Lok Sabha Election

  • As 117 seats go to vote, Modi roadshow steals the show in Varanasi 24-04-2014 02:43 PM

    New Delhi: Call it an excellent media management or just a coincidence, the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is stealing the show on all big days. He has filed his nomination papers from Varanasi on Thursday, the voting day of the 6th phase at a big event. Modi who...
  • Mumbai: Milind Deora serving crony capitalists, says AAP's Meera Sanyal 24-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Mumbai saw a low voter turnout on Thursday. Till 1.00 pm, the turnout was 26.7 per cent. ...
  • Mathura MP takes a jibe at Hema Malini, says polls not a 3-hour film 24-04-2014 02:05 PM

    Taking a jibe at BJP candidate Hema Malini, Sitting MP from Mathura Jayant Chaudhary on Thursday said that polls are not at 3-hour film. ...
  • Jharkhand Police raid Giriraj's house, BJP leader missing 24-04-2014 01:58 PM

    Patna: Jharkhand Police on Thursday raided the house of Giriraj Singh in Barahiya in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, but the BJP leader was nowhere to be found, an officer said. "A team of Jharkhand Police raided his ancestral house early Thursday in Barahia to arrest him after a non-bailable warrant was...
  • Yami Gautam: Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remark comes across as an encouragement to criminals 24-04-2014 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been slammed by All India Women's Conference (AIWC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for opposing the anti rape law, has now been condemned by actress Yami Gautam. During a rally in Moradabad recently, Mulayam sparked...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 59.64 per cent voter turnout in 2nd phase in Rajasthan 24-04-2014 01:07 PM

    Jaipur: About 59.64 per cent of 81 lakh voters on Thursday exercised their franchise in five Lok Sabha constituencies where polling ended for the second and final phase in Rajasthan. It was about 9.4 per cent more than the 2009 LS polls in five constituencies, A K Jain, Chief Election...
  • AP: YSR Congress MLA Shobha Nagi Reddy dies in accident 24-04-2014 01:02 PM

    Hyderabad: A senior YSR Congress MLA died on Thursday in a car accident in the wee hours in the Kurnool district. MLA Sobha Nagi Reddy was returning from her election campaign when her car met with an accident. "It seems the vehicle driver lost control while trying to take a...
  • 'Maa Ganga' called me to Varanasi, says Narendra Modi 24-04-2014 12:39 PM

    BJP's Prime Ministerial pick Narendra Modi arrived here to a rousing welcome from party supporters to file his nomination for the mega electoral battle in the holy city where he has been challenged by AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal. Thousands of people wearing saffron caps, Modi masks and holding BJP flags,...
  • LS polls: Foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh seized from a SUV 24-04-2014 12:25 PM

    In poll related checking to curb misuse of money and liquor in the Lok Sabha elections, police personnel on Thursday seized foreign currency worth Rs 40 lakh from a SUV at Anjanpir Chowk in Bihar's Vaishali district. Vaishali Superintendent of Police Suresh Prasad Chaudhary said two persons, Abhishek Kumar and...
  • Kejriwal lashes out at BJP for attack on Somnath Bharti 24-04-2014 12:14 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday lashed out at Narendra Modi over the attack on former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti, questioning if the Gujarat model was about "threatening" people and demanded the immediate intervention of the EC to ensure free and fair polling. Accusing the local administration of not taking...
  • CBI seeks detention of Andhra Congress MP accused in a US scam 24-04-2014 12:00 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI has written to the Crime Branch asking them to detain Andhra Pradesh Congress MP KVP Ramachandra Rao who is accused of taking a bribe of 18 million dollars from a US firm for titanium mining. The Crime Branch has forwarded the application to New Delhi District...
  • Mumbai: Shobhaa De says she voted for the 'Opposition' 24-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Writer and socialite Shobhaa De on Thursday came out to exercise her franchise in Mumbai the sixth phase of voting of the Lok Sabha elections. While taking a jibe at the Congress, Shobhaa said this time she has voted for the 'Opposition'. ...
  • Andhra Pradesh: YSR Congress MLA critically injured in accident 24-04-2014 11:48 AM

    Hyderabad: A YSR Congress MLA is battling for her life after she was critically injured in a car accident on Thursday. MLA Shobha Nagi Reddy was returning after poll campaign in Kurnool district when her car met with an accident in the wee hours. She was shifted to Hyderabad, where...
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote in Mumbai 24-04-2014 11:47 AM

    Sachin Tendulkar, who celebrates his birthday on April 24, took time out to vote in Mumbai in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raid Giriraj Singh's house to arrest him 24-04-2014 11:18 AM

    Armed with a court order, a joint team of Bihar and Jharkhand police raided the house of Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Thursday to arrest him for his alleged hate statements but could not find him. "A team of Bokaro police and Patna police raided Giriraj Singh's house around...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Massive turnout in West Bengal, 82 pc voting recorded 24-04-2014 11:14 AM

    Kolkata: A voter turnout of nearly 82 per cent was recorded in six parliamentary constituencies in the second leg of the five-phase elections in West Bengal on Thursday. "On an average 81.42 per cent of the voters cast their votes till 6 pm in the six constituencies of Raiganj, Balurghat,...
  • Watch: Jayalalithaa, Kamal Haasan, Kanimozhi vote in Tamil Nadu 24-04-2014 11:14 AM

    39 seats in Tamil Nadu are voting in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on April 24. Even though Tamil Nadu is witnessing a multi-corner contest, the main fight is between chief minister J Jayalalithaa led AIADMK and M Karunanidhi-MK Stalin led DMK. ...
  • Next PM should not worry about few industrialists: Lord Paul 24-04-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: NRI-industrialist Lord Swaraj Paul has hoped that the new Prime Minister will "not worry" about a "few industrialists" and run a government that thinks for the poor. "We are present here at the time of the elections which is a great time because it is the largest democracy...
  • Kashmiris wary as Modi challenges for power 24-04-2014 10:57 AM

    Mohammad Amin Pandith, a smallholder and father-of-three from Indian-controlled Kashmir, was lured from his home at night by a man in army uniform, dragged along a potholed lane and shot in the back of the head. His execution, one of three deadly attacks on village elders in the last week...
  • Shiv Sena and MNS workers clash in Mumbai 24-04-2014 10:48 AM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena activists clashed at Mankhurd, a suburb of Mumbai on Thursday morning. A police constable was injured in the incident and has been admitted in the hospital in Chembur. A vehicle was also damaged in the clash. Six seats of Mumbai are among 19...
  • Milind Deora, Priya Dutt cast votes; BJP says Cong did no development 24-04-2014 10:46 AM

    Voting is underway across the 6 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai. Congress MPs Priya Dutt and Milind Deora used their franchise early morning on Thursday. While BJP candidate from Mumbai North-Central constituency Poonam Mahajan hit out at the Congress for no development in the city. ...
  • Watch: Azharuddin hopes to win Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat 24-04-2014 10:45 AM

    The Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat in Rajasthan went to polls on April 24. Cricketer turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin has said that he is hoping to win and will deliver growth there. ...
  • Watch: Aamir Khan casts his vote in Mumbai 24-04-2014 10:24 AM

    Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai came out early in the morning to cast their votes. Aamir Khan after casting his vote said, "to vote is my responsibility as a citizen." ...
  • UP CM Akhilesh casts his vote, says will fight against communal forces 24-04-2014 10:07 AM

    After casting his vote, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that he and his party will fight to defeat the communal forces. He also reiterated that his government did whatever it can to prevent the Muzaffarnagar riots and it would not have an effect on the polling. ...
  • NDA will win over 300 seats, Modi hope for everyone: Chouhan 24-04-2014 09:58 AM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said that Narendra Modi is hope for everyone. "The country wants improvement, Narendra Modi is hope for everyone. I am confident that with the NDA will cross over 300 seats,' said Chouhan. Madhya Pradesh is voting today on 10 seats in...
  • Watch: Mulayam among early voters, says Modi wave only in Gujarat 24-04-2014 09:33 AM

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was among the early voters in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday morning as polling began for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections. After casting his vote, Mulayam said, "These polls aren't a challenge for us. It's a challenge for others. Modi wave is...
  • Watch: Key candidates in the fray in Lok Sabha elections 24-04-2014 09:31 AM

    In the second biggest phase of the current Lok Sabha elections 117 Lok Sabha seats will vote on Thursday. Among 117 the Lok Sabha seats, 39 are in Tamil Nadu which is voting in a single phase. Remaining 19 seats in Maharashtra including India's business capital Mumbai are also voting...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Jharkhand records 63.44 per cent polling 24-04-2014 09:25 AM

    Ranchi: Altogether 63.44 per cent polling was recorded today in the third and final phase of polling in four Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand. Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer PK Jajoria said the state recorded 63.44 per cent polling on Thursday. The fate of 72 candidates including former chief ministers Shibu...
  • Is this the Gujarat model where people are attacked, asks Kejriwal 24-04-2014 09:15 AM

    Varanasi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is camping in Varanasi, lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday over Wednesday's attack on his party leader Somnath Bharti, Questioning the Gujarat model, Kejriwal asked, "Is this Gujarat model being brought, that those opposing Modi will be threatened, bribed...
  • Lok Sabha elections: 70.6 per cent voting recorded in Assam 24-04-2014 09:08 AM

    Guwahati: Guwahati: An estimated 70.6 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in Assam which witnessed poll violence in Kokrajhar (ST) constituency where one policeman was killed and two others were seriously injured. The voting percentage was expected to...