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  • No foolproof method to avoid errors in electoral rolls: CEO 21-04-2014 05:17 PM

    Mumbai: Problems arising out of deletions in electoral rolls is inevitable as there is no foolproof measure against errors, Chief Electoral Officer Maharashtra Nitin Gadre said in Mumbai on Monday. "The exercise of deletions was concluded in August 2013 and names of as many as 50 lakh people were deleted....
  • Cong manifesto will be implemented if party voted back: CM 19-04-2014 10:44 PM

    Alleging that former BJP chief ministers had failed to achieve in over six years what he has in just two months, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Saturday said everything promised in the Congress manifesto will be implemented if the party is voted back to power at the Centre. Addressing...
  • Former Andhra CM Kiran Reddy opts out from May 7 elections 19-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and President of Jai Samaikyaandhra Party, Kiran Kumar Reddy, has opted out of the contest in the May seven elections in the state. Though Kiran was expected to file his nomination from his home turf Piler Assembly constituency in Chittoor district on Saturday, he...
  • Sulking Western Naval Command chief may soon put in his papers 17-04-2014 10:03 PM

    New Delhi: Western Navy Commander Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, who was superseded by Admiral Robin Dhowan in the appointment of Navy chief on Thursday, is understood to be unhappy and is contemplating putting in his papers. Sources in the know said he could take the step at the earliest after...
  • Dhowan takes over as Navy Chief, to focus on stopping mishaps 17-04-2014 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dowan on Thursday took over as the Chief of Naval Staff, a post that was lying vacant for nearly two months, and declared his intent to focus on preventing mishaps that have plagued the force and making it combat ready to meet all the challenges. The...
  • Admiral RK Dhowan named Navy Chief superseding Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha 17-04-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: New Delhi: Admiral Robin Dhowan was on Thursday appointed as the new Navy chief of India. In a press release issued by the government of India, the Defence Ministry said that Dhowan was a Navigation and Direction specialist who has "served with distinction in an array of Command,...
  • Cong's Basti candidate refuses to contest 15-04-2014 03:16 PM

    Congress candidate from Basti Lok Sabha seat, MLA Sanjay Kumar Jaiswal, on Tuesday refused to contest the election, saying he would fight the polls after a sexual harassment charge levelled against him was proved wrong. In a letter written to party president Sonia Gandhi, Jaiswal has stated that the Congress...
  • Justice RM Lodha to be next Chief Justice of India 11-04-2014 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha has been appointed as the next Chief Justice of India and he will assume his charge on April 27. "In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (2) of Article 124 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to appoint Shri Justice...
  • Rashid Latif yet to take charge as chief selector 09-04-2014 09:35 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain and wicketkeeper, Rashid Latif is yet to take charge of his duties as chief selector in the Pakistan Cricket Board although it was officially announced by the board that he would take charge from April 1. A source close to Latif said he was yet to...
  • LS polls: Former Chief Ministers in poll fray 06-04-2014 02:08 PM

    'Yeh dil maange more' seems to be mantra for over two dozen former chief ministers of various states who are contesting upcoming Lok Sabha elections on different party tickets. These include BJP veterans Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj, Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushilkumar Shinde, Ashok Chavan and Capt Amarinder Singh,...
  • MP Congress accuses BJP of cash distribution, moves CEC 05-04-2014 04:01 PM

    The Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress today filed a complaint with Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath, alleging that the ruling BJP was distributing cash through an NGO in the Bhind Lok Sabha constituency in the state. Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Satyadev Katare, also submitted some documents to...
  • Sunil Gavaskar wants feedback on IPL COO from team owners 01-04-2014 10:14 PM

    New Delhi: Interim BCCI chief for IPL, Sunil Gavaskar has reached out to the team owners to take their feedback on whether to continue with the services of Sundar Raman, the Chief Operating Officer of the T20 league. While the Supreme Court ordered removal of all India Cements employees, except...
  • LS polls: Karnataka's six former CMs in election fray 01-04-2014 06:56 PM

    Six former chief ministers of Karnataka, including one who was prime minister for 10 months, are in the fray for the Lok Sabha seats from the state - a record of sorts. Of them, two each are from the Congress (M Veerappa Moily and N Dharam Singh), the BJP (BS...
  • We cannot ban opinion polls: Chief Election Commissioner 30-03-2014 08:09 PM

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) VS Sampath said on Sunday said the Election Commission cannot ban opinion polls as parliament has already framed a law. "Parliament has framed a law and the exit poll has been under it. But there is no prohibition on opinion poll so we cannot ban it,"...
  • EC announces change in poll timings of four Lok Sabha constituencies 30-03-2014 07:58 AM

    Election Commission has given its nod for amendments in poll timings in four parliamentary constituencies in Chhattisgarh. State's Chief Election Officer Sunil Kujoor on Saturday said EC has made amendments to poll timings for four Lok Sabhaconstituencies-- Bastar, Rajnandgaon, Kanker and Mahasamund. Kujoor said under Bastar parliamentary seat, except Jagdalpur...
  • Next Navy chief to be named soon: Defence Minister AK Antony 29-03-2014 04:59 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The next Indian Navy chief will be named soon, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Saturday. "If someone decides to resign, it's that's the individual's choice. Normally it (selection of service chiefs) happens as a natural process and currently the selection process is in the final stages. The next...
  • Former Bihar chief minister Satish Prasad Singh quits BJP 28-03-2014 03:10 PM

    Satish Prasad Singh, who served a mere five days as the Bihar chief minister, said on Friday that he had resign from the BJP, a party to which he switched last year after a long stint in the Congress, to protest against denial of proper representation to the Kushwaha community...
  • More than 800 Muzaffarnagar riots accused absconding 27-03-2014 03:31 PM

    More than 800 accused of last year's Muzaffarnagar riot cases are yet to be arrested despite the fact that court has served arrest warrants against them, SIT sources said here today. Additional Superintendent of Police, Special Investigation Team, Manoj Jha told PTI here that the 390 people were arrested and...
  • 120 companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed for LS polls 27-03-2014 08:02 AM

    Hundred and twenty companies of paramilitary forces will be deployed along with the state police force to ensure law and order during Lok Sabha polling in Rajasthan on April 17 and 24. 94 companies will be deployed for elections in 20 constituencies on April 17 and the remaining 5 constituencies...
  • Former SIMI activist convicted for communal propaganda 26-03-2014 09:22 PM

    A local court today sentenced a former activist of the banned organisation Students Islamic Movement of India to two years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1,000 for spreading communal hatred. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Deepak Kumar Pandey handed out the sentence to Rafiq alias Babloo (46). According to...
  • No question of JMM allying with BJD: Hemant Soren 26-03-2014 02:41 PM

    Jharkhand Chief Minister, Hemant Soren on Wednesday said there was no question of JMM allying with Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and the party would go alone in the ensuing parliamentary and assembly elections in Odisha. JMM will contest the elections in Odisha on its own, Soren said when...
  • The Last Word: Is Indian government endangering national security? 24-03-2014 08:55 PM

    Even after a month Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned, it still headless. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks the panel of experts whether the Indian government is neglecting the navy and endangering the national security. ...
  • CEC seeks report on poll code violation by former DGP Harish Meena 22-03-2014 09:59 PM

    The Rajasthan Election Department has sought factual report about the alleged violation of poll code by former DGP and BJP candidate Harish Meena at a government bungalow in Jaipur. "I have sought a report in this case," Chief Electoral Officer of Rajasthan Ashok Jain told reporters here on Saturday when...
  • Daddy, Liverpool's winning! Come home and watch the game: Heartbreaking tweet from daughter of Chief Steward of Malaysian plane 21-03-2014 10:12 AM

    An emotional and heartbreaking tweet from the daughter of the Chief Steward of the missing Malaysia airliner MH370 moved the Liverpool Football Club so much that it retweeted it to its 2.45 million followers with a personal message and a prayer for the girl. The official account, @LFC, tweeted "This...
  • CEC holds review meeting with representatives of political parties 21-03-2014 12:02 AM

    Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampat held a review meeting with representatives of different political parties in Lucknow on Thursday. Sampat along with other members of the commission arrived here today on a two-day visit to review preparations for the Lok Sabha elections, according to an official release. On the...
  • Goa: EC takes cognisance of complaint against Manohar Parrikar 19-03-2014 03:21 PM

    The Election Commission in Goa has sought a reply from the state government in connection with a complaint against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct. The state unit of Congress had accused Parrikar of violating the code of conduct after he allegedly tweeted...
  • UPA II not to appoint new Lokpal: Sources 18-03-2014 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: With just a month left for the UPA-II regime to end, sources say that the Central government will not appoint a new chief for anti-corruption body Lokpal. Sources say that the job of appointment of a new Lokpal will be left for the next government to take up....
  • Congress taking Lok Sabha polls lightly, says Raman Singh 16-03-2014 10:50 PM

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday said opposition Congress lacked the confidence to face the elections which was evident from the frequent reshuffling of its Lok Sabha candidates in the state. "...Don't know how long this interchange will continue but this clearly shows lack of self confidence (in Congress),"...
  • Restoration of Char Dham routes on at full pace: Harish Rawat 16-03-2014 08:44 PM

    Dismissing doubts being expressed over the timely completion of road repair work in calamity-hit areas, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said all motorable and pedestrian routes to the Himalayan shrines will be in place before the Char Dham pilgrimage begins. "Efforts are underway on a war footing to...
  • Harish Rawat trashes reports of fielding family member from Haridwar seat 16-03-2014 08:32 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday scotched speculation that someone from his family will contest from Haridwar seat, saying it will be the last option and the party is trying to make a consensus over it. "It would be the last option that someone of his family would be...