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Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Amid Rift In Rajasthan Congress Over LS Debacle, Call For 'Replace Gehlot With Pilot' Goes Public

Jun 06, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

Todabhim MLA Prithviraj Meena said the chief minister should bear the responsibility for the election drubbing after the party failed to bag any of the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Rahul Gandhi Likely To Lead Congress In Lok Sabha: Sources

Jun 05, 2019 Puneet Nicholas Yadav

The suspense over his continuance as the Congress president may linger on for a while but Rahul Gandhi may agree to lead the party’s pack of 52 MPs in the Lok Sabha, highly placed sources have told Outlook.


610 Political Parties Won No Seats In 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Of the 610 parties, 80 got about 1 per cent or less vote percentage in the overall vote share while the remaining 530 got zero per cent.

Middle Man, Leader And Party: Startling Details On Expenses In Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Jun 04, 2019 Siddhartha Mishra

According to a report by CMS, political parties, candidates and the EC spent between Rs 55,000 and Rs 60,000 crore during the polls, taking the average expenditure per constituency to over Rs 100 crore.


The Surgical Vikas Strike: How BJP Got To The Winning Side Of The Poverty Line

In this year's Lok Sabha sweepstakes, it turns out in retrospect that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have thrown up a game-changer by looking at poverty the right side up, politically speaking.

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31 May, 2019

Amit Shah Gets Home Ministry, Rajnath Singh Defence, S Jaishankar is Foreign Minister In PM Modi’s New Cabinet

Outlook Web Bureau

Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Finance and Corporate Affairs minister while Nitin Gadkari will continue to be the Minister for Road Transport and Highways.


31 May, 2019

Modi Cabinet 2.0: Portfolios Announced, See Full List Here

Outlook Web Bureau

Finance Ministry has been administered to Nirmala Sitharaman, who held the Defence ministry in the previous term. Rajnath Singh, on the other hand, will be the new Defence Minister. Here's the full list of ministers and portfolios


31 May, 2019

Live Updates | Team Modi 2.0: Amit Shah Gets Home Ministry, Rajnath Singh Is Defence Minister, Finance Goes To Nirmala Sitharaman

Outlook Web Bureau

Modi, 68, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering ceremony at the forecourt of majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan.


31 May, 2019

First Meeting Of PM Modi's New Union Cabinet Today Evening

Outlook Web Bureau

The prime minister would decide on the various cabinet committees such as Cabinet Committee on Security, Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs and Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.


31 May, 2019

One-third Of PM Modi's 2.0 Cabinet Union Council Of Ministers Are First-timers

Outlook Web Bureau

This will be the first innings as Union ministers for six Cabinet ministers and 13 Ministers of State in the Modi government.


31 May, 2019

Pratap Sarangi- Man Who Stands Out For Simplicity, Dedication To People

Outlook Web Bureau

For 64-year-old Pratap Sarangi, who once nurtured the desire to be a monk and lives an austere life, his hard work and dedication to people appear to have earned him a berth in the new Narendra Modi Government.


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31 May, 2019

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi- The Sole Muslim Face In PM Modi's Cabinet

Outlook Web Bureau

Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will have the responsibility of winning the hearts of minorities and taking forward the 'development without appeasement' policy.


30 May, 2019

Team Modi 2.0 To Meet At PM's Residence Before Swearing-in Ceremony

Outlook Web Bureau

The BJP has refrained from making any official comment about the likely members of the government, with its leaders asserting that it is the prime minister's prerogative.


30 May, 2019

PM Modi Swearing-in Highlights: Amit Shah Joins Cabinet; Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal Prakash Javadekar Retained

Outlook Web Bureau

Alongside Narendra Modi, senior BJP leaders Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari and Nirmala Sitharaman were also administered an oath of office as cabinet ministers.


29 May, 2019

Clean Chit To Modi, Shah Based On 'Appreciation Of Facts': CEC Sunil Arora On LS Elections

PTI

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has rejected the charges of 'bias' and said the clean chits given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah during election campaigning were based on 'appreciation of facts'


29 May, 2019

Mamata Banerjee Not To Attend Modi's Swearing-in After Invites To Kin Of Killed BJP Workers

Outlook Web Bureau

Mamata Banerjee tweeted saying, 'The oath-taking ceremony is an august occasion to celebrate democracy, not one that should be devalued by any political party'


29 May, 2019

Pema Khandu Takes Oath As Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

Pema Khandu was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Centre in Itanagar.


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29 May, 2019

For His Oath Taking Ceremony, Modi Invites Familes Of BJP Workers Killed In West Bengal

Outlook Web Bureau

The kin of 42 BJP workers killed in violence have been invited to the ceremony, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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