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19 October, 2017 6:58 AM Virbhadra Singh's Nomination as Campaign In-charge has Taken BJP Back to the Drawing Board in Himachal

New Delhi: Congress giving a virtual free hand to Virbhadra Singh has forced BJP to go back to the drawing board to fine-tune its strategy for the upcoming assembly polls in Himanchal Pradesh. The party may now have to bank heavily on the Thakur vote and former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to take on the ruling Congress in this poll bound state 28

18 October, 2017 12:14 PM BJP axes tickets of 4 sitting MLAs, fields 12 new faces in Himachal

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has axed the tickets of four sitting MLAs and has fielded a dozen new faces in 68 Assembly segments in Himachal Pradesh for ensuing polls. The party has dropped MLAs Govind Ram (Arki), BK Chauhan (Chamba), Anil Dhiman (Bhoranj) and former Deputy Speaker, Rikhi Ram Kaundal (Jhanduta) and has fielded three candidates, who have switched 25

17 October, 2017 4:47 PM Himachal CM to lead poll campaign

Cong. makes an about-turn, replaces Sukhvinder Sukhu with Virbhadra Singh On Tuesday, the Congress cancelled a ‘special press conference’ at the party headquarters here without giving a reason. Apart from signalling the party’s preparedness to take on the BJP in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, it was also meant to bring together Chief Minister Virbhadra 26

17 October, 2017 1:53 PM PM in Gandhinagar: Cong lied to India, insulted Gujaratis, stalled projects

Congress' online campaign 'Vikas' gone crazy; Modi dared Congress to fight Gujarat polls on development plank Addressing the BJP workers at Gaurav Mahasammelan in Gandhinagar in poll-bound Gujarat, the Prime Minister said that the Congress party never focused on service and involved in dynastic politics. "I had hoped that this time they would take the BJP's 27

17 October, 2017 1:31 PM The Daily 202: Hawks worry about the lack of American resolve to confront North Korea

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric toward North Korea is making it harder to marshal domestic support for potential United States intervention. This is a widespread concern among fellows at the Hoover Institution, a right-leaning think tank on the campus of Stanford University. Trump has tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 12

17 October, 2017 10:43 AM Congress, Samajwadi Party May Not Be In Alliance for UP Civic Bodies' Polls

Lucknow: The electoral alliance between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party might fall apart in Uttar Pradesh with both the parties likely to go it alone in the upcoming urban local bodies' polls in the state. The two parties had come together ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections earlier this year. "The pre-poll electoral tie-up was for 2017 UP Assembly 26

17 October, 2017 3:31 AM PM Modi Excoriates Nehru-Gandhi Family, Says 'Gujarat An Eyesore' For Them

Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today excoriated the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family, accusing them of disliking Gujarat and Gujaratis who they considered an "eyesore". Invoking tall leaders from the poll-bound state like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Morarji Desai, the prime minister accused the "Congress and the family" of slighting them. He also alleged 33

16 October, 2017 6:50 PM PM Narendra Modi naming Congress on GST betrays BJP’s anxiety

Choice of language is vital to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s communication strategy. On Monday, halfway into his speech, when he switched from Hindi to his mother tongue Gujarati, it sent out a clear signal to his core constituency: The prodigy had returned. Flashback to December 20, 2012: Modi had secured BJP’s third sweep in as many elections. That evening 30

16 October, 2017 4:23 PM When Rahul Gandhi turned ‘weatherman’

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi issued a “weather report” on Monday, predicting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would “rain sops” in Gujarat during his public rally in the poll-bound State. “Weather report: Ahead of elections, it will rain sops in Gujarat,” he said on his Twitter handle, using the phrase “jumlon ki barish (rain sops)” in his Hindi 22

16 October, 2017 4:12 PM You're an Equal Partner in GST Decision, So Stop Lying, PM Narendra Modi Tells Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a mega rally in Gujarat's Gandhinagar district. The PM attacked the Gandhis for running a dynasty in the veneer of a party. Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress and the Nehru-Gandhi family, accusing them of disliking Gujarat and Gujaratis and of lying 49