ELECTIONS

  • Congress misusing state machinery in Jharkhand: BJP 4 hours 20 minutes ago

    Jamshedpur: BJP on Monday alleged that Congress had been misusing the state machinery for getting electoral gain in the five-phase Assembly polls in Jharkhand beginning on Tuesday. The arrest of party candidate from Daltongunj Manoj Kumar Singh within hours of the AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi's campaign for a state minister and...
  • Jharkhand elections: 8 big fights in Round One 4 hours 41 minutes ago

    The 13 Assembly segments of Jharkhand are going to polls on Tuesday and 199 candidates are in the fray. Fate of turncoats, local heavyweights, Independents, members of royal families and new coalitions are at stake. The political atmosphere is uncertain to such an extent that parties expecting leaders to address...
  • J&K Assembly polls: Rahul Gandhi to campaign on November 25 6 hours 48 minutes ago

    Jammu: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will campaign for his party in the second phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. "Rahul Gandhi will campaign for the party candidates in north Kashmir and Jammu division on November 25," General Secretary & Spokesperson, J&K Congress Dr Abdul Rashid Choudhary,...
  • With no clarity on Article 370, BJP delays release of J&K poll manifesto 6 hours 48 minutes ago

    Srinagar: With just a day to go for the first phase of polls for Jammu and Kashmir, there is still no clarity within the Bharatiya Janata Party on Article 370 which has delayed releasing of its manifesto. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that there should be a debate on Article 370....
  • J&K elections: Polling for first phase in 15 constituencies on Tuesday 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Srinagar: The stage is set for the first of the five-phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir as 12 sitting MLAs, including seven ministers, are among 123 candidates trying their luck in 15 constituencies that will go to polls on Tuesday in all three regions of the state. While six constituencies...
  • J&K elections: Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto 7 hours 18 minutes ago

    Jammu: In an overnight decision, the Election Commission has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from releasing its election manifesto on Monday. In a communication addressed to the PDP, the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said that since campaigning for the first phase of the state assembly elections ended on Sunday...
  • Dumped by people, Congress faces the gravest crisis, internal fight escalates 7 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Everything seems to be going wrong with the Congress these days. After the most humiliating defeat at the hands of Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha election and debacle in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, internal fighting is escalating in the grand old party which ruled the...
  • Polling in 13 Maoist-affected seats of Jharkhand on Tuesday 7 hours 38 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Polling will take place amidst tight security in 13 Maoist-affected constituencies in the first phase of five-stage elections to the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly on Tuesday. Adequate security forces have been deployed as all the 13 constituencies are affected by Maoist activities and the personnel have been asked to follow the...
  • Shinzo Abe's party takes lead in polls ahead of Japan election 7 hours 55 minutes ago

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released on Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz. Japan's lower parliamentary chamber was dissolved on Friday ahead of the election that Abe...
  • Digvijaya takes a dig at Chidambaram, says a non-Gandhi leader can fight AICC presidential elections 9 hours 14 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 10 hours 20 minutes ago

    Jharkhand may boast of giving the country a successful cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but when it comes to sports facilities, the state has failed miserably. Sporting experts in the state said that the government was doing enough to encourage youngsters to work on their talent. ...
  • J&K elections: BJP holds Congress responsible for problems 10 hours 25 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 20 hours 57 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 21 hours 22 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 23 hours 18 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...