ELECTIONS

  • India wins re-election to UN Human Rights Council 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    United Nations: India on Tuesday got re-elected to the UN's main human rights body for the period of 2015-17. India is currently a member of the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council and its term will end on December 31, 2014. It was seeking re-election to the UN body, the elections for...
  • BJP in favour of allying with Sena not NCP, claims Athawale 3 hours 26 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Even as BJP is playing a hardball with its estranged ally Shiv Sena over formation of government in Maharashtra, apparently in view of NCP offering an unconditional outside support, RPI (A) chief Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday caused a flutter claiming that BJP state unit president Devendra Fadnavis is in...
  • Centre will work shoulder-to-shoulder with new Haryana government: Naidu 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the Centre would work shoulder-to-shoulder with the next government in Haryana to put the state on the path of progress. "I want to thank the people of Haryana for giving full majority to BJP. In Maharashtra and Haryana, people supported us because people...
  • BJP signals it is ready to do business once again with Shiv Sena 5 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Shedding its initial reservations, BJP on Tuesday signaled it could do business with estranged ally Shiv Sena which sent two emissaries here for discussions with its leadership on government-formation in Maharashtra. At the same time, BJP also appeared not to close the option...
  • IAF choppers undertook 1,600 sorties during LS polls: Arup Raha 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The recent Lok Sabha elections saw Indian Air Force helicopters undertaking 1,600 sorties to take officials and equipment around the country while it handled about 3,500 chopper sorties in wake of Uttrakahnd flood last year rescuing more than 25,000 people. These were some of the snippets from the history...
  • Maharashtra: BJP split over CM candidate, 40 MLAs favour Nitin Gadkari over Devendra Fadnavis 7 hours 2 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's big win in the Maharashtra Assembly polls, loyalists of former party chief Nitin Gadkari are pitching his name for the post of chief minister of the state. At least 40 newly elected BJP MLAs are at Gadkari's residence in Nagpur demanding they want to see...
  • Khattar will take oath as Haryana CM on Sunday: Venkaiah Naidu 8 hours 3 minutes ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Venkaiah Naidu said that the Governor had invited Manohar Lal Khattar on 26th of October to take oath as the new Chief Minister of Haryana. ...
  • Manohar Lal Khattar: From RSS pracharak to Haryana Chief Minister 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar, a low profile RSS leader, is known for his quiet work on the field and in the BJP that has earned him the reputation of a tough task master with a no-nonsense approach. 60-year-old Khattar, who once wanted to become a doctor, is a man known for...
  • Khattar promises all-round development, corruption free governance in Haryana 8 hours 50 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: Manohar Lal Khattar, who is set to become Chief Minister of Haryana, on Tuesday promised to give good and corruption free governance and all-round development of the state. He also thanked voters for giving mandate to BJP for forming the government in the state. "I want to assure the public that...
  • Maharashtra: Former state BJP chief pitches for Nitin Gadkari as CM 9 hours 2 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Even as close-door party meetings continue over the choice of chief ministerial candidate in Maharashtra, former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has pitched for Nitin Gadkari for the post. "We are surprised that Gadkari has said he doesn't want to be in the state. We all demand, infact, the party...
  • BJP claims support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, says will pass floor test 11 hours 18 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday claimed that it has support of 138 MLAs in Maharashtra, including Independents and smaller parties. It has also raised question whether the BJP is leaning towards a minority government in the state. BJP's election in charge Om Mathur said that in the event...
  • BJP's win in Haryana, Maharashtra will affect J&K assembly polls: Omar Abdullah 11 hours 54 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said BJP's win in Haryana and Maharashtra would have some effect on the assembly elections in the state, but maintained that the influence would not be as much as previously expected. "While obviously, the BJP will have some effect in Jammu...
  • Manohar Lal Khattar set to be Haryana Chief Minister as BJP MLAs elect him as their leader 12 hours 56 minutes ago

    Chandigarh: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday chose Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar as the new Chief Minister of Haryana. This is after 15 years that the state has a non-Jat Chief Minister after having Jat Chief Ministers for three terms consecutively. Khattar will be sworn in as the CM...
  • Maharashtra: Congress hits back at NCP, says will never support Shiv Sena 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken hit back at National Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar by saying that the party will never support Shiv Sena. The remarks came a day after Pawar said that the Congress has approached the party to jointly support Shiv Sena to form the government...
  • Decision on CM will be taken keeping Haryana's betterment in mind: Capt Abhimanyu Singh 13 hours 59 minutes ago

    Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar, an RSS man, and a non-Jat, is emerging the frontrunner. The final decision will be taken by the legislative party which meets on Tuesday. ...
  • Maharashtra Assembly polls: Mumbai sees a surge in NOTA voters 14 hours 39 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Assembly elections witnessed a surge in number of people going for None Of the Above (NOTA) option in Mumbai, as against the total number of NOTA votes cast in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. In a total of 36 Assembly seats in Mumbai, 65,735 people chose to reject...
  • BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP guessing, decision on government formation in Maharashtra after Diwali 16 hours 41 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party has left both the Nationalist Congress Party and Shiv Sena guessing as the decision over the government formation will be taken after Diwali. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is a BJP observer for Maharashtra, will visit the state only after Diwali to review the situation. Singh...
  • Shiv Sena hits out at NCP, calls it opportunist for extending support to BJP in Maharashtra 17 hours 38 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday hit out at the Nationalist Congress Party for extending support to the Bharatiya Janata Party to form government in Maharashtra. Sena through its mouthpiece Saamana said, "Several parties are taking advantage of the fact that no party has got majority. The NCP an opportunist for...
  • BJP to decide Haryana CM today, Manohar Lal Khattar remains frontrunner as party looks at a non-Jat 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is a clear winner in the Haryana elections and will form the government, the question still remains as to who will be the next Chief Minister. Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar, an RSS man, and a non-Jat, is emerging the frontrunner. The...
  • Congress leaders review political situation in Maharashtra 18 hours 50 minutes ago

    Mumbai: After a crushing defeat in Maharashtra assembly elections, state Congress leaders met on Monday night to review the political situation. The meeting held at Gandhi Bhavan, the Congress party's office in South Mumbai, was attended by Maharashtra state unit Congress chief Manikrao Thakre, former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, senior leaders...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories Yesterday

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  • Maharashtra verdict: Is an alliance between BJP and NCP politics of opportunism? Yesterday

    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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Modi-Shah leadership takes BJP to new heights Yesterday

    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. ...
  • News 360: Shiv Sena, NCP wait for BJP's final call in Maharashtra Yesterday

    After the declaration of Maharashtra assembly poll results both Shiv Sena and NCP wait for BJP's final call on government formation. BJP emerged as single largest part with 122 seats after countings on Sunday. ...
  • Maharashtra elections: Guessing game on as BJP keeps Shiv Sena, NCP on hold Yesterday

    It's a dilemma of plenty for the BJP. More than 24 hours after emerging as the single largest party in Maharashtra, the BJP continues to play the guessing game. ...
  • Caste equations to decide the next Haryana CM Yesterday

    New Delhi: After a historic win, comes the challenge of government formation in Haryana. The BJP with 47 seats has a clear majority but once again it boils down to caste equations. Emulating Bhajan Lal's formula of mobilising non-Jats, the choice in the BJP may finally narrow down to Karnal MLA...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena in talks with BJP, says 'any proposal' acceptable Yesterday

    Mumbai: The waiting game continues in Maharashtra. Sources in the Shiv Sena say that the party is in talks with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over government formation. "We have been talking to the BJP for the last 24 hours. The mandate is for the BJP and the Sena and people...
  • Haryana: BJP prefers non-Jat leader for CM post, say sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: As the race for the post of Haryana CM heats up, BJP sources tell CNN-IBN that the state may get a non-Jat CM after a gap of over two decades. This indicates that Karnal MLA Manohar Lal Khattar has an edge over Narnaund MLA Captain Abhimanyu who is a...
  • Uddhav Thackeray holds meeting with newly-elected Shiv Sena MLAs Yesterday

    Mumbai: Even as the impasse over government formation in Maharashtra continues following a fractured mandate in the Assembly polls, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray today held a meeting with the newly-elected legislators in Mumbai. "All the newly elected MLAs met Uddhavji today and they unanimously took a decision to give him...