Pro-Trinamool men at Bengal CEO's office, BJP alleges(23:58) Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Questioning the content of the show-cause notice sent by the Election Commission to Union Minister Babul Supriyo on a campaign song, the BJP on Wednesday alleged pro-Trinamool Congress officers were deployed in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal.
LF contesting two Bengal LS seats held by Congress(23:30) Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Left Front on Wednesday announced its candidates for two of the four Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal it had so far left for the Congress, as chances of a seat adjustment between the two parties receded further.
EC sends show cause notice to two Trinamool leaders(23:26) Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) The Election Commission on Wednesday slapped showcause notices on Trinamool Congress leaders Jitendra Kumar Tiwari and Anubrata Mondal, following the BJP's complaint against the duo and two state ministers from the ruling party for violation of the model code of conduct.
Rs. 34.90 lakh seized in poll-bound Arunachal Pradesh(23:14) Guwahati, March 20 (IANS) Central agencies monitoring the election process in northeastern states have seized an amount of Rs 34.90 lakh in Arunachal Pradesh's Changlang district, officials said on Wednesday.
Mayawati not to fight LS poll but open to role at Centre(22:40) New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest Lok Sabha elections so as to be able to campaign effectively across the country but also indicated that her decision did not mean she was ruling herself out of the post-poll Prime Ministerial sweepstakes.
Modi harps on 'Mai Bhi Chowkidar, flays Rahul (Lead)(22:38) New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) In a veiled attack on opposition parties for raising questions over the Indian Air Force's (IAF) targeted strike against terrorists in Balakot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday the attack took place in Pakistan but the trouble was felt in India by the "tukde-tukde gang."
Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP (2nd Lead)(22:32) Varanasi/Chandauli/Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.
KCR's son appears set to be his successor (Dangal 2019)(22:10) By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) With Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao eyeing a key role in national politics in the post-poll scenario, his son K. T. Rama Rao appears set to take over the mantle.
Social media sites to axe content in 3 hours (Lead)(21:42) New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days.
Will not allow RSS to run the country, says Rahul(20:34) Agartala, March 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the RSS would not be allowed to run the country and it is the people of the country, particularly the northeast region, would govern their land and nation.
2019 polls most crucial since Independence: Yechury(19:32) New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India is facing the "most crucial" elections after Independence where the criterion for deciding whom to vote for will not be the government's mere performance, but the fact that our secular democracy is in peril and has to be saved, said CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury.
It's right time to release Modi biopic: Omung Kumar(19:06) By Natalia Ningthoujam New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The makers of "PM Narendra Modi" received a lot of flak for planning to release the movie on April 12, a day after the first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha elections. But the date was changed to April 5.
Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP (Lead)(19:02) By Anand Singh Chandauli/Varanasi/Mirzapur, March 20 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee.
'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan defamed watchmen: Modi(18:41) New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his "Chowkidar Chor Hai" (watchman is the thief) jibe, saying some people in the last few months have run a disinformation campaign against "chowkidars" (watchmen) for their "vested interests".
Only Modi can ensure national security: Palaniswami(18:04) Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday reiterated national security is important for a democratic country like India and only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the capability to ensure this.
Congress leaves 5 seats for Left Front in Bengal(17:48) Kolkata, March 20 (IANS) Amid the ongoing impasse over sharing of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday decided to leave five seats for the Left Front, but said it would field candidates in the two seats won by the Left parties in the last general elections in 2014.
Doctors, lawyers, businessmen in MNM's first LS list(17:32) Chennai, March 20 (IANS) Doctors, advocates, a former IPS officer, a retired district judge, and businessmen figure among the candidates fielded by Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) from Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Many political biopics to hit screen ahead of polls(16:50) New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) From Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic to a film on Congress President Rahul Gandhi's life and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's mysterious death, filmmakers are trying to look through the political prism for their celluloid projects.
No deadlock in Mahagathbandhan over seats: Tejashwi(16:16) Patna, March 20 (IANS) RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has denied reports of a deadlock over seats in the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) in Bihar, saying it has been finalised and will be announced after the Holi.
BJP may deny tickets to sitting MPs in Jharkhand(15:42) Ranchi, March 20 (IANS) With winnability being emphasised as the main criterion in deciding candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, Jharkhand's ruling BJP may deny tickets to some of its sitting MPs.
Exodus continues from BJD as MP, MLA resign(15:40) Bhubaneswar, March 20 (IANS) The exodus from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha continued with Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh and Daspalla MLA Purna Chandra Nayak resigning from the party on Wednesday.