Election

  • Do the 2002 riots no longer haunt Modi's politics? 16-04-2014 10:08 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I am going...
  • Hang me if charges are proved against me, says Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people will love him when they know him. Making his point clear on his candidature from Varanasi seat, Modi in an interview to ANI said, "I am not going to Varanasi to defeat anyone. I...
  • HC directs DC to consider separate booth in Dalit colony 16-04-2014 09:48 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the District Collector of Dharmapuri to consider setting up of a separate polling booth within the Arunthathiar Colony, to ensure Dalits exercised their votes freely and independently there. The First Bench Comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M M...
  • After ban on campaign, EC censures Shah, Azam for remarks 16-04-2014 09:38 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday censured Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan for making controversial remarks during campaigning. The EC's decision came days after it had banned the two leaders from campaigning in Uttar Pradesh during the ongoing Lok Sabha elections. While censuring the...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: In Bangalore South nobody came for our vote, but do vote 16-04-2014 09:02 PM

    Bangalore: About a decade and a half back, with limited means but urgent need to rehabilitate my parents in Bangalore I bought a small house in JP Nagar, 6th Phase. The reason I chose it was a) it was a plot of land as against an apartment, b) it was...
  • I should have consulted people before quitting, says Arvind Kejriwal 16-04-2014 08:55 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he committed a "mistake" of not consulting people before resigning as chief minister of Delhi. "I think we made a mistake on (the issue of) resignation. Resignation in principle was (however) right," Kejriwal told NDTV in Varanasi. Kejriwal and his cabinet quit Feb...
  • Maoists guerrillas blast bridge in Giridih 16-04-2014 08:48 PM

    Maoist guerrillas blew up a bridge in Jharkhand's Giridih district on Wednesday, a day ahead of the polling for six Lok Sabha seats from the state, police said. Guerrillas blew up the bridge near Padnatand village, around 190 km from Ranchi. Giridih will go to the polls Thursday. Police said...
  • Priyanka campaigns for Sonia, slams BJP's one-man show 16-04-2014 08:45 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday hit out at the BJP's "one-man show" while campaigning for her mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi for the Lok Sabha polls. Priyanka told a gathering during a road show in Raseta area that the ongoing national election was a "war of ideologies". Rae Bareli...
  • 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...
  • Fifth phase of Lok Sabha poll in 121 constituencies on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: India will witness elections in the maximum number of seats in a single phase on Thursday when polling will be held in 121 seats across 12 states as Lok Sabha elections will cross the half-way mark in more than a month-long exercise. Nandan Nilekani (Congress), Maneka Gandhi (BJP),...
  • BJP to intensify LS poll campaign in Assam with national leaders 16-04-2014 07:45 PM

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in the state for the third time to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and will address three rallies at different places on a single day this week. "BJP has always given priority to the North East. That is why Modiji...
  • Modi should own up responsibility for 2002 riots: CPI 16-04-2014 07:40 PM

    CPI on Thursday accused BJP leader Narendra Modi and his government in Gujarat of connivance in the 2002 "genocide" and demanded he own up moral responsibility for the riots. "What had happened in 2002 in Gujarat was a genocide, a massacre. It could never have happened without the connivance of...
  • Coal bidders concerned about many issues, IMG meet on Thursday 16-04-2014 07:35 PM

    As the government initiated the process of auctioning coal blocks, bidders have raised concerns on several issues, including discrepancies in reserves in the biggest of the three mines put up for sale. Some issues are of serious nature, like whether a consortium can have more than four participating companies or...
  • Modi defends Amit Shah's revenge remark, says nothing wrong in his speech 16-04-2014 07:34 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday defended party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge and his key aide Amit Shah's revenge remarks in Muzaffarnagar. Modi said, "Amit Shah has said nothing wrong in his speech." While addressing a rally at a riot-hit Jat village near Muzzafarnagar, Shah...
  • MNS-BJP hidden pact out in open after support to Munde: NCP 16-04-2014 07:28 PM

    NCP on Wednesday said the decision of MNS to support the candidature of BJP leader Gopinath Munde in Beed Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra has exposed the secret pact between the two parties. NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said when former BJP President Nitin Gadkari took the initiative to include MNS...
  • Women outnumber men in voter turnout in 5 states 16-04-2014 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Women have outnumbered men in casting votes in five of the 13 states and Union Territories which went to polls in first four phases of Lok Sabha elections and an increase in the aggregate voter turnout was also witnessed as compared to the last general elections. According to...
  • Moily planning to give oil field to Essar cheaply: AAP alleges 16-04-2014 06:16 PM

    Firing a fresh salvo against the UPA government, Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged that Union Oil and Petroleum Minister Verappa Moily is planning to give an oil field off Bombay High to the Essar Group at dirt-cheap price. Party leader Prashant Bhushan said this move will result in the...
  • 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...
  • Modi wants to eliminate Muslims, claims Farooq Abdullah 16-04-2014 06:02 PM

    Union Minister Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday claimed that BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi wants to "eliminate" Muslims but expressed confidence that Congress will not allow him to succeed in his designs. "I do not fear Modi but his intentions, which he has for India. He wants to eliminate Muslims...
  • 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...

  • Babul Supriyo asks police 48-hour time to appear before them 16-04-2014 05:53 PM

    Bardhaman: Bollywood playback singer and BJP candidate for the Asansol Lok Sabha seat, Babul Supriyo on Wednesday said the Raniganj police station in Burdwan district had asked him to appear before it today but he has asked for 48-hours time. Supriyo said the Raniganj police station sent a letter to...
  • 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...
  • LS polls: Star power, Nitish and Lalu's prestige at stake in Bihar 16-04-2014 05:51 PM

    A seat with star power in full play, another which is Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's stronghold and a constituency where the richest candidate in the state is contesting will vote along with four others on April 17 in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Apart from Nitish Kumar,...
  • Mallipattinam clash: 22 arrested on hate speech charges 16-04-2014 05:47 PM

    Chennai: On electoral authorities' direction, police have arrested 22 persons for allegedly making hate speeches during a recent clash between different communities at Mallipattinam in Thanjavur district. Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said complaints were received from both sides that hate speeches were made by the other, in connection with...
  • 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...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls 16-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the...