Polls

  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury Yesterday

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for Uttar Pradesh by-polls 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for the forthcoming by-polls in Uttar Pradesh. Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls. The seats going for elections on September 13 include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore, Thakurdwara,...
  • 100 days of Modi government: The hits and misses 5 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to complete 100 days in office. CNBC-TV 18 CEOs' poll rates Modi's overall performance to be 7.8/10. Speedy decision making and taking steps in the right direction have been accounted as the government's biggest achievement. ...
  • Law commission begins review of the death penalty: Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. ...
  • Poll: Law Commission begins review of death penalty. Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. The move comes after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of 19 people recently. Besides...
  • Lalu Prasad unwell, taken to a Mumbai hospital for check-up August 25, 2014

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been rushed to a Mumbai hospital after he was taken ill on Monday morning. Lalu was airlifted to Mumbai from Delhi following heart ailment, said party sources. He has been admitted in Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute. "This is...
  • EC likely to announce Maharashtra, Haryana poll dates next week August 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The election process for states going to polls is expected to be set in motion as the Election Commission is likely to announce dates in this regard in the middle of next week. The terms of legislative assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra are coming to an end on October...
  • First list of BJP probables for Maharashtra polls to be out in September August 23, 2014

    Nagpur: BJP will declare its first list of probable candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra in the first week of September, a senior party leader said on Saturday. "The seat-sharing talks with alliance partners are in progress and similarly the party manifesto is being readied, which will be released...
  • Local polls announced in Taiwan August 22, 2014

    Taipei: Electoral authorities in Taiwan on Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected by November 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei,...
  • Peaceful voting in Madhya Pradesh by-polls August 21, 2014

    Voting was peaceful Thursday in the by-elections that were held in three Madhya Pradesh assembly constituencies, officials said. Voters were seen queuing up to exercise their franchise at 7 am in Vijayraghavgarh, Bahoriband and Agar assembly constituencies, officials said. Over six lakh voters in the three constituencies are eligible to exercise their...
  • Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Gadkari to BJP workers August 19, 2014

    Pune: Cautioning BJP workers against self complacency, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has asked them not to solely depend on the "Modi wave" for victory in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra. While stressing that the "Modi wave" in the country is a fact, Gadkari, however, asked the party activists to "go...
  • Maharashtra: Munde's daughter to organise 'Sangharsh Yatra' ahead of polls August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, BJP MLA and daughter of late Gopinath Munde, Pankaja will launch a 'Sangharsh Yatra' across the state from August 27. BJP State President Devendra Fadanvis, and leader of opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde told reporters here that the 14-day 3000 km yatra will...
  • Silva could win Brazil vote after running mate's death: Poll August 19, 2014

    Brasilia: Environmentalist Marina Silva could unseat incumbent Dilma Rousseff in Brazil's presidential elections in October, a poll found on Monday, reflecting an altered political landscape since Silva's running mate was killed in a plane crash. Silva, a 56-year-old former environment minister, has moved into second place ahead of the October 5...
  • 2 killed, 1 injured in clash over political rivalry August 18, 2014

    Two persons were shot dead and another injured in a clash between two parties over political rivalry related to panchayat polls in Rajpura area, police said. Ramveer (40) and Rambabu (32) were shot dead when the two parties opened fire at each other in Shahpur village late on Sunday night, Station...
  • FIR against Oscar Fernandes for poll code violation August 16, 2014

    Bellary: An FIR was on Saturday filed against Congress leader and former Union minister Oscar Fernandes for alleged violation of the code of conduct for the August 21 Assembly by-election from Bellary Rural constituency. The FIR was registered by police based on a complaint by electoral officials after Fernandes and Christian...
  • Will take Sena chief 'head on' if he contents election: Nitesh Rane August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and Maharashtra state Industries Minister Narayan Rane, said that he will take Shiv Sena President "head on" if Uddhav Thackeray decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra. "If Uddhav (Sena Chief) decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls, I will take...
  • Rahul not responsible for Congress' defeat in LS polls: Antony August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Rejecting criticism about Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress leader AK Antony on Friday said he was not responsible for the party's Lok Sabha poll debacle and exuded optimism that it will revive under Sonia Gandhi and Rahul. Antony, who headed a committee that probed the reasons for the party's poll...
  • Antony panel submits report on Congress's poll debacle to Sonia Gandhi August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after its biggest debacle ever in the Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader AK Antony submitted his report to Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday. In his report, Antony has blamed the loss on anti-Congress media coverage, poor local leadership, corruption, inflation and infighting in...
  • Chhattisgarh Congress announces new working unit August 13, 2014

    The main opposition Congress on Wednesday formed a new working unit comprising around 150 members keeping in view the municipal polls to be held by year-end. Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee chief Bhupesh Baghel announced the new working unit, with a treasurer, six vice presidents, 13 general secretaries and 48 secretaries....
  • BJP requests EC to remove Madhubani SP from poll duty August 13, 2014

    A BJP delegation on Wednesday petitioned the Election Commission (EC) to take away Madhubani Superintendent of Police Mohammad Rahman from election duty. The delegation led by BJP state Vice-President and MLA Usha Vidyarthi, as well as state General Secretary Sanjeev Chaurasia met Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak and...
  • Narayan Rane, Ashok Chavan to head Maharashtra campaign, coordination committees August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan, two known detractors of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, were on Wednesday made chairmen of the Campaign and Coordination committees respectively by the AICC in poll-bound Maharashtra. Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was named the head of the manifesto...
  • Haryana: Rebel Congress Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh to join BJP August 11, 2014

    Congress Rajya Sabha MP Birender Singh is likely to join the BJP. The formal announcement on his joining is likely to be made on August 16. Earlier in July the rebel Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana held a closed-door meeting with BJP President Amit Shah, amidst speculation that he may...
  • Turkey set to elect Erdogan as strongman president August 10, 2014

    Istanbul: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to vanquish his two rivals in elections to become the next Turkish president on Sunday, promising to expand the post with new powers as opponents worry Turkey is creeping towards autocracy. Erdogan, a pious Muslim, has ruled Turkey as premier since 2003, a...
  • Uttar Pradesh struggles with a progressively faltering law and order situation August 8, 2014

    Meerut: Three separate incidences of communal flare-ups in western UP-Saharanpur, Moradabad and Meerut- have formed a triangle around the epicenter of the communal cauldron which festered for months in Muzaffarnagar before the last General Elections. The first place to erupt post the General Elections was a small town in Moradabad district-Kanth,...
  • 94 candidates in fray for Assembly bypolls August 6, 2014

    A total of 94 candidates are in the fray for by-elections to 10Bihar Assembly seats to be held on August 21 after the last date of withdrawal of nominations got over today. Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak said altogether 104 persons had filed nomination papers to contest the by-polls of which eight of...
  • Congress, NCP will fight Maharashtra Assembly polls together: Pawar August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress and NCP will fight the Assembly polls in Maharashtra together, NCP leader Sharad Pawar announced on Wednesday after a meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue of seat-sharing. With Assembly elections in Maharashtra just a few months away, the meeting assumes significance as...
  • Priyanka's office denies reports of her assuming significant role in Congress August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka's office on Tuesday denied reports of her assuming more significant role in the party. Accorfing to reports, Priyanka was set to assume important role in the Congress ahead of the Assembly polls. The remarks came after reports suggested that several party leaders were...
  • Delhi University announces dates for students union polls August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi University on Tuesday announced dates for the election of office bearers of Delhi University's Student Union (DUSU) and members of Central Council. The elections will be held on September 12. The date and venue for the counting of votes will be announced later, Registrar Alka Sharma said...
  • Upcoming by-polls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah July 31, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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...