Vice Presidential Election

  • Live: Counting of votes in VP elections begins August 7, 2012

    New Delhi: 6.00 pm: Counting of votes for the Vice Presidential elections begins. 3.30 pm: As many as 600 electors from an effective electoral college of 787 members of Parliament had cast their vote by 1 pm, Hamid Ansari's election agent and senior advocate Pravin Parekh said. 2.30 pm: Brisk polling...
  • TMC to finalise strategy on VP election on Aug 6 August 3, 2012

    Kolkata: A meeting of the Trinamool Congress parliamentary party has been convened in New Delhi on August 6 to finalise party's stand on the vicepresidential election slated for August 7. "A meeting of the Trinamool Congress parliamentary party will be held in Delhi on August 6 to take a final call...
  • Hopeful of support from Patnaik, Jaya: Jaswant July 30, 2012

    The Opposition NDA's candidate for the Vice Presidential election, Jaswant Singh, has hinted that the ruling UPA government may misuse its position to get votes for its nominee, incumbent Hamid Ansari. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the veteran BJP leader said that he was "adult enough to know...
  • I know India's political reality: Jaswant Singh July 29, 2012

    The Opposition NDA's candidate for the Vice Presidential election, Jaswant Singh, has hinted that the ruling UPA government may misuse its position to get votes for its nominee, incumbent Hamid Ansari. While speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, the veteran BJP leader said that he was "adult enough to know...
  • VP poll: Jaswant Singh files nomination July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: NDA's Vice Presidential candidate Jaswant Singh on Friday filed his nomination papers. The 74yearold BJP leader, whose candidature was declared by the NDA on July 16, filed his nomination papers to Lok Sabha Secretary General TK Vishwanathan, who is the Returning Officer for the VicePresidential poll. Three sets of...
  • JDU to back Jaswant Singh, Left Hamid Ansari July 16, 2012

    Patna/New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was united on Jaswant Singh's candidature for the vice president's post. "The NDA is united for the vice presidential poll and the Janata DalUnited is with Jaswant Singh," Nitish Kumar said. The Bharatiya Janata Partyled NDA...
  • I will not speak on speculations: Sharad Yadav on VP candidature July 15, 2012

    NDA leaders will be meeting on Monday to decide on their strategy to challenge UPA nominee Hamid Ansari. ...
  • VP election: Gopal Gandhi refuses to contest July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Former West Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi on Sunday refused to contest the VicePresidential election saying he did not want to. The refusal came as a setback for Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee who was keen on his candidature. The UPA on Saturday nominated incumbent Hamid Ansari for a second...
  • VP: BJP may field Sharad Yadav, TMC 'undecided' July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Presidential poll, the Vice Presidential election has once again exposed the squabbles within the UPA, with ally Trinamool Congress yet again claiming to be "undecided" on the ruling coalition's nominee for the post incumbent Hamid Ansari. UPA's newfound crisis manager Home Minister P Chidambaram had said...
  • Sarah Palin to step down as Alaska governor: Report July 4, 2009

    Washington: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who was catapulted to national prominence as the Republican vice presidential candidate last year, will resign later this month, she said Friday. She also will not seek reelection as governor next year, Alaska television station KTUU reported. Palin has remained in the national political spotlight since...
  • Back in office, Sarah Palin lashes at partymen November 9, 2008

    Alaska: Governor Sarah Palin is lashing out, not at Barack Obama or the Democrats, but at her own party and fromer McCain campaign aides in particular. She says mean and untrue stories about her did the rounds, and she's not happy. ...
  • Palin's hairstyle sets trend among New York females October 25, 2008

    New York: Sarah Palin's hair could be the big winner this election season. The US Republican Vice Presidential candidate's hairstyle is setting new trends with many in New York. There is a growing demand for wigs based on Palin's hairstyles especially among orthodox Jewish women. These women say they can...
  • Palin flaunts her newly adorned wardrobe October 25, 2008

    New York: Ever since Sarah Palin was added to the Republican ticket, she's been dressing a whole lot nicer. But those designer threads don't come cheap. In fact, $150,000 was spent on Palin's new look. Jeanne Moos peaks inside her closet. ...
  • McCain stands in Sarah Palin's defense October 23, 2008

    Manchester: US Republican presidential candidate John McCain told CNN's Wolf Blitzer he's disappointed with Former Secretary of State Colin Powell's recent statements criticizing Governor Sarah Palin and backing the Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama. McCain says, I respect General Powell, but I respectfully disagree. I especially disagree when he said...
  • 'Palin used state fund for daughters' trips' October 22, 2008

    Alaska: Barely two weeks before the US presidential elections, more controversies seem to surround the US Republican VicePresidential candidate and governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. According to an Associated Press investigation, Palin used state money to fund her children's travel to campaign events to which they were not invited. And...
  • Palin makes an appearance for Saturday Night LIve October 19, 2008

    New York: After weeks of being parodiedRepublican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin finally made a much awaited appearance on the popular late night comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Here's Palin with actress Tina Fey. ...
  • Sarah Palin may be kin of Diana, Roosevelt October 8, 2008

    New York: Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is distantly related to the late Princess Diana and late US President Franklin Roosevelt, genealogy experts said on Wednesday. The governor of Alaska and the princess are tenth cousins, while Palin and Roosevelt are ninth cousins once removed, said Ancestry.com, online...