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  • Former HP CEO calls Apple CEO Tim Cook a hypocrite on gay rights April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest to bear the criticism of potential 2016 presidential candidate, Carly Fiorina, who has called the tech giant's boss a hypocrite on gay rights. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard said that Cook was guilty of...
  • Now ballot papers to have candidates' photographs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: To avoid confusion in the minds of the electorate in constituencies where namesakes are contesting, the Election Commission has decided that ballot papers will also carry pictures of the contestants besides their names and party symbols. An EC direction to all Chief Electoral Officers of states and UTs said...
  • Won't be a rubber stamp: Prashant Bhushan in 2014 emails to PAC March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing rumbling within the Aam Aadmi Party, emails sent by Prashant Bhushan to party's Political Affairs Committee in 2014 have surfaced in which he had expressed unhappiness over the process of candidate selection saying he would not be a "rubber stamp" in the party's top decision-making...
  • All six women candidates of Aam Aadmi Party make it to Delhi Assembly February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: There are six women who have managed to secure a place in the 70-member Delhi Assembly and all of them belong to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). They are Rakhi Birla, Bandna Kumari, Saritha Singh, Alka Lambha, Pramila Tokas and Bhavna Gaur. Former Women and Child Welfare minister Rakhi...
  • Lie on criminal cases, get disqualified, Supreme Court rules about candidates February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that if a candidate gives an incorrect declaration of the criminal cases against him or her, then the person's candidature can be cancelled. Cracking the whip on criminal politicians again, the Supreme Court ruled that if candidates give incorrect details of criminal cases...
  • EC encouraging Delhi voters to check background of candidates January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a novel initiative aimed at helping voters make the right choice, the Election Commission has launched a campaign to encourage people to go through the affidavits of candidates to know about their background like education and whether they have any criminal records. As part of the initiative, the...
  • BJP top brass divided over naming Kiran Bedi as Delhi CM candidate: sources January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The top brass of the Bharatiya Janata Party is divided over naming new entrant Kiran Bedi as the Delhi chief ministerial candidate even as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has cleared her candidature, said sources on Sunday. The final decision on a larger role for Bedi in Delhi polls...
  • Delhi elections: Congress to release list of 45 candidates on Wednesday January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Congress has finalised the list of 45 candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections and the names would be announced on Wednesday, said Congress Campaign Committee head for Delhi elections Ajay Maken. Talking to mediapersons on Tuesday, Maken said corruption was a major issue in the Delhi Assembly elections....
  • Congress declares first list of candidates for Delhi assembly elections January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Breaking with past practice, Congress today released its first list of 24 candidates for Delhi Assembly polls repeating all its eight MLAs and 12 others who were runner-ups in the 2013 Assembly election in which the party had suffered a setback. Usually the Congress list comes during the nomination...
  • Jammu & Kashmir elections: Key candidates to watch out for December 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Counting of votes for the 87 Assembly seats in Jammu & Kashmir will take place on Tuesday. The polling that took place over an elaborate five phased elections witnessed remarkable voter turnout with the fifth phase recording 76 per cent voter turnout. The contest in Jammu & Kashmir has become...
  • J&K elections: 28 school drop-outs, 55 crorepatis contesting in 2nd phase December 1, 2014

    Srinagar: Out of the 175 candidates in fray in 18 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir which are going to polls in the second phase on Tuesday, 97 or more than 50 per cent are not graduates and nine have criminal cases against them. The affidavits submitted by the candidates along with...
  • Delhi Assembly elections: AAP releases first list of 22 candidates, includes controversial Somnath Bharti's name November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party released its first list of candidates for the Delhi Assembly elections with controversial former law minister Somnath Bharti's name figuring in it. Besides Bharti, three other former ministers Saurabh Bhardwaj, Satyendra Jain and Girish Soni have been fielded again. Somnath Bharti was embroiled in an escalating...
  • J&K: Candidate mentions 'daughter's marriage' as liability in poll affidavit, faces flak November 11, 2014

    Srinagar: In an interesting incident, Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, who is contesting the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir elections has come under attack for mentioning his daughter's marriage as a liability in his nomination papers. But Bhat, who is contesting the polls on a Congress ticket from Ganderbal, has pleaded ignorance saying...
  • J&K: Filing nominations for first phase ends today November 5, 2014

    Srinagar: The last date for filing nomination papers for the first phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir ends on Wednesday. Sources said many senior ministers and politicians will file their papers on Wednesday. Polls will be held on 15 assembly seats Nov 25 in the first phase of the five-phased assembly...
  • BJP releases second list of candidates for J&K assembly polls November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Tuesday evening released a list of 45 candidates for upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections. The second list of candidates of BJP for J&K Assembly Polls are as follow: Bandipora: Abdul Rehman Tekri Ganderbal: Sheik Rashid Kargil: Abdul Aziz Zanskar: Sianzin Lakpa ...
  • Haryana Assembly elections 2014: The key players in Karnal October 10, 2014

    Karnal: Karnal has been a constituency dominated by the Punjabi community. Congress's Sumita Singh is the current MLA, but the competition is a tough three-way fight in this year's Assembly elections. While the main battle will be fought between the Congress and the BJP, the INLD and an Independent candidate are...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress, NCP rebels flock BJP September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Congress and NCP rebels, including sitting MLAs and ministers who joined the BJP ahead of next month's Assembly elections in Maharashtra, figure in the list of the party candidates in more than a dozen constituencies. These rebels are likely to queer the pitch for the official nominees of both the...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena to contest all 288 seats September 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena will contest all 288 seats in the Maharashtra Assembly elections and the list of candidates has been completed on Friday night. The Sena has also refused to name its candidates publicly. The party has asked candidates to directly fill forms for nomination. September 27 is the last date...
  • Maharashtra elections: Congress releases second list of candidates September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After parting ways with the Nationalist Congress Party, Congress has released its second list of 143 candidates for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls that includes senior leader Shivajirao Moghe and other top leaders in the state. The party released the list late Friday night. PCC spokesman Sachin Sawant...
  • Maharashtra polls: After parting ways with Sena, BJP to declare its candidates today September 26, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party will announce its list of candidates for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections on Friday evening, after it parted ways with its 25-year-old ally Shiv Sena. The party, however, has decided not to project its chief minister candidate. The Shiv Sena, on the other hand, will not make...
  • Assembly bypolls: Samajwadi Party announces three more candidates August 9, 2014

    The ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday announced candidates for three more Assembly seats, for which byelections are to be held. Former MLA Vachaspati Pasi has been nominated for Sirathu seat, Kaptan Singh Rajput for Chakhari and Mahendra Singh Patel for Rohania, SP national general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav...
  • 94 candidates in fray for Assembly bypolls August 6, 2014

    A total of 94 candidates are in the fray for byelections to 10BiharAssembly seats to be held on August 21 after the last date of withdrawal of nominations got over today. BiharChief Electoral Officer(CEO)AjayV Nayak said altogether 104 persons had filed nomination papers to contest the bypolls of which eight of...
  • Canara Bank withdraws its controversial recruitment form that seeks candidate's medical history July 13, 2014

    Chennai: Canara Bank has dragged itself into a controversy over its recruitment process that needs a candidate to submit his/her private medical details including a woman's menstrual history, chest measurement and even evidence of pregnancy. "It is an affront on the candidates who already have undergone two streams...
  • AAP to renominate almost all 27 MLAs for fresh Delhi polls June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After its rout in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP has decided to renominate almost all its 27 sitting legislators if Delhi goes to polls, the party said on Saturday. "The screening process is in its final stages and we will be renominating almost all our 27 MLAs for the...
  • Bombs strike Afghan Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah's convoy June 6, 2014

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says two bombs struck his convoy as it was leaving a campaign event at a wedding hall in Kabul, wounding his security guards. An AP reporter and a police officer at the scene of the blast said several people were wounded. It was not immediately clear...
  • West Bengal elects eight Muslim MPs in 2014 LS polls May 18, 2014

    While the number of Muslim members in the 16th Lok Sabha at 23 will be the lowest after 1952, West Bengal leads the country in this respect with as many as eight elected from the community. The 16th Lok Sabha with 23 Muslim members has seven less than the outgoing house,...
  • Two women win Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh May 17, 2014

    Itanagar: In a state where women voters outnumber males, only two women could make it to the 60member Assembly from among the total seven who had contested this time. The two winning candidates Karya Bagang (Chayangtajo) and Gum Tayeng (Dambuk) are from the ruling Congress. Both won the seats for...
  • Lok Sabha elections: The key candidates May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The counting day is less than 24 hours away. On Friday, the 16th of May, India will have announced its new Prime Minister. However, it's not just one individual we are looking at in these elections. There are several key candidates fighting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and...
  • Counting tomorrow; nearly 8000 candidates for 543 LS seats May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Votes polled in the ninephased Lok Sabha elections will be counted on Friday to decide who will form the next government. Election Commission said the counting exercise to be held at 989 counting centres is likely to be completed by 5 PM and trends will be available by 11...
  • LS polls: Candidates can be disqualified if info not disclosed, says SC May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets and liabilities of even their spouse and dependent children, the Supreme Court has held. A bench of justices Surinder Singh Nijjar (since retired) and AK Sikri said that a person contesting elections is also...