For the first time in 15 yrs, Hurriyat won’t boycott polls

For the first time in 15 years, the Hurriyat has said it will not call for a boycott of the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir with the snub it got from voters defying their call to stay away from the recent Assembly elections apparently weighing in their minds.

Polling begins in first phase of LS elections

Staggered polling began on Thursday for the first phase of elections across 15 states and two Union Territories to elect a new Lok Sabha as also legislative assemblies in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa amid tight security.

India-controlled Kashmir to vote first in Indian general elections

India-controlled Kashmir will be among the first group of Indian states and territories to vote Thursday in the first phase of the month-long Indian general elections. Heavy security has been provided to ensure the elections here in the wake of recent fightings between Indian troops and militants in the region, said an Indian police official.

Nafisa Ali is SP’s new candidate from Lucknow

With the Supreme Court denying actor Sanjay Dutt permission to contest the Lok Sabha polls, the Samajwadi Party on Sunday named former Miss India and social activist Nafisa Ali as the new party candidate from the Lucknow seat. 

Opposition ‘power hungry’: Rahul

  Rairakhol (Orissa) (PTI): Terming Opposition parties as “power hungry”, AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the Congress-led UPA was focusing on speedy development and prosperity of all sections of society.

BSP declares first list of Lok Sabha candidates 2009 in Gujarat

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has come out with its first list of 18 candidates from Gujarat for the Lok Sabha elections.”As already announced the BSP would be fielding candidates from all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. The rest of the names of the candidates would be announced early next week,

BJP letter to the Election Commission of India on provocative and unbecoming statement by Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav

  We wish to draw the kind attention of the Election Commission of India to an extremely provocative and unbecoming statement reportedly made of Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav of the RJD in KISHANGANJ/ARARIA (BIHAR) yesterday 6 April 2009.

Shri L.K. Advani holds roundtable with experts in healthcare

Shri L.K. Advani, prime ministerial candidate of the BJP and NDA, today took time out of his busy schedule of election campaigning, to hold a roundtable with experts in healthcare. He pledged to implement the promise of ‘HEALTH FOR ALL’, contained in the BJP’s election manifesto, in the event of the NDA winning the people’s mandate in the coming Lok Sabha elections. In his opening remarks,...

List of BJP candidates for the Legislative Assembly Election 2009 for Sikkim

List of BJP candidates for the Legislative Assembly Election 2009 for Sikkim finalised by BJP National President, Shri Rajnath Singhji

Pranab Mukherjee addressing the media in New Delhi on Sunday

    Pranab Mukherjee NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday described the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) as an arrangement for governance, and maintained that there was no rationale in the analysis that it was disintegrating since the government was still in place.   Briefing journalists here, Mr. Mukherjee said the UPA had never been a political entity as it was the...
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