ELECTIONS

  • BJP and Shiv Sena likely to tie-up for Maharashtra civic polls Yesterday

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra government, are likely to tie-up for the elections to Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad municipal corporations to be held on April 22. "We feel that having an alliance will benefit both the parties," state BJP unit president Raosaheb Danve told reporters...
  • Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote: Study 3 days ago

    London: The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study. The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 per cent of those polled said they would...
  • Liquor seizure surged during Delhi Assembly elections, but cash haul saw decline 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall. As per the information revealed in an RTI query filed by...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu surges to victory in Israeli Vote March 18, 2015

    Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud Party scored a resounding victory in Israel's election, final results showed on Wednesday, a stunning turnaround after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy. Netanyahu surged ahead after a last-minute lurch to the right in which he opposed Palestinian statehood...
  • Election Commission notice to AAP, 5 others for de-recognition March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday issued showcause notices threatening de-recognition of six political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), for failing to file their expenditure statements for the last Lok Sabha polls. Issuing a stern warning to these parties, the poll-panel has invoked the provisions of section...
  • Now ballot papers to have candidates' photographs March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: To avoid confusion in the minds of the electorate in constituencies where namesakes are contesting, the Election Commission has decided that ballot papers will also carry pictures of the contestants besides their names and party symbols. An EC direction to all Chief Electoral Officers of states and UTs said...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...
  • Cabinet approves Bill to unearth black money March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to unearth black money and illicit assets stashed abroad, the Union Cabinet on Tuesday approved a Bill with stringent provisions for prosecution of such offences with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. "The Cabinet has approved Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax)...
  • PM Narendra Modi is the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi is the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014. He guided the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to a massive win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. With the biggest mandate since 1984 and the first time since then that a single party...
  • AAP suspends Rajesh Garg after he charged Kejriwal of trying to poach 6 Congress MLAs March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP on Monday suspended its former MLA Rajesh Garg for anti-party activities, following his charges that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was trying to poach six Congress MLAs to form government in 2104. Sources said, Garg was a "serial offender", which led the party to take the decision....
  • Narenda Modi saw no TV, took only calls after noon on Lok Sabha elections result day: Book March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal may have inflicted a massive defeat on BJP in Delhi Assembly polls last month, but months earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw him as a "small single city leader" not even worth "my time to ignore". These comments were made by Modi to former...
  • On Lok Sabha poll result day, Modi saw no TV, took calls after noon March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: On the morning of May 16, 2014, when counting of votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections was on, Narendra Modi was alone in his room meditating with no television on and took telephone calls only after 12 noon. "In the morning when the counting was going on, I...
  • Is Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen the new threat to Congress? March 15, 2015

    Back from political wilderness as Congress' Maharashtra PCC President, Ashok Chavan faces his first big electoral challenge in his own backyard- Mararthwada. And it is the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) that is the big worry for the party in the Aurnagabad Municipal Corporation election scheduled for next month. ...
  • Won't be a rubber stamp: Prashant Bhushan in 2014 emails to PAC March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing rumbling within the Aam Aadmi Party, emails sent by Prashant Bhushan to party's Political Affairs Committee in 2014 have surfaced in which he had expressed unhappiness over the process of candidate selection saying he would not be a "rubber stamp" in the party's top decision-making...
  • AAP's Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to 6 Congress MLAs in 2014, claims Congress's Muhammad Khan March 12, 2015

    New Delhi: As infighting in the Aam Aadmi Party gets ugly and allegations of luring rivals MLAs surface, another video of alleged horse-trading has surfaced. Former Congress MLA Asif Muhammad Khan has now claimed that AAP leader Sanjay Singh offered cabinet positions to Congress MLAs if six of them, 4...
  • AAP accuses Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav of conspiring to defeat party in Delhi polls March 11, 2015

    The Aam Aadmi Party in a statement, for the first time listed out the reasons why it expelled founding members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the party's parliamentary affairs committee. Top AAP leaders have accused Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav of conspiring to defeat the party before the Delhi...
  • Arvind Kejriwal had broken down after Lok Sabha debacle: book March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Lok Sabha debacle when Aam Aadmi Party saw a series of desertions and senior leaders like Yogendra Yadav questioning the "supremo style" of functioning within the party, Arvind Kejriwal broke down in the National Executive meeting and had even offered to quit. This was revealed by AAP...
  • West Zone units are free to move to court: Shivlal Yadav March 2, 2015

    Chennai: Some West Zone units might have been contemplating moving to court to challenge the BCCI elections but Shivlal Yadav, who chaired Monday's AGM, was unfazed as he said people are free to knock the doors of the judiciary. Baroda Cricket Association representative Rakesh Parikh was disqualified from voting as two...
  • Does Anurag Thakur's win mean Srinivasan can't remote control BCCI? March 2, 2015

    Anurag Thakur was the nominee from the Pawar faction and he won the secretary post by one vote. ...
  • J&K: Centre dissociates from CM Sayeed's remarks on peaceful polls, credits EC, security forces, people March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday dissociated from newly-appointed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks and gave credit for peaceful elections in the state to the Election Commission, Army personnel, paramilitary forces and the local people. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said questions were raised...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya elected BCCI president for the second time March 2, 2015

    Seasoned cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya has been elected as the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president, replacing Narayanaswami Srinivasan, in the board's annual general meeting in Chennai on Monday, more than a decade after he last held the top job. Apart from Dalmiya, the other new entrants are...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya set to return as BCCI president March 2, 2015

    Veteran cricket administrator and former ICC president Jagmohan Dalmiya is all set to return as the Board for Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) president, replacing N Srinivasan, in the board's annual general meeting on Monday, more than a decade after he last held the top job. The road for Dalmiya...
  • PDP-BJP government in J&K a historic opportunity, says RSS March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: With Bharatiya Janata Party all set to rule Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in alliance with Peoples Democratic Party, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh mouthpiece 'Organiser' on Saturday said this is a "historic opportunity" that will help the state join the national mainstream, but admitted that running the...
  • PDP has its way as BJP bends to form government in Jammu and Kashmir, but will the alliance work? March 1, 2015

    Srinagar: After a two-month-long wait and suspense, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will finally be sworn in as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister as the head of Peoples Democratic Party-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition government on Sunday. Both parties have ironed out a Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for Jammu and Kashmir. However, it...
  • Law Ministry gets funds to settle Lok Sabha poll liabilities February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Law Ministry's annual outlay has gone up substantially this time, but most of the money will be spent for meeting government's liability towards charges for conduct of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. While the Law Ministry was provided Rs 381.33 crore last fiscal for 'elections', this time it has...
  • Pawar's decision on contesting BCCI election likely by Feb 27 February 25, 2015

    Mumbai: The suspense over Mumbai Cricket Association's (MCA) president Sharad Pawar contesting the Cricket Board's election on March 2 is likely to end on February 27, according to MCA sources. "Indications are he will contest (for the president-ship of BCCI). He's expected to decide on February 27 whether he will contest...
  • Watch: John Oliver is at it again and this time he takes down 'Judicial Elections' February 24, 2015

    As an YouTube comment rightly proclaimed, 'the best journalist in America is a British guy!'And John Oliver has proven that time and again on his how 'last week Tonight'. In the latest episode, Oliver takes us through the wonderland that is something called 'Judicial Elections'. America is one of the...
  • J&K to have BJP-PDP government as Mehbooba, Shah finalise Common Minimum Program February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The first formal announcement of a PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir was made by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti and BJP President Amit Shah who met in New Delhi to give final touches to the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). This will be followed by a meeting between PDP...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks time to reflect on 'recent events' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial All India Congress Committee session expected in April, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has desired to reflect upon "recent events" and the future course of the party. Party sources said he has "requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events...
  • From flashy leader to religious tolerance: PM Narendra Modi's new image after Delhi poll rout February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: It's out with the flashy suit, in with religious tolerance for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking to soften his image after an electoral pounding in New Delhi and grumblings in his party about his top-down leadership style. Abruptly ending a string of national and regional election victories,...