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German SPD closing on Merkel's conservatives, AfD at lowest since Nov 2015 -poll

BERLIN | Wednesday, Mar 29 2017 IST
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) narrowed the gap with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a weekly poll showed today, less than six months before a federal election in Europe's biggest economy. The Forsa poll for Stern magazine and RTL ... read..
 

Nepal Deputy PM seeks India's support for polls

Kathmandu |Wednesday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has sought India's support, particularly with vehicles and logistics, for the upcoming local level elections, a media report said on Wednesday.... read..
 

Air Pollution: SC to hear environmentalist M.C. Mehta's plea

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the plea filed by noted environmentalist, M.C. Mehta in connection with the air pollution case.... read..
 

MCD polls fight between nationalist & anti-national forces: Vijender Gupta

New Delhi | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
BJP MLA Vijender Gupta today said the forthcoming elections to the Municipal Corporations in Delhi have not remained confined to civic issues only but have turned into a fight between nationalist and anti-national forces. "The MCD polls have not ... read..
 

Delhi pollution: SC to pronounce verdict on banning BS-III vehicles tomorrow

New Delhi [India] | March 28, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved the verdict for tomorrow on a plea seeking ban on registration of Bharat Stage III (BS III) vehicles from April 1, 2017.... read..
 

New poll shows centrist Macron beating Le Pen to win French election

PARIS | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron is expected to win France's presidential election, according to an Ipsos Sopra Steria poll released today - the latest of many surveys showing the 39-year-old Macron as frontrunner. The poll said that if the election wer... read..
 

Delhi BJP announces election committee for MCD polls

New Delhi | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
The Delhi BJP today announced its election committee for the next month's MCD polls. Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari announced the election committee of 19 members . The committee , which comprises 15 members of the core committee of the Delhi BJP, will tak... read..
 

German SPD narrows gap to Merkel's conservatives in Allensbach poll

BERLIN | Tuesday, Mar 28 2017 IST
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have narrowed their gap in support to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a monthly poll showed on Tuesday, less than six months before a federal election in Europe's biggest economy. The Allensbach poll,... read..
 

Bulgaria wants exemption from planned EU pollution curbs on coal-fired plants

SOFIA | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Bulgaria will seek an exemption from European Commission plans to introduce more pollution curbs on big thermal power plants, saying they would pose risks to the country's energy security and economic competitiveness. Bulgaria's big coal-fired plants prod... read..
 

Hardik says quota stir to continue even if BJP wins in assembly polls

Ahmedabad | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Hardik Patel, the face of Patel quota stir in Gujarat, today said that their agitation to seek reservations would continue even if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manages to win forthcoming assembly elections in the state slated for end of this year. "T... read..
 

62 In Fray for R K Nagar BY Poll

Chennai | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
‚ÄčA‚Äč total of 62 candidates including eight women are in the fray in the April 12 R K Nagar by-elections in Tamil Nadu, which was necessitated due to the demise of sitting member and chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Dec 5, 2016. Election Commission... read..
 

Bulgaria's centre-right GERB faces tough coalition talks despite poll win

* Centre-right victory tinged by Socialist surge * GERB party to seek deal with nationalist alliance * United Patriots to test GERB campaign promises By Tsvetelia Tsolova SOFIA | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Bulgaria's centre-right GERB party will start talks next week on forming a coalition government, it said today, after an election victory partly offset by the strong showing of pro-Russian Socialists and anti-migrant nationalists. With 99 per cent of vote... read..
 

Delhi AAP MLA resigns, joins BJP ahead of civic polls (Second Lead)

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
AAP legislator Ved Prakash resigned from the party as well as assembly membership and joined the BJP on Monday, ahead of the April 23 elections to the three municipal corporations here.... read..
 

JMM opposes Modi's visit before by-poll

Ranchi |Monday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Monday wrote to the Election Commission opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jharkhand just before the Littipara assembly by-poll on April 9.... read..
 

EC gives six more months to Congress to hold organisational polls

New Delhi [India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Election Commission on Monday gave six more months' time to Congress to hold organisational polls, extending the June 30th deadline set for the organisational polls till 31st December.... read..
 

Delhi's AAP MLA resigns, joins BJP ahead of civic polls (Lead)

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
AAP legislator Ved Prakash resigned from the party as well as assembly membership and joined the BJP on Monday, ahead of the April 23 elections to the three municipal corporations here.... read..
 

Bawana AAP MLA joins BJP just before MCD polls

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Aam Aadmi Party today got a major setback before the MCD elections in Delhi when its MLA from Bawana Ved Prakash switched over to the BJP, citing dissatisfaction with the party's way of functioning. Mr Prakash sent his resignation papers immediately to De... read..
 

Over 50% Turkish voters against constitutional reform: Poll

Ankara |Monday, 2017 3:45:05 PM IST
Over 50 per cent of Turkish voters are against the upcoming referendum that could hand wide-ranging executive powers to the President, a poll published on Monday revealed.... read..
 

AAP MLA from Bawana joins BJP ahead of MCD polls

New Delhi | Monday, Mar 27 2017 IST
Delhi BJP today received shot in the arm after Aam Aadmi Party Legislator from Bawana Ved Prakash sided with the saffron party, ahead of the MCD polls. The AAP MLA joined the BJP, in presence of state party chief Manoj Tiwari, Leader of Opposition in the... read..
 

Hizbul module tasked to disrupt polls in south Kashmir busted

Srinagar |Monday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A Hizbul Mujahideen module aiming to disrupt the forthcoming bypoll to the Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag parliamentary constituency was busted with seven militants arrested from Kulgam district on Monday, police said.... read..
 

Kulgam: Hizbul Mujahideen module aiming to disrupt Kashmir bypolls busted

Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir),[India] | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Hizbul Mujahideen module was busted in a joint operation by security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir today, in which six were arrested and a massive haul of ammunition was also recovered from them... read..
 

Congress gets time till December 31 to hold organisational polls

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Election Commission has extended, from June 30 to December 31, the deadline for the Congress to hold the organisational polls, said party leaders on Monday.... read..
 

Setback for AAP as Ved Prakash joins BJP ahead of MCD polls

New Delhi (India) | March 27, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of the Delhi civic polls, Bawana MLA Ved Prakash on Monday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).... read..
 

Delhi AAP MLA joins BJP ahead of civic polls

New Delhi |Monday, 2017 1:15:05 PM IST
Legislator Ved Prakash of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) joined the BJP on Monday, dealing a blow to Delhi's ruling party ahead of the April 23 civic body polls.... read..
 

Tamil Nadu: Congress requests State Election Commission to conduct local body polls before May

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As the State Election Commission (SEC) of Tamil Nadu is yet to announce the date of polls for the local body elections, the Congress Party on Sunday urged the former to conduct the polls before May.... read..
 

Congress, BJP reacted similarly before 2015 assembly polls: Sisodia

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday that the Congress and BJP reactions now to AAP's assurance to end house tax in Delhi are similar when his party promised free water and cheap electricity before the 2015 assembly polls.... read..
 

Congress, BJP reacted similarly before 2015 assembly polls: Sisodia (Lead)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the Congress and BJP reactions now to AAP's assurance to end house tax in Delhi are similar when his party promised free water and cheap electricity before the 2015 assembly polls.... read..
 

J-K: 18 stone-pelters held ahead of Anantnag by-polls

Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ahead of the by-polls for Anantnag parliamentary seat, the Jammu and Kashmir police arrested 18 persons on stone pelting charges yesterday.... read..
 

Notwithstanding debacle in Punjab, AAP confident of good show in MCD polls

New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Notwithstanding its poor show in the recent Assembly elections at Punjab and Goa, the Aam Aadmi Party has fully geared itself up for the elections to the three Municipal corporations, scheduled for April 23 and is hoping to put up a good show in these pol... read..
 

Amit Shah calls for MCDs free from Cong & AAP, confident of BJP win in MCD polls

New Delhi | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
Exuding confidence that his party would repeat in the coming MCD polls the success achieved in the recent assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, BJP President Amit Shah today urged party workers to work towards ensuring the party's win. Ad... read..
 

RK Nagar bypoll : EC to switch back to ballot paper system if 60-plus candidates in fray

Chennai | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
The Election Commission might switch back to the traditional ballot paper format if the number of candidates in fray exceeds 60 in the April 12 byelection to the R K Nagar Assembly constituency. Talking to reporters after organising a training progra... read..
 

PTI to use "street power" if next polls are announced without reforms

Islamabad [Pakistan] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has said that his party will use "street power" to block the next general elections if they are announced without electoral reforms.... read..
 

Kolkata police quiz Apollo hospitals' pharmacy manager

Kolkata |Saturday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A team of Kolkata olice on Saturday quizzed Apollo Gleneagles Hospital's General Manager of Pharmacy Sekhar Sharma in relation to the ongoing investigation into the hospital's alleged negligence in the treatment of a patient, police said.... read..
 

Malappuram LS bypoll: JDU calls for ensuring historic victory for Kunhalikutty

Kozhikode | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
JD(U), a partner in the Congress-led UDF in Kerala, today called for ensuring historic victory for Indian Union Muslim League national General Secretary P K Kunhalikutty in April 12 Malappuram by-election, to keep at bay the extreme Hindutva forces in the... read..
 

KCR says ruling TRS will romp home with massive majority in 2019 polls

Hyderabad | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today exuded confidence that the TRS would record a landslide victory in the 2019 elections. Mr Rao said the TRS would win 15 of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in the state,whil... read..
 

France's Macron seen winning 1st round of presidentials, Fillon slips-BVA poll

PARIS | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
Emmanuel Macron is set to win the first round of the French general election in four weeks time, BVA pollsters said, becoming the latest survey team to put the independent centrist ahead of far-right leader Marine Le Pen for the first time. The BVA poll d... read..
 

SP holds national executive meeting on poll defeat

Lucknow |Saturday, 2017 2:45:05 PM IST
The Samajwadi Party (SP) held its national executive meeting here on Saturday, presided over by party president Akhilesh Yadav, to take stock of the drubbing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, but SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and younger brother S... read..
 

R.K. Nagar by-polls: EC orders transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday ordered the transfer of Chennai Police Commissioner S. George ahead of the R.K. Nagar by-polls.... read..
 

AIADMK's Dinakaran campaigns for RK Nagar by-poll sporting election symbol 'hat'

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | March 25, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) deputy general secretary and a candidate of former general secretary V.K. Sasikala faction, TTV Dinakaran on Saturday campaigned for RK Nagar by-poll sporting their election symbol 'hat.'... read..
 

Ahead of RK Nagar bypoll, George shifted, Karan Singha is new Chennai City Police Chief

Chennai | Saturday, Mar 25 2017 IST
Acting on a complaint from the Opposition DMK, and ahead of the April 12 byelection to the RK Nagar Assembly seat, the Election Commission of India (ECI) today transferred Chennai City Police Commissioner S George and appointed ADGP Crime Branch CID Kar... read..
 

56% disapprove of Republican health care bill: Poll

Washington |Friday, 2017 11:15:04 AM IST
A majority of American voters, 56 per cent, disapprove of the Republican health care plan to replace the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, according to a poll.... read..
 

Poll finds unprecedented uncertainty among French voters before presidential election

PARIS | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
A month before the first round of France's presidential election, 43 percent of voters are hesitant about who to vote for, a poll said on Friday, underlining the uncertainty surrounding the volatile election campaign. Opinion polls show independent centri... read..
 

SC seeks government response to lifetime poll ban on convicts

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday gave the Central government a week to file their response to a plea seeking life-time ban on contesting election for those convicted of serious offences as it was told that the matter has already been referred to the constituti... read..
 

Siddaramaiah downplays Krishna's entry in BJP prior to Karnataka Assembly polls

New Delhi [India] | March 24, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Days after veteran politician S.M. Krishna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Karnataka Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah on Friday said that this would not make much of a difference as the saffron party would yet again be defeated in the state assembl... read..
 

SC asks Centre file its reply within a week over PIL seeking life ban on convicted persons from contesting polls

New Delhi | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
Supreme Court today asked the Centre to file its reply in a week's time to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking life-time ban on contesting election against those convicted of serious offences, as the Union of India told the court that matter has al... read..
 

Bypolls: Cong, NC joined hands to defeat communal forces in J&K: Mir

Jammu | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President Ghulam Ahmad Mir today said the Congress and National Conference have joined hands to defeat the communal forces in the state. "Congress and NC have joined hands by seat sharing to strengthen the s... read..
 

SC notice to poll panel on alleged tampering of EVMs

New Delhi |Friday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission on a PIL seeking investigation by software experts into the allegations of tampering of EVMs in the recently-concluded state assembly elections.... read..
 

MCD polls: Delhi BJP takes dig at Kejriwal for not fulfilling his promises

New Delhi | Friday, Mar 24 2017 IST
With the polls for the three Municipal Corporations round the corner, Delhi BJP today took a dig at the Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal for not fulfilling his poll promises, which he assured to the people two years back during the Assembly polls ... read..
 

Candidates file nominations for R.K. Nagar by-poll

Chennai |Thursday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
On a day of hectic political developments in the ruling AIADMK party in Tamil Nadu, top political and popular candidates on Thursday filed their nominations for the April 12 by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar assembly constituency.... read..
 

MCD polls postponed by 1 day due to Board exams

New Delhi | Wednesday, Mar 22 2017 IST
The date for polling to three Municipal Corporations in Delhi has been postponed by a day, sources said today. They said the State Election Commission took the decision to hold the elections on April 23 because of the Class 12th CBSE examination. ... read..
 

EC freezes 2 leaves symbol of AIADMK ahead of RK Nagar bypoll

Chennai | Wednesday, Mar 22 2017 IST
In a major setback to the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu, the Election Commission in a late night order freezed the popular 'Two Leaves' symbol of the party following a split in the party. The EC's decison comes a couple of hours after both the war... read..
 
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