Elections

  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance 3 days ago

    After the Congress-National Conference alliance split, it looks like the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine could be headed the same way. NCP leader Praful Patel has hinted at some fissures in the alliance ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said, "Everybody has ability as well as the freedom to fight alone....
  • Congress hints at government formation in Delhi, efforts underway July 17, 2014

    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. ...
  • Maharashtra quota decision: Is this last ditch effort by Congress to cut electoral losses? June 26, 2014

    In a political masterstroke ahead of the Assembly elections, the Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Wednesday gifted the state's Maratha population 16 per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutions. ...
  • Indian Overseas Bank contributes to women empowerment June 14, 2014

    Woman empowerment has been vital for India's progress and development and the Indian Overseas Bank has been a catalyst in woman growth by introducing self health groups and cooperative societies for rural women. ...
  • Watch what the word 'elections' does to Cyrus Broacha & team June 8, 2014

    With the nine phase long Lok Sabha elections over and the special series of 'Election That Isn't' having come to a close, Cyrus Broacha and team is ready to discuss anything but politics. ...
  • Raj Thackeray to contest Maharashtra Assembly elections June 1, 2014

    With Maharashtra going to polls later this year, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray has said he will contest the Assembly elections and will become the chief minister if his party gets a majority. The remarks came after his cousin and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray made a similar announcement. ...
  • Advani, Joshi still capable of taking up any responsibility: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha May 31, 2014

    The first open criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's age cut-off for ministers within the BJP has come from Shatrughan Sinha. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the senior leader said LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are still capable of taking up any responsibility. ...
  • Priority is to take the Look East policy forward: General VK Singh May 29, 2014

    Former Army Chief General VK Singh took charge as the Minister for Development of the North East region. He said his priority is to take the Look East policy forward to enhance development in the region. ...
  • We should not be treated just as a regional party: Shiv Sena May 28, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi mollified the Shiv Sena on Wednesday after Anant Geete refused to take charge as the Heavy Industries Minister. Geete has now taken charge of his ministry. The party says while it was unhappy with the ministry given to it, it has spoken to Modi about its...
  • Challenges, expectations from Narendra Modi government June 14, 2014

    As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers assume office, panel of experts on CNN-IBN discuss the challenges in store for the new government. ...
  • Watch: Modi's ministers on their first day at work June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi's ministers took charge of their departments today. Watch what they have to say about their work and what they plan to do. ...
  • Shiv Sena hopeful of getting more posts when the Cabinet expands May 27, 2014

    "In one month there will be an expansion of the Cabinet, Shiv Sena will get more ministerial berths," says Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete who took oath of office in the Modi Cabinet on Monday. ...
  • BJP leaders vow to do fulfil duties, work for development May 26, 2014

    With the new government taking up the responsibility, the BJP leaders have vowed to work for the development of the country. "Fortunate to work with Modiji. I will do justice to my portfolio. We will work together under Modi's leadership and ensure better development for our country," Nitin Gadkari said. ...
  • Promise of good governance will be fulfilled: BJP leader Smriti Irani May 26, 2014

    Smriti Irani, however, refused to comment on rumours that she was likely to be made the Human Resources Development Minister. ...
  • Ties can be normalised only through strong leaders: Pak diplomat May 26, 2014

    Pakistani diplomat Musharraf Zaidi told CNN-IBN that the reaction in Pakistan was positive about their Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visiting India. ...
  • Smriti Irani likely to get HRD ministry: Sources May 26, 2014

    Smriti Irani is likely to get the Human Resources Development Minister, sources said on Monday. ...
  • Modi will work to help the country grow: Veteran actor Dharmendra June 14, 2014

    Veteran actor Dharmendra voices his support for Narendra Modi. ...
  • Shiv Sena 'upset' with number of posts in Modi's Cabinet June 14, 2014

    Narendra Modi has formed a small, compact cabinet with only 45 members, including himself. While some leaders have praised it, others have opposed it. ...
  • Modi's Cabinet will be compact and effective: Kiren Rijuju June 14, 2014

    BJP MP from Arunachal Pradesh Kiren Rijuju is all praise for Narendra Modi's 'compact Cabinet'. ...
  • Nitish seeks development package for Bihar from Modi June 14, 2014

    Nitish Kumar, the former Bihar Chief Minister who split from the BJP after Narendra Modi was nominated as its prime ministerial candidate, now seems to have softened his stance towards the Gujarat strongman. ...
  • Will accept whatever role BJP gives me: Najma Heptullah May 26, 2014

    BJP leader Najma Heptullah has said she will accept whatever responsibility her party gives her. ...
  • Lot of expectations from Narendra Modi: Anupam Kher June 14, 2014

    Bollywood actor Anupam Kher spoke to CNN-IBN on Monday ahead of Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. He said there were a lot of expectations from the PM-in-waiting. ...
  • Shiv Sena opposed to Pak, not Nawaz Sharif: Sanjay Raut May 26, 2014

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday expressed support for Narendra Modi's invite to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying his party was not opposed to him per se but to Pakistan. ...
  • Watch: Varanasi hopes for power, clean Ganga from Modi June 14, 2014

    The residents of Varanasi spoke to CNN-IBN on Monday and expressed what they wanted from their candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Sonia, Rahul and Manmohan invited for dinner with heads of state May 26, 2014

    Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Rahul Gandhi have been invited by the President for the dinner with the heads of state on Monday. A new government led by PM-elect Narendra Modi will be sworn in today. ...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to be sworn in at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday evening. Modi began his day by paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. ...
  • Modi Cabinet: Rajnath for Home, Jaitley frontrunner for Finance June 14, 2014

    While Rajnath Singh will be inducted as Home Minister in Narendra Modi Cabinet. While senior leaders like LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are likely to be kept out of key posts, Jaitley is the frontrunner for Finance Ministry. ...
  • Watch: Modi cries and Rahul smiles, Cyrus's take on leaders' reactions after LS poll results May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janta Party bagged a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha polls. While being anointed the PM candidate Modi had tears in his eyes while Rahul while accepting the defeat had a smile on his face. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus Broacha's jokes on BJP after the party's massive victtory May 25, 2014

    Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the Lok Sabha elections. The saffron party won a clear majority, sweeping 282 of 543 seats, ten seats more than the halfway mark required to form government. ...
  • Watch: Cyrus in conversation with 'regional leaders' on LS poll debacle May 25, 2014

    While the BJP won the Lok Sabha elections with a thumping majority, regional parties like the DMK, BSP and NCP faced the rout. ...