Friday, May 25, 2018

LD candidate withdraws from Kairana bypoll in support of RLD

Shamli | Thursday, May 24 2018 IST
Lok 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..

BJP, Shiv Sena bag two seats each in Maharashtra LC polls

Mumbai |Thursday, 2018 7:45:01 PM IST
Ruling 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..

NGT directs Centre, other pollution boards to take samples of polluted rivers: Khaira

Chandigarh | Thursday, May 24 2018 IST
Senior 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..

Modi accepting fitness challenge invokes attack by rivals on poll promises (Lead)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 8:15:01 PM IST
The 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..

MP polls: Congress may ally with SP to counter BJP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | May 24, 2018 8:41:33 PM IST
The 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..

New Twitter tool to mark real candidates in US midterm poll

San Francisco |Thursday, 2018 4:15:02 PM IST
In 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..

Will not support BJP in LS polls if mining crisis not resolved: Vijay Sardesai

Panaji | Thursday, May 24 2018 IST
Goa 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..

Beas pollution: Punjab imposes Rs 5 crore penalty on erring mill

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2018 9:45:03 PM IST
Facing 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..

Andhra CM foresees drastic changes after 2019 polls

Hyderabad |Thursday, 2018 9:15:00 PM IST
Andhra 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..

Mah Council polls: Setback to Congress, NCP; Sena, BJP win 2 seats each

Mumbai | Thursday, May 24 2018 IST
The 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..

ECI allows use of alternative I-cards in Shahkot by-poll

Jalandhar | Wednesday, May 23 2018 IST
Keeping 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..

Punjab CM breaks silence, warns against river water pollution

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2018 10:15:00 PM IST
After 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..

​Development to win bypolls of Gomia and Silli: Raghubar

Ranchi | Wednesday, May 23 2018 IST
Jharkhand 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..

US mid-term polls: First black female nominee for governor

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 2:15:00 PM IST
Voters 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..

Apollo performs liver transplant to save student who ingested rat poison

Chennai | Wednesday, May 23 2018 IST
Apollo 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..

Mayawati-Akhilesh hold close door meet in B'luru in view to keep alliance intact for 2019 LS polls

Lucknow | Wednesday, May 23 2018 IST
On 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..

Ahead of Shahkot by-poll, EC bans sale of liquors for three days

Jalandhar | Wednesday, May 23 2018 IST
In 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..

Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:00 PM IST
Apollo 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..

Delhi Archbishop asks Christians to protect 'secular fabric' ahead of 2019 polls

New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
The 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..

Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for Oncology

New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Computing 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..

Agra, Meerut most polluted cities in UP, says IIT-Delhi study

Lucknow | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
A 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..

Kairana bypoll: BJP govt will not allow anyone to suffer in UP, says Yogi

Gangoh(Saharanpur) | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Uttar 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..

Preparations on to conduct peaceful polls in Rajarajeshwari Nagar: Official

Bengaluru | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Preparations 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..

Yeddy cries foul, alleges irregularities in K'taka polls

New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Former 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..

BJP-NCP lock horns in Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll

Nagpur |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:00 PM IST
The 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..

Mediterranean diet may curb air pollution's effect on health

New York |Tuesday, 2018 6:15:00 PM IST
Consuming Mediterranean diet rich in antioxidants could reduce the adverse effects of air pollution on health.... read..

BJP names deceased leader's brother for Jayanagar by-poll in Karnataka

New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Even 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..

Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics (Lead, correcting designation in Para 3)

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:00 PM IST
Apollo 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..

No govt directive to hold petro prices during Karnataka assembly poll: IOC

New Delhi | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Indian 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..

Yeddyurappa writes to EC alleging irregularities in K'taka poll

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | May 22, 2018 11:41:24 AM IST
Days 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..

ECI modifies time for Nagaland Lok Sabha polls

Kohima | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
The 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..

Digvijaya, Jyotiraditya to head coordination, campaign panels for MP polls

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:00 PM IST
Congress 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..

AAP to support SP, RLD candidates in UP bypolls

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2018 11:45:00 PM IST
The 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..

Helped Hardev Singh get Congress ticket for Shahkot by-poll: Lal Singh

Jalandhar | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
Punjab 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..

US in contact with ex-foe Sadr after shock win in Iraq poll - aide

By Michael Georgy and Babak Dehghanpisheh BAGHDAD | Tuesday, May 22 2018 IST
The 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..

LS bypolls: Yogi to kick start campaign from May 22

Shamli | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
Taking 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..

Campaigning hots up for Jharkhand Assembly bypolls

Ranchi |Monday, 2018 3:15:00 PM IST
Campaigning gained momentum on Monday for the two Jharkhand Assembly seats -- Gomia and Silli -- where bypolls are scheduled on May 28.... read..

Shahkot bypoll: 227 micro observers deputed

Chandigarh | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
The 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..

Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 11:45:00 AM IST
Plastic 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..

AAP desertion continues ahead of Shahkot bypoll, Adampur candidate Hans Raj Rana joins SAD

Jalandhar | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
The 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..

Six BSF companies to be deployed at 96 vulnerable booths during Shahkot bypoll

Jalandhar | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
After 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..

Polling for 2 seats of MLCs in Maharashtra begins

Aurangabad | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
Poling 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..

Zimbabwe applies to re-join Commonwealth, invites poll observers

HARARE | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
President 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..

Yogi to campaign in Palghar Lok Sabha bypoll

Palghar (Maharashtra) |Monday, 2018 10:45:02 PM IST
Not 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..

ECI failed to probe irregularities in Karnataka polls: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru | Monday, May 21 2018 IST
BJP 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..

WB panchayat polls: re-polling underway in two booths

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | May 20, 2018 11:41:24 AM IST
Re-polling is being held on booth number 79 and 80 in Jalpaiguri's Ambikanagar Village on Sunday.... read..

ECI sets up training-cum- demo laboratory for polling staff at Shahkot

Jalandhar | Sunday, May 20 2018 IST
In 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..

Eyes on Lok Sabha polls: Union ministers to visit UP

Lucknow | Sunday, May 20 2018 IST
With 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..

ANCSU threatens to boycott Nagaland Lok Sabha polls

Kohima | Sunday, May 20 2018 IST
The 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..

Congress-mukt Northeast after Mizoram polls: Amit Shah

Guwahati |Sunday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
BJP 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..

ECI deploys 4000 officials for Shahkot bypoll

Jalandhar | Sunday, May 20 2018 IST
District 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..
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