Lok Sabha Election

  • CPI-ML LS candidate Jitendra Manjhi arrested for vandalizing police station 23-04-2014 04:53 PM

    CPI-ML candidate from Gopalganj Lok Sabha constituency Jitendra Manjhi was on Wednesday arrested from the district collectorate premises soon after he filed his nomination papers in Bihar. An arrest warrant was pending against him since last year. ASP Anil Kumar said Manjhi was wanted along with his supporters in case...
  • Holiday must for all on polling day: Tamil Nadu government 23-04-2014 04:47 PM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday made it clear that employers and commercial establishments must grant holiday with wages for their employees on Thursday on account of polling for the 39 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The government's reiteration of the provision came in the backdrop of many...
  • Why I differ with Fr Frazer Mascarenhas of St Xavier’s, Mumbai

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    In an email to students of St Xavier's College, Mumbai, its principal Fr Frazer Mascarenhas has questioned the Gujarat model with its emphasis on private...

  • LS polls: Modi, Rahul to address rallies in tribal areas of Gujarat 23-04-2014 04:31 PM

    Vadodara: BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will address public meetings in tribal-dominated areas in Central Gujarat on April 26. Modi, who is contesting from Vadodara as well as Varanasi constituencies, will address a rally on Thursday and at Pavijetpur, which falls under Chhota Udepur...
  • Watch: Battle for Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat 23-04-2014 03:58 PM

    In 2012, communal violence between the Bodos and non Bodos in Kokrajhar and surrounding districts in Assam killed at least 1000 people and more than lakhs were displaced from home. As Kokrajhar goes to polls on April 24, we try to find on what key issues people will vote. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai's Spiderman woos voters 23-04-2014 03:46 PM

    Gaurav Sharma is a martial arts trainer and is contesting the 2014 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent from Mumbai South. He is hoping that his political career soars just like he scales Mumbai's buildings. After entering the limca book of records climbing one of the Mumbai's tallest buildings, Sharma...
  • Priyanka Gandhi campaigns for Sonia, appeals to voters to reject BJP 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi has sharpened her attack on Narendra Modi. Campaigning for her mother Sonia Gandhi in Raebareli, Priyanka took a jibe at Modi saying a leader who listens to women's phone conversations does not believe in female empowerment. She also accused the BJP of practicing divisive politics and appealed to...
  • What Azam Khan said can't be labelled as hate mongering: Ex-AMUTA members 23-04-2014 03:40 PM

    A group of prominent alumni of the Aligarh Muslim University including former leaders of the teachers Association (AMUTA) have voiced their support for the beleaguered UP Cabinet minister Mohd Azam Khan. In a written statement to the Election Commission, they urged EC to revoke the ban imposed upon Khan, who...
  • Will ban RSS and BJP for hate mongering if voted to power, says Lalu 23-04-2014 03:38 PM

    Sharply reacting to the statements of VHP leader Praveen Togadia and BJP leader Giriraj Singh, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said these showed their "ugly faces" and if voted to power his party would ban RSS and BJP for "hate mongering". "If my party comes to power, RSS, BJP...
  • Election Commision officials seize Rs 7 lakh of unaccounted cash ahead of LS polls 23-04-2014 03:22 PM

    A man was held in Pauri with unaccounted Rs 7 lakh in cash with authorities suspecting that the money was being taken to influence voters. Mohammad Saleem was held by a vigilance team of the Election Commission when he was found carrying Rs 7 lakh in a bag and did...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Arvind Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi 23-04-2014 03:12 PM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination from Varanasi amidst the presence of huge number supporters. Seeing the presence of people at outside the nomination centre, Kejriwal said, "massive response we got from the people of Varanasi shows that the people have decided not to choose between the Congress...
  • MPs rating: Priya Dutt scores 4 on a scale of 10 23-04-2014 03:11 PM

    Two-time MP from Mumbai North-Central Priya Dutt's performance is below average. Dutt scored 4.6 for accessibility and 4.1 for trustworthiness on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Sunil and Nargis Dutt's daughter, Priya scored 3.6 for law and order,...
  • In Raebareli, Priyanka attacks Modi, raises snoopgate controversy 23-04-2014 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi has sharpened her attack against Narendra Modi. on Wednesday, she raked up the snooping controversy in Gujarat where Modi's government had allegedly spied on a young woman architect, saying that a leader who listens in to a woman's phone conversations does not believe in women empowerment....
  • Mukhtar Ansari to contest Lok Sabha polls from Ghosi 23-04-2014 02:57 PM

    Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh. Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He pulled out to prevent a division of Muslim votes against...
  • Lucknow: Rajnath vs Rita Bahuguna fight, Jaaferi just for comic effect 23-04-2014 02:45 PM

    Lucknow: The BJP president Rajnath Singh v/s comedian, actor Jaaved Jaaferi of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) fight in Lucknow is being keenly watched. The surprising entry of comedian, dancer, "Boogie Woogie" star and reality TV show judge and host Jaaved Jaaferi as the AAP candidate against Rajnath Singh has...
  • Story map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 23-04-2014 02:43 PM

    A total of 117 constituencies are going to the polls in the 6th phase of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections on April 24. This interactive story map highlights the candidates to watch. ...
  • Which Indian state spends the most on elections 23-04-2014 02:39 PM

    The Indian general elections are one of the largest exercise in democracy across the world. This large-scale operation also involves huge costs. The cost of general elections to the exchequer via the Election Commission has increased from Rs 948 crore in the 1999 general election to Rs 1,114 crore for...
  • Social organisation working hard to ensure Mumbaikars come out to vote 23-04-2014 02:26 PM

    "Enough is enough" was the clarion call after the 26/11 attacks but less than 50 per cent people turned up to elect their government. Be it BMC elections or Assembly, one thing that characterises Mumbai elections is low voter turnout. As the maximum city gets ready to vote for Lok...
  • EC rap for Assam minister, MP for hate speech 23-04-2014 02:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has expressed "displeasure" over hate speech made by an Assam Cabinet minister and inflammatory statement made by a sitting MP while campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections. The poll panel also served a show cause notice to another Assam minister for an alleged hate speech....
  • Priyanka takes jibe at Modi, warns against concentration of power 23-04-2014 02:22 PM

    Targeting Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday warned against concentration of power in one person. A day after breaking her silence on the continued "political" attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, the Congress star campaigner maintained that personal attacks should be avoided in electioneering and focus should be on real...
  • Shazia Ilmi defends her comments on Muslims, calls it sarcastic 23-04-2014 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: AAP leader Shazia Ilmi has clarified that she was only speaking "sarcastically" when she asked a group of Muslim leaders to turn "communal". A video showing Ilmi exhorting some Muslim leaders to stop being secular went viral on social networking websites on Tuesday. In the video, Ilmi, the...
  • DMK leader Stalin accuses AIADMK of bribing voters, complains to EC 23-04-2014 01:22 PM

    Chennai: b>Chennai: DMK leader MK satlin on Wednesday met Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar accusing J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK of bribing the voters. "AIADMK has been distributing cash for the past 3 days due to fear of losing. AIADMK is giving Rs 3000 per vote," said Stalin. "Imposition of Section 144...
  • BJP candidate booked as Rs 1 lakh recovered from a car engaged in his campaign 23-04-2014 01:12 PM

    BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Kishanganjin Bihar Dilip Kumar Jaiswal has been booked along with four others after Rs 1 lakh cash was allegedly recovered from a car engaged in his campaign. An FIR has been registered against Jaiswal and four of his supporters with Tinghal police station after the...
  • SC forms panel for guidelines on government ads showing politicians 23-04-2014 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday set up a committee for framing guidelines to prevent misuse of public funds by the government and its authorities in giving advertisements in newspapers and television to get political mileage. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that substantive guidelines are...
  • Seemanchal highly polarised; RJD upbeat, BJP worried 23-04-2014 12:58 PM

    In the sixth phase of voting in seven seats of Eastern and Northeastern Bihar (known as the Kosi-Seemanchal belt) on April 24, the fight is two-cornered in most of the seats with the Rashtriya Janata Dal-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliance locked in a tough contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Lok Janhsakti...
  • Kejriwal blames Modi, Rahul for 'helicopter politics' 23-04-2014 12:55 PM

    Varanasi: AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, in Varanasi, targetted BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for travelling in helicopters and being aloof from the common man. Recalling his experience from his recent visit to Amethi, he said that the people don't get to see Rahul....
  • FIR against Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for hate speech against Muslims 23-04-2014 12:42 PM

    Mumbai: An FIR has been filed against Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam for his hate speech against Muslims at a rally in Mumbai on Tuesday. Addressing party workers in Kalyan, Mumbai, Kadam said the attack on women police personnel and the damage to public property during the Azad Maidan riots...
  • Modi-RSS can't survive without polarisation, says Digvijaya Singh 23-04-2014 12:29 PM

    Bhopal: The General Secretary of the Congress Digvijaya Singh said that BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi and RSS can't survive without polarizing the country on religious line. Speaking to IBN7 he said, "Modi and the RSS can't survive in politics without polarisation. Initially they talk about the nation and development...
  • BJP moves EC after Mumbai college principal's anti-BJP letter to students 23-04-2014 12:25 PM

    Mumbai: A major row has sparked off in Mumbai after the principal of the city's prestigious St. Xavier's College wrote to his students, urging them to "choose well" while voting on Thursday. In the letter, he even seemed to criticise Narendra Modi's Gujarat model of development. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Dr...
  • Non-bailable warrant issued against Giriraj over 'Pakistan' remark 23-04-2014 11:30 AM

    Patna: In a more trouble for Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh, a non bailable warrant has been issued against him over his controversial 'Pakistan remark'. This comes a day after the Election Commission banned Singh from holding any public rallies or meetings and gave him time till April 24...