Polls

  • Even best bowlers bowl a no-ball: Amit Shah on EC ruling 16-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi's close aide and BJP leader Amit Shah on Wednesday agreed to abide by the Election Commission's decision of censuring him for violation of the Model Code of Conduct and compared himself with the "best bowler" who also bowls a no-ball. "The intention in my speeches was...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls 16-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the...
  • Karnataka: Congress asks EC to ensure holiday on polling day 16-04-2014 04:43 PM

    Ruling Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday requested the Election Commission to take stern steps to ensure that all private industrial establishments and business centres declare holiday on Thursday in view of the Lok Sabha polls in the state. A party delegation led by Energy Minister D K Shivakumar met state...
  • CDs of Azam Khan, Amit Shah hate speeches being examined 16-04-2014 04:15 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Police have begun probing the hate speeches made by BJP general secretary Amit Shah and senior Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan, officials said Wednesday. The CDs of the speeches will undergo forensic scrutiny, Inspector General of the Special Task Force Ashish Gupta said. "The CDs have been...
  • My years in movies help me as politician: Hema Malini 16-04-2014 04:10 PM

    Actress Hema Malini, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, says her years of toil in the film industry have helped her survive as a politician. "All my years in movies - all the hard work, tough outdoor schedules, long hours - have all helped me in...
  • Misa's assets Rs 4.72 crore, more than 'uncle' Ram Kripal Yadav 16-04-2014 04:04 PM

    The assets of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati, including that of her family, are worth Rs 4.72 crore while her uncle Ram Kripal Yadav, who is contesting against her on a BJP ticket from Bihar's Patliputra seat, has declared assets worth Rs 1.39 crore. RJD's 39-year-old Misa has...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • EC cautions media against broadcast, print of opinion polls 16-04-2014 03:28 PM

    The Election Commission on Wednesday cautioned media against broadcasting or publishing any opinion poll till the completion of the Lok Sabha polls on May 12. In a communication, the EC referred to the opinion poll broadcast by a TV channel on April 14 and said it included results of 111...
  • BJP Slams Priyanka for Finding Fault With Family Members 16-04-2014 02:51 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi's attack on the BJP over its "divisive" ideology on Wednesday invited sharp retort from the party, which said the mentality of the Congress had become so "depraved" that it was finding fault with its family members. The BJP was referring to Priyanka's barbs at cousin and BJP leader...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • Actor, doctor up against Shatrughan Sinha in Patna Sahib 16-04-2014 02:03 PM

    A Bhojpuri film actor, a prominent doctor and a former minister are hoping to upset the apple cart of actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha of BJP, who is making a bid for a second consecutive term to the Lok Sabha from Patna Sahib seat that goes to polls on Thursday. Popularly known...
  • Priyanka starts campaign in Raebareli, takes on Narendra Modi 16-04-2014 01:53 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday kick-started the poll campaign in her mother Sonia Gandhi's constituency Rae Bareli projecting the next Lok Sabha polls as a battle between two ideologies and making a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, saying only one man takes all decisions in BJP. "There is one ideology under...
  • Poll Official Found Dead in Bihar 16-04-2014 01:13 PM

    A polling official was found dead on Wednesday on the banks of the Sone river near Sandesh Bazar in Bhojpur district. The body of Ramakant Singh, an employee of tubewell department at Ara, was recovered from the river bank this morning. Some black powder, suspected to be poison, was found...
  • BJP fields 'Mahal' opponent to keep Scindia in check in Guna 16-04-2014 01:04 PM

    Though Gwalior and Guna Lok Sabha seats have been considered as bastions of the royal Scindia family, the BJP with its 'Mission-29' (seats) in Madhya Pradesh has fielded former Bajrang Dal chief Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya from Guna to challenge his powerful rival Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. The ruling BJP zeroed...
  • 'Chai & paanwalahs' eye nomination date with Modi in Varanasi 16-04-2014 12:52 PM

    Varanasi: Chaiwalahs or tea sellers of Benares seem to have joined an unofficial race to join the 'Kashi Naresh' for accompanying BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his nomination. Speculation is rife a paanwala and 'Kashi Naresh' (Benares king) Anant Narayan Singh may propose Modi's name for nomination after...
  • FIR registered against 10 people for burning effigy of Election Commission 16-04-2014 11:54 AM

    An FIR has been registered against 10 persons for burning an effigy of the Election Commission to protest against the poll body's ban on rallies of SP leader Mohd Azam Khan in UP. A group of youth gathered at Agenty crossing last night and burnt the effigy of EC to...
  • ND Tiwari not to contest LS polls from Nainital 16-04-2014 11:26 AM

    Senior Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari will not contest from Uttarakhand's Nainital Lok Sabha constituency seat, his close aides said on Wednesday. Sources said the former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh wanted to contest one last time and had also pleaded with the party leadership to field his...
  • LS polls: Harish Rawat's wife enters fray from Haridwar 16-04-2014 08:09 AM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat's wife Renuka Rawat, sitting Congress MP from Nainital KC Singh Baba and Samajwadi Party's Avtar Singh were among 13 candidates who entered the fray on Tuesday for five Lok Sabha seats in Uttarakhand going to polls on May 7. Renuka filed her nomination for Haridwar...
  • Varun Gandhi has assets worth nearly Rs 20 crore, 3 firearms 16-04-2014 08:04 AM

    BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Tuesday declared assets worth nearly Rs 20 crores and three fire arms in his name. In his affidavit submitted at the time of filing nominations, Gandhi delcared assets of Rs 19.96 crore in his name while Rs 11.88 lakh is in the name of his...
  • Only Narendra Modi can develop India: Chandrababu Naidu 15-04-2014 11:07 PM

    Rajahmundry (AP): Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu today said only BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi could bring about overall development in the country. "Modi would bring all-round development...He will develop the country as one of the greatest countries in world," Naidu said during a roadshow at Kethavaram in...
  • Ajit Jogi's political fate, Raman Singh's image at stake 15-04-2014 04:05 PM

    The three parliamentary constituencies of Chhattisgarh that go to polls on Thursday assume significance as the outcome would determine the political fate of Congress veteran Ajit Jogi as well as the public image of Chief Minister Raman Singh. Chhattisgarh sends a total of 11 members to the Lok Sabha -...
  • Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam 15-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was "unjust and prejudiced". Yadav said in case the EC did not withdraw the order banning Azam Khan from holding election campaigns, millions of his party workers...
  • Rahul Gandhi to hold rallies in UP, Bihar tomorrow 15-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will on Wednesday address two election rallies in Uttar Pradesh and one in Bihar, his office said on Tuesday. Gandhi will address his first rally at Kishanganj constituency in Bihar followed by rallies in Unnao and Banda in Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • Ajay Rai wants Gandhi family to campaign for him in Varanasi 15-04-2014 03:52 PM

    Congress candidate from Varanasi Ajay Rai will file his nomination on Thursday for the mega contest in which he is pitted against BJP's Prime Ministerial nominee Narendra Modi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal among others. Rai, a sitting MLA, said he has already sought support of the top brass of...
  • Misa Bharti goes hi-tech to win Patliputra LS seat 15-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Battling two heavyweights in her debut in the political arena, Misa Bharti is banking on hi-tech poll strategies and family support in her bid to salvage the pride of her father RJD supremo Lalu Yadav, who lost the Patliputra seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. 39-year-old Misa, an MBBS,...
  • No Maoist threat to polling in April 17 in Odisha 15-04-2014 03:19 PM

    There was no Maoist threat in the second and last phase of polling in Odisha for 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and 77 Assembly seats on April 17, while stringent security was in place, state election officials said on Tuesday. "There is no Maoist threat though pockets of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and...
  • AIADMK is not a B-team of the BJP: Jayalalithaa 15-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Chennai: Hitting at the BJP yet again, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said that the AIADMK is not a B team to the BJP. She reiterated her old stand that she is not supporting the Congress or the BJP after the Lok Sabha elections. Addressing an election meeting, Jaya...
  • Fresh FIR lodged against Azam Khan for making 'provocative speech' at Bijnor rally 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for making a provocative speech at an election rally in Afzalgarh in Bijnor district. The FIR was registered against Khan on Apr 13 night at Afzalgarh police station here for violation of model code of conduct, official...
  • Third Front will form stable government with Cong support: Akhilesh 15-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Stating that democracy has matured in the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday claimed that Third Front will form a "stable government" with Congress' support after this Lok Sabha elections. "The way in which election trend appears, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure...
  • Our poll agents threatened, EC personnel did nothing, alleges Congress 15-04-2014 01:40 PM

    The opposition Congress on Tuesday alleged that the Election Commission personnel played a biased role in the just concluded Lok Sabha elections in Tripura. "Congress polling agents were threatened of dire consequences by the ruling party cadre. And due to a fear psychosis we could not put up our polling...