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Janata Parivar targets Modi government on black money, conversions

Janata Parivar targets Modi government on black money, conversions

New Delhi, Dec 23  Leaders of the Janata Parivar raised the issue of black money both inside and outside parliament, hitting out at the NDA government for failing to fulfil its promise of bringing back illegal cash stashed abroad. They also accused it...
Perform or Perish: QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY CRITICAL…

Perform or Perish: QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY CRITICAL…

Perform or Perish QUALITY OF DEMOCRACY CRITICAL By Dr S Saraswathi (Former Director, ICSSR, New Delhi) Perform or perish is the lesson the voters have sent out this election. The BJP-led NDA Government can ill-afford to bask in its poll glory. Political...
How BJP’s online campaign proved vital for success

How BJP’s online campaign proved vital for success

New Delhi, May 20 With the BJP registering a thumping victory in the general election, significant credit goes to the party’s online campaign to tap the general psyche by connecting with millions of youngsters. Vikas Pandey with Narendera Modi at...
Modified Govt.: SPUR ECONOMY, END ‘KUTTA FUNDS’ …

Modified Govt.: SPUR ECONOMY, END ‘KUTTA FUNDS’ …

Modified Govt. SPUR ECONOMY, END ‘KUTTA FUNDS’ By Shivaji Sarkar The Narendra Modified politics should have electrifying effects on the economy. The nation expects it. The mandate of 335 seats is decisive. It robs the new government of any alibi...
Narendra Modi: From provincial to prime ministerial

Narendra Modi: From provincial to prime ministerial

“I believe God has chosen me,” Narendra Modi had once said in the course of the election campaign that has catapulted the Gujarat chief minister to the very pinnacle of power as the next prime minister of India. His words sounded prophetic...
We accept defeat, says Congress leader

We accept defeat, says Congress leader

New Delhi, May 17  Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi Friday said the party accepted the mandate of the people and its defeat in the general elections. “We accept the mandate of the people and welcome it and accept our defeat,” Chaturvedi...
Google doodle salutes Indian election

Google doodle salutes Indian election

New Delhi, May 16  Google doodle saluted the Indian parliamentary election Friday, a day when the vote count was held. Some 550 million votes are being counted at 989 counting centres across the country. The `l’ of Google was an inked index finger.
Ajit Singh loses in Baghpat

Ajit Singh loses in Baghpat

Lucknow, May 16  Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Ajit Singh Friday lost the Lok Sabha election from Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh to BJP’s Satyapal Singh, a former Mumbai police commissioner.
BJP takes big lead in Indian vote count

BJP takes big lead in Indian vote count

New Delhi, May 16 The BJP took a big lead as millions of votes polled in the Lok Sabha election were counted Friday, with its candidates racing ahead of all others in 71 of the 122 seats. As an army of officials began the mammoth counting process in 989...
India’s vote count begins

India’s vote count begins

New Delhi, May 16  A mass of Indian officials Friday morning began counting the millions of votes polled in the staggered Lok Sabha election, officials said. Tens of thousands of officials began the formal counting at 8 a.m. in 989 centres across the...
UP put on high security alert for vote counting

UP put on high security alert for vote counting

Lucknow, May 15  A state of high security alert was sounded in Uttar Pradesh ahead of counting of votes for 80 Lok Sabha seats Friday, an official said Thursday. Fearing clashes between supporters of winning and losing candidates, the state government...
Nearly 90 mn UP votes to be counted Friday

Nearly 90 mn UP votes to be counted Friday

Lucknow, May 15  Nearly 90 million votes polled for the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh will be counted Friday at 76 centres spread across the state, an official said Thursday. The counting process, which begins at 8 a.m., will be videographed and...
India ready to count 537 million votes

India ready to count 537 million votes

New Delhi, May 15  The Election Commission is all set to count Friday some 537 million votes cast in the Lok Sabha polls which are widely tipped to end a decade of Congress rule, a top official said Thursday. “We are fully prepared and geared up...
Of ‘Hopes’ & ‘Emotions’: FOOLS RUSH WHERE ANGELS FEAR…

Of ‘Hopes’ & ‘Emotions’: FOOLS RUSH WHERE ANGELS FEAR…

Of Hopes & Emotions FOOLS RUSH WHERE ANGELS FEAR… By Chanchal Chauhan The BJP has already started thanking the electorate for its massive support to their ‘strong leader’. With exit polls putting its Government in Delhi, it’s brimming with...
Meghalaya to count votes under CCTV surveillance

Meghalaya to count votes under CCTV surveillance

Shillong, May 14  Counting of votes for Meghalaya’s two Lok Sabha seats will be done under CCTV surveillance, an election official said Wednesday. Over 69 percent (10,80,845) of the 15.67 lakh-strong electorate cast their votes for the two Lok...
BJP to win 253 seats, NDA 303, Congress 66: survey

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

New Delhi, May 14  A post-election survey released 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...
Poll panel lauded as India records highest voter turnout

Poll panel lauded as India records highest voter turnout

New Delhi, May 14  With the 2014 general election registering a record high voter turnout of 66.38 percent — with as many as 15 states and union territories returning their highest polling percentage, the Election Commission of India, a constitutional...
UP turnout beats 1977 post-Emergency balloting

UP turnout beats 1977 post-Emergency balloting

Lucknow, May 13  Voters in Uttar Pradesh have set a new record at turnout with over 58.29 percent ballots cast in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls compared to 56.44 percent in 1977, post-Emergency general elections, officials said Tuesday. The...
Re-poll in 11 Bengal booths Tuesday

Re-poll in 11 Bengal booths Tuesday

Kolkata, May 13  The Election Commission Monday said re-polling will be held in 11 polling stations Tuesday in six of the nine Lok Sabha seats that went to hustings April 30 for the third phase of the polls in West Bengal. Chief electoral officer (CEO)...
Bengal records nearly 80 percent turnout amid violence

Bengal records nearly 80 percent turnout amid violence

Kolkata, May 13  Political violence left 24 injured as over two crore people – nearly 80 percent of the electorate – voted Monday in 17 Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal in the general election’s final phase. Dubbing the clashes...