ALLIANCE

  • Cabinet approves changes to Electricity Act, 2003 December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the various amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003 as per the power ministry's proposed amendment bill. "The amendments will usher in much-needed further reforms in the power sector, promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the...
  • Key Rajapaksa ally quits Lanka's ruling coalition November 18, 2014

    Colombo: In a blow to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a key ally pulled out of the ruling coalition on Monday in protest against his refusal to give up virtually unlimited powers, a day before he was likely to announce snap presidential polls. Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) or National Heritage Party...
  • No alliance with anyone in J&K Assembly polls: Jitendra Singh November 11, 2014

    Jammu: Ruling out alliance with any party in the state, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said BJP will go it alone "as of now" in the forthcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. "(There is) no alliance with anyone. The party as of now is going to polls on its own and...
  • Google launches Indian Language Internet Alliance; showcases Hindi voice search November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has announced the creation of Indian Language Internet Alliance (ILIA), in partnership with leading Indian technology and content companies, to promote the growth of of Indic-language content on the Internet. Network 18 is one of the founding members of this initiative and is represented by IBN Khabar...
  • British jets intercept Russian bombers November 2, 2014

    London: Britain has scrambled RAF fighter jets for a second time this week after at least one Russian Bear bomber approached UK airspace. The Ministry of Defense said that RAF Typhoons based at Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted the aircraft. Images released with the statement showed one bomber, but the ministry declined...
  • Assembly elections: AJSU open to pre-poll alliance October 31, 2014

    Ranchi: The AJSU party on Thursday said it would ponder over if any party proposes a pre-poll alliance with it for the ensuing assembly elections in Jharkhand. The AJSU's Parliamentary Board meeting, chaired by party chief and former deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto, decided that if any party extends alliance proposal...
  • Jharkhand: Congress to join hands with RJD, JDU after alliance with JMM breaks ahead of elections October 31, 2014

    Ranchi: Alliance between the Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha has collapsed in the run-up to Assembly elections in the state. Congress will now join hands with Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal (United), said party general secretary B K Hariprasad. Hints of a break-up were visible on October 27 when several...
  • Senior leaders to take final call on Shiv Sena-BJP alliance: Sanjay Raut October 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "All senior leaders are to meet today, by late evening the result should be out regarding the much awaited alliance." ...
  • No pre-poll alliance in J&K polls, BJP to contest all 87 seats October 27, 2014

    Jammu: Ruling out any pre-poll alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP said on Monday it will contest in all the 87 assembly constituencies in the upcoming polls. "We won't be entering into any pre-poll alliance with any political party as we are considering to field our candidates on all the...
  • PMK accuses All India Radio of imposing Hindi in sourthern states October 24, 2014

    Chennai: National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ally Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) has on Friday slammed All India Radio's new four hour slot of Hindi programming in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. In a statement, PMK chief Ramadoss said that the Centre should cancel the programming. PMK accused All India Radio of imposing Hindi on...
  • Shiv Sena and BJP positive on forming an alliance, says Subash Desai October 22, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Subash Desai said that talks will start between Shiv Sena and BJP on Monday. "Both the parties are positive about forming an alliance," said Desai. ...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena still undecided on post-poll alliance with BJP October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra is likely to wait for a few days to get a government as the Bharatiya Janata Party has not decided on the party for post-poll alliance. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met party legislators in Mumbai, but no decision has been announced yet on the post-poll alliance. Sena...
  • Maharashtra: No rotational CM, Fadnavis front-runner for top post, say BJP sources October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is firm on having the next chief minister of Maharashtra from the party even as it is short of reaching the halfway mark, sources told CNN-IBN. There will be no rotational CM as was suggested in some reports earlier in the day, said highly placed...
  • Shiv Sena says will consider BJP proposal on government formation October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Indicating a possible reconciliation, Shiv Sena on Sunday said it will consider BJP's proposal on government formation in Maharashtra once it is made as they have "no bitterness". "Once they (BJP) submit a proposal for a stable government in the interest of Maharashtra, Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will take a...
  • Psephlogists wary of predicting Maharashtra Assembly elections October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the BJP appears to have its nose ahead in Maharashtra Assembly elections according to the pre-poll survey, psephlogists have been wary of sticking their neck out this time. Even though the Maharashtra Assembly elections is one of the first big electoral tests after the Lok Sabha elections,...
  • BJP backstabbed Shiv Sena; no joining hands with MNS: Aditya Thackeray October 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv Sena has parted ways with its 25-year-old ally Bharatiya Janata Party, Aditya Thackeray is confident that the Hindu outfit will manage to form government in Maharashtra post the upcoming Assembly elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Sena's youth wing leader said that the BJP backstabbed the party...
  • No end to BJP, Sena seat sharing stand off yet as Amit Shah cancels Mumbai visit September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The impasse between allies Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections is likely to continue for some more time with the former's chief Amit Shah calling off his Mumbai visit yet again. Sources said that the decision was taken after talk between Sena...
  • Maharashtra polls: Can't think of fighting elections without our small but strong allies, says BJP September 24, 2014

    The smaller parties of the grand Mahayuti alliance in Maharashtra rejected the BJP's offer of contesting from seven seats after the Shiv Sena proposed 151 seats for itself and agreed to the BJP's demand of 130 seats, leaving only 7 for the other allies. ...
  • Time to return favour: Uddhav's message to Modi September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Driving a hard bargain with BJP over seat sharing in Maharashtra assembly polls, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi that after 2002 Gujarat riots his father Bal Thackeray had prevailed on LK Advani not to remove Modi as Chief Minister. Asserting that the alliance...
  • BJP, Shiv Sena trying to salvage alliance September 21, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: BJP and the Shiv Sena on Sunday were trying to make last ditch efforts to salvage their alliance in Maharashtra for the upcoming Assembly polls after the Uddhav Thackeray's final offer of giving 119 seats to the coalition partner was rejected. Hours after Uddhav Thackeray's tough talk on seatsharing...
  • Rivals sign deal, Ashraf Ghani to replace Karzai as Afghanistan President September 21, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates signed a powersharing deal on Sunday, ending a prolonged standoff over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the warweary nation's history. The final vote count is also scheduled for release, after being delayed for lastminute talks to break a deadlock that plunged...
  • Assembly polls: Alliance to decide on CM candidate, says Jitan Ram Manjhi August 9, 2014

    Claiming that his comments about Nitish Kumar being the next Chief Minister if JD(U)RJDCongress alliance came to power in the Assembly elections next year were "wrongly interpreted", Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said that the alliance leaders will decide the Chief Ministerial candidate. "If the Assembly polls due...
  • John Kerry arrives in India for strategic dialogue July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on Wednesday to hold the 5th IndoUS Strategic Dialogue on Thursday during which India will be raising the issues of snooping by the US' NSA and terrorism even as the two sides will explore "transformative initiatives" in key areas such as...
  • NCP to contest Maharashtra polls in alliance with the Congress July 20, 2014

    Nashik: Maharashtra state unit Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)chief Sunil Tatkare said on Sunday that the NCP would contest upcoming the state Assembly elections with the Congress party. "We have asked the Congress to hold a coordination committee meeting to discuss all issues, including seat adjustment for assembly polls," Tatkare said....
  • Shiv SenaBJP alliance would not break: Devendra Fadnavis July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv SenaBJP alliance was strong as it was based on ideology, Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday. "BJP will try to release the first list of its candidates for the Assembly polls by August 15 after consulting Sena and other constituents of Mahayuti (the opposition alliance...
  • Air India formally becomes 27th member of Star Alliance July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India on Friday formally became the 27th member of Star Alliance, opening up its domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to the global airlines grouping's passengers the world over. Air India would add about 400 daily flights and over 40 new destinations in India to the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Nepal: Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance July 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursday formed an alliance to push for their demand of identitybased federalism. Prachandaled UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Madhesi Janadhikar ForumNepal, Tarai Madhes Loktrantrik Party, Sadhbhawana Party, Federal Socialist Party and Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party announced the...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group on July 11 July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Top officials of several major global airlines are expected to arrive in New Delhi later this week to attend a ceremony to formally induct Air India as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. The ceremony at the IGI Airport on July 11 would see Air India unveiling a...