Elections

  • Indonesia's new President promises to make life easier for investors Yesterday

    Jakarta: Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, promised to make life simpler for investors by beefing up the country's threadbare infrastructure, untangling near-impenetrable regulations and sacking his ministers if they aren't up to the job. The Elections Commission announced on Tuesday that the Jakarta governor had won the hard-fought July 9...
  • National Conference-Congress alliance in LS polls was dysfunctional: Omar 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said the pre-poll alliance between National Conference and Congress for Lok Sabha polls was "dysfunctional" in the Valley as the vote share of the national party could not be transferred to his party. "The pre-poll arrangement between Congress and National Conference...
  • Former BJP MP surrenders in court, sent to 14-day remand 3 days ago

    Former BJP MP SP Singh Baghel on Monday surrendered before a court here in connection with a case of poll violence against him and was sent to jail on 14 days judicial remand. Baghel, his brother retired inspector Vishambhar Singh and another person surrendered before additional district judge Rajendra Singh. A case...
  • CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls 3 days ago

    The BJP on Monday raised its apprehensions of a large number of Bangladeshi infiltrators getting into voter's list and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter before the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand. Representing the party in the scheduled meeting with the ECI team headed by CEC VS...
  • Crisis in Congress, Haryana leader demands CM Hooda's ouster 3 days ago

    New Delhi: There has been a crisis in the Congress as the party leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh is rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's ouster, said sources on Monday. Singh even reached out to...
  • Rebellious Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane quits Chavan Cabinet 3 days ago

    Mumbai: While the Congress deals with rebellion against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, there's another blow to the party in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned from the state Cabinet. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to accept his resignation. Rane had announced his decision to quit the Chavan...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • Ready for fresh polls in Delhi, says state BJP President 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that they are ready for fresh elections in Delhi. "If there is a decision of election in Delhi, then we are ready to go ahead for the election. If we were told to form government, then we will go ahead with the...
  • US lawmakers still questioning Afghanistan drawdown 5 days ago

    Washington: The Afghan election crisis and unravelling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking US President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016. The White House says Afghanistan is a different situation from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence...
  • By-election for ten Assembly seats in Bihar on August 21 5 days ago

    By-election for ten Legislative Assembly seats in Bihar, which will turn interesting if the JD(U) and the RJD joined hands against the BJP, will take place on August 21, Election Commission officials said on Saturday. The bypoll on ten Assembly seats have been necessitated after some members got elected to the Lok Sabha and resignation by...
  • Delhi: No question of MLAs supporting BJP, AAP, says Congress 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst reports that some Congress MLAs are willing to support BJP if it comes forward to form the government in Delhi, the party on Saturday presented all its eight legislators before the media in a bid to put up a united front. "All our eight MLAs are united. Congress...
  • Jaitley presents Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 cr, no new taxes proposed 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday presented Delhi's Budget for Rs 36,776 crore in the Lok Sabha. No new taxes have been proposed by the Finance Minister in the budget. Rs 260 crore has been provided for power subsidy in Delhi. Jaitley said that Rs 0.80-1.20 per unit...
  • BJP looks at forming government in Delhi, denies horse trading of MLAs 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a government are underway in Delhi. The BJP has said that they will stake claim to form the government if they are called by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, they denied reports of horse trading and possibility of formation of government by weaning away a...
  • Congress hints at government formation in Delhi, efforts underway 1 week ago

    Congress leader Barkha Shukla has said that government should be formed in the national capital. "It does not matter who forms but there should be a government. What if elections do take place but the same situation arises again," she asks. ...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • Nepal to hold local elections in January July 15, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal will hold local elections in January 2015 after a gap of 16 years, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam said on Tuesday. The elections for the leadership of local bodies -- village development committees and municipalities -- should have been held every five years. But due to political instability,...
  • AAP appoints three leaders as national observers July 15, 2014

    In its process to revive the party in Madhya Pradesh post Lok Sabha election debacle, the Aam Aadmi Party appointed three of its leaders as national observers for the state. Aatishi Malerna, Ajeet Jha and Gaurav Tiwari were appointed as national observers for Madhya Pradesh here. Malerna told reporters that under...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls July 15, 2014

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and the JDU...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: EC to review preparedness July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Election Commission of India has decided to send a team to the state to review the preparedness. The team is scheduled to meet top officials of the state administration on Tuesday. The assembly elections are due in October this year. ...
  • 'Mandal Train' is moving, those willing to board are welcome: Lalu July 15, 2014

    In an apparent reference to plans for new social engineering in national politics, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said "Mandal Express is moving" and those desiring to board could do so, lest they would miss it. "Mandal (those entitled to Mandal Commission report) is the need of the hour. It is in...
  • Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam moots election for all party posts July 14, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Ghufran-e-Azam has suggested that elections should be held for all posts in the party organisation, from president to various levels in the districts. "Everyone knows Congress is in doldrums and it can be revived only by holding elections at all levels, including the post of party president," the...
  • Paid news: Have done no wrong, will respond to EC notice, says Ashok Chavan July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has claimed that the Election Commission has not found him guilty of paid news. Defending himself, he said that he will respond to the EC notice. "I have done no wrong, the EC has categorically ruled out the paid news controversy, please refer...
  • Hemant Soren government completes one year in office July 14, 2014

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren expressed satisfaction over the functioning of his year-long coalition, claiming his government delivered more in lesser duration. "We took the reins under difficult circumstances (on July 13, 2013) and in the less time we have delivered more work, addressing employment and other areas," Soren said here. Marking...
  • Election Commission cautions media on 'paid news' July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday cautioned the media on the issue of 'paid news' by asking it to show "greater responsibility" with suitable disclaimers, particularly during election time. "The minimum that is expected of ethical journalism is that the reader is cautioned by suitable disclaimers while such articles are...
  • EC to visit Maharashtra on Monday for Assembly polls preparation July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the full panel of the Election Commission (EC) will visit the state on Monday. The Election Commission team, led by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and Election Commissioners HS Brahma and S NA Zaidi, will meet top officials...
  • EC rejects Ashok Chavan's explanation in paid news case July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In fresh trouble for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Election Commission on Sunday rejected his explanation in the paid news case and asked him to submit his representation within 20 days. slapped a show cause notice on him for failing to lodge his election expenses as per...
  • Decision on government formation in capital soon: Delhi BJP chief July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Tasked to strengthen the party, newly-appointed Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said a final decision on whether to attempt a shot at government formation or seek fresh mandate in the capital will be taken "soon" after eliciting the opinion of MLAs, MPs and senior leaders. 52-year-old...
  • Flag public issues to get ticket: Congress leadership to MLA aspirants in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make the party's Delhi unit fighting fit for next assembly polls, the Congress leadership on Saturday held consultations with 63 Congress leaders from the state who had fought the last assembly election in which it faced a severe drubbing. In the meeting chaired by party general secretary...
  • Narendra Modi got more votes than anyone in universe: David Cameron July 10, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that he congratulated Narendra Modi for winning more votes than any other politician in the universe during his phone call after the "extraordinary" Indian election. "I won't forget my conversation with Prime Minister Modi congratulating him on his victory. I picked up...
  • PM Modi congratulates Amit Shah on being appointed as BJP President July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Uttar Pradesh BJP in-charge and his close aide Amit Shah on being appointed as the party President. That announcement was made by the party's Parliamentary Board which met today to nominate Shah. Modi said, "The party will become stronger under Shah's...