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  • Battle for Jharkhand: Parties sniff victory in high voter turnout 2 days ago

    Ranchi: In the Naxal-hit 13 constituencies of Jharkhand, people came out in large numbers to vote and the queues seen outside the polling booths had a good number of elderly and women voters. The first phase of Jharkhand elections was a key test for security forces. Even though 1,752 booths were...
  • J&K: Ignoring boycott call, freezing weather, over 70 pc voters come out in the first phase of polls 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Despite a boycott call given by separatist leaders and chilly weather conditions, the first phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable voter turnout, setting a positive trend for the remaining four phases in the state. A massive security grid...
  • Kashmir is 'dormant', its people disillusioned and angry, say social activists 2 days ago

    Srinagar: Even as voting for the five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections started on November 25, there is a fear among the people in the Valley that the situation may turn for the worse if the new government fails to provide a clean, corruption-free and efficient administration. A political analyst in...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Polling for first phase today; 7 ministers, 12 MLAs in the fray 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Over 10.50 lakh voters will get to decide the political fate of 123 candidates, including seven ministers and 12 sitting MLAs, who are in the fray in 15 constituencies in the first phase of the five phased Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. Polling will start at 8:00...
  • Jammu & Kashmir: 24 years on, a mother still awaits her son picked up by the Army 3 days ago

    Srinagar: More than two-and-a-half decades ago as Kashmir Valley was burning and its people were caught in the crossfire between security forces on one side and terrorists on the other, another crisis was beginning to fuel the fire. With the Indian government going all out to crush terror groups at any...
  • It wouldn't be wise for me to make a comment on Mudgal report now: Sachin Tendulkar 3 days ago

    Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Monday refused to comment on Justice Mudgal Commitee's report on the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal. ...
  • SC slams BCCI, asks N Srinivasan to address conflict of interest 3 days ago

    Wrapping on the knuckles of BCCI, the Supreme Court on Monday asked ICC Chairman N Srinivasan to address the question of conflict of interest as head of BCCI and also owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings. The apex court resumed hearing in the IPL spot-fixing case...
  • Jharkhand elections: 8 big fights in Round One 3 days ago

    The 13 Assembly segments of Jharkhand are going to polls on Tuesday and 199 candidates are in the fray. Fate of turncoats, local heavyweights, Independents, members of royal families and new coalitions are at stake. The political atmosphere is uncertain to such an extent that parties expecting leaders to address...
  • Tamil Nadu fishermen tracking GPS to sail in waters along the India-Sri Lanka border 3 days ago

    Rameswaram: Sri Lanka's frequent detention and release of Indian fishermen and their boats has raised many a quuestions over the years. Presently, there are 38 fishemen from Tamil Nadu who are lodged in Sri Lankan jails as a result of crossing over the International Maritime Boundary Line between India and...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: Focus on Srinivasan as SC resumes hearing on Mudgal report today 3 days ago

    N Srinivasan's future as a top cricket administrator will be the main focus at Monday's Supreme Court hearing in the IPL spot-fixing case. Srinivasan, IPL COO Sundar Raman as well as team officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra were directed by the apex court to file their affidavits in response...
  • Change is the common theme as Jammu and Kashmir gets ready to vote in first phase 4 days ago

    Srinagar: Along with the cold and icy winds blowing across Jammu and Kashmir, its voters are also expecting a change in government which they hope will bring in development and end the "corrupt" regime of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Across several constituencies of north Kashmir which will vote on November 25...
  • J&K Assembly polls: Close contest between NC, Congress in Gurez constituency, PDP a distant third 4 days ago

    Gurez (North Kashmir): Notwithstanding the party's overall decline in Jammu and Kashmir's political spectrum which was evident in Lok Sabha polls, National Conference is trying to stand its ground in the border town of Gurez, which is going to polls in the first phase along with 14 constituencies in the...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha talks to cricket expert on IPL spot-fixing 4 days ago

    Watch the hilarious interview of 'cricket expert' by TWTW host Cyrus Broacha on IPL spot-fixing. ...
  • Jharkhand elections: 7 reasons why day one is important 4 days ago

    Ranchi: Maoists have a strong presence in most of the 13 constituencies going to polls on Tuesday and reports say they are desperate to execute a big attack on security forces and eliminate candidates. Naxal fear is so strong here that in many of the constituencies, polling parties are airlifted...
  • Hit by boycott during LS polls, enthusiasm high among voters for Assembly elections in Bandipora 4 days ago

    Bandipora (North Kashmir): Asserting that unprecedented enthusiasm has been witnessed among the people towards elections in the district, Bandipora Deputy Commissioner Dr Shah Faisal expressed hope that about 70 per cent to 75 per cent electorate will exercise their democratic right this time against only 40 per cent recorded during...
  • Development in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez means power for just 6 hours 4 days ago

    Gurez: As India continues to strive for a place in the list of fast developing nations, there are several things which its citizens have come to regards as basic necessities apart from food, shelter and clothing. One of the basic infrastructure requirements for leading a normal life and enjoy the...
  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections 5 days ago

    Gurez: Situated bang on the Line of Control separating India and Pakistan, the enchanting and sparsely populated constituency of Gurez is going to vote in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. Nestled among high mountains and with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on three sides, Gurez...
  • J&K: Undeterred by disturbances at LoC, villagers say will vote in elections 5 days ago

    Despite the recent exchange of fire at the Line of Control, residents of border village say they would exercise their franchise in the upcoming Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections. ...
  • 'Clean' Srinivasan requests SC to reinstate him as BCCI president 6 days ago

    Having regained considerable ground after a clean chit in the IPL probe followed by backing from the BCCI, N Srinivasan on Friday requested the Supreme Court to reinstate him as the BCCI president. Srinivasan, the ICC Chairman, filed an affidavit in the SC requesting the apex court to allow his return...
  • Deep diving into Naxal core: What elections and development mean to tribals 6 days ago

    Ranchi: What do elections mean to a tribal living in the remotest Red zone of Jharkhand and why they oppose development works initiated by governments? We tried to investigate by deep diving into the forests of Torpa, where one is alive only at the mercy of Maoists. Here, everyone is...
  • 29 days to go, Santhal Pargana's 18 seats crucial for Shibu Soren's survival 6 days ago

    Ranchi: It's said chief ministers rule from Ranchi but are made in Dumka. This constituency in Santhal Pargana has always been the hotbed of Jharkhand politics. The 18 seats of the tribal-dominated region is going to polls on December 23 and it will be a litmus test for Shibu Soren's...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: BCCI files affidavit defending Srinivasan, says it did reprimand player for violating code 6 days ago

    The BCCI on Friday came out defending ICC Chairman N Srinivasan via filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, wherein the board said that it's incorrect to say that none of the five BCCI officials take action against a player who was guilty of violating player''s code of conduct The incident...
  • Flood-hit Kashmiris battle cold, hunger; vent their ire on Omar Abdullah government 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Anger, frustration and helplessness - these are writ large on the faces of those who suffered massively during the 2014 Kashmir floods. Many victims not only lost their belongings but some also saw their houses come down like a pack of cards as an angry Jhelum broke its banks...
  • 90 candidates in fray for 9 seats in 2nd phase in Kashmir, tough fight between NC, PDP 1 week ago

    Srinagar: Three ministers of the ruling National Conference are among the 90 candidates, who are in the fray for nine Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five-phased Legislative Assembly elections in Kashmir valley. The ministers who are seeking re-election from their respective...
  • J&K polls: BJP hit by rebellion in Udhampur, Resi; 85 candidates in fray for 9 seats in Jammu 1 week ago

    Srinagar: One Congress minister of the Jammu and Kashmir coalition government is among the 85 candidates, who are in the fray for 9 Assembly constituencies going to polls on December 2 in the second phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in the state. Meanwhile, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), which...
  • BJP trying to divide Muslim community in J&K for political gains, alleges Mufti November 18, 2014

    Srinagar: Alleging that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won three seats in Lok Sabha elections by promoting communal polarisation in the state, People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday said the saffron party is now trying to create sectarian division within the Muslim community for its political gain. Mufti...
  • NC colluding with BJP to keep PDP out of power in J&K: Mehbooba Mufti November 18, 2014

    Srinagar: Accusing the National Conference (NC) of colluding with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to keep her party out of power in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti urged people to stop the saffron party's invasion of Jammu and Kashmir in connivance with its allies. "Seeing a...
  • Jharkhand elections: JMM top guns contest from Santhal Pargana to nullify the Narendra Modi wave November 18, 2014

    Santhal Pargana: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to face an uphill task in tribal-dominated Santhal Pargana when the region votes to elect a new Assembly. Two of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Jharkhand that BJP lost in 2014 despite a strong Narendra Modi wave fall in this...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, but raises question on his conduct November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The rot in Indian cricket runs deep and it isn't limited to a few cricketers and a few Indian Premier League team owners who loved placing bets, according to findings of the Mukul Mudgal Committee's report which were made public on Monday. International Cricket Council Chairman N Srinivasan is...
  • Delhi Metro is among six Indian projects in World Report in Infrastructure November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro is one of the six Indian projects to feature in the prestigious 'Infrastructure 100: World Markets Report' compiled by the reputed international accounting firm KPMG. In this year's Infrastructure 100, a global panel of independent industry experts has identified 100 of the "world's most inspirational and innovative...