The counting for two Lok Sabha seats in Arunachal Pradesh, two in Manipur, two in Meghalaya, one in Mizoram, one in Nagaland, one in Sikkim and two in Tripura is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 23. A total of 12 candidates are in the fray from two parliamentary seats of Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal West is one of two Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh - the other being Arunachal East. Arunachal West registered 72.89 percent voter turnout, while the total voter turnout recorded in Arunachal East was 83.52 per cent. The voting for both these seats took place in the first phase on April 11. Watch live streaming of Lok Sabha election results 20a19 in North Eastern states on Zee News. The two Lok Sabha seats in Manipur are Inner Manipur and Outer Manipur. A total of 12 candidates are in the fray from Inner Manipur, while eight candidates contested from Outer Manipur. Inner Manipur registered 81.16 percent voter turnout this … [Read more...] about Lok Sabha election results 2019: Who will win in North Eastern states, counting of votes on May 23
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PURI: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by incumbent Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik successfully thwarted the challenge posed by a formidable BJP as the party maintained its leads on 12 Lok Sabha seats after several rounds of counting of votes, which began at 8 AM on Thursday under unprecedented security in Odisha. With the official trends indicating a spectacular victory by the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in both the assembly and Lok Sabha elections, party supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday expressed his "deep gratitude" to the voters for "showering their blessings" once again on the party. "I would like to express my deep gratitude to the people of our state for having showered their blessings on us time and time again. I would also like to thank the leaders and workers of the party who work so hard for this election, and also to all the women who came out in large numbers to vote for us," Patnaik said. Patnaik, who is set to become the Chief Minister of Odisha … [Read more...] about Odisha’s ‘Mr Clean’ Naveen Patnaik thwarts BJP challenge as BJD leads in 12 seats
Email ABC North Coast By Gemma Sapwell Updated January 16, 2019 08:59:22 Photo: The artist sketch of the proposed lighthouse sculpture in Byron Bay contrasted with what was installed. (ABC North Coast ) Related Story: Victorian artist wins top gong in Sculpture by the Sea Related Story: Bringing people together one beach sculpture at a time Map: Byron Bay 2481 A councillor who approved a controversial public sculpture erected last month in Byron Bay says it is a "disaster" and should be removed.Byron Shire Councillor Jan Hackett is a member of the Public Art Panel that approved the $55,000 sculpture to be the centrepiece of a new roundabout on the main road leading into the popular tourist destination.The 12-metre-high sculpture, by Melbourne artist Corey Thomas, is supposed to represent Byron's iconic lighthouse and is made up of thousands of aluminium birds.The piece has been widely criticised on social media with locals nicknaming it the "disco dong" and the … [Read more...] about Byron Bay’s ‘phallic’ sculpture faces uncertain future
Email By Nick Rowley Updated January 13, 2019 16:13:54 Photo: On Brexit, Britain is clearly far from a United Kingdom. (Reuters: Francois Lenoir) Related Story: Britain's battle over Brexit turns into political trench warfare Related Story: Brexit obstacle created by British MPs as May suffers another blow Related Story: 'Uncomfortable, unacceptable': Brexit protesters harass MPs on the job Related Story: The Brexit heartland still wants to leave the EU — whatever it takes Map: United Kingdom Rather like a computer game, once you escape one level of the Brexit game the next is even harder, with even nastier sword-wielding opponents around the next dimly lit corridor. But unlike a computer game, you can't turn Brexit off.Next week, most likely on Tuesday, the British Parliament faces the next level: the so-called "meaningful vote" on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit "deal". No matter what the result, the political and policy implications will be immense.If Mrs … [Read more...] about Brexit: The incurable British headache that won’t go away
Email By Max Walden and Michael Li Updated August 30, 2019 16:57:13 Photo: Chinese troops have been garrisoned in Hong Kong for 22 years. (Flickr: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) Related Story: China brings fresh troops into Hong Kong in 'routine' rotation Related Story: Would China blow up a 50-year deal with Hong Kong by sending in troops? Related Story: Yak to the rescue: Why China's hundred-billion-dollar military still needs the bovine Map: China As more than three months of protests in Hong Kong have continued unabated, speculation has grown that Beijing could send security forces to quash unrest. Key points:Chinese military personnel have been stationed in Hong Kong since 1997By law, Hong Kong's Government must request the assistance of mainland troopsExperts say a military intervention remains unlikely but cannot be ruled out While most experts say it is still unlikely China would mobilise its People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Hong Kong, a build-up of … [Read more...] about Why does Beijing have a military garrison in Hong Kong and what could that mean for protesters?