Lok Sabha Election 2019: 97 Seats Across 13 States & UT Set To Vote On April 18

NEW DELHI: The election which is scheduled on April 18, as many as 97 constituencies will go for polling in the second phase of Lok Sabha election 2019. After the polling across all the 7 phases ending on May 19, 2019, the votes will be counted on May 23. The first of the seven-phase polls were held on April 11. The process of nomination had begun with the issuance of notification by Election Commission on March 19 and continued till March 26.In the second phase, all parliamentary constituencies in Tamil…

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh Holds Mega Roadshow In Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh filed nomination from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. Rajnath also held a massive roadshow before filing his nomination.The home minister Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma.Mahendranath Pandey, party’s spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi, Minister Brajesh Pathak,MP Kalraj Mishra and JD-U General Secretary K.C. Tyagi were present at the roadshow.After praying at the Hunuman Setu Mandir here, he reached the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters from where he started the roadshow.Speaking at the BJP office, Singh said India is moving forward…

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Militants Involved In Civilian Fatalities Killed By Security Forces In Shopian Gunfight

By: Mudasir Maqbool, Chief Reporter, ICN SHOPIAN: Two militants were killed in a brief gunfight at Guind Village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district. The militants were involved in various civilian killings including a Lady SPO Khusboo Jan, Police claimed. A Police Official while talking to ICN told, two militants who were killed in Shopian shootout were belonged to proscribed outfit JeM were wanted by law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes including attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities. The Officer further added both the killed militants…

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Lok Sabha Polls 2019 In 91 Seats: 60% voter turnout in UP, 58% in Bihar, 61% in Telangana, 68% in Assam

The Election Commission of India has said that the first phase of Lok Sabha elections concluded successfully. Soldiers deployed in high-altitude Siachen along the LoC cast their vote DELHI: As round one of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election began in 91 constituencies across 18 states and two Union territories, reports of unrest and irregularities cast shadows over the world’s biggest poll process.The votes for the election, being held over seven phases, will be counted on May 23. The states and union territories that went to the polls were: Andhra Pradesh,…

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Rafale deal: Supreme Court Dismisses Centre’s Objections, To Review Its Verdict

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the defence ministry files objected to by the Centre are admissible evidence. The apex court said that Rafale review petitions will be heard on merit.The petitions were filed by the Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan. A bench comprising CJI Gogoi, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice Joseph had on March 14 reserved its order on the “preliminary issue and the claim of privilege by the government”. The government, aborting earlier deal to acquire 126 fighter jets, opted for 36…

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi Files Nomination From Amethi

Amethi goes to the polls on May 6 in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, which begin on April 11. LUCKNOW: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday filed his nomination from Amethi for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.His mother Sonia Gandhi, sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and brother-in-law Robert Vadra were with him in the Collectorate when he filed his papers. Rahul Gandhi reached the Collectorate to file his papers after a roadshow through the town. Rahul’s nephew Raihan and niece Miraya are also present.  Rahul Gandhi is also…

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BJP MLA, 4 Security Personnel Killed In Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada Naxal Attack

RAIPUR: A BJP convoy was attacked by Naxals in Dantewada district on Tuesday.The incident occurred at Shyamagiri hills when the MLA’s convoy was heading towards Kuwakonda from Bacheli area.Bhima Mandavi had been on campaigning when his convoy was targeted.  Photographs indicated that the Maoists set off a blast through an Improvised Explosive Device. BJP MLA Bheema Mandavi killed in naxal attack in Dantewada, confirmed P Sundar Raj, DIG-Anti-Naxal Operation.A high level meeting has been called by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel. Chhattisgarh police and CRPF have reached the spot. Security…

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Has the Life of Ordinary Indian Changed A Bit During the Modi Rule as It was Expected ?

By: Dr. Mohammad Aleem, Editor, ICN-Group NEW DELHI: There are many ministries and government departments which claim that they have done a lot for changing the lives of general poor citizens. But by looking at them closely, you can easily realize their hollowness. I take as an example of the Indian Railways. Indian Railway is one of the largest railway networks of the world. It commutes more than two crore people from one place to another in a day. For every other Indian, it is like their lifeline. When Narender…

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BJP Releases Manifesto For 2019 Elections, Focuses On Kashmir And Terrorism

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its manifesto for the upcoming elections.Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and other top leaders including Rajnath Singh Monday released the party’s manifesto for Lok Sabha elections 2019. The party also promised to make India the third largest economy globally by 2030 and scrap Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir if it comes back to power. The BJP said in its manifesto that it would work towards PM Modi’s vision to double farmers’ income by 2022.Its manifesto…

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DON’T MOVE: HIGHWAY IS JAMMED

By: Minya Tufail, Asstt. Bureau Chief, ICN-J&K  Political parties take out protests, defy ban SRINAGAR: Normal life of Kashmiris got badly affected on Sunday due to highway ban announced by Government of India. In an order issued by Home Ministry, the highway shall remain closed on Sunday and Wednesday every week, from 9am to 5pm until May 31, for all kinds of civilian traffic to “enable smooth flow of forces convoys from Jammu to Baramulla”. The ban has irked all sections of society & people from all walks of life are…

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