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  • Upcoming by-polls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prepare well for the upcoming by-polls and Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told party MPs in the Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The newly-appointed party chief reportedly asked his party MPs to gear up as the forthcoming elections were very important for the BJP. Crucial...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government's fall imminent, says BJP leader Ram Shankar Katheria 3 days ago

    The fall of Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh is imminent, Lok Sabha member from Agra city Ram Shankar Katheria said on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has been touring villages in his constituency and has been meeting local leaders in Agra, Mathura and other districts, urging them to be...
  • Praful Patel hints at fissures in Congress-NCP alliance 6 days ago

    After the Congress-National Conference alliance split, it looks like the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party combine could be headed the same way. NCP leader Praful Patel has hinted at some fissures in the alliance ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections. He said, "Everybody has ability as well as the freedom to fight alone....
  • Seat-sharing decision rests with me and Sonia Gandhi: Sharad Pawar 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Saturday told party leaders of Maharashtra unit that the decision on seat sharing for the Assembly polls would be taken by him and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Pawar met the state party leaders late Saturday evening to discuss the ongoing talks with the...
  • Assembly polls: Race in Bihar BJP for chief minister candidate July 23, 2014

    Much ahead of the 2015 assembly polls in Bihar, several BJP leaders have staked claim to being nominated as the chief ministerial candidate. "There are many in the BJP, who are lobbying to be named as chief ministerial candidate for the next assembly polls," a BJP leader said. If an alliance of...
  • Moily comes out in Rahul's defence, says he was and will be our leader July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the voices of dissent are out in the open against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, former Union minister and senior party leader Veerappa Moily defended him saying, "Rahul was and will remain our leader." There has been a crisis within the Congress with cadres pointing fingers at...
  • Crisis within Congress deepens, leaders believe Rahul a liability July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The crisis within the Congress is deepening with each passing day and leaders have turned rebels questioning party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's style of working. According to sources, senior party leaders have blamed Rahul for Congress's decimation in the Lok Sabha polls wherein the party was reduced to...
  • Address Vidarbha before Maharashtra polls, Muttemwar urges Sonia July 22, 2014

    Nagpur: Congress MP and ex-Union minister Vilas Muttemwar has urged party President Sonia Gandhi to take up the issue of separate Vidarbha with the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to revive its electoral chances in the impending Maharashtra Assembly elections. In a letter to Sonia which was made public recently,...
  • Crucial by-polls held in Uttarakhand July 21, 2014

    Three assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand voted on Monday in by-elections, considered crucial for Chief Minister Harish Rawat who will need to get elected to remain in the post. The by-polls held in the three constituencies of Doiwala, Someshwar and Dharchula recorded 52 percent polling, election commission officials said. Inclement weather and heavy...
  • Rahul, Sonia grapple with crisis, Congress faces revolt in Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Its worst electoral mauling seems to have started a chain reaction in the Congress party which is trying hard to douse the rebellion among its ranks. The party is falling apart as a host of leaders have turned rebels in the recent days. The Congress leadership is grappling with...
  • Congress in crisis; Maharashtra, Assam ministers quit, flay CMs July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a double blow to the Indian National Congress, Narayan Rane from Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma from Assam resigned from the respective state Cabinets on Monday. The resignations come in the backdrop of Congress's severe mauling in the recent Lok Sabha elections where the party won just...
  • Kejriwal, other AAP MLAs meet Delhi L-G, demand fresh elections July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The race for government formation in Delhi has intensified. Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal along with other MLAs met Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Monday. Kejriwal pressed his demand for re-elections in Delhi. After the meeting, AAP leader Manish Sisodia said, "We have told the L-G...
  • Anti-Gogoi MLAs to approach Assam Governor and Speaker July 21, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been facing severe opposition within his Cabinet after party's poll debacle. Nearly 25 MLAs on Monday will approach the Assam Governor and Speaker to tell them that they have no faith in Gogoi. Congress-in-charge of Assam CP Joshi will brief party President Sonia Gandhi...
  • Maharashtra situation: Sonia holds talks with CM, senior leaders July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday held consultations with senior leaders from Maharashtra including Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the wake of party leader Narayan Rane announcing his decision to quit Chavan Cabinet pitching for a change of leadership there. Former Home Minister and senior leader from Maharashtra Sushil...
  • NCP to contest Maharashtra polls in alliance with the Congress July 20, 2014

    Nashik: Maharashtra state unit Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)chief Sunil Tatkare said on Sunday that the NCP would contest upcoming the state Assembly elections with the Congress party. "We have asked the Congress to hold a co-ordination committee meeting to discuss all issues, including seat adjustment for assembly polls," Tatkare said....
  • LeBron James dethrones Jordan as most popular US athlete - poll July 18, 2014

    LeBron James has overtaken Michael Jordan as the United States' most popular athlete, according to a Harris poll. Almost from the moment James exploded onto the NBA scene as the number one overall pick in the 2003 draft a debate has raged over who was the better of the two basketball...
  • Hold fresh Assembly polls in Delhi, says wary Congress July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Apprehensive that rival parties may poach away its MLAs in Delhi, Congress on Wednesday demanded fresh Assembly polls in the national capital and expressed concern over any attempts at horse-trading. "BJP can stoop to any low to gain power. Since they have a government at the Centre, why...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls July 15, 2014

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and the JDU...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Polls: EC to review preparedness July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the Election Commission of India has decided to send a team to the state to review the preparedness. The team is scheduled to meet top officials of the state administration on Tuesday. The assembly elections are due in October this year. ...
  • EC to visit Maharashtra on Monday for Assembly polls preparation July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Setting the ball rolling for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra, the full panel of the Election Commission (EC) will visit the state on Monday. The Election Commission team, led by Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath and Election Commissioners HS Brahma and S NA Zaidi, will meet top officials...
  • Flag public issues to get ticket: Congress leadership to MLA aspirants in Delhi July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to make the party's Delhi unit fighting fit for next assembly polls, the Congress leadership on Saturday held consultations with 63 Congress leaders from the state who had fought the last assembly election in which it faced a severe drubbing. In the meeting chaired by party general secretary...
  • Afghan poll should be source of unity not discord: India July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid the impasse in the Afghan presidential election, India on Saturday said the process "should become a source of unity, not of discord" and that New Delhi counts on the wisdom of the Afghan people and the candidates "to find an amicable solution" in the country's larger interests. Answering...
  • Social media played key role in Lok Sabha polls: Rajnath Singh July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Social media has played a significant role in recent Lok Sabha elections and it will continue to do so in future, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. "There was an important role of social media in 2014 elections. It will continue to do so in future too....
  • After retaining Congress trust, Prithviraj Chavan eyes Maharashtra poll win July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Congress leadership reposed faith in him to lead the party in upcoming Assembly polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Friday said his endeavour would be to win maximum seats in the state. "I met the party leadership in the last two days and requested them...
  • World Cup 2014: Choose the CNN-IBN Dream Team July 10, 2014

    Help Karim Bencherifa and Novy Kapadia in selecting the 2014 World Cup Dream Team. Your team should consist of 1 goalkeeper, 4 defenders, 2 midfielders and 4 forwards. Post your choices in the poll below. ...
  • Prithviraj Chavan discusses strategy for Maharashtra polls with Sonia Gandhi July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi and discussed strategy for the upcoming Assembly elections in the state. Chavan said that he discussed Congress's readiness for Assembly elections in Maharashtra and termed the interaction with the party chief "very good". He...
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I propose...
  • Amit Shah will lead Maharashtra to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP on Wednesday expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections. 50-year-old Shah had engineered a massive victory in Uttar...
  • Suspended Kerala Congress leader sticks to remarks against Rahul July 8, 2014

    Kochi: Unremorseful over his controversial 'joker' remarks against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi despite his suspension, former Kerala Minister TH Mustafa on Tuesday said he had not committed anything wrong. Mustafa, suspended from the party for his May 28 remarks, told reporters that he had not called Gandhi a 'Joker', but only...