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  • Lok Sabha elections phase V: The key candidates in the fray 17-04-2014 08:35 AM

    The fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is seeing many big names in the fray. While the fate of Union Ministers including Jyotiraditya Scindia, Sushil Kumar Shinde and Sachin Pilot will be sealed in the biggest phase on Thursday, there are also big names like Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani,...
  • Airtel launches unlimited-usage mobile service packs for its pre-paid customers 16-04-2014 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel launched multiple unlimited-usage service schemes starting from Rs 7 for its pre-paid customers. "Bharti Airtel today introduced its Night Store - a first of its kind store that will enable customers to buy value for money offers on their prepaid mobile for internet usage...
  • Campaign ends for seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar 15-04-2014 07:17 PM

    Loudspeakers fell silent this evening with campaigning coming to an end for the second phase voting to seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar on April 17. Tight security arrangements have been put in place as many of the constituencies fall in Maoist-hit areas. Voting in Patna and nearby districts would...
  • Misa Bharti goes hi-tech to win Patliputra LS seat 15-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Battling two heavyweights in her debut in the political arena, Misa Bharti is banking on hi-tech poll strategies and family support in her bid to salvage the pride of her father RJD supremo Lalu Yadav, who lost the Patliputra seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. 39-year-old Misa, an MBBS,...
  • AAP's Delhi MLAs to campaign in Amethi for Kumar Vishwas 14-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party candidate Kumar Vishwas, who will file nomination in Amethi on Tuesday to take on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, on Monday said all party MLAs from Delhi will campaign for him. "All the AAP MLAs will be campaigning here for me. While Arvind Kejriwal will be here...
  • LS polls: UP government will fall after Modi becomes PM, claims Uma 14-04-2014 09:24 AM

    BJP leader Uma Bharti on Sunday claimed that a number of Samajwadi Party legislators are in touch with her and the Uttar Pradesh government will fall once Narendra Modi becomes prime minister. "People of the state and even legislators are angry with Akhilesh Yadav government. After Narendra Modi becomes prime...
  • Robert Vadra will go to jail if BJP comes to power, says Uma Bharti 12-04-2014 10:32 PM

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Saturday said that Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has been involved in "several falsehood" and if the party comes to power at the Centre he "would go jail". "Son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi had been involved in several falsehood and after...
  • Rabri Devi and Misa Bharti, only mother-daughter duo in the fray 12-04-2014 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: We have more than half a dozen instances of father - son and husband - wife contesting in the Lok Sabha elections. But, we have only one instance of both mother and daughter contesting in the current Lok Sabha elections. Former Bihar chief minister and the RJD chief...
  • Uma Bharti promises separate Bundelkhand to voters in Jhansi 10-04-2014 01:51 PM

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has promised voters here a separate Bundelkhand state within three years, if her party is voted to power at the Centre. "I am always in favour of separate Bundelkhand state. If my party is voted to power, I will ensure that Bundelkhand is made separate...
  • Walmart to open 50 wholesale stores in India in 4-5 years 08-04-2014 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: Deciding to focus on the cash-and-carry segment in India, retail giant Walmart plans to open 50 wholesale stores in the next four to five years to expand its footprint in the country. About six months after breaking up with the Bharti group, the Bentonville-based firm said on Tuesday...
  • Amit Shah's remark 'vote to take revenge' not inflammatory: Uma Bharti 06-04-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Sunday backed party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah's remarks 'vote to take revenge'. Bharti said, "I don't think Amit Shah's speech was inflammatory. The UPA knows that it will lose elections and that's why they are making desperate attempts to stall our...
  • LS polls: Hema, Nagma to be given extra security 05-04-2014 10:07 AM

    Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini and Nagma contesting the Lok Sabha election from Uttar Pradesh, will be given special police protection, officials said on Saturday. Congress candidate Nagma contesting for Meerut seat, has been subjected to teasing on at least three occasions. Yesteryear 'dream girl' fighting on a BJP ticket from Mathura...
  • Lalu's daughter hires two IITians, doctors to manage her campaign 04-04-2014 01:09 PM

    RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter, Misa Bharti, is taking all the help she needs and has hired two IITians and doctors to manage her campaign for the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar. Her husband Shailesh Kumar, an IT professional, is also working as her shadow during the campaign. Misa, a...
  • Nitish Katara murder: Mother Neelam satisfied with High Court order 02-04-2014 02:28 PM

    New Delhi: The mother of Nitish Katara, who was abducted and murdered in 2002, said her stand has been vindicated by the high court which held that the murder of her son was a case of honour killing. "This is an important stage and this battle for justice would continue....
  • Nitish Katara murder: HC upholds conviction, life term of the Yadavs 02-04-2014 10:45 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order sentencing three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case to life imprisonment. The court dismissed the appeals of the three convicts - son and nephew of politician DP Yadav, Vikas and Vishal, and contract killer Sukhdev -...
  • Congress takes potshots at BJP over Uma Bharti's Modi remark 01-04-2014 04:01 PM

    Congress on Tuesday took potshots at BJP over Uma Bharti's clarification on Narendra Modi's oratorical skills suggesting that "poor" Bharti had to eat a humble pie due to the growing clout of the BJP's PM candidate. "Poor Uma Bharti! She is trying to cover up on TV channels after making...
  • Slain Ranvir Sena chief's son queers BJP poll pitch 01-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Slain Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh's son Indu Bhusan, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Patliputra constituency in Patna, has queered the pitch for the BJP. Indu Bhusan, who is a candidate of the Desi Kisan Party, is eyeing the support of farmers, particularly of his castemen -...
  • Modi not a good orator, Vajpayee is the best: BJP leader Uma Bharti 01-04-2014 11:23 AM

    Jhansi: Even as Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi continues to lay claim to Atal Bihari Vajyapee's legacy, comparisons are being made between the two. BJP leader Uma Bharti has now said that while Modi's rallies witness huge crowds, his oration skills are pale before those of former...
  • Modi is not a good orator, he can't match Atal Bihari Vajpayee, says Uma Bharti 01-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Narendra Modi is "not a good orator" and people go to his rallies to show support rather than listen to him, outspoken BJP leader Uma Bharti said on Tuesday. "Have you heard Modi making speeches? Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the best orator of our party. Nobody equals his oratory skills...
  • Midnight raid: Didn't demand action against Somnath Bharti, says NHRC 31-03-2014 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Monday clarified that it has not given any direction to take action against former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti in his infamous midnight raid at Khirki extension. The Commission said it had taken suo motu cognisance of the incident and expected some...
  • Midnight raid: NHRC tells police to take action against Somnath Bharti 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: In what can be major trouble for Aam Aadmi Party MLA and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, the National Human Rights Commission has directed the Delhi Police to take action against him for his infamous midnight raid at Khirkee extension. The police have been given two months'...
  • Uma Bharti says will respect BJP but won't leave Jhansi 28-03-2014 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: Rubbishing speculations about her candidature against Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti on Friday said that she will only contest from Jhansi. "I will do what the party says but I will not leave Jhansi," she said. Baba Ramdev, who has been supporting the...
  • Kejriwal dumping issues half-way: BJP 27-03-2014 10:23 PM

    BJP on Thursday stepped up its attack on AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal accusing him of dumping issues half-way and running away from answering questions, and said it did not need his advise on the kind of language to be used. Charging Kejriwal with indulging in "hypocrisy" and "politics of convenience",...
  • Uma Bharti may challenge Sonia, Amethi to see Smriti-Rahul fight 27-03-2014 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: Congress's top guns Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul are likely to face a tough challenge in their pocket borough of Raebareli and Amethi. The BJP is set to field former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and firebrand leader Uma Bharti against Congress President Sonia Gandhi while its combative...
  • A Billion Votes: BJP may field Uma Bharti against Sonia Gandhi 27-03-2014 08:29 PM

    Congress's top guns Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul are likely to face a tough challenge in their pocket borough of Raebareli and Amethi. The BJP is set to field former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and firebrand leader Uma Bharti against Congress President Sonia Gandhi while its combative spokesperson Smriti...
  • LS polls: Uma Bharti to lock horns with Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli seat? 26-03-2014 11:06 PM

    In a bid to put up a strong fight in Rae Bareli, BJP is considering pitting its firebrand Hindutva leader Uma Bharti against Sonia Gandhi. Top party sources confirmed that the party is "seriously considering" a proposal to shift Uma Bharti from Jhansi to Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh. BJP...
  • Uma Bharti may be pitted by BJP against Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli 26-03-2014 10:35 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to put up a strong fight in Rae Bareli, the BJP is considering pitting its firebrand Hindutva leader Uma Bharti against Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Top party sources confirmed that the party is "seriously considering" a proposal to shift Uma Bharti from Jhansi to Rae...
  • Lalu's crorepati daughter Misa Bharti files nomination from Pataliputra constituency 25-03-2014 11:53 PM

    Misa Bharti, daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, who filed her nomination papers on Tuesday for the Lok Sabha polls from Pataliputra constituency in Bihar, is a crorepati with the total value of her declared assets more than Rs.5 crore. According to the affidavit submitted by her while filing the...
  • Daughter's love forces Lalu to appoint criminal Ritlal Yadav as RJD's general secy 25-03-2014 01:41 PM

    Daughter's love forced RJD chief Lalu Prasad to bargain with jailed gangster Ritlal Yadav to get his support for Misa Bharti and appoint him the party general secretary. Yadav was appointed on Monday. Bharti is contesting from Patliputra in Bihar. "Lalu has announced Yadav's name as the general secretary of...
  • LS polls: Rabri Devi challenged by estranged brother Sadhu Yadav 25-03-2014 12:36 PM

    Patna: The Saran Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar will see a contest between two siblings- former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her estranged brother Sadhu Yadav. Sadhu Yadav will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an Independent. Yadav, who was earlier a part of his brother-in-law Lalu Prasad's...