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3 days ago
On 50th birthday, Raj Thackeray cuts EVM cake, Mumbaikars get 'cheap' petrol

Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) On his 50th birthday on Thursday, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray cut a special cake designed like an EVM while 36 petrol pumps in Mumbai and many more in the state offered disounts from Rs 4 to Rs 9 per litre, a party spokesperson said. At the selected 36 fuel stations in Mumbai (one in each assembly constituency), plus 48 in the state (one each...

4 days ago
Sudheeran attacks Chandy again

Thiruvananthapuram, June 13 (IANS) The anger in the Congress over the gifting away of a Rajya Sabha seat to Kerala Congress (Mani) continued on Wednesday, with former party president V.M. Sudheeran lashing out at former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for a third day in succession. Addressing reporters for close to two hours, Sudheeran said that Chandy always took a stand which portrayed a ...

12 days ago
Kovind, Modi greet Yogi as he turns 46

Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the countless people who on Tuesday greeted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as he turned 46. Full-page newspaper advertisements, visits from bureaucrats and his ministerial colleagues as well as telephone calls from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in New Delhi also marked the oc...

13 days ago
BJP rakes up Pakistan whenever it loses election: Congress

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP for raking up Pakistan in a bid to polarise people and divert their attention whenever it is losing elections. It also hit out at the Narendra Modi government of not having a coherent, consistent and uniform policy to solve the Kashmir issue, saying it always tried to give a communal colour to the issue. Reacting to...

17 days ago
NDPP wins Nagaland Lok Sabha bypoll

Kohima, May 31 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi on Thursday won the byelection to the state's lone Lok Sabha constituency by 173,746 votes. Yepthomi, the former Public Health Engineering minister who failed to retain his Dimapur- III assembly constituency in the February 27 assembly polls, defeated C. Apok Jamir of the op...

17 days ago
NCP wins Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll

Nagpur, May 31 (IANS) The NCP wrested the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency from the BJP, with its candidate Madhukar Kukde defeating the BJP's Hemant Patle in the bypoll results announced on Thursday. --IANS qn-vd/him ...

17 days ago
BJP suffers shock defeats, opposition unity gets by-poll boost

New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Ahead of next year's general elections, a united opposition got a major boost on Thursday when it delivered a huge blow to the BJP, defeating it in the Kairana Lok Sabha by-election in Uttar Pradesh and Bhandara-Gondiya in Maharashtra while the saffron party managed to retain the Palghar parliamentary seat and win only one out of the 10 Assembly seats in 10 states.

17 days ago
NDPP leading in Nagaland LS bypoll

Kohima, May 31 (IANS) Nagaland's ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) candidate Tokheho Yepthomi was ahead of his Naga People's Front rival C. Apok Jamir as the counting of votes in the May 28 by-election to the lone Nagaland Lok Sabha constituency proceeded. State's Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha said Yepthomi is leading by 137,270 votes in a straight contest ag...

18 days ago
49% voting in repolls in Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll

Nagpur, May 30 (IANS) Around 49 percent voting was recorded in the re-polling in 49 polling stations on Wednesday for the bypolls to Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency, officials said. There were no complaints of any glitches in the Electronic Voting Machine-Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (EVM-VVPATs) till the voting ended at 3 pm, an election official from Bhandar...

19 days ago
Maharashtra EVM glitches: Gondiya Collector shunted out

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A day after the parlimentary bypoll, Gondiya Collector Abhimanyu R. Kale was abruptly shunted from his post and kept on stand-by, an official statement said here on Tuesday evening. He has been replaced by Kadambari S. Balkawde, IAS officer of the 2010 batch, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Nagpur Zilla Parishad. Balkawde will assume charge of her new...

19 days ago
Maharashtra EVM glitches: Repoll in 49 areas of Bhandara-Gondiya

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) After widespread incidents of malfunctioning EVM-VVPATs in Monday's bypolls, the Election Commission has ordered a repoll in 49 polling stations in Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency, an official statement said here on Tuesday. The re-polls will be held on Wednesday in the 49 polling stations located in Bhandara, Sakoli, Arjuni-Morgaon, Tirora and Gondiya assem...

20 days ago
Maharashtra EVM glitches: Polling continues, percentage hit

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Amid Opposition's allegations that nearly 25 per cent EVMs being used in the bypoll in the Bhandara-Gondiya parliamentary constituency on Monday were malfunctioning, the Election Commission said all defective machines have been replaced and polling has resumed. Election Commission (EC) officer in-charge Abhimanyu Kale told the media that around 156 Voter Verifiable ...

20 days ago
Maharashtra EVM glitches: Polling continues, percentage hit

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Amid Opposition's allegations of nearly 25 per cent EVMs being used in the bypoll in the Bhandara-Gondiya parliamentary constituency on Monday were malfunctioning, the Election Commission said all defective machines have been replaced and polling has resumed. Election Commission (EC) officer in-charge Abhimanyu Kale told the media that around 156 Voter Verifiable Pa...

20 days ago
Baijayant Panda quits BJD

Bhubaneswar, May 28 (IANS) Baijayant Jay Panda, who was suspended from primary membership of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in January, quit the party on Monday. It's with deep anguish, hurt and sorrow that I have decided to quit the politics into which our BJD has descended, said Panda in a letter to Odisha Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik, adding that he would convey his deci...

21 days ago
Congress worships one family, can't respect democracy: Modi

Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh), May 27 (IANS) Launching a stinging attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday accused it of spreading lies for political gains and said those worshipping a single family cannot respect democracy. Asking the people of the country to weigh their options, he, in a reference to the Congress, said that on the other side are those for whom their fam...

25 days ago
Kumaraswamy, a king crowned by arch rivals

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Luck favours H.D. Kumaraswamy, who has again been crowned king by his archrival Congress now, like the BJP over 12 years ago, when his Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) did not get the people's mandate to make him the Karnataka's Chief Minister. The third son of former Prime Minister and JD-S patriarch H.D Deve Gowda, Kumaraswamy, 59, became Chief Minister on Wednesday a...

26 days ago
BJP-NCP lock horns in Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll

Nagpur, May 22 (IANS) The BJP has locked horns with the NCP for retaining Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat for which by-elections are scheduled on May 28, unlike in Palghar where the state's ruling party and its ally Shiv Sena are locked in a direct contest. However, Bhandara-Gondiya, like Palghar, has become a prestige issue for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since its si...

1 month ago
Indore, Bhopal, Chandigarh cleanest cities in India: Centre

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday announced Madhya Pradesh's Indore as one of the cleanest cities in India, followed by Bhopal and Chandigarh as per the Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 conducted in 4,203 cities. Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri made the announcement while declaring the results of the survey undertaken between January 4 and March 10. The ...

1 month ago
Ex-Congress minister joins BJP, gets Palghar Lok Sabha nomination

Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Come what may, we will win, said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after former Congress minister Rajendra Gavit was announced as the BJP candidate for the Palghar Lok Sabha constituency on Tuesday. A former minister and legislator from Palghar Assembly constituency, Gavit quit the Congress and formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday and was ...

1 month ago
BJP fumes as Shiv Sena 'hijacks' Palghar Lok Sabha seat

Palghar (Maharashtra), May 8 (IANS) Amidst a massive show of strength, Shiv Sena candidate Srinivas C. Vanga on Tuesday filed his nomination for the by-election to the Palghar Lok Sabha constituency, virtually hijacking the seat from its fuming ally Bharatiya Janata Party. The May 28 bypoll was necessitated after the sudden demise of sitting BJP MP Chintaman Vanga on January 30, who was ...

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