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  • Lucknow: Rajnath vs Rita Bahuguna fight, Jaaferi just for comic effect 23-04-2014 02:45 PM

    Lucknow: The BJP president Rajnath Singh v/s comedian, actor Jaaved Jaaferi of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fight in Lucknow is being keenly watched. The surprising entry of comedian, dancer, "Boogie Woogie" star and reality TV show judge and host Jaaved Jaaferi as the AAP candidate against Rajnath Singh has...
  • Meet with Muslim clerics exposes BJP's double standards: Congress 16-04-2014 08:59 AM

    Lucknow: The Congress has hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for Rajnath Singh's meet with Muslim clerics in Lucknow. Congress leader Ajay Maken said the BJP's double standards stand exposed after the meet. "BJP takes the whole media along when it goes to meet religious leaders, at least Congress...
  • Rajnath meets Muslim clerics, claims there was no political motive 15-04-2014 09:14 AM

    Lucknow: Weeks after Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh slammed Congress President Sonia Gandhi for meeting Muslim religious leaders and seeking their support, he met Muslim clerics in Lucknow on Monday. Rajnath, though, played down the meet saying that there was no political motive and the meet was about respecting...
  • Lucknow Congress President Neeraj Bora resigns 13-04-2014 03:04 PM

    In a setback to the party, Congress Lucknow president Neeraj Bora on Sunday dissolved the city unit and resigned, alleging that present policies of the party and personal agenda of its leaders were not in the interest of the country. "I am resigning from the primary membership of the party...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Uttar Pradesh 10-04-2014 11:49 PM

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Habiba Marya Shakil visits various cities in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary Constituencies which will vote on April 10, 17, 24, May 7 and 12. ...
  • Lucknow: Adarsh Shastri, Jaaferi file nomination as AAP candidates 09-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Lucknow: AAP leader Adarsh Shastri, grandson of late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a cover candidate for Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi. Shastri is the party's official candidate from Allahabad. The move was part of a "well thought out...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh, LK Advani to file nomination papers today 05-04-2014 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: With just days left for the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections to begin, BJP President Rajnath Singh and party patron LK Advani will file their nomination papers on Saturday. Rajnath, a sitting MP from Ghaziabad is trying his luck in Lucknow this elections. Advani, a five-time MP from Gandhinagar...
  • Now, enjoy cold drinks, momos at Lucknow polling booths 01-04-2014 06:21 PM

    In the land of nawabs, this election would mean comfort of a different kind -- with kiosks selling cold drinks, wafers and momos at select polling centres. The Election Commission has zeroed in on select polling booths of the total 1,400 in the state capital which will be plush with...
  • AAP fields actor Jaaved Jaaferi against Rajnath Singh in Lucknow 31-03-2014 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Jaaved Jaaferi will be contesting against Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh from Lucknow seat in Uttar Pradesh. He will be contesting on a Aam Aadmi Party ticket. The AAP has also fielded Riturajbhai Mehta against BJP veteran LK Advani from Gandhinagar seat in Gujarat. The...
  • Sabir Ali's inclusion in BJP was not a right step: Ramdev 29-03-2014 07:50 PM

    Amidst raging controversy over expelled JD(U) leader Sabir Ali's joining BJP and subsequent annulment of his membership, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said his inclusion in the saffron outfit was not a "right step". The yoga guru, however, clarified that it was his personal view. Ramdev, who was in...
  • Police officer beaten up by locals for adultery 28-03-2014 09:49 PM

    A police officer was beaten up by locals in Jhansi district after he was allegedly found involved in adultery. The incident took place at Marin Dhamele Chowk locality on March 26 when the officer was caught by locals at the house of a woman, Inspector General of Police (Law and...
  • Bundelkhand Vikas Sena workers attack Congress office, beat up party members 28-03-2014 04:50 PM

    Bundelkhand Vikas Sena workers on Friday protested outside Congress office in Lucknow. Sena workers ransacked the office and beat up the Congress workers as the party had no package for Bundelkhand in their election manifesto for Lok Sabha polls. Police then lathicharged the sena workers and chased them away. Congress...
  • Lucknow: Congress office ransacked by Bundelkhand Vikas Sena workers 28-03-2014 04:36 PM

    Lucknow: Suspected workers of the Bundelkhand Vikas Sena on Friday ransacked the Congress office in Lucknow. They also beat up local Congress workers present at the office. According to police officials, the BVS workers were protesting against the Congress manifesto saying it did not have any package for Bundelkhand. The...
  • Uttar Pradesh poll diary: Vajpayee aide by Rajnath's side 27-03-2014 03:17 PM

    The enormity of the event and its symbolism in Indian polity was not lost on anyone on board as Rajnath Singh travelled to Lucknow, his first visit to city after being nominated to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the UP capital. In the entourage was a burly, moustachioed man...
  • BJP faces 'veteran headache' in Uttar Pradesh 25-03-2014 08:25 PM

    Two senior BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh have revolted after being denied ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Anger is simmering among some other veterans too but they are silent for now. Ram Vilas Vedanti, a seer and party MP in 1996-97 and 1998-99, on Tuesday said he had...
  • Seven dead as SUV falls off bridge in Shravasti 24-03-2014 08:15 PM

    Seven people were killed and a child was seriously injured when a speeding SUV fell into a river in Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Monday. The accident took place late on Sunday at Mallehpur when the speeding vehicle coming from Nepal and going towards Bahraich lost control,...
  • Shiv Sena fishes in troubled waters of BJP, targets Modi, backs Advani 22-03-2014 10:45 AM

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena keeping up its trident attacks on the BJP batted for its senior leader LK Advani in the latest edition of its editorial 'Saamna'. The party mouthpiece attacked the BJP for sidelining its tallest leader while seat distribution for Lok Sabha elections. On the row between Advani...
  • EC takes note of Arvind Kejriwal's complaint of Reliance influencing gas price hike 21-03-2014 08:28 PM

    Election Commission has taken note of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's complaint that on a proposal by Reliance Industries, petroleum ministry is going to hike gas prices from April 1 and said it would examine the matter. "The Commission will look into it and the urgency shown in going ahead with...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Shiv Sena to field candidates in UP, Bihar 21-03-2014 01:44 PM

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena gave a breather to the BJP by deciding not to put up candidates against Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh, it will contest the Lok Sabha elections on 20 seats in Uttar Pradesh and five in Bihar. "We have our alliance with BJP in Maharashtra,...
  • Over 97,000 litres of illicit liquor seized ahead of polls 18-03-2014 08:23 PM

    Over 97,000 litres of illicit liquor has been seized by teams of Excise and Income Tax departments in Uttar Pradesh since March 5 when the model code for the parliamentary elections came into force. "After the announcement of Lok Sabha polls schedule, 97,642 litres of illicit liquor worth Rs 2.12...
  • BJP workers protest against Jagdambika Pal getting LS ticket 18-03-2014 06:03 PM

    Amidst reports of former Congress leader Jagdambika Pal cosying up to the BJP and likely to get party ticket for Lok Sabha polls, workers of the saffron party on Tuesday protested against his possible nomination from Domariyaganj seat. BJP workers from Domariyaganj, which is Pal's Lok Sabha constituency, and its...
  • Rajnath Singh gets Lalji Tandon's Lucknow seat 16-03-2014 10:51 AM

    Lucknow: In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Rajnath Singh's constituency has been moved from Ghaziabad to Lucknow. The decision was taken at the party's Central Election Committee (CEC) meet after which the party released its fourth list of Lok Sabha candidates. Lucknow was...
  • BJP LS list out: Modi to contest from Varanasi, Joshi moved to Kanpur 16-03-2014 09:54 AM

    The month-long suspense over Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha seat is finally over. Modi will fight Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, the constituency represented by Dr Murli Manohar Joshi. The sitting MP from Varanasi and former BJP president, Joshi, has been given a ticket from...
  • Jubilation in Varanasi as Narendra Modi declared BJP candidate 16-03-2014 12:21 AM

    Celebrations broke out among BJP members in Varanasi after the party late on Saturday announced the candidature of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the temple town. Several hundreds of party supporters shouted pro-Modi slogans, blew conches, smeared each other with "gulaal" (colour) and burst crackers after the late...
  • Decision on UP seats unlikely at BJP meet today 13-03-2014 09:35 AM

    New Delhi: While speculation continues over Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Uttar Pradesh seat, sources have now indicated that a decision is unlikely in the party's meet on Thursday. Sources say that Uttar Pradesh is unlikely to be taken up at the party's Parliamentary Board meeting as...
  • BJP to decide on North India seats today, all eyes on Modi's UP seat 13-03-2014 08:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party will hold its Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The party is expected to announce candidates from states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar that are key to its mission 272+ plan. The party is yet to finalise the seat for its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • The Last Word: Should Narendra Modi stand from a UP constituency? 12-03-2014 08:57 PM

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Narendra Modi contest from Lucknow or Allahabad? 12-03-2014 07:40 PM

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • Government warns LMRC officials against laxity in metro project 12-03-2014 04:57 PM

    A senior UP government official on Wednesday warned the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) against adopting dilly-dallying tactics towards the project. Adviser, Uttar Pradesh government's External aided Projects Department, Madhukar Jetley, said,"No laxity or dilly-dallying on the part of officials will be tolerated in the project. Action will be taken...
  • Narendra Modi's UP seat yet to be decided, Joshi eyes Varanasi 12-03-2014 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to step out of his comfort zone and is likely to contest from the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections. A day before the BJP's Central Election Committee's meet, sources say that the party's top...