Defeat

  • Defeat in Lok Sabha polls a collective responsibility: Jairam Ramesh May 31, 2014

    Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Rahul Gandhi did his best during the electioneering for Lok Sabha polls and the party's drubbing was a collective responsibility. "It's (defeat) a collective responsibility. Rahul Gandhi tried his best," Ramesh told reporters. "Very good work was done in the rural sector during the...
  • Congress failed to gauge public's anger against it, admits Sonia Gandhi May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Having faced its worst ever defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday admitted that her party failed to gauge the voters' anger against the party which ultimately led to its massive rout. After being reelected as the Chairperson of Congress Parliamentary Party on Saturday,...
  • Many offsprings of political leaders get a thumbs down in elections May 18, 2014

    This year's Lok Sabha elections saw many of the sons and daughters of Congress leaders failing to retain their family strongholds as party's tally dipped to a historic low of 44 seats out of 543. Prominent among those who lost the elections are Sachin Pilot, Karti Chidambaram, Sandeep Dikshit, Milind Deora,...
  • Congress leaders in 'depression of defeat', need treatment: BJP March 9, 2014

    BJP on Sunday attacked Congress leader Digvijay Singh for his barbs at Narendra Modi over his marital status, saying his comments reflected the "depression" creeping in the ruling party leaders over their "certain" defeat in Lok Sabha polls. Congress leaders have sunk into "depression of defeat", party spokesperson Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi...
  • Defeat of Congress may lead to higher fiscal deficit: Fitch December 10, 2013

    Global rating agency Fitch on Tuesday expressed fear that the defeat of Congress in four of the five state Assembly elections could lead to higher fiscal deficit target as the government would be constrained to curb expenditure. "The setback faced by the Congress Party in state elections could potentially raise political...
  • Zardari blames international forces for polls loss May 21, 2013

    Lahore: President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday blamed national and international forces for his Pakistan Peoples Party defeat in the May 11 polls while the party's losing candidates held former premiers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf responsible for the debacle. In a meeting with PPP ticketholders of Punjab...
  • BJP's defeat is beginning of its decline: Congress May 9, 2013

    Bhopal: BJP's humiliating defeat in the Karnataka assembly polls is the beginning of its decline in electionbound states, Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kantilal Bhuria said in Bhopal on Wednesday. Congratulating Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi for the success in Karnataka, where it regained power after...
  • Verdict on Kishanganga not a legal defeat: Pakistan February 26, 2013

    Islamabad: Downplaying the recent verdict by International Court of Arbitration upholding India's right to divert water from the Kishanganga hydro project, Pakistan said on Tuesday it was not a legal defeat for the country. Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said that the arbitration award was not a legal defeat for Pakistan. He...
  • Defeat is no tragedy, it's just a match: Nadal June 29, 2012

    London: French Open champion Rafael Nadal was philosophical about his shock secondround defeat to 100thranked Czech Lukas Rosol at the Wimbledon. The Spanish second seed looked to have fought his way back into the match, cruising to the fourth set after taking the first and surprisingly dropping the next two. But...
  • It's time for Germany to break the curse: Low June 27, 2012

    Germany's coach Joachim Low believes that the time has come for Germany to overcome their struggles of the past and defeat Italy in a major tournament. Die Mannschaft have failed to come out on top against the Azzurri in four previous World Cups and two European Championship meetings. They will go...
  • Gibson urges West Indies critics to keep patience May 29, 2012

    Nottingham: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson urged Caribbean cricket fans to keep faith with his youthful side after their latest defeat, admitting criticism from "your own people" was tough to take. The West Indies lost the second Test against England, and with it the threematch series, after going down by...
  • Dhoni hopeful despite T20 defeat February 1, 2012

    Sydney: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wednesday put up a brave face after his side slumped to yet another defeat with a 31run thrashing in the Twenty20 International in what is turning out to be a disastrous tour of Australia, saying "there is always a tomorrow". After being whitewashed in the...
  • Calls for heads after Aus crushing defeat November 12, 2011

    Sydney: Australian cricket must make ruthless decisions about its aging side in the wake of the team's shattering defeat to South Africa in three days in Cape Town, Australian newspapers said on Saturday. South Africa staged one of the great Test comebacks to win by eight wickets after trailing by 188...
  • Indian Cricket team's pointers for businesses October 12, 2011

    Ok, ok, so you do remember it all, dont you? That Dhoni six that sealed the World Cup. Those stories that appeared soon after about team spirit and leadership. And the paeans of praise for a leader who could do no wrong. Ah, those were the days. Suddenly, it seems to...
  • WB polls: Blamegame begins after Left's rout May 13, 2011

    Kolkata: CPI(M) leader and Land Reforms minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah, one of the few ministers who retained their seats, on Friday held state's Commerce and Industry minister Nirupam Sen squarely responsible for the debacle of the Left front in the Assembly election. Reacting...
  • US midterm polls: Obama takes blame for defeat November 4, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday took responsibility for the defeat of the Democrats in the US midterm elections. He acknowledged that he has been unable to change the nature of Washington politics during his first two years in office. The US President said, Over the last two years we...
  • The road ahead: Rajnath redefines Hindutva June 20, 2009

    New Delhi: After the round of letter leaks and angry outbursts, the BJP leadership met in the Capital on Saturday to discuss what went wrong with campaign 2009. Party President Rajnath Singh came out with his own interpretation of Hindutva, while accepting responsibility for the defeat in the elections. Amidst...
  • Hindutva not to blame for defeat, BJP decides June 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Saturday took responsibility for the partys defeat in the Lok Sabha elections but said it was not a nationwide debacle. Singh told the partys national executive in New Delhi results for the party varied in states, so a single individual accountable...
  • Bitter feud day ahead of BJP's big meeting June 20, 2009

    New Delhi: Exclusive details available with CNNIBN indicate that a meeting between BJP leaders ahead of the partys national executive became a platform for all senior leaders to have a free for all. ...
  • BJP debates whether to stick to Hindutva or not June 13, 2009

    Hindutva is a lost cause. BJP leader Brajesh Mishra adds to the brewing trouble in the BJP. The election defeat divided the party sharply into Vajpayee versus Advani camps. ...
  • Post polls, infighting leading to factions within BJP June 13, 2009

    New Delhi: After the defeat in the General polls, party members in the BJP have begun the blame game. The tug of war that members within the party are indulging in has become so intense that it threatens to tear the party apart along the sharp divide between the Vajpayee...
  • McCain says no regrets, needs rest at ranch in Sedona November 6, 2008

    Washington: Senator John McCain might not have made it to the White House but he did run a historic campaign of his own by nearly bringing the first woman vice president to Washington. Even in defeat, the war veteran was ever gracious. NcCain's seen the horrors of war, the pain of imprisonment...
  • AntiMusharraf parties win Pakistan elections February 19, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan's ruling party on Tuesday conceded defeat in the general elections as the Opposition parties scored thumping wins that could threaten the rule of President Pervez Musharraf America's close ally in the war on terror. "We accept the results with an open heart and will sit on Opposition benches...
  • BhupathiKnowles crash out of Aussie Open January 24, 2008

    Melbourne: Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Mark Knowles of Bahamas were knocked out of the Australian Open after they suffered a straight set loss in the men's doubles semifinals on Thursday. A day after upsetting top seeds and world number one Bryan brothers, Bhupathi and Knowles failed to capitalise on their...
  • Dejected Cong says calculations went horribly wrong December 23, 2007

    New Delhi: A dejected Congress party on Sunday conceded defeat in the Gujarat assembly election, saying Chief Minister Narendra Modi's victory was a remarkable achievement. "We are deeply disappointed with the Gujarat results," Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal, speaking on behalf of his party, said. "Our confidence was misplaced. While we...
  • Mulayam resigns as CM, targets EC May 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has conceded his defeat in the UP Assembly elections and submitted his resignation on Friday. Samajwadi Party could only manage to win 96 seats out of 402 seats, for which polling was held. The UP governor has accepted Mulayam Singh Yadav's resignation. In a...
  • Many reasons for Delhi debacle: Sibal April 8, 2007

    New Delhi: A senior Congress leader on Sunday refused to admit that sealing and demolition of illegal properties in Delhi was the main reason for its defeat in the civic polls. "Loss is a loss and defeat is a defeat. By and large we know what are reasons for the debacle,"...
  • 'Congess will make it in the 2009 elections' June 20, 2007

    Is the Congress in trouble and is the Government the cause of it? Those are the two key questions Karan Thapar asked Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh in an exclusive interview on Devils Advocate. Karan Thapar: Mr Digvijay Singh, after losing Punjab and Uttarakhand, the Congress has no real presence...