Battles

  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi 18-04-2014 03:32 PM

    Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, on Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. "I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi,"...
  • Ajay Rai wants Gandhi family to campaign for him in Varanasi 15-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Congress candidate from Varanasi Ajay Rai will file his nomination on Thursday for the mega contest in which he is pitted against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal among others. Rai, a sitting MLA, said he has already sought support of the top brass of...
  • Modi-Kejriwal battle splits IIT Varanasi students into 2 camps 28-03-2014 02:35 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Quami Ekta Dal confident of Muktar Ansari's victory from Varanasi 28-03-2014 10:34 AM

    Quami Ekta Dal (QED) on Thursday expressed confidence that its candidate and jailed legislator Muktar Ansari will win the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi where BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal are also in the fray. Aides of Ansari, who contested the last Lok...
  • SP, BSP, Cong likely to lose minority votes in Kejriwal vs Modi battle: AAP sources 27-03-2014 02:02 PM

    The challenge thrown by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal before Narendra Modi is part of the party's larger game plan to woo Muslims voters in Uttar Pradesh and across the country as it looks to bag the anti-BJP votes which would otherwise go to other "secular" parties. "When Arvind takes on...
  • Will definitely challenge Narendra Modi in Varanasi: Sonia Gandhi 26-03-2014 03:43 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the party will "definitely challenge" Narendra Modi in Varanasi in the Lok Sabha polls. "We will definitely challenge the Varanasi seat. Candidate has not been decided yet," she told reporters after the release of the party manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections....
  • Arvind Kejriwal to tour Varanasi villages to woo rural voters 26-03-2014 11:09 AM

    After deciding to take on Narendra Modi in Varanasi, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will on Wednesday undertake a road show in the constituency especially villages to woo rural voters. Varanasi has five constituencies of which three- Varanasi North, South and Cantonment Assembly segments are largely urban and semi-urban in nature....
  • I will contest against Narendra Modi from Varanasi: Arvind Kejriwal 25-03-2014 06:41 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said thathe will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency. Kejriwal also urged people to choose the "right government" in order to stop price rise, alleging that the...
  • LS polls: Varanasi set for epic battle as Arvind Kejriwal comes calling 24-03-2014 07:59 PM

    AAP star Arvind Kejriwal arrives in Varanasi onTuesday to kickstart an epic Lok Sabha battle that his supporters say will surely "humble" BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. As a morning train brings Kejriwal into this ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, around 350 young men and women...
  • Digvijaya Singh willing to contest Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi against Modi 24-03-2014 03:41 PM

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said he is ready to contest Lok Sabha election from Varanasi against Narendra Modi, if the party nominates him. "I am willing to contest from Varanasi, but the party has to first give me ticket for contesting from there," Digvijaya told reporters at his...
  • Mel Gibson likely to fight for daughter's custody 23-03-2014 06:21 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Mel Gibson is reportedly considering going to family law court here in an attempt to get more custody of his four-year-old daughter Lucia with the former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. Gibson's move follows an incident involving law enforcement and Grigorieva's eldest son with ex-007 Timothy Dalton, multiple sources...
  • LS polls: Varanasi will show Narendra Modi his real place, says Sharad Yadav 22-03-2014 11:31 PM

    President Sharad Yadav today took potshots at former ally BJP over controversies surrounding LK Advani's constituency and said Narendra Modi would be shown his 'real' place in Varanasi. "BJP is chanting "Har Har Modi" slogans...The place Varanasi revered by people due to Lord Mahadev will show him his rightful place,"...
  • Narendra Modi coming to Varanasi to wash sins of Godhra: Lalu Yadav 22-03-2014 11:44 AM

    Attacking BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he was contesting from Varanasi in an attempt to wash away "the sin" of Godhra and the Gujarat riots but it would be to no avail. "Modi is coming to Varanasi to wash his sin of Godhra and...
  • Denied permission, Arvind Kejriwal's rally in city postponed to March 25 19-03-2014 12:00 AM

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's Varanasi rally has been postponed by two days to March 25 after the district administration denied permission for it in view of the Legislative Council polls. "The rally scheduled for March 23 has been cancelled due to the Legislative Council elections on the same...
  • It's an honour to contest from Varanasi, tweets Narendra Modi 17-03-2014 08:06 AM

    Soon after the party declared his candidature from Varanasi, BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Saturday referred to the historical and religious significance of the city and said that he felt "honoured" to be contesting from the holy city. "Grateful to the Party for giving me opportunity to contest...
  • 'Battle for Bittora' has an interesting love story: Sonam Kapoor 06-03-2014 10:51 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is playing an aspiring politician in her upcoming film based on Anuja Chauhan's book 'Battle for Bittora', says it has an interesting love story. The yet-to-be-titled film is an adaptation of the love story between two upcoming politicians who despite being in love are contesting...
  • 'Battle For Bittora' will make a fantastic film: Anil Kapoor 03-03-2014 02:21 PM

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who has bought the movie rights of author Anuja Chauhan's novel 'Battle For Bittora', is very excited about the project and says it will make for a fantastic film. "The way I got excited for my '24' project (Indian adaptation of American TV series of like...
  • Man killed by a stray bullet in Maoist-police battle 23-02-2014 04:45 PM

    A man was killed by a stray bullet in Bihar's Gaya district during a five-hour gun battle between Maoists and police, police said on Sunday. The fighting erupted after nearly 100 armed Maoists attacked a police station near Grand Trunk Road in Gaya on Saturday night. "A bullet hit a...
  • A Billion Votes: Political battle lines sharpen on Telangana 23-01-2014 08:22 PM

    The Andhra Pradesh Assembly session has been extended till January 30 to discuss the Telangana Bill. Thursday was the last day for the Assembly to send its opinion on the Bill but it had asked for an extension of the session to debate and discuss the Bill before returning it...
  • Battle for States: BJP scores 4-0, Congress crushed, AAP stuns Delhi 08-12-2013 08:44 PM

    In a "semi-final" verdict ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP on Sunday retained Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, snatched Rajasthan from the Congress but was denied a clear win in Delhi by the debutant Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) spectacular showing. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 28-11-2013 10:30 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Battle for Delhi: Harsh Vardhan prescribes the diagnosis to treat the city 28-11-2013 09:59 PM

    BJP's chief ministerial candidate Harsh Vardhan took a dig on Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit saying that she has treated the capital city in a very causal manner. Harsh Vardhan, who is also a practising ENT specialist, said that the city needs to be in ICU. ...
  • News 360: Tejpal misses deadline, Goa police to arrest him 28-11-2013 09:06 PM

    Tehelka Founder-Editor Tarun Tejpal is likely to be arrested by the Goa Police after he failed to meet the 3 PM deadline set by it for questioning in a sexual assault case involving a woman journalist. ...
  • Battle for Madhya Pradesh: Campaign trail with Jyotiraditya Scindia 22-11-2013 12:26 AM

    Congress' CM candidate in Madhya Pradesh Jyotiraditya Scindia has rejected allegations of dynasty politics and said that those who make the allegations are mocking the voters. Madhya Pradesh will go for polls on November 25 and results will be declared on December 8. ...
  • Battle for Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje speaks about women in politics 19-11-2013 11:52 PM

    As the battle for Rajasthan heats up, IBN18 Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose travels to the state to take a closer look at the Congress-BJP battle. She speaks to BJP chief ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje about how women politicians are often unfairly targeted in a male dominated society. ...
  • Battle for Madhya Pradesh: People are fed-up of misgovernance by BJP government, says Scindia 18-11-2013 11:48 PM

    Union Minister of State for Power (Independent Charge) and Madhya Pradesh poll committee chief Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday asserted, "The Congress will successfully form the government in the state after the ongoing Assembly elections." He claimed that the people of the state were fed up because of the misgovernace by...
  • Battle for Chhattisgarh: Will Raman Singh get a third term? 08-11-2013 10:23 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has strengthened its stronghold over Chhattisgarh and pushed the Congress out of the power game. The party is on an upswing and will win 61-71 seats in the 91-member Assembly, pushing the Congress to a distant second with only 16-24 seats, according to the pre-poll...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 03-10-2013 11:32 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Policeman, one Naxal killed in gun-battle 18-09-2013 04:34 PM

    A police jawan and a Naxal were killed in a gun-battle between security forces and ultras in the Maoist-hit Bijapur district of southern Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. "The face-off took place near Mariwada police camp under Gangalur police station limits of the southern district last night," Deputy Inspector General...
  • News 360: Onion prices skyrocket, reach Rs 80 per kg 17-09-2013 09:06 PM

    The humble onion is again making the headlines as it touched Rs 80 per kilogram on Tuesday. The rates are likely to remain same for the next few days. The Agriculture Ministry has blamed rains and hoarding by the traders for the short supply and the spike in Onion prices....