State Elections

  • Don't sell your self-respect for a pittance: Kamal Haasan 19-03-2014 11:46 AM

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu state election commission has roped in actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan to campaign against cash for votes. In a video released by the election commission, Kamal has urged people to not sell their future and self-respect for a pittance. "Don't vote by comparing which leader is paying more...
  • Delhi: Congress workers protest at party office over support to AAP 23-12-2013 08:05 PM

    New Delhi: Congress workers held protest at the party office in Delhi over it's decision to to extend outside support to Aam Aadmi Party as it looks to form the government in Delhi. The Congress party has offered all the eight seats it won to the rookie party to take...
  • AAP approaches 'aam aadmi' to take a decision on government formation 17-12-2013 11:48 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party has asked the people of Delhi to decide on whether it should form the government with the support of the Congress. It has invited views through calls, SMSes and Facebook responses following which the party will take its decision. ...
  • Delhi: Congress, BJP offer support to AAP 13-12-2013 10:26 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party is in the limelight again - this time over the trickey issue of govt formation in Delhi. The Congress on Friday officially handed over letter of support to AAP. The BJP too has reportedly offered to give " constructive support to AAP." ...
  • Our ideology of honesty was liked by the common man: Kejriwal 08-12-2013 09:35 PM

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal dedicated his party's good show to the people and said that the people of Delhi have voted for his party's ideology which was based on honesty. ...
  • AAP will form government in Delhi, says Arvind Kejriwal 06-10-2013 10:42 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party's convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the party will form the government in Delhi and will clean the system. He also said, "I miss Anna Hazare and that if the Gandhian was with me, the movement would have been thousand times stronger." ...
  • WB: Adhir Chowdhury chargesheeted in TMC worker murder case 28-09-2013 04:05 PM

    Kolkata: Union Minister of state for Railways Adhir Chowdhury, against whom a non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued for alleged conspiracy in a murder of a TMC worker, was Saturday chargesheeted by the police in a West Bengal court. The chargesheet filed before a court in Berhampore alleged that Chowdhury...
  • RSS-BJP meeting to decide when Modi be declared party's PM candidate 08-09-2013 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: The 2-day Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-Bharatiya Janata Party brainstorming session begins on Sunday and a decision is likely to be taken on when Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will be officially declared as party's prime ministerial candidate. The LK Advani camp, however, wants the decision to be put off...
  • Rajasthan adds over 8 lakh new female voters to its electoral rolls 23-08-2013 06:10 PM

    The gender ratio for voters in Rajasthan has seen a swing in favour of women with the state election commission announcing that there are now 897 women for every 1,000 male voters as against 874 in January last. The rise in the number of women voters was secured through special...
  • AP: 88 per cent voting in second phase of panchayat elections 27-07-2013 10:30 PM

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress recovered a bit in the second phase of elections to gram panchayats in Andhra Pradesh by securing a lead in 10 districts while main opposition Telugu Desam continued its good run emerging on top in nine districts as per the trends available this evening. Trouble, however,...
  • WB panchayat polls: Fourth phase begins, 4 killed in Birbhum 22-07-2013 08:05 AM

    Birbhum: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. Four people have been killed in Birbhum. Three bodies have been recovered and all are believed to CPI activists. They had been missing since Sunday night. The fourth person was killed in Mauryeswar. Clashes between...
  • We would have removed SEC, if we had 2/3 majority: Mamata 09-07-2013 08:34 AM

    Kolkata: Continuing attack on State Election Commission, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the previous Left Front government's decision to extend the tenure of State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey by three years, and said had her party got two-third majority in Assembly, she would have removed her...
  • NGO moves SC seeking change in WB panchayat polls dates 02-07-2013 07:58 AM

    Kolkata: An NGO has moved the Supreme Court seeking a change in West Bengal panchayat poll dates arguing that elections will take place within the month of Ramzan. A hearing is expected in the apex court on Wednesday. The panchayat polls are scheduled to be held between July 11 and...
  • Muslims protest holding of WB panchayat polls during Ramazan 30-06-2013 05:35 PM

    Kolkata: After Muslim groups protested against the holding of Panchayat polls in West Bengal during the month of Ramzan, State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey has reportedly said on Sunday that she will follow the constitutional mandate and hold elections as per the Supreme Court order. Meanwhile, the state government is...
  • WB panchayat polls: SC to hear SEC's plea against Mamata govt 28-06-2013 08:33 AM

    Kolkata: The Supreme Court and the Calcutta High Court will hear a petition on Friday from the West Bengal Election Commission which states the Mamata Banerjee government has not provided enough security forces for the state polls scheduled for July. The SC will apprise the government's capability to provide the...
  • West Bengal government proposes to have Panchayat polls in 4 phases 25-06-2013 03:48 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal proposed to have Panchayat polls in four phases from the original three phases. The decision was taken at a meeting on Tuesday attended by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Secretary and Home Secretary while the hearing was still on in the Calcutta High Court. According to...
  • HC slams Centre for not providing security during WB Panchayat polls 24-06-2013 01:55 PM

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday has slammed the Centre for not providing adequate forces for the state Panchayat elections, when it has provided such forces to other states. The state government and the State Election Commission (SEC) have locked horns over the issue of security for the polls....
  • SEC agrees with WB government over district distribution 22-05-2013 02:01 AM

    Kolkata: The State Election Commission on Tuesday agreed to the formula proposed by the West Bengal government for district wise holding of the panchayat elections in three phases and said the polls would be notified this week. "As of now, yes. We will issue the notification by this week," State...
  • WB panchayat polls: Differences between govt, EC continues 16-05-2013 06:10 PM

    Kolkata: There were differences at a meeting on Thursday between the State Election Commission (SEC) and the West Bengal government over fixing dates for the three-tier panchayat elections after the Calcutta High Court's direction that the two mutually agree on it. "We suggested certain dates and they (state government) also...
  • Double whammy for Mamata Banerjee government in court 14-05-2013 04:42 AM

    Kolkata: Delivering a double blow to West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered CBI probe into a Trinamool Congress worker's death allegedly in police custody and refused to suspend its earlier verdict upholding the primacy of the State Election Commission. A division bench of Chief...
  • Gujarat Congress begins Sardar Sandesh Yatra 03-01-2012 08:35 AM

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress on Monday launched the 'Sardar Sandesh Yatra' from Bardoli town of south Gujarat as a part of the campaign for the state elections, scheduled in December 2012. The 'Sardar Sandesh Yatra' was flagged in the presence of the state Congress president Arjun Modhwadia, Leader of Opposition Shaktisinh...
  • BJP declares candidate list for UP, Punjab polls 03-01-2012 07:57 AM

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday night declared its second list comprising 81 candidates for Uttar Pradesh, along with candidates for 48 seats of Uttarakhand and 20 seats of Punjab for the forthcoming Assembly elections in these states. After declaring candidates for 143 seats of UP earlier, the BJP Central Election...
  • Petrol price hike: Oil companies to meet today 02-01-2012 07:21 AM

    New Delhi: Oil companies will meet on Monday to revise rates of petrol because of the weakening rupee. But any hike will need a political clearance given that Assembly Elections in five states are around the corner. A hike of about Rs 2.10-2.13 per litre in petrol price is likely....
  • EC to finalise poll schedule for assembly polls 23-12-2011 10:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is likely to finalise on Saturday the schedule for assembly polls in the five states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur, amid indications that the poll dates could be announced "very soon". The poll schedule would be finalised after the meeting between Chief...
  • Backward Muslims may get quota within OBC soon 01-12-2011 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: The UPA government played the Muslim quota card ahead of key state elections. The government on Thursday said they are considering quota for Backward Muslims in jobs and education and will come out with the quota soon. The government will soon take a decision on fixing a quota...
  • Cong blames DMK for drubbing in Tamil Nadu 10-06-2011 03:07 PM

    New Delhi: Blaming DMK for the drubbing in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Assembly elections, Congress has said there is a need to take a "relook" at its strategy in the southern state as the party must not lose its vote bank due to "mistakes of its coalition partners". The remarks...
  • Mamata lives like 'aam aadmi' in 1st week as CM 27-05-2011 08:54 AM

    Kolkata: After being sworn in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has completed seven days in office on Friday, a week in which she has literally taken the city of Kolkata by storm. In her first week as the Chief Minister, Mamata walked, scolded, and even gave...
  • Singur: Mamata-Tata deal on the cards? 24-05-2011 07:31 AM

    Singur: Mamata Banerjee's first cabinet decision after becoming the West Bengal Chief Minister was to return 400 acres to the unwilling farmers of Singur, also opening a window for the Tatas to set up a plant in the remaining 600 acres. The promise that catapulted Mamata Banerjee into power is...
  • UDF ministry expanded, 13 ministers inducted 23-05-2011 04:58 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The UDF ministry in Kerala headed by Oommen Chandy was on Monday expanded with the induction of 13 more ministers - nine from Congress, three from IUML and one from Kerala Congress (M). With Monday's exercise, the ministry strength rose to 20. Chandy and six other ministers, each representing...