Sonia meets PM; discusses DMK issue

Congress President Sonia Gandhi late tonight held discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of DMK deciding not to join the government and provide outside support.More

Home » Nation Miffed Karuna says DMK to stay out of UPA govt for now

The DMK, a key pre-poll ally of the Congress, will stay out of the new government at least for now, providing outside support following a deadlock in negotiations with Congress over portfolios. More

India’s Congress party heads for surprise election victory

India’s ruling Congress party looked set to take an unexpectedly decisive general election victory as the 400 million-plus votes cast during the month-long election were counted this morning. The party defied exit polls and analysts’ predictions, which had indicated a much closer result. With more than 70% of the vote counted the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was set to...

Celebrations begin in Congress, gloom in BJP

With trends indicating a big victory for the Congress, hundreds of supporters thronged the party headquarters at Akbar Road and the nearby residence of president Sonia Gandhi, many breaking out into a celebratory jig to the bursting of firecrackers.More

Exit polls, survey give Congress, allies a slender edge

The Congress-led alliance held a slight edge over the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies across three exit polls/survey telecast by television news networks, while the Third Front crosses the three-figure mark in the 543-member Lok Sabha.More

Upto 15% voting in Punjab, Chandigarh till 10:00 hrs

Between 10-15 percent voting was recorded in the nine parliamentary constituencies of Punjab and the lone seat in Chandigarh in the first three hours (till 10:00 hrs) of polling Wednesday.More

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 He has been replaced by AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi, who had been holding the charge earlier, party sources said on Saturday.More

Statewise Schedule

STATES / UTs Seats Polling Dates Andhra Pradesh 42 Apr16, 23 Arunachal Pradesh 2 Apr16 Assam 14 Apr16, 23 Bihar 40 Apr16, 23, 30 / May 7 Chhattisgarh 11 Apr16 Goa 2 Apr 23 Gujarat 26 Apr 30 Haryana 10 May 7 Himachal Pradesh 4 May 13 Jammu & Kashmir 6 Apr 16, 23, 30 / May 7, 13 Jharkhand 14 Apr 16, 23 Karnataka 28 Apr 23, 30 Kerala 20 Apr...

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.