India News | Press Trust of India | Monday February 27, 2017
In the latest addition to the growing list of acronyms in the ongoing Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, SP MP from Kannauj Dimple Yadav today redefined 'Kasab' - the abbreviation coined by BJP chief Amit Shah.
India News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty | Thursday February 23, 2017
Uttar Pradesh assembly elections drive into the fourth phase today. Fifty three Assembly constituencies including in Raebareli, the parliamentary constituency of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, will votes today. The ruling Samajwadi Party has teamed up with Congress to make it a three -cornered contest against the BJP and four-time Chief Minister ...
India News | Reported by Sreenivasan Jain, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday February 22, 2017
Yogi Adityanath, BJP lawmaker and star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh, today offered his own, fact-free interpretation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments on Sunday alleging religious discrimination by the state's Samajwadi Party government.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday February 10, 2017
Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav and its Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan today jointly campaigned for the party's candidates in Kanpur, where the common refrain was "no confusion no mistake, only cycle only Akhilesh".
India News | Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Monday January 23, 2017
The Congress released its manifesto for the upcoming assembly elections in Goa, scheduled for February 4, in the presence of party MP Jyotiraditya Scindia in Panaji.
India News | Reported by Kamal Khan, Edited by Veer Arjun SIngh | Saturday January 14, 2017
Since her election to parliament in 2012, Dimple Yadav has exhibited few signs of political interest or stamina. She has rarely spoken in the Lok Sabha, and in Uttar Pradesh, she has limited her political ventures to accompanying her husband, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, most recently on his campaign tour that has been abruptly suspended by a pro...
India News | Edited by Indroneil B Biswas | Thursday January 12, 2017
Days after his controversial statement blaming Muslims for population growth, BJP lawmaker Sakshi Maharaj has been "censured" by the Election Commission, which said that it would take strict action against the MP if he violates the model code of conduct again. The MCC was made effective on January 4, when the Commission announced the dates for ass...
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 8, 2017
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh has been accorded 'Z' category security cover of central paramilitary commandos by the Union government due to threat perception following "recent activities".
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday December 30, 2016
RLD leader and former MP Jayant Chaudhary on Thursday was projected as chief ministerial candidate for the party and its allies at a rally at Abairani crossing in Mathura.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 24, 2016
Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh on Sunday said former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu is not in talks with Congress and no one from the party is in touch with him, even as he extended an olive branch to him saying he was welcome to join "unconditionally".
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 23, 2016
Training his guns at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad today said people "rejected" by the electorate have not only been made ministers but have become "all-in-all" in the government and the party.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 9, 2016
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi today advocated for making class VIII pass mandatory for contesting elections, while Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer suggested increasing the strength of Parliament to address the long-pending issue of reservation for women.
Lucknow News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 5, 2016
Shiv Sena will go it alone in the upcoming Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and field candidates for 200 seats, the party's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut today said.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday September 27, 2016
Days after announcing that the Awaaz-e-Punjab, formed by former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu, would not float a political party to contest the 2017 Punjab Assembly polls, the front today said it will look at the prospects of forging an alliance with the Congress or the AAP, while ruling out the possibility of joining a fourth front.
India News | Reported by Nidhi Razdan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday July 5, 2016
Anupriya Patel, a first-time MP from Uttar Pradesh, is among the 19 new ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government.
India News | Reported by Ketki Angre, Edited by Shuchi Shukla | Saturday June 11, 2016
Elections for 57 Rajya Sabha seats in 15 states will take place today and with a contest in seven states, political parties are in a last minute scramble to ensure they get their numbers right.
Assembly West Bengal | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday May 2, 2016
Two days after Trinamool Congress MP and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi claimed "honesty is being punished and dishonesty rewarded" in his party, West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury invited him to join his party.
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Monday March 21, 2016
As the political heat grows with the advancing summer in Bengal, the assembly polls have acquired a fruity-veggie flavor. But instead of the ever popular green coconut, watermelon is in -- especially after a Trinamool MP bit into a slice of the fruit on TV to mock the CPM and Congress alliance - a first in Bengal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 20, 2015
Retaining the Ratlam-Jhabua Lok Sabha and Dewas Assembly seats in the bye-elections to be held tomorrow will be crucial for BJP after its humiliating defeat in Bihar polls, even as the Congress is leaving no stone unturned to give the saffron party a tough fight.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 25, 2015
Venting his exasperation for not being able to campaign during the Assembly polls underway in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha today said that his absence on the campaign trail was "not by choice".
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Wednesday September 23, 2015
Congress today released their list of 41 candidates for Bihar polls and former Union minister Akhilesh Prasad Singh, former MP Purnmasi Ram and Youth Congress chief Kumar Ashish were among those who got the party ticket.
Bihar | Press Trust of India | Monday September 21, 2015
In the midst of internal bickering, LJP today announced candidates for nine seats for Bihar polls, fielding former MP and strongman Kaali Pandey from Kuchaykot and Vijay Singh from Chakai Assembly seat over which it was at loggerheads with Jitan Ram Manjhi's HAM.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday August 19, 2015
A day after his party lost the parliamentary elections, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse said today that he won't retire from politics. He said he will be in parliament as a MP and serve the nation.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday August 19, 2015
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today accused Congress of ruining the state's image by mounting a campaign of false allegations to secure its selfish interests.
India News | Reported by Siddharth Ranjan Das, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday June 26, 2015
An audio clip of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has gone viral on WhatsApp and has been brought to the Election Commission's notice as a serious violation ahead of a by-election on Saturday. Mr Chouhan is heard promising in a phone conversation to "take good care" of a BJP leader if he supports the party's candidate even though...
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday May 27, 2015
BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who has time and again courted controversy with his statements, today said a Ram temple will come up in Ayodhya and that the work to give it a "grand look" will be completed "by 2019, before Lok Sabha polls".
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 8, 2015
At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black has become Britain's youngest member of parliament since 1667 in a victory which symbolises an expected nationalist landslide in Scotland.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Monday April 20, 2015
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan visited Leicester in the UK to support the election campaign of Indian-origin Member of Parliament (MP) Keith Vaz who was officially nominated as the local Labour Party candidate for the upcoming polls.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 16, 2015
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, today, expressed displeasure at the 'malicious' campaign targeted at her integrity, saying those who were indulging in it did not understand the sentiments of the masses and the culture and history of the state.
Delhi News | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday January 21, 2015
Amid signs of rebellion in its ranks for the induction of Kiran Bedi ahead of the Delhi election, the BJP today cautioned party MP Manoj Tewari for his statement criticizing her.