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Kashmiri killed by Indian security forces in Dadsara district of Indian administered Kashmir

Srinagar, May 24: A Kashmiri named Zakir Musa has been killed in an alleged encounter with Indian security forces in Dadsara in Tral area of Pulwama district, an Indian official said.

The Indian security forces' spokesman alleged that a cordon and search operation in Dadsara in Tral area of Pulwama was conducted following information about presence of Kashmiris separatists.

India: Modi vows 'inclusive' India after landslide election win

23 May 2019; AFP: Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed an "inclusive" future for all Indians on Thursday after a landslide election victory that crushed the Gandhi dynasty's comeback hopes once again.

"Together we grow. Together we prosper. Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!," Modi tweeted as delirious supporters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated nationwide.

India's Modi and Pakistan PM highlight need for 'peace,' after vote

23 May 2019; AFP: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani rival Imran Khan sent messages highlighting the need for "peace" Thursday after Modi's hawkish party won a new term in power.

While the nuclear-armed rivals launched cross-border air strikes at each other barely three months ago, some analysts say the return of Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in a new landslide could help peace prospects.

India: Economy, Hindu-first impact are Modi’s challenges

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi described his first term as “filling in potholes” — shorthand for addressing the country’s basic needs.

In a campaign speech in April, he pledged his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party in the next five years would “try to address people’s aspirations and take the country to new heights.”

Modi claimed a decisive victory in India’s elections, the vote count showing his BJP winning a commanding majority in the lower house of Parliament allowing it to form a form a government on its own.

Indian Polls: UP Cong chief Raj Babbar resigns

Lucknow May 24 : In the wake of the Congress' dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, state party president Raj Babbar has sent his resignation to Rahul Gandhi.

Babbar has sent his resignation to Congress president Rahul Gandhi , a spokesman of the party's state unit Rajiv Bakshi told PTI here.

He has sent his resignation taking responsibility for the party's showing in the just-concluded polls, Bakshi said.

ED moves Delhi HC for cancellation of bail to Robert Vadra

New Delhi, May 24 (PTI) The Enforcement Directorate Friday moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of anticipatory bail granted to Robert Vadra in a money laundering case.

Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, was granted anticipatory bail by a trial court here on April 1.

The plea filed through advocate, ED Prosecutor D P Singh, said the protection granted to Vadra would be detrimental for the purpose of investigation.

Indian Polls: BJP gets over 58 per cent vote share in Rajasthan

Jaipur, May 24 (PTI) The BJP, which won 24 of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in Rajasthan where it had lost the 2018 assembly polls to the Congress, saw its vote share increase from 54.94 per cent in 2014 to 58.5 per cent in this general election.

The saffron party had contested on 24 seats and its ally Rastriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) on one seat, which it won.

Indian Polls: Modi retains Varanasi seat with 4.80 Lakh margin

Varanasi, May 23 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday won the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat defeating his nearest rival Shalini Yadav of Samajwadi Party by a margin of nearly 4.80 lakh votes.

Modi won the Varanasi seat by 4,79,505 votes, an Election Commission update on poll results said here.

In the 2014 general elections, Modi had won by a margin of 3,71,784 votes against his nearest rival, Aam Admi party supremo Arvind Kejariwal.

India: Car turned into fireball in Jajmau area

Kanpur: A car turned into fireball at the flyover between Rama Devi and Jajmau here on Friday morning. 

According to the reports, the driver was driving the Mercedes car as he was directed towards the Chakeri airport. He was to pick someone from the airport.

Just as he reached near. JK I area the car started burning at about 11 a. m. The driver anyhow came out of the car that belonged to the managing director of a famed hotel in the city. He happens to be a resident of the Cantt area here. 

India: Killed by NSCN terrorists, Aboh retains Arunachal assembly seat

Itanagar, May 23 (PTI) Tirong Aboh, the National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate who was gunned down by suspected NSCN militants, has retained the Khonsa West assembly constituency in Arunachal Pradesh.

Aboh, who was killed along with 10 others at 12 mile area in Tirap district on May 21, has defeated his lone rival Phawang Lowang of the BJP by 1055 votes as per results declared by the Election Commission Thursday.

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