Politics

Battle for States: 57.36% turnout in Phase-5 of UP polls; voting ends peacefully in 51 assembly seats

Monday, February 27, 2017

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Uttar Pradesh goes polling in the fifth phase on Monday for 51 seats spread over 11 districts. A total of 608 candidates are contesting in this phase with a maximum of 24 candidates in Amethi and a minimum of 6 each in Kapilvastu and Etwa seats of Siddharth Nagar district. Prominent contestants in this phase …

RaGa jumps in defence of Kargil martyr’s daughter

Monday, February 27, 2017

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New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi came in defence of a Kargil martyr’s daughter, Gurmehar Kaur after she came under harsh criticism for her campaign against BJP’s student wing ABVP. Rahul Gandhi on Monday took it to twitter in support of Kaur. “Against the tyranny of fear we stand with our students.For every voice raised in …

‘Hurry up on bullet train promise,’ says Akhilesh to Prime Minister Modi

Monday, February 27, 2017

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Deoria: Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his bullet train promise, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday asked him to hurry up as he will ‘not get another chance’ at the Centre. Modi, the SP leader said, served as chief minister of Gujarat for three terms but could not get …

‘Chappal’ remark lands Khader in trouble

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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Karnataka Food Minister U T Khader has landed in a controversy after he said yesterday at a function attended by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan that those opposing his visit were not even fit to be compared with the CM’s chappals and those violating the Constitution should be hit with footwear. ALSO READ: This short film …

Cong govt misleading people on Naga accord: PM Modi

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Imphal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress government in Manipur of spreading false propaganda on the Naga accord and said there was nothing in it that was detrimental to the interests of the state. “I assure you that there is no single reference of ditching Manipur people or their interests in the Naga …

Jayalalithaa’s niece makes political debut; announces new political outfit

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Amid political instability in the state of Tamil Nadu, in a bid to claim the legacy of aunt, Deepa Jayakumar, niece of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa formed a new political outfit on Friday and is all set to jump into poll fray from Chennai’s RK Nagar. ALSO READ: ‘Kanpur train accident was conspiracy from across …

‘Kanpur train accident was conspiracy from across the border,’ says Prime Minister

Friday, February 24, 2017

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Gonda (UP): In a major revelation on Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a public rally in UP’s Gonda said that Kanpur train tragedy in which 150 people were killed, was a ‘conspiracy’ and the perpetrators carried it out ‘sitting across the border’ in Nepal. Addressing an election meeting in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district, which …

Seven year old draws chit to declare winner in a tie in BMC polls

Friday, February 24, 2017

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The battle for the cash rich civic polls in Mumbai was an interesting and it became more interesting at Ward 220 which covers areas like area like Null Bazar, Kamathipura and Grant road, as a seven year old decided the fate of that ward. According to a report, During counting on Thursday the result first …

BJP candidate wins through lottery after a tie

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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As the results of keenly-contested election to the city civic body BMC came in today, BJP’s Atul Shah had the distinction of getting elected through a lottery. Shah contested from ward number 220 in Girgaum, a Shiv Sena stronghold. He and his main rival Surendra Bagalkar of Sena won the same number of votes: 5,496. …

‘Akhilesh scared of donkeys of Gujarat,’ says PM Modi

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Bahraich (UP): Replying to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s ‘donkey‘ comment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was amused that Akhilesh Yadav was ‘afraid’ of the donkeys of Gujarat but he on his part takes inspiration from the “loyal” and “hard working” animal. ALSO READ: Battle for States LIVE Updates: Uttar Pradesh records 40% voting …

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