LOK SABHA ELECTIONS

  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • Modi hasn't fulfilled any of his election promises, says Mulayam November 29, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to fulfil any of his election-time commitments, including the promise to bring the black money back. "Modi worked hard and got success (in the Lok Sabha elections). But...
  • Mamata Banerjee leaves for Delhi setting off political buzz November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Setting off speculation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for New Delhi on an invitation by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to attend a programme on Jawaharlal Nehru. The chief minister abandoned a plan to attend the closing ceremony of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), to make herself...
  • BJP fails to attract huge crowd at election rallies, uses media to woo voters in Kashmir November 16, 2014

    Srinagar: To accomplish 'Mission-44 plus' in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, which is impossible without opening account in the Muslim majority Kashmir Valley, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to use local leading newspapers to woo the voters in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Notwithstanding the stunning...
  • Congress to take Nehru's legacy to people in a bid to regain its foothold November 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After being reduced to just 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha, the Congress is struggling to find its feet and in its hour of crisis, the party has decided to take former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru's legacy to the people and re-emphasise what it stood for. Congress offices...
  • The Congress party : How long will it remain in denial mode? November 8, 2014

    It is now close to six months that the Congress party faced one of its most devastating routs in the Lok Sabha elections. The defeat was so staggering that the party drew a blank in as many as twelve states of the country. Since being voted out of...
  • PM Modi visits Varanasi for the first time after assuming office November 6, 2014

    Varanasi (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi who won the Lok Sabha elections by a huge margin from Varanasi visited his constituency on Friday for the first time after assuming charge. Preparations are in full swing and tight security is in place in the ancient temple town where Modi is expected to...
  • Lok Sabha seating plan likely to be approved before winter session October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for the finalisation of the seating arrangement in Lok Sabha is expected to be over next month, almost six months after the constitution of the new House. "We expect the arrangement to be in place before the winter session," said an official at Parliament over the...
  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people. These were some of the snippets from the history...
  • Congress fights Maharashtra, Haryana polls with old guard, loses badly October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Even after its massive and humiliating drubbing in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, the Congress seemed to have learnt no lessons. With no change in the leadership, the Congress fought the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana with the old guard and lost badly. After being reduced to almost...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's last interview in US before 1999 Lok Sabha elections September 21, 2014

    In his last interview in the United States as the then BJP general secretary, Narendra Modi talked about the BJP's agenda for the 1999 Lok Sabha elections. CNNIBN has accessed the interview given to TV Asia almost 15 years ago where he also talked about the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government,...
  • Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative 'Power of 49' sweeps Emvies, wins 5 golds, 2 silvers September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tata TeaNetwork18 joint initiative, "Power of 49", has swept the Emvies winning 5 golds and 2 silvers including the Grand Emvies. The Emvies, awarded by the Advertising Club Bombay, honour "Measurable and Significant contributions in the field of media". The 'Power of 49' campaign was aimed to...
  • Power, water supply snapped at Ajit Singh's residence as he refused to vacate government residence September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for former union minister Ajit Singh, power and water supply has been snapped at his residence in the national capital on Saturday. The development took place after Singh refused to vacate the governmentallotted residence following his defeat in the Lok Sabha elections. Singh is presently residing...
  • Muzaffarnagar court returns chargesheet filed against BJP chief Amit Shah in a hate speech case September 11, 2014

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Lucknow SJM court has returned the chargesheet filed against Bharatiya Janata party chief Amit Shah on technical grounds in an alleged hate speech case. Shah was chargesheeted on Wednesday for making an alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar during campaigning for...
  • RSS won't act as controlling force for Modi government: Vaidya September 10, 2014

    Ludhiana: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Wednesday said that it will not act as a guiding or controlling force for the Narendra Modi dispensation and had campaigned during the Lok Sabha polls to ensure a "nationalistic" government at the Centre. "The RSS would not act as a guiding or controlling force...
  • Amit Shah charge sheet: Congress expresses 'sense of satisfaction' September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday expressed a "sense of satisfaction" over the charge sheet against BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct by making an "objectionable" speech during campaigning for Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh. "We have a sense of satisfaction that something which...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah charged for alleged hate speech during Lok Sabha elections campaign September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was chargesheeted on Wednesday for making an alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar during campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Shah had landed in a major controversy for allegedly saying that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were an opportunity to seek "revenge for...
  • Finalise seatsharing by September 10: RPI to SenaBJP September 3, 2014

    Mumbai: In an indication of tension in the BJP and Shiv Senaled opposition alliance 'Mahayuti' in Maharashtra, Ramdas Athawale's RPI (A) on Wednesday demanded clarity on seatsharing, saying that it would reconsider its decision to be a part of the alliance otherwise. "We have long been demanding that BJP and...
  • Rajinikanth in party's good books; will welcome him: BJP August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday down played reports of it wooing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, but said that the actor was welcome to the party fold. Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan said that Rajinikanth was already in the good books of the BJP and recalled his meeting...
  • No seatsharing deal at the cost of selfrespect: Praful Patel August 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Stating that there had been no response from Congress on the seatsharing for the Maharashtra Assembly elections, senior National Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that "we favour an alliance but it won't be at the cost of selfrespect". "We will not have alliance with the Congress by...
  • Narendra Modi should be given time to perform, says Raj Thackeray August 17, 2014

    Thane: MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that people of the country have reposed faith in Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections and he should be given some time to perform. "People have elected him as Prime Minister...He should be given some time to show the results," Raj said....
  • Just 3 months into office, Narendra Modi admirers feel he's reverting to UPA's script August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: As an election campaigner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised sweeping market reforms to revive economy and put the country to work. As prime minister, he has dismayed admirers, apparently reverting to the script of the hapless government he defeated. To some of the economists and business leaders who as...
  • After LS rout, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav trying to emerge from under the shadow of his father August 12, 2014

    Shaken by the Lok Sabha election rout, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be finally trying to come out of the shadows of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Almost 30 months after he stormed to power with a brute majority in the state, senior bureaucrats say they are beginning...
  • BJP won Lok Sabha polls as people wanted change, not because of its leaders: RSS's Mohan Bhagwat August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has sparked off a controversy by saying that the Bhartiya Janata Party won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections because people wanted a change and not because of its leaders. Bhagwat chided parties for giving credit to some individuals for the election victories, but...
  • Amit Shah anointed BJP president, Party charts poll strategy August 9, 2014

    Amit Shah officially took over as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President in the party's National Council meet held on Saturday in New Delhi. The next big challenge for him are the upcoming assembly elections in Mahrashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Shah's mentor Prime Minister Narendra Modi has...
  • BJP using language of arrogance, says Rajeev Shukla August 9, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla hit out at BJP's new President Amit Shah and said that this was the language of arrogance. "I think this is the language of arrogance. In a democracy it happens that parties come and go. For someone to say that he will eliminate the Congress...
  • Rajnath Singh hands over BJP chief baton to Amit Shah, says he is best suited August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh on Saturday handed over the party's baton to Amit Shah in New Delhi. Praising Shah for his leadership, Singh said that the former was best suited for the position of the party's President. Singh said it was Shah's leadership...
  • Heavy security arrangements ahead of BJP's National Council meet August 9, 2014

    The BJP's first national council met for the first time after its victory in the Lok Sabha elections to ratify the appointment of Amit Shah as party President at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Extremely elaborate arrangements have been made with two huge LED screens on the stage. ...
  • Narendra Modi gets clean chit from Gujarat Police in poll code violation case August 8, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Giving a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gujarat police on Friday filed a closure report in a metropolitan court here in a case of alleged violation of model code of conduct during the Lok Sabha election. "We have filed a closure summary report before the metropolitan court...
  • Indifference of SP workers led to LS poll debacle: Mulayam August 5, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday blamed the indifference of some of the party's leaders and workers as the reason behind its drubbing in Lok Sabha elections. "A number of our people had given up (before the Lok Sabha elections) and did not work wholeheartedly. We got a majority...