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Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

Agra, April 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan Sunday asked voters to cast their ballot in favour of the Samajwadi Party, saying it has put in major efforts to develop the state. Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party for its divisive politics, Akhilesh said the Samajwadi Party has […]

BJP seeks apology from Geelani for ‘mischievous’ claims

BJP seeks apology from Geelani for ‘mischievous’ claims

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The BJP Saturday sought an apology from hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani over his claims that two people had approached him as Narendra Modi’s emissaries, saying such remarks were mischievous and aimed at creating confusion among people. Referring to Geelani’s remarks, the Bharatiya Janata Party said Kashmir was […]

‘Gujarat model: It is about economic freedom, innovation, pride’

‘Gujarat model: It is about economic freedom, innovation, pride’

New Delhi , April 18 (IANS) Is the Gujarat model of development – one of the central themes of this year’s Lok Sabha election – a hype or a success built around concepts pioneered by Narendra Modi? Experts at a book release function agreed that the Gujarat or ‘Modi model’ was about economic freedom, innovation […]

President wishes nation on Ram Navami

President wishes nation on Ram Navami

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Monday extended his greetings on the occasion of Ram Navami, the Hindu festival that marks the birth of Lord Ram. “On the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, I convey my greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen,” the president said in his message. “Maryada Purushottam Shri […]

CVC recuses himself from coal scam cases

CVC recuses himself from coal scam cases

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Central Vigilance Commissioner Pradeep Kumar has recused himself from looking into the coal scam related cases being forwarded to the vigilance commission for a re-look by the CBI. The apex court bench headed by Justice R.M. Lodha was told this by senior counsel Anil Divan Monday. Divan told the court that […]

West Bengal poll officials ignoring us: Opposition

West Bengal poll officials ignoring us: Opposition

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) The BJP, Congress and CPI-M Sunday urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure the chief electoral officer of West Bengal pays attention to opposition grievances. Accusing the electoral office here of failing to promptly redress their grievances of violation of Model Code of Conduct, the three political parties complained to Chief Election […]

Where is BJP manifesto, asks Rahul

Where is BJP manifesto, asks Rahul

Sirsa (Haryana), April 6 (IANS) Questioning the BJP over not releasing its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Sunday said the party was only blowing balloons into the air that will soon burst. “The Bharatiya Janata Party has not been able to even release its manifesto when the elections are going […]

Battle for Lok Sabha begins Monday from the northeast

Battle for Lok Sabha begins Monday from the northeast

Agartala/Guwahati, April 6 (IANS) One constituency in Tripura and five in Assam go to polls Monday morning, marking the start of the nine-phase staggered elections to the Lok Sabha. The six are among 543 constituencies where polling will take place from April 7 to May 12. The ballot count will be held May 16, and the […]

Delhi Police looks to fill security ‘gap’ for poll day

Delhi Police looks to fill security ‘gap’ for poll day

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) With balloting in the capital days away, Delhi Police is a trifle concerned. It is wondering how to fill up the manpower gap of around 9,000 personnel with most of the paramilitary forces having been requisitioned by other states where elections are also being held. Delhi requires around 50,000 security personnel […]

Children seek to raise issues before lawmakers

Children seek to raise issues before lawmakers

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A manifesto written by children about issues facing them and what they need from the government and lawmakers was Saturday unveiled by 23 NGOs in the “Vote 4 Children” campaign for “children’s representation” in the Lok Sabha. Devendra Tak, national manager of media and communications for NGO “Save the Children” said: […]

Shelter for Delhi old age inmates after fire

Shelter for Delhi old age inmates after fire

New Delhi, April 5  About 150 homeless inmates residing in a makeshift old age home in Delhi that caught fire, have been provided a temporary shelter while a search is on to locate the people who went missing, police said Saturday. Ravi Kalra, director of NGO Earth Saviours Foundation that was running the home for […]

Sonia, Pawar share dais after 15 years

Sonia, Pawar share dais after 15 years

Bhandara/Nagpur (Maharashtra), April 5  After nearly 15 years, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and NCP chief Sharad Pawar Saturday shared the dais as they jointly campaigned for UPA candidates in Maharashtra. The uncertainties of the Lok Sabha election apparently brought Pawar closer to Gandhi after he left the Congress in 1998 protesting Gandhi’s Italian origin. After […]

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