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

UP: Muslim vote crucial in fifth phase

Most of the 14 Lok Sabha seats up for grabs in the fifth and last phase of the polls in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday have large Muslim populations, a factor is likely to determine the fate of the 203 candidates in the fray.More Fifteen women are among the candidates in Rampur, Pilibhit, Budaun, Moradabad, Dhaurahra, Bijnore, Bareilly, Aonla, Shahjahanpur, Kheri, Sambhal, Amroha, Nagina and Saharanpur...

UP govt moves SC against scrapping of NSA on Varun

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the state advisory board’s clean chit to BJP leader Varun Gandhi over his questioning the validity of the imposition of the National Security Act against him. The Supreme Court will hear the state government’s plea on Varun on May 14.More

Left parties don’t consider Cong as untouchable

Kolkata, May 11 (PTI) The Left parties don’t consider Congress as “untouchable” but are trying to form a Third Front government at the Centre and may join it if they can play a meaningful role in it, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said today.

PM woos Left, wants secular parties to keep NDA out of power

Ludhiana (Punjab), May 11 (PTI) Apparently wooing the Left for support, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said all secular parties had an obligation to provide a “purposeful, secular” government at the centre and prevent the NDA from coming to power at “all cost”. He said allies of the UPA, which were “unhappy”, could be mollified but ruled out support to any government...

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.  

Advani expresses surprise over Mulayam statement

Expressing surprise at Mulayam Singh Yadav’s comment that he would support anybody who dismisses Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh, BJP leader L.K. Advani on Friday said that Constitution does not allow Centre to take such a step.

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...

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to cast vote in Assam

  Guwahati: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here on Sunday that he and his wife Gursharan Kaur would cast their votes in Assam when the State goes to the polls in the second phase on April 23. He was addressing the press on the sidelines of an election rally at Amingaon, near here.

BJP solely to blame for Babri demolition

Guwahati, April 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday rejected Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad’s charge that the Congress too was to blame for Babri Masjid, saying the BJP was solely responsible for the 1992 mosque demolition. Addressing a press conference in Amin Gaon in Guwahati, the prime minister also said he would prefer to put an end to the slanging match with Bharatiya...
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