Thursday, March 21, 2019

Congress has finalised candidates for Andhra Assembly elections, LS polls: Oommen Chandy

Politics | March 21, 2019 5:11:40 AM IST
Former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy said the Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Congress party has finalised candidates for the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections and Lok Sabha polls.... read..

Pollachi sex scandal: TN CB-CID summons Cong leader

General News | March 21, 2019 6:41:38 PM IST
The Crime Branch-CID of the Tamil Nadu police, probing the Pollachi sexual assault case, has summoned Congress leader Mayura Jayakumar, asking him to appear before March 25.... read..

I'm not contesting elections, not campaigning for any political party: Salman Khan refutes poll rumours

Bollywood | March 21, 2019 5:11:43 PM IST
Bollywood megastar Salman Khan on Thursday said he will not contest elections nor campaign for any political party in the upcoming elections, putting an end to all speculations of him entering the political arena.... read..

BJP's Kalraj Mishra will not contest in LS polls

Politics | March 21, 2019 1:11:39 PM IST
Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from Deoria, Kalraj Mishra on Thursday announced that he will not contest in the ensuing general elections.... read..

LS polls: Punjab Labour Dept to appoint nodal officers for migrant labourers

Politics | March 21, 2019 2:11:40 AM IST
The Labour Department of Punjab has decided to appoint nodal officers in each district to ensure that migrant labourers working in the state get their voter IDs made.... read..

LS polls: Over 35,000 wheelchairs, 52,000 magnifying glasses arranged for specially-abled voters

General News | March 21, 2019 5:41:39 AM IST
Over 35,000 wheelchairs, 52,000 magnifying glasses, and 2213 sign language interpreters have been arranged in Karnataka for voters belonging to the persons with disabilities (PwD) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.... read..

DITI to monitor poll expenditures in NE states

Agartala |Thursday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
) The Directorate of Income Tax Investigation (DITI) has appointed 160 officials to monitor expenditure of political parties and candidates during the Lok Sabha polls in the seven northeastern states, an official release said here on Thursday.... read..

PM Narendra Modi to contest from Varanasi again, BJP president Amit Shah from Gandhinagar in LS polls

Politics | March 21, 2019 8:11:39 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its first list of candidates for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls.... read..

Amid Holi celebrations, TDP candidates file nominations for Assembly polls

General News | March 21, 2019 8:11:41 PM IST
Making the most of Holi celebrations, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leaders on Thursday filed their nomination papers for the ensuing Assembly polls in the state.... read..

Medicine, personal care products may lead to new pollutants in waterways

| March 21, 2019 7:11:44 PM IST
Bacteria in sewage treatment plants may be creating new contaminants that have not been evaluated for potential risks and may affect aquatic environments, say scientists in a study published in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Journal.... read..

Kerala top cop, businessman may contest LS polls

Kochi |Thursday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
The Lok Sabha elections in Kerala could see two prominent persons entering the poll fray -- the state's senior most Director General of Police Jacob Thomas and leading businessman Kochouseph Chittilappilly.... read..

PM Modi, Shah, Rajnath, Irani among 184 candidates in BJP's first LS poll list

Politics | March 21, 2019 9:41:38 PM IST
The BJP on Thursday evening declared 184 candidates including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party chief Amit Shah, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Textiles Minister Smriti Irani for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, beginning April 11 and concluding on May 19.... read..

India slips on happiness scale; may impact LS polls

New Delhi |Thursday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Maintaining a downward trend, India slipped to the 140th position, seven spots down from last year, in a happiness ranking of 156 countries this year, according to a new report which is unlikely to cheer up the ruling coalition in the run-up to the genera... read..

BJP declares candidates for Sikkim, Arunachal assembly polls

Politics | March 21, 2019 4:11:39 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its list candidates for the ensuing assembly elections in Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.... read..

2019 polls most crucial since Independence: Yechury

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
India is facing the "most crucial" elections after Independence where the criterion for deciding whom to vote for will not be the government's mere performance, but the fact that our secular democracy is in peril and has to be saved, said CPI-M General Se... read..

Transgenders get political space in poll season

Politics | March 20, 2019 4:11:42 PM IST
The ensuing Lok Sabha polls have brought a ray of hope for transgenders with many from their community being roped in by several political parties for various posts.... read..

BJP is not going to win Assembly polls in Odisha, claims BJD

Politics | March 20, 2019 11:41:55 PM IST
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday said the BJP is going to lose the Assembly elections in the state.... read..

Student Manifesto for LS polls lays emphasis on justice, education, and employment

Politics | March 20, 2019 11:11:54 PM IST
The Student Manifesto released here on Wednesday by SIO lays special emphasis on education, employment, environment, social justice, and human rights.... read..

Congress releases 6th list of candidates for LS polls

Politics | March 20, 2019 1:11:38 AM IST
The Congress party on Tuesday released its sixth list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, including seven from Maharashtra and two from Kerala.... read..

BJP amplifies poll campaign with 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' caller tunes

Politics | March 20, 2019 1:41:39 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a bid to amplify its poll campaign, is now looking at reaching out to the masses with the 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' caller tune ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.... read..

Congress, National Conference announce pre-poll alliance in J-K

General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:45 PM IST
The Congress and the National Conference (NC) announced an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir and with Congress set to contest from Jammu and Udhampur while NC chief Farooq Abdullah will contest from Srinagar.... read..

'Gobar-wood' to reduce pollution levels in Agra this holi

Agra |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
An experimental project to produce "gobar-wood" for holi has offered new hope to bring down pollution levels in the Taj city.... read..

Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu to fight LS polls

Amaravati |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu on Wednesday joined the party and was immediately named the party candidate for the Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh.... read..

CPI-M issues second list of candidates for LS polls

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The CPI-M on Wednesday named 20 more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.... read..

NC, Congress announce pre-poll pact

Jammu |Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The Congress and the National Conference on Wednesday announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir but will have "friendly fights" in two places -- Baramulla and Anantnag.... read..

Social media platforms present 'Voluntary Code of Ethics' for LS polls to ECI

General News | March 20, 2019 10:11:55 PM IST
The Social Media Platforms and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Wednesday presented a 'Voluntary Code of Ethics' for the forthcoming general elections to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa an... read..

Rs. 34.90 lakh seized in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh

Guwahati |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Central agencies monitoring the election process in northeastern states have seized an amount of Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district, officials said on Wednesday.... read..

Former BJP MP joins Congress, may contest LS polls

Patna |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
Former BJP MP from Bihar's Purnea district, Uday Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Purnea seat.... read..

Mayawati says she will not contest LS polls

General News | March 20, 2019 2:41:58 PM IST
BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.... read..

70 per cent of 10000+ consumers polled want to stop buying Chinese smartphones in the wake of China's UNSC stand but have no other choice due to lack of alternatives

| March 20, 2019 12:11:44 PM IST
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India] March 20 (ANI/BusinessWire India): 70% of over 10,000+ Indian smartphone consumers polled by Digit Research Labs across multiple social media platforms have voted in favour of halting their purchases of Chinese smartphones, g... read..

Ahead of LS polls, 'Shaurya Gulaal' being sold at Jaipur BJP office

General News | March 20, 2019 5:41:44 AM IST
With the Lok Sabha polls inching closer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to reach out to the masses through the festival of Holi by selling packets of 'Shaurya Gulaal'.... read..

'Tashkent...' director on releasing film during polls

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, whose upcoming movie "Tashkent Files" is set to release during the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, says only an "idiot or a guilty person" can call the movie a propaganda and that it is about a "citizen's right to truth".... read..

Mayawati not to fight LS poll but open to role at Centre

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest Lok Sabha elections so as to be able to campaign effectively across the country but also indicated that her decision did not mean she was ruling herself out of the post-po... read..

Congress-NC alliance for Lok Sabha polls in J&K (Lead)

Jammu |Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Congress and the National Conference (NC) on Wednesday announced a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir but said there will be "s friendly contest" in Anantnag and Baramulla.... read..

Many political biopics to hit screen ahead of polls

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic to a film on Congress President Rahul Gandhi's life and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death, filmmakers are trying to look through the political prism for their celluloid projects.... read..

LS polls: BJP's key 'invisible' general secretaries

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
As Lok Sabha elections near, the post of "Sangathan Mahamantri" (General Secretaries (Organisation)) becomes increasingly important in the BJP. The incumbent is a key political link with partys ideological mentor RSS and carries out coordination at variou... read..

Fugitive don Dawood 'enters' Maharashtra poll debate

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Politics in Maharashtra in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections took another twist on Tuesday as Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh chief Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday raked up the oft-repeated issue of fugitive mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's purported offer to ... read..

Odisha govt to provide 25,000 wheelchairs at polling booths

General News | March 19, 2019 4:41:39 AM IST
In a bid to ensure seamless polling for specially-abled voters, the state government plans to introduce a slew of measures, including the provision of around 25,000 wheelchairs at polling booths, Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar said ... read..

Ahead of LS polls, AP police conduct flag march to advocate for free and fair elections

General News | March 19, 2019 8:11:38 AM IST
Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Police of Krishna district on Monday held a flag march to create awareness about free and fair elections here in Paritala and Nakkalampeta villages of Kanchikacharla Mandal.Nandigama DSP Subhash Chandra Bose said: "We will ma... read..

Cong releases list of candidates for Assembly polls in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha

Politics | March 19, 2019 3:11:39 AM IST
The Congress on Monday released its list for the upcoming Assembly polls in AndhraPradesh and Odisha.... read..

Poll panel meets representatives of Internet firms

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
The Election Commission on Tuesday met representatives of Internet companies, including Facebook and Twitter, to discuss issues related to the use of social media for campaigning in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls while the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) is in ... read..

Pawan Kalyan to contest AP Assembly polls from Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka

General News | March 19, 2019 3:41:39 PM IST
Jana Sena Party (JSP) president Pawan Kalyan will contest the Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections from two seats, Bhimavaram and Gajuwaka.... read..

All planes, choppers booked for poll campaign

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
With canvassing for the 2019 general elections in full swing, it's a "houseful" notice outside most companies hiring out small fixed wing aircraft and helicopters for campaign purposes, aviation industry players said.... read..

Congress' 1st list for Odisha LS, Assembly polls out

Bhubaneswar |Tuesday, 2019 7:15:04 AM IST
The Congress has released the first list of its party candidates for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha.... read..

Pollachi abuse case: Shops, hotels shut in protest

Chennai |Tuesday, 2019 12:15:09 PM IST
Shops and hotels downed their shutters in Pollachi on Tuesday in protest against the sexual abuse-cum-blackmail case that hit the Tamil Nadu town.... read..

Rahul Gandhi promises new tax regime if voted to power in LS polls

Politics | March 19, 2019 5:41:45 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday reiterated his promise to introduce a new tax regime if his party is voted to power in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, beginning April 11.... read..

RLD chief Ajit Singh to contest LS poll from Muzaffarnagar, son Jayant from Baghpat

General News | March 19, 2019 4:11:45 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief and former Union Minister Chaudhary Ajit Singh will contest the ensuing Lok Sabha election from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. The seat is currently held by Sanjeev Balyan of the BJP.... read..

EC asks parties not to use defence forces in poll campaigns

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
The Election Commission on Tuesday directed all political parties and candidates to desist from "indulging in any political propaganda" involving activities of the defence forces.... read..

LS polls: All 10 BJP MPs in Chhattisgarh to not get tickets

Politics | March 19, 2019 10:41:38 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will replace all 10 sitting MPs with fresh candidates in Chhattisgarh and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with "renewed enthusiasm", state BJP in-charge and National General Secretary Anil Jain said.... read..

Will contest polls from any place Rahul asks me to: Digvijaya to Kamal Nath

Politics | March 19, 2019 6:41:40 AM IST
Responding to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath's suggestion to contest from a "tough" seat in the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said he will fight from wherever Congress president Rahul Gandhi asks him to.... read..

Congress releases fifth list for LS polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
The Congress on Monday night released its fifth list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.... read..
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