ELECTIONS

  • Digvijaya takes a dig at Chidambaram, says a non-Gandhi leader can fight AICC presidential elections 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Fissures within the Congress are becoming more apparent with each passing day and now party General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has taken a dig at senior leader P Chidambaram by saying that any party leader can fight elections for becoming its chief. Singh has said that no one has stopped...
  • No support from government for aspiring sports persons in Dhoni's Jharkhand 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Ranchi: The state of Jharkhand may boast of giving the country a successful Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but when it comes to sports facilities, the state was failing miserably. Sporting experts in the state said that the government is doing nothing to encourage youngsters to work on their talents. Dhoni's...
  • J&K elections: BJP holds Congress responsible for problems 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    Jammu: BJP on Sunday held Congress responsible for all the problems in Jammu and Kashmir as the party expressed hope that the people of the state will give a decisive mandate to the party to form the next government. "Congress is responsible for all the problems in Jammu and Kashmir. They...
  • Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP 12 hours 22 minutes ago

    Poonch: Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Muslims in India were more prosperous as compared to the Muslims living in Pakistan. "Muslims living in India are more prosperous than the Muslims living in Pakistan...
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase 12 hours 47 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Along with the cold and icy winds blowing across Jammu and Kashmir, its voters are also expecting a change in government which they hope will bring in development and end the "corrupt" regime of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Across several constituencies of north Kashmir which will vote on November 25...
  • Campaign ends for first phase of polls in J&K, Jharkhand 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    Srinagar/Ranchi: Campaigning for the first phase of polling on Tuesday for 15 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir and 13 Maoist-hit constituencies in Jharkhand ended on Sunday, with BJP hoping to continue its winning streak in the multi-cornered contests riding on the 'Modi wave'. 123 candidates are in the fray...
  • Vladimir Putin mulling re-election bid in 2018 15 hours 49 minutes ago

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin is considering running for a fourth Kremlin term in 2018, which would see him stay in power until 2024, the TASS news agency reported on Sunday. "Yes, the possibility exists of my standing as a candidate again. Whether or not it will happen, I don't know...
  • J&K Assembly polls: Close contest between NC, Congress in Gurez constituency, PDP a distant third 15 hours 54 minutes ago

    Gurez (North Kashmir): Notwithstanding the party's overall decline in Jammu and Kashmir's political spectrum which was evident in Lok Sabha polls, National Conference is trying to stand its ground in the border town of Gurez, which is going to polls in the first phase along with 14 constituencies in the...
  • PM's remarks on dynastic politics 'election rhetoric': PDP 16 hours 27 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Dismissing Narendra Modi's criticism of dynastic politics and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today said it was "election rhetoric" and exposed the Prime Minister's ignorance about the state. The sharp reaction from the Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) chief came a day after Modi, during an election...
  • Tunisians hold first fair presidential election 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    Tunis: Tunisia took another step forward in its peaceful transition to democracy on Sunday by holding its first free presidential election, with voters hoping for more stability and a better economy. Many Tunisians weighed security against the freedoms brought by their revolution and by its democratic transition, which has remained on...
  • Polish opposition questions election results 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    Warsaw, Poland: Poland's main opposition leader suggested on Sunday that local election results were falsified and said he will ask his supporters to protest them at a rally December 13. "We consider (the results) not true and unreliable, simply not to use the word 'falsified," Jaroslaw Kaczynski said. He spoke a day...
  • Campaigning ends for first phase of Jharkhand polls on November 25 17 hours 13 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Campaigning on Sunday ended in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies going to the polls on November 25 in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. Electioneering had picked up in Palamau, Gumla and Latehar districts between November 21 and November 23 with Prime Narendra Modi and Congress...
  • Jharkhand polls: Congress, BJP workers clash in Daltonganj after Sonia's rally 19 hours 4 minutes ago

    Daltonganj: A scuffle broke out between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Daltonganj in Jharkahnd on Sunday. The scuffle broke out after Congress president Sonia Gandhi's rally. The BJP workers also faced-off with police. Several party workers have been detained. ...
  • PDP riding high on Mehbooba Mufti's charisma in J&K Assembly elections 19 hours 28 minutes ago

    Sonawari: It is election fever in Jammu and Kashmir and with just two days to go for the first phase of polling, campaigning is on in full swing. Mehbooba Mufti, the engine behind the People's Democratic Party, has moved across the dusty constituency of Sonawari. She is greeted by people...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important 20 hours 57 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Jharkhand elections: Sonia Gandhi urges people of Daltonganj to vote for Congress 21 hours 25 minutes ago

    Congress President Sonia Gandhi campaigned in Daltonganj in Jharkhand earlier on Sunday where she urged the people to vote for her party. "The UPA government had given crores of rupees for the welfare and development of the state. Unfortunately the BJP government hasn't even used that money," said Sonia. ...
  • Hit by boycott during LS polls, enthusiasm high among voters for Assembly elections in Bandipora 23 hours 31 minutes ago

    Bandipora (North Kashmir): Asserting that unprecedented enthusiasm has been witnessed among the people towards elections in the district, Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Dr Shah Faisal expressed hope that about 70 per cent to 75 per cent electorate will exercise their democratic right this time against only 40 per cent recorded during...
  • J&K elections: Confident of winning 45 to 50 seats, says PDP's Mehbooba Mufti Yesterday

    Srinagar: In Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is slated to address an election rally in Handwara on Sunday. On the other hand, his arch rival Mehbooba Mufti will be in Homesh-alibug. She has ruled out an alliance with the BJP, calling the party divisive ahead of the first...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours Yesterday

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • Jharkhand elections: Coal mafia controls the politics of Dhanbad, family fights for power Yesterday

    Dhanbad: The politics of Dhanbad like everything else is seeped in coal. In the 1970s, coal was nationalised but before that private mine owners owned these mines. One BP Sinha was the leader of all the coal workers. Subsequently, Suraj Deo Singh took over and started an organisation called the...
  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections Yesterday

    Gurez: Situated bang on the Line of Control separating India and Pakistan, the enchanting and sparsely populated constituency of Gurez is going to vote in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. Nestled among high mountains and with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on three sides, Gurez...
  • Watch: Battle for Jharkhand Yesterday

    The 81 Assembly seats of Jharkhand goes to election next week in five phase polls. In this election special show, watch the issues haunting Jharkhand and what keeps the state from developing. ...
  • J&K: EC to video record polling process at sensitive booths Yesterday

    Jammu: In a bid to ensure free and fair assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Election Commission has decided to video record the poll process at various polling stations put under "sensitive and hypersensitive" categories. "State's Chief Electoral Officer Umang Narula today discussed the issues related to the functioning of web...
  • BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar Yesterday

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday exuded confidence that his party, National Conference, will do fairly well in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state and predicted that BJP will get only "handful of votes" in the Valley. Omar praised Congress chief Sonia Gandhi for supporting...
  • J&K polls: BJP won't make Article 370 a poll issue, says Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    New Delhi: BJP will not make the abrogation of Article 370 an election issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday indicated even as he said that attempts were being made by rival parties to create fear psychosis over the matter. "As elections in Jammu and Kashmir are...
  • J&K: Undeterred by disturbances at LoC, villagers say will vote in elections Yesterday

    Despite the recent exchange of fire at the Line of Control, residents of border village say they would exercise their franchise in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. ...
  • J&K: One man killed, 10 injured in motorcade mishap during PDP's election campaign Yesterday

    Srinagar: A man was killed on Saturday and 10 others were injured when a vehicle turned turtle during an election campaign in Nowgam area. The vehicle, which was part of motorcade of PDP candidate from Chadoora Javed Mustafa Mir, turned turtle at Suthsoo in Nowgam area this afternoon, a police official...
  • Jharkhand polls: CRPF Cobra battalion carries out live combing cum area domination operation Yesterday

    CRPF's cobra battalion has carried out a live combing cum area domination operation in a forest in Jharkhand. These operations are done before the polls as a measure to counter Naxals in the region. ...
  • J&K: CM Omar Abdullah refutes Modi's allegations of corruption Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday refuted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations of corruption in the state. Omar questioning Modi's allegations said, "Had we actually been corrupt would people give us so much support?" Modi in his election rally asked people of Jammu and Kashmir to punish...
  • Will bring back Bollywood to Kashmir: Narendra Modi Yesterday

    Kishtwar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday promised to bring back "Bollywood to Kashmir". "I have to bring back Bollywood to Kashmir," said Modi while addressing a BJP rally in this Jammu and Kashmir town. Noting that the fastest growing industry in the world today is tourism industry, he said, "I have...