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  • Cong manifesto will be implemented if party voted back: CM 19-04-2014 10:44 PM

    Alleging that former BJP chief ministers had failed to achieve in over six years what he has in just two months, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said everything promised in the Congress manifesto will be implemented if the party is voted back to power at the Centre. Addressing...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy opts out from May 7 elections 19-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and President of Jai Samaikyaandhra Party, Kiran Kumar Reddy, has opted out of the contest in the May seven elections in the state. Though Kiran was expected to file his nomination from his home turf Piler Assembly constituency in Chittoor district on Saturday, he...
  • LS polls: Former Chief Ministers in poll fray 06-04-2014 02:08 PM

    'Yeh dil maange more' seems to be mantra for over two dozen former chief ministers of various states who are contesting upcoming Lok Sabha elections on different party tickets. These include BJP veterans Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj, Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushilkumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan and Capt Amarinder Singh,...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray 01-04-2014 06:56 PM

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS...
  • Former Bihar chief minister Satish Prasad Singh quits BJP 28-03-2014 03:10 PM

    Satish Prasad Singh, who served a mere five days as the Bihar chief minister, said on Friday that he had resign from the BJP, a party to which he switched last year after a long stint in the Congress, to protest against denial of proper representation to the Kushwaha community...
  • No question of JMM allying with BJD: Hemant Soren 26-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday said there was no question of JMM allying with Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the party would go alone in the ensuing parliamentary and assembly elections in Odisha. JMM will contest the elections in Odisha on its own, Soren said when...
  • Goa: EC takes cognisance of complaint against Manohar Parrikar 19-03-2014 03:21 PM

    The Election Commission in Goa has sought a reply from the state government in connection with a complaint against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. The state unit of Congress had accused Parrikar of violating the code of conduct after he allegedly tweeted...
  • Congress taking Lok Sabha polls lightly, says Raman Singh 16-03-2014 10:50 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday said opposition Congress lacked the confidence to face the elections which was evident from the frequent reshuffling of its Lok Sabha candidates in the state. "...Don't know how long this interchange will continue but this clearly shows lack of self confidence (in Congress),"...
  • Restoration of Char Dham routes on at full pace: Harish Rawat 16-03-2014 08:44 PM

    Dismissing doubts being expressed over the timely completion of road repair work in calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said all motorable and pedestrian routes to the Himalayan shrines will be in place before the Char Dham pilgrimage begins. "Efforts are underway on a war footing to...
  • Harish Rawat trashes reports of fielding family member from Haridwar seat 16-03-2014 08:32 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday scotched speculation that someone from his family will contest from Haridwar seat, saying it will be the last option and the party is trying to make a consensus over it. "It would be the last option that someone of his family would be...
  • Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony cost Rs 13.41 lakhs 09-03-2014 02:42 PM

    The Delhi government spent Rs 13.41 lakh on the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Maidan and on the publicity of the mammoth function. In response to a RTI, the Delhi government's General Administration Department said it had spent Rs 6.33 lakh on the Ramlila...
  • Sycophancy or respect? Stalin celebrates his birthday wearing garland made of notes, supporter prostrates himself in front of him 05-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Former Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and DMK leader MK Stalin celebrated his 62nd birthday in Chennai. His supporters came to greet him and one was even seen prostrating himself in front of Stalin to get his blessing. Stalin was gifted a garlard made of notes. ...
  • Chhattisgarh sanctions Rs 200 crore to compensate farmers 04-03-2014 09:29 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday sanctioned a sum of Rs 200 crore to compensate farmers who suffered losses in recent rainfalls and hailstorms in several places of the state. "Singh chaired a meeting of senior officials to take stock of the situation and took a decision on Tuesday...
  • Nitish holds 'Satyagraha', calls special status a prestige issue 02-03-2014 10:24 PM

    Seeking to make political capital out of the special status demand for Bihar ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday held a five-hour-long 'Satyagraha' and urged the people to fight to their last as it was an issue of dignity and prestige. "We have been discriminated...
  • Akhilesh Yadav launches Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project 02-03-2014 06:56 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday launched the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project that will help agricultural and industrial produce reach ports in less than a day. Accompanied by union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, the chief minister also laid the foundation stone of the Integrated Industrial Township at...
  • Vasundhra Raje government to allot 30,000 new domestic power connections 02-03-2014 05:27 PM

    The Rajasthan government will soon allot 30,000 new domestic power connections under the 'Chief Minister Power for All' programme. Out of these 30,000 connections, 15,000 would be allotted in Jodhpur Discom alone, an official release said today. The details about the new connections were devised by Rajasthan Power Minister G...
  • Government announces 4 new medical colleges in Rajasthan 26-02-2014 11:13 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Wednesday announced that four new medical colleges and hospitals will be set up in the state. Raje said the government would expand medical facilities in the state and four new medical colleges and hospitals will be set up in Bharatpur, Dungarpur, Barmer and Churu...
  • Nitish Kumar inaugurates power projects worth Rs 12,000 crore 22-02-2014 09:39 PM

    Inaugurating various power projects valued at Rs 12,000 crore, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday vowed not to seek vote in 2015 Assembly elections if he failed to improve power condition in the state. Work was going on at warfooting to improve power distribution and transmission system, Kumar said...
  • Nitish slams survey reports projecting BJP's surge in LS polls 16-02-2014 11:20 PM

    Miffed by survey reports suggesting that JD(U) may perform poorly in general elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed pollsters for projecting NDA's impressive performance at hustings, saying it amounted to nullifying the election process itself. "If that's what is going to be the outcome (BJP-led NDA's imminent victory...
  • Arvind Kejriwal quit as he was unable to fulfil promises: Shriprakash Jaiswal 16-02-2014 07:38 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal quit the post as he was unable to fulfil promises he made to people before assembly polls, Union Minister Shriprakash Jaiswal said on Sunday. Since the time Kejriwal took charge as Chief Minister, he had been trying to quit the post as he knew he...
  • Rawat to give Rs 5 lakh to promising engineering student who developed bomb detector chip 15-02-2014 06:14 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced Rs 5 lakh financial assistance to a promising engineering student from the state who claimed to have developed a protoptype of a bomb detector chip for mobile phones. The reward was announced by the Chief Minister when the third year B Tech Computer Science...
  • New government's health insurance scheme to benefit 7 lakh families 15-02-2014 07:47 AM

    Uttarakhand government on Friday decided to launch a special programme to benefit families not covered under the National Health Insurance scheme. The Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting in Dehradun, official sources said. Around 7 lakh families in the state, who are...
  • Is Kejriwal better of resigning now? 10-02-2014 11:15 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been threatening to quit if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed. He said, "If Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed then there is no reason I should be CM, ready to sacrifice the chair of CM to free the country from corruption." ...
  • Harish Rawat makes midnight visit to railway station, hospital 10-02-2014 05:58 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat made surprise midnight visit to different facilities including railway station, two police stations and a leading government hospital in Dehradun and expressed "dissatisfaction" over the arrangements. Rawat spent nearly an hour visiting the railway station, Doon Hospital, the Kotwali and Ara Ghar police stations to...
  • Pickpockets strike at gathering welcoming Vasundhara Raje 10-02-2014 05:17 PM

    Three pickpockets allegedly managed to enter into the convoy of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and stole money from people who were welcoming Raje on her way to the city in Bharatpur, police said on Monday. The incident happened on Sunday when the accused were travelling behind the convoy of...
  • Release payments of farmers' sugarcane dues: Jitin to Akhilesh 09-02-2014 05:38 PM

    Union Minister Jitin Prasada has written a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav demanding immediate payments of outstanding sugarcane dues of farmers. In his letter, the Minister of State for Human Resources and Development alleged that the sugar units of the district were exploiting the cane farmers denying...
  • Two persons attempt immolation near CM's residence, arrested 09-02-2014 12:05 PM

    Two persons on Saturday tried to immolate themselves near the residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknowand were detained. Chanting slogans, nearly 30-40 people, demanding arrest of some persons in connection with a murder in Ambedkarnagar, assembled at Rajiv Chowk near the Chief Minister's residence, Circle Officer...
  • Nitish Kumar reviews atrocities against SC/STs in the state 07-02-2014 05:52 PM

    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday directed for time-bound compilation of injury report to check incidents of atrocities against the SC/ST people in Bihar as well to ensure expeditious probe in such matters. Presiding over a state-level vigilance and monitoring committee under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities)...
  • Vasundhara Raje seeks inclusion of Jats in OBC central list 06-02-2014 10:33 PM

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has requested Union government to include Jat community of Bhartpur and Dholpur district in Other Backward Class (OBC) central list. She wrote a letter to the Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge recently in this regard, according to a statement in Jaipur. Raje mentioned...
  • Chhattisgarh recovers Rs 3.40 crore as fines on illegal mining 04-02-2014 12:01 AM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said in the assembly here on Monday that Rs 3.40 crore wererecovered as fines from over 1,700 cases of illegal mining were reported during the last four years. The state also recovered Rs 13.64 crore as fines from 13,084 cases of illegal transportation of minerals...