Democrats

  • LS polls: Voting on for 7 seats in Assam, Tripura, Sikkim and Goa 12-04-2014 07:28 AM

    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...
  • 16 per cent candidates in UP have criminal background: Study 09-04-2014 07:48 PM

    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...
  • Chandrababu Naidu: A desperate fight for survival in a divided state 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    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 07-04-2014 10:10 AM

    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...
  • Watch: 2014 Lok Sabha elections begin, voting on in Assam, Tripura 07-04-2014 08:44 AM

    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 24-03-2014 06:20 PM

    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...
  • Why did DMK ally with BJP if it was against kar seva, asks Jaya 23-03-2014 05:57 PM

    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 22-03-2014 05:51 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: Android app launched to report model code violations 16-03-2014 08:24 AM

    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 16-02-2014 10:15 AM

    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...
  • Kerala: Voters see not much difference between Congress, communists 04-02-2014 12:39 PM

    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 02-02-2014 08:05 AM

    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 31-01-2014 05:38 PM

    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...
  • It's time for crossing over in Kerala politics 26-01-2014 06:16 PM

    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...
  • Thai protest leader shot dead 26-01-2014 05:37 PM

    Thai anti-government protest leader Suthin Tharathin was shot dead and three others injured in an attack at a polling station on Sunday in Bang Na district of Bangkok. Suthin was a leader of the opposition party People's Democratic Force to Overthrow Thaksinism. He led a group of protestors under the...
  • Tharoor should 'himself disassociate' from ministry till probe is over: NCP 22-01-2014 05:58 PM

    The National Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday said that Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor should "himself disassociate" from his ministerial responsibilities till the probe into the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar are complete. The party, which is a part of the Congress-led UPA at the...
  • 'No case' against Rahul Gandhi for travelling on top of police vehicle in Kerala 14-01-2014 04:44 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police today said that no case will be registered against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who travelled on top of a police vehicle today during a rally. A complaint was filed against the Congress leader by a Left Democratic Front (LDF) leader for travelling on top of...
  • Congress's Chennithala to be sworn in as Kerala minister 31-12-2013 05:52 PM

    Ramesh Chennithala, president of the Kerala unit of the Congress, will on Wednesday be sworn into the cabinet of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, party sources said on Tuesday. The 57-year-old Chennithala, a three-time legislator and a four-time Lok Sabha member, will be administered the oath of office by Governor Nikhil...
  • Thailand: Anti-government protesters mass outside Interior Ministry 26-11-2013 12:07 PM

    Nearly 1,000 flag-waving anti-government protesters massed in front of Thailand's Interior Ministry on Tuesday, intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra a day after storming compounds of two government ministries. Protest leaders said the demonstrations would spread, raising the risk of violence after a tough security law was imposed across...
  • Egypt's president signs law restricting protests, says reports 24-11-2013 09:33 PM

    Egypt's president signed a new bill into law on Sunday restricting rallies and other public gatherings, a move likely to raise fresh questions about the army-backed government's democratic credentials. Thousands of anti-government protesters were on the streets of Cairo and other cities when the new bill was announced on state...
  • Election campaign comes to an end in Mizoram 23-11-2013 07:37 PM

    Campaigning for the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly on November 25 came to an end on Saturday with political parties making a last-minute bid to drum up support of the electorate. A total of 6.91 lakh voters, 3.5 lakh of them women, would exercise their franchise on Monday to...
  • Mizoram polls: Rivals come on one platform for votes 20-11-2013 10:06 AM

    Aizawl: Mizoram will vote on November 25 to elect a new Assembly and politicians are showing the way when it comes to campaigning. In this Northeastern state candidates from different political parties come together to face questions on joint platforms. Like students getting ready for an exam, candidates from three...
  • Mizoram polls: Women get no prominence 19-11-2013 04:42 PM

    The Northeastern state of Mizoram will vote for a new Assembly to elect 40 MLAs on November 25. The main contest will be between Congress and Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA), the three-party alliance of Mizo National Front, Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) and Maraland Democratic Front. Mizoram's no to women: When...
  • No division in ruling coalition on amendment to Lokayukta: Bahuguna 18-11-2013 05:29 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Monday said there is no division within the ruling coalition in the state on amendment to the Lokayukta Act or its replacement with another effective anti-corruption law. "There is no contradiction within the coalition on amendment to the Lokayukta Act or its substitution with...
  • Yameen takes power in Maldives, pledges to bolster economy 17-11-2013 09:05 PM

    Abdulla Yameen was sworn in as Maldives president on Sunday, a day after wining a closely contested runoff election, ending nearly two years of political uncertainty that posed a threat to the Indian Ocean atoll nation's vital tourism sector. Yameen defeated former president Mohamed Nasheed with 51.6 percent of vote,...
  • Abdulla Yameen officially named new Maldives president 17-11-2013 04:56 PM

    The Maldives' Elections Commission on Sunday confirmed Abdulla Yameen, candidate of the Progressive Party, as the new president of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Mohammed Nasheed, former president and a contestant who was favoured to win, has at a press conference conceded his defeat. The results of the second round...
  • Facebook to provide free mobile info on election candidates 15-11-2013 06:41 PM

    Voters can now get to know about the background of candidates contesting Assembly and Lok Sabha elections on their mobile phones as Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Facebook have joined hands to provide the information on candidates for free. Voters will be able to access election candidates' criminal, financial,...
  • Mizoram: 142 candidates in fray for assembly polls 11-11-2013 07:22 PM

    A total of 142 candidates are in the fray for the 40-member Mizoram Assembly election as the last day of withdrawal of nomination papers passed on Monday, Joint Chief Electoral Officer H Lalengmawia said. Both ruling Congress and Opposition front Mizoram Democratic Alliance (MDA) have fielded candidates in all the...
  • 139 candidates filed nominations for Mizoram Assembly polls 08-11-2013 08:04 PM

    139 candidates filed their nominations for the coming elections to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly to be held on November 25, state election department officials said on Friday. Friday was the last date of filing of nominations. Scrutiny of the nominations would be done tomorrow and the last date of withdrawal...