Rallies

  • Merkel leads Berlin rally against antiSemitism September 14, 2014

    Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel has led a rally against antiSemitism, telling thousands of people in Berlin that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity. Germany's Jewish community organized Sunday's rally at the capital's Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw antiJewish slogans...
  • Saradha chit fund scam victims take out protest rally September 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Thousands of victims of Saradha ponzi scheme from districts along with investors of other such companies on Thursday participated in a protest rally here demanding immediate refund of their money from the West Bengal government. Though the march, organised by the Chit Fund Sufferers' Association, was termed nonpolitical but several...
  • EC reprimands Yogi Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking note of the violation of Model Code of Conduct by BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, the Election Commission on Thursday reprimanded the MP from Gorakhpur and warned him to be cautious in the future. The BJP leader has been banned of holding election rallies. Defying the ban,...
  • BJP's move to form Delhi Government 'unethical, unconstitutional': Congress September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming BJP's reported move to form government in Delhi as "unethical and unconstitutional", Congress on Sunday said that the saffron outfit does not have the numbers to do so and vowed to launch a "fight to the finish" against it. Launching the "Aakrosh Rally" against BJP and Aam Aadmi...
  • Watch: Vintage car rally as Chennai celebrates its 375th birthday August 19, 2014

    A vintage car rally was held in Chennai as the city celebrates its 375th birthday. The heritage motoring club of Chennai kick started the Madras week celebration that started on Sunday. ...
  • Antigovernment marches enter Pakistan's capital August 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Thousands of participants in two antigovernment marches arrived in Pakistani capital Islamabad late on Friday to stage a sitin and demand the resignation of the country's prime minister. Cricketerturnedpolitician and opposition leader Imran Khan, and religious cleric Tahir ul Qadri, who led the protesters, are later scheduled to address their...
  • Shots fired at Pakistan opposition leader Imran Khan in antiNawaz Sharif rally August 15, 2014

    Gujranwala (Pakistan): Clashes broke out in the city of Gujranwala on Friday after gun shots were fired at the vehicle of Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan. The cricketerturnedpopulist politician was shot at as he led an antigovernment march to the capital. Khan's spokeswoman Aneela Khan said that Khan was not injured...
  • DU students to cycle to Wagah Border for IndoPak peace rally July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Fifty students of Delhi University will begin a cycling journey to Wagah Border on August 1 to celebrate Independence days of India and Pakistan. "The 'IndoPak peace cycle rally' from Delhi University to Wagah Border will be flagged off by journalist Kuldip Nayar on August 1," Delhi University students...
  • NCP to hold rallies to pepup partymen for Maharashtra Assembly polls July 3, 2014

    Mumbai: The NCP, which received a drubbing in the recent Lok Sabha elections, on Thursday said that it is organising rallies across Maharashtra in order to "reenergise" party cadres ahead of the upcoming state Assembly polls. "We are organising rallies and meetings with our party workers across Maharashtra to encourage...
  • Raman Singh leads 'helmet rally', appeals people to drive safe June 22, 2014

    Appealing the people to wear helmets while riding twowheelers, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh led 'a helmet rally', riding a scooter. "People should wear helmets to ensure safety while riding on roads," Singh said, talking to reporters on Friday. Every person's life is precious and hence one should always wear a helmet...
  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent separatist rally June 20, 2014

    Srinagar: Normal life was affected today due to restrictions in some parts of this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital and a spontaneous shutdown in other parts of the city amid separatist plans to hold a rally here. Restrictions were imposed in Rainawari, Khanyar, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj and Safa Kadal areas here...
  • People should pay heed towards environmental conservation: Kailash Meghwal June 5, 2014

    People should realise their responsibilities about environment and its conservation, Rajasthan Assembly Speaker Kailash Meghwal said on Thursday. The Speaker said this at Ramniwas Bag in Jaipurwhile flagging of a 'Run for Environment' and 'Cycle Rally', on the occasion of World Environment Day on Thursday. Meghwal said there was need to...
  • Thousands rally in Pakistan's Karachi as party chief held June 3, 2014

    Karachi: The powerful exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, Altaf Hussain, was arrested in London Tuesday on suspicion of moneylaundering as thousands of people in his home city of Karachi staged a rally calling for his release. For over two decades, Hussain has wielded effective control over the metropolis from his...
  • Snapshot: Rajinikanth's fans turn up in huge numbers to watch 'Kochadaiiyaan', organise torch rally to celebrate the film's release May 23, 2014

    Finally, Rajinikanth's fans across the globe will get to see his muchanticipated film 'Kochadaiiyaan', a directorial debut of his daughter Soundarya. While many of Rajinikanth's loyal fans are busy anointing his large cutouts with milk, others have been spotted making a beeline for the film outside cinema halls and yes,...
  • Curfewlike restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar May 21, 2014

    Curfewlike restrictions were imposed on Wednesday in seven police station areas of the city ahead of a rally planned by Hurriyat Conference. "Restrictions under Section 144 CrPC have been imposed as a precautionary measure in seven police station areas of the city," police said. The police station areas where restrictions have...
  • Modi bids farewell to Maninagar as he heads to 7 RCR May 20, 2014

    Ahmedabad: After delivering an emotional speech in Parliament, PMelect Narendra Modi headed to Ahmedabad to bid goodbye to Maninagar, his assembly constituency. Addressing the constituency which he has represented for over a decade, Modi said, "In 2012 you elected me to serve you till 2017. But when I came in 2012...
  • 1350 3D rallies, 'Chai Pe Charcha' at 4000 locations, 5800 rallies, selfies: Narendra Modi's election 2014 story through his tweets May 13, 2014

    As campaigning in the fiercely fought marathon elections for the 16th Lok Sabha spread over five weeks drew to a close, the countdown has now begun for counting on May 16, a day of reckoning for every political party. The ninth and concluding phase for 41 seats in three states that...
  • Not allowed to campaign in Mau, court orders violated: Mukhtar Ansari May 11, 2014

    Mafia donturnedpolitician Mukhtar Ansari on Sunday alleged that Court directives allowing him to campaign in his constituency were not followed by the authorities. "The orders of the court were violated. I was not allowed to travel to Mau," Ansari told reporters while being taken back from Lucknow prison to Agra Prison. The...
  • Modi travelled over 3 lakh kms during his campaign: BJP May 11, 2014

    As the campaign for the Lok Sabha elections ended, Narendra Modi seems to have created a record of sorts by travelling over 3,00,000 kms and holding 5827 public meetings, mixing traditional methods of holding rallies with innovative use of technology, the party claimed. Termed by the BJP as "one of the...
  • Why Rahul allowed rally in Varanasi when Modi was barred: BJP to EC May 10, 2014

    Varanasi: As Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's cavalcade passed through the streets of Varanasi, Bharatiya Janata Party accused the Election Commission of bias alleging that the Gandhi scion's roadshow was being held at the same area where Narendra Modi was barred from campaigning. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said, "The...
  • LS elections: Akhilesh to campaign for SP candidate in Varanasi today May 10, 2014

    Varanasi: Amidst the high voltage political rallies by national parties in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will campaign for Samajwadi Party candidate Kailash Prasad Chaurasia in the temple town on Saturday. Akhilesh has said that the Samajwadi Party will win the Varanasi seat on the basis of their organisational...
  • After Modi, Kejriwal it is Rahul Gandhi's turn to woo voters in Varanasi today May 10, 2014

    Varanasi: After BJP PM nominee Narendra Modi and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal, it is Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who will be campaigning in the temple town of Varanasi on Saturday. Rahul, who is spearheading the Congress poll campaign, will be in Varanasi to support party's candidate Ajay Rai. It is...
  • Digvijaya Singh defends Varanasi DM, says he acted in an impartial manner May 10, 2014

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Friday said in Indore that Varanasi District Magistrate acted in an impartial manner by denying permission to a rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "Modi is facing a threat to his life and in the absence of police and Intelligence Bureau report it...
  • There was a communication gap on Modi's rally, says EC May 9, 2014

    The Election Commission on Friday admitted that there was a "communication gap" between Varanasi Returning Officer and BJP over permission for a Narendra Modi rally, the denial over which the poll body drew flak from the saffron party. Election Commissioner H S Brahma also said the delay in providing approval to...
  • Constitutional bodies have no immunity from criticism: BJP to EC May 9, 2014

    BJP on Friday justified its attack on the Election Commission over denial of permission to Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi, saying constitutional institutions have no immunity from criticism. "Do constitutional institutions have an immunity from criticism. I do not subscribe to the view that merely because an institution is created by...
  • After Modi's show of strength, Kejriwal to hit Varanasi streets today May 9, 2014

    Varanasi: After BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's grand roadshow in Varanasi on Thursday, it is his competitor Arvind Kejriwal who is all set to hit the streets of the temple town on Friday. Kejriwal's roadshow is likely to begin around 3 pm from the main gate of Benaras Hindu University....
  • Varanasi: School kids gather outside BHU to meet Modi May 8, 2014

    With the BJP holding a massive protest against the Election Commission and a Returning Officer, school children gathered outside the BHU to see party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • BJP's protest against EC in Varanasi a mere 'drama', says Mayawati May 8, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Thursday lambasted the Bharatiya Janata Party and its prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi calling the political developments in Varanasi as mere 'drama'. She further alleged that the Samajwadi Party and BJP were playing this 'drama' together. "This is being done to influence the Muslim...
  • Watch: Chaotic scenes outside BHU where BJP is protesting against EC May 8, 2014

    With the BJP holding protests against denial of permission to Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi, chaotic scenes prevailed outside the BHU campus in the temple town. ...
  • BJP protests at EC office over no permission to Modi rally in Varanasi May 8, 2014

    Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leaders including Ravi Shankar Prasad are holding demonstrations outside the Election Commission office in Delhi against denial of permission to Narendra Modi's rally in Varanasi. ...