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22 October, 2018 4:02 PM Congress Fields Vajpayee's Niece To Take On Raman Singh In Chhattisgarh

The Congress has fielded former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece Karuna Shukla in the Rajnandgaon assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh against Chief Minister Raman Singh. In the second list released by the Congress for the first phase of the Chhattisgarh assembly election, the party declared its candidates for the remaining six constituencies 24

22 October, 2018 7:10 AM Amit Shah turns 54, PM Modi, Chief Ministers, BJP leaders greet him on his birthday

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president turned 54 on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leaders and several chief ministers joined the queue to wish him on his birthday. Applauding Shah for his hard work, PM Modi called his leadership an asset for the party. "Greetings to @BJP4India President Shri @AmitShah on his birthday. Under Amit Bhai's 42

21 October, 2018 5:37 PM Before BJP, Madhya Pradesh Was In Miserable Condition: Shivraj Chouhan

With political tug of war pacing up in Madhya Pradesh ahead of assembly elections, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday took a pot shot at the Congress party and said that when the BJP formed the government in 2003, condition of the state was "miserable". "In 2003 when we formed government, the condition of Madhya Pradesh was miserable. Congress 49

21 October, 2018 10:12 AM Maldives Top Court Upholds President Abdulla Yameen's Vote Defeat

A Supreme Court bench unanimously ruled that Abdulla Yameen had failed to prove his claim that the September 23 vote won by opposition candidate was rigged. The Maldives top court Sunday rejected a petition by President Abdulla Yameen to annul last month's election results and call a fresh poll, upholding his defeat. The five-judge Supreme Court bench 41

20 October, 2018 2:03 PM J&K municipal elections: Nine votes polled, BJP candidate wins by seven in Shankarpora

Mir was so confident that he had announced his victory at the Shankarpora polling station as soon as the voting concluded.  SRINAGAR: BJP candidate Bashir Ahmad Mir from Shankarpora was on Saturday elected as a corporator of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) by a slender margin of seven votes. Interestingly, only nine votes were polled in Shankarpora 50

20 October, 2018 1:38 PM Rahul Gandhi Meets Maharashtra Congress Leaders At Nanded Airport

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi today met Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan at Nanded airport, over 550 kilometres from Mumbai, and discussed the prevailing political situation in the state. Rahul Gandhi arrived in Nanded from Delhi today noon and took a chopper to Bhainsa town in Nirmal district in Telangana to address 29

20 October, 2018 9:35 AM BJP Sweeps Urban Local Body Elections In 4 South Kashmir Districts

The BJP emerged victorious in the urban local body elections in four districts of south Kashmir today, winning 53 of the 132 wards, where voting was held in four phases earlier this month, election officials said. The unprecedented victory for the BJP has given it control of at least four of the 20 civic bodies in the four districts of Anantnag, Kulgam 49

19 October, 2018 1:26 PM Ajit Jogi Not To Contest Chhattisgarh Polls, Instead Focus On Campaigning

Ajit Jogi had earlier announced that he will stand against Chief Minister Raman Singh from Rajanandgaon. Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi will not contest the next month's Assembly elections in the state and instead focus on campaigning, his party said today. Mr Jogi is the chief ministerial candidate of the 'grand alliance' between his Janata 44

18 October, 2018 4:14 PM Three Months After He Joined BJP, Mahendrasinh Vaghela Quits

Mahendrasinh Vaghela, who represented Bayad seat in north Gujarat as a Congress MLA, had quit the opposition party last year ahead of the Assembly elections and joined the BJP. Barely three months after he joined the BJP, Mahendrasinh Vaghela, son of former Gujarat Congress strongman Shankersinh Vaghela, resigned from the ruling party on Thursday 54

18 October, 2018 2:50 PM Recommending religion tag for Lingayats a blunder: DK Shivakumar

In an embarrassment for the Congress, senior leader and Karnataka water resource minister D K Shivakumar has conceded that his party committed a "major blunder" by recommending religious minority status for the Lingayat community in the run-up to the May 12 assembly polls. Seeking pardon from people, he said politics in the name of religion was unacceptable 42