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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 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 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 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...

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),...

12-May-2014 Kolkata

Shocked over media's alarming role in Lok Sabha polls, says Mamta

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday expressed shock over the "alarming role" of a major section of the media."There's hardly any room for doubt that a few major cash-loaded political parties have taken up control of media houses and engaged...

11-May-2014 Kolkata

Mamata accuses opposition of 'malicious campaigns'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday blamed her rivals of spreading canards and urged people not to fall prey to provocations ahead of the last phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state Monday.She also rubbished the opposition's accusations that...

11-May-2014 Kolkata

Violence in Bengal ahead of final phase polling

Congress and CPI-M leaders were Sunday attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers in West Bengal ahead of the final phase of Lok Sabha polls Monday. The Trinamool rubbished the allegations and said it was the opposition's "malicious propaganda".Kalyan Samajdar,...

10-May-2014 Kolkata

Mamata ends campaign with huge Kolkata roadshow

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday ended her campaign for the Lok Sabha polls with a huge road show that traversed various areas of south Kolkata.Banerjee was accompanied by her Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member and film actor Mithun...

10-May-2014 Patna

I will stop Modi, says Lalu

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Saturday said he will stop BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, in the same manner he had stopped his "guru" L.K. Advani's 'rath yatra' in 1990."I will stop the Modi juggernaut," Lalu Prasad said at election rallies in three...

09-May-2014 Lucknow

BSP won't support Modi in government formation: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati declared Friday that under no circumstances will her party support a possible BJP government after the Lok Sabha election.Addressing a hurriedly convened press conference here, she referred to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra...

09-May-2014

Voters targeted in Kashmir, Geelani appeals for calm

Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Friday appealed for calm in north Kashmir after youths attacked those who voted during Wednesday's Lok Sabha elections.Those who voted and those who did not during the elections are all brothers, Geelani said in a statement...

07-May-2014 Hyderabad

Naidu confident of TDP-BJP alliance's victory

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu exuded confidence that TDP-BJP alliance will come to power in Seemandhra and will bag majority of the Lok Sabha seats in the state.He told reporters here Wednesday evening that the high polling would help...

06-May-2014 Kolkata

I make a living by selling my books: Mamata

Responding to an attack by BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and the Left who have asked her to disclose who brought her painting for Rs 1.80 crore, Mamata Banerjee Tuesday claimed she makes a living by selling her books and does not take any privileges...

06-May-2014 Lucknow

Modi resorting to despicable politics, says Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati Tuesday accused Narendra Modi of linking the "low-level politics" accusation hurled at him by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to "lower caste", saying the BJP was facing dim prospects in Uttar Pradesh and was resorting to "despicable" politics.Talking...

06-May-2014 Lucknow

'Mulayam contesting from Azamgarh to counter BJP'

The Samajwadi Party (SP) Tuesday said its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's decision to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Azamgarh, a Muslim dominated constituency, was aimed at checking growing popularity of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.Mulayam Singh's contest from...

06-May-2014 Ranchi

Jharkhand CM asks governor to sack Simon Marandi

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has recommended the dismissal of Food Supply Minister Simon Marandi, an official said Tuesday."The chief minister has recommended dismissal of Marandi. The file related to the dismissal of the food supply minister was sent...

05-May-2014 Lucknow

Mayawati seeks ban on Amit Shah's poll campaigning

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Monday said BJP general secretary Amit Shah's remarks that Azamgarh was a haven for terrorist were "baseless" and urged the poll panel to ban his poll campaigning in Uttar Pradesh.At a rally in Azamgarh Sunday, Shah alleged...

05-May-2014 Patna

Sharad to campaign for Kejriwal in Varanasi

Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav Monday said he will campaign for AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal who is challenging BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi."I am leaving for Varanasi this afternoon," Yadav told the media. He said his...

04-May-2014 Krishnanagar/Ranaghat (West Bengal)

Deport one person from Bengal and we'll rock Delhi: Mamata

Daring BJP leader Narendra Modi to deport any person from West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday said her party would "rock" Delhi if any such incident happens.Banerjee, reacting to Modi's comments that infiltrators from Bangladesh would have to...

04-May-2014 New Delhi

Nitish approved decision to support Kejriwal: Tyagi

The JD-U decision to campaign for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal in Varanasi was approved by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and party chief Sharad Yadav, party spokesperson K.C. Tyagi said Sunday."Nitish himself told me that I should go and campaign for Kejriwal...

04-May-2014 Kolkata

Mamata condemns Assam attacks

In a veiled attack on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday said comments by "aspirants of high office are adding fuel" to the fire in states like Assam where at least 28 people have died in militant...

03-May-2014 Kolkata

Will never, ever have an alliance with BJP: Mamata

A day after BJP president Rajnath Singh held out the olive branch to her, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Saturday ruled out any alliance with the right wing party."Some parties want to incite riots in Bengal and pide people, based on religion...

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