NOMINATION

  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations October 14, 2014

    Reuters: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with...
  • Maharashtra battle lines drawn: 288 seats, 4,117 candidates October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Battle lines have been drawn in Maharashtra, where as many as 4,117 candidates are in the fray for 288 Assembly seats which will go to the polls on October 15 as major parties get ready for campaign blitzkrieg. A total 7,646 nominations were received by the Election Commission which found...
  • 1,972 candidates file nomination for Haryana elections September 28, 2014

    Chandigarh: As many as 1,972 candidates have filed their nomination for 90 Assembly seats in Haryana, elections for which will be held on October 15. While the highest number of 44 candidates filed papers from the Bhiwani Assembly constituency, lowest number of 11 nominations were received for Narayangarh and Nuh...
  • 7,666 candidates file nomination for Maharashtra Assembly elections September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 7,666 candidates have filed their nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls, which is set to witness a five-cornered contest in all the 288 constituencies. The nomination process ended on Saturday with 7,666 candidates filing their papers, state electoral office said on Sunday. The highest 91 nominations...
  • Devendra Fadnavis, Anil Deshmukh file nominations in Nagpur September 28, 2014

    Nagpur: State BJP president and sitting MLA Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh of NCP were among the 24 candidates who filed nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls here on the penultimate day. While Fadnavis filed his nomination for the Nagpur South-West seat,...
  • Bigg Boss 8, Day 5: Is Arya Babbar plotting against contestants to avoid eviction? September 27, 2014

    Day 5 didn't have an apt beginning. It may have kicked off with a peppy song 'Ice cream khaungi', but witnessed tiffs, arguments throughout the day. Even though it was Praneet's birthday the next day, it didn't create the mood for celebration. The actor got into an argument with Gautam...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8', Day 4: Inmates nominate Sukirti Kandpal, Sonali Raut, Natasa Stankovic for eviction; burn their photographs September 26, 2014

    While it has just been 3 days since the show has taken-off, the mind games and ego tussles have already started in the 'Bigg Boss 8' house. Only a few hours post the kitchen opened up for the housemates, feelings of resentment and indifferences cropped up almost immediately (and don't...
  • 180 more file nominations for Maharashtra assembly elections September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 180 candidates on Wednesday filed their nomination papers in Maharashtra for the October 15 Assembly elections, taking the total to 320, but major parties stayed away from the process due to bickering among them over allocation of seats in the 288-member House. According to sources in Maharashtra...
  • Mauresmo, Pierce headline list of Hall of Fame nominations September 5, 2014

    Amelie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce, both twotimes grand slam singles champions, headlined the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Also being nominated in the recent player category are twotimes French Open champion Sergi Bruguera of Spain and Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov, winner of two grand...
  • AngloIndian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadubased social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of AngloIndian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33yearold Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • MPs Sachin, Rekha yet to justify their Rajya Sabha nomination August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha are facing severe criticism from the members in and out of Parliament for their absence from the House of Elders. When Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha were nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012, many doubts were...
  • Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations July 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce has received eight nominations for the 2014 MTV VMAs, including a nod for Video of the Year for 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z. Rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea secured seven nominations each while Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Sia received three nods. Azalea's 'Fancy'...
  • 'The World Before Her' director elated with Emmy nod July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Nisha Pahuja, whose acclaimed documentary 'The World Before Her', has been nominated for the Emmy awards after creating ripples internationally, hopes the honour will help strengthen the documentary community in India. The awardwinning film, which was presented by Anurag Kashyap, has nabbed an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Coverage of...
  • 'The Good Wife,' Leno among Emmy snubs July 11, 2014

    New York: Before the Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, television academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum noted an embarrassment of riches. He said there were more Emmyworthy series and movies produced by the industry than ever before. That's great for viewers, not so great for creators who look to the Emmys each...
  • Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations July 11, 2014

    (Reuters) A veteran actress says it is the "delicious" scripts and unvarnished realism of the female prison inmates that draw viewers to "Orange is the New Black," while the creator of "House of Cards" credits a ruthless yet vulnerable power couple for the thriller's success. The unconventional approach to TV...
  • TV newcomers 'True Detective,' 'Orange' storm Emmys race July 11, 2014

    (Reuters) Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday in a challenge to stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family." Online streaming company Netflix Inc, the big disrupter...
  • Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake score most BET Awards nominations May 15, 2014

    Reuters: Music's power couple Jay Z and Beyonce, and rapper Drake led the BET Awards nominations announced on Wednesday with five nods each, followed by R&B singer Pharrell Williams and hiphop singer August Alsina with four. Jay Z and Drake will vie for best male hiphop artist along with Future, J....
  • Hollywood stars get little love at Tony Award nominations April 30, 2014

    New York: It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some Alist stars on Broadway. Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show. Neil...
  • After Congress, AAP complains to EC over Modi's Varanasi nomination April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party has now filed a complaint with the Election Commission over BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi's Varanasi nomination. AAP has alleged that the BJP incurred a cost of Rs 6 crores last week while Modi filed his nomination papers from the holy...
  • Modi to do roadshow before filing nomination from Varanasi on April 24 April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to file his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh on April 24. Modi, who is contesting elections from two seats, had filed his nomination from Vadodara in Gujarat on April 9 after a grand...
  • Narendra Modi to file his nomination papers from Varanasi on April 24 April 19, 2014

    BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would file his nomination papers for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on April 24, his close aide Amit Shah said on Saturday. Modi would file his nomination on April 24 after which "the BJP wave would turn into a tsunami," Shah told reporters here. Varanasi goes to...
  • LS polls: Harak Singh Rawat files nominations papers April 19, 2014

    Congress candidate from Pauri Harak Singh Rawat files his nomination papers on Saturday for the May 7 polling. PCC chief Yashpal Arya and CM Harish Rawat were also present on the occasion. Rawat will be contesting against BJP candidate former chief minister Major General (retired) BC Khanduri from the constituency. Khanduri had filed...
  • LS polls: Chandrababu Naidu, Jaganmohan Reddy file nominations April 17, 2014

    TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and his mother Y S Vijayamma were among the high-profile candidates who filed their nominations on Thursday for the Legislative Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Andhra Pradesh. Naidu's son N Lokesh filed the nomination on behalf of his...
  • My comment on Modi over his marital status wasn't personal: Rahul April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after he targeted his rival, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on his marital status, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said the attack wasn't personal. "I never went personal when attacking Modi. I just stated what he wrote in his affidavit," Rahul said, referring to...
  • Nomination process for 5th phase of polls in UP from tomorrow April 11, 2014

    The nomination process for the fifth phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh would start tomorrow with issuance of notification, an Election Commission official said, on Friday. This crucial phase will cover 15 constituencies, including Rahul Gandhi's Amethi, BJP leader Varun Gandhi's Sultanpur, Beni Prasad Verma's Gonda besides other seats, Uttar Pradesh...
  • Modi takes tea seller as proposer, scores another point over Congress April 9, 2014

    Vadodara: He is a tea seller. On Wednesday, he became BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's proposer as the latter filed his nomination papers in Vadodara. Kiran Mahida shot into limelight as he sat to Modi's right when the latter filed his papers. Dressed in a crisp white cotton shirt and...
  • LS polls: BJP candidate moves HC against rejection of nomination April 8, 2014

    A day after his nomination for Nilgiris Lok Sabha constituency was rejected during scrutiny, BJP candidate S Gurumurthy today moved the Madras High Court challenging the Returning Officer's order. In a writ petition, he sought a direction to the RO not to declare the list of valid candidates till the disposal...
  • Rahul Gandhi to file nomination papers in Amethi on Saturday April 8, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who faces a triangular contest from the family pocket borough of Amethi, will file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls on April 12. Gandhi is likely to be accompanied by his sister Priyanka. A two-time MP from Amethi, Gandhi is locked in a triangular...
  • Arun Jaitley files his nomination papers from Amritsar April 7, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Monday filed his nomination papers from Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency. Jaitley accompanied by his wife and daughter besides local leadership of BJP and SAD, filed his nomination in Amritsar before Deputy Commissioner cum Returning officer Ravi Bhagat. Before filing his nomination, he paid obeisance at Golden...