Tuesday, January 22, 2019

US-based self-claimed cyber expert says 2014 elections were rigged, poll panel denies allegations

London |Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
In a sensational claim, a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja on Monday said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were "rigged" and even claimed that BJP leader Gopinath Munde was "killed" as he knew about the "hacking" of Electronic Voting Machines (E... read..

Coming LS polls going to be India versus PM Modi, says Congress leader Singhvi

Politics | January 21, 2019 10:12:13 PM IST
The coming Lok Sabha poll is going to be India versus Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi here on Monday.... read..

Cars are most inefficient, polluting, says Bajaj Auto chief

Politics | January 21, 2019 10:11:34 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday claimed to have arrested Mohammad Hussain Molani, belonging to Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), in a terror funding case.... read..

Congress seeks probe into claims that 2014 polls were rigged

New Delhi |Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Monday said Election Commission should probe claims by a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were "rigged" and said the probe panel should go for 50 per cent check of polling through VVPATs.... read..

'Operation Shakti' in the vanguard of Congress march to LS polls (IANS Special - Part II)

New Delhi |Monday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
To understand what was at the core of Operation Shakti, IANS caught up with its centrifuge Praveen Chakravarty to understand what the Congress was attempting for the BJP had them on the run till recently.... read..

India's first all-women's party launched, to contest LS polls

Mumbai |Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
India's first-ever all-women political party -- the National Women's Party (NWP) -- was launched on Monday in Mumbai and it will contest half -- 283 -- of the 545 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 elections.... read..

SC declines PIL demanding ban on politicians with serious offences in polls

Politics | January 21, 2019 2:41:48 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a PIL filed by advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking direction for the Election Commission of India to ask political parties not to field candidates charged with serious offences.... read..

Opposition's alliance will throw no ball on the pitch of 2019 LS polls, says BJP leader Naqvi

New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:35 PM IST
The much-touted grand alliance of opposition parties will lose the match either by hitting the wicket on its own or will throw a no-ball without a captain on the pitch of the coming General Elections, said Union Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abba... read..

Opposition parties forming alliance in fear of losing polls to PM Modi: Gadkari

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India] | January 20, 2019 11:11:34 PM IST
Poking fun at the recently held anti-BJP rally in Kolkata, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that the Opposition parties are forming an alliance because they are in fear of losing the upcoming General Elections to... read..

'Operation Shakti' in the vanguard of Congress march to LS polls (IANS Special - Part I)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
A new age which requires new tools. The realities that the digital and social embrace has brought about makes one's position tenuous if you don't engage with it. The new rules of engagement are rigorous and involve technological interface.... read..

2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah pair of planting hatred in the country, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be for electing a new Prime Minister but to remove the dictatorial BJP regime.... read..

Former Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to contest presidential polls

Kabul |Saturday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Gulbudin Hekmatyar, a former Afghan warlord and leader of the Hezb-e-Islami political party, registered with the country's Election Commission on Saturday to contest the July 20 presidential election.... read..

LS polls: AIADMK rubbishes possibility of forging alliance with BJP

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and AIADMK senior leader M. Thambidurai on Friday dismissed speculations about an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as a "joke".... read..

Trump told me to have polls rigged: Cohen

New York |Friday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen has said that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.... read..

EC directs Delhi Police to probe fake news of LS poll schedule

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 6:41:34 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (EC) on Thursday ordered the Delhi Police to investigate the 'fake news' being circulated about Lok Sabha poll schedule on social media.... read..

LS polls: AAP to go solo in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana

New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana alone.... read..

Rajasthan cabinet approves removal of education criteria for local body polls

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] | January 18, 2019 6:41:34 AM IST
The Rajasthan cabinet approved two amendments bills - Rajasthan Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019, and the Rajasthan Municipalities (Amendment) Bill, 2019 - to end the minimum educational qualification condition for contesting the local body elections... read..

Road to 2019 polls: Host of opposition leaders set to attend TMC-led rally in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 18, 2019 11:11:36 AM IST
Politicos from non-BJP parties are all set to attend the January 19 rally in Kolkata led by the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), in a bid to channelise efforts towards dethroning the current BJP-ruled Centre in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.... read..

Algeria to hold Presidential polls on April 18

Algiers [Algeria] | January 18, 2019 10:41:35 PM IST
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Friday announced that the North African country would go for Presidential elections on April 18, this year, however, without clearing whether the incumbent President will stand for the fifth consecutive term or ... read..

Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election.... read..

EC team reviews poll preparation in Bihar

Patna |Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday directed Bihar government to transfer all government officials posted at a place for the last three years or more.... read..

EC team arrives in Bihar to review preparations for LS polls

Patna |Thursday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
An Election Commission (EC) team arrived in Bihar's capital Patna on Thursday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, an official said.... read..

CPI says Kanhaiya Kumar will contest polls despite chargesheet

New Delhi [India] | January 17, 2019 3:11:43 PM IST
Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday rejected the rumors about Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) not supporting former JNU students' union leader Kanhaiya Kumar's candidature from Begusarai Lok Sabha seat.... read..

ECI directs for police investigation into fake news on LS poll dates

New Delhi [India] | January 17, 2019 8:41:46 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi to ask police to investigate the fake news of 2019 Lok Sabha election dates being circulated on social media and asked them to take action against unknown per... read..

BJP ally to contest Goa by-polls 'on its own'

Panaji |Thursday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
A key ally of the BJP-led coalition government in Goa announced on Thursday that it will contest the coastal state's yet to be scheduled by-polls "on its own".... read..

Congress' candidate list for Kerala Lok Sabha polls to be finalized by Feb 20

New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
A list of 16 Congress candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala will be ready by February 20, said a top party leader on Wednesday.... read..

RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary meets Akhilesh on poll alliance

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 16, 2019 3:11:32 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) vice president Jayant Chaudhary met Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday, amidst his party's interest to associate with the SP-BSP alliance.... read..

Thai PM hints polls could be delayed again

Bangkok |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday said the general election scheduled for February 24 could possibly be delayed again.... read..

NGT orders audit of all state pollution control boards

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Expressing concern over its functioning, the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to conduct within six months a performance audit of all the state pollution control boards and committees.... read..

Thailand takes to cloud seeding to combat pollution

Bangkok [Thailand] | January 16, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Thailand used two planes on Tuesday for cloud seeding to combat the toxic pollution in its capital, Bangkok and other neighbouring areas.... read..

Jind bypoll fires up Haryana politics

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
It could have been just another routine by-election but the Jind assembly seat in Haryana has turned into a political battlefield for all major parties to test the waters on which way the wind is going to blow in the coming months.... read..

Rahul to set tone for LS polls with 13 massive rallies in UP

New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 12:11:32 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is slated to hold 13 massive rallies in Uttar Pradesh soon, thus setting the tone for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.... read..

India unveils five-year plan to reduce air pollution

New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 3:41:45 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 14 (Xinhua/ANI): The Indian government released a five-year plan to reduce the air pollution in the 102 worst-affected cities in the country by 20-30 percent by 2024.... read..

Goa Congress gears up by for Assembly by-polls, Rahul visit

Panaji |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST
The Congress in Goa on Tuesday resolved to finalize booth and ward level committees ahead of Assembly by-polls and the visit of party President Rahul Gandhi to the state expected later this month, a party spokesperson said.... read..

Polluted Yamuna fouls Makar Sankranti mood

Agra |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:15 PM IST
The stinking and highly polluted water in the river Yamuna proved quite a 'put off' for devotees who wanted to take a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Tuesday.... read..

UP: Case registered after fake BSP candidate list for LS polls gets viral

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 15, 2019 5:41:32 AM IST
An FIR has been registered in the Gautam Palli Police Station here after a fake list of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidates for the upcoming general elections got viral on social media.... read..

To enlighten electorates, EC to set up Voter Awareness Forums ahead of LS polls

New Delhi [India] | January 15, 2019 5:41:30 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (EC) announced on Monday announced that Voter Awareness Forums will be set up in ministries, government departments, non-government departments and other institutions to promote electoral awareness ahead of the general ele... read..

How can you contest polls in Andhra? Chandrababu asks Jagan

Vijayawada |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday asked how YSR Congress Party President Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and his sister Y.S. Sharmila can contest elections in the state when they have no trust in the state police.... read..
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