BJP and NDA wins Lok Sabha with 348 seats

NEW DELHI: India’s most powerful yet divisive leader, Narendra Modi is headed for another five-year term in the Lok Sabha as the Bharatiya Janata Party and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won 348 seats. On its own, BJP won 303

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Gandhi concedes INC defeat, loses Amethi but wins Wayanad

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi, the president of the Indian National Congress (INC) and opposition leader has conceded defeat to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha polls. “The public has clearly given its decision. I had said clearly during

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Lim bows out from debate with Najib

PUCHONG: In a dramatic U-turn, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang now says he refuses to debate former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak claiming it could be used to stir up racial rhetoric. In a statement, Lim said that

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Political analyst: Rahul Gandhi’s failure led to BJP’s victory

PUCHONG: New Delhi based political scientist Harjeet Singh Arora blamed the failure of Rahul Gandhi and the Indian National Congress (INC) for the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led alliance today. “Narendra Modi ran for the elections based

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Police: Teenager claims he shot caged monkey for fun

LUMUT: ‘Just for fun’ — that was what a teenager said about shooting dead a caged monkey in Sitiawan, near here, a few days ago. He even recorded a video of the act which has gone viral on social media.

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Pannir escapes Singaporean gallows for now

PUCHONG: The Singapore Court of Appeal today granted a stay of execution for Malaysian who was convicted of drug trafficking in the island state. “Court of Appeal presided by the Chief Justice (Sundaresh Menon) granted the stay of execution to

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Interpol bust international paedophile ring, save 50 children

International police group Interpol said that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online paedophilia ring. More arrests are expected as police from nearly 60

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Pakistani children worst affected in HIV outbreak

The first sign that something was wrong in the small southern Pakistani town of Ratto Dero appeared in February. A handful of worried parents had taken their children to the doctor, complaining that their little ones could not shake off

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Zahid fails in his bid to get back passport

PUCHONG: The Federal Court today dismissed former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s appeal to get his passport from the court to perform the umrah. A five-member bench chaired by judge Azahar Mohamed said the High Court judge

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Modi’s return a cause for concern

PUCHONG: While Narendra Modi’s BJP poised for a second term in office, their ally in Tamil Nadu, Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (DMK) is set to pull an upset on the All India Dravida Munetra Kazhagam (AIDMK) state government. A total of

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