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  • Was approached by LK Advani to contest 2014 Lok Sabha polls for BJP: Kiran Bedi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi Assembly elections, Kiran Bedi, on Sunday claimed that she had been approached by senior party leader LK Advani to contest the last Lok Sabha polls for the party. Addressing a rally in the Adarsh Nagar constituency, she also said that...
  • Delhi poll: Want to make promises that we can keep, says Sharmistha Mukherjee 5 days ago

    President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha is fighting elections from Alaknanda on a Congress ticket. She said she want to make promises that she can fulfill. "I don't want to make tall promises like multi-level parking or underground parking. We will do a traffic survey and look at turning open spaces...
  • Kiran Bedi pitches hard to replicate Gujarat model of Governance in Delhi January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi, who recently joined Bharatiya Janata Party, on Sunday pitched hard to replicate the Gujarat model of Governance in Delhi. She said, "When I went to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, I told him that we will use more technology. If Gujarat can use...
  • BSP kicks off Delhi poll campaign, to contest on all 70 seats January 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Kicking off election campaign for the upcoming Delhi Vidhan Sabha polls, BSP president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati announced that her party would field candidates on all the 70 seats. "I am starting the election campaign for the Delhi Vidhan Sabha elections today... our party would contest all...
  • Rajasthan HC turns down plea filed against Panchayat ordinance on education norm January 15, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court on Thursday turned down the petition filed by opposition parties and civil rights groups against panchayat ordinance brought in by state government that enacted minimum educational qualification mandatory for candidates contesting panchayat polls in the state. While rejecting the petition , the court said while it appreciates...
  • Congress leaders meet today, Rahul Gandhi likely to be elevated to party President post January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will convene a Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday morning at the party headquarters. It will be first meeting since the party lost heavily in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. All eyes are likely to remain on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • EC issues stern warning over hate speeches January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Warning political leaders against making hate speeches, the Election Commission on Monday said there will be strict and "ruthless" enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct during Delhi polls and it will have zero tolerance against such occurrences. "Any statement made before the Model Code is one thing. Any...
  • Live: Delhi Assembly election on February 7, counting on 10, says EC January 12, 2015

    The Election Commission will announce the schedule for elections to the Delhi Assembly on Monday. Polls were necessitated in the national capital as the term of President's Rule was due to expire in February. The AAP formed the government with the outside of the Congress in December 2013 but served...
  • Shocking defeat of BJP in Cantonment Board polls, loses all seats in Varanasi, Lucknow January 12, 2015

    Lucknow: In a major jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, none of the candidates supported by it could ensure victory in the Cantonment Board polls in Varanasi and Lucknow, and managed to win just one seat in Agra. In Varanasi, the Lok Sabha seat of Prime Minister Narendra...
  • EC likely to announce dates for Delhi Assembly elections today January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will meet on Monday to discuss preparations for the Delhi Assembly elections and the date for the one-day election to the 70-member Assembly is likely to be announced today. The elections are expected to be held in mid-February. The schedule for the election, sources said, will...
  • Rajapaksa faces toughest challenge as Lanka goes to polls on Thursday January 7, 2015

    Colombo: Sri Lanka will go to the polls on Thursday to elect a new President in the most closely fought presidential race in the country for decades as incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks a record third term amid a flurry of defections and criticism over his authoritarian rule. 69-year-old Rajapaksa's decision...
  • Panchayat polls: SC refuses to entertain PILs against Rajasthan ordinance January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain petitions challenging an ordinance recently passed by the Rajasthan Government mandating varied educational qualification for candidates to contest elections at different level of panchayats, saying that High Court was the forum for addressing these issues. "Go and challenge the vires...
  • Delhi BJP launches digital 'raths' for campaigning January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst a steady drizzle, Delhi BJP on Saturday launched digital 'raths' showing 3D images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and playing his speech as part of the campaign for the upcoming assembly elections. The saffron party plans to press into service 28 raths (chariots) and by the month end...
  • Delhi elections: Aam Aadmi Party names candidates for all 70 assembly seats January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has released names of candidates for all the 70 assembly seats of Delhi for upcoming elections. The list includes many of the sitting MLAs while there are few new faces that the party is fielding for the elections that are expected in to take...
  • Arvind Kejriwal calls himself 'baniya', woos traders ahead of polls December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Describing himself a "baniya" who understands business, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Monday sought to woo the traders community ahead of the Assembly polls, by promising to restructure the tax regime in Delhi and to put an end to "extortion and raid racket" by the VAT department. Addressing a...
  • BJP Delhi holds 'panna pramukh' meetings in 24 Assembly seats December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: To connect with the electorate ahead of Assembly elections in the national capital, BJP's Delhi unit on Sunday implemented its "panna pramukh" strategy by holding meetings at 24 constituencies. Under the "panna pramukh sammelan" programme, suggested by BJP President Amit Shah, the party will nominate one worker to come...
  • Congress' 130th Foundation Day: Revamp of party structure, election strategy on the anvil December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After a disastrous electoral performance this year, the Congress is rethinking its organisational structure and campaign strategy even as it celebrates its 130th Foundation Day on Sunday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi presided over the function at the All India Congress Committee headquarters in the capital. The Congress won...
  • Ahead of polls, parties put up 3,000 advertisement panels in Delhi Metro December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi Assembly elections loom on the horizon, the Delhi Metro has turned into an electoral battlefield with BJP and AAP putting up about 3,000 advertising panels in the coaches of almost 40 trains. While the AAP advertisements focus solely on its convener Arvind Kejriwal, visuals of Prime Minister...
  • Have tea with Arvind Kejriwal at Rs 20,000 December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: After lunch and dinner, the AAP has organised a "Tea with Kejriwal", to collect donations for the party ahead of the state Assembly polls. The event has been organised by former Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti this Saturday. "This High Tea is a fund-raising event to collect donations...
  • AAP chief Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi in Assembly elections December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest the upcoming assembly elections from his New Delhi constituency, the party said on Wednesday. Kejriwal defeated three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in 2013 in the constituency by over 26,000 votes. He then headed a minority government...
  • Former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to contest from New Delhi seat December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will contest from New Delhi constituency, the party on Wednesday said, as it announced the list of eight more candidates. Kejriwal, who surprised many by trouncing the then chief minister Sheila Dixit by over 22,000 votes, in...
  • JVM open to all options for post-poll alliance: Babulal Marandi December 22, 2014

    Jharkhand Vikas Morcha chief Babulal Marandi said that he is open to all options for a post-poll alliance. Marandi said, "We will decide on a post-poll alliance after the results are declared." ...
  • Jharkhand exit poll: BJP-AJSU may get 37-43 seats, JVM 12-16, JMM 10-14, Congress 4-6 December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Axis APM exit poll predicts the BJP-AJSU Party alliance is likely to get a simple majority in Jharkhand Assembly elections. According to its findings, the BJP-AJSU alliance is expected to get 37-43 seats in the 81-member state assembly. The BJP alone may get 34-38 seats and the AJSU...
  • Jharkhand polls: As it happened December 20, 2014

    Ranchi: The fifth phase of voting for 16 Assembly seats spread across six districts begins in Jharkhand. Among the heavyweights, Hemant Soren, the JMM leader, is contesting from Dumka, apart from Barhait constituency, where he is facing challenge from former Morcha leader and BJP candidate Hemlal Murmu. Assembly Speaker Shashank...
  • Eunuchs dance in protest of denial of voting rights December 16, 2014

    Eunuchs dance outside a polling station in Dhanbad, Jharkhand during the 4th phase of polling. Many of these eunuchs were denied their voting rights as their names were struck off from the voter list. Taking help of what they are known for, these innovative, creative souls stared this unique musical...
  • Arvind Kejriwal will address over 85 poll rallies in Delhi December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With growing demand from party candidates to campaign in their constituencies, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will address over 85 rallies over the next two months. Party sources said the former Delhi chief minister will address 25 rallies in December and 60 rallies in January, with a target of at...
  • BJP launches special bus in Mehrauli to woo voters December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: With an aim to woo voters ahead of the Delhi assembly polls, BJP has come out with a special bus in Mehrauli, installed with an LCD TV, which will screen a short film highlighting development works undertaken in the constituency and seek suggestion from voters. "Mission Mehrauli" bus will...
  • J&K polls: Days before fourth phase; all separatist leaders, 600 others taken into custody December 12, 2014

    Srinagar: All separatist leaders, including chairmen of both the faction of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, have been taken into preventive custody or put under house arrest in Kashmir valley, which is going to polls in the fourth phase in the five-phased Legislative...
  • Campaign ends for 4th phase Assembly poll in Jharkhand December 12, 2014

    Ranchi: The high-pitched campaign for the fourth of the five-phase Jharkhand Assembly election involving 15 constituencies ended on Friday. While in Dhanbad and Bokaro constituencies, the campaign ended at 5 PM, in the remaining seats it ended at 3 PM. The 15 constituencies are: Madhupur, Deogarh (SC), Bagodar, Jamua (SC), Gandey,...
  • J&K elections: 354 polling stations sensitive, 83 hyper-sensitive in Jammu district December 10, 2014

    Jammu: Around 437 polling stations on Wednesday in the Jammu district were declared as "sensitive" and "hyper-sensitive", ahead of the fifth phase of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. As many as 354 polling stations are sensitive while 83 are hyper-sensitive in the Jammu district, District Electoral Officer Jammu, Ajeet Kumar Sahu...