Campaign

  • Health Minister to meet Arian's father today to discuss his medical condition 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan will be meeting father of 12-year-old Arian on Friday, who is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called the Hunter syndrome. This is the second meet between the Health Minister and Arian's family who have been receiving help from many all around the world as...
  • Veer campaing impact: St Stephen's students get Rs 50,000 to help those with hearing disabilities July 17, 2014

    CNN-IBN's special campaign, Veer, for those with disabilities has encouraged another project to get a grant for their initiative. Rs 50,000 has been given to students of St Stephen's college to carry on their initiative for those with hearing disabilities. ...
  • Gujarat's save girl campaign likely to be replicated at national level July 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The 'Beti Bachao Abhiyan' of Gujarat government could soon be replicated at the national level as the Union government feels it has been a success in improving the child sex ratio in the state. The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry is mulling implementation of the Gujarat model...
  • To curb its illegal trade, Rajasthan government declares camel as state animal July 1, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Tuesday decided to declare Camel as the state animal and also to strengthen road network in the state and create job opportunities for the youth. These decisions were taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Vasundhara Raje on the last day of the 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar'...
  • UK mosques launch anti-terror campaign June 29, 2014

    London: To check radicalisation, mosques across Britain have joined hands to call on young Muslims citizens to stay away from the civil war in Syria. Imams involved in the nationwide anti-terror campaign are instead encouraging donations to Syrian cause through legitimate charities. Their message coincides with the holy month of...
  • Ensure 100 per cent immunization for encephalitis: Harsh Vardhan June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned about the large number of encephalitis deaths in the country, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday asked officials to target 100 per cent immunization of children. The health minister said that the drive to eradicate encephalitis should replicate the Pulse Polio campaign. The minister's remarks came after the...
  • Jonah Hill apologises for gay slur to paparazzo June 4, 2014

    New York: Jonah Hill has apologized for using a gay slur with a paparazzo in an encounter caught on video. A video posted Tuesday by TMZ shows a photographer pestering Hill, who eventually responded with muttered expletives and an anti-gay expression. On "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday, the 30-year-old actor...
  • A teenage girl's campaign for a polythene-free India May 28, 2014

    The death of a cow after swallowing a polythene bag was the trigger that led Divya Jain, 15, to start a campaign against its use in Rajasthan and beyond. She also encourages people to fabricate water troughs to save birds from the searing desert summer. Divya Jain, a class 10 student...
  • Delhi starts drinking real young, before 18 May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: An astonishing 83.8 per cent boys and 64.6 per cent girls in Delhi start drinking before age 18, and 11.1 per cent boys and 2.1 per cent girls spend around Rs 8,000 on alcohol per month, revealed a survey released on Monday. The survey, Alcohol and Youth - Survey...
  • Modi travelled over 3 lakh kms during his campaign: BJP May 11, 2014

    As the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections ended, Narendra Modi seems to have created a record of sorts by travelling over 3,00,000 kms and holding 5827 public meetings, mixing traditional methods of holding rallies with innovative use of technology, the party claimed. Termed by the BJP as "one of the...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Curtains come down on election campaign in Bihar May 10, 2014

    The dust over campaigning for the 16th Lok Sabha settled finally in Bihar with the customary time allotted for it in six seats going to the ballots in the sixth and last phase on Monday came to a close this evening. The six seats which will go to polling on May...
  • Lok Sabha polls: High decibel campaign for 18 seats in Uttar Pradesh ends May 10, 2014

    The high decibel campaign for the 18 seats in eastern Uttar Pradesh from where 328 candidates, including BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and his challenger Aam Admi Party founder Arvind Kejriwal, are in fray, ended on Saturday ahead of the final phase of polls on May 12. In the mother...
  • Campaign for fifth phase Lok Sabha poll ends in Bengal May 10, 2014

    The campaign for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on Saturday with 17 constituencies going to the poll on May 12. The last of the five-phase election is crucial as the ruling Trinamool Congress will try to retain the 14 seats it had won in 2009...
  • LS elections: Akhilesh to campaign for SP candidate in Varanasi today May 10, 2014

    Varanasi: Amidst the high voltage political rallies by national parties in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will campaign for Samajwadi Party candidate Kailash Prasad Chaurasia in the temple town on Saturday. Akhilesh has said that the Samajwadi Party will win the Varanasi seat on the basis of their organisational...
  • After Modi, Kejriwal it is Rahul Gandhi's turn to woo voters in Varanasi today May 10, 2014

    Varanasi: After BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, it is Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who will be campaigning in the temple town of Varanasi on Saturday. Rahul, who is spearheading the Congress poll campaign, will be in Varanasi to support party's candidate Ajay Rai. It is...
  • Kejriwal's family, BJP leaders will have to leave Varanasi tomorrow May 9, 2014

    Arvind Kejriwal's family, BJP leaders Amit Shah and Arun Jaitley and others involved in campaign but not having voting rights in the city will have to leave the constituency after canvassing ends on Thursday evening in accordance with rules, officials made it clear on Friday. Aam Aadmi Party's Amethi candidate Kumar...
  • Monks in Kolkata protest over making 117-year-old monastery into polling booth May 9, 2014

    Buddhist monks in the city are up in arms against the Election Commission's decision to turn a 117-year-old monastery into a polling booth. Located in Bowbazar area, the Buddha Dharmankur Sabha also houses a small school inside the premises of the monastery where polling will be held on May 12. "This is...
  • After Modi's show of strength, Kejriwal to hit Varanasi streets today May 9, 2014

    Varanasi: After BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's grand roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday, it is his competitor Arvind Kejriwal who is all set to hit the streets of the temple town on Friday. Kejriwal's roadshow is likely to begin around 3 pm from the main gate of Benaras Hindu University....
  • NADA makes expert panel to boost anti-doping campaign May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to strengthen its education and awareness program for athletes, the National Anti-Doping Agency has constituted an expert group to identify, advice and formulate a plan for this initiative. The group will formulate anti-doping education plan in line with the objectives of the campaign. "The plan will be executed...
  • Bihar: Rabri Devi's supporters clash with Saran district officials May 4, 2014

    Saran: Supporters of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad's wife Rabri Devi on Sunday clashed with Saran district officials as they tried to search her car. The incident took place when Rabri Devi was conducting the road show without the permission of the district officials. RJD workers broke the camera of the...
  • Lok Sabha election live blog: May 3 May 3, 2014

    Follow all the updates related to the Lok Sabha elections here. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and other leaders will address rallies today. ...
  • LS polls: Rahul Gandhi to pay Amethi a two-day visit May 2, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will be on a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency from May 3. This will be his first visit after filing nomination papers on April 12. Rahul is scheduled to address five public meetings. Amethi will go to polls on May 7. ...
  • Dirty material on my family dumped in Amethi, alleges Priyanka Gandhi May 2, 2014

    Amethi: Observing that the tone and tenor of the Lok Sabha poll campaign has stooped to a very low level, Priyanka Gandhi on Friday alleged that pamphlets containing dirty material about her family were being dumped in Amethi. Campaigning for her brother Rahul Gandhi in Amethi parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh,...
  • Campaigning ends in Telangana, polling on April 30 April 28, 2014

    Campaigning ended on Monday evening for first phase of simultaneous elections to Andhra Pradesh assembly and Lok Sabha. Elections to 119 assembly and 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in all 10 districts of Telangana will be held on Wednesday. About 28.16 million voters are eligible to cast their votes to decide the political...
  • Poll fever grips Telangana as Cong, BJP top brass hold a series of rallies April 26, 2014

    Hyderabad: The election campaign in Telangana reached a crescendo on Saturday with the national leaders of the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party criss-crossing the region while leaders of regional parties addressing meetings at various places. On his first campaigning tour to Telangana, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday addressed a...
  • Parties go green in Surguja, dump plastic in poll campaigning April 22, 2014

    In a rare example in otherwise high-decibel technology-driven campaign, electioneering in tribal-dominated Surguja constituency in Chhattisgarh stood out because of political parties dumping plastic in a concern to environment. Almost all parties in the fray in this scenic constituency unanimously avoided the use of plastic during the campaign and instead used...
  • Campaigning for Rajasthan's second phase polling ends April 22, 2014

    Campaigning for Rajasthan's second and final phase of polling for five Lok Sabha seats on April 24 ended today at 6 PM. Polling for the second phase in five Lok Sabha constituencies; Dausa, Alwar, Bharatpur, Karauli-Dholpur, and Tonk-Swaimadhopur would begin on April 24 from 7 am to 6 pm, an election official said here. Poll rallies,...
  • Campaign ends for 6 Lok Sabha seats in third and final phase in Assam April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Hectic and high-pitched last minute canvassing amid soaring mercury levels marked the end of campaigning for Assam's six Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third and final phase on April 24. Candidates of different political parties along with independents braved the heat, with temperature rising to more than...
  • Jayalalithaa launches mobile campaign, calls up voters April 17, 2014

    Scaling up the party's electioneering, the ruling AIADMK has launched its "mobile phone campaign" in which Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeks votes in a pre-recorded audio message. In a two minute message, Jayalalithaa introduces herself and seeks vote for AIADMK's two leaves symbol for a "prosperous India ". "I am your sister...
  • BJP to intensify LS poll campaign in Assam with national leaders April 16, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in the state for the third time to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and will address three rallies at different places on a single day this week. "BJP has always given priority to the North East. That is why Modiji is...