POST-POLLS INDIA / Talks begin to form coalition govt

Parties in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) yesterday demanded more funds for their respective states and more federal cabinet positions as negotiations began to form a coalition government.

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POST-POLLS SURVEY / Modi factor seems to have stagnated over a decade

Ever since the rise of Narendra Modi on the national scene in 2014, his leadership has attracted voters to the BJP on a considerable scale.

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China accuses US of interfering after Tiananmen comments

China yesterday lashed out at the United States after Washington’s top diplomat Antony Blinken vowed never to forget the crackdown in Tiananmen Square 35 years ago.

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Manipur rejects BJP after year-long ethnic clashes

India’s main opposition Congress party bagged both parliamentary seats in strife-torn Manipur in the general election as the north-eastern state voted out Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party and its ally after year-long ethnic clashes.

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INDIA ELECTION 2024 / Ridiculed for half a decade, Rahul slows Modi juggernaut

As the Indian parliamentary election results neared completion on Tuesday, supporters at the Congress party’s national headquarters at 24 Akbar Road in the heart of Delhi broke into celebrations.

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‘Free me from govt’

Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis yesterday offered to step down as Maharashtra deputy chief minister taking moral responsibility for the party’s poor showing in Lok Sabha elections in the state.

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How Modi’s party lost its majority

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will remain in office but with a substantially reduced mandate, confounding expectations of a resounding victory forecast by analysts and exit polls. AFP takes a look at the reasons why Modi and his party failed to achieve a third successive landslide win:

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Liquor Policy Case: Delhi court refuses interim bail to Kejriwal

A Delhi court yesterday denied interim bail to Delhi Chief Minister and key opposition leader Arvind Kejriwal in a case relating to alleged corruption in the capital territory’s alcohol sales policy, legal news website Live Law reported.

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FM Hasan congratulates BJP-led NDA for winning Indian polls

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today congratulated the winning NDA led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the people of India for exercising their democratic rights in the just-held Lok Sabha election in India

How Modi's party lost its majority in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will remain in office but with a substantially reduced mandate, confounding expectations of a resounding victory forecast by analysts and exit polls

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“Assure countrymen that to fulfil their aspirations, we will move forward with new energy, new enthusiasm and new resolve.”

Modi wins but resurgent INDIA steals the show

BJP may have to rely on partners to form govt

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Mamata aura prevails as BJP stumbles in West Bengal

The aura of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remains undiminished even after 13 years in power. She reaffirmed her status as the numero uno street-savvy politician as her party Trinamool Congress coasted to a memorable victory in parliamentary elections in the state.

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News Analysis: ‘A victory that feels like defeat’

By all accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party looks set to return for a rare third consecutive term to rule India. It has emerged as the largest single party but failed to reach the majority mark on its own. The opposition INDIA alliance led by Congress made a strong comeback that has done the spadework for a check and balance in a democracy.

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Modi’s key allies stand by him despite weaker showing

Two key regional allies in Narendra Modi’s coalition have endorsed him as India’s next prime minister, their spokespeople said yesterday, after trends showed Modi’s party was falling short of a majority in a general election.

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Taiwan detects 23 Chinese aircraft around island

Taiwan’s defence ministry said yesterday it had detected 23 Chinese aircraft around the island in a window of less than three hours.

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Chinese probe lifts off from far side of Moon

A Chinese probe carrying samples from the far side of the Moon started its journey back to Earth yesterday, the country’s space agency said -- a world first and a major achievement for Beijing’s space programme.

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Modi should resign immediately: Mamata

Modi campaigned in the Lok Sabha polls claiming BJP would win over 400 seats but in reality, it failed to get a majority on its own, says the West Bengal chief minister

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Modi claims third election victory

The BJP won 109 seats and is leading in 130, as of 7:20pm (Indian Standard Time) as the counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections 2024 continued

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Exit polls proven wrong in India once again

As results have started pouring in today, the Indian National Congress (INC) led INDIA bloc seems to have made massive gains over their poor showing in 2019.

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Seoul fully suspends inter-Korean military pact over trash balloons

South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol fully suspended today a 2018 tension-reducing military deal with the North in response to a bombardment of trash-carrying balloons sent by Pyongyang last week

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