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16 January, 2018 12:19 PM After poll setback, Cong to focus on urban voters in Gujarat

Congress’s Gujarat in-charge Ashok Gehlot today said the party would focus more on urban areas, following its dismal performance in major cities in the state Assembly elections last month. Talking to reporters here, Mr. Gehlot said the results in urban constituencies were unexpected, as the popular mood seemed to be in the Congress’s favour. “Poll results 25

15 January, 2018 7:02 PM Tributes pour in for the man who spoke his mind

People from all walks of life pay last respects to Gnani The roads leading to Alagirisamy Salai in K.K. Nagar were crowded throughout the day as people from different walks of life made a beeline to writer’s Gnani’s house to pay their last respects. On hearing the news of his death, members of the film fraternity, political leaders, members of theatre 6

15 January, 2018 11:56 AM Former Egyptian lawmaker pulls out of presidential race

A former Egyptian lawmaker says he has decided not to run in the presidential election in March, saying the political “climate” isn’t conducive to campaigning. Mohammed Anwar Sadat, nephew of Egypt’s late leader Anwar Sadat, told reporters on Monday that his decision was partially taken to protect his campaign workers from intimidation or arrest by authorities 37

14 January, 2018 7:36 AM Iraq PM to lead diverse coalition in May election

Iraq’s Prime Minister says he will lead a “cross-sectarian” list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build on last year’s victory against the Islamic State group. In a statement issued late Saturday, Haider al-Abadi says his Victory Alliance will “boost the country’s integrity and national sovereignty, correct mistakes and achieve justice 35

13 January, 2018 1:25 PM Rahul Gandhi to launch 1st leg of Karnataka poll campaign on February 10

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will launch the first leg of his party's poll campaign in Karnataka on February 10, the state unit chief of the party, G Parameshwara, said here today. The Karnataka polls are expected to be held in March- April. The dates for polling to the 225-member state Assembly are yet to be announced by the Election Commission (EC). Parameshwara 47

12 January, 2018 5:46 PM Hassan terms JD(U) move opportunistic

Says party decision just a temporary annoyance for UDF Addressing a press meet on Friday, Mr. Hassan said the JD(U) failed to reciprocate the ‘political decency shown by the United Democratic Front.’ The JD(U) had left the LDF ahead of the 2009 Lok Sabha election alleging that the LDF had insulted it by denying the Kozhikode seat. “The UDF not only gave refuge 31

11 January, 2018 8:52 AM Samajwadi Party to go alone in UP in 2019 general elections, may contest on Amethi-Raebareli seats

NEW DELHI: After facing a crushing defeat in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections last year and in recently concluded civic polls, the Samajwadi Party (SP) has begun preparing to regain lost ground ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha election in 2019. The party has decided to focus entirely on the general elections and has started to chalk out their future 41

10 January, 2018 7:32 PM T.N. electorate down by five lakh voters in a year

Women continue to outnumber men by over 5.82 lakh The size of the electorate in Tamil Nadu fell by over five lakh voters during the past year and it stands at 5.86 crore at present, as per the special summary revision of electoral rolls released on Wednesday. However, women continue to outnumber men by over 5.82 lakh. Though the electorate went up from 5.92 crore 29

10 January, 2018 7:58 AM BJP, Congress Candidates File Nominations For Ajmer Lok Sabha By-Election

By-election in Ajmer and Alwar Lok Sabha and Mandalgarh Assembly constituencies will be held on January 29. Jaipur: BJP candidate Ramswaroop Lamba and Congress candidate Raghu Sharma today filed their nomination papers for the by-election to the Ajmer Lok Sabha constituency. The candidates were accompanied by senior leaders of their respective parties 22

8 January, 2018 3:21 PM RJD, Cong. discuss poll strategy

Unfazed by the fact that his father and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief, Lalu Prasad, is in jail after being convicted in a fodder scam case, Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Tejashwi Yadav on Monday met Kaukab Quadri, president of the State unit of the Congress, the RJD’s alliance partner, to chalk out the future political strategy. Mr. Quadri drove to 10 Circular 23