Politics

NCW urges EC to take strict action against Azam Khan

The National Commission for Women Monday (April 15) urged the Election Commission to take “strong action” against SP leader Azam Khan for making offensive remarks against actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada. NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma in a letter to Chief Election Commissioner…

Won’t allow Abdullahs & Muftis to divide India: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, saying two families “ruined” three generations of Jammu and Kashmir and he will not allow them to “divide” India. The prime minister was referring to NC leader Omar Abdullah’s demand…

Priyanka Gandhi holds road show in Silchar

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary for UP (East), campaigned in Assam and canvassed for the party’s Silchar candidate Sushmita Dev. The Gandhi scion and younger sister of Congress president Rahul Gandhi also took part in a road show in…

Ahead of 2nd phase polls, war of words gets bitter

As campaigning for the second and third phase of elections in Assam gets intense, the war of words between rival political parties and candidates has also got bitter. While rival candidates continue to trade guns on each other during the…

Will win all five first phase seats, claim Cong & BJP

After voting in five parliamentary constituencies in Assam in the first phase ended, both Congress and the BJP are exuding confidence of winning all five seats. BJP leaders Friday said the wave is in their favour and that people of…

Not approaching politics as a star: Urmila Matondkar

Urmila Matondkar, the star of 90s hit Hindi films like “Rangeela”, “Daud” and “Judaai”, is contesting the Lok Sabha election but says she isn’t approaching politics as a star and would rather be known as people’s representative. “I am not…

Update: Sikkim registers 78.19 % voter turnout

78.19 per cent of the 4.30 lakh electorate exercised their franchise in the elections to thirty-two Assembly constituencies and one Lok Sabha seat in Sikkim. The voting percentage, however, was a shade lower than 2014 polls, when the turnout stood…

#LokSabhaElections2019 | Key Updates

# Voting underway in 91 parliamentary constituencies spread over 18 States and two Union Territories. # Elections also being held simultaneously in 57 legislative assembly constituencies in Arunachal Pradesh, 175 in Andhra Pradesh, 28 in Odisha and 32 in Sikkim.…

Himanta Biswa’s road shows, rallies pulling massive crowds

NEDA convener and Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s election rallies and road shows (padyatras) have turned out to be massive crowd pullers with thousands of people joining him as the star campaigner canvassed for candidates of…

Cong, Left will stoop to any level to oust me: PM Modi

Hitting out at the Congress and the Left Front, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday the opposition parties were hell-bent on removing him from power, even if that meant singing paeans to Pakistan. Addressing a rally in Udaipur, Tripura, Modi…