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  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh 11-07-2014 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • After retaining Congress trust, Prithviraj Chavan eyes Maharashtra poll win 11-07-2014 08:05 PM

    Mumbai: A day after Congress leadership reposed faith in him to lead the party in upcoming Assembly polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said his endeavour would be to win maximum seats in the state. "I met the party leadership in the last two days and requested them...
  • World Cup 2014: Choose the CNN-IBN Dream Team 10-07-2014 06:19 PM

    Help Karim Bencherifa and Novy Kapadia in selecting the 2014 World Cup Dream Team. Your team should consist of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 2 midfielders and 4 forwards. Post your choices in the poll below. ...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi 09-07-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good"....
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls 09-07-2014 07:50 PM

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP 09-07-2014 04:33 PM

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in...
  • Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul 08-07-2014 07:16 PM

    Kochi: Unremorseful over his controversial 'joker' remarks against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong. Mustafa, suspended from the party for his May 28 remarks, told reporters that he had not called Gandhi a 'Joker', but...
  • MP CM accuses Congress of indulging in mudslinging at BJP after suffering defeat in LS polls 06-07-2014 10:36 PM

    Hitting out at Congress, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday accused the party of indulging in mudslinging at BJP after suffering humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. He termed Congress as "defeated, tired and piqued" while speaking to reporters during his visit at Mohankheda near here...
  • Congress leaders want radical changes in the party after poll loss 05-07-2014 02:24 PM

    New Delhi: After the party's worst ever debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, split within the Congress seems to be out in the open. Congress leaders across the country are demanding radical changes in the party. Party workers have slammed several top central leaders for being arrogant and inaccessible....
  • NCP to hold rallies to pep-up partymen for Maharashtra Assembly polls 03-07-2014 05:57 PM

    Mumbai: The NCP, which received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday said that it is organising rallies across Maharashtra in order to "re-energise" party cadres ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. "We are organising rallies and meetings with our party workers across Maharashtra to encourage...
  • Election of Tharoor, three others challenged in Kerala HC 30-06-2014 11:34 PM

    Kochi: Petitions challenging the election of former union minister Shashi Tharoor and three others in recent Lok Sabha polls were filed on Monday in the Kerala High Court. Jose K Mani of Kerala Congress (Mani-Kottayam), Anto Antony (Congress-Pathnamthitta) and P Karunakaran (CPIM-Kasaragod) are the others against whom the election petitions...
  • Congress meet to review poll loss 28-06-2014 03:47 PM

    The AK Antony committee set up by the Congress party to inquire into the poll losses endured in the last Lok Sabha elections will meet on Saturday. Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan, along with several other MLAs will meet former Defence Minister AK Antony and submit a detailed report on the...
  • BJP backed candidate wins Ranchi mayoral polls 27-06-2014 03:48 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) backed candidate Asha Lakra was on Friday declared winner in the Ranchi mayoral election, more than a year after the polls were cancelled over cash-for-vote allegations. Asha Lakra defeated Trinamool Congress (TMC) backed candidate Naveen Lakra by a margin of 14,969 votes, said an official....
  • EC to publish Uttarakhand panchayat polls results online 26-06-2014 11:44 PM

    For the first time, Uttarakhand panchayat poll results will be available on the internet and mobile phones. With the help of National Informatics Centre, the Election Commission will for the first time display the panchayat poll results on the internet and mobile, State Election Commissioner Subardhan said while reviewing preparations...
  • J&K polls: Ambika Soni non-committal on future of Congress-NC alliance 24-06-2014 05:40 PM

    Srinagar: Congress on Tuesday gave no indication about the future of its alliance with National Conference(NC) but said it would contest the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections with the aim of emerging as the single- largest party in the state. In the backdrop of persistent report that the Congress...
  • In Uttar Pradesh, parties in overdrive for assembly polls 24-06-2014 03:10 PM

    Although assembly elections are a good two years away, political players in Uttar Pradesh are already in an overdrive. Political battle lines in the sprawling state have not been erased, even a month after the Lok Sabha election in which the BJP virtually wiped out everyone else. Topping the political...
  • Mayoral polls: Nearly 18 per cent voting recorded 24-06-2014 12:17 AM

    A mere 17.72 per cent voting was recorded in Ranchi Mayoral polls on Monday, a sharp decline from the scrapped April 8 polls last year. The counting will be taken up on June 27, State Election Commission (SEC) sources said here. In all, 14 candidates were in the fray, including...
  • BJP using Article 370 to garner votes for J&K polls: Congress 23-06-2014 11:48 PM

    Srinagar: BJP is raking up the issue of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, to garner votes in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state, Congress said on Monday. "Article 370 is an issue used for garnering votes. They (BJP) used other...
  • BJP ready for Delhi assembly polls, will come to power:Bidhuri 22-06-2014 04:14 PM

    New Delhi: Amid continuing uncertainty over government formation in the national capital, senior Delhi BJP leader Ramesh Bidhuri on Sunday said the party was ready for fresh election in the city, where it had come first in 60 of the 70 assembly segments in the recent Lok Sabha polls. The...
  • Chavan meets Sonia, unlikely to step down as Maharashtra CM 21-06-2014 09:07 PM

    New Delhi: Amid speculation of a possible change of guard in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi on Saturday. However, according to sources, Chavan is unlikely to step down from his post. The Maharashtra Chief Minister is expected to brief a panel led...
  • AAP to renominate almost all 27 MLAs for fresh Delhi polls 21-06-2014 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: After its rout in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP has decided to renominate almost all its 27 sitting legislators if Delhi goes to polls, the party said on Saturday. "The screening process is in its final stages and we will be renominating almost all our 27 MLAs for...
  • Congress meets Delhi leaders, begins analysis of LS poll debacle 21-06-2014 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: Starting a soul-searching exercise following its worst-ever Lok Sabha poll result, an informal group of Congress leaders on Saturday met party leaders from Delhi to identify the reasons behind its whitewash by BJP in the seven parliamentary seats in the national capital. Veterans of Delhi Congress and former...
  • Congress undecided on changing Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM 21-06-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress high command remains undecided on having a change of guard in Maharashtra. Sources say that the final decision on replacing Prithviraj Chavan as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra will be taken after MLAs give feedback to Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Chavan on Saturday met Sonia Gandhi...
  • Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman files nomination 21-06-2014 05:22 PM

    Hyderabad: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday filed her nomination for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh going to polls next month. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, BJP presidents of the state and Telangana K Haribabu and G Kishan Reddy and leaders of TDP and BJP...
  • Shiv Sena demands Port Trust land for development in Mumbai 20-06-2014 06:27 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Friday unveiled 'development agenda' for Mumbai ahead of the Assembly elections in Maharashtra, and said several projects could be implemented if the land in possession of the Mumbai Port Trust along the eastern shore of the city was utilised. Addressing a press conference,...
  • 'AP Congressmen who joined other parties now living like slaves' 17-06-2014 04:59 PM

    Vijayawada: Criticising Congress leaders who had quit the party to join others before the Lok Sabha and state Assembly polls, the APCC on Tuesday alleged that they were now living like "slaves" in those parties. "Those who benefited and enjoyed the power while the party was ruling in the state,...
  • NC top brass to meet to discuss strategy for J&K Assembly polls 16-06-2014 08:53 PM

    Srinagar: National Conference's Central Working Committee (CWC) is meeting on Wednesday to discuss strategy for the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is the working president of National Conference, has called the CWC meeting on June 18 at the party headquarters at Nawa-e-Subah Complex,...
  • Ensure smooth conduct of Uttarakhand panchayat polls: Election Commissioner 12-06-2014 11:01 PM

    State Election Commissioner Subardhan has asked poll observers to conduct Panchayat elections scheduled to be held in Uttarakhand later this month objectively and with total transparency. At a meeting held with election observers in Dehradun on Wednesday, the state election commissioner said they play an important role during elections and...
  • BJP non-committal on Jharkhand CM candidate for Assembly polls 12-06-2014 10:48 PM

    BJP on Thursday remained non-committal whether its Jharkhand unit would contest the upcoming Assembly elections later this year under senior party leader Yashwant Sinha, who is hogging the limelight with his agitation against the Hemant Soren government. "There is a network of leaders in Jharkhand, and it was reflected during...
  • JD(U) cracks the whip on rebels, suspends MLA Ravindra Rai 09-06-2014 08:19 AM

    Cracking the whip on rebels in the party, JD(U) national President Sharad Yadav on Sunday suspended Mahua MLA Ravindra Rai. The move came on the eve of the deadline for the filing of nominations for the Rajya Sabha polls. But as the rebels put up a united front against the...