Maharashtra polls: PM to address nine rallies

Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will storm Maharashtra with a series of nine rallies ahead of the October 21 Assembly elections, Union Minister Smriti Irani announced here on Friday.... Read more »

Maharashtra polls: Rahul Gandhi to hold 3 rallies

Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will kickstart the party’s poll campaign for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly polls by addressing three rallies on Sunday, a party official said here... Read more »

Haryana polls: Congress seeks to woo farmers, women

Chandigarh, Oct 11 (IANS) To woo the farmer and women electorate in the state, the opposition Congress in Haryana on Friday announced schemes and programmes for them in its election manifesto released... Read more »

Maharashtra polls: Sore smaller allies grumble

By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Oct 11 (IANS) As Maharashtra election battle for 288 seats reaches a crescendo, the smaller allies of both the ruling and opposition parties appear glum about the kind... Read more »

Opposition to remain ‘headless’ in UP bypolls

Lucknow, Oct 11 (IANS) A virtually ‘headless’ opposition will attempt to challenge the BJP in the upcoming Assembly bye-elections in Uttar Pradesh. While the BJP is leaving no stone unturned in its... Read more »

Azad “BJP ‘hero’ in publicity, ‘zero’ in work”

Chandigarh, Oct 11 (IANS) Mocking the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the party was a “hero in publicity... Read more »

Rahul Gandhi to make cameo appearance in Haryana, Maha polls

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Amid questions over his continued absence from the national political scenario, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has decided to campaign in the upcoming Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections.... Read more »

2.08 lakh new voters added in Gurugram

Gurugram, Oct 10 (IANS) With just nine days left for the Haryana Assembly polls, the four constituencies of Gurugram have registered 2.08 lakh new voters. Amit Khatri, the District Magistrate and Returning... Read more »

Maha polls: BJP, Cong ignore north Indian faces in ticket distribution

By Navneet Mishra (11:20)  New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress have largely ignored north Indian leaders in the distribution of tickets for the upcoming Maharashtra... Read more »

Crusader in Ruchika Girhotra case now in Haryana poll fray

By Vishal Gulati  Panchkula, Oct 9 (IANS) She fought against the mighty state and its top police officials to get justice for Ruchika Girhotra, a molestation victim who ended her life at... Read more »

Kerala bypolls: Acid test for 3 in Vattiyoorkavu

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (IANS) If there’s one Assembly constituency in Kerala that is seeing a close and tough fight among three political aspirants, then it is the upcountry Vattiyoorkavu seat in the... Read more »

Cong to target economy, unemployment in M’rashtra, Haryana

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) The Congress, which is aiming to wrest power from the BJP in Maharashtra and Haryana, will focus on issues like the economic situation and unemployment in its... Read more »

PM, Sonia, Pawar, Shatrughan, et al., to raise Maha poll decibel

By Quaid Najmi  Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) A day after the process ended for filing of nominations for the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly elections, stage was set here on Saturday for the... Read more »

Campaign opens for 5 Kerala assembly by-elections

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 3 (IANS) Five assembly constituencies in Kerala go to the polls on October 21 to elect new legislators. In four constituencies, the resignations of the sitting Congress legislators who won... Read more »

BJP names candidates for two RS by-elections

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janayta Party (BJP) has named candidates for the two Rajya Sabha by-elections from Bihar and UP. Party spokesman Sudhanshu Trivedi has been fielded from UP... Read more »

Akali Dal to contest with INLD on five seats in Haryana

Chandigarh, Oct 3 (IANS) The Akali Dal, an alliance partner of the BJP in Punjab and Delhi, on Thursday announced it will contest the October 21 Haryana Assembly elections with its previous... Read more »

It’s a battle of supremacy for Haryana’s top Jat families

By Vishal Gulati  Chandigarh, Oct 3 (IANS) The Uchana Kalan Assembly seat in the Jind district is set for a gripping fight of supremacy between Haryana’s two big political Jat families. Sitting... Read more »

Congress releases second list for Maharashtra

New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) With just 20 days to go for the vote to the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly, the Congress here on Tuesday announced 52 more candidates, which included former Chief... Read more »

Clean chit to Fadnavis overturned, SC orders probe

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) In a major setback to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside a Bombay High Court order that prevented the trial court... Read more »

Cong announces candidates for 4 Kerala by-elections

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 28 (IANS) The central Congress leadership on Saturday cleared four names for the Kerala Assembly by-elections, scheduled on October 21. While K. Mohankumar, ex-MLA, will contest the Vatiyoorkavu seat, Kochi... Read more »