India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday March 27, 2017
The Gujarat state assembly elections will have one more star campaigner in newly-anointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to canvass for the ruling BJP, which is seeking a sixth re-election to power in a row since 1995.
Press Trust of India | Monday March 27, 2017
The independent ECI says "it completely reaffirms its faith in the infallibility of the EVMs these are fully tamper-proof as ever".
Delhi News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 26, 2017
The Aam Aadmi Party has offered a ticket to contest elections to two people who had helped Arvind Kejriwal during his hour of need. They had offered accommodation to Mr Kejriwal while he struggled to make a foray into the political arena. AAP today, returned the favour by giving them tickets to contest the upcoming municipal or MCD elections, and t...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 26, 2017
Following its proposal to bar candidates from contesting for failure to clear utilities dues, the Election Commission now wants a similar treatment to be meted out to the political parties.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 25, 2017
The AAP today wrote to the Election Commission, alleging large scale rigging and tampering of EVMs in Punjab and demanding verification of paper trail.
India News | Edited By Aloke Tikku | Saturday March 25, 2017
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who has been on the receiving end after the party's disastrous performance in the assembly election, gave it back on Saturday, starting with his successor Yogi Adityanath who had taken a potshot at him for the decision to ally with the Congress. Mr Yadav said the Chief Minister was older than him ...
India News | NDTV News Desk | Sunday March 26, 2017
Samajwadi Party's national executive meet in Lucknow today was short of a few members. Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, his brother Shivpal Yadav and senior leader Azam Khan gave the meeting a pass, where Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and the new chief of SP single-handedly took on the new BJP go...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 26, 2017
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will abolish the residential house tax and waive-off arrears if voted to power in the capital's civic bodies. His words resonated promises of cutting electricity and water bills ahead of Delhi assembly elections which AAP swept last year.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Aloke Tikku | Friday March 24, 2017
The controversy over the electronic voting machines that started from Lucknow after the BJP's massive win in Uttar Pradesh and triggered a discussion in Rajya Sabha this week has reached the Supreme Court. On Friday, the top court issued notice to the poll panel on a petition that wanted the machines to be tested by international computer experts. ...
India News | Reported by Akhilesh Sharma, Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Friday March 24, 2017
Today, it was the turn of the BJP's parliamentarians from Gujarat and Rajasthan to breakfast with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence. The PM met with nearly 50 of them to discuss the election that's due in December in his home state of Gujarat.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday March 24, 2017
Yogi Adityanath has received many visitors since he became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh but one guest this morning merited a double-take. Aparna Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law, called on the Chief Minister along with her husband Prateek Yadav, the Samajwadi patriarch's younger son. What was described as a "courtesy call" has drawn ...
India News | Written by Alok Pandey | Friday March 24, 2017
In the heart of Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, at the busy and upscale Hazratganj market, an anti-Romeo squad - a team of about 30 policemen - swings into action at around 4 pm.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 23, 2017
The Goa Legislative Assembly today witnessed protests during the speech by Governor Mridula Sinha with Opposition Congress legislators staging a walkout midway.
Tamil Nadu News | Edited By Aloke Tikku | Thursday March 23, 2017
The AIADMK's "two leaves" election symbol was temporarily blocked by the Election Commission late on Wednesday night after a day-long hearing of the arguments presented by the O Panneerselvam and the VK Sasikala factions, sources told NDTV.
India News | NDTV News Desk | Thursday March 23, 2017
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, racing through his poll promises within three days of taking charge, today directed police officers to prepare an action plan to shut down slaughterhouses. He has also ordered a blanket ban on cattle smuggling and said there must be "zero tolerance" in such cases.
Tamil Nadu News | Edited By Aloke Tikku | Wednesday March 22, 2017
The battle for the AIADMK's 'two leaves symbol" is in the home stretch. The Election Commission is likely to decide today which of the two camps that lay claim to J Jayalalithaa's political legacy - the one led by led O Panneerselvam or the other presided over by VK Sasikala serving time in a Bengaluru jail - should get the election symbol.
India News | Reported by Manish Kumar, Written by Suparna Singh | Wednesday March 22, 2017
Five days ago, a poster at the Congress office in Lucknow called out Prashant Kishor, sarcastically offering five lakhs for any information on the election strategist's coordinates.
India News | Edited by Shylaja Varma | Tuesday March 21, 2017
"If your conscience is so clear, why not call for elections (again) using paper ballot,". That was Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's message to the BJP in the Rajya Sabha to, re-iterating her allegation Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were tampered with in the just concluded Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
India News | Reported by Suparna Singh | Tuesday March 21, 2017
Prashant Kishor, who was the Congress' election campaign manager, is getting some belated TLC from the party, which added new losses to a slate already full of them.
India News | Edited by Ipsita Sarkar | Tuesday March 21, 2017
On his first day as the Chief Minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath set some tough targets for his team. Working on the BJP's top election promises, the new UP Chief Minister discussed loan waivers for lakhs of farmers and ban on slaughterhouses.
India News | Reported by A Vaidyanathan, Edited by Aloke Tikku | Tuesday March 21, 2017
Days after completing elections in five states where every fifth lawmaker has a serious criminal case, the Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that it wanted trials against elected representatives put on a fast track and those convicted barred from electoral politics for life, not just six years.
Press Trust of India | Monday March 20, 2017
The Bharatiya Janata Party had in its UP election manifesto promised to waive farmers' loans if elected to power. The party and its allies won a whopping 325 seats in the 403-member house.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday March 21, 2017
Yogi Adityanath, taking charge as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh after a spectacular mandate for the BJP, began work today on some of the party's major election promises including farm loan waiver and a ban on slaughterhouses. In his first meeting with top officials of the state, the priest-politician distributed copies of the BJP manifesto for re...
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday March 20, 2017
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will move court against the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in the next two-three days, its chief Mayawati today said. She charged that "the BJP won elections by rigging electronic voting machines".
India News | Reported By Alok Pandey, Edited By Bhanu Priya Vyas | Monday March 20, 2017
As the Congress searches for an explanation for its rock-bottom performance in Uttar Pradesh, a poster, put up at the party office in the state capital of Lucknow, pointed a very large finger: Find Prashant Kishor, Congress strategist.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday March 20, 2017
After winning the crucial trust vote in the Manipur Assembly with 32 votes, Chief Minister N Biren Singh thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was a measure of his success and the party's. The BJP, which was the second largest party winning 21 seats out of the 60 in the state assembly, needed another 10 to prove majority. It stitched toge...
India News | Agencies | Monday March 20, 2017
After its mammoth win in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is accelerating its campaign plans in Gujarat, where it has declared its mission statement: "UP mein 325, Gujarat mein 150" (325 seats in UP, 150 in Gujarat). The slogan accompanies pictures of party chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in hoardings and other publicity material now on disp...
Anirban Nag, Bloomberg | Monday March 20, 2017
The rupee has gained about 2 per cent to a 16-month high in March after PM Modi's landslide state election win, outperforming its Asian peers and all but five of the world's emerging-market currencies.
India News | Edited by Arun Nair | Monday March 20, 2017
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam attended the swearing in ceremony of Yogi Adityanath today as Uttar Pradesh's new chief minister along with two deputy chief ministers and a 43-member cabinet.
India News | Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Sunday March 19, 2017
The BJP and the Congress are keeping their cards close ahead of the crucial trust vote in Manipur, scheduled for March 20.