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Maha Vikas Aghadi government of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance passed the floor test in the Maharashtra assembly on Saturday. The BJP, which has 105 MLAs, staged a walkout before head count of members began in the 288-member House.

More than 100 million people across seven states were eligible to vote in the sixth phase of the 39-day poll.The election began on April 11 and will end on May 19. Votes will be counted on May 23.Opinion polls say the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continues to be...

72-hour campaigning ban on Sidhu The Election Commission Monday censured Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu and barred him from campaigning for 72 hours for alleged communal remarks during an election rally in Bihar.

Transgender activist Bharathi Kannamma donned the avatar of Goddess Meenakshi as she filed her nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Madurai. She will be pitted against R Gopalakrishnan, AIADMK’s sitting MP from Madurai. Earlier, Kannamma had expressed apprehensions regarding the date chosen for polling in Tamil Nadu, as...

Gujarat BJP chief Jitu Vaghani on Saturday said that actor-MP Paresh Rawal will not contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Rawal earlier tweeted that he had informed the party “months in advance” that he would not contest the general polls. Rawal had won from Ahmedabad East Lok Sabha constituency in...

Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bhopal, a BJP stronghold since the last three decades. The decision, which was taken by the Congress’ Central Election Committee on Saturday, was announced by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath. The...

Congress party on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, announcing former Union Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram will contest from Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga constituency. In 2014, Karti lost the parliamentary polls from the constituency, a stronghold of his father. The seat...

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh, from where his father Mulayam Singh Yadav is the sitting MP. In a list of two candidates that the party released on Twitter on Sunday, it also named Azam Khan as its candidate from Rampur. Mulayam,...

To knock down BJP in 2019 Loksabha elections, Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party has made a pre poll alliance. This is the third pre-poll alliance by the BSP — the first in 1993 with the SP and later in 1996 with the Congress for UP Assembly elections. This is...

PM Modi to embark on two-day visit to Nepal for the fourth BIMSTEC summit; Increasing cooperation on key issues like security and terrorism on the agenda; Also connectivity and economic cooperation; PM hopes the conference will lead to a more peaceful and prosperous region.

The DMK general council elected M K Stalin the party president on Tuesday amid a chorus of support that has drowned the lone voice of dissent raised by his older brother M K Alagiri. S Duraimurugan is the new treasurer. While Karunanidhi struggled to become a tall leader over a...

This year’s Asian Games, also known as Jakarta Palembang 2018, start from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang. It is the second time for Jakarta to host the sports games after 1962.

HYDERABAD; “I’m married to the Congress,” quipped Rahul Gandhi, Congress party president, when asked whether he would remain single or get married soon. The 48-year-old politician said his hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in parliament had been spontaneous and warm whereas what he got in return was a cold...

The PM Modi-led government, which is known for its wide outreach on social media, is set to achieve another feat as ‘tech-savvy millennials’. In a first-of-its-kind digital drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech, delivered from the ramparts of the Red Fort, will be live streamed on Google and...

RAIPUR; Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon passed away on Tuesday noon, few hours after he was admitted at Dr BR Ambedkar Hospital in Raipur. The 91-year-old Governor suffered a heart attack and he wasn’t keeping well for past few days, officials said. Chhattisgarh government has announced a seven day long...

Bihar’s social welfare minister Manju Verma finally resigned on Wednesday under relentless pressure to take moral responsibility for the the Muzzafarpur case and her husband’s alleged links to the main accused, Brajesh Thakur. She handed over her resignation to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who just two days back had said...

DMK chief M Karunanidhi passed away aged 94 at Kauvery Hospital in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai on Tuesday, where he was admitted last month after his blood pressure dropped. Earlier, he underwent treatment for fever and urinary tract infection at his residence for a week. Karunanidhi, also fondly known as Kalaignar,...

New Delhi;The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on pleas challenging the validity of Article 35A to 27 August, in the wake of simmering protests in Kashmir. “It is an issue to be decided by the constitution bench of the Supreme Court”.

The government tabled the SC/ST amendment Bill in Lok Sabha on Monday and it was unanimously passed by the House. The Rajya Sabha passed the constitutional amendment Bill granting constitutional status to National Commission of Backward Classes. The upper House also passed an amendment to the Criminal Law Act that...

Dhruv Rathee says that he makes YouTube videos to educate people. The About Me section of his YouTube channel – which has over 703 k subscribers describes its purpose as “educate people on social, political and environmental issues facing India, wishing to incite critical thinking and awareness among masses” ....

Pakistan’s to-be prime minister Imran Khan has decided against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to his swearing-in ceremony as he wants to keep the event simple, a media report said Thursday—seemingly putting a lid on speculation that PM Narendra Modi could be invited to Pakistan. The oath taking ceremony is...

National Herald has published a story on Madhya Pradesh elections about BJP’s victory. Tamil Nadu-based news media outlet Spick Media Network in pre-poll survey findings released on July 27, said a Congress-Bahujan Samaj Party alliance will pose a stiff challenge for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Madhya Pradesh, in assembly...

According to TOI report MP pooll incharge , Babaria is manhandled by congress workers after he announced CM face for Madhya Pradesh. He was addressing a press conference at the Rewa circuit house when he was asked who would be chief minister if Congress came to power. The AICC general...

Slamming the final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she was surprised to see that the names of former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed’s family members are not on the list. She also claimed that the 40 lakh people excluded from...

According to TOI report MP pooll incharge , Babaria is manhandled by congress workers after he announced CM face for Madhya Pradesh. He was addressing a press conference at the Rewa circuit house when he was asked who would be chief minister if Congress came to power. The AICC general...