Most exit polls predict that Narendra Modi-led NDA government will retain power at the Centre by bagging around 300 Lok Sabha seats. (Reuters)
Most exit polls predict that Narendra Modi-led NDA government will retain power at the Centre by bagging around 300 Lok Sabha seats. (Reuters)
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Exit Polls 2019 Live Updates: PM Modi projected to retain power

  • At least four Exit Polls predict a second term for PM Modi, with the BJP-led NDA getting a comfortable majority
  • Exit poll projections are likely to set the tone for stock market movement tomorrow

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Exit Poll Predictions

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | Exit Polls Coverage

CHANNEL / AGENCY BJP CONG OTHERS
Republic TV-C Voter 287 128 127
Times Now-VMR 306 132 104
News Nation 282-290 118-126 130-138
Republic - Jan Ki Baat 305 124 113
* LS has 543 seats, target is 272. Voting in Vellore is postponed.
Health Warning: Exit polls often get it wrong
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Analysing the exit polls

The Election Commission Sunday announced that the tentative turnout for the seventh phase of polling stood at 61.21% as of 7PM, which could go up as more data emerged (HT file)
The Election Commission Sunday announced that the tentative turnout for the seventh phase of polling stood at 61.21% as of 7PM, which could go up as more data emerged (HT file)

Exit Polls 2019: BJP set to return to power, NDA tally seen at 242-336

  • The bitterly-fought seven-phase general elections, stretching over 39 days, ended on May 19
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen as favourite to return to power, riding on a pro-incumbency wave

Uttar Pradesh Exit Poll Predictions

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | Exit Polls (UP)

CHANNEL / AGENCY BJP+ CONG+ OTHERS
Times Now-VMR 43 2 25
ABP-AC Nielsen 22 2 56
* LS has 543 seats, target is 272. Voting in Vellore is postponed.
Health Warning: Exit polls often get it wrong

Karnataka Exit Poll Predictions

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | Exit Polls (Karnataka)

CHANNEL / AGENCY BJP+ CONG+ OTHERS
Chanakya 23 5 0
Times Now-VMR 21 7 0
ABP AC-Nielsen 15 13 0
CNN IBN-IPSOS 21-23 5-7 0
India TV-CNX 17 11 0
* LS has 543 seats, target is 272. Voting in Vellore is postponed.
Health Warning: Exit polls often get it wrong

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | Exit Polls (MP)

CHANNEL / AGENCY BJP+ CONG+ OTHERS
Times Now-VMR 24 5 0
ABP-AC Nielsen 25 5 0
Chanakya 27 2 0
* LS has 543 seats, target is 272. Voting in Vellore is postponed.
Health Warning: Exit polls often get it wrong

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | Exit Polls (Rajasthan)

CHANNEL / AGENCY BJP+ CONG+ OTHERS
Times Now-VMR 20 5 0
ABP-AC Nielsen 19 6 0
Chanakya 25 0 0
India TV 21 4 0
* LS has 543 seats, target is 272. Voting in Vellore is postponed.
Health Warning: Exit polls often get it wrong

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 | Exit Polls (Bihar)

CHANNEL / AGENCY BJP+ CONG+ OTHERS
Times Now-VMR 30 10 0
ABP-AC Nielsen 34 6 0
* LS has 543 seats, target is 272. Voting in Vellore is postponed.
Health Warning: Exit polls often get it wrong
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Maharashtra Exit Polls Live Updates: BJP-Sena to score big, predicts exit polls

  • Most exit polls predicts a saffron wave in Maharashtra
  • Exit poll trends will set the tone for the equity markets in the coming week

Trinamool Congress leader and Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee has been the toughest wall for BJP in Bengal, so far. (Photo: AP)
Trinamool Congress leader and Chief Minister of West Bengal state Mamata Banerjee has been the toughest wall for BJP in Bengal, so far. (Photo: AP)
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WB Exit Polls Live Updates: Mamata tweets, 'I don’t trust Exit Poll gossip'

  • Out of 42 seats in West Bengal, ruling party TMC is expected to get 25 to 28 seats this year, according to exit poll predictions
  • It is yet to see will Mamata Banerjee continue with her government or Bengal will see a change this time

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar (PTI file)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar (PTI file)

Exit Polls 2019: Will Odisha spring a saffron surprise?

  • The BJP, which made the polls competitive, is hoping to to bag a good number of Lok Sabha seats in the state
  • The soaring popularity of PM Narendra Modi in the state and a campaign with enough emphasis on nationalism and national security could spring a surprise for the BJP in terms of gains

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi (PTI file)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi (PTI file)

Exit Polls 2019: What's at stake for Congress?

  • In 2014, the Congress had won only 44 out of the 543 Lok Sabha seats
  • With the exception of Punjab, Congress did not win any state on its own without alliances until December last year, where it defeated the BJP in 3 states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh

The 7-phase Lok Sabha elections, which started on April 11, ended today. Photo: ANI
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UP Exit Polls 2019 Live Updates: SP+BSP+RLD to sweep UP, predicts ABP-AC Nielsen

UP Exit Polls Results 2019 Live Updates: ABP News-AC Nielsen predicts clean sweep for Mahagathbandhan. Heavy losses for BJP+, likely to win 22 seats

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Exit Polls LIVE updates: Three surveys predict big win for BJP in Karnataka

  • Andhra Pradesh might give overwhelming majority to YSRCP, says India Today-Axis Survey
  • DMK sweep in Tamil Nadu is a foregone conclusion, says India Today-Axis Survey

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YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy Photo: Mint
YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy Photo: Mint
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Odisha Exit polls: Naveen may retain power but BJP making inroads in Lok Sabha

  • Jagan Reddy gets Andhra, shows India Today Exit polls
  • Naveen Patnaik retaining power in Odisha, BJP getting majority in Lok Sabha, say exit polls

Flipkart has partnered with HDFC Bank to offer 10% instant discount on transactions made via its debit and credit cards as well as for those opting for EMIs. (Reuters)
Flipkart has partnered with HDFC Bank to offer 10% instant discount on transactions made via its debit and credit cards as well as for those opting for EMIs. (Reuters)

Flipkart Big Shopping Days deals: Discounts on iPhone XR, Zenfone Max Pro M2

  • The five-day mega-sale started on 15 May and will go on till 19 May
  • Flipkart has partnered with HDFC Bank to offer 10% instant discount on transactions made via its debit and credit cards as well as for those opting for EMIs

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YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (Mint file)
YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (Mint file)

Make or break situation for Jagan in Andhra Pradesh?

  • YSRCP chief Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who floated the YSRCP in 2011 after leaving the Congress, emerged as the main Opposition in Andhra Pradesh post its bifurcation from Telangana in 2014
  • If the YSRCP wins, it will be the first time that Jagan becomes chief minister

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu (PTI file)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu (PTI file)

Why 2019 polls could bring TDP’s Naidu a new role

  • For the first time in the TDP’s history, the party is on the Congress’ side, with the AP chief minister on a mission to form an anti-BJP alliance
  • N Chandrababu Naidu, looking to play a role at the Centre if the UPA wins, might even vacate the chief minister’s post even if the TDP wins in the state

Chhattisgarh is grappling with not just with Left Wing Extremism, but a massive healthcare crisis as well (Photo for representational purpose only) (HT file)
Chhattisgarh is grappling with not just with Left Wing Extremism, but a massive healthcare crisis as well (Photo for representational purpose only) (HT file)

Exit Polls 2019: What's in store for Congress in Chhattisgarh?

  • The assembly elections in the state led to a massive poll drubbing for the BJP, with three-time chief minister Raman Singh being replaced by a Congress-led government
  • The BJP currently holds 10 out of the 11 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The Congress is looking to wrest control of at least eight

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Customers can find the flights icon on the Amazon Pay page in the Amazon mobile app and on the website
Customers can find the flights icon on the Amazon Pay page in the Amazon mobile app and on the website

Now, you can book flight tickets on Amazon

  • Amazon has partnered with online travel and leisure activities platform Cleartrip to launch the service
  • Amazon said it would not levy any additional charges in case customers cancel the ticket

A portrait of Mrinalini Mukherjee. Courtesy: Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation
A portrait of Mrinalini Mukherjee. Courtesy: Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation

Breaking the mould: rise of the female voice in art

  • With significant retrospectives and women-led shows being organized by museums and galleries, the female voice in art is finally stronger than ever
  • The change has been a long time in the making, with women artists, who came after Amrita Sher-Gil in the 1950s-70s

Huawei will be “fine” even if it can’t buy chips from US suppliers. Photo: Reuters
Huawei will be “fine” even if it can’t buy chips from US suppliers. Photo: Reuters

US restrictions won’t hurt Huawei's growth, says CEO Ren Zhengfei

  • 'We have not done anything that violates the law,' Ren said, criticizing the US restrictions
  • Trump signed an order that’s expected to restrict Huawei and ZTE Corp. from selling equipment in the US

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A file photo of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu

Blockchain may make e-commerce cheaper, fairer

  • Blockchains allow multiple stakeholders to transact money or data virtually over linked peer-to-peer computer networks
  • It allows buyers, sellers to interact directly with each other without the need for third-party mediators of any kind

OPEC's agreed share of the cuts is 800,000 bpd, but its actual reduction is far large. Reuters
The government is allocating Jet’s flying rights on a temporary basis till the company resumes operations.
Mike Bezos is not the biological father of Jeff Bezos (Photo: Bloomberg)
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PM Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah at a press conference in New Delhi (Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Donald Trump's new immigration plan makes no change to the number of green cards allocated each year
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Travel credit cards essentially benefit people who travel frequently. (iStock)
Travel credit cards essentially benefit people who travel frequently. (iStock)

A cheat-sheet for your first overseas trip

  • Passport costs approximately 1,500 for a fresh application and 2,000 for a tatkal application
  • Travel insurance is a must for going abroad, as any unforeseen medical issue can cost you dearly

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A recent TMC-BJP clash at South 24 Parganas district. Hostilities between the parties have intensified in the run-up to the polls. (PTI )
A recent TMC-BJP clash at South 24 Parganas district. Hostilities between the parties have intensified in the run-up to the polls. (PTI )

Amid West Bengal brouhaha, high political stakes and disillusioned voters

  • In the midst of all the posturing, both TMC and BJP seem to be ignoring students who are a key constituency
  • With all parties pushing students to the margins in the state, it is not surprising that Vidyasagar’s bust gets trashed

SS Homme’s collection in collaboration with Carlo Barbera includes checks of all sizes (Photo Courtesy: SS Homme)
SS Homme’s collection in collaboration with Carlo Barbera includes checks of all sizes (Photo Courtesy: SS Homme)

Say check mate in a suit

  • SS Homme, Mumbai-based bespoke menswear atelier, is collaborating with Italian fabric manufacturer Carlo Barbera to create a line of dapper corporate suits
  • With an emphasis on pattern and pattern, the 25-esemble collection encapsulates the dressing habits of young, well-travelled Indians

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The development may affect the sub-national polio round next month. (HT)
At the end of 31 March 2018, Jet’s total debt was  ₹5,285 crore, with trade payables of another  ₹6,400 crore (Reuters )
At the end of 31 March 2018, Jet’s total debt was 5,285 crore, with trade payables of another 6,400 crore (Reuters )

Five ways Jet Airways’ crash landing affected air travel industry

  • Jet's suspension of operations has crippled the air travel market and made ticket prices costlier, especially those booked closer to the travel date or on the travel date
  • The decrease in available seats for sale and the surge in price have brought the growth in the air travel market to a halt in March