2014 GENERAL ELECTION

  • 'Pure news is passe, now ideology shapes news' July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior journalists rounding up their assessment of media coverage of the 2014 general election said that "pure" news has more or less disappeared and that the personal ideology of the editor or proprietor often shapes news. At a panel discussion chaired by NDTV Group Editor Barkha Dutt on Tuesday...
  • Lok Sabha elections: TRS sweeps Telangana, Congress bites dust, KCR the king May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: After Narendra Modi, perhaps the biggest winner in this election is TRS chief K Chandrashekhararao. Rao, the chief of TRS has achieved almost everything he wanted to achieve in just 14 years. In 2001, he quit the TDP to make Telangana state a reality. He got his Telangana in...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Andhra Pradesh May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: It's a winwin day for Telugu Desam Party as it has won 16 seats out of the 42 in Andhra Pradesh. TRS has registered victory in 11 seats and YSR Congress in nine seats. Following is the list of winners in Andhra Pradesh: Adilabad Godam Nagesh (TRS) Amalapuram Dr Pandula Ravindra...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Tamil Nadu May 16, 2014

    Chennai: J Jayalalithaa's AIADMK has scripted history with sweeping 37 of the 39 seats in Tamil Nadu. Karunanidhi's DMK failed to even open its account in the 2014 Lok Sabha election results. Following is the list of winners in Tamil Nadu: Arakkonam Hari G (AIADMK) Arani V Elumalai (AIADMK) Chennai Central SR...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Karnataka May 16, 2014

    Bangalore: Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka is a mixed bag with some expected and many unexpected losses. While former Infosys chief Nandan Nilekani faced a deafening defeat at the hands of threetime MP Ananth Kumar in the Bangalore South constituency. Union Minister Veerappa Moily after a neck and neck fight with...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Read list of winners in Kerala May 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: While the Congressled UDF retained its might in Kerala, Left Democratic Front showed a slight improvement in its performance from the last general elections. UDF has been reduced to 10 seats, while the LDF won in seven seats, two seats more than its 2009 tally. After a close battle...
  • LS polls: 'Amma' magic wipes out Karunanidhi's DMK in Tamil Nadu May 16, 2014

    Chennai: AIADMK is set to break all records in Tamil Nadu as J Jayalalithaa leads her party to a landslide victory in Tamil Nadu. The party is up for a thumping victory in the state as 38 of its candidates are leading in 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The...
  • Andhra: TRS leads Assembly, LS polls in Telangana; TDP ahead in Seemandhra May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The divided state of Andhra Pradesh is witnessing a fascinating contest. In Telangana, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading and it expected to cross half way mark easily. The TRS is ahead in both the Assembly and Lok Sabha election. The KCRled TRS is leading in 48 Assembly seats...
  • AINRC wins lone seat of Puducherry May 16, 2014

    Pondicherry: 8:30 pm:Union Minister V Narayansamy is trailing in Puducherry. All India Congress leader R Radhakrishnan is leading in the lone seat by over 60,000 votes. 9:54 am: Union Minister V Narayansamy is leading the lone Lok Sabha seat of Puducherry. He is the sitting MP in the constituency. Counting for the...
  • Union Minister Shashi Tharoor wins, close fight between UDF,LDF May 16, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: 10:20 am: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor is trailing in his constituency by over 16,000 votes. BJP's C Rajagopal is leading in the seat. 9:30 am: Congress is leading in six seats. Meanwhile,the Left is ahead in eight seats. BJP is leading in just one seat. 8:30 am: Congressled UDF is...
  • AIADMK wipes out DMK, wins 37 seats in Tamil Nadu May 16, 2014

    Chennai: Updates 12:00 noon: Jayalalithaa's AIADMK wipes out DMK as it leads in 35 of the 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. 10.10 am: AIADMK sweeps Tamil Nadu; Congress, DMK stare at a massive loss. AIADMK leading in 22 seats. Counting of the postal ballots has begun for Lok Sabha...
  • Voting trends of Karnataka May 16, 2014

    Updates: 12:40 pm: Congress candidate Nandan Nilekani concedes defeat as he lags behind by over 60,000 seats in South Bangalore. 10:50 am: JDS's Mallikarjuna Kharge is leading by a margin of over 19,000 votes in Gulbarga. 10:00 am: BJP way ahead of Congress as it leads in 17 seats. Congress ahead...
  • Voting trends in Andhra Pradesh May 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: 9:43 am: TRS ahead in six seats, TDP in 4 seats and the Congress in 2 seats. 9:23 am: While TRS is leading in six seats, Naidu's TDP is giving a close fight as it leads in 5 seats. 9:00 am: As of 9 am, YSR Congress is leading in four...
  • Despite the heat, people come in large numbers to vote in Vadodara April 30, 2014

    The temperature in Vadodara on Wednesday morning was over 43 degree Celsius. However, that didn't deter people from coming out in large numbers early in the morning and casting their votes. ...
  • There is no Modi wave, it's only in media: Lovely April 10, 2014

    Delhi Congress chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Thursday claimed that the 'Modi wave' that everyone seems to be talking about was "not there at all" and it existed only in media. "There is no 'Modi wave' you keep asking me about, it all exists just in newspapers and media," Lovely told...
  • Assam: 86 canditates file nominations for third phase LS polls April 5, 2014

    Altogether 86 candidates have filed their nominations, with 29 on the last day on Saturday,for elections to six Assam Lok Sabha constituencies in the third and final phase polls scheduled on April 24. The highest number of 21 nominations have been filed for Gauhati parliamentary constituency followed by 18 in Barpeta,...
  • Kiran Reddy aide quits his new party, joins TDP April 4, 2014

    Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy-led Jai Samaikyaandhra Party (JSP) on Friday received a jolt when its vice-president joined the TDP. Pithani Satyanarayana was one of the two former Cabinet colleagues of Kiran who played a key role in the formation of JSP on the united Andhra Pradesh...
  • Modi-Kejriwal battle splits IIT Varanasi students into 2 camps March 28, 2014

    The fight between AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for supremacy in this temple town has divided students of IIT, Varanasi into two camps who will campaign for their chosen candidate in their own ways. "I would have supported Kejriwal, but I was not happy with...
  • MNS leader joins Aam Aadmi Party with his followers March 26, 2014

    The Vidarbha regional president of MNS' front organisation State Transport Kamgar Sena, Jitesh Rathod of Bothbodan village resigned from his party and joined the Aam Admi Party today along with his supporters. "We have been getting tremendous response from the public and we could win the election," AAP's Maharashtra state party...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya March 23, 2014

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: March 21 March 21, 2014

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  • Opposition calls for dismissal of Hemant Soren-led Jharkhand government March 20, 2014

    The opposition parties in Jharkhand have demanded removal of the Hemant Soren government as it has been reduced to minority. "Soren government has been reduced to minority as many legislators supporting the government have switched sides to fight the Lok Sabha polls. Governor Syed Ahmed should take note of it. The...
  • Tamil Nadu: CPI-M announces 9 candidates for LS polls March 17, 2014

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Monday announced its candidates, including two women, for nine Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. Releasing the list to the media here, CPI-M's state secretary G Ramakrishnan said he party has also field two Dalits - one of them in Virudhunagar, a general constituency. The...
  • Disqualify candidates on framing of charges: Law Commission March 10, 2014

    A candidate should be disqualified on framing of charges in cases punishable by five years or more as the current criteria of disqualification upon conviction is "incapable" of barring criminals from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended. The Commission, in a report presented to the Supreme Court, has also recommended...
  • Congress's primaries: Tytler files nomination from Northeast Delhi March 5, 2014

    Former MP Jagdish Tytler, whose candidature was withdrawn by Congress in the last Lok Sabha polls due to protests over his alleged role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, today filed his nomination for Northeast Lok Sabha seat under primaries project. The constituency, being represented by Jai Prakash Agarwal, on Tuesday witnessed two...
  • Winning potential key factor for candidates: BJP leader March 1, 2014

    Administrative experience and the potential to win were the key factors in selecting candidates in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader Siddhartha Nath Singh said on Friday. The Bharatiya Janata Party Thursday announced its first list of 54 candidates for the polls, including 17 for West Bengal. The...
  • AAP did nothing during first one month, alleges BJP January 27, 2014

    Delhi BJP on Monday alleged that Arvind Kejriwalled Delhi government did "nothing" during its first one month and said the party would launch a 'padyatra' this week to expose the AAP's "inaction". "It is clear that AAP has failed to deliver in the last one month in Delhi," Delhi BJP president...
  • It's time for crossing over in Kerala politics January 26, 2014

    With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, Kerala has begun witnessing the phenomenon of shifting of loyalties from one political party to another in the past few days. The Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) party, founded by veteran communist leader K.R. Gowri in 1994 after she was ousted from the CPIM,...
  • NCP slams Uddhav Thackeray over Sharad Pawar jibe January 20, 2014

    NCP's Maharashtra working president Jitendra Awhad on Monday hit back at Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray for his exhortation to party workers to ensure defeat of any NCP nominee, including party chief Sharad Pawar, from Shirur Lok Sabha seat in the upcoming elections. "Uddhav Thackeray has no guts to contest elections...
  • Prithvi Reddy to head AAP's panel on economic policy January 19, 2014

    The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has formed a sevenmember team to formulate its economic policy ahead of the general elections. The decision to form a committee assumes significance as the party is under pressure from several quarters to make its stand clear on various issues ranging from foreign...