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  • Jammu and Kashmir people need help, says PDP President Mehbooba Mufti 5 days ago

    President of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed said that she did not want to criticize anyone when it came to rescue operations in Kashmir. "The only point is that its unimaginable what has happened, we need everyone to help us," said Sayeed. ...
  • J&K: Uproar in Assembly over role of PDP leader in land grabbing case August 29, 2014

    Srinagar: Pandemonium over the alleged involvement of Sartaj Madni, a senior leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in land grabbing forced the speaker to adjourn the Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Friday. Speaker Mubarak Gul adjourned the session amid allegations and counter-allegations between the ruling National Conference (NC) and...
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo confirms first Ebola cases August 25, 2014

    Freetown: The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its two first cases of Ebola this year, but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic raging in four countries of West Africa. The UN's World Health Organisation also announced that one of its health experts, an epidemiologist, had been infected while...
  • Kerala: School forced to drop 'Vande Mataram' from Independence Day eve fete August 15, 2014

    Kollam: A radical outfit allegedly forced a private school in Kollam to abandon rendering of the national song 'Vande Mataram' during the Independence Day-eve celebrations, claiming it would hurt the religious sentiments of certain sections of students. According to school management sources, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), a fundamentalist outfit...
  • Bodies of abducted people found in Assam July 13, 2014

    Guwahati: The bullet-riddled bodies of four people, who were abducted by suspected Bodo militants in Assam's Baksa district, have been found, while the curfew imposed in some areas was extended, police said on Sunday. Cadres of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) faction opposed to peace talks with the government...
  • Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament: Digvijaya Singh June 28, 2014

    In an indictment of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijaya Singh said the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. In an interview to a Goa cable news channel on Friday and telecast on Saturday, Digvijaya Singh also said Rahul should...
  • Nagaland: Congress warns government against measures to weaken Article 371(A) June 26, 2014

    Kohima: The Nagaland Congress on Thursday warned the Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) government against taking up any measures to weaken Article 371(A) of the Constitution in the name of development. The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) cautioned the state government through a resolution of...
  • Jammu and Kashmir be made epicentre of SAARC cooperation: PDP June 22, 2014

    Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday voiced hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will restart the dialogue and reconciliation process with Pakistan and the state will be made a center stage for SAARC cooperation. "I hope Prime Minister Narendra Modi restarts stalled the process of dialogue and reconciliation that was...
  • Due respect must be given to LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi, says Kamal Nath June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani's name plate was removed from his office inside Parliament, Pro-tem Speaker Kamal Nath has issued a statement saying that due respect should be given to him. Kamal Nath has said, "Due respect must be given to LK Advani and...
  • PDP has vision to address aspirations of J&K people: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed June 3, 2014

    Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it has a vision to address aspirations of people from all regions and sub-regions of the state. "PDP has a vision to address aspirations of (people from) all regions and sub-regions of the state," PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said while addressing two separate...
  • Mizoram: Counting for lone LS seat on Friday, three candidates in fray May 15, 2014

    Elaborate arrangements have been made for counting of votes on Friday for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram. Polling for the seat and the Hrangturzo assembly by-polls was held on April 11 last. Votes polled in all the eight districts would be counted in the district headquarters in Aizawl and those polled...
  • LS polls: Number of 'crorepati' candidates doubles in UP this elections May 15, 2014

    The number of 'crorepati' candidates from Uttar Pradesh has nearly doubled in the 2014 general elections as compared to the 2009 polls, with BSP which claims to represent the oppressed class fielding two richest nominees with assets worth over 100 crore. The affidavits of 1,259 of the total 1,268 candidates analysed...
  • States with highest percentage of crorepati candidates have none with criminal records May 8, 2014

    Now that Association of Democratic Reforms' tabulated analysed affidavits for all 543 constituencies, let's see where the rich candidates live. On measure is to look at the number of crorepati candidates.Uttar Pradesh, with over 400 crorepati candidates, tops the list. However, it also tops the list of number of candidates...
  • Total assets of 8163 Lok Sabha candidates = Rs 40,252 crore. Nandan Nilekani = Rs 7710 crore (19.2%) May 7, 2014

    Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is by far the richest candidate contesting in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.His 7,710 crore assets from 19.2 per cent of the total of Rs 40,252 crore of assets declared by 8163 candidates contesting in these elections, according to the latest data released by the Association...
  • Assam: Army called in, curfew imposed as Bodo militants kill 23 May 3, 2014

    Guwahati: The Army has been called in and curfew imposed in parts of Assam after 23 people including women and children were killed by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants in separate attacks in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts. According to the police, heavily armed NDFB militants fired indiscriminately in the...
  • Elections 2014: Bookies give the NDA 317 seats, Modi a favourite May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: With only two phases of the General Elections left, the betting world is busy betting and forecasting. Bookies say there is a clear Narendra Modi wave with them forecasting 317 Lok Sabha seats for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance. Punters in Mumbai have given the NDA around...
  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting is taking place on Saturday in seven Lok Sabha constituencies where the fate of 3 seats in Assam, 2 in Goa, 1 in Sikkim and 1 in Tripura will be sealed. Voting for the 32-member Sikkim Assembly is also taking place simultaneously. Karimganj, Silchar and Autonomous district in...
  • 16 per cent candidates in UP have criminal background: Study April 9, 2014

    As many as 16% candidates in poll fray in the second phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh have a criminal background, according to a study. Of the 147 candidates in the fray, 24 have criminal cases against them of which 18 (12%) face serious criminal charges like murder, attempt to murder...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state April 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: 'Politics is a strange world and there are no permanent foes or friends' is an often repeated cliche. The latest to prove this cliched saying right is TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu. Nara Chandrababu Naidu, the former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh is fighting a 'do or die' battle,...
  • Sikkim CM Chamling sells crorepati dream April 7, 2014

    Gangtok: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has promised to make every Sikkimese a 'crorepati' if he or she votes for his Sikkim Democratic Front in the April 12 Lok Sabha election, inviting criticism from his opponents. "We will work diligently in the coming days to make every Sikkimese a crorepati...
  • Watch: 2014 Lok Sabha elections begin, voting on in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    Voting is on in Assam and Tripura as the first of the 9-phase 2014 Lok Sabha election began on Monday. The fate of 51 candidates from 5 constituencies in Assam will be decided while 13 candidates will contest in the multi-cornered fight in Tripura. More than 235 security companies have...
  • PDP accuses National Conference for spreading rumours March 24, 2014

    Peoples Democratic Party on Monday accused ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of spreading baseless rumours about the opposition party allying with BJP. "In order to divert attention from its own unholy alliances and opportunistic coalitions, one of which in 1987 set the state on path of destruction, it (National...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya March 23, 2014

    Hitting back at DMK chief M Karunanidhi over his charge that she had sent volunteers for 'kar seva' in Ayodhya, AIADMK general secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday questioned as to why his party had tied up with BJP in the past if he was so opposed...
  • Narvekar's GDF plans to expand across Goa March 22, 2014

    The recently-formed Goa Democratic Front (GDF) would be setting up branches in at least 20 Assembly constituencies in the state soon, it said on Saturday. Dayanand Narvekar, a former state finance minister who recently left Congress to form GDF (of which he is now the president), on Saturday said in Panaji...
  • LS polls: Android app launched to report model code violations March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: During elections it has been witnessed that candidates use illegal means to lure voters. But the Association for Democratic Reforms and the National Election Watch has now launched an Android app, which could help keep a check on that ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. With the 'election...
  • India-born millionaire's arrest shakes up UK politics February 16, 2014

    London: The arrest of an India-born businessman and his son as part of a probe by the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into allegations of bribery at aerospace and defence major Rolls-Royce has shaken the corridors of power in Britain. Multi-millionaire Sudhir Choudhrie and his son Bhanu, well-known as major political...
  • Kerala: Voters see not much difference between Congress, communists February 4, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is one state where the Left Democratic Front (LDF) is hoping to have some advantage in the 2014 elections, but the political climate in the state is not completely in support of either the Communist Party of India-Marxist-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) or the Congress-led United Democratic Front...
  • Thailand set for polls amid anti-govt protests February 2, 2014

    Bangkok: Thailand will go to polls on Sunday amid a standoff between embattled premier Yingluck Shinawatra and opposition-backed anti-government protesters who have vowed to disrupt the elections. More than 93,000 polling stations will be set up across the country for the polls and over 2,00,000 police personnel would be deployed....
  • Thai protestors blockade buildings housing ballot papers January 31, 2014

    Thailand's anti-government protestors on Friday blockaded government buildings in capital Bangkok where ballot papers for general elections two days away are being stored. Supporters of the opposition People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), led by Luang Pu Buddha Issara, surrounded the Laksi district office building in the capital, the Bangkok Post reported. Luang...
  • It's time for crossing over in Kerala politics January 26, 2014

    With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, Kerala has begun witnessing the phenomenon of shifting of loyalties from one political party to another in the past few days. The Janadhipathya Samrakshana Samithi (JSS) party, founded by veteran communist leader K.R. Gowri in 1994 after she was ousted from the CPI-M,...