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10 days ago
Congress seeks PM's apology over remarks against Manmohan

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday sought an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his remarks against his predecessor Manmohan Singh and others alleging that they colluded with Pakistan to influence Gujarat election process last year. Citing an RTI reply received from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on June 1, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera said Modi's remar...

11 days ago
Kejriwal to oversee Haryana political campaign

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The AAP will launch its political campaign from Sunday in Haryana, where Assembly elections are due next year, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying it will be done under his micro supervision. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all the Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in Haryana on the strength of the development work done in Delhi by the AAP governme...

25 days ago
Facebook, Twitter introduce new guidelines for political ads

San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) In a fresh attempt to prevent foreign interference in elections globally, Facebook and Twitter have announced new guidelines for political advertisements on their platforms, beginning with the US. Facebook has begun labelling all political and issue ads, including a Paid for by disclosure from the advertiser at the top of the advertisement. Advertiser...

25 days ago
Twitter introduces new political ad rules

San Francisco, May 25 (IANS) Twitter has announced new guidelines for political advertisements on its platform, asking advertisers who wish to target the US with political campaigning ads to file for certification and adhere to fresh rules. In addition to Twitter Ads policies, all political advertisers must comply with applicable laws regarding disclosure and content requirements, eligib...

1 month ago
'Bengal violence fallout of economic clashes and ruling party aggression'

Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Dearth of effective employment, aggressive political campaigns and a common tendency of the ruling parties to throttle the voice of the opposition are the major factors in the culture of political violence in West Bengal, say experts and politicians. Despite being largely free from caste conflicts and sectarian strife, the state has for decades topped the chart in ...

1 month ago
Iraqi who threw shoe at Bush wants closer ties with India

Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi, who threw a shoe at then US President George W. Bush in 2008 and is now running for the highest office in his country, plans to improve relations with India if voted to power. Al-Zaidi rose to fame following his shoe-throwing act at the then visiting President, who was in Baghdad in 2008 to tout the successes of the US invasion.<...

1 month ago
Trump considers travelling to Jerusalem for US embassy opening

Washington, April 28 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has said here that he was considering travelling to Israel next month to attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, which is being moved from Tel Aviv. I may go. I'm very proud of it, Trump said during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the White House on Friday, Efe news reported. Last De...

2 months ago
SA leader leaves Commonwealth summit to deal with protests

Pretoria, April 20 (IANS) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth summit in London to deal with violent protests at home, his office said. Clashes have taken place in North West province where protesters are demanding jobs, housing and an end to corruption. Shops have been looted, roads barricaded and vehicles set alight, a BBC report s...

3 months ago
British PM blames Russia over 'poisoning attack' row

London, March 13 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday said it was highly likely that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning of a former Russian spy who was attacked with a nerve agent near his home in southern England last week. May said it was clear that Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. She al...

3 months ago
Assad slams chemical attacks allegations as 'western lies'

Damascus, March 5 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday that the chemical attacks allegations against the Syrian government are part of the Western dictionary of lies, state news agency SANA reported. Assad made such remarks after his meeting with Hussein Jabri Ansari, Iran's Foreign Minister's Special Assistant for Political Affairs, in the capital Damascus. The...

3 months ago
Kamal Haasan launches party

Madurai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan on Wednesday launched his political party Makkal Needhi Maiam (People Justice Centre), which will seek to provide corruptionless governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying left or right too much. He also declared that he will not indulge in the politics of freebies, a practice ...

4 months ago
I am fed up of complaining about governmental inaction: Kamal Haasan

Massachusetts, Feb 11 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan says he is tired of complaining about governmental inaction, and wants to recraft the polity. On February 21, 2018, as I embark on my political journey, I am announcing a plan to adopt one village in every district of Tamil Nadu with the vision and aspiration for them to be 'the best villages ever in India and later why no...

4 months ago
Facebook faces fine for allegedly violating Seattle's ad transparency law

Washington, Feb 8 (IANS) Facebook is facing hefty fine after the city of Seattle, in Washington, accused the social media giant of violating its political ad transparency law. According to the claims, Facebook violated the state's 1977 campaign finance law, which states that those who accept advertising dollars from political campaigns be transparent with the public about the exact natur...

4 months ago
Modi gave 'political campaign speech', needs to break silence on Rafale: Rahul

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his long political campaign speech in the Lok Sabha, and wondered when he will break his silence on the Rafale deal, and also took a poetic jibe at him. The speech of Saheb (Modi) was very long. In the House he termed day as night. He hid his failures. It was saddening that the...

4 months ago
With murmurs of elections, Haryana leaders are in drive mode

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Murmurs in the corridors of power about early assembly elections in Haryana have put the main political parties and politicians into drive mode -- quite literally. Top politicians and parties have opted for different modes of transport in this political season to drive home their respective political messages to the voters in Haryana. The ruling Bharatiy...

4 months ago
With murmurs of elections, Haryana leaders are in drive mode

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Murmurs in the corridors of power about early assembly elections in Haryana have put the main political parties and politicians into drive mode -- quite literally. Top politicians and parties have opted for different modes of transport in this political season to drive home their respective political messages to the voters in Haryana. The ruling Bharatiy...

4 months ago
With murmurs of elections, Haryana leaders are in drive mode

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Murmurs in the corridors of power about early assembly elections in Haryana have put the main political parties and politicians into drive mode -- quite literally. Top politicians and parties have opted for different modes of transport in this political season to drive home their respective political messages to the voters in Haryana. The ruling Bharatiy...

4 months ago
With murmurs of elections, Haryana leaders are in drive mode

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Murmurs in the corridors of power about early assembly elections in Haryana have put the main political parties and politicians into drive mode -- quite literally. Top politicians and parties have opted for different modes of transport in this political season to drive home their respective political messages to the voters in Haryana. The ruling Bharatiy...

4 months ago
With murmurs of elections, Haryana leaders are in drive mode

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Murmurs in the corridors of power about early assembly elections in Haryana have put the main political parties and politicians into drive mode -- quite literally. Top politicians and parties have opted for different modes of transport in this political season to drive home their respective political messages to the voters in Haryana. The ruling Bharatiy...

4 months ago
With murmurs of elections, Haryana leaders are in drive mode

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Murmurs in the corridors of power about early assembly elections in Haryana have put the main political parties and politicians into drive mode -- quite literally. Top politicians and parties have opted for different modes of transport in this political season to drive home their respective political messages to the voters in Haryana. The ruling Bharatiy...

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