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  • West Bengal: A TMC worker shot dead allegedly by Congress worker during municipal body polls 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The municipal body polls in Katwa (West Bengal) which began smoothly at 7 am amid tight security on Saturday, turned ugly when a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was shot dead outside the polling booth. The TMC worker, named Indrajeet Singh was shot dead on the spot whereas another TMC...
  • Shots fired at Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia's car 6 days ago

    Dhaka: Shots were fired at a car carrying Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia when it stopped at a market in Dhaka, her secretary said on Monday, with television footage showing scores of people attacking her convoy. The attack, a dangerous new twist in the country's deadly political crisis, came as Zia...
  • Would not be bad if we fulfilled 50 per cent promises: Arvind Kejriwal 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said it would not be bad if his government fulfilled about half the promises made before the polls, in five years. Addressing a gathering on the eve of 'Civil Services Day', he also said that his government is trying to evolve a...
  • Karnataka government calls one-day Assembly session to trifurcate BBMP 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka government called a special one-day Assembly session on Monday to trifurcate the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike so as to ensure better administration. The BBMP's term comes to an end this week and the opposition is alleging that the government is taking the measure only to side-step civic...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra April 18, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Anchal Vohra on India @ 9. ...
  • Kolkata: A sub-inspector injured in clash after civic polls April 18, 2015

    Kolkata: A sub-inspector of Girish Park police station was critically injured by bomb splinters during a clash allegedly between two political parties soon after voting for the city civic board ended this afternoon. Police said the SI was rushed to a local hospital where his condition was stated to be critical. The...
  • 60 per cent voting amid violence in Kolkata civic polls April 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Amid claims of widespread violence by the opposition and rebuttal by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed around 60 per cent turnout at the close of voting. Calling the polls a "farce", the Communist Party of India-Marxist led Left Front, the...
  • TWTW: What if Hillary Clinton wins 2016 US presidential polls April 18, 2015

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is running for the post of US president in the 2016. This will be Hillary Clinton's second attempt. She announced her bid for the 2016 democratic nomination in a video released on the Internet. ...
  • Amit Shah takes stock of political situation in Bihar April 15, 2015

    Patna: A day after sounding poll bugle for Bihar Assembly elections, BJP national president Amit Shah on Wednesday discussed the political situation in the state in a closed door meeting with senior party leaders. Besides, Shah met over 100 BJP leaders and workers at the state guest house where he stayed...
  • British PM David Cameron releases manifesto for Conservative party April 15, 2015

    With less than a month to go for elections in Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron has released the manifesto for the Conservative party. He stressed on the importance of national security in the upcoming vote. He said, "There are difficult choices you have to make. And I think people deserve...
  • Hillary Clinton kickstarts campaign for 2016 US Presidential poll from community college in Iowa April 15, 2015

    Hillary Clinton kickstarted her campaign for the 2016 Presidential election from a community college in Iowa. She has chosen to connect with the voters at personal level first and kept the big rallies for later. "I have this new granddaughter and I want her to have every opportunity, but I...
  • Modi, Kejriwal among 100 most influential people: Time's poll April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have been voted among the 100 most influential people in the world in an online poll by readers of Time magazine. Russian President Vladimir Putin emerged the winner of this year's Time 100 readers' poll. He edged out...
  • Barack Obama not ready to endorse Hillary Clinton in her US presidential poll bid April 14, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is not ready to formally endorse his ex-secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in her bid for the presidency because it is possible that other hopefuls for the post will appear, including other "friends" of the chief executive, the White House. A day after Clinton, who was...
  • Hillary Clinton surprises with early attack on CEO pay April 14, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Clinton, under pressure from the left wing of her Democratic Party to aggressively campaign against income inequality, voiced concern about the hefty paychecks of some corporate executives in an email to supporters. Striking a populist note, Clinton, who announced on Sunday she was running for president in 2016, said...
  • Hillary Clinton hires Google executive as tech chief April 14, 2015

    Washington: Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hired a Google executive to serve as her chief technology officer, a person familiar with the campaign's planning said. Clinton hired Stephanie Hannon, Google's director of product management for civic innovation and social impact, to run her technology operations, according to the source,...
  • Hillary Clinton announces her bid for US presidential polls 2016 through video April 13, 2015

    Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced that she is running for the post of US president in the 2016. This will be Hillary Clinton's second attempt. She announced her bid for the 2016 democratic nomination in a video released on the Internet on Sunday. ...
  • Hillary Clinton takes road trip to Iowa for first campaign event April 13, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton is hitting the road as she starts her 2016 presidential campaign - quite literally. Clinton left on Sunday on a road trip from her home in Chappaqua, New York, in a van headed for Iowa, home of the nation's first presidential caucuses. The former secretary of state announced...
  • Twitter turns Hillary Clinton's 'H' logo into target for ridicule April 13, 2015

    New York: Hillary Clinton's campaign rollout on social media set Twitter abuzz as she likely hoped, but part of the discussion quickly veered away from the candidate herself to her new logo, and it got a hearty "thumbs down." The blocky blue "H" with a horizontal red arrow running through it...
  • Hillary Clinton kicks off 2016 campaign online, heads next to Iowa April 13, 2015

    Washington: Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped back into presidential politics on Sunday, making a much-awaited announcement she will again seek the White House with a promise to serve as the "champion" of everyday Americans. Clinton opened her bid for the 2016 Democratic nomination by positioning herself as the heir to the diverse...
  • Narendra Modi admits to problems in PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the first time admitted that there are problems in the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir. In an interview to Hindustan Times Modi said, "These are teething troubles. We need to have patience. I myself and my party have...
  • A long week end of political activity in Bengaluru April 6, 2015

    The fanfare, pomp and splendour that surrounded the holding of the meeting of the BJP National Executive in Bengaluru was visible even to the most casual observer. This was the first major meeting outside of Delhi after having come to power at the national level. The choice of city for...
  • Mulayam Singh blames party workers for Lok Sabha poll debacle March 23, 2015

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's pain over the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha polls on Monday came to the fore as he told party workers that they poured cold water on his dreams of forming a government at the Centre. Addressing party workers on the birth anniversary of socialist...
  • AAP slams BJP after reports of school forcing staff to enroll March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The AAP on Wednesday slammed the BJP after reports emerged that Ryan International School was allegedly forcing its staff to enroll with the political outfit, saying these attempts is a reflection of the saffron party's restlessness after the drubbing in the Delhi Assembly polls. The party has also demanded...
  • PM Modi's Varanasi Lok Sabha poll rival among marchers on Raisina Hill March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: A man who bagged 312 votes in Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday grabbed eyeballs during the march led by opposition parties up Raisina Hill in protest against the government's Land Bill. Wearing a banner inscribed with messages against the contentious...
  • Prashant Bhushan flays one person-centric campaign, calls for 'swaraj' within AAP March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Crisis deepened in Aam Aadmi Party with senior leader Prashant Bhushan accusing the party of running a "one person-centric" campaign revolving around Arvind Kejriwal during the Delhi elections contrary to its principles. Bhushan said the 'one person-centric' campaign was making the party look like other conventional parties and called...
  • AAP national executive meet discusses strategy, expansion plans February 27, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP held its first national executive meeting following its landslide victory in the Delhi Assembly polls in which party leaders discussed its future course of action and expansion plans. However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is AAP national convener, and his deputy Manish Sisodia did not attend...
  • Budget: Chanakya's opinion poll on public demands, ways to improve railways February 26, 2015

    This is the first time in many years that a government with full majority will present its railway budget. Today's Chanakya carried out an opinion poll on the public's demands and ways to improve our railways right from tatkal reservations to cleanliness and safety. ...
  • Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath February 24, 2015

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India's problem was "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour". "Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel...
  • Rahul Gandhi seeks time to reflect on 'recent events' February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the crucial All India Congress Committee session expected in April, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi has desired to reflect upon "recent events" and the future course of the party. Party sources said he has "requested Congress President Sonia Gandhi for some time to reflect on recent events...
  • Jaitley may dole out tax sops in Budget to win over middle class February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Eager to win over middle class after the Delhi poll debacle, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 28 is expected to present a common man friendly Budget by either raising tax slabs or hiking investment limit in savings instruments. Besides giving sops to the individual tax payers, he is...