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  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 54 minutes ago

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Maharashtra verdict: Is an alliance between BJP and NCP politics of opportunism? 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    NCP with its 41 seats has offered unconditional support in forming the government after BJP bagged 122 seats in Maharashtra assembly polls and falls short of majority by 23 seats. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Modi-Shah leadership takes BJP to new heights 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    The all-charged up leadership of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah led BJP to register record victories in the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. ...
  • Kumari Selja blames Bhupinder Singh Hooda for Congress's defeat, says Haryana was a one man show 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A day after the party's massive and humiliating drubbing in Assembly elections 2014, senior Congress leader Kumari Selja blamed former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for the defeat. After being reduced to almost a regional party status in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress was trying to regain...
  • Assembly elections: Congress faces questions of relevance and survivability 11 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The day the Congress was swept out of both Maharashtra and Haryana by the Bharatiya Janata Party, its national Vice President Rahul Gandhi was in the Hudhud cyclone hit Visakhapatnam visiting the worst affected areas. In typical Congress style, he and his mother party chief Sonia Gandhi issued...
  • Congress wins by-election in Manipur 12 hours 27 minutes ago

    Imphal: Congress candidate Elangbam Dwijamani was on Monday declared elected from Hiyanglam Assembly constituency in Thoubal district of Manipur for which bypoll was held on October 17, state poll officials said. Dwijamani who had once represented the constituency, defeated his nearest rival Yumnam Radheshyam of Trinamool Congress by 1,829 votes, they...
  • Will BJP pick NCP over Shiv Sena as the Modi wave sweeps Maharashtra? 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    With BJP emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra and yet falling short of reaching the halfway mark, it has two options, either to join hands with former ally Shiv Sena or the NCP. ...
  • Richest, poorest candidates defeated in Maharashtra polls Yesterday

    Mumbai: The richest and poorest candidates who contested the Maharashtra assembly elections were defeated. However, the second richest candidate among a total of 1,356 contestants, BJP's Mangal Prabhat Lodha (58), won from the Malabar Hill constituency. Shiv Sena's Sunil Prabhu emerged triumphant from the Dindoshi assembly constituency in Mumbai,...
  • Maharashtra polls: Narayan Rane, Harshwardhan Patil among 14 former ministers who lost poll battle Yesterday

    Mumbai: Senior Cogress leaders Narayan Rane and Harshwardhan Patil were two of the fourteen former Maharashtra ministers, who have lost this year's state Assembly elections. While former Industries Minister Narayan Rane lost to Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena from Kudal constituency, former Co-operation minister and sitting MLA Harshawardhan Patil lost...
  • For first time 13 women set to enter Haryana Assembly Yesterday

    Chandigarh: For the first time in Haryana, known for its skewed sex ratio, 13 women will enter the state Assembly out of 116 women candidates who contested the polls. BJP, which got the majority, has given the maximum eight women candidates to the 90-member Haryana Assembly. Congress has three women...
  • Haryana polls: Only 20 MLAs retain their seats Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Only 20 MLAs retained their seats in the 90-member Haryana Assembly. They were 12 from Congress, three from BJP, four from INLD and another MLA, who was in INLD, contested as a nominee of BJP this time. The Congress candidates who retained their seats were outgoing Chief Minister Bhupinder...
  • Maharashtra: No rotational CM, Fadnavis front-runner for top post, say BJP sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is firm on having the next chief minister of Maharashtra from the party even as it is short of reaching the halfway mark, sources told CNN-IBN. There will be no rotational CM as was suggested in some reports earlier in the day, said highly placed...
  • Maharshtra polls: Vidarbha votes for BJP, setback for Congress in cotton belt Yesterday

    Nagpur: Maharashtra's Vidarbha region, where separate statehood demand is a contentious issue, has overwhelmingly come out in support of BJP, which won 43 of the 62 seats while Congress suffered a setback. Congress' tally dropped from 24 in 2009 to 10 seats. BJP, a strong votary of small states, seems...
  • Assembly elections: BJP set to form government in Maharashtra with NCP support Yesterday

    Mumbai: Riding the crest of a Narendra Modi wave, BJP is set to form government in Maharashtra for the first time on its own with surprise "outside support" from NCP as the Assembly poll threw up a hung House with the party emerging a clear winner but falling short of...
  • Haryana polls: INLD gets its lowest ever vote share Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Opposition INLD which was eyeing to wrest power from the Congress after about 10 years with its Chief Om Parkash Chautala going to the extreme end of declaring his intention to take oath in the Tihar Jail, the party ended up with its lowest vote share in the four...
  • TWTW: What is reason behind Congress's debacle in Maharashtra? Yesterday

    After losing Assembly elections in Maharashtra, Congress president Sonia Gandhi asks Prithviraj Chavan the reason behind the party's debacle. ...
  • Hung assembly in Maharashtra, BJP set to form government, looks for allies Yesterday

    New Delhi: It's a hung assembly in Maharashtra with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerging as the single largest party but well short of the halfway mark in the 288-member House. BJP's reliance on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has surely paid rich dividends. In a major shift of power, the...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks to Shashi Tharoor on his pro-Modi stand Yesterday

    Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor paid a heavy price for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tharoor was removed as Congress spokesperson following a recommendation by the party's disciplinary committee based on demand by the Kerala unit. Speaking to Cyrus Broacha, Tharoor talks about his punishment for pro-Modi...
  • Narendra Modi and Amit Shah knock out Congress, BJP to form governments in Maharashtra, Haryana Yesterday

    There has been a dramatic and tectonic shift in the political landscape of India in the last few months. In the last two-and-a-half-decades one-party rule at the Centre and states were replaced with coalition government as regional parties started to flex their muscles. Come 2014 and an extremely aggressive Bharatiya Janata...
  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't election special Yesterday

    In this special show of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. He also talks to senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. ...
  • BJP gets majority in Haryana for the first time Yesterday

    Chandigarh: In its best performance in nearly three decades, BJP created a record getting majority on its own in the 90-member Haryana Assembly winning 47 seats. The saffron party's previous best performance was in 1987 when it won 16 of the 20 seats it had contested....
  • Not suprised over NCP's move to back BJP government: Congress Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress is "not surprised" over NCP's announcement that it is willing to extend outside support to BJP to form government in Maharashtra. A senior AICC functionary on Sunday said, "It was well- planned. Now it is playing out what I had apprehended long back. We are not at...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: BJP dethrones Congress, INLD fails to make a comeback Yesterday

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party is all set to form government in Haryana for the very first time after registering a record victory in the state by winning 47 of the 90 seats. As BJP made huge leaps in the state, ruling Congress was badly decimated in the polls. It won...
  • People have voted for 'change': Congress leadership on poll results Yesterday

    New Delhi: With Congress losing power in Maharashtra and Haryana, its President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that the party will now play a "constructive and vigilant role" in the two states where the people have voted for "change" after 15 and 10 years. Congratulating BJP for...
  • Election Cartoons: Congress headquarters after assembly polls Yesterday

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly gave BJP the front seat, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks the Congress headquarters must be looking like. ...
  • Haryana BJP credits big win to Narendra Modi, result death knell for Chautalas Yesterday

    Chandigarh: For the first time ever the BJP will form the government in Haryana on its own. The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) could not live up to the claims it made of forming the government and will now be out of power for three terms- a long time span...
  • Uddhav Thackeray will decide the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, says Sanjay Raut Yesterday

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that they had come to know that NCP had offered BJP support. "Sena members had a meeting on Sunday. Uddhav Thackeray will ultimately decide about the alliance. It was not only Sena's decision to break the alliance in the first place," said Raut. ...
  • Congress fights Maharashtra, Haryana polls with old guard, loses badly Yesterday

    New Delhi: Even after its massive and humiliating drubbing in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, the Congress seemed to have learnt no lessons. With no change in the leadership, the Congress fought the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana with the old guard and lost badly. After being reduced to almost...
  • Rs 1,381 crore of tax exemption to political parties in 2 years: RTI Yesterday

    New Delhi: The tax-exempted income of 13 major political parties of the country, in last two years, amount to Rs 1,381 crore, according to an RTI query. Of this the Congress and BJP have cornered around 80 per cent. During 2012-13 and 2013-14, the Congress had a tax- exempted income...
  • Maharashtra, Haryana win makes Narendra Modi invincible, cements Amit Shah's position Yesterday

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in Haryana and an impressive showing in Maharashtra have confirmed that 'Narendra Modi wave' is still blowing strong across India. It has also proved that Modi is the real Big Boss and Amit Shah's poll strategies still yield big, handsome results. The outcome...