LOK SABHA

  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha 16 hours 18 minutes ago

    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...
  • Pritam Munde breaks Modi's Lok Sabha record, secures highest winning margin 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and daughter of late union minister Gopinath Munde polled a staggering 9,22,416 votes in the Beed Lok Sabha by-poll, surpassing the record set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pritam trounced her nearest Congress rival Ashok S. Patil by a margin of over 6,96,321 votes which is...
  • Congress fights Maharashtra, Haryana polls with old guard, loses badly 2 days ago

    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...
  • Counting of votes for Maharashtra, Haryana polls on Sunday 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Counting of votes for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity after the Lok Sabha polls, will be held on Sunday. The vote counting for the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly will start at...
  • Voting begins for Kandhamal LS bypoll amid tight security 1 week ago

    Phulbani: Voting began for by-election to Odisha's communally sensitive Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency where an estimated 11.4 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Amid tight security, polling commenced at 7 am in the Maoist-hit constituency spread over Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Ganjam and Boudh districts. The bypoll was necessitated following death...
  • Lok Sabha staff donate day's salary in PM relief fund October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Officers and staff of the Lok Sabha Secretariat have donated a day's salary towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and handed over a cheque for Rs 14 lakh as the contribution towards the Fund....
  • Will go by laid-down rules on Lokpal appointment: Rajnath Singh September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go by the laid-down rules in deciding on appointments to the posts of Lokpal, CVC and other statutory authorities with the Leader of Opposition, who is a member of the selection panel for choosing them, not having been designated for the Lower House. "We will work...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls September 21, 2014

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • 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,...
  • Congress rakes up need for having LoP in Lok Sabha September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday again raked up the need for having a Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha insisting that it was not a titular position and is required to form a "shadow cabinet". Party General Secretary CP Joshi cited the Page Committee report on the role...
  • 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...
  • New mines bill to be brought in next Lok Sabha session September 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday said that the Narendra Modiled government is making all efforts to introduce a new mines bill in the next Lok Sabha session and bring out guidelines to remove bottlenecks in the mining sector in a week's time. "We are making all...
  • People endorsed TRS rule, KCR says about Medak bypoll September 16, 2014

    Hyderabad: The thumping victory of TRS in the Medak Lok Sabha bypoll in Telangana is an endorsement of the state government's functioning, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said on Tuesday. "People endorsed what we did in these three months," he told reporters after Telangana Rashtra Samiti nominee K Prabhakar Reddy was...
  • Bypolls: 'Good days' for SP & Congress, BJP suffers a shock defeat September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat....
  • UP bypoll: Voting underway for Noida assembly seat September 13, 2014

    Nearly 6 million people in Uttar Pradesh are exercising their franchise in 11 assembly constituencies and 1 Lok Sabha constituency in the bypolls happening in Noida. This is the largest constituency as far as size is concerned. ...
  • 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...
  • Telangana bypoll: Over 30% polling recorded for Medak Lok Sabha seat September 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: 2:15 PM: Over 30 per cent polling recorded till noon. Voting has begun for bypoll in Medak Lok Sabha constituency in Telangana, necessitated by the resignation of Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrashekhar Rao after he became chief minister. The bypoll witnessed a spirited campaign with ruling TRS, main Opposition Congress...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats held today September 13, 2014

    Voting for three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats were held on Saturday. The results are crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations of...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats across 10 states September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...
  • Bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats on Saturday; acid test for PM Narendra Modi September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...
  • 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...
  • Telangana: TRS, TDPBJP and Congress slug it out to win Medak LS bypoll September 7, 2014

    Hyderabad: A shrill campaign is on for the highstakes Medak Lok Sabha bypoll in Telangana, which has been necessitated after the resignation of Telengana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao of the ruling TRS, with the Congress and the Telugu Desam (TDP)BJP combine leaving no stone unturned to win the contest. The...
  • Government to go ahead with key appointments without LoP September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to go ahead with the appointments to various statutory bodies like CVC, NHRC and Lokpal without the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha as a member of the selection committee choosing them. The move comes following a recent reference from the Lok Sabha secretariat in...
  • Delhi HC to hear PIL on appointment of LoP in Lok Sabha on October 15 September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High court on Wednesday deferred to October 15 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha. "The Supreme Court is already hearing this matter. We will hear after the apex court hears it,"...
  • 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...
  • AngloIndian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadubased social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of AngloIndian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33yearold Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • 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...