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  • NDA only viable alternative, Third Front a failure, says Venkaiah Naidu 21-04-2014 04:49 PM

    Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said neither a Third Front nor any other dispensation can form government at Centre except the NDA led by Narendra Modi. "Neither a Third Front, a secular front or UPA can form government at Centre. It was seen in the past also...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Sharad Pawar keeps door open for Third Front 21-04-2014 02:54 PM

    Expressing confidence that the UPA will retain power after the Lok Sabha elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said he was not averse to the idea of cobbling together a government with the Third Front should the Centre's ruling alliance fall short of a majority. "There is no Third...
  • Third Front will form next govt, says Prakash Karat 20-04-2014 02:54 PM

    CPM General Secretary PrakashKarat on Sunday claimed there is a strong "anti-Congress wave" inthe country which would benefit the Third Front and not theBJP. "Forget that the country will have a Congress governmentthis time," he told reporters here.When asked if they would seek the support of the Congressin forming the...
  • Won't back Third Front, will search new allies for UPA-3: Congress 19-04-2014 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: With stability weighing heavily on its mind, Congress will go in for the search of new allies to form a UPA-III government and has no intention to support a Third Front government. A senior party leader, who declined to be identified, insisted that the party has become wiser...
  • LS polls: Campaign for Jharkhand's third phase gains momentum 19-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Campaigning for the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand has gained momentum, with leaders of different parties wooing the electorate. The third phase will cover four seats - Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda - April 24. The first two phases were held April 10 and...
  • CJ: Shashi Bhushan hails Supreme Court's judgement on transgenders 17-04-2014 12:06 PM

    Noted human rights lawyer, Shashi Bhushan, who has for long been fighting for the cause of LGBT community, welcomes the recent Supreme Court judgement recognizing transgenders as a third gender. ...
  • No support to a Third Front government: Congress 15-04-2014 07:47 PM

    Congress on Tuesday dismissed the posssibility of support to a Third Front in forming the next government at the Centre insisting the UPA-III coalition will rule the country after Lok Sabha polls. "We have always been speaking of UPA-III coming to power. We are confident of UPA-III after the polls",...
  • Third Front will form stable government with Cong support: Akhilesh 15-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Stating that democracy has matured in the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday claimed that Third Front will form a "stable government" with Congress' support after this Lok Sabha elections. "The way in which election trend appears, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure...
  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan 15-04-2014 12:58 PM

    The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep and a sudden jerk of pleasant...
  • TMC leader Madan Mitra denies existence of third Front 14-04-2014 11:04 PM

    Denying the existence of a third front, senior TMC leader and West Bengal minister Madan Mitra on Monday said a non-BJP and non-Congress prime minister will be selected only after the polls. "There is no third front like alliance in this election. A non-BJP and non-Congress Prime Minister will be...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Jayalalithaa keeps her options open, targets BJP 13-04-2014 04:09 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa may just spring a surprise after the Lok Sabha election results as she hit out on her former ally BJP for the first time ever during a rally on Sunday. The AIADMK after parting ways with the Left was reportedly warming up with...
  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Can India's Antony be its next dark horse Prime Minister?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    Let me say this, I barely know AK Antony except that we both hail from 'God's Own Country', the little piece of beautiful land on...

  • Mulayam defends government on riots on first visit to Muzaffarnagar 06-04-2014 04:37 PM

    Visiting Muzaffarnagar for the first time since the deadly communal riots seven months ago, ruling SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday reached out to Muslims and claimed Rs 115-crore assistance was given to victims unlike in Gujarat where "not a single rupee" was spent by Narendra Modi for 2002...
  • Mulayam campaigns in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, hints at his PM ambition 06-04-2014 01:58 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as a proposed Third Front led by the Left met an embarrassing end, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is confident that a non-Congress, non-BJP front will form the government at Centre after the general elections. In his first ever visit to Muzaffarnagar after communal violence claimed over 60...
  • Third Front government will be formed at Centre after LS polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav 01-04-2014 11:05 PM

    Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed here on Tuesday that after the general elections, a Third Front goverment would be formed with the help of his party. "After the elections, only a Third Front government would come to power at the Centre and that too with the help of...
  • Brinda, Nitish to campaign for Gujarat's 'Third Front' 01-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Ahmedabad: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's arch rival and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, CPM's Brinda Karat, Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan plan to campaign in favour of the 'Third Front' in Gujarat, sources said on Tuesday. "Nitish Kumar is likely to campaign...
  • Naveen Patnaik hints at the formation of Third Front post polls 31-03-2014 10:47 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal chief and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has hinted at forming a Third Front after the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Patnaik said he was confident of the BJD doing well in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Following is the transcript of the interview: Jajati Karan: What...
  • Amazon closes third-party store in China over fake cosmetic report 23-03-2014 11:38 AM

    Shanghai: US e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc's China unit will strengthen regulation of its online sales channels and has closed down a third-party store, the online retailer said, after state media criticised Amazon and smaller local rival Dangdang for selling fake cosmetics. A report on China Central Television (CCTV) said that...
  • Read: Congress's third list of 58 candidates for Lok Sabha elections 18-03-2014 09:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday released its much anticipated third list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections. The party released 58 names this time. While the Congress fielded Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot from Ajmer, senior party leader in Chhattisgarh Ajit Jogi has been given a ticket from Mahasamund....
  • Was a mistake to form a third front before elections: CPI's AB Bardhan 16-03-2014 11:18 AM

    New Delhi: Former CPI general secretary AB Bardhan has admitted that it was a mistake for the Left front to attempt to forge a third front alliance before the polls. In conversation with Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, he also said the embarrassment of its premature failure could...
  • Notification for second, third phases of Lok Sabha polls 15-03-2014 11:46 AM

    The President on Saturday issued notification for second and third phases of Lok Sabha elections to be held on April 9 and 10 in which 93 constituencies spread across 18 states, including Delhi, will go to polls. On April 9, seven constituencies in five states and on April 10, 86...
  • Rosberg fastest in Australian GP third practice 15-03-2014 09:52 AM

    Melbourne: Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg set the fastest time in Saturday's pre-qualifying practice session for the season-opening Formula One Australian Grand Prix, well clear of his rivals. Rosberg was 1.4 seconds faster than the next-best driver, Jenson Button of McLaren, around the Albert Park street circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was...
  • Gowda takes exception to Modi's jibes at Third Front 14-03-2014 04:44 PM

    Bangalore: Taking umbrage at Narendra Modi's repeated acidic attacks on Third Front, former Prime Minister and JDS chief HD Deve Gowda on Friday said BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate should not "cross limits" in his speech. "Modi should be restrained. He should not think he can reach his goal (of becoming...
  • Third front a non-starter, says Sushil Modi 13-03-2014 09:26 PM

    BJP on Thursday made light of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's claim that the third front would form the next government at the Centre, saying it would remain a dream due to conflict of interests arising from multiple contenders for the PM's post. The disintegration process of the third front already...
  • Third Front will emerge as First Front after Lok Sabha polls: Nitish Kumar 12-03-2014 10:55 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Third Front would emerge as 'First Front' after the elections. "His (Narendra Modi's) barbs against the Third Front is actually because he thinks it will emerge as the First Front after the elections," Kumar, who is one of the prime movers...
  • Raj Thackeray's Modi pitch delays Third Front formation in Maharashtra 11-03-2014 08:46 PM

    Mumbai: With Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray throwing his weight behind BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi, the plan to prop up the Third Front, mainly comprising fringe players in state politics, is delayed for now. The Left Democratic Front comprising PWP, CPM, CPI, Satyashodhak Communist Party, JD(S), RPI (Khobragade),...
  • Nitish Kumar's PM ambitions led to alliance break-up: Narendra Modi 10-03-2014 07:45 PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's ambition to become prime minister led to the break-up of the alliance between the Janata Dal-United and the Bharatiya Janata Party, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said on Monday. Addressing a rally in Purnia, Modi said that at that time, the BJP was not...
  • LS polls: Stage is set for a strong federal front, says Mamata 10-03-2014 07:00 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee made it clear that her party will never enter into an alliance with the BJP. "I will not support a party whose face has a communal history," Mamata said. Refusing to comment on the future of Third Front, she added,...
  • Kings & Queens: Can Nitish Kumar be the kingmaker in 2014 polls? 07-03-2014 11:21 PM

    Watch the political journey of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his role in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ...