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  • NTR family feud spoils BJP-TDP alliance in Andhra Pradesh 17-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Hyderabad: The TDP - BJP alliance in Andhra Pradesh is on the rocks. The family feud of Telugu cinema legend and former chief minister N T Ramarao is the main reason for the near collapse of the alliance. Their family drama is once again being played out in Andhra Pradesh....
  • Lok Sabha polls: Several issues, many players in North Chennai 17-04-2014 10:57 AM

    AIADMK is vigorously campaigning to wrest the DMK citadel of North Chennai constituency, where DMDK and CPM are trying their luck. While the race is mainly between DMK, which has been winning the seat for successive five terms and the AIADMK, NDA partner DMDK hopes to make inroads this time,...
  • Voting for the first time, I'm confident, not nervous: Rathore 17-04-2014 10:28 AM

    Shooter turned politician Rajyavardhan Rathore is contesting elections from Jaipur Rural on a BJP ticket. ...
  • Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka: Ananth Kumar 17-04-2014 09:59 AM

    After casting his vote on Thursday, BJP leader Ananth Kumar said, "This election is very challenging for the Congress. In Karnataka, Congress will go down to single digit in Karnataka. People will get a combination of Ananth Kumar and Narendra Modi." ...
  • Confident of winning against Azad: BJP's Dr Jitendra Singh 17-04-2014 09:38 AM

    The Udhampur-Doda seat in Jammu and Kashmir is voting on Thursday. Riding on the Modi wave, BJP's Dr Jitendra Singh is taking on Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Speaking to CNN IBN's Mufti Islah, Jitendra Singh said he's very confident of a win. ...
  • Will change the belief that Scindia can't lose: Jaibhan Singh Pavaiyya 17-04-2014 09:32 AM

    In Madhya Pradesh, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia is fighting it out with BJP candidate Jaibhan Singh Pavaiyya in the Scindia bastion of Guna. In 1998, the former Bajrang Dal chief had come a close second to the late Madhavrao Scindia in the Gwalior seat. ...
  • Varun contesting elections in a dignified manner: Maneka Gandhi 17-04-2014 09:28 AM

    BJP MP Maneka Gandhi who had come to the defence of Varun Gandhi in the past said on Thursday that her son was fighting the elections in a dignified manner. Her remarks come in the background of a war of words between Varun and Priyanka Gandhi. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase V: The key candidates in the fray 17-04-2014 08:35 AM

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is seeing many big names in the fray. While the fate of Union Ministers including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sachin Pilot will be sealed in the biggest phase on Thursday, there are also big names like Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani,...
  • LS polls: Voting on in Rajasthan, 13.74 per cent turnout in the initial hours 17-04-2014 08:28 AM

    Jaipur: Jaipur: 13.74 per cent voting was registered during the initial hours on Thursday on the first polling day of Lok Sabha election in 20 out of 25 parliamentary seats in Rajasthan. The polling began at 7 am peacefully and an average of 13.74 per cent of close to 3.48...
  • Jharkhand: 12.74 per cent voters exercise franchise till 9 am 17-04-2014 07:55 AM

    Ranchi: An estimated 12.74 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 9 am in the second phase of polling for six Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand where Maoists blew up a stretch of railway track and injured a CRPF personnel in an encounter in Giridih. Polling was going on amidst...
  • Odisha: 27 per cent voting till noon in last leg Lok Sabha, Assembly poll 17-04-2014 07:41 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Voting opened on Thursday for the simultaneous second and last phase election to 11 Lok Sabha and 77 Assembly constituencies in Odisha. Nearly 27 per cent votes were registered in the state till noon. Over 1.55 crore voters are eligible to record their choices in 18,692 booths, for which...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • LS polls live: Voting picks up, 22 pc in MP, Karnataka till noon, 28 pc in Bihar 17-04-2014 07:12 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. Here are the latest updates. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Despite Naxal threat, people come out in large numbers to cast votes 17-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Jharkhand votes for six Lok Sabha seats on Thursday in the face of a boycott call given by Maoist guerrillas. The six seats which go for polls are Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Khunti, Giridih and Hazaribagh. All six seats are affected by the presence of the Maoist guerrillas. Khunti is one...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: 35 per cent polling recorded till 1pm in MP 17-04-2014 12:07 AM

    As many as 142 candidates are in the fray in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where a total of 1,67,12,808 voters are expected to head to polling booths on Thursday. First phase of balloting for nine Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh was held on April 10 and...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: 42.5 % voter turnout in Nagina till 1 pm 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Over 1.8 crore electorate would decide the fate of 151 candidates, including stalwarts like former cabinet ministers Maneka Gandhi, Santosh Gangwar, Saleem Sherwani, Dharmendra Yadav and Begum Noor Bano, when voting for 11 Lok Sabha seats will be held on April 17. In the second phase, polling would be held...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: 35% voter turnout till 1pm in Chhattisgarh; Kanker records 38.57% polling 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Security has been stepped up in three poll-bound Maoist infested constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh amid inputs that Naxals may foment trouble in these sensitive areas on April 17, when voting is held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources,...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Bihar witnesses 28 per cent voter turnout till 12 noon 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Caste arithmetic will be put to test in Bihar when seven parliamentary constituencies in the state go for polls on Thursday. These elections are crucial for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the JD-U and his bete noire RJD chief Lalu Prasad with both vying for approval as the main...
  • Lok Sabha elections LIVE: Rajasthan records 29.7 per cent turnout till 1 pm 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Over 42.9 million voters will decide the fate of 320 candidates, including Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who are in the fray for the 25 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan where polling will he held in two phases - April 17 and April 24. In the first phase April 17, voting...
  • Jaswant expresses fears of bogus voting, booth capturing 16-04-2014 11:42 PM

    With hours left for voting, ousted BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Wednesday approached the Election Commission with complaint accusing the state police of harassing his supporters early on Wednesdaymorning. Jaswant also expressed fears of booth capturing and bogus voting by BJP supporters in some assembly constituencies in Barmerand demanded that...
  • TDP pulls out of alliance with BJP in Seemandhra: Sources 16-04-2014 11:41 PM

    New Delhi: Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party pulled out of the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Seemandhra, said sources on Wednesday. Sources added that the formal announcement in this regard is likely to be made on Thursday. Earlier this month, the BJP and the TDP had finalised their...
  • Centre fooling people on one rank, one pension: VK Singh 16-04-2014 11:34 PM

    Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Wednesday alleged that the UPA government at the Centre was "befooling" the ex-servicemen as the issue of "one rank, one pension" was still alive. "The Congress was in the habit of telling lies and had done nothing concrete," Singh told reporters in Hamirpur,...
  • With 'weak' History, Maths, Geography, Modi is no topper: Congress 16-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday ridiculed the BJP's bid to "portray" Narendra Modi as "a topper" and said the Gujarat Chief Minister had proved he is rather weak in History, Geography and Maths. "At a rally here in December, Modi had said that Maharashtra had 27 chief ministers since its...
  • LS poll: 121 seats vote in the biggest round of electoral exercise 16-04-2014 10:38 PM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • BJP spending huge amount of money to grab power at Centre: Mahila Congress president 16-04-2014 10:28 PM

    Congress on Wednesday accused BJP of spending big money to come to power at the Centre and termed as "sponsored" the poll surveys which favoured the NDA. "Surveys favouring the NDA are sponsored by the BJP, while the ground reality is that there is no BJP or Narendra Modi wave...
  • Gujarat: Court orders police to file report over Modi's marital status 16-04-2014 10:19 PM

    Ahmedabad: A local court ordered the city police on Thursday to submit a report explaining the status of an application against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the charge of hiding facts under oath. "Submit a report before the court within three weeks on the status of the investigation...
  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? 16-04-2014 10:08 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I am going...
  • Hang me if charges are proved against me, says Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I...
  • Mumbaikars living in conditions worse than hell: Khetan 16-04-2014 09:13 PM

    Mumbai: Journalist and AAP candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency Ashish Khetan on Thursday alleged all the established political parties in Maharashtra had only looted the Mumbai citizens. "I am shocked to see that Mumbaikars are living in conditions worse than hell," Khetan said, alleging slum-dwellers of Mandala in...
  • LS polls: Jolt to Congress as Matbar Singh Kandari rejoins BJP 16-04-2014 09:04 PM

    In yet another blow to Congress ahead of polling for Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, party heavyweight Matbar Singh Kandari on Wednesday rejoined the BJP along with his supporters. Welcoming him back into the party-fold, state BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat said Kandari's return would further boost the party's prospects...