamthitta: When the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls ended, there was no surprise in Pathanamthitta, a constituency that ..

Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani

Amethi snaps its 39-year-old ties with Gandhi family

Amethi: Amethi, on Thursday, snapped its 39 years long relationship with the Gandhi family - a relationship that was filled with emotions ..

MLAs who won LS polls

4 constituencies to undergo bypolls as MLAs win LS polls

Kozhikode: With four sitting MLAs nearing victory in the Lok Sabha Elections, four assembly constituencies in the state will face by-election ..

amit shah

Amit is 'Shah' of Modi's historic second term win

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be the man of the moment for winning the historic second term but it is Bharatiya Janata ..

pakistan flag

Modi-led BJP's massive election victory makes headlines in Pakistan

Islamabad: The BJP's resounding victory in India's elections made headlines in Pakistan on Thursday, with the media providing ..

Modi and Xi Jinping

Xi, Putin, Netanyahu among first to congratulate Modi on election victory

Beijing/Moscow: Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among ..


Modi congratulates Patnaik for BJD victory in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for Biju Janata Dal's ..

Oommen Chandy

All sections of Kerala society helped us to win: Oommen Chandy

Thiruvananthapuram: One of the key campaigners for the Congress-led United Democratic Front, two-time former Kerala Chief Minister ..


After Nehru and Indira, Modi is only PM to come back to power with full majority

New Delhi: After Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, Narendra Modi is the third prime minister of the country who has been able to ..

Sarbananda Sonowal

LS election result historic, unprecedented: Assam CM Sonowal

Guwahati: Terming the Lok Sabha election results as "historic" and "unprecedented", Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda ..


UDF creates wave in Kerala; party accepts failure: Kodiyeri

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said that the LDF is accepts the public verdict in the Lok Sabha Elections ..

Chowna Mein

BJP wins 7 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar: The ruling BJP in Arunachal Pradesh won seven Assembly seats and is leading in 11 constituencies, election officials said ..


BJP certain of a clean sweep in Delhi, 2 candidates leading by over 3.40 lakh votes

New Delhi: Certain of clinching all the seven seats in the national capital, the BJP continued to dominate the trends with two of its ..

rahul gandhi

Rahul heading for record-breaking victory margin in Wayanad

Kalpetta: Rahul Gandhi is heading for a record-breaking margin against his nearest rival CPIs P P Suneer in the Wayanad Lok Sabha constituency ..

K P Oli

Nepal Prime Minister congratulates Modi for poll win

Kathmandu: Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for a "landslide ..

ramya haridas

Little sister of Alathur Ramya Haridas to become first Dalit woman MP from Kerala

Alathur: When 99.74 percent of votes were counted in Alathur constituency, UDF candidate Ramya Haridas has assured her victory with ..


BJP's 'Look East policy' pays dividends

West Bengal/Odisha: The BJP made deep inroads in West Bengal and Odisha in the Lok Sabha with its "Look East policy' penetrating ..

Shashi Tharoor

Feel like a batsman who has scored century while his team has lost: Tharoor

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who seemed headed for a win from Thiruvananthapuram, said he feels like a batsman ..

palakkad constituency

Unification of minority votes helped Congress: MB Rajesh

Palakkad: The LDF has nearly lost its stronghold in Palakkad in the Lok Sabha Elections. Being one of the sure seats calculated by ..


BJP leads on 10 seats in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: The BJP is maintaining a lead on the 10 out of total 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh while the Congress is leading only ..

Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan leaders unite in congratulating Modi as BJP heads to major poll win

Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and main Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa ..

Pragya Singh Thakur

Madhya Pradesh: BJP leads in 28, Cong in 1 Lok Sabha seat

Bhopal: The BJP was ahead in 28 of the 29 Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh while the Congress was leading in one seat, as per trends ..

Sadhvi Pragya

Pragya Singh Thakur breaks 'silence' to express happiness over poll trend

Bhopal: BJPs Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, who recently kicked up a row with some of her remarks and was observing ..

kiren rijiju

Arunachal Pradesh: BJP ahead of rivals in both LS seats

Itanagar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently taking the lead in the two Lok Sabha constituencies of Arunachal Pradesh, as ..

Anurag Thakur

BJP set to win all 4 seats in Himachal

Shimla: The BJP is leading on all the four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh, according to the latest Election Commission trends ..

rahul gandhi

Rahul heading for largest majority in Wayanad; leads by 2.36 lakh votes

Thiruvananthapuram: With UDF leading in 19 seats in Kerala, AICC president Rahul Gandhi’s lead in Wayanad constituency has crossed ..


Modi set to return to power: BJP leading in 339 seats, Congress in 90

New Delhi: Riding on a massive Modi wave sweeping through most parts of India, the BJP was set to return to power Thursday as it led ..

Manoj Tiwari

Delhi: BJP leads in all 7 seats, Congress second in 2 constituencies

New Delhi: The BJP is leading the trends in all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, with the Congress trailing in five constituencies and ..

Krishan Pal Gurjar

Haryana: BJP ahead in all 10 LS seats; Hooda trailing

Chandigarh: The BJP was leading in all the 10 seats in Haryana as per early trends available with the Election Commission. Union Ministers ..

Jayant Sinha

Jharkhand: BJP leading in 10 seats

Ranchi: The BJP is leading in 10 out of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand as per initial trends, officials said Thursday ..

Rajyavardhan Rathore

BJP surges ahead in Rajasthan

Jaipur: The BJP-led NDA is leading in all 25 seats of Rajasthan in the initial rounds of counting, according to the Election Commission ..


Gujarat: BJP ahead in all 26 seats, Shah leads by 50,000 votes in Gandhinagar

Ahmedabad: The BJP is leading on all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat, home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit ..


Uttar Pradesh: BJP leads in 56 seats, BSP-SP alliance ahead in 20

Lucknow: The BJP was on Thursday leading in 56 of Uttar Pradesh's 80 Lok Sabha seats with the BSP-SP alliance ahead in 20 seats, ..


LDF strongholds collapse; UDF wave in Kerala; Rahul Gandhi has highest lead

Thiruvananthapuram: A UDF wave has been created in entire Kerala breaking all predictions regarding the results. When about 8 percent ..

rahul gandhi

Rahul leading by over 2 lakh votes in Wayanad

Wayanad: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad constituency in Kerala by 203818 votes against CPI's C P Suneer ..


Chance of violence: Section 144 imposed in two places in Kasaragod

Thiruvananthapuram: The police have beefed up security all over the state in view of the conflicts on the vote counting day. Kasaragod ..


UDF sweeps Kerala; LDF leads only in Alappuzha; BJP fails to make entry

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress led-UDF is leading in 19 out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats in Kerala with AICC President Rahul Gandhi set ..


Counting begins, postal ballots counted first; Kingmakers wait in wings

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections began Thursday morning across the country.The counting exercise ..

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor tweets about ‘Deliverance Day’ ahead of results

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress candidate in Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha constituency Shashi Tharoor is all set to know about the election ..

pinarayi vijayan

Pinarayi writes to EC, CRPF over lack of facilities for police on poll duty

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Wednesday demanded that the Election Commission and the Central Reserve Police ..

vote counting

This is how vote counting process is undertaken

New Delhi: Amid allegations that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the elections were being changed ahead of counting of ..


Counting at 8 am tomorrow; Complete results after 10 hrs

Harippad: The Election Commission has directed the counting officials not to be fast in counting votes but to enjoy the full allotted ..


SDPI supported UDF in Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram

Kozhikode: During the Lok Sabha election, SDPI had supported UDF in Thrissur, Pathanamthitta and Thiruvananthapuram constituencies, ..

2019 Loksabha Election

Oppn leaders meet EC officials, demand verification of VVPAT slips before counting of votes

New Delhi: Leaders of as many as 22 opposition parties met the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday and demanded verification of VVPAT ..

EVM security

Over 22,000 security personnel on duty in Kerala for counting day

Thiruvananthapuram: Over 22,000 security personnel will be on duty in Kerala on vote counting day on Thursday as Chief Electoral Officer ..

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur

Pragya apologises for poll remarks, adopts silence

Bhopal: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the Bhopal parliamentary seat, apologised on Monday for ..

Naidu meets Mamata

Naidu meets Mamata in Kolkata to discuss post-poll strategy

Kolkata: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee met here on Monday to discussed ..

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COT Naseer did not give statement that CPM activists attacked him: P Jayarajan

Kozhikode: LDF candidate in Vadakara, P Jayarajan said that independent candidate COT Naseer did not give statement that CPM activists ..

Exit polls

Mathrubhumi News exit polls: UDF will win LS polls, NDA to open account

Kochi: Exit polls conducted by Mathrubhumi News and Geowide India predicted that BJP will open account in the state from Thiruvananthapuram ..