India Votes in Fourth Phase of General Elections

Thursday’s fourth round of India’s staggered general election saw millions of people cast votes in seven states and in the federally-administered capital, New Delhi. Polling to choose a new parliament will be completed next week. after one more round of voting, and results will be counted on May 16.  

Rahul says Manmohan Singh is pride of Punjab and the country

Amritsar, May 11 (PTI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today shared the stage for the first time with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a poll rally here, describing him as the “pride of Punjab and the country” who had taken India forward in all spheres. “Manmohan Singh is pride of Punjab and India,” Rahul, who is on his third visit to the state during the current Lok Sabha elections,...

Veerappa Moily removed as AICC media head

M Veerappa Moily, who launched a surprise attack on JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar, has been abruptly removed as chairman of the Congress media department. He has been replaced by AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who had been holding the charge earlier, party sources said on Saturday.More

Amar Singh’s ultimatum to Mulayam

The rift between the two top Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders, Amar Singh and Mulayam Singh, over Azam Khan seems to be widening. Amar singh has now threatened to resign saying Mulayam must take action by the last phase of polls on May 13. The SP leader has also accused Mulayam of being partial towards Azam Khan, once a prominent Muslim face of the SP. Amar and Azam fell apart over the former’s joining...

Mamata supports Manmohan Singh as PM

Trinamool Congress, that has stitched up an alliance with Congress, today extended support to Manmohan Singh as the next prime minister and hoped West Bengal would get special attention from him. “Congress has projected Manmohan Singh as the prime minister. We will support him. We are making an advance appeal to him for giving special attention to West Bengal’s development,” Trinamool...

From the editor: Why to vote?

India is world’s largest democracy, which means that the citizens run the government. Since we all can’t make the rules, we elect representatives – ie. Parliamentarians— who make the laws and govern our country based on the beliefs of the people. These elected officials help pass laws that reflect the interests of their constituents — the people who live within the areas they represent.
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