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  • BJP signals it is ready to do business once again with Shiv Sena October 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Shedding its initial reservations, BJP on Tuesday signaled it could do business with estranged ally Shiv Sena which sent two emissaries here for discussions with its leadership on government-formation in Maharashtra. At the same time, BJP also appeared not to close the option...
  • BJP claims support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, says will pass floor test October 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state. BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event...
  • Maharashtra: BJP still in two minds over post-poll alliance with Shiv Sena, say sources October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: After a victory in Maharashtra, hectic parleys are going on within the Bharatiya Janata Party and it is still in two minds over a post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena despite party chief Uddhav Thackeray's overtures, said sources on Monday. The BJP emerged as the single largest party in...
  • Haryana polls: INLD gets its lowest ever vote share October 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Opposition INLD which was eyeing to wrest power from the Congress after about 10 years with its Chief Om Parkash Chautala going to the extreme end of declaring his intention to take oath in the Tihar Jail, the party ended up with its lowest vote share in the four...
  • BJP gets majority in Haryana for the first time October 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: In its best performance in nearly three decades, BJP created a record getting majority on its own in the 90-member Haryana Assembly winning 47 seats. The saffron party's previous best performance was in 1987 when it won 16 of the 20 seats it had contested....
  • Haryana BJP credits big win to Narendra Modi, result death knell for Chautalas October 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: For the first time ever the BJP will form the government in Haryana on its own. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) could not live up to the claims it made of forming the government and will now be out of power for three terms- a long time span...
  • OP Chautala in jail will help BJP and not INLD: Captain Abhimanyu October 13, 2014

    Narnaund: Even as Indian National Lok Dal chief (INLD) Om Prakash Chautala is behind the bars, several party leaders feel that their candidates will get sympathy votes in the Haryana Assembly elections. But Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Narnaund Captain Abhimanyu mocked the INLD and said, "There will definitely be...
  • Campaigning for October 15 assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra ends October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The high-voltage campaign in the October 15 Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra came to an end on Monday evening as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped up his offensive against Congress and other rivals who gave back in equal measure. The dust and din came to an end at...
  • Youngest Lok Sabha MP Dushyant Chautala eyes Haryana CM's post October 13, 2014

    Hisar: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief Om Prakash Chautala's grandson and Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala is eyeing Haryana chief minister's post if his party manages to form government in the state. The junior Chautala who has already earned the title of being the country's youngest MP at the age of...
  • Haryana polls: People will bring INLD-SAD to power, says Sukhbir Badal October 13, 2014

    Ambala: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday claimed that people of Haryana have decided to bring INLD-SAD combine to power in the state which goes to polls on Wednesday. Addressing a gathering in favour of SAD candidate Balwinder Singh Punia, Sukhbir, who is...
  • Haryana polls: Sushma Swaraj asks electors to 'Vote without fear' October 12, 2014

    Hansi: Union Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday asked the people of Haryana to vote "without fear" and bring BJP to power to shut the door on those who had let loose a reign of terror in the state earlier. The External Affairs Minister, who has been actively campaigning in the...
  • Haryanvis united under Chautala's leadership, says SAD October 12, 2014

    Ratia: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said people of Haryana were united under former Chief Minister Om Parkash Chautala's leadership and would ensure overwhelming majority to the Indian National Lok Dal-SAD combine in the October 15 Assembly elections. Addressing a rally...
  • Haryana polls: INLD chief OP Chautala surrenders before Tihar jail authorities October 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of October 15 Haryana assembly polls, INLD chief and former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala have before Tihar Jail authorities on Saturday evening , as per the Delhi High Court orders for misusing bail conditions by campaigning for Assembly polls, saying he cannot "take the court...
  • Haryana polls: What explains BJP's sudden rise in a two-party state? October 11, 2014

    Rohtak: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claims that its journey to forming the government in Haryana in Chandigarh starts at Rohtak. The BJP state office is also located in Rohtak, not in the state capital Chandigarh. The BJP had been a marginal player in the state politics till it swept the...
  • Delhi HC directs OP Chautala back to jail, bars him from poll campaign October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Friday directed Indian National Lok Dal chief Om Prakash Chautala to surrender before jail authorities on Sunday. Chautala, convicted and serving a 10-year jail term in connection with a teachers recruitment scam, appeared before the Delhi High Court on Friday after the CBI filed...
  • Haryana elections: INLD eyes sympathy votes if Om Prakash Chautala's bail is cancelled October 10, 2014

    Rewari: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) is eyeing sympathy voted if former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala's bail is cancelled by the Delhi High Court. Chautala, convicted and serving a 10-year jail term in connection with a teachers recruitment scam, appeared before the Delhi High Court on Friday after...
  • Haryana polls: INLD, SAD share inseparable bond, says Sukhbir Singh Badal October 9, 2014

    Nilokheri: SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the bond that his party shares with ally INLD was unbreakable and the same would pave the wave for prosperity in Haryana. While campaigning in Nilokheri in favor of INLD candidate Mamu Ram, the Shiromani Akali Dal president said the bond between the...
  • Haryana polls: Ex-CM Chautala says not afraid of going to jail after court summons him October 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Unfazed by Delhi High Court summons, INLD President Om Parkash Chautala today said he was not afraid of going to jail as his family has history of "struggling for people's interests". "I am not afraid of jail. When I was born, my father (late Devi Lal) was lodged in Lahore...
  • Teachers' recruitment scam: Delhi HC summons OP Chautala over CBI's plea against his bail October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala to personally appear in court on Friday in connection to the CBI's plea for cancellation of his bail. The High Court has lashed out at the CBI for not informing the court about alleged violations...
  • Sukhbir Badal campaigns in Haryana, seeks votes for INLD-SAD October 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today launched a poll campaign in Haryana to give a boost to the INLD-SAD candidates, who are in the fray for the October 15 elections. On the first leg of the campaign on Wednesday, the Punjab's Deputy Chief Minister used a customised...
  • Haryana: Jailed former CM OP Chautala brazenly campaigns for polls, support flows in from SAD October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala who has been jailed in a corruption case, is brazenly campaigning for the Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana. Chautala and his son Ajay were sentenced to 10 years in jail over a recruitment scam in January 2013. INLD supporters are...
  • Ignored medical advice against campaigning to save Haryana from corrupt Congress: Chautala October 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Under attack for campaigning in Haryana polls while out on bail on health grounds, senior INLD leader Om Parkash Chautala on Tuesday said that he decided to "ignore" medical advice to rid the state of "corrupt" Congress. "My health is not permitting, but just to ensure that people of...
  • BJP to go alone in Haryana polls, hopes to ride on 'Modi power' October 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: Having broken away from its alliance partner, the Haryana Janhit Congress, the BJP is contesting all 90 seats in Haryana. Another former BJP ally, the Indian National Lok Dal is also contesting on its own. Abhay Chautala has always had a certain swagger but he will need a lot...
  • CBI moves Delhi HC seeking cancellation of former Haryana CM Chautala bail October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Saturday moved Delhi High Court seeking immediate cancellation of the bail to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala over his alleged violation of the conditions set for the same. Sources in CBI said the agency had approached high court as Chautala, who was granted bail on...
  • Haryana polls: Competent court to take appropriate action in Chautala case, says EC October 4, 2014

    Chandigarh: With questions being raised on INLD Chief Om Parkash Chautala campaigning while being out on bail on health grounds, the Election Commission on Saturday washed its hand off, saying it was for the competent court to take action in the matter. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath said that INLD...
  • Haryana polls: People will have to go to jail to meet CM if INLD wins, says Hooda September 28, 2014

    Chandigarh: On the heels of INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala's rally, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday took dig at him saying if he becomes chief minister, then people of the state will have to go to Tihar prison to meet him. "Whether the Haryana Cabinet will be formed...
  • Naseeruddin Shah turned me into a non-vegetarian, I was a vegetarian when I joined NSD: Om Puri September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Besides carving a niche while playing together some of the pivotal roles in Hindi cinema, Bollywood greats and friends Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri bonded over food and loved having dishes like brain curry. "It was Naseer who turned me into a non-vegetarian," said Puri while mentioning their gastronomical...
  • JBT recruitment scam: Delhi HC directs ex-Haryana CM Chautala to surrender before October 17 September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala to surrender before the court on or before October 17. Chautala, who has been convicted in the Junior Basic Teachers' recruitment scam case, is currently out on bail. On January 22, 2013, a special...
  • Love, eggs and ideas: the keys to North Korean weightlifting success September 23, 2014

    Incheon: "Recipe for weightlifting success," by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Take one egg. Add an idea. Break a stone with said egg. Voila. North Korean weightlifters Om Yun Chol and Kim Un Guk faced the media at a news conference on Tuesday that was supposed to focus on their world records and gold...