Assembly Election 2016-17

Trinamool wins all three seats in Bengal by-polls

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress decimated the opposition to retain with thumping margins all three seats - two Lok Sabha and one assembly - where bypolls were held on November 19.... » Read More

BJP wins in Nepanagar, leads in Shahdol

The BJP won the by-election from the Nepanagar assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh and was leading in the Shahdol Lok Sabha seat, officials said...... » Read More

AIADMK wins all three seats, Jayalalithaa happy

Tamil Nadus ruling AIADMK won all the three assembly by-elections, with Chief Minister and party leader J. Jayalalithaa profusely thanking the voters... » Read More

Ruling CPI-M wrests one assembly seat, retain another in Tripura

The ruling CPI-M-led Left Front wrested one assembly seat from the Congress and retained another in Tripura, increasing its tally in the 60-member assembly to 51.... » Read More



Election News

Four robbers arrested after gunfight

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   11:36 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Delhi Police on Friday said it has busted a gang of robbers, arresting four of its members after a brief gunfight, while six others managed to escape. View More..

Bengal troop deployment: Mamata prolongs secretariat stay, parliament disrupted (Roundup)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   10:06 pm
Kolkata/New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Triggering uproar and disruptions in parliament, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stretched till Friday evening her overnight vigil at the state secretariat protesting against army deployment in the state's toll plazas allegedly without any intimation to her government. View More..

Ganga, Gomti, Supreme Court and a litigant

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   9:22 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chief Justice T.S. Thakur was taken by surprise on Friday when in response to a suggestion that instead of coming to the Supreme Court, the litigant should go to the high court, the latter said that "I am standing on the bank of Ganga for a holy dip and am being asked to go to river Gomti in Lucknow". View More..

Mamata leaves office after 36 hours, warns of legal options if army not withdrawn

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   8:26 pm
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left the state Secretariat on Friday evening after staying put for 36 hours to protest the alleged army deployment in the state and threatened to explore "legal options" if the army was not withdrawn. View More..

Samajwadi Party-Congress combine can win more than 300 seats: Akhilesh

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   8:00 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Asserting the ruling Samajwadi Party will retain power in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday kept the doors open for an alliance with the Congress for next years assembly polls, saying the combine can win over 300 seats in the 403-member House. View More..

Assam stun Tamil Nadu at national TT meet

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   7:44 pm
Siliguri, Dec 2 (IANS) Assam stunned Tamil Nadu with a 3-1 victory to enter the quarter-finals of the sub-junior boys team event in the 78th cadet and sub-junior national Table Tennis Championships at the SMC Indoor Stadium on Friday. View More..

SC asks government to notify graded action plan for air quality categories

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   7:06 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the central government to notify the "graded response action plan" for different level of air pollution in the national capital and the national capital region comprising areas of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. View More..

Delhi, Vidarbha draw in Ranji Trophy

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   6:58 pm
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Delhi and Vidarbha played out a draw in Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Friday. View More..

Delhi, Vidarbha draw in Ranji Trophy

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   6:14 pm
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) Delhi and Vidarbha played out a draw in Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match at the Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering Ground here on Friday. View More..

In democracy, people hit back when hurt, says Akhilesh

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   6:04 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Contending the Narendra Modi governments move to demonetise higher value currency notes has failed to address core issues of black money, corruption and counterfeiting, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said that in democracy, people hit back at the government when they are hurt. View More..

Gurugram jail inmate found hanging

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   5:50 pm
Gurugram, Dec 2 (IANS) A 26-year-old undertrial lodged in Gurugram's Bhondsi jail was found hanging inside the barrack on Friday, a jail official said. View More..

Court grants CBI three day transit remand of SP leader

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   5:12 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted the CBI, three day transit remand of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Amanmani Tripathi who was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife. View More..

Mamata right in raising voice against Centre: Akhilesh

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   4:48 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday extended support to his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee who has accused the Union government of "deploying the army" along two highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark". View More..

Five run over by trains due to fog in Uttar Pradesh

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   4:40 pm
Lucknow, Dec 2 (IANS) Four persons and an infant were run over by speeding trains in Varanasi due to poor visibility caused by fog in the wee hours of Friday, police said. View More..

Kirti Kulhari to start shooting for Bhandarkar's film soon

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:38 pm
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari, who was recently lauded for her performance in the critically acclaimed film "Pink", will soon start shooting for Madhur Bhandarkars movie "Indu Sarkar". View More..

Patanjali Ayurved MD appears in court in passport case

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:26 pm
Dehradun, Dec 2 (IANS) Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna on Friday appeared in a court here in a case of acquiring a passport on allegedly forged documents. View More..

Bengal exercise done in coordination with police: Army

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:26 pm
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) The Indian Army on Friday denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's accusation that troops were deployed at toll plazas while keeping the state government in the dark and said the exercise has been conducted in coordination with local police authorities. View More..

After night at secretariat, Mamata stays put at Nabanna

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) After spending the night at the secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday demanding "withdrawal of the army" from the state and alleging it has been done by keeping her government "in the dark". View More..

Saddening that a routine army exercise has been politicised: Parrikar

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   12:48 pm
N0ew Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar said on Friday that the army was conducting a routine exercise in West Bengal and the northeastern states and also rejected the allegations levelled by TMC that state government was not informed about it. View More..

Mamata stays put despite army withdrawal from toll plaza (Fifth Lead)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   3:36 am
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee vowed to stay put at the secretariat despite the withdrawal of soldiers from a toll gate close to it early Friday. View More..

Amarinder, Badal predict wins in Punjab polls, berate Kejriwal

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   10:52 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh and state Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday predicted result of the state polls, took potshots at each other but seemed united in attacking Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP. View More..

Samajwadi Party-Congress combine can win more than 300 seats: Akhilesh

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   8:00 pm
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Asserting the ruling Samajwadi Party will retain power in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday kept the doors open for an alliance with the Congress for next years assembly polls, saying the combine can win over 300 seats in the 403-member House. View More..

Italy to vote on amending constitution

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   6:22 pm
Rome, Dec 2 (IANS) Italians will go to the polls on Sunday to vote in a referendum on whether or not the country should amend its 1948 constitution. View More..

Smear campaign against us helped LDF, says Chandy

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   4:54 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Six months after losing power to the Pinarayi Vijayan-led LDF, former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday said the smear campaign against his government by the then Left opposition helped get them to power. View More..

Moga holds a special place in Punjab's electoral politics (News Analysis)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   1:05 pm
Moga (Punjab), Dec 2 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal is all set for its big political show on December 8 that will launch the party's campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections. View More..

Won't run for re-election as president, says Hollande

    Updated On : Dec 02,2016   4:00 am
Paris, Dec 2 (IANS) French President François Hollande said that he would not be putting forward his candidacy to run for re-election in 2017, media reports said. View More..

Demonetisation, gold limits dictatorial: Amarinder

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   10:22 pm
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that demonetisation and fixing a limit on gold jewellery and ornaments were "dictatorial" moves of the Narendra Modi government. View More..

Parrikar by-passing CM, alleges Goa languages front

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   9:22 pm
Panaji, Dec 1 (IANS) A pro-regional languages outfit mentored by rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar on Thursday accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of attacking the federal structure of governance. View More..

Defeat BJP to avenge demonetisation, Kejriwal tells UP

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   6:08 pm
Meerut, Dec 1 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged the people of Uttar Pradesh to vote against the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections to avenge the hardships caused by note ban. View More..

Kejriwal urges UP to vote against BJP

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   3:40 pm
Meerut, Dec 1 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged the people of Uttar Pradesh to vote against the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections to avenge the demonetisation misery. View More..

Chat with Trump won't save Sharif from Panama case: Imran Khan

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   1:34 pm
Islamabad, Dec 1 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Thursday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's conversation with US President-elect Donald Trump cannot "save him" from the Panama Papers scandal. View More..

Upper caste BJP leaders upset over OBC as Bihar chief

    Updated On : Nov 30,2016   3:18 pm
Patna, Nov 30 (IANS) A powerful lobby of upper caste Bihar BJP leaders is disappointed over the appointment of OBC leader Nityanand Rai on Wednesday as the state unit chief. View More..

Opposition giving communal turn to IT notice to Church: BJP

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   8:58 pm
Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday accused the opposition and a section of the media of trying to create anxiety among Catholics by trying to politicise an Income Tax department notice to the Goa Archbishop. View More..

People are against corruption, want progress: Modi

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   3:38 pm
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday thanked voters for reposing faith in the BJP after it fared well in different polls across the country and said the results suggest that people want "progress" and are against "corruption". View More..

BJP says victory in civic polls mandate for demonetisation

    Updated On : Nov 29,2016   2:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Terming the Bharatiya Janata Party's victory in Maharashtra municipal polls as a "mandate for demonetisation", Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said the opposition parties should now understand the mood of the country. View More..

Mamata uses Left rhetoric to further marginalise Left, emerge as main BJP rival

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   11:10 pm
Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) As a 12-hour general strike called by the Left evoked lukewarm response in West Bengal, displaying again their gradual marginalisation in a state that for decades was a red citadel, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee used Left rhetoric in an apparent bid to further nibble away at their base and pit her Trinamool Congress as the sole formidable rival of the BJP from Bengal. View More..

Polls for over 10,000 panchayats in Gujarat on December 27

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   9:42 pm
Gandhinagar, Nov 28 (IANS) Elections for members of 10,318 panchayats in Gujarat, including sarpanches or village heads, as well as by-elections for vacant panchayat seats elsewhere will be held on December 27, the Gujarat Election Commission announced on Monday. View More..

PMO, Jung targeting Sisodia: Kejriwal

    Updated On : Nov 28,2016   8:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) The Prime Minister's office and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung plan to arrest Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia just before Punjab polls, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday. View More..

French conservative primary run-off begins

    Updated On : Nov 27,2016   10:24 pm
Paris, Nov 27 (IANS) The decisive round of French right-centre parties primary started on Sunday and it will send one of the two conservatives, Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe, into the presidential race. View More..

'Speeding CBI probe before panchayat polls not wrong'

    Updated On : Nov 27,2016   8:10 pm
Bhubaneswar, Nov 27 (IANS) Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram on Sunday said there was no problem in speeding up the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the chit fund scam before the panchayat elections in Odisha. View More..