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  • Will pass Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days of coming to power: Kejriwal December 29, 2013

    New Delhi: As the President accepted Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's proposal on government formation by Aam Aadmi Party, chief minister designate Arvind Kejriwal has said that they will cross all the hurdles and will pass the Jan Lokpal Bill within 15 days. Kejriwal said that there are hurdles in...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns from Vidisha seat December 22, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who won the just concluded Assembly polls from Vidisha and Budhni, has resigned from Vidisha seat, sources said on Sunday. The new state Assembly was constituted last week. Chouhan, who resigned from Vidisha seat on Friday, preferred to retain Budhni - his traditional seat in...
  • Adarsh Commission report tabled in Maharashtra Assembly December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government finally tabled the much-awaited report by the two-member Commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam in the state Assembly on Friday. The report was tabled by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with an action taken report (ATR). The Adarsh report has named high profile bureaucrats including former...
  • Delhi employees to get paid leave for polling on Wednesday December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi voters working in the National Capital Region will get a paid leave on December 4 after the Election Commission directed the employers of public and private companies to allow them to exercise their franchise. December 4 has been declared as a public holiday in the national capital in...
  • Delhi polls: AAP continues vigil against liquor and cash distribution December 3, 2013

    With less than 24 hours to go for the Delhi elections, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is continuing its vigil against liquor and cash distribution. The AAP has sent 5 complaints to the election commission on which the EC too has acted. "Democracy is in peril if votes are being...
  • Delhi elections: India's only city state set to vote, all eyes on AAP December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: The final bugle has been blown, the battle lines drawn and after the high voltage campaign for the throne of the national capital ended, the city is gearing up to cast its vote on the December 4. Nearly 1.12 crore voters will vote at 11,763 polling stations on...
  • Assembly elections cannot determine outcome of 2014 LS polls: Advani November 9, 2013

    Hoping for a big win for his party in the upcoming Assembly polls, BJP patriarch LK Advani said these elections cannot determine the outcomes of 2014 Lok Sabha polls. He said, "We hope to win in at least 4 states after December 8. But I don't think these elections are...
  • Five Indian-Americans score victories in US polls November 8, 2013

    Five Indian-American candidates scored victories in Tuesday's US polls with three of them becoming legislators in two states and two others winning elections to local bodies. The most significant gains for the Indian American community came in New Jersey where Kolkata-born Raj Mukherji scored a victory in the 33rd district to...
  • AAP welcomes SC order on disqualification of convicted MPs: Kejriwal July 10, 2013

    The Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on Wednesday ruled that a lawmaker convicted in a criminal case by any court will lose the membership of either Parliament or state Assembly as the case may be the moment he or she gets convicted. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said the move...
  • Ruckus in Himachal assembly over state budget March 22, 2013

    Shimla: The BJP on Thursday created a ruckus in the Himachal Pradesh assembly, expressing dissatisfaction over the chief minister's reply to a discussion on the 2013-14 state budget. The opposition party accused the government of being anti-poor and betraying the unemployed youth. As Speaker BB Butail adjourned the house for the day,...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Omar demands repeal of AFSPA March 5, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has strongly come out in support of lifting the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Omar, who was speaking in the state Assembly, also praised northeast activist Irom Sharmila's fight for the repeal of AFSPA. He also made a strong case for its...
  • US: Great grandson of Gandhi elected to Kansas State Assembly November 11, 2012

    Washington: A great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi has been elected to a State Assembly in the United Stated during the general elections held on November 6. Shanti Gandhi, 72, contesting as a Republican Party candidate, defeated his Democratic rival Theodore "Ted" Ensley by nine percentage points for the Kansas's 52nd Assembly...
  • Advani pitches for 'simultaneous LS, state polls' August 12, 2012

    New Delhi: BJP leader LK Advani on Sunday strongly pitched for holding simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and state assemblies which should have a "fixed tenure" and sought the President's initiative in this regard, saying frequent polls affect decision-making process. "Some time back I had occasion to discuss this matter with...
  • 'Policy paralysis' hits UPA, TMC to hold meet today March 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The possibility of mid-term polls looms large on the UPA Government at the Centre as allies like the Trinamool Congress (TMC) speak openly about policy paralysis. TMC leader and Union Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Thursday openly said that "policy paralysis will be more acute", thanks to the...
  • Bihar State Assembly passes Lokayukta Bill December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: The Bihar State Assembly on Wednesday passed Lokayukta Bill. Earlier, the Nitish Kumar government on December 1 approved the Bihar Lokayukta Bill, 2011. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Principal Secretary (Cabinet Coordination and Secretariat). The state government had last...
  • Scripted for success: Mamata's life on stage May 19, 2011

    Kolkata: A defiance born from the rough and tumble of the streets, a long struggle against an entrenched power system, a stunning blow to the world's longest serving elected Communist government...the script of Mamata Banerjee's life would do any Greek dramatist proud. It will now be depicted in a jatra,...
  • CNN-IBN got post poll projections right! May 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Now that the results for the just concluded assembly elections are available, it is time to examine the post poll predictions for CNN-IBN-The Week. This analysis is written by Rajeeva Karandikar Director, Chennai Mathematical institute.Given below is the comparison between the predicted seats and the actual outcome for...
  • Artist Mamata at work a day before poll results May 12, 2011

    A relaxed Mamata Banerjee painting in her office a day before state assembly election results. ...
  • Bengal braces for miracle, Left for its last day May 12, 2011

    New Delhi: In less than 24 hours, from Tala Park in Kolkata to Arcadia in California, people will start witnessing the beating retreat of the world’s longest-serving elected Left government. Eyes will be glued to television screens, online traffic will jump manifold. On the eve of the most anticipated transition...
  • Cases against D Napoleon, 2 MLAs March 10, 2011

    Chennai: Cases have been filed against Union minister D Napoleon and two legislators from Tamil Nadu for alleged violation of model code of conduct, which is in force for the April 13 elections to the state Assembly. State Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar said, a case had been filed against Napoleon,...
  • BJP demands removal of Omar as Kashmir CM October 7, 2010

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has demanded the removal of Omar Abdullah as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir following his controversial statement in the state Assembly on Wednesday. Omar had said, "J&K had not merged with the Union but acceded to it under an agreement. The Kashmir issue...
  • Ruckus in J&K assembly over Omar's remarks October 7, 2010

    Srinagar: There was chaos in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly Thursday as opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Panthers Party legislators tore papers and snatched mikes to protest Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's speech a day earlier. The legislators, who gathered near the speaker's podium, were marshalled out of the House. In...
  • Ruckus in J&K Assembly over Omar's remarks October 7, 2010

    MLAs protest Omar's statement asking leaders to desist from harping on Kashmir is an integral part of India....
  • Chaos in Tamil Nadu Assembly, Left members evicted July 20, 2009

    Chennai: A privilege motion moved by Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister Arcot N Veeraswami against Left members Sivapunniam and K Balabharathi led to chaotic scenes in the state Assembly on Monday and resulted in members of the Communist parties being evicted. Veeraswami said he moved the privilege motion against Communist Party of...
  • Setback for BSP, 6 of its MLAs join Cong in Rajasthan April 5, 2009

    Jaipur: Six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs in Rajasthan have joined the Congress, giving the ruling party a majority in the state assembly. This significant development came as a relief to the Congress after its powerful legislator in Rajasthan Kirori Lal Meena’s wife, who is also a minister, threatened to...
  • Six BSP legislators join Congress in Rajasthan April 5, 2009

    Jaipur: All six Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislators in Rajasthan on Saturday joined the Congress, giving the ruling party a majority in the state assembly. "We have joined the Congress to give a stable government in the state. We had sought votes against the misrule of the previous BJP (Bharatiya Janata...
  • Ranchi: Yashwant, Munda injured in BJP protest February 16, 2009

    Ranchi: Former union minister Yashwant Sinha and ex-chief minister of Jharkhand Arjun Munda were injured when police baton charged hundreds of BJP protesters during an agitation in the Jharkhand capital on Thursday. The police action angered the BJP, which has called for a state-wide shutdown on Friday. BJP is demanding dissolution of...
  • Tired of terror? India wants action, not words December 10, 2008

    A day after the Assembly election verdict, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is introspecting why the terrorism issue did not deliver votes for them in the polls. Despite an advertisement a day after the Mumbai terror attack, the BJP couldn’t capitalise on its pet poll plank and just three days...
  • Indian electorate comes of age, votes for progress December 9, 2008

    As the counting day of the five state Assembly elections on December 8, 2008 came to a close, India was once again reminded of the enormous dignity of its democratic process. As the staggered electoral process unfolded, Mumbai was attacked by a group of Pakistan trained terrorists. It seemed that...
  • In pics: Winners of the 2008 state assembly elections December 9, 2008

    State assembly elections 2008 ...