May 13

Kirron Kher banking on Modi wave, development work
Kirron Kher banking on Modi wave, development work

BJP candidate Kirron Kher says she is banking on the “Modi wave” and her work as an MP from Chandigarh to sail through the contest to win the seat for the second consecutive term. Contesting against Congress nominee Pawan Kumar Bansal, a four-time MP, she blamed him for doing “nothing” for Chandigarh and promised to

Mayawati gets personal in her attack on Modi
Mayawati gets personal in her attack on Modi

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati mounted a scathing personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that he could not be expected to respect others sisters and wives when he had left his own wife for political gains. This is the first time that any political leader has criticized the Prime Minister’s personal

Punjab CM ridicules Harsimrat's charges of disrupting rallies
Punjab CM ridicules Harsimrat’s charges of disrupting rallies

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday ridiculed Akali leader and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s allegations of the Congress government in the state disrupting her poll rallies. In a statement, he said it was the wrath of the people that they were venting against the sufferings meted out by the Shriomani Akali Dal on

Transgenders excited to vote first time under gender identity of their choice
Transgenders excited to vote first time under gender identity of their choice

Excited about casting their votes under their chosen gender identity for the first time in general elections, the transgender voters in the national capital flaunted their inked fingers and expressed hope for a government which ensures them a better future. This is the first time that transgenders are casting their votes under the category after

44.72% polling recorded in Jharkhand
44.72% polling recorded in Jharkhand

Jharkhand on Sunday recorded 44.72 per cent polling till 1 p.m. for four of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state.Giridih recorded 45.55 per cent voter turnout, Dhanbad 40.92, Jamshedpur 47.34 and Singhbhum or Chaibasa 46.35 per cent.Voting began at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. Nearly 67 lakh voters are eligible

111-year-old Bachan Singh casts his vote in Delhi
111-year-old Bachan Singh casts his vote in Delhi

Delhi’s oldest voter, 111-year old Bachan Singh cast his vote at a polling booth in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar on Sunday. Singh arrived at the Sant Garh polling booth in a wheel chair and was greeted by his relatives and well-wishers, some of whom even offered him bouquets.Delhi Election Commission officials said that Singh was

Less than 9% polling in Haryana: Lok Sabha Elections
Less than 9% polling in Haryana: Lok Sabha Elections

Less than nine per cent of over 1.80 crore voters in Haryana turned out in the first three hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for 10 seats in the penultimate phase of general elections, officials said.”The voter turnout was 8.79 per cent by 10 a.m.,” an electoral official told after polling

Voting begins in 59 seats in 6th phase of LS polls
Voting begins in 59 seats in 6th phase of LS polls

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday exercised his franchise at a polling booth in the Rashtrapati Bhawan here as voting was underway in 59 Lok Sabha constituencies across seven states.Kovind was accompanied by his wife.This is the sixth and penultimate round of the mega seven-phased electoral exercise. As polling for the seven Lok Sabha seats

BJP seeking votes in Modi's name, AAP in Kejriwal's: Mahabal Mishra
BJP seeking votes in Modi’s name, AAP in Kejriwal’s: Mahabal Mishra

Both the BJP and AAP candidates have no grounds to seek votes in West Delhi Lok Sabha constituency except taking the names of their heavyweights Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal, Congress MP candidate Mahabal Mishra said. Mishra, a former Lok Sabha member who won from the seat in 2009, however, said he seeks vote in

Congress has degraded election campaign: Gadkari
Congress has degraded election campaign: Gadkari

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday accused the Congress party of bringing down the level of the election campaign by diverting from the issue of development. Talking to the media here, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said: “The election should have been fought on the work done by the BJP-led NDA

Modi, Priyanka Gandhi to address rallies in UP
Modi, Priyanka Gandhi to address rallies in UP

As the general elections are inching to a close, political activity in Uttar Pradesh is touching crescendo. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address rallies in Azamgarh and Jaunpur on Thursday, which will be attended by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and several state ministers. In these two rallies, the Prime Minister will cover four Lok Sabha

A tale of two Prime Ministers, of a lost decade
A tale of two Prime Ministers, of a lost decade

It’s rather ironic that Manmohan Singh, who unleashed sweeping market reforms in 1991, should have presided over their virtual demise during his second term as Prime Minister (2009-14) Then, what if Manmohan Singh had not needed his bypass surgery in January 2009 and had carried on holding the additional charge of finance?”As it turns out,

Youth Akali Dal will not allow misuse of Power by Congress- Meetpal Dugri
Youth Akali Dal will not allow misuse of Power by Congress- Meetpal Dugri

Ludhiana The Youth Akali Dal district president Meetpal Singh Dugri said that the leaders and workers of Youth Akali Dal will not allow ruling party Congress to misuse power in Lok Sabha elections. He said that the teams of YAD workers will keep check on distribution of money and drugs by Congress. The Youth Akali

Everyone has to pay for their crimes: Punjab CM
Everyone has to pay for their crimes: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday vowed to make everyone pay for their crimes, including for the desecration of the holy scriptures to create a communal divide to woo Sikh votes during their rule. Addressing an election rally here in support of Congress candidate Jasbir Singh Dimpa from Khadoor Sahib, Singh sought votes for

Dismal voting in Anantnag, brisk in Ladakh
Dismal voting in Anantnag, brisk in Ladakh

A dismal voter turnout of 1.5 per cent was recorded till 12 noon in the third and final phase of polling in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency on Monday while nearly 30 per cent had voted in the Ladakh seat by noon. Hardly any voters approached the polling stations in Shopian, Wachi, Rajpora, Pulwama and

Special general observer takes stock of poll preparations for Ludhiana parliamentary constituency
Special general observer takes stock of poll preparations for Ludhiana

DP Correspondent Ludhiana For supervising the upcoming Lok Sabha elections for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency-7, the Election Commission of India has already deputed two expenditure observers, a police observer and a general observer. The ECI has also deputed Raghav Chandra, IAS (Retd) as Special General Observer for Ludhiana Parliamentary Constituency-7, who reached the city. Upon his

Rahul pens emotional letter to Amethi people
Rahul pens emotional letter to Amethi people

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has written an emotional letter to the people of Amethi, asking them to vote for him and promising development of the region as soon as Congress forms government at the Center. The letter is addressed to ‘Mera Amethi Parivar’ and says that the BJP has been setting up ‘factory of lies’

Students appeal to vote for better future: CT University
Students appeal to vote for better future: CT University

DP Correspondent Ludhiana As elections in Punjab are due for May 19, students of School of Fine Arts at CT University has appealed and encouraged other students to exercise their right to vote, by making placards and painting their faces and highlighting different messages like “Vote for better nation”; “Vote for my safety” etc. The

Now India enters Pakistan take on terrorists: Manoj Tiwari
Now India enters Pakistan take on terrorists: Manoj Tiwari

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari on Friday said that India, which for years faced the menace of terrorism, was now giving a befitting reply to terrorists across the border by entering Pakistan. Tiwari was addressing a public gathering ahead of a roadshow in his north east Delhi Lok Sabha constituency, where he is pitted in

Assault on female MC Inspector: AAP accuses Govt for shielding accused
Assault on female MC Inspector: AAP accuses Govt for shielding accused

DP Correspondent Ludhiana AAP Ludhiana candidate Dr. Tejpal Gill accused the state Government of shielding the property developer Gurnam Singh of Rajan Estate in the case of assault in which a Female Officer of the Ludhiana MC was savagely attacked by the property developer. Dr Gill said that even though many days had passed since