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  • EC guidelines on financial transparency come into force 7 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission guidelines making it virtually mandatory for political parties to deposit their funds in banks and not to exceed ceiling limits in financial assistance for candidates to ensure transparency and accountability came into effect on Wednesday. The Election Commission order of August 29 in this regard...
  • Relatives to slug it out in Maharashtra poll ring 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will witness many politicians battling it out against their relatives who are contesting as candidates of rival parties to enter the Assembly. Ashish Deshmukh, nephew of NCP leader and Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, is pitted against his uncle in Katol, which Anil has been representing...
  • PM Modi, Mukesh Ambani, Gabbard among others attend a dinner party -1368671105 minutes ago

    New York: After delivering a spectacular speech and wooing the Indian community in America at the Madison Sqaure Garden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a dinner hosted by the Indian Ambassador to the US, Dr S Jaishankar. Among the attendees were External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, BJP functionary Ram Madhav,...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress calls off alliance with Samajwadi Party 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Two days after the Nationalist Congress Party broke its 15-year-old alliance with the Congress, the alliance trouble continues to haunt the latter. The Congress on Saturday called off its alliance with the Samajwadi Party ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. SP leaders said that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan called them...
  • Submissions in Modi poll code breach case to be heard on October 9 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: A court on Friday asked an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) petitioner to make his submission in the case of alleged poll-code violation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on October 9. The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) AU Jhujharu of Ahmedabad Rural court told advocate KR Koshti of AAP member Nishant...
  • Washington state teen calls police to break up his own party 5 days ago

    A Washington state teenager who threw a party rife with underage drinking and drug use while his parents were away called police to intervene after a rowdy throng busted a neighbors fence and fights broke out, local media said on Wednesday. The 16-year-old, whose parents were in Portland, called the authorities...
  • Shiv Sena not to declare candidate list publicly, calls BJP 'enemy of Maharashtra' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after the split with the Bharatiya Janata Party, a sulking Shiv Sena has said that it won't declare its Maharashtra candidate list publicly. The party has asked candidates to directly fill forms for nomination. The Sena has also slammed the BJP in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'. The party...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress will ally with SP, says Prithviraj Chavan 6 days ago

    Mumbai: After the Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday announced to call off its ties with the Congress, the Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan informed that the Congress will go into assembly polls along with Mulayam Singh's Samajwadi Party. The ruling party in the state said that although they offered ten more seats...
  • Maharashtra elections: Nothing new in Shiv Sena's seat proposal, says BJP as alliance hangs in balance 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party are keeping each other guessing even as the last date of filing nomination for Maharashtra assembly elections nears. The alliance is hanging by the thread over the tussle over the number of seats the two parties would contest. But the BJP is...
  • Shiv Sena reaches out to BJP one last time, Uddhav Thackeray speaks to Amit Shah 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has reached out to the BJP one last time to try and settle their seat sharing tussle. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray spoke to BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday evening as Shah cancelled his Mumbai visit. Thackeray told Shah not to set very high goals and also...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena alliance on the brink, final decision likely by Thursday evening 6 days ago

    Mumbai: After days of meetings and talks over seat sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the grand old Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena alliance, the Mahayuti, now seems to be on the brink. Sources say that a final decision is likely by Thursday evening. These developments come after BJP President...
  • Smaller parties in Sena-BJP alliance demand 18 seats, issue ultimatum 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The smaller parties in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance have issued an ultimatum of Thursday, 11 am to resolve the seat sharing issue in Maharashtra. They are unhappy with the proposal of giving only seven seats to the smaller parties. Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah is likely to meet Sena chief...
  • J&K floods: SC appoints 5-member panel to ascertain ground situation 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a five-member committee headed by Senior Registrar of Jammu and Kashmir High Court to ascertain the ground situation of the flood-affected state and asked it to file its report within two weeks. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha expressed satisfaction...
  • Smaller parties of grand Mahayuti alliance miffed with Shiv Sena, BJP over seat sharing 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Smaller parties of the grand Mahayuti alliance up the ante as they hint to walk out of the alliance over issue of seat sharing. The Republican Party of India, the Rashtriya Samaj Party and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghathana have rejected the Bharatiya Janata Party proposal which offered them only seven...
  • Maharashtra polls: Options if Shiv Sena-BJP alliance breaks September 23, 2014

    There seems to be a breakthrough in the seat sharing standoff between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena as the nomination date in the Maharashtra Assembly elections nears. While the Shiv Sena has now agreed to BJP's demand for a 151-130 seat partnership, the bone of contention now...
  • Congress, NCP politically obliged to contest Maharashtra polls together: Tariq Anwar September 23, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Tariq Anwar said that both Congress and NCP would suffer if the alliance is broken. "Politically we are obliged to contest together," said Anwar. ...
  • Seat sharing standoff: BJP calls a meeting of Maharashtra party workers September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The standoff between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP has called for a meeting of all Maharashtra party workers on Tuesday. The BJP says that it is ready to fight on 130 seats and is willing to...
  • CNN India correspondent analyses PM Modi's persona September 22, 2014

    Editor's note: Ravi Agrawal is CNN's New Delhi bureau chief. He was part of the CNN team that exclusively spent time with Narendra Modi in his first interview since becoming India's Prime Minister. Follow him on Twitter. New Delhi (CNN): Four months ago Narendra Modi emerged as the runaway winner of...
  • Maharashtra polls: No decision on seat sharing yet, NCP, Congress to hold separate meetings September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party's core committee will meet on Monday as its seat sharing deadlock with the Congress for the Maharashtra Assembly elections continues. The Congress has refused to toe NCP's ultimatum saying it can give only 124 seats to the NCP instead of the 144 demanded by the...
  • Narendra Modi congratulates New Zealand PM on election victory September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated John Key on being reelected for a third term as the Prime Minister of New Zealand. "Congratulations to Mr. John Key & the New Zealand National Party for the victory in the General Election," the Prime Minister said. Key, the conservative...
  • Congress might go alone in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, says Majeed Memon September 21, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Nationalist Congress Party leader Majeed Memon said that in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, Congress may go alone in Maharashtra. "We will back the decision of the leadership, whatever that is," said NCP. ...
  • Manish Tewari slams government for not taking border incursions seriously September 20, 2014

    Congress party member Manish Tewari has slammed the government for not taking border incursions seriously, accusing it of not having an effective plan to deal with intrusions from Pakistan and China. ...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Can strategist Nitin Gadkari click in real politics of the state? September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: For the first time, the Maharashtra state BJP is contesting the state assembly elections under the leadership of Nitin Gadkari, the Union Transport Minister and a close confidante of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The party sources claim that there is a possibility of Gadkari taking charge as the next...
  • Another round of talks between Shiv Sena, BJP, but no breakthrough yet on seat sharing September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party met on Friday to save the 25yearold alliance ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections. There has been no breakthrough yet as the two sides have been only exchanging new proposals for seat allocation. Breaking from tradition, Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray's son Aditya Thackeray...
  • SP cautions Modi against China's 'policy' of pushing troops September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party on Thursday cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi against China's "policy" of pushing troops and holding talks at the same time and said it was time New Delhi used force to push back Chinese troops which have entered Indian territory. The remarks by senior SP leader Ram Gopal...
  • Ties with BJP strong but CM candidate will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's climbdown on its demand for fighting 135 seats in the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that ties between both the parties are strong. However, speaking to CNNIBN, he added that the Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate will be from the Shiv...
  • Hema Malini sparks a controversy, says widows from Bengal, Bihar should not crowd Mathura September 18, 2014

    Mathura: Another Bharatiya Janata Party leader, actorturnedpolitician Hema Malini, has now stoked a controversy with her statements. The BJP MP from Mathura said that widows from Bengal and Bihar should not crowd the holy city and should stay in their own states instead. "If they (widows) are not from here...
  • Want alliance with NCP intact, but there should be mutual respect: Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Seat sharing talks are on between the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in an exclusive interview to CNNIBN said that he wants the alliance with NCP intact but there should be mutual respect. Chavan also claims that seat sharing...
  • BJP bows before Shiv Sena, to contest 119 seats instead of 135 in Maharashtra elections September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: After the seatsharing controversy between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari met the Maharashtra BJP leaders in Mumbai on Wednesday night. The party leaders have bowed down to the Shiv Sena from the 135seat demand and sent a list of...
  • Maharashtra: Dilemmas of CongressNCP, Shiv SenaBJP alliance, must stick together for power September 17, 2014

    For the first time in the history of assembly election, both the CongressNCP combine and the BJPShiv Sena alliance are exerting maximum pressure to get more seats to contest. Even though both the combines know that the alliance has to continue, still the parties are engaging in unnecessary public fight...