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  • Relatives to slug it out in Maharashtra poll ring 21 hours 51 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra will witness many politicians battling it out against their relatives who are contesting as candidates of rival parties to enter the Assembly. Ashish Deshmukh, nephew of NCP leader and Food and Civil Supplies minister Anil Deshmukh, is pitted against his uncle in Katol, which Anil has been representing...
  • Submissions in Modi poll code breach case to be heard on October 9 5 days ago

    Ahmedabad: A court on Friday asked an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) petitioner to make his submission in the case of alleged poll-code violation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on October 9. The Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) AU Jhujharu of Ahmedabad Rural court told advocate KR Koshti of AAP member Nishant...
  • No question of alliance with NCP, says Maharashtra BJP 5 days ago

    After its break-up with the Shiv Sena, the Bharatiya Janata Party has said that there is no question of going with the NCP, which also snapped ties with the Congress on Thursday. ...
  • Jayalalithaa DA case verdict critical in determining Tamil Nadu's political future 5 days ago

    Chennai: All eyes are focused on the big verdict expected on Saturday- the 18-year-old corruption case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. It is a case that could put her political future in jeopardy ahead of the 2016 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls. In October 2011, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J...
  • Shiv Sena not to declare candidate list publicly, calls BJP 'enemy of Maharashtra' 5 days ago

    Mumbai: A day after the split with the Bharatiya Janata Party, a sulking Shiv Sena has said that it won't declare its Maharashtra candidate list publicly. The party has asked candidates to directly fill forms for nomination. The Sena has also slammed the BJP in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'. The party...
  • After split with Sena, BJP tries to win over smaller parties; Congress ties up with SP in Maharashtra 6 days ago

    Mumbai: It is the dawn of a new chapter in Maharashtra politics as all four major parties in the state will go alone in the forthcoming Assembly Polls. After the Bharatiya Janata Party called off its alliance with the Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party also announced its decision to...
  • US majority feels the need for third political party: Poll 6 days ago

    Washington: A majority of American adults feel a third party is required as both the Republican and Democratic parties "do such a poor job" representing the people, a Gallup poll has found. A majority since 2007 has typically called for a third party, as per the poll results released on...
  • Shiv Sena reaches out to BJP one last time, Uddhav Thackeray speaks to Amit Shah 6 days ago

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has reached out to the BJP one last time to try and settle their seat sharing tussle. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray spoke to BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday evening as Shah cancelled his Mumbai visit. Thackeray told Shah not to set very high goals and also...
  • BJP-Shiv Sena alliance on the brink, final decision likely by Thursday evening 6 days ago

    Mumbai: After days of meetings and talks over seat sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the grand old Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena alliance, the Mahayuti, now seems to be on the brink. Sources say that a final decision is likely by Thursday evening. These developments come after BJP President...
  • Smaller parties in Sena-BJP alliance demand 18 seats, issue ultimatum 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The smaller parties in the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance have issued an ultimatum of Thursday, 11 am to resolve the seat sharing issue in Maharashtra. They are unhappy with the proposal of giving only seven seats to the smaller parties. Meanwhile, BJP President Amit Shah is likely to meet Sena chief...
  • Despite support in Vidarbha, Congress suffered upsets in 2009 Maharashtra Assembly polls September 23, 2014

    Nagpur: Though the Congress has enjoyed handsome support from the people of Vidarbha region in almost all Maharashtra Assembly polls, by electing the maximum number of party legislators, year 2009 saw two ministers and several prominent leaders suffering shocking defeats. Five-time MLA and Textile Minister Satish Chaturvedi and Dairy Development Minister...
  • Maharashtra polls: Options if Shiv Sena-BJP alliance breaks September 23, 2014

    There seems to be a breakthrough in the seat sharing standoff between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Shiv Sena as the nomination date in the Maharashtra Assembly elections nears. While the Shiv Sena has now agreed to BJP's demand for a 151-130 seat partnership, the bone of contention now...
  • Congress, NCP politically obliged to contest Maharashtra polls together: Tariq Anwar September 23, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary Tariq Anwar said that both Congress and NCP would suffer if the alliance is broken. "Politically we are obliged to contest together," said Anwar. ...
  • Seat sharing standoff: BJP calls a meeting of Maharashtra party workers September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The standoff between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing in the Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP has called for a meeting of all Maharashtra party workers on Tuesday. The BJP says that it is ready to fight on 130 seats and is willing to...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena makes offer of 119 seats, BJP adamant on 130, alliance in trouble September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The deadlock between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party over seat sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections continues even as the former has made a new offer of 119 seats to the latter. But the BJP wants 130 seats and the party was even ready to fight the polls alone...
  • Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai declared Afghanistan's next President September 21, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's election commission has named Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the winner of the country's presidential election, but the commission did not release final vote figures. The commission's announcement on Sunday came hours after Ghani Ahmadzai signed a power sharing agreement with opponent Abdullah Abdullah, who will fill the newly created...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls September 21, 2014

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • Maharashtra polls: One legacy, two brothers, two parties September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: As the election season in Maharashtra hots up, two brothers are fighting it out to take forward the legacy of their seasoned politician father, one through the Congress and the other through BJP. "It is quite challenging," says Amol Deshmukh, the elder son of twotime former Maharashtra Congress state...
  • Maharashtra elections: BJP unhappy with Shiv Sena's seat sharing offer, 25yearold alliance may break September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The 25yearold alliance of the Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata party is now on the verge of collapse as both the parties have refused to bow down over the seat sharing issue for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena has proposed a new offer to the BJP on Sunday and gave...
  • Maharashtra elections: Shiv Sena keeps 151 seats for itself, offers 119 to BJP, other allies 18 September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: After weeks of negotiations and discussion, the Shiv Sena on Sunday made a new seatsharing offer to its 25yearold ally Bharatiya Janata Party for the Maharashtra Assembly elections. Sena said that they were willing to give BJP 119 seats and other allies 18 seats, leaving them with 151 out...
  • Maharashtra polls: NCP issues ultimatum to Congress over seat sharing issue September 21, 2014

    Mumbai: The deadlock continues over the seat sharing between Congress and National Congress Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections as both parties have refused to blink over the issue. The NCP has issued an ultimatum to the Congress asking it to decide on the seats in 24 hours. Both Congress and NCP...
  • NCP gives Congress a day to decide on seatsharing for Maharashtra polls September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Going on the offensive, NCP on Saturday gave Congress a day to revert on the issue of seatsharing for the October 15 Assembly polls in Maharashtra, saying it will "wait a day longer". "The filing of nominations has begun. We can wait for a day longer for Congress' response on...
  • New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in office September 20, 2014

    Wellington: Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory on Saturday in New Zealand's general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy. "This is a great night. This is a...
  • Notification issued for October 15 Maharashtra assembly election September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The process for the October 15 election to the 288member Maharashtra Assembly began with authorities issuing the poll notification. The bypoll for the parliamentary seat of Beed, vacated following the death of BJP leader Gopinath Munde, will also be held on October 15. "From today, the election process has...
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress warns NCP of contesting alone if it remains stubborn September 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The tussle over seat sharing continues to rock Maharashtra Assembly elections as the Congress has on Saturday warned the National Congress Party that it may go alone in the state polls. The decision came during the Congress Chief Election Committee meet which was discussing candidates for elections. Congress leader...
  • BJP's new seat sharing proposal for Shiv Sena, demands 125130 seats in Maharashtra polls: sources September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The stalemate continues over seat sharing between Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The BJP has proposed a new seat sharing formula and has demanded between 125130 seats, said sources on Saturday. The BJP has refused to discuss on winnability of seats and has demanded seats...
  • Maharashtra Assembly elections: Can strategist Nitin Gadkari click in real politics of the state? September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: For the first time, the Maharashtra state BJP is contesting the state assembly elections under the leadership of Nitin Gadkari, the Union Transport Minister and a close confidante of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The party sources claim that there is a possibility of Gadkari taking charge as the next...
  • Maharashtra polls: Deadlock continues over seat sharing with Sena, BJP CEC to meet to decide candidates September 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Shiv sena and Bharatiya Janata Party continue to play hardball over seat sharing ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, signs are emerging of a possible end to the deadlock to save the 25yearold alliance. The BJP Central Election Committee is likely to meet on Saturday to...
  • Polling stations open in New Zealand general election September 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealanders were voting on Saturday in a general election to determine who will lead the country for the next three years and under strict laws allowing limited election coverage on polling day. On the eve of the vote, both the centreright National Party of Prime Minister John Key...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met his party leaders to discuss seatsharing in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The meeting came about as ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded 135 seats in the state. BJP leader Amit Shah even said on Thursday that the BJP will form the government...