Lok Sabha Election

  • Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi in Delhi May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Congress chief Manikrao Thakre met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Friday amidst reports of a change in leadership in the state Cabinet. It was only last week that Chavan called on Sonia at her 10 Janpath residence amidst reports of...
  • I'm a free man now, can express anything, says Congress leader suspended for anti-Rahul remarks May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspended for demanding Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's resignation, senior party leader TH Mustafa remains defiant and has said that now he will finally be able to speak his mind. Mustafa had called Rahul a 'joker' and had held him responsible for the Congress's defeat in the Lok...
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  • PM Modi to move to his official residence 7 RCR today: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is still placed at the Gujarat Bhawan, is likely to move to 7 Race Course Road on Friday, say sources. According to the sources, 7 Race Course Road houses five bungalows spread over about 12 acres. Modi will be the first Prime Minister...
  • Buoyant BJP lays out strategy for Assembly polls in Bihar May 29, 2014

    Aiming to replicate its success of Lok Sabha elections in the Assembly poll next year, the BJP on Thursday held deliberation on mapping a strategy to go about it and also decided to observe June 16 as 'betrayal day' to mark the first anniversay of the break-up of alliance with...
  • Mistry to ask Sonia to dissolve Congress UP unit following LS poll rout May 29, 2014

    Lucknow: After its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls in the state, Congress' Uttar Pradesh incharge Madhusudhan Mistry on Thursday said he would recommend the party high command to dissolve the state unit. Mistry held a review meeting to discuss Congress's poor show in the state in the recently held...
  • Post-poll rout, MP Congress to undertake party re-structuring May 29, 2014

    Reeling under crushing defeat in the Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh, the state Congress is mulling an overhaul of the party organisation. However, no time-line has been set for the re-structuring, Madhya Pradesh Congress President Arun Yadav said on Wednesday. "I can say that the party organisation will be re-structured...
  • We will review poll debacle in Rajasthan: Gurudas Kamat May 29, 2014

    After suffering a complete rout in Rajasthan in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, Congress on Thursday said it will review its debacle by holding meetings of the state party functionaries of each district and block committees here for the next two days. AICC General Secretary and state party in-charge Gurudas...
  • 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. ...
  • After facing massive defeat in LS polls, Akhilesh gets cracking May 29, 2014

    Akhilesh Yadav is angry, and how! The Samajwadi Party was routed in the Lok Sabha polls and now the Uttar Pradesh chief minister has dissolved the state executive of the party, disbanded all subsidiary affilate organizations and has turned his ire on the bureaucracy. In the fortnight after the drubbing where...
  • Maoist leader, accused of killing police officer in 2009, arrested May 29, 2014

    A Maoist leader, wanted in connection with the killing of a police officer in 2009, was arrested from a riverine area near Ghelpur Chaturpatti village of Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Thursday. "We had intelligence inputs about Maoists assembling at a spot in the area. Accordingly we moved our forces to surround...
  • 3 BJP MLAs resign from Rajasthan Assembly May 29, 2014

    Three BJP MLAs on Thursday resigned from Rajasthan Assembly after they were elected as MPs in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. The three MPs -- Om Birla, Bahadur Koli and Santosh Ahlawat, who were elected to the Lok Sabha from Kota, Bharatpur and Jhunjhunu seats respectively, submitted their resignation to...
  • PM Modi's 10-point agenda includes freedom to babus, innovation June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got his ministers working and has issued them guidelines and priorities. Modi, who addressed his second Cabinet meet in the past 48 hours, has listed down a 10-point priority list for his government. Sources say that Modi has urged ministers to build up confidence...
  • PM Narendra Modi likely to move to 7 RCR on Friday: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is still placed at the Gujarat Bhawan, is likely to move to 7 Race Course Road on Friday, say sources. According to the sources, 7 Race Course Road houses five bungalows spread over about 12 acres. Modi will be the first Prime Minister...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav blames the Centre for power crisis May 29, 2014

    Lucknow: With the state reeling under acute power crisis, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has blamed the Centre for it. Akhilesh has clarified that the power cuts are not driven by any ulterior motive. "We are working on transmission generation and distribution of power. The government is working to...
  • Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung calls on PM Narendra Modi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi's Lt Governor Najeeb Jung called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and conveyed his best wishes. Jung met the Prime Minister at South Block on Wednesday evening. "It was a courtesy meeting and Jung conveyed his best wishes to the Prime Minister," a government release said. Modi also...
  • Gadkari takes charge as Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: More ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet are taking charge on Thursday. Nitin Gadkari took over as the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping. This is Gadkari's first stint as a Cabinet minister. He has previously been President of the BJP. "I had asked PM Modi...
  • PM Narendra Modi to retain the Varanasi seat, vacate the Vadodara seat June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who contested on the Varanasi seat as well as the Vadodara seat in the Lok Sabha elections has decided to retain the Varanasi seat and vacate the seat from his home state of Gujarat. Modi had won both the seats with a thumping majority. He...
  • MM Joshi not to be a part of the Modi Cabinet: sources June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government will stick to the formula of ministers below the age of 75 years, say sources. Sources have now ruled out the possibility of Murli Manohar Joshi being included in the Modi Cabinet. The hunt for the Defence Minister is thus still on with Arun...
  • Modi gives a dos and don'ts list to his ministers, to list his top priorities today June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got cracking on the road ahead for his government. Sources have told CNN-IBN that Modi could outline his government's policies through an address to the nation soon. A report in national daily 'The Hindu' newspaper says the government will list its top ten...
  • Smriti Irani breaks silence, urges people to judge her for her work May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Breaking her silence over her qualification row, Human Resource Development Minster Smriti Irani requested the people to judge her for her work. "I have been judged by my organisation with my capacity to deliver on assignments. I will humbly request all of you to judge me by my...
  • Modi Cabinet to meet today to discuss Parliament session dates June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi Cabinet will meet for the second time in 48 hours on Thursday. On the agenda is finalising dates of the Parliament session. Sources say that the first Cabinet meet on Tuesday had cleared a central ordinance on the Polavaram Irrigation project, which merged seven mandals...
  • US Secy of State calls Sushma Swaraj, discusses re-energising ties May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday made his first call to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who took charge of her ministry earlier in the day. According to sources, the two leaders discussed about re-energising ties between the two countries and focusing on enhancing trade and economic...
  • Live blog: May 29 May 29, 2014

    Narendra Modi's Cabinet is set to meet for the second time today where a decision on the dates of the Parliament session are likely to be taken. ...
  • UP power cuts: BJP says SP deliberately doing it due to poll loss May 29, 2014

    Lucknow: Power cuts in Uttar Pradesh after May 16 have been making life tough for people. While the BJP has alleged that the SP is extracting the price of its defeat from the people, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has clarified that power cuts have not been driven by any ulterior...
  • No BJP wave in Haryana, Cong will win state elections says Hooda May 28, 2014

    Chandigarh: Dismissing BJP's good show in Lok Sabha elections in Haryana as a mandate for Narendra Modi and not the party, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said there was no saffron wave in the state and ruling Congress would score a hat-trick in the coming Assembly polls. BJP won seven...
  • MM Joshi hopeful of Cabinet berth, Modi makes controversial appointments June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office, speculations are already rife over the next Defence Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker. Currently Arun Jaitley has been given additional charge of Defence along with the Finance portfolio. Meanwhile, questions are also being raised over the controversial appointments of...
  • Prithviraj Chavan taking steps to expand Maharashtra ministry May 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Smarting from the worst-ever debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will expand his ministry on Thrusday, in probably the last such exercise before the state Assembly elections due later this year. Facing demands for his ouster following the drubbing, Chavan had met Congress president Sonia...
  • Kerala: Congress leader calls Rahul 'joker', demands his ouster May 28, 2014

    Kochi: Blaming Rahul Gandhi for the party's electoral reverses in the Lok Sabha election, a senior leader in Kerala on Wednesday termed the Congress vice president a 'joker' and demanded he be removed from his posts if he does not step down voluntarily. TH Mustafa, a former minister, also demanded Rahul's...
  • MLAs elected as MPs yet to resign from Assembly May 28, 2014

    The Rajasthan Assembly has far not received resignations from any of the four MLAs who were elected as MPs in the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls, its Speaker on Wednesday said. "Assembly has not received so far any resignation of four BJP MLAs who were elected as MPs in Lok Sabha polls,...