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India's Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power

India's Modi stares at biggest election loss since coming to power

India's ruling party looked set to lose power in three key states, official vote counts showed on Tuesday, likely handing Prime Minister Narendra Modi his biggest defeat since he took office in 2014, and only months ahead of a general election.

India's ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

India's ruling BJP seen losing ground in key state polls before national vote

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party is likely to lose two heartland states while a third is too close to call, exit polls showed on Friday in the final test of popularity before a national election due by May next year.

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Indian court allows BJP to form government in Karnataka

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was the biggest winner in the Karnataka state election but has fallen short of a majority, sparking a scramble for power between the party and its arch rival Congress.

Prominent Indian MP Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

Prominent Indian MP Shashi Tharoor charged over wife's death

Shashi Tharoor, a lawmaker from the opposition Indian National Congress, was also charged with cruelty in marriage, according to the charges filed by Delhi police in court.

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Polls suggest BJP may be leading party in Karnataka

Both Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have campaigned hard in Karnataka, a state of 66 million people with diverse constituencies.

Karnataka election: BJP aiming to secure foothold in south

Karnataka election: BJP aiming to secure foothold in south

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thrown himself into a campaign to win a tight state election this weekend and secure a beachhead in the south, ahead of his own re-election bid next year.

Zuckerberg says Facebook did not do enough to prevent misuse

Zuckerberg says Facebook did not do enough to prevent misuse

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told Congress in written testimony released on Monday that the social media network did not do enough to prevent misuse of data and apologised.

Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

Rival Indian leaders accused of data breaches

India's ruling and main opposition parties on Monday accused each other of using social media dirty tricks to mine and share followers' personal data.

Pennsylvania election too close to call as Trump clout tested

Pennsylvania election too close to call as Trump clout tested

With more than 99% of precincts reporting in southwestern Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, young Democratic candidate Conor Lamb declared victory in a speech to cheering supporters.

US Senate rejects immigration proposals, reform in peril

US Senate rejects immigration proposals, reform in peril

President Trump had threatened to veto the bipartisan deal, which would shield the young immigrants from deportation in exchange for $25bn in border security.

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party

India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruled the country ...

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Indians vote in first stage of election seen as acid test for Modi

Tens of thousands of Indians voted in the first stage of assembly elections in the western state of Gujarat on Saturday, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces his toughest electoral test since coming to power with a landslide victory in 2014.