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  • Lok Sabha elections: Jharkhand set for second phase of polls amid tight security 17-04-2014 12:09 AM

    Jharkhand will vote for six Lok Sabha seats on Thursday in the face of a boycott call given by Maoist guerrillas. The six seats which go to polls are Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Khuti, Giridih and Hazaribagh. All six seats are affected by the presence of the Maoist guerrillas. Khuti is...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Second phase of polls in Madhya Pradesh 17-04-2014 12:07 AM

    As many as 142 candidates are in the fray in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh where a total of 1,67,12,808 voters are expected to head to polling booths on Thursday. First phase of balloting for nine Lok Sabha seats in Madhya Pradesh was held on April 10 and...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Second phase of polls today as Naxal threat looms large 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Security has been stepped up in three poll-bound Maoist infested constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh amid inputs that Naxals may foment trouble in these sensitive areas on April 17, when voting is held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources,...
  • LS elections: Second phase of polling today; many stalwarts in electoral fray 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Over 1.8 crore electorate would decide the fate of 151 candidates, including stalwarts like former cabinet ministers Maneka Gandhi, Santosh Gangwar, Saleem Sherwani, Dharmendra Yadav and Begum Noor Bano, when voting for 11 Lok Sabha seats will be held on April 17. In the second phase, polling would be held...
  • LS elections: Bihar's second phase of polls today 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Caste arithmetic will be put to test in Bihar when seven parliamentary constituencies in the state go to polls on Thursday. These elections are crucial for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the JD-U and his bete noire RJD chief Lalu Prasad with both vying for approval as the main...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Voting on 20 seats today in first phase of polls in Rajasthan 17-04-2014 12:05 AM

    Over 42.9 million voters will decide the fate of 320 candidates, including Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who are in the fray for the 25 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan where polling will he held in two phases - April 17 and April 24. In the first phase April 17, voting...
  • Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate to be locked in Udhampur on Thursday 16-04-2014 11:00 PM

    Udhampur: Congress leader and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad's fate will be locked in EVMs on Thursday in Udhampur LoK Sabha constituency where he is in direct fight with BJP's Jitender Singh. As many as 14,61,373 voters, including 7,77,599 males and 6,77,850 women, will decide the fate of 13 candidates,...
  • With 'weak' History, Maths, Geography, Modi is no topper: Congress 16-04-2014 10:54 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday ridiculed the BJP's bid to "portray" Narendra Modi as "a topper" and said the Gujarat Chief Minister had proved he is rather weak in History, Geography and Maths. "At a rally here in December, Modi had said that Maharashtra had 27 chief ministers since its...
  • LS poll: 121 seats vote in the biggest round of electoral exercise 16-04-2014 10:38 PM

    With 121 seats across 12 states voting in fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, India will witness the biggest round of electoral exercise on April 17. With this phase the voting will cross the half-way mark in terms of seats in more than a month-long exercise. More than 25 bigwigs...
  • BJP spending huge amount of money to grab power at Centre: Mahila Congress president 16-04-2014 10:28 PM

    Congress on Wednesday accused BJP of spending big money to come to power at the Centre and termed as "sponsored" the poll surveys which favoured the NDA. "Surveys favouring the NDA are sponsored by the BJP, while the ground reality is that there is no BJP or Narendra Modi wave...
  • Mumbaikars living in conditions worse than hell: Khetan 16-04-2014 09:13 PM

    Mumbai: Journalist and AAP candidate from New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency Ashish Khetan on Thursday alleged all the established political parties in Maharashtra had only looted the Mumbai citizens. "I am shocked to see that Mumbaikars are living in conditions worse than hell," Khetan said, alleging slum-dwellers of Mandala in...
  • LS polls: Jolt to Congress as Matbar Singh Kandari rejoins BJP 16-04-2014 09:04 PM

    In yet another blow to Congress ahead of polling for Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand, party heavyweight Matbar Singh Kandari on Wednesday rejoined the BJP along with his supporters. Welcoming him back into the party-fold, state BJP chief Tirath Singh Rawat said Kandari's return would further boost the party's prospects...
  • We will bring 70 crore people into middle-class: Rahul Gandhi 16-04-2014 08:26 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said Wednesday the party, if returned to power, will bring 70 crore people into the middle-class over the next five years. Addressing an election rally in Kishanganj, Gandhi said there was a new class comprising about 70 crore people who were above the poverty line...
  • LS polls: Multi-cornered contest makes it tough for Jharkhand veterans 16-04-2014 08:25 PM

    Jharkhand's capital Ranchi and five other constituencies will vote on April 17 in the fifth phase of elections which will see the electorate exercising their franchise in 121 seats across the country. The five other seats are Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Giridih, Singhbhum (ST) and Khunti (ST). As per the original schedule...
  • UT status to Ladakh will dilute J~~amp;amp;K's special status: Mehbooba Mufti 16-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday hit out at Congress for including the demand for a Union Territory status to Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will not only divide the state but dilute its special status as well. "Such a move will not only divide...
  • Modi to file his nomination papers from Varanasi on April 24 16-04-2014 06:04 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to file his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on April 24. Modi, who is contesting elections from two seats, had filed his nomination from Vadodara in Gujarat on April 9 after a grand...
  • Of Modi, Rahul, Ambedkar and women

    The Mysore Post |  Kiran Batni
    Last week, Narendra Modi, just like Rahul Gandhi some weeks ago, was all over the media assuring people that his party will make India safer...

  • Poll authorities serve notice to Salman Khurshid over expenses 16-04-2014 05:52 PM

    District Election Officer has served notices to 10 candidates including Union Minister Salman Khurshid for not keeping record of election expenses, official sources said on Wednesday. DEO Pawan Kumar served notices to Congress candidate Khurshid, BSP candidate Jaiveer Singh, SP's Rameshwar Singh Yadav and seven other candidates, on Tuesday. In...
  • Sonia Gandhi calls BJP, RSS danger to secularism 16-04-2014 05:41 PM

    Addressing her first rally in Telangana after the Statehood Bill was passed, Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at the BJP and RSS calling them a danger to secularism. Sonia said, "Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi sacrificed their lives to save the secular values of the country and today the...
  • LS polls: 25 Muslim candidates to contest from Rajasthan 16-04-2014 05:31 PM

    Rajasthan, which has seen a Muslim MP only twice since 1952, will witness as many as 25 such aspirants trying their luck in the two-phase elections starting on Thursday though Congress has nominated just one candidate from the community and BJP none. In the past 23 years, no Muslim MP...
  • Poll results pre-decided due to 10 years of bad governance, says Advani 16-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Wednesday said the results of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections are pre-decided because of ten years of UPA's bad governance and corruption. "In every election there are two adversaries, but it is not so this time. People have made up their mind after...
  • Modi projection as PM is like a gas balloon to burst: Mamata Banerjee 16-04-2014 05:26 PM

    Kumarganj: The projection by certain quarters that Narendra Modi will become the prime minister is like a gas balloon which will burst when the gas leaks, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said in stepped-up her attack against BJP's prime ministerial nominee. Banerjee claimed at a rally that crores...
  • Modi claims to have the solution to all the problems of India: Sonia 16-04-2014 05:24 PM

    Addressing a rally in Kanyakumari, Congress President Sonia Gandhi hit out at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. She said, "A dangerous combination of religious fanaticism, politics and money has come forward to seize power, to polarise the population and to divide us communal lines. This individual claims to have...
  • Andhra: Congress, TRS slug it out as election fever grips Telangana 16-04-2014 05:00 PM

    With election temperatures rising in Telangana, the TRS and Congress seem to be at each other's throats as the war of words between the two main contenders in the region, set to become a new state on June 2, is showing no signs of abating. As voting nears for the...
  • Karnataka: Congress asks EC to ensure holiday on polling day 16-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Ruling Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday requested the Election Commission to take stern steps to ensure that all private industrial establishments and business centres declare holiday on Thursday in view of the Lok Sabha polls in the state. A party delegation led by Energy Minister D K Shivakumar met state...
  • Azam Khan slams EC for banning his rallies, calls it 'dictatorial' 16-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan has slammed the Election Commission (EC) and said that the poll body is being dictatorial by stopping him from holding rallies. He, however, is still defiant about comment that Muslim soldiers of the Indian Army won the Kargil war. "The Election...
  • Congress candidate Krishnam lodges FIR for extortion 16-04-2014 04:10 PM

    Congress candidate from Sambhal constituency Acharya Pramod Krishnam has lodged an FIR against an unidentified person for alleged extortion of Rs 25 lakh from him, police said on Wednesday. An FIR was registered on Tuesday on Krishnam's complaint at Asmoli police station here, they said. According to the complaint, an...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Battle for survival and prestige in Karnataka 16-04-2014 03:39 PM

    Bangalore: All 28 Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka will be voting on April 17 in a single phase. This Lok Sabha election has become a true battle of prestige for over a dozen leaders from different political parties. As a well known analyst says prestige of these leaders is at...
  • Modi unlikely to campaign in Vadodara, Congress pins hope on Sonia Gandhi 16-04-2014 03:21 PM

    BJP Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi is likely to give a miss to campaigning in Vadodara constituency from where he is contesting Lok Sabha election. With just two weeks left for end of campaigning in Gujarat, which will go to vote on April 30, no election meeting or road show...
  • I've been a loyal Congress supporter, says Salim Khan 16-04-2014 02:40 PM

    Mumbai: A day after inaugurated BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's Urdu website, scriptwriter Salim Khan has said that communalism must be eradicated from India. He said said that he has always been a loyal Congress voter. "I am a very loyal voter of the Congress. I have always voted for...