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Sabarimala will be BJP’s Poll Plank in Kerala

Trivandrum: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday (28th March)  made it clear that the Sabarimala issue will be one of its Lok Sabha election campaigns. Party state president P.S. Sreedharan Pillai...

56% of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Funds Spent on Publicity

Delhi: Revisiting the pet projects launched by the Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2019 general election might not a good choice for bhakts. One of the much-celebrated schemes initiated by the Modi government in...

“Failed Prime Minister Needs to be Shown the Door,” says Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre terming them as a failure on delivering the promises...

When Election Frenzy Entered an IPL Match, Video goes Viral

Rajasthan: Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals by 14 runs during their inaugural IPL encounter in Jaipur. The match will but be discussed for the "Chowkidar Chor Hai" chant from the gallery. The video of the chant...

Suspense Ends, Thushar Vellappally Will Contest From Thrissur

Alleppey: Thushar Vellappally, the state president of BDJS (Bharath Dharma Jana Sena), will start his electoral debut as NDA's candidate from Thrissur. It was in the press meet summoned on Wednesday at Alleppey, Thushar put...

Tamil Nadu is Witnessing Anti- Modi Wave says Udayanidhi Stalin

Pollachi: Udayanidhi Stalin, son of MK Stalin, on Tuesday(26th March), said that Tamil Nadu is witnessing an “anti-Modi wave.” instead, he claimed the state is going through a “Pro-Stalin” wave. He was addressing the campaign...

What is 55 percent Indians Scared to Post About in Internet?

Delhi: “They are going to kill you.” “Talk about cricket. Talk about sneakers.” “You cannot talk about Narendra Modi. You cannot talk about Priyanka Gandhi.” These are the advice given by well-wishing Indian community to...

BDJS Announces Three More Candidates in Kerala

Alleppey: The Barath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS), an ally of NDA in Kerala, announced its three candidates out of the five seats given, at Cherthala. Meanwhile, they are yet to declare candidates in Wayanad and...

Kashmir prone to digital repression; reveals study

Srinagar: The frequent internet shutdowns turned Kashmir a ‘digitally repressed’ region, says a recent international study. The study at the Stanford University, named as ‘Of Blackouts and Bandhs: The Strategy and Structure of Disconnected Protest...

Kitne Admi The? Hema Malini Forgets

New Delhi: Hema Malini, during an interaction with the media after being fielded again by BJP as their candidate from the holy town of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, said that she could not recall any...

Veteran Actor Jayaprada Joins BJP, Will Contest from Rampur

Delhi: Actor-turned-politician and former MP Jaya Prada joined BJP, just two weeks before Lok Sabha polls. She was welcomed into the party by BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni.Jayaprada was...

Will the Poor Benefit from the NYAY Scheme?

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Monday, announced that the party would guarantee an income of 72,000 for 50 million of India's poorest families. Introducing his party’s campaign promise worth 3.6 lakh crore of...

Take My Money, Save Jet Airways Tweets Vijay Mallya

New Delhi: Condemning the decision of Modi government to pump Rs. 1500 crore to save Jet airways, Vijay Mallya attacked the government for not doing anything for him and his now defunct Kingfisher airways. He...

Congress might back stab, JD(S) won’t says HD Kumaraswamy

Banglore: Pointing towards a possible rift between Congress and JD(S), Karnataka Chief Minister, H.D Kumaraswamy alleged that a few leaders from Congress are creating hurdles for JD(S) candidates. Congress and JD(S) are in an alliance...

VCK Chief Thol.Thirumavalavan to Contest from Chidambaram

Chidambaram: Dalit leader and founder of Viduthali Chiruthai Katchi (VCK) Dr.Thol.Thirumavalavan will contest from Chidambaram constituency. The former member of Parliament has formed an alliance with DMK in Tamil Nadu. The DMK led Madhacharbatra Murpokku...

General Elections 2019: Kanhaiya Kumar to Debut from Begusarai

Begusarai: The Communist Party of India (CPI) formally announced that student leader and former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar will be contesting from Begusarai constituency in Bihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Kanhaiya's candidature was...

Congress v/s NR Congress, in Puducherry LC Polls.

Puducherry: The upcoming LC polls in the union territory of Puducherry will be an extension of the situations in Tamil Nadu. With the AIADMK having allotted the Lok Sabha seat to the AINRC and DMK...

Congress Releases Candidate List for Tamil Nadu, Karti Chidambaram to Contest from Sivaganga

Chennai:Indian National Congress, who had been given 10 seats in the DMK led alliance announced its candidates' list for Tamil Nadu. The Congress list that features  Karthi Chidambaram has turned out to be quite...

General Elections 2019: Kamal Haasan not to Contest, Releases Manifesto

Chennai: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) released the list of candidates who would be contesting Lok Sabha polls. Surprisingly, the president of MNM, actor-turned-politician, Kamal Haasan won't be seen contesting any seats on the upcoming Lok...

General Elections 2019: CPM to Contest from Madurai in Tamil Nadu

Madurai: After a long gap of 15 years, Communist Party of India (Marxist) will be seen contesting from Madurai constituency. Contesting for CPM is the renowned writer Su Venkatesan, who has been working with CPM...

General Elections 2019: AIADMK Alliance Releases List of Candidates

Chennai: AIADMK and its alliance partners have announced the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha polls 2019. The party had formed a pre-poll alliance with BJP, PMK and DMDK.Ironically, AIADMK which had for long...

General Elections 2019: AMMK Finalises Candidates List, Releases Manifesto

Chennai: AMMK, Ammaa Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam led by TTV Dhinakaran finalised the list of 38 candidates who will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections. AMMK has allotted one seat to its ally Social Democratic Party...

General Elections 2019: DMK Announces Candidates List

Chennai: DMK announced the list of candidates who would be contesting to 20 of their Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu. The list includes 13 new faces and 2 women. The list also initiated conversations...

General Elections 2019: BJP to Field K Surendran from Pathanamthitta

Thiruvananthapuram:Ending the suspense over Pathanamthitta seat, BJP on Saturday announced the candidature of K. Surendran from the constituency. An active participant during the Sabarimala protests against the entry of women to the shrine, K....

General Elections 2019: Kerala to Go Green

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala would witness an eco-friendly election as the green protocol has been enforced banning the use of non-bio degradable materials for the election campaign. The green protocol has instructed the political parties to use...

BJP’s Website Restored; Company Accuses BJP of Stealing Template

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) official website came out of its "maintenance" mode with just one static page, on Friday. But, an Andhra Pradesh based technology start-up company has accused the party of...

BJP to Take Over Wayanad Seat from BDJS if Rahul Contests

Trivandrum: While Congress plans to field party president Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad, BJP state unit is likely to have another dispute with its ally, Bharath Dharma Jana Sena (BDJS). BJP may take the Wayanad seat...

Goa and the History of Political Uncertainties

Goa:The slim majority of votes garnered by the BJP in the floor test favouring the state assembly leaves the government on a shaky terrain. But such political uncertainty is nothing but a long standing...

DGP Jacob Thomas to Contest in Chalakkudy

Trivandrum: Senior IPS officer of the state and former Vigilance and Anti-Corruption wing director DGP Jacob Thomas will contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Chalakudy constituency in Thrissur. Jacob Thomas, who is under...

Suspense on BJP’s Pathanamthitta Candidate in Kerala

Trivandrum: Even after both LDF and UDF declared their final candidates' list days back, BJP is still stuck over its Pathanamthitta candidate. Party's state unit has no clarity regarding the issue. State leaders, along with...

Dalit and Muslim Voters Missing in Large Numbers in Voters list in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Almost 17 lakhs of Dalit and 10 lakhs of Muslim voters are not included in the voters' list prepared by Election Commission in Maharashtra, a survey conducted by the Missing Voter App reveals. Janata...

Rahul Gandhi Likely to Contest from Wayanad Says KPCC

Trivandrum: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to contest from Wayanad parliamentary seat.  While talking to reporters in Pathanamthitta, former state CM and AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy said the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC)...

Political Parties in Kashmir Condemn the Ban of JKLF

Srinagar: Concerns of shrinking space for a dialogue between India and Kashmir loom large on air after Centre banned separatist leader Muhammad Yasin Malik led Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Friday (March 22),...

Amit Shah to Replace L K Advani from Gandhinagar Seat

Gujarat: With the candidate list announced last Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party has made it clear that veteran leader L K Advani will not be contesting in BJP tickets any more. Instead, BJP party president...

9 Sitting MLA’s to Contest Lok Sabha Polls in Kerala

Trivandrum: Nine sitting MLAs are contesting in Kerala in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. Three from UDF and six from LDF are fielded on the ground. Both the fronts have finalised their candidates' list and have already...

Prakash Ambedkar led VBA to Contest 48 Seats in Maharashtra

Maharashtra: The Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) led by Dalit leader and Dr BR Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar has announced that their alliance will be fielding candidates from all 42 seats in Maharashtra for the upcoming...

In Lakshadweep, the Battle is between Congress and NCP

Lakshadweep: Lakshadweep is the smallest parliament constituency in India. The island which has a population of 80,000, around fifty-four thousand people are officially eligible to vote. Congress had been continually winning the seat from Lakshwadweep...

Kerala: BJP Releases Candidates List , Pathanamthitta Unallotted

Trivandrum: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday evening finally announced their candidates from Kerala for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The party has announced candidates for 19 out of the 20 Lok Sabha seats...

Nationalist Congress Party MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil joins BJP

Maharashtra: In a recent setback to the Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) in Maharashtra, former party MP Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 20th March, Wednesday. He said ‘disappointment over the top leadership of...

BJP Website Hacked, Happy to Help says Congress

New Delhi: It has been over 18 days since the Bharatiya Janata Party's official website was hacked. No one has yet claimed the responsibility for the site which was hacked on Tuesday, 5th March. Expressing...

Mayawati not to contest in upcoming Lok Sabha Polls.

Uttar Pradesh: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati announced on Wednesday that she won’t be contesting from any seats for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. “I know I can win from...

BJP Vice president joins Congress in Tripura

Tripura: Subal Bhowmik, the BJP Tripura state vice president today announced his departure from the BJP to join Congress. The decision was made after his meeting with PCC president Pradyot Kishore Manikya.Mr Bhowmik said to...

Sikkim: Regional Parties Unite to Contest Lok Sabha Polls

Sikkim:Sikkim Sangram Parishad, Sikkim National Peoples Party, Sikkim Rajya Manchi and Sikkim United Front concluded the discussions on 14th March in Gangtok to contest the upcoming Legislative and Loksabha elections as Sikkim Progressive Alliance.The...

BSP to give ticket to transgender candidate from Odisha

Odisha: The Bahujan Samaj Party has taken another step forward in the gender representation debate in electoral politics by fielding a transgender candidate in Odisha. This is the first time anybody who identify themselves outside...

AAP disinterested in alliance, says party leader Gopal Rai

Delhi:While a possible alliance between Aam Aadmi Party and Congress in Delhi remains to be in a state of impasse, AAP leader Gopal Rai has announced that their party wouldn’t enter into an alliance...

Joint party workers meetings held by BJP and Shiv Sena

Maharashtra: Leaving behind the enmity of almost five years now, meetings of grass root level followers of Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena were held on March 14th Friday, in Amravati city of Vidarbha area...

BDJS to Contest 5 Seats in Kerala, likely to Field Thushar Vellappally in Thrissur

Trivandrum: Bharat Dharma Jana Sena(BDJS), an ally of BJP, is likely to contest in 5 seats under BJP banner in Kerala. As reports suggest, BDJS state President, Thushar Vellappally is likely to contest from Thrissur...

Political Deadlock in Goa after the Demise of Manohar Parrikar

Goa: The demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday due to pancreatic cancer has resulted in a political deadlock in the state. While confusions prevail over the state of government with Congress repeatedly...

General Elections 2019: CPM Fields Sitting MP’s in Tripura

Agartala: The front led by Communist Party of India (Marxist) announced the candidates for two Lok Sabha seats in Tripura. Jitendra Chowdhury will be seen contesting from Tripura East while Shankar Prasad Dutta will contest...

Congress Fields Nabam Tuki Against Kiren Rijiju in Arunachal West

Itanagar:Putting rest to all speculations, AICC announced the name of two candidates who would contest for Lok Sabha seat from Arunachal Pradesh. Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki would be seen contesting from Arunachal West...

Congress Party called off Alliance with Left-Front in West Bengal

West Bengal: The Congress party in West Bengal has decided to contest from all 42 constituencies in the state and declared that they are calling off any seat-sharing discussions with the Left Front.The decision comes...

Najeeb’s Mother has a Question for the Chowkidar

New Delhi While Twitter and other social media platforms are now flooded with solidarities, pledges and critiques for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new online campaign ‘Main bhi Chowkidar’, one response stood out amongst them...

Former JNU Student Leader Shehla Rashid Joins Newly Formed JKPM

Srinagar: Hours after former IAS officer Shah Faesal launched his own political party -Jammu and Kashmir Peoples' Movement (JKPM) - in Srinagar on Sunday, former JNU student leader and a prominent face in the student...

BSP chief Mayawati to campaign for Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri

Uttar Pradesh Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati will be campaigning for her long time rival Mulayam Singh Yadav at his home turf Mainpuri, for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The campaign will kick-start with a...

PJ Joseph Calls Out Factionalism Within Party, Will Support UDF

Idukki: After numerous speculations, PJ Joseph finally declared his support for Congress. He implied that he was denied the seat because of plotting by party leadership. Earlier there were reports suggesting that Joseph might contest...

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Dies at 63

Goa: Goa chief minister and former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar died this evening at his son's home in Panaji after a long battle with cancer. He was 63. The news of his passing away was...

Solar Case: FIR Registered Against 3 Congress MLA’s

Trivandrum: An FIR has been registered against three Congress legislators, who were likely to be nominated as Lok Sabha candidates, on a complaint of sexual misconduct, related to the solar case, on Thursday. The complaint...

Congress Releases Candidates List in Kerala,K.V Thomas Dropped

Trivandrum: After a number of controversies and deliberations, Congress released its candidates' list in Kerala. The final screening committee headed by Rahul Gandhi announced the list of candidates to 12 seats for the Lok Sabha...

PM Narendra Modi to elect from Varanasi again

Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to contest from Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh, expecting huge voter turnouts like last time. As News18 reports, A decision in this regard was taken at...

NDA Gets 564 Seats out of 543; ABP News Roasted on Social Media

Delhi: ABP news channel's Lok Sabha election predictions are now going viral on social media. On Sunday, just after the declaration of election dates, ABP channel broadcasted a poll survey on the Lok Sabha polls...

Rural Wage Growth Subsides; Non – Farm Jobs Also Hit

New Delhi: The wage growth of Indian rural workers subsides. As per the reports by Indian Express, rural wages grew 3. 8 per cent year-on-year in last December.As the report says, annual inflation in December...

Rahul Gandhi’s Visit; Election Campaigns to Get Started in Kerala

Kerala: Rahul Gandhi, the Congress president, visited Kerala to kick start the Lok Sabha Election campaigns as well as the assessment of final candidates list. LDF had already announced their candidate list and had started...

Tom Vadakkan of Congress Joins BJP

Kerala: Leaving everyone surprised, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan joins BJP, saying he was hurt when party questioned the integrity of Indian soldiers in the recent Pulwama attack. He was considered as a close associate to...

Kejriwal for Alliance with Congress in Haryana

New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Aravind Kejriwal proposed an alliance with Congress and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) in Haryana. But still, no hope for hand in hand with Congress...

Sabarimala cant be Discussed, BJP Files Complaint Against Teeka Ram Meena

Trivandrum: The continuance of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Teeka Ram Meena on the Sabarimala issue is making state BJP leaders intolerant. The CEO has made an order against raising the Sabarimala topic in election...

Kerala Congress: P J Joseph might Contest from Idukki

Trivandrum: Kerala Congress working chairman P.J. Joseph, who was denied Lok Sabha seat from Mani group, plans to contest independently from Idukki constituency. Joseph was denied candidature by the Mani faction of Kerala Congress.But, Joseph...

Women Participation in Politics Remain Low in Haryana

Haryana: Women empowerment seems to be a topic oblivious to the mainstream election discourse in Haryana. The number of women MPs contested and won from Haryana shows the lack of interest by the national and...

Results of Assembly Election; a Major Boost for Congress in Chattisgarh

Chattisgarh: Barely three months after Chhattisgarh witnessed one of the biggest election spins that marked the return of Congress to power with a stunning majority and served as a debacle to the BJP, the state...

Election Commission Directed BJP MLA Om Prakash Sharma to take down Posters Featuring Abhinandan

"Pakistan has bowed down. Our brave soldier has returned. It's a big diplomatic victory that Modiji has brought Abhinandan back in very little time," reads one of the two controversial posters featuring IAF Wing...

Bhim Army Chief Chandrasekhar Azad Arrested in Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh:Bhim Army Chief Chandrasekhar Azad was arrested on Tuesday (March 12th in Deoband's, Uttar Pradesh. He was reportedly on his way to Delhi when he was arrested by Kasimpura village police. The arrest awoke...

“BJP might become the Single Largest Party, but Modi won’t become PM”, Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar predicted on Tuesday that BJP become the single largest party in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, but even so, Narendra Modi won’t be the Prime Minister this time."I...

Mamata Banerjee Announces Candidate List in West Bengal

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced the list of candidates for Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, allocating 41% of the seats to women candidates. The party announced candidates for all 42...

Income Tax Department Officers to be Deployed in Polling Booths in Gujarat

Gujarat: The Income Tax Department officers on 13th March, Wednesday let out news that they are deploying over 400 officers in Gujarat to hinder the flow of black money and to keep watch on the...

Declare West Bengal as ‘Super Sensitive State’, BJP demands EC

West Bengal:  The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members met Election Commission officials on Wednesday, 13th March, asking them to declare West Bengal as a “super sensitive state”. They also demanded that central forces be deployed...

Congress to Boycott MLC Election in Telangana

Hyderabad: Congress on Monday, 11th March, announced that it would boycott the MLC polls accusing TRS of poaching four of its MLAs and a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator 'in a brazen manner by adopting...

Congress Leaders in Gujarat switch sides before Lok Sabha elections

Gujarat: Amid speculations that OBC Congress leader Alpesh Thakur might make leave the Congress party to join BJP, a whole lot of other representatives have chosen their sides before the Lok Sabha elections. Thakur was...

General Elections 2019: IUML Announces Candidates List

Kozhikode: Leaving no room for surprises, Indian Union Muslim League announced it’s candidate list with two sitting MP’s. P.K Kunhalikutty will be seen contesting from Malappuram constituency and E.T Muhammed Basheer from Ponnani constituency. The...

Jana Sena Announces Candidates List

Andhra Pradesh: Actor Pawan Kalyan led Jana Sena Party formally announced the name of four of its candidates who would be contesting the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Jana Sena Party has also come to a...

Tamil Nadu: DMDK confirms alliance with AIADMK

Chennai: Putting an end to all the speculations, Vijayakanth’s Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK) will be joining with AIADMK-BJP alliance. DMDK is offered four seats as per the current arrangement. The announcement was made by...

BJD to field 33 percent women candidates in upcoming Lok Sabha elections

Odisha: During the Mission Shakti convention held in Kendrapara on March 10th, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that his party Biju Janata Dal (BJD) will be allocating 33% seat share for women representatives in...