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Election 2015

 

01-Jun-2015 Mumbai

Appearances before public are frightening: Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has faced the camera with conviction for over four decades, but the megastar says he still experiences stage fright.“Appearances before the public are even more frightening. Particularly when asked to perform or present or speak on occasion....

01-Feb-2015 New Delhi

Worried BJP ropes in Harsh Vardhan to boost Bedi

Troubled by reports that the voters of Krishna Nagar, the constituency of BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi, are not warming up to her, the senior leadership has directed local heavyweight and union minister Harsh Vardhan to "put in extra efforts" to...

29-Jan-2015 London

Simulated Mars mission gutted in fire

A simulated Mars mission held in the Utah desert in the US came to an abrupt end, when the research station was gutted in fire, media reported Wednesday.According to a Daily Mail report, the mission involved four “astronauts” living in isolation for...

11-Nov-2014 Ranchi

Amit Shah appeals to Jharkhand voters to give clear mandate

BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday appealed to voters in Jharkhand to give the party a clear mandate in the coming assembly polls."We appeal to the people of Jharkhand to give us a clear mandate in the assembly polls. The people should vote for a stable...

17-May-2014 Bhubaneswar

Naveen wave: BJD wins landslide victory in Odisha

Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) won a landslide victory in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, riding a wave in favour of its party chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.The party candidates have already won 108 of the state's 147 assembly seats and...

16-May-2014 Vadodara/Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

will take everyone along, make development mass movement: Modi

In his first comments after BJP won the Lok Sabha election, party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday stressed that his government will take everyone along.Modi, who addressed a rally in Vadodra and later in Ahmedabad, also took potshots...

16-May-2014 Kolkata

Mamata magic holds sway in Bengal, Left nearly wiped out

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress put up a spectacular show, sweeping the Lok Sabha polls in the state to emerge as the fourth-largest party in the new Lok Sabha, while the BJP signalled its rise as a force by eating into the vote share of the erstwhile...

16-May-2014 Lucknow

Modi tsunami washes away Congress, regional satraps in UP

The Modi tsunami Friday changed the contours of politics in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP and its allies won 73 out of the state's 80 parliamentary constituencies while all regional players were pushed to the sidelines or even wiped out, while the Congress only...

16-May-2014 Hyderabad

TRS bags 11 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has bagged 11 out of 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana, while the Congress could retain two out of 12 it won last time.The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and the...

16-May-2014 Kolkata

Bengal not untouched by Modi magic

Narendra Modi, who powered BJP to the most resounding electoral victory the country has seen in last 30 years, also weaved his magic in West Bengal which saw his party put up an impressive performance despite considered weak in the state over the years.Besides...

16-May-2014 Hyderabad

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi scores hat-trick in Hyderabad

Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi scored a hat-trick by retaining Hyderabad Lok Sabha seat.He defeated his nearest rival Bhagvanth Rao of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by a margin of nearly two lakh votes.The MIM has been winning the prestigious...

16-May-2014 Bhubaneswar

Naveen wave: BJD heads for a landslide victory

Odisha's ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Friday appeared set for a landslide win in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, riding a wave in favour of its party chief and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.The party candidates have already won 38 of the state's 147 assembly...

16-May-2014 Bangalore

Huge victory margin for Yeddyurappa in Karnataka

BJP's former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa Friday recorded the biggest victory margin of 363,305 votes over his Congress rival Manjunath Bhandary in Shimoga Lok Sabha seat in the state.Contesting a parliamentary poll for the first time on returning...

16-May-2014 Chennai

In Tamil Nadu, BJP ranks third in vote share

Securing around five percent vote share in Tamil Nadu, the BJP ranks third next only to ruling AIADMK (44 percent) and DMK (23 percent) and even ahead of its alliance partners.Incidentally it is only BJP and PMK that have won a seat each in the polls while 37...

16-May-2014 New Delhi

Narendra Modi scripts history, to become PM; Congress decimated

In a historic election that would could have far-reaching implications for India's polity and its policies, Narendra Modi, a rank outsider to Delhi's politics, was poised to become the 14th prime minister of this perse nation of 1.2 billion people, storming...

16-May-2014 New Delhi

Several young ministers, Rahul confidantes lose poll

Several young ministers in the United Progressive Alliance government and Congress leaders who have worked closely with party vice president Rahul Gandhi Friday lost in the Lok Sabha polls.The ministers who lost the elections included Jitin Prasad, Sachin Pilot,...

16-May-2014 Chandigarh

BJP’s Chandigarh unit rejoices resounding victory of Kirron Kher

Chandigarh’s newly elected MP of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kirron Kher registered the victory by securing 1,91,362 votes. On this occasion while addressing the party cadre at BJP’s office Kamlam, in Sector 33, Kirron Kher said that the victory would not have...

14-May-2014 New Delhi

Party will decide on Advani's role at right time: Gadkari

An "appropriate decision at an appropriate time" will be taken by the BJP on the role of party veteran L.K. Advani, former party chief Nitin Gadkari said Wednesday.Gadkari, along with party president Rajnath Singh and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha...

13-May-2014 New Delhi

BJP to win 253 seats, NDA 303, Congress 66: survey

A post-election survey released Tuesday said the BJP was set to win a record 253 seats in the Lok Sabha and the Congress just 66, its lowest ever tally.The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will win in all 303 seats, according to the LensOnNews...

13-May-2014 New Delhi

Modi writes to Delhi businessman predicting 300 seats for NDA

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has written to a Delhi businessman who had predicted around 300 seats for the NDA in the polls.In his letter to Vijay Bansal, a resident of Rohini in west Delhi and running a construction business, Modi said...

13-May-2014 New Delhi

Manmohan Singh gets standing ovation at PMO farewell

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was given a standing ovation by his staff at South Block Tuesday during a farewell they hosted for him. It also saw some moist eyes.Around 110 staff of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) gathered at South Block to give a farewell...

13-May-2014 Panaji

Goa church takes on BJP over mining corporation

The Goa church has taken the BJP-led government in the state head on over the issue of mining and demanded setting up of a PSU to take over the tainted and scam-ridden multi-billion dollar mining industry.The Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP),...

13-May-2014 New Delhi

Had PM taken stand, history would've seen him differently

History would have recorded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh differently if he had taken a stand against scams and frauds, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said Tuesday."If he (Manmohan Singh) had stood up and cancelled the coal blocks allocation once the fraud was...

12-May-2014 New Delhi

Don't write off Arvind Kejriwal and his AAP!

As the nation waits with bated breath for the results of the just concluded mammoth nine-stage election, one clear winner is already on display. And that is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its radically fresh and welcome electoral strategy. It is of little...

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