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24 February, 2017 3:42 AM UK's PM Theresa May's Conservatives win parliamentary seat, first gain for ruling party for 35 years

London: Britain`s ruling Conservatives won a parliamentary by-election in the north-west English region of Copeland on Friday, taking control of a once safe seat held by the opposition Labour Party and the first such gain by a ruling party since 1982. The Conservatives, who had been bookmakers favourites ahead of the vote, won by a margin of more than 2,000 votes 10

24 February, 2017 2:04 AM Indian engineer killed in hate crime in U.S

Srinivas Kuchibhotla was shot dead in a what appears to be a hate crime incident in Olathe city in Kansas An Indian American engineer was shot dead in what appears to be a hate crime incident in Olathe city in Kansas on Wednesday night. Srinivas Kuchibhotla (32), an aviation engineer at technology company Garmin, was killed allegedly by Adam Purinton 25

24 February, 2017 12:57 AM Modi returns Akhilesh’s jibe: ‘Donkey inspires me to work hard’

LUCKNOW/BASTI: Hitting back at CM Akhilesh Yadav over his donkey jibe, PM Narendra Modi said on Thursday that he took inspiration from the animal to work tirelessly for the people even under adverse conditions. "Some people don't like the donkey. But we take care of donkeys in Gujarat in the manner we take care of lions," the PM said addressing an election 13

24 February, 2017 12:39 AM Sena (84), BJP (82) to squabble over mayor

Shiv Sena and BJP score significant victories, but the latter makes huge gains in Gujarati and North Indian belts The no-holds-barred battle between erstwhile partners Shiv Sena and the BJP for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections came to a tense finish on Thursday with both parties unable to achieve a clear majority. Sena, with 84 seats 10

23 February, 2017 8:09 PM BJP cuts tiger's tail, wins 8 of 10 Maharashtra corporations

In the hierarchy of elections, municipal elections are generally considered a lowly third, after Lok Sabha and Assembly. But the very bitter falling-out between allies BJP and Shiv Sena had already injected a strong element of both political and personal drama into the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the country’s richest civic body, which 16

23 February, 2017 8:09 PM The luckiest and richest candidates make it to BMC

MUMBAI: The results of the BMC election announced today threw up some surprises with a number of prominent names biting the dust, while quite a few candidates from political families made it to the general body of the country's richest civic body. Several relatives of established politicians made it to the BMC, which went to the polls on February 21. Neil Somaiya 12

23 February, 2017 6:09 PM Final word is out: BJP is Shiv Sena's big brother in Maharashtra politics

The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance has ruled India's richest civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for the last 20 years but both parties were contesting these Maharashtra civic polls separately. Their electoral rivalry saw both parties placing bitter allegations and using choices of words to paint each other in a negative light. But in the end, the BJP has emerged 23

23 February, 2017 6:03 PM Maharashtra ZP and PS Election Results 2017: As it happened

Mumbai: Besides securing a landslide victory in Maharashtra municipal corporation elections 2017, BJP also won big in 25 Zilla Parishad and 118 Panchayat Samitis, results of which were announced on Thursday. -Out of total 1514 seats in Zilla Parishad, BJP has emerged victorious in 370 seats, NCP bagged 317 seats, Congress has won 277 seats, Shiv Sena in 240 and independents 13

23 February, 2017 5:38 PM Modi Replies to Akhilesh's Jibe, Says Doesn't Mind Working Like a 'Donkey'

After a jibe about Donkeys by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at the young leader and said that he doesn't mind working like a donkey. "A donkey is very hardworking and loyal to his owner,” the Prime Minister said while addressing an election rally in Bahraich. "A donkey works even if hungry or tired 11

23 February, 2017 5:04 PM BMC Polls: When a BJP candidate's victory was sealed by lottery

As the results of keenly-contested election to the city civic body BMC came in, BJP's Atul Shah had the distinction of getting elected through a lottery. Shah contested from ward number 220 in Girgaum, a Shiv Sena stronghold. He and his main rival Surendra Bagalkar of Sena won the same number of votes: 5,496. After holding a recount thrice in the presence 16