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  • Assembly Elections 2016: Will BJP make a mark in Assam?

    Assembly Elections 2016: Will BJP make a mark in Assam?  

    The electoral fate of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, his challenger from BJP Sarbananda Sonowal and other candidates will be known in a few hours.

    19 May 2016, 8.24 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Assembly Elections 2016: What are at stakes in Tamil Nadu?

    Assembly Elections 2016: What are at stakes in Tamil Nadu?  

    A win for DMK will help the Congress remain relevant in state politics. The 92-year-old five-time chief minister M Karunanidhi may once again become the chief minister delegating all his powers to MK Stalin.

    19 May 2016, 8.23 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Assembly Elections: D-Day for Assam, WB, TN, Kerala, Puducherry

    Assembly Elections: D-Day for Assam, WB, TN, Kerala, Puducherry   

    According to various exit polls, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala appeared to have voted for change. BJP is likely to form its first government in the northeastern state dislodging Congress-led alliance which may also lose Kerala. DMK...

    19 May 2016, 7.31 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Cong targets Modi on KG basin issue; seeks probe by SC judge

    Cong targets Modi on KG basin issue; seeks probe by SC judge  

    "(The) Prime Minister has misled the nation. There are two types of politicians. One, who speaks lie for personal gain and (the) other, in whose blood lies are inherent, (in) whose DNA it is inherent to speak lies. Prime Minister ...

    19 May 2016, 7.28 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Congress slams BJP over Swamy attack on RBI Guv

    Congress slams BJP over Swamy attack on RBI Guv  

    The Congress on May 18 came down hard on the BJP over Subramanian Swamy's "unprecedented" attack on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence showed "obvious complicity"

    18 May 2016, 8.56 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Assembly polls: Mamata most discussed politician on Facebook

    Assembly polls: Mamata most discussed politician on Facebook  

    During Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry, BJP was the most discussed political party while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee the most talked about political leader on Facebook

    18 May 2016, 5.08 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Assembly polls: Stage set for counting on Thursday

    Assembly polls: Stage set for counting on Thursday  

    According to Election Commission guidelines, half-an-hour after the postal ballots are counted, the process of counting votes from the EVMs begins.

    18 May 2016, 11.34 am  |  Source: PTI

  • UP in focus of Modi, Shah events for NDA govt`s 2nd anniversary

    UP in focus of Modi, Shah events for NDA govt's 2nd anniversary  

    The state, which the party had swept in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, is crucial to its electoral fortunes and it is investing a lot of political resources there to return to power in the Assembly polls scheduled for early 2017.

    18 May 2016, 8.13 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • Delhi people fed-up with `Modi-Kejriwal bickering`: Ajay Maken

    Delhi people fed-up with 'Modi-Kejriwal bickering': Ajay Maken  

    The Congress rebel Rajender Singh Tanwar who won in Bhati ward was also present on the occasion. Maken said Tanwar has joined the party.

    18 May 2016, 7.24 am  |  Source: PTI

  • `PM Modi trying to drag Nehru-Gandhi family in chopper deal`

    'PM Modi trying to drag Nehru-Gandhi family in chopper deal'  

    AgustaWestland was blacklisted. A CBI probe was ordered. A case has been filed. Whatever has to be done, the UPA government did its job.

    18 May 2016, 7.24 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Whatever exit polls say, CPI(M)-Cong alliance to win : Mishra

    Whatever exit polls say, CPI(M)-Cong alliance to win : Mishra  

    "What the people are thinking that can neither come up nor can be projected in those surveys (exit poll). I would request you all to wait for a while as the people will give their verdict on May 19 against this autocratic governme...

    18 May 2016, 7.24 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Anandiben refutes reports of her exit as Gujarat CM

    Anandiben refutes reports of her exit as Gujarat CM  

    Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on May 17 refuted media reports which suggested that BJP is mulling to remove her and bring in another party leader at the helm of affairs in the state

    17 May 2016, 6.44 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • TN final tally 74.26%, more women vote than men

    TN final tally 74.26%, more women vote than men  

    Tamil Nadu recorded an overall voter turnout of 74.26 percent in elections held for 232 assembly constituencies on May 16 with more women voting than men.

    17 May 2016, 4.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Subramanian Swamy writes to PM, seeks Rajan`s resignation

    Subramanian Swamy writes to PM, seeks Rajan's resignation   

    The harshly worded letter allegedly says (Rajan) is acting more as a disrupter of the Indian economy than the person who wants the Indian economy to improve.

    17 May 2016, 12.09 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Exit Polls: Mamata to win WB, DMK to upset Jaya,BJP to win Assam

    Exit Polls: Mamata to win WB, DMK to upset Jaya,BJP to win Assam   

    In Tamil Nadu, most exit polls have predicted that the DMK-Congress alliance, except C-Voter which predicts Jayalalithaa will buck poll history and come back to power for a second consecutive term.

    17 May 2016, 8.15 am  |  Source: NEWS18.com

  • BJP unlikely to open account in Kerala: Shashi Tharoor

    BJP unlikely to open account in Kerala: Shashi Tharoor  

    The BJP, which has so far failed to send a member to the state assembly or Parliament from Kerala, had tied up with BDJS (Bharat Dharma Jana Sena), a party floated by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, an outfit of the backwar...

    17 May 2016, 7.28 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Clean sweep expected for Didi in WB; BJP likely to win in Assam

    Clean sweep expected for Didi in WB; BJP likely to win in Assam   

    Business Standard’s Aditi Phadnis feels the major challenge for BJP in Assam will be uniting both majority and minority in administration and creating conditions where no one feels left out.

    16 May 2016, 9.51 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Rs 178 crore seized by EC teams at the end of assembly polls

    Rs 178 crore seized by EC teams at the end of assembly polls  

    Tamil Nadu topped the tally of total seizure of cash where a latest Election Commission data said the figure went upto Rs 112.89 crore even as election expenditure monitoring teams released Rs 46.80 crore as it was found that the ...

    16 May 2016, 9.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • BJP unseats Cong in Assam, LDF in Kerala; Mamata retains WB

    BJP unseats Cong in Assam, LDF in Kerala; Mamata retains WB   

    Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have voted for change giving BJP its first government in the northeastern state dislodging Congress which also lost Kerala while DMK was set to regain power trouncing AIADMK, according to various e...

    16 May 2016, 8.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • UP Assembly bypolls see over 49% turnout

    UP Assembly bypolls see over 49% turnout  

    An average of over 49 percent votes were cast on May 16 at recent bye-elections to Jangipur and Bilari assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, with no reports of untoward incidents

    16 May 2016, 7.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • EC requested to extend time to vote in rain hit areas: CEC

    EC requested to extend time to vote in rain hit areas: CEC  

    Though parties have requested that time be extended in 14 districts, it was found after consultations that rainfall was heavy only in Delta districts, besides the five other regions, including Sivaganga, he added.

    16 May 2016, 3.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Kerala records 43.88% polling till 1 PM

    Kerala records 43.88% polling till 1 PM  

    Thiruvananthapuram saw the lowest of 36.14 percent in the first six hours after the polling began at 7 AM, election officials said.

    16 May 2016, 2.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Confident of DMK-Cong alliance victory: Chidambaram

    Confident of DMK-Cong alliance victory: Chidambaram  

    "The alliance of DMK, Congress and others will for sure get a good majority. A regime change will happen. I am totally confident that a DMK government will be formed," he told reporters here after casting his vote.

    16 May 2016, 12.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Over 30% polling till 11:30 am in Puducherry

    Over 30% polling till 11:30 am in Puducherry  

    Voters turned up in large numbers at the booths despite rains in urban and rural areas.

    16 May 2016, 12.42 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • PM`s Somalia remark will impact BJP`s prospects in Kerala:Antony

    PM's Somalia remark will impact BJP's prospects in Kerala:Antony  

    "Modi had compared Kerala to Somalia, which is infamous for starvation deaths and sea pirates. The pride of Keralites has been hurt," Antony told reporters after exercising his franchise at a booth here.

    16 May 2016, 9.50 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Over 18% cast turnout in first two hours in Tamil Nadu

    Over 18% cast turnout in first two hours in Tamil Nadu  

    Election Commission had deferred polling in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur following allegations of bribing of voters.

    16 May 2016, 9.50 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Two years on, Modi struggles to realize India’s dreams

    Two years on, Modi struggles to realize India’s dreams  

    The energetic leader of the nationalist Bharatiya Janata party seemed to usher in a radical change from the sclerotic Congress government he had deposed, promising jobs for the young, toilets for the poor and economic reforms for ...

    16 May 2016, 8.14 am  |  Source: CNBC

  • Centre needs to take steps to fulfill agenda of alliance: J&K CM

    Centre needs to take steps to fulfill agenda of alliance: J&K CM  

    The Chief Minister made these observations while addressing gatherings at Rajouri district of Jammu after laying the foundation stone new medical colleges in the state.

    16 May 2016, 7.30 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Sonia-Manmohan govt made new corruption records: Amit Shah

    Sonia-Manmohan govt made new corruption records: Amit Shah  

    The BJP chief, who campaigned extensively in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, said, "the elections in five states have finished. None of these are BJP states. I have been back from election campaigns and I ca...

    16 May 2016, 7.30 am  |  Source: PTI

  • Polling for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry assembly begins

    Polling for Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry assembly begins  

    Though Tamil Nadu has 234 assembly seats across 32 districts, polling is being held only for 232 as the Election Commission has postponed it for May 23 in Aravakurichi and Thanjavur segments following complaints of voters being br...

    16 May 2016, 7.30 am  |  Source: PTI

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