ELECTIONS

  • Pawar's decision on contesting BCCI election likely by Feb 27 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The suspense over Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) president Sharad Pawar contesting the Cricket Board's election on March 2 is likely to end on February 27, according to MCA sources. "Indications are he will contest (for the president-ship of BCCI). He's expected to decide on February 27 whether he will contest...
  • Watch: John Oliver is at it again and this time he takes down 'Judicial Elections' 3 days ago

    As an YouTube comment rightly proclaimed, 'the best journalist in America is a British guy!'And John Oliver has proven that time and again on his how 'last week Tonight'. In the latest episode, Oliver takes us through the wonderland that is something called 'Judicial Elections'. America is one of the...
  • J&K to have BJP-PDP government as Mehbooba, Shah finalise Common Minimum Program 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The first formal announcement of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was made by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP President Amit Shah who met in New Delhi to give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This will be followed by a meeting between PDP...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks time to reflect on 'recent events' 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial All India Congress Committee session expected in April, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has desired to reflect upon "recent events" and the future course of the party. Party sources said he has "requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events...
  • From flashy leader to religious tolerance: PM Narendra Modi's new image after Delhi poll rout 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories,...
  • AAP's national executive meet on February 26 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The AAP's national executive meet, first after its spectacular victory in the Delhi assembly polls, will be held next week and the party leaders are expected to discuss its future strategies to expand its base across India. Leaders across the country are expected to participate in the meeting scheduled...
  • BJP reworking strategy in Uttar Pradesh post Delhi debacle: Kalraj Mishra February 19, 2015

    Bareilly: Union Minister Kalraj Mishra has said that BJP is reworking its strategy in Uttar Pradesh in the wake of its debacle in the recent Delhi polls but denied that he had attributed the loss to entry of "parachute leaders". Mishra, Minister for Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises, said the...
  • Delhi elections: To preempt Smriti Irani, BJP declared Kiran Bedi as CM candidate February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In order to preempt Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi was projected in a huff as the Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for the February 7 Delhi Assembly elections. According to sources in the RSS, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in favour of making...
  • Aam Aadmi Party's Political Affairs Committee to meet soon February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: After AAP's landslide victory in the Delhi assembly polls, the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) will meet this week to take a call on the party's future course of action. Although Delhi chief minister and AAP's National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal has made his stand clear that his party would focus...
  • Centre takes a U-turn in Delhi HC, gives clean chit to Aam Aadmi Party's foreign funding February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: In a clear U-turn, the Centre on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that nothing objectionable was detected in the foreign funding of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). In the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress had tried to corner AAP over...
  • Kiran Bedi enquire about Kejriwal health at Bassi At-Home reception February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal and Kiran Bedi may have fought a bitter electoral battle but the two leaders on Tuesday exchanged pleasantries and engaged in a brief conversation at a function in New Delhi. At the At-Home reception hosted by Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi, Bedi sat next to Chief...
  • Despite AAP's success in Delhi, BJP a huge threat to regional parties as Congress fades away February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Since October-November 2013 India has been in election mode with several states electing new assemblies and sandwiched between them was the grand Lok Sabha election that saw a single party majority for the first time since 1984 when over 65% of the country's population was not even born. ...
  • 5 points of friction between Delhi and Centre as AAP gets ready to implement its poll promises February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is firmly in the saddle in Delhi and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has started to implement its election promises. Even though the Delhi government does not have many powers which are enjoyed by other state governments and is dependent on the Centre to...
  • RSS attacks Kiran Bedi for BJP's dismal show in Delhi polls, questions her CM candidature February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh attacked Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi for party's dismal performance in the Assembly elections. Sangh in its mouthpiece 'Panchjanya' questioned whether Bedi's appointment as CM candidate was correct. Sangh also asked whether the results would have been different under Union Minister...
  • AAP's poll promise of free WiFi in Delhi with 'terms and conditions' February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: One of the big promises made by the Aam Aadmi Party during the Delhi Assembly elections is providing free WiFi, but when it comes down to implementing the agenda finer details are different from expectations. According to the plan only public websites and websites that deal with governance...
  • AAP's landslide win in Delhi still hasn't sunk in: Yogendra Yadav February 16, 2015

    Relishing the massive mandate in Delhi polls, Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav said that though they were confident of a victory, the margin of victory has been a surprise. ...
  • Decision to bring in Kiran Bedi to counter Kejriwal in Delhi polls was taken too late: RSS February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has pulled up the Bharatiya Janata Party and its Delhi chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi over its dismal performance in the recently concluded Assembly elections. RSS mouthpiece 'The Organiser', called BJP's Delhi campaign defensive. The RSS said the decision to bring in Kiran Bedi...
  • Do pray for me, says Arvind Kejriwal on first day as Delhi Chief Minister February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: All set for the first day in office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday tweeted that his health is better and urged people to pray for him. Kejriwal was down with fever since the last five days and was even running a temperature when he took the...
  • Congratulatory hoardings not AAP's politics: Arvind Kejriwal February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today expressed unhappiness over posters and hoardings congratulating the party for its landside victory in Delhi polls that have come up across the city, saying Aam Aadmi Party was against this kind of politics. "Some people have put out posters and hoardings congratulating...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha February 15, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Arvind Kejriwal swearing-in as the new Chief Minister of Delhi, World Cup 2015 and many more issues. ...
  • Inspired by Arvind Kejriwal, IITians mull career in politics February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal's astounding comeback in the Delhi Assembly elections is inspiring the students of IIT-Kharagpur, where the Delhi Chief Minister had studied, to take up politics as a career. "Making a career in politics is one of the options before me now after graduating from...
  • AAP to spread wings in 4 states in next 5 years: Yogendra Yadav February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years without entering into any "arrangements of convenience" with any regional party. Senior party strategist and...
  • Arvind Kejriwal part of RSS plan for Congress-free India: Digvijaya Singh February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Sunday sought to give a new twist to Aam Aadmi Party's victory in the Delhi Assembly elections with party general secretary Digvijaya Singh saying Arvind Kejriwal is part of the overall plan of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for a "Congress Mukt Bharat". "Kejriwal is a part of the...
  • RSS meet starts, strategy for UP, Bihar Assembly elections to be discussed February 15, 2015

    Kanpur: Bharatiya Janata Party's debacle in the Delhi Assembly polls and the organisational strategy to galvanise the cadre in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar where elections are not far away are likely to be discussed threadbare at the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh's four-day meet 'Manthan' which started in Kanpur on Sunday. RSS...
  • Arvind Kejriwal government to hold regular media briefings February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly sworn-in Arvind Kejriwal government in Delhi has decided to hold regular briefings with media to disseminate information on its new plans, projects and policies. The briefing will take place on all working days at 4 PM starting February 17, said a circular issued. "To keep the media...
  • From 'mismanaged' janata durbar to a 'well managed' Kejriwal swearing-in, AAP comes a long way February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal during his first tenure as Delhi's CM faced huge criticism after the failure of his much publicised 'janata durbar' in January 2014 which saw uncontrollable crowds. Following the chaos, mismanagement and the near-stampede like situation during the darbar, the then Aam Aadmi Party-government decided to take...
  • Called 'anarchists' and 'Naxals', AAP supporters celebrate as Arvind Kejriwal takes over as Delhi CM February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The swearing-in ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister and his six colleagues as Cabinet Ministers at the Ramlila Maidan brought back the memories of 2011 anti-corruption movement which galvanised the country and led to the Aam Aadmi Party's formation. The crowd that came at the Ramlila...
  • Kejriwal's mention of Crocin in swearing-in speech trends on Twitter February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Fever-relieving drug Crocin was on Saturday trending on Twitter after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned it in his speech during the swearing-in ceremony. Kejriwal had been suffering from fever for the past two days and in his speech after taking oath as the Chief Minister, he said he...
  • Overhaul, outreach, oversee to be new CM Kejriwal's mantra February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will use technology and tools of good governance to bring in changes wherever required for "overhaul" of the system, reach out to people who have grievances and oversee work of all ministers and MLAs. Kejriwal has already made it clear that "for five years...
  • BJP made mistake not going for Delhi poll after Lok Sabha poll: Venkaiah Naidu February 14, 2015

    Kolkata: On a day when AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal took oath as the eighth chief minister of Delhi, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that the saffron party had made a tactical mistake of not going in for the Assembly poll in Delhi immediately after the Lok...