Surveys

  • World Heritage Day: Agra residents show no pride to Taj city's rich historical legacy 18-04-2014 10:35 PM

    While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy. Even with three World Heritage monuments and two more, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the pipeline, the people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in...
  • AAP survey claims Yogendra Yadav ahead of his rivals in Gurgaon 05-04-2014 06:19 PM

    AAP candidate Yogendra Yadav is way ahead in Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency as compared to his BJP, Congress and INLD rivals, claimed a survey undertaken by the party. "Yogendra Yadav has a clear lead in his hometown Rewari and Mewat. Although Gurgaon city is a close contest between Inderjeet Singh...
  • Survey shows Delhi resident rescheduling holiday plans to cast vote 04-04-2014 05:18 PM

    Eager to cast their vote, about 69 per cent of the people residing in the national capital have scrapped plans to take advantage of holidays next week and head out of town, according to an Assocham survey. Most offices are likely to be closed on Tuesday, April 8, due to...
  • LS polls phase 3: TMC candidate has 109 criminal cases, AAP candidate 28 03-04-2014 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed self-sworn affidavits of 1391 candidates out of 1419 candidates contesting in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Amongst them, 262 candidates (19%) have criminal records, 147 of them (11%) are facing criminal charges, 397 of the candidates (29%)...
  • Odisha tracker: Naveen's BJD to win 10-16 seats, BJP 3-7, Congress 0-4 31-03-2014 10:06 PM

    New Delhi: Odisha is witnessing a close fight between the ruling BJD and the BJP with Congress, the main opposition in the state, now slipping to third position. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal will...
  • West Bengal tracker: TMC 23-29 seats, Left 7-13, Congress 4-7, BJP 0-1 31-03-2014 08:07 PM

    New Delhi: The victory march of the ruling TMC led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee continues in West Bengal. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS national election tracker and seat projections by Chennai Mathematical Institute Director Rajeeva Karandikar Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress will win 23-29 seats, Left Front 7-13, Congress 4-7 and BJP...
  • Modi's presence in social media increases but so do negative opinions 27-03-2014 03:58 PM

    New Delhi: Social media's perceptions of the political space reflect larger events in the real world. Week-on-week analysis of mentions by social media trackers To the New reveals Narendra Modi is being steadily mentioned in increasing numbers on such sites as Facebook and Twitter in the past fortnight. While the...
  • MPs Rating: Jyotiraditya Scindia scores 4.89 on a scale of 10 25-03-2014 03:10 PM

    New Delhi: Congress leader Late Madhavrao Scindia's son, Jyotiraditya Scindia is a three-time sitting MP from Guna in Madhya Pradesh. The Union Minister for Power who is seeking re-election from his constituency has scored 4.89 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates...
  • MPs Rating: Shatrughan Sinha scores 5.13 on a scale of 10 24-03-2014 09:54 AM

    New Delhi: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha who is a sitting MP from Patna Saheb has scored 5.13 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. The BJP leader who is seeking a re-election from Patna Sahib got 4.5 on 10 on...
  • MPs Rating: Raj Babbar scores 4.64 on a scale of 10 24-03-2014 09:38 AM

    New Delhi: Veteran actor and Congress Leader Raj Babbar is the sitting MP from Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. The actor-turned-politician who will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections from Ghaziabad has scored a very low 4.6 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On a...
  • Moody's projects BJP victory in 2014 Lok Sabha elections 21-03-2014 10:28 AM

    New Delhi: Projecting the ouster of the UPA government after a disappointing second term, research firm Moody's Analytics on Friday said the BJP is likely to form the next government after the general elections. "The current Congress-led government is likely to be ousted after a disappointing second term. The economy...
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  • LS polls: 1/3rd candidates declared till March 2 have criminal records 10-03-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: According to an official press release by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), one-third of the candidates announced by all political parties till March 2 have a criminal record. A total of 203 candidates were announced by various political parties as on March 2, 2014. Out of these,...
  • CISF survey finds long security checks trouble maximum air fliers 03-03-2014 08:56 PM

    Extended waiting time for security checks troubles maximum number of air fliers in the country, a countrywide survey conducted by CISF has found. The exhaustive 'passenger feedback survey' was undertaken for the first time by 3.44-lakh departing air passengers across 54 of the total 59 civilian airports of the country...
  • Maken appeals EC to file FIR against 11 survey agencies 26-02-2014 11:51 PM

    Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken reacted to the expose made by a private news channel of alleged malpractices in opinion polls saying that the Election Commission should file an FIR against the 11 survey agencies mentioned in the report. ...
  • AAP calls for regulatory body to monitor opinion polls 26-02-2014 05:45 PM

    New Delhi: A day after a private news network exposed the alleged malpractices by survey agencies, the Aam Aadmi Party has called for regulation of opinion polls. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav appealed to the Election Commission to set up a separate regulatory body for opinion polls. He opposed the idea...
  • Now explore Taj Mahal in 360 degrees on Google Street View 21-02-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google. The launch was the result of Google and ASI's joint initiative to make 100...
  • Interim Budget: Government plans to boost PSU banks, may provide Rs 11,200 crore 17-02-2014 03:03 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday proposed to infuse Rs 11,200 crore in public sector banks to enhance their capital in the next financial year. "In 2014-15, I propose to provide Rs 11,200 crore for capital infusion in public sector banks. They have opened 5,207 branches so far,...
  • Budget 2014: Full text of P Chidambaram's speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 01:32 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. In the UPA-II's last budget before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chidambaram said the UPA-I and UPA-II have delivered above the trend. Even as he announced...
  • Government to loan Rs 4.57 lakh crore to bridge fiscal deficit in 2014-15 17-02-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Monday pegged its net borrowing for 2014-15 at Rs 4.57 lakh crore, Rs 11,580 crore less than the revised estimates of the current fiscal. "The net market borrowing of the Central Government in 2014-15 is estimated to be Rs 4,57,321 crore," as per the interim...
  • Budget 2014: FM cuts excise duty, woos youngsters, taxes unchanged 17-02-2014 01:05 PM

    New Delhi: In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. Faced with a massive economic slowdown and staring at prospects of a Congress rout in the Lok Sabha elections,...
  • Budget 2014: Watch P Chidambaram's full speech on vote on account 17-02-2014 12:37 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday refuted the allegations of policy paralysis saying the UPA-II has brought schemes and has contained the fiscal deficit. Chidambaram also announced excise cuts, leading to cars, mobile phones and two-wheelers getting cheaper even as not sops were announced. ...
  • No policy paralysis, Indian economy better placed today: Chidambaram 17-02-2014 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: Rejecting arguments of "policy paralysis", Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said the economy is more stable than what it was two years ago following several steps taken by the government and that the growth will be higher in the second half of the fiscal. "Thanks to the...
  • Exchange rate has stabilised: Finance Minister 17-02-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said the Indian currency has fared better than those of other emerging economies and the exchange rate has stabilised. Risks to capital flows were accentuated due to volatile global conditions and the US Federal Reserve's announcement last May of tapering its fiscal stimulus had...
  • Will Telangana protests disrupt Chidambaram's Budget speech? 17-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Telangana protests have been rocking the Parliament ever since the second phase of Winter Session began. It needs to be seen if the Finance Minister's Budget speech would be disrupted over Telangana on Monday. ...
  • Budget 2014: As it happened 17-02-2014 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: 12:07 pm: Towards the end of his speech, Chidambaram says, "140 million moved out of poverty during UPA-I and UPA-II regime and we are legitimately proud of it." 12:05 pm: Excise duty on mobile handset will be 6 pc on CENVAT credit to encourage domestic production. 12:02 pm:...
  • 2014 Budget is Chidambaram's ninth, one short of Morarji Desai's record 17-02-2014 10:05 AM

    New Delhi: This is one annual exercise where Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will be just one behind former prime minister Morarji Desai. One is referring to the national budget, which is called for under Article 112 of the constitution, as an annual financial statement of the government to be laid...
  • Nitish rebuffs exit poll surveys giving BJP a lead in Lok Sabha polls 16-02-2014 11:47 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has rebuffed the exit poll surveys that show the BJP and its prime minister nominee Narendra Modi doing extremely well in the Lok Sabha elections ...
  • Nitish slams survey reports projecting BJP's surge in LS polls 16-02-2014 11:20 PM

    Miffed by survey reports suggesting that JD(U) may perform poorly in general elections, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday slammed pollsters for projecting NDA's impressive performance at hustings, saying it amounted to nullifying the election process itself. "If that's what is going to be the outcome (BJP-led NDA's imminent victory...