Independence

  • There's no Modi wave, I've got a tremendous response: Jaswant Singh 17-04-2014 09:24 AM

    Jaswant Singh is contesting as in Independent candidate from Barmer. He was expelled from the BJP for filing his nomination as an Independent. ...
  • Chhattisgarh: 11 Chandulal Sahus vs one Ajit Jogi in Mahasamund 12-04-2014 12:18 PM

    Raipur: It is not uncommon to have two candidates of different political parties with the same name. But it rarely happens that almost a dozen candidates with the same name jump into the poll fray from the same seat. When it happens, the matter also becomes a little fishy. Bharatiya...
  • Photos of 'Indian Spider-Man' Gaurav Sharma: An independent candidate who scales walls and climbs his way into your balcony 12-04-2014 10:54 AM

    Gaurav Sharma, an independent candidate also known as the Indian Spider-Man, handed out pamphlets to residents and scaled neighbourhood walls during his election campaign in Mumbai. Around 815 million people have registered to vote in the world's biggest election - a number exceeding the population of Europe and a world...
  • Lok Sabha polls: It's Modi versus Modi in Vadodara 10-04-2014 05:52 PM

    It is Modi versus Modi in Vadodara with a namesake of BJP's Prime Ministerial joining the fray as an Independent candidate in this Lok Sabha constituency. While BJP's Narendra Modi filed his nomination on Wednesday, so did Independent candidate Narendra Babulal Modi. According to his affidavit, 49-year-old Narendra Babu Lal...
  • LS polls: Success rate of Independent candidates 0.53 per cent since 1952 07-04-2014 12:48 PM

    The country's electoral history has seen over 41,000 Independents contesting Lok Sabha polls till now but only 221 of them have won, the success rate being an abysmal 0.53 per cent. Out of total 41,309 Independents who fought the electoral battle, a whopping 40,420 not only lost the polls but...
  • Afghanistan runs out of ballot papers as election turnout surprises 05-04-2014 08:36 PM

    Kandahar/Kabul: Afghanistan's landmark election on Saturday was marred by a shortage of ballot papers that left many voters still queueing to cast their vote with polling due to close, as the organisers appeared unprepared for a high turnout. The Independent Election Commission ordered voting to be extended by at least...
  • Show Me The Money: Jaswant Singh's assets valued at Rs 11.5 crore 05-04-2014 10:43 AM

    Former BJP leader Jaswant Singh has cash reserves of Rs 1.28 lakh. The leader who is contesting as an Independent from Barmer has his cash and assets valued at over Rs 11.5 Crores ...
  • Independent candidate from TN to fight his 159th election against Modi 04-04-2014 11:21 AM

    A 55-year-old man has come in Vadodara all the way from Tamil Nadu to fight elections against Narendra Modi, with not an aim for winning but to set a record. Having no political ambition or hope to win election, Tamil Nadu-based tyre trading firm owner Dr K Padmarajan filed his...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Will Congress gain from BJP infighting in Barmer? 29-03-2014 08:57 AM

    Barmer: The Bharatiya Janata Party this election season is facing major rebellion from its senior leaders. All eyes are on Barmer where senior leader Jaswant Singh faces expulsion if he does not withdraw his nomination as an Independent from his home town. Barmer is locked in a three-corner electoral battle...
  • Snapshot: Independent candidate Rakhi Sawant looks environment friendly in all-green salwar-kameez, jacket, scarf 27-03-2014 10:02 AM

    Self-titled 'mirchi girl' and Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant revealed her new, political avatar yesterday. Dressed in a greet outfit, complete with a khadi jacket and her head covered with a matching green scarf, Sawant posed solemnly for the shutterbugs. "Please give me one chance and see what I can do,"...
  • Uddhav feels I can govern better than Kejriwal, says Rakhi Sawant 27-03-2014 09:59 AM

    Mumbai: Elections are in fashion this season and perhaps this is why another celebrity has stepped from the glamour world on the electoral stage. After Gul Panag, Kirron Kher, Paresh Rawal, now Rakhi Sawant is fighting elections as an Independent from Mumbai North West. People have seen her spew venom...
  • Please give me one chance and see what I can do: Rakhi Sawant to contest LS polls from Mumbai 26-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Lok Sabha election in Mumbai North-West constituency will get a dose of glamour with the entry of Bollywood item girl Rakhi Sawant as an Independent candidate. "I have been virtually mobbed by people demanding that I should fight the election, so here I am," Sawant told media persons...
  • LS polls: Rabri Devi challenged by estranged brother Sadhu Yadav 25-03-2014 12:36 PM

    Patna: The Saran Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar will see a contest between two siblings- former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi and her estranged brother Sadhu Yadav. Sadhu Yadav will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections as an Independent. Yadav, who was earlier a part of his brother-in-law Lalu Prasad's...
  • Four in fray for lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram 22-03-2014 05:47 PM

    Four candidates are in the fray for elections to Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat on April 9 with filing of nominations ending on Saturday, returning officer for the polls and district deputy commissioner Juhi Mukherjee said. Mukherjee told PTI that two candidates Robert Romawia Royte of opposition alliance United Democratic...
  • Only two nominations filed on first day in Haryana 15-03-2014 06:58 PM

    Only two candidates submitted their papers on the first day of filing of nominations for the April 10 Lok Sabha elections in Haryana. Both the nominations have been received from Faridabad parliamentary constituency, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said on Saturday. He said Deepak Gaud of Akhil Bhartya Arakshan...
  • Will campaign for 50 Independent candidates across India: Anna 01-03-2014 11:36 PM

    Jalna: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on Saturday said he would campaign for 50 independent candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Talking to reporters at Deulgaon-Raja near Jalna in Maharashtra, Anna said he had proposed a 17-point agenda for political parties and these 50 candidates, 12 of them from Maharashtra,...
  • Ukrainians turn Kiev street into shrine to their dead 24-02-2014 09:56 AM

    Kiev: Thousands of Ukrainians streamed into Kiev's Independence Square on Sunday, carrying flowers and candles in a spontaneous pilgrimage to commemorate the protesters who died for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich. Marshalled through barricades by helmeted members of a self-styled 'self-defense' force, families poured down Institutska Street, the scene...
  • Station: Three assassins deal with their insecurities 22-02-2014 01:06 PM

    Bangalore: Saad Khan's directorial debut 'Station', a crime thriller, will be released March 28 under PVR Director's Rare, which is fast emerging as a leading platform for independent cinema in the country. 'Station' will release in cinemas across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ahmedabad and Ranchi. The film's trailer...
  • Ukraine clashes kill 21 more, EU talks shifted 20-02-2014 01:39 PM

    At least 21 civilians were killed in fresh fighting in Kiev on Thursday, shattering an overnight truce declared by Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, and a presidential statement said dozens of police were also dead or wounded. Activists hurling petrol bombs and paving stones drove riot police off a corner of...
  • Relief for expelled AAP MLA Binny, HC declares him independent legislator 19-02-2014 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: In a big relief to Delhi MLA and former AAP member Vinod Kumar Binny, the High Court on Wednesday declared him an independent legislator. This comes after Binny was expelled from Aam Aadmi Party and the Delhi Assembly Speaker MS Dhir had said that despite his expulsion from...
  • Riot police move in against Kiev protest camp 19-02-2014 07:42 AM

    Kiev: Amid cries of "Glory to Ukraine!" and with flaming tires lighting up the night sky, thousands of riot police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked the sprawling protest camp in the center of Kiev on Tuesday, following a day of street battles that left 18 people dead...
  • The Indian move towards MIRVs

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    India's pursuit of multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) technology has been variously described as being in the design or technology development phase in recent...

  • AAP government loses majority, Independent MLA withdraws support 10-02-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi party government in Delhi has lost majority after lone Independent MLA Rambeer Shokeen withdrawn his support on Monday. Shokeen had been threatening to withdraw support if the Kejriwal government did not fulfil its promises. Shokeen had said that he will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung...
  • Will Smith not returning for 'Independence Day' sequel? 09-02-2014 04:20 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Will Smith is reportedly not returning to the sequel of his hit sci-fi film 'Independence Day'. It is rumoured that the 45-year-old actor will not be reprising his role as Captain Steven Hiller in the sequel that has been titled 'ID Forever Part 1', because of...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: The real battle is happening in the Best Independent Film category 09-02-2014 12:18 PM

    New Delhi: The mindset with which indie films are made in India is a topic of research in itself. These filmmakers don't get enough screens for their ventures, but that doesn't dilute down their spirits. Independent filmmakers in India work in difficult conditions and under severe pressure from their financiers....
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Independent Film 26-01-2014 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Independents, Congress distancing from Nitish Kumar, claims Sushil Modi 11-12-2013 09:58 AM

    Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday raised questions about support of Independents and Congress to Nitish Kumar government and compared the situation in Bihar with that prevailing in Delhi where no party has the numbers. Sushil Modi told reporters in the Legislative Council that the four Independents who...
  • 18 must watch films at Sundance Film Festival 2014 10-12-2013 11:50 AM

    Los Angeles: The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month - a lineup representing the 2014 fest's most prestigious films. The premiere list, announced Monday by the festival, features a wide range of genres, from comedies to mysteries, and...
  • British Independent Film Awards: James McAvoy wins Best Actor for 'Filth' 09-12-2013 01:31 PM

    Los Angeles: UK's Foreign Language Oscar entry, 'Metro Manila' dominated the British Independent Film Awards, taking home three prizes, including Best Film. The crime movie set in the Philippines was given the top honour during the London ceremony, also earning the award for Best Achievement in Production and a Best...
  • Ajay Devgn: Keen to be part of change in Indian cinema 27-11-2013 09:16 AM

    New Delhi: Actor Ajay Devgn, who has partnered with Brillstein Entertainment Partners to launch a US-based production house Shivalaya Entertainment to back independent Films targeting a global audience, says he is excited to be part of the changing scenario in the Hindi film industry. The development and financing outfit will...