ELECTIONS

  • Rise of Narendra Modi: Has the other India spoken? Yesterday

    The meteoric rise of Narendra Modi to the position of Prime Minister is a landmark event in many ways. Pundits and experts may have different views on the overall fallout of historic change. But one fact is undeniable: the other India has spoken. By 'other India' I mean the non-English India....
  • UK elections: Leaders put their best foot forward 5 days ago

    With less than a month to go for elections in Britain, all leaders are putting their best foot forward in order to woo the voters. ...
  • Barack Obama pokes fun at political friends and foes at White House dinner April 26, 2015

    Washington: At the gathering he jokingly called "a night when Washington celebrates itself," US President Barack Obama took light-hearted aim on Saturday at a range of political friends and foes, including the people running to succeed him. Obama's comedy routine at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner included a sly dig...
  • BJP to fine tune its Bihar election strategy, state MPs and MLAs to meet on Sunday April 24, 2015

    Patna: In a bid to fine tune its strategy and prepare for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will meet in Patna on Sunday. The meeting will be held at Bihar Legislative Council member Sushil Modi's residence. All BJP MPs and MLAs from Bihar will attend the meeting....
  • Kiran Bedi calls for regulated debates during electioneering April 22, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP leader Kiran Bedi on Wednesday called for regulated debates during electioneering and a system to keep a check on candidates making tall promises. She said the Election Commission should look at the way campaigns are held which cause "inconvenience to the voter who has no voice". "Look at the...
  • Abhishek Bachchan campaigns for UK general elections April 20, 2015

    Next month's general election in the UK has got an Indian flavour. Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan joined Indian-origin Labour Party candidate - Keith Vaz in campaigning in Leicester, near London recently. Bachchan and Keith Vaz addressed fans and supporters in a packed hall where they were welcomed by screaming fans....
  • Battle for Kolkata: What people expect from the municipal polls April 17, 2015

    Ahead of the Kolkata Municipal polls, CNN-IBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay speaks to people of Kolkata on their pressing concerns and what changes they would like to see in the city. ...
  • Hillary Clinton kickstarts campaign for 2016 US Presidential poll from community college in Iowa April 15, 2015

    Hillary Clinton kickstarted her campaign for the 2016 Presidential election from a community college in Iowa. She has chosen to connect with the voters at personal level first and kept the big rallies for later. "I have this new granddaughter and I want her to have every opportunity, but I...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit backtracks on her remarks, says never said Rahul Gandhi is incapable April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday backtracked from her statement on party vice president Rahul Gandhi. "I have nowhere said that Rahul Gandhi is incapable. I just said Sonia Gandhi is a good leader," Dikshit said. The 77-year-old veteran leader earlier on Tuesday...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit questions Rahul Gandhi's leadership, asks Sonia to continue leading the party April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday voiced her reservations over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president. "There are question marks over Rahul Gandhi's leadership qualities; Sonia should continue to lead the Congress," said Dikshit. The 77-year-old veteran leader said under Sonia Gandhi...
  • CPM meet will re-examine reasons behind party's downfall in past 10 years: Sitaram Yechury April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The CPM party congress began on Tuesday and the party will elect its new leadership in Vishakhapatanam. The incumbent general secretary Prakash Karat has completed three terms at the helm and senior politburo member Sitaram Yechury is the frontrunner to suceed Karat. Other names doing the rounds are...
  • Eying Bihar elections, BJP, Congress celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti April 14, 2015

    BR Ambedkar's 125th birthday has turned into a tug of war between the BJP and the Congress who are both vying for the Dalit vote bank. In an all out war to capitalise the legacy of the father of the Constitution, parties are gearing up for the Bihar elections that...
  • From FedEx to fascist party: All that Hillary Clinton's new campaign logo has been compared to April 13, 2015

    Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down."The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it looked like...
  • Hillary Clinton takes road trip to Iowa for first campaign event April 13, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the road as she starts her 2016 presidential campaign - quite literally. Clinton left on Sunday on a road trip from her home in Chappaqua, New York, in a van headed for Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucuses. The former secretary of state announced...
  • Hillary Clinton is running for President: Sources April 11, 2015

    After months of speculation, Hillary Clinton is all set to announce her campaign for the 2016 US Presidential elections on Sunday, sources said. ...
  • Nasim Zaidi appointed next Chief Election Commissioner April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Thursday was appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner. President Pranab Mukherjee has cleared his appointment, a Law Ministry statement said. He will assume charge with effect from April 19, after the incumbent Hari Shankar Brahma demits office on April...
  • Mayawati ridicules Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for encouraging use of cycle April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday ridiculed Akhilesh Yadav for encouraging use of cycle, drawing a spontaneous retort from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. "Akhilesh has nothing to do. If he does not ride cycle, what else will he do," Mayawati posed at a press conference in Lucknow. Pat came a...
  • Political class is under scrutiny 24 hours: PM Modi April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said political class was now under the constant scrutiny of media and various other institutions as he advocated for an "inbuilt mechanism" for judiciary to monitor itself. "The news which earlier did not find a place even in a gossip column has now...
  • Election Commission for new machine to enhance voter secrecy April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission wants to use a new machine which prevents disclosure of voting pattern during counting to enhance voter secrecy and has received the backing of the Law Commission, but the government is yet to take a final call on the issue. The EC has approached the Law...
  • UN chief lauds 'largely peaceful' Nigerian elections March 29, 2015

    Nigeria: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday congratulated Nigerians for holding "largely peaceful and orderly" elections despite Boko Haram attacks and urged them to continue to maintain a peaceful atmosphere. Ban condemned attacks carried out by "Boko Haram and others who have attempted to disrupt" the presidential and parliamentary polls. But...
  • Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria March 29, 2015

    Abuja: Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history. In electoral violence elsewhere, three people including a soldier were shot and killed in...
  • 23 'beheaded' in northeast Nigeria on eve of election March 29, 2015

    Kano: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen beheaded 23 people and set fire to homes in Buratai, northeast Nigeria, on the eve of general elections, a federal lawmaker representing the area said. "There was an attack on Buratai late Friday by gunmen suspected to be insurgents. They beheaded 23 people and set homes...
  • Live: Bouncers were present inside AAP's National Council meet, alleges Yogendra Yadav March 28, 2015

    After the crisis in the Aam Aami Party escalated to a point of no-return the AAP National Council which met in New Delhi is removed senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from the party's national executive. ...
  • BJP and Shiv Sena likely to tie-up for Maharashtra civic polls March 25, 2015

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra government, are likely to tie-up for the elections to Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad municipal corporations to be held on April 22. "We feel that having an alliance will benefit both the parties," state BJP unit president Raosaheb Danve told reporters...
  • Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote: Study March 23, 2015

    London: The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study. The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 per cent of those polled said they would...
  • Liquor seizure surged during Delhi Assembly elections, but cash haul saw decline March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall. As per the information revealed in an RTI query filed by...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu surges to victory in Israeli Vote March 18, 2015

    Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party scored a resounding victory in Israel's election, final results showed on Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy. Netanyahu surged ahead after a last-minute lurch to the right in which he opposed Palestinian statehood...
  • Election Commission notice to AAP, 5 others for de-recognition March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued showcause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls. Issuing a stern warning to these parties, the poll-panel has invoked the provisions of section...
  • 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...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...