Navin Chawla takes over as Chief Election Commissioner

Navin Chawla, presently an Election Commissioner has taken over as a Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India today. Chawla is a 1969 batch IAS officer and will be in charge as a CEC till Jul. 29, 2010.

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.

We’ll form next govt, says Manmohan but keeps Left option open

  New Delhi (IANS): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday expressed confidence that the Congress and its allies would form the next government, but left the door open for the Left parties, saying “all options are open”.

Varun faces ‘threat for speaking as true Indian’

Controversial Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi on Monday said he was facing a “threat for speaking as a true Indian against terrorism”, and asked the Election Commission to direct the Uttar Pradesh government to upgrade his security.

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Advani seeks vote for BJP to complete unfinished tasks

Addressing an election meeting in support of BJP candidate Sunil Soren in this predominantly tribal pocket, NDA’s prime ministerial candidate L K Advani on Saturday evening asked people to vote for the BJP so that the party could fulfil the “unfinished tasks” of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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...

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.

BJP worker hurls show at L. K. Advani

NEW DELHI: An angry BJP worker threw a shoe at party’s Prime Ministerial candidate, L. K. Advani on Thursday. According to Indian media, the BJP worker Pawas Agarwal threw a shoe at Advani in Madhya Pradesh during first phase of Indian Lok Sabha polls. The police arrested Agarwall.

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.
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