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  • In Pics | Celebrations as BJP records victory in Gujarat, Congress in Himachal Pradesh Dec 08, 2022 08:28 PM IST

    In Pics | Celebrations as BJP records victory in Gujarat, Congress in Himachal Pradesh

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on December 8 registered a historic victory, its seventh, in the Gujarat Assembly elections but lost Himachal Pradesh to Congress.

  • Himachal Pradesh Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost Dec 08, 2022 07:13 PM IST

    Himachal Pradesh Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost

    As the counting of votes for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections progressed, the Congress inched closer to victory, safely crossing the halfway mark to form the government in the hill state. Here's a list of key candidates.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost Dec 08, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    Gujarat Assembly Election 2022: List of key candidates who won or lost

    Here’s a look at how the key candidates of the major parties fared at the polls.

  • DCGI gives nod to SII-manufactured Ebola vaccine for export to Uganda Dec 08, 2022 05:34 PM IST

    DCGI gives nod to SII-manufactured Ebola vaccine for export to Uganda

    The vaccine has been developed by Serum Institute in collaboration with Oxford University, UK. According to sources, this vaccine will be used for solidarity clinical trials in Uganda.

  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant's four 1000-MW units to be finished by 2027: Union Minister Jitendra Singh Dec 08, 2022 04:14 PM IST

    Kudankulam nuclear power plant's four 1000-MW units to be finished by 2027: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

    The projected installed capacity of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) site is 6000 MW, comprising of six nuclear power reactors of 1000 MW capacity each, said Minister Singh

  • 67% of councillors elected to MCD are crorepatis, says report Dec 08, 2022 03:25 PM IST

    67% of councillors elected to MCD are crorepatis, says report

    In 2017, when 270 wards of the then three municipal corporations had gone to the polls, 51 per cent of the 266 councillors analysed were crorepatis, it said.

  • AAP becoming national party thanks to people of Gujarat: Manish Sisodia Dec 08, 2022 03:18 PM IST

    AAP becoming national party thanks to people of Gujarat: Manish Sisodia

    With counting of votes crossing the halfway mark in most constituencies of Gujarat, the BJP has received 53 per cent of the votes counted, while the Congress has 27 per cent and the AAP 13 per cent.

  • LPG connections up from 14 crore in 2014 to 32.5 crore in 2022, says Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri Dec 08, 2022 03:14 PM IST

    LPG connections up from 14 crore in 2014 to 32.5 crore in 2022, says Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    To create awareness and improve LPG usage among PMUY beneficiaries, the government and Oil Marketing Companies organised LPG panchayats, social media campaigns and public events across the country, the minister for petroleum and natural gas said during the Question Hour.

  • Govt unveils $30 billion plan to upgrade grid for clean power Dec 08, 2022 03:10 PM IST

    Govt unveils $30 billion plan to upgrade grid for clean power

    The project will connect solar plants in the sun-drenched deserts of Rajasthan and Gujarat and wind farms in Tamil Nadu to the national network, the power ministry said in a statement.

  • Bhupendra Patel to continue as Gujarat CM, his oath-taking ceremony on December 12 to be attended by PM: C R Paatil Dec 08, 2022 02:54 PM IST

    Bhupendra Patel to continue as Gujarat CM, his oath-taking ceremony on December 12 to be attended by PM: C R Paatil

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah would attend his swearing-in ceremony, BJP's state unit president C R Paatil said on Thursday while addressing a press conference.

  • Gujarat rejected politics of revadi, appeasement and hollow promises: Amit Shah Dec 08, 2022 02:50 PM IST

    Gujarat rejected politics of revadi, appeasement and hollow promises: Amit Shah

    In a series of tweets, Amit Shah said he salutes the people of Gujarat on this historic victory and it shows the "unwavering faith of the public in Narendra Modi's development model".

  • Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba takes big lead in Jamnagar North Dec 08, 2022 02:45 PM IST

    Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja's wife Rivaba takes big lead in Jamnagar North

    After 15 rounds of voting, Rivaba Jadeja had won 77,630 votes, while her nearest rival Karshan Karmur of Aam Aadmi Party had polled 31,671 votes, the Election Commission said.

  • Ahead of World Cup, India get to test themselves against mighty Aussies in five T20s Dec 08, 2022 02:42 PM IST

    Ahead of World Cup, India get to test themselves against mighty Aussies in five T20s

    With two months go for the T20 World Cup in South Africa, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side should also exactly know where they stand following the five games.

  • New terminal of Chennai International Airport to be ready by 2024: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Dec 08, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    New terminal of Chennai International Airport to be ready by 2024: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Scindia also said a new site, Parandur, has been chosen for Chennai's second airport -- a greenfield one -- out of the four sites offered by the Tamil Nadu government.

  • Gujarat poll verdict on expected lines, but does not reflect nation's mood: Sharad Pawar Dec 08, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    Gujarat poll verdict on expected lines, but does not reflect nation's mood: Sharad Pawar

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday appeared headed for a record victory in Gujarat as trends available after five rounds of voting showed the party was leading in 155 of the state's 182 assembly seats that went to polls earlier this month.

  • Govt infuses Rs 5,000 crore in SWAMIH Fund; final close at Rs 15,530 crore for stressed realty projects platform Dec 08, 2022 02:12 PM IST

    Govt infuses Rs 5,000 crore in SWAMIH Fund; final close at Rs 15,530 crore for stressed realty projects platform

    The fund set up under the Special Window for Affordable and Mid-Income Housing is India's largest social impact fund, according to a statement, which said the government recently infused Rs 5,000 crore.

  • In land of Amul, BJP tastes success after 5 years, party nominee Yogesh Patel set to wrest Anand from Congress Dec 08, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    In land of Amul, BJP tastes success after 5 years, party nominee Yogesh Patel set to wrest Anand from Congress

    Yogesh Patel was leading by over 40,000 votes after 22 rounds over Kanti Sodha Parmar of Congress in Anand, which gave the world the famous 'Amul' dairy brand.

  • FPIs bet on financial services sector; injects Rs 14,205 crore in November Dec 08, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    FPIs bet on financial services sector; injects Rs 14,205 crore in November

    The investment comes following a net withdrawal of Rs 4,686 crore from financial services stocks in October on account of profit booking.

  • Rahul, Priyanka may visit Bengal for Bharat Jodo Yatra Dec 08, 2022 01:44 PM IST

    Rahul, Priyanka may visit Bengal for Bharat Jodo Yatra

    The Bengal leg of the Yatra will commence from the Kapil Muni Ashram in Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas district and will continue till Darjeeling, he said.

  • Gujarat election results will have positive effect on BJP's prospects in Karnataka: CM Basavaraj Bommai Dec 08, 2022 01:41 PM IST

    Gujarat election results will have positive effect on BJP's prospects in Karnataka: CM Basavaraj Bommai

    "This election result will have a positive effect on the Karnataka elections as well. It will be a major morale booster for the BJP cadre and supporters. Our victory is guaranteed if we work with more vigour," Basavaraj Bommai told reporters here.

  • Biggest credit for Gujarat's victory goes to people's trust in PM Modi: Rajnath Singh Dec 08, 2022 01:39 PM IST

    Biggest credit for Gujarat's victory goes to people's trust in PM Modi: Rajnath Singh

    The BJP is set for a landslide victory in Gujarat to retain power for a seventh straight term and is likely to break previous records by winning the highest number of seats in any assembly election in the state.

  • Govt plans to ease congestion at airports; results will soon be visible: Jyotiraditya Scindia Dec 08, 2022 01:23 PM IST

    Govt plans to ease congestion at airports; results will soon be visible: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Jyotiraditya Scindia also said in the Lok Sabha that the increase in traffic is due to the 'resurgence of traffic' and also partly because of the 'democratisation of civil aviation' and expansion of the network across the country.

  • Congress' Bhupesh Baghel, Bhupinder Hooda, Rajeev Shukla to head to Himachal as party likely to get majority Dec 08, 2022 01:16 PM IST

    Congress' Bhupesh Baghel, Bhupinder Hooda, Rajeev Shukla to head to Himachal as party likely to get majority

    "The party is sending two observers -- Hooda and Baghel -- along with me. We will be travelling in some time to Himachal today," Rajeev Shukla told PTI.

  • Urbanisation going to be key, says NITI CEO Parameswaran Iyer Dec 08, 2022 12:59 PM IST

    Urbanisation going to be key, says NITI CEO Parameswaran Iyer

    Addressing an event organised by industry body FICCI, Iyer said many states have done wonderful work in solid waste management.

  • Justice Chandrachud takes key judicial, administrative decisions in his first month as CJI Dec 08, 2022 12:56 PM IST

    Justice Chandrachud takes key judicial, administrative decisions in his first month as CJI

    Justice Chandrachud, who has been credited with taking steps for digitisation of the judiciary, gave a green signal for operationalising an online RTI portal and making available an updated android version 2.0 of SC mobile application.