2014 Lok Sabha Polls

  • 4 Congress workers injured in clash during polling in Dhanbad 24-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Four Congress workers were injured in a clash with members of the Marxist Coordination Committee during polling in the Dhanbad Lok Sabha constituency on Thursday. The clash occurred near booths -- no. 331 and no. 332, in Nirsa Assembly segment, police sources said. Two of the injured were admitted to...
  • LS polls: Foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh seized from a SUV 24-04-2014 12:25 PM

    In poll related checking to curb misuse of money and liquor in the Lok Sabha elections, police personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh from a SUV at Anjanpir Chowk in Bihar's Vaishali district. Vaishali Superintendent of Police Suresh Prasad Chaudhary said two persons, Abhishek Kumar and...
  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who...
  • Will ban RSS and BJP for hate mongering if voted to power, says Lalu 23-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Sharply reacting to the statements of VHP leader Praveen Togadia and BJP leader Giriraj Singh, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said these showed their "ugly faces" and if voted to power his party would ban RSS and BJP for "hate mongering". "If my party comes to power, RSS, BJP...
  • Election Commision officials seize Rs 7 lakh of unaccounted cash ahead of LS polls 23-04-2014 03:22 PM

    A man was held in Pauri with unaccounted Rs 7 lakh in cash with authorities suspecting that the money was being taken to influence voters. Mohammad Saleem was held by a vigilance team of the Election Commission when he was found carrying Rs 7 lakh in a bag and did...
  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi 23-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against...
  • Priyanka takes jibe at Modi, warns against concentration of power 23-04-2014 02:22 PM

    Targeting Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday warned against concentration of power in one person. A day after breaking her silence on the continued "political" attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, the Congress star campaigner maintained that personal attacks should be avoided in electioneering and focus should be on real...
  • BJP candidate booked as Rs 1 lakh recovered from a car engaged in his campaign 23-04-2014 01:12 PM

    BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Kishanganjin Bihar Dilip Kumar Jaiswal has been booked along with four others after Rs 1 lakh cash was allegedly recovered from a car engaged in his campaign. An FIR has been registered against Jaiswal and four of his supporters with Tinghal police station after the...
  • Villagers to boycott polls after stray dogs maul 6-year-old girl to death 23-04-2014 08:19 AM

    In a tragic incident, street dogs mauled a six-year-old girl in Sihada village to death, when she went to answer nature's call, prompting enraged villagers to issue a poll boycott call, the police said. Villagers alleged that Khandwa Municipal Corporation employees caught large number of street dogs from urban areas...
  • UPA government badly steeped in corruption, SP, BSP backing it: Rajnath 23-04-2014 08:15 AM

    BJP on Tuesday lashed out at SP and BSP for supporting UPA government at the Centre, despite knowing fully well that it was "badly steeped" in corruption. BJP President Rajnath Singh told an election meeting at Mainpuri that SP and BSP accuse each other during elections in Uttar Pradesh, but...
  • LIVE: Arvind Kejriwal begins road show 22-04-2014 06:01 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination on Thursday for the high-profile electoral contest in this historic temple town in which the former Delhi Chief Minister will face stiff challenge from BJPs Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi. Last month, Kejriwal had announced that he will contest from...
  • Security beefed up a day before Narendra Modi files nomination from Varanasi 22-04-2014 04:14 PM

    Security in this temple town has been tightened significantly ahead of filing of nomination by Narendra Modi on Thursday and a high-level police team from Gujarat has arrived here to ensure a fool-proof cordon around the BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee. Additional security forces have been deployed across the city including...
  • Lot of things are being said about my husband, will fight back: Priyanka Gandhi 22-04-2014 03:04 PM

    Breaking her silence, a "pained" Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said her husband Robert Vadra was being targeted for political reasons and asserted that her resolve to fight back will increase the more the opponents attack. Campaigning for her mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi in this constituency of Uttar Pradesh,...
  • How can Modi strengthen India when Muslims are afraid of him: Nitish Kumar 22-04-2014 02:59 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday mocked BJP's slogan of strong India under strong leadership and asked when "crores of Muslims get frightened in the name of their leader how it could be achieved". "A country like India will not become strong merely by increasing number of submarines, missiles...
  • High political stakes for two ex-CMs in third phase of Jharkhand polls 22-04-2014 02:53 PM

    The third phase of Jharkhand polls is crucial for the political survival of two former Chief Ministers, Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi, who head two key regional parties of the state. The four seats which go to the polls on Thursday are Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda. The Bharatiya Janata...
  • Muslims matter in this phase of Bihar polls 22-04-2014 02:48 PM

    Bihar's seven parliamentary constituencies that vote on Thursday have a sizeable Muslim population whom candidates are earnestly wooing. Bihar's most backward pockets with high percentage of poverty, illiteracy and migration are part of the five constituencies - Kishanganj, Purnea, Araria, Katihar and Supaul - known as the Seemanchal region as...
  • Modi will be best PM in India's history, says Raman Singh 22-04-2014 01:43 PM

    Rejecting claims of infighting within BJP, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh says Narendra Modi will be best Prime Minister in the history of the country. "There is no fight within BJP and Narendra Modi is our prime ministerial candidate. All the opinion polls are confirming that NDA will form government...
  • Smriti Irani accuses Rahul Gandhi of neglecting his constituency 22-04-2014 08:18 AM

    BJP nominee from Amethi Lok Sabha seat Smriti Irani on Monday accused Rahul Gandhi of "neglecting" his constituency and said despite his talks about education, its condition was poor in the area. "Rahul Gandhi Ji talk of higher system of education but in Amethi its condition is very poor. Computer...
  • RLD, AAP candidates booked for violating Model Code of Conduct 22-04-2014 08:05 AM

    Sitting MP and Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate from Mathura LS seat Jayant Chaudhary and AAP nominee Anuj Garg have been booked for alleged violation of Model Code of Conduct, police said. In the first incident, a case was registered against Chaudhary after Sub Divisional Magistrate (Sadar) Rajesh Kumar found that...
  • Our PM candidate is Modi, regional parties should tell theirs: Arjun Munda 22-04-2014 08:04 AM

    Claiming that if BJP voted to power it would definitely curb corruption and price rise in the country, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda on Monday asked the state's regional parties to tell who would be their prime ministerial candidate in case they win. Addressing a poll meeting in Sahebganj,...
  • LIVE: Narendra Modi addresses rally in Mathura 21-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will campaign for party candidates on Monday. In his extensive single-day programme, Modi will be addressing rallies in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi, Etah, Firozabad and Mathura. BJP leaders said, Modi will be campaigning for Bollywood actress and party candidate from Mathura Hema Malini,...
  • Rs 15 lakh cash seized in Jharkhand ahead of LS polls 21-04-2014 08:24 AM

    Police on Sunday seized Rs.15 lakh in cash in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district ahead of Thursday's Lok Sabha polls. The cash was seized from a man travelling in a bus from Giridih to Dhanbad, near Barwadda area of Dhanbad district, around 240 km from Ranchi. Police have launched search operations ahead...
  • Rahul criticises Modi's claims about Gujarat development 21-04-2014 07:52 AM

    Taking a dig at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took him to task in Dhar on Sunday, for claiming that Gujarat developed purely because of his (Modi) magic. Without naming Modi, Rahul said, "He used to say that development which took place in Gujarat...
  • District officials briefly stop Kejriwal's roadshow, issue challan 21-04-2014 07:34 AM

    The roadshow by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal in Amethi was on Sunday stopped briefly by district and police officials, who issued challan for one of the vehicles for not having proper papers. The motorcade of AAP leaders were stopped and checked near Gauriganj when Kejriwal and his colleagues were holding...
  • Name missing from voters list, Bihar DGP fails to cast vote 17-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Bihar Director General of Police (DGP) Abhyanand could not cast his vote on Thursday as his name did not figure in the voters list. "My name is not in voters list hence I am not able to exercise my franchise," Abhyanand told PTI. He said the same had happened last...
  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center 17-04-2014 02:48 PM

    A man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by immolating himself at a polling center in Aonla Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The 25-year-old deceased identified as Hari Singh immolated himself in an inebriated state at the polling center at Ram Bharose Lal Inter College in Devchara. He...
  • Kejriwal launches a major dialogue with voters, calls for Modi's defeat 17-04-2014 02:36 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal, who admitted he should have consulted the people before he decided to quit as Delhi chief minister and resign his government, has launched a major dialogue with voters here while calling for the defeat of BJP icon Narendra Modi. The former Delhi chief minister sprung a...
  • BJP defends Amit Shah, says he did not violate the model code 17-04-2014 02:12 PM

    BJP today came out in defence of Amit Shah, saying Narendra Modi'sclose aide, who was censured by the Election Commission for controversial poll speeches, did not violate the Model Code of Conduct. BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, at the same time, welcomed the poll panel's action against Uttar Pradesh Minister...
  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling 16-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was...
  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined 16-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday. The CDs of the speeches will undergo forensic scrutiny, Inspector General of the Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said. "The CDs have been...