Maharashtra

  • Polling underway for last phase of Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra 24-04-2014 08:30 AM

    Mumbai: Polling for 19 seats in Maharahstra in the third and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, where 338 candidates are testing electoral waters began at 7 am on Thursday. The most keenly watched battle is being fought in the 6 Lok Sabha seats of Mumbai. Milind...
  • Lok Sabha elections phase 6 live: Bollywood votes early, Rajinikanth votes in Chennai 24-04-2014 07:19 AM

    Voting begins in Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, UP, MP, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, J&K, Puducherry. Meanwhile, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be filing his nomination in Varanasi today for the Lok Sabha elections. He is fighting against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal. Here are the latest updates...
  • 117 seats from 11 states, 1 Union Territory will vote on Thursday 23-04-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: Stakes will be high for the Congress and the BJP and a number of other parties like AIADMK, DMK, NCP and Shiv Sena when 117 constituencies will go to polls on Thursday in yet another substantial round of polling in the Lok Sabha elections. Over 18 crore voters...
  • LS polls: Tough for Congress-NCP, BJP-Shiv Sena eye big win in Mumbai 22-04-2014 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: The third and the last phase of voting in Maharashtra is on April 24. Voters in 6 constituencies in Mumbai, 6 in North Maharashtra known as Khandesh region, 4 in Thane district, 2 in Marathwada and 1 in Konkan will exercise their franchise in the third and last phase....
  • Maharashtra: 1 leopard caught, another killed after entering villages 21-04-2014 03:25 PM

    Mumbai: Leopards caused a scare in two villages in Chandrapur in Maharashtra. In the village of Ballarpur, a leopard entered a home and attacked one villager. It attacked another resident while people tried to corner it. No one has been seriously injured. One person has suffered minor injuries. The Forest...
  • Sonia suffers mild asthma attack, to resume campaigning soon 21-04-2014 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: A day after Congress President Sonia Gandhi cancelled her Maharashtra tour, citing health reasons, sources told CNN-IBN that she had a minor asthma attack. The UPA chairperson is likely to resume the campaigning soon. Sonia was scheduled to address three election rallies in Maharashtra on Sunday in Dhule,...
  • FIR against Pawar for allegedly threatening people to vote for Sule 20-04-2014 08:49 AM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been registered against NCP leader and Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar for allegedly threatening farmers to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. The FIR was filed after the AAP candidate from Baramati, Suresh Khopde, submitted an audio recording where Pawar allegedly told villagers at a rally...
  • LS polls: 6 million voters' names deleted in Maharashtra 20-04-2014 07:57 AM

    Mumbai: In a shocking revelation that could impact election results, the names of nearly six million voters have been deleted or diverted across Maharashtra. The deletion was done mainly because the voters were currently not residing in the area in which they were originally registered, a state election commission official...
  • 'Sharad Pawar had agreed to ally with the Shiv Sena in Assembly polls' 19-04-2014 10:24 AM

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi today claimed that NCP chief Sharad Pawar had agreed to an alliance with his party in the last Assembly elections in Maharashtra. "In the 2009 State Assembly polls, Pawar had expressed his willingness to have an alliance with Shiv Sena," Joshi, former Lok...
  • Raj Thackeray backs Modi for PM, sticks to his anti-North Indian stand 18-04-2014 01:10 PM

    Mumbai: An extremely aggressive and combative Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray stuck to his stand of supporting Narendra Modi for the post of prime ministership but added that his party will never back the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The politician whose main agenda is to target North Indians and...
  • Ajit Pawar allegedly threatened people to vote for Sule, AAP complains 18-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Mumbai: The Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Baramati Suresh Khopde has filed a complaint with the police on the basis of a video that allegedly shows Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar threatening villagers and telling them to vote for his cousin Supriya Sule. Ajit Pawar is allegedly heard in...
  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind 17-04-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily, Sachin Pilot, Jaswant Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Misa Bharti...
  • Over 68,000 poll personnel employed for 6 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai 17-04-2014 05:19 PM

    Mumbai: More than 68,000 officials will be on duty in the six parliamentary constituencies of Mumbai in 9,879 polling centres on April 24, when voting for third and final phase of Lok Sabha elections will be held in Maharashtra. A day-long training camp for officials in all the 36 Assembly...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 121 seats begin voting in the biggest phase 17-04-2014 07:35 AM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India is witnessing the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Final turnout of 61.7 per cent in Maharashtra till 6 pm 17-04-2014 07:30 AM

    Mumbai: The 19 constituencies in Maharashtra where polling was held on Thursday in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state recorded an average 61.7 per cent turnout by 6 pm, the closing time. The constituency-wise voting percentages: Hingoli: 63 per cent, Nanded: 63, Parbhani: 62, Maval: 63.10,...
  • With 'weak' History, Maths, Geography, Modi is no topper: Congress 16-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday ridiculed the BJP's bid to "portray" Narendra Modi as "a topper" and said the Gujarat Chief Minister had proved he is rather weak in History, Geography and Maths. "At a rally here in December, Modi had said that Maharashtra had 27 chief ministers since its...
  • LS poll: 121 seats vote in the biggest round of electoral exercise 16-04-2014 10:38 PM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • Modi wave fuels BJP, Congress-NCP put up good fight in Maharashtra 16-04-2014 01:47 PM

    Mumbai: Nineteen Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra are voting on April 17. 6 seats in Marathwada, 10 Western in Maharashtra, 1 in Konkan and 2 in Northern Maharashtra will be voting on Thursday. The entire Vidarbha region has already voted on April 10. Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats. The...
  • Campaign for second phase of LS polling in Maharashtra concludes 15-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Mumbai: Campaign for the second phase of polling in Maharashtra where nearly 3.25 crore voters will be sealing the fate of 358 candidates including stalwarts like Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, ex-Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and BJP leader Gopinath Munde, came to an end on Tuesday. About 3,24,27,558 electorate in 19...
  • SP shocker again, Abu Azmi says punish sex out of marriage by stoning 11-04-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Joining the group of India's retrograde politicians now is Samajwadi Party's Maharashtra unit chief Abu Azmi. Azmi, in an interview, has said that sex out of marriage should be punished by stoning. He also backed death penalty for both men and women, irrespective of whether it is rape...
  • 'Adarsh' fight: Ashok Chavan pitted against BJP's DB Patil in Nanded 11-04-2014 11:54 AM

    Mumbai: It is an 'Adarsh' fight in Nanded Lok Sabha constituency in Marathwada region where Adarsh scam-tainted former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is pitted against BJP MP D B Patil. Though there are 23 candidates in the fray for the April 17 poll, the real fight will be between...
  • LS phase 5: Nilekani richest with Rs 7700 crore, poorest has Rs 150 11-04-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed 1,739 self sworn affidavits of 1,761 candidates contesting in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha election. 121 Lok Sabha seats in 12 states across India are voting on April 17. 279 candidates (16 per cent) have declared criminal cases...
  • Lok Sabha poll: 56 per cent polling in ten LS seats in Maharashtra till 5 pm 10-04-2014 09:32 AM

    Nagpur: About 56 per cent voting was reported in the ten Lok Sabha constituencies of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra till 5 pm on Thursday, Election Commission sources said. The percentage is likely to go up as the polling was scheduled to end at 6 pm. The constituency-wise percentages till 5...
  • Lok Sabha elections Phase 3: 91 seats vote across India 10-04-2014 07:28 AM

    New Delhi: Voting began in one of the biggest phases of the current Lok Sabha election in 91 Lok Sabha seats across India on Thursday. People are also simultaneously voting in the Assembly election in Odisha. The entire state of Kerala with 20 Lok Sabha seats, national capital Delhi with...
  • Bombay HC notice to Ashok Chavan, postpones Adarsh hearing to June 10 09-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court while hearing the revision petition filed by the CBI seeking to delete Ashok Chavan's name from the Adarsh FIR on Wednesday asked the agency whether sanction was indeed to prosecute Chavan. The CBI lawyer told the court the agency cannot proceed to prosecute him under...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha 08-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • NCP releases poll manifesto, opposes Uniform Civil Code 07-04-2014 04:20 PM

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Monday released its manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Monday being an election day, the party put up its manifesto on its website. Amongst other features, the NCP said it does not support the imposition of a uniform civil code and will...
  • Munde's supporters thrash pilot for refusing to follow his orders 06-04-2014 08:18 PM

    Beed: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde is facing the heat after his flight crew complained that the helicopter pilot and engineer were beaten up by his supporters. The pilot had reportedly refused Munde's last minute change in flight plans saying that he needed clearance. The DGCA has condemned the incident...
  • Maharashtra: 495 candidates file nominations for last phase of polls 06-04-2014 09:38 AM

    Mumbai: As many as 495 candidates have filed nominations for 19 constituencies in Maharashtra, including Mumbai, which goes to poll in the third phase on April 24. The highest number of 45 candidates filed papers in Aurangabad, while the lowest number of 14 nominations were received in Nandurbar. The 19...