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  • 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...
  • Yahoo names US surveillance critic Alex Stamos as chief security officer 11-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Boston: Yahoo Inc has named well-known security researcher Alex Stamos as its chief information security officer, tapping a vocal critic of the US government's secret surveillance programs for the position. Stamos was one of the primary organisers of TrustyCon, a gathering of prominent technology experts last month who had pulled...
  • Kejriwal's oath-taking ceremony cost Rs 13.41 lakhs 09-03-2014 02:42 PM

    The Delhi government spent Rs 13.41 lakh on the oath-taking ceremony of Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Chief Minister at Ramlila Maidan and on the publicity of the mammoth function. In response to a RTI, the Delhi government's General Administration Department said it had spent Rs 6.33 lakh on the Ramlila...
  • Malaysian Air Force chief says missing plane may have turned back 09-03-2014 11:41 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Military radar indicates that the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, Malaysia's air force chief said Sunday as scores of ships and aircraft from across Asia resumed a hunt for the plane and its 239 passengers. There was still no confirmed sighting of debris in the...
  • Ohio driver finds $12,000 stash of marijuana in spare tire 06-03-2014 10:10 AM

    An Ohio woman took the car she bought seven months ago to a dealership to replace a flat tire this week and learned she has been driving around with eight pounds of marijuana in the spare. Mechanics at the dealership in Amherst, Ohio, west of Cleveland made the discovery when...
  • Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi unhappy over street children 05-03-2014 06:13 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday regretted that a large number of children live on the streets and promised to make every effort to prevent them from taking to crime. "It is very unfortunate that we see children on the streets of Delhi. I assure that Delhi...
  • Sycophancy or respect? Stalin celebrates his birthday wearing garland made of notes, supporter prostrates himself in front of him 05-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Former Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and DMK leader MK Stalin celebrated his 62nd birthday in Chennai. His supporters came to greet him and one was even seen prostrating himself in front of Stalin to get his blessing. Stalin was gifted a garlard made of notes. ...