Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump takes U-turn, blames Putin for 2016 US poll meddling

Washington D.C. [USA] | July 19, 2018 6:41:24 AM IST
Taking a complete U-turn on election meddling, United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin for Moscow's alleged attempts in interfering in the 2016 US presidential election.... read..

230 new polling stations mooted in East Godavari : Collector

Kakinada | Wednesday, Jul 18 2018 IST
East Godavari Collector Kartikeya Mishra has said that as per the instructions of the Election Commission of India under rationalisation of polling stations 230 new polling stations were proposed in the district. Addressing the representatives of polit... read..

Daily exercise may boost your heart even in polluted areas

London |Wednesday, 2018 7:45:40 PM IST
People who continue with their regular physical activities may have reduced risk of first and recurrent heart attack even in the areas with moderate-to-high levels of traffic pollution, a new study suggests.... read..

Blasts at BNP poll rally in Bangladesh injures 3

Dhaka |Wednesday, 2018 10:50:54 AM IST
At least three people were injured in bomb explosions on Tuesday at an election rally of Bangladesh's largest opposition party in Rajshahi city, police said.... read..

From cloud seeding to vehicle curbs, Indonesia fights pollution ahead of Asian Games

JAKARTA | Tuesday, Jul 17 2018 IST
As Indonesia prepares to host thousands of competitors and fans at next month's Asian Games, pollution concerns have flared following a spell of unhealthy air in Jakarta and forest fire hotspots near the second venue, Palembang in South Sumatra. Traffic ... read..

Trump under fire for defending Putin over poll meddling

Washington |Tuesday, 2018 6:45:37 PM IST
US President Donald Trump is facing a barrage of criticism for defending his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin over claims of Moscow's interference in the 2016 presidential elections.... read..

Ghani assures enhanced border security for Pak polls

Rawalpindi [Pakistan] | July 17, 2018 9:11:34 PM IST
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday assured Pakistan of providing assistance to enhance border security measures on the Afghan side of the border between the two countries during the July 25 general elections.... read..

Support for Australian PM hits 2-year high ahead of by-elections - poll

SYDNEY | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Support for Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at a two-year high, an opinion poll showed on Monday, a boost for the centre-right government ahead of a series of by-elections at the end of July. The last Newspoll before the July 28 by-electio... read..

LS polls could be like world Cup football finals: Akhilesh

Lucknow | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi of this hurricane tour of Uttar Pradesh and launching the informal Lok Sabha election campaign claimed that it was evident from yesterday's world cup football final match that... read..

Committee of experts to be constituted to make Taj Mahal pollution-free

New Delhi | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
The government has decided to constitute a committee of experts, headed by Union Environment Secretary CK Mishra, to preserve the iconic Taj Mahal from water and air pollution. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Union Minister of Road, Transpor... read..

Modi sounds poll bugle;blasts Mamata for syndicate raj

Midnapore | Monday, Jul 16 2018 IST
Sounding the poll bugle for the 2019 elections Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said people of Bengal had used the power of democracy to get rid of Communism. "Now, within months, Bengal is going to be free. Bengal is waiting for an opportunity. Fo... read..

Pak polls: ANP leader injured in firing

Chaman [Pakistan] | July 16, 2018 1:11:32 PM IST
Awami National Party (ANP) leader Daud Khan Achakzai was injured on Monday when unknown assailants opened fire indiscriminately on a guest house where party candidate Zmrak Khan Achakzai was staying.... read..

Pak polls: Leaders of major political parties under threat

Islamabad (Pakistan) | July 15, 2018 1:41:29 PM IST
National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta) chief Dr Suleman Ahmad on Saturday informed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) that political leaders and electoral candidates of all major political parties are facing serious threats, the DAWN reported... read..

PM's speech in UP hints early LS polls: Mayawati

Lucknow | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST
Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Sunday apprehended that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Azamgarh and Mirzapur hints early general assembly polls simultaneously with assembly elections in three states. Moreover, in a scattering attack o... read..

Cong leaders united to bring back party to power in next polls: Uttam

Nalgonda | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy said all party leaders were united and the cadre was fully prepared to bring back the Congress to power in the next elections. Addressing a meeting of party workers of Na... read..

Bangladesh polls to be fraught with excitement on its ties with India

By Nirendra Dev New Delhi | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST
The robust India-Bangladesh friendship has come into focus as the dates for the vital parliamentary elections in Bangladesh are drawing closer. In fact, there have been spurt in events and episodes related to ties between two neighbours with Indian establ... read..

Virtually connected work from home would combat pollution: Report

New Delhi | Sunday, Jul 15 2018 IST
Allowing employees to work from home while connected virtually, dense plantation in corporate premises, stopping use of coal and firewood in hotels, increase in parking fee in the commercial areas and finding substitute for crop burning are among the spec... read..

Jailed Maryam conveys emotional message to supporters ahead of Pak polls

Islamabad [Pakistan] | July 15, 2018 6:11:40 AM IST
The daughter of Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, Maryam, who is lodged in Rawalpindi's Adiala jail, has conveyed an emotional message to her supporters.... read..

Congress will sweep Rajasthan assembly polls: Sachin Pilot

New Delhi [India] | July 14, 2018 2:41:27 PM IST
Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee president Sachin Pilot on Saturday expressed confidence of his party sweeping upcoming the state legislative assembly elections. The Rajasthan assembly term ends on January 20, 2019.... read..

Pakistan mourns loss of 132 lives in savage poll bombing

Islamabad |Saturday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
A number of bombings on political rallies over the past one week have shattered peace in Pakistan ahead of the July 25 polls, with the latest in the string being a devastating suicide attack in Balochistan on Friday that killed at least 132 people.... read..

After minor row, BJP denies Amit Shah promised Ram Temple before 2019 polls

New Delhi | Saturday, Jul 14 2018 IST
A day after Amit Shah's 'reported statement' that construction work for Ram Temple at Ayodhya will begin before 2019 general elections, the saffron party on Saturday denied BJP chief making any such statement and maintained that "no such matter was on age... read..

News Analysis: Panchayat polls will help empower locals, solve problems in J&K

Nirendra Dev New Delhi | Saturday, Jul 14 2018 IST
Holding of panchayat elections will have a far reaching impact in Jammu and Kashmir particularly in the given circumstance when the state has faced unrest in an unending cycle of stone-pelting protests and violence, top sources in the BJP source here sa... read..

Bankers to perform poll duties in Pakistan

Karachi [Pakistan] | July 14, 2018 8:41:31 PM IST
Hundreds of bankers will perform election duties across Pakistan in the upcoming General Elections.... read..

Oppn has lost plot, LS polls will be b/w performance & paranoia: BJP

By Nirendra Dev New Delhi | Friday, Jul 13 2018 IST
Senior BJP leader Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has said, ''The ensuing general elections in 2019 will see a battle between politics of performance of the BJP versus politics of paranoia of the opposition." He also said that the Narendra Modi-led government has en... read..

Ram temple construction to begin before polls: Amit Shah

Hyderabad |Friday, 2018 9:45:05 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday said that construction of a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya will begin before the 2019 elections.... read..

BJP Prez's clarion call to party cadre to gear up for 2019 polls

Hyderabad | Friday, Jul 13 2018 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah on Friday gave a clarion call to Telangana BJP leaders and cadre to be battle-ready to face the 2019 elections which will be held ''as per schedule''. Mr Shah, during his tete-a-tete with the party l... read..

Shah rules out early polls to Lok Sabha, Assemblies

Hyderabad | Friday, Jul 13 2018 IST
BJP National President Amit Shah on Friday ruled out early polls to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies putting at rest hectic speculation that the BJP-led NDA government may opt for advancement of the general elections. During his interaction wi... read..

Congress back with its 'mindset', wants to contest LS polls on religious line: BJP

New Delhi | Friday, Jul 13 2018 IST
Charging that there is a pattern in controversial utterances of the Congress leaders including by its president Rahul Gandhi vis-a-vis Muslims and communal polarisation, the BJP on Friday said the country's oldest party is trying to a create a roadmap to ... read..

Poll tension grips Pakistan as ousted PM flies home to face jail

By Drazen Jorgic and Mubasher Bukhari ABU DHABI/LAHORE | Friday, Jul 13 2018 IST
Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both sentenced to lengthy jail terms in absentia, were flying back to Pakistan on Friday in a high-stakes gamble to galvanise their beleaguered party ahead of a July 25 election. The ... read..

KCR not serious over BC quota in Panchayat Raj polls: Uttam

Hyderabad | Wednesday, Jul 11 2018 IST
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao was not serious in giving enhanced quota to Backward Classes in Panchayat Raj elections. In an informal chat with mediaperso... read..

If BJP wins 2019 polls, India will become Hindu Pakistan: Tharoor

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | July 12, 2018 6:41:37 AM IST
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday said that if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wins 2019 Lok Sabha elections it will create a condition leading to the formation of a 'Hindu Pakistan'.... read..

Cong had poll pact will PFI in Karnataka: BJP

Kozhikode Jul 12 | Thursday, Jul 12 2018 IST
The Congress Party had an electoral tie up with the radical Islamic outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) in the recent Karnataka assembly election, Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader P K Krishna Das alleged on Thursday. Talking to reporters here,... read..

Will fight LS polls with JD(U) on 40 seats: Amit Shah

Patna (Bihar) [India] | July 12, 2018 6:11:40 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah clearly stated that their alliance with the Janata Dal (United) (JD-U) is intact and they will fight the upcoming 2018 General Election together on all 40 seats.... read..

Mamata accuses BJP of setting agencies to muzzle Oppo ahead of 2019 LS poll

Siliguri | Thursday, Jul 12 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursdayaccused the BJP of using central agencies to silence the Opposition ahead of 2019 Parliament elections in India. " The ruling party (BJP) in the national capital has been destructing everything and ev... read..

Amit Shah to review 2019 poll preparations in Telangana

Hyderabad | Thursday, Jul 12 2018 IST
BJP National President Amit Shah will review the party's preparations for the possible simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and Telangana Assembly segments during his visit to the city on Friday. Mr Shah, who would arrive at Begumpet airport at around 103... read..

Governor asks RD and PRD to initiate panchayat poll process in J&K

Srinagar | Thursday, Jul 12 2018 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Thursday asked Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Departments to initiate process for holding Panchayat polls in the state. The fourth State Administrative Counil (SAC) meeting was held here today under the chairm... read..

Check out how Pak politicians are campaigning for polls

Islamabad [Pakistan] | July 12, 2018 9:11:23 PM IST
Islamabad [Pakistan], July 12 (ANI) From riding a motorbike, to driving auto rickshaws, from posing at garbage dumps to making rotis in tandoor - the candidates in fray for the upcoming elections in Pakistan are using unique ways to lure voters.... read..
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