Shamli | Thursday, May 24 2018 ISTLok Dal candidate Kunwar Hasan on Thursday announced to withdraw his candidature from the Kairana Lok Sabha bypoll in favour of the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Tabassum Begum. Kunwar also announced to join the RLD. The bypoll is slated to be held... read..
Mumbai |Thursday, 2018 7:45:01 PM ISTRuling allies Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena have bagged two seats each in the biennial elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from the Local Authority category, an official said on Thursday.... read..
Chandigarh | Thursday, May 24 2018 ISTSenior AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Thursday said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notice of motion to 11 parties, including the Centre, Punjab and Rajasthan governments, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Punjab Pollution Contr... read..
New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 8:15:01 PM ISTThe fitness challenge by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore on Twitter turned political after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the gauntlet thrown by cricketer Virat Kohli, with the opposition parties daring him to reduce t... read..
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | May 24, 2018 8:41:33 PM ISTThe Congress Party on Thursday hinted that it is willing to forge an alliance with other "like-minded" parties to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly election.... read..
San Francisco |Thursday, 2018 4:15:02 PM ISTIn line with its efforts to help users identify original sources and authentic information on Twitter, the microblogging site plans to add new labels to the campaign accounts of political candidates, starting with those running in the 2018 US midterm gene... read..
Panaji | Thursday, May 24 2018 ISTGoa Forward Party (GFP) President Vijay Sardesai on Thursday said that his party will rethink on extending support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha polls if mining issue in the state was not resolved soon. Addressing a press conference... read..
Chandigarh |Thursday, 2018 9:45:03 PM ISTFacing opposition flak over discharge of molasses in the Beas river that led to the death of a large number of marine life, the Punjab government on Thursday imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore on the erring Chadha Sugar Mill.... read..
Hyderabad |Thursday, 2018 9:15:00 PM ISTAndhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that the country's political scene will witness drastic changes after the 2019 general elections.... read..
Mumbai | Thursday, May 24 2018 ISTThe ruling BJP and Shiv Sena alliance won two seats each in five constituencies of Maharashtra Council local authorities election on Thursday. While, NCP got a victory on a sole seat of Kokan constituency. The election for the six seats ... read..
Jalandhar | Wednesday, May 23 2018 ISTKeeping in view the by-poll for the Shahkot assembly segment, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday allowed use of alternative identity card for the voters to cast their votes. Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Jalandh... read..
Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2018 10:15:00 PM ISTAfter remaining silent for one week on pollution of Beas waters and resultant death of marine life, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday warned against laxity in dumping of molasses into the river or any leniency.... read..
Ranchi | Wednesday, May 23 2018 ISTJharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today exuded confidence that the NDA will be winning the bypolls of both Gomia and Silli seats of the state assembly. Addressing a press conference at the Project Bhawan here, he said 'development will win' in b... read..
Washington |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:00 PM ISTVoters in the US have chosen a black woman as nominee for state governor after former lawmaker and author Stacey Abrams declared victory in Georgias Democratic primary.... read..
Chennai | Wednesday, May 23 2018 ISTApollo Hospital gave a new lease of life to a 17-year-old school student, who had ingested rat kill poison in a suicide attempt, live donor liver transplantation. Dr Joy Varghese, Hepatologist and Liver transplant physician, and Dr Mohammed Nayeem, Un... read..
Lucknow | Wednesday, May 23 2018 ISTOn the backdrop of the oath ceremony of coalition government in Karnataka chief minister JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy in Bangalore on Wednesday paved way for the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party presidents to continue their alliance in Uttar Pra... read..
Jalandhar | Wednesday, May 23 2018 ISTIn view of the Shahkot by-poll, slated on May 28, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday ordered ban on liquors for three days. Following the instructions of the District Election Officer-cum- Deputy Commissioner, the District Excise Department had ban... read..
Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:00 PM ISTApollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in ten of its cancer care centres.... read..
New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTThe Archbishop of Delhi Anil Couto has triggered a political row by asking all Christians to offer prayers and observe a day of fast on every Friday for a "secular nation" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In the letter, the Archbishop called upon a... read..
New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTComputing platform IBM and Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday announced that Apollo will adopt Watson for Oncology and Genomics which will help physicians provide patients with personalised, evidence-based cancer care. This agreement is the first-of-its kind W... read..
Lucknow | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTA new report released on Tuesday by IIT-Delhi on ambient air pollution levels shows that Agra and Meerut are the most polluted cities in Uttar Pradesh. The study was conducted in 11 cities of three states of the country-UP, Bihar and Jharkhand. The repo... read..
Gangoh(Saharanpur) | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that the BJP government in the state would not allow anyone to suffer and the youths would be given employment. The Chief Minister along with the Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya ... read..
Bengaluru | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTPreparations have begun to conduct free and fair polls in Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly constituency in Karnataka where the polling on May 12 was deferred due to seizer of Voter ID cards in a flat in the City just two days before the election. Briefing r... read..
New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTFormer Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday alleged "grave irregularities" in the recently-held Assembly elections in the state. Mr Yeddyurappa dashed off a letter to Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, days after voter verifiable paper... read..
Nagpur |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:00 PM ISTThe BJP has locked horns with the NCP for retaining Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha seat for which by-elections are scheduled on May 28, unlike in Palghar where the state's ruling party and its ally Shiv Sena are locked in a direct contest.... read..
New York |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:00 PM ISTConsuming Mediterranean diet rich in antioxidants could reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on health.... read..
New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTEven as the stage is set for first electoral test for the newly crafted JD(S)-Congress alliance in bye-elections to Jayanagar and Rajarajeshwari Nagar constituencies, the BJP on Tuesday named BN Prahlad, brother of deceased BJP leader BN Vijaykumar for th... read..
Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:00 PM ISTApollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in 10 of its cancer care centres.... read..
New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTIndian Oil Corporation chairman Sanjiv Singh on Tuesday categorically denied there was any 'political angle' in keeping the retail prices of petro products unrevised for 19 days after the poll process for Karnataka Assembly began. "The government had not... read..
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | May 22, 2018 11:41:24 AM ISTDays after voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines were found from a house in Vijaypur district of Karnataka, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) state chief B.S. Yeddyurappa has written a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) alleging 'grav... read..
Kohima | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTThe Election Commission of India has modified the poll timing for 309 polling stations in nine districts of Nagaland, scheduled on Monday next. According to an official release, the poll timing will be from 0700 to 1500 hours for 22 polling stations... read..
New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:00 PM ISTCongress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday announced Digvijaya Singh and Jyotiradiya Scindia would head the Coordination Committee and Election Campaign Committee respectively for the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections.... read..
Lucknow |Tuesday, 2018 11:45:00 PM ISTThe AAP on Tuesday announced it will support the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate in the Kairana parliamentary bypoll and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate in Noorpur assembly constituency, voting for which will be held on May 28.... read..
Jalandhar | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTPunjab Mandi Board chairman and a former Punjab minister Lal Singh on Tuesday claimed that he was instrumental in getting Hardev Singh Laadi Sherowalia party ticket to contest Shahkot by-poll. Interacting with media persons, he said that he played... read..
By Michael Georgy and Babak Dehghanpisheh BAGHDAD | Tuesday, May 22 2018 ISTThe United States has contacted members of a political bloc headed by former foe Moqtada al-Sadr after his parliamentary election victory put the Shi'ite cleric in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top aide said. Sadr's s... read..
Shamli | Monday, May 21 2018 ISTTaking no chance and after having learnt a lesson from Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypolls defeat, ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) on Monday stepped up its campaigning for the Kairana Lok Sabha and Noorpur assembly bypolls, scheduled to be held on May 28. Ut... read..
Ranchi |Monday, 2018 3:15:00 PM ISTCampaigning gained momentum on Monday for the two Jharkhand Assembly seats -- Gomia and Silli -- where bypolls are scheduled on May 28.... read..
Chandigarh | Monday, May 21 2018 ISTThe Election Commission has appointed 227 Micro Observers in Shahkot assembly constituency for the May 28 bypoll. A spokesman for the Commission said all arrangements for the bypoll have been made and 283 presiding officers, 1,133 polling officers, 19 co... read..
New Delhi |Monday, 2018 11:45:00 AM ISTPlastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.... read..
Jalandhar | Monday, May 21 2018 ISTThe electoral prospects of AAP in Punjab have taken a serious beating on the eve of Shahkot bypoll, with major leaders in the Doaba region, Col CD Kamboj and HS Walia deserted the party, AAP Adampur candidate Hans Raj Rana to join Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD... read..
Jalandhar | Monday, May 21 2018 ISTAfter the completion of vulnerability mapping for the Shahkot assembly segment, the district administration on Monday decided to deploy six companies of the Border Security Force in 96 vulnerable polling booths for the May 28 Shahkot bypoll. Depu... read..
Aurangabad | Monday, May 21 2018 ISTPoling for two seats of Member of Legislative Council (MLC) from Parbhani-Hingoli and Beed-Latur-Osmanabd local bodies constituencies began this morning amid tight security. Reports reaching from the district headquarters from the constituencies said i... read..
HARARE | Monday, May 21 2018 ISTPresident Emmerson Mnangagwa has officially applied for Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth it left in 2003 and has invited the grouping of former British colonies to send observers to its general elections set for July. The southern African nation for... read..
Palghar (Maharashtra) |Monday, 2018 10:45:02 PM ISTNot leaving any stone unturned, Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will deploy Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to campaign for its candidate in the May 28 Palghar Lok Sabha by-elections, a party leader said here on Monday.... read..
Bengaluru | Monday, May 21 2018 ISTBJP Karnataka President B S Yeddyurappa today alleged that there were many irregularities in election process during State election and the latest VVPAT machines that were found in Vijayapura district reflected on Congress party abusing the official ma... read..
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | May 20, 2018 11:41:24 AM ISTRe-polling is being held on booth number 79 and 80 in Jalpaiguri's Ambikanagar Village on Sunday.... read..
Jalandhar | Sunday, May 20 2018 ISTIn order to regularly train the polling staff about the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines before the Shakot by-poll, the district administration has set up Training cum Demo Laboratory in the o... read..
Lucknow | Sunday, May 20 2018 ISTWith the BJP gearing up for the next Lok Sabha elections, a galaxy of union ministers will visit Uttar Pradesh to hold meeting and popularise the policies of the Narendra Modi government among the people on the occasion of completion of his four years in ... read..
Kohima | Sunday, May 20 2018 ISTThe All Nagaland College Students' Union (ANSCU) has threatened that it will abstain from voting in the Nagaland Lok Sabha bye-elections to be held on May 28 in protest against the failure of the State Government to meet their demands on the issue of deta... read..
Guwahati |Sunday, 2018 7:15:04 PM ISTBJP national President Amit Shah on Sunday said the northeast will be 'Congress-mukt' (Congress free) after the Mizoram election, scheduled for the year-end.... read..
Jalandhar | Sunday, May 20 2018 ISTDistrict Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Sunday said that around 4000 officials have been deployed to ensure the smooth, free and fair conduct of the Shahkot by-poll on May 28. Presiding over the second rehearsal for poll... read..