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  • PM walked on snow, but didn't leave any footprints: Arun Jaitley 19-04-2014 01:39 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley is on a writing spree this election season. This time, he has taken on the Prime Minister's media advisor Pankaj Pachauri's statements that Dr Manmohan Singh is not a silent Prime Minister. Jaitley, in his 'The Campaign Diary' series that he writes online, has...
  • SP defends Mulayam's threat to teachers, says EC must rethink on notice 19-04-2014 11:22 AM

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party has defended its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav after the Election Commission issued a show cause notice to him for allegedly threatening contractual government teachers in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. The party now claims that the statement was made in jest and that the EC should reconsider...
  • Full text: BJP statement on Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claims 19-04-2014 10:49 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has denied claims that its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent emissaries to meet separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani seeking his help in solving the Kashmir issue. Rejecting the claims by Geelani as "mischievous" and without any basis, the party said in a statement...
  • '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...
  • Separatist leader Geelani claims Modi sought his help on Kashmir issue 19-04-2014 09:19 AM

    New Delhi: Did Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi send emissaries to meet hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani? Geelani has claimed that last month, two Kashmiri Pandits approached him on Modi's behalf seeking help in working out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Geelani said that...
  • Congress demands Ramdev, BJP candidate's arrest over money talk clip 19-04-2014 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress has urged the Election Commission to investigate a video clip in which yoga guru Ramdev was caught on telling Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Alwar Mahant Chandnath that he shouldn't talk about money when mics are on. It has now demanded an FIR and the arrest...
  • Kanyakumari: Will AAP spoil the party for traditional players? 19-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Kanyakumari: While the Aam Aadmi Party is making headlines in the North, it is also something to watch out for down South this election. In Kanyakumari, it is a six-cornered contest with two former MPs and MLAs in the poll fray. But the entry of anti-nuclear activist SP Udayakumar as...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes 18-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed...
  • BJP saves alliance with TDP, to contest in 4 LS seats 18-04-2014 10:40 PM

    Hyderabad: Saving themselves from a last minute embarrassment, the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party on Friday ironed out differences ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Seemandhra, after a 4 hour meeting at Chandrababu Naidu's residence in Hyderabad. The BJP will be contesting in 13 Assembly...
  • EC's notice to Mulayam for allegedly threatening teachers to vote for SP 18-04-2014 08:09 PM

    The Election Commission on Friday issued a show cause notice to ruling Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening school teachers appointed on contract by Uttar Pradesh government to either vote for his party in Lok Sabha polls or risk losing permanentstatus. Holding that Yadav has prima facie...
  • Attacks on Kejriwal a reflection of frustration in Modi camp: AAP 18-04-2014 05:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has claimed that the sudden spurt in the growing attacks from the Bharatiya Janta Party on Arvind Kejriwal at Varanasi is a clear reflection of the frustration in the Narendra Modi camp. In a press release, the AAP said that in less than...
  • AAP accuses BJP of disrupting its campaign; demands EC action 18-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party on Friday accused BJP of disrupting the poll campaign of its top leaders including Arvind Kejriwal and demanded the Election Commission to take action against the party. "The Aam Aadmi Party strongly condemns the attempts by BJP workers to disrupt the movement of its leaders, including national...
  • SP workers attempt suicide after EC revokes ban on Amit Shah, cane-charged 18-04-2014 03:42 PM

    Hundreds of Samajwadi Party workers allegedly attempting self-immolation were assaulted by police with canes in Allahabad on Friday, and three of them were arrested, police said. The Samajwadi Party workers and activists were protesting the withdrawal of a ban by the Election Commission on campaigning by Bharatiya Janata Party general...
  • BJP's declaration of PM nominee sign of impatience: Sharad Pawar 18-04-2014 03:29 PM

    Nashik: Terming the BJP's announcement of Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi as a "sign of impatience", Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said they are not fighting the elections on issues, but only to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister. "Any political party contests a certain election on specific...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav soft on rapists, tough on riot victims, says Modi 18-04-2014 02:47 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and said when one has to be tough on rapists, Mulayam Singh is soft on them. "We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said...
  • EC's decision to revoke ban on Amit Shah unfortunate, says SP 18-04-2014 02:03 PM

    Terming Election Commission's decision to revoke the ban on BJP leader Amit Shah's participation in election campaigning as "unfortunate", Samajwadi Party on Friday said that it was an "injustice" to party leader Mohd Azam Khan. "The decision of EC to lift ban on Amit Shah's campaigning is unfortunate..It's injustice to...
  • 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...
  • Watch: Akshay Yadav, the new Yadav kid on the block, speak 18-04-2014 01:01 PM

    Akshay Yadav, the latest entrant into politics from Uttar Pradesh's Yadav clan is all set to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Firozabad. ...
  • Ex-dacoit campaigns for Samajwadi Party candidate Renu Yadav 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Renu Yadav, a former dacoit is now a Lok Sabha candidate for the Samajwadi Party. Yadav is being supported by another former dacoit Munni in her election campaign. ...
  • Chandrababu Naidu's last bid to power hits roadblock 18-04-2014 11:43 AM

    Hyderabad: The 63-year-old Nara Chandrababu Naidu is a worried man. The man who ruled undivided Andhra Pradesh for 9 years and wielded enormous clout at the national level is now battling infighting and trying to save his party. Naidu has been out of power for the past 10 years. He...
  • Miffed SP appeals to EC to lift ban on Azam Khan, reconsider decision on Amit Shah 18-04-2014 09:53 AM

    New Delhi: While the Election Commission has lifted its ban on BJP general secretary Amit Shah allowing him to hold rallies, Samajwadi Party is sulking as its senior leader Azam Khan continues to stay away from party campaigns following EC directives. The SP has appealed to the EC to reconsider...
  • If we reveal truths, Sonia, Rahul will stay indoors: Uma Bharti 18-04-2014 09:09 AM

    Jhansi: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti has launched a scathing attack on the Congress after it released her video of criticism for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Uma has warned the Congress that if the BJP reveals the Congress's truths, its President and Vice President Sonia and Rahul...
  • Pune mess: Faulty EVMs, names missing in voters lists; BJP demands repolling 18-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Pune: The Lok Sabha elections in Pune on Thursday were marred by discrepancies and protests. Several voters alleged that the EVMs at one booth were malfunctioning and that votes were getting registered for the Congress even when they voted for other parties. The BJP has now demanded a repoll. Not...
  • BJP makes last ditch efforts to save alliance with TDP in Andhra 18-04-2014 07:59 AM

    Hyderabad: Half way through the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now finding itself alone in the crucial state of Andhra Pradesh, where polling will be held on April 30 and May 7. The recently forged TDP-BJP alliance in the Seemandhra region is under severe strain over choice...
  • Akhilesh Yadav says Modi's 'affection' for Muslims just a show off 17-04-2014 07:07 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged that "affection" for Muslims of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was merely a show off and the people should not believe the BJP leader. "Modi was remembering Muslims at the time of Lok Sabha elections, but in reality his love...
  • LS polls: 20 Rajasthan seats record 63.25 per cent voter turnout in first phase 17-04-2014 06:44 PM

    58.70per cent voters in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies casted their ballots on Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them. The polling was majorly peaceful and brisk polling was witnessed in Rajasthan withBarmer recording 65.66 per cent voter...
  • LS polls: 11 UP seats record 62.5 per cent voter turnout in second phase 17-04-2014 06:28 PM

    Voters in 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday, and 62.5 per cent balloting was recorded, officials said. The Election Commission said brisk polling was reported from Moradabad 54.4per cent, Pilibhit 48.6per cent, Nagina 53.24per cent and Lakhimpur Kheri...
  • AAP candidate detained for protesting against deletion of names of voters 17-04-2014 05:11 PM

    An Aam Admi Party candidate was allegedly detained by police on Thursday along with his supporters for protesting against the deletion of the names of voters from the electoral rolls. The names of 400 electorates were removed from the roll by the Election Commission for different reasons and a revised...
  • Mulayam's daughter-in-law backs death penalty for rape 17-04-2014 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: Unlike Mulayam Singh Yadav who feels capital punishment is debatable, his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is strictly of the view that rapists should be hanged to death. While talking to News18 on Thursday, she said, "Netaji is right in saying that death penalty is being debated around the world....