Lok Sabha Elections dates announced: On which day votes will be cast in your state, Check Inside
The Election Commission has declared important dates related to Lok Sabha elections on Sunday evening, According to which Lok Sabha elections will start on April 11 and continue till 19th May, and polling will be held in seven phases. CEC Sunil Arora said that the Model Code of Conduct has come into force as it announced the dates for the elections to 17th Lok Sabha. All parties are all set to fight with each other. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted as soon as the announcement was made and sought the public's blessings. PM Modi once again gave a slogan to the Modi government, along with PM Modi has given best wishes to Election Commission, security forces, countrymen and political parties.
State wise dates for the Lok Sabha election
Andhra Pradesh - 25 seats for Lok Sabha on 11th April
Arunachal Pradesh - all two seats on 11 April
Assam - Five seats on April 11, five seats on April 18, four seats on 23 April
Bihar - Four seats on April 11, five seats on April 18, five seats on April 23, five seats on 29 April, five seats May 6, eight seats on May 12, eight seats on May 19.
Chhattisgarh - One seat on April 11, three seats on 18 April, seven seats on 23 April
Goa - all two seats on 23rd April
Gujarat - all 26 seats on 23 April
Haryana - all 10 seats May 12
Himachal Pradesh - all four seats on 19th April
Jammu and Kashmir - Anantnag seat on April 23, April 29 and May 6 (two of the remaining five), two seats on April 11, two seats on April 18, one seat May 6.
Jharkhand - 3 seats on 29 April, four seats on May 6, four seats 12 May, three seats on May 19
Karnataka - 14 seats - 18 April, 14 seats - 23 April
Kerala - all 20 seats on 23 AprilMadhya Pradesh - Six seats on 29 April, seven seats on May 6, eight seats on May 12, eight seats on May 19
Maharashtra - Seven Seats April 11, 10 Seats April 18, 14 Seats April 23, 17 Seats, April 29
Manipur - One seat on April 11, a seat on 18 April
Meghalaya - All Two Seats April 11
Mizoram - the only seat on April 11
Nagaland - single seat on 11th April
Odisha - Four seats on 11 April, five seats on 18 April, six seats on 23 April, six seats on 29 April
Punjab - all 13 seats on May 19
Rajasthan - 13 seats on 29 April, 12 seats on May 6
Sikkim - Single seat on 11th April
Tamilnadu - all 39 seats - 18th April
Telangana - all 17 seats - 11th April
Tripura - A seat on April 11, a seat on 18 April
Uttar Pradesh - Eight seats on 11th April , eight seats on 18 April, 10 seats on 23rd April, 13 seats on 29 April, 14 seats on 6 May, 14 seats on 12 May, 13 seats on May 19
Uttarakhand - all five seats on 11th April
West Bengal - two seats on April 11, three seats on April 18, five seats on April 23, eight seats on 29 April, seven seats on 6 May, eight seats on May 12, nine seats on May 19
Andaman & Nicobar DBIP Group - Single Seat April 11
Chandigarh - May 19th
Dadra and Nagar Haveli - single seat on 23rd April
Daman and Diu - the only seat on April 23
Lakshadweep - the only seat on April 11
Delhi - Seven Seat May 12
Puducherry - single seat on 18th April
Social Media Rules For Candidates; Facebook, Google Roped In - A First
National: The dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections have been announced. The Chief Election Commissioner gave a press conference and informed that this time elections will be held in 7 phases. Code of Conduct came into effect with the announcement of the election program. During his press conference, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has also said that the code of conduct is applicable on social media too.
He said that all social media platforms must be informed before posting advertisement of any political parties during this period. Only after giving permission will they be able to do this. Google and Facebook have asked the Election Commission to identify such advertisers.
In addition to controlling Fake News and Hate Speech, social media platforms have been asked to appoint an officer. Election Commission has also given information about some applications and digital portals for the general public and parties. One such web portal 'solution' will be for the general public. These portals will be for feedback.
The Chief Election Commissioner has also informed that an app will also be launched at this time, on which any Madadar can record the violation of any rule with the camera and send it to the Commission directly. Similarly, the 'Convenience' app will be available for different parties. Using this application, party representatives, candidates and election agents can apply for various purposes for the purpose of election.
Congress Leaders Ashamed of Saying 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', Says BJP Chief Amit Shah
National: Addressing a rally in Kukshi area of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, he also asked the opposition party to give details of its performance when it was in power, before asking the BJP to give a report of its four-and-a-half year governance.
Congress leaders are ashamed of saying "Bharat Mata Ki Jai", Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah claimed Monday.
Addressing a rally in Kukshi area of poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, he also asked the opposition party to give details of its performance when it was in power, before asking the BJP to give a report of its four-and-a-half year governance.
"I happened to know an incident from Rajasthan where a Congress worker wanted to give the slogan 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', but he was interrupted and made to say 'Sonia Gandhi Ki Jai'," Shah claimed."This shows what is more important to a Congress leader... They are ashamed of giving out such slogans," Shah added. Continuing his attack against the Congress leadership, he said, "Rahul baba (Congress chief) asks us to give a report of our four-and-a-half years of performance. He and his family have been in power for four-and-a-half generations. They should be the first one to talk about their performances."
Lauding the development work undertaken by MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Shah said the state government had brought huge reforms in agriculture sector but "the figures are deliberately ignored by Congress leaders". "During the Congress regime, farmers used to get Rs 1,300 crore in the form of crop loans but Chouhan managed to increase the crop credit coverage to Rs 13,000 crore," he claimed. The campaign for the state polls ends Monday evening and voting will take place on Wednesday.
The fight for Rajasthan has intensified after both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress traded barbs ever since the campaigning began, with the Congress accusing the BJP of poor governance and the BJP claiming that Congress does not have a chance of winning at the upcoming Assembly elections.
Boeing 737 plane crashes in Ethiopia minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 onboard including 4 Indians
Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 737 crashed near Addis Ababa soon after taking off Sunday Morning. The aircraft was going to Kenya's capital Nairobi. There were 149 passengers and 8 crew members in the plane. According to Reuters no one survived in this plane crash accident. All 157 people aboard the plane have died.
The plane, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, lost contact at 8:44 a.m. local time, six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital. Its contact with the control room was broken by flying from Bole International Airport. The airline told that in a statement. There were 149 passengers and 8 crew members in the plane.
The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane. Kenyans, Canadians, Chinese, Americans, Ethiopians, Italians, French, British, Egyptians, Indians, Slovakians and others were among the dead, according to Gebremariam.
Expressing grief over the incident, the Ethiopian government has expressed deep condolences. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wrote in a tweet that "The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it's deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,"
Akash Ambani-Shloka Mehta wedding: Mukesh, Nita Ambani dance with Bollywood A-listers; checkout pictures!!
Entertainment: Reliance Industries’ heir Akash Ambani, along with diamond businessman Russell Mehta's daughter Shloka Mehta, was tied in the formulas in an impressive ceremony here on Saturday. The wedding ceremony was held at the newly constructed conference center at Bandra Kurla Complex, the country's largest corporate house. This center is located at a nominal distance from a school run by the Ambani family, where Akash and Shloka had studied together. Arrangements were made for the procession in the corridor built inside 'Geo World Center' where people were jamming songs on Bollywood musicians Vishal and Shekhar's foot thump songs.
The photographs seen on social media are seen in the eyes of Akash's mother Neeta, Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla and others are roaming. Other guests included in the wedding included the names of CEOs of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, chief industrialists Ratan Tata and N Chandrasekharan, global CEOs of Bank of America, Samsung and JP Morgan.
Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie, former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon also appear here. Bollywood's Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did the same, while Yuvraj Singh, Hardik and Kunal Pandya got their presence in the cricket world.