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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said his party and the BJP are bound by Hindutva and the two decided to enter into a pre-poll alliance after overcoming differences that soured their ties in the past. In an interview to Sena MP Sanjay Raut in party mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackeray said he agreed to the alliance after BJP president Amit...
The ruling BJP Tuesday dubbed the election manifesto of the Congress "dangerous and unimplementable", saying it was aimed at "balkanisation" of India. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, Finance Minister and senior party leader Arun Jaitley said the Congress does not deserve "even a single vote" for its promises, such as doing away with sedition law. He also...
Hardik Patel’s plea seeking suspension of his conviction in a case of rioting and arson in Mehsana district of Gujarat during the Patidar quota stir in 2015 but on Tuesday the Supreme Court declined urgent hearing. It is mention that Hardik patel will contest upcoming polls from Jamnagar district from Congress party. Hardik Patel, 25, had moved the apex court...
With just two days left for closure of the deadline for filing of nomination papers for Lok Sabha elections in Gujarat, the Congress has nominated former government officer and Patidar leader AJ Patel from Mahesana seat, which is dominated by the Patel community. The BJP, which is weighing options among ticket hopefuls, is yet to announce its nominee. Patel's name was...
Seven Pak posts destroyed as Indian Army retaliates to ceasefire violations
Seven Pakistani posts across the LoC were destroyed as the Indian Army retaliated to cross border shelling by Pakistani troops who targeted border areas in Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials said Tuesday. There have been several casualties to Pakistani troops too, they said. As a precautionary measure, all schools along the borderline in Poonch and Rajouri districts have been closed by...
The Congress on Tuesday released its manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections with its president Rahul Gandhi describing it as the "voice of people". Senior party leader P Chidambaram asserted that "wealth and welfare" is the manifesto's central theme. Rahul Gandhi was joined by other top party leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi, as the opposition...
The district election officer of Mumbai has issued a notice to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut for alleged violation of the model code of conduct over his comments against CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar. Raut, who is the editor of Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', said in the publication on Sunday that Kumar should be defeated in the elections even if it means...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath described the Indian Army as "Modi ji ki sena" (Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Army) during an election campaign for the BJP here. Hitting out at Opposition parties over a host of governance issues Sunday, Adityanath said what was "impossible" for the Congress, Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party is possible under the BJP...
In the ensuing Lok Sabha election Congress will emphasizing its new slogan ‘Gareeb Parivar, Bahattar Hazaar’  on the ambitious NYAY scheme promise as party about to release its election manifesto. On Tuesday morning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will release the Election manifesto. People from different segments of life had submitted report to the Congress Working Committee and then party decided that...
Youth will play a key role in deciding the fate of candidates in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls, according to data from state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), released on Monday. As per data, there are more than 40 lakhs first time voters in Uttarakhand that will go for polls on April 5 for all 5 Lok Sabha...
For families in various slums in Odhisha’s capital city, the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, for which campaigning is underway in full swing, is proving to be an opportunity to earn some additional income. Several political parties have placed orders for making bamboo sticks, poles, flags and flag holders of different sizes that are being used during election campaigning and there...
Congress President Rahul Gandhi Sunday asked leaders and workers of the Congress-JDS alliance in Karnataka to strive unitedly to defeat the Modi government in the Lok Sabha polls. Gandhi's comments come amid reports of deep resentment in several constituencies among local leaders and workers of the Congress and JDS, which are fighting the polls unitedly. He asked the Congress workers and...
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal Sunday rallied behind TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, seeking another term for him in Andhra Pradesh while also flaying the Modi government for allegedly destroying democratic institutions. At an election rally here, which she described as the launch of her Lok Sabha poll campaign, Banerjee urged the BJP's sister...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address public rallies in Goa next week to campaign for their respective parties ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. Modi will address a public meeting in Goa on April 12, BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar told PTI on Monday. "The venue of the public meeting is yet to be finalised,...
Amid suspense over whether she would get the ticket this time, Lok Sabha Speaker and sitting BJP MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan said Sunday that her party will take a decision at the right time. Mahajan, who will turn 76 next month, has been an eight-time MP from Indore. "This (to announce a candidate) is the job of the BJP organisation....
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi has refused to forge an alliance with the AAP for the Lok Sabha polls in the national capital. Talking to reporters at the airport here, the AAP leader said he had met Gandhi recently and the Congress leader had refused to join hands with the AAP . Asked about...
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Sunday took a potshot at Rahul Gandhi for deciding to contest Wayanad seat in Kerala, claiming that the Congress chief is feeling "uncomfortable, insecured and helpless in Amethi", his Lok Sabha constituency for three terms in a row. Rae Bareli, the constituency of Sonia Gandhi, and Amethi are considered as his family's pocket borough,...
 After announcing candidature of senior leader Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, which the Congress has not won since 1989, the party is mulling fielding prominent leaders from other seats like Vidisha and Indore, where it has not tasted success for last 15 years or more. Bhopal is considered a tough seat for the Congress along with Indore, Vidisha, Bhind and Damoh...
The Andhra Pradesh High Court Friday refused to stall the Election Commission of India's order, transferring two IPS officers, including the Director General of Intelligence and a non-cadre officer in the state government, and keeping them away from election duties. The Chandrababu Naidu government was keen on retaining the controversial DG, Intelligence, A B Venkateswara Rao, whom the opposition YSR...
Nepal's PM calls for foreign investment seeks major economy boost in next 5 years
Nepal's Prime Minister K P Oli on Friday urged foreign investors, including from India and China, to invest in the Himalayan nation, saying it required around USD 88 billion business in the next five years to graduate from the category of Least Developed Countries to the Lower Middle Income country. Inaugurating the two-day Nepal Investment Summit, 2019 here, Oli said...

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