Sunday, March 18, 2018

Nagaland Minister meets Pollution Control Board officials

Kohima | Sunday, Mar 18 2018 IST
Nagaland Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change & Parliamentary Affairs, C.M Chang encouraged officers and staff of Nagaland Pollution Control Board (NPCB) to work harder by serving the public with better environment in the state. According... read..

Putin on track for commanding win as Russians head to polls

Russians began voting in a presidential election on Sunday set to give Vladimir Putin a commanding victory that could only be blemished if large numbers do not bother taking part because the result is so predictable. On Russia's eastern edge, in the Paci... read..

By-poll results indicates decreasing popularity of BJP: Akhilesh

Lucknow | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
Without taking name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said results of by-polls in five states have cleared that popularity of Bharatiya Janata Party and its leader has decreased swiftly. Addressing the media... read..

Cong eyes 2019 polls, plenary session passes resolution on agrarian crisis, unemployment

New Delhi | Saturday, Mar 17 2018 IST
Furthering issues such as farm distress and unemployment as its main agenda to take on the Narendra Modi government in the 2019 general election, the Congress party on Saturday said it will bring a loan waiver scheme in agriculture sector as the first UPA... read..

Polls open in Egyptian presidential elections for voters abroad

CAIRO | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
Egyptians abroad began voting on Friday, ten days before polls open at home in a presidential election that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is effectively guaranteed to win, but in which turnout could provide an indication of his popularity. The former a... read..

Shiv Sena mocks at BJP over Bihar, UP LS by-polls results

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | March 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Shiv Sena on Friday scoffed at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the result of the recently concluded Lok Sabha by-polls in the state of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.... read..

'Overconfidence' led to UP bypolls defeat: BJP ally

Varanasi [Uttar Pradesh] [India] | March 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has lost bypolls in Uttar Pradesh because of its overconfidence, said the party's ally partner Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party.... read..

84th AICC plenary to discuss strategy for 2019 polls

New Delhi | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
The 84th Plenary session of the All India Congress Committee began here on Friday to lay down the future course of the party, looking to pose a formidable challenge to the Narendra Modi Government that has been reeling under the setback in the recent Lok ... read..

BJPs defeat in UP by-poll shows the hatred of the people –Balakrishnan

Puducherry | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
Communist Party of India (Marxist) Tamilnadu state secretary Balakrishnan on Friday said that the defeat of the BJP in the UP by-election shows the hatred of the people towards the party. Talking to media here,Balakrishnan said while, the BJP is making... read..

Veteran BJP leader says UP, Bihar bypolls defeat short living

Mandi | Friday, Mar 16 2018 IST
Veteran BJP leader Thakur Roop Singh on Friday described the celebration of the defeat of some BJP candidates in the by-election by opposition leaders in UP and Bihar was only short living. It was a mere blessing in disguise for Prime Minister Narendra ... read..

BDJS won't support BJP in Chengannur by-polls

Alappuzha (Kerala) [India] | March 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major setback to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), its key ally in Kerala, the Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS) made it clear that it would not support the party in the forthcoming assembly by-election at Chengannur constituency.... read..

Rajya Sabha polls: Kiritsinh Rana, PK Valera withdraw nominations

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] | March 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Kiritsinh Rana and Congress-backed Independent candidate PK Valera on Thursday withdrew their nomination for the Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat.... read..

UP has sent a clear message: KTR on UP bypolls

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | March 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Telangana IT and Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday said that the public of Uttar Pradesh has sent a clear message by not giving the mandate to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha by-election held for two constituencies.... read..

Bypoll results revealed that public has no faith in BJP: Jayant

Lucknow | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
Results of Gorakhpur and Phulpur bypoll elections have shown that public has lost faith in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) general secretary Jayant Chaudhary on Thursday. Addressing the media at party office here, Mr Chaudhar... read..

BJP may advance LS polls due to stunning defeat in UP bypolls: Mayawati

Chandigarh | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
Predicting early Lok Sabha elections in the country, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Thursday asked party workers to be ready for the battle so that people can be freed from oppression of parties like BJP. ... read..

4 Union Ministers among 12 elected to RS unopposed, polls for 14 seats on Mar 23

New Delhi | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
The Union Cabinet made its presence felt in the battle for the Elders on Thursday, as four Union Ministers were elected unopposed to the Upper House, along with eight others, even as 14 seats will witness polling on March 23, when 11 candidates in Uttar ... read..

Ravi Shankar dubs opposition victory in by-polls as consolation prize

Patna | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
" Victory of opposition parties in by-polls is only consolation prize for them which they often get after general elections," said Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, in his terse reaction over setback of NDA in by-elections to two Lok Sabha seats ... read..

Start cycling to fight pollution: Germany's Jens Voigt (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
German cycling star Jens Voigt on Thursday urged Indians to take up cycling for all activities which can help the country in fighting pollution and also reduce traffic congestion in urban areas.... read..

UP poll result: Yogi Adityanath has become unpopular as CM within one year, CM

Bengaluru | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday said the BJP loss in Lok Sabha Byelections in UP might not be a pointer for Assembly elections here but Prime Minister's Hindutva plank will not work in the state. Addressing newsmen here he said the s... read..

Rajya Sabha polls: all 5 candidates elected unopposed from MP

Bhopal | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
Four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates and a Congress aspirant were today elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. With no candidate backing off as the time for withdrawal of nominations ended at 1500 hrs today, Union ministers Thaw... read..

UP RS polls: Battle line drawn, SP under pressure to give return gift to BSP

Lucknow | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
With Samajwadi Party under pressure to give a return gift to BSP after their win in the two Lok Sabha bypolls yesterday, now the battle line has been drawn in the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh where 11 candidates are in the fray for 10 seats when... read..

By-poll results are clear message to BJP: Akhilesh

Lucknow |Thursday, 2018 5:15:07 PM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the voters of Uttar Pradesh in Gorakhpur and Phulpur had sent a loud and clear message that they were disgusted with the BJP.... read..

Will SP, BSP come together for 2019 Parliamentary polls?

Lucknow | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
The political scenario in Uttar Pradesh changed drastically within hours after defeat of BJP in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Parliamentary constituencies, now will Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party coming together in 2019 Lok Sabha polls is a big questi... read..

Akhilesh dedicates bypoll victory to poor, minorities

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday termed the party's victory on the two Lok Sabha seats as the victory of the poor, the youth and the minorities.... read..

Members compliment Mulayam for Samajwadi victories in UP by polls

New Delhi | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
Former Defence Minister and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was on focus in the Lok Sabha on Thursday as even amid din and slogan shouting several members, including from Trinamool Congress and RJD, came forward and complimented him for his ... read..

GAIL's Hawa Badlo campaign to combat pollution affecting traffic Police

New Delhi | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
Hawa Badlo movement with the support of GAIL (India) Ltd. & its startup partner PerSapien Innovations has taken an initiative to gift 'Airlens' –smart nasal filters to traffic policemen in Delhi & NCR to combat against Air Pollution. The offi... read..

Doors open for a tie up with SP, BSP in LS polls: Cong

New Delhi | Thursday, Mar 15 2018 IST
After the poor show by the Congress in the recent Lok Sabha bypolls in Phulpur and Gorakhpur, the Congress on Thursday said doors for a tie up with the Samajwadi party and the BSP for the Lok Sabha polls were open. Talking to reporters here, AICC spokes... read..

Rahul meets Sharad Pawar after bypoll results

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday evening after the BJP's defeat in three Lok Sabha byelections and is believed to have discussed unity among opposition parties to take on the BJP-led NDA in the... read..

It's Nitish's time to explain Bihar bypoll results: Tejashwi

Patna [Bihar] [India] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said the people have given their verdict and it is Janata Dal (United) president Nitish Kumar's time to give an explanation on his party's loss in state bypolls.... read..

UP bypolls revive hopes of anti-BJP politics: Yogi pledges corrective steps

New Delhi | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
In a shocker mandate the voters of two parliamentary constituencies of Gorakhpur and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh stalled the victory juggernaut of the ruling BJP reviving hopes among regional players like Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and gav... read..

Three Lok Sabha bypolls in Hindi heartland send danger signals to BJP

New Delhi | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
The Lotus was swamped by the combined might of the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Indian National Congress in prestigious Lok Sabha byelections in Uttar Pradesh's Phulpur and Gorakhpur on Wednesday as the Lalu Prasad-led Rashtriya Janata Dal... read..

Yogi concede defeat in UP LS bypolls

Lucknow | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Uttar Pradesh chief minister and five time MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath has conceded defeat saying ``the BJP lost the by-election to both the Lok Sabha seats due to the `Ati Atmvishwas (over confidence). ``The defeat is stunning. The party wi... read..

UP bypolls was mandate against BJP govts at the centre,state: Akhilesh

Lucknow | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has termed the win of the party candidates in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls as a mandate of the people against the BJP government at the Centre as well as in the st... read..

UP by-polls: Congress loses deposits

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress candidates from Phulpur and Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seats lost their deposits.... read..

Nagendra Pratap dedicates bypoll win to SP, BSP, Phulpur people

Phulpur [Uttar Pradesh] [India] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, who on Wednesday won the Phulpur Lok Sabha seat, dedicated his victory to the people of the constituency, party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati.... read..

Will analyse bypoll results: UP Deputy CM

Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will analyse and make a strategy for 2019 general elections after the announcement of results in Gorakhpur and Phulpur, where the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Wednesday took a decisive lead in Lok Sabha bypolls, Uttar Pradesh D... read..

South Australia poll offers voters a choice of clean or cheap power

By Sonali Paul and Colin Packham MELBOURNE/SYDNEY | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
- South Australians go to the polls on Saturday in a tight race with big implications for national politics and foreign investment in a state with the most wind and solar power, but the highest electricity prices in the country. While its outcome will not... read..

Bypolls: SP extends lead in UP's Gorakhpur

New Delhi [India] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
As per the current trends, both the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are witnessing a close contest between the parties for three Lok Sabha seats and two assembly seats.... read..

Omar takes a jibe at BJP for losing both LS seats in UP bypolls

Srinagar | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Taking a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party for losing both the Lok Sabha seats in by-polls in Utter Pradesh (UP), former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said 'dear friends in the BJP, thank you for your hard work and continuing efforts to prov... read..

UP bypolls: Voters rejects BJP in state, centre says Akhilesh

Lucknow | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has termed the victory of the party candidates in Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls as a mandate of the people against the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the Stat... read..

Beginning of the end of BJP rule: Oppn on UP, Bihar bypoll results

New Delhi | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Hailing the bypoll results in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the Opposition camp described the verdict as rejuvenated fight against the BJP-led ruling front before the 2019 General election. The opposition camp was responding to the victory of Samajwadi Party ... read..

VHP blames over-confidence, poor management for defeat in Gorakhpur, Phulpur LS bypolls in UP

Lucknow | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) blamed BJP's poor organisational management and over-confidence of the leaders as the reason for party's ignominious defeat in the Gorakhpur and Phulpur by-elections, results of which were announced on Wednesday. Senior ... read..

Akhilesh expresses gratitude over bypoll win, slams BJP

Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday thanked the people of Gorakhpur and Phulpur for his party's victory in the Lok Sabha bypolls and said the results were a message to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).... read..

UP bypolls: People voted for caste over development, says BJP

Lucknow | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Accepting the defeat in the bypolls to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituency, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday said people voted for caste over development. The Samajwadi Party had taken a comfortable lead in both the constituencies. The co... read..

LS bypoll trends dampen the BJP's anniversary celebrations

Lucknow | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
The trend being observed in the counting for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls on Wednesday have dampened the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) first anniversary of the Yogi Adityanath government next week. The UP government as well as the... read..

Nagaland Police nabs 3 for post poll violence woman assault case

Kohima | Tuesday, Mar 13 2018 IST
Three persons were arrested from Changki village by Mokokchung Police yesterday and were forwarded to judicial custody. According to official sources, the incident occurred in Changki Village under Mokokchung district on March 5 last when random inciden... read..

Triumph of truth over lies: Lalu on Bihar by-poll win

New Delhi [India] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
With the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidates winning the by-polls in Araria and Jehanabad constituencies, party president Lalu Prasad on Wednesday hailed it as "triumph of truth over lies."... read..

Bihar by-poll results, a warning for BJP, Nitish: Jitan Ram Manjhi

Patna (Bihar) [India] | March 14, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday said that the state's by-poll results are a warning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.... read..

Grand Alliance, NDA poised for retaining their seats in Bihar by-polls

Patna | Wednesday, Mar 14 2018 IST
Grand Alliance and NDA appeared all set to retain their seats in by-polls for Araria Lok Sabha, Jehanabad and Bhabhua assembly seats where counting was in progress. State Election Office sources said here that Mohammad Sarfaraz Alam of RJD was leadin... read..

UP bypoll results ring alarm for BJP, hold out lifeline for SP-BSP (News Analysis)

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2018 7:45:06 PM IST
In a little over a year, Uttar Pradesh's political landscape has seen a dramatic change. On March 11 last year, the BJP state headquarters rang with celebrations as the party returned to power after a 14-year gap. But on March 14 this year, silence reigne... read..

UP bypoll: BJP leading in Gorakhpur, Phulpur

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
Counting of votes for the Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary seats in Uttar Pradesh began amid tight security on Wednesday, a poll official said. In the initial rounds of counting, BJP is leading in both seats.... read..
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