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  • Campaign ends in Manipur for second phase of LS polls 15-04-2014 07:20 PM

    Imphal: Campaign for the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Manipur for the second of the two seats in the state, Inner Manipur, ended on Tuesday. Among the eight candidates were sitting Congress candidate Thokchom Meinya, former Manipur University Professor RK Ranjan (BJP), former Manipur Rifles commandant S...
  • LS polls: Security beefed up in Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund 15-04-2014 05:41 PM

    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 be held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources,...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks 14-04-2014 11:27 PM

    The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has apologised for the death of nine civilians, including 7 polling personnel, in landmine blasts triggered by their cadres in Chhattisgarh over the weekend and termed it as a "serious mistake". "PLGA cadres attacked a bus near Kutru of Bijapur suspecting security personnel were...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Hectic campaigning on in Puducherry 14-04-2014 11:37 AM

    With just over a week to go for the polls, the Union Territory is witnessing hectic campaigning by candidates who are straining every sinew to secure the lone Lok Sabha seat. As many as 30 contestants are in the fray for the April 24 elections with the major fight being...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Bihar witnesses 52 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm 10-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The first phase of the Lok Sabha election in Bihar on April 10 will see voting for six seats, with 80 candidates in the fray, The six constituencies -- Sasaram (SC), Karakat, Aurangabad, Gaya (SC), Nawada and Jamui (SC)-- are located in Naxal-hit districts for which the Election Commission has...
  • LS polls: Can UDF repeat its 2009 show in Kerala, can BJP win a seat? 09-04-2014 02:36 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The state of Kerala is all set to go for polls in all 20 constituencies on April 10. With high voltage election campaigns coming to an end on April 8, both the LDF (Left Democratic Front) and UDF (United Democratic Front) are hoping to improve their performance. Political experts...
  • CPI moves EC against pro-Modi WhatsApp msg,calls them communal 08-04-2014 06:11 PM

    CPI on Tuesday asked the Election Commission to take urgent steps to stop 'WhatsApp' messages carrying "communal" content and seeking votes for BJP and Narendra Modi. In a letter to the poll panel, party National Secretary Amarjit Kaur said these "communal messages on WhatsApp are also being propagated with impunity...
  • BJP's Rajagopal hopeful of winning Thiruvananthapuram 08-04-2014 05:43 PM

    BJP veteran O Rajagopal, engaged in a hard battle with the UDF and LDF contestants in Thiruvananthapuram to end his party's electoral jinx in Kerala, said the wind was blowing in his way this time due to a host of factors including the enthusiasm generated for the party's Prime Minister...
  • CPI releases names of six more candidates 08-04-2014 02:10 PM

    CPI on Tuesday released six more names of its candidates who would contest the Lok Sabha polls from Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, taking the total number of its nominees to 69. While the party would contest Patiala, Gurdaspur, Sangrur and Amritsar in Punjab, it has also put up...
  • District Court remands MLA Mehebub Alam to judicial custody for 14 days 05-04-2014 08:26 PM

    A North Dinajpur court on Saturday sentenced Bihar MLA Mehebub Alam to 14 days' judicial custody in connection with a clash between Congress and CPI(ML) at Itahar in the district. Alam, elected from Balarampur assembly in neighbouring Katihar district of Bihar from CPI(ML), was arrested from his residence on Friday....
  • Indian political party election symbols from 1951: When Congress had bullocks and the hand was Forward Bloc's 04-04-2014 02:32 PM

    Before the elections to India's first Lok Sabha, back in 1951, the Election Commission of India (as it still does) released a list of approved elections symbols for different political parties.These 14 political party election symbols symbols are indicative of how much Indian politics has changed over the last six...
  • 'Naxals have enhanced info network in Bastar ahead of LS polls' 30-03-2014 06:47 PM

    Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Naxals have strengthened their information system in the sensitive Bastar region and deployed informers at strategic locations like police stations, a senior Intelligence Bureau official said. "The recent deadly attacks on security personnel in Sukma and Dantewada districts of south Chhattisgarh were a result...
  • Congress, CPI inching closer to a seat-sharing pact in Telangana 29-03-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: Congress and CPI are inching closer to an electoral pact in Telangana with the Left party is likely to contest in 10 Assembly segments and one Lok Sabha in the newly-carved out state. The arrangement in bifurcated Andhra Pradesh comes at a time when the TRS has closed...
  • Senior CPI leader Shatrughan Prasad Singh quits 29-03-2014 07:55 PM

    The ongoing internal strife going on in several political parties reached CPI on Saturday with its Central Committee member and former MP Shatrughan Prasad Singh resigning from the party. The 73-year-old leader's one line resignation letter was addressed to CPI state secretary Rajendra Prasad Singh and has been sent to...
  • Rahul's balloon will burst too, not just Modi's: CPI 29-03-2014 05:48 PM

    Joining issue with Rahul Gandhi who flayed the Gujarat development model as a "new heavier balloon" filled with "gas", CPI on Saturday said there were hardly any differences in the economic policies of both Congress and BJP and such 'balloon stories' are not of any use and cannot resurrect the...
  • BJP, Congress, CPI win 2 seats each in Bihar Legislative Council 28-03-2014 07:32 AM

    The BJP, Congress and the CPI emerged victorious in two seats each in the elections conducted for eight Bihar Legislative Council seats reserved for teachers and graduates. The JD(U) and an Independent candidate won in the two other seats for which polls were held on Tuesday, Additional Chief Electoral Officer...
  • Ex-CPI MLA Yamuna Yadav dead at 66 24-03-2014 09:25 PM

    Former CPI MLA Yamuna Yadavpassed away at his residence in Anishabad in Patna on Mondayafter prolonged illness, his son and RJD leader Manoj Yadav said. He was 66. Yadav is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters. He was elected to the state Legislative Assembly from Kesaria seat...
  • Yashwant Sinha's son files nomination papers from Hazaribagh for BJP 24-03-2014 09:18 PM

    Sitting BJP MP Yashwant Sinha's son, Jayant, and Congress MLA Sourabh Narayan Singh on Monday filed nomination papers from Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat. Accompanied by former BJP president Venkaiah Naidu, Jayant Sinha filed papers from the seat, from where his father represented the party in 1998, 1999 and 2009. Former...
  • Congress, CPI alliance in Telangana likely to be announced soon 24-03-2014 12:39 PM

    An electoral alliance between the Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI) in Telangana is likely to be announced soon. The Congress has agreed to leave one Lok Sabha and 12 assembly seats for the CPI, sources in the Congress said. The alliance will provide some relief to the...
  • Puducherry: CPI to contest poll after a gap of 47 years 20-03-2014 04:21 PM

    After a gap of 47 years, the Communist Party of India (CPI) has jumped into poll fray sans alliance with non-Left parties in the Union Territory and announced the candidature of R Viswanathan for the April 24 Lok Sabha polls. Secretary of the party's state unit and a four-time MLA,...
  • Tamil Nadu: CPI-M announces 9 candidates for LS polls 17-03-2014 07:40 PM

    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...
  • Left Front tottering but CPI's AB Bardhan confident of 32 LS seats 16-03-2014 09:31 PM

    New Delhi: First, an embarrassing downfall of the 'Third Front' and now its own constituents are unraveling in West Bengal and Kerala. Even as a tottering Left Front tries to hold together ahead of polls, veteran CPI leader AB Bardhan is confident that the communists would be able to clinch...
  • Was a mistake to form a third front before elections: CPI's AB Bardhan 16-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Former CPI general secretary AB Bardhan has admitted that it was a mistake for the Left front to attempt to forge a third front alliance before the polls. In conversation with Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, he also said the embarrassment of its premature failure could...
  • Left to contest 18 seats in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry; no alliance with DMK or Congress 14-03-2014 04:55 PM

    Chennai: After its brief alliance with the ruling AIADMK came to an end, the Left front in Tamil Nadu has decided to go alone in the Lok Sabha polls. The Left front is contesting in 18 of total 39 seats in the state. The CPI and CPM will contest in...
  • LS polls: CPI-M announces 15 candidates from Kerala 13-03-2014 07:32 PM

    The Communist Party of India-Marxist has announced its list of 15 candidates from Kerala. The state has 20 Lok Sabha seats. CPI-M which has a strong political base and popular leaders in Kerala has sprung a surprise by shortlisting some independents as its candidates for the general elections. Here is...
  • CPI announces candidates for 3 Lok Sabha seats 12-03-2014 10:38 PM

    Rajasthan CPI unit, which will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections under the banner of Rajasthan Loktantrik Morcha, on Wednesday announced the names of its three candidates. D K Changani, Meghraj Tawad and Radha Bhandari would contest from Jaipur, Udaipur and Chittorgarh Parliamentary seats respectively, party state secretary Tara Singh...
  • JMM declares three names, CPI-ML to fight eight seats 11-03-2014 08:46 PM

    The ruling Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Tuesday announced names of three candidates for the Lok Sabha polls. The three include party chief Shibu Soren who would contest from Dumka. "Guruji (Shibu Soren) will contest from Dumka, Vijay Hansda is to contest from Raj Mahal and Jagannath Mahato will fight...
  • CPI to fight in 60 seats, declares 39 names for LS polls 09-03-2014 09:56 PM

    New Delhi: Probodh Panda and Atul Kumar Anjaan are among 39 candidates declared by CPI for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls as the party said that it would fight on 60 seats in 24 states. The party also hoped that a non-Congress non-BJP formation would come to power at the...
  • CPI presses Karat for a patch-up after RSP quits LDF in Kerala 09-03-2014 04:45 PM

    Worried over RSP quitting the Left Democratic Front in Kerala ahead of Lok Sabha polls, CPI on Sunday asked major partner CPI(M) to show "accommodation" to ensure that there is no break in the alliance. In a letter to Prakash Karat, CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said the rift...
  • LS polls: Setback for Left as alliance with AIADMK collapses 06-03-2014 09:04 AM

    New Delhi: In a major setback for the Left ahead of the crucial general elections, the AIADMK has decided to break its alliance with it. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa decided to part ways after the two Left parties, which contested three seats each in the...