Congress

  • EC to monitor Punjab parties 48 hours before polling 23-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Chandigarh: Organising parties and private functions as a cover-up for entertaining voters will be under the Election Commission's scanner in Punjab 48 hours before the April 30 Lok Sabha polling, officials said on Wednesday. "There is no ban (on holding private parties and functions) but there will be intensive checking...
  • Pamphlets using abusive language against Rahul, Priyanka seized 23-04-2014 11:12 PM

    An FIR was lodged on Wednesday against unidentified persons for distributing pamphlets and booklets using abusive language against Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka and Jawaharlal Nehru in Kashipur area of Udham Singh Nagar district. District administration said some pamphlets and booklets using indecent language against the Gandhi family, including Congress...
  • Congress is confused about its poll campaign, strategy: BJP 23-04-2014 10:44 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress of being confused about its poll campaign and strategy as its top leadership continued to launch personal attacks on BJP leaders while resenting such attacks on their own leaders. "There is utter confusion in the Congress war room. Their strategy is...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 23-04-2014 10:31 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • I will criticise Modi even if BJP comes to power: Omar Abdullah 23-04-2014 10:13 PM

    New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday launched a vehement attack on the BJP and its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi saying that no efforts were spared by the saffron party to make sure that the people were divided on communal lines....
  • I have nothing to do with transfer of officials in Bengal: Ahmed Patel 23-04-2014 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel on Wednesday rejected allegations of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banarjee that he was instrumental in transfer of officials in the state ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "I think there is some misunderstanding. I have nothing to do with the...
  • Stage set for polling in Madhya Pradesh; Sushma Swaraj in fray 23-04-2014 09:12 PM

    Bhopal: All arrangements have been made for voting in ten Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday in the third and final phase of polling which will decide the fate of prominent candidates like Sushma Swaraj, Sumitra Mahajan and Kantilal Bhuria. The seats where polling will be held from...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Voting in 117 seats in phase 6, Tamil Nadu key state 23-04-2014 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: In the second biggest phase of the current Lok Sabha elections 117 Lok Sabha seats will vote on Thursday. Among 117 the Lok Sabha seats, 39 are in Tamil Nadu which is voting in a single phase. Remaining 19 seats in Maharashtra including India's business capital Mumbai are...
  • Priyanka Gandhi slams Modi, says people talking of women's security are snooping on them 23-04-2014 08:55 PM

    For the second consecutive day, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday targeted the BJP and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Speaking at an election meeting in her mother Sonia Gandhi's parliamentary constituency, she directly attacked Modi by telling the crowd "he was listening to conversations of women". Referring to the...
  • News 360: AAP's Somnath Bharti beaten up by BJP wokers in Varanasi 23-04-2014 08:41 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party supporters beat up Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti during the filming television show on India TV. The incident took place up at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was in Varanasi on Wednesday to file his nomination papers. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Should academicians refrain from political activism? 23-04-2014 07:47 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St Xavier's College has written to his students, urging them to 'choose well' while voting on Thursday. ...
  • Priyanka takes a dig at BJP for giving everything to one man 23-04-2014 06:45 PM

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying, "There is a thinking that is prevailing that says concentrate on single person. Everything should be given to one single person." ...
  • Narendra Modi sidelined BJP veterans to promote himself: Chiranjeevi 23-04-2014 06:33 PM

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Congress campaign committee chief Chiranjeevi accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of pushing aside veteran leaders of his party to promote himself. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday during his election campaign on behalf of Congress candidates in the city, Chiranjeevi compared the Gujarat Chief Minister...
  • Only Gandhi family grew strong in 60 years, says Narendra Modi 23-04-2014 06:05 PM

    Kalol: A day after Priyanka Gandhi vowed to emerge stronger fighting the continued 'political' attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at the Congress scion saying that her "family has been going strong" for the last 60 years and now...
  • Battle royale in Dumka, multi-cornered in 3 Jharkhand seats 23-04-2014 06:03 PM

    The three Santhal Pargana division seats of Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda along with the industrial constituency of Dhanbad will vote on April 24 bringing an end to the electoral exercise in the state. Dumka is the blockbuster contest of the 2014 Lok Sabha election in the state with Jharkhand Mukti...
  • Congress backs St Xavier's College principal's letter against BJP 23-04-2014 05:46 PM

    A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St Xavier's College has written to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal pips Narendra Modi in Time magazine's poll 23-04-2014 04:55 PM

    New York: Aam Aadmi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal is leading the Time magazine's readers poll of 100 Most Influential People in the world with the highest percentage of 'yes' votes, pipping BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and American singer Katy Perry. With some three weeks left in India's marathon...
  • Holiday must for all on polling day: Tamil Nadu government 23-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday made it clear that employers and commercial establishments must grant holiday with wages for their employees on Thursday on account of polling for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The government's reiteration of the provision came in the backdrop of many...
  • Why I differ with Fr Frazer Mascarenhas of St Xavier’s, Mumbai

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In an email to students of St Xavier's College, Mumbai, its principal Fr Frazer Mascarenhas has questioned the Gujarat model with its emphasis on private...

  • LS polls: Modi, Rahul to address rallies in tribal areas of Gujarat 23-04-2014 04:31 PM

    Vadodara: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address public meetings in tribal-dominated areas in Central Gujarat on April 26. Modi, who is contesting from Vadodara as well as Varanasi constituencies, will address a rally on Thursday and at Pavijetpur, which falls under Chhota Udepur...
  • Watch: Battle for Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat 23-04-2014 03:58 PM

    In 2012, communal violence between the Bodos and non Bodos in Kokrajhar and surrounding districts in Assam killed at least 1000 people and more than lakhs were displaced from home. As Kokrajhar goes to polls on April 24, we try to find on what key issues people will vote. ...
  • Priyanka Gandhi campaigns for Sonia, appeals to voters to reject BJP 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi has sharpened her attack on Narendra Modi. Campaigning for her mother Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli, Priyanka took a jibe at Modi saying a leader who listens to women's phone conversations does not believe in female empowerment. She also accused the BJP of practicing divisive politics and appealed to...
  • MPs rating: Priya Dutt scores 4 on a scale of 10 23-04-2014 03:11 PM

    Two-time MP from Mumbai North-Central Priya Dutt's performance is below average. Dutt scored 4.6 for accessibility and 4.1 for trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Sunil and Nargis Dutt's daughter, Priya scored 3.6 for law and order,...
  • In Raebareli, Priyanka attacks Modi, raises snoopgate controversy 23-04-2014 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi has sharpened her attack against Narendra Modi. on Wednesday, she raked up the snooping controversy in Gujarat where Modi's government had allegedly spied on a young woman architect, saying that a leader who listens in to a woman's phone conversations does not believe in women empowerment....
  • Priyanka takes jibe at Modi, warns against concentration of power 23-04-2014 02:22 PM

    Targeting Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday warned against concentration of power in one person. A day after breaking her silence on the continued "political" attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, the Congress star campaigner maintained that personal attacks should be avoided in electioneering and focus should be on real...
  • BJP candidate booked as Rs 1 lakh recovered from a car engaged in his campaign 23-04-2014 01:12 PM

    BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Kishanganjin Bihar Dilip Kumar Jaiswal has been booked along with four others after Rs 1 lakh cash was allegedly recovered from a car engaged in his campaign. An FIR has been registered against Jaiswal and four of his supporters with Tinghal police station after the...
  • Seemanchal highly polarised; RJD upbeat, BJP worried 23-04-2014 12:58 PM

    In the sixth phase of voting in seven seats of Eastern and Northeastern Bihar (known as the Kosi-Seemanchal belt) on April 24, the fight is two-cornered in most of the seats with the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance locked in a tough contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Lok Janhsakti...
  • Kejriwal blames Modi, Rahul for 'helicopter politics' 23-04-2014 12:55 PM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, in Varanasi, targetted BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for travelling in helicopters and being aloof from the common man. Recalling his experience from his recent visit to Amethi, he said that the people don't get to see Rahul....
  • BJP moves EC after Mumbai college principal's anti-BJP letter to students 23-04-2014 12:25 PM

    Mumbai: A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St. Xavier's College wrote to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. In the letter, he even seemed to criticise Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Dr...